We are expecting!

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What a surprise!

I just turned 35 and our “baby” is now 4.5 and we have 4 children of our own and 2 amazing surrogate daughters too! We had thought our family complete. Oh goodness… what a shock this was! With my health we didn’t even think this was possible. As a friend pointed out, life finds a way, as another friend said, we plan and the gods laugh.

So our not so little family will be a little bigger come next summer! We are excited and I admit it, a bit scared too!

This baby will not be born at home, in the kitchen, in water, with midwives sadly. My health will not allow this sadly. Having a “crunchy” birth in a hospital will certainly be interesting and I am open to advice!

Of course we gave all our baby things away….

So starting from scratch! Time to drag out the sewing machine and start knitting! So many cloth diapers to make! So much to plan for!

Husband is very happy, I think he went through less shock than I did. Our teen was happy and yet say, she goes off to collage in 4 years and said she will be sad to leave another little sibling. We reminded her she could stay home and go to a local college! Our son really wants a brother as he is the only boy. He is happy about this, very much so. Our second daughter wants a brother too. Our youngest just keeps reminding us that she is the baby!

The Grand Parents are supportive, as are the Aunts too! This is great as so many people have unkind things to say about large families. It sure will not be easy with tuition for the oldest and homeschooling and all on my husbands military income but it will work out, it always does!

What a wonderful Yule Surprise! Wish us luck!

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Review – JORD – Wonderful Gifts – Wood Watches

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www.woodwatches.com

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JORD has stuningly beautiful watches that combine nature and technology. I feel like they feel like “home” and wonder, specially the cog pieces this the one above. I can picture a watch like this on a character from Doctor Who can’t you?

The above wooden watch for men is a great gift for him!

The Dover is a men’s automatic series. The industrious exhibition face is calmed by JORD’s streamlined and tapered rim featuring 3D numeric markers. Distinctive and desired, the Dover is worthy of collection.

  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Sapphire Crystal Face
  • Seagull Automatic Movement (TY2807) – 21 Jewels
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Case Width: 41mm
  • Case Thickness: 12mm
  • Lug Ends: 49mm
  • Band Length: 202mm
  • Band Thickness: 24mm

  As nature makes her own art, the grain on each watch will of course be different as might the shade of wood making each watch a little different.

JORD doesn’t just have men’s watches, they also have Women’s Watches!

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This is a beautiful piece, the Cora Series in Maple and Silver for Women. I feel like wood on women is a beautiful fashion statement. As a military wife one of the philosophies of our life is being able to grow where we are planted. It always makes me think of trees and so this watch makes me think of the beautiful and power and stability of military wives!

The watch I picked to review is this one:

Fieldcrest – Black Wood Watch

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This watch is in a classic design I think works wonderfully with a suit and every day wear. I picked it out for a special man in my life who is as solid as an ancient tall standing tree. He knows his way around the woods and works in a blue collar company as a great American. I love it, and I think he will too! These watches make great gifts that really stand out from the rest!

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JORD is a fabulous company that focuses on modern, simple, sustainable watch fashion. They are inspired by nature and people who not only need to know the time, but have some place to go. 

You can find JORD on facebook, twitter, G+, and Instagram.

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Review – Carved Creations – Beautiful Gifts

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  Using old-world craftsmanship and the latest technology along with professional designs Carved Creations is leading the way in Mother Jewelry and more. Their dedication to quality custom pieces has set the world bar in this industry very high and you can tell just by looking around their beautiful and inspiring site.  When you feel […]

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Is 35 old?

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  In a world where people are living older and older these days, is 35 old? On my birthday today I found myself contemplating my life and future. I feel old in so many way, mostly because fibromyalgia and other auto immune issues. I don’t know what life is like at this age without the […]

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Optional Insurance in Georgia for Your Auto

There are critical aspects of insurance for your car that you may be overlooking when you purchase a policy. Too often, car owners will simply get quotes on the minimum insurance required and buy the cheapest policy they can find. When something happens to their car, a claim is filed, only to find out too […]

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Is Santa Real? – How do you respond to this?

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We learn when we are little that lying is bad and can hurt people and yet certain lies are cultural an we look at them as innocent. They don’t always turn out that way though. In my 15 years of parenting I have come across accounts of children feeling very betrayed over the Santa myth […]

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How the EU is Planning to Cut your Power

Guest Post There was an outcry across the country in September when the EU banned powerful vacuum cleaners with motors over 1,600 watts. It led to a huge rush on vacuum cleaners, with leading stores reporting sales increases of up to 40% for the most powerful models that would soon become illegal. Following the ban […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Angora Bunny Brushing

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          Wordless Wednesdays are posts that tell a story where words are not needed to explain. Of course words are included just if you want to know more! Introducing Gandalf! Bunny Before Brushing Angora Rabbits grow beautiful long fiber fur. About 4 times a year they grow out a new coat, […]

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7 Thoughtful Elements Your Outdoor Living Space Needs

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From spring through early fall, you probably spend as much time as you can outside. If you don’t then maybe you just haven’t created a space that is a true extension of your home. When your deck or patio is inviting and comfortable, you won’t mind putting forth the extra effort to carry dinner outside […]

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Top Three Safety Basics All Children Need to Know

Top Three Safety Basics All Children Need to Know

A parent’s greatest fear is knowing their child is in danger. It is a helpless feeling of pure terror, and it is one all parents hope they never have to feel. Because of the imperfect world in which children live in, sometimes there are safety dangers that cannot be prevented. However, teaching your children the […]

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Still looking for a great gift? How about the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy!

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Do you know a shutter bug that loves taking photos? Many of us have taken to using our cell phone for photos and while those are convenient, they are not the […]

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6 Tips for Having a Green Holiday

6 Tips for Having a Green Holiday

Guest Post The holidays are one of those times that people look forward to every year. Families especially get excited about the holiday season. Many families get to enjoy some extra time together, participate in some of their favorite holiday traditions and see some extended family that they might not have seen since the last […]

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Helping Children See the Importance of Shopping Local

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 Be the Change You Want To See In the World! One of the things my family is doing on our greener living path is to work on sustainability, hobby farming with chickens and gardens. We are trying to learn all we can and develop experience for the years to come when my husband retires from […]

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Guest Post: Getting More Money

Getting More MoneyIf you are faced with a decrease in income, then a second mortgage might be the answer. You can often apply for a second mortgage if you make all of your payments on time. There are a few steps in the application process before you are approved, and there are some ways that […]

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You know you homeschool when your child asks for a DNA Extractor for Christmas!

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  My dear sweet boy who just turned 9 has a lot going on! He is lucky to be able to spend so much time working on his passions, currently he has put a lot of thought into his future. He wants to be a scientist and he wants to create Dinosaurs. Why boy doesn’t […]

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How YOUTUBE Increased Classroom Pass Rates By 31%

Source: YTD My not so little geeky family happen to be huge fans of technology and the number of things we have learned from Youtube are a great many. From changing out a van radiator to setting up minecraft servers we have learned so much from online videos. Many in our home are very visual […]

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Reason #130 Why We Homeschool – Seeing the real world, not the mini world school lie!

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“School was the unhappiest time of my life and the worst trick it ever played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible.” ― E.M. Forster      Did […]

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7 Crafty Projects You’ve Never Tried With Your Printer

I really like this crafty infographic and I had no idea you could print on fabric! I think I am going to have to try this because I could print on fabric and then cut it out on my Silhouette machine and then use fabric adhesive. Also thanks to this inforgraphic I think I need […]

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Who goes into debt for the Holidays?

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       Is holiday debt an American Tradition? By talking to some readers of mine online is sounds like debt for many is a given when it comes to the holidays. I have to admit, I nearly did it myself this year. But why? There are so many expectations and we all just want […]

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Does your Elf On The Shelf leave notes too?

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I love Elf On The Shelf Ideas  One of the ideas I have seen many parents doing is having their elf leave little notes to interact with the children. It is so adorable seeing friends post about the exchanges the kids have with their magical little santa spies! One elf shared a crazy holiday wish […]

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#NaNoWriMo is Over – Now What?

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I Finished NaNoWriMo This Year I can hardly believe it is the 3rd of December and I am posting about this only now. Chances are if you know me, you know I finished NaNoWriMo and I won this year! So many people won this year and like years past, so many more didn’t. They though, […]

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Tips for Parents Sharing PCs with Kids

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  Image Credit    In today’s world, with its huge number of gadgets, smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs, it’s becoming increasingly common that within family units, each member is able to access and enjoy the internet on their own. The idea of a family computer; the common state of affairs in the late nineties and […]

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Cyber Monday Deals!

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I love Cyber Monday Deals! I get most of my shopping for gifts done today actually! So grab a cup of tea, some yummy chocolate to fuel the searching, and hopefully I have helped to make your deal hunting a bit easier with the deals I am sharing below! Remember to share them so you […]

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Going Green – Composting Chicken Poo

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Raising Back Yard Chickens to live more Green! In our efforts to live more eco-friendly and sustainable we dove into raising back yard chickens this year. It has been a great adventure. While our chickens have been giving us beautiful eggs, they have also been giving us a lot of poo! Keeping poo in their […]

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Cooking Class: Easy Ways to Keep Your Copper Cookware Looking Like New

Copper is an excellent heat conductor. Because of this, it’s often used in pots and pans. At the same time, it oxidizes rather easily. You’ve probably noticed this before when your copper clad cookware starts to turn orange or tarnish. Here’s how to protect it and keep your pots and pans looking as shiny as […]

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Review – Soniclear – Pamper Your Skin

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  www.michaeltoddtrueorganics.com I know for me that gift hunting can be specially hard for certain loved ones and that is one of the reasons I love being a reviewer. I get to try products and if I fall in love with them I can be more sure that others will too! I need to get […]

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Black Friday Success!

I have to say that today was a success for my husband and I. We slept in, didn’t get out to stores till 2pm, and still found many sales in the stores we went to. A few things were long sold out but must of them the retail clerks told me sold out yesterday and […]

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Wild and Unexpected Christmas Party Fiascos

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Wanting to host your corporate Christmas party at one of Melbourne Function Venues? Just beware of your party becoming too wild and crazy. While some employees enjoy intermingling with their co-workers at a corporate Christmas party, others only suffer through it with large amounts of alcohol.  With these combinations, watch out for potential fiascos on […]

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Black Friday Deals!

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2014 Black Friday Online Deals and More   http://www.kidableadventures.com Little Thinker Box and DoodleBug Busy Bag Monthly Subscriptions Save 30% off the price of your first box or bag of a monthly subscription. Code: BLACK2014       . SilhouetteAmerica.com/blackfriday CODE:  CRUNCHY SALES BEING OFFERED Portrait Bundle -          Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette […]

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Thanksgiving Thoughts: Do you tell your loved ones your Thankful for them?

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Taking a minute to thank loved ones! Unless your perfect, and who is, chances are you are a gift and some kind of stress on others. This is specially true if you dare have a voice and passion for the world, events, and ideas. I woke up this morning to my feed being such a […]

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