Colleen

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I am a mom of two spunky little girls, Claire and Hadley (two, two and under) and wife to Ryan. I am a proud University of Florida and Stetson University alumnus and I work part time as a Certified Public Accountant for the largest international public accounting firm. When not crunching numbers or having a pretend tea party, I loves to sew, craft, snow ski, bake and I am fond of spreadsheets. You can follow along with my sewing and natural parenting adventures on her blog: Naturally Crafty Mom or on my FaceBook Page

5 Ways to Connect with Your Spouse Today

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It's that time of year again, Valentine's day, where people go to extravagant means to profess their love (or feel bad if they don't receive this over the top show).  While I have no...

Valentine's Day Gifts with Homemade Paint

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Now that I am a mom I love making gifts for my husband that involve my daughters.  These have many benefits: 1. They are a fun art project for my kids. 2. They are...

Tips for Visiting a New Mom

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Visiting a new mom friend or relative (new mom defined as any mom with a new baby, can be first, second, or tenth child) is really exciting and fun.  Nothing is quite as sweet as a tiny, sleepy,...

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in Santa Jars

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Growing up my mom always made fun crafts for our friends, teachers, etc. as holiday gifts.  One of the most memorable during this time of the year was adding a santa hat to a...

Rocking With Mr. Tommy

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My kids, like most kids, love music!!  We have done a lot of the traditional music classes where you sit in a circle and all sing, but our favorite musical activity is going to...

Decorating with Thankgiving Handprint Crafts

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One of the most nostalgic crafts from my childhood was drawing around my hand every year and turning that hand print into a turkey.    This was of course the most beautiful and prized present I...

Two Birth Stories: A Comparison

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I have two beautiful little girls who have a lot of similarities, but also a lot of differences.  One is loud, busy and blond and the other is calm, sweet and a redhead.  Their...
carved halloween pumpkin

My Failed Attempt at Preserving a Carved Pumpkin

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One of the traditions that I have always enjoyed at this time of the year is to carve or otherwise decorate pumpkins, but I had never thought about preserving a carved pumpkin. There are...

Jump into Fitness

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Recently I had the opportunity to try out a "Trampo-lean" fitness class at Airheads Trampoline Arena.  I will be the first to admit that I DO NOT like working out.  As a teenager, I kept...

Shopping Local Farmers Markets

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We love to hit up local sources for produce (check our our recent post about shopping your local roadside produce stands) so we love that we have a monthly farmers market by our house  Tampa Bay Markets...