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on a {FAST} giveaway from Brueggers Bagels!!

We have loved Brueggers Bagels for years. In high school, I'd get a plain bagel with strawberry cream cheese. When I worked as a youth director, we'd get cinnamon sugar bagel with plain cream cheese and honey. Now my favorites are a cinnamon raisin bagel with plain...

on Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oats

The first recipe I made from the brand-new Gooseberry Patch cookbook, Good-for-You Everyday Meals {the one I'm giving away - enter here!}, was this winner. My little Boy loves oatmeal, and we eat it most mornings. I only make steel cut oats, and always add cinnamon...

on breaking the rules and loving it

I wrote this back in November, and am not sure why I didn't post it. I stumbled across it in my drafts folder tonight, and didn't edit a thing. I hope you too are breaking the 'blogging rules' and loving every minute. This week an article went a little viral. It...

on 30 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

Oh my. Single digit weeks, people. SINGLE DIGIT weeks until we meet this baby. Because it's actually nearing 31 weeks now. Oh my. This week, after our 30 week doctor appointment, we stopped at Babies 'r' Us. I've been having some intense pubic bone pain, and my doc...

on puppies and being loved intensely

The day my son was born, just over two years ago, his brand-new daddy made a run to the hospital gift shop. He returned with a small yellow puppy stuffed animal that looked very much like our beloved golden retriever at home. That little puppy was placed in the...

on the holy in our ordinary

Yesterday was my sweet Boy's baptismal birthday! We had a super typical day that was really anything but: I was up from 3-5:30 (pregnancy insomnia is a thing, yo), so when he woke at 7:30 I pulled him into my bed and let him dink around on the iPad. We had donut holes...

on this & that and giveaway winners!

There are a few things going on, and it's late, and I'm sleepy and it's so past naptime but I want to get these things out, so bullet points here we go! =) Rafflecopter drew for me last night, and the lucky Minnesota mama going to the Twin Cities Moms Blog launch...

on a DaySpring flash Valentines Day sale!!

Affiliate links are included in this post. By purchasing via one of my links, you're supporting my family. Thank you! I used to absolutely adore Valentine's Day. Telling people you love them, eating candy, and pink being the signature color? What's not to love?! =)...

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I'm Anna Rendell - social media coordinator at (in)courage, speaker, writer, latte lover. Wife of Jared and mom of Sam (5), Josie (2), and Clara Grace (1). Join me at the picket fence and let's talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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