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Wire Sculptures

I still haven’t started the baby gift yet, but I found a new love of the week! Wire sculptures!! I had so much fun creating this, and can hardly wait to try again! Several years ago I saw one on pinterest, followed the link (Fantasy Wire), and fell in love. Between distance and cost, there was […]

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Thursday, let’s roll the dice!

I enjoy table top games. I started with Games Workshop as most people do, but when Warhammer began to die out in my area I wanted to find a new game to play. This was about three years ago, at the time I followed a certain Mr. Malorian on youtube, turns out he also played in […]

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Sleepless Nights Bring Magical Days

Okay, I know what you’re thinking: Sleepless nights suck and don’t bring magical days.And to a certain extent you’d be right. Except we’ve decided we’ll choose to have a magical day anyhow. More often than not, I’m tired and feel I should get at least 3 more hours of sleep a night. Some days, like […]

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Kiwi, Koala, and Tinker Crates

Everyday for month our children ask us if their crates have arrived yet. Everyday, they ask if mails come yet. Almost everyday, they’re disappointed. But today they were ecstatic, their crates arrived! In seconds they had all of the crates open and the contents quickly spreading across the table. I think they were excited 😉 […]

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Allow myself to introduce… myself

Hey there! I’m Ryan, husband to Sarah, father to Ella, Agatha, Cordelia, and Brom. I’m going to be throwing my hat into the blog once in a while. My posts will mostly be focused on the renovations around our house and some of the more technical things we do like playing games and editing videos. I […]

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First buds of Spring

There’s something utterly magical about emerging from winter into spring. Brushing the dust off and stepping into he garden for the first time in months. I didn’t step out for long, and as soon as today’s snow stops falling, I’m hoping to be out there again, but what I found in my spring garden  leaves […]

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Self Care Leads to Unforgettable

While waiting for a flight to take off, the flight attendants go over the safety instructions. “In the event the oxygen masks drop from the ceiling, put the mask over your own face before helping your companions. You cannot help anyone if you’re unconscious.” It makes sense. And it’s something many parents need to remember […]

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Finding Magic on Lazy Days

Some days it’s almost impossible to get the energy to actually do anything. All I wanna do is sit, maybe drink coffee, possibly sleep. But I really don’t want to play, or prepare food, and there’s no way I want to do anything extra like entertain children! Today was one of those days, at least […]

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Tricky Adults and Internet Safety

We have a couple of children we see often, ages 5 and 7, they recently invited our girls to the local playground without an adult. I was uncomfortable, but said yes. The local playground is about 3 walking blocks away, 5 driving. First, I didn’t know this, but the girls didn’t have their parent’s permission […]

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Tears of Futility

In order to find peace, sometimes we need to brave the chaos. This week is all about the chaos. And tears. All total today we had roughly 4 hours of crying. I know, you wish you were in my shoes, don’t you? 😉 Exhausting! Not everyone knows there’s different types of crying, but there are. Sometimes […]

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