Why I Blog

why i blog

Earlier this month, my friend Melissa from Lulu the Baker nominated me to write about why I blog. Many of my friends have participated in this behind-the-scenes blog hop -- Tan, Joy, and Carrie, for example-- so I was excited to be asked. Read on to learn about my writing process and what's in store for A Girl Named PJ … READ MORE!

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Family Halloween Costume Ideas

family halloween costume

Do you dress up with your kids on Halloween? I might throw on a jeweled masquerade eye mask or plastic tiara. One day, though, I'd love to be the type of mom who goes all out and makes a family Halloween costume for us to wear together.It would become a yearly tradition. We'd brainstorm costume ideas as a family, then wear our handmade creations while trick-or-treating around the neighborhood … READ MORE!

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Five Faves: Upholstered Benches

upholstered benches

After a family dinner date at the diner Saturday night (try saying that five times fast!), we popped into Target for a couple of essentials … READ MORE!

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How to Brew Coffee with a Chemex

how to use a chemex

It's time for our third lesson in manual brewing methods: How to use a Chemex.Before JB and I learned how to use the various manual coffeemakers, including a French press and Clever, we decided we'd purchase whichever one we liked best. I'll admit I was hoping the Chemex would be my favorite simply for aesthetic reasons. The hourglass-shaped glass with polished wood collar and leather tie … READ MORE!

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Halloween DIY: Dot Pumpkins Inspired by “Creative Galaxy”

halloween dot pumpkins

After last year's drip paint pumpkins, I've been brainstorming more no-carve pumpkin ideas we could do as a family. Levi has been eager to paint pumpkins again, but I wanted to do something more structured than just handing him some brushes.Would you believe that this year's activity was inspired by a new children's television program? … READ MORE!