Summer Reading Station Organization

Summer Readign Station Step 5 Uncommon 2012

School is out…let summer begin! But wait, alas, we have summer reading {and all the children say…”BOO!”}. I have already showed you the DIY Vintage Crates I created to help organize all of our summer reading essentials. Today, we will address part 2… Organizing A Summer Reading Station !! The first step was to actually get the books they needed! I put the books in each

How to Create a Command Center that Works for Your Family

Make a Family Command Center

Hi, friends! I’m Meredith, from unOriginal Mom, here today to share some more Household and Organization Tips with you.  Last month, I showed you how to use baby oil to shine your stainless steel appliances.  I hope that’s been working as well for you as it has been for me!

Celebrating Nature this Holiday Weekend

celebrating nature

Thanks to Deer Park® Brand Nature’s Blends™ Fruit Flavored Beverages and Poland Spring® Brand Nature’s Blends™ Fruit Flavored Beverages for sponsoring Celebrating Nature this Holiday Weekend.  It is Friday!!  How are you going to celebrate?  Here is how we plan to enjoy our Labor Day weekend… When you’ve had a really long week… there is nothing better than celebrating with nature.  This weekend we are

Merry Christmas 2012 ….

From our homes to yours, Trish and I wanted to take time to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas! We are truly blessed beyond measure with our families, friends, and our readers! Thank  you for your love and support and may all your holidays wishes come true!! We are celebrating the Reason for the Season in our homes and the ultimate sacrifice that

From the Vault: Pumpkin Baby Shower Centerpiece

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Today I wanted to share the sweet baby shower pumpkin centerpiece that I created for a baby shower this past year. The shower was for a couple in my small group at church.   They were expecting their first child, a little girl, on October 31st.  They affectionately call her their little pumpkin because of their Halloween due date. So…. I incorporated a little orange and

First Home Run… Everyday Victories

So how do you measure everyday victories as a mom? When asked to write about “Everyday Victories for Team Mom”, I had to think about that. Victories as a mom have occurred throughout my children’s lives…first word, first step, writing ABC’s, reading…I could go on and on. “Team Mom” at our home is about being a part of a family, that supports each other…just like

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful men in our lives! We are so grateful for all that you do for us and for our children! I came across these pictures the other day and thought I might share them with you guys on this special day.  This was the last Father’s day gift that I ever gave to my Dad.  Aren’t my babies

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Uncommon 2012

Throughout the course of raising your children, you have special moments. I had one this week, when I walked into my daughter’s room and saw this… Yep, she created it… Summer Bucket List!!  It is so her…both funny and introspective. You have to see #1 and #39…such a girl! Then there’s #80 and #81…if she can learn how to do these now, she will be