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If you blog, what is your blog's name?
Sparkles and Plaid
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I blog about...
Crafts and DIY, Family Life, Home and Garden, Military Family, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Religion and Faith, Stay at Home, Green Living, Family
What do you blog about? {In your own words}
I share my life and the chaos that it can be with two small children and a soldier for a husband. I share our traditions and how we raise our children to be amazing adults. I share about dealing with tragedy and the affect that it can have and finding the "new normal" afterwards.
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I have been blogging since:
October 2012
I blog because:
I love to share and encourage others. I like bringing laughter into the lives of others, even if it as my expense.

Monica's Blog

Dr. Mr. Slezak

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Dear Mr. Slezak,

I've wanted to write this letter for some time now. I do not know why I haven't and I apologize that it has taken me so long to do. I am the sister of the woman you accidentally killed nearly 2 years ago. I want to emphasize that word. The sister of the woman you ACCIDENTALLY killed. I know that you did not set out on September 8th with any intent of killing my family. I don't know why you chose to drive beyond the…



Posted on May 11, 2014 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

During this time of year... well, often throughout the year... I reflect on the calling of Motherhood.

Growing up, I often didn't realize what motherhood was really like and all that it entailed. After all, raising kids isn't too hard, right? WRONG!!

Motherhood is messy. It's exhausting. It is draining and thankless and never-ending. Just as you think you have gotten it all figured out and life is smooth sailing, one of your children will vomit all over the rug, or one… Continue

Newest Obsession

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

It's been awhile since I've blogged yet again. I have been bad this past school year! You would think that only having one child at home would make it easier to blog... But that one child at home is like a little leech when Missy isn't home!

So, I'm breaking nearly all of my previous promises to blog about Missy's birthday party and other such happenings over the summer. If you are DYING to see snippets, hop on over to my Instagram feed and check it out... Though you'll have to… Continue

I Felt Like Getting a Little Crafty!

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 12:25am 0 Comments

I think we had a moment of insanity back in the fall when we asked different family members all to come to visit us for the holidays.  His mom and her husband came to visit from December 22nd until 26th.  His brother came to visit from the 24th through the 29th.  Our family from North Carolina came for the night of the 23rd.  And finally, my mom, dad, and two brothers came from the 29th until January 3rd.  Crazy, right?  

It was all fun and although hectic at times, it was less…


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At 3:53pm on March 3, 2013, The Redhead Riter <br/> said…

Just stopping by to introduce myself and wish you a happy weekend!

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