URGENT Update on the Cat!

The cat came home! YEA!! Ivy and Sprig readers, I am not lying ....like I think you were all asking God for that kitty to come home in unison and she did.   It was irony. It was symbolism.  It was like reality wrote the fictional story. Last night my husband...

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Eliminate Decisions: Tip Tuesday

Hi Friends, on today's Tip Tuesday I wanted to tell you about something I've heard a lot about on different productivity websites.   Eliminating decisions.   I have heard multiple times in multiple ways to....the recommendation to try to eliminate...

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The Drink of Poison – Gossip

My friend Lynn had been trying to reach me and we are an hour's time zone apart.  She had something she wanted to hash out and since we are in different cities..... ....AND different social cultures, we often run things by each other when we need help.   She...

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Tip Tuesday – Narrow Your Focus

I was talking with my sister on the phone yesterday about how we spend our time.  Literally, some days I have so much going on but get so distracted that it's like "IF YOU GIVE A BLONDE A COOKIE!" It can be hard to figure out where to start or which project to...

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Tip Tuesday – Gifts

Happy Tuesday friends!  I have a few gifts to pass out this week. Over time my gift wrapping process has changed and gotten easier and I wanted to share it with you. I have this gift closet.... Great storage and well, sometimes it looks great but mostly it looks...

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Happy Birthday, Ivy and Sprig!

Yea!  Ivy and Sprig is celebrating its FIRST birthday!   I wasn't really sure what to do or how to celebrate a baby blog's birthday except to stop and think over the past year.  Think. Think.  If you are a full year long subscriber then...

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Tip Tuesday – Switch on Work Mode

Happy Valentine's Day, Ivy and Sprig Friends!  Tip Tuesday, as I mentioned in last week's post, is a short post with ideas to make your busy day better.   This week, I want to talk with you about getting more focused work done with a few simple...

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Hey Ivy and Sprig friends, I know how crazy life gets, especially in the Spring with sports and ramped up academics for the kids, meetings, travel, volunteer commitments....it can be a head spinning time!   So, I'm launching a series of SHORT posts called Tip...

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How to Get A Baby to Sleep? Float Baby with Kristi Ison

Warning: This post may make you want to have another baby, steal a baby or bug your daughter to have a baby and/or give you flashbacks of the smell of Desitin and Johnson's Baby lotion As a continuation of our series on mom entrepreneurs, I want to introduce you to my...

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New Year, New Day!

Hi Ivy and Sprig friends!  If it's your first time finding this blog, welcome!  I'm so happy to meet you and get to know you.  This is the place to find encouragement and solutions for those of us in the demanding years of parenthood, working,...

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The Well Ordered Life – Part 2

In my last post, I introduced you to Home Organizer, Michele Clements.  In this post, we talk about closets, pantrys, and the garage.  Really, Michele gave me tour to see just how she keeps their home organized.  I have to say, inviting someone in to open the closets...

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The Well Ordered Life – Part 1

HELLO Ivy and Sprig friends! I have been behind the scenes setting up some new exciting aspects of this blog and revamping some technology to bring more great ideas to you. My original vision for Ivy and Sprig included some inspirational interviews for you with women...

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Egg Tooth Hatching and Helicopter Parenting

My youngest son came running in recently to show me a fragile finding that he had rescued from the yard.  He was cradling the pieces of a robin's egg broken in half.  Did the baby bird make it? Later, I was listening to a podcast and the speaker told a story of how...

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5 Ways To Reset Your Family’s Body Clock

  Our summertime schedule looks more like we are on European time zone since my kids have been waking up at 11 am and staying up until midnight with the summer freedom to sleep late. So, how do we get over the incredible shock to the system of getting up early...

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Tips For Handling Transition Through Loss

Hi Ivy and Spriggers, I hope you've had a great summer!  I have to get something off of my chest before we dive into the school year.  I needed to take a break and jump into my family for a while.  Writing, editing, photos and information gathering takes some routine...

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Fitness Crush List: Peloton Cycle

Last summer I went to meet some friends in East Hampton for a few days.  We were out walking the streets and my friend, Sally, said, "Oh look, Peloton!  We have to go see these.  They are the new rage!"  We were standing in front of a showroom window looking at these...

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The Organizing Tip That Changed My Family’s Mornings

My son came rushing down for breakfast this morning with his hair askew from the shower and practically half dressed with pieces still to put on in his hands.  I could tell we were going to have one of those mornings as he stood next to his breakfast spot at the table...

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How and Why I Started Blogging

Since the launch of Ivy and Sprig in February,  I've had a lot of questions from friends about how I started blogging, why I started blogging and what my goals are. Ivy and Sprig is now three months old and I thought I would take a minute to thank YOU for all of your...

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Stephanie aka Ivy Welcome to Ivy and Sprig, where I blog about life, parenting, family, faith, what’s for dinner, and how to find peace and inspiration in the middle of your busy life.

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