Labor and Delivery Nurse Thank You Bags
  When I had my first baby we had a team of terrific nurses throughout our stay, but the nurse that was by my side throughout the final 8 hours of labor (including almost 3 hours of pushing!) was absolutely incredible.  Her name was Sarah, and she was patient, encouraging, and just amazing in every way – I really don’t know how I would have gotten through labor without her.  I had every intention of sending her a nice note with a gift card or something after we got home, but of course life with […]
Cilantro Lime Rice with Success Basmati Rice
  Thanks to Success® Rice for sponsoring this post – of course, all opinions are 100% mine, as always!  I was excited to give this boil-in-a-bag Basmati rice a try.  Have you ever tried basmati rice before?  It’s so much better then regular old plain white rice.  It is long and slender, elongates 3-4 times in length when cooked and has a distinctive fragrance and fluffy texture.  But the regular kind you buy at the grocery store can be expensive, and take 30+ minutes to prepare!     Success® Rice makes this great Boil-in-a-Bag Basmati Rice (in fact, they’re the […]
Ocean Sunset Painted Pallet Art and Summer Mantle
  True confessions on unOriginal Mom today:  I am NOT artistic.  I desperately wish I was, but I’m not.  At all.  I like coloring inside the lines, tracing things, printing a sign out on the computer instead of hand lettering it.  Honestly, that’s one of the reasons I started this blog (and named it unOriginal Mom) in the first place – because I don’t think of myself as very talented when it comes to the creative side of things.  That doesn’t mean I don’t love crafting – I am easily inspired by great ideas when […]
Cherry Blossom Watercolor Wall Art with your Silhouette
This project began as a rather epic and disappointing craft fail…but had a happy ending!  (Don’t you just love those?  The happy endings, I mean.)  I began with this beautiful watercolor inspiration from Allison over at Dream a Little Bigger – she created some stunning wall art with her Silhouette sketch pens and watercolors.  I attempted my own with some rather dismal results.   Let’s start at the beginning of the story.  We are getting ready to transition our 2-year-old out of the nursery and into her “big girl bedroom.”  You can click through to […]

stay-at-home mom to a beautiful little girl and handsome baby boy, wife to an incredible husband, and daughter of a loving God. I freely admit that I am not the most creative or original person when it comes to crafting, decorating, organizing, cooking, etc...but I love being inspired by great ideas and putting my own spin on them! Look around, stay a while, and I hope through my unoriginality I can provide some inspiration to you, too! Read More...

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