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Baby Mason walks our dog! (Click -Continue Reading- to watch the video!)

I am incredibly busy this week and haven’t had much time to post or for social media in general.  So I wanted to take a minute and share with you my absolute all time favorite video of our son Mason walking our Jack Russel Terrier Roxy, you won’t believe how determined he is!  I recorded this over this past summer while my daughter was busy playing in the splash pad, he would much rather be walking our dog! At the time he was about fifteen months old, it still amazes me how strong he was!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! All my love 🙂 Danielle + the rest of the Johnson gang!

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Messy Home Tour Our YouTube Channel

61st Day of Summer

The kids are asleep + this video is hella basic (…..  Insert crazy face emoji here for that comment…  did I really just say basic?  Who am I right now?  Anyway… ) I am just walking around blogging showing off the clean house. In other news…  I am back to editing!  I should finally be finishing up the summertime #messyhometour series very soon and then I will be starting #summerscorner and #mommylearnstokareoke.  So, there will be lots of content coming soon to this blog + our channel!  I also may be joining in on a collab for another blog if I can get my submission done in time!  I really need to sit down too and catch everyone up on a diary post because I have lots to talk about between my internship, school and some cray cray stuff going on at our house right now.  But, I have to make this quick because I have A TON of stuff that needs to be accomplished in the cray cray house today so, until next time my friends!!

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Messy Home Tour Our YouTube Channel

58th Day of Summer

As promised, I was able to edit and post two videos today so here is the second one!  This is actually a follow up video to the last video, I did a second tour around 12:30 am after I finished cleaning the house.  There are a few clips of the kids playing that follow the tour!  This far into the summer I started to realize that I had a lot more of the day to share and started adding in additional footage at some point along the way!  These videos definitely worked exactly the way I had hoped.  It went from walking around showing off our mess to recording the kids playing, showing off the garden, showing off our CLEAN HOME!  Woah, haha!  Me actually yup, you know what I am going to say next…  I started vlogging, for real vlogging, with my face alone on the camera.  I know, I am as shocked as you are.  Then comes “Summer’s Corner” games, karaoke, more playtime.  And, dare I even mention I end up doing karaoke all alone, like for realz singing by myself in front of a camera.  I mean, it isn’t pretty, I can never get through a song with all the right words or stay in key but I did it!  AND, I am really going to post those videos too, for real.  As soon as I get there, in editing.  UGH CURSE YOU ICLOUD!!! But just know, we have so much more fun coming up!!!! SO (please) SUBCRIBE AND STAY TUNED!!!  🙂 THANKS GUYS!  (AND GALS!)

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Family Time

4th of July Memories

In all honesty, it was a great weekend.  My husband and I are facing some really tough life changing decisions right now and we have been working through them so rationally that it has been a real eye opener and reminder of the strength in our relationship.  I am at a full out cross road and I couldn’t ask for a better life partner to help navigate me down the right path. I have been doing some major soul searching, staying up all night tossing and turning, thinking and dreaming. This is one of those moments.  I think it might be THE moment.  The one that makes you who you are.  And I am living it.  Breathing it.  I can’t escape it.  I wake up and it is there just staring me in the face, taunting me with it’s uncertainty.  This is one of those moments that changes you forever.  This moment may be the rest of my life.    And to my beautiful children.  And to my supportive husband.  These memories are for you.       I choose my heart. All my love,

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Parenting

Play-Doh Recipe

Skill Level:  Easy Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup salt 2 tbsp vegetable oil Food dye (one color of choice) 2 cups flour 2 tbsp cream of tartar I thought it would be fun today to pull out an old tried and true recipe for make our own Play-Doh! It was a fun way to spend the afternoon and my five year old loves helping out from start to finish. Then she spent about two hours creating everything she could possibly imagine up. It was a definite success! Here’s the process: Start with the food dye, the salt, the vegetable oil and the water. My daughter wanted red which is a tough color to accomplish meaning, you need ALOT of it. By that I mean, if you want RED you need about half a bottle of food dye. You could also add a scented oil in this step if you would like your dough to smell pretty but, it isn’t necessary. Put your dye, water, oil and salt in a sauce pan and heat it on low until all the salt has melted. Once you have a nice brightly colored fully melted hot liquid in your pan add your cream of tartar and your flour. Turn off the heat, choose a utensil (I used a silicone turner) and stir it up until it’s fully blended. Enjoy!

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