Jessica and Sarah

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Jessica and Sarah are tandem bloggers and self-dubbed ‘sister-cousins’ because sometimes the lines get blurred, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Both New Orleans natives, these cousins transplanted to Houston after Hurricane Katrina and have never looked back. Jessica is the mother of twin girls, Laine and Olivia {March 2010}, and a sweet and curious one year old boy, Owen {Jan 2013}. Sarah is mom to Maggie {Aug 2011}, who keeps her on her toes, and the most adorable little brother, Jack {Nov 2013}! By day, Jessica is a stay at home mom, and Sarah works on the financial and managerial end of the healthcare industry. By naps, lunch breaks, and nights, they run an adorable children’s clothing company called The Little Crane Smocked Shoppe. Follow these two, their families, and their adventures in small business ownership on their blog…and don’t forget to show them some love at their shop too!

Livin’ the Minivan Dream

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Roughly two months, 14 days, and 6-ish hours ago, I bought myself a minivan. There are so many buttons and beeps and warnings in this thing I'm sure if I give it the old -- up...

{How We Celebrate} Mom’s Sugar Cookies

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As I sit down to type this post, Sarah is blowing up my phone with texts filled with pictures of our moms.  Old shots from when they were young and we were babies.  All...

Y’all…I’ve got the Kindergarten Blues.

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A couple weeks ago I sent my oldest babies to Kindergarten.  Armed with alllll the gear, the cutest uniforms you ever did see, and countless pep talks from my mom posse, I pushed the...

Supporting Friends through Infertility, Miscarriage, & Child Loss

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I read an article years ago about making investments in your 20's and 30's, and these weren't investments of the financial nature - they were investments in people. It was a reminder to not...

The Perfect Play Dough Recipe

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Tucked in the back of my pantry,  I have a recipe box from my mom's kitchen.  So many signature dishes from my childhood written in her handwriting.  The box with a late 70's floral...

Date Night, Steak Night

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I love myself a date night just as much as the next person, but the cost of a babysitter + drinks + dinner only really allows me one night out with my husband/friends a...

Building a Classroom Library at Home

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There are two little people in this house going to Kindergarten in the fall, y'all!! KINDERGARTEN!  I'm nervous for them, and I'm excited.  I'm terrified, and I'm proud.....I'm just everything.  The irony here, is...

Perspectives in Parenting :: Choosing Preschool

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The Perspectives Series, y'all.  I'm excited.  I'm excited mainly, because if there is one thing I've learned in this mothering game, it's that there isn't just one way to master it.....there is a different...

LOVE Inspired Fun for Preschoolers

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We love to craft. We love holidays. We love spreading LOVE, and telling people how much we LOVE them! Valentine's Day gives us all these opportunities rolled into one, and we have already started taking advantage! I...

On Being A Motherless Mother

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Shortly after my mom died, I found myself in a bookstore on the self help aisle looking for answers.  It was there I first saw the word "motherless."  I remember it stinging.  I remember...