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Inspired DIY Vintage {Distressed} Coffee Serving Tray

Inspired DIY Vintage {Distressed} Coffee Serving Tray

My husband and I are big coffee and tea drinkers. We have four kids, can you blame us? I also love to have friends come over with their kids, and enjoy sitting and chatting, and sipping on my coffee. I guess I see my cup of coffee as a warm hug, an invite to much […]

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Inspiring Creativity with Painted Journals for Kids

Inspiring Creativity with Painted Journals for Kids

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Elmer’s via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Elmer’s. We’re getting ready for school to start soon! This year, I wanted to try something new with my 7-year old. She’s doing a fantastic time reading […]

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GoldieBlox: Inspiring Young Girls to be Innovators {Plus Giveaway!}

GoldieBlox: Inspiring Young Girls to be Innovators {Plus Giveaway!}

Many of you may have caught this awesome GoldieBlox video during last season’s Superbowl?   I actually  first learned of GoldieBlox last fall, right before the holidays. Instantly, I fell in love the concept and idea behind the product. It goes beyond playing “house”. It’s not all about the pink, but still very much appeals to […]

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Our Hawaiian Themed Inspired {School} Lunch #HydrationEducation

Our Hawaiian Themed Inspired {School} Lunch #HydrationEducation

Our school year is almost here, which means it’s time to start planning school lunch ideas. Last year, I let my oldest eat hot lunch one day a week, but in reality it ended up being a lot more than that. Mainly because I’d forgot to plan ahead one week, or get too busy in […]

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Oven Roasted Ranch Potatoes

Oven Roasted Ranch Potatoes

This delicious post is sponsored by Pompeian. All hunger thoughts are my own. Pompeian is celebrating National Olive Oil Month this August by launching the Pompeian Pledge – a call for consumers nationwide to swap butter for olive oil in everyday recipes. Olive oil contains far less saturated fat (only 2g compared to 7g) and […]

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Over 50 Delicious Tailgating Recipes

Over 50 Delicious Tailgating Recipes

IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON!!!! …I’m just a little bit excited to see our Seahawks on the field again! Football also means food, at least in this house. So here are 50 tailgating recipes that are delicious and of course great for sharing with friends! Biscoff Fruit Dip Buffalo Chicken Sliders French Onion Beer Burgers Club Sandwich […]

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The Only Car Seat You’ll Ever Need {from Evenflo}

The Only Car Seat You’ll Ever Need {from Evenflo}

I’ve been through my fair share of car seats in the past seven years, and am excited to share about an all-in-one from Evenflo. This is the Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX Convertible Car Seat, and the only one you’ll need for your little one. Why you ask? That’s because it’s been designed for children ranging […]

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Back-To-School Trends from OshKosh B’Gosh {Plus 25% Off Coupon & Giveaway!}

Back-To-School Trends from OshKosh B’Gosh {Plus 25% Off Coupon & Giveaway!}

I hate to say it, but I actually admitted to my husband that I’m ready for school to start again. We’ve had such a fun and busy summer, but I’m kind of ready for our “routine” again. …although I did see Halloween costumes today. Not quite THAT ready yet! ;) One of my favorite childhood memories […]

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Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

This last weekend our friends got hitched! They’ve been together a little longer than my husband and I, and have two boys, but finally decided to tie-the-knot. My husband and our oldest daughter were actually in the wedding too, which made it even more fun! The bride decided not to go down the traditional route, […]

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Turning Our Bedroom Into My Own Oasis

Turning Our Bedroom Into My Own Oasis

We just moved last month, and now our bedroom has become a blank slate for me. I’m excited to transform the boring space into what I hope to be an oasis for myself and my husband. With four kids, this house is crazy and chaotic, so to have a space that is clean, simple, and […]

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Moms Make a #PromiseToBaby – #JOHNSONSBaby Listened & Made One Too

Moms Make a #PromiseToBaby – #JOHNSONSBaby Listened & Made One Too

From the second my girls were born, I knew that it was my responsibility to care for them, physically and mentally. It is my job to wake up every day and to explore the world with them. To make mistakes with them. To show them kindness, compassion, and hard work. This is a promise I’ve […]

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Find Out How #SIMPLEGiving Is As Easy As 1-2-3!

Find Out How #SIMPLEGiving Is As Easy As 1-2-3!

Just a few years ago, our family needed help. We were fortunate enough to receive WIC for food, and even received Tree of Sharing gifts for Christmas. Now, our family is more able to donate and give back when we can. This campaign is a GREAT way for those that can help, to help. — […]

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Why You should #ShopCartons to Save Trees this Month!

Why You should #ShopCartons to Save Trees this Month!

I know we are all busy this time of year, with summer and kids, and trying to keep our kids alive. Oh wait, is that just me?? But I wanted to share this great initiative going on this month! During the month of July, you can help donate a tree just by tweeting. The folks […]

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Social Networking Can Help Raise Money for Your Child’s Soccer Team

Social Networking Can Help Raise Money for Your Child’s Soccer Team

I know it’s still summer, but I’m so excited that we just registered the girls for soccer last week! My oldest started playing last Fall. At first she was super excited to learn to play, and did great all season. Then this last Spring she played again, and it seemed like she was not as interested in […]

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4 Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Toddler

4 Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Toddler

{This post is sponsored by VTech Baby. All thoughts after having four crazy kids, are all my own. Connect with VTech on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and on Pinterest.} My two year old thinks she’s much older than she really is. I blame that mostly on the fact that she has two older sisters, and mimics them more often than not. […]

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What’s In My Diaper Bag?

What’s In My Diaper Bag?

Little Miss Everly will be three months old on Friday. What?! She’s no longer a newborn, but turning into an infant. She smiles, giggles, grabs for her toys, loves to sit up on your lap, and loves kisses! I thought it would be fun to do a little link-up post! Join the linky below with […]

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5 Reasons To Make Your Own Baby Food

5 Reasons To Make Your Own Baby Food

With my first child, I knew nothing about introducing solids, what to give her, or any of it. What can I say, I was totally clueless. Thankfully, over the years I’ve learned a lot. Mostly from researching different baby food brands, learning about baby led weaning, and of course personal experience with my children. Hands down, […]

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Strawberry Pound Cake Ice Cream Sandwich

Strawberry Pound Cake Ice Cream Sandwich

{This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkAlmondBlends #CollectiveBias} One of my new (to-me) favorite shows on Food Network is Kelsey’s Essentials. I just love her personality, and of course the food is always fun and delicious. Last week, we watched a dessert episode, where […]

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