Spread Happiness with a Gift From Novica {Plus Giveaway}

Spread Happiness with a Gift From Novica {Plus Giveaway}

Do you ever shop for that someone who you have just no clue what to get them? Or maybe they enjoy getting a gift that is more unique and handmade? If so, then Novica is a great place to find a gift for them. That’s because Novica sells unique handmade products with great value, and the […]

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Should I Wrap My Postpartum Belly?

Should I Wrap My Postpartum Belly?

Belly wrapping is something I knew nothing about before my last child. I only learned about it, because my midwife recommended to me wrapping my stomach right after birth. Many women believe that belly wrapping helps to flatten your stomach after birth. As the tightness eases the swelling of the uterus while supporting the legs […]

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Make Your Own Fruit in Jello Cups

Make Your Own Fruit in Jello Cups

My girls devour those jello cups with fruit in them. I have to admit, they’re one of my favorite treats too. I’ve typically bought a couple of four-packs each week, to use in my oldest’s lunches, or we eat just eat them at home. While they are super yummy, they’re also very costly! Typically around […]

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Happy Heart Day!

Happy Heart Day!

A few weeks ago, my friend Amber (Amber Johnson Photography) ran some mini sessions. Sadly, it’s been two years since we had pictures done of just the girls. This was a perfect excuse to get some done before the next baby comes. Plus, I’m planning on sending out (post) Valentine’s Day cards, to make up […]

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Postpartum Must Haves – For Mom & Baby!

Postpartum Must Haves – For Mom & Baby!

Two years ago, I gave birth to my daughter at home (well, my mom’s house). My first home & water birth. This time around, I’m also planning to have this little girl at home, in the water. Just because I’m not planning on giving birth at the hospital, doesn’t mean I don’t want to be […]

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Red Velvet Oreo Poke Cake

Red Velvet Oreo Poke Cake

My father-in-law’s birthday was this past weekend. My husband and I had him, his wife, her daughter, my sister-in-law, her husband, and their kid over for dinner last night. Since they were just coming back from vacation, I offered to make him a birthday cake. Normally though, his wife makes the cakes. She’s a baker […]

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Won’t You “Bee” My Valentine? {Free Printable Included}

Won’t You “Bee” My Valentine? {Free Printable Included}

I completely procrastinated making these Valentine’s for school - for the girls to take to their Valentine’s Day parties next week. I know it’s not until next week, but these honey sticks have been sitting on my desk for weeks now. I wanted to post them way beforehand, but life happens. Better late than never, right?! Last […]

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Spend Valentine’s Day with Warner Bros. {Instagram Giveaway}

Spend Valentine’s Day with Warner Bros. {Instagram Giveaway}

How would your kids (or you!) like to spend Valentine’s Day with Scooby-Doo!, Pepe Le Pew, Elmo, Bugs Bunny, Charlie Brown and company? I’m hosting my first Instagram giveaway, and would love for you to enter. Just make sure you’re following me on Instagram, then repost this image (there’s an app for that!), tag me […]

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Valentine’s Day treat idea from GoGo squeeZ {Printables Included}

Valentine’s Day treat idea from GoGo squeeZ {Printables Included}

Valentine’s Day is next week and GoGo squeeZ  wanted to share some fun (and healthy!) Valentine treat ideas with you. These are some great ways to spread the love this V-day and maybe even catch the attention of your Main squeeZ! They have created printable pouch covers that can easily transform your GoGo squeeZ pouch […]

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Goodbye “Lilac City Momma”

Goodbye “Lilac City Momma”

This has been something I’ve been wanting to do FOREVER. When I started my blog, it was on a whim and I didn’t really plan or think ahead. I’ve always regretted not coming up with something more catchy, more me. I’ve been nervous though, because I have been blogging for over three years with this […]

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Five Reasons You Should Buy Girl Scout Cookies #Cookieboss

Five Reasons You Should Buy Girl Scout Cookies #Cookieboss

Did you know that I used to be a Girl Scout? Yes, like 15 years ago. I don’t quite remember how I got involved in it. I think because I had a couple of friends who were in Girl Scouts and I thought it would be fun. It really was fun too. We did fun […]

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Two Easy-To-Make Homemade Valentine Treats

Two Easy-To-Make Homemade Valentine Treats

Since Valentine’s Day marks the spirit of love, why not add to the celebrations with these homemade sweet treats? Desserts are an easy way to tell your loved ones that you truly care for them. Plus, it’s a great way to add an element of surprise and prepare tasty gifts for those you love. These […]

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Sometimes You Have Four Girls, and It’s Okay.

Sometimes You Have Four Girls, and It’s Okay.

Scrolling FB a few mornings ago, I came across this post from Scary Mommy - 10 Things Never to Say to a Mom Expecting Another Boy. Basically, you could take out the “boy” and insert “girl” and you have me. I’ll give you a minute to go read it…. I’m pregnant with our fourth child, our […]

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Skylanders Will Be the Death of Me

Skylanders Will Be the Death of Me

Oh lordy, please one of you come over here and play Skylanders with my four year old, before she loses her shit. I think she’s asked me more than a dozen times in the last hour to play. I get it, it’s all my fault for giving them the << if you MUST buy it, here’s […]

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Layered S’mores Parfait for Valentine’s Day

Layered S’mores Parfait for Valentine’s Day

If you had to choose, between giving up salt or giving up sugar, which would it be? Tough one, huh? For me, even though I can’t do much of it with this pregnancy, I love sweets. Especially when it’s something new. This dessert isn’t anything new, but surprisingly not something we enjoy often (enough). My […]

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5 Snack Planning Tips for Families

5 Snack Planning Tips for Families

When it comes to meals, my kids aren’t the best at eating everything in front of them. If it were up to them, they’d probably just snack all day long. Some days do end up more like that, but I do try hard to encourage them to eat balanced meals each day. Meal planning, shopping […]

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