Sharp Sharpie Teacher Gift

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“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” My kids like to give their teachers gifts on the first day of school. I like to think of it less as kissing up and more as starting […]

Baby Update – 1 month old

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Wow! It has already been more than a month since this little man joined our family. We are so in love with him and excited that he is smiling and becoming more interactive each day. He is well-loved by his siblings and so many family and friends. We are so grateful to have him in […]

One Smart Cookie — First Day of School Treat!

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This post originally appeared on one of my favorite sites, Paging Supermom, last year when school started. My kids were so excited by this surprise! School starts this week for us. Not sure they will get such a cool surprise this year. My kids have already gone back to school for the year. It came […]

National Vacation Rental Month with Wyndham

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Some of us are enjoying the final days of summer vacation before school starts. Others have another month or more to party and vacation before reality sets in. For either scenario, I’ve found a great excuse to get away for a […]

Welcome Baby!

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It’s probably time we introduce you to the newest member of our crazy family! Two weeks ago we welcomed baby Aden to the world. At only 9 lbs. 3 oz., he is the smallest of my boys and the median of my 5 children. (We grow them pretty big!) He is pretty sweet and very […]

Firecracker Popcorn

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We are expecting some excitement this Independence Day as our newest lil’ firecracker is getting ready to make his debut, so we don’t need much more excitement this year. However, you may be looking for a few fun ways to add some “spark” to your 4th of July celebrations. Last year I shared this recipe on […]

Pogo Pass Discount — Summer Boredom Buster

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Has it happened at your house yet? Have your children started complaining about being bored this summer? If you live in Arizona, I may just have the solution for you! Have you heard of Pogo Passes? Some of my friends have had these for a couple of years and love them! For a one-time fee, […]

Father’s Day Matching Ties

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I know there are mixed feelings about giving Dad a new tie for Father’s Day. You know that I am in favor of it, at least every once in a while. Remember my Tie-riffic Father’s Day? If you are going to do the tie-thing, then do the tie-thing! One way to make it really cool, […]

Easy Paper Beachball Garland and Pool Party Placecards

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This post originally appeared on Skip To My Lou as part of her Summer Camp Craft series last summer. We are now out of school and ready to party, so I am excited to share it with you here! It’s a simple party craft to make with the kids. Maybe they will want to host […]

She’s About to Pop Shower on TV

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It was exciting (and a bit nerve-wracking) to be invited to do a segment on “Your Life A to Z”, one of the local lifestyle news shows, this week. When we realized that both the host, Kyle Unfug, and I were pregnant, it seemed like baby showers would make a perfect topic!  I resurrected some […]