The Gift of Giving Life – A Mother’s Day Gift

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This book review is a stop on the Virtual Book Tour for The Gift of Giving Life. I was provided a copy of the book for my review. All opinions are my own. Never have I felt more like a mother than I did on Mother’s Day three years ago, having just welcomed my fourth child […]

Summer Vacation Teacher Appreciation Gift

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! And for many the school year is quickly winding down! Here is a fun, inexpensive, gift for your favorite teachers (including free printables) that is a great way to say “Thank you” and “have a great summer” all in one! I believe that all of the materials for our “summer fun” […]

Family Room Makeover with BHG

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Do you have any rooms in your house that you have big plans for but either no time or budget to execute those plans? So the rooms just sit there undecorated and uninspiring? My family room has been an eyesore for a while, so when I was contacted to participate in the BHG @Walmart Room Refresh […]

Colorblock Nail Art Party

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I had the opportunity to host a girls night in this weekend. What could be a better way to end the week than laughing with some favorite girlfriends while we help each other come up with fabulous nail designs? It started with a fun shopping trip to Walgreens where I used my new Balance Rewards […]

Terrific Train Birthday Party

Train Birthday Party

I’ve had a little break from birthday parties, but there are a couple right around the corner now. Before my son celebrates his 3rd birthday, it might be a good idea to blog his 2nd birthday. It hit at a really busy time last year and I just didn’t get a chance to get the […]

Dip-Dyed Ombre Easter Recap

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I wanted to give you a quick peek at this year’s Easter celebration. If you are interested in more of the details of the ombre/dip-dyed napkins, outfits, eggs, etc., from these pictures, (remind me and) look for a post next Spring when people are in Easter planning mode again. For now, I will just say […]

Easter Insanity Greatest Hits

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I’m sure you are all ready for your Easter celebration, but just in case you are looking for a little last-minute inspiration, here are some of my favorite ideas from Easters past. Some of these ideas, like this carrot-themed dinner are quick and easy to put together. For all of the details, read about the […]

Disneyland on a Budget–14 money-saving tips

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The main reason we had never taken our kids to Disneyland before, was of course, the money. I’m a bargain hunter, and Disneyland is not a place that tends to offer deep discounts–it doesn’t need too. Even with the hefty admission prices, people flock to the parks. I don’t anticipate that will change anytime too […]

Disneyland for Newbies

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I’m not a true Disneyland newbie, but so much has changed in the 20 years since I have been there, that I may as well be. I mean, there were only minor changes to “It’s a Small World” and “The Pirates of the Caribbean” (Jack Sparrow looks so life-like, btw, I wondered if Johnny Depp […]

Disneyland Travel Kits

Disney Travel Baskets

I promised you that I had another surprise for the kids for the morning that we left for Disneyland and here it is! I set these baskets up for them the night before so they could come down the stairs and discover them. Honestly, it felt a bit like Christmas morning. So why give the […]