What I Wore Real Mom Style: Two-Toned Lace Sweater Shell

lace trim top

chadwicks lace top

 

I am always on the lookout for great sleeveless tops for summer and I just found a new one. This sleeveless top is from Chadwick’s of Boston and I love it, if only it came in more colors!

I knew immediately that this would look great with a maxi skirt and my fedora. I really try to keep my face from getting too much sun and a hat is the perfect way to do it.

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DIY Swim Team Ribbon Holder

DIY Swim Team Ribbon Holder

DIY Swim Team Ribbon Holder

 

If you are a swim team mom, whether competitive or developmental, then you know all about the ribbons. Swimming comes with lots and lots of ribbons. Every meet, both individual events and relays, mean you can amass quite a collection of swim team ribbons.

So what do you do with all these ribbons? I confess the ribbons were making me crazy. I was finding them all over the house and then the stickers with the name, event and time were coming off. So I needed a simple way to store all these ribbons that would not take up a lot of room. The solution is so simple and my girls love it. They can even hang all the ribbons off their pool bag if they want!

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Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

crispy chicken drumsticks

 

My kids love fried chicken but that is not exactly the healthiest meal option for them. I confess I enjoy a crispy chicken drumstick too so this recipe makes all of us happy. It has crispy flavor without all the fried heaviness. This recipe is relatively simple but it is kind of time intensive. Part of the catch that makes this healthier is that you remove the skin, that takes a while so once you get past that it’s easy going. And the kids really do love it!

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Toyota Camry XSE – A Great Family Car

toyota camry

 

Our family is big but that doesn’t mean I can’t remember the days when we could all fit in a regular sedan. With the ages of my kids we are often going in two different directions and that means many days I have the 3 oldest with me only. The perfect number to fit comfortably in the Toyota Camry XSE. I had this car for a week and I was really sad to see it go. My two littles loved running our errands in the cute blue car and my big kids loved it too.

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