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Detoxing Our Snacks for the Whole Family Plus CVS #Giveaway

The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.     It’s a new month and I am happy to say I am not only still working out but I am taking my commitment to health to a new level. It’s time to detox our snacks. The kids have a pretty healthy  snack […]

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I Opened An Etsy Shop #ThatChicMomTees

I always dreamed of having my own shop. When I was in college studying textiles and clothing with a focus on fashion merchandising I dreamed of curating my own collection of pieces I loved.  I dreamed of having my own boutique full of one of a kind treasures that you couldn’t find in any old […]

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I’m Skinny Not Healthy, But I’m Getting There

The following is a sponsored post written by me. When I mention to people that I want to start working out or that I am so out of shape they always refer to my weight and say You don’t need to loose weight. I know that and the funny thing is I didn’t say I […]


Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy Comes to Columbus, Ohio Ticket #Giveaway

  My kids are so excited they can hardly contain themselves, Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy is coming to Columbus, Ohio in February and we will be going!     We have had the privilege of seeing Disney on Ice 2 times before and my kids still talk about how magical it was. Disney […]

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FabKids – Helping Me Create A Stylish Mini-Me

  As you are well aware of by now I have a  deep love for FabKids, as do my girls. The classic FabKids dress silhouette is a favorite at our house and fits my girls like a dream. This month I decided to branch out a bit and try a new silhouette as well as […]

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Every Girl Loves American Girl Doll Girl of the Year Grace Thomas

product was provided for feature, all opinions are my own.   Meet Grace Thomas the American Girl Doll of the year. This year’s American Girl Doll girl of the year holds a special place in my heart because she is an entrepreneur, we are kindred spirits. Grace Thomas is not only an entrepreneur but she […]

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: Dreaming of Spring #RealMomStyle

  Recently my favorite online boutique posted a fabulous mixed media top that had me dreaming of spring and I just could not resist. The Spunky Pinstripe Sweater Shirt comes in navy blue and is a sweater in the front and a woven shirt in the back making it super fun and perfect for as […]


Ugh It’s Tax Time At Least TurboTax is Free

The following is a sponsored post all opinions are my own.   I really hate doing taxes, as a blogger so much falls on my shoulders and there is a lot of record keeping, among other things, to make sure my taxes are properly filed. You don’t get a nice neat form from one employer […]

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Quick & Easy Essential Oil Lotion

  Essential Oils are quickly becoming a staple in my house, they have so many great uses and they smell amazing. Recently I realized that I could combine my favorite lotion with my favorite oils to not only soothe my irritated skin but also get the added benefits of essential oils. Nivea is amazing for […]


How I Survive Cold & Flu Season with 5 Kids

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, all opinions are my own. Most of the time having 5 kids isn’t really that much more work than having 3, but when they are sick especially when they are all sick….. send help!     Cold & Flu season is the worst, it seems like […]

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: Cobalt Puffy Vest #RealMomStyle

  I love vests, love, love, love vests and puffy vests are a favorite of mine. I have a black puffy vest I have had for about 12 years (and it still looks great) but I have been wanting to branch out into something a bit more fun and colorful. Every time I thought I […]


Beef & Scallion Stir Fry Recipe

  This is a new dish that turned out delicious and is really cheap to make. I am actually making this and the same thing but with chicken for my daughters party this weekend. It is inexpensive to feed lots of people which is great and just plain delicious! Beef & Scallion Stir Fry 8 […]

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14 Craveable Casserole Recipes Perfect for Busy Weeknight Meals

The following is a sponsored post all opinions are my own. Week nights can be really busy and make it difficult to stand over the stove top cooking a delicious and healthy meal. Casseroles are the one dish wonder that combines all the parts of a meal in one making it quick and easy to […]

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Blueberry Apple Oatmeal: A Healthy Way to Start the Day #LittleChanges #IC #ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   I really struggle with breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day. […]

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The Shoes Make the Outfit

  When I am creating an outfit in my head I always start with one key piece as my inspiration and build my outfit around that piece. Shoes are a favorite focal point for outfits and my latest inspiration is the Laroenia from Call It Spring. This is what I call a statement shoe because […]