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How to Make Easy Fruit and Yogurt Parfait On A Stick

  Summer is here and my kids are sick of the same old snacks and treats that I have been serving all year. I really can’t blame them, much like my meal plan fell into a rut as the school year wound down so did my snacking ideas. This summer I have been trying to […]

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Photos.com Travel Twitter Party 7/13 at 9pm EST #loveyourwalls

  I love to travel and experience new places and when I fall in love with a place I want to bring a piece of it home with me. Now I am a decent photographer, but I am not winning any awards, and most o the time my photos are nice but not frameworthy. I […]

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: iRetreat Conference Fashion

  The past few days I have been in New Orleans at iRetreat enjoying fabulous company, inspirational speakers and a city bursting with personality. I have enjoyed strolling the streets and seeing all the beautiful buildings while here and the company has been amazing. One of the new twists for me at a blogging conference […]

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DreamWorks Dragons Now on Netflix #netflixstreamteam

Netflix has released the new animated series from DreamWorks Dragons based on the hit movie How to Train Your Dragon and I have had to literally pry the tablet away from my daughter. Ever since she watched How to Train Your Dragon she has been obsessed, she even sleeps at night with her stuffed Toothless. […]

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The Day I Doubted My Ability As a Mother

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.     I always wanted to be a mother, it was just who I was and who I knew I was meant to be. When I found out I was pregnant with my first child I was overjoyed and confident I could do this. After […]

An American Girl Movie: Grace Stirs Up Success

In case your little girls haven’t already informed you about 9 million times the new An American Girl Movie: Grace Stirs Up Success is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. We received our copy thanks to American Girl the day it was released and my girls watched it 4 times in 3 days! They might […]

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Bringing Stuffed Animals to Life with Duct Tape – Kid’s Crafts

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Coolabi. All opinions are my own     This summer my kids have really been enjoying creative play with stuffed animals. They have bringing to life a world of creative play using shoe boxes, duct tape, tulle, beads and really anything they can get their hands on. […]

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake Pie – 4th of July

    This 4th of July wow your guests with a super simple yet delicious red white and blue dessert. At our house we LOVE angel Food cake and fresh fruit. In the spirit of the 4th of July we combined our favorite red fruit with our favorite white cake and added blue frosting for […]

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5 Sun Safety Tips For Kids with Eczema

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   Sun safety is really important to me, too many people I know have dealt with skin cancer and I have no intention of leading […]

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Lashes For Miles From Younique

Ever since my health made me give up contacts I felt like my eyes disappeared behind my glasses. Call it vanity, but I always loved my eyes, kind of felt like they were my feature, you know the one you like best about yourself. Well getting used to glasses was tough but one thing that […]

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Strawberry Banana Immune Boost Smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone and should not be taken as medical advice. #HealthyAndHydrated #CollectiveBias     It’s summer time and that means my family is on the go, a lot. We practically live at the pool 5 days a week, between swim […]

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: I’m A Caffeinated Taxi

  I am really, really, excited about my newest shirt that I just added to my Etsy shop That Chic Mom Tees. The shirt says Caffeinated Taxi which is the perfect description for me and my life these days. My youngest two kids are not great sleepers which means I am not getting much sleep […]

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Oh the Stress of If You Are Having Babies

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Having babies is stressful, we all know that, but the business of trying to get pregnant and finding out if you are pregnant can be […]

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Banish Boredom with a Boredom Buster Punch Board

I’m bored…. Those dreaded words that make every parent cringe. This summer when my kids utter the dreaded B word I will present them with 2 options. That’s right I will hold back my sigh and announce “you may clean or you may go to the punch board”. Allow me to explain….. My kids and […]

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I Got One Of The Good Ones

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NauticaforDad #CollectiveBias   My husband is an extraordinary man and even more amazing husband, I truly hit the jackpot when I married him.Without this man I would be lost as he is my anchor, my peace and my […]