Meal Plan Monday #1

We’re working on tightening up our finances, and one of the areas that we REALLY could use some work is in our budget for food. All too often we grab something on the way home, or stop into the grocery store (conveniently located a mile from home) and grab pre-made meals. One of the easiest […]

Wordless Wednesday – Happy Birthday Violet!


Violet turned 6 years old on the 16th!

Label everything with help from Kidecals


As you can imagine, with a child in school, everything requires a label. Pencil box. Notebooks. Lunchbox. Jacket. All of it. We even were lucky enough to not lose a pair of gloves last week because Kidecals reached out to offer me a set of labels for review. That pair of gloves was labeled with […]

Wordless Wednesday – Happy birthday, grandma!


My mom celebrated her 70th birthday this past weekend. While we were unable to travel to celebrate with her, we had a fun time visiting with her in August.

Blogger opp: Essio shower giveaway

Here is a possible opportunity for my fellow bloggers: Essio Shower Blogger Giveaway ESSIO is the greatest thing to happen to showers since running water itself. It clips onto any shower and diffuses 100% organic essential oils into the shower water at the perfect rate, rejuvenating the mind and body. Want to Try It? We are […]

Simplify your life with Walmart to Go #WalmartToGo

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As a participant in the Walmart to Go First program, I’ve received a personal invite and payment for my time and efforts in creating this post. Ok, I know some moms may disagree with me because getting away by themselves to the grocery store is a mini-vacation for them from their kids, but I’m not […]

Wordless Wednesday – Happy Anniversary!


August 26th was our 8th wedding anniversary!

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch – review & giveaway

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The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech. Let’s face it, technology is everywhere. If you don’t have a smartphone, you’re in the minority. If you don’t have a tablet, you’re in the minority. Heck, schools everywhere are using iPads, and if your child doesn’t have access to […]

KitchenAid 5 quart Artisan stand mixer giveaway!

kitchenaid 5 quart artisan stand mixer

One of my favorite wedding gifts was our KitchenAid 5 quart Artisan stand mixer. I have used it for everything from cakes and pies, to cookies, whipped cream, bread, and mixing up meatloaf. It’s been an essential in my kitchen! Mine is my favorite color, red, however I have seen so many fun new colors […]

Eat your local produce! Whole Foods #giveaway

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I am a Whole Foods ambassador and receive product or gift cards for my participation. Opinions are my own. It’s that most wonderful time of the year when the best in local fruit and veggies are in their prime. Sweet corn. Palisade peaches. Tomatoes. Apples. So much delicious produce with so many amazing ways to […]