Give the perfect Christmas gift this year with personalized goodies from Atkinson Drive Organics, Bannor Toys, and The Gnome Workshop!

Christmas in July Giveaway!

I am a HUGE fan of Christmas. In fact … I am listening to Christmas music as I write this *don’t tell my husband*! I will use any excuse I can to get a little hint of the holiday throughout the year, and that’s why I love to celebrate Christmas in July. The great thing…

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Stay prepared for any Summer adventure with a car organizer and Oreo two-packs!

Always Prepared for Adventure

One of the things I love about my little family is that we’re always up for an adventure! I can’t tell you how often we leave the house to run a quick errand and end up being gone for hours doing something unexpected. We always have a ton of fun, and I never regret our…

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Make the perfect Summertime rice bowl for your family with this delicious recipe using Tyson and Steam Fresh!

The Perfect Summertime Rice Bowl

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Birds Eye®, and Tyson® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FastFreshFilling” My family and I absolutely love Asian cuisine! In fact, if you ask my oldest son what he wants for dinner he will always answer Panda…

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Tips for Buying Your First Home and the Capital One Home Loans Learning Center | Atkinson Drive

I Failed At Buying a Home | But You Don’t Have To

Just last week my husband and I sold our first home. The past few months leading up to that moment were a roller coaster of emotions. At first I couldn’t believe we were leaving the home that we built for our family just three years before, then I didn’t have time for anything but getting…

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DIY Projects to Transform Your Home on a Budget!

Ideas to Transform Your Home on a Budget

I’m so thrilled to be back showing off YOUR posts shared at the Pinworthy Projects link party (it’s an online party where creatives can share their favorite ideas from the week). All of you are so inventive … it’s really inspiring! This week I picked five of my favorite DIY tutorials that we can use…

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Downsizing is difficult, but we're learning how to navigate the waters of a small home one step at a time!

The Growing Pains of Downsizing

I’ve had this post in my head for a while now, and just haven’t had the energy to actually  sit down and write it out! Fortunately, yesterday BuzzFeed shared my Black and White Gallery Wall project which gave me lots of new visitors and – conveniently – the gumption to share this mini-novel of a…

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Printable Robot Glasses Valentine Cards

This year has been one of the most fun for planning Valentine’s for me. My oldest son is five now and has friends at school that he is thrilled to give treats to! He’s actually getting “into” the holiday which just makes it so much more fun. I’m still a horrible procrastinator and literally finished…

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Make something special for your Valentine by whipping up these super easy and delicious chocolate truffles!

Easy and Delicious Chocolate Truffles

I’m sure you all are aware that the big day of love is coming up quickly! I’ve never been a huge Valentine’s Day person, but it is a nice excuse to have some chocolate ;-) Now, if you really want to impress that special person in your life, I have a great recipe for you…

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An outdoor-inspired Brave Boys birthday party for brothers featuring cookie pizza and trail mix bars!

My “Brave Boys” Birthday Party

The weeks following Christmastime are always pretty hectic around here. Mostly due to the fact that both of my boys were born within 2 weeks of the holiday! Since I had my oldest son, the plan has always been to rotate birthdays so that we weren’t trying to have more than one big party every…

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Pinworthy Projects Link Party

Welcome to the party! I hope you brought your best stuff to share with us this week … I’m thrilled to see it all! Don’t forget to grab a button if you’re linking with us, and follow myself as well as my lovely co-hostesses {Just Us Four, Domestic Superhero} on any social media outlet, and…

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Are you interested in cloth diapering but have no idea where to start? This post explains all about cloth diapering for the modern family!

Cloth Diapering for the Modern Family

One of the first things I wrote about when this blog was just starting, was cloth diapering. I had recently switched my son over to cloth after having terrible bouts with diaper rash that wouldn’t go away. Almost immediately I began getting questions from friends, family, and even strangers about the ins and outs of…

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Ecelctic Farmhouse Tour

Saturday Seven

You guys should be proud. With all of the “New Year – New Me” inspiration out there … I have actually found things on Pinterest that don’t exactly line up with that mentality. OK, maybe ONE of these Saturday Seven images links to some salad recipes, but I’d say that’s pretty good considering the odds!…

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