Argyle Valentine’s Day Yarn Wreath

Argyle Valentines Day Yarn Wreath

Need some brightness on your front door in the middle of a dreary winter? Perhaps your door has been bare since you took your Christmas wreath down and it need something new on it. Whatever the reason is, this pretty Argyle Valentine’s Day Yarn Wreath is the perfect solution! The gray/pink/red color combination is really a lovely one and it will certainly make you smile (and your neighbors jealous!) each day when you come home. This wreath is really pretty {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {71}

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Welcome to the 71st week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

Seven Rules to a Thinner Me

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So if you have followed my blog for any amount of time, you will know that while I try to remain active and healthy, I have struggled with my metabolism and have been slowly gaining a little weight over the past few years and have had a REALLY hard time losing it. Like super hard. Before I started training for my marathon, I was about 7-8 pounds from where I wanted to be, and while I was in a healthy range {Read More}

That time I ran a marathon

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Yea, you read that right. There was this one time (a week ago) that I ran a marathon. Like an actual marathon. I honestly still can’t believe I did it and finished it! Of course, I didn’t do this out of the blue- it was a planned event. I have done four half marathons in my running career and always wanted to do a full one, but time and all the training scared me. I had wanted to do one {Read More}

Caramel Pop Secret Popcorn Movie Night

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Before we were Mom and Dad, my husband and I loved going to the movies. The big screen, the excitement and the movie theater popcorn all kept us coming back for more. Fast forward nine years and now with three kids, heading to the movies isn’t always an option. Despite how expensive it is, it’s not always easy to get the kids to sit and be quiet in a theater, which is why we just love having “Movie Night” at {Read More}

20+ Valentine Ideas for Kids

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while it’s not my favorite holiday, it is fun making cute valentine’s for my kids to share with their friends in school. When I was teaching I remember how fun it was for them to walk around and pass everyone’s valentines out and how special it was to see all of those little prizes with their names on them! You can certainly buy store bought valentines, but if you have some extra {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {70}

Welcome to the 70th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

Top Ten Things I Would Love that my Kids Hate

Top things I love that my kids hate

Kids are picky. Me? Not so much. I consider myself a pretty easy going, laid back mom- well, sometimes. But my kids have loooooong lists of things that they cannot stand and most of them I would love; like seriously love. Here are ten of the things that my kids would absolutely hate that I would love in a heartbeat: 1. A well-balanced meal. 2. A nap. 3. One or two chores. (ONLY ONE?!) 4. To take a bath. 5. {Read More}

Ideas to keep little ones busy at sports practices

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If you are a sports mom, you know that your life can be quite hectic when your kids are in-season. Practices, games, traveling- you’ll probably begin to feel like most of your life is in the car- and if you have little ones who are not playing yet, you KNOW how hard it can be to keep them occupied while you are trying to watch the game or practice. You know that I’ve got three peas and all of them {Read More}

Hearty Vegetable Pasta Sauce

Hearty Vegatable Pasta Sauce Pin

Last week I split a large produce on wheels order with a friend and received a BUNCH of veggies, unfortunately some that were a little on the ripe side so I wanted to use some away. With some of the zucchini I baked these Chocolate Chip Zucchini muffins but then I wanted to make some pasta sauce that I could freeze for dinners. I decided to make some hearty sauce that was full of big bites of veggies, it just {Read More}

Simple Game Time Recipes for the Big Game

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepareToParty #CollectiveBias TOUCHDOWN! The Big Game is almost here and I’m here to help you #PrepareToParty! Whether you are throwing a huge party to cheer on your favorite team or just watching the game with your family, you need some delicious recipes to go along with your event. Delicious doesn’t have to mean complicated though and today I wanted to share with you three yummy {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {69}

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Welcome to the 68th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

10 Truths about Tween Daughters

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Last week I admitted that I now have a tween in my post What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Tween: “Hi, my name is Michelle…and I have a tween.” This age is fun, scary, ever-changing, interesting and strange all wrapped into one. I have learned a few things recently- some truths, if you will, about tween daughters- things that you can pretty much guarantee will happy. Perhaps not every day, but pretty much every day. Here are my ten {Read More}

The Color Run Shine Tour 2015 {giveaway!}

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Have you ran The Color Run yet? I have twice and it is SUCH an awesome time. Not only are you getting some fitness in, it’s such a fun event to run with a group of friends or your family. It’s kid-friendly as well and is a great way to introduce running a color race with them! (see my 5 top mom tips for running with them here) If you are a veteran runner or a newbie, this is THE {Read More}

What to Expect When You are Expecting a Tween

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TWEEN. I guess (according to my daughter) I have one of these now. Tween is loosely defined as that age between being a little kid and a teenager, some books say starting around 9 through 12. Having a new 9 year old, she has informed me that she is now a TWEEN and “wanted to be this for her whole life!” and, though I am NO expert, I have researched some and experienced a few things so that I feel {Read More}

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins Pin

The other day, I split a Produce on Wheels order with a friend where you pay $10 and get a boat-load of fresh produce. I love lots of veggies, but it’s hard to eat them all so I decided to turn some into a few delicious recipes right away. I love zucchini, but my kids don’t always, (especially my son!) so I figured I’d “hide” some in muffins that also had something he really loves: chocolate chips! So these Zucchini {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {68}

WDW features #67

Welcome to the 68th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Without further a-do, on to the party! {Read More}

Top Ten Things to Donate to your Child’s Classroom

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If you have kids in school, chances are you are already familiar with the supply lists that come home at the beginning of the year. Those lists are so important for helping stock your kids classrooms with supplies for the whole year. Most school budgets are so small now a days that sometimes the only supplies they will get are the ones that parents bring in the beginning of school. Having taught 1st grade for 7 years, I how fast {Read More}

The Best of the Best: 2014’s Funniest Posts

2014 funniest posts

  Hello and welcome 2015!! Last week I shared my Best of the Best top 12 twelve posts for 2014 and I thought that it was so much fun to relive all of those posts, that I thought I’d love to share some of my funniest Real Mom’s posts for the year! These posts are all me being honest about motherhood and all of’s not so glorious moments. I hope you love these Best of the Best 2014 Funniest Posts as {Read More}

PB & J Cookies

PB & J cookies

  Are you looking to combine your love of pb & j’s with your love of cookies?? Well, this delicious treat fits the bill. By joining the taste of peanut butter and jelly in a soft, fluff cookie, this treat will leave your kids (and yourself!) asking for a few more. Not only are these cookies delicious but they are incredible easy to make and use only 6 ingredients. These PB & J cookies are perfect for a weekend treat {Read More}