7 Tips for Making the Gym Work {for moms!}

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I had a gym membership when I was in college and really liked it! I enjoyed taking the classes, having access to all the machines and equipment and having that motivation of seeing people working out. Well….then I graduated, started my career and had kids and all my free time left like the wind (along with my motivation and metabolism). I knew I always wanted to get back in there, but it hand’t really been in our budget or time {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {63}

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Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party “rules” to help spread the word about the party. Don’t forget to PIN each other’s posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {46}

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Welcome to the 46th 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 Are you interested in joining our fun? {Read More}

Things I said I would NEVER do as a mom, and then totally did

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Remember before you had kids, and you had all those dreams? Then remember actually having kids and all those dreams being dashed?? Yea, me too. Before you are a mom, you never truly realize how it’s going to be. Even if you were an older sibling or babysat or even was a teacher- you will NEVER know what it’s like being down in the trenches, butt deep in diapers, leaky boobs, crying toddlers and sassy 8 year olds until you {Read More}

Reasons my kids are fighting

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All kids fight. Mine do, all of the time. Like every single day, no matter what. I honestly cannot ever remember a day when they didn’t fight about something. Sometimes it’s over something I can “get” and other times it’s over something completely ridiculous. Over the last week, I have taken note over some things my kids have fought over. All of these are real- they are not made up. Happy reading! 1. Someone touched them. 2. Someone looked at {Read More}

Fighting Childhood Cancer, One Pretzel at a Time

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  Did you know that every year an estimated 263,000 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with childhood cancers worldwide? It is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S. but less then 5% of the government’s funding for cancer research is dedicated only to childhood cancer. Pretty scary right? I have been blessed with healthy children and am thankful for that everyday, but I am no stranger to cancer {Read More}

30 School Birthday Snack Ideas {round up}

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  Remember the good old days, when it was someones birthday at school and their mom or dad brought in a whole boat load of cupcakes with 2 inches of obviously colored frosting on the top?? Yes, those days are long gone. Most school have strict nutrition policies that limit what you can and cannot bring in for your child’s birthday treats to share with the class. Some school say you have to bring in prepackaged snacks but others still {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {62}

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Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party “rules” to help spread the word about the party. Don’t forget to PIN each other’s posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {45}

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Welcome to the 45th 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 Are you interested in joining our fun? {Read More}

Ten Things You’ll Hear a First Time Mom Say

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I have a lot of friends recently had their first baby and when I see them with them I flashback to all this years ago when I was a young new mom and all the hopes, dreams and aspirations I had and also all the fear, exhaustion and diluted views I had too. This got me thinking of things almost all new moms can be caught saying, at least at one time or another. And yes, I’m pretty sure I {Read More}

Starburst Sorbet Bar Moscato Floats + a giveaway

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Congrats Jenni K (#8)! You were the winner of two coupons to try the new Starbucks Sorbet Pops! One of my very favorite candies has always been Starbursts. Ever since I was a kid, I have loved these fruity little squares, and while I try not to et candy as much now that I am an adult, I do like to treat myself every now and again. Well, Starbursts have been transformed into something absolutely deliciously wonderful: Starburst Sorbet Pops. {Read More}

Help Pre-Bot Begin his Journey!

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  There’s an awesome project out there on Kickstarter that I wanted to share with you all today! If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it’s a funding website where small businesses or individuals can post their projects in hopes of getting enough funding to get started. Today I wanted to share a neat book that’s trying to get enough funding to get started: Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt. I have had the opportunity to read the book and it has {Read More}

Let’s Pley! {review & giveaway}

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Do you have some Lego lovers at your house? I do. My son is always wanting new sets to play and build with and it can get quiet expensive if you were trying to keep up with their demands. If you have this problem too, I want to introduce you to your new best friend: Pley! Pley is kind of like old-school Netflix but for Legos. This ingenious service allows you to receive new Lego sets in the mail for {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {61}

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Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party “rules” to help spread the word about the party. Don’t forget to PIN each other’s posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {44}

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Welcome to the 44th 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 Are you interested in joining our fun? {Read More}

Posts My Kids Would Write, If They had a Blog

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My kids do not have a blog (thank goodness)…but if they did, I imagine they would have all sorts of helpful tips and tricks for other kids. I have thought long and hard, and have come up with a hilariously true list of my kids top ten blog posts that they would write- and I image they would be VERY popular among the 4-8 year old age range. Here are ten blog posts that I imagine my kids would write {Read More}

18 School Morning Breakfast Ideas {round up}

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  Do you know what today is?? It’s the first day of school for my kids!! We live in a district with a modified year round schedule, where we get 7 weeks in the summer off, 3 in the fall, 2 in the winter and 2 in the spring- which means we go back much earlier than most other schools- which is ok by me!! We have been off since mid May so my kids are ready for school and {Read More}

Simple Shell Summer Wreath {tutorial}

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Since summer has been upon us for awhile now, I have been wanting to make a summer-themed yard wreath for my door, but time is always against me. I finally bit the bullet and decide to make a simple one, one that would be perfect for summer but not take me too long either. This wreath is made with a gorgeous nautical blue yarn and some seashells- that’s it! Very easy. To make this wreath, you will need: straw or {Read More}

THE Pin-it party {60}

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Welcome to THE Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup! We are so happy that you are here to share you bloggy awesomeness with us. Did you know you can add up to THREE posts right here and now! Please be sure to read over all the of the party “rules” to help spread the word about the party. Don’t forget to PIN each other’s posts. You guys really bring so much great stuff to this party. Thank you for that! XO, {Read More}

All About Little Miss {giveaway}

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Summer is the perfect time to celebrate little girls! These girlie Summer Essentials featured by Green Scene Mom are made by companies who offer eco-friendly, quality, and innovative product solutions that incorporate adorable styles too! Read on to learn more about these amazing products and scroll down to enter to win them! pediped’s adorable shoes are perfect for going on summer adventures! These stylish shoes fit comfortably and ensure healthy foot development. They are available in more than 140 designs {Read More}