Budsies: Turns Art into Real Life!

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Do your kids love to draw? Do they love stuffed animals? What would you do if I said that there is a place that can turn one of your child’s favorite drawings into a handcrafted EXACT REPLICA of their piece of art? There is and it’s called Budsies! Buddies is a small run business that can turn any artwork into a fully custom 16 ” plush animal. Each piece is completely sewn by hand and they will take any drawing, {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {101}

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Welcome to the 101st week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Yes, it is true, we have passed a huge milestone of 100 Wine’d Down Wednesday link parties! We are still celebrating with our $100 Amazon giveaway, so head over to enter for your chance to win! Head on over to the entry form ***HERE*** for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond {Read More}

Twas the Night Before School

the night before school

Twas the night before school, and everything was fine, not a creature was stirring, except the Mom with her wine. She has finished packing their lunches and bags, and hoped that her delicious choices of food would get brags.   The kid’s were off for the first day of school the next day, “Try and have fun without us!” they would yell out of the bus and say. But little did they know, she had plans. Oh and her many plans were the {Read More}

10 Things I Can do Now that My Kids are Back to School

things to do now that my kids are back to school

“It’s the most, wonderful time of the year….” That’s right folks, it’s back to school time! My kids start school tomorrow. Woot! After our epically long 15 week summer, my kids are finally back. Now, while summertime was great and we had lots of fun, I am excited for them to be back into their routines and for them to make more friends (remember we just moved!), but I am VERY excited for some ME time- and since I will {Read More}

Back to School Fitness Tips for Moms

back to school fitness tips for moms

If you’re anything like me, then your summer fitness routine was pretty much nonexistent. Not that I was sitting around or anything, quite the contrary actually. I had SO much going on, there was really no time to work out, especially since I had three shadows following me around everywhere. From vacations, to amusement park visits, to the pool we were always go go go go. This led me to not eating the very best and really having no time {Read More}

6 Money Saving Back to School Shopping Tips

6 BTS money saving tips

Back to school can be fun for the whole family- but it is often expensive too. Between new shoes, clothes, backpacks, lunch boxes and supplies- it can all add up quickly, but with a little planning and thought, shopping for back to school doesn’t have to completely break the bank. I’ve gathered up 6 of my best back to school shopping tips to save you, not only time, but money too, so your back to school shopping experience can be as {Read More}

Honey Wheat Pizza Dough

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Pizza. It’s by far one of my kid’s absolute favorite things to eat, just like most kids I assume. I am not above ordering out or even buying a frozen pizza but sometimes I like to make my own crust just for fun. It’s always really yummy and it gives me a good excuse to use my dough hook on my stand mixer. This honey wheat pizza crust is a new crust that I modified from one that I have been {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {100!}

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Welcome to the 100th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! WOWOWOWOW – did we just see the number 100?!? Yes, it is true, this is our 100th Wine’d Down Wednesday party! It is hard to believe that our little link-up has been going on for so this long, and we are trememdously thrilled and thankful to everyone who has partied with us. We truly enjoy seeing all your amazing and wonderful creations every week! SOOOOO, to celebrate this incredible milestone, and {Read More}

100 Weeks of WDW Giveaway!

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This week we are celebrating! We have been running our weekly link up Wine’d Down Wednesday for 100 weeks, can you believe it? We love seeing what everyone links up with us each week and want to celebrate with an awesome giveaway: $100 to Amazon! Enter below for your chance to win, and don’t forget to link up with us too! Thanks for giving our little link up so much love and best of luck! Giveaway begins August 18th at {Read More}

10 Lunch Box Hacks

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School is upon us and that means lots of lunches. If you pack your kid’s lunches like I do, then you know that this can be a pain in the you-know-what, but thankfully there are lots of shortcuts, also known as HACKS in the modern world, that can be used to make this job a little easier- and for those of us who are packing multiple lunches every day (THREE in fact!!) these 10 lunch box hacks are the equivalent {Read More}

DIY Kid Art Frames

DIY Kid art frames

School is starting here in a week or so and that means new routines, homework, spelling words and, of course, lots of new pictures to be hung up! I love t display lots of my kid’s art work but it can be cluttering and so I decided to dedicate a nice, neat area to display some special pieces. I wanted to make something that not only looked nice and matched my decor and made these pieces stand out, and I {Read More}

One Mom’s Guide to Visiting Chocolate World

One moms guide to chocolate world

Last week I shared about our amazing time at HersheyPark in Hershey, PA, but did you know there is a whole other section of fun at HersheyPark? It’s Chocolate World! Chocolate World is a fun time for kids and adults and has everything chocolate you could imagine. Along with a free (yes I said FREE!) mini Chocolate World factory tour you can pay to attend some additional attractions, eat at a variety of chocolate-themed places and buy all the chocolate {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {99}

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Welcome to the 99th 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}

My Top Beach Essentials {with kids}

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  To me, there is no better place than being on the beach. The beach is my very favorite place on earth and now that we are living on the East Coast again, we are lucky enough to be able to make a few beach trips this year! Ages ago in my single days, my beach bag consisted of music, a magazine, a towel and some sunblock. Now my list is quite different- especially when I am having a beach {Read More}

Super Simple Turkey Chili

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I love soup- it’s one of my favorite meals! Yes, even in the summer. I love how I make one giant pot and have lunches for a whole week, it’s great! Lately I have been on a turkey chili kick and this has been my go-t0 recipe. This one pot chili is super easy to make and is very filling. It’s full of protein and has some secret veggies for extra nutrients and it cooks fast too! This super simple {Read More}

One Mom’s Guide to Visiting HersheyPark

One moms guide to hershey park

Everyone know’s about Hershey Chocolate, but have you experienced HersheyPark yet? Located just east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the town of Hershey is where Milton S. Hershey decided to build and grow his massive chocolate making factories and later opened HersheyPark as a place for his employees to enjoy themselves. This park has grown and grown over the decades and now is an 110-acre park full of fun, excitement, rollercoasters- and chocolate of course! We had the pleasure of visiting HersheyPark last week {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {98}

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Welcome to the 98th 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}

Things Moms Can Only Get Away With in the Summer

things that moms get away with in summer

Summer is a time of relaxing, fun and family time. It is also a time of lazier days and lax routines. In the summer there are less obligations and deadlines and most moms (like me!) like to take this opportunity to use it to my advantage. During the school year we are so go go go, it is great just to take a step back and relax some. During the summer there are things that every mom does, at least {Read More}

Chai Tea Protein Smoothie

chai tea protein smoothie

Anyone that knows me, knows I love chai tea. Like love love it. Like if I could marry a drink, chai would be it. (sorry, husband!) I have been drinking chai for-ev-er and just love how it’s great for all seasons and is my go-to at Starbucks. I also like to make it at home, which helps to save me money, calories and my sanity if I can’t get out of the house. Like always, I am currently trying to {Read More}

One Mom’s Guide to Visiting Dutch Wonderland

One moms guide to visiting dutch wonderland

Have you heard of Dutch Wonderland? It’s a 43-acre family amusement park located in Lancaster, PA surrounded by beautiful Amish country and is so much FUN! Dutch Wonderland has over 35 rides, shows and a huge water area and is absolutely perfect for kids and families. This park has been around since the late 70’s and is a must see if you are ever in Pennsylvania. Last week we took our first, and definitely not our last, visit to Dutch Wonderland {Read More}