13 Quiet-Time Activities for Little Kids

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  If you’ve ever had to take your kids to a place where they needed to be quiet, you know how challenging this can be. It’s not easy to tell a 1, 2, 3, or 4 year old to “sit and be quiet” for any period of time, or even a 5, 6, or 7 year old for that matter! In certain situations where you need your kids to be quiet the key is to have something for them to {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {79}

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Welcome to the 79th 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}

Ten Household Items You Can Reuse to be More Green

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Earth Day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than to practice being more green! Being green doesn’t have to be hard, with just a few changes in your life you can make your little piece of the world a better place. One great place to start is to reuse some things that you normally would throw away. If {Read More}

End Overeating with MealEnders + a Giveaway

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There you are. Kids are in bed. You’ve ahead had dinner and then it strikes. You get a craving: something sweet? Maybe something salty? Either way, you know you aren’t really hungry, but you want to munch on something. You don’t want to ruin all of your hard work for the day, but you really want a snack- what do you do?? Now there is a way to solve this problem without ruining all the great eating you did earlier: {Read More}

4 Ways to Simplify Your Super-Busy Life

4 Ways to Simplify Your Crazy Busy Life

How many times a day have you felt overwhelmed and over-scheduled? Twice? Five times? A hundred times? Umm, yea me too! Today’s moms are putting more and more pressure on themselves to live these Pinterest-worthy lives and thus are often left feeling over-scheduled, over-stimulated and over-stressed. In our efforts to live the ‘good life,’ we can easily find ourselves overwhelmed by seemingly endless choices, decisions and activities. If we can learn to simplify our lives, even just a little, we {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {78}

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Welcome to the 78th 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}

Ten Times When Moms are Really Lucky

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is a day full of good luck, green beer and partying late- wait. No, no. That was ten years ago. Today is a day of green milk and dancing to Irish music with my kids. It still may be a day of good luck, but my definition of “luck” has changed a bit over the past few years. Pre-kids luck used to mean things like catching an amazing sample sale or designer pair of shoes for {Read More}

100 Countdown Ab Workout

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A few weeks ago I shared a quick “I don’t have time to workout” 100 countdown workout. It’s a great way to sneak in a workout when you don’t have time for a formal one. This week, I wanted to share a similar one, but only for abs! This workout is actually quite hard…which is a good thing. I know many of us (me included) could sure use a little more ab definition. If you did this workout a few times {Read More}

5 ways to combat Seasonal Sinus Pressure So You Don’t Miss Out

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Thank you SUDAFED® for sponsoring this post today. All opinions are my own. Is seasonal sinus pressure and congestion getting you down? Do you #FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)? Don’t let these symptoms run your life and keep you from missing out on the things that are most important to you! Spring is about warmer weather, outside time, sports and green everywhere…but that can also mean allergies that can cause sinus pain and pressure. Here are five ways to help you combat those {Read More}

Little Tikes Fish n’ Splash Water Table {review & giveaway}

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Spring is heading our way, and here in Arizona it’s already here! What better way for your little one to soak up the sun than playing at a water table? Little Tikes makes all sorts of really wonderfully made, kid durable products that are perfect for inside and out. This year Little Tikes has a brand new water table that is so much fun: the Fish n’ Splash water table! This table is so colorful and entertaining. It’s the perfect {Read More}

20 Rainbow Treats

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St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and it’s the perfect day to make some rainbow treats to eat! I have rounded up 20 really yummy rainbow treats for you to drool over and would be great to eat on the days leading up to St. Paddy’s day and I guarantee these treats would be sure to bring a smile to your kids faces! Many of these are dessert-like but some are healthy like fruit or veggie spreads that would be {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {77}

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Welcome to the 77th 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}

5 Ways to RESCUE Yourself from Stress

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STRESS. It’s like a mothers middle name. School, sports, housework, regular work, kids fighting, not enough time in the day- you name it, and it can cause a mom some serious stress. Not all of this stress is a bad thing though, sometimes this stress can be for a fun reason like planning a fun vacation, remodeling your house, or party planning. No matter what the reason, reducing your stress needs to be a top priority. There are many ways {Read More}

14 years, 3 months, 5 days

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14 years, 3 months, and 5 days. That is how long I have been here in Arizona. It’s no secret that it’s never been my favorite place to be. Arizona and I have had a tumultuous relationship over the years, we’ve had our ups and downs, our highs and our lows. I’ve made some amazing friends here and lost some too along the way. I have some of the very, very, very best things happen to me here and I have the absolute {Read More}

30+ Things to Clean with Vinegar

30 things to clean with vinegar

Do you love to clean with vinegar like I do? There are so, so, so many ways to use this extremely versatile cleaner and they are all natural! By swapping out vinegar for some of your daily cleaning, you can really lessen the amount of chemicals floating around in your house on a daily basis. Here are 30+ of my favorite ways to use vinegar as a cleaning tool: Kitchen – To rid the kitchen of yucky cooking smells, leave a {Read More}

100 Countdown Workout

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Ever since my big marathon, I have been on a mission to lose a few pounds before summer starts. Most days I try and head to the gym but if it’s the weekend or the kids are sick and I can’t get over there I try and do something at home. Sometimes I only have a little time to spare and I like to do one of these quick but effective workouts. One of my favorites is a 100 countdown {Read More}

5 Steps to a Spa Night In {for moms!}

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This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias I remember before I had kids, I would love to treat myself to a nice manicure and pedicure once a month, and every few months perhaps schedule myself to get a facial, boy wrap or a massage at the spa. Fast forward nine years and I am lucky if I get a pedicure once a year (no joke) and the spa is {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {76}

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Welcome to the 76th 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 Benefits to Your Kids Getting Older

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My kids are 9, 7 and 5 and I do, at time, miss those teeny, tiny baby snuggles and that teeny, tiny baby smell- but since kids do grow, and we cannot do anything about it, you may we well roll with the punches and enjoy each stage your kids are in. Each stage has it’s pros and it’s cons for sure! So for all of my mommy friends that have teeny babies and are afraid of them growing, I {Read More}

Monster Jam Recap 2015

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This week we had the opportunity to attend Monster Jam and it was SO much fun! If you’ve never been, Monster Jam is a series of very cool monster trucks doing tricks, races and jumps all for your viewing pleasure. My kids, especially my 7 year old son, could NOT wait to go! This was our second time attending and the kids were full of anticipation even before we went! When we arrived, they could barely contain themselves! We were seated {Read More}