Modified Charlie Hunnam Workout for Women {guest post}

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Hello, Sunshine! I’m Chastity from My Rays of Sunshine. I blog about motherhood, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, fitness and all things feminine. I also love co-hosting Wine’d Down Wednesday with Michelle, Cathy and Kristin. It’s been fun seeing all of the great things you’ve been up to. It’s getting closer to that time of year when we will be wearing swimsuits most of the time! I know that I’ve slacked off a bit in the fitness department, but making time to {Read More}

Perspective and a Sunset Swim {guest post}

Today I have a beautiful guest post from Erin from Ruffles and Trains. I love this post because I can relate to this so much, I too, often feel stressed out over the little things especially during the busier times in my life. Please enjoy this post and be sure to read more words from Erin by checking out her blog, Facebook, twitter and instagram. Let it go, let it go…sorry. Now it’s in your head, I know. I had {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {88}

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Welcome to the 88th 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}

Ways to Show Our Kids Value {guest post}

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Since becoming a Mom almost nine years ago I have experienced many awesome Mom moments, and many struggles and heartbreaking times too. As a parent you pour your love, time, energy, and wisdom into making sure that your children grow up great, surround themselves with good friends, and make wise choices. Do you ever wonder if any of what you are pouring into your child is staying in? So many times during teachable moments my kids will roll their eyes, {Read More}

Banana Chocolate Chip Crumble Muffins

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My kids love muffins, like seriously. They would eat them every day if we had them. I love baking some healthy ones with a little sweet in them and keeping them around for a quick breakfast or snack on the go, they are convenient and simple to take on the run. Often, I’ll try to incorporate a snack that my kids already love into their muffins since my kids are super in love with the whole line of Funley’s snacks, {Read More}

Goodbye Arizona

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I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Tucson? Where the heck was that? I literally didn’t even know how to pronounce it. “Tuck-son”, I thought. Rewind a year earlier and I had been to the desert before. I boarded a plane and flew across the country to a place that may as well have been in a a far away land and when I landed it seemed as if I did actually land in a foreign place. Trees {Read More}

3 Ideas for an Extra Special Anniversary

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If your anniversary is coming up, you probably want to make sure you have something extra special planned for your husband, especially if you are the romantic type! The best way to make an anniversary extra special is to meet two basic goals: make your partner feel loved and find a way to spend good quality one-on-one time together. Think about what makes your partner unique. What do you most love about him? Whether you’re staying home or going on {Read More}

5 Budgeting Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Home buying can be SCARY! Trust me, I know. I have done it twice now. The first time we purchased it was so long along ago and restrictions were much more lax. We literally didn’t put down a penny and bought our first home. Fast forward 9 years and it’s a whole new ball game. Most of you know we are in the process of moving across the country for a job change and so purchasing a home was top {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {87}

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Welcome to the 87th 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’ll Miss about Tucson

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As we get ready to leave Tucson, I am so happy to be moving to a place with a climate more suited to my taste. I love the trees, seasons, snow, fall and green. I am thrilled to wear my boots and rain boots, sweaters and scarves- but there are a few things about Tucson that I will miss- here are ten of them: 1. First and foremost, I’ll miss our friends– I don’t have many here, but the few {Read More}

10 Baseball Themed Treats

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Play ball! Baseball season here is wrapping up which means all of your baseball stars are craving some extra baseball fun, so why not make some of these different baseball themed treats? They are perfect for birthdays, celebrations or any baseball game- and they are seriously adorable too. Baseball Krispy Treats Baseball cake pops Baseball cookies Baseball donuts Baseball oreo pops Baseball cupcakes Baseball strawberries Baseball oreos Chocolate covered apples Baseball and bat cookies So cute, right? I can’t decide {Read More}

10 Soccer Themed Treats

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Have a soccer star at home? Me too! I have rounded up some seriously adorable soccer themed snacks for you that would be perfect for an end of the season get together, birthday party or just a fun weekend treat. I know that my soccer player would be over the moon about all of these! Not just a mommy  Indulge with me Humble in a heartbeat U Create Parties Examiner Better Homes and Gardens Sweet Treats by Bonnie Dolen diaries Snackworks {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {86}

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Welcome to the 86th 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 Things I would miss if I was in The Walking Dead

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So like the rest of America, I have been hooked on binge watching certain shows on Netflix, and have just completed season 4 of The Walking Dead. I really wish that season 5 was out yet but, alas, I have to wait until the fall to quickly watch season 5 before season 6 starts. I had some trouble getting into it at the beginning, having just completed watching House of Cards (which was phonomeal) but after some time, I was drawn {Read More}

25 Fun Ways to Prevent the Summer Slide

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School is almost out here in Arizona (8 days left!) and then summer break will be upon us. Normally, we’d have a short 7 weeks of summer here, since we are on a modified year ’round schedule, but since we are moving after school is done to Pennsylvania, my kids won’t be going back to school until the end of August, leaving them with a whopping 14 weeks of summer break- 14 WEEKS!! WHAATT? Yes, that is a long time- {Read More}

An Open Letter to the Motherless Mothers

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day and I want you to know know that I understand how you feel. I know how your heart will ache when you see your social media feeds fill up with pictures of your friend’s enjoying brunches and celebrations together with their moms. I get it. It sucks. No matter how long I’ve been a mom, I still feel like Mother’s Day is a celebration of my mom. My mom who’s not here anymore. Even though I count {Read More}

Strawberry Banana Muffins

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If you love summer fruit then you absolutely need to make these muffins! They are fresh, soft and super easy to make. These muffins combine two classic summer tastes, strawberry and banana, and together make muffins that your whole family will love. You can use either fresh fruits or fruit that is about to turn, either will produce a muffin that will make you want to eat it for breakfast, dessert or a mid-day snack. Not only do I love {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {85}

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Welcome to the 85th 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 Ways Minecraft Can Help Your Kids!

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So, by now, either your kids are totally obsessed with Minecraft or they aren’t- and if you are in the camp that I am in, you are being asked day in and day out if it’s “tablet time” so they can play. While I do set limits on how often they can play (especially on a school day) Minecraft is one of those games that when I do say “yes” to playing, that I feel fairly good about it. If {Read More}

Creating the Ultimate Soccer Sideline Kit

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SidelineHero #CollectiveBias Are you a soccer household? We certainly are here! My oldest has been playing for 5 years and my youngest just completed her first season. My daughter plays club soccer now, which means most evenings and weekend are spent on the sidelines cheering her on! Playing for hours on end can leave my soccer star hungry and thirsty so it’s so {Read More}