Our Easter Baskets + a 50.00 Incredibundles Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Disclosure:  I received an Incredibundles gift card for myself to make my Easter Basket Selections.  I only promote companies I love on this blog! I am one of those obnoxious people that blows holidays out of proportion.   I've said it on this blog multiple times, my grandmother did it for me and I'm doing it for my kids with no shame.  With that said, when I get my kids presents, I like them to be purposeful and useful.  I…

My deep, almost embarrassing, heart goals!

My heart has been heavy lately, ya'll.  I know the sleep deprivation hasn't helping, but I've been feeling a little bit empty.  At least,  I haven't been filled up the past few months.  I'm floating here in between this temporary home and our forever adventure.  It is so bittersweet, I'm thrilled to head into a new, less messy, season of our lives and sad to say "see you later" to so many people I love.  With this bitter sweet transition,…

Reading: How to afford it & how to make time for it!

My best friend, Stephanie says it best when asked how she finds to read books.  "you make time for what is important to you."  We are both writers, so reading inspires us.  I love how it feels to enter another world through literature.  I love what it means to be transported through vocabulary and imagination to different eras, human struggles, family triumphs, and a great self help book that inspires me to become a better version of myself. How do…

Great Deals I Snagged This Week From Home!!

Disclosure:  I have included my referral codes in these links, if you use my links.  I can receive credit First off, thanks so much to everyone whose reached about to check on Sawyer after his tonsillectomy.  Recovery has been particularly challenging, and we know that it will only get worse before it gets better.  I've used this time to get some great deals online! First off, I got my family three days worth of lunch and dinners from Olive Garden!…

A book you should get your kiddos for Easter! 

Disclosure: I received this book for free from blogging for books in exchange for a honest review. All opinions expressed are my own!  This book was so sweet!! It's rhymatic writing is very age appropriate for my boys.  I think it would be an excellent gift for a baby shower or a new baby.  It was a perfectly timed book for my four year old as he has been noticing eyes are shaped different than some friends (and mine) this…

Fresh Thyme Grand Opening Menu Plan!

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary gift card in exchange for my review of the new Fresh Thyme store in Bloomington, Indiana. All opinions and ideas expressed are my own. Please note that I did not include basic items on the printable grocery list, so make sure you have those staple items on hand or you may need to add them to your individual list!  My photos uploaded a little wonky, so bare with the mix/match order of things.  Friends and…

Lent Recipes!

It is that time of year again, when all Catholic people wake up on Friday morning and fry up sausage or cut a piece of left casserole and realize that it is a day of fasting. During Lent, many religions give up meat on Fridays.  So, I thought I would share my easy-peasy ways to avoid meat and eat deliciously. Smoked Salmon Tuna boats on cucumber Steamed Scallops Grilled Shrimp (love with parsnips) Tuna Casserole Shrimp Po' Boys Clam Chowder…

STEM READS! A fun, educational subscription box.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own! We received a really fun subscription box from STEM Reads in February!  It is a large package delivered monthly, ours included two books about plants and Dr. Carver.  Along with the books were plants, including this incredibly fun "tickle me plant."  and a poster with a plant cycle image.  Each box has a theme, and February's theme was plants!  I had a wonderful…

Fluctuating weight & overcoming obstacles!

When I first started blogging, I was a passionate fitness guru.  I ate a Paleo diet, worked out every day, and walked with the stroller every day.  I couldn't believe people complained about getting to the gym with children.  It seemed easy enough to me, but I was so naive.  I managed to work out daily with my second pregnancy with varying degrees of intensity.  I had retained a lot of water, and seemed to lose all the weight I'd…