Our stay at Key Lime Cove in Gurnie, IL!

Disclaimer:  In exchange for this review, I received a complimentary night stay and a media rate for one evening.  All opinions expressed are my own! The last time we visited the Great Lakes Naval Base, we passed by the Key Lime Cove indoor park and I declared we would spend the night there at least once before we moved so far away.  We were able to stay in a deluxe queen stateroom, which sleeps six between two queen beds and…

Yay! PBS Kids 24/7 channel is coming on Monday!!

Y'all!  I'm freaking out. The new PBS KIDS channel that will be live broadcasting PBS kids shows 24/7 is coming on Monday!  You know what that means at my house: more Wild Kratts. I'm so excited about this, I grew up watching PBS shows. I know I watched a lot of television when my dad was in the hospital, and I'm so thankful that families now have an around the clock option.  I think television for littles is great when…

On getting fit..

Most of you know by now I've been on a mission to make some serious lifestyle changes.  I'm by now means unhealthy or fat, but I'm not MY best self. When my husband began graduate school, I was eating a really unhealthy diet.  I was loading up on fast food during his late nights, and my away games while I was a cheerleading coach.  I was so tired and sluggish.  The weight of my actions, pun intended, didn't hit me until…

We are moving in 16 weeks + other life updates.

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary Dock a Tot in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. It just occurred to me we are moving in 16 weeks!  Seriously,  I don't know where the last five months have gone.  We are beginning to purge through our belongings and truly evaluate what we want to transport across the country.  It all feels really surreal!  2017 is off to a fabulous start in our house. My husband is wrapping…

My favorite deals this week!

Keep checking this post and expect it every week, I'll be sharing my favorite deals from the week. 90% off of holiday clearance at Target. Also at Target..  Gillette foamy shave gel is on sale for 1.87.  They are also part of buy 3, and get a 5.00 gift. This works out to a little less than a quarter per bottle.  We use this for sensory stuff or shaving, but mostly sensory stuff in this house!  You can sign your…

2016 Reflections + 2017 Resolutions!

In general, I realize 2016 wasn't a wonderful year for our world.  Historically, people will read about 2016 and be like "ouch." but personally, I had a wonderful year.  At the start of the year, I rebranded my blog and decided to make it a part time job vice a hobby.  I've been astounded by the support of friends and family in this new endeavor.  I have got to work with companies like: Coca-Cola, Gerber, and Tiny Prints.  I've challenged…

Our New Homeschool Adventure!

Liam is almost four and half now, and we are beginning to consider our school options for next year.  He goes to the most amazing preschool program now, they've sat the bar far too high.  We just love it!  Liam is also an August birthday, which is a struggle I was not prepared for.  The cut off for school is September 1 in some places and August 1 in other places.  Will we send him to Kindergarten?  Will we hold…

Belated Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  It is probably no mystery to my readers that I adore the Christmas season. I take great pleasure in decorating my house, creating and receiving family holiday cards, and savoring the stillness of a dreary winter day serving as a backdrop to a beautiful illuminated Christmas tree.  My heart was swelling out of my chest as I listened to my four year old discover the gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. It feels beyond cliché…