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10 Ways To Get Ready For Your Best Holiday Season, Ever! (yes, in October.)

Disclosure:  This blog post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  They are the only place I get my stationary from, I LOVE THEM.  This year they became partners with Tiny Prints and I couldn't be happier to share their improved site with you.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own and I only partner with companies I love, respect, and value on this site. We are almost to Halloween, but my crusade for a more peaceful holiday season knows no boundaries. …

Seattle Girls Weekend!

If you have been following along with my Instagram stories, then you probably know I've been living it up in Seattle with my girlfriends.  I try to get away with friends once a year, because it is so good for the soul.  Being in Seattle has been such a creative boost for me.  I'm not a huge family person, I don't come from a big close knit family, but my friends have always filled that void for me.  They are…

Our day trip to St. Helens, Oregon!

Today, we took a thirty minute trip to St. Helens, Oregon.  It was a beautiful fall day, and we went to see the Spirit of Halloweentown.  This was such a neat day, it was cute to see where one of my favorite fall movies had been shot. We also learned on our adventure that Twilight and parks of the show, Grimm were shot here too!  We always try to make our day trips as affordable as possible. This day was…

Under the Christmas Tree This Year: A New Series!

Disclosure:  I received complimentary products from Petit Collage to feature in this post.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own and I only partner with companies I love & adore!  This year, I am urging myself and all my readers to avoid the usual holiday overwhelm.  I'm probably going to create a pledge for you to all sign and email back to me promising that we will not shop last minute, we will not lose sleep to wrap gifts,…

I don’t make my kids costumes & I think they’ll still turn out okay.

Disclosure:  This blog post was sponsored by Oriental Trading.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I only work with companies I love on this blog. With each passing holiday, I become more and more aware of the insane pressure us mothers put on ourselves to be the best.  Costumes get more involved, meals are more elaborate, our anxieties rising and rising.  I'm done with it, ya'll.  My kids are thrilled to be wearing a costume from Oriental Trading this…

My tips for taking care of yourself this fall..

Fall is such a special time of year, so many changes.  Each Autumn, especially since having kids, I feel schedules begin to shift.  I always find my emotions ebbing and flowing as the seasons change.  One thing I have certainly noticed is that as kids activities start back up, and we enter the busyness that comes with the approaching holidays.  It is more important than ever to practice self care.  Here are some of my top self care tips for…

Stay safe while traveling with Cars.com!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cars.com.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I only collaborate with companies I love, respect, and value on this blog.   We are big on traveling by car, it is almost always more affordable and with a young family, I always think it is more comfortable.  I recently learned that cars.com performed car seat checks.  I was impressed with their care to detail.  I really feel like that speaks volumes about their company…