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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…

New Traditions: Creating the perfect Christmas Eve box!

Disclosure:  I received a gift card to Finn + Emma in exchange for an honest review of their products.  All opinions I love Christmas Eve, the anticipation of Christmas is so high.  We usually go to mass on Christmas Eve and I love to bring my boys home and give them just ONE gift.  This year I made a "Christmas Eve" box for my oldest son's best friend.  I always include a pair of nice pajamas for my boys, so…

Meal Plan Monday

Our family arrives on Wednesday!  I'm so excited to see them.  I'm keeping our meals light and easy this week so we can focus on eating together, rather than the stress of meal preparation and planning! On Wednesday, we have to drive an hour to pick up our family.  So, I'm going to throw my favorite soup into the slow cooker.  It'll be warm and ready for us when we return home. Thursday- we will be celebrating my husband's post…

Our trip to Jingle Rails!

Disclosure:  We received complimentary admission to review our experience at Eiteljorg Museum and their Jingle Rails exhibit. Sawyer loves trains so much.  I couldn't wait to take him to the Jingle Rails exhibit at the Indianapolis Eiteljorg Museum.  The museum itself was a little mature for my loud, active two little boys.  There was some interactive parts downstairs for the boys, which we were really fun.  They went along perfectly with pioneer books we've been reading as we head into…

Mama’s New Toy: bObi Pet Robotic Vacuum

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary bObi vacuum in exchange for a review.  All opinions are my own!  I also included my referral code for Grove in this post.  If you shop using my referral link, we each get a 10.00 credit! I've been fantasizing about having a robotic vacuum cleaner since the first time I saw one!  We have a seventy pound Siberian Husky that sheds an insane amount! I sweep every day, and vacuum about six times a week. …