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Roanoke Girls book review 

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review via blogging for books. All opinions expressed are my own.  Roanake girls is a masterpiece! It was such an enticing read. I loved peeling back the layers of this family and I enjoyed the suspense. I think this would be such a fun beach read this summer. Or an excellent choice for book club. It's a multidimensional book that every reader will enjoy. 

Meal Plan Monday + week plans 

Boiled eggs, burritos, oatmeal, eggs, and misc fruits- breakfast  Lunch- chicken that was grilled Sunday night with a veggie Dinners:  Monday- chicken salad  Tuesday- shrimp pad Thai   I just do brown rice noodles with whatever veggies I have on hand, broiled shrimp, and a jar of pad Thai sauce. Wednesday- Enchiladas with cilantro rice. I'm going to make a double batch to have next week  Thursday- pizza for the kids and chicken and veggies for parents  Friday- leftovers  I…

Holiday Bucket List 

I know a lot of us were waiting for the election to pass to get into the holiday spirit.  So as we prepare for Thanksgiving, Christmas, my husband's birthday, and the new year. I thought I would share our bucket list.  Send out Christmas cards  Have a friendsgiving  Attend the downtown lighting ceremony (we have never been before!!)  Decorate the tree and house  Have family holiday photos taken! Visit a tree farm. We don't get a fresh tree, but I'm…

The only place we get invitations + their new addressing service!!

Okay, it is no secret we love Tiny Prints in this household.  They are my favorite stationary shop!  They have something for every one of my needs, parties, holidays, and unique and personal gifts!  Most recently, I ordered my son's pool party invitations.  As you guys know, his pool party was cancelled because he had his tonsils removed.  However, his invites were ON POINT.  I've attached a sample of one them below!  I'm gearing up to order my holiday cards. Tiny…

Mamas Night Out with OREO Thins + Kroger Sweepstakes!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OREOTHINSideStory #CollectiveBias I'm a very social person, a real outgoing extrovert. As you guys know my family left our home for a three month trip in Portland, Oregon.  I have been missing my incredible friends and the wonderful village we've built in the Midwest over the last four years.  The first weeks here were a bit lonely, but I eventually made two remarkable friends.  We've had…

Head back to school with ThredUP!!!

  It is so believe that it's time to start getting ready for another school year.  Liam is gearing up for his second in preschool and he's so excited! Thred Up sent me some credit to try out their company, and write a review on my experience. I loved this company, and look forward to shopping with them again very, very soon.  I wanted to focus on acquiring clothing for the school year, and they didn't let me down.  Here's…

Remember that time I got to write for a subscription box!?

Good morning, mamas.  This one is for you!  The MAMA B U box is a bi-monthly subscription box for mamas to support self care.  Each box has a theme with fun products inside that encourage you to take a little time for your mama self! In July, I had the opportunity to write for the insert that goes out with this monthly subscription box. It was a really experience for me. Having my words and picture sent out to mamas…

Free thoughts! 

Okay, time for Tip Tuesday!!  Today, I'm sharing some ideas on how to stretch your budget!   1) Take full advantage of all your library offers. Classes, clubs, streaming services!  Get on your library's website, and find out how you can really maximize your free membership card. I've taken classes about writing, listen to audiobooks on my phone, and take my kids to plays and movie nights there!   2) Summer free lunch for kids.  In most cities, kids between…