A new week: menu plan, deals, and much more!

I feel like the weeks of summer have been seriously breezing by.  Especially, last week for some reason; it just seemed to fly by. I seemed to blind on Monday and open my eyes on Friday.  Our summer is reaching its end after school let out at the end of April.  We are about three weeks out from a new school year beginning, and an exhilarating one for me as both boys are off to half day preschool programs a…

Catch up with me!

I've been trying to do one post a week to just purely, catch up.  Share what we are up to asking questions about your week, that sort of thing.  Especially, since we have moved away from people we love dearly and continue to live far from extended family.  Not to mention, I want to have a time capsule on this blog that I can read to the boys years and years later with musings and memories.  The past week was…

My favorite apps!

Disclosure: There's a couple referral and affiliate links in this blog post.  I could earn free products or a small percentage if you purchase anything. All opinions expressed are my own! Alternate title: my favorite apps if you're trying to get your shit together. So, I've got two young children.  We are always into something, learning something or going somewhere fun!  So,  with that said, I've had to stop writing everything down.  I usually write my spending down, what I…

Fashion Friday!

Disclosure:  I received these dresses from Pink Blush free of charge in exchange for a honest review. Since Pink Blush has an emphasis on maternity and post partum fashion.  I find their clothes to be the most comfortable and durable around.  I absolutely adore these pieces I snagged.  I picked these particular pieces because I felt they would transition well from summer to fall, and I'm sharing these outfits styled for each season.  I'm definitely on the hunt for a…

What the old, naked ladies at the gym taught me about loving my body.

This morning I rewarded myself for a great work out with a nice, lengthy soak in my gym's hot tub.  It is tucked away nicely in the locker room, so I can change into my bathing suit and head there in one central location.  As I sat there in the hot tub listening to the women talk and watching the sweetest elderly ladies walk around unabashedly naked.  I felt immediately convicted, I had changed in the bathroom stall, wrapped myself…

The One Thing I’ve Started That Has Totally Changed My Life.

I've made a relatively simple switch up in my life that has been completely life changing and I just had to share it with you guys.  No, that's a lie, I've made a couple changes that have just completely shifted my parenting, my marriage, my joy, my happiness.  It has been revolutionary and I really want to share it with ya'll. Time blocking. I have always been an efficient person, that is a muscle I have strengthened.  I'm very self…

My tips for building community!

I have been loving all the emails of encouragement from you guys telling me how you happy you are us for being settled and making friends.  Thank you so much for that.  However, I did have several emails and comments from people saying they would love advice on building their own village.  A lot of women noted they've been mothers for years, and still don't feel like they have any friends.  So, I thought I would share some "advice" on…