Tips For Feeding Your Family During The BUSY School Year!!

Today, I'm launching our back to school series.  With my son heading to Kindergarten for the first time ever in two weeks, I'm going to share what we are doing to get ready for this new schedule.  Between full day school and any after school activities, our family time is going to be scarce so I hope to stretch those moments out by keeping systems in place to keep our lives running smoothly. One of those systems includes getting our…

My Party Hacks That Transition Easily!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but I did have the opportunity to test these products out from Verizon. I actually really enjoying hosting parties and bringing people together.  I recognize that for others that can be overwhelming and may not have the same soul filling properties.  So, today I thought I'd share some of my favorite hacks for hosting great parties all year long, regardless of the occasion. 1) Buy transitional pieces.  I wish that someone had encouraged…

Make Fetch Happen With Your Favorite Dog & Chuckit! Fetch Games.

This post is sponsored by Chuckit! but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Around here, we make doggie playtime, family time.  When we moved to Portland, we knew that backyard space was limited so we were intentional to move walking distance to a dog park.  Now, Rockne has curated a dog squad he loves to meet up with in the mornings for his exercise and it is entirely too cute.  We are always on the hunt for new…

Day Trip To Nehalem Bay, Oregon!

We recently went up the Nehalem Bay, our favorite crabbing spot here in Oregon.  We love getting outdoors to fish, clam, and/or crab.  If you're in Portland and looking for a dreamy day trip, I have nothing but incredible things to say about Nehalem Bay.  Maybe you're visiting Oregon and looking a unique experience! We like to drive up and head straight to Kelly's Brighton Marina.   You can rent boats for less than a 100.00 per two hours, they also sell shell…

Stress Free Schedule For A Fun & Memorable Day At Hollywood Studios!

Disclosure:  In February, we were invited to attend Disney Social Media Moms Celebration conference.  We received a media rate to explore Disney World and create relevant content for our brands.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. When we went down to the Disney conference back in late February, we arrived a day early and let the boys select where they'd like us to visit first. They picked Hollywood Studios, of course, because they are Star Wars enthusiasts right now! …

Your Next AFFORDABLE Vacation Destination: Bloomington, Indiana

Look, this isn't a sponsored post.  I just really love Bloomington, Indiana.  When my husband told me we were moving to Indiana, I was so confused.  For a couple reasons. 1) He was in the Navy, why were being sent to a land locked state?  I signed up for a life by the sea.  2) What does one do in Indiana?  Eat corn?  We hilariously fell in so love with that landlocked state, we just couldn't leave until we had…