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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…

March 2019 Reading List!

I know so many of us start every year hoping to make reading more of a priority.  Summer is an excellent time to make that goal happen, because the days are longer and your kids are outside more.  It is a great time to invite friends over for a deck book club evening, or meet up poolside with all your littles and attempt to discuss some great reads.  I thought I'd share some book recommendations for the summer (some I've…

Tuesday Top 10- Money 💰 Edition!

One of my big goals for this year was to get back to sharing practical ways families can save money! I used to do this way more intentionally on my blog, but started to feel like so many others were doing a better job! So, I kind of stopped! What I realized though was that a lot of the burn out I had been experiencing was because I had gotten away from sharing things that really filled me up! Things…

Frugal Friday: Why You Need A “Gift Closet”

So, I really sat the intention to get back into deal blogging this year! Personal finance is something I care so much about, and over the years I feel like I've gotten away from it.  For me, it has been one of those topics I can never tell if people read or not.  BUT.. whatever, I love personal finance, I love good deals, and I love doing it simply and easily so that saving money doesn't also become something that…

A Weekend Away In Baton Rouge: Where To Stay & Eat

Disclosure: Thanks so much to the Visit Baton Rouge team for hosting us while we were in the area. All opinions expressed are my own!Louisiana was the last stop on our "move trip." For those of you visiting this website for the first time, we recently moved from Portland, Oregon to Jacksonville, Florida! We made it into a cross country trek, stopping in some fun cities to explore along the way: 1) Boise, Idaho2) Provo, Utah3) Albuquerque, New Mexico4) Lubbock,…

Tuesday Top 10- Freebie Edition!

You guys know Mrs. Bishop and I have been having a blast doing these Tuesday Top 10's for you guys! So, this weekend we are bringing a new blogger on board for this, Andrea from Andrea AKA Mommy-- you can find her Tuesday Top 10 right here! I made a last minute decision to make my TT10 a special edition, freebie edition. So, I'm sharing 10 free things from the internet that I am loving!1) This Free Printable Poster from…

A Peek At My Office & Tips For Working From Home!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RenuzitSnuggle #CollectiveBias Working from home with two little kids is equally rewarding and stressful. I am so thankful our new house has an office so I can shut the door and work in peace. I’ve kept the details simple, allowing myself room for creativity and organization. As a special reward to myself, I also got myself a Renuzit® Snuggle® Oil Refill 3pk Linen…

Save Money On Kid’s Glasses with EyeBuy Direct!

Disclosure: EyeBuy Direct generously gave us a pair of glasses to test out and write this review. All opinions expressed are my own! Liam got his first pair glasses as a three year old, which in my opinion is such a rough age to get glasses! They grow a lot, and they wrestle even more. Not to mention, their tastes change frequently. Hence-- the wizard inspired look of the month Liam went with. I love the prices and multiple style…

Meal Prep Recipes With Barilla Chickpea Pasta!

This post is sponsored by Barilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Since my boys are officially school age now, our time together in the evenings is honestly quite sacred. Quick dinners are essential to maximizing our family time together, and making sure we are able to eat a nutrient rich meal even with our limited time. I hate to say it, but our time together flies by. Both of my boys love eating pasta and…

Protecting Our Home & Car From Muddy Paws With Hartz Dog Pads

Thank you Hartz for sponsoring this post. Hartz Dog Pads are America’s #1 brand of dog pads and are available nationwide at Walmart, Amazon and your local grocery store. Our dog, Rockne is ten years old. He has been trained for years, but did you know we still keep Hartz Dog Pads around our home? When we lived in Oregon, we actually kept a couple of these easily accessed near the door. Since our dog would get muddy paws, it…