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PNW Trip Inspiration!

It is wild to me when I consider how much our lives have changed this year!  Obviously, the biggest change this year has been our move from Portland to Jacksonville.  We love living here, it is such a nice fit for our family to be so close to the beach.  However, I couldn’t be more thankful for the time we had in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and I can’t recommend you visit the area enough.  There is so much beauty…

Holiday Suggestions When The Last You Need Is More Stuff!

I know in our family, we've been really trying to cut back on stuff and more stuff. I don't want to be people who find ways to organize things we are never going to use anyway. (And all the mamas say, amen!) We told our boys outright we would be purchasing only three gifts per child this year, and they were totally fine with that. In fact, I think they are having fun narrowing down and changing their toy wants.…

Books To Read If You’re In A Season Of Overwhelm!

My season of overwhelm hit me last year like a ton of bricks. I struggled to admit I was going through a tough season, because I also felt so blessed. We had been praying for husband to get this job, we were longing for a backyard for the kids, and I have always dreamt of living close enough to the ocean I could spend summer days with my boys there as they grew. Also, as a mother, I needed to…

Affordable Matching Family Holiday Pajamas With Yaffi!

Disclosure: Thank yout to Yaffi for sending us these adorable, very comfortable pajamas to try out and review for you guys! All opinions expressed are my own! I will tell you guys right now, it is hard to find matching looks for mama and sons. (Especially at a reasonable price!) This year, we really wanted to do a fun matching pajama set, because we hadn't done that in a couple years and I know the years with the boys wanting…

Simple Holiday Napkin Rings With Gift Tags!

I love the holidays, but I need to remain budget conscience! One way I do that is by using things I already have in creative, new ways. A simple example is that I have white cloth napkins (I also did a paper napkin to give you a second example!) and I purchased some gift tags and some adorable mini wreaths (4.00 for both at Target) and made them into napkin rings. I think this adds a fun piece of festive…

What My Family Thought Of Playing With Fire!

Disclosure: We received two complimentary tickets to see this film, and let you guys know our thoughts! On Sunday, we snuck over to the movie theater as a family (and brought three friends along!) for a matinee. I don't know about you guys, but we just don't get to the movies very often anymore. However, my kids had been laughing at this film's preview for months, my husband loves John Cena, and I LOVED Keegan-Michael Kay in "Friends From College"…

Friday Favorites: November 8, 2019

Since I had a few things I wanted to share with you guys before we head into the weekend, I decided to turn it into a post you could click on, or easily screen shot to your phone. It is so gloomy here today, but I've spent my day leisurely working in my sun room. I hope you have some fun things planned for your weekend. First up, I wanted to share that Tiny Prints is offering 10 Free Holiday…

Tips For A Smooth Holiday Season!

I've been a journey this year to a slower lifestyle. I know holidays can throw that off, because there are so many things seeking out our time and attention. So many things that are good and fun, but can just zap all of our energy if we aren't careful. So, this year I'm proposing instead of waiting until last minute, let's get a head start and tackle small, manageable projects over the next couple of months. 1) Use a service…

November Menu Plan & How To Plan A Month Of Meals.

I used to ONLY meal plan on a month basis, but really got out of the habit as the boys have gotten older. (and going to the grocery store has stopped being so miserable and awful.) However, as our schedule is filling progressively more and more with elementary school activities. I knew I had to get back into this habit. Plus, I've been going to the grocery store entirely too much! So, on Friday, I took an inventory of what…