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Our 2019 Trip To Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Disclosure: Thanks to Disney for hosting us at the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! All opinions expressed are my own. Can I just open by saying how grateful I am for the recent opportunity to visit the Magic Kingdom, and attend our first ever Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party? We had yet to attend a specially ticketed event like this since moving to the area, but I'm so glad we did so that I could hurry home and…

My Evening At The 2019 Southern Living Idea House!

My friend Ellen from Young Love Mommy generously invited me to be her date to an event with Royal Decking, a sponsor of the 2019 Southern Living House in the Crane Island development in Amelia Island, located about an hour north of Jacksonville. I was so excited, I've been a Southern Living magazine subscriber for years now. I love the classic, coastal look I'd seen in last month's magazine and couldn't wait to see it in real life and get…

Kitchen Sink Encouragement + A Free Printable!

I genuinely didn't know a ton about Mother Teresa until just in the last few years. You guys might remember her quote "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." had gained some popularity as wall art. I had seen that quote on Pinterest over and over a couple years ago, and it inspired to dive more into her life. I think I shared before, but I'll share once more that my motto for this…

My Favorite Books & Shows For Boys 4-8!

I am finding the age of about 4-8 to be a particularly difficult age to find QUALITY media for my sons! It seems like they've outgrown the more preschool age programming on television, and they're in an inbetweeny age for reading. They aren't reading a ton of chapter books just yet, but seem to be getting less interested in picture books. So, today I just wanted to come on here for a few minutes and type up some things I…

Learning To Fish As A Family!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Take Me Fishing. All opinions are my own! There’s a part in the movie Sandlot that I’ve always loved, the mom tells Smalls to essentially get outside, make memories, and get dirty.  Don’t we as parents want that for our kids?  To be outside, to be in nature, to fall in love with its beauty?  I know I do, and I’ve done a lot to facilitate a love of the outdoors and nature with…

What To Do Before Halloween 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…

My Favorite Snacks For Kids’ Sporting Events!

The boys are pretty heavy into sports these days! So far they've tried flag football, soccer, and TKD. They've been known to spend their weekends fishing along the shore, or playing flag football on their small team. Over the last couple years I've found that some things work perfectly for feeding the team and other things are simply a flop! So, today, I wanted to spend just a little time sharing a few ideas for mastering the team snack without…

Tuesday Top 10: Things I’m Loving!

I haven't gotten a Tuesday Top 10 in a while, I simply haven't felt inspired! The summer doesn't beckon many new products, but the season change has brought forward some awesome inspiration to pass along to you guys! So, let's get into it! 1) Connoisseur Kids: I heard about this book on a podcast, and the author made it so wonderful, I knew I had to have one. I'll be honest, I usually check books out from the library before…

Family Friendly Epcot: 2019 Wine and Food Festival!

Disclosure: Thank you to Disney for hosting our family for one day at Epcot so we could explore all the yummy eats and find out what is available to families visiting the 2019 Food & Wine Festival. All opinions expressed are my own! So, this was our first time actually checking out the Food and Wine Festival, now in its 24th year. Since we've lived so far away for most of our adult life, we just hadn't made it down…

ION Boombox Deluxe Bluetooth Speaker

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions expressed are my own! Today, I wanted to share this fun new 80's style Boombox Deluxe Bluetooth Speaker with you guys. Who doesn't remember cassette players?! I love the built in microphone. Not to mention, you can sync things up via Bluetooth. Which is so nice when you pair it with the 10 hour battery life. If you're like me, and love AM/FM radio, you can take advantage of the…