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I don’t make my kids costumes & I think they’ll still turn out okay.

Disclosure:  This blog post was sponsored by Oriental Trading.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I only work with companies I love on this blog. With each passing holiday, I become more and more aware of the insane pressure us mothers put on ourselves to be the best.  Costumes get more involved, meals are more elaborate, our anxieties rising and rising.  I'm done with it, ya'll.  My kids are thrilled to be wearing a costume from Oriental Trading this…

My tips for taking care of yourself this fall..

Fall is such a special time of year, so many changes.  Each Autumn, especially since having kids, I feel schedules begin to shift.  I always find my emotions ebbing and flowing as the seasons change.  One thing I have certainly noticed is that as kids activities start back up, and we enter the busyness that comes with the approaching holidays.  It is more important than ever to practice self care.  Here are some of my top self care tips for…

What I’m Wearing This Weekend (Okay, All Fall.)

Disclosure: I received this pieces from Pink Blush to write this blog post.  All opinions expressed are my own.   If you can't tell, I have fallen madly in love with Pink Blush.  I've been building my entire wardrobe around their fun pieces.  I like to keep a pretty time capsule wardrobe.  I love to fill my closet with items that transition from fall to summer to winter with boots to spring with a cardigan.  This is why I adore this…

Stop the crazy: read, make your mornings easier.

Disclosure: Grey Bee Kids graciously gifted me some baskets to conduct this article.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own. I cannot believe our summer is ending this week!  It has been a summer for the record books, since last day of preschool in April we have: had a parent finish grad school, moved across the country, went the pool 230 time, attended 43 spin classes, went to an amusement park, used a ton of sidewalk chalk, visited a…

Eliminating distractions in your motherhood + a journey..

"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days." -Zig Zaglar Every now and then, as a PASSIONATE stay at home mother, I just feel like I'm spinning my wheels. Going all day and getting to the end wondering if I truly reached my potential. Laying in bed beating myself up for ignoring a dirty toilet just ONE. MORE. DAY. I feel since we moved to Oregon, I've been distracted and my focus…

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…

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…