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A day trip to Amelia Island (from JAX!)

Visiting Amelia Island has been on my Jacksonville bucket list since we moved here in late 2018. It has all the Southern style I just adore, and lots of seafood and beaches. So, yeah, basically it’s perfect. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to start traveling again and sharing travel content! We are easing back into family travel, so a day trip to Amelia Island from our home in Jacksonville is perfect it’s an hour…

2021 Summer Freebies For Families! (Frugal Summer Guide!)

First off, can I ask if you enjoy this post you come give me a follow on Instagram? Wow, my apologies for my recent blog hiatus. Quite frankly, as a content creator, I've struggled since the start of the pandemic to create content. I have had a lot of time to think about and deeply assess what I'm putting into the world. Is it fun? Does it enrich the lives of others? Does it honor my family? Does it use…

Free Admissions For Veterans & Active Duty Military (and their family!) at SeaWorld!

I had to get this deal up right away, I’m so excited! I haven’t been to SeaWorld Orlando. So, my family will absolutely be taking advantage of this incredible offer. Now through June 27, 2021. You can sign up for a ticket and up to three for dependents! You have request your tickets by May 16 at www.wavesofhonor.com. This is such an amazing opportunity! Grateful for all SeaWorld has done for the military community and that they have made this…

My favorites to grab from the 15% off Cat & Jack sale at Target!

Disclosure: this posts contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my blog! Look this is not going to be my fanciest blog post. I am screenshotting from my phone while I make breakfast, but I hope it’s helpful. I am a recent convert to the Cat & Jack line. They have a fabulous warranty which I appreciate with the boys and how tough they can be on clothes. Plus, they make an 8.00 pair of shorts by kids actually don’t mind…

An Essay On Our Active Shooter Experience

For as long as I can remember, writing has brought me healing. As a child, I'd write letters to my dad who passed away when I was toddler. I'd make magazines for myself, because I couldn't afford the ones on the shelf. I had a teacher in eighth grade who encouraged me to write, and I ignored her. Writing for a career, I scoffed, was a career for people who had trust funds to fall back on. Blogging was a…

20 Things Worth Sharing!

Disclosure: This posts contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting my blog.I started blogging when my boys were babies. I made myself a little work space in our chilly Indiana basement. I'd drink my cup of coffee and write. It was back in the newer days of blogging, and I don't know if the term "influencer" even existed at that point. I feel like the word influencer gets a bad rep, but the truth is this: I hope I influence you.…

Valentine’s Day Budget Finds

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting this platform! I actually love Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people think its lame or cheesy, but I just adore Valentine's Day. I love pink stuff, chocolate, flowers, and hearts. I also love to find budget friendly ways to make the holidays special for my family. Often, I'll collect stuff at clearance times after the holiday to put away for the following year. Like, the Mad Libs I found…

Editor’s Notes: February 2021

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, if you shop using my links I receive a tiny commission. That helps me to keep the lights on, so I'm very grateful when you do!Wow, the last couple of weeks have been a lot. I started the year with even more "new year" energy and zeal than I typically have. I was dedicated to putting the horrible parts of 2020 behind me and looking ahead. I felt hopeful.. My kids were back to…

Making Time For Your Goals in 2021!

This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and Hormel Foods. All opinions are mine alone. #squeezeskippytogether #GoToYourSKIPPYPlace #skippypeanutbutter If you've followed along for any period of time, you know that 2020 was a year that really propelled me to prioritize myself. I feel like I broke out of my shell in the self care department, and began to look at self care on a less visceral level. My focus shifted to treating my deep cystic acne, moving my body every…

Date Ideas: 2021 Edition

Alright over on Instagram stories, make sure you're following me over there because I definitely feel like conversations get deep over there! (and fun, too!) Anyway, on stories the other day I was discussing feeling a bit lazy in the planning department when it comes to making date nights a priority. Sometimes, it feels expensive and stressful to even go on a date so we just skip it altogether. Honestly, have you paid for childcare recently?! Not to mention, the…