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…

FREE LEGOLAND FLORIDA ANNUAL PASS FOR PRESCHOOLERS!

You read that RIGHT. The free pass for Florida's three and four year olds is back at LEGOLAND for 2021. We are huge LEGOLAND Florida fans, so I'm always trying to keep an eye out for great deals to visit. This one is amazing if you've got a Florida resident three and four year old! There is so much for kids this age range to do, by the way. We loved taking Sawyer when he was four, and we went…

A beautiful story about football brotherhood – on & off the field!

One of my favorite parts of my work as a blogger is when I get the opportunity to watch movies and share my favorites with you. There’s no obligation I share or create movie nights for home centered around them. I screen all the families one I can, because I think family movie night is such a special time for our family. We’ve weaved that into our family culture and I take it pretty seriously. I love sharing inspiration with…

Set your day up for success with this new free printable!

I told you guys, I have felt like a hot mess lately. I feel like with Covid and being home so often, sometimes I feel like I have all the time in the world to complete my chores and work. Until I don’t. Then, I’m a scrambling mess. I just feel like the intention I usually have is gone! To be honest, it’s really affected my mood. I know our worth isn’t wrapped up in what we achieve, but I…