Finding Encouragement in a new place with California Psychics!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Psychics.I have walked through a pretty difficult year-- between my appendectomy, the financial toil ofthe pandemic on my tiny business, and then the shooting my family was recently involved in.My creativity has been virtually non- existent. I can't tell you the times I've sat down to writeand words wouldn't string together for me. I worried my writing career was over, the trauma stunted my words. Usually when I…

Budget Friendly Back To School Favorites!

This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting my blog! At no cost to you, when you shop using my links, I earn a small commission. It is unbelievable to me in many ways how quickly this summer went by. My oldest son is going into third grade, so I feel like I've got some experience now as it relates to shopping for school. Where to splurge vs. where to skip. I also find that I'm very protective of my…

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. Nowadays influencers are everywhere, and they reach out to people through various means of communication, including using websites like EarthWeb…

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…