Wild Kratts Birthday Party

Disclosure:  I did review some birthday décor and goodies from the PBS Kids Shop in exchange for this completely honest review! I love to host elaborate birthday parties for my kids, it is one of my favorite things.  This year things took a unique turn when Liam's birthday had to be.. rescheduled.  Since March, I had been planning a pool party at one of the most beautiful community pools (also, a free venue!) The party was scheduled for last Saturday…

Happy birthday, Liam!

Yesterday, Liam turned four!  It was a tough birthday for the little guy, he's still feeling pretty gross from having his tonsils out last Friday.  I I wasn't able to blog on his actual birthday, but still wanted to share my Liam birthday thoughts! Liam was so over his due date, at the end of August in 2012.  (a drought/heat wave kind of year.) The humidity took my breath away every time I went outside, the heartburn was unreal, and…

Since we’ve been home..

We've been home less than three weeks, and it has been crazy town up in here.  I should not be surprised, because around here it is always crazy town.  If I open up a ranch some day, I'll name it crazy town.  We will get a big sign to put at the end of the driveway encouraging friends to drop by for a visit to crazy town.  After driving forty hours in three days, I can't tell you how excited I…

Playing dress up with my best friend & Ruby Claire!

Disclosure:  I received two free dress, es in exchange for this blog post.  All opinions expressed are my own. I reached out to Ruby Claire last month to ask to review some of their dresses, because they are basically an Instagram fashion crush on mine.  I've been working really hard the last six or seven months to transition my closet into one that is full of things that flatter me.  I want my closet to be lined only with pieces…

My first trip to At Home + living room update!

Disclosure:  I received a gift card to visit At Home and share how this store is helping me improve my home!  All opinions expressed are 100% my own. For as long as we've lived in our home here- I haven't given it the appreciation it deserves.  We live in a rental and I've always felt like I shouldn't invest too much time, money, or energy into our temporary living situation.  I recently had a change of heart and realized there's…

Getting ready for Liam’s birthday!

The boy who made me a mama is turning four in two weeks. I really cannot wrap my head around it!  Time seriously flies by when you're having fun.  I'm getting ready for his upcoming birthday party, and decided to share some of the details beforehand.  Today, I'm talking about this adorable shirt we got from PineapplePancakeKids.  They make the funniest, most darling kid's shirts.  Look at this darling "Fournado" shirt they sent Liam to wear on his birthday!  He…

How to support your favorite teachers!

The school year is beginning, and I know we all want to support the fabulous teachers in our lives. Since 1996, Box Tops for Education has been helping schools across the country.  Right now on select Kleenex, Viva, and Scott products at Wal-Mart right now you can earn double box tops on select packages. Naturally, my kids picked the superhero option.  I'm so excited to send these into my kid's classroom.  Teachers do so much for our children, and they are so taken…

Dinosaur Fashion

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Gymboree.  All opinions expressed are my own! We love Gymboree.  So, it comes as no surprise that when given the opportunity to shop for school clothes there, we were ON IT.  I placed an order online, feeling like my kid's had grown so much over the summer.  When it arrived, almost everything I picked was too big!  So, we went back to the Gymboree, and I let them pick their new clothes.   They thought…

Have more fun, spend less money! 

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post! Groupon compensated me, but all thoughts are my own. I only collaborate with companies I support and authentically recommend! As most of you know, we enjoy travel. We love to try new things, and we fancy spending as little on these experiences as possible!  Which is why I love Groupon!! Groupon is a daily deal website that offers deep discounts on just about everything!  When I'm planning a ladies night, date night, or looking for…

Reclaim your kitchen & prepare for a new school year with Scotch-Brite®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScotchBriteSponges #CollectiveBias As we attempt to settle back in our home after being away for three months, I decided to jump right in and get organized for the approaching school year. When I'm cleaning and organizing, I like to start with our main rooms.  I like the spaces people spend the most time in to be clutter free and clean.  However, our kitchen just feels so…