3 Ways to Survive Back to School Season

Create a #HappyBalance with these 3 ways to Survive Back to School Season from @naptimeismytime and @McDEasternNE #McDGoesB2S #paid #spon

I received compensation from McDonald's in exchange for writing this post about surviving back to school season. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. Friends! We are doing it! We are going to survive back to school season this year! Trust me. For many of you, you've been in your routine for the better part of a month; but those of us in the North are just getting our routine down. We've been doing this school thing for 18 days. And, I've figured out how we're going to … [Continue reading...]

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Whip It Up Wednesday

hello, hello, hello! Happy October, Y'all! It's officially starting to feel like fall here and I'm semi-excited about it. The fall means more time for crafts and projects because the days are cooler and crisp. And rainy. Who wants to go out in the rain. Not me. Last week, I made a super cute sign for a friend as part of a Mom-iversary gift. You can learn more about it here. With all the inspiration in the world, I'm sure I'll find more in all of the creative projects that y'all … [Continue reading...]

3 Tips for Packing School Lunch on Busy Days

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I wrote this post about #LunchingAwesome in partnership with Applegate. All opinions expressed are my own. With The Boy starting Kindergarten a few weeks ago, I find myself packing school lunch on busy days and on not so busy days. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve noticed the cute sandwiches I’ve been cutting every […]

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Menu Plan Monday: Keep It Simple

Menu Plan Monday

Fail. That’s how I feel about last week’s menu plan. The good thing about not sticking with a menu plan is that you can simply push those meals to the next week. I suppose not making more than half the things I wanted to last week isn’t such a bad thing after all! I did, […]

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3 Ways to Save Money at Home

Cut Your Expenses

Every now and then, it’s a good idea to take a look at your budget and see if there are a few ways to save money at home. With the cost of clothing, food, gasoline, and more on the rise, The Texan and I are paying close attention to what we’re spending and always looking […]

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Our Week in Photos: Settling Into Our New Routine

#WeekinPhotos #weekinthelife

With 19 days of Kindergarten under our belts, we’re adjusting to our new routine and life doesn’t seem as hectic. Even though it is. The Boy is up and out the door at 7:30 each morning; that means earlier bedtimes. I know he needs his rest. But, it’s hard on me. I miss the carefree […]

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Celebrate the first year of motherhood with a gift of diapers and more

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BabyDiapersSavings #CollectiveBias Remember when your baby was in diapers? I barely do. It’s true what they say, time passes so quickly. Before you know it, you’re packing lunch for your kiddo to take to Kindergarten. And, it stinks. Most […]

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Whip It Up Wednesday

hello, hello, hello! After catching my first round of germs for the season over the weekend, there wasn’t much motivation for me to create. I’m thankful for freezing chocolate chip cookie dough each time I make a batch. Cookies make everything better, right? I’ll link up the recipe this week. You’ll love it! The giveaway […]

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Menu Plan Monday: Fast and Fun

Menu Plan Monday

Friends, I can feel it. Fall is creeping in. Last week our weather was cool, I nearly wore socks. Yesterday was humid as a July day, but today I’m sitting in the house with our windows wide open. Mother Nature is prepping us for the big change. And, I am not ready. This week, I’m […]

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Join the #WhipItUpWednesday craft, recipe, and DIY project party!

Whip It Up Wednesday

hello, hello, hello! What a fun and busy week we’ve had. Over the weekend, I made this fun DIY World Map Wall Art. I love how it turned out! I’ll link to the tutorial – and a giveaway for a Silhouette Portrait – below! With all the inspiration in the world, I’m sure I’ll find […]

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