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Whip It Up Wednesday

It’s time for the 28th #WhipItUpWednesday party of 2014. It’s hard to believe that we’re so close to 2015. I hope you enjoyed your Independence Day holiday; we had a wonderful weekend full of parades, fireworks, hours at the beach, and delicious grilling. I haven’t been crafting or baking lately, but I did share my […]

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Small Batch Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Making small batch cold brew coffee is easier than you think!

Hop on the band wagon, Friends! It seems this year you’re a nobody if you aren’t drinking cold brew coffee! In my house, I’m the only iced coffee drinker, so I set my sights on creating an easy small batch cold brew coffee recipe that will make you wonder how you lived without it! What’s […]

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Make Me Accountable Monday: A Healthy Menu Plan

Menu Plan Monday

Friends! I cannot believe how long it’s been since I’ve shared a menu plan. That would explain why we’ve been doing the five o’clock panic recently. It’s funny, I never menu planned before becoming a parent; now we clearly cannot function without it. The Texan and I did the Whole 30 diet in June. I […]

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Happy Independence Day

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I want to wish you all a very happy Independence Day. While you’re enjoying parades, fireworks, s’mores, and cole slaw, please take a moment to remember that we have our independence because of the brave souls who choose to fight for it. Sixty months ago, began the Summer of Decision for many Marines. On July […]

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crafters and DIYers! link up your handmade crafts today!

Whip It Up Wednesday

Hello There! How was your week? We’ve been enjoying the gorgeous weather here and getting outside more often! We’ve been to the beach, our local water park, a maritime museum and a fun cookout! And that was just last week. As you can imagine, that doesn’t leave much time for crafts, cooking, or baking! I […]

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My Summer Fun To Go Bag Essentials: energy shots and more!

Summer is busy! Moms need a summer fun to go kit to keep going! #ThisIsMySecret #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ThisIsMySecret #CollectiveBias This morning at 8:30, we dropped The Boy off for the first day of summer camp! I’d give y’all a high five if you were here. While we’ve had an amazing THREE WEEKS of summer fun, […]

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Help End Distracted Driving

Join me and learn more about how you can #DecideToDrive #client

As the daughter of a {now retired} Chief of Police, I grew up knowing it was important to follow the rules of the road. When it was time for me to learn how to drive, my dad stressed how important hands on the wheel were. Of course, way back when I was learning to drive […]

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Calling all crafters and diyers! link up your handmade projects today!

Whip It Up Wednesday

Hello Friends! How was your week? Here we are! We made it! Hooray! It is OFFICIALLY SUMMER!!!! I’m loving the sunshine, the blue skies, and the warm, humid air. We’re headed to a party this weekend – don’t you love summer entertaining? I’m bringing a pasta salad recipe that I’m testing out to share with […]

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Join Me and Help Create A Hunger Free Summer

Relax at the Beach

Because I care about children, I partnered with The Motherhood to raise awareness about the Hunger Free Summer initiative and was compensated for my participation. If you think children in your area aren’t going hungry in your area, chances are you’re wrong. As I shared in my first post about creating a Hunger Free Summer, […]

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I Wish You Weren’t My Mom

Motherhood Mondays

I started writing this post about the hurtful things kids say in September 2013. I look at it every once in a while just sitting there in the draft stage. It seems to be aching for me to add to it or to delete it. Each time I re-read it, my heart breaks a little […]

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