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  • Valentine Sponge Painting

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    Valentine’s Day is tomorrow but there’s still time for a some Valentine sponge painting fun with your little one.  You probably even already have all the necessary materials kicking around the house. As a bonus you can turn these into adorable kid made Valentine’s for your tots to pass
  • 10 Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

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    What can I say, hubby and I like date night. Before kids we went out a lot. Oh how I miss that! But, we’ve been trying to carry on with our date night traditions even with two little ones. More often then not that means in-house date nights so
  • Chocolate Dessert Cups with Fresh Berries

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    The other night the hubs brought home some to-die-for Godiva chocolate dessert cups filled with berries. The first thing I did was thank him and promptly eat said dessert. The second thing I did was begin to plot how I could recreate this chocolate berry goodness myself. Making the

Celebrate This!

This post was sponsored by Libbey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Isn’t it funny how every year seems to have its rhythm? Some years are

Vtech InnoTab Max Review

Our family was provided with a Innotab Max from Vtech in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I’m gonna be honest. My four year old loves his screen time.

Aromatherapy Bags Gift Idea & Coupon Code

I had a chance to connect with a old friend this summer that is doing something rather cool so in support of her and her self-made small business, Sacred Space Aromatherapy Gifts,  I thought I would share it with

Popcorn & Peanuts (The Movie)

I can’t believe Halloween is finally upon us! Are you ready? I think we are. We have been up to our ears in Halloween festivities and traditions for the last week or better. We’ve visited the pumpkin

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Triple Play #TriplePlay10

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Club of America.I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’ve already shared with you that we’ve been making some

My Little Photographer | Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam Review

One of the best ways to get my kids on board with my photography obsession is to let them participate. That can mean a lot of things but it definitely means  letting them do more than just be

Taking Care of You (& Me)

We’ve been making a lot of lifestyle changes around here and I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to begin sharing it all with you because I really do want to share. (I mean craving kale

A Party & Party Tips with Play All Day Elmo

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central forHasbro and Playskool. I received product samples and a party stipend to facilitate my review, as well as a promotional item to thank me for my

Bead Apple Tree Craft for Kids

Hello September! Although the weather would argue differently (um,  90+ degrees today thank you). Fall is essentially here as far as we are concerned. The kiddie pools are put away, and the fall decorations are calling to

Whole Wheat Rotini w/ Roasted Zucchini – #FallForFlavor

This post is sponsored by Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade pasta sauces. That said, my love for pasta sauce and wholesome real food is all my own. With school starting and fall knocking on the door, our routines