Check out our Boxtrolls! #TheBoxtrolls #BuildaBoxtrollSweeps

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The countdown continues until The Boxtrolls comes to theaters (9/26). We finished our Boxtrolls, although we're still reading Here Be Monsters (and we need to hurry or we won't finish before the movie comes out!) We had to enter the #BuildaBoxtrollSweeps and took plain old shipping boxes from this:   To this.... To these! Ta-da! Create your own Boxtroll and enter to win ...

Back to School Shopping at Target #BTSwithTarget

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Target has everything child(ren) need for the Back to School season, from supplies to apparel. We got supplies a while ago, and the kids spent many, many hours organizing and reorganizing their backpacks before the first day of school.  I don't like to do supplies and clothes shopping all in the same day- I get ...

Fall Allergy Cleaning Checklist #HealthierHome

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Fall is here, and if you’re like me you worry about allergy season. When the seasons change, my family finds ours flaring up often. In the past, we’ve been reactive and scurried around to find solutions for our horrible allergies. We quickly learned the importance of being proactive when it comes to combating them! There ...

Citi Private Pass Youth Sports Clinic with Henrik Lundqvist #ClosertoPro

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This is a guest post from my friend Rob.  He and his wonderful wife agreed to attend the Citi Private Pass Youth Hockey Clinic with Henrik Lundqvist for me and cover the event for my blog.   “Best camp ever!”  Those were the words from my 11 year old as he got undressed out of his ...

Build a Boxtroll and Win! #BuildABoxtrollSweeps #TheBoxtrolls

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With just under a month until The Boxtrolls comes to theaters (9/26), the kids decided they wanted to make their OWN Boxtrolls.  We saved some shipping boxes (the kids wanted to make themselves Boxtrolls, I decided we should start on a smaller scale...). Really, what you need are some cardboard boxes and your imagination.  Maybe ...

Messes aren’t always a bad thing #HappiMess #DeltaFaucet

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You know those days, when you look around your house and want to cry, because there's just messes everywhere you turn? But then, when you take a step back, you realize, that a lot of that mess is actually a HappiMess, and a feeling of gratitude washes over you? >1627500553;postadid=5000185888">

5 ways to keep active kids healthy #HorizonB2S

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My kids have spent the last few months swimming, diving, playing tennis and running around like crazy. Most of the time they are in the water, either here at home or at the swim club. The rest of the time? My girls can usually be found upside down, doing cartwheels, really, any gymnastics skills. ...

Drive Safe Today Day #DriveSafeToday

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Drive Safe Today Day is an event that shows Progressive’s human side -- an observable pursuit outside of providing innovative insurance. The purpose is  to affect driving behavior and make the roads a little safer for everyone.   I have 3 kids. If you’ve been around here at all, you’ve likely seen photos  of them.  They are my ...

The little things

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This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. As I sit here listening to the kids playing (nicely) together, hearing my husband putter away upstairs on a project, it's striking me how powerful the little things are in life. The big things are, for sure, also important, but so often, ...

9 Tips for benefit concert donors

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For over forty years, the benefit concert has served as one of the most easily recognizable forms of aid for charitable organizations.   It all started back in August 1971 when George Harrison called a few friends - Ringo, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, to name a few - to play at the world’s first benefit concert.  The ...