5 Packing Tips

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I'm camping with all of the Girl Scouts in our town this weekend.  We leave Friday, come home Sunday.  The following Friday, I leave to go visit Mount Vernon for a media trip.  Fun? Yes. Exciting? Yes.  At least.... once I'm done packing. You see, I have historically had a reputation as an over-packer. I'm ...

WeatherTech Floor Liners to Keep My Car Clean

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It was so exciting to return from a beach trip to find my new floor liners and cargo liner from WeatherTech.  We spend a lot of time on the car going from school to practice and taking road trips.  I wanted liners that would stand up to the use and sandy feet.  WeatherTech offers an ...

Dining al fresco

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Summer’s wrapping up and it’s coming upon one of my favorite times of the year, fall. I adore this season almost as much as spring. Why? It’s the best time to get outdoors EVER. Summer was great, but some days are just soo scorching hot that you find yourself pining away for the comforts of ...

Back to school learning, memories and lunch! #PTPABTS

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The house is quiet, and I can actually hear myself think. You know what that means? School is now in session. I had mixed feelings about my children heading off to school this year. On one hand, summer was awesome and I hated to see it end. On the other hand, it’s nice to get ...

Recap of the #ReadyforAnything Twitter party

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This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. If you missed the  #ReadyForAnythingTwitter party, let me tell you, it was a mess.  Or rather, we shared our messes. And how we use Angel Soft® facial tissues in oh so many ways to help ...

Isabelle Palmer, Girl of the Year

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Every year American Girl features one special character to be their doll of the year. The character is only sold for one year, and comes with her very own story about finding success in the challenges of today’s world. This year, however, the American Girl for of the year is even more special! Meet Isabelle Palmer: Isabelle ...

Parenting lessons learned fast

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This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. The art of buying in bulk. Something that you never quite fully understand the significance of, until you have children. In that moment that you become a parent, however, you learn quickly. Especially the first time you have to make a middle ...

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 ...