• 7 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Kids

    February 21, 2019

    It’s weird how you change after you have kids. Now, I cry reading “I’ll Love You Forever.” Now, I think Ariel was just a kid and should have listened to her father and kept her red head below the water. Now, I care about holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. Never one who cared for pinching…

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  • My One Word (2019)

    January 28, 2019

    If you’ve been around the internet at all, then you’ve probably heard of this idea of choosing a “Word of the Year”. The concept is that instead of trying to stick to (or even remember) a set of strict New Year’s Resolutions, you choose a single word to focus on for the whole year. A…

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  • Chunky Chorizo Chili

    January 14, 2019

    Something happened recently. Something big. Hell froze over! OK, maybe not literally, but here in the desert, where summers temps are regularly in the triple digits, it can feel like hell. And it didn’t just get cold here. It got really cold! Like “colder than Anchorage, Alaska” cold. Like “it freaking snowed” cold!! While that…

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  • 2018 Recap & Highlights (+ Goals for 2019)

    January 1, 2019

    The new year is finally here and I can officially say “goodbye!” to 2018 . . . and, if I’m being honest, I couldn’t be more thrilled. Don’t get me wrong, some great things happened in 2018, but there have been plenty of challenges too. Between financially-draining emergencies and trying to juggle working full-time, being…

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  • Gift Guide for Self Care

    December 10, 2018

    We all know someone who makes it their mission to take care of everyone else, but rarely takes time for themselves. Maybe it’s a parent or friend or co-worker. Maybe it’s you. Whoever it is, give the gift of self-care to someone who deserves to take a break from helping the world, and spend a…

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  • Gift Guide for Bookworms

    December 8, 2018

    I’ve loved to read for as long as I can remember. In fourth grade, I got in trouble for hiding my book under my desk and reading instead of paying attention. Aside from being a bit more responsible, and having a lot less free time, not much has changed since then. I still love reading…

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  • 11 Simple Traditions to Make Your Christmas Merry

    December 7, 2018

    Christmas is my favorite time of year! The lights, the sounds, the smells, the magic! But my favorite part? The traditions! Traditions are an important part of any family. They help create strong bonds and relationships, as well as creating wonderful memories. I look forward to our Christmas traditions all year and I know my…

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  • Gift Guide for the Creative Child

    December 6, 2018

    My Emma, she’s a creative child. She loves to draw and paint and do crafts. She has a huge imagination and uses it all the time to create new masterpieces and amazing adventures. So in the spirit of that creativity, I’ve put together a gift guide full of gifts that are perfect for any creative…

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  • The Christmas Eve Box

    December 4, 2018

    Growing up, my family always used to open our gifts on Christmas Eve. Being an impatient child, this was a dream because who can wait one more day to tear into that shiny pile of presents? Of course, it didn’t hurt that there was still Santa, so really, we got to open presents two days…

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  • Toys Fit for a Princess! {A JAKKS Pacific Toys Review}

    November 20, 2018

    Thank you to JAKKS Pacific for sponsoring this post on Toys Fit for a Princess! I was gifted these toys for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and options are 100% my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy. If you’ve never heard of JAKKS Pacific, you’re not alone. I’d never heard…

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