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What’s In Our Stroller?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #Walgreens #CollectiveBias These days, it seems my stroller has replaced my handbag. I consider it like a work tote. It needs to have all of the essentials for my day, since most of the time we are on the go and have to be prepared for almost …

Instagram-Worthy Pool Floats

These days, it’s all about Instagram. (Ok, maybe it’s not ALL about Instagram. But at least like 83.4% of it is about Instagram.) And now, thanks to some super cute pool floats, even your pool can be Instagram ready. 4th of July weekend means summer is in full swing. It means pool parties, BBQs and fireworks. Since we’ve had Harper, these days we generally keep …

Summer Fun With Schoola

(This post is sponsored by Schoola. All opinions are my own.) It’s officially summer! There is nothing we love to do more than play in our own backyard. Now that Harper is into anything + everything, it’s so much fun to watch her explore our little plot of land. I just can’t get enough of those little legs running all over the place, seeking adventure. And with …

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed a fine summer weekend. We certainly did. Saturday night we attended the most gorgeous summer wedding at The Field Museum. It may just go down as the wedding of the year… I love a good excuse to put on my heels and get dressed up. It was a welcome departure from my normal mom uniform. And since the reception …

Happy Father’s Day

I started this blog as a love letter to my family. I wanted a place where I could preserve my feelings and photos in a little time capsule to look back on next week, next month, next year. I can’t think of a better time to share some of my favorite photos of my husband + daughter and my dad + me. Thank you to these guys …

How To Start A Successful Blog (and make money doing it)

What makes a successful blog? And what do I know, after blogging for only a year? Success in blogging means different things for everyone. To me, having a successful blog means that I have been able to cross some huge goals off my list in my first year of blogging: Being published on Scary Mommy Generating income Being accepted into rewardStyle Connecting with other mama bloggers Participating in sponsored posts 3.5k …

Friday Favorites: 10 Best Summer Beauty Buys Under $10

It’s June! And it’s Friday! So, that means it’s high time for some Friday Favorites. Today it’s about Summer Beauty Buys, all under $10.   For summer, I love bronzer on my cheeks and a pop of color on my lips. I keep everything else pretty minimal. Here are my 10 best summer beauty buys for under $10. Because you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a beautiful sun-kissed …

The Best Products For Fine Hair

Until recently, I’d never loved my hair for more than 10 minutes. Seriously, my hair has always been the mane of my existence. (Is that funny to anyone else, or just me?) But then I discovered the best products for fine hair. Phew.  I have very fine hair, but quite a bit of it. It’s not curly. It’s not straight. It’s just there. I am …

A #MothersPromise To My Daughter

(Thank you to Pampers Premium and WalMart for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are my own.) When Pampers and Walmart reached out to me and asked me to share my Mother’s Promise to Harper, I went into a slight panic.  Ummm…like one promise? How can I possibly write about ONE promise to my little toddler-shaped heart and soul? Where do I begin? My heart is FILLED with …

Peep Krispie Eggs

If you’ve hung out with me for more than 15 minutes, you probably know that I LOVE Peeps. The day they decided to have Halloween, Christmas, Groundhog Day Peeps was right up there with my wedding and the birth of my daughter. So, why not make America’s fav quick treat with those little chicks of sugary wonder? Let’s call them Peep Krispie Eggs 🙂 Full Disclosure: …