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Disney-Inspired Favorites V.2

Check out the first round here! Lillian & Co. Bracelets — Um, hello! Aren’t these the most classy chic bracelets you ever did see? Such a subtle nod to Disney phrases and something you can easily wear to Disneyland and beyond. Anthology Candles — So these aren’t technically an accessory, but I’m going to say […]

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Ready, Set, Shop … AND SAVE!

Is Black Friday on your radar? I hope so … because it’s today!!! The day to score amazing deals and check off your entire Christmas list so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the December! When it comes to Black Friday I toggle between being an up before the sunrise kind of Black Friday […]

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Holiday Gift Guide For Kids

Christmas shopping catalogs have been arriving left and right and the other week I let the kids create a cut and glue Christmas wish list as a simple craft. It was pretty fun seeing what they chose and hearing their reasoning. The stuff that catches kids eyes, I tell ya! Jemma had some odd choices glued to her […]

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Holiday Gift Guide For Mamas

Ever since the want/need/wear/read philosophy for gift giving was born, I’ve tried to follow suite. It just makes sense! Especially for kids (and that gift guide is coming later this week!). Want/need/wear/read (with an extra category of “do” for experiences!) works well for mamas too, and in my case, just goes to show that I’m […]

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Sleep Tight

After 3 kids, I can confidently say that I’m pretty against sleep training. At least the kind of sleep training that leaves little ones crying, trapped, and wondering where their mama and dad went.  It’s exhausting coaching your kids into good sleep habits, but now, with a 4 and 6 year old who easily go […]

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Where To Buy Christmas + Winter Essentials On Extreme Sale

Twice a year my heart starts to beat a little faster and my wish list (on behalf of my kids) grows a bit longer. Can you guess why? It’s because the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale is comin’ to town! And I say “comin’ to town” because JBF is practically a version of Santa! Just Between Friends […]

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Pre-Disney Vacation Fun

We decided to tell the kids about our Disneyland trip 30 days before departure day. I didn’t think I could handle the excitement and question overload for much more than that :) This has turned out to be wise planning on my part, it’s truly elongating the Disney magic without over doing it. Over the […]

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The Star of Daddy’s Christmas Stocking

Raise your hand if your husband is the hardest person to buy gifts for. That’s me … raising both hands. Because, ya’ll, Dominic is THE hardest person to shop for. Christmas makes me cringe and birthdays and anniversaries aren’t any easier. And, I’m totally a gift giving person! I love giving gifts! He’s just a […]

THE BEST SEVEN LAYER BARS

Not Your Mama’s Seven Layer Bars

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetnSaltyHoliday #CollectiveBias Seven layer bars are a classic holiday treat, but this year, it’s time we all amp up that deliciousness with Chocolate Wavy Lays! I tell no lies … whether you eat these solo while watching your favorite mama […]

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The Gift of Adventure

No question, experience gifts are my favorite. They’re what I like to give and they’re what I like to receive! Because … they’re awesome and fun and the kind of present that stick with you for a lifetime. So much about gifting an adventure fits into what I’m striving for in life — less stuff […]

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Max’s Room Tour

Welcome to Max’s room! It’s practically breaking my heart that it is finished just in time for us to pack up and move. But, perhaps its pulled togetherness will be a selling point when the house is listed? At least Max will have a fun documentation of his very first big boy room! I designed this […]