Hey guys! Been awhile. Like the rest of the world, I'm struggling to get through 2020 for a variety of reasons. One of the things I missed the most during quarantine in the spring was my gym. I got back into running, which was great, but I missed the variety of having classes and having strength training. Finding hand weights was as hard as … [Read more...]

The Presidental Election can be confusing to children (and adults!). My children have had so many questions this campaign year. "What are the Republican and Democratic parties?", "How does a vote count?", "What are swing states?", and "What are electoral votes?". We found an amazing game, Election Night, that helped open up conversations and … [Read more...]

Did you know all the things that your HSA will cover for you? A couple of years ago, I didn't. We have a flex plan and I was diligently using it for co-pays and prescriptions until a pharmacist at CVS informed that I could be using it for so much more. Lively, the modern HSA provider, sent out a handy list that I found really helpful. This … [Read more...]

Hey guys! Hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Time, it keeps plugging on, doesn't it? It's been awhile since I shared regularly but this thaw time infographic I put together popped up when I was on Pinterest the other day and I remembered that we've had some cool Thanksgiving content over the years here. I decided I'd do a … [Read more...]

So we go to visit my parents in North Carolina a few times a year. Down there, the beach culture seems to involve getting to the beach early and setting up one of these large party tents to help deal with the heat and have some shade for the day. It always seemed like a lot of work to me but also appealing in that you have your own little cabana … [Read more...]

Just a quickie because, how cute is this dress? It popped up on my Zulily feed today and I just ordered 2 of them! I couldn't help myself. I think they are technically supposed to be dresses but I'm totally envisioning wearing these at the beach this summer over a bathing suit as a cover-up. They seem like perfect comfy, light cover ups and we … [Read more...]

It's easy to feel stressed when deciding what to wear for a professional family photo session! We want our picture perfect so it's easy to feel pressure when deciding what you and the kiddos should wear for the big day. I recently had a family portrait session at a local studio called Ivory Tree photos. (I currently have a giveaway going with … [Read more...]

I've secretly wanted a Mermaid pillow for a long time (for me!), ever since I saw one at a friend's house. And I'm going to tell you guys right now - this is one of those reviews that won't do the product justice, because you can only understand how totally awesome these pillows are by feeling them. The back side of every Mermaid pillow has … [Read more...]

Have you guys heard of or been to an Altar'd State? I hadn't until a couple of months ago. I was at the mall with a friend and as we walked by, she mentioned it was a cute shop so we bopped inside. I've been addicted ever since! According to their website, their first store opened in 2009, so they are still relatively new to the retail market. … [Read more...]

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