How to make a paper helicopter – that FLIES!

Learn how to make a paper helicopter that flies! This DIY rubber band helicopter tutorial shows you step by step how to construct a paper helicopter using simple, inexpensive materials. Your kids will love creating this craft & watching it fly! This post is sponsored by Galileo but all opinions are my own. summer is almost here and i BET you are on the lookout for fun, easy, projects to … [Read more...]

Pink, Teal, Macaron, & Heart Themed Girls Room Ideas

 This year for my daughters birthday I bent the rules a bit. I have always said that Aubrey would be allowed sleepovers when she was ten…but when her best friend (named Aubrey too!) was moving across the country shortly after her 6th birthday, I wanted something special that they could always remember together. Neither of them had ever had a sleepover before, and they were absolutely giddy over … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom

today's new moms are more concerned than ever with reliable, responsible, and safe products for their new little ones. the best baby shower gift ideas for the modern mom are those that represent these important ideals. it seems that i am attending baby showers at least once a month in this phase of my life, so i have a few go-to items that are perfect for a modern expecting momma. for lots of … [Read more...]

Nugget-vention

have you tried the new KFC Popcorn Nuggets?! once you try it you will never go back to anything else! This post was sponsored by KFC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about KFC Popcorn Nuggets, all opinions are my own. the world is changing people. the standard for chicken nuggets have been raised. children everywhere are discovering what it … [Read more...]

Fueling My Daughter’s Fashion Designer Dreams

what do your kids want to be when they grow up? fuel their future with milk! this is a sponsored post brought to you by Got Milk "what do you want to be when you grow up?" a classic question for kids that seems to spark either an over serious answer (i.e. a cute young lad with a real determination to fight crime as a police officer) or a ridiculous one - like what i wanted to be... a … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Organization and Storage Ideas

Ideas and inspiration to get your laundry room organization going - and make it adorable with a yellow and teal color palette! This is a sponsored post brought to you by Birch Lane - one of my absolute favorite home decor, accessories, and furnishing stores! the new year is all about getting organized right?! i have been working through my house room by room organizing, cleaning, and updating. … [Read more...]

Family Pizza Night!

i'll be honest. sometimes i don't like to make dinner on weeknights. oh- you too? good. i'm glad i'm not alone on this one! usually we go for pizza on the nights i need a bit of a break, so i'm excited to partner with Pizza Hut and try their NEW Flavor of Now options on their menu! the new flavors combined with the classic menu we all love makes for so many new and exciting combinations! there … [Read more...]

Best Restaurants of Napa Valley

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Restaurant Month for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I recently realized while talking to my hubby that we have now lived in California longer than we have lived anywhere else in our married lives! After four and a half years here, we have visited much of what northern California has to offer – lake Tahoe, San Francisco, … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Dramatically Strengthen Family Memories and Traditions

did you know that family memories are the strongest when associated with multiple senses? my strongest holiday memories growing up were ones where we were listening to music, holiday scents filled the air, we were tasting treats or savory dishes, cooking in the kitchen and getting messy - all incorporating sight, smell, taste, sounds, and touch. as i strive to make family traditions and memories … [Read more...]

Aloha Energy Bites – Pineapple Coconut Protein Balls

lets pretend its not the middle of winter k? i may not be sipping a pina colada on the beach right now, but enjoying these sweet little bites make me feel like i'm halfway there! my aloha energy bites are made with toasted coconut, pineapple, macadamia nuts, and VEGAN protein powder. these protein balls are sweet but also vegan and packed with good stuff. while i make mine with honey, you could … [Read more...]

Jelly Belly Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers

stocking stuffers from Jelly Belly that are perfect for the whole family! products for girls and boys as well as family or neighbor gifts! this Jelly Belly gift ideas & stocking stuffers post is sponsored by Jelly Belly but all opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the amazing brands that make this blog possible!  if you have been a reader for a while, then you already know my … [Read more...]

Zappos Blogger Secret Gift Exchange

you guys! i just had the most fun experience! in partnership with Zappos, i had the opportunity to be paired with another blogger in a secret santa gift exchange! it was SO fun! Zappos is the best place to find gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season, so it is no surprise that i LOVED the gifts from my paired blogger - the adorable and totally stylish Kaelah from the clueless girl's … [Read more...]

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