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...]

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Peppers

i'm a total food network junkie and one of my favorite shows is CHOPPED - i love it! its one show that my husband and i agree on and get a kick out of seeing what the mystery ingredients will be! so i was over the moon when Sargento® asked me to participate in their 'Chopped at home' challenge!! luckily, i didn't end up with a mystery basket of cow tongue and pickled beets or anything - its … [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...]

Bring Your Coloring To Life With Crayola Color Alive

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crayola for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Coloring will never be the same! My kids and I were so excited to try out the new Crayola Color Alive books & app – it is so cool! This creative first-of-its-kind app is not just coloring – it’s an experience! You kids can interact with the characters they color and Bring Your Coloring To … [Read more...]

Stitch Fix HUGE Announcement & Giveaway!

YOU GUYS!!!! did you hear the HUGE announcement from Stitch Fix today?! they now offer maternity and petites! that is so awesome! as a girl who is 5.2 i truly appreciate when a company recognizes that we have special needs!! #shortgirlproblems don't know what Stitch Fix is? you need to! it's an amazing online personal, affordable, and accessible styling service that delivers goodies to your … [Read more...]

Best Bread Recipes on Pinterest

My family absolutely LOVES these bread recipes! From rolls to pizza dough - these are my FOUR favorite recipes inspired by the HP x360 computer that has FOUR modes. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. for me, bread is right up there with chocolate and macarons. totally craveable. i mentioned this earlier (in this post), but i have been on a quest for the best bread recipes for … [Read more...]

How to clean hardwood floors

are you a clean-as-you-go type person? or a do-it-all-later cleaner? turns out i'm a PERFECTIONIST. no really. that is what the quiz said!!  what type of cleaner are you? i must say i was a bit surprised by my result, but my husband was probably more surprised... i think HE is the perfectionist in our family! the hardest part to keep clean in my home is the floors! most of my downstairs is … [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...]

Easy on the go breakfast ideas

Mornings can be hard. Getting out the door is a million times easier when you have a plan AND you have belVita breakfast bites! This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own. mornings. i'm NOT a morning person. so getting out the door to school in the mornings can often be … [Read more...]

Inspiring My Daughter With Science

as a former biology teacher, (yeah - wouldn't have guessed it huh?!) i am passionate about getting kids excited about nature and science - call it my geeky side, but i hope my kids grow up to be inquisitive about the world around them and enjoy science and math classes in school. camping, hiking, exploring, and sending them to great summer camps like Camp Galileo  is a great way to get them … [Read more...]

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