(Almost) Wordless Wednesday : #365 Kids

The 365 Kids Project

You know the Project 52 that is all the rage in blogland? Where you take a portrait of your kids once a week every week? Come on now! Calling it portrait is pretentious (especially since most of the pics are taken with an iphone) and taking a picture of my kids once a week seems pretty slackerish. Perhaps there is more to it and maybe I am just not artsy enough to get it. But I decided to do something different this year and post an everyday picture of my kids to Instagram. Every day. I hashtagged it #365Kids.

And while I haven’t made it every day, I still love seeing the results. I will take these funny moments over hipster 52 portraits every time.

Wordless Wednesday : The Terror Twins Take on St. Louis

Terror Twins do Saint Louis
While I was at Bloggy Boot Camp, the girls took on St. Louis…
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Top Ten Things Learned at Bloggy Boot Camp

Ten Tips For Blogging From Bloggy BootCamp

As you guys may have gathered from my Twitter feed’s #BBCSTL , I was in St. Louis over the weekend attending Bloggy Boot Camp. It was good to see old friends and meet new ones. As well as pick up some fresh insights for my blog! I wanted to share a few of those insights with you in case you are not able to make it to a bootcamp yourself. And check back tomorrow for some pics from the day!

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Snapshot : What’s in my Blog Conference Bag?

What to Carry at a Blog Conference

Blog conference season is in full swing. And even if you are a conference veteran (my trade show peeps, give me a holla), blog conferences are a whole different ballgame. And if you are a newbie, you are probably thinking what the hell did I get myself into.
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How to Build a Dino Terrarium

How to Make a Dinosaur Terrarium

While you can’t time travel back to the age of the dinosaurs, you can bring a little bit of the Jurassic era to your home. A terrarium filled with tropical plants is the perfect setting in which to keep a dinosaur. Your kiddo will love tackling this project from Katie Elzer Peters’s book Miniature Gardens.
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Wordless Wednesday : Spring Break

Yogurt Eaters at Monster Yogurt
It’s good to be the grandkids.
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Juice on the Go With Mott’s

A huge thank you to Mott’s for sending us their new fruit juice drinks to try and for sponsoring this post. Those mini bottle saves me from many a twin argument. It gets HOT when you are in a car for ten hours!

Juice on the Go With Motts Everyday

Though I loved our time in Texas last week with my family, it’s good to be back home in good old Columbia, MO. It’s funny how quickly I have adjusted to small city life. Everything here is so accessible and now that the girls are older, I am ready to access it all. I am really looking forward to getting them out on the Katy Trail on their bike. We’re so close to a trail access now that I am thinking we can even start heading downtown on it to some of the free concerts and festivals.

Of course that brings in a whole other level of prep: snacks and drinks that are easy to carry. As well as healthy enough to fuel the ride there and back, but tasty enough that my kids won’t be begging for concessions.
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Making Life Simpler With Target Phramacy

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

So did everyone see this hilarious blog post about a trip to Target? I can’t relate at all.

This is so me. Target totally draws me in with their awesome style. And their spa like shopping experience. Yeah, there are no woodwind sounds (thank goodness) but clean aisles, in store caffeinated drinks, and cool items are pretty much the spa treatment for this stressed out mom. And hey they even have lounges and scented candles, though the staff frowns upon you laying on them and huffing the candle scent. Not that I would know. *cough*
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Bringing Memories to Life with YesVideo

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. Opinions are my own and not those of any one else.


Sometimes, it’s hard to remember the day pictured above. Even at the best of times your wedding is a blur. Add in the craziest possible pre-wedding week ever (highlights included getting roofied at my bacehlorette party, a car wreck, and a suspected appendicitis scare the day before I was to fly home), and I am kind of amazed I was even upright for mine. That’s where the wedding video comes in. Except ours were languishing on actual video. We just missed the cut off for everything being on DVD.

That’s where YesVideo comes in…
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Tuesday Tidbits : Valentine’s Day Edition

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine’s Day a few days early! This week is going a LOT more smoothly than last, thanks to the chicklets actually having school. Until Friday when they are out for a four day weekend. I am running out of amusement ideas. Have some to share with me? Comment and let me know. In exchange here are some tasty tidbits of info that landed in my in box!
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