All the Fall Trends, Under $100

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One of my goals this year for back to school is to try and be more put together. I totally fall into the trap of wearing workout clothes all day when I haven't seen the inside of a gym in a year. My key to this is developing a uniform. After twelve years of Catholic school, that works for me. I have a base outfit and then add accessories or trends as needed. But I live in a SMALL city so those trends have to be wearable, affordable, and easy to get at places like Old Navy and Target. If you are in the same boat, I put together a list of trends and where to get them for under $100. And I mean all of them (barring a few Fall trends that I just don't see happening in suburbia. I'm looking at you, faux fur stole.) … [Read more...]

Back to School Savings With Groupon Coupons

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon Coupons. The best thing about the kids being back in school? Unfettered internet time. During the summer I am always frantically trying to get things done between the activites and I start to resent the presence of my chromebook. But with those extra hours I find myself actually enjoying aimlessly clicking and reading. And shopping. Which is my free time down fall. They never should have made it so easy to shop with the stored credit cards and all. But there is hope for my addiction and its name is Groupon Coupons. Groupon Coupons has the deals and discounts you are used to but for the shops you browse everyday. There are over 55,000 totally free coupons from over 8,000 retailers. How awesome is that?! Just seearch coupons by store or category (and check out new stores, there are tons to discover!) And don't forget to look for free shipping offers and in-store coupons. The best part, they have exclusive coupons that … [Read more...]

Pampers Premium Diapers

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This is a sponsored post through She Speaks. Over the weekend, I had the chance to attend a baby shower. Nothing makes me happier than getting to shower friends with gifts for their new little one. In addition to a few favorites, I also brought along the new Pampers Premium diapers. … [Read more...]

Take Yourself to the Movies!

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So something excited happened here on the blog, I was asked to join the Fandango Family Ambassador program. Which means that throughout the year I will be sharing fun movie related content here as well as on my Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram. And I get to give away movie tickets! What could be better?! To celebrate, This past week I started a new tradition with a new friend: heading to the movies, during the day without our kids. Crazy talk! Besides the odd date here or there, I don't think I had seen a non kids movie in almost two years. We ponied up for some snacks, settled in our seats, and watched dinosaurs chew up the scenery (quite literally) of Jurassic World. And it was AWESOME! Now is the time, my friends, to take back the movies. And here's why... … [Read more...]

The Big Woot Baby Shower

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I have to confess before I was asked to do this sponsored post on the awesome baby deals at Woot, I had no idea that they were even selling kids stuff, much less had a whole Kids.Woot! site. High five parent friends! Because even if my own parent shopping has slowed down, my friends insist on spawning. Besides the low, low prices the best thing about Kids.Woot! is that it's a subsidiary of Amazon. So when you’re subscribing to Woot you can simply use your Amazon login information and your info (shipping address, credit card info, etc) transfers to Woot. Plus now is the time to pick up some amazing deals your darlings for all those friends who insist on propagating at the Kids.Woot! baby shower event. You will find fabulous deals through the 13th! The items include everything from cloth diapers to drying racks from awesome brands like Boon, Munchkin, Bright Labs, and more. They gave me a sneak peak at some of the deals and my favorites are below! … [Read more...]

Spring Fashion : Natural Elements

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It's supposed to snow in Columbia tomorrow, but I am in sunny Texas where Spring has definitely sprung. Even though I usually don't follow any trends, the Spring weather does make me want to switch up my wardrobe into lighter, simpler, natural pieces. Which is right on trend this year! Sure you've got pop art and black mesh, but overall the trends are about solid colors and natural fabrics. Which makes for wearable outfits for real people like you and me. Some of the pieces I am incorporating into my Spring wardrobe... … [Read more...]

5 Green Makeup Choices

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March brings with it sunlight from daylight savings time, my birthday, and St. Patrick's Day. And while I love me some beer, the green I really like to see on March 17th is the grass peeking through the snow. Spring is so close I can taste it! And while some people love Fall for a reset, I prefer the promise of spring cleaning. But don't stop with your house! In the spirit of fresh starts and everything green, shake up your makeup routine with some green choices. Here are five "green" makeup brands that will give your face a refresh. … [Read more...]

Winterize Your Phone

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If you are a tech loving house like us, you probably got a few devices in your stocking. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing how to best enjoy them. First up a post on winterizing your phone! Most people think about winterizing their home and their car but forget about the smaller things. If you're anything like me, your phone is practically an appendage of you. What would you do without it? Fortunately, there are ways to shore it up for the chilly weather yet to come. In this sponsored post with U.S. Cellular, I will be sharing the how to! … [Read more...]

Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

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Yesterday was the first Black Friday in a long time where I bought NOTHING. I have never been one to get up at three am but since we had the girls, I have found myself sucked into causal shopping where I usually end up buying things I hadn't planned on. I actually think it can be a great day to score deals and god knows, I love shopping. But during the holiday season, it's really easy to get caught up in the rush of gift giving and forget about just giving. which is why I was thrilled when offered the chance to partner with Give Forward for a sponsored post on Giving Tuesday. If you're not familiar with Giving Tuesday, read on for what it is about and how Give Forward fits into the Giving Tuesday mission. … [Read more...]

Life 360 Takes the Mis out of Family Communication

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It's that time of year again when over the roads and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go. Sure staying home would be easier but how will memories be made if I am not crammed into a vacation rental with extended family? The worry, the arguments, the guilt... this is what memories are made of amirite? I kid. But I am questioning what made me think it would be a good idea to meet up with my entire family and their families in a place where none of us live on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. All of us tend to revert back to the roles of yore which leads to worry, miscommunication, and a general lack of holiday cheer. This year I am hoping to avoid some of those with the help of this post's sponsor, Life360. If you don't already have this awesome family communication tool, now is the time to download it. It's the zen tool in your phone's jackknife. … [Read more...]