I love Trader Joe’s.  I love the unique food items and I get super jazzed for all my favorite seasonal treats.  I always find cute gifts to give a hostess or to surprise and delight a friend.  The wine selection...
Here are some super easy Halloween craft ideas. Paper Pumpkins: Easy and Fun to do with Little Ones I love this halloween craft because it is so simple and I could create these fun little gourds with my two-year-old! What you'll need: 1....
My boys are obsessed with dinosaurs. We read books about them at bedtime, we have dino figures, stickers, coloring books, and t-shirts everywhere. My oldest generally greets people with his loudest T-Rex ROAR instead of a polite "Hello." I had...
Well, our temps here may still feel like summer, but every store we walk into reminds us that it’s technically fall, and that the HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE! (Throwing shade at you Costco, with your glittering Christmas trees that...
Fall is here and I have to say that this is my favorite time of the year. Pumpkin everything is back and decor at the stores have arrived. I don't know about you but when I think of fall...
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Currently we are in the midst of a very tight budgeting season. We now have to watch every single dollar we spend. We are so incredibly blessed, though, because we know this is a very first world problem. We...
Fall is here! (Well, let's pretend.) That means cooler temps and pumpkin flavored everything. Oftentimes, those on a restricted diet can only look, but not touch the pumpkin deliciousness surrounding them. Not anymore! With this recipe you can have...
Dinner Bowls are my jam lately. They might take a little extra work on the front end, but they provide some healthy, well-rounded dinner options, usually WITH leftovers. If you have picky eaters like I do, bowls can allow...
Grandparents' Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, it falls on Sunday, September 11. Whether your child's grandparents live down the street or around the globe, it's nice to show them how much they...
You know the gut feeling that you cannot ignore? The one you HAVE to follow or you will always wonder what would happen if you didn’t? Well, I recently got that feeling, and the best decision our family made...
The kids are home from school and it is easy to use them as an excuse as to why you're not exercising. Let's face it - there are so many reasons why we avoid it: not enough time, too...
We are on the homestretch moms and starting to prepare our kids to GO BACK TO SCHOOL! It is always something fun to look forward to but also a little stressful to get back into the mind set in...
Amazon Prime day is July 12th & 13th and we have the top 5 things you should stock up on this Prime! School supplies.......fortunately/unfortunately school is going to be here before we can even believe it. You wont find...
The future of cooking is here with this new kitchen appliance called the Multo® by CookingPal®. It’s a kitchen appliance that can prep, cook, and clean-- and that’s just scratching the surface.  Multi-functional Multo – 15+ functions in 1 device With...
It was a very busy day and when dinner time rolled around I was pretty much over the whole thing.  I surveyed what I had in my fridge, freezer and pantry and felt very uninspired.  What I ended up serving for...
Birth to age five is considered one of the most critical times in childhood. During this period, children experience the fastest levels of brain development, create the connections needed for empathy, learn social skills that come into play once...
May is in full swing which means Arizona is heating up and summer is approaching across the United States. What better way to cool down than with a margarita, patio and Taco Tuesday! Don’t forget about Cinco de Mayo...
It was March 2010, about three months after we had moved into our current home. I was seven months pregnant with baby number two. Our nearly-two-year-old had woken early on a Saturday morning and I'd gotten up with her...
Graduation season is right around the corner. You may be struggling with what to gift your own graduate, or you may be thinking about those announcements from family and friends that will be arriving in your mailbox soon. Although it’s...
Decluttering before moving is time well spent. Imagine settling into your new home with only the things you love. By getting rid of things before you pack your boxes, you'll save yourself time and frustration on the other end...
I am the Queen of Carbs. I love to bake and I’ve been involving my kids in the process since my older son was a baby. We mostly bake cookies, muffins, bread, and cakes, and this is our favorite...
Those of us with school-aged girls are probably starting to get this question a lot: “Mom, can I pierce my ears?” My oldest started asking a few months before she turned seven because she had a lot of friends...
Honestly, I have to admit that I am pretty lazy mom. I hate cleaning and we’re usually in our pajamas until we absolutely have to be somewhere. But I worked at a preschool for six and a half years...
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Hey mamas, who can agree that insurance is certainly one of those things that can seem intimidating and time consuming? I know I have been there. Our insurance renewal was right around the corner but we knew our current...
Preparing healthy, balanced meals is important. Simplicity and efficiency are also critical to keep a house running smoothly. By the time my daughter was eating solid food, I knew that simple meal planning was going to be the best...
Everyone loves a good spring cleaning session. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes with gazing upon a clean and organized closet or garage!  But with all the spring cleaning that goes on this time of year, it’s...
Remember when it seems like the whole world was suddenly KonMari tidying up. At any given scroll through Instagram, I saw a square of clothing rectangles resting perfectly on edge and filed into a drawer.  I, too, have done...
A DIY birthday number is a great way to add some customization to your child’s party. It’s also a cute birthday photo prop and a nice keepsake after the party. My daughter loves looking at her previous birthday numbers,...
Valentine's day is a day to show those around us some extra love and care. What better way to do this than making delicious and simple Valentine's day snacks. I have curated some healthy snacks the whole family will...
Brussels sprouts are my favorite go-to green vegetable. I know they've had a bad rap for a long time, but honestly, I feel like they've been largely misunderstood and underserved by our society for decades. But take a look...

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