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Spotlight On…. Kids Bath Renovation Inspo

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We are gearing up for this winter’s renovation to begin (finally!) and I’m getting all my inspiration/ideas/sources organized so I can put things in motion. As with all things in this renovation, the starting place is our budget! It’s SO easy for budgets to get blown in the process of renovating (or building!) because little things turn into big things and they add up. I’ve budgeted EVERYTHING line by line for each room of this renovation so we can decide … Read More

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The Meal Plan

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I did a little virtual tour of our weekly grocery haul over on Instagram and got a few comments from you all asking for the full meal plan! This week I was a little less “planned” and did my grocery shopping in person at our local Walmart. I feel like our dollars stretch really far at Walmart and was reminded of what a great selection our local Walmart has when I was there this week. I think my budgeting skills … Read More

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June Recap: Grocery Budgeting

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Now that the month of June is coming to a close, I’m ready to do a full (transparent) budget recap for you. Since I declared this the summer of grocery budgeting, I wanted to show you what it looks like for our family and what a tremendous impact it made this month! I looked back on another month (March) which was a pretty typical month for our family in terms of spending. I added up all our grocery spending PLUS … Read More

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Summer Of…. Grocery Budgeting

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This is probably a funny time to embark on a grocery budgeting challenge when we have all the kids at home for the summer and kids are snacking more than ever, but with how much more expensive life and the grocery store has become, I’ve been feeling the pull to be more disciplined about our spending at the grocery store. I’ve realized as our family has grown that if I don’t take time to plan meals and grocery shop intentionally, … Read More

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Supplement Spotlight :: Seed Daily Synbiotic

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I get asked quite often about various supplements, but one of the most asked about is the probiotic I take. I’ve used various different probiotics over the years, but again and again I kept hearing my in-the-know friends talk about their love for Seed. This daily synbiotic (prebiotic and probiotic) has quickly become my favorite and Joe’s favorite, too. I noticed within a couple months of taking Seed some pretty significant health improvements (despite already being on a quality probiotic) … Read More

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End of Year Teacher’s Gift Guide

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One of the things I love doing is spoiling our kiddos teachers at the beginning and end of the year. We have been blessed with THE most amazing teachers for our kids – we haven’t had a year yet where our kids have had a “bad” teacher – they have all been amazing and brought new things out of our kids throughout the school year. I’m rounding up some ideas for the teachers in your life in case you’re looking … Read More

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House Progress :: Paint Colors We’ve Used So Far

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Hello, from the land of renovation! We have been hard at work at the new house (trying to leverage the time we have with both houses in our possession to do as much as we can before we move furniture in!) Most of our renovation (the big stuff like gutting the kitchen, the bathrooms, the new flooring, and opening up the living room/dining room area) won’t be able to be done until this fall/winter when our contractor wants to take … Read More

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Best Shorts for Moms This Summer

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With warmer weather right around the corner (we have shorts weather on the horizon next week!) I’m thinking about my warmer weather wardrobe a bit more. I’ve purchased all of these shorts and worn them time and time again and continue to love them for mom life! I hope this makes your life a little easier this spring as you look for shorts that are both cute + practical for mom life and chasing after kiddos! Everlane Easy Short I … Read More

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We’re Moving!

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Today we are talking about some big changes ahead for our family. As many of you have seen over the last few weeks on Instagram – we are moving! AND we are selling our lake house. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about all of the changes and thought I would share all the frequently asked questions here in a single post. A few years ago I was feeling the strong desire to find a house in a very specific … Read More

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Screen Detox For Kids

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Friends, a couple weeks ago I was noticing the need for a media detox for our kids. Attitudes were crummy, they seemed to be asking for TV more and more, and a little TV or screen¬†time was turning into whining over more screen time. Anyone¬†know the feeling? We started by saying we were taking two weeks off from all television and screens. There were some protests and discontent, for sure, but after a little bit of time they all settled … Read More

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All Time Hall of Fame :: Workout Gear

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It wouldn’t take more than a glance or two through my closet to see that I have some very favorite workout gear on rotation again and again. When I say workout gear, I mean clothes I wear both for actually working out, and running around with the kids (which is a workout in and of itself!) I’m (very) picky about my workout gear. So while I do have some pieces that are less expensive, I am never willing to sacrifice … Read More

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Our Family’s Favorite Games

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We’ve been getting into playing games as a family more now than we have ever in the past. With Ainsley and Collins getting old enough to enjoy more games, it’s become so much fun! A big kudos to my mom, our family’s game curator, who has discovered nearly all our family’s favorite games listed below. I hope this helps any of you who are cooped up inside and in need of some new games to play with your family during … Read More