No Sew Big Hero 6 Masks {Superhero Mask Tutorial}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias Have you seen Big Hero 6 yet? If you haven't you should, and if you have then I'm sure you are aware of why it is such a fabulous movie from a parent's standpoint. Let's face it, superheroes are great but sometimes the amount of violence they can dish out is a little disheartening, so having one like Baymax out there really calms my mind. It's been a while since Judah really fell in love with a movie, but I had a feeling he would love this one so when I spotted it at Target I scooped it up for our weekly movie night. I have to say, I was really … [Read more...]

DIY Photo Memory Book

I created this easy photo memory book as part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and timeshel, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #timeshelprints http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV One of the main reasons that I became a photographer was my love for preserving moments in time. I have always loved great photography, but what really makes it special to me is being able to look back on a single beautiful moment and remember it exactly, not as it was in memory but as it was when it happened. I'm a pretty big photo snob when it comes to my work, but when I am with my kids and something amazing happens I don't usually have the time to whip out my big … [Read more...]

Easy Stroller Exercises

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a GB stroller to facilitate my review as well as thank me for my participation. You guys, motherhood has turned me into a big softie. I've written many times about how much I miss my active lifestyle and how important fitness is to me, and now that warm weather is on the horizon it's time for me to shake of the dust and get moving! During the warmer months I take the kids on weekly trips to the walking trail at the park behind our house once a week to get out a little energy and get our heart rate up. I've always been big on baby wearing, but now that my littles aren't so little anymore it has … [Read more...]

So Much More Than Bath Time

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I used baby products by JOHNSON’S® to care for my little one as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #johnsonspartners #SoMuchMore Bath time at our house is something that we all look forward to. For the kids it is a time to play and be silly, but for me it is so much more. It's a time when we get away from the rest of the world, crank up some Reggae or Bluegrass music and just relax while spending distraction free time together. My kids are old enough now that they can sit and wash themselves in the tub (with supervision of course) and I love sitting back, listening to the music and watching them create their own little world in the water. Some days they become mini Picassos and … [Read more...]

Easy Funfetti Donuts

Did you know there are about 50,ooo ways to make and kinds of donuts? (Not really but you get the picture) There's frying, there's baking, there's sour cream and there's cake. There's holes, there's old fashioned, there's filled, plain, stuffed, dipped, and the list goes on and on. A few weeks ago I had no idea how to make a donut from scratch.  I mean, what? Donuts? Homemade? Huh? Yeah that was totally me. Since I'm always down to push my confectionary limits I went out and bought a donut pan, sat down and did a little research into just how to make them. Not wanting to get ahead of myself I decided to start out with something simple. I found a basic recipe from one of the popular food … [Read more...]

Free Gift Tag Printables and WIN a $120 Gift Card!

Thanks to JORD watches for rescuing me from a Valentine's Day disaster. All opinions are 100% my own. Oh my goodness, you guys! Things around here have been going full speed ahead for the last few weeks and it feels like I haven't even been able to pause and catch my breath. Did you know that Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a week? Yeah, I totally didn't. Which means that yet again I'm going to have to scramble around to find the perfect gift for my notoriously hard to shop for husband and hope he likes it. I actually think I'm pretty good at giving gifts, but when there isn't much that the subject of your gifting wants it can get a little tricky. In the past I've given him shoes, … [Read more...]

How To Make The Perfect Grilled Cheese

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourCheesy #CollectiveBias Ahh, the grilled cheese sandwich. Don't you think it's just the most perfect kind of sandwich? You have bread (yum), cheese (yum) and then any other ingredient you can think of stuffed inside because what doesn't go with cheese? Not much! I've been a busy bee here lately, and since I've started a second blog with my husband our kitchen has been working overtime. Since the grilled cheese is one of my all time favorite sandwiches, we decided to start a series over there called "Grilled Cheese of the Month" where each month we feature a new and delicious … [Read more...]

Sweetheart Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CapriSunParties #CollectiveBias Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited! It's not because I'm super romantic and lovey dovey, but because I just got my craft on and hosted a sweetheart party for my besties! I know it sounds a little cheesy, but I promise you it's fabulous. And it cost me under $100. So what's this sweetheart stuff all about? Well, it is about having fun, sharing a little sweetness and really just being with the people you care about because Valentine's day goes beyond the romantic kind of love. It isn't all roses and chocolates either, … [Read more...]

Sneaking In Smart Health Choices

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I'm participating in the Evolution Fresh blogger campaign and received compensation as part of the program. Being a mom is a lot of work, y'all. I have always led a pretty active lifestyle, and I thought that after kids that I could just continue pushing myself in addition to the daily mom thing and it wouldn't be an issue. After the first kid it was relatively easy and I still kept up my active regimen for the most part and then after Kaia came along I started having trouble keeping up with life. I know some of it is due to not being in my 20's anymore, but the rest is because the kids and life in general run me ragged. I feel more drained after a day with these two than I ever did being a … [Read more...]

Pretzel Bites with Jalapeño Ranch

This post is part of the blogger program by Naturally Fresh® and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time and the development of this recipe. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. I have never really been a football fan. In my early 20's I went to my fair share of local university games and had a blast tailgating, but I never really got into the whole excitement and drama of actually watching the game. My husband and his buddies love it, but me? Meh. I'm more inclined to cheer on the foods I see at game day gatherings than anything else. For real, have you ever been to a big game party? Because I have, and they are usually packed to the … [Read more...]