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*This post is sponsored by Walmart. I’m back with another round-up of affordable summer fashion finds from Walmart! There are a bunch of sale items included this time – and great pieces to take you from summer vacations into fall. As I’ve shared before, Walmart has come a long way in recent years with their […]

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Here are all of my favorite activities I’ve packed for my big girls on our upcoming long flight to Europe. They are 4 & 7 for reference. I’ve written quite a few posts on this topic over the years – you can read about my favorites for 1 year olds in the car & plane […]

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Amazon Packing Essentials

Here are all my favorite travel finds from Amazon! You can read my tips for packing here. This post contains affiliate links. I earn a small commission when you make a purchase from one of my links. Shoe Bag: One of those things I’ve wondered how I’ve traveled without for years! Blue Makeup Bag Pill […]

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Travel Tips For Packing

Heading on a plane this summer? After 7 years of flying with kids I’ve finally mastered the packing part after learning many lessons along the way! We are getting ready for a long trip to Europe and I’ll be sharing our travel capsule wardrobes and what I pack for my kids on the plane in […]

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Summer Finds From Walmart

This post is sponsored by Walmart. In recent years I’ve been shopping more and more at Walmart. The new Free Assembly line does not disappoint when it comes to offering a great variety of fashion forward pieces at amazing price points! I recently picked up a few items to bring with us on our long […]

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Summer Amazon Finds

*This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission when you make a purchase through one of them. Block Print Girls Dress: I’m ordering this one for Alice! Floral Print Swimsuit : This is the prettiest floral print! Round Sunglasses: Tons of colors in this large pack of sunnies! Striped Short Romper: We love […]

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My Mud Kitchen Makeover

I spent last weekend giving this Amazon mud kitchen a little upgrade! It now sits in our backyard across from our playset and my girls have loved every second playing with it! There’s a water dispenser inside the cabinet so they can easily make mud creations and have fun getting messy. Have you ever thought […]

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The Best Hack For Outdoor Play

It’s not a fancy inflatable sprinkler or a bouncy house. It’s a $10 (or less) drink dispenser that has given my kids (ages 2-7) countless hours of fun outside! I first learned about this idea from The Workspace For Children and it’s changed our outside playtime dramatically! It doesn’t seem like much (and really… it […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

My philosophy is that Mother’s Day gifts should spoil the recipient and be something she wouldn’t normally purchase herself. With that in mind I’ve curated my personal wishlist with the hope that it inspires & helps you as you shop for the mamas in your life this year! *This post contains affiliate links. I may […]

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Beachy Amazon Finds!

We are on Spring Break at the beach right now and I was inspired to share some of the items in my Amazon cart right now…. Check this post for my spring break fashion finds that I packed for my girlies! Striped Towels: Wish I found these before our beach trip! Ordering them to use […]

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The Best Affordable Amazon Fashion For Spring

I’ve been shopping for fashion finds from Amazon for years and today I’m sharing all of my favorite spring Amazon pieces. I own nearly all of these spring Amazon fashion finds myself! I’ve divided this post up into two categories – one section with more casual pieces and other with everything else! *This post contains […]

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Printable Art From Ukraine Based Etsy Shops

An easy way to support Ukrainian based artists and small shops right now is to purchase their digital products on Etsy. I’m so grateful I saw this post on @StitchAndSteelCo that shares how to easily search for these pieces. I was a little skeptical about this idea at first but when I started reading some […]

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