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This post is sponsored by Walmart. I’ve almost completed all of my holiday shopping (this is very early for me) and found so many fun items for my girls and myself at Walmart. Walmart has a Fashion Gift Guide full of curated items for everyone on your list. I made a wishlist for myself and […]

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Looking for an easy Christmas cinnamon roll recipe? I’ve got ya! There are a bunch of different holiday cinnamon roll recipes swirling around the web for every occasion under the sun but this one could not be easier! The best part of this treat? Your kids can decorate the cinnamon roll tree themselves! Here’s how […]

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Holiday Style Finds From Walmart

This post is sponsored by Walmart. Thank you for supporting the brands I work with! I know that Walmart may not be the first place you think of when it’s time to shop for the upcoming holiday season, but in the last year I’ve found so many great fashion items not only for my kids […]

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2022 Holiday Content

2022 Holiday Gift Guides Are Here!

New this year! ALL of my 2022 holiday gift guides will live in this post. It will be updated multiple times a week with new guides until the end of November, so be sure to bookmark this page! You can always visit my Amazon storefront for more finds here. *This post contains affiliate links. I […]

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2022 Holiday PJs

JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Holiday pajama season is fast approaching! I’ll continue to update this post throughout the season as I find new options and remove sets that sell out. I always size up in holiday PJs so we can get at least 2 years of […]

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2022 Boo Basket Ideas

Over the last few years I’ve fallen into the “boo basket” trap, feeling as though I need to gift my kids with a bunch of holiday crap we throw away a week later. Think wands, necklaces, kitschy cups and things of that nature. Items frequently found in the Target Dollar Spot or Dollar Tree. This […]

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A Big Back To School Clothes Round Up!

Tis’ the season for back to school shopping! I’ve spent way too much time gathering all of my favorites to share here. From items we buy on repeat every year to new finds, you can find everything linked below! Heart Belt, Blue Light Glasses, Pink Backpack, Floral Headbands THE TOPS BOW TIE CARDIGAN: The sweetest […]

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Amazon Back To School Clothes for Girls

I’ve spent the last few nights endlessly searching Amazon for back to school clothes for my girls – that they probably won’t wear. They prefer neon colors, rainbows, unicorns and any character graphics they can get their hands on. But a mom can dream! Here are some adorable finds -we have a lot of them […]

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2022 Back To School Finds

OOPs – if you’re looking for my holiday PJ post – click here! Backpacks & School Gear Pottery Barn Backpack: Piper has used this backpack for 2 years – the glitter held up surprisingly well!Floral Print Backpack: Trying to convince Piper to use this backpack for 2nd grade. I love the metallic straps and floral […]

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Summer Fashion From Walmart

*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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Carry-On Favorites

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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