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Beach Themed Kids Activities 

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Lot's of fun for in the sun! 

Summer Amazon Finds

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Secrets of the Vegetable Garden – Shine-a-Light Baby’s Very First Fingertrail Playbook Garden Little Lift and Look Garden Garden Sounds Pop-Up Garden Little Lift and Look Bugs Busy Bug Book Lift-the-flap First Questions and Answers: How Do Flowers Grow? Big Book of Big Bugs 1001 Bugs to Spot Little Coloring Bugs Little Coloring Garden Bugs […]

20 Usborne Books & More Titles About Gardening + Bugs

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Apr

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Happy Monday! I’m so excited because after months of waiting safely at home we are finally taking our first family vacation in over a year! I think a change of scenery is going to be incredible for all of us! We are heading down to the beach in North Carolina for a week and then […]

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Mar

Spring

Spring Dresses for Mom

I forgot to share this last week – here are some pretty Spring dresses I’ve found recently. Most have quick shipping if you’re looking for something to wear to Easter or Passover celebrations! Bright Bloom Wrap Ruffle Maxi Dress in Purple BB Dakota Free Spirit Dress En Saison Eyelet Babydoll Mini Dress Watercolor Flowers Printed […]

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Mar

Spring

This Week’s Top Sellers 3/19

Abercrombie & Fitch High Rise Cutoff Shorts Studded Crossband Sandals Camera Bubble Maker Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandal Set of 2 Bunny Mugs – my bunny mugs sold out but these are cute! Monogrammed Straw Bag “Human Kind” Vintage Graphic Crew-Neck Sweatshirt

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18

Mar

Easter

Easter Dresses for Girls

Blue Floral Collared Cotton Dress Turquoise Seersucker Dress with Bunny Appliques Flower Print Ruffles Sundress Yellow Seersucker Smocked Easter Dress Red & Blue Floral Sleeveless Fit & Flare Summer Dress – Got the girls these matching dresses and they are adorable! Great quality too!! Tiny Rose Muslin Dress Mint Green Smocked Dress with Diaper Cover […]

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18

Mar

Spring

This Week’s Top Sellers 3/12

Wooden Bead Set: Piper got this for Christmas and has loved making bracelets for everyone under the sun! Embroidery-detail Sweatshirt: This is at the top of my Spring Break wish list! Rabbit Easter Pajama Set: Our favorite set of Easter PJs, they are really soft! Daisy Plush Toy: This plush is SO adorable for Spring! […]

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12

Mar

Fashion

Spring Break Style

We haven’t been on a trip aside from our long weekend in Chincoteague in November 2020 so to say I’m a little excited about Spring Break would be an understatement! I can’t wait for a low-key week away with our family at the beach! Here are a few things I have my eye on! Long […]

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10

Mar

Travel

ALDI Finds Road Trip Snack Ideas

This post is sponsored by ALDI.  Today, I’m excited to kick off a yearlong partnership with one of my favorite grocers, ALDI ! I’ve been shopping at ALDI since we moved into our current home nearly 5 years ago now and I’ve always loved that there are new products to discover with every visit. Browsing the […]

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09

Mar

Usborne Books

Easter+ Spring Usborne Book Suggestions

There are so many adorable Usborne Books & More spring books for your Easter baskets! I will say that though shipping is quick, these seasonal titles tend to sell out quickly! Easter Bunny Flap Book Poppy and Sam and the Bunny Finger Puppet Book Poppy and Sam’s Easter Egg Hunt Are You There Little Bunny […]

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05

Mar

Spring

This Week’s Top Sellers 3/5

Happy Friday! It’s been a long time since I shared a top-seller post but there were a few items the community went crazy over this week! This inspired me to bring back this weekly series and share items you may have missed me sharing! Blue Plaid Peter Pan Collared PJ Set: The quality of these […]

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05

Mar

Activity Box Ideas

DIY Rainbow Rice

Have you tried making rainbow rice for your kids? It’s a messy yet fun sensory play experience that you can do many things with! It’s very easy to make and one batch will last you a while – just keep in mind once you mix the colors there’s no going back! For this reason, I […]

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Feb

Amazon

2021 Easter PJs For Kids

I haven’t decided if I’m getting the girls Easter PJs this year (our drawers are over-flowing these days) but there are so many tempting options on the market right now. So many are selling out already but I managed to find a bunch to share! Carter’s Mint Bunny Sleep N’ Play Bunny Short-Sleeve PJ Set […]

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Feb

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