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8 weeks of summer camp fun! 

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Bring your popsicles on the go!

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Keep this on hand for summer travel! 

diy car sick bag

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Welcome to my 2023 gift guide! Keep SCROLLING for all of my 2023 gift guides in one place! Gifts For Toddlers Gifts For Pre-SchoolersGifts For School-Aged Kids Big Ticket Gift Ideas Gifts For TweensGifts For Her Amazon Stocking Stuffers – head here! Gift Ideas For Babies Gift ideas for babies, from top left:Cuddle & Kind […]

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Holiday Gift Guide Shop

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Soccer season is in full swing over here and I’m loving every second. From the friendships I’ve made with the other moms on the team to the joy I feel when I watch my girls play – this is my favorite time of year! I’ve fully embraced the athleisure look when on the field. Here […]

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Amazon Fall Fashion Finds

Here are a few of my favorite Amazon finds for fall that my girls have. Some of these we’ve had for years and others were new purchases made over the last few months. I love all of the fall colors and floral prints! Everything is linked HERE.

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Halloween

Halloween Ribbon Favorites

Here are some of my favorite Halloween ribbons for crafting & gifting! Here are my ribbon ‘rules’. Links below to my faves! ๐ŸŽƒ I ONLY buy ribbon on sale. Most frequently 40% off at a hobby lobby. They have the best affordable ribbon colors & variations.๐ŸŽƒ I always check other aisles like the wedding & […]

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Halloween

Halloween Artwork From Etsy

One of my favorite ways to decorate for Halloween is to swap out some of our regular artwork for spooky prints I purchase on Etsy. I like to change these up every year or so. I purchase digital files, download them to my computer and print them on my home printer. This ends up costing […]

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Halloween

Spooky Dancing Broom!

This spooky dancing broom from Amazon is definitely not a necessity but SUCH a fun addition to our halloween decor. My older girls love it and my 3 year old is a little spooked :) It plays music if you’d like or you can turn it on silent. It takes batteries and was easy to […]

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Back to School

2023 Backpack Guide

It’s hard to believe that the back-to-school season is already here. My kids still have over a month of summer vacation left but we’ve started stocking up on school supplies. As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about all the essentials to equip your kids for a successful school year. Among the […]

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Summer Car Kit

I recently swapped out my trunk organizer for the summer season. I change what I keep in here twice a year and it’s nice to know I have the essentials on hand! This is the trunk organizer I have. What’s inside: Sunscreen & bug spray. First Aid KitCar Sick Bag Wet Bag: Nice to have […]

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Recipes

Easy Summer Family Dinner Ideas

While I love the cozy, indulgent meals that come with fall and winter I most enjoy cooking dinner in the summertime. Recipes are typically quick and easy and full of fresh ingredients. Though I usually have more time for making dinner when we don’t have school and sports – I love the laid back approach […]

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Summer Walmart Finds

This post is sponsored by Walmart, as always all opinions are my own! A few new Walmart arrivals that I’m loving right now. By this time in the season I’ve pretty much purchased all of my spring/summer essentials so anything new I buy I want to be sure I can transition into fall. All of […]

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Travel

Summer Busy Bag

I’ve tried many different things to keep my kids busy on road trips depending on their ages over the years. Right now my kids are 3, 5, 8 and this busy bag works great. I fill it up before we leave and then hand out the activities as they are needed. We also can easily […]

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DIY Car Sick Bag

If your kids get car sick you’ll find this simple DIY Car Sick Bag helpful to have on hand! I keep it in the glove box or in the passenger side door. Here’s everything I put inside our DIY Car Sick Bag! I keep everything in this flat mesh bag. I use these for everything! […]

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