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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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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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Welcome Summer Gift Ideas

BARE Shimmer SunscreenDock & Bay Kids TowelDock & Bay Adult Size (Large) TowelUnderwater CameraLarge Tub Of Sidewalk Chalk Reusable Water Balloons Sea Shell Bags

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Everything I’m Packing For Siesta Key

I’m taking a quick 3 day, 2 night trip to Siesta Key to celebrate one of my high school friend’s 40th birthdays. I’m SO excited for a little getaway, without kids spending time with girlfriends I don’t get to see too often. Here’s the high & low mix of everything I (overpacked) for my trip! […]

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Hacks

POPSICLE HACK

Have you seen this genius hack to bring frozen popsicles on the go? Just fill up a large insulated cup (the bigger the better) with frozen popsicles and then add as much ice as you can. Make sure you put the lid on all the way and then stick it in your bag for the […]

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2023 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s day is on May 14th, just a few weeks away! Here is a comprehensive mother’s day gift guide with all of my personal wishes, viral Amazon products and more! Mother’s Day Ideas For All Your Mother Figures Spiral Notebook NodPod Weighted Sleep Mask: This has been on my radar for a while!Monogrammed Tote: I […]

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All The Outfits I Wore In Europe

We just got back from our 10 day Spring Break trip to the Netherlands and I thought I’d finally link up everything I packed! The weather was typical for early April, rainy some days and highs in the 50s-60s others. I packed neutral layers that I could mix & match, 2 pairs of sneakers, one […]

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What I’m Packing For Our 9 Hour Flight With 3 Kids

In a few weeks I’m taking my kids to The Netherlands to visit my sister. We are all so excited! My parents are coming along but my husband is not so we’ll be making the long journey alone! My kids have several long flights under their belts and I’ve learned a lot each time about […]

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Easter

Easter Basket Finds For Kids!

I’m excited to share all of my Easter Basket filler ideas for your kiddos! You can find a bunch more in my Amazon storefront right this way!

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Spring Break Fashion Finds

We keep getting little glimpses of warmer weather on the East Coast and although this winter hasn’t been too brutal I long for the spring days ahead! My family is heading to Europe for Spring Break where we won’t be wearing swim suits (hoping for temperatures around 60 degrees F) or sundresses but I had […]

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Valentine's Day

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Class Cards

Here are the little class cards we are making this year for some of our friends. You can download the cards here and print them out on cardstock. I’m not a graphic designer by any means but these turned out pretty cute! This is the pack of flower sunglasses I got to use on Amazon!

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