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Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

These trendy fashion picks are fun for a wide range of ages and any girl who loves dressing up and accessorizing. A cute star GabbyBox backpack can be used for school or for kids to tote their toys or accessories around!

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

I wanted to do a color-inspired Trash the Dress photoshoot to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Here’s how I creatively painted my wedding dress without actually destroying it.

Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Our wedding day was colorful, casual and attended by friends and family who knew us best. Just 20 years old, we planned our wedding as best we could right out of college; on a budget with a simple cake and decorations, a lovely dress from a bridal shop liquidation sale, flower bouquets I made myself, and my hairstyle, makeup and photos done by friends. Our wedding was perfect for our stage in life —  and even more importantly, initiated our marriage which we’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years. In May 2018 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary and I can say with confidence that while our wedding was pretty, our marriage and family life have been even more lovely and meaningful. I feel very blessed. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to use my budget-friendly wedding dress (which still fits after 3 babies!) and take Trash the Dress photos! This glamour style photoshoot turned out gorgeously with the fall colors around our home!

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Teach Kids to Swim & Love Water with a Mermaid Tail

Teach Kids to Swim & Love Water with a Mermaid Tail

Learning how to swim is a great skill kids can use year round and swimming lessons are especially important for water safety. Sun Tail Mermaid fins are a fun way to encourage kids to learn how to swim and get comfortable around water.

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

Wicked Cool Toys & Gift Ideas for Kids

My kids love collecting tiny toys. They enjoy adding to sets they already have and they love setting up little play sets and making up story lines. My girls loved checking out the details of these miniature Little Sprouts play sets and also discovering which surprise creatures were inside their Egg Babies!

Modern Organic Cotton Kids PJs

Modern Organic Cotton Kids PJs

My kids love being cozy and new pajamas are an exciting and practical gift. A cute pajama set is the perfect gift idea for a birthday or holiday. We typically give our kids new pajamas on Christmas Eve so they can sleep in them and wake up the next morning already looking cute and ready for Christmas morning photos. Finn + Emma soft Organic cotton pajamas are a great choice for baby and toddler pajama sets. I love the soft modern patterns and roomy designs that also fit over cloth diapers!

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Kids Holiday Styles & Activities + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Kids Holiday Styles & Activities + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

The winter holidays are my favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are wonderful opportunities to create memories with my family, establish traditions and throw festive parties! Don’t miss our ideas for kids’ styles and fun holiday activities.

Trendy Fashion Picks for Her from Top Tier Style

Trendy Fashion Picks for Her from Top Tier Style

I love shopping for new clothes for a new season. As a mom of 3 little kids, I love the ease of shopping online. Top Tier Style is an online clothing shop which offers a little of everything in a variety of styles at affordable prices. See what I found!

Fashionable Gear for New Moms

Fashionable Gear for New Moms

Having a new baby introduces all kids of “firsts”, even if you’ve already had several children. All of my deliveries were fairly similar but my experience bringing each baby home and caring for them during the infant stage was different. The best thing you can do for yourself to prepare for a new baby is to stock up on essential gear for making the baby days a little easier. Covered Goods makes it simple and comfortable to breastfeed your baby with their airy and discrete coverings made from gorgeous fabrics.

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Comfy Nights with Tuft & Needle

Comfy Nights with Tuft & Needle

It can be hard to find the perfect mattress. Tuft & Needle seems to have thought of everything with their mattress that provides lofty support. This mattress comes in a box and ships through the mail with Free Shipping and a 100-Night Sleep Trial!

5 Low-Tech Toys & Activities for Kids

5 Low-Tech Toys & Activities for Kids

Technology is everywhere, but it’s important for kids to also play with low-tech toys and hands-on activities that encourage kids’ imaginations and coordination. Here are some low-tech activities kids can play with in the car and at home, featuring a DIY I-Spy shaker, Window Jammers and more!

Make Bite-Sized Mini Apple Pies in a Muffin Tin

Make Bite-Sized Mini Apple Pies in a Muffin Tin

Apple pie is a classic dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time of year, really! Bite-sized mini apple pies not only boast the delicious taste of apple pie, they are a gorgeous addition to a dessert buffet table and the perfect size for kids too! These mini apple pies are just as easy to make as a regular apple pie.

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Survival Tricks for Life with Kids

Survival Tricks for Life with Kids

A day in the life of a mom can feel a lot longer than 24 hours. Literally anything can happen. My morning clean up efforts often kick-start my day into action. Here are a few things that help me stay sane within mommy life.

Collectible & Cuddly Feltman Brothers Baby Doll

Collectible & Cuddly Feltman Brothers Baby Doll

This collectible doll from the Feltman Brothers is an adorable gift idea for any little girl who loves dolls. Her classic name Caroline Grace matches her timeless details and high quality and realistic looking features.

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

The holidays are fun to celebrate with fun food, delicious treats and spicy drinks and sauces. Our family often does a lot of baking around the holidays; my favorite treats are pumpkin pie, pecan pie, homemade bread sticks and spiced apple cider. The holiday are also a fun opportunity to give creative gifts to friends and family. Here are some memorable food-inspired gift ideas and holiday treats that will make an impression during the holidays.

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