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Munchkin LATCH Bottles

Munchkin LATCH bottles The Cards We Drew

This post is sponsored by Munchkin LATCH, all words and opinions are my own. When I went back to work in the spring, after my daughter was born, I had a very difficult time finding bottles that she would take. I tried a wide variety and finally settled on a few options for her. Fast forward to now, it's easier to get her to take bottles, but there are some I specifically prefer vs. others. She tends to like the wider, fatter bottles over the long skinny ones and surprisingly, the wider bottles can be hard to come by...that is until I discovered the Munchkin LATCH bottle. My daughter, unlike our son, was very particular about her bottles … [Read more...]

Mommy’s Little Helper with Windex

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InstaClean #CollectiveBias Our son just turned five and he's finally at that age where he can be of great help from things as simple as keeping his baby sister occupied for a few minutes to things like helping pick up and clean the house. And the best part? At this point, he enjoys helping! Knowing that I'm sure this will change soon, we like to take advantage of the opportunity to get the added help while he enjoys it, but sometimes it's hard to know exactly what to have him do! So we've mostly given him simple chores and we leave the … [Read more...]

50+ Christmas Cookie Recipes

50+ Christmas Cookies Recipe Ideas

It's that time of the year to start thinking of holiday plans and of course, dessert ideas! I'm a big fan of Cookie Exchanges and thought that I'd get a head start on picking out the Christmas Cookies we'd like to make this year! So today I've rounded up a huge list of Christmas Cookies for you in hopes that one (or 25) will get you motivated to spread some holiday cheer! Almond Squeezit Cookies from The Cards We Drew Nutella Pinwheel Cookies from White Lights on Wednesday S'mores Cookies from Real Housemoms Chocolate Mint Cake Mix Cookies from I Heart Naptime Better Than Brownie Chocolate Cookies from Brown Eyed Baker The … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake recipe for Thanksgiving

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Feast4All #CollectiveBias This time of the year is awfully confusing for kids because Halloween just ended and retailers are already getting Christmas stuff out. But we still consider it fall and hone in on our fall and pumpkin recipes, so today I thought I'd showcase my Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake recipe that's PERFECT for a Thanksgiving dessert at your inlaws house! And the best part?? It's a modified boxed cake mix! Win win!! This recipe is very easy, it's a combination of yellow cake mix, two small boxes of seasonal pumpkin … [Read more...]

Kitchen Update with Custom Bali Blinds

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When we first moved into our house, we had roman shades from World Market that the previous owners had installed. At the time, I loved the shades and thought they were very pretty. But over the years, with tons of sun damage they became discolored and the biggest issue I had with them was the fact that they were sheer and didn't provide us any privacy. Living with neighbors nearby and all around us, any time of day people could essentially see into our house no matter whether the shades were up or down. So I set out to find the perfect way to not only get a pretty Kitchen Update under way, but also seek out some new custom blinds for our … [Read more...]

Owl Leaf Wreath

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A few months ago I shared this Owl Leaf Wreath over at Darice and today I thought I'd share it with you guys in case you missed it!! Fall is officially here and one of my FAVORITE times of the year. I'm a wreath fanatic, so this year I thought I'd add a new wreath to the decor with this fun Fall Leaf Owl DIY wreath! My original idea was to cover the whole wreath in leaves, but after I got started with the first few against the straw, I thought it really looked pretty and festive with the straw wreath being the base for the design, so I decided less was more and went a different direction. This DIY wreath is simple to make! Fall … [Read more...]

The Campfire Popwich


This post is sponsored by Pop-Chips. Need an easy idea for a Camping Party or a simple party snack that's a bit outside the box? Today my friends at Pop-Chips are sharing how to make this easy Campfire Popwich! It's a sweet, salty, and gooey snack that's sure to delight your guests and inspire a new tasty treat! The Campfire Popwich Recipe: 2 Sea Salt Pop Chips 1 Marshmallow 1 chunk of chocolate 1 blazing campfire All that together =a sticky, sweet and salty campfire popwich!! #snacksmall So what would YOU make with a PopChip?! … [Read more...]

An Affordable Way to Update a Room with Casablanca Fans

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I'm not made of money and I'm assuming you're not either, so when it comes to updating my house...every little penny counts and everything I can do to carefully plan out a room update is important. For our bedroom reveal (still in progress) that I showed last week, of course it's easy enough to update the obvious things...bedding, decor, and sometimes even paint choices (although I was happy with our paint colors and that didn't change for us). But what about the less obvious things? Things like, the ceiling fan, for example? Our room had a plain white ceiling fan...no light on it. There was no way to walk into the room and flip and switch … [Read more...]

Solve your bed wetting problems with GoodNites* TRU-FIT*


I have a secret. My son still isn't 100% accident free. He just turned five years old and throughout the day and night he still has accidents. Mentally, he knows he should be using the bathroom, but like any busy five year old, he doesn't always want to take the time out of his day to use the restroom. And at night, he's too hard of a sleeper to even consider waking up to use the potty. It's very frustrating for us as parents because we KNOW he knows to use the bathroom, but getting him to go do it is another thing. So I was REALLY intrigued when I stumbled across GoodNites* TRU-FIT* underwear at Target the other day. The first time I … [Read more...]

40+ Holiday Baking Recipes + $500 Holiday Baking Giveaway

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Holiday baking season is upon us now...whether it's for Thanksgiving or getting prepared for Christmas, today we're here to do you a solid and help you with BOTH inspiration AND gear! You heard right...not only are we giving you 40+ Holiday Baking recipes, but we're also doing a HUGE Holiday Baking Giveaway where one lucky winner will win the following.... One winner will win: Prizes: 1 White 4.5 Quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer  (provided by Aubrey) 1 signed copy of Dessert Mash-Ups  (provided by Dorothy of Crazy for Crust) 1 Holiday Baking Prize Pack  (including, but no limited to: 1 Sil-Pat, 1 Roul'Pat, 1 jelly roll pan, 3 … [Read more...]