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Our Family Vacation Part 2: Disney

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Last week I shared Part One of our family vacation from a few weeks ago when we visited Clearwater Beach and Caladesi Island. Today I'm sharing Part Two of our trip when we visited Disney for four days before we headed home. I'd be lying if I didn't say that Disney was by far the best part of the trip. We had a blast there and it TRULY was magical. I think seeing the joy on my three year olds face really made it that much better for my husband and I. He was SO excited everywhere we went...his face LIT up on every ride and meeting every character. So today I wanted to share with you a You Tube video I took of him after watching the Disney … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Inspiration

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Today I'm rounding up some awesome patriotic crafts, home decor, and food ideas! Hopefully you can find some Fourth of July Inspiration in the gorgeous photos and ideas below! It's not lie, I love all things red, white and blue...so here's some great ideas for this Fourth of July from some great blogs! Chocolate Dipped Oreo American Flag from The Pink Flour Patriotic Mantel from Tatertots and Jello Burlap Flag Pillow from Simply Kierste Rustic 4th of July Prints from DimplePrints via Tatertots and Jello Red White and Blue Shortbread Cookies from Sugar Winzy Firecracker Cake from Bakerette via I Heart Nap Time Land … [Read more...]

Epic Blogger Giveaway- $580 worth of prizes!

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Happy Monday my lovely friends! I hope what I'm about to share with you will make your day a little bit more exciting because I know it's making MY day exciting! I'm gathering up with some AMAZING bloggers as part of an Epic Giveaway for some amazing prizes totaling $580! Wahoo! Up for grabs are the goodies below including a $300 Target Gift Card, Barn Owl Primitives You Are My Sunshine sign, Lisa Leonard necklace, and a JoTotes Bag! Eek! I want to win! This giveaway is brought to you by all these great blogs...so be sure to show them some love...click on their faces/logos to be directed to their sites! Enter the giveaway using the … [Read more...]

Taking Breaks for Yourself in the Summer

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This time of the year just happens to be my favorite because there are still hints of spring left, but we're meandering our way into full blown summer. School is out, the kids are out playing, and you see families out walking and grilling. The temperature is usually still cool enough in the evenings that we can enjoy sitting outside. It may sound silly, but there are times that really all I want to do is sit back quietly by myself and watch my son play either by himself or with my husband. Yes, a good pedicure or solo shopping trip are nice, but ideally I just like sitting back, observing, listening, and capturing moments like that in my … [Read more...]

Fiesta Casserole Dinner Recipe with Success Rice

Fiesta Casserole with Success Rice and The Cards We Drew

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice. Who's looking for a new dinner recipe?! Well, today I'm sharing one of our favorite dinner recipes that I just made easier using Success Rice. I'll be honest, before recently I'd never tried Success Rice. Then when I was trying it out this week and I opened the box I saw Success Rice was in bags in the box! Bags! I seriously yelled to my husband..."This rice is in bags! That's so cool!" {he just kinda rolled his eyes at me}. So I read the instructions and was delighted to find out that the rice cooks in the bags too! Raise your hand if you've ever overcooked rice so that … [Read more...]

Enjoying Your Summer Evenings with Black Box Wine

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Summer is here and my little guy wants to be outside ALL the time. We have a sandbox and a fenced in back yard with a large deck, so we enjoy sitting outside, watching him play, and enjoying a drink later in the evening. I'm not a big drinker, but when I do drink...it's always wine. I like trying new wines and just sitting back and relaxing. There's something so nice about being able to relax with a glass of wine?! Amiright?! So I was pretty excited when I got the chance to try out Black Box Wine. Now here's the thing...for real, my hubby gets so mad at me because when I open a bottle of wine, I typically can't finish it before it goes … [Read more...]

Our Florida Vacation Part One: Clearwater area

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I thought I'd share some Florida vacation photos with you this week. Thanks to all my guest posters two weeks ago for holding down the fort. I was so happy to have such a talented group of ladies guest posting on my site! We DROVE from Ohio to Florida a couple weeks ago. Do you know how long that is in the car? Well, let me tell you...it's 16+ hours and over 1,000 miles. We left at 3:30 in the morning on a Saturday with the intent to stop in McDonough, GA (just south of Atlanta), but as we approached our hotel, our son finally fell asleep for the first time that trip. So we decided to continue on...we continued on so far that we ended up … [Read more...]

Dream Big Wood Connection Sign

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This week wraps up Round Three of Blog Wars on Just Between Friends.  And I was kicked off in Round Three, it was a lot of fun though while it lasted and even if my sign wasn't as popular, I still LOVE IT! Here's theRound Three Results Post. This week we were given a wooden slat sign from The Wood Connection for our crafting medium and I chose to make the Dream Big sign that you saw! Hopefully you voted for too! I used my Silhouette to make a lot of this sign, but here's what I did: What you need: Wooden Sign or board to create sign Vinyl or stencils for words Scrapbook paper for hot air balloons (I got mine from … [Read more...]