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#JustSTART | STARTplanner
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#JustSTART | STARTplanner

It is always smart to plan ahead and with this STARTplanner I am about to start 2017 off right. 

I am so grateful for my 2016, it was filled with many wonderful blessings. ūüíú I love that every December I get to spend quiet time looking back at my year in review and begin goal setting for the new year ahead. I am so excited for the special things coming in 2017 and I can’t wait to fill up this beautiful STARTplanner, it is going to be the perfect way to stay organized in the busy season ahead.

#JustSTART | STARTplanner

If you are a planner-lover like me, or just enjoy staying organized… This is the planner you need in your life! ¬†Goals are rarely achieved without proper planning, organizing and preparing yourself for success. Continue Reading

Christmas S'MORES In A Jar | Gift Tutorial
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Christmas S’MORES In A Jar | Gift Tutorial

I love giving gifts!!! But lets face it, this time of the year can get pretty pricy if you have to buy a gift for everyone you care about. ¬†That is why I am all about DIY presents. ¬†If you can buy in bulk and make multiple gifts at once, gifting doesn’t have to be exhausting or expensive.¬†Remember, it’s not the cost of the item that makes it special, it is the thought and care behind the gift that really matters.

This Christmas “S’MORES In A Jar” DIY gift tutorial is perfect for anyone in your life that likes chocolate, campfire S’MORES or mason jars. ¬†It is easy to make, filled with yummy goodies and will bring S’MORE love to¬†your Christmas season!¬† Continue Reading

Getting Christmas Crafty | Reindeer Photo Gift
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Getting Christmas Crafty | Reindeer Photo Gift

I don’t know about you, but thinking of a new and unique creative way to make a gift for a loved one for Christmas is exhausting! I love getting crafty, and putting my DIY-thinking cap on, but sometimes life gets in the way and we are too busy when it comes time to executing our amazing and complex ideas. ¬†If this hasn’t happened to you, that is amazing, but true confession… it definitely has happened to me! ¬†This time of year can be very overwhelming thanks to Pinterest. ¬†To help you out this year, I made an easy-to-do, very inexpensive and simple photo craft for all of the grandparents in our lives. ¬†Trust me, very little creative skills are needed for this one! ¬†I hope this adorable and easy-to-make tutorial brings you peace in this crazy-busy time and allows you to impress your loved ones. Are you ready to get crafty???
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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly
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How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away… Which means Christmas is right around the corner??!! Where has 2016 gone?! Since December is almost here, you know what that means… Time to order Christmas Cards! Every year I order our family Christmas Cards through Shutterfly because they have the biggest selection and I am always happy with their backgrounds, colors and options.  Their website is so user-friendly and within a few minutes you can have a picture perfect card.

How To Order Picture Perfect Christmas Cards | Featuring Shutterfly

If you’re not familiar with Shutterfly let me explain. Shutterfly¬†is an online photo and personalization company that I have been using for over 12 years. Let’s just say I’m a big fan of Shutterfly!¬† Every November, with the click of a button, I upload my family photos into their website and create a unique and special Christmas Card to send out to my family and friends.

Shutterfly does an amazing job of coming out with new designs, creative photo layouts, well-thoughtout holiday taglines and colorful touches that make our holiday cards so beautiful; and this years selection does not disappoint!

Not only are the selections amazing, but so are the prices. Shutterfly always offers amazing discount codes and you get so much bang for your buck when you order through them¬†online. (Keep reading… There are¬†fabulous Shutterfly discounts at the end of this post – Your welcome!) Continue Reading

Halloween Costumes 2016
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Halloween Costumes 2016

I absolutely love picking out costumes for my girls every year. ¬†Now that Paisley is 4.5 years old, she definitely knows what she likes and it was so much fun hearing her ideas. ¬†She told me that she wanted a costume that she could coordinate with her little sister, and she told me exactly what her sister should be. ¬†Good thing Payton can’t talk yet, or I’m sure we wouldn’t hear the end of it! ¬†The final outcome is absolutely adorable and I am so excited for Trick Or¬†Treating this year. But first… A recap. Continue Reading

September Monthly MUST Haves
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Monthly MUST Haves – September 2016

Monthly MUST Haves is a monthly recap on products, services or companies that have caught my attention, or that I have fallen in love with over the last month.  A fun way for me to share random things that make me happy, in hopes that they might bring you joy as well!

Here¬†are¬†my¬†September Monthly MUST Haves…

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Baby Registry - The Baby Cubby
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Baby REGISTRY Must Haves | Featuring The Baby Cubby

As a mom of two little ones, I have been around the block when it comes to baby gear! I remember being pregnant for the first time trying to figure out which baby items I actually needed and which ones were not essential. ¬†Baby stores these days are flooded with options on everything from pacifiers and bottles to car seats and strollers. ¬†Often times, too many options leave new moms-to-be paralyzed wondering what to purchase and what to pass on. ¬†Looking back, it would have been nice had I been given a “must have purchase guide” for new moms-to-be. ¬†Instead I was on my own and registered for random items and hoped that they would be helpful with our new baby! ¬†In hindsight, I made good decisions on many items, but failed miserably on others. ¬†Time to help out any mom-to-be’s that are in this situation… Here is the official “Baby Registry Must Have Purchase Guide” for Momma’s to be… share this¬†up, let’s help those in need! Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Banana Dippers - Recipe
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Peanut Butter + Banana Dippers

If you have been following along with me on a regular basis you have probably¬†realized by now that occasionally I’ll provide my viewers with a recipe. And if you’ve been paying close attention, I only share recipes that meet the following criteria: Must be easy to make, must require minimal ingredients, must be mom approved, and must be loved by kids! ¬†As a bonus, I love sharing recipes that allow the little ones to help out in the kitchen. ¬†With that being said, this is another recipe you will love!

I recently realized that my daughter is ALWAYS hungry for a snack when she gets home from school.  I wanted to provide her with something yummy and on the healthy side, so that is how this recipe came to life.  My Peanut Butter Banana Dippers are super tasty and they allow you to get creative & have some fun with your kiddos.  For this recipe I like to bring out a roll of craft paper and lay it out across our kitchen island, and let me little chef get a little messy!  It is a fun way to turn snack-time into craft-time as well!



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How To Make A STATEMENT : Statement Necklaces

One thing I have learned about¬†fashion is that it is easy to make a statement… with the help of one simple accessory. ¬†A great necklace is my go-to statement piece for every look. ¬†Whether you are dressing up a graphic tee, adding a pop of color or a little sparkle, you can take your¬†look from day to night with a blingy accessory.

Here are three different ways to add a statement necklace to your go-to look!

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