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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

Thoughtfully Gifted - Chip Chip Hooray
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Thoughtfully Gifted – Chip Chip Hooray

When you gift, gift a story. – Thoughtfully gifted

To me a gift is so much more than a present. Every gift tells a story, from the wrapping paper to the meaning behind the gift.   Do you ever wish you could mail the PERFECT gift to a friend that would brighten their day, make their birthday extra special or just send some extra love??!!  Well I have the perfect company for you!

Let me introduce you to Thoughtfully. ¬†Thoughtfully¬†is a gifting company that is creating a new gifting experience much more exciting than the traditional gift basket. ¬†Thoughtfully believes that a gift should last long after the beautiful wrappings have been torn away. Thoughtfully creates unique gifts that¬†tell a story ‚Äď a curated adventure perfect for each special individual in your life.

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Christmas S'MORES In A Jar | Gift Tutorial
CREATE, DIY, Holidays

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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Monthly MUST Haves - November 2016
Fashion, LIFESTYLE, Monthly MUST Haves

Monthly MUST Haves – November 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 November¬†Monthly MUST Haves… these items would all make great gifts & stocking stuffers for the upcoming holidays! (Hint…hint!)

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Do Good & Be Kind | Good In Store - Small Shop Spotlight
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Do Good & Be Kind | Small Shop Spotlight : Good In Store

Do Good & Be Kind | Good In Store - Small Shop Spotlight

Every once in a while a small shop shines brighter than the rest, not only for their great items, but also for what they stand for.  Our world can always use an extra dose of kindness and good, and for that reason, I am a huge fan of this do-good shop, Good In Store.  Good In Store is owned by MJ Kocovski, a graphic designer, social media specialist, former teacher, wife and mom of 3 and an overall passionate person. Continue Reading

Personalized Gift Giving Guide | Shutterfly
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Personalized Gift Giving Guide | Shutterfly

The way to my heart is through a personalized gift. ¬†I am all about the sentiment behind a well thought out and creatively unique gift. ¬†It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, to me, it’s the little touches that go along way. ¬†So I have teamed up with Shutterfly, the master of everything personalized, to guide you through some of my favorite personalized gifts to help you give the gift of PERSONALIZATION this year! ¬†With Shutterfly, personalized gift giving is so easy and definitely the way to go this holiday season.


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Cozy Up With SoCozy : Kids Styling Products
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Cozy Up With SoCozy : Kids Bath-Time & Styling Products

This post is sponsored by SoCozy.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

True story: My 4 year old has never had a hair cut… crazy right?! ¬†She has very long, naturally straight hair, and I love it. ¬†That being said, if there is one thing I don’t love about her hair… it’s the tangles we battle on a daily basis! Extra long hair means extra tangles and extra frustration to untangle. ¬†I don’t know if you have ever tried to comb through tangly bed-head before, but it is a chore, especially when you are working with an irrational toddler who doesn’t fully understand it’s importance. ¬†Brushing, combing, and styling her hair is like WWIII in our home, every single day. ¬†I have been {almost} desperate for a product that would be kid-friendly and help make this daily routine easier… and I’ve finally found it! ¬†Let me introduce you to our new bath-time friend – SoCozy. Continue Reading

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

Book Review - Hope Unfolding
Book Reviews

Hope Unfolding | Book Review

Do you ever want to escape reality and get lost in a good book? A book that makes you smile, makes you laugh, makes you cry and in the end makes you want to be a better version of you? Or a book that reminds you that you are special, you are doing great things and that you are making a difference? If you answered YES to all of these questions, I have the perfect book for you!

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