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  • Puppy Valentine’s Box + Fun Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

    Puppy Valentine’s Box + Fun Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

    I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my little one! Last year I created this collection of 16 Fun Valentine’s Crafts for Kids and it inspired some fun crafting activities with my daughter. This year we went all out and created an adorable Homemade Puppy Valentine’s Box. It took a couple of hours to make and […] Read more…

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    How to Not Embarrass Yourself on Social Media

    HOW TO NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA I have often said I am SO glad there was no such thing as social media when I was a teenager. Oh, to just even imagine the craziness I would have been putting out into the world… I can’t even. But Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and thank heaven […] Read more…

Food

  • 11 Delicious Nutella Recipes

    11 Delicious Nutella Recipes

    I first had Nutella at a little coffee and tea shop in a small Ohio town when I was about eleven years old. The creamy spread is so special and memorable, I can vividly recall that first taste.  The combination of chocolate and hazelnut is pure magic. So many of us are head over heels […] Read more…

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    Honey Bun Cake

    I’ve always loved a good potluck. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, potluck dinners seemed to be a regular occurrence at church. Now I think people may be concerned about food safety (rightfully so!) and so church potluck dinners happen less often. Or maybe some of the churches I have attended as an adult are […] Read more…

Busy Women Loving Life

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    How to Not Embarrass Yourself on Social Media

    HOW TO NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA I have often said I am SO glad there was no such thing as social media when I was a teenager. Oh, to just even imagine the craziness I would have been putting out into the world… I can’t even. But Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and thank heaven […] Read more…

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    Bulletproof Coffee

    Thank you to Bulletproof for sponsoring this post. All opinions in this post are my own. Is there any time of year that is busier than the holidays?! My family celebrates Christmas and we go all out. There are presents to buy and wrap, visits with Santa, a stupid little elf to hide every night, […] Read more…

Healthy Living

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    Bulletproof Coffee

    Thank you to Bulletproof for sponsoring this post. All opinions in this post are my own. Is there any time of year that is busier than the holidays?! My family celebrates Christmas and we go all out. There are presents to buy and wrap, visits with Santa, a stupid little elf to hide every night, […] Read more…

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    Preparing for Winter with Vicks®- Plus Giveaway!

    This is a sponsored post written for Vicks® Humidifiers. I was compensated and provided complimentary products for this post. All opinions are my own. Preparing for Winter with Vicks® – Plus Giveaway! This time of year with its chilly and often snowy weather makes me really enjoy cozy days at home. I love to wrap […] Read more…

Family Life

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    Miscarriage Aftermath

    MISCARRIAGE AFTERMATH Let’s have some real talk for a moment. A few weeks ago marked three years since my miscarriage. Some people suffering miscarriage have asked if the pain gets better. In some ways it does ease over time. In other ways the pain just changes. In more ways, the pain changes who you are. […] Read more…

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    Imaginative and Active Play with WowWee and Duracell

    This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central Are you starting to think holiday shopping? Or maybe a child in your family has a birthday coming up? WowWee has two of the hottest toys this season: CHiP the robot dog and COJI. Your kids will love them both! […] Read more…

Thrifty Living

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    Kielbasas and Potato Skillet – Cheap and Delicious Meal!

    KIELBASA AND POTATO SKILLET – CHEAP AND DELICIOUS MEAL I recently found myself wandering the isles of the grocery store in a zombie-like state searching for something to make for dinner while my precious child whined incessantly, “are we done yet?!” While picking out a package of hot dogs, I noticed a coupon for $1.00 off […] Read more…

  • 17 Fun and Helpful Things to do With a Cereal Box 11

    17 Fun and Helpful Things to do With a Cereal Box

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBias I love cereal! One of my all time favorites is Honey Bunches of Oats. It’s so perfect! Crunchy and slightly sweet deliciousness. I’m one who is completely happy to eat cereal anytime of the day. It’s the […] Read more…

Faith

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    Skipping Church on Mother’s Day

    Photo Credit: Unsplash Every day I look at Facebook’s “On This Day” app to see what I was up to exactly one year before. My posts seem to split into my own specific version of B.C./A.D.: B.B. which is “Before Baby” when I read my posts and think “dear goodness, could I have created more boring […] Read more…

  • What Do You Have in Your House

    What Do You Have in Your House?

    I am so excited to introduce this encouraging article by Ruth Puleo. Her message is so simple and yet so powerful when applied in your life.  Ruth has been a tremendous encouragement in my own life. She is the Director of Women of Purpose and for years I really enjoyed attending they annual conference and […] Read more…

Holidays

  • Puppy Valentine’s Box + Fun Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

    Puppy Valentine’s Box + Fun Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

    I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my little one! Last year I created this collection of 16 Fun Valentine’s Crafts for Kids and it inspired some fun crafting activities with my daughter. This year we went all out and created an adorable Homemade Puppy Valentine’s Box. It took a couple of hours to make and […] Read more…

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    Give a Gift to Meet the Need

    This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I love December. This month seems to be filled with shopping, parties, feasting, travel, and presents. It’s fun! In the midst of the celebrations I am constantly aware […] Read more…