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2014 07/28

Win your back to school shopping list!

We officially entered that “school year is just around the corner” period this past week as the “Back to School” letters and shopping lists arrived in the mail. And, while I still think it’s too early to think about “Back to School”, I have promised myself I will not wait until the day before school starts to get all of our supplies!

And, I’m even going to take advantage of the “Back to School” sales and stock up on supplies for the whole year and some to donate to the kids’ classrooms this year. Because last year I quickly found out that some of the girls’ classmates didn’t have all the supplies they needed, for some reason or another. When it’s so easy to grab a few extra packs of pencils and crayons and folders and notebooks, why not? Or even buy a few extra backpacks and stuff them full?  Read the rest of this entry…

2014 07/27

a hunger-free summer

So it’s been about 2 weeks since I first shared with you Feeding America’s initiative to have a “Hunger-free Summer” and help feed the thousands and thousands of kids who journeying through the Summer months with empty bellies.

I hope that post spurred on a few ideas on how you and your family can help kids in your own neighborhood.

Here a recap of things you can still do to help kids this Summer: Read the rest of this entry…

2014 07/24

project: Farmhouse Table {complete}

When Tim and I got married (12 years +1 month ago) our furniture was an interesting collection of pieces we each had from college/post college years and things that were handed down to us from friends or family. Which I would assume is true of many young married couples. (Please don’t tell me if I’m wrong.)

I’ve come to realize that we are just not big furniture people. If it works and isn’t completely hideous, then it’s fine. Case in point — we slept on a mattress on the floor for the first six years of our marriage. Then we finally got a bedroom set. A beautiful king size bed set…which we’re now thinking of selling and downsizing.

But this isn’t about beds. This is about tables! Dining room tables! Read the rest of this entry…

2014 07/17

itchy, itchy, scratchy, scratchy

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cortizone-10. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I remember in elementary school one of my friends used to sing this little song  that started out saying, “flea, flea fly, flea fly mosquito!” and then went on to sing about getting bitten and how it itched. Catchy little thing that we used to sing all the time.

But it’s not so funny when song becomes reality and you find yourself covered in bug bites! Read the rest of this entry…

2014 07/14

Skip the summer slump & refuel!

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It’s hard for me to even fathom that we are already in the middle of July! I mean, summers always tend to cruise by, but this summer is moving at warp speed! Then again, I don’t feel like our summer *really* started until July arrived.

June was spent with our butts occupying bleachers. Softball games, T-Ball practices and games, gymnastics practices and shows…my buns have seen enough bleachers for a while.  And most of those days meant early lunches and later dinners, leaving a stretch of time where I needed a little refueling!

And when you find yourself bouncing between a softball and T-Ball double header…you deserve a little something special all for you!  Read the rest of this entry…

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