Summer Favorites + A Giveaway

summer favorites

This post is sponsored by and may contain affiliate links. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 Summer is totally my favorite so it only seemed right to share with you what summery things I'm crushing on right now.  Beach umbrellas are a total necessity here in Florida. Honestly, I've never had one before but here the sun is so intense you need a little more protection than just sunscreen. I love … [Read more...]

Easy Summer [Pregnant Lady] Style

Easy Summer Style

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and  PEOPLE StyleWatch® and InStyle® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Summer4Me Being a mom means that the quiet moments are few and far between - Amen? Toss in a big ol' cross country move (are you guys sick of hearing about that yet?) and that makes quiet moments … [Read more...]

Managing Toy Organization Without a Playroom – The Struggle Is Real

Wrangling Toys in the Living Room-2

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Taming the toy clutter when you have a three year old is no joke. I've been wondering if toy organization was even a real thing. I remember when P was first born and people would tell me "oh, babies don't need anything except for milk and diapers." Sure that's true - but if you want to survive and maybe even get a little sleep you … [Read more...]

Painted Chargers

Striped Painted Chargers for Summer

This post is sponsored by DecoArt®. All opinions are 100% my own. In our new house we've got a big screened in porch. I was so excited about I practically squealed out loud. Even though it's hot hot hot here in Florida, having a screened in porch means outdoor dining. When I was thinking about all of the fun I'd have getting the screened in porch ready for summer, I thought about how I … [Read more...]

But won’t I miss it…

Christmas in Hawaii

Today’s post is sponsored by Thymes, but my love for their holiday fragrances is all my own! For as long as I can remember, I've always had a real tree. Even as a young girl I remember going to the Christmas tree lot and picking out the perfect tree. As the only child, I always had the very important job of picking out the tree. I took it seriously, and always insisted on the fullest tree I … [Read more...]

The Home Depot Celebration of Service


This post is sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, but all opinions and love are my own. There is something really special about serving others. I had a chance, last week, to experience first hand the energy and spark of The Home Depot's Celebration of Service movement. If you haven't heard of The Home Depot's Celebration of Service program, it is truly extraordinary.  In just two months, … [Read more...]

Easy Restaurant Dining with Toddlers at BJ’s Brewhouse

Easy restaurant dining with toddlers

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and BJ’s Restaurants, but all my opinions are my own. #DineInOrderAhead #pmedia Have you ever been at a restaurant enjoying a meal and you see a toddler in the midst of a ridiculous tantrum? If you live in Southern California there is a chance it could have been my child. … [Read more...]

Southwestern Steak Salad with Fresh and Easy

Fresh and Easy Steak Salad-1-2

This post is brought to you by Fresh and Easy Can I just tell you about the double sided coin that is cooking for one (and a half)? When it's just me, I usually dread cooking for one. It's no fun when you have to cook AND clean. ;) But, I eat so much healthier, meal time is quicker, and because of Fresh and Easy it's even yummier. Fresh & Easy thinks that fresh, wholesome … [Read more...]

Dog Silhouette Wall Decals from Walls Need Love + Memorial Day

Gold Dog Silhouette Wall with Walls Need Love

Have I ever told you how much my little Peighton loves dogs? Like LOVES dogs!!! We don't have a dog. A lot of people we know have dogs and she associates them by their dogs. When we are out and about and she sees a dog she has to stop and talk to them. "Hi, doggy!" Even when Face Timing with my mom she insists on seeing the "doggies" and will say, "come on, doggy" with her arms stretched out as if … [Read more...]

Mocha Banana Smoothie

Banana Mocha Smoothie via Making Home Base

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Nestle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #BreakfastEssentials Mocha Banana Smoothie Breakfast. It's soooo good for you! But... it's so hard for me. Breakfast foods aren't my favorite. I always am underwhelmed by the options but I know I need to eat. I usually … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough and Unplugging Around The Family Table

Bread Machine Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

This post is brought to you by the J.M Smucker Company. All opinions are completely my own. Have I ever told you how much my family loves pizza? My husband considers himself some type of pizza connoiseur. We love trying different pizza joints around town in the never ending quest for the perfect pie. I also love to make it at home. I've probably tried a few dozen different pizza dough recipes … [Read more...]

Furniture Makeover – Print Center from a Media Cabinet

Furniture Makeover: DIY Print Center

This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions expressed are completely my own. I am soooo excited! I finished a MUCH needed project and I'm sharing it with you today. It's a before/after, furniture makeover, upcycle all in one. My new Print Center from a Media Cabinet Since I got my new desk my printer and Silhouette have been stashed in my dining room. I would have to pull it out, … [Read more...]

Personalized Stationary Giveaway with

Personalized Notecards with

Hi friends! It's a happy Friday, indeed :) I'm happy to be talking about stationary today. I'm might be a little bit obsessed with stationary. I can't help myself when I see cute stationary, I always find a way to justify buying a few more notecards or notepads. Anyone else do that? I also love browsing cute paper shops, and finding fun paper stores online. Recently, I discovered Oubly and I … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Progress and Plans

Master Bedroom Decorating

I've been working on our master bedroom for what feels like forever now. A year ago I mentioned it in my home goals and I ended up going in a total different direction than what I had originally imagined. I've never felt really comfortable sharing my bedroom "in progress" because honestly there wasn't much to show. Now that we've gotten a bit of progress going, I'm going to share a little … [Read more...]

DIY Industrial Pipe Jewelry Organizer

DIY Industrial Pipe Jewelry Organizer

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Cooking Light and Real Simple, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FreshandFab” Last week was the first of Spring. Here is California it's felt like Spring for quite some time but hopefully the rest of country is finally starting to thaw out. Since Spring is … [Read more...]

coverLove Review & Giveaway

coverlove giveaway

Friends! I'm so glad you are here today. I get to share with you a handmade business that I'm absolutely loving right now. A couple weeks ago I asked my Facebook community where they loved to buy decorative pillows. Let's call it a bit of research before writing this post, where I shared with you guys MY favorite places to get decorative pillows. Courtney (a fellow mil spouse) shared her Etsy … [Read more...]