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Dec 14, 2018

Our Christmas Book Advent Calendar Countdown

***Post contains affiliate links. This means I earn a small commission off of purchases made through the links***I started wrapping them and placing them under the tree. Each night we open a Christmas book to read together. I number them so we know which one to pick each day.


I LOVE Christmas! I know some moms begrudgingly go through the motions but I genuinely love the season and doing all the fun activities. One of the fun activities we enjoy is counting down to Christmas. I've written before about advent calendars. We have a Melissa and Doug magnetic advent calendar that we love but we also started another countdown tradition that combines my love of presents with my love of books. I really like focusing on the "waiting" part of advent with the kids because it's the first real exposure to the anticipation we feel as we await the arrival of Christ during the season.

Nov 21, 2018

The Official Black Friday Deals Week Post

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Here it is! I will keep a running list in live time of the best deals for Black Friday Here! Make sure to bookmark it and check back! If you are a Daily Deal Detectives group member this is also our back-up plan in case Facebook implodes.

Links to Online Black Friday Sales:

LIVE NOW- Kohl's: https://shopstyle.it/l/VyEJ

9PM EST Wednesday- Game Stop: brandcycle.shop/fur6w
10PM EST Wednesday- Walmart: brandcycle.shop/5mlyi
1AM EST Thursday- Target: https://goto.target.com/WD9dO
3AM EST Thursday- Amazon: https://amzn.to/2S4MV8c



Individual Deals: 

  • Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Silver (Latest Model). Don't buy from a third party vendor to be safe! Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2zmKMgV
  • WALMART DOORBUSTER: 50 Hotwheels cars for $25! Give as a gift or split it up for party favors, potty training incentives etc! Affilaite link: brandcycle.shop/msca6


Nov 16, 2018

Gift Guide for Busy Moms

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This is the gift guide for YOU! I feel like moms hold the holidays together and if you are anything like me you struggle when someone asks you what you want. We are so focused on buying for everyone else that it's hard to give any thought to what we might want. So I'm taking the guesswork out of the process and putting together a shopable gift guide chock full of all the things you didn't know you needed. #moms #gifts #giftguide #momlife


This is the gift guide for YOU! I feel like moms hold the holidays together and if you are anything like me you struggle when someone asks you what you want. We are so focused on buying for everyone else that it's hard to give any thought to what we might want. So I'm taking the guesswork out of the process and putting together a shopable gift guide chock full of all the things you didn't know you needed.


Oct 29, 2018

October Budget Friendly Fashion Round-Up Part 2

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I said I would do two Budget Friendly Fashion Round-Ups this month and I am being true to my word! Fitting a second one in has been a bit of a challenge with our schedule jam packed with fall family fun. I hope everyone is enjoying this time of the year as much as I am. The past few days we have actually had cooler temps at night and this is what inspired the theme for this Round Up.

When it comes to Autumn I think of pumpkins, leaves, and plaid flannel shirts. There's nothing more cozy to me for fall than a super soft flannel shirt. But plaid flannels are so much more versatile than my favorite LL Bean standbys. I'm so excited to share the different twists on this classic!


Oct 28, 2018

Attention Target Shoppers! Free No-Minimum Shipping!

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In an effort to complete with Walmart and Amazon, Target announced this week it will be removing the $35 shipping minimum! Starting Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 22, "hundreds of thousands of items" will be eligible for free, two-day shipping on Target.com. This means you will be able to order  without having to meet purchase thresholds. This is the first time they have offered this.

“We want to make the busy holiday season easier for our guests so they can spend more time with their family and friends,” said Target CEO Brian Cornell. “From same-day delivery with Shipt, Drive Up, Free 2-Day Shipping and more, no other retailer can match the convenient delivery options that Target will offer this season. When you combine these services with our incredible assortment of exclusive brands, everyday low prices and skilled team, I’m confident Target will be America’s easiest and most enjoyable place to shop for the holidays and beyond.”

This is going to be a game changer for me, especially on Black Friday. Having to factor in shipping minimums makes it MUCH harder for me to compare prices. This is going to make things sooo much easier!


Is anyone else totally excited about this? Tell me in the comments!

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Oct 26, 2018

Fun Fall Science Experiment- Will Pumpkins and Other Objects Sink or Float?

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D has been really into science experiments lately thanks to preschool and wanted to do one today. At school they tested whether their class pumpkin would sink or float and he wanted to try it out at home with our pumpkins. 

These little experiments seem simple but pack a TON of potential for teaching different concepts. We started out by going for a walk to gather some objects to test out in addition to the pumpkin. We found a leaf, a stick, some stones, a seed pod, and a flower. I think this is SUCH an important step and a great way to get littles out into nature. Both of my boys love to be outside.

Oct 22, 2018

To the Mom Who Never Gets A Break

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Dear Mom Who Never Gets A Break,

I see you over there wiping the face of a tiny person while another cries next to you for a boo boo to be kissed. I know that the moment your feet hit the ground in the morning the whole essence of your being revolves around the needs of these tiny people who demand so much. I see the way you move from crisis to crisis while trying to maintain the functionality of a home that just never seems to be clean.

 I see you...