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Mar 11, 2019

March Budget-Friendly Fashion Round-Up: Spring Transition Wardrobe

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ideas for transitioning wardrobe to spring


When considering what to write about for the March Budget-Friendly Fashion Round-Up I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to focus on- Spring Transition Wardrobe ideas! Like much of the country, our weather has been oscillating between winter and spring temps (with some summer ones as well). Planning an outfit has become downright comical and I'm never sure what to expect from one day to the next. We tend to have really cool mornings that heat up by midday. For example, this morning we had frost on the roof when we woke up and it was 80* at lunch time. Because of this drastic variation throughout the day layers are essential for me.

In addition to outer layer ideas that are on trend and easy on the budget, there are some other fun pieces to make the most of this transition season. I tried to make sure to include some that can also make the leap into summer. There are some trendy pieces mixed in with some closet staples.


Feb 28, 2019

FREE PRINTABLE: St. Patrick's Day Craft Dot Marker Relief Shamrock

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This FREE PRINTABLE St. Patrick's Day Craft: Dot Marker Relief Shamrock is a super fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

I don't know how everyone else has been doing but I have been slacking on seasonal crafts since Christmas. I totally phoned in Valentine's Day. So I decided I better get something together for St. Patrick's Day so my kids don't feel completely neglected (j/k they probably don't give a crap either way).


Jan 20, 2019

Instant Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup Panera Dupe

***Post contains affiliate links. This means I earn a small commission off of purchases made through the links***This Instant Pot chicken and wild rice recipe is a great copycat for the Panera soup. It is creamy and delicious! Super quick and easy!

I'm not a food blogger so you won't find 45 perfectly lit food photos on my recipe posts. I'm just a mom trying to make dinner before my kids dismantle the house. Take out food when I don't have a plan for dinner or our meat wasn't thawed was a huge budget drain for us. My Instant Pot has been awesome for saving me on days when the meat is STILL frozen. This soup is creamy and delicious! I love it for chilly days. To me this is the ultimate comfort food. We are a gluten free family so this soup is naturally gluten free but it would be so good served with crusty French bread! Soup is one of the few ways I can get my littles to eat veggies so I try to make it frequently and the Instant Pot makes it so much faster. Plus, I ALWAYS have leftovers which saves me another night of cooking.

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.

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!