The 2015 Version of a Photo Album: My Social Book


I used to take and put together the cutest photo albums. I have personalized albums that I used to buy at Exposures - leather bound albums dated from 2003-2009. What happened in 2009? Nothing... I just slowly stopped taking as many photos. Stopped taking them, stopped printing them out and certainly stopped putting them together into a nice photo … [Read more...]

Chic Bodysuits for the Business Casual Look with TUXE Wear #FashionFriday


You know how you're looking to tuck a nice blouse into a skirt or pants and you just can't get it to tuck right? Or you tuck it, head to your meeting/event/whatever and find yourself fussing with it the entire time? Enter TUXE Bodywear. I wasn't sure what to think of this at first - TUXE Wear makes high-end body suits, basically. I wondering if … [Read more...]

Maisie Loves! #NationalDogDay


In honor of National Dog Day yesterday, I wanted to share a quickie about subscription box service I signed up the day after we picked up Maisie from the shelter and we got a box last week. Since we're newbie dog owners, I thought this would be a fun way to try out some dog products since everything is new to us! Maybe we'd discover a … [Read more...]

Improve Your Gorgeous Lips with Restylane Silk #ad

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.   Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a brunch in honor of Restylane Silk, the new, natural-looking solution for aging, thinning lips. I know Im not alone in this problem, but it was reaffirming to see a room full of beauty … [Read more...]

#FiOSPhilly For My #BacktoSchool Middle Schooler & Family


For the last week, we've been on vacation visiting my parents down in North Carolina. Let me set this story up for you: that's my very tech-savvy family of 4, staying in my parents house with a crazy amount of devices that require fast Wifi. Let me take a count now on how many devices we connect with daily. Hubby: his work laptop. iPad. … [Read more...]

Neutrogena: The Only Sunblock We Use {And A Review of Neutrogena Wet Skin} #ChooseSkinHealth


While yes, this is a sponsored post, I'm going to tell you guys the Gods honest truth: Neutrogena is the only sunscreen I use on myself and on my children and that's the way it has been for years. We've tried a lot of sunscreens over the years but the one we've had the most success with is Neutrogena. For starters, Cole (8) used to have really … [Read more...]

5 Months Later: My Raymour & Flanigan Family Room & What’s Next

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Furniture can really change your perception of a room. I am living proof of that with both of my bedroom(2014) and family room (2015)- both of which rooms were redone with Raymour & Flanigan over the course of the last year and a half. The early re-do this year was the family room. And I won't go so far to say that I hated my family room but … [Read more...]

Best Backpacks for Your Middle Schooler #bts #backtoschool

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My baby will be starting middle school in less than two weeks. It's hard to believe he's such a big kid now. He's entering middle school and moving school systems so it's a big change for him. In honor of the change, I've been looking into getting him a new backpack. He's had the same L.L. Bean backpack for the last three years and while it's … [Read more...]

We Have a New Puppy! Meet Maisie!

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It's been a couple of days since I posted. We're currently on vacation so that's part of the distraction but this is my other mega-distraction: I can't help but be distracted by that face!! Her name is Maisie and she will be 12 weeks old on Saturday. We adopted her through a local shelter who rescues dogs from the south who are in … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Fun: Bendastix

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I brought back a box of Bendastix from NYC last month. Lately they've gotten too-cool-for-school and don't want to play with toys or crafts anymore but these Bendastix were a huge hit. They spent hours playing with these little creative goodies. Depending on the size you buy, Bendastix comes with a bunch of stix in various sizes and shapes, … [Read more...]

Stitch Fix #8: The Best Box Yet! #FashionFriday

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Part of my interest in Stitch Fix comes with the intrigue of it all. There's excitement when I get a box on my doorstep and there's that gleam of hope that what's inside will be cute and perfect. Plus, who doesn't love having someone else shop for them? I know I do. Having a personal stylist via Stitch Fix is about as rich for my blood as I'm … [Read more...]

Nifty Little Back to School Shopping Tool on Target: Plus $5 Gift Card When You Shop

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  I've got some extra back to school shopping to do this year. Nate's off to middle school in a public school so he has more supplies to get as our Catholic school sells their own supplies. I was looking for good deals online and stumbled across this new feature on Target's website - the School List Assist. Visit their School Supply page … [Read more...]

I’m Hooked On Coloring Books for Adults: Simple Stress Relieving Fun

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When I was in college, I remember walking into my local CVS and buying a children's coloring book and a box of Crayola crayons on a whim. I went back to my dorm room and sat on the floor and colored a picture of some silly cartoon. A friend jokingly made fun of me. It did look a little silly and it wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. Cuz … [Read more...]

Back to School with @CVS_Extra Gold Emblem’s Abound #CVSHealthierSummer

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Maaaan, how is it August already? This summer is whizzing by faster than a ride on Amtrak's Acela. It's about that time that we need to start thinking about back to school. Gulp! I have to admit, I've really been enjoying having my boys home this summer and I'll definitely miss them when they are back to school in the fall. On my list for August … [Read more...]

$100 Stella & Dot #Giveaway: My Favorites from Stella & Dot’s Newly Launched Fall Line #FashionFriday

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It's humid and hot outside, so it's hard to believe that FALL is around the corner. And my favorite part of fall? The fashion! So it's perfect timing that Stella & Dot just launched their brand-new, gorgeous Fall line last week. My friendJenThomas has been a Stylist and leader in the Philly area for over 5 years and always gives me insider … [Read more...]

Join Me Today 4 the @OfficeDepot Twitter Party – $750 in Gift Card Prizes! #GearUpForSchool

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This summer is FLYING BACK at lightning speed. I love having my boys home with me and I'll admit that love that we don't have to battle with homework! But the clock is ticking and back to school season is already upon us. I'm sure you guys have already seen all the school items out at your local store. Office Depot has everything you could need … [Read more...]

A Philly Family Visits Baltimore: What We Did & How We Can’t Wait To Go Back #StayBaltimore #WaterfrontCharm

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From our house, it's just shy of two hours to drive down to Baltimore. My husband especially is familiar with the route; Under Armour (based in Baltimore) is one of his clients and he's there almost once a month. He's been talking about taking the kids to Baltimore for a weekend for ages but somehow it hasn't come together. Until recently, when … [Read more...]

Come to Mama: The Perfect Drink App & Scale Make You the Ultimate Bartender #BBNYC #SweetSuite15

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Another brand I met at Sweet Suite last week in New York City was the makers behind the Perfect Drink. I think this may have been one of the first booths I visited, cuz hey, I can sniff out a good cocktail better than most ;-) They were making margaritas so I had to try one - all in the name of transparent reviewing, right? The Perfect Drink … [Read more...]

What I Wore: Blogging Conferences #BlogHer15 #BBNYC #SweetSuite15 #FashionFriday

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Last week I was up in Manhattan for my 4th BlogHer and 2nd Blogger Bash. Both are fabulous blogging conferences/events and they happened to overlap this year. There's always an insane amount of events whenever you get a bunch of social media influencers into one city together. In my 3-4 days in New York City, I'll generally not have a free … [Read more...]

Girls with Superpowers: I Am Elemental Action Figures For Girls #BBNYC #SweetSuite15

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I have many reviews coming for you guys from last week's trip to New York City. I went to a bunch of blogging events but my favorite is Sweet Suite, put on by Blogger Bash. It's one night where all the best toy companies come together to showcase their latest. I loved walking around and seeing what's new and will share some goodies with you moving … [Read more...]