50% Off Some Fab Pieces at Banana Republic Today

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I've been spending waaaay too much money this week so I can only look today but this sale at Banana today caught my eye and I especially love this dress, I wish I had something to wear it to: BR Monogram Ruched Sheath, normally $110 but on sale for $55 today.  Check out all the other awesome Banana Republic pieces at half off today! … [Read more...]

Where Do You Store All Your Kids Stuff? {Mud Room Organization}

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The stuff, or crap as we call it in our house that I'm talking about is the backpacks, the shoes, the jackets.  Where do you store yours? I find these pieces all over my downstairs at any given time after school.  We literally have a "shoe pile," in our front hall that I try and keep under control with some small shelves but it never really … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Sunday Activities & Games for the Kids {Printables & Fun Ideas}

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Wanna get the whole family involved in the Super Bowl?  My kids love to watch football but I know at slow game times they can also get bored.  I was checking out Pinterest for fun Super Bowl game-day related activities for kids - people are so crafty and clever! I found some really cute ideas and hope to do some of these with my boys on game day … [Read more...]

Snow Day Activities for the Kids

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Most of New England is preparing for a big storm to wallop them tonight and tomorrow.  I'm seeing reports of up to 2 feet up in CT and Boston!  Here in Philly there's a big debate among the meteorologists about how much we'll actually get but either way, it won't be a surprise if my kids get a snow day tomorrow. Here's a couple of quick … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime on BIG SALE TODAY ($72!)

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I've never seen this sale before but I wish I could take advantage. I'm already an Amazon Prime member though and couldn't imagine not having it. So I pay $99/a year for it but today only if you join it's $72 for the year.  I'm so spoiled with the two-day shipping and the streaming vid is pretty awesome too.  Here's all you get with … [Read more...]

In Search of a Gym Makeover

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For the last 8 years, I've pretty much been wearing the same gym uniform.  Cropped capri active pants from Athleta, mostly sports bras from Athleta and always layered with an Old Navy fitted tank top.  I'm at the gym 5 days a week so you can find me in these clothes often! {by the way - I still wear and love my Urban Halo headbands} Lately … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a Day with the Super Sprowtz Cast Thanks to Century 21

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Are you guys familiar with Super Sprowtz?  It's a multi-media program that you can watch online via YouTube that's for kids and promotes living & eating healthy.  They have a huge backing of celebrity ambassadors like Michelle Obama, Jeff Bridges, Russell Simmons, Shaquille O’Neal, and more.  Which doesn't really shock me at all because having … [Read more...]

Apparently I Look Post Menopausal (!!!) & What I Am Doing About It #40 #Skincare

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Last Friday, I went to an overdue annual dermatologist appointment to get a skin check.  Seeing as I have some fairly pale Irish skin and a whole heck of a lot of freckles & moles, I'm technically supposed to be there every 6 months (it had been 18). Knowing that I wasn't going anywhere after my appointment so I didn't put any makeup on. … [Read more...]

Winter Coats You Need to Own {Sale!}

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I love that mid-January starting to be considered sale territory on winter clothes - you know what that means, right?  They are making the way for spring clothes and spring is a'comin!  Okay I know it's still a bit of a stretch that spring is around the corner but the sales on some of these coats definitely make it seem like spring looks are coming … [Read more...]

The Vacuum that Sucks up Dirt I Didn’t Know Existed #DysonUnfiltered

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People, this is CRAZY town. Do you see this photo? This is everything that was sucked up when I used the new Dyson Big Ball Cinetic Animal Upright Vacuum on my upstairs. This wasn't even that many rooms and I had vacuumed recently. What IS all of this stuff?! All I know is that this product has some serious suction and I'm happy it pulled … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Healthy Snacks from Pinterest

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My body is so much happier with me the last week and a half.  I definitely abused it with some serious holiday overeating, which is fine, but now that we're back to the grind I feel SO MUCH BETTER eating healthy again. And as a bonus, I haven't even really been dieting but I've lost a pound and a half!  Woo! I find that I'm not the only one … [Read more...]

January Goal: Decluttering My House

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Taking a few days off over the holidays while I was on vacation was such a gift for me.  Lately I feel like life is just zooming by - my kids are getting older and our schedule is crazier.  Every day I just race through the motions of doing laundry, making lunches, blogging, running errands, hitting the gym, you name it.  I don't have much time to … [Read more...]

Neutrogena’s Got a New Product Your Skin Will Love

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It's crazy scary how thirsty my skin is for a little hydration this time of year.  I feel like I'm continually using lotions throughout my day this time of year.  It's 15 degrees out. I'm shaking my first at you, Old Man Winter! One new product I'm checking out is Neutrogena's Hydro Boost.  I received both the gel-cream and the water gel … [Read more...]

A New Year & A New Look from Gymboree

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Check out my monkey in some of his new duds courtesy of Gymboree. I recently went to my local Gymboree and was able to get him a few really neat new pieces from their new line. I have to say, I hadn't been inside of Gymboree for years! They used to be my go-to when Nate was a baby and for whatever realize I didn't realize that they had big kid … [Read more...]

Frostbite Accessory Fashion #FashionFriday

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Cold weather fashion.  Can't say that it will ever be my favorite time of year outside or for fashion but when it's 9 degrees out, you have to dress the part, right? Obviously layers are key with cold weather.  And awesome accessories.  I'm all about the "extras" these days so I'm featuring some cold weather accessories today for Fashion … [Read more...]

14-Day Free Trial at eMeals.com

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Like leading a horse to water, that's how eMeals is for me with meal planning. Sometimes I forget to drink but when I do, it's so much better all around. Cheesy analogy aside, I've been a member of eMeals.com going on 3 years now. The weeks I remember to use the meal plan make my life so much easier. Not familiar with eMeals? They make menu and … [Read more...]

10 Books You Need to Read in 2015 #bookclub

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My 10 Books You Need to Read in 2014 was one of my most popular posts all of last year.  I joined a book club in 2013 and read some fabulous books and am looking forward to seeing what my book club picks this year!  Since I wrote that last post (a year ago!) we've also read some great books plus I've done a bunch on my own that I just loved.  Here … [Read more...]

Quick Tips to Staying Healthy this Winter

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My boys' school seems to be a big old petri dish of germs over the last few weeks.  Before the holiday break, both of my boys had one illness or another.  Cole was lucky enough to get a fever bug just a week after he got after the stomach bug.  Then when we were away in the Outer Banks, Nate and hubby got sick too.  'Tis the season, right? Then … [Read more...]

The 20-Year Evolution of a New Years Resolution

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Back in college and when I was in my early twenties, I distinctly remember making the cliche "lose weight" New Years Resolution.  I also remember New Years Day rolling around and after too much debauchery the night before, I'd end up eating some big greasy lunch to help my hangover and proclaiming myself an idiot for already having botched the … [Read more...]