The Book for YOU: The Fringe Hours by @jessicanturner #FringeHours

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When I was in my 20s, I think I would have laughed at myself at 40 feeling like I would need a book to help me figure out how to make time for myself.  Of course in my 20s, I didn't have kids or a schedule that involved much other than going to work, going home and feeding myself.  My 20s are the last time I actually remember feeling like I had all … [Read more...]

Recipe: Guinness Cake {Great for St. Patrick’s Day Parties!}

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How perfectly delicious and appropriate does this Guinness Cake look for the month of March?  Such a great recipe to bring to your next St. Patrick's Day party! Recipe:  Guinness Cake Ingredients {Cake} 2 cups Guinness Stout 4 sticks Butter 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 2 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]

10 Fun Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

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It took me until this week to realize that Valentine's Day is falling on Saturday this year.  You know that's going to be one really popular night out!  We're about to leave for the beach so I can't complain but normally I'm a stay-at-home girl when it comes to a big night out like Valentine's Day. If you're staying home and looking to share a … [Read more...]

Which Room Should I ReDo First: Family Room or Dining Room? #rfbloggers

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You guys may remember that I worked with Raymour & Flanigan last year to redo my bedroom.  It's still my favorite room in the house.  It's amazing how a change in furniture and look can really uplift your spirits and make you feel totally differently about a room. Having that change upstairs has really inspired me to want to change up some … [Read more...]

The Cutest Coffee Table Book You Could Ever Buy {New Release TODAY}

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Do you guys remember Theo & Beau?  They are the viral napping duo whose totally adorable photos went crazy online last year.  Their mother is Jessica Shyba; she is a blogger friend of mine and the owner of the blog Momma's Gone City.  I looked forward to her photos on Instagram every day when she posted them -- and still do now that the napping … [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...]

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...]

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...]