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...]

New #McCafe Coffee on Shelves at Acme & Other Grocery Stores Nation Wide

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So McDonald's new McCafe launch going on at a local grocery store near you! You can find the new McCafe product at Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Acme Markets.  Do you guys have one of those near you? We have Acme right up the street and I'm gonna have to try out the McCafe K-Cups for my Keurig brewer! In honor of the new … [Read more...]

Recipe: Christmas Cake Pops

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How cute are these easy-to-make Christmas Cake Pops that a friend sent over to me? Check it out - fun to eat but also fun for decorations? Christmas/Holiday Marshmallow Pop Ingredients - 10 large marshmallows 10 Wilton candy sticks – get the thicker candy sticks, the thin one don't hold the weight of the marshmallow and … [Read more...]

AT&T Unite for GoPhone: WiFi For the Whole Family – IN THE CAR!

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My kids have been big-time spoiled with this latest gadget we've been testing out.  It's the AT&T Unite for GoPhone by Netgear and it's a mobile hotspot that allows us to connect to it and get Wifi with up to 10 devices.  Can I tell you guys how awesome this was for our latest road trip (9 hours in the car?!)  I'm sure you all can … [Read more...]

Mixed Bag Designs: Awesome for Groceries, Gifts & More {And Green!} #MomMixer

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I'm always feeling very stylish when I'm carrying one of my Mixed Bag Designs bag. These reusable bags may not be holding anything too stylish if you're using them for groceries as I do, but you sure as heck look cute with one of these on your shoulder! I first learned about Mixed Bag Designs at a blogging event years ago and have been hooked on … [Read more...]

Easy Holiday Entertainment with Zipz Wine #MomMixer

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to remind you guys about Zipz Wine, a brand I met and grew to love last summer.  This wine company makes a unique product - a wine glass WITH the wine, all packaged and ready for you to go in one.  They are just adorable for a picnic, to bring to a friend's house or any sort of travel where you'd like … [Read more...]