Friday, July 29, 2016

A Little More White

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Little Taste Of Mexico

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I still can't believe it's been a month since we were visiting family back home in California & Mexico! As I was going through pictures from our fun trip last night, I got a rush of nostalgia & felt incredibly homesick. I wish I could hop in the car and visit everyone again! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Perfect Combo: Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Party +$100 GIVEAWAY!

A special thanks to Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream for letting us try their delicious ice cream & sponsoring our fun little party!
Summer is almost over which means we’re supposed to abruptly jump back into our school year routines. Basically, put an end to all the fun we've been having...like staying up way past bedtimes, living in our pajamas and eating way too many treats! But before that happens, I thought we could have one last hurrah and have a fun miniature golf night & enjoy some Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream out on the deck. It was a low key night for us but it was filled with lots of smiles & laughter, which in my book is the best kind of night!

Leave me a comment below telling me how you're soaking up your summer nights and I'll be picking one to win a $100 Visa gift card (so you can get everything you need for your own little party) - what is your favorite way to spend a summer evening?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Bathroom Makeover

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One of the goals I set for myself this summer was to really sink my teeth into all the projects I'd "started" earlier in the year but hadn't had the time to finish. I use the term started loosely because, all too often I'll get overzealous about a certain project and go out and purchase all the materials for it, only to get back home & forget all about it. Does this ever happen to you? It's so frustrating! But I am happy to report that this past week we finally tackled one of these projects and gave our girl's bathroom a chic & stylish makeover. Keep reading to find out how you too can make small updates for a mega impact;)!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Date Night Outfit


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Twist On A Household Favorite- Butterfinger Brownie Milkshake

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Today, I'm sharing a little somethin' sweet to brighten your day and help you make it through the rest of your evening :). 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cozy Sunday

Monday, July 11, 2016

Baby Woes= Mommy Woes

I mentioned in an earlier post that Madison had been sick this past week with a mystery illness. Well we now know what she had. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fourth Of July

I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July! I know, that was forever ago, right? but this past week was really rough for us. Two of our girls got sick in the same week {Hayden got sick with the stomach flu & Madison with mystery illness} and it stole any & all of our motivation to do anything that wasn't absolutely essential!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mexican Dry Rub Ribs Recipe

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Now that summer is here and the grilling season has officially begun, I wanted to have a low key BBQ and fire up the grill for family and friends before I left on another vacation. My husband's birthday is this week and we are planning to celebrate it with a big camping trip in the Smoky Mountains {It's been so long since we've gone camping together, ahh it's going to be so much fun!}.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sweet Moments Of Joy

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One of our favorite things to do while visiting my family in California is spending the day at the beach. They only live about an hour from San Diego, so we do our best to spend a majority of our time there {especially on days when it gets above 110 degrees}. I think I've lived away from the valley for too long, because I just can't brave the heat like I use to {nor can my fair skinned beauties~their faces get beet red within seconds after going outdoors}! So naturally our M.O. has been messy hair, sandy feet and salty kisses:).

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Just A Few Thoughts On Marriage


Kyle and I will be celebrating nine years of marriage next month and I am so amazed at how our love and our lives have changed, expanded and evolved over the years. We were so young when we got married, and had such finite ideas of the work, sacrifice and love it would take to make a marriage work & more importantly thrive!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Entertaining

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Prior to moving to Cincinnati, I had never tried dry ribs, fast forward three years later and I am now a dry-rub convert {and can't imagine going back}!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Playroom Favorite

Ever since we've been in our new home, our girls have had their pick of three playrooms; the one in the main level floor, the one in the basement and the one in their bedrooms, which is admittedly way to many. Recently, I decided to simplify things and move all their toys to the basement {in an effort to excite them to play down there}. My plan was working pretty well until our new Lorena Canals rug arrived and I placed it in the nursery. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Milestones

Like most parents, I love snapping pictures of my kiddos little moments and documenting their milestones. It's amazing how quickly those little moments happen and if you're unprepared you might miss them! Recently I stumbled upon Milestones™, who make sets of photo cards to make it easier to capture and remember all of your special moments {from pregnancy to your kiddos early years}. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Reset

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Don't you wish there was a reset button in life? I sure do! I know I could use it right around the time I have a baby. Unfortunately there's no easy fix, or magic pill that will transform you overnight, there's just the good ol' fashion way. But that doesn't mean there aren't some really great habits & tricks that help to boost your overall health! Today, I'd like to share a handful of things that help me prioritize my health and make better decisions.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello California

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 After nine months of not wanting to leave the house (or the bathroom floor really), I'm feeling like we have lots to pack in this Summer and not nearly enough time!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Momma's BFF & Dock A Tot

We flew to California at the beginning of this week to kick off our Summer vacation. Kyle will be with us for about a week but then the girls and I will be visiting family and really just enjoying California for as long as we can:D! I was a little nervous about the prospect of having the girls by myself all day and night & being out of sync with their regular schedules{okay, mostly just Madison}. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dance

You might remember earlier this year our girls started their first Ballet class. Well this week they finished up with their classes and had their very first Ballet recital.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Favorite Date Nights & Pain Reliever

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing a list of active
date nights & activities that are not only fun but you can do even if you have arthritis {and that celebrate the younger you inside}. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatInconvenience #CollectiveBias
The Summer before my Sophomore year in High School, I tore my ACL on my left leg, while attending a Summer Volleyball camp at my local college.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Garage Makeover & Fast Track

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One of the biggest trouble areas since we moved into our home has been our garage. Mainly because it had little to no-organization and every time we'd step foot inside it we would just add more junk to it. It essentially became a graveyard for all the things we couldn't manage to bring inside {it was chaotic for sure}. It was totally neglected and in desperate need of a makeover.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fruit Leather & SILPAT GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever made fruit leather? They're essentially homemade fruit roll-ups and they are so tasty! My kids love them! I think they're great because they're simple to make and you can use just about any fruit or fruit combination to make them.  

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blooms & Berries ~ Pick Your Own Strawberries

Although, I could do without the insane allergies I get this time of year, it is still a favorite of mine. Why, you ask? Mainly because it means strawberry season has begun and they're in high supply! Oh, how I love strawberries!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kid Friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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You might be thinking, aren't all muffins kid friendly? Nope! But you'll be happy to know that these are. They have a secret ingredient that is perfect for little ones struggling to grow. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

First Taste Of Summer