We Love I See Me Personalized Books

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This is a sponsored post but read on because these books are amazing!Both of my children are signed up for the summer reading program through the library, and thus, books have been on heavy rotation in our house the last few weeks. We're trying out many new books and recording everything we read on a reading list. Favorites even get a special star so we remember books we … [Read more...]

7 Encouraging Quotes For Moms

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By Fridays I'm usually at my wits end with motherhood. It's exhausting - the day in and day out of diapers, picky eaters and laundry. The monotony of everyday can wear on a mama and sometimes we just need a lightning bolt of encouragement.I'll often memorize a quote or two to carry through the day. To guide my chores, give me patience and keep perspective on this … [Read more...]

The Next Great Series of Teen Books You’ll Love

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Please tell me you didn't think I was going to try and introduce you to Twilight or The Hunger Games? Although I have read those too, once they hit the big screen they kind of lose their luster. Everyone has seen them and you can no longer leave the characters and lands up to your own imagination.And, of course, the books are always much better.So, if you've been on the … [Read more...]

The Most Refreshing Summer Sandwich

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When I became a wife and mama I had elaborate dreams of homemade meals each night served with an entree, a side or two or three and a sweet little treat. In reality, that happens maybe every other week. And I'm finally okay with that fact. Even more, I'm becoming much smarter with our dinner plans, because although they're not elaborate, we do still eat dinner every night … [Read more...]

Have You Heard of LulaRoe?

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For a few months now I've heard the word "LulaRoe" popping up. I think I may have even been invited to a party, or pop-up as I think they're commonly called, but I blew it off. Frankly, I didn't "get" it. And now I do. Boy, do I ever. And so I couldn't help but tell you all about it.LulaRoe is the new thing in home parties. But it's not just home parties. You can order … [Read more...]

Easy Oven Made S’mores!

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Let's face it, only a small percentage of the year's weather is appropriate for campfires and thus, s'more roasting. But does that mean we need to deprive our kids (and ourselves) of this decadence? No, not one bit!If you have an oven, you're in luck! S'mores can be your dessert of choice all year long!Here's how to whip up oven s'mores in a few simple steps … [Read more...]

7 Reasons I Love Ring Slings For Babywearing

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I've been a babywearing mama for 5 years now and have run the gamut on choices. I've used many brands and styles and still, most days, I reach for my ring slings first. Here's why ...Ring slings are versatile. From newborn to toddler to preschooler, ring slings fit the bill because they're completely adjustable. With a tug of the tail you can snuggle up a baby or hip carry … [Read more...]

The Prettiest Nursery Mobiles

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Our little one isn't due until December, but that hasn't stopped me from dreaming up their little corner of slumber perfection! In a corner of our guest room I'm getting a space ready just for our baby and the highlight will be a darling mobile tucked into the corner.Not only are mobiles eye-catching for babies, they can help capture your nursery theme or mood. I love how … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Strawberry Cake

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Here in the Pacific Northwest the school year is wrapping up and berries are in full swing! In fact, from what I hear at the local farm stands, strawberries are on the verge of ending their season a bit early and before we know it, raspberries will be on their way! And yes, if you're reading my mind, this recipe could also be done with raspberries or blueberries or blackberries … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Buy BEFORE Your Trip To Disneyland

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My daughter and I are flying to Disneyland for a girl's only adventure this fall and I'm absolutely giddy with anticipation. At just 2 weeks shy of her 5th birthday, this will be her first visit and I just know it will be absolutely magical!We're going as budget as possible and with that, I've been researching how to keep our souvenir line item in check. As much as I want … [Read more...]

Cinderella — The Soundtrack You Don’t Want To Miss

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Back in March when I saw the new Cinderella at the theater I was a bit skeptical. The previews looked beautiful, but would the story be as captivating as I had hoped?The answer is a resounding YES! My daughter and I both adored the film and have been counting down the days until its’ DVD release  ... September 15, 2015. So, as we wait we’ve been listening to the soundtrack … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Popcorn!

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Some of the ingredients in microwave popcorn bags is just yucky. Which is what made me decide to check out how to make popcorn myself. Thankfully, it's 10x easier than I ever imagined. And WAY yummier!First up, you don't need a popcorn machine! Such good news for me because we don't have a pantry and I don't have room for extra appliances. This recipe only requires a large … [Read more...]

Seattle’s Pacific Science Center

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Seattle, Washington boasts tons of amazing activities for families, but the Pacific Science Center will always be one of my top picks. Over the years I've probably visited 15 times, as a child myself and now as a mama. Here in the Northwest most kids take a field trip at some point and growing up my family had an annual pass every few years. Pretty much, we love the Pacific … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Pregnancy Cravings

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Pregnancy cravings are one of the most interesting things to me. If you scroll through Facebook you're bound to see a mama thanking her husband for a late night run to Subway or an Instagram photo showcasing some odd combination of foods likes pickles and ice cream. With baby #3, I'm currently on a huge orange juice kick and will pretty much cry if we run out without a back up … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads With Beards

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It's time to start thinking about Father's Day! Are you going the homemade route, outdoor adventures or something that lines up with your husband's or father's favorite hobby?Or, what about letting his personal style lead your gift giving? If the father in your life has a beard, I've got the gift guide for you!Beard Taming Appointment --- First things first, with … [Read more...]