thanksgiving crafts for the less than crafty

thanksgiving crafts for the less than crafty

I am a holiday enthusiast. I am a child enthusiast. And I am certainly an enthusiastic mama. But one thing I am not…is a craft enthusiast. I have tried, oh how I have tried! Once I get going I usually enjoy the process of mess making and memory creating, even if it doesn’t always turn […]

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painless hair removal

{Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for BodyBrite Davenport.  I received free IPL treatment in exchange for writing this post.  All the opinions are 100% mine. } We all have things that make us self-conscious.   The thing I am most aware about all the time is my hair.  I am naturally a hairy person.  I […]

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nicu perspective

You’d think I’d know what to say to a mom whose baby is in the NICU because I’ve been there, but recently hearing that my cousin’s newborn was diagnosed with a serious health condition didn’t make me feel like an expert, It made me feel like a puddle. How can I even begin to help […]

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addiction

I am an addict. There, I said it. Isn’t the first step admitting you have a problem? My addiction isn’t to that of drugs or alcohol but to a behavior. I am addicted to volunteering. I know, I know, volunteering? Yes, my obsession with volunteering fits the criteria for behavioral addiction. Wikipedia defines behavioral addiction as […]

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giveaway: mommy makeover

We’ve had some great Mommy Makeovers this year and we’re ready to give away another one! And it’s just in time for the holidays! Like always, we’ve partnered with our favorite local business to give one lucky reader the royal treatment. Hair and Makeup from Pure Hair Studio Clothes from Urban Farmhouse Personal Styling from […]

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practicing patience to prevent mommy melt-downs

I could be such a patient mom if it weren’t for my kids. Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m fully aware that I’m blessed with three awesome kids. I love them like crazy. But sometimes – to be perfectly honest – they drive me crazy. They know exactly how to push my buttons. Like one morning […]

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thought diet

I’ve had this friend since forever who I see at least once a week and usually more than that.  She’s basically family.  A few years ago my grandma said my friend looked really great and asked me if she’d lost weight.  I shrugged and said maybe.  I thought about whether she had.  I realized I […]

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moms night out {registration open}

moms night out {registration open}

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays right around the corner, we know who does the brunt of the shopping, cooking, cleaning and decorating – mom! That’s why we are so excited for our next fun Moms Night Out. Before the holiday crazy sets in, join us for an awesome night at Me & Billy in […]

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fair trade mommy moments

I had never heard of fair trade before my sister gave me a beautiful necklace for Christmas four years ago.  My sister’s gift began a continuing process of having my eyes opened to the meaning, variety, and implications of fair trade.  Fair trade is defined on www.merriam-webster.com as “a movement whose goal is to help […]

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Nicole’s mommy makeover

Nicole was the lucky reader to get a Mommy Makeover in October! Her transformation has been admired by thousands already and we still can’t get over how amazing this makeover turned out! Hair by Stacey, Owner/ Visionary of Hair Design at Pure Hair Studio Nicole had the most beautiful blue eyes, so I was immediately […]

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