Review Extravaganza: Week Four

My three boys on Christmas morning.

For Week 4 of the Review Extravaganza, we are looking back on October, November, and December. You have from today thru Friday, January 3rd to link up. If you missed week 1 or week 2, or week 3 no worries- just review your whole year in a post and link that up-I know a lot of you do this anyway, so […]

Review Extravaganza Week 3

In August, we attended the Family Forward retreat at Universal Studios. This was the highlight of my family's YEAR. My boys are still talking about everything we did.

For Week 3 of the Review Extravaganza, we are looking back on July, August, and September. You have from today thru Wednesday, December 25th to link up. If you missed week 1 or week 2, no worries- just review January-September in your first post and link it up! Or if you do your full year in one […]

10 Christmas Memories

My Cabbage Patch doll, Tansy Nola

1. The first year the Christmas Elf came to visit us on Christmas Eve. 2. Being up front at church during Children’s service on Christmas Eve, singing Happy Birthday to Jesus and my older brother yelling back to my mom “Hey Mom, can  I have some of this junk food cake?” This is what happens […]

Review Extravaganza: Week 2

School was out in June, so lots of swimming and camps to fill our time!

For Week 2 of the Review Extravaganza, we are looking back on April, May, and June. You have from today thru Wednesday, December 18th to link up. If you missed week 1, no worries- just review January-June in your first post and link it up! There are over $600 in prizes up for grabs for […]

Review Extravaganza: Week 1

January was when we added basketball onto soccer. My oldest two played- my youngest is thrilled that he gets to play this year, instead of just hanging out in the stands.

It’s already December- a good time to look back on the year! Join in the Review Extravaganza. You have until next Wednesday, December 11, to link up your week 1 post, recapping January, February, and March. You can get creative with your recap. I like to share a pic or two, along with a favorite […]

Join in the Review Extravaganza

We are so excited to announce the 4th Annual Review Extravaganza!  This is getting bigger each year and we are so excited to have you all join in with us. This is my first year as a host and I hope y’all will join in!

Just a Reminder as You Browse Pinterest…

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Oh, all the pretty things. Pinterest is just so damn pretty, isn’t it? From the outfits and crafts to the food and home decorating ideas. All shiny and perfect. I’ve been planning my Thanksgiving dinner, browsing Pinterest for new Thanksgiving recipes, only being sure that we’d have turkey and my sweet potato casserole, but that […]

When to Say No to a Sponsored Post

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Many different factors come into play when you are deciding whether or not to accept an opportunity to work with a brand. There are even times when I think it’s okay to blog for free. Don’t jump down my throat- read that first. And then there are some truly awful pitches. To those pitches, it’s a […]

Back to School Video Traditions: Join In!

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We always take pictures on the first day of school: a shot by the van and then another shot of my kids headed away from me, towards their school or classroom. A photo tradition I’d love to add is to get an adult XL t-shirt that has “class of (their graduation years)” printed on it […]

The Social Media Pass

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I’ll ‘fess up: whenever I screw up, it helps me to know that I’m not the only one who has ever committed that particular “mommy sin.” It’s the beauty of social media: being able to share those less-than-perfect moments and (usually) receive more support than criticism. Other moms telling you they’ve done the same thing, […]