6 Must-Dos for a Successful Sleepover Party

I am a planner by nature. I love planning ALL the things. Birthday parties, family celebrations, cookouts, vacations…you name it, I love to plan it. I love being creative, searching for deals, and creating an event that is memorable AND affordable. So, when my kids came along and I was able to start planning birthday parties for them, I was pretty much over the moon. But then? Then the unthinkable happened. After years of fun, girly themed parties, my daughter asked to skip the big party this year in lieu of a sleepover. A SLEEPOVER PARTY. What in the world?!? What about ...

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Composting 101: How to Start Your Own Compost Pile

I am sure many of you are no stranger to the idea of composting, but do you actually do it?  We throw away tons and tons of waste each year and a drastic amount of this is food.  What if I told you that you could save money by taking your food and putting it in a container outside, instead of in a trash bag?  Composting is so easy and the benefits are endless! How do you go about composting? Composting is incredibly easy, all you need is a container with no base (that you make or purchase) that is either open ...

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3 Smart After School Snack Ideas

***This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Integrated Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed regarding after school snacks in my post are my own.*** Anyone else's kids get off the bus ready to cut someone if they don't have a snack ASAP? With early lunchtimes and active days, my children are hungry by the time they get home. I am so very much still growing and learning as a mom--this is the first year both my kiddos are in school full day!--and I'm only now getting a handle on the whole after school snack business. I've ...

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Blender Honey Muffins

It’s here. Even when the sun warms you, you can still feel that little hint of a nip in the air. I am a summer-lover, but always welcome the first hints of the changing season. With fall comes cozy sweaters, snuggles by the fireplace, and back to school. One of my favorite ways to usher in the new season, and new family schedule, is by mapping out ways to simplify our morning routine. The best (and yummiest) way I’ve found yet, are these incredibly easy, and healthy, Blender Honey Muffins. Blender Honey Muffins are adaptable, tasty, freeze like champs, and a ...

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7 Easy Steps to a Nighttime Skincare Routine for Gorgeous Skin

***Thank you to Agora for sending product for my review so I could share these steps to nighttime skincare with you. All opinions expressed are 100% my own!*** I love taking care of my skin because I think it's one easy, important way we mamas can love on ourselves amidst the craziness of running herd after our kiddos. Even on the most hectic of days, if I can take a few minutes to pamper my skin at the end of the day, it makes me feel a bit more sane and pulled together--a definite win! And while pampering may sound fancy, it ...

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