• Advent Calendar Gift Guide + More

    Tis’ the season to start thinking about Christmas!  Today, I wanted to share a fun tradition we love, advent calendars.  Every year my mom gets each of my kids an advent calendar based on their interests.  Luckily, retailers have caught on to advent calendars and there are more options than ever.  Now’s the time to pick some up and they have

    Advent Calendar Gift Guide + More
  • 10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November

    It seems there are camps this time of year. You are either Camp Thanksgiving or Camp Christmas is coming. While I love everything about Thanksgiving, I also do most of the heavy lifting for Christmas in November so I can enjoy the season even more. So, what do I do now? There are 10 simple ways to prepare for Christmas now

    10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November
  • Super Simple Classic Chili

    It’s that time of year – it’s soup time.  It snowed the other night so the kids are basically ready to put up the Christmas tree.  I am just ready to indulge in some warm and cozy food.  The only problem is our schedule doesn’t slow down this time of year, it only speeds up!  Anyone else?  Enter this delicious

    Super Simple Classic Chili
  • Our Fall-Tastic Visit to The Pumpkin Ranch

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Pumpkin Ranch. The opinions and text are my own.   We had the best fall-tastic day at The Pumpkin Ranch in Winterset, Iowa last weekend.  It was one of those days I didn’t want to end.  There’s nothing better than spending time as a family adventuring and having

    Our Fall-Tastic Visit to The Pumpkin Ranch
  • Life Lately Volume 16 October 12

    The other day on Instagram, I asked what you all wanted to see on the blog and several of you pointed out I haven’t done a life lately post in forever.  So, I looked and the last one I did was BEFORE we left for China.  I can’t believe it’s been so long but I knew we need to rectify

    Life Lately Volume 16 October 12

Advent Calendar Gift Guide + More

Tis’ the season to start thinking about Christmas!  Today, I wanted to share a fun tradition we love, advent calendars.  Every year my mom gets each of my kids an advent calendar based on their interests.  Luckily, retailers have caught on to advent calendars and there are more options than ever.  Now’s the time to pick some up and they have…

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November

It seems there are camps this time of year. You are either Camp Thanksgiving or Camp Christmas is coming. While I love everything about Thanksgiving, I also do most of the heavy lifting for Christmas in November so I can enjoy the season even more. So, what do I do now? There are 10 simple ways to prepare for Christmas now…

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Super Simple Classic Chili

It’s that time of year – it’s soup time.  It snowed the other night so the kids are basically ready to put up the Christmas tree.  I am just ready to indulge in some warm and cozy food.  The only problem is our schedule doesn’t slow down this time of year, it only speeds up!  Anyone else?  Enter this delicious…

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Our Fall-Tastic Visit to The Pumpkin Ranch

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Pumpkin Ranch. The opinions and text are my own.   We had the best fall-tastic day at The Pumpkin Ranch in Winterset, Iowa last weekend.  It was one of those days I didn’t want to end.  There’s nothing better than spending time as a family adventuring and having…

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Life Lately Volume 16 October 12

The other day on Instagram, I asked what you all wanted to see on the blog and several of you pointed out I haven’t done a life lately post in forever.  So, I looked and the last one I did was BEFORE we left for China.  I can’t believe it’s been so long but I knew we need to rectify…

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Boo Your Neighbors Halloween Activity

It’s almost time for Halloween and who doesn’t love an excuse to ding dong ditch?  If you live in the midwest, you might be familiar with May Day.   This activity is similar and a great way to create community in your neighborhood and spread a little joy this Halloween season. Boo Your Neighbors Halloween Activity Directions To start, all you…

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Simple Apple Chicken Salad Recipe

We are in full on fall mode over here which means I am breaking out all my pumpkin and apple recipes.  Momma loves to bake in the fall!  It also means I am running around like crazy because my kids are in all the activities.  So, I need super simple recipes that we can eat around the table or on the…

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5 Fall 2019 Fashion Must Haves

Fall is my favorite time of year to dress.  It’s not so cold that it’s all covered up by a big, puffy winter parka and it’s not too hot to wear some layers. Give me all the layers!   After scouring the interwebs, I decided there are 5 fall fashion trends that I think everyone should have in their wardrobe this…

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Simple Fall Front Porch Decor

Fall 2019 Front Porch The other day when it was a cool 90 degrees I finally go the itch to add some fall touches to my front porch!  However, I spend a lot of time nurturing my ferns all summer long (ie repotting them and watering them everyday).  So when fall hits, I am not ready to say good-bye so…

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Insanely Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Bake

If you are looking for a simple recipe, you have come to the right place because today I am dishing up my insanely simple 3-ingredient slow cooker chicken stuffing bake.  Say that 10 times fast.  I pair it with some steamed veggies and some fresh fruit and we have ourselves a simple, yummy dinner for a busy night! One of…

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