• Life Lately Volume 5

    Hey, don’t forget today is Amazon Prime Day.  Read my post about my top tips and wishlist here.  Life has been happening lately and I have not documented it since the last week of June so It’s about time!  Read my last life lately post here. Hold on to your seats as I share the photo overload!  Let’s get started…… [Continue Reading]

    Life Lately Volume 5
  • Amazon Prime Day 2018 Tips & Wishlist

      Monday is the day , Christmas in July or in other words — Amazon Prime Day 2018.  It’s the new Black Friday except you don’t have to wait in line, it’s not freezing cold and you aren’t stuffed with turkey!  Every year, Amazon ups their game.  The first year was kind of a flop but they learned their lesson… [Continue Reading]

    Amazon Prime Day 2018 Tips & Wishlist
  • 10 Podcasts You Need to Listen to

    Are you in need of some new podcast recommendations?  Look no further, I have 10 podcasts you need to listen to.  Podcasts are a great and free way to learn about whatever you want to learn about.   I spend A LOT of time in the car (hello kid activities) so I love that podcasts can help me be purposeful… [Continue Reading]

    10 Podcasts You Need to Listen to
  • 6 Simple Summer Desserts

    I am always on the hunt for simple and quick desserts to make for an impromptu get together with friends or just to whip up for my own family.  My family loves dessert so we are well-versed in dessert making but sometimes you just need an easy recipe.  So, from chocolate and ice cream to fruit, we have your dessert… [Continue Reading]

    6 Simple Summer Desserts
  • 10 Helpful Sephora Tips

    I am going to tell you a little secret.  I am 35 years old and I just stepped into Sephora a few weeks ago.  I can hear the collective gasp across cyberspace.  Can I tell you why?  I was intimidated.  A whole store of beauty products and I am a novice when it comes to beauty products and how to… [Continue Reading]

    10 Helpful Sephora Tips

10 Best Places To Travel

I love to travel.  The travel bug bit me early and it probably bit the moment I stepped aboard the airplane headed to Switzerland, our new home when I was just 8 years old.  Almost every weekend, we would hop into our little 4 door sedan or jump on a train and visit the sites of Europe.  I took those…

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12 Items We Stopped Buying at the Grocery Store to Save Money

We have a growing family and each member seems to have a growing belly so I am constantly on the hunt to find cost savings during my weekly grocery hauls and yes, weekly, the food disappears before it even enters the door sometimes.  I barely ever actually grocery shop and most of the time prefer online grocery shopping in my…

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Girls Shared Bedroom Vision

**Thank you to Suite Dreams for Kids for partnering with me for this series, all opinions are my own! We are working our way through our to-do list in anticipation that our adoption is finalized later this fall!  We have 4 bedrooms upstairs and one in the basement so technically all 4 kids could have their own bedroom but no…

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Life Lately Volume 3

We are officially on summer vacation today!  Yesterday, was the last day of school and I am ready to not have to pack lunches and pry kids out of bed although my guess is now everyone will be up and ready to go for the day at 6 AM! When Solon started school we started a few traditions by accident…

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What’s Up May 2018

Tomorrow is the last day of school around here and we had the best Memorial Day Weekend.  We enjoyed a Minnesota lake weekend with record highs that topped 100 degrees.  It’s unusual to float in the lake that just had ice in it 3 weeks prior but we did just that and it felt amazing!  Before we dive into summer,…

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May 2018 -5 Joyful Things

Yay! Today is Friday and Memorial Day weekend in my book kicks off summer even though my kids have 3 more days of school.  We are so close!  I am both excited and a bit nervous because school to summer takes a few weeks to get used to for all of us!  But before we get to all of our…

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Simple Rhubarb Pecan Crisp Recipe

Growing up at the lake, we inherited a huge rhubarb plant when we bought our family cabin.  Every summer passers-by would knock on our door and ask if they could harvest some stalks for their own rhubarb crisp desserts.  My mom was not a fan of rhubarb so she always was happy to share with the strangers. It wasn’t until…

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Best Affordable Shorts for Mom

Summer is here and that means the kids are out of school and it’s time for adventure.  We might be headed to the park, the zoo, vacation or just running carpool to the various camps and clinics.  It’s hot and humid in the midwest so as much as I love a good pair of jeans, it’s just too hot if…

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Life Lately Volume 2

  Wow!  What a busy couple of weeks we have had around here. If you missed my post about how this time of year makes me feel a little bit like a headless chicken, you can read that here.  We have 8 days of school left and we are all ready for summer.  The weather has us itching for pool…

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How to Overcome Body Image When Shopping

With the changing seasons, many of us are stepping into our closets and realizing we need a few new pieces to update our wardrobes. I’ll be honest, my favorite season to shop for is winter. I can pile on the layers, cover any problem areas, and still feel like a million bucks! Iowa summers mean humidity which does not pair…

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