• Best Prime Day Deals

    Hey, Y’all!  I am sure by now you know it’s prime day and I am hot on the chase for the best deals because I just can’t help myself.  I love a good deal!  When Prime Day started I thought it was all hype but last year I got a great deal on a 5 piece luggage set we took

    Best Prime Day Deals
  • China Adoption Trip | Beijing

    Hey Friends!  Wow, I have missed this space and writing.  I have never taken a 6-week break before and it feels good to be back.  I am so thankful for sweet blogging friends who willingly offered their talents for our space in my absence. Writing has always been cathartic for me and I am going to start back to blogging

    China Adoption Trip | Beijing
  • 10 Tips for A Successful Sleepover at Grandma’s

    Sleepovers at grandma’s house can be the best times of your kid’s lives but they can also cause anxiety for all if you’re not prepared. So how do you have successful sleepovers at Grandma’s? In this post, I’ll give you 10 simple tips to help make sure the time spent will be wonderful for both you and your grandkids. As

    10 Tips for A Successful Sleepover at Grandma’s
  • Simple & Healthy Lavender Lemonade

    **Thank you to Tshanina Peterson for guest posting today & sharing this delicious recipe** Summer is the perfect time for a glass of homemade lemonade. Whether you’re hosting a party and need the best recipe for a crowd or need a new twist for your family get-together, this easy and healthy lavender lemonade is perfect. Instead of squeezing a ton of

    Simple & Healthy Lavender Lemonade
  • 3 simple Ways To Stay on Task at Work

    **Thank you to Alice from Nuggetlands for Guest-Posting Today** Ever since I went back to work full time in December, I have been struggling to stay focused and on task. I work in an open office environment so there are constantly a lot of shiny objects for me to be distracted by. Not to mention the never-ending notifications of breaking

    3 simple Ways To Stay on Task at Work

Favorite Finds Spring 2019

I can’t believe we are a week into April already.  This year is going fast and shaping up to get crazier as we get closer to leaving for China (I just got happy butterflies typing that).  There have been several products I have been loving lately and I haven’t done a Friday favorites post all year (shake my head) so today…

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Simple Easter Activities for Families

With the flip of the Calendar, I instantly started planning for Easter.  We are hosting this year so I am thinking of the menu and all the fun things we love to do to celebrate including dying eggs, my mom’s money egg hunt (instead of candy, she slips some money inside including $20’s) and Easter baskets. We also enjoy doing…

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Life Lately Volume 13 March 2019

Friends, I am still shaking about our latest news.  Not only are we I-800 approved but so are my sister-in-law and brother-in-law (read more about our adoption here).  They started the adoption process about 6 months before us so never in our wildest dreams did we think we would travel together.  We are all just giddy at the story God…

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Best Cleaning Products for Housekeeping

It’s spring and for some reason, this season triggers my mind to clean all the things!  It could also be that I have been nesting as we prepare to bring our son home from China (read more about that here).  Yes, I can confirm you nest when you adopt too!  Whatever the reason I am in major cleaning mode.  I thought…

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International Adoption Process Q & A

Lucy, our youngest daughter, was just 5 months old when Scott’s sister and brother-in-law brought our nephew home from China.  We had walked with them through their international adoption process.  Never in a million years at that moment, did I think we would walk through it ourselves.  Yet, here we are on the brink of bringing home our son from…

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Simple Kids Art Supply Storage Solution – Create an Art Cart

Do you have tiny artists and a whole lot of art supplies?  Do you want a simple art supply storage solution that your child can maintain independently?  If you answered yes, you need an art cart. The problem we kept running into was that she would pull out all the supplies and it would be strewn across the table and then…

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Meet Quincy James Port

On Tuesday, February 26th I woke up knowing it would be a crazy day, Solon and Vera both had dental procedures and they also had parent-teacher conferences that night with a slew of the regular everyday activities in between.  It would be a full day for sure. When I finally sat down to check my email after I got Lucy…

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Simple Spring Activities for Kids

Spring has sprung or at least it has in my mind! Spring break is coming up and sometimes I need a few simple kids activity ideas for when the excitement of being home has worn off or a spring rain shower keeps us inside.  Break out these simple and fun spring kids activities!  Remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy to…

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Life Lately Volume 13 February 2019

Friends, February has both flown by and felt like the longest month ever.  It has been one of the snowiest and coldest on records. We have had double the amount of snow we usually do all winter in the last 8 weeks – crazy!  It’s made for some epic snow forts, sledding hills (in the front yard) and snow much…

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