Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency & Curb Appeal with Sears Home Improvement

Update Your Home’s Exterior with Sears Home Improvement

We've only lived in our home for five years and it already needs some updating. It was brand new when we bought it, but between normal wear and tear and a few bad hail storms, it's in need of a few interior and exterior improvements. I'd love to update everything at once, but it's not within the budget. Slowly but surely we are checking items off or our list. Earlier this summer we replaced … [Read more...]

The Best French Bread Pizza {Recipe} + Win a Trip to Italy!

The BEST French Bread Pizza! Takes less than 30 mins to prepare. Click for the full recipe.

This recipe for French Bread Pizza is so simple and delicious. Ready in under 30 minutes, it is perfect for busy school nights and lazy weekends. Read on to find out the secret ingredient that makes it so delicious and unlike any French bread pizza you've ever had! With work, the kids' sports practices and homework, I don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen cooking dinner each … [Read more...]

3 Simple Back-to-School Sleep Tips for Parents

3 Simple Ways to Get Better Sleep

Back to school is a fun and exciting time of year, but it's also exhausting. It can be a hard adjustment for both kids and parents, especially those first couple of weeks. I have found that the hardest part for my family is making sure everyone is getting enough sleep. My kids are completely exhausted by the end of the day to the point that they can hardly eat dinner without crying. Over time I … [Read more...]

Fresh Lunch Box Ideas + Cute Animal Lunch Box Notes {Free Printable}

Cute Animal Lunch Box Notes

I can’t believe how quickly summer break flew by! My kids went back to school last week, and as much as I didn’t want to see them go, it has been nice to finally get back into a routine. My twin girls started first grade this year and so far they are loving it. One of their favorite parts is getting to eat lunch at school. I’m sure the excitement will wear off after a while, but for now they think … [Read more...]

Adorable Back-to-School Styles from Mini Boden {Giveaway}

Mini Boden Back to School Line 2016

This post was sponsored by Boden as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. When it comes to shopping for clothes for my twin girls, there are three things I look for: bright, stylish and durable. Mini Boden is exactly that! The trendy British clothing line features adorable patterns and fun prints that are not only … [Read more...]

DIY Duck Tape Pencil Holder & Art Organizer {Giveaway}

DIY Duct Tape Pencil Holder

Now that my kids are in school, I've been working on getting our home organized. First on my list -- tackling my kids' art supplies. My twin girls love to color, paint, and do crafts so we have tons of art supplies that take up a lot of space and tend to get mixed up in different storage containers. I made this fun DIY pencil holder and art organizer, featuring upcycled cans and Duck Tape, to help … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help You Save on School Supplies + Earn Double Box Tops {Giveaway}

Dory Kleenex - Earn Double Box Tops at Walmart

It may still be summer, but kids across the nation are beginning to head back to school. My kids started this week, and even though it has been a big adjustment, they are loving it. This past weekend we finished off all of our back-to-school shopping and it was surprisingly stress-free. We had fun picking out all of our school supplies and we spent less than expected. As you prepare to send your … [Read more...]

Exploring San Diego with The New Kia

Kia Sedona

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to cars. I'm sure it has something to do with my dad being a bit of car enthusiast growing up. It wasn't uncommon for him to get a new vehicle every year or two. It must have worn off on me, because now as an adult, I find myself checking out cars on a daily basis and dreaming about which one I will purchase next. I am always down for test driving … [Read more...]

Exciting Changes Being Made to School Lunches


It's that time of year again -- time for kids to head back to school! As you prepare to send your kids back, I wanted to share some exciting changes being made to school lunches. Whether you choose to pack your child a lunch or have your child eat school lunch, it's important that you know what our school districts are doing behind the scenes to improve the quality of school lunches. I think you … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Finds at Colorado Mills Mall + $500 Gift Card Giveaway

Back to School Finds at Colorado Mills

In less than one week my kids will be starting school! I can't believe it. Where did the summer go? Instead of having fun by the pool, our week has been filled with appointments, and of course, lots of shopping. We were already planning a trip to Denver to shop for back-to-school items, so it was perfect timing when Colorado Mills invited us to come in and shop the back-to-school sales. We took … [Read more...]