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valentines made easy with oreo

January 28, 2019
OREO Valentine's Day Exchange Kit

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com on behalf of OREO. If you’re anything like me, you start thinking about Valentine’s Day in January, when the stores put everything Valentine’s out. BUT it’s too early to buy anything because you’ll lose it somewhere in your house. Lol! So… then a month goes by and you totally forget about Valentine’s Day. Fast forward and it’s February 8, your kids come home…

favorite children’s christmas book

December 2, 2018
Favorite Christmas Books for Children and Toddlers

Last year I took a survey of my friends and family to find their favorite Christmas books. I really challenged myself to cut back on the number of festive clothing items I’ve let myself buy for each holiday, but I guess I am now channeling that energy into holiday books. I mean, they don’t outgrow books as quickly as they do clothing, right?! ;) Last year Pick a…

the value of $160 for your family

November 15, 2018
Iced Coffee and Chocolate Milk Cheers

This post is sponsored by Vanguard but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of the hardest parts of adulting is dealing with your finances. Sure, I can think of a few people who are good at it, but do they like it? No. If they didn’t have to do it, would they? Nope.In our family, Jason is the saver and I’m the spender. He…

Ben: 13 & 14 months

May 27, 2018
Benjamin Robert, April 2018

Ben has had so many firsts and milestones in the past two months. He went from crawling to running, looks like a big boy after his first haircut, gave up formula and is sleeping in his own crib. Ben’s stats and photos for 13 months are from March 21 through April 21 and 14 months are from April 21 through May 21. Most of his exciting firsts came…

family photos – winter 2017

December 29, 2017
Outdoor Family Photos Winter 2017

We finally got family photos done, for the first time since Ben’s newborn pictures back at the end of March. And I love, love, LOVE how they turned out. It was 70 degrees the Monday after Thanksgiving. Which is UNHEARD of for Illinois. I am obsessed with this location. It’s about an hour from our home, so we shot with a different photographer than we typically use. She…

Easter Weekend 2017

April 19, 2017
Jason & Ben, Easter 2017

We had such a fun-filled, crazy Easter weekend. Friday night we took a trip to the mall to see Mr. E. Bunny. We actually have never taken Blaire to get her picture with the Easter Bunny before this year. Mainly because he’s just so creepy. But, this year she saw him when we were shopping at the mall and she has been begging to go back and visit…

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