December 7, 2018
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Fab Fit Fun- Winter 2018

My winter FabFitFun box was just delivered and had to share the amazing products that were included right away! Usually, there might one or two things […]
December 3, 2018
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Happy 14th Birthday Camden

Happy 14th Birthday Camden!!! I can’t believe this is the 6th birthday I have spent with you, you have gone from a shy little girl to […]
November 29, 2018
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A Harry Potter Birthday

Today I’m sharing the last of Leighton’s birthday, her Harry Potter themed party. Leighton is still obsessed with everything Harry Potter, so searching for Harry Potter […]
November 14, 2018
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Fab Fit Fun- Fall 2018

According to the email I received, Fab Fit Fun is preparing my winter box, so I figured I better hurry up and share what was included […]
November 6, 2018
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Yum Box: Thailand

It’s time to start making your Christmas list!! If you are anything like me, you definitely need to start early or else you will be paying […]
November 2, 2018
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A Day of Celebrating Leighton

Leighton always wants to make sure she gets what she wants… this girl isn’t afraid of voicing her opinion and making it know. Sometimes it’s a […]
October 31, 2018
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Painting Pumpkins 2018

Happy Halloween!!! I know I mentioned this last year, but if I had to rank all the holidays, Halloween would be towards the bottom of the […]
October 29, 2018
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Date Night In

Instead of going out for a date night this weekend, Steve and I decided to have a night in and cook dinner together. We finally used […]
October 23, 2018
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Picking Pumpkins 2018

For me, the unofficial start of fall is when we go to pick pumpkins, which I always try to do in the being of October (or […]
October 7, 2018
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Happy 8th Birthday Leighton

Happy 8th Birthday, Leighton!!! This past year has been a big year for her with lots of firsts- including a plane ride, swimming in the ocean, […]
October 4, 2018
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Weekend Recap: Things to do at night

While I was dropping Camden off at a sleepover last Saturday, Leighton was busy at home typing up a list of things for us to do […]
October 2, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend in Ann Arbor

Labor Day already seems like a distant memory, time seriously needs to slow down. How is it already October?? Even though fall doesn’t officially start till […]
September 15, 2018
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Weekend Recap: Belle Isle

Summer days are supposed to be spent outside, making memories and without electronics (well besides the camera to take a few pictures). A couple of Saturdays […]
August 7, 2018
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Happy Birthday Jared

This Sunday was Jared’s 16th birthday. He is officially old enough to drive… HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??????? I can’t get over how fast he is growing […]
August 2, 2018
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Wedding Day- Pictures

The third installment of the Wedding Day Series is pictures of Steve and I between the church and reception. I can still remember the feeling I […]
July 10, 2018
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Wedding Day- The Church

Next up in the Wedding Day series of blog posts, is the church. We decided that getting married at a church in Downtown Detroit was the […]
July 9, 2018
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Father’s Day 2018

I’m pretty much running behind on all these posts, I’m going to look back at these post years from now and wonder why I didn’t have […]
July 2, 2018
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Wedding Day- Getting Ready

This time last year I was running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done for my wedding that was quickly approaching. I’m still […]
May 14, 2018
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Mother’s Day 2017

Once again the kids and Steve did a wonderful job of making sure I felt loved for Mother’s Day. They all do a wonderful job of […]
April 30, 2018
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Oonies for Oonies

Its safe to say that Leighton is Oonies for Oonies. I was a little skeptical before we got started, it looked like one of those toys […]
April 20, 2018
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Jared and Golf

The top four pictures are from almost five years ago when I got Jared his first set of golf clubs and we played for the first […]
April 16, 2018
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Steve’s Birthday Celebrations

Birthdays are never celebrated for one day at our house, it always seems like everyone gets at least a couple days to celebrate their special day. […]
April 13, 2018
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Dinner by Leighton

Last week Leighton made everyone dinner for the first time! It was so cute watching her try to make the whole meal all by herself… she […]
April 11, 2018
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Easter 2018

Easter really seemed to sneak up on us this year, I’m not sure if it was because it was so early in April or because March […]
March 7, 2018
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Happy Birthday To My Husband

Happy Birthday to my husband (I still love calling you that)!!! I’m so excited to celebrate your birthday as husband and wife this year and until […]
February 27, 2018
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Our Valentine’s Day

Now that all of our Valentine’s Day celebrations are over and February is almost done, I figured it was time to put it on the blog. […]
February 15, 2018
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Skiing at Shanty Creek

I learned how to ski when I was around two or three and I have enjoyed this winter activity ever since. So naturally, I was so […]
February 14, 2018
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! While you should celebrate your loved ones every day, it is nice to have a day that is dedicated just to love! Tonight […]
February 13, 2018
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Camden’s Cooking – Valentine’s Day Mini Cakes

February’s edition of Camden’s Cooking is all about Valentine’s Day! This month Camden made mini heart cakes and cupcakes, for dessert at home and to bring […]
January 31, 2018
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Snow Tubing

Once you become an adult, you realize that tubing is so much better than sledding. For one main reason… you don’t have to walk up a […]
January 30, 2018
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Camden’s Cooking – Chocolate Cake Roll

As I have mentioned before Camden loves to cook, so we are officially starting Camden’s Cooking as a series. Each month I will be posting a […]
January 22, 2018
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Six Months of Marriage

I can not believe that Steve and I have been married for six months, that is just crazy. It feels like a month ago I was […]
January 17, 2018
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Winter Bucket List

Well we are officially about a month into winter and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. So here is my winter to-do list: […]
January 15, 2018
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December 25th and 26th

I can not believe that Christmas has already come and gone and the New Year has already started. With all the prep work that goes into […]
December 21, 2017
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Gingerbread Houses

Last weekend we finally found time to decorate our gingerbread houses! We made sure to grab some extra candy at the store to make sure we […]
December 19, 2017
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Department 56 Houses

In the middle of November, we started off the holiday season, with our annual trip to Frankenmuth. The first stop is always Bronners to pick out […]
December 8, 2017
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Happy 13th Birthday Camden

Happy 13th Birthday Camden! I can not believe you are officially a teenager, where has time gone? Camden you are growing up to become such a […]
November 22, 2017
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A Day in Holland

Here is another post from our family vacation over the summer, maybe next year I will share these posts months before Thanksgiving! But anyways, we enjoyed […]
November 3, 2017
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Portland To Do List

In a few weeks Steve is going to Portland, OR for work, so we decided I would tag along and go a few days early to […]
November 1, 2017
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Honeymoon: Charleston

With the weather getting cooler like there were snowflakes yesterday… I’m starting to wish we back on our honeymoon and enjoying the very warm weather. Like […]
October 31, 2017
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Happy Halloween and Painting Pumpkins

I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, I don’t dislike it… it’s just not on the top of my list. I still pass out candy and […]
October 26, 2017
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A Day at Pond Hill Farms

Today I’m sharing another set of pictures from our family vacation up north. This time they are from our day at Pond Hill Farm, a place […]
October 24, 2017
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Weekend Recap: Matching Shoes and a Corn Maze

I’m pretty sure this was the last really warm weekend we are going to have this fall, so of course, we needed to take full advantage […]
October 18, 2017
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Birthday Party at Legoland

I know I have shared a few posts about Leighton’s 7th birthday, but I had to share her party at Legoland-don’t worry this is the last […]
October 16, 2017
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Pumpkin Patch

I have always enjoyed traditions growing up and into my adult life, but now with three kids, I appreciate them even more. As a family we […]
October 13, 2017
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Leighton’s Birthday Day

Last Friday we started celebrating Leighton’s actual birthday according to the schedule she had all planned out, and yes she did turn 7 not 17. Her […]
October 11, 2017
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Family Getaway at Crystal Mountain

I do realize it’s almost the middle of October and I’m just now sharing the first part of our family vacation, but life gets busy sometimes. […]
October 9, 2017
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First Trip to the Cider Mill

Nothing says hello fall, like going to the cider mill the first time. A couple of weekends ago, Steve and I had a date day at […]
October 6, 2017
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Happy 7th Birthday Leighton

Happy 7th Birthday Leighton! I can not believe our sweet, funny, sassy, loving, outgoing, life of the party, smart, cuddle bug is S.E.V.E.N!!! Time seriously needs […]
September 26, 2017
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Weekend Recap: First Weekend of Fall

While this past weekend was the first weekend of fall, you would have never guessed it. Here in Michigan, the temperature was in the high 90s […]
September 22, 2017
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Our Fall Bucket List

Today is the first day of fall, which is one of my favorite seasons. Actually, I think I say that for all the seasons, I’m so […]
September 20, 2017
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Honeymoon: Hanging with the Dolphins

I’m finally getting around to writing about our honeymoon. The first thing I wanted to share was our boat ride in Hilton Head with Captain Megan […]
September 18, 2017
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Weekend Recap: A Lazy Weekend

I was originally excited that we had absolutely no plans this weekend, that was until I got sick on Friday and was forced to do nothing. […]
September 11, 2017
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Weekend Recap: Labor Day Weekend

Well, this is a little late, but here is a recap of our Labor Day weekend. As I’m trying to recall what we did, I realize […]
September 5, 2017
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Back to School, Back to the Blog

I can’t believe that summer vacation is over and the kids went back to school today. How is that even possible? Part of me is sad […]
August 11, 2017
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Honeymoon To-Do List

We leave for your honeymoon tomorrow, saying I’m excited would be a huge understatement. After the stress of planning the wedding, work, and life – I […]
August 10, 2017
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Weekend Recap: Jared’s Birthday

This weekend was Jared’s 15th Birthday, crazy I know! So Friday and Saturday were all about celebrating him. Friday night he wanted to go to dinner […]
August 5, 2017
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Happy Birthday Jared

Tomorrow is Jared’s 15th Birthday, that is crazy! I can’t believe how great of a young man he is turning into- he’s no longer that little […]
August 2, 2017
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Rehearsal Dinner

Up until the Rehearsal Dinner, it didn’t feel like we were actually getting married. It felt more like I was running around crazy, stressing and over […]
July 31, 2017
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Life Lately

I’m back!! The last two months have been a whirlwind, actually, the last three months have felt that way. Planning a wedding, trying to enjoy summer […]
July 4, 2017
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Red, White and Blue

Happy Fourth of July!! Usually, this is a major holiday for us, but with it being so close the wedding and on a Tuesday this year […]
June 28, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Twelve

24 days, only 24 more days until we get married…. 24 DAYS!!!! I can’t believe how quickly these last few weeks are going. I feel like […]
June 26, 2017
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Washington D.C

A couple of weekends ago I spent 48 hours in Washington D.C. visiting my friend Mallory. We definitely made the most of my time there -walked […]
June 20, 2017
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Father’s Day

We had such a fun time celebrating Father’s Day! We spent the day fishing with my parents at Heron Lake, it was such a cute little […]
June 15, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Eleven

This week was a little bit more productive than last, but still not where it needed to be. But I did take a break from wedding […]
June 12, 2017
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brunch and an outdoor adventure

Last Sunday we spent the day downtown with our favorite friends before they left for D.C. for the summer. First stop was brunch at the Dime […]
June 7, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Ten

This is a nonproductive wedding update, typing those words make me cringe. I tried to make it productive, but my indecisiveness has gotten the best of […]
June 6, 2017
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48 Hours in D.C. – Where to Eat

After spending way too much time researching the top restaurants in D.C. from sites like Yelp, thrillist, and Eater. Here are a few of the places […]
June 5, 2017
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let’s GATHER at the PARC

We spent last Saturday on a date night and Sunday on a double date day downtown, so it was a pretty good two days! Saturday night […]
June 1, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Nine

51 days until we say I do, 51 days, it is so soon I can’t believe it. What I really can’t believe is that Steve proposed […]
May 31, 2017
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Backyard Camping

This past Friday, after much debate with the girls on what we should do (since Jared was up-north with his friends) we decided on having a […]
May 30, 2017
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Wish List: Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale

It’s like Christmas in May, Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale!! I have rounded up my favorites for myself, the kids, Steve and my house […]
May 22, 2017
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Bridal Shower

Yesterday was the start of my wedding festivities, my bridal shower. It was a perfect, magical, wonderful day! The wedding started to feel real with all […]
May 19, 2017
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48 Hours in D.C. – What I Want To Do

Instead of having a bachelorette party, I decided to go to Washington D.C. to spend the weekend with one of my MOH during her first weekend […]
May 17, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Eight

A lot has been accomplished since my last update. The invitations are completed and sent out, we actually have already received a few RSVPs!!!! Last night […]
May 16, 2017
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Farmers Market and the Park

Two weekends ago I was able to talk Leighton and Camden into coming to the opening day of the Birmingham Farmer’s Market with me but at […]
May 15, 2017
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Weekend Recap: Mother’s Day 2016

This past weekend the kids made sure that I felt the love for Mother’s Day with treats, a homemade dinner, cleaning up after themselves and homemade […]
May 3, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Seven

The days and weeks seem to go by so much faster when you have something big coming up… like a wedding! I swear it feels like […]
April 27, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Six

We are getting married in 86 days, wow! When Steve proposed over two years ago and we decided on July 22, 2017, to be our wedding […]
April 24, 2017
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Target Beauty Box: Hello Pure & Simple

Target had two Beauty Boxes this month, which is never a bad thing! I have already posted about the Peace of Mind box, so here is […]
April 21, 2017
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A Day Trip to Ann Arbor

Like I had mentioned here, we spent the day in Ann Arbor a couple weekends ago. I’m not one who likes to stay home all the […]
April 19, 2017
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A Very Important Question

Two years ago on April 19th, Steve asked me to be his wife and I, of course, said yes!!!!!!! Steve proposed at a park near Ann […]
April 17, 2017
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Gingham Top and Red Balloons

I had a wonderful weekend celebrating one of my best friends birthdays and Easter! But now I feel a cold coming on, it better just be […]
April 12, 2017
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Easter Eggs

I have always loved the holidays and everything that comes along with it- the traditions, decorating and memories! But now that I have the kids in […]
April 11, 2017
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Target Beauty Box: Hello Peace of Mind and Giveaway

Last month I did a giveaway for my favorite beauty box, Target’s Beauty Box. April’s beauty box is already sold out, but I’m doing another giveaway […]
April 5, 2017
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March Birchbox: Pretty Mighty

This is my third FabFitFun box and they seem to keep getting better! It’s no secret that I love subscription boxes, I get multiples each month. […]
April 3, 2017
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Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Dip

I’m the type of person who is always down for a good dip. But spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorite’s! While we at Trader […]
March 31, 2017
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Friday Favorites: March

How is today the last day of March!?!? Time needs to slow down! But I will say I hope April brings us some warm weather, because […]
March 30, 2017
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March Birchbox: Pretty Mighty

This month’s Birchbox was a special edition created with Draper James (Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand)! Who doesn’t love Reese, so I was very excited to see […]
March 29, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Five

Well this whole I’m getting married in a few months has finally sunk in, because my WEDDING DRESS came in and I was able to take […]
March 28, 2017
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A favorite and somewhere new

A couple of weekends ago we went on a double date to Wright and Co for brunch, one of our all time favorites! We love going […]
March 27, 2017
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Six Months of Blogging

I can’t believe that I finally got the courage to start this blog six months ago. It feels like I have been doing this for years, […]
March 24, 2017
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Social Media

I have been in a funk the last couple of weeks, not feeling 100% myself. I kept blaming it on different things like being stressed, not […]
March 22, 2017
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My Birthday

I feel like once you are past your early 20s birthdays don’t have the same amount of excitement as they once did. If anything, they are […]
March 20, 2017
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eb5 and coupon code

Thank you eb5 for sending me a sample of your products, all the opinions are my own. Before eb5 I used a hodgepodge of products that […]
March 17, 2017
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My Current Wish List: March

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of March! But it is, so that means another wish list and this one is all about spring! I’m […]
March 15, 2017
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twenty nine

Well just like that I’m 29 years old, the last birthday I will be celebrating. Since next year is the big 3-0, I’m not ready for […]
March 13, 2017
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Steve’s Birthday Week

Steve’s birthday celebrations started the Saturday before his birthday, while Steve and Jared were at the movies, the girls and I decorated the house and Camden […]
March 10, 2017
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Brain Candy

Last weekend we had the opportunity to go see Brain Candy at the Fox Theater (thanks Erica!!). I always enjoying going the Fox Theater even as […]
March 8, 2017
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Target Beauty Box: Hello Spring Break

It’s no secret that I love Target’s Beauty Boxes and March’s box is no exception! This box lives up to it’s name and is totally helping […]