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  • CREATING a FAIRY GARDEN

    Here’s the beauty of a fairy garden: You really can’t mess it up. (Leah’s tried.) Your toddler can basically be in charge of what they do with it and there’s minimal…

  • FOURTH of JULY 2017

    Hoping you all had fun celebrating the Fourth. It’s always a day of over-stimulation, family, and sugar highs. This year, we were at Derek’s sister’s where Mya got to walk chase…

  • POOL GEAR for KIDS & MOM

    Summer’s in full swing, it’s hotter than h-e-double-hockey-stick outside and everyone’s at the pool. The girls would swim all day everyday if I had the energy to prevent a toddler from…

  • SUMMER BUCKET LIST for KIDS

    Mya’s final day of 3’s Preschool was last week and we’re officially having those summer vibes. After our vacation to Estes and the girls’ and my trip up to Omaha, it’s been kind of a…

  • ESTES PARK 2017

    Last week we went to Estes Park– the first time flying with both girls– and it was beautiful. Exhausting, but oh so beautiful. The weather was a perfect high of 70…

  • FAMILY VACATIONS for 2017

    I feel like if I don’t write our family trips down for this year, they’re not going to happen. And I want them to happen. Leah has no problem sleeping 12 hours at…

  • WEEKEND FAVORITES || PALM SUNDAY EDITION

    How can we be more exhausted after the weekend than when it started… when we were basically home the whole time? I’ll chalk it up to being outside for the majority of it…

  • DAYS AT HOME with BANNOR TOYS

    You know how sometimes you have a plan for the day… and then you remember you have kids… and whatever vision you had was just a joke really? Pile up Mya getting…

  • 5 KID YOGA POSES with JoBea Kids

    We might not always stick to a schedule around here, but we’ve got our morning routine down: The girls wake up by 6:30, we play and eat, then send Daddy off with…

  • THE COMPACT MOM BAG

    I’m embarrassed to even admit this, and even though I’m exposing my absent mindedness, here we go: Recently, I left my pocketbook– containing all my credit cards, ID, ev-er-y-thang–  in a…

  • DADDY-DAUGHTER DATES with GOLDY BELLE (+ GIVEAWAY)

    As of late, Mya’s been super attention seeking. Most of it is for negative attention– ie “Mama, I’m picking my nails” or “Mama, when I was supposed to be doing quiet time…

  • GEOCACHING with MY GNOME ON THE ROAM

    Back in high school, Derek and his two brothers started a tradition whenever they went to Colorado to camp and hike: they took a troll and once they reached the top…