Truthful Tuesdays: Summer Blogger Blues

I’m going to have a little section in my little, cozy corner called Truthful Tuesdays. Im going to get a little real and talk about things that aren’t so light that other moms may be feeling like myself. It may not be every single week but ill try and do it as often as I can. For this week’s topic ill be talking about how summertime and my inner struggles have pushed blogging to the back burner. Read more

Picnic Must-Haves

Hello there! In my previous post I talked about polls I had in my instagram stories about what you’d like to see for blog posts and my picnic must haves was one of the winners! We usually have picnics at our local library park or by the creek and both of them have a playground for my kiddo. When you’re going on a picnic with your kid(s) I think most mom’s first thought is “What ALL do I need?!”. I used to over pack, under pack, or just wing it. Sometimes it worked, most times it didn’t. But after many picnics and trips to the park I think I’ve perfected what works best for me so I hope that it helps you too!

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Summertime Schedule

Hello there! Sorry I’ve been so MIA, we have had a lot going on and life just gets in the way sometimes. I did a couple of polls on what you would like to see and I got some good feedback! I am a firm believer that children thrive off of consistency and structure so I try my best to give Christopher that as much as I can. Now while this is a schedule for us, it can also be used as more of a base guideline if you’d like. We obviously don’t stick exactly to every single minute because of wake up/bedtimes, and activities all can get tweaked depending on many different factors but I like to try and follow it best to my abilities. Here it is! I hope it helps! Read more

Christopher’s 6th Dinosaur Party

 

It’s been a little quiet over in this little space because I’ve been busy planning a cute, little dinosaur party we threw for Christopher at our house this weekend. It was so much fun he said it was his best party ever. We are actually surprising him and taking him to Disney World next month but I still wanted to throw him a little party since it will be his last birthday here in NC. We invited a few friends close friends, played games, shared laughs, and enjoyed food and treats. In this post ill be sharing a closer look at some of the details of the party. Read more

Simple Valentine’s Teacher’s Gift

Any chance I get I will put something together to gift for Christopher’s teachers. We have been very lucky the past two years to have such amazing teachers and I love to show our appreciation for them. One of my old coworkers/good friend actually inspired me with teacher gifting. Her daughter is a little older than Christopher and at the time she was just starting school when we worked together. During our coffee dates at Starbucks or chatting it up in the kitchen, she would tell me what she was planning to do or what she had already had gotten together. I would always think I cant wait until Bub is in school so I can do the too! Now that he finally is it makes me so happy to do it! With Valentine’s rolling right around the corner I put together a little last minute teacher gift. Read more

3 Easy Non-Candy Valentines for School

February is a very busy month over here for us especially what we call our “Love Week”. Within a matter of 5 days we celebrate our anniversary, Christopher’s birthday, and Valentine’s Day so I am normally way passed my stress level staying up super late every night trying to make things perfect. This year I wanted to get an early start on everything so I went to our basically second home, TARGET. By no surprise they were already stocking their shelves with all things hearts and pink at the END of December. Bub decided on the dollar spot semi-DIY dinosaur valentines which took so much pressure off me because he’s in a dual-class classroom and we have to get enough for BOTH classes. Talk about a life saver! Keep reading for 3 easy non-candy valentines for school. Read more

Bub’s First Loose Tooth

This morning while we were brushing our teeth Christopher said OUCHHH! and dropped his toothbrush onto the counter. He looked at me and said “Mommy, my tooth hurts LOOK!” There it was; his first loose tooth. My baby is no longer a baby anymore, cue the crying emoji. Am I the only mama that feels like baby teeth are the last thing that makes your child little?! In my time of anticipation I decided to look for really cute ideas to do for “tooth fairy duties” and came across this oh so adorable tooth fairy kit from Cairn Co. Read more

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Things have been a rollercoaster over here between snow days and Johnathan being in and out of the field. That means lots of time here at home together playing board games and having nerf fights until we go stir crazy. Which means approximately 2 days. To keep myself sane from being hit by darts and trying to drown out the loud sounds of hungry hungry hippos I cook and I bake. To which this wonderful, beautiful, cinnamon-y, warm bread was made. I’ve wanted to make this bread for so long that I had the recipe originally saved on my iPhone 5, and I FINALLY had the courage and time to do it. Now let me get to it!

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NYC Travel Guide

Last year before Johnathan was deployed we decided to take a mini vacay to New York to spend some quality, family time together. We decided to go to New York because Johnathan and Christopher had never been and its been years since I had. That and his pre-deployment leave was approved like two weeks prior so we had to pick somewhere close enough to drive. New York is only 8 hours from us so we said why not! Since we’ve traveled there I’ve had several friends ask me for places we went on our trip so I decided to put together a list of all the places we saw/ate at and make a post about it. This is a lengthy post because we were there for a week. I hope you read it all because it is super informative.

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