Homemade Easy Lunches and Snack Packs for Back to School

This post has been sponsored by Tyson®. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content! Prepping for Back to School Each year summer seems to fly by more quickly! With school supplies stocking the store shelves, it seems like school is right around the corner. This year we are going to be busier than ever. Each of my kids will have…
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Living in a Smart Home: How We Stay Connected

Thank you to Samsung for partnering on this post! As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content. Living in a Smart Home Over the past couple of years, we’ve been working to turn our home into a smart home. One where we can operate lights, door locks, thermostats, security systems and our home theater system from our devices, both in-home and remotely. We’ve…
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An Easy Princess Cake for Your Little Princess

This post has been sponsored by American Greetings.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. The Birthday Princess I was always the mom who thought my little girl would be the exception to the rule and wouldn’t develop a princess addiction. But around age 2, something clicked and she became obsessed. Five years later and the obsession is still going strong. Sure we’ve added lots of other interests into the mix but when it comes…
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Life Lessons from My Poppy and Dealing with Loss

On Loss… Just one short week ago I held my grandmother’s hand as she took her last breaths. Even as I write this now, its hard to believe she is gone. She was 89. She lived a long and full life. If my life is half as full of experience and family and adoration as hers, I would consider myself incredibly lucky. It wasn’t a tragedy. She got to make all of her own decisions all the way…
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Making Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

Snap Happy I’m certain that I’m not the only one who has been out with friends and family, happily snapping photos, when the dreaded “iPhone Storage Full” message appears, and bam, the party’s over. As a pretty over-zealous amateur photographer who loves capturing almost every moment on the go, this has happened to me more times than I can count. {Fellow Bloggers: I’m talking to you!}
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Weekends at Home with Layer3 TV

Kicking back… Happy Friday! Today, I’m so excited to be partnering with Layer3 TV and sharing a little sneak peek into our weekends at home. During the week my family stays so busy with work, school and extra-curriculars, that we all look forward to Saturday morning. We lounge in our PJs, eating donuts (chocolate with sprinkles, of course), drinking coffee and watching cartoons with the kids. And its awesome. Seriously. Gone are the days where I can’t wait…
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Happy Birthday to my Sweetest Valentine

The Best Valentine’s Day Surprise 7 years ago today, on Valentine’s Day at 11:59AM, our family was completed with the birth of our daughter. My first child came quickly; we barely made it to the hospital. So naturally when I went into labor this time around we blew every light on Michigan Avenue to get to Northwestern in time. And then, 22 hours later, our girl made her arrival. You see, she was showing us…
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A Back to School Art Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Healthy4School #CollectiveBias Back to School Art Party With the school year now in full swing, we recently decided to host an after school art party to reconnect with friends we hadn’t seen over the summer months! I put together some fun crafts and creative and healthy snacks that I knew the kids would love and then… I got sick. Back…
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