Archives for April 2015

DIY Post-it Stand

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This month at our MOPS meeting we made the cutest little note stands. They are so easy, cheap and versatile, you need one in your house and office! The idea is simple. We all need notes at any given moment, yet can never seem to find those sticky notes at that exact second in time. Having a decorative stand or two around will solve that problem.

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Elleda Skincare ~ Vitamin C Serum

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Over the past weeks, I have been using Vitamin C in my daily skin care routine, and I have noticed great results! My skin can always use a little more moisture and who doesn’t need some more Vitamin C? I was looking forward to trying out Elleda’s Organic Vitamin C 20% Serum Formula from Elleda Skincare, and it didn’t disappoint! The serum is a potent mix of 20% Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and nourishing Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil that work together to support healthy, beautiful skin! After only the third day I noticed my skin was tighter and more vibrant. It is not oily or greasy; it blends so evenly into your skin. [Read more…]

Playground Truths {By Guest Blogger Kate}

The other day after school, I told the boys we could stay at the playground for a little while. My three year-old, Jude, had brought his basketball and my six year-old, Daniel, had recently mastered the monkey bars and wanted to show off his new skills.

As we rounded the corner of the building and glimpsed the playground, we realized there must have been some sort of after-school program going on; the place was swarming with kids. My first thought was, “Oh man, we should probably just go home. Look at ALL of these people.” [Read more…]

The Courage to be Intentional

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This was the topic we discussed at this month’s MOPS meeting. It definitely struck a chord with me. Being intentional seems pretty simple, but I have such a hard time actually putting it into practice. As I thought more about the why behind my difficulty, I realized one big reason was that I am not very good about setting achievable goals.

I heard two wonderful and practical words of wisdom that day. The first was to set aside fifteen minutes of time each day to focus on something you intend to do. The item of focus can change, like menu planning for the week, journaling, devotions, or organizing. The goal is to do that thing uninterrupted no matter what and, to actually do it! So plan this time when your kids won’t come barging in, or on a night when none of your TV shows are on. Bottom line–you have to be committed in order to see the results. [Read more…]

DIY Coasters

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If you have been looking for a really wonderful, relatively inexpensive gift, look no further! DIY coasters are such a great, thoughtful gift that you can make in bulk for any occasion. With just a few supplies and some inspiration, you can have a set of your own and a set to give! [Read more…]

Traveling With Kids aka “A Test On Patience”

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As I prepared for our 8 day trip, the part I spent the most time planning, was the drive itself. Do I have everything I need for a peaceful, relaxing drive? Do I have the snacks, videos, treats, activity pads, wipes, more treats, more wipes, and headphones? Yes, that’s a list of my “must haves” x3! It always feels overwhelming to prepare for, but really, that’s just a portion of our 8 day vacation! Moms have their work cut out for them when it comes to planning a trip! I hear it over and over: “I need a vacation from my vacation!” So what are some things that you do to help smooth out that process? For me, it’s planning a good trip survival bag! I often include favorite toys, treats, and a few activities that they can use throughout our trip. [Read more…]