Tips & Tricks For Throwing A Favorite Things Party!

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If you haven’t heard of a Favorite Things Party yet, you are in the right place! Keep reading and you will find helpful and creative planning tools for your party.

Here is the How To…

  • Decide on a theme and or limit. We have everyone bring 3 of your favorite things to exchange. You can do more for a larger group, or less.
  • Decide if you want to include food in the party. You can have everyone bring their favorite dessert or appetizer.
  • Send an invite!
  • Play a game where you guess your guests’ favorite things. I love this printable version from Caliayang Blog.

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5 Things Every Skeptic Should Know About Essential Oils {Guest Post by Elizabeth}

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If you’re reading this, then you must be skeptical about essential oils just like I once was. Well, I’m glad you’re here because we have some things to straighten out. First, let me start by admitting this: I didn’t always sing the praises of essential oils. In fact, for a few years I was very skeptical for good reason. That’s because I was using essential oils without a whole lot of results happening. So what changed? I educated myself. Not saying you’re uneducated, but perhaps there are some things you need clarification on. So, I decided to compile a list of things that I did not know about essential oils before I started using them. Ready? Here we go.

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Keep Collective ~ The Arm Candy You Need This Spring!

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This week I received the cutest piece of jewelry from my friend Allie at Keep Collective. It was love at first sight! From the packaging to the cute arm candy, it is gorgeous. I cannot wait to add new keys already!

Not familiar with Keep Collective? “From the believers who brought you Stella & Dot comes the next generation of flexible entrepreneurship for women. To expand the impact of our mission, we married our love of life with our love of jewelry. This is how Keep was born – a collection of ONE-OF-A-KIND, interchangeable Keepers and Keys. Each one is a wearable touchstone, an instant reminder of the big things, the small things, and all the things that matter.”

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Our Family Summer Spot!

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Our family, as others say, is an adventurous one! We love going on day trips, familiar favorite spots, and of course, exploring new ones! This year we made the decision to get Gold Season Passes to Virginia’s premiere amusement part, Kings Dominion. It made the most sense for us to purchase the gold pass since we know we would want to come back again and again. [Read more…]

Mother’s Day Giveaway Hop!



Welcome to the 2015 Mother’s Day Giveaway Hop! 

We have over 40 amazing bloggers who have come together to bring you the opportunity to win 40+ awesome prizes ranging from $20 – $200!

All of you Magnificent Mom’s deserve a chance to get something just for you! With a $20 Target gift card, you can do just that! [Read more…]

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…]