Never Wordless Wednesday: An Afternoon in Amish Country


This past weekend the girls and I headed to Amish country with some very good friends. Angela and I became friends shortly after I met Dustin and our kiddos have been friends literally since birth.  I absolutely love spending time with them.  On this particular day we visited The Farm at Walnut Creek and I will be sharing our experience there in another more detailed post.  But after leaving there we headed out for lunch and ended up at Dutch Valley Restaurant – gosh, I love me some Amish grub. Hehe.  And to our surprise there was a little festival … …..

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We Made the Switch to Roman Meal Whole Grain Bread {Plus a Giveaway}


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. One of my goals is wanting to live a healthier lifestyle.  I am sure this is a common goal for many people, but those same people – myself included -  may think that living a healthier lifestyle takes huge changes that just seem rather impossible.  But guess what – that’s not the case at all.  In fact we can tweak small things in our everyday routine that can … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: Our Squirrely Front Yard


If you’ve been hanging around any length of time then you probably know that I absolutely adore squirrels.  I really don’t know when or why I started liking them so much, but I just think they are so stinking cute.  Heck, I even decorated Willow’s nursery in a squirrel theme!  And so a few weeks ago when my sister, Willow, and I attended The Great Trail Festival I stumbled across these handmade squirrel feeders and just had to have one for the tree in the front yard.  It came with a corn cob inside and after it hanging on the … …..

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Help Eliminate #DiaperNeed with Huggies & the National Diaper Bank Network


Everyone knows that with every little bundle of joy that comes into the world, comes lots of other little “bundles” that need to get changed every 2-4 hours, 24 hours a day. While many parents start out really excited to change these first diapers, some parents have a totally different thought in mind- a thought of where that next diaper will come from. In fact, 1 in 3 US families will struggle with providing enough clean, dry diapers for their baby at some point in their diapering years. Some parents will even have to chose between food and diapers, and … …..

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Be So Cool for Back to School with new SoCozy #SoCozyBTS


Back-to-school time is always a busy and exciting month, and now that Aiden is in his second year of preschool, he’s really looking forward to all of the fun he’s going to have this year. He landed a really fun teacher this year and even has a few familiar faces in his class that he knows from last year. Plus, he knows that back-to-school time now means new supplies and clothes too, but any new back-to-school outfit wouldn’t be complete without a fantastic hairstyle to go with it! That’s why I was so excited to bring to you SoCozy- a … …..

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A Moment For Me with Bigelow Tea


This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I know I’ve been talking about back to school a lot lately, but that’s basically what is running my world at the moment.  Getting in that groove of getting kiddos up in the morning, fed, teeth brushed, dressed, lunches pack, and out the door in enough time to make it to two different schools on time.  Some days the only thing that gets me through all the craziness and chaos is my tea.  I’ve always loved tea, but lately it has been providing a … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: Ohio State Park Lodges Press Trip Sneak Peek


I am so excited to have been invited to attend an amazing opportunity touring numerous Ohio State Park Lodges and surrounding activities.  And so now through Saturday the hubby and I are on a little press trip and it’s the first time we have been away from all of our kiddos at the same time….. well since having kiddos, hehe.  It’s great getting some time to ourselves and experiencing such awesome places in Ohio.  I don’t want to share too much just yet, but in honor of Wordless Wednesday here are just a few photos that I took today while … …..

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Made From Scratch Cooking The Easy Way Thanks to Hormel


This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Alleigh and Kaelyn have both been back to school now for two weeks.  Of course rather than things feeling like they are slowing down and falling into a normal routine life seems busier than ever.  It seems there is constantly a blog deadline I am racing to meet.  Papers to fill out in the girls folders.  Lunches to pack.  Swim lessons will be starting again soon.  The girls and I have been asked to be in my cousin’s wedding at the end of October.  … …..

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Introducing the Joovy Too Qool – The Qoolest Double Stroller


When people realize my kiddos all have two year age gaps between them I get all sorts of crazy comments, but I absolutely love the spacing we have chose.  Just a few reasons include they have built-in playmates that they get along with the majority of the time and clothing can be passed down before it goes out of style.  Then there are other things that sometimes can be a little tough with them all so close together in age.  For example taking them all out in public by myself for activities like going to the zoo or even a … …..

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Ladies Night In with Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Series Coffee


I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts. I received product samples to facilitate my In-Home party as well as a promotional item to thank me for participating.   In recent years, coffee has taken on a new meaning in my life.  I’m not sure if it’s the result of being a mom, a night shift nurse, an insomniac, an adult, or just loving the flavor, but I NEED coffee.  Like on a daily basis NEED coffee.  Like I can’t survive a 12-hour shift without NEEDING coffee.  Which is why I got really … …..

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