10 Reasons to Choose Portrait Innovations

December 25th is right around the corner and it’s time to start sending out Christmas cards.  Have you had the chance to get holiday portraits taken of your family?  Recently I took my girls to Portrait Innovations and was so pleased with the results that today I am going to share 10 reasons why you should choose Portrait Innovations for your next photo session.  Location, Location, Location.  There are over 100 Portrait Innovations studios located across the United States.  There is bound to be a studio near you – in fact we have a couple in our area.  No Sitting … …..

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Celebrating Rex with the Milk-Bone Gifmaker

This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone® as part of a Two-Post Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   Most of my readers know that I have four daughters, but did you know I also have a son?  He might walk on four legs, be covered in fur and be named T-Rex, but he’s got a place in my heart just the same as my human children.  Even thinking about a time when he might not be a part of my life tends to bring a tear to my eye.  It’s a mighty … …..

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Encourage their Imagination with Strictly Briks this Holiday {Reveiw & Giveaway}

This Christmas, we’ve decided to really focus on STREAM (science, technology, reading,  engineering, art, and math) gifts rather than toys with lots of lights, sounds, and batteries.  We’ve realized that almost all of the toys that our kids tend to play with over and over are STREAM toys anyway, and right now, some of their very favorites are building block and snap together sets.  After building one thing, they pass it on to the next brother, combine some different sets, and create something completely different.  It’s the perfect way to keep their minds and hands busy without the need for … …..

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Blast from the Past this Christmas with Blendy Pens {Review & Giveaway}

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Blendy Pens. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and completely my own. School is in full swing already, and it’s hard to believe, but I’m already gearing up for the holidays.  I’ve been hiding and stashing little gifts for Christmas here and there, grabbing things of interest as I go.  While some of my kids are hard to buy for, Reese, my second child, is probably one of the easiest.  I know any gift will always be a big hit if it allows him to draw or use his creativity, which … …..

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Contain Toys and Gather Them in a Snap with Play&Go

Messes are inevitable when you have four children between the ages of one and seven.  And as much as I try really hard to avoid it, clutter is pretty much inevitable most of the time as well.  We have tons of storage bins, boxes, and shelves, but I still find that clutter happens when all of those things are taken down to play.  I mean, sure, playing legos sounds innocent enough… until I rudely realize at 6 am that they were never gathered back up and put away into those bins, and it’s currently lodged in the sole of my … …..

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Fight Breast Cancer with Hungry Howie’s #LoveHopePizza

    October is here and I am so excited because autumn is my favorite season.  October brings gorgeous fall leaves, bright orange pumpkins, apple cider, trick-or-treat, and it also brings pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.  In the United States one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  With statistics like this I am sure you have a personal connection with this deadly cancer.  My grandmother fought breast cancer and thankfully she was a survivor.  There are many ways you can help … …..

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Celebrating Dogs with Milk-Bone & Canine Assistants

This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone® as part of a Two-Post Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. There is something truly special about dogs.  No dog is “just” a dog.  They are so much more than that.  Our dog, T-Rex, is a member of our family.  He is my fur baby and even has his very own spot in the header of my blog right along side my human children.  He entered our lives so unexpectedly roughly a year and a half ago.  While driving home after dropping my kids off at … …..

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Back 2 School with Crazy 8

It feels like summer just began, but my girls will be heading back to school in less than a month.  This year I will have a fourth grader, second grader, and pre-kindergarten student.  All three are my little fashionistas and so they have already begun thinking about what their first day of school outfit will be and second day of school and third day of school… and well, you get the idea.  When it comes to putting together a back to school wardrobe the most important piece is the perfect pair of jeans because you can mix and match them … …..

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Make Moving with Kids Less Stressful

When Dustin and I found out that we were expecting our first child about ten years ago we were living in an apartment.  While apartment living works for some people it didn’t seem practical for us especially in our current living situation.  We were on the third floor of a building without an elevator, no washer/dryer in our unit, and the second bedroom was very small.  And so we began the frantic search for what would become our first home together since our lease was soon to expire on our apartment.  We had intended for this cozy bungalow to be … …..

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Bundles of Savings with Sam’s Club & Huggies

One thing I always knew was that I wanted to be a mom, but I wasn’t quite sure how many kids that would be.  Ten years ago I might have thought you were crazy if you told me today I would have four daughters, hehe.  Yet over the past nine years I have been blessed to grow our family by four beautiful bundles of joy.  I will never forget the moment each of those bundles were placed in my arms and they got their first hug from mama.  Huggies understands that there is truly nothing more powerful than that moment.  … …..

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