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Chloe and Isabel Jewelry {Sale + Giveaway}

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Disclosure: This Chloe + Isabel Giveaway is provided by Anne-Marie Lindsey. This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I just LOVE jewelry ... and one of my favorite lines recently has been Chloe and Isabel. They have such beautiful high quality styles. And because I love supporting independent business, I recently purchased a couple of pieces from my … [Read more...]

New Orleans Style Bloody Mary Boosted + $2,500 Walmart Giveaway

New Orleans Style Bloody Mary Boosted #V8EnergyBoost #ad

#V8EnergyBoost #CollectiveBias I've had a life long love affair with the Bloody Mary. Back in the day, well before marriage and kids I went to college in New Orleans, a city I just adore. It's a part of my soul, and so is the incredible food and libations. I have such memories hunting down the perfect Bloody Mary while I was living there, and during my trips over the … [Read more...]

Fundraising Tips that Work

We all have causes that are important to us.  For a long time mine has been mental health and suicide prevention. I've done quite a bit of fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention the past four or so years, and using my experiences personally raising over $8,000 for the cause, I've formulated my top 10 tips for nonprofit fundraising that absolutely work. And … [Read more...]

How to Dress Your Body Type {Monroe and Main $185 Fashion Giveaway}

Cool Water Dress and Black Flats Monroe and Main #DressYourBodyType

Disclosure: This "How to Dress Your Body Type" Fashionista Event Opportunity is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. This$185+ Fashion Giveaway and outfit on Motherhood Unadorned is provided by Monroe and Main. All opinions are my own.  This weekend, John and I attended an evening fundraising event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I'm actually on the … [Read more...]

Happiness Is a Self-Cleaning Vacuum & Kids Who Clean {Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal® Giveaway!}

Life Hack Self Cleaning Vacuum, Motivate Kids to Clean with Minecraft Inspired Printable Chorecraft Game #CleaningUntangled #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleaningUntangled #CollectiveBias Ellie and I have a crap ton of hair.  And like most hairy creatures, we shed like crazy, which can have some serious consequences with our vacuum. We've had the same vacuum for just over 10 years. John and I actually bought it with wedding money. … [Read more...]

New Mom Checklist for Maternal Mental Health Help

New Mom Checklist for seeking help for maternal mental health

I have the hardest time remembering what to say when I visit a doctor. During the days prior to my appointment I spend time thinking about the symptoms and/or feelings that I should address, but when I sit down and face her, much of it just floats away. The stress of that day presses in.  All that I need to get done distracts me. I'm probably checking my phone … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Flan with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias A week and a half ago I was on vacation in New Orleans for Jazz Fest, and oh the food! I went to college there many moons ago and one of the things that I absolutely dearly loved, and still miss is the fabulous cuisine. We ate at this incredible soul … [Read more...]

Avengers: Age of Ultron {Review and Free Printables}

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Disclosure: I received tickets to an advanced screening of Avengers Age of Ultron to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Avengers: Age of Ultron is a highly entertaining film, full of fast action and striking humor. We thoroughly enjoyed it. But before I share more of my thoughts, I wanted to start with a brief synopsis from Marvel Studios. When Tony Stark … [Read more...]

Overcoming Teeth Sensitivity and Dental Anxiety

Overcoming Teeth Sensitivity and Dental Anxiety #sensitivesmiles #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SensitiveSmiles #CollectiveBias I've always had issues with my teeth. Cavities and sensitivity, even when my mom diligently took me to the dentist every six months as a kid. It sucks! But I have to be honest, I hate taking care of my teeth. I know intellectually it's … [Read more...]

Making Road Trips More Fun! {Tech Travel Tips Plus Free Scavenger Hunt Printable}

Making Road Trips More Fun Plus Free Printable Road Trip Scavenger Hunt #mydatamyway #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MyDataMyWay #CollectiveBias What a week and it's only Wednesday! John's 40th birthday just happened to coincide with the start of Spring Break on Monday. For weeks I had been trying to figure out the best way to mark this momentous occasion. I mean, he's finally reached my … [Read more...]

How To Find the Right Doctors: Interview Them

This is something that is so critical to remember. Not all doctors are created equal. -->How to Find the Best Doctor for you: Interview Them

Did you know you can interview your doctors? Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but there was a time, at the beginning of my mental health struggles, when I had NO idea I could interview psychiatrists and therapists in my search to find a good one. I always just assumed that whomever I landed on would know what he or she was doing because of that medical degree on the wall. What I didn't … [Read more...]

Peaceful Spaces Amid the Chaos: Appealing to the Senses {Plus DIY Mason Jar Vase}

Creating peaceful spaces amid the chaos by appealing to the senses #smellsclean #ad

A few weeks ago, John went on a business trip leaving me to the job of solo parenting the kiddos. When they were babies I dreaded those trips. The house became a complete and utter disaster. My only adult contact was the UPS guy or grocery store clerk. I had kid(s) attached to me 24/7 ... yeah, it was a LONG time before they both slept in their own beds through the night. And the house was … [Read more...]

Bunny Snack Cups

Bunny Snack Cups with Free Printable

I am a very simple crafter, and I'm using the term "crafter" very loosely here. I don't own a fancy die-cutting machine, or go to Michael's multiple times per week. I don't even own a glue gun. So my type of craft projects probably won't appeal to you if you're the more advanced crafter. But if you're more likely to have a Pinterest fail than win, I think my projects just might … [Read more...]

Soul Sessions, A Novel {Review}

Soul Sessions Book Review #ad

I recently read the novel Soul Sessions by Carson Gage. I picked it up for Amazon Kindle and just dove in.  Reading has become a huge part of my "me time" after the kids go to sleep at night. Oh how I love relaxing in bed with a good book, one that offers an interesting distraction from my every day. So, I was pleased to find Soul Sessions quite intriguing. It's an unusual story … [Read more...]

Projecting Anxiety in Momhood: Is it Mine or Theirs?

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It happens a lot as a mom with anxiety. My kids are faced with situations that I find overwhelming and I project my own anxiety onto them. Or do I? Ronin has had some struggles with anxiety in his early years. At seven, he's so much more confident than he used to be and has really flourished at school and activities the past few years. But as a youngin' the anxiety was … [Read more...]