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Fun In The Sun Beach Essentials

Fun In The Sun Beach Essentials

Summer is finally here! Let’s go to the beach. Remember to protect yourself and hydrate!  Some of our favorite beach essentials: Contains affiliate links   Style & Co Love Summer Straw Beach Bag, Only at Macy’s • Style&Co. • $36.37 A roomy bag to carry your stuff. And by stuff, we mean your kids’ junk.   Quay Muse Fade Sunglasses • Quay • $60 Protect your eyes. These sunnies look ….

I Went to Roller Derby & All I Got Was This Lousy Busted Ankle

I Went to Roller Derby & All I Got Was This Lousy Busted Ankle

I Went to Roller Derby & All I Got Was This Lousy Busted Ankle Actually, I got so much more. Friends. Confidence. Goals. Determination.  Sense of purpose. Self-esteem. Sore muscles. Cross training. Kindness. Strength. Unique perspectives.  Humility. And the opportunity to know some really awesome people. Years ago, before the modern current incarnation of derby had been formed, I said I wanted to do roller derby. The derby I remembered ….

Our Summertime Buttons Baby!

Our Summertime Buttons Baby!

*Diaper c/o Buttons Diapers for reviewing purposes. Warm air, farmers markets, swimming pools, flowers, and diapers air drying on the clothes line. Is that your summer? Mine is less ideal this time around, what with the broken leg and no weight bearing rule. Taking care of the kids has been a big challenge. A colossal challenge. Like, the house is a disaster, the laundry is six feet high, and there ….

Bigger & Better: Buttons Diapers Super One-Size Cloth Diaper Covers

Bigger & Better: Buttons Diapers Super One-Size Cloth Diaper Covers

*Diaper c/o Buttons Diapers for reviewing purposes. If you are a seasoned parent, you likely have experience with the diapering catastrophe known as the Blow Out. The blow out is that horror show of baby poop that goes flying out the legs and up the back (or front) of the diaper. Blow outs vary by baby and diaper. Some babies are just not very…..explosive. And not all diapers are created ….

Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Spaces

Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Spaces

After all the work we have done on the inside of our house, it is time we did something about the outdoor spaces of our home. My husband is very much the urban farming person, but he leaves the aesthetics up to me. And, let’s just say, with all the babies and other projects, I have neglected my duties. Our yard is a bit of a mess these days. Last ….

Breakfast Cookies with Casein Protein, Almonds, Raisins, & Cherries

Breakfast Cookies with Casein Protein, Almonds, Raisins, & Cherries

Ironically, I have been on a casein free diet these days to reduce inflammation and joint pain. I figured, since I had a dairy allergy as a kid, maybe it was contributing to issues as an adult. So, right now is not really an optimal time to be doing experimental baking with dairy protein. However, it is almost that time of year, when my husband starts planning out his guy ….

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2017

My apologies if the image is blurry. I had PRK 12 days ago and cannot really see anything yet. Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy ….

Amara Organic Baby Food with Nutrition & Convenience In Mind

Amara Organic Baby Food with Nutrition & Convenience In Mind

*Review item c/o Amara In our family, we tend to be pretty laid back in our child raising. I read a couple baby books and promptly dismissed about 90 percent of what I read and went with common sense. However, I was also going on all the experience I had as the eldest daughter in a bigger family. It is easy to be so nonchalant when you have been diapering ….

Garden Planning with Color in Minnesota

Garden Planning with Color in Minnesota

*Sponsored by Monrovia Time for garden planting!!  Eerrr, planning. OK, if you live somewhere NOT in a frozen tundra, then you are probably planting in March. In Minnesota, we have a rule of not putting anything in the ground until after Mother’s Day. Mid-May is generally safe from snow other than that weird last blizzard that always melts within hours. Because of our challenging climate, we have to get creative ….