Our Valentine’s Day Dinner Table || Splurge + Save


Today is the day we celebrate those we love in an extra special way! We started a fancy Valentine’s Day dinner tradition with the boys a few years back. They look forward to it–especially the food! I make one of my most liked recipes, my Vodka Cream Pasta with Prosciutto. They all gobble it up…

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Our Trip to the World’s Fair Exhibit at The Field Museum


I recently had the opportunity to take the family to see the new Opening of the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago. Living in northern Illinois, I have the pleasure of being able to hop in my car and in just a couple of hours be in the 3rd…

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Cabin Weekend


I just finished a project that I need to write-up, so I thought today I’d share a few of the moments from our magical birthday weekend in the cabin. It was just the perfect setting to really relax and enjoy spending time together. There was no need to get all dolled up. We all had messy…

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Halloween Candy Table with DIY Chalkboard Labels & a $200 Target GIVEAWAY!!


Today I have a fun and easy Halloween project to share and a great giveaway for a $200 Target gift card!! One of my hands-down favorite things to do on the blog is offer you guys a giveaway and this is a good one!! I also got to team up with some of my favorite…

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Good For You || Lean Cuisine Honestly Good


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lean Cuisine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HonestlyGood #ad http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Hey Friends! Today I am going to give you a peek into one of my mornings around here. Are you excited?!? Well, this glamorous lifestyle I…

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Fall Favorites from Target & Apple Picking


So Sunday was the first official day of fall. Did you get the memo? After I dropped Sam off at preschool last Friday, I stopped into Target and they were putting out the new fall home decor. It was tempting. Here’s some of my favorite finds from Target to help you bring some cozy fall…

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Fall Bucket List >>> Chalkboard Style


It feels like a fall day around here. I will have a perma-smile all day long! Last weekend the boys and I sat down and made our fall bucket list and decided our home needed a chalkboard wall to write it on. So I painted and waited and chalked and today it was ready to…

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A Gallery Wall Update + the Story of How We Met


On September 1st, Dave and I will be celebrating 11 years! It is amazing to me that it has been that long. What better way to celebrate than to reveal our gallery wall, right? Well, maybe not…but I will be revealing it that week. The week of love. Hee, hee, hee. As I have been…

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New Organizher and a GIVEAWAY for you!!


It is no secret that I have been a fan of the Organizher products at Target. You’ve seen me post about them in our family command center and I shared some new Organizher products here. Well, today the lovely people at Organizher have sent me the new Organizher all-in-one memo book to review. And…I got…

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DIY Chalkboard Placemats

zebra placemats

Here’s an easy little craft I did with the kids. We had some chalkboard paint leftover and found some placemats clearanced at Hobby Lobby for under $1 each.   These board placemats are perfect to paint because of their smooth surface and thickness.   I really love the chalkboard paint from Lullaby Paints. It is…

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