Come Along Ponds Link Up 2

Woo hoo! It’s week two of the Come Along Ponds link up! I had a ton of fun getting the ball rolling last week, and I hope you did too.   This week we have a very special guest host from the International Bloggers Association, Sarah! Sarah blogs at Me Plus 3 TODAY. Let’s meet Sarah!   Me Plus 3 Today Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Hi! I’m Sarah, a young mom to 2-year-old twin daughters and an 18-month-old son. I became a single mom when my husband passed away in August 2013. I’ve spent the last year learning a new … Continue reading

Pack Your Bags for a Tour Through Blogland!

Since beginning this new venture in blogging, I’ve started reading and following numerous blogs. It is really fun to virtually “meet” these people, and to have them invite readers into their lives! The number one thing I’ve learned since starting this blog, is that bloggers are so nice and incredibly supportive of each other! It is not a competition at all, everyone seems to want to help everyone else get to the top! I love it! Right now, there is a Tour Through Blogland going on. I’ve seen it on almost every single blog I read, so I am excited to … Continue reading

My Kids LOVE Frozen, Do Yours?

“For the first time in forever…” Violet will sing along to the Frozen Soundtrack. “That’s your song, Mommy,” Charlotte will say.Yes. Yes it is.That is my favorite song on the Frozen soundtrack. I’m not ashamed of admitting it, because I bet most of you probably have one too! So ‘fess up! What is it? 🙂I often catch myself singing around the house. The girls will say “That song’s not on, Mommy!” I’m not sure if they are trying to tell me that I’m not that great of a singer, so I should stop… Or if they think I can only … Continue reading

Coming Soon: Pinning Party Giveaway

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Guess what? I’m participating in ANOTHER giveaway! Woohoo! **This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Click here to read full disclaimer.  I’ve partnered with 8 other bloggers to host a virtual pinning party on August 22 through August 23. By participating, you could win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. If you want a chance to win, just click the image above to visit the Football, Fall, and Back to School, Ya’ll! Pinterest Board and follow the instruction on how you … Continue reading

Back to School Giveaway – You Could Win $500 to zulily!

My kids aren’t old enough for school yet, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t noticed that it is “Back to School” season. And I love it! Back to school shopping just makes me feel young again, as I reminisce about the time spent picking out the perfect Lisa Frank folder and sparkly pink pens. So I can never resist the urge to pick up a few back-to-school items, for old times sake! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The best part is, there are so many good … Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: Food Foto Face

As always, it’s been a busy week. But I’m squeezing in some time to write a post for this week’s Mommy Reality Challenge!I missed last week’s challenge, which was Life Hacks, and I actually had a great one to share! I’m bummed that I forgot to write a post for it, but I may still write about it eventually… So stay tuned for that!If you haven’t been following my posts for the Mommy Reality Challenge, you can check them out by clicking the following links: Mommy’s Meals Moment of Trouble The Laundry Room The Essence of Summer Guilty Pleasure The … Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: Guilty Pleasure

It’s time for another Mommy Reality Challenge post! Yay! 🙂 Not familiar with it?  Well, it’s a fun challenge to capture Mommy Realties hosted by A Lavender Life, JENerally Informed, and Leapfrog and Lipgloss.  Each week, moms are given a specific topic to share a snapshot of the REAL deal.   I’ve been participating in it for a while now. You can see my previous posts by clicking the following links: Mommy’s Meals Moment of Trouble The Laundry Room The Essence of Summer Unfortunately, sometimes it just completely slips my mind.  Or I just never get around to snapping a pic for that … Continue reading

Rainy Day Activity – Summer Bucket List

Although the first day of Summer was actually just this past weekend, I’m pretty sure most of us have considered it the summer season for a few weeks now. In a previous post I explained that I made a Summer Bucket List for the kids and I to work on this year.  Anytime we are bored or don’t know what to do, I refer to the list for an activity! And over the past few weeks, we’ve been slowly checking stuff off the list!  It feels good to see what we are accomplishing! Which brings me to last week.  It was … Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: Moment of Trouble

*Post contains affiliate links.  Read full disclaimer here. I’m assuming we’ve all had those moments.  You know, the ones where we are so caught off guard by finding our kids getting into some serious mischief, that we can’t even find the words to tell them to “Stop!”  The only thing we can do is just stutter a little bit, sigh and shake our heads, and then whip out our camera to take a picture of the ridiculousness… And that is what this weeks Mommy Reality Challenge, a “Moment of Trouble,” is all about! The moms from A Lavender Life, Jenerally … Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: Mommy’s Meals

*Post contains affiliate links.  Read full disclaimer here. I’ve been browsing Pinterest and reading A LOT of different blogs lately, in pursuit of becoming a better blogger.  It’s fun and I’m reading a lot of interesting tips for parenting and some great activity ideas for the kids! And it has also made me see that I’m not the only one struggling with this rollercoaster of motherhood. I’m not the only one who struggles with yelling at their kids.   I’m not the only one who gets incredibly frustrated when their child won’t put their shoes on. I’m not the only … Continue reading