August Citrus Lane Box Reveal [Citrus Lane vs. Bluum]


Hey guys! We got our August Citrus Lane box the other day, so I wanted to share what we got and my decision on the Bluum vs. Citrus Lane debate!

Citrus Lane made it kind of difficult for me to choose again, so I think my best bet is to just compare the values of the boxes over the last few months. Here’s this month’s box-

August Citrus Lane Box Reveal + Bluum vs. Citrus Lane debate!

This box was heavy, so I knew we had gotten something good!

August Citrus Lane Box Reveal + the Bluum vs. Citrus Lane debate!

More Melissa and Doug! These blocks will be the perfect addition to our Tot School supplies!

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Make Money Online with Superpoints


Hey guys. I have something SUPER exciting to share today! A few years ago there was this awesome rewards program, kind of like Swagbucks, and it’s back! It’s called Superpoints and it is one of my FAVORITE programs! You can earn points (Superpoints) for activities like reading emails they send, taking surveys, clicking the SuperLucky Button, referring others, and more! There are many prizes you can earn, for example, a $5 Amazon gift card is 10,000 points, so basically 2,000 points =$1 earned. This is exciting- the program is just starting, so if you get signed up now, you can catch your friends and have them sign up under you before someone else gets them! You’ll earn 2,500 points just for referring others, and when they earn points, you earn points, too!

Earn FREE Gift Cards with Superpoints- take surveys, read emails, and more!

Earn FREE Gift Cards with Superpoints

What are you waiting for?? Go sign up and start earning some moola in your spare time!

Getting Organized for Tot School + a FREE planning printable

Hey guys! I have something exciting to share! Me and little man are getting ready to start doing regular Tot School! I first learned about Tot School from the blog 1+1+1=1. She has so many great tips and ideas for Tot School and even a free e-book! She got me inspired and I am ready to start working with him to teach him new things and expose him to new things and to start learning through play!

Our first step for Tot School is, of course, getting organized! Here’s how we’re doing it!

Getting Organized for Tot School!

I bought this ClosetMaid Cube Organizer a few months ago, even before we moved! I had planned to use it for Liam’s room, but I got him a dresser so I decided this would be perfect for our Tot School area! Throw in a few fabric drawers and voila! I need two more drawers, but for now we are good and I even have one extra.

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Get Rewarded for Healthy Choices #BalanceRewards #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias

Hey guys, I have something really neat to share today! I’ve been trying to get myself and my family to make healthy choices and to get more active. I’ve been making an effort to get to the gym 3 days a week and to get my son to the park a few times a week, too! Sometimes the whole family goes- even the dog! I recently discovered that I could get rewarded for making healthy choices with Walgreens’ Balance Rewards for healthy choices program.

Luckily, I have a Walgreens right on my way home from the gym and the park!

Balance Rewards for healthy choices with Walgreens!

This makes it super easy to pop right in and grab a bottle of water, a post-workout snack, and even my vitamins!

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10 Free or Cheap Date Night Ideas + a FREE Babysitter Printable

10 Free or Cheap Date Night Ideas + A Free Babysitter Printablesource

Hectic back-to-school time is upon us, so I felt like it was a good time to share 10 FREE (or at least CHEAP) date night ideas that mom and dad can use to get a break from all the hustle and bustle of this time of year. BONUS! I’ve included a great printable for you to use for the babysitter! Write down emergency info and information about your kiddos to make babysitter time a breeze… for you and the sitter!

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August Julep Maven Box Reveal- Get Your First Box FREE!


August Julep Maven Box Reveal

Hey guys!! I’m back with my August (and my last- for a while, anyway) Julep Maven Box Reveal. I LOVE this box, and as you can see I got tons of great stuff this month, but we are really trying to recoup our savings from this move, so I’m cutting a few things for now. I am still keeping Ipsy, of course, and I am thinking the Bluum box- I am still not convinced on the Bluum vs. Citrus Lane debate, but I get another Citrus Lane box this week, so I’ll make my decision on that and let you guys know in that post!

I had lots of Julep Jules- rewards points for referring others, so I took advantage by adding several goodies to my box this month. The things that were automatically included this month (not add-ons) were the polishes and the neutrals eyeshadow palette. As always, Julep is the only subscription box that is TOTALLY customizable. You pick your polish colors and your beauty product that you receive from a few different options.

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5 Things I Wish I Had Done in My Son’s First Two Years

5 things I wish I had done in my son's first two years...

My little boogie. I can’t believe he is going to be 2 years old in just a few short months! I’ve been reflecting back a lot lately I guess because we are so near this milestone. I love looking back at photos of a chunkier, balder version of my son… watching things like his first time crawling, his first steps, etc… and I feel a little pang of guiltĀ when I watch these things and look at photos.

We all deal with this mommy guilt from time to time, for one reason or another, but I felt sometimes like I really kind of screwed up, and there are some things I want to do differently from here on out and with our future babies. I know my son has no idea, and these things probably haven’t impacted him in any real way, but I know, and I realize my shortcomings and really, really want to make a difference.

Here are 5 things I wish I had done in my sons first two years…..

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5 Tips for Staying Hydrated + Free Printables


Water, water, water…. I remember my dad fussing at me constantly as a teenager, telling me to drink MORE WATER! I never really got it, I’ll admit.. until I got older and really started to realize the affects that water has and what dehydration can do to the body.

Here are just a few examples of what staying hydrated can do for your body…

5 Tips for Staying Hydrated + FREE printables


According to this infographic, 75% of people in North America are chronically dehydrated. I know that I am part of that 75% for sure.. and that has got to change! A few symptoms of dehydration include thirst, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, dark-colored urine, headache, and fainting. I know for me, the fatigue is a huge factor. I am ALWAYS tired, and I feel like a big part of it is just not getting enough water. I’ve always read that a good rule of thumb is to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water a day, so I need to be drinking 100 ounces a day!

5 Tips for Staying Hydrated + FREE Water Tracker Printables

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19 Month Bluum Box Review


19 Month Bluum Box Review

Hey guys! It’s that time again for another Bluum box! This past month we got our 19 month Bluum box and as always, it was perfect!

19 Month Bluum Box Review

I feel like they’re reading my mind every month with this box! The experts behind Bluum curate these boxes each month tailored to all different age groups and the child’s gender, so they’re sure that Bluum subscribers will get relevant products that they can use and try with their little ones!

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August Health & Fitness Update- New Beginnings!

Hey guys! Okay, I believe I have decided… finally… that monthly updates are better for me for my weight loss and health and fitness. I am excited to be back on this journey and I really feel like my whole mental attitude and outlook on weight loss has finally changed and I’m at a place where I can really be successful. I haven’t shared my weight or measurements in a while, so I don’t have much to compare to, but I’m going to go ahead and share my re-starting point.

August Health & Fitness Update

I’m using my printables from the Health & Fitness Planning Kit to track my measurements monthly & my weight weekly.

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