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THE PRINCESS AND THE BANANA

My skin color is literally banana. Know how I know that? About five Sephora employees have, at some point, made a variation of the comment, “Wow! You’re very…er, uh…fair skinned” then awkwardly handed over the Powder Compact with the color label ‘Banana’. I’ve always been fair-skinned. Like, people-comment-while-I’m-walking-down-the-street fair-skinned. You may be thinking, “oh she […]

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FOUR TIPS FOR HOLIDAY DECORATING WITH KIDS

The holiday season is upon us, and that means we are all decking halls, trimming trees, and trying desperately to keep our kids from destroying it all. Wait? Is that just me? Christmas is one of my favorite seasons to decorate my home (check out this year’s playfully modern holiday home tour here). But sometimes, […]

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HAPPY LITTLE THINGS

Melancholy. Feeling blue. Despondency. Overwhelm. I wasn’t diagnosed with clinical depression until well into adulthood, but thankfully, I had by then found some small ways of coping. One of these is my Happy Little Things. Call it gratitude, thankfulness, looking for the silver lining, or just learning to stay positive. Whatever name it goes by, […]

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THE DAY A FIRE

THE DAY A FIRE DESTROYED OUR HOUSE (BUT NOT OUR HOME)

Editor’s Note: We love to share stories from local moms like you. Today, Courtney is sharing her story. Courtney lives with her husband, Jake, and four kids in Geneseo.  As parents we are aware accidents are a part of everyday life. From something as simple as spilled milk to accidents beyond repair. Either way, we […]

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TODDLER ART SUPPLIES BOX

TODDLER ART SUPPLIES BOX

My daughter LOVES to create masterpieces every day. She pulls down her box of supplies and demands to color any time she enters our kitchen where our box is stored. I thought today I would share some of the toddler friendly supplies we have in ours!   Crayola Color Wonder Markers and Books These are […]

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Podcast Round Up

PODCAST ROUND UP PT. 2

Hi friends!  I hope you’ve had happier ears since the first Podcast Roundup last month.  I’m back with more tried and true podcasts for you to enjoy: Off the Vine – Ready to shake things up? Kaitlyn Bristowe is creating a space where girls (and gents) can feel empowered to be themselves… because there’s more […]

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CROCK POT MAC & CHEESE

Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese This post was published with permission by Ally Sweet and Savory            If you need a dish to throw together for a family meal, potluck or special event…this is the one!     I teased about this recipe on social media a couple times last week and it was […]

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START EACH DAY WITH A GRATEFUL HEART

The sign in our hallway reads “Start each day with a grateful heart”. A simple message. Should be so easy but let’s be real, you and I both know life can make it difficult to execute this task every day.  The alarm goes off and the feeling of dread for this night owl comes over […]

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2017 BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE

My favorite shopping season is here! I love Black Friday shopping. I like going to the stores to find the deals, and now, many of those deals start early online, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, or fight the crowds! If you’re anything like me, you’ve got lots […]

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