flower bouquets

DIY Mini Flower Bouquets

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There are days I know that I could use a pick me up. Being a mama is one of the most exhausting things in the world, and when a friend drops off a pint...

Worth it Wednesday: Farmer’s Markets

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As a kid, I used to eat fresh, raw broccoli straight from my dad's garden, unwashed and straight off the plant.  If you've ever eaten really fresh broccoli, you know it has a delicious...

The Most Magical (and Stressful) Place on Earth

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Florida with my family and visit Disney World! Now, I know we've heard Disney stories before, but everyone has a different experience and...
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Cutting the Cable Cord

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It's official. We have made the plunge! No more cable television at the McEllin casa. Over the past 6 or so months, an assortment of our friends and family have ditched cable and the...

Mom’s Guide To Black Friday

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Deep discounts for holiday gifts are almost here! Black Friday can be the best day to score the top toys of the year, the best deals on electronics, and a great time to replace...

Worth it Wednesday: Cloud B Gentle Giraffe

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I'm not going to lie. I love doing the "Worth it Wednesday" posts because I just can't help being the know-it-all mom who wants to register FOR my friends when they get pregnant so...

DIY: Halloween Spooky Tree

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I love, love Halloween. And I love Halloween decorations! We recently bought a new house (our first!) and have a great space for a cool larger centerpiece. I’ve always coveted those large “scary” trees...

Top 10 Movie Theaters For Summer

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Besides a pool, there is nothing more blissful on a hot summer’s day than a cool, dark movie theater. Even better if you toss in some salty popcorn for the kids and some caffeine...

Spring Break Entertainment for Kids

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Spring Break is around the corner and if you're like me, you're thinking...what the heck am I going to do to entertain my little one for FIVE days. It sounds a little bit awful...

My COVID-19 Victory Garden + 12 steps to building your own garden

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Victory gardens took root in American history in WWI when many farmers were needed by our military. Farm food supply dwindled and what remained was stretched thin— shipped overseas to our troops and to...