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Posted on 05/02/2016

How To Plan a Lovely Low-Cost Mother’s Day Brunch in Under a Week

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Mother’s Day is one of my most favorite brunch days of the year — Mostly because it’s the only day in the year I actually get to go to brunch and drink mimosas somewhere, but also it’s just so fun to plan! Skip the wait times at the restaurant and put together a simply lovely low-cost Mother’s Day Brunch in under a week (well, that’s about all we have left this year) for yourself and some mama friends using the below tips. Read more

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Posted on 05/02/2016

Party Decorations Checklist

Parties

Don’t forget a thing on your party planning to-do list with this handy party decoration checklist download! Simply enter your email in the pop-up bar at the top of this page (near the menu) and download the checklist. Read more

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Posted on 04/21/2016

Simple DIY House-Shaped Kids Bunk Bed to Make This Weekend

Design/ Home

After searching for the perfect new bunk bed for our boys’ bedroom, we decided to come up with our own tutorial for a house bunk bed. House Beds are a huge trend right now. I saw my first house bed over a year ago and I fell in love and I swore that as soon as we built our daughter a toddler bed someday, I would make a super cute pink house bed, decorated in cute pom-pom buntings and it would be perfect. Well, it’s been a year and she’s only 16 months old — Still a ways away from being in a toddler bed. But we’re in the process of decorating our boys’ bedroom and needed to build them a new bunk bed set as their old set was massive and took up half their room, so why not use this as an opportunity to make a house bed? The only problem was I couldn’t find a tutorial for one, let alone a picture . . . so I got to drawing. Keep reading for this one-of-a-kind weekend DIY House-Shaped kids bunk bed tutorial (minus the bed rail which was added on later). Read more

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Posted on 04/11/2016

3 Reasons You Need to Go to the Watermark Conference For Women

Opportunities for men and women aren’t the same— that’s nothing new —Which is why a group of Bay Area women formed the nonprofit Watermark Conference. The conference’s mission is “to increase the representation of women at executive levels to drive innovation, human development and economic growth . . . [and] ensure women are able to make their mark in and for their companies, their careers and their communities by providing programs focused on connection, development and advocacy.” Now that’s something I want to be a part of. Keep reading for the 3 reasons you’ll want to make a trip to San Jose for the April 21 full-day event.  Read more

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Posted on 04/09/2016

Mama Style: Spring Looks For Outdoor Fun

Mama Style/ Style

Spring means it’s time to break out the hiking gear, get the swim gear ready for the beach, and buy a new pair of tennies! Now that Savannah is 5 she is all the more into going on outdoor adventures with me, and because a lot of my time ends up being on the computer during the week I’m really enjoying going outdoors with her more, too. But Spring isn’t Summer — You need to prepare for a change in weather. Keep reading for a few of my favorite Spring outfits for trips outdoors. Read more

chicken meal and recipe card
Posted on 03/30/2016

The Big List of Meal Delivery Options — With Reviews and Coupon Codes!

Food

I’ve been trying to lose weight, eat better and show my daughter what a healthy meal really looks like so when all of the meal delivery boxes started popping up everywhere they peaked my interest. But how do you know which one’s the right one for your dietary needs and lifestyle, how much it costs and if they’ll deliver to you? I spent two months reviewing some of the biggest meal subscription box companies covering the United States and beyond to research just how helpful these boxes are, what they cost and if the food is really something that can be done by anyone entering the kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a way to get healthy meals while on vacation at an Airbnb, you’re moving soon or you simply can’t wrap your mind around meal planning and grocery shopping, you’ll want to keep reading for this honest look at what these boxes are really like (and some promo codes for trials)!

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Posted on 03/22/2016

6 Cool Ways to Save Money on Family Trips

Adventure/ Travel

Taking a vacation — or even a day trip — can be tough on your monthly budget if you don’t prepare ahead of time. I’m a fairly frugal person who really likes quality for less so I take advantage of as many offers and tips as I can to get the most out of my excursions without maxing out the credit card using these awesome tips. Keep reading to see how you can save (and earn!) on your activities, stay and transportation on trips. Read more

kids Rodeo birthday party
Posted on 03/19/2016

Not Your Average Rodeo — A Kids Birthday For Twins

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One of my favorite responsibilities as a mom is planning my children’s birthday parties. I love it as much as they do! Since I have boy/girl twins I always want to pick a theme that is fun for both girls and boys. This year the kiddos and I discussed it and decided on a Rodeo party. This theme was so much fun to put together into a party and the kids absolutely loved it. Read more

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