4 Things About Moving That Are Just Stressful (and how to make them suck less)


4 Things About Moving That Are Just Stressful (and how to make them suck less) You guys, it only took me until I was 27, but I finally bought my first home with my husband! We have always rented which is all well and good, until you want to move and you find out that it's hundreds of dollars a month cheaper to buy a house rather than rent one. And I really do mean hundreds. I don't understand it, but it is what it is. It was time for us to stop playing house and actually make a home. So we ...

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2016 Giving Back Packs Event


Real Advice Gal Giving Back Packs 2016 Event Every year, we seek sponsors to support us in our efforts to supply as many back packs full of school supplies to needy children as we can. I am happy that we have several great sponsors this year! Wonderful Pistachios and Aldi are returning sponsors this year! We are also grateful for our newest sponsor, Classroom Direct. We also enlist the help of dozens of other bloggers to each fill at least one back pack with school supplies and donate it ...

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Effortless meals for the busy back to school season

Marketside Pepperoni Pizza is the perfect meal for back to school season

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias I know school is just around the corner for most of us and with it comes the harried and hurried dinner times. Gone are the lazy days of summer and sitting down all together for dinner is going to become harder and harder as we now have homework, basketball practice, PTA meetings etc.  Even though we are a homeschooling family this time of year is also a ...

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Quick Bathroom Clean Up Tips

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Quick Bathroom Clean Up Tips With a family of 5 in 900 square feet and sharing 1 bathroom, it is no surprise that the bathroom is the room that gets dirtiest the fastest. This makes it a never ending battle to keep the bathroom in "Company Worthy" appearance. I have begged, pleaded and even nagged to get everyone on the same page but no one can see the things I see (or at least that is what they tell me. ) I decided that I would just take matters into my own hands and take a few minutes ...

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Tips for Table Gardening

Table gardening is a great way to garden without a lot of work

Tips for Table Gardening What is table gardening? That is the question you may be asking right now. Well it is exactly what it sounds, you have a wooden table that is designed to be able to plant a small garden in it. It stands a little taller than waist high so it is easy to tend. There is a large basin that holds all of the soil. A table garden should come with a liner and dividers so you can plant several different vegetables. This is the Garden Table we purchased. It was so easy ...

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Game of Thrones Bathroom Redo Featuring Behr Paint!


Game of Thrones Bathroom Redo Featuring Behr Paint! Disclosure: I was provided paint from the wonderful people at Behr Paint to facilitate this review, no other type of compensation was offered, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    Do I have any Game of Thrones fans out there!? I for one am a HUGE fan, and when I had the opportunity to work with Behr Paint I knew exactly what I wanted to do. As some of you have seen, I recently did a Butterfly Room Redo Featuring ...

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Butterfly Room Redo Featuring Behr Paint!


Butterfly Room Redo Featuring Behr Paint! *Disclosure: I was provided paint for this project from the wonderful people at Behr Paint, no other compensation was offered. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    So guys, it's official, I don't have a baby anymore. A few weeks ago my 6 year old told me that her room was a "baby room" and she didn't like her bright pink walls and Hello Kitty decals. She also told me her Yo Gabba Gabba poster was for babies. As I ...

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A Day in the Life of a WAHM


A day in the life of a WAHM Happy Thursday everyone! As a blogger that (obviously) works at home, I get a of the  "What do you do all day?" questions. The short answer? I work, just like those moms that have a job outside the home. I also take care of my child and my home, just like the stay at home moms. I have the best of both worlds in my opinion, I am a Work at Home Mom!and I wouldn't have it any other way. Who else can get some work done in the middle of a spa day with their kid ...

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10 ideas for Toddler Chores + Free Printable Chore Charts

toddler chore chart

10 ideas for Toddler Chores + Free Printable Chore Charts   Being a toddler is a fun time in your childs life, and it's also a great time to instill skills and values that they will keep the rest of their lives. Toddlers LOVE to help, and you should trust them to do so! With these 10 ideas for Toddler Chores you can see what your toddler should be capable of doing, and have a little help with the day-to-day chores around your house! These 10 ideas for Toddler Chores help with ...

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