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Extended Stay America Visit #2 Even Better Than Expected

Extended Stay America Grab n Go breakfast

In June I dropped my daughter off at the US Air Force Academy and we stayed at the Extended Stay America in Colorado Springs thanks to the ESA team. The first weekend in September is Parent’s Weekend and we headed   Read More »

Turn Your Favorite Shopping Bags into the BEST Textbook Covers

Shopping Bag Textbook Covers

When it comes to back-to-school traditions, somethings never change. I remember spending hours covering all of my text books in high school with brown paper cut from grocery sacks. If I was lucky, they survived one 9-week grading period and   Read More »

Making Kids Lunch Fun with Bento Box Lunches

Part of the back to school fun for my kids is picking out a cool lunch box for the upcoming year. As my girls get older, they are wanting to move away from the traditional PBJ packed lunch and are   Read More »

Extended Stay America – Clean & Family Friendly

Over the past year I have done quite a bit of travel for both work and for fun with the kids. We have had some great hotel stays and few pretty awful ones, too, but the one thing that I   Read More »

3 Reasons I Switched to French Press Coffee

French Press coffee better than keurig

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on one and make a purchase, I will earn a small commission on that sale (which goes to pay for things like the hosting for this site). I didn’t   Read More »

BEST {Maraschino Cherry} Pancakes Ever

This amazing recipe was originally dreamed up by Carolina Moore (Always Expect Moore) during the Create Make and Celebrate Retreat!  This post is sponsored by Cherry Man but the opinions are mine.  These are the BEST {Maraschino Cherry} pancakes ever.   Read More »

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake with the Nutri Ninja

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake

When I was at the blogging conference, BlogHer, this summer, one of the companies in the Expo Hall was Ninja – the makers of my favorite blender – the Ninja. Before I had a Ninja, I managed to break literally   Read More »

My New Planner Obsession – Erin Condren

Erin Condren vertical life planner

I love to plan – with markers, stickers, color and doodles. It makes me happy and the organization brings peace to my day. I have been making various planner pages of my own for years, but when I discovered Erin   Read More »

Menu Planning for the Busy Mom

Menu Planning for the Busy Mom

I can always tell what kind of a week it is going to be based on ONE thing – did I take 15 minutes over the weekend and make a plan? If the answer is YES, then chances are the   Read More »

Wrap It Up with Expressionery

Wrapping a teacher gift with Expressionery

One of my good friends is headed off this week to a new home in a new state to start her new career as a teacher. I thought it would be fun to put together a little bag of goodies   Read More »