Family Activity: Taste Test Your City

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Over the next few weeks, Ayva is going to have a lot of days off from school. Next week, she's out for Thanksgiving, and then Christmas break starts a little while after that. As I'm looking for ways to keep her busy, a cool idea hit me. We can eat our way through the Bay Area! From See's Candies to … [Continue]

Meet Gracie By Soybu

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Thank you, Gracie by Soybu for these awesome outfits for my budding yogi! We are at the point of 5 years old where Ayva is so distracted. So, so distracted. I'm talking distracted, y'all. I send her in her room to put socks on, 15 minutes later she comes back with a picture that she made. I tell … [Continue]

Make Time For Family When You Decorate Early #BIGHoliday

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This #BigHoliday post is sponsored by Big Lots in celebration of National Decorate Your Home For The Holidays Week. This week is one for the record books. I mean, seriously. Never in my life have I had my home decorated for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving. I have to admit, it only happened … [Continue]

This Christmas, Check Out “Roaming Reindeer”

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Finding a good Christmas book is always fun. Don't you just love discovering new stories to add to your holiday collection each year? If so, you'll definitely want to check out Roaming Reindeer by Angela Meju. Not just a book, it's a fun tradition that encourages positive behavior all season long … [Continue]

One Of The Highs

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Things are so crazy right now. There's stuff going on with my family that I'm not ready to talk about, yet. Challenges. Stress. Sadness. But that's life, right? There are highs and there are lows, and that's what makes us humans. Our resilience. Our tenacity. Our ability to deal with pain and still … [Continue]

Watch TV Wherever You Are With TV Everywhere

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Thanks to TV Everywhere for sponsoring this post! #YouCouldBeWatchingTV We are getting into our busy season. Ayva has stuff, Terrence has stuff, and me? I mostly just drive and wait around a lot. Often while I'm waiting, I'll browse the internet on my phone, or pull out a notebook and write. … [Continue]

Kmart + Black Friday = Winning

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This is a sponsored post. I am a K-Club blogger, but all opinions are my own. In my family, shopping at Kmart on Black Friday morning is a holiday tradition. Well, for everyone except me. I don't like the crowds too much, but I love to look through the circulars and plan my trip for later that … [Continue]

What The Season Is All About


At some point during the holiday season, without fail, you can find me sitting on the couch, in front of a television, bawling. I don't know what it is, y'all. A Charlie Brown Christmas just does something to me. I'm cool through the whole beginning, but I really start to lose it when Charlie Brown … [Continue]

The Unintentional Horror Of The Elf On The Shelf

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Our family has quite a few holiday traditions.  We love to watch "Elf" on Thanksgiving day. Then, Terrence and his mom go out shopping early in the morning on Black Friday, and I go out later that evening after the crowds have died down. There's hot cocoa just about every day for nearly  a month, … [Continue]

Big Lots #BIGHoliday Twitter Party

Big Lots #BIGHoliday Twitter Party

This #BigHoliday post is sponsored by Big Lots in celebration of National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week. This week, November 16th - 22nd, is National Decorate Your Home For The Holidays Week, and my friends over at Big Lots want to make sure everyone gets into the holiday spirit! … [Continue]