Ways to Find Extra Time in the Day

I’m not the busiest person in the world BUT I do have a pretty hectic schedule between my regular “day” job, the blog, kids and all of their activities. Saving time on regular tasks is one of my favorite ways to find extra time in the day.  Let’s talk about my top 3 ways to save time.


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Refresh Your Home with Haverty’s

I am so excited to partner with Havertys to share ideas on how to refresh your home this spring. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Spring is the time of year where I always have a major itch to update things around the house.  I want fresh colors and to liven up my spaces after the long winter.  During H’s gymnastics class recently, I stopped into my local Havertys store to see what they had to offer to help me change up my space for the new season.  


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Five Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Valentine’s is coming up so quickly {remember how fast Christmas came?!} and so it is time to start thinking about gift ideas.  I’ve been thinking of a few things I would like and decided to five Valentine’s Day gifts for her that are sure to be hit.
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Gift Giving – Thinking Outside of Box Store

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We all have them…special people in our lives who are nearly impossible to shop for.  The father who buys himself everything…the grandmother who already has everything…the wonderful au pair who you know will eventually have to get anything you give back to their home country and is limited on suitcase space.   You can probably guess that last one is me!  Maya has been with us since July and she is beyond wonderful.  Seriously, I could go on and on.  As I was searching for gift ideas for her, I knew that what I chose needed to be special like her but also on the smaller side to make it easy to get back to Germany when the time came.
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Gift Ideas: Flux Flap iPad Case

This post is sponsored by Flux Flap iPad Case.  However, as always, all opinions and thoughts shared here are my own.

Now, I know you don’t typically get a non link party post from me on Friday but I am working on my holiday wish list and came across something that I thought you might be interested in as well.  I know I always have a difficult time coming up with great gift ideas for myself so I thought you may be in the same boat too.

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Black Friday Survival Kit with a Printable

Guess what will be here in a just over a week?  Sure, there is Thanksgiving but there is also Black Friday!  Are you a Black Friday shopper?  I definitely am and look forward to it every year.  If you are too, I am here to help you with your black Friday preparation with tips on creating a Black Friday Survival Kit {and printable}! Shopping Survival Kit with Banner Label_wm [Read more...]

A Minnie Bow-Tique Welcome Celebration – H’s #DreamParty

Collective Bias Disclosure We have a new family member in our household!  We are so excited to have Maya, our au pair, joining us for a year.  I know I briefly mentioned it last week but I wanted to share with you the welcome celebration we threw for her after she arrived!  Hailey chose a Minnie Bow-Tique #DreamParty for the theme and  we had so much fun putting it together while Maya was out playing with E.

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Weekday Breakfast Solutions with #TysonBreakfast

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On a normal workday, I am in the office by 6:00am and starving by 7:00am.  My co-worker and I will head down to the cafe on the first floor and grab a quick breakfast before getting back to work.  Since my surgery, I’ve been working from home with no co-workers and no cafe.  I’ve had to search for some weekday breakfast solutions to make sure I start my day off right!



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Mom’s Payday: Spoiling Mom for More than One Day

CB-sponsored-post-white-600 Mother’s Day is always a day when I {and most moms} get completely spoiled.  It starts from being able to sleep in and ends with a dinner out where I do no cooking or cleaning.   One important thing for me is that we spend the day as a family and enjoy #mealstogether.  This Mother’s Day came with a “special” gift of an knee injury for me.  Well, technically, the injury happened back in April but got really bad as May progressed.  My family totally took over on all the things that I normally do and truly made it like it was Mother’s Day all month.

One big thing I do for our household is most of the cooking.  Mathlete is awesome at so many things but kitchen duty isn’t one of them.  However, with my big, swollen knee, I haven’t been able to do as much standing and cooking as I usually do.  Mathlete and the kids jumped right in and took over.

First, they headed to the store to pick up some supplies: Tyson crispy chicken strips and some yummy sides to go along with them.

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