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10 Summer Outdoor Toys under $20 to Get Your Kids Outside

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I only recommend products I know you’ll love! Summer is here! What are your plans to keep the kids busy? In the summer heat, it’s so easy to let your kids sit around inside and lay on the couch all day. But this summer can be different, mama! Here’s what you need to do…get those kids outside! It’s easier than you think, just pack the up some water bottles, sunscreen, and bug spray, then grab a few of these awesome toys to get them outside in no time! All the toys in this...

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What You Don’t Know about Shopping at Farmer’s Markets

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.¬† Winter has hit Florida. It’s been *ahem* brutal this year, which means that we’re facing temperatures of 60 degrees instead of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Sorry, all my northern friends, you’ll just have to come visit! Now, I love almost everything about the seasons here in Florida, but one of my favorite benefits is that I have access to fresh, local food all year-round! We enjoying harvesting produce from our church garden, and we even have...

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Minimalist Essentials for the New Baby

(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you purchase through my link. Of course, I only recommend products I use and love myself!) With our first baby, we went registry-crazy. Two different types of baby bathtubs, 18 sets of onesies. And “Oh yes, I can’t live without a wipes warmer. We’re not animals.” It was ridiculous. Part of the problem was that as brand new parents we simply didn’t know what we needed. There’s a pretty steep learning curve for first-time parenthood. But another misguided aspect was that we bought into the...

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Mom blogger overload? Try these three blogging tools to simplify your life.

When I first started my life as a stay at home mom, I didn’t have much of a plan. Get up, play with adorably silly baby, make decently edible dinner, clean small yet just-right house. It was wonderfully simple and peaceful, but I just knew that there was another equally important reason why God had led our family into this SAHM lifestyle. The idea of blogging had been lingering in the back of my mind for quite a while. I loved to write in high school and college. How hard could it be? So, I set my (sleep-deprived-mama) mind...

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How to Use a 5-Day Spending Freeze to Reach Your Financial Goals

Let me tell you a little secret. I’m a spender at heart. And oh boy, my natural inclination toward spending gets me in a whole heap of trouble sometimes. Can you relate? If you’re a chronic spender like me, I’ve got a challenge for you, my friend. Are you ready to take on my 5-day spending freeze challenge? Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. What’s My Motivation? Here’s my story: A few years ago, my husband and I made a series of major life changes. Before these changes, we were really in debt. $14,000 of consumer debt hanging over...

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