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Traveling Time!

Traveling Time!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May your Thursday be filled with guilt free eating, and your Friday be filled full of post eating remorse, which you attempt to walk off while Black Friday shopping at 2:00 am, all until you return home at lunch time, indulge in leftovers, and start all over again. I love the holidays! As we prepare to begin a…

Packing It All In

            Have you ever experienced this scenario: You’ve just driven hundreds of miles, finally reaching your destination late at night and all you want to do is get the kids (and yourself) to bed as fast as possible.  You bring in the suitcases and the kids tear into them to look for their pajamas, which happen to all be on…

How to pack for vacation and not forget a thing!

About a week ago we went to Utah to visit our family and I simply would have lost my mind trying to pack for our family of six if I didn't have my packing list.  My packing list consists of all the things each family member will need while on vacation.  You can read more about it on my post "Packing Lists Are Not Just For Packages" from…

Is Your Home Secure?

I live in a pretty small town, but my husband and I are from Southern California. My sister will leave her door unlocked even when they go to the movies... I on the other hand, lock my door ALWAYS, even if we are inside. I definitely get concerned with the security of my home and children, but I don't know…

My Weekend Project: Clean the Kitchen Floor

So, once upon a time, my floor was dirty.  I mopped, I scrubbed, I occasionally picked at it with my fingernails, but there the dirt was!  In those tiny little canyons spread all around my flooring.  WHO DESIGNS THESE THINGS??  The dirt kept taunting me!  No matter how many times I mopped it just kept on smiling saying "you'll never…

Toy Organizational #Fail

So I've been working a TON this week, and as I was picking up our toy area I noticed these... if you look closely the labels clearly say Legos and Sea Animals, and clearly that is NOT what is inside. There are 6 other fabric drawers next to these with quite similar contents.  Books in the cars drawer, baby toys…

The New Pool

Our friends had a 14' pool just sitting in their basement.  My husband told them that we would gladly take it off of their hands.  Cue to how my routine got throw out the window today.... I started out great, got my backups for work done, took a shower and got Maddie ready for swimming lessons.  We had left the…