Capturing Summer with the Panasonic Lumix G7

Blowing Bubbles

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I love pretty pictures and fancy photography, but I’m afraid of technology. Which means I have a love/hate relationship with my DSLR. Love it when I… 

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THREDUP CLOTHING

thredUP Review

I love shopping! In theory, I would buy all the clothes! In reality, I don’t have a big budget for shopping, I’m kind of cheap, and I tend to shop at the same five places all the time. And I don’t have a lot of spare time for shopping excursions, anyway. Last week, I wrote a post… 

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BLACK BEANS, ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND QUINOA RECIPE

Even though we meal plan almost every week, we still struggle for new recipe ideas. More often than not, our weekly menus are replicas of the week before (which is totally okay and still easier than not meal planning at all, but…it gets old!). And this week, I’ve got Charles on board and eating the… 

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Dementia

Kids and Grandparents with Dementia: 5 Tips for Making Connections that Last

This post was written by my mother-in-law, Dennie (aka Grammie). If you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, or if you know someone who does, I hope you’ll read and share this article with tips for keeping Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients engaged with grandchildren, and active participants in their own lives. Just saying… 

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Breakfast Food Ideas

Easy Back-to-School Breakfast Food Ideas

You guys. My son’s school starts at 7:30 AM. Which means he needs to get there at, like, 7:28. YAWWWWWN. That’s so EARLY! It takes all of our functioning brain cells and energy to get out the door on time. Breakfasts *have* to be easy, or he would never get any. Oh, and also? Summer is more… 

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thredUP

Save Big on Back-to-School and Nominate a Teacher for the thredUP #RaiseAHand Teacher Program

Thanks to thredUP for sponsoring this conversation and doing something AWESOME for teachers! My mom is a teacher, and in her garage you’ll find boxes upon boxes upon boxes of school supplies. School supplies she paid for. Like most teachers, she shells out some serious cash for school supplies for her classroom. Did you know… 

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Soufeel Charm Bracelet

Soufeel Charm Bracelet – Review and Giveaway!

I received a charm bracelet to facilitate this Soufeel review. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post! I remember my first charm bracelet. I was probably in second grade, and it was a bright blue plastic chain with these ridiculously huge charms that clipped on to the links…pretty fabulous for… 

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Toddler Vans

Printable Back-to-School Checklist – and SHOES!

Oh, you guys. How quickly summer is flying by. Not that I’m entirely sad about that (working from home with bored kids is hard, y’all), but when I really think about? I’ll miss these lazy mornings and impromptu after-dinner trips to the pool. Right now, we can hang out front with the neighbors, eat late… 

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Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

Ain’t no party like a Star Wars party, right?! You *know* we are huge Star Wars fans around here. Like, crazy/borderline psycho for all things Wookie and Han. Remember the Chewbacca hash browns? Yeah. We’re serious about Star Wars. So, I LOVE these fun Star Wars Birthday Party ideas from Sarah over at Life, Love… 

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Dallas Arboretum

Summer at the Dallas Arboretum

The first time we ever visited the Arboretum, it was August. August + Texas = Really, Really Hot, Y’all. But we didn’t care! It was such a treat that we were happy to sweat a little in exchange for the stunning scenery and new experience…and I feel the same way today. Summer heat is not enough… 

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Inside Out Character Toys

Inside Out Printable Bingo Game

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. If you’re looking for fun printable kids games, be sure to check out the fun Inside Out-inspired Bingo game below! #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias Ahhh, toddlers. The little kings and queens of living in the moment and feeling their emotions. All… 

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