Stock Up and Save for Back to School + Giveaway


School starts next week here in Arizona! Can you believe how fast this summer flew by? It’s time to start preparing those backpacks and lunchboxes and get ready for back to school!  Back to school shopping time is the perfect time to save on school supplies to last you the whole year. So plan ahead, stock up, and be ready … Continue reading

Gluten-free Mexican Lasagna Recipe + Giveaway

Mexican Lasagna Recipe

During the summer months, we love to spend time outdoors together! This gluten-free Mexican Lasagna recipe is a great, summery twist on an old favorite! It’s perfect for baking up a dish and taking it along with you on a backyard picnic!  I received compensation and samples as a Finish Power & Free Alliance of Moms ambassador. All opinions are my … Continue reading

Spider Web Art Project + Pencil Box Shopping Guide

Spider Web with Glue

Compensation was provided by Elmer’s via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Elmer’s. When I was a kid, every year as we started to approach Halloween we would pull out a piece of black construction paper and make a simple spider web art project using … Continue reading

Road Trip Camping Checklist for Packing

Road Trip Camping Checklist

This year, we loaded up a 15-passenger van with 8 cousins, grandma, and me (at 5 months pregnant). Needless to say, we had quite an adventure on our hands. We traveled from Phoenix, Arizona up through to our main destination, Mt. Rushmore, and continued over to Seattle, Washington. We planned our 10 day trip with short 4-5 hour driving days … Continue reading

Summer Must Haves For The Whole Family

summer must haves

I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll say it again; I hate Arizona summers! With temperatures well over 115 (trust me, this kind of heat is just plain cruel) my family is constantly on the lookout for ways to stay cool and refreshed. Experiencing a similar situation? These summer must haves, for the whole family, will help you beat the heat and enjoy … Continue reading

Summer Style for Toddlers and Kids

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It is no secret that I absolutely adore kids clothing. I love looking for awesome stuff for children, from Target to handmade specialty shops I scour the stores to find the perfect items for them! It is so much fun and I love the challenge. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites that made up my … Continue reading

Educational Fun at the Aquarium + Printable

aquarium I Spy Printable

Summertime here in Phoenix is brutal. With temperatures well over 100, I enjoy finding fun and educational activities to keep my son cool during these warm months. One of my son’s new favorite activities is visiting the Sea Life Aquarium in Arizona. Wanting my son to get the most educational experience out of his Sea Life visit, I created this … Continue reading

McDonald’s: Why My Kids Are Lovin’ It!

Mcdonald's Skylanders

If someone asked me what restaurant my boys liked best, I wouldn’t hesitate to answer. Every time we drive past a McDonald’s, my minivan fills with shouts of excitement as they see the golden arches and recognize instantly their favorite place to stop. It’s no surprise to me why they love McDonald’s, but let me show you a look at … Continue reading

Fresh Basil Limeade


Oh my!  It’s the dog days of summer! We’ve been the the lake a bunch of times, we have a season pass to the outdoor swimming pool/water park and we’ve had some serious neighborhood bbqs.  For all of those events, this next recipe is one of my FAVORITES!! Seriously.   It works as a instant rehydrator, restores electrolytes, cools ya … Continue reading