Taylor and Rain Giveaway

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Y'all know I love handcrafted toys.  When I spotted these adorable animals on Instagram.....I knew Lydia had to have some.  So, I tracked down Taylor and Rain.  Their company has become one of my favorites.....because not only do they make soft, lovable toys......but they help a family in need every month.  Taylor and Rain is run by two best friends, who love to create and … // Read more...

5 Ways to Encourage Reading

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBiasIs it scary that I'm already thinking of Back to School time?  As a teacher, I'm headed back in two weeks to set up.  I don't talk a TON about what I do career-wise.....but today's post has inspired me.  I'm a reading interventionist.  So, … // Read more...

Grown Up Bananas Foster Milkshake

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Did you know that it is National Ice Cream Month? We've been seeing ice cream everywhere, right? In fact, Lydia tried ice cream for the very first time yesterday! She loved it!  And after she went to bed, I decided to work on a National Ice Cream month treat of my own.  My favorite treat for National Ice Cream Month?  This yummy Grown Up Bananas Foster Milkshake.  It's creamy, … // Read more...

Mother and Daughter rompers // summer style (and a giveaway)

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It's bumming me out a little that this is our last summer edition of the Mama / Daughter Style Series.  By next month, we'll be talking about fall fashion.  The air will be cooling down, we'll all be sipping on pumpkin spice lattes and Lydia will be almost 2! How did THAT happen?  I feel like summer is rushing by in the blink of an eye, and I'm trying to cherish every moment of … // Read more...

5 Summer Beauty Must Haves

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Summer is a tricky time beauty wise, isn't it? Between trips to the beach, the pool, the playground, and hikes......the sun and heat wreak havoc on my skin and hair.  Those outside playdates are awesome.....but now that summer is halfway over, I'm noticing the effects all all that sun exposure.  I've rounded up 5 must have summer beauty products, and bonus they're all under … // Read more...