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10 items every dancer needs in a competition dance bag

Jun 2, 2022 Getting ready for dance competition season can be stressful. Make sure your dance bag is competition season ready with these ten items every dancer needs during the dance season. ~1,300 words

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Get ready for summer camp with Name Bubbles

May 17, 2021 Are you visiting the lost and found looking for missing water bottles or jackets? Stock up on Name Bubbles labels and look no further. ~500 words

Instant Pot Cookbooks

Is an Instant Pot worth it?

Oct 15, 2018 Have you been wondering if you should get an Instant Pot and if it’s really worth the hype? You’ll love your Instant Pot after making these 5 easy recipes. ~500 words

Bombas Socks

Back to school with Bombas

Sep 4, 2018 Each pair of Bombas socks are knitted with the mantra of “bee better” as a reminder that for each pair purchased, one pair is donated to someone in need. ~300 words

The best digital photo frame we’ve owned: Aura Frames

May 8, 2018 The digital photo frame from Aura Frames is easily one of the best things in our home. We easily add photos to it via an app on our phone, and it becomes a centerpiece of conversation for visitors and friends of our kids. Get $50 off your Aura Frames order by using the link in this post. ~400 words

Straightened hair with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer

How this Revlon hair dryer changed my life…

Apr 29, 2018 On my latest trip to Italy, I ruined all my hair styling tools. I’ve been dragging my feet on re-purchasing these items until I saw a video that showed off the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer. This blow dryer is magical, and can give you a pretty good blow out in just minutes. ~400 words

Toyota Highlander driver's side window

Our experience with a Toyota Highlander SUV

Mar 8, 2018 As our family keeps getting busier with sports, Girl Scouts, after-school activities, and playdates, and with friends and family coming to visit now and then, we’ve realized maybe it’s time to consider a third-row vehicle. While we’re looking for… ~600 words

Addie is wearing her CozyPhones headband headphones!

Packing light with CozyPhone headphones

Jan 30, 2018 CozyPhones are the new parent best friend and space saver for those of us who love to travel and need the extra space. We love them because they are really lightweight and washable. ~300 words

Junior Scope

Omano Junior Scope: perfect for your Girl Scout troop!

Nov 30, 2017 Our friends at BSM Media and Omano sent us a Junior Scope microscope for kids. With the help of this microscope, we were able to take water samples and analyze what is in our drinking water, fresh water, and an area pond. ~400 words

Top five best hostess gifts under $40

Nov 25, 2017 Cyber Monday is just a couple days away and I have the top five best hostess gifts under $40 just for you. One of the reasons I love the holidays so much is because of the festivities. I have always… ~500 words

Advent Toys Grab Bag

Advent Grab Bag: A new twist on a cult classic

Nov 15, 2017 Last year I realized very quickly that our traditional advent calendar was not going to work with three kids in the house for two weeks. When I saw these Advent Grab Bags from Maggie Mason and the Secret Cake Society ~300 words


What teachers really want for back to school supplies

Sep 6, 2016 It’s that time of year again when our kids head back to school. Parents settle into a normal routine, and forget to pack lunches for the first day. Oh wait, is that just me? One of the things I stress… ~600 words

The Great Kardini

The Amazing Zhus

Nov 17, 2014 The holidays are almost here. I know this because I find myself saying to our daughters, “put it on your list” every time we leave the house. We have a pretty firm rule in our household for Christmas. The girls… ~300 words

PopSugar Box 3

POPSUGAR Must Have Box

Sep 19, 2014 I just got my first POPSUGAR Must Have box and I am thrilled. The POPSUGAR Must Have box was the first box subscription where I could actually enjoy everything in the box. The box is $39.95 a month, but the… ~200 words

Hanging out at the new American Girl store

Summertime with American Girl

Aug 6, 2014 Last week, we spent a day at the American Girl store at Stanford Shopping Center. They had three events that day. We were lucky to experience two of them. Both events we attended were free, and age-appropriate for both girls.… ~300 words

Tinkerlab: A hands-on guide for little inventors

Jul 1, 2014 Kids are funny, and scary. When I realized I had a creative little toddler, I struggled to find ways to keep her busy. I knew our oldest daughter was full of creativity, just like her dad. I needed to find… ~400 words

American Girl stores, a fun Summer destination

Jun 27, 2014 When I was a little girl, I loved playing with dolls. I would spend the summer with my grandparents. My grandmother spent hours making doll clothes for many of my friends. American Girl had just started, and several catalogs had… ~400 words

My latest obsession: StitchFix

Apr 7, 2014 No shopping, no dressing rooms, and a fun surprise once a month. StitchFix is a personal stylist that helps you create a wardrobe based on several questions you answer and what you appear to like. ~400 words

Gourmet Mickey Collection

Jan 31, 2013 I just saw the new Gourmet Mickey Collection and almost fell over. I hate to say it, if I had room in my house, we’d have this entire collection. In case you missed it, here is the new Black and… ~51 words

Be mine? Valentine’s day mug gift idea

Jan 29, 2013 This weekend, we met up with some good friends we hadn’t seen for a while. I knew we were going somewhere sunny and warm, so I thought we would dress up the girls, and take a couple pictures with our… ~300 words