Doing Our Best During Back To School

Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Daily Multivitamin and Vitamin C Back To School

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Last week our babies went back to school at their preschool.  The week before I headed to Target to grab everything from their back to school list and honestly couldn't remember the last time I had religiously taken my multivitamins (gummies, of course, cuz they taste so much better) so I wandered over to that aisle to scope out what was new, and what was on sale.  It's been a long time since I've worked in the retail game but I remember my favorite thing was scanning items.  I … [Read more...]

How To Create A Diaper Cake TuTu

how to create a diaper cake tutu

For my sister's baby shower {click here to see my recap!} my cousin and I split up some different creative projects to use as decor for the baby shower.  While the theme of the shower was Sweet Pea and used gold, shades of pink, and green, the nursery is along the lines of lavender, gray and white.  For another friend's baby shower I created the  diaper cake and a tutu for her daughter to wear after.  I wanted to do the same for my sis, so I used varying shades of purple tulle. Custom onesie from Etsy. Not sure the seller because my cousin purchased it. Here are the items you'll … [Read more...]

Flashback Monday – Luke’s First Day of Preschool

Oh man, this post I realized is very overdue.  First, a photo of a VERY happy boy. Pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I knew preschool was in the future for Luke.  We didn't want him to start in the fall because my mom was still able to watch him.  So we decided to start him in the new year when they reopened after Christmas break for 2 days a week.  Every now and then - he or Aubrey would ask when Luke would go to school.  Explaining time is really tough on  toddlers.  (PS - when do you switch from Toddlers to Kids in reference? What age?)  We used Ryan's birth as a … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Aubrey – Four Years

Happy Birthday to my sweet sweet Aubrey.  Without a doubt, on every birthday, just as we start singing Happy Birthday to you, I immediately become overwhelmed with emotions as to how much time has passed.  When everyone says Time Flies - they weren't kidding. I swear it was just yesterday that your Daddy & I were walking around our neighborhood just trying to help me go into labor.  We walked a lot those last few weeks - only to realize you weren't ready to come on time.  My how funny that is now - since we see the same sort of thing with your personality. When Lukey was born, you … [Read more...]

Date Night With Mommy

Mommy And Me Date - Breyers Gelato Indulgences

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Breyers Gelato Indulgences. All opinions (and Aubrey's) belong to us. If you have multiple kids, you start to realize the importance of spending quality one-on-one time with each of them.  Jon has some activities he does with Luke (like, getting hair cuts. Mainly cuz Luke cries if I go) and I like to have some girlie time with Aubrey.  We went and got her a fancy hair cut at a real salon a few weeks ago, and then recently we went on a movie date.  Summer brings on hot temps, but also gorgeous weather.  Many local parks have music or movies in the … [Read more...]

11 Easy Back To School Lunch Ideas

11 easy back to school lunch ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias One of the simple things I have really grown to love is packing Aubrey's lunch for preschool.  Last year I often shared on Instagram what was in her lunch.  I'm not sure why, but I know I always liked to see what other moms (and dads!) were packing for the kids.  I'd get some new ideas and would test them out with Aubrey.  She's not a picky eater by any means, but I know she always enjoys the same theme included - a fruit (sometimes a veggie), something crunchy, … [Read more...]