Life & Style


10 reasons why we choose to homeschool

why we homeschool

This is such a big year for our family. This year we transition from a preschool at home family to an elementary school at home family! Yup, that’s right we officially a have a Kindergartener on our hands.  I am equally excited and terrified, all at the same time. There is something about Kindergarten that seems so official. I’ve been homeschooling for years but for some reason now I feel like this is the real deal. Homeschool is something that…

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7 Health Benefits of Kombucha

Kombucha is an ancient beverage, descending from China and Japan for its restorative properties. I started drinking Kombucha a few years ago after reading all about its health benefits. I love the flavor and how I feel after drinking it so today I have partnered with HUMM Kombucha to share 7 health benefits of Kombucha and how drinking it can make you feel a whole lot better.   If you aren’t that familiar with this special drink here is where…

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Our Favorite Back To School Shoes

It’s time for kids to go back to school and that means preparing for everything they might need for the upcoming school year. Back to school season brings back so many memories from my childhood. I remember the excitement and anticipation. Of course there were always those first day jitters. Making sure your kids have everything they need before the school years helps ease some of that nervousness and gets them really pumped for the year to come.  One of…

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Visiting St. Pete Beach – A Family Travel Guide

Just over the bridge from our home in Tampa there are some of the county’s most beautiful beaches. Yup, just 45 minutes from our door we have white sandy beaches and the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Mexico. Even though we live so close we still take any opportunity to act like tourists in our favorite local beach towns. A few weekends ago we decided to take a little “staycation” in our favorite city of St. Pete Beach…

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Pediatric Telemedicine – Is it the right choice for your family?

online pediatric care

It seems that many services are utilizing the internet for convenience these days. With the ability to reach all over the world in the matter of seconds the internet has become popular for services helping everything from your closet to your kitchen, and as of recently your family’s health. Online pediatric care is becoming more and more popular but if you are anything like me,  you are wondering if it’s a good fit for your family. I am going to…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Picks For The Busy Mom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I am pretty sure you are tired of hearing all about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Everyone is talking about it and it’s well deserved. This sale is probably one of my favorites because unlike others that discount old and out of season pieces. This sale discounts new season pieces first and it goes back to full price after. Even though I don’t do a lot of shopping during the anniversary sale (darn budget) I like to stock up on items…

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Summer accessories must haves

summer accessories must haves

Summer is filled with BBQ’s, festivals and pool parties. With all these events I try to achieve an easy and comfortable summer look and it seems that summer accessories help me the most. I have been swooning over summer accessories that are on trend this year. I keep them on rotation and can’t get enough of the easy style to help me elevate my mom wardrobe. Here are a few of my summer accessories must haves. Easy to wear jewelry…

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DIY farmhouse chalkboard

DIY Farmhouse Chalkboard

I am in the process of redoing our homeschool room and wanted a large chalkboard to use for parts of our lessons. Of course that meant I asked my husband to whip up a DIY farmhouse chalkboard for us. In less than an hour he bought all the supplies and had the chalkboard ready to hang. Yes he is amazing like that but also this project was so much easier than I could have imagined. My husband figured out this…

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How to season a chalkboard

how to season a chalkboard

I just completed a fun little project where I (actually my husband) made a farmhouse chalkboard. It was the perfect addition to our homeschool room and I was just so excited to start writing on it as soon as I could. Luckily my friend shared an important little tidbit when using a brand new chalkboard and I can’t believe I never heard of it before. Before you ever write on it you should always season a chalkboard. Here is why:…

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4th of July outfits for little girls

4th of July outfits for little girls

With 4th of July around the corner it’s time to start thinking about your wardrobe choices. That is what is really important about holidays anyway, right? I have searched the internet to look for my favorite 4th of July outfits for little girls. I definitely went with a little more sporty vibe this year. These looks represent Americana without being too literal. I love finding versatile pieces that we can also incorporate all year long. With this being my first…

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