Month: June 2013

Firsthand by Ryan & Josh Shook

Firsthand by Ryan & Josh Shook

Firsthand by Ryan & Josh Shook I was blessed in that I spent virtually all my life growing up in church. Sunday morning, sunday night, church camp, youth group–you name it, I was there! And while this was a huge blessing for me, it also […]

Superbook this Summer!

Superbook this Summer!

If you hadn’t picked up on it by now, I’m a teensy bit picky when it comes to my kids entertainment! I have raised more than one eyebrow at my Mom-in-Law and hubby for what I’ve walked into on the TV–simply because it wasn’t educational […]

Affordable Fashion for the 4th of July – Even When You’re Roughing It!

Affordable Fashion for the 4th of July – Even When You’re Roughing It!

Growing up I went to Red Cliff Bible Camp (north of Pinedale, Wyoming) nearly every single summer. Although I loved going there for the weekly youth camps my favorite was always going to Family Camp over the 4th of July each summer. The people, the views, the food, the services–they’re all amazing! Growing up a big focus was always on what outfits I would wear for the teen camps–so affordable fashi0n was a must!

Green River Lakes, Wyoming
Legalese Nonsense: You know I love Collective Bias® so when they sponsored me to check out Sears Fashion and add a Chambray Shirt into my own Adorable Fashion for the 4th of July I couldn’t wait to go shopping! All beautiful Wyoming pictures, plans for roughing it, and modeling action are my own. #ThisisStyle #cbias

So I am *super* excited about the 4th of July this year because I will, once again, get to spend it up at Red Cliff! I’m flying up to spend a few weeks in my beloved Wyoming with my family and to kick it off we’re headed up to camp in the wild wilderness–much to me and the kids delight!

Naturally to celebrate the occasion I needed a special outfit! So I headed over to Sears to find the perfect one and take advantage of their Shop Your Way program.

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How to Ditch the Massive DVD Clutter ~ Organizing in Small Spaces

How to Ditch the Massive DVD Clutter ~ Organizing in Small Spaces

Have you re-pinned my main Organizing in Small Spaces post yet? If not go ahead and do that now–no really. I’ll wait. Each week I do a post I go back in and link to it in that post–so if you pin it you’ll have […]

The Perfect Gift for that Hard to Buy for Techy Person in Your Life

The Perfect Gift for that Hard to Buy for Techy Person in Your Life

If I seem to have gifts on the brain it’s probably because I do. You see, in our family July is THE month for birthdays. Hubby, Tyler, my sister, my niece, my grandma, me, and my soon-to-arrive nephew, and my childhood bestie are all July […]

How To Put Together the Perfect Thinking of You Gift

How To Put Together the Perfect Thinking of You Gift

How to put together the Perfect Thinking of You Gift Basket
Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: Sometimes people in your life need cheering up! The people associated with Infuse Your Mood tea and Print My Baby Shower realize this and were delighted to help sponsor this post for you! All delicious cookies, bad handwriting, and love of cheering people up is my own.

It seems like there has been a rash of hard times and bad news popping up lately. It’s terrible when you hear wrenching news that you can do absolutely nothing about. The kind of news where you just don’t know if there is anything that you can do or say that could possibly help the situation and not just make it worse.

I like to think, however, that there is always something you can do–even if it’s just some very small act of kindness to let someone know that they are not alone. So lately when I’ve been hearing these things that make my heart sad I’ve been trying to reach out in love with a “Thinking of You” Gift!

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Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

One of me and hubbies favorite things to do together is cuddle up and watch a good movie! I’ve been wanting to see Jack the Giant Slayer ever since I saw the previews but haven’t gotten the chance to yet. I’m excited it was just […]

Smart Summer Snacking

Smart Summer Snacking

It’s Friday! In case you haven’t noticed lately I’ve been trying to bring you some of my favorite recipes or food on Fridays–because I love food and I’m fairly certain you do too! In addition to be Friday it’s also the official beginning to summer, […]

How to Bond With Your Kids Using Classic Comeback Toys

How to Bond With Your Kids Using Classic Comeback Toys

How To Bond With Your Kids Using Classic Comeback Toys Bernstein Bears
Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: We all know how nostalgic I can be, so when I was offered the chance to check out the new Bernstain Bears Golden Editions and books share them with you I couldn’t resist! All snuggly bear pictures, bonding moments, and fond recalling of childhood memories are my own.

Have you noticed that classic toys are making a huge comeback? Every time I turn around it seems that characters that I loved growing up like the Bernstain Bears are popping up with new toys and spin offs.

Personally I absolutely love it! It’s so fun to become reacquainted with “old friends” as an adult and seeing my kids fall in love with them. This special and unique connection can be encouraged and developed, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on how to help it flourish!

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Tyler Rose Garden, Tyler, Texas

Tyler Rose Garden, Tyler, Texas

What: Tyler Rose Garden Where: 420 Rose Park Drive Tyler, TX 75702 How Much: Free! My favorite! (Small admission to the Rose Garden Museum–to be featured in another post) I have always been a roses girl! They are my favorite gift and I adore all […]