Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Our Merry Christmas...Just Not As Expected! (Welcome Wednesday Link Party)

The Lucky Few

Our Christmas this year was a happy one, but it definitely didn't turn out as expected! If you read my Christmas Eve post, then you know that Liam was not feeling well.  As soon as he woke up on Christmas morning, I knew our holiday was not going to go as planned. We made the most of it, and still managed to have a great day with our loved ones!

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year, New Makeup, New YOU!

New Year, New Makeup, New YOU! Makeup must haves and how often you should replace your makeup! #sponsored #NeuYearNeuYou #makeup #beauty

The start of the new year is always so exciting! It's a time to start fresh, and make changes to your routine. Out with the old and in with the new! I'm kicking off 2018 with a new winter look, and I'm using makeup that is actually BETTER for my skin than wearing no makeup at all! Read on to see a few of my new must haves, find out which makeup you should toss right now, and see how easy it is to save money on your new look!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Christmas Eve Family Photo

Christmas always seems to go by so quickly! Everybody counts down with so much anticipation, the big day finally arrives, then it's over in the blink of an eye. It's hard to believe that Christmas was 2 1/2 weeks ago! (And here I am FINALLY recapping Christmas Eve!)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

INTRODUCING: Welcome Wednesday Link Party!!! (+ Life Lately)

Welcome Wednesday Link Party

Happy Wednesday, my friends! I hope 2018 is off to a great start for you.  I know many of you are missing the Tuesday Talk link party that ended late last year, so a few of the Tuesday Talk bloggers joined together to bring you Welcome Wednesday!

Friday, January 5, 2018

40 Attainable Goals for 2018

40 Attainable Goals for 2018

2018 is off to a rapid start! My January calendar is already full, and we are only 4 days in. (How does that happen?!?) Even though I don't believe in setting New Year's resolutions, I do like to jot down a few goals that I have for the following year. I only have one rule: The goals MUST be attainable!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Ringing in 2018!

The Lucky Few

Happy New Year, my friends! I can't believe it's officially 2018. I remember ringing in Y2K with Grant, and here we are, 18 years later!!!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The 15 Absolute Best Netflix Originals of 2017

The 15 Absolute Best Netflix Originals of 2017! @netflix #streamteam

This post is sponsored by Netflix. I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam, and receive service and promotional items in exchange for my review.

I can hardly believe that it's the end of 2017! Is it just me or was it the fastest year EVER?!? I sure hope 2018 goes by a bit more slowly!


Our fastest year ever was also the busiest year for my family. Even though there wasn't much free time, we still managed to make our Netflix Date Nights and Family Movie Nights a regular priority. And throughout 2017, we continued to watch our tried and true favorites, and also discovered a few new shows to add to the rotation!

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Long Christmas Break

Santa

Happy Friday, my friends! The past month has been very busy for me, and I was feeling really overwhelmed. I had so much on my plate that Grant urged me to take a brief blogging break for Christmas, and I agreed. I had only planned on taking a break for a week, but one week turned into two. Although it was the longest blogging break I have ever taken, it was exactly what I needed! 


Christmas didn't turn out as expected, but I will save that post for another day! If you follow me on social media, then you already know that Liam got really sick on Christmas, and ended up in the hospital. But in the spirit of easing back into a regular blogging schedule, I'm just going to recap some of the fun things my family did during my long break.

With four kids in school, there are a lot of activities during the holiday season. I'm not sure why that happens, but it tends to make the already busy time of year even busier! I could barely keep up this year!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

10 Simply Relaxing Ways To Enjoy The Holiday Season With Kids ~ Featuring Cozy Holiday Style From OshKosh B'gosh + $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY

10 Simply Relaxing Ways To Enjoy The Holiday Season With Kids ~ Featuring Cozy Holiday Style From OshKosh B'gosh + $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY #sponsored #holidaychill #holidaystyle #kidsfashion #OshKoshBGosh #kidsstyle

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

We are in the midst of the busy holiday season, and I am struggling to stay afloat! My to do list is 5 miles long, we have plans every single day, and I'm wondering how we're going to check off all of our favorite Christmas Traditions from our Christmas Bucket List. We should be enjoying the holiday season with our kids, but instead, we spend more time rushing from event to event, and trying to accomplish tasks from our to do list!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Absolutely Stress-Free Way To Host a Cozy Holiday Brunch

The Absolutely Stress-Free Way To Host a Cozy Holiday Brunch

This post is sponsored by Bruegger’s Bagels, but all content is 100% my own.


There’s no doubt that everybody is extremely busy this time of year! Between all the parties, school events, and holiday traditions, my family doesn’t get a moment of rest. There isn’t even any time left over to host our own Christmas party. We have to get creative if we want to see our loved ones, so we choose to host a simple holiday brunch for a few of our favorite people!