9 BBQ Appetizers

9 Perfect BBQ Appetizers

BBQ season is in full swing and I am loving it.  We have been cooking on the grill at least once a week lately and some times three, four or five times a week.  We’ve been loving the potluck and BYOM (bring your own meat) style BBQ.  It’s a great way to hang out with […]

12 Things I Never Leave Home When I'm Traveling With Kids

12 Things I Never Leave Home When I’m Traveling {with kids}

Travel season in here.  After Mr. Napping and I got married, we would make spontaneous trips together on occasion.  When kids started to join our family, it didn’t take us long to realize that spontaneously traveling with kids is incredibly hard and stressful.  Over the past (almost) six years, I’ve developed a list of things […]

Emergen-C Hydrated and Healthy Raspberry Vanilla Float Pin

Healthy and Hydrated with a Raspberry Float

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone and should not be taken as medical advice. #HealthyAndHydrated #CollectiveBias Nothing says summer like a head cold, right?  No?  You’re right, I think there is nothing worse than being sick during the summer.  All that beautiful weather and […]

10 Learning Apps for Preschoolers

10 Preschool Learning Apps That Are Worth Every Penny!

Summer is here.  As of 12:50pm today it is official.  It’s our last day of school!!  I still can’t decide if I am super thrilled to have Big J home all the time and to cast our routine off every once in a while in favor of summertime fun. Or does the thought of three […]

OREO two pack snack size

This Summer Take OREO Two Pack on the Go!

Everyone has a favorite cookie.  OREOs are undeniably one of my favorites.  They remind me of late nights sitting up, watching TV with my dad, sneaking a cookie or two when I was supposed to be in bed.  Or trips to my grandparent’s small engine repair shop and raiding their cookies hidden in the drawer. […]

GlobeIn box

How It’s Made: GlobeIn Artisans

I was provided with a GlobeIn box to provide this review.  The views and content in this post are 100% mine, original and honest.  Cross my heart. Do you ever think about where the products you use everyday come from?  How they were made?  Who made them?  We used to watch shows like How It’s […]

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Free To Be My {Messy} Boys

I’ve heard about parents of boys that love to sit and build with Legos or take things apart or even draw.  Those boys are not my boys.  It’s a struggle to get them to sit still long enough to spill the paint-with-water cup before they want to be on to doing something else.  They move […]

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Brownies from a Brownie Mix

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Brownies

Do you have backyard BBQ’s on your calendar for this summer?  I plan to host a few and I’m sure we’ll end up attending a few more too.  BBQ’s are one of my favorites about summer time.  The company, the weather, the food… it’s perfection.  Some times, though, I just don’t want to spend a […]

Printable Summer Bucket List

Printable Summer Bucket List

We are so close to Summer I can almost taste it! There’s two more weeks of school here (UUUUUGGGHH), and then the fun begins! Are you out of school yet? Has your summer fun already started? If so, you lucky ducks!  These last two weeks are just draggggging. Our summer is already shaping up to […]

Discover it Miles Traveling

Discover Summer with Discover it Miles®

I have always loved to travel.  My dad’s job has him travel a lot and I have been lucky enough to accompany him on some of his trips.  I’ve gotten to see a lot of the western US that most people don’t even know exist because of traveling with him, and now, Mr. Napping.  I […]

The Avengers Subway Art Printable

Avengers Subway Art Printable

We love superheroes at our house.  I love a little digital designing.  It seemed inevitable that an Avengers Subway Art printable would come about eventually.  The inevitable has happened! Big J and Little J share a room… except at night.  Their sleep schedules and needs just don’t allow for it.  Little J just needs less […]

Hunts Fresh Twists Oregano Jalapeño Bacon Salsa Landscape

Oregano Jalapeño Bacon Salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HuntsFreshTwists #CollectiveBias With Summer coming on fast here in the desert, I’m starting to bring out my no-cook and low-cook recipes.  Especially as after school snacks – no more cookies that heat the oven to 350F (who am […]

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Waiting for Baby Bed Rest Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias Pregnancy.  I know some women who adore being pregnant.  Every little flutter, the swollen belly, the endless doctor’s appointments, even the insatiable heartburn are all reminders of that amazing little miracle growing inside of them.  I […]

DIY Photo Backdrop Tulips SetUp

Large DIY Photo Backdrop for Under $10!

When I first started blogging, there weren’t a lot of industry standards – mostly because blogging wasn’t much of an industry yet.  When I started blogging, most bloggers were hobby bloggers – sharing their passions with the world with little to no compensation.  The blogging industry has changed vastly since then.  Bloggers have to be […]

Tony's Pizza Family Movie Night Hero

Family Movie Night with #BigPizzeriaTaste

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and TONY’S® Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BigPizzeriaTaste http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Things have been a bit hectic around here lately.  I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot.  Our routine has been off and it got even […]