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Pizza Night on the Big Green Egg {Family-Friendly Recipe}

I remember when I was younger my mom would set up a “pizza bar” for dinner where we would create our own pizzas on english muffin halves.  It was so fun adding the toppings and eating our unique creations. I wanted to recreate this for my own kiddos and I thought that using the Big Green Egg would be the perfect way to give our pizza night an upgrade.

You can absolutely make these in your oven or even use pre-baked crust, to save time.  We have been looking for more ways to incorporate the BGE into our weeknight meals and once you have had grilled pizzas, you will never go back.

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What to do on a Rainy Day in Destin {Travel Tuesday}

Destin, Florida has some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world.  The emerald waters and white sands are seriously heaven on earth.  Growing up there, I took advantage of the beauty and really started to appreciate it more once I moved away.

Fortunately, we travel back home to Destin a few times a year and we are so lucky we get to spend so much time on the beach.  When the weather is warm and sunny there is so much to do for the kiddos (stay tuned for a post full of my favorite things to do with kids in Destin).  But when it is raining, it can get a bit tricky to find things to do that are family-friendly.  Here are 5 things to do in Destin when it is raining:

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Diono Quantum 3-in-1 Stroller {Review}

We are finally home from holiday traveling and I am so excited to get back in our routine.  The holidays are absolutely amazing and I love spending time with family, but the kids always go a little crazy when we are away for that long.  They definitely thrive off of routine and so do we!

One of our main goals for the new year was to find a new single stroller that we could use for travel, nightly walks and family activities.  Ever since Brayden had her last open heart surgery, she has been walking a lot more and our large double stroller was becoming way too big to take with us everywhere we went.

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2019 Goals and Resolutions

I am usually a pretty positive person and I like to find the good in everything.  2018 was no different.  Even though there were some difficult times, the year was filled will amazing memories and experiences. My little family traveled more than we have in years and we finally found a place of peace with my daughter’s health.

For so many years I felt like our life was put on hold.  We were always so concerned about my daughter and her lack of energy or uncertainty that we were afraid to travel or commit to too much.  After her last open heart surgery in October of 2017, we felt a weight lifted off of us.  Even though she still has a long road ahead of her, a lot of her energy was restored and our constant need to monitor her numbers was taken away. This provided a lot of peace for us and I felt like for the first time, we were able to live.

As we start 2019, I want to continue this fantastic road we are on and improve upon myself and my family.  I want this to be the year of experiences.  In saying that, I did put together a small list of goals that I would like to set for myself in the new year.  What are some things you would like to accomplish in 2019?

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Mommy Monday {Packing Tips with My Favorite Crab & Cleek Tote}

Happy Monday, friends! I can not believe it is already October! If you are anything like me, October starts the busiest time of the year.  With holidays and cooler weather, we have tons of weekend getaways planned and it will be Christmas before we know it! With a new month also comes new and exciting things for Mikaela J.  I am SO excited to start participating in a Mommy Monday series with some other great mommy and style bloggers.  Each month we will share some of our favorite products with you.  This month I am thrilled to share one of my absolute favorite totes.  This Crab & Cleek tote was my go-to all summer long and I am excited to start using it as my carry on for all of my trips this fall.  It is the perfect size and can double as my diaper bag when we are out and about.

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