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Mommy Monday {Giddy Paperie}

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I can’t believe it is already November and time for another amazing Mommy Monday post! If you are anything like me, the day after Halloween starts the Christmas season and all the decorations start to go up in anticipation of the best holiday of the year!  I have already started decorating and I can not wait to share with you some of the changes I have made this year. I love switching things up a bit and this year I am throwing in some blush tones and pinks into the decor and I am so excited to see how it all comes together.

One of my absolute favorite things to do during the holidays is to write Christmas cards and thank you notes for all the wonderful gifts and treats we receive.  I was SO excited when I received the most beautiful stationery from Giddy Paperie.  The Ho, Ho, Flamingo Holiday Suite is literally the cutest and perfect for my Florida Christmas. I also love this design and this design and can’t wait to add this suite to my collection after the holiday season.

Giddy Paperie has the most gorgeous designs and would be the perfect gift for anyone on your list.  I will be warming up with this coffee mug all season long and can’t wait to use the beautiful gift tags on all of our gifts under the tree!

When do you start decorating for Christmas? Are you like me or do you actually wait until after Thanksgiving?

Also, don’t forget to check out the other amazing mom bloggers as they share their beautiful stationery from Giddy Paperie.  And make sure to visit us on Instagram to enter to win a set of stationery of your own! Which one is your favorite??

Mireille at City Peach

Katie at Life With A Dash of Whimsy

Tiffany at Tiffany Style Blog

Alexandra at Inspired by…

Amanda at The Penny Parlor

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

 

Setting a Fall Schedule {with Aleve}

Happy Fall Y’all!

I received compensation from Aleve to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own. #NeverBackDown #Aleve #CollectiveBias #advertisement

It is finally fall, my absolute favorite time of the year!  I love the cooler weather and the smell of hot homemade soups simmering on the stove.  I also love that the kids are back in their school routine and that this mama can start getting back into her workout routine and daily work schedule.  As my blog grows and as my teaching schedule gets more demanding, I have found it so hard to keep up! You would think that once the kids are back in school you would have all this free time, but for me, life has never been busier! Now that the kids are in different schools I find myself running all over the place, my to-do list has never been longer and work is always piling up!

Over the past few weeks, I have been working hard to fine-tune my schedule and figure out the best way to fit everything in.  Here are some things that have worked for me that I thought I would pass along! What are you doing to help you power through your day?

Make a List before you go to Bed

I don’t know about you but my mind is always going.  It is so hard for me to turn it off and I am always thinking about what I need to do next.  This is extremely hard when it is time to shut down and go to sleep. Recently, I have been making my next day’s to-do list right before bed. I keep the notepad on my nightstand and jot down any tasks I need to complete the next day.  This gets everything off my mind and I feel better knowing it is written down and I can tackle it in the morning. For occasional sleeplessness associated with minor pain try Aleve PM.

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Bloggers, Blow-Outs and Bubbly

One of my absolute favorite parts of blogging is getting to meet other amazing women.  It has been so fun over the past few years connecting to local bloggers and sharing inspiration.  I was so excited to host an awesome event at Blo Blow Dry Bar where many local Orlando bloggers came out for blowouts, bubbly and the best conversation.  Blo is a fun blow dry bar downtown that specializes in blowouts, make-up application and nails.  We had the best time being pampered and connecting with each other over champagne and delicious snacks.

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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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Tips for Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaONEPets #CollectiveBias

As the summer winds down and the weather starts to cool off, one of my favorite things to do as a family is to spend more time outdoors.  Summers in Florida can be pretty brutal but the fall and winter are perfect for outdoor dinners, making s’mores around the fire pit and family walks around the neighborhood. Not only do my kids love the cooler fall weather, but our favorite furry family member, Chloe, does too!

Chloe came into our lives about 11 years ago when Peter had his first dog at the vet and the appointment ahead of him was a litter of seven Basset Hound pups getting their first round of vaccinations. He knew immediately that one of those long-eared, large-pawed puppies was coming home with us. Our lives haven’t been the same since.

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