Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 1st is National Postal Worker Day!

July 1st - National Postal Worker Day
Did you know that July 1st is National Postal Worker Day?  A day celebrated annually to appreciate and thank the numerous men and women that work rain or shine to make sure our mail and packages are delivered.  How can we show our appreciation?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

10 JAWsome ideas to celebrate Shark Week!

My family is hooked on Shark Week! #seewhatIdidthere  All throughout this week, I keep finding them glued to the TV and learning about a new shark!  And, I must admit that I've been drawn in a time or two as well!

With all this Shark Week madness, it had me searching Pinterest for some fun ways to celebrate.  Here's a few I thought you guys might enjoy too!

10 JAWSome ideas to celebrate Shark Week!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Can the KonMari method of tidying really change your life - week 9

Can the KonMari method of tidying really change your life?  Week 9: electronics and music
I'm not proud of this but it's been nearly four months since I last worked on my KonMari checklist.  For two months I was on a roll and then I hit a giant roadblock - aka life!  But, I'm hoping to jump on the bandwagon again because I've learned that this method isn't easy but it's SO worth it!  All the work that I completed in the first 8 weeks has still held up!  My drawers are still neat with nicely folded t-shirts and my closet still makes me smile when I walk in.  I call that a huge victory!  But, just because I won a couple of small battles didn't mean I had won the war with clutter.  I still have a long way to go but I'm committed to seeing this through till the end.  I would love to have you join me!

This challenge is based on Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing!  Read it, take notes, take a deep breath, and then dive in!  We all deserve to live in a place that brings us joy!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

while I waited...week 25 - road trips, Mexican food and sleepovers!

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 25
I can't believe that we are already in the last week of June!  Why does summer go by so fast?!  This past week was filled with road trips, lots of Mexican food and sleepovers! Summer at its best, if you ask me!  Here's what I did while I waited...

Friday, June 24, 2016

CAUSEBOX summer box reveal!

summer CAUSEBOX reveal!
CAUSEBOX, a quarterly subscription box filled with beautiful products from companies with hearts to save the world.  The products inside each CAUSEBOX help provide jobs, meals, education, clean water and more to countless women, men, and children around the world.

On a number of occasions, I've shared with you my love for CAUSEBOX.  It combines my love of subscription boxes as well as shopping with a purpose!  I love the surprise of not knowing what will arrive each season but enjoy knowing I will absolutely love everything that is in the box.  Not only that, I will learn about new companies and causes and that makes this subscription box my FAVORITE!!!

Today I want to share with you what came in my summer CAUSEBOX!  {Oh, and I wasn't compensated in any way for this review.  I've been a subscriber since the very first box was released.  I'm sharing today because I love it that much!}

Sunday, June 19, 2016

while I waited...week 24

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 24
Last week started awesome!  We welcomed home Colby and Holden and seeing those two walk off that airplane was the best feeling!  It was like I could finally take a deep breath!  We loved having them back with us and hearing about all their adventures in California.  We also got to hear all about how they can't wait to go back and stay even longer next summer! #ohboy #we'lltalkaboutthatlater Hope was still at my parents while she wrapped up the second week of swim lessons.  We should FINALLY be a party of five by Wednesday of this week!  I can't wait for that but in the meantime, here's what else I was up to last week while I waited...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Favorites

It's been two complete weeks since we've had all three of our kids under one roof. While it's nice to get a breather every now and then, I'm really looking forward to having everyone together!  I just have to wait one more week...  And, since our kiddos have been here, there, and yonder, so has my brain!  This week you get another dose of random Friday Favorites!  Enjoy!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites