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Organizing Winter Gear

Organizing Winter Gear

I have a guest post up this week over on my dear friend Nancy’s blog, There is Grace. It’s a step by step guide on how I tackled the Polar Gear Vortex that was my front entryway last winter.  If you’re already dreading the bundling, unbundling, and searching for lost gloves that this season brings, go check out this fun and easy DIY winter organization project! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Guest Blogger, Homemaking, Mommyhood

Sell-Free, Simple School Fundraiser – Shoparoo!

Sell-Free, Simple School Fundraiser – Shoparoo!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I really do use Shoparoo, and I really am excited about it, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it!  All other opinions expressed herein are my own, too. I have a confession to make. I do not like school fundraisers. I abhor spending money on over-priced things that I don’t really want so that a portion of the proceeds will go to my school. It irritates the heck out of me that my kids … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Frugal Fawn, Grocery Shopping, Mommyhood, Product Reviews, Shopping

Teacher Appreciation 101

Teacher Appreciation 101

Disclosure: VolunteerSpot.com asked me to write this article.  My “pay” is a $25 donation to DonorsChoose.org, which I will be matching with a $25 donation of my own. It’s back to school season (as if you didn’t know).  My own little lovelies have been back to it for a few weeks now, but I am still seeing “first day” photos flooding my facebook feed. Every year I am in awe of the job that teachers do. Not only do they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education

A Trail of Two Cities

A Trail of Two Cities

I want to share with you a trail of two cities.  There’s action and adventure, drama and suspense, and probably some humor if you bring a funny friend. The story begins over at Only in Arkansas, where I have a post up all about the Arkansas River Trail.  It’s a great place to ride with friends or family, whether you opt for the entire loop or just a small section.  I’ve split the trail into four … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Fitness, Guest Blogger, Health & Fitness, Things to Do in Central Arkansas, Travel

Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

I am proud to say that I have a guest post up over on the Happy Family Blog.  It’s all about two of my favorite topics – my kids and our garden.  I would super-duper appreciate it if you would hop over and leave a comment.  Happy Family is one of our favorite organic food companies – the kids love their smoothie pouches – I freeze them and put them in their lunches, so they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Garden, Go Green, Guest Blogger, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

From the pre-teen years when everyone had leather jackets and swatch watches except me, to high school when I rotated the same 7ish outfits very carefully on a schedule, and on into motherhood, when my five year old daughter told me, “I want to be like you mom and not care about what I wear – you know, not very fashiony.” I am not very stylish. I never have been. And then my husband read an article … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mommyhood, Product Reviews