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Weekend Wrap-up – Good Vibes

I don’t normally discuss my weekend’s activities.  Usually, it looks a bit like this:  laundry, cleaning, Netflix marathon, rest, repeat.  It’s rather boring, really.  Sometimes, I mix it up and go out to dinner with my neighbors while my daughter hangs back with her friends. Yes, that’s the excitement of my weekend.  I’m just a tired little mama by the time Friday rolls around.  I admit it.

But this weekend was different.   So very different.  In fact, get ready for a warm and fuzzies, good vibes post, coming right at ya! (more…)

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[Giveaway] Old Spice Hardest Working Man Collection

Last week, I shared how my husband and I are putting sweat equity into our newest home in California.  It was so much fun to show off some of our hard work, and certainly, show off my own Old Spice Hardest Working Man.

 

Now its your turn!  Today, I am giving away a full Hardest Working Man Collection Kit, complete with a toolbox, new Old Spice products, and more.  Want to win one for your own Hardest Working Man?  Keep reading!

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Upcycled DIY Nautical Headband Shows Off AcneFree Face

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #acnefree123 #CollectiveBias

Happy Monday everyone!  Today, I am pleased to hand over the reins of my blog to Mini Me.  She will be 13 next month (oh.em.gee, I have a teenager in my house…)  so independence is huge for her.  I’ve backed off from the morning nagging and she’s taken on a lot more responsibility in her self care.  Just like most teenagers, she’s going through that awkward acne stage where pimples and zits just keep coming at her.  Thankfully, we recently tried a great new 3-Step line from AcneFree  available now at Walmart that helps re-balance acne-prone skin!

Today, she is sharing her thoughts on AcneFree and its ability to improve her morning acne treatment routine, and even created a tutorial on a beautiful, easy DIY nautical headband that helps her show off her AcneFree face.

So take it away, Mini Me!

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Vacation Packing Tips - Organize Clothes By Color

Vacation Packing Tips From Someone Who Dreads It

If you were to ask me my absolutely worst domestic task, it would be laundry, followed quickly by packing for vacations.  If procrastination had a face, it would look like me.  Its funny, because last year, I averaged at least 1 trip a month, so you would think I’ve got this packing thing down pat.  But I’m typically found, on the floor of my bedroom, sometime around 11pm the night before a flight leaves, paralyzed by fear that I will forget something.  So, instead, if I just don’t pack anything and try to postpone the inevitable, it will all go away.

But it doesn’t.

So how do I break my vacation packing paralysis?  With these vacation packing tips, sure to help anyone get out of their biggest dread of packing. (more…)

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7 Deployment Confessions from the Spouse Left Behind

7 Deployment Confessions from the Spouse Left Behind

I admit, I put up a great front of a spouse who’s got it together. In fact, I’m holding down a 50+ hour a week job, I drive carpool three times a week, and I never miss a school activity. But seriously, I cut corners like you will not believe.

Today, I give you some of my craziest deployment confessions of things I have done to survive my husband’s absence. In fact, I don’t even know if he’s aware of all of these himself. Oh well. Survival of the fittest?

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