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My Favorite Summer Finds

I recently returned from our annual summer trip to our family's vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and, as always, had a wonderful time. I tried to unplug as much as I could and really soak in every moment that I spent with my hubs and kiddos. This is our last summer before our baby starts kindergarten. That's right! Next year both of my babes will be in school full time. How crazy is that? Pretty crazy if you ask me. Haha! So, you could say this mama was feeling a bit emotional on our...

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Sleeping Beauty Party Ideas

I always love a good party theme. Don't you? For the first four years of her life, my baby girl had birthday parties with themes that ranged from Parisian, to Minnie Mouse, to The Little Mermaid and even a Peppa the Pig tea party. So, when it came time for her 5th birthday, I couldn't wait for her to choose a theme. I was pleasantly surprised when she went with one of my favorite childhood Disney princesses Sleeping Beauty, or Aurora, as she calls her. How cute would a Sleeping Beauty party be? As it...

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8 of the Most Fun Pool Floats

Most Fun Pool Floats

With warmer weather here and my pool officially opened for the season, it's time to stock up on the pool party essentials. After all, that's where I plan to spend a good majority of the next few months! This Memorial Day weekend has me happily at home working on getting my house prepped with fresh planted flowers, cute pool cushions, and of course the most fun pool floats that you've ever seen! Last year felt like it was all about that swan pool float. It took the world by storm. It was so pretty and you just...

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How to Recover Fabric Chairs

How to recover fabric chairs

Learning how to recover fabric chairs has always been on my DIY bucket list. I've read scores of articles on how to tackle the project and finally decided this weekend to take it on. Of course having four chairs in desperate need might have nudged me a bit. These past few years of eating with toddler boys have left a mess of spills and stains that has gotten out of hand. Cue the embarrassed face when anybody comes for dinner. A few months ago I bought fabric for the chairs and it has sat in a closet...

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Pretty Holiday Cards from Minted

Holiday cards are a tradition that I just love. We excitedly open the mailbox to receive updates and greetings from friends and family all over the world. And for little ones who might not remember exactly who someone is, it is a great way to go over the photos and talk about family stories and how we are all connected. Did I you tell it's something I just truly love!? Haha! We've used Minted holiday cards for the past few years and the quality and variety in their cards are just breathtaking. Each year I kind...

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How to Paint Your House Yourself

A little over eight years ago the hubs and I moved into our first home. Our cozy little space has seen two babies come into the world and countless special memories, but it's time for our family to move on which means it's also time to get our house ready to sell. You know all those little projects that you put off over the years? Well, when it comes time to list your home, you need to make sure it's move in ready for the next owners. So, while I love the sweet doodles my...

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Cyber Monday: Lands’ End 12 Hours of Twitter Giveaways

Did you forgo the Black Friday frenzy this year, but feel a bit letdown that you didn't take advantage of any of those awesome deals? Never fear. It's not too late! Cyber Monday is tomorrow and there is still plenty of fun to be had. In fact, we've teamed up with Lands' End for their 7th annual 12 Hours of Twitter Event. Join us tomorrow at 4pm ET for loads of holiday gift tips and Lands' End gift card giveaways! Even if you did have a blast scoring some steals on Black Friday...

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#SantaForADay: Adorable Kids Interviewed for the Job of Santa for a Day

Santa’s shoes are undeniably tough to fill, however, there are some adorable kids that are up for the task! Lands’ End interviewed potential Santa candidates from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Dane County and they shared just how they would approach the job of being Santa, should he be unable to fulfill his jolly duties this holiday season. Watch and share their #SantaForADay story! Let's all take a lesson from the kiddos this holiday season and focus on just how good giving feels! They simply want "to bring joy around the world," and couldn't the world...

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