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5 Tips to Keep Clothes Looking Great While Traveling


Travel can be great for your psyche, but extremely tough on your clothes. Whether you’re heading off to a rural retreat or an urban jungle, follow our packing and clothing-care tips for a vacation that’ll help you unwind rather than unravel.

Unique Arts + Crafts Projects, Games, Toys and Apps for Kids | Seedling

This article is part of a sponsored collaboration with Seedling as part of my holiday gift guide.  I have hand-picked my holiday gift guide brands this year because they fit in well with my lifestyle and are a good fit for my audience.  As always, all opinions are my own and are never influenced by compensation.



This has proven to be my most difficult year for gift shopping for my girls.  My oldest is five and my youngest is two.  They have very different personalities and are into very different things.  My oldest is really artsy and loves project-type gifts.  My youngest loves princesses, dolls, Barbies and dress-up things, but already owns pretty much everything that Target sells.

Ultimate Advice To Make Your Home Look More Elegant


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If you are looking for ways to make your home look a little more elegant, then there is good news. Achieving this goal doesn’t have to cost you all that much - nor is it too difficult, once you know what you are doing. The fact is, adding some class to your home can be achieved quite easily with a few simple touches. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the easiest ways to add elegance to your home. No matter what your experience with DIY is, you are bound to find some helpful advice here. Let’s take a look.

Elite Team Luxury NFL Blankets

This is a sponsored collaboration with Elite Team.  As always, all opinions are honest and my own and are never influenced by compensation.  I only work with brands that align with my lifestyle.
Cownboys Blanket - Elite Team
Is it just my family or are the men in your life hard to shop for, too?

I literally have no idea what I'm getting my husband this year, besides the Cowboys blanket I ordered from Elite Team last month.  And, he's already seen it, so there goes the surprise element!

I owed him a Cowboys blanket because I threw away the one he has had since he was a kid.  I know, I know - you can't believe I threw away a sentimental blanket!  But if you had seen this thing, you probably would've done the same.  It was pretty shaggy and wasn't made to last, clearly.  Needless to say though, he was pretty happy that I remembered to replace his blanket.

Cycling and Cyclocross Gift Idea | Brush Hero

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If you have a Cyclocross fan in your house or you enjoy getting out in the dirt yourself, you might understand how filthy your bike can end up looking after just a few hours of riding.  My husband spends so much time cleaning the mud and grass off of his bike after his Cyclocross races, so I thought it might be time to make it easier on him.  I recently partnered with Brush Hero to try out their spinning scrub brush and it has been such a fantastic product that has saved time and effort when cleaning things around the house.

Hidden Health Dangers In Your Home You Can't Afford To Ignore


We all love to see our homes as a safe place, right? They shield us from the outside world, after all, and it’s the only place where we feel so safe that we can switch off entirely and go to sleep. 

But is your home as safe as you think? Perhaps not. The sad truth is there are many potential dangers in your home that pose serious hazards to your health. Take a look at these potential hidden health dangers in your home and find out how you can give your family the best possible protection.

Surviving Travel With Kids | Activities, Organization, Snacks

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I love my children. I’m a proud Mommy, and nothing will ever change that. But sometimes, life can get hectic and frantic. And those are the moments I can’t wait for naptime (as you already know)! So when it comes to traveling with two kids ages five and two who are full of energy, I have to take a deep breath and prepare myself for even more frantic moments.

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The Importance of Baby Sleep Safety On Your Holiday Travels



It can be difficult when you’re on-the-go to maintain the level of safety that you do at home, but there shouldn’t be any exception to the safe sleep guidelines that are recommended to parents. We have some tips that will help if you’re planning to go out of town in the near future.

Holiday Gift Idea: smarTrike Dazzle 5-in-1 Trike for Ages 10 mo - 3 yr

I'm proud to partner with smarTrike this holiday season.  As always, all opinions are my own and are never influenced by my sponsors.  I only work with brands that align with my lifestyle and that are a good fit for my audience.

If you could see my backyard right now, you'd probably cringe.  It's a complete mess.  We have two kids outdoor dining tables, a water table, two balance bikes, one tricycle, a bucket of pool toys, a bucket of non-pool toys, kids chairs all over the place, etc.  It makes me cringe every time I look out there.  I have set a goal (but no timeline) to clean that space up, though.  Obviously I need to set a timeline because it still hasn't been cleaned.  I plan to reduce the amount of clutter by donating products we don't use anymore.  I also plan to replace multiple products with single products that serve multiple purposes.

New Year's Resolution: Organize Your Life

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Outfit: c/o Pencie & Ginger Boutique // Booties: Vionic Sterling Geige c/o Sole Provisions // Backpack: Nero c/o Carla Ferreri

It's never too early (or late) to set a life goal, but in light of the upcoming new year, I thought I would touch on the subject of setting a resolution to organize your life.   Did you fail to organize as well as you had hoped last year?  There's always time for a fresh start, but why wait until January 1st?  Let's start now!

Shop Purposefully: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide


Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is short and sweet this year.  We have hand-picked brands that we feel are gift-worthy and have even featured some of them on Good Day Sacramento.  

Here's a quick look at our top 10 brands:


  1. smarTrike | 5-in-1 Dazzle Stroller-to-Tricycle
  2. Six Sisters Beadworks | Heirloom-Quality Jewelry for Adults and Kids
  3. Instant Apron | Turn Any Dish Towel Into an Apron
  4. MAZE by Seedling | DIY Interactive Kits for Kids
  5. FarFaria | Reading App for Kids
  6. Giving Soaps | Hand-Crafted Soaps, Lotions, Body Balms and Lip Products
  7. Basic Invite | Personalized Gift Tags
  8. Elite Team | High-Quality Team Blankets
  9. Mixbook | Photo Books, Canvas Prints and more!
  10. Stitch Fix | Personal Stylist Services






Staging a Home for an Easy Sale



If your house is on the market and you’re after a quick sale, don’t just hope to get lucky – make your own luck by using these inexpensive and easy fixes to get your house and garden looking their very best.

Things To Consider When Buying A Home


Even if this isn't your first purchase as a homeowner, each place and experience is going to be slightly different, so we've listed a few things you'll want to consider before buying your first or next place.

Enter to win a fresh Christmas Forest wreath!

Fresh Christmas Wreath

Did you catch my Christmas Forest feature on Instagram today?  I mentioned how much I love decorating with fresh wreaths for Christmas.  They smell so good, look better than the fake stuff and just add an element of charm to my front door that a fake wreath would not.

I have partnered with Christmas Forest to offer you a giveaway of the same Rustic Gold Wreath that I received (brand new to you, of course).  Simply enter using the Rafflcopter form below.  We will choose one winner on 12/2/16.  Good luck!

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