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I'm Cristen

I'm a northern California wife, momma, and blogger with a passion for being creative, traveling, and sharing great brands with people.

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  • Christmas Front Porch Decor Ideas

    Halloween has come and gone and that means it’s time to start pulling out the Christmas decor.  Right? Too soon? I recently partnered with Therma-Tru Benchmark doors to give my home some extra curb appeal, and I am so happy with how it turned out.  My new black farmhouse style door was just what my… [Continue Reading]

    Christmas Front Porch Decor Ideas
  • Arbor Day Foundation Coffee Club + Giveaway

    There’s a subscription service for just about everything out there these days, but I am loving the Arbor Day Foundation’s coffee subscription plan right now.  Not only would this coffee subscription make a great gift for the coffee lover in your life, but it’d make a great gift to yourself. Arbor Day® Coffee is sustainably… [Continue Reading]

    Arbor Day Foundation Coffee Club + Giveaway
  • 5 Ways to Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

    This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.  I am not a medical professional.  Consult your physician before beginning a new health regimen. Cold and flu season has definitely hit here in California, and I blame it on the recent rapid changes in weather we’ve had.  We had a… [Continue Reading]

    5 Ways to Prepare for Cold & Flu Season
  • Wonderbag Review – The New Way To Slow Cook

    There is nothing like a good meal that has been slow cooked. When you slow cook a meal, all of those ingredients have to time to marinate together, producing rich, in-depth flavors. Not to mention the aroma that spreads throughout your home, letting anyone that enters your home know that they are going to enjoy… [Continue Reading]

    Wonderbag Review – The New Way To Slow Cook
  • Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas + Farmhouse Style Door Reveal

    A front door is everything when it comes to that first impression of your home, but for some reason, updating our door is a project that we all seem to put off.  I recently connected with the Therma-Tru team and collaborated with them to give my home some added curb appeal, and this seemed to… [Continue Reading]

    Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas + Farmhouse Style Door Reveal
  • Bettering Your Relationship To Health

    We all want and need to be healthy, and it’s something which you should focus on particularly if you have children and want to make sure that you are looking after them as best as possible. But the truth is that improving your understanding of health can often be surprisingly difficult and take a long… [Continue Reading]

    Bettering Your Relationship To Health
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 Movie Night Ideas

    You all know I love a good excuse to have a movie night, and I’m so excited to share our Hotel Transylvania 3 movie night tips with you.  We received the cutest giant coffin box loaded with Hotel T3 goodies included a Mavis costume, toys, crafts, pumpkin carving templates, recipes, vampire makeup and so much… [Continue Reading]

    Hotel Transylvania 3 Movie Night Ideas
  • 3 Rainy Day Activities to Get the Kids Unplugged

    Is there anything more boring than a rainy afternoon or wet weekend with nothing to do? If you’re a parent, you may well remember the feeling from your own childhood. These days, of course, the computer rules supreme. It’s the undisputed ‘go to’ entertainment, come rain or shine, for children who have grown up with… [Continue Reading]

    3 Rainy Day Activities to Get the Kids Unplugged
  • Vocabulary Lessons for Preschoolers

    If you’ve been following along for a little while, you might remember my recent posts about Mrs. Wordsmith’s two programs, the Social Journey and the Narrative Journey.  For the Social Journey, we are doing the monthly delivery plan where we receive new word cards and a new word of the day activity book each month. … [Continue Reading]

    Vocabulary Lessons for Preschoolers
  • Lizzy’s World AR App for Ages 4+

    This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Playing Forward.  All opinions are my own based on my own experiences and are not influenced by compensation. For preschool-aged kids, or any aged kids for that matter, the first day of school might sound scary, but thanks to a new augmented reality app from Playing… [Continue Reading]

    Lizzy’s World AR App for Ages 4+

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