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5 Health Challenges For The Whole Family To Try This Fall

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaONEPets #CollectiveBias There is something about a health challenge that is so motivating and exciting. I believe in not only setting health challenges for yourself, but also the whole family. Many mamas attempt to follow health challenges on their own, but forget their family can totally get involved as well, and may even enjoy doing the health challenge too! I put together 5 challenges for the whole family to try this fall to encourage better eating and activity habits. Sometimes all you need are a few small steps, to add up to big steps, which then turn into changing habits. I also love a challenge to get myself, and family, out of a funk, which happens easily soon after school starts. With the onset of little colds, darker and colder weather, and busier…

5 Simple Tricks For Moms To Boost Their Immunity Before Cold Season

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeWellness​ #CollectiveBias​ Cold season approaches as we start the back-to-rush and the weather gets colder. There are some simple ways to support your immune system to help prepare for cold season. Your immune system health is an important place to start to stay healthy, which is why I have some awesome tricks to support your immune system this season. First, ensuring sleep: One if the biggest struggles that happens with starting school is having to get up early for both parents and kids. Adjusting from the late summer nights and mornings, into the early evenings and mornings during the fall and winter can create a gap in sleep for quite some time. Like a lot of parents, we have trouble falling asleep earlier, which can really take toll on our general health and well being. ​When your sleep schedule…

Beautiful + Simple Herb Holiday Wreath

I’ve been so excited to decorate this year for the holidays, but you know what?? I can’t decide on an aesthetic!! I’m struggling to take a direction on whether I do a modern, minimal look, classic Christmas or soft and elegant. I was itching to do at least something, so I made these super simple wreaths. They are part natural and part artificial. I used natural rosemary as the main greenery, so they smell amazing and faux berries and flowers. Here’s what you need: Macrame/Hoop Rings: I grabbed mine at Walmart, which were the wooden for the more bohemian/natural look, and Amazon has the pretty metal ones.  Get the wooden ones on Amazon too. If you want to use the traditional wreath wires, the dollar store has them! Floral Tape: I actually grabbed mine at the dollar store, and it was not that sticky, so this one is probably way…

Better Than Bed Pumpkin Pie French Toast

I can eat pumpkin pie all year really. I love it. As a little girl, I couldn’t stand the taste of it. Isn’t it funny how things can so drastically change as you get older? This pumpkin pie french toast recipe is really an excuse to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast…but almost better! The trick is to start with cinnamon bread. I grabbed the soft bread with the cinnamon swirls that just happen to be on sale. Get a nice, soft brand that will soak up our pumpkin/egg mixture. It really makes a difference. Here’s the video on making these. The recipe and instructions are below. Let me know how delicious they are! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 3 eggs 1/4 cup milk of choice 1 TBS pumpkin pie spice 1tsp salt 6-8 slices cinnamon swirl bread INSTRUCTIONS:  Whisk together pumpkin, eggs, milk and pumpkin pie spice Dip your bread…

How To Capture A Family Photo Like A Pro With Your Phone

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsungTargetTech #CollectiveBias Capturing family photos is a lot of work, I’m not going to tell you it’s going to be easy. But, you can totally get a beautiful photo of your whole family, if you take time and patience to do it. It is the holiday season, and we all want to send out pretty cards right? This is the perfect tutorial for the holiday season! You’ll find a cute card I made for free after the tips on Canva. Super simple, and no photographer needed! I haven’t used a photographer in a few years now because I’ve been taking our photos, and the messy, candidness of the capture is actually something I like. Not everyone is looking, or someone is making a very silly face, but that’s real life for us. I…

Inspirational Thanksgiving Decor With All The Feels of Fall

Decorating for the holiday season is one of my favorite things ever! We are just moving into our new home in FL, with lots of remodel that needs to happen, so my decor ambitions will be put on hold for a bit. Until then, here are some beautiful decoration ideas to inspire you for your home this year. I walk you through the living room and mantle, to the entry way, back to the table design to bring all the feels of Thanksgiving to your home this year. This post contains affiliate links. LIVING ROOM AND MANTLE:  I can not find the original source for this photo! It was uploaded on Pinterest, and here is the pin with no link to a site. I love the pumpkin theme with the logs in the metal pot. Super clever, and beautiful at the same time! I found this on Pinterest, but it’s…

5 Fall Adventures You Can’t Miss This Year With Toddlers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BornToShred #ShredTheDay #CollectiveBias 5 Fall Adventures You Can’t Miss This Year With Toddlers Fall is here in all its beautiful glory, and with that comes the cozy activities that brings us so much joy. Being from the Pacific Northwest, we have beautiful falls, and there are some fun adventures I look forward too every year. Having toddlers makes the adventures a bit more difficult at times. I remember trying to haul my toddler and a baby to a pumpkin patch, thinking it was going to be so fun, and it was just chaos. Strollers don’t go well in muddy patches. We start our adventures with a great breakfast, like the Post Shredded Wheat in flavors like Frosted Berry, S’mores and Cinnamon Roll. My kids are super picky, and sometimes it is so hard…

Fall and Winter Fashion List For Moms

I have to admit I spend a lot more time in my pajamas and workout clothes than I’d like to admit. On the days I get a workout in, I usually don’t get out of my workout clothes until everyone is in bed, and I can finally shower and put pajamas on. There are times I do want to look like the fashionable person I once was, and I still lust over high wedges and heels that I can’t possibly wear as anymore as a mom. this post contains affiliate links But, I have found some fabulous items that are conducive to momlife and totally stylish! Here’s my list! Jeans/Pants: Sweaters and Jackets: Vests: Boots and Shoes: Hats: I know this is a man, but its such a cute hat! And, I’ve got more super cute items over at my Venndy story! Check out the list below!

8 Healthy Crockpot Recipes To Warm Your Soul and Keep Your Skinny Jeans Fitting

It’s the time of year we all start craving warm soups, savory dishes and comfort food. The cold air, fall leaves and spices bring the strong feelings of family and eating. This can make it hard to keep up with your fitness goals and stay healthy, but thanks to all the amazing cooks out there, I’ve found some super yummy and cozy healthy crockpot recipes that will warm your soul. Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna from Well Plated by Erin.  PALEO TURKEY CHILI by the Clean Eating Couple. WHOLE30 & PALEO POT ROAST by Noshtastic.  CREAMY SWEET POTATO BACON CHOWDER (DAIRY FREE) by Savory Lotus SPICY CROCKPOT PUMPKIN SOUP by Eat the Gains SLOW COOKER SAUSAGE, SPINACH AND WHITE BEAN SOUP by Damn Delicious SLOW COOKER SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND MEATBALLS by All Day I Dream About Food Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup by A Spicy Perspective