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Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! I love to find or create the ideal gift for each of my family and friends, but it is not always so easy! (I'm looking at you, Dad...) If you're anything like me, it is likely you are searching for the perfect gift for at least one person on your … Continue reading Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

Dollar Tree is a store that is relatively new to my small community. I don't shop there often, but when I do I always seem to find something great. Last Easter I was able to fill the kids' Easter baskets with lots of fun stuff from Dollar Tree without breaking the bank, so I went … Continue reading The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

Book Reviews: Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play, Maisy’s Christmas Party, and Little Robin’s Christmas

Disclaimer: These review copies were generously gifted to us from Candlewick Press. All opinions and views below are mine and those of my family. Christmas season is soon approaching! My children are excited, and frankly, I am too! In preparation for Christmas we have been reading their favorite Christmas-themed picture books each evening before bedtime. … Continue reading Book Reviews: Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play, Maisy’s Christmas Party, and Little Robin’s Christmas

No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

I love Spring, but Autumn and Winter are close favorites because there are so many activities for a family to do together inside and out! I created an Autumn and Winter bucket list full of fun so you won't have to hear, "Mommmm, I'm so bored!" Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List Rake leaves into … Continue reading No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

Disclaimer: Hasbro has kindly gifted these toys to us. Thank you, Hasbro! *Please note: All views expressed are those of myself and my daughter. My daughter is crazy about Disney Princesses and Frozen characters if you couldn't tell by her photo, but she comes by it honestly; I too loved Disney princesses as a girl. … Continue reading Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

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Cubby the Curious Bear: A Review

Disclaimer: Hasbro sent this product to me for free. Thank you, Hasbro for giving me this furReal product. I had never heard about Cubby the Curious Bear or FurReal toys until lately. Our household rarely watches television- we use streaming services for most of our viewing entertainment. When we aren't using streaming it is usually … Continue reading Cubby the Curious Bear: A Review

Autumn is Here!

Early this week the weather in my corner of the world changed and it finally feels like Autumn. The change in weather has been like a breath of fresh air. Gone are the stuffy, humid, 100°F plus days. The kids aren't getting sweaty in the back seat of the car. The house isn't unbearably hot … Continue reading Autumn is Here!

Here’s the Stink: Dutch Oven Kit Review

*Please note: The opinions expressed in this post are my opinions and the opinions of my sister. The product being reviewed has been gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. I have not been paid or received any other compensation. When I was contacted by Carolyn from Dutch Oven Kits asking if I … Continue reading Here’s the Stink: Dutch Oven Kit Review

Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project

My daughter Abby loves to do "projects" and wanted to make something for both of her grandmothers for Mother's Day.  She is such a sweet girl who loves to make things to give as gifts for everyone.  I receive new drawings or other artwork daily. During our last trip to Walmart, we found some supplies … Continue reading Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project