Love Your Locker

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Decorating Your Locker |

Let’s talk about cute locker decor.  There are some seriously fun locker ideas from LLZ by LockerLookz that make me wish I was back in school.

Locker Decor Ideas |

That’s right… I’m already thinking about fall and back to school season.  It’s not that I want to skip over summer… in fact, I LOVE the casual mornings, warm sunshine, BBQ’s and evening campfires!  But knowing that we will be moving one of our kids out of state in a few short weeks, makes me desperately want to avoid everyone being stressed out and cranky the week before we have to say our good-byes.  So I’ve begun to chip away at our lengthy checklist for school.  And on that list is cool locker accessories for the kid that is NOT moving away and will still be using a locker.

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My Extraordinary Kid!

Celebrating the Extraordinary |
Today’s post is a little different.  There’s a bit of a DIY element and craftiness involved, but the true focus of it is on celebrating my kid and sharing something special with several far-a-way family and friends who couldn’t be here for graduation.  You people know who you are.

A few weeks back, I was asked to tell you about Stanford Children’s Health.  Although this is not a health and wellness blog and I am not located in Northern California where Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been the top-ranked children’s hospital for over a decade… I still couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

You see when our son, Evan, was small, he didn’t begin talking right away.

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Alternative to a Traditional Bow

Bow Tutorial |

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own blog, there are two cardinal rules to follow:

1) Be Consistent

2) Write about something you love and you’ll never run into writers block.

Well if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll quickly learn that if I am one thing… it’s consistently inconsistent.  But what you may not know is that I rarely run out of things to blog about.

Case in point, we just finished graduation season.  We had an amazing time celebrating my son’s accomplishments and I knew back in March all the things I wanted to share leading up to it.  Posts about prepping the guest room for out of town guests, meal planning around tons of activities, party invitation ideas, party décor ideas, party food ideas and of course, great grad gifts.

No… running out of ideas is not my problem.  Running out of time to write about all of the things in my head… that’s the problem.  Truth be told, sometimes you just need to put down the camera and close the laptop and GET THINGS DONE!

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Review: Tyson® Day Starts™Products

Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas | Storypiece.netGraduation is just around the corner and that means our oldest is heading off to college too soon for words.   Although I know it’s going to be a hard transition for me, I’m so excited for all of the opportunities and possibilities that are ahead for Evan.

One thing we’ve begun doing to prepare him for being on his own has been to give him grocery money for his weekly breakfasts and lunches.  We’ve been wanting Evan to see exactly how to manage his meals within a budget and how to make good nutritional choices in the process.  And though I’m not a stickler about our diet, I hope that both of my kids leave the nest knowing what proper nutrition looks like and how to avoid having your metabolism crash… especially when you need to be sharp and focused.

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Simple Mother’s Day Art

Homemade Mother's Day Gifts |

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I have one last minute gift idea that is quick and easy to do.  I get that not every mom is a tote loving mom so here is a simple alternative using the subway art I shared last week.

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