Parenting & Kids

Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Our family started the Elf on the Shelf tradition a few years ago and it’s almost time for our elf, Buddy to come back and visit.  I know this time of year is busy and can be very stressful.  Here is my 2016 Elf on the Shelf Challenge… Continue reading Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016

Life & Adulting · Parenting & Kids

Nine Mom Truths

Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve been a member of the mom club for five years and this is what I’ve learned so far.  1. Being a mom is the most rewarding and challenging job in the world.  2. I understand and respect my own mom so much more since I’ve become a mom. … Continue reading Nine Mom Truths

Parenting & Kids · Style & Fashion

PatPat Daily Deals for Moms & Babies

   I am always on the hunt for deals on great products for myself and my family. I have partnered with PatPat as a brand ambassador to offer you a 25% discount on your first order with coupon code KARI25. For subsequent orders you can use code KARI25 for 10% off.  PatPat is unique in that… Continue reading PatPat Daily Deals for Moms & Babies

Life & Adulting · Parenting & Kids

April Fools’ Day

 Pardon me, while I get on my soapbox for a minute. I’ve already seen a few posts today on my various social media feeds of people claiming to be pregnant. If you are congrats, what a blessing for you and your family. If you are not, please don’t joke about this precious gift.  Many women… Continue reading April Fools’ Day

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Why I Quit Blogging for Two Years

It’s hard to believe, but I haven’t blogged in nearly two years!  If you are still following my blog, thank  you, if you are new to my blog, welcome!  I have been active on Instagram, for the last year, posting my mostly thrifted and secondhand outfits, encouraging others on a budget to share and tag… Continue reading Why I Quit Blogging for Two Years

Parenting & Kids

Budsies Custom Stuffed Toys Based On Kids Artwork

We can all agree that our children’s artwork is precious and ever-evolving, yet one challenge is keeping and storing all of your little one’s masterpieces. The solution to this challenge is Budsies! I was contacted by a company representative and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their product. I must say, this one… Continue reading Budsies Custom Stuffed Toys Based On Kids Artwork

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Father’s Day Gift Idea

Need an adorable, easy, and frugal Father’s Day gift? This is what my son’s fabulous babysitter “helped” him make for my husband. Fill a small Mason Jar with Reese’s Pieces, tie a ribbon around the jar, and add a personalized label to the lid! Happy Father’s Day!