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Approved & Waiting: Gift Ideas for an Adoptive Mom

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If you are lucky enough to know someone who is just beginning, or is somewhere further along in their journey of infant adoption you’re probably wondering about gift giving. While we were officially approved and waiting (16 months) we had some people who were eager to help fill up the nursery and others who wanted to wait to know the baby’s gender. And, while I appreciated the fun gender specific… Read more




Getting a jump start on the holiday prep with Epson + Giveaway

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As it turns to fall one of the things that makes me crazy is the small parts of the holiday prep. I love being able to give homemade gifts to my friends but sometimes time gets away from me and I need to give a personal touch to a store bought gift. I have long loved using a Label Maker at work to label the drawers in my office so that… Read more




Gift Guide: Newborn Baby Adoption

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Chicco. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. According to the Love Languages book, gift-giving is one of the ways I show love. Combine that with the fact that me buying anything for babies pretty much results in a “but looooook how cute this is?!” and you… Read more




This Little :: How Name.Kitchen Can Resolve Your Domain Anxiety

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This is part two of a conversation about website and blog names. Thanks to the clever folks at Name.Kitchen for sponsoring this conversation. Starting a new business, or launching a blog, can be an exciting endeavor. For some that decision to open virtual doors is a giant leap towards a new direction in life. For others, a new website can just be one additional branch on a growing tree of… Read more




Celebrating What Is | Bragging Rights

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I’ve been selected as one of Lean Cuisine’s Phenomenal Ambassadors! I will be working with their team, and several other bloggers, all summer.If you run a 10K, does it discount the number of 5Ks you’ve completed in the time leading up to that new milestone? If you get a promotion, are you still proud of the work you accomplished in the previous roles? I find that with each rung of… Read more




Tea and Socks | Summer Edition

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This post is in partnership with GoldToe®.  Here’s the scenario, you’ve just plopped down on the couch after a long work day. Your brain has run out of “wannas.” You have every intention of relaxing with the latest show you’ve recording on your DVR (or in my case Hulu). Two minutes in, you hit pause, to run in the kitchen to grab some tea. Unpause. Five minutes pass, you decide… Read more




Because Any Day Can Be a Vacay Day

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This post was sponsored by Palm Breeze through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Palm Breeze, all opinions are my own. Somehow it’s May already. I can’t quite put my finger on where April went, but I’m looking forward to all that May holds! One of my favorite things about May (and summer in general) is the sunshine. With daylight savings… Read more




Staycation day-date idea: visit a local museum

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Calvin Klein. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. For date nights, my husband and I like enjoy visiting the popular museums and attractions in DFW. From art and history to science, there is no shortage on fascinating museums in the DFW metroplex. We recently planned… Read more




Keeping the Hunger Away with a Chocolate Banana Smoothie: Silk Soymilk

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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Recently I have been working out more frequently and have been experiencing some serious hunger pains on days when I run a longer run. I have been trying to figure out a healthy snack that will keep me from getting hangry, or the hunger monster as my mom calls it. One thing that was difficult is that… Read more




Treat mom to a new scent this year | euphoria from Calvin Klein

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Calvin Klein. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Do you have a standard gift that you give to mom every year for Mother’s Day and her birthday? Or are you the type who scrambles at the last minute, wondering if Mother’s Day came earlier… Read more



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