CBR & the Big Decision We’re Considering for Baby #3!

This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry ® (CBR ®), but the opinions expressed here are my own.

In about 6 weeks (or less!) I’ll be holding a new bundle of joy in my arms. It’s hard to believe that the time is fast approaching, but I’m beyond excited to welcome baby #3 to the family!!

Dress C/O Pink Blush

In many ways this pregnancy has been very similar to my previous ones, but in some ways I feel like I’m experiencing things for the first time. There’s always something new to learn, a better product or invention, and more knowledge to grow in.

One big difference is that for the first time I’m seriously considering preserving my newborn’s stem cells with Cord Blood Registry (CBR).

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5 Pool Essentials For These Final Summer Days

The items in this post have been provided to me in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are honest and my own!

In spite of the fact that Halloween decor is in absolutely every store, PSL’s are being cranked out left and right at Starbucks, and that I enjoyed the tastiest slices slice of homemade apple crisp last night😜, summer ain’t over yet!!!

So whether you plan on hitting up the pool over this holiday weekend, or if you’re like me and living in a place that hasn’t cooled down quite yet, these 5 pool time essentials are for you!

Let’s make the most out of these final summer days!

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A Special Date With My Daughter

On Monday I did a thing.

After a little planning and coordinating, I took my 5 year old daughter out for some very special quality time. 

I set out to spend quality time with each of my girls, but I had this strong urge, this pulling on my heart strings, to take it up a notch for my oldest. 

It wasn’t fancy. It wasn’t far. It wasn’t very expensive. 

But it was special, and memorable, and everything we both needed.

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Cheers to 5 Years! It’s My Blogiversary!!

In many ways this is just another typical Monday, but in one way it’s of particular significance to me.

You see, 5 years ago today, on June 5, 2012, I published my first blog post, making this my blogiversary!!

5 Years!! I can hardly believe it!!

I knew this day was coming and originally had ideas of grandeur. Perhaps I’d throw a party, coordinate a mega-giveaway, or in the very least get one of those big ole gold balloons!☺️

Alas, the day snuck up on me and I am woefully unprepared. I’m honestly a bit disappointed in myself for my lack of planning, but today is special nonetheless. 

With that in mind, I thought I’d share some fun facts with you about how my little space on the internet came to be, some things that I’ve learned, and more!

Here we go! 

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A Sweet Chocolate Treat + Walmart Giveaway!

I know everyone says it, but I really do have the best mom in the world. I’m so happy we were able to celebrate Mother’s Day together, and although circumstances have been pretty hectic lately, I wanted to make sure I showed her how much I love and appreciate her. 

 

In addition to spending time with my mom, her not-so-subtle hints were duly noted, and we wanted to get her exactly what she wanted. While she definitely appreciated the clothes and accessories she received, I wanted to make sure she had a special sweet treat too! You have to include something yummy, ya know?

So I added MILKA OREO Chocolate Candy to her bag, and finally her gift was complete!

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