And the Winner of the Minted Giveaway is…

Tidy Tuesday is a weekly post series on the subject of home. I’ll talk about any remodeling/decorating of my house to tips to help you get your house organized to decorating tips to featuring home bloggers.

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Thanks to all of you who entered in the Minted giveaway. Thanks again to Minted for sponsoring the giveaway.

And the winner of the giveaway is……Michele P. I will be sending your winning information by email.

Thanks again everyone!

Minted Abstract Art + Giveaway!

Tidy Tuesday is a weekly post series on the subject of home. I’ll talk about any remodeling/decorating of my house to tips to help you get your house organized to decorating tips to featuring home bloggers.

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I was contacted by Minted. Minted is an online marketplace of independent designers. They sell anything from art to stationary. Minted’s new item is their save the date cards. Minted wanted me to review one of Minted’s products.

Plus there is a giveaway to one of my readers! The winner will get a $50 credit to Minted. Learn more about the giveaway at the end of the post.

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Paper Flower Craft

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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Do you need a perfect DIY craft idea for your kids to make for Mother’s Day? I have an idea for you!

My girls, Katie and Sophia, made these paper flowers for their Grandma for Valentine’s Day. My girls each made a flower. Their Grandma loved the flowers my girls made for her.

These flowers will also work for Mother’s Day. Each child can made a flower and wrap the flowers together when down.

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Going Bowling for the First Time

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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Do your kids love going bowling? Do you remember their first time bowling?

Last month, my husband and I took Katie and Sophia bowling for the first time. The day before we went, our girls watched a bowling video and they were laughing and clapping with excitement.

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Spring Seating Area

Tidy Tuesday is a weekly post series on the subject of home. I’ll talk about any remodeling/decorating of my house to tips to help you get your house organized to decorating tips to featuring home bloggers.

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Does it look like Spring in your home? What decor do you like to add to your home to make it look more like Spring?

I wanted to make my home look more like Spring, so I created a seating area by my stairs in the living room.

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Trial and Error of Potty Training

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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Have you started potty training your toddler(s) yet? I’m in the middle of potty training my girls. We started training at the end of January.

Katie turned 3 years old in October and she was starting to get interested again in going potty. I started potty training with her when she was about 17 months old. It was going pretty well. Katie was going #1 and #2 in the potty. She would have few accidents in her underwear. I spend so much time in the bathroom. I think that it was starting to get too much for her. Katie started fussing whenever I started talking about the potty. So I decided to cut back and try again later until she was ready.

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After Workout Protein Smoothie

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Do you love drinking smoothies? Do you make a lot of smoothies at home? If so, I have some ideas for you!

Ever since I starting working out, I love blending my own protein smoothie couple times a week. My basic formula for my smoothie is the same, but each time it may be different. I use frozen/fresh fruit, plain Greek yogurt, honey, cocoa powder (sometimes), protein powder, juice, and water.

Below is my recipe for my protein smoothies.

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Guest Post: Carrie’s Weight Loss Success Story

True Love Thursday is a weekly post series on the subject of love. I’ll talk about loving yourself and others to ways to making yourself a better person.

Last week, we talked about the excuse a lot of Moms make – no time to exercise. I shared with you my story of what I did to make time to exercise. This week on the blog, my friend Carrie, is going to share her weight loss success story. Carrie and I went to high school together. She is a mother to two adorable toddlers and she knows how hard it can be to find the time to exercise. Check out her story!

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Sophia – Year 2 Album

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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On February 19, Sophia turned 2 years old! I can’t believe how fast she is growing up. Sophia is becoming such a big girl.

I have a yearly tradition after my girls’ birthday to create an album on Shutterfly.com of their past year in review.

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Excuses: No Time to Exercise

True Love Thursday is a weekly post series on the subject of love. I’ll talk about loving yourself and others to ways to making yourself a better person.

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Have you told yourself the excuse – I don’t have time to exercise? We’ve probably said it lots of times. We may be super busy as Moms or at a job and can’t find the time to exercise. Plus, who wants to exercise after having a long day and all worn out?

But the thing is, sometimes we have to tell ourselves that we just need to put our foot down and exercise. There may not be a ‘perfect’ time, but we can still do it.

I’ve told myself that I didn’t have enough time to exercise. I’m busy with my two girls all day and by the end of the day, I just wanted to relax. Plus I couldn’t get away to go to the gym.

Below are 4 ways to turn the excuse to an actually reality.

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