Planning the Perfect Family Vacation

The month of January is coming to a close and it’s the first time I’m posting about family travel on the blog. What is this craziness? In fact, one of the things we have decided to prioritize as a family in 2018 is quality family time. Usually, for us, that looks like going out on a wild adventure, but it really doesn’t have to be all that complicated. I’ve posted tons of family travel trips right here on the blog, but I also keep going back to Alamo Rent A Car’s Scenic Route – a travel resource online that I’ve shared about before. They actually have a Vacation Planning Toolkit which can help you get ready for National #PlanforVacation Day coming up on January 30th. Wait, you didn’t know that was a thing? Well, it is, so get to work planning something fun for you and your family for 2018!

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Friday Faves

I know, I know, I am not the first person to throw up a list of their favorite things on their blog for the world (or in my case, my mom) to read. However, lately, I feel like I’m answering so many similar questions on my direct messages so I’m just gonna throw things up here once a week or so to share what things I’m really digging. It might be for mamas, kids, the home, you name it, I’m sharing it here! I may include affiliate links for some items but not always, you can read more about that here. As always, thanks so much for supporting my family. I recently had someone share with me that they have bought multiple things I’ve shared about and always loved them. That really made me happy because I honest to goodness only share with you what I really and truly love.

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Zoomin’ into the New Year

I can’t even believe that my sweet baby girl is big enough to ride around on her own bike. Well, if we are going to be technical about it she’s scooting because right now what she has is a balance bike. All Elouise wanted for Christmas from Santa was a purple bike and a helmet, so you better believe I worked with the big guy at the North Pole to make sure that happened.

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Hello 2018!

I’m not afraid to admit that I have never been one to stick with my New Year’s resolutions. I mean, who really does? If you do then maybe you can teach me your secret? Until I find someone to coach me on resolution keeping I decided to jump on the “word of the year” bandwagon. This was something I could get on board with, picking one word as the theme of the year and focusing on this word in your choices and actions. I really wanted to do this, but for some reason, nothing was coming to mind. So I decided to skip it until I was praying and rocking Sully before bed and God spoke it to me as plain as day. Call me crazy, but I know without a doubt that this was a God-given thing. It was like all at once I heard the word and all of the ways in which it was going to weave through my life this upcoming year. Big stuff. I can’t wait to share it with you guys.

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Give the Perfect Gift for 0-12 Months

A Gift Guide in partnership with Baby Einstien

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that is until you have to figure out what gifts to buy for everyone on your list. Some people are easier to buy for than others, that’s for sure. Want to know who is always the hardest to buy for? The hardest ones to buy for are the ones who can’t tell you what they want, like babies. Not only can they not tell you what’s on their wish list, but the baby market is over saturated with “essentials” and must need items but it seems like half the time baby wants to just play with the box or rip up the wrapping paper. Now having two kids, I’ve figured out some actual must have’s, that range from practical items to super fun toys. Thanks to Baby Einstein for sponsoring this post so I can share all of my gift ideas with you! You can shop the entire gift guide at the bottom of this post!

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