How to Celebrate Game Day with Houston, from the comfort of your own home

How to Celebrate Game Day with Houston, from the comfort of your own home

Houston is hosting the biggest game of the year, and you know what that means – your snack plate will be filled with Tex-Mex and Jalapenos, and some BBQ sliders with a side of Dr. Pepper or Sweet Tea. Yay Texas! Things to do in Houston If you’re traveling to my town to watch the game or tailgate, here are some must-see local stops you should consider visiting if you have some extra time the weekend of the Big Game. Discovery Green – a 12-acre park with tons of activities and things to see and do. Enjoy a lovely pond and views […]

Posted January 18, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, / 0 Comments
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Mindful Decluttering [Infographic]

Mindful Decluttering [Infographic]

With the new year starting, I know many of us have some goals to make our homes look nicer. We accumulate stuff and it just sits around making the world look cluttered. I know I have a huge issue with this and after a while I get blind to it since focusing on it is overwhelming. If you have any decluttering goals, give this infographic a read. This infographic is totally on point. Why do we hoard? How much we hoard? Great information and something to think about. Declutter your mind Infographic by FLEXiSPACE. Declutter your Home Once and for All If […]

Posted January 16, 2017 by Julie in Home, / 3 Comments
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Please Remember this when talking to your child

Please Remember this when talking to your child

The Power of Words when Talking to your Child Our children want more than just presents; they need our presence in their lives. Do you know the importance of talking to your child? Well, I will be the first to tell you that the benefits are many. As parents, I want you to know that you should never underestimate the power of talking to your child and never forget that the things we say to our children can either make them or break them. I write to you as a teacher, a mother and a role model for many children […]

Posted January 12, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 7 Comments
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Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Some moms are Pinterest moms. This post is not for them. This post is for moms who I like to call survival mode moms. Moms who barely get by day to day with a high-intensity child and a busy schedule. Moms who work all day then take care of a child all night, because let’s face it, those kids don’t leave us alone at night. Especially those of us solo-parenting, or parenting a dragon child (on in my case – both). This is for those of us who are struggling each day. We’re in survival mode, and we need to support […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 50 Comments
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Gratitude and Goals January 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals January 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals My Gratitude: December was a busy month full of holidays and family. Hubby took an extended leave and I took PTO and we spent over a week together. It was wonderful! It went by so fast. We visited in-laws in the D/FW area for belated holidays and early birthday celebration, because we gotta do what we gotta do while we’re together. The Chrismas German Festival was this past month and was fun as usual. We got pictures with Santa, took pics in front of the giant tree, went on a train ride and more. Love these festivals. We […]

Posted January 6, 2017 by Julie in Gratitude Goals Linky, / 5 Comments
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How to Rock Affiliate Marketing, Interview with an Expert

How to Rock Affiliate Marketing, Interview with an Expert

If you’ve been in the blogging sphere for any length of time, you’ve heard many bloggers tout affiliate marketing as one of their biggest income streams. There’s good reason – some bloggers are killing it! I want to be one of those bloggers too, and I’m sure many of my friends reading this would love that as well. That’s why I wanted to introduce you to Michelle from Making Sense of Cents. This lady, listen up, is amazing. She has mastered this affiliate marketing thing and makes at least $50,000 a month! I know I’d love to be her when I […]

Posted January 3, 2017 by Julie in TopPosts, Website and Blogging, / 9 Comments
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Planning to Rock this Blog in 2017

Planning to Rock this Blog in 2017

Blogging is a wonderful journey. Not only is it a creative outlet and a way to connect with some other amazing people from around the world, and can also be a profitable venture as well. You know by now that I like to set goals, both lofty long term and smaller scale monthly ones. You’ve seen my monthly Gratitude and Goals posts as well as the check-ins for the year-long goals. If you read my recent year-end check in post, you saw how my year got quite a bit derailed and so my goals got reprioritized. Since there is still some […]

Posted December 22, 2016 by Julie in TopPosts, Website and Blogging, / 3 Comments
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Blog Income Report for 2016

Blog Income Report for 2016

I haven’t done a formal blog income report before, but I thought I would give one a try. I want to be helpful to my readers, and one way to do that is through transparency and honesty in the results I’m seeing. I want us all to grow together; whether you’re a new or seasoned blogger, we can help each other with our goals. I rebranded my blog in January of this year – this meant a new name, new look, refined purpose – everything.  More recently, I got a redesign to refresh my brand and present my readers with a […]

Posted December 21, 2016 by Julie in Website and Blogging, / 21 Comments
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Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

How is it possible that 2016 is coming to an end already? I’m kind of ready to be done with it. Life has gone in a direction I was not expecting this year, and I honestly don’t know what’s in store for 2017.  I suppose it is time to check in with my 2016 goals and see if I was successful in at least some of them this year. My Goals for 2016 Life Maintain Balance and live in the moment. Here is what I wanted to get done: I will play with my child and find ways to include him in my […]

Posted December 19, 2016 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, / 20 Comments
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Books I’m Loving Lately, 2016

Books I’m Loving Lately, 2016

  It is no secret that I am a reader. I love books. Lately, it feels like I am collecting books more than reading them, but hey, I still read when I can. Usually, this means on my commute. Thanks to Audible I can make that happen. Yay for audiobooks. I wanted to share some of my favorite books I read (or listened to) this year. As you can see, I have genres I enjoy and stick to reading for the most part. I have read over 60 books this year, and these are the books that are on my […]

Posted December 14, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, / 4 Comments
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