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How are you doing with your #BillionDinners challenge?

How are you doing with your #BillionDinners challenge?

Thank you BillionDinners for sponsoring this challenge. I signed up for the Billion Dinners challenge at the end of October. How did I do? I’m excited to say I’ve successfully completed my Billion Family Dinners Challenge! I’ve tracked more than 10 fully present family meals in 2 weeks. Did you do this challenge too? I’d love to hear your results. During the previous 2 weeks we have had some serious family fun time. Both my parents and some of our in-laws traveled to stay with us and help celebrate my child turning one! So with all the fun times we had, […]

Posted November 7, 2015 by Julie in Family, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Take the #DinnerCall Challenge and Enjoy Some Unplugged Family Meals

Take the #DinnerCall Challenge and Enjoy Some Unplugged Family Meals

Thank you BillionDinners for sponsoring this challenge. What is more important than spending time with your family? Family time is extremely important as it helps us be a stronger, healthier family unit. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to foster these strong relationships, and yet nowadays we’re so busy that we’re always multitasking or are distracted when we eat. While my husband was deployed I basically ate my meals alone, unless I made plans with some friends. I tried to have a meal with friends at least once a week to have the benefit of company and […]

Posted October 27, 2015 by Julie in Family, Food, Sponsored, / 4 Comments
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Practice Postpartum Self Care with Cardinal Health

Practice Postpartum Self Care with Cardinal Health

Note: Cardinal Health sent me this product to try and donated to a charity of my choice. Giving birth does a number on our bodies and recovery introduces new surprises for first-time moms. I knew about and was prepared for the extended postpartum bleeding, but what I wasn’t expecting was all the perineal pain and discomfort. Like millions of other new moms, I experienced a postpartum period that lasted more than six weeks, but thankfully the worst of it was only maybe the first three weeks. That early time was also when I was healing from a perineal tear so it felt […]

Posted October 18, 2015 by Julie in Pregnancy, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Believe in the Power of Vacations

Believe in the Power of Vacations

This is a contributed post. There’s nothing like a vacation to rejuvenate the mind and heart, and visiting the outdoors is at the top of the list for both exciting and relaxing vacations. Outdoor enthusiasts can use vacation clubs such as Outdoor-Traveler to make it easier and cheaper to visit a wide variety of natural wonders in the United States. Whether you are looking for a skiing vacation or to spend a week at the beach, you won’t be disappointed. Here are a few places where Mother Nature is the main attraction. Ozark Mountains, MO Like a natural wonderland with […]

Posted October 12, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Sponsored, Travel, / 3 Comments
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Why You Should Have A Destination Wedding

Why You Should Have A Destination Wedding

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GHM Luxury Hotels for SponsoredTweets. All opinions are 100% mine. Earlier this summer we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. We had a lovely destination wedding on the beach, and I really recommend destination weddings for other couples. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider having a destination wedding. 5 Reasons Why You Should Have A Destination Wedding Your wedding photos will be gorgeous. Whether your background is the serene beach, extravagant gardens, ancient ruins or a modern city skyline, nothing comes close to taking your wedding photos in an exotic […]

Posted October 10, 2015 by Julie in Bridal, Sponsored, Travel, / 5 Comments
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Rent Your Maternity Clothing with Bella Gravida

Rent Your Maternity Clothing with Bella Gravida

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Pregnancy changes our bodies in so many ways, not just physically with the rounding of our bellies, but also our self-image changes and our comfort levels with clothing items change too. I remember trying to have my regular clothes last longer by using belly bands and wearing camisoles under unbuttoned shirts. That worked at first, but quickly got to be a problem. So I started buying bigger items and eventually bought full-fledged maternity clothing. It […]

Posted September 26, 2015 by Julie in Pregnancy, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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How to create a Pinnable image using Fotor

How to create a Pinnable image using Fotor

Have you heard of Fotor’s graphic design tool. This tool requires flash player. I’ll try to keep this simple, ’cause we know a tutorial on how to make a pinnable image can get very detailed and involved very quickly. Click on “Get Started” on the main graphic design page, and you’ll be able to pick what type of image to create. We know that longer, larger images look best on Pinterest, so we want to pick the “Poster” option. Then you can pick an awesome template from the scrolling options on the left. I picked the one that says Antique […]

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Learn how Investing is for Everyone with Stash

Learn how Investing is for Everyone with Stash

This post is brought to you by Stash. The content and opinions expressed below are mine. We try to discuss finances and our plans in my family, but often we are stuck with the road block of paying down debt and not really having a good foundation to start investing. We all know the saying “it takes money to make money”. But does that have to be true? If we look back over time, the market has been a great way to make money. From 1900 to the year 2000, the market grew an average of 10.4% per year*. But most people […]

Posted September 10, 2015 by Julie in Finances, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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Tips for Buying Maternity Clothes and How to Avoid Common Shopping Mistakes

Tips for Buying Maternity Clothes and How to Avoid Common Shopping Mistakes

While being pregnant is one of the greatest joys in your life, it may not feel like it when you feel like you’re carrying around a beach ball and don’t feel like going anywhere. Here are some maternity shopping tips so you can accentuate your best features and not fall into common maternity shopping mistakes. We all know that looking stylish regularly can be overwhelming at times, but this often seems like a major feat when you’re pregnant. You have this tiny little baby bump that you want to show off when you’re newly pregnant, and then suddenly it expands […]

Posted September 5, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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Find summer deals and coupon codes at Ann Coupons

Find summer deals and coupon codes at Ann Coupons

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. With summer fast approaching, many people like to plan family vacations. I know that’s something we’ll do once the baby is a little older and can enjoy more activities. I think one of the best things about a family trip is finding unique events and activities to try out. That is made even better when you’re able to find deals and coupons for the activities you want to do. I just learned about a site called Ann Coupons, and it essentially is a website that curates deals from […]

Posted June 9, 2015 by Julie in Deals and Steals, Reviews, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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