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Last-Minute Gifts Stocking Stuffers: Give What They Need

OK. I'll admit it. I'm one of THOSE moms. I don't believe in filling my family's Christmas stockings with random stuff just so it's full. In the past, when my husband and I have done that, the stockings have remained full, with the kids ignoring the small gifts and trinkets we added as the last-minute. But those last-minute stocking stuffers [...]

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30PlusStyle: LBD Lookbook

I'm Wearing: Daisy Fuentes for Kohl's dress (similar in plus size) | Forever 21 top (similar) | Thrifted Steve Madden pumps (similar & similar) | ASOS belt (similar) | Vintage purse (similar) | Gifted earrings (aff) What self-respecting fashionista has a closet full of clothes, but no little black dress? Well, apparently this girl. I was invited to participate in this [...]

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Paint Your Piggies with NonToxic Polish

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PamperedPiggies #CollectiveBias My oldest daughter is a girly girl. She loves dresses and cute shoes and painting her nails. I have no idea where she gets it. OK. Maybe I do. She likes getting dressed up about as much as I do, [...]

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Looking for Affordable Christmas Pajamas? Look Over Here!

I am one of those people who goes crazy for Christmas. I know, I know. I really shouldn't buy into the rampant consumerism that comes with the holidays. Still, I love finding the perfect gifts for my family and friends, and I truly enjoy seeing the looks on their faces when they open them on Christmas morning. Still, one of [...]

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Review: Talking Dora & Smartphone and More!

I admit that I'm not up to date on the latest characters that kids are into these days. We don't have cable any more, and my oldest daughter is more into crafting and gymnastics than TV. And the baby? Well. She's still a baby. But if there's one character I have loved ever since Ja'Naya was a toddler, it's Dora [...]

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Baby Juliza: Month 11

I can't believe that in one short month, my stoonkie (one of her many nicknames) will be celebrating her first birthday. No really. I can't believe it. It seems like we just announced the pregnancy and brought her home from the hospital, and already she's moved into toddlerhood. It's exciting and frightening and awesome and bittersweet. She has already changed [...]

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Holiday Giving: Fill the Truck for Kids in Need

I can't lie. This year, the holidays will probably be a struggle for my family. The whole year has been a struggle really. But when I look at the big picture, I recognize that things could be much worse. We have a roof over our head, our bills are (mostly) paid, and thanks to my family, my work, and some [...]

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Free Photos with Santa + More Holiday Events at Walmart

We've all been doing a lot of holiday shopping, and that's great and all, but wouldn't it be nice if we could head to a store for some other reason? Well, this weekend, you'll get your chance to do just that. On Saturday Dec. 6 and Sunday Dec. 7, Walmart stores will offer a ton of family activities, including: If [...]

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Let’s Party with Peter Pan Live!

Like most kids in America, I loved Disney movies when I was growing up. While it wasn't lost on me that very few of the characters actually looked like me, I still enjoyed the fantastical stories of adventure and love. Peter Pan was always one of my favorites. The idea that there could be a place where children could be [...]

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Outfit: Polka Dotted

I'm Wearing: Skyline Selfie Top c/o Nicolette Mason for ModCloth | Forever 21 plus faux leather skater skirt | DIY polka dot tights | Thrifted Nine West booties (similar) | Gifted necklace | H&M stackable rings (similar) (aff) Yesterday, I shared what is quite possibly my favorite DIY project ever. Not because it was elaborate or difficult to accomplish, but precisely because it [...]

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