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Dress Your Kids in Holiday Sparkle from Walmart

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our yearly family Christmas photo. It is so much fun to look back at how our family has changed throughout the years — from the years that include my stepsons and our dog, and the years before and after baby Juliza was born. So when Walmart asked me to dress up my kids, [...]

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Evenflo SensorSafe Car Seat Designed to Avert Tragedy

I have a minor panic attack every time I see a story on the news about a baby dying after being left in a hot or cold car. Really, wrapping my mind around the whole situation is enough to bring me to tears. Why? Because it really could happen to anyone. Many kids who die this way are left in [...]

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Dress Your Holiday Table with a Little Creativity

Even though I tell myself every year that I'll go all out decorating the house for every holiday, the only one that I consistently follow through on is Christmas. Every year, we choose a non-traditional color palette. In other words, you won't find any red, gold and green at the Petersen house. Of course, that generally presents a challenge: We [...]

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A Sweet Tweet for the Nursery: Pinwheel Crib Bedding

You may have noticed that I take a lot of photos for the blog in Baby Juliza's room. There are reasons for that. First, it has amazing light during the daytime. Second, the decor makes it is my favorite room in the house. I love the bright, happy color palette, and Juliza seems to really like it too. So when [...]

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Save Time with Walmart’s Free In-Store Pickup

There is only one word that can adequately describe what December is like around these parts: Chaotic. In addition to the typical family-related running around after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, there's also the fact that my blogging workload typically skyrockets and that I'm trying to wrap up graphic design projects for the end of the year. Add to that the [...]

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Kid Style: Comfy Turkey Day Outfit

Let's be honest: The reason most of us look forward to Thanksgiving is easy. We love the food. Trust that Thanksgiving is the only time of year when I'm guaranteed to cook enough food to last our little family of four (sometimes more) days on end. For many folks, it is also a time to get together with family and [...]

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Set Up a ‘Comfort Corner’ for your Guests

Anyone who knows me knows that I highly value my personal space. My home is my sanctuary, and I'm not a fan of anything interfering with that. Not even having company. That's not to say I don't enjoy having folks stay with me once they're here. I inevitably have fun once we all get together and start talking and laughing. [...]

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Affordable Nursing Bras and Basics that are Actually Comfy

By some miracle, Juliza and I have made it 22 — almost 23 — months strong on our breastfeeding adventure. And though I had all these grand plans to be done with nursing by the time she turned 2, it seems my little one has other plans. I've decided to practice child-led weaning with her, so it may be a while [...]

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Sprint’s Galaxy Note 5 is a Creative’s Dream

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Like most bloggers, I have been using smartphones for years. They are almost a requirement for running a business on the go, and most of them function [...]

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Find the Best Holiday Deals at CyberMonday.com

I'll be honest: I look forward to the after-Thanksgiving sales each year. I know, I know. That's unexpected coming from someone who cares about sustainability. Still, it's the truth. The reason is simple: I use those sales not only to get a lot of Christmas shopping done, but also to stock up on necessities while they are steeply discounted. This [...]

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