Goals. Books and things I’m loving.



How was your weekend? I just wanted to take a moment to say hey. I love being able to “chat” with ya’ll.. even if it is in a post. 😉

In three short weeks we will be heading on our first out of country family vacation. We are going to Ireland at the end of the month and will be staying on a farm. We’ve been saving for this trip for a year — I’m so blessed that we’ve been able to put the funds together as the trip is not cheap when you are trying to take five people! I’m pretty nervous about the flight there– we will be traveling for about 15 hours and our boys have not experienced anything like this. (I need all of your prayers!!! 😉 )



Last week, I attended Social Media Day in San Diego. I have a Social Media and Blog consulting business, so this was a great way to network with other social media mangers and to learn about the new social media trends. You would think that with all of the media platforms we already have– that they would run out of ideas. Hah! That is far from the truth as there are new ones everyday it seems. Conferences like this are SO motivating and I am so lucky to be able to call this my career.


This summer, I’ve been trying to read more. I decided to take a trip to Barnes and Noble the other night and ended up leaving with quite a few parenting books.. My goal this summer is to read 10 books. I LOVE reading and sometimes finishing reading books within one day. Here are just a few that I am diving into this summer:



Are you reading anything right now? I’d love to know. I’m always looking for new reads.




Lately, I’ve been LOVING the fresh flowers in our house. I’ve been splurging and spending $5 bouquets at Albertsons every other week. There is just something about flowers and summer. I love it! :)

How has your summer been? Hope you are staying cool!



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Sprouts 50% off Snacks Sale | Kettle Brand Chips only $1 and MORE!

Kettle Chips at Sprouts
Sprouts has a great 50% off sale on snack chips running through Wednesday 7/8! There are some great deals on Kettle Brand Chips, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Way Better Snacks and Lundberg Chips!

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Check your binders for Stacy’s coupons, I had a couple and picked up a couple bags for less than $1 each!

You can check out all of this week’s Sprouts deals here.

DC Skate Shoes for boys as low as $14.97 (70% savings!)

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Grab these Boys DC Council Skate Shoes for as low as $14.97, that’s a 70% savings! Sizes and quantities are limited, so act fast. Ships free with Amazon Prime or orders over $35.00.

You can’t beat the price on these, they are perfect for back to school. They are currently available in Little Kids sizes 10-3.

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Here’s another great DC deal! If your kiddo happens to be in size 2 or 3, grab these Boys DC Drifter Slide Sandals for only $11.99. That’s a 52% savings!

The great thing about buying shoes from Amazon, items sold and shipped by Amazon are eligible for FREE returns!

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Amazon currently has a Mid-Summer Sale going on, they have a ton of kid’s clothes and shoes for up to 70% off. There are some great deals on brand names! You can check out the entire selection HERE.

Great Ways to Save on Southern California Travel

Great Ways To Save On Southern California Travel Destinations

Great Ways to Save on Southern California Travel These great ways to save on Southern California travel destinations will make your next big family vacation totally affordable.  From a weekend getaway to a week long adventure, you can save tons of … [Continue reading]