The Bouqs


So I got a Bouq. Pronounced "boo", as in short for "bouquet". And I am sold. I am smitten with this company and here are 3 reasons why: 1) The flowers are gorgeous. They look as good in person as they do in the pictures on their website. My photos speak for themselves, just wait until you scroll down. 2)The flowers are sourced from eco-freindly and sustainable farms, and... 3) I sort of want to hang out with the people who do their marketing. These people are real and FUNNY. Go ahead. Read their 'About' section and you will want to be their friend too. The Bouqs Co. sent me a Bouq to review. For you. And without further adieu, I will show you, this dream come true. Ok. Enough rhyming. Here is my Bouq called "Treasured" - a stunning mix of pink roses and mini calla lilies. Lets get up close and personal. Yep. Pretty flawless. And whenever I get flowers I like to spread the beauty around my house. I take a few stems and scatter them. Here is one on my coffee table … [Read More...]

How to Display Kid Art

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Back in September my son brought home a back-to-school supply list that stated the following: - large backpack (we do BIG art) Yes. Yes they do. Big art indeed. Heartwarmingly big. But where to put all of this big art? Tired of taping things to walls and windows (or sneaking in the trash), I needed to come up with an alternative. Here is what I came up... *Some links are affiliates to help support this blog.   How to Display Kid Art in 4 Easy Steps: 1. Go to Jo-Ann Fabrics and buy these open barn wood frames in various sizes. Or order similar ones here: 5x7 Natural Barnwood Open … [Read More...]



It's hard to believe a year ago today I pushed a baby out of my.......well, you know how it works. Pardon my excitement, but that was the first thought I had this morning when I woke up - that one year ago today I was pushin'! One year.....We made it! And excuse me if this sounds self-absorbed or insincere, but baby's first birthday is just as much a celebratory event for the  parents as it is for the baby - the baby who has absolutely no clue that it is his birthday today. But today I feel awesome because we made it. The first year is always the hardest in my opinion. The lack of sleep, the … [Read More...]

5 Health & Beauty Products I Can Live Without…. but wouldn’t want to!

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This post may contain affiliate links to support this blog.  1. Terax Crema + Keratin Original Reparative Daily Conditioner for Unisex and Terax Collagane Reparative Shampoo  I've never been one to rave about a shampoo or conditioner or make claims that a certain product has made my hair feel better than ever - until I tried this. Maybe I just needed to switch things up after being a Pureology  junkie for so many years, but whatever the reason, I am jumping on the Terax bandwagon (if there even is one?). And hey, its sulfate free too! I found you the best prices on Amazon, but local peeps can … [Read More...]

Tips for Traveling on an Airplane with Kids

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So you are going on an airplane with your kids? Let's be real, traveling with kids is like a 2 out of 10 on the scale of fun things in life - and the only reason its a 2 instead of a 1 is because typically there is a sunny destination (and a strong drink) at the end of the trip that makes it all worth it. Despite my husband's thoughts that you can just throw some clothes in a bag and go, traveling with kids takes a LOT of planning and preparation. I have flown with my kids at all ages: 8 weeks, 11 months, 4 years.... and 7 months pregnant with a 20 month old lap child (what the heck was I … [Read More...]

Jewels for Josh

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We made it through March and "real spring" is coming.... I think. This winter has been r.o.u.g.h. but it's time to start thinking warm thoughts and dressing the part too. As a part of the Stella & Dot spotlight feature on the blog yesterday, I am working with stylist, Susannah, to help you brighten up your wardrobe while simultaneously supporting a great cause. Sisters to Sons is hosting Jewels for Josh - a Stella & Dot Virtual Spring Trunk Show in honor of a very special boy who just celebrated his 8th birthday on Monday. Many Sisters to Sons readers participated in the #savejosh … [Read More...]

Sister to Sons Spotlight: Stella & Dot

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Sisters to Sons is super excited, in a giggly/happy dance kind of way, to announce a new series on the blog featuring women in business and momprenuers! As one of 5 girls I love the idea of women connecting women. Over the past 14 months that I have been blogging, I have had the privilege of connecting with thousands of parents. To say it has been rewarding is an understatement. I would love nothing more than to open up my platform for other women to share their successes and offer readers an opportunity to become involved in various business ventures. (Oh, and if you are a guy/dad and want to … [Read More...]

Sleep, and lack thereof.

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Exhausted. Pooped. Spent. Beat..... Whatever you wanna call it, this girl is freakin' tired. I can't remember the last time I slept through the night. When one door closes (my baby finally decides to sleep through the night), another door opens (my 2 year old stops sleeping through the night and visits me at 2am.every.night). And on the rare occasion that everyone is sleeping, I wake up and wait for someone to wake up........Tick. Tock....... Any minute now someone will be up......annnnny minute I'll hear those footsteps. Nothing. Oh Crap! Something must be wrong. Why isn't anyone up? Now I … [Read More...]

Tips for Running a Half Marathon – The Busy Mom’s Guide

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I decided that I needed an excuse to workout when my 3rd son was a few months old. With three kids, there are so many excuses I could give NOT to workout - the physical labor exerted on a daily basis to keep up with my sons being one of them. But I needed an outlet and running seemed like a good option. So I signed up for my first half marathon and ran it when my baby was 7 months old. And, in my post-run high, I signed up for another. I am no expert, but I have learned a few things along the way.  Here are tips for running a half marathon - according to a busy mom. The Serious Tips: 1. … [Read More...]

4 Indoor Activities for Kids to Save Your Sanity {+ a Giveaway!}

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Apparently it is now spring. Shhhh. Just a minute.... Nope. No birds chirping just yet. Still sportin' the parka.  This edition of Friday Faves is going to be your savior for next week. You can google the 10 day forecast or you can just trust me. Not feeling like spring anytime soon, which means another week of indoor event planning. Yes, parents, we should add that to our resume as well. Here are 4 indoor activities for kids that will save your sanity. And no, vodka is not one of them. 4. Painted houses. Go to Jo-Ann Fabrics. Buy a few of these little houses at $1.00 each and have your … [Read More...]

An Allergy Mom at your Playdate: What to Expect

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Hi! I'm Carrie from Chockababy! I'm so excited to be guest posting today on one of my new favorite blogs! Lindsey and I have recently realized how similar we are and how every time we read each others' posts we think: "Yes! She's reading my mind!" One difference might be her amazing design skill (I'll be honest, I lack in this area!) and how I'm juggling food allergies with my middle child. Which is why I thought this would be a great bit of info to share with you today! With the number of kids with food allergies rising, you can count on this happening at some point: You invite some moms … [Read More...]