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More is more. Less is a bore. — Iris Apfel

From my boujee temperature-controlled coffee mug, chic pet furniture, kids STEM toys, and the tastiest spice mixes for the kitchen, here are a few of my favorite things. These are my Tried and True product reviews with ideas of what to buy for all occasions.

Hello new obsession: Chalk Couture

Hello new obsession: Chalk Couture

(I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own.) Let’s talk DIY for a minute. How long has it been since you got really excited about new craft products? Maybe today long because have you seen Chalk Couture and its innovative products? They offer...

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Wood burning without the tools

Wood burning without the tools

It was like the blitz round of grocery games: my last trip to the craft store before the stay-at-home orders went into effect. Me flinging things into my cart IN CASE I would need them over the next two months. I justified it by “I’M GOING TO BE SO BORED” (clearly...

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Our Community Coffee Red Bag Family Tradition

Our Community Coffee Red Bag Family Tradition

This post is sponsored by Community Coffee, however all opinions are my own. Red bags. He always gave the red bags of Community Coffee at Christmas. That’s my dad. When he moved to Louisiana, he immersed himself in the culture. And being the professor/avid coffee...

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Goliath Games – Preschool Games Review

Goliath Games – Preschool Games Review

The average pre-schooler watches 4 – 5 hours of TV a day. That’s staggering, considering how busy their lives are already with school and activities! Offering an alternative that kids will find more interesting than their ipad is hard, but there are lots of new...

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Tiny Tukkins Review

When my girl was little, she would take all the Bigelow tea bags out of the boxes to make beds for her tiny toys. I thought it was pretty smart, and everything was contained. Obviously she was born too early because at 11, she’s missed the Tiny Tukkins craze and their...

New flavors of hint water review

This post is sponsored by hint. All opinions are my own. Pretty sure I read that you're supposed to drink half your weight in fluid ounces a day. That used to seem like a lot of water - but since I committed to being better hydrated, I think I'm smashing my goal of 4...

Leather Earrings Giveaway

Y'all. I know these leather earrings are so on trend right now so let me introduce you to my friend Paula's talents in that regard. She started this side-hustle about a year ago and her earrings are just getting more and more gorgeous. She's an artist in her own...

Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Review

This post is sponsored by Jackson Morgan. All opinions are my own. Thank goodness for Instagram. That's how I found my current favorite adult beverage: Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. We go way back a year now, and it's been a great relationship so far. Jackson Morgan...
National Geographic STEM Kits Review

National Geographic STEM Kits Review

This post is sponsored by JMW Sales, Inc. All opinions are my own. Science is cool. We're big into STEM around here. Making the transition from a STEM school to a school with traditional learning was a bit bumpy for the first year. As a parent, I was really concerned...

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My Audio Pet and My Audio Stories Review

My Audio Pet and My Audio Stories Review

This post is sponsored by My Audio Pet. All opinions are my own. These might be the cutest Bluetooth speakers you've ever seen! But they're really so much more.  My Audio Pets are the adorable little with BIG sound speakers that your kids will love (you might...

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My Singing Monsters Collectibles Review

My Singing Monsters Collectibles Review

This post is sponsored by Play Monster games. All opinions are my own. Okay Moms, how many games do you have on your phone? You know you've loaded them up for the kids to play when you really need them to behave in public.  Here's a game you need to get: My...

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BLOOM by Alli K Designs

BLOOM by Alli K Designs

This post is in collaboration with Alli K Design. I was provided a review copy of her newest book. All opinions are my own.  I met Alli at my favorite boutique. She was just a student back then, but it was clear that she had a  flair for design and how it...

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Orangutwang Review

Orangutwang Review

We LOVED this game! If you're looking for a fun, quick family game, this is it!  I can completely relate to this cute monkey. How much can I carry for every person and pet in this family before I lose my %^&*?  Ha ha. Just kidding. 🙂 I never do that....

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Ollyball Review

Ollyball Review

I love a great inventor story, and this one tops the list! Read my Ollyball Review to see how Ollyball went from being a problem so many families have, to being 2019 Toy of the Year! ENTER TO WIN ONE OF SIX OLLYBALLS!...

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Blessings Week!

Blessings Week!

Why do you love November? I love November because I get to see my family and celebrate Thanksgiving. I also love to focus on our many, many blessings each day of the month. And eat pie. Lots of pie. But what I love even more than pie is Friendsgiving! Whoever came up...

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Wonder Park has a great message for kids and adults

Wonder Park has a great message for kids and adults

WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of an optimistic, imaginative, and wildly creative girl named June comes alive. Me and the Cupcake kicked off Spring Break with a girl date and a movie. Getting complimentary passes to...

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A Review of Ember®: The Temperature Control™ Mug

A Review of Ember®: The Temperature Control™ Mug

My worst kept secret is my love for coffee. I have a fresh cup of coffee on my desk throughout the whole day. I dunno why, but having that warm cup of magic just completes me. I don’t like to slug it down though. I’m a sipper, which creates a problem because as much...

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Behind every great Girl Scout, is a great cookie mom

Behind every great Girl Scout, is a great cookie mom

The postman has nothing on a Girl Scout mama. Through wind, rain, sleet, heat, snow, ice, she's voluntarily out there with blankets, umbrellas, sun screen and a smile,  all to help her kid hustle cookies. Her groceries ride in the passenger seat because her...

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