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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 couture for a minute - Chalk Couture! 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...

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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...
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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“Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” Giveaway!

“Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” Giveaway!

This  is a sponsored post. All opinions are that of our talented MommyUpgrade guest writer, Julie Grimmett <3 . She attended the media preview and offers her synopsis below. Forging friendships, overcoming wrong first impressions, and learning what it means to grow...

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Get Happy with Happy Cards!

Get Happy with Happy Cards!

This post is sponsored by Happy Cards. All opinions are my own. Every year, I think that I will have more time before the holidays to prepare. I’ll be able to coast into the holidays sipping hot cocoa and watching Hallmark movies all the time. I'll  enjoy the...

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Amazon Prime Wardrobe review

Amazon Prime Wardrobe review

Let's talk shopping. If you’ve followed my YouTube channel, you know that for a loooooong time I was a Stitch Fix junkie. I really don’t like shopping for clothes and Stitch Fix is -- in theory -- the perfect upgrade for the busy mom who avoids the mall at all costs....

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Crazy stylish pet furniture that’s “Just What I Need!”

Crazy stylish pet furniture that’s “Just What I Need!”

That jingle, it sticks with you... “Wayfair, you’ve got just what I need.” And I bet you do the dance with it too, amiright? No shame in that game. So many of you know that we moved recently and this house just doesn't fit us like the last house. I've been looking at...

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What I Love Wednesday: bkr Water Bottles

What I Love Wednesday: bkr Water Bottles

                      Hydrate beautifully! We all KNOW that we should drink more water—in fact, about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women and about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men...

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