When Sick Gets Real

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

If there is one thing I have learned time, after time, after time again, it’s that you can’t choose when sickness strikes your house. And there is something about the holidays that make being sick so much worse. Because the thing worse than missing one of your favorite holiday events, is being a parent that has to tell your child they can’t go.

I remember breaking the bad news to Emily one year that she was going to have to miss out. It broke her little heart and she insisted that she had made a “miraculous” recovery and was perfectly fine. But the fever she had and the look in those tired eyes told me otherwise. I’m not sure who cried more that evening.

In our home we go to great lengths to try to keep the germs away, but our attempts aren’t always successful. No matter how hard we try to fight and defend our home from germs, sickness showing its unwelcome face is eventually bound to happen. Having a sick kid is hard, so hard. But there are a few things we’ve learned throughout the years that help to make things a little more manageable.

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$10 at Target, Giveaway Month!

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Typically on the third Monday of the month I share with you my recent Target finds. From Dollar spot must haves to clearance steals and everything in between. However, this month is anything but a normal. It’s the “official” Ten at Target Giveaway! So instead of the monthly co-hosts spending our $10 on ourselves, we pulled our resources together to give one of you the chance of winning $100! That’s like 10, $10 at Target trips  😆 !

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How I Styled It: LuLaRoe Cassie + A Giveaway

For the first Monday of summer break I have a fashion post for you. It isn’t often that I step outside of my comfort zone and post about what I’ve been wearing. But y’all are always so kind to me when I do and this isn’t just any fashion post, it is a LuLaRoe one WITH a giveaway!!!

A couple of weeks back I received the my very first Cassie skirt from Caroline Tiffany. I took one look at it and instantly thought of just how versatile this piece was going to be. Today I want to show you a couple of ways I plan to style this skirt for spring.

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Start Planner, Plus a Giveaway

This post is being sponsored by Start Planner, all opinions are my own. 

Hello my name is Beth and I am a planner. I’m pretty sure it all started as a young girl who loved to make lists. Hand in the air if you too are guilty of writing something down (possibly something that you have already done) just so you can cross it off?! I know there is absolutely no way in the world this one is just me

My love for lists and organization has more recently turned into a love for planners. It took me a little while to get to used to the idea of having my brain outside of my body. But after taking the leap, I will never go back. However, there are a couple of things that I have learned  about planners over the past couple of years. 

#1 Planners can be a great asset if you use them consistently and to their greatest potential.
#2 Not all planners are the same. (This one is worth repeating.)

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Friday Highlights + A Minted Giveaway!

Hello Friday!

Oh my goodness y’all! It felt like today would never get here. We had a crazy week and are doing the Friday dance all over the house this morning. I’d also like to say that I have the coolest kids ever. I have been super stressed and busy this week and they just roll with it. It makes me feel extremely grateful and like a terrible mother all at once. Please tell me I’m not the only one.

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday highlights!




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Mug Exchange Reveal + A Starbucks Giveaway

It’s reveal day!

Mug Love Exchange

About a month ago the ‘Mug Love Exchange’ was announced. When I found out I was matched up with Stephanie from Wife Mommy MeI was convinced I had won the partner lottery. I could write a whole blog post about Stephanie and what her friendship means to me. Or, I could sum it all up with a graphic.


I am abundantly thankful for the “octopus friends” that God has placed in my life.

Right about now you may be thinking “What in the world does any of this have to do with a mug exchange? I’m getting there, I promise. 


My package arrived on a Monday. It couldn’t have come on a better day. Mondays always mean I could use any extra cheer that comes my way. Monday and I don’t have the greatest relationship. I snapped a photo, ran into the house and ripped into my boxes like a kid on Christmas morning.

And then I saw it…


Part of me wanted to cry over the thoughtfulness, but I just started laughing. A little graphic that I had once text my “octopus friends” has never been forgotten. Exchanges of octopus emojis are frequent and then Stephanie took it to a whole new level with this gift. To some it may look like a somewhat unusual coffee mug. But to me it a symbol of friendship. How can I not look at this mug smile and thank God for the friendships He has given me?


She didn’t stop there either. Pumpkin spice goodies and some other things came too. Because she know’s I’m #basic-ally obsessed with pumpkin spice and all things fall. FYI I totally stole that hashtag from her note card. 

If you want to see what I sent to Stephanie, head on over to her space to check it out. Just be warned I wasn’t nearly as creative and thoughtful with my mug selection. You can also check out the other mug exchange posts in the links below.

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If you missed out on the mug exchange or want to try out your creative hand and make your own be sure to check out my DIY mug lettering tutorial.

Now how about a giveaway?! 
After all,  everyone loves a giveaway!
Especially if you they are to places like Starbucks and in the amount of $50!

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Good luck & happy Monday!

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