5 Of The Best Spring Cleaning Items Moms Must Have

5 Of The Best Spring Cleaning Items Moms Must Have

Today, March 20th is the official first day of Spring! I absolutely love Spring. Both the weather and the flowers are amazing, but I especially love Spring because it’s the only season that’s associated with cleaning! I know what you are all thinking, “that’s a terrible reason to love Spring.” But I absolutely love cleaning (I’ll clarify that one later). I have a whole series of posts that I will be doing during the Spring months revolving around cleaning, organizing and decluttering. Today’s post is about 5 of the Best Spring Cleaning Items Moms Must Have!

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How To Explain The Spirit Of St. Patrick’s Day To Your Toddler

How To Explain The Spirit Of St. Patrick's Day To Your Toddler

Mommy Why Am I Wearing Green?

I honestly don’t remember if I ever had St. Patrick’s day actually explained to me as a child. I do recall an episode of the Simpsons when Groundskeeper Willy was chasing all the snakes off of the playground alluding to St. Patrick. That does ring a bell. That must have been where I learned about it. Or, I’m positive we must have learned about it in school. Somehow I just grew up knowing that on March 17th I wear green.

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Why A JORD Watch Is the Perfect Gift For Mr. Adventure [GIVEAWAY]

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JORD “We make our watches for people who don’t just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go.”

Hand-Crafted Wood Timepiece JORD Dover Olive And Acacia Men's Watch.

Whether its flying a plane,

By Air. Hand-Crafted Wood Timepiece JORD Dover Olive And Acacia Men's Watch.

racing a car,

By Land. Hand-Crafted Wood Timepiece JORD Dover Olive And Acacia Men's Watch.

or sailing a boat,

By Sea. Hand-Crafted Wood Timepiece JORD Dover Olive And Acacia Men's Watch.

my Mr. Adventure has done it all. It’s always been a challenge to find the perfect something for Austin. It’s even more of a challenge in today’s day and age. Austin orders himself what he wants, when he wants and gets it immediately.

That is why I was so excited when JORD selected me to share one of their watches with all of you. My hubby was also thrilled because he was immediately drawn in by the stunning and unique details of the Dover Olive and Acacia hand-crafted wood timepiece. It is truly a beautiful watch. Every detail is deliberate. Every detail is perfect.

The more I learn about JORD as a company the more impressed I become. Not only are their watches extremely modern and cool but they value sustainability in the woods that they select. On their website they feature details about each of their woods. For example, I can learn all about the source, grain, texture and sustainability of the two woods used in the Dover Olive and Acacia watch.

This partnership is seriously amazing because my friends at JORD are giving away a $100 gift code to one of my readers to use on the JORD site! I know what you’re probably thinking, “Julia, I never win giveaways” but don’t worry, because every entrant will receive a $25 gift code to JORD just for entering! The giveaway ends April 9th 11:59pm so be sure to get your entry in before time runs out.

Enter Here for the giveaway.

Good luck! I know you will enjoy your JORD as much as my Mr. Adventure does.

Hand-Crafted Wood Timepiece JORD Dover Olive And Acacia Men's Watch.
Luxury Wooden Watch

5 Remarkable Folding Baby Products You Have to See

5 Remarkable Folding Baby Products You Have To See

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Before having Morgan I was on a very steady minimalist kick. I was downsizing and organizing my way to a structured and peaceful home. Truly the one thing I just wasn’t prepared for with having a baby is that babies come with a lot of stuff! When I’m talking about a lot I mean times a hundred! We had bassinets, bibs, blankets, books, bottles, carriers, clothes, and toys everywhere!

I very much tried to control my anxiety which was brought on by this new found clutter. Then I discovered my first true life saver. The KidCo Go-Pod Infant Activity Seat. From then on I knew I unlocked the door to clutter freedom! The key was FOLDING!!! I would love to share with you the 5 Remarkable Folding Baby Products You Have to See. Let’s start with my first discovery.

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How To Eliminate Stress. Creating The Best Pre-Baby Stockpile

How To Eliminate Stress. Creating The Best Pre-Baby Stockpile

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If there is one thing that I am known for it’s my irrational need to be prepared. Expecting a baby made my compulsion kick into overdrive. I stress out easily if I am not prepared for something. Literally anything! So of course I took my pre-baby stockpiling to the extreme. Morgan is close to 15 months now and I’m still good on most of our necessities! I learned a lot from creating my stockpile. In this post I want to share with you the best pre-baby stockpile must haves.

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Save Money! The Sample Challenge. Will You Join Me?

Save Money! The Sample Challenge. Will You Join Me?

Have you ever opened your bathroom cabinets to a sea of lotions, creams and face masks? How about all those small hotel samples of shampoo and conditioner that you hoard and swear you’ll use? If you answered yes to either of these questions then we are soul sisters!

I feel so bad throwing away my “just in case” items or my “oh I always wanted to try that brand” items. So I did what a lot of people do. I organized them away,  I bought stacking drawer organizers that would hold all of my chaos. I even labeled the drawers so I would know what was waiting inside. But alas, in actuality those sample size items were just sitting there for years and years going unused.

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How To Restaurant Train Your Toddler. Yes You Can!

How to Restaurant Train Your Toddler. Yes You Can!

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How to Restaurant Train Your Toddler. I’ll wait for you to stop laughing and rolling your eyes. Done? Okay now I know this might be crazy talk but you can enjoy dining out with a toddler. Austin and I love to go out to eat. We enjoy trying new and exciting restaurants, attending food festivals, chef tasting menu’s and even food demo’s. Then Morgan happened. Ah the joys of eating out with a baby.

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Organizing Laundry Day. How I Learned to Love the Ultimate Chore

Organizing Laundry Day. How I Learned to Love the Ultimate Chore

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Like most of you (at least I’m hoping I’m not alone) I dreaded doing the laundry. That is until I slowly started creating a system. Over the years my system became routine. So routine that it in fact it became enjoyable.

Before I begin I am making the assumption that you are the only person in your household that does laundry. I do Morgan’s and Austin’s laundry as well as my own. On occasion when I dress up ours cats (George and Jax) for the holidays I have to do their laundry as well.

Thinking about ways in which I organize my life I realized that my laundry system has 5 key actions which I would love to share with you. Below you will find the 5 actions that you can take to turn the mundane chore of laundry into an actual joy.

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5 Hospital Bag Essentials

5 Hospital Bag Essentials you will actually use

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The biggest mistake I made when I packed for the hospital was that I must have assumed I was going to the Ritz Carlton. I packed literally my entire house including such laughable items as a straightening iron and my lululemon yoga pants. Boy did reality really hit hard after I gave birth. The last thing I wanted to do was, well….anything! Reflecting on my 3 day hospital stay I realized that there was little to nothing that I used from my hospital bag. The items I did however use were vital.

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Who Is On Your Baby’s Payroll? Interviewing Caregivers And Pediatricians.

Who is on your baby's payroll? Interviewing caregivers and pediatricians.

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There so many difficult decisions to make when you get pregnant. Many of the decisions are quick and only have a minimal impact on your baby’s life; such as the color of the nursery or the outfit they will wear coming home from the hospital. Then there are the decisions that will have a lasting impact on their entire lives.

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