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A Road Trip In The Pacific Northwest

August 14, 2018
Pacific Northwest Road TRip

Can we talk about manifesting things into reality for a second? I have been talking to friends and my husband lately about really wanting to see the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, I really wanted to drive up the Oregon Coast, see Portland, and then road trip up to Seattle. I was very specific about this addition to the ‘ole bucket list. You can imagine my complete disbelief and elation when I was invited to work with Mazda on a campaign that…

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Mexican Fiesta Themed Birthday Party

August 7, 2018
Mexican Fiesta Themed Birthday Party

Have you ever considered a Mexican Fiesta themed birthday party? I have to say, I have been planning this theme since Charlie’s last birthday. I love all things Mexican culture, from the bright colors to the delicious food and, of course, margaritas. This might be the one and only year that I can ever get away with a joint birthday party for Lincoln and Charlie (since their birthdays are so close together), so I thought it would be the perfect…

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Charlie’s Big Girl Room Reveal

August 6, 2018

When Charlie hit the two and a half mark, she started sleep regressing. We have no idea why. She just decided that sleep wasn’t going to be her thing anymore. Up until that point, she hadn’t been in her own big girl room. (Who’s been around since this room reveal or this one?!) She was still in a crib, because she truly did not seem ready for a bed. She is my wild child, and needed the confinement of the…

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The Many Ways To Mayfield In The South This Summer

August 1, 2018

This post was sponsored by Mayfield Creamery. All opinions are mine. What’s your favorite snack of summer? If you didn’t say ice cream, I don’t know if we can be friends. We always have ice cream on deck and my love of ice cream runs deep, y’all. Being the good Southern girl that I am, one of my favorite brands is Mayfield Creamery. Mayfield Creamery was founded in the Southeast and has been loved and trusted since 1923. Their ice…

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The Four Elements To A Happy Back Yard

July 28, 2018

One thing I never knew how much I would miss when it was gone was a good back yard. In Napa, we were in a small apartment with no yard for six months and it was rough! I love having a yard for so many reasons. The kids have a space to play, and we all have a space to enjoy the outdoors comfortably! We have out-of-town guests this weekend, so the back yard has been fully utilized the last…

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How To Find Quality Child Care in Georgia

July 16, 2018

This post is sponsored by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I blinked and the summer is almost over, at least here in Georgia. When I say almost over, I mean we only have a little less than a month before our county’s school is back in session! Grayson is starting third grade, but Charlie is turning three and in desperate need of child care, specifically: early preschool. (Let’s be…

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Typical Katie Travels: Chattanooga, Tennessee (With Kids)

July 9, 2018

And just like that… Chattanooga, Tennessee (with kids) is in the books! My exploration of the Southern gems within driving distance of Atlanta landed me in Chattanooga this past weekend with kids. This time, I took the whole crew! Yep, all three kiddos, the husband and I trekked the quick two hour drive just over the Tennessee line to see what Chatt-Town had to offer. (Or as the kids are calling it nowadays: “Nooga”.) As usual, everyone on Instagram came…

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When You Know Better, Do Better: Why We “Turn After Two”

July 3, 2018

This conversation is sponsored by Chicco. As always, all opinions are mine. If you are a parent and have hung around social media very long, you have probably seen the ever-popular car seat debate. It’s one of the hot parenting topics that come up in discussion threads fairly regularly on the good ‘ole internet, especially “turn after two”. It’s also a topic that tends to bring out some passionate opinions. There are usually two sides to the argument. There are…

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Forgetting The Unforgettable: The Fog Of The First Year

June 25, 2018

This post was sponsored by Just Born. However, all opinions are mine. You might have heard new moms talk about the fog of having a new baby. Between sleep deprivation, stress, and everything else that comes with a major life adjustment… infancy can become a blur. The inconvenient truth of that “new mom fog” is that it’s happening at a time when some of the most valuable memories are being made.…

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How To Do An Outdoor “Drive-In” Movie Night

June 22, 2018

If you have ever wondered how to do an outdoor drive-in movie night for your kids- look no further! We had been waiting on the perfect night to do an outdoor “drive-in” movie, and it finally got nice enough in Atlanta to do it! What do I mean, by outdoor drive-in movie?! Just that! You can turn your backyard into the ultimate summer movie night with just a few things that you probably have in your house. There are lots…

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Typical Katie Travels: A Weekend In Nashville (Where To Stay)

June 18, 2018

Wanna hear something crazy? I have lived in the South almost all of my life, and I have never spent a weekend in Nashville. I’ve driven through many times, but I have never experienced Music City in all it’s glory. To be totally honest, I wasn’t sure if it would be a favorite for me. I like my trendy restaurants, modern boutiques, and quirky coffee shops. Country music isn’t really my bag, and I’m definitely not a stereotypical Southern girl.…

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How To Deal With Your Kid’s Snack Attacks This Summer

June 7, 2018

This post is sponsored by Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP. All opinions are mine. I know for a fact that I am not alone when it comes to having kids that are constantly hungry. If you are anything like me, you are tired of the constant snack requests and having to tell your kids what they can eat. Here’s a snippet of a typical afternoon at my house:…

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How To Create A Cozy Bedroom (That You Want To Hang Out In)

June 6, 2018

This post is sponsored by Tandus-Centiva (A Tarkett Company), all opinions are my own. I have always been really big on making sure my bedroom was a cozy place to retreat. Nine times out of ten, it’s the only place where I can really take a breather and escape the stresses of the day. Did you know that your bedroom atmosphere GREATLY affects your ability to relax and get good sleep? It’s true! (If my kids slept through the night,…

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