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Unique and Innovative Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

June 4, 2018

This post is sponsored by The Grommet. All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of The Grommet. Father’s Day is less than TWO weeks away, and if you are anything like me- you are always on the search for the elusive “unique gift idea”. Many of the Dads in our lives will get what they want or need throughout the year, so the trick is to think of things that they might now even…

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Typical Katie Travels: The Ultimate Travel Guide To Scottsdale Arizona

June 2, 2018

I can’t believe we have been home from Scottsdale, Arizona for almost two weeks! I have been traveling a LOT, but I couldn’t wait to sit down and get started on my travel guide. I have a group of best friends that I met through blogging. We are spread out around the country, but we make it a priority to get together as much as we can. Since our sweet Bethanie is pregnant and local to Arizona, we thought it…

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Practical Tips For Surviving Sleep Regressions

May 28, 2018

This post is sponsored by Carter’s. All opinions are mine. Can I be real for a second? Two under three is insanity. It’s insane for many reasons (that I should probably vent about), not the least of which being their current SLEEP patterns. With an infant and a toddler, it seems a little bit like someone is constantly in a sleep regression of some sort. Regression is a nice word. My kids are practically rebuking sleep or any type of…

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How To Plan A Minimal Baby Shower (At A Restaurant)

May 26, 2018

I absolutely LOVE planning parties, but one of the biggest headaches of hosting a party can be the cleanup. There’s not much worse than being totally exhausted from socializing, planning, and implementing a party and THEN having to wash dishes/clean etc. Luckily, I kept this in mind when planning a simple baby shower for one of my best friends: Bethanie.…

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Entryway Makeover on a Budget

May 24, 2018

This post was sponsored by Wayfair. All opinions are mine. Hello, friends! You know how much I love a good decor project. I especially love “challenges”. Challenging myself to makeover a space within a certain budget is SO fun for me. Since we moved into a new house in January, I have had the most fun planning spaces and watching my ideas come to life.…

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Atlanta Staycation: Mom’s Night Away

May 16, 2018

Moms: have you ever fantasized about a night away from home in a hotel with room service? Um, hi. I have. In fact, when scanning my mom groups on Facebook last week, it seemed that it’s a very popular item on the Mother’s Day wish list. Sometimes, it would just be nice to have peace, quiet, a bubble bath, and food delivered straight to my bed- right?! If you’re in my area, look no further. I found a perfect spot…

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How To Turn “Screen Time” Into Family Time

May 10, 2018

This post is sponsored by Amazon. Is it just me, or does screen time get a bad rap? In the land of social media and parenting wars, it seems like the very topic of devices and the how they are used can be very controversial. I have to say, we are a “screen friendly” home. No, I don’t let screens parent my kids (all the time, anyway… half kidding…). However, I do believe that all screen time isn’t negative and…

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Typical Katie Travels: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

May 7, 2018

Thank you Visit Gatlinburg for sponsoring this post. The mountains are calling! Plan your own Gatlinburg adventure today. I’ve been trying more and more to plan EXPERIENCES this year. This means more travel, which I am not complaining about. I love traveling. Whether it’s a girls weekend away, a family vacation, or a quick night out with my husband- I love it all. Now that we are back in the Southeast, the driveable weekend destination options have really opened up.…

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Best Swimsuits For Curvy Women

May 2, 2018

Ladies! I’m getting a lost of requests for the best swimsuits for curvy women. This post is for you. I’ve been posting a lot of swimwear lately (and there is still more to come). I will update this post all throughout swimsuit season, so don’t worry if you don’t see something you like, yet. I’m “plus size”, on the tall side, and busty. I also have kind of a long torso. Finding a good suit is always a challenge! I…

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Everybody is Different (Different is Normal)

April 30, 2018

As Charlie nears her third birthday, I can’t help but think about the journey we’ve been on with her hemangioma. Not the hemangioma itself, but the emotional journey we have taken as her parents and advocates. While she is still too little to notice much of anything about her outward appearance, we have never hesitated to instill wisdom in her and the people around her. I’ve written open letters to the public, imploring society to shift their ideas of beauty…

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Typical Katie Travels: 30A (South Walton)

April 27, 2018

Does anyone else need vacation from vacation? I can’t believe it’s Friday and we have been home for five days! Where did the week go? As much as I wish I was on a beach right now, it’s a beautiful day in Atlanta, so I can’t be too mad.…

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I’m Sorry For What I Said When It Was California

April 5, 2018

In case you’re new here, I will give a quick intro. Exactly a year ago, my family and I moved to Napa, California from Atlanta, Georgia. Here is the post that talks about why we moved, and here is the post that talks about why we came home after only nine months on the West Coast.…

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Sentiments Of A Work-From-Home-Mom With Two Under Three

March 26, 2018

I had a recent realization. I found myself saying a lot “Three kids is so hard!” It just kind of seemed like the statement to make. I’m drained, stressed, and running on empty. At some point, though, I had a moment where I was like- KATIE. This is not about three kids. You are not incapable of raising three humans… this is 1000% about the ages of the younger two.…

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