The Perfect Boots for Fall

I was compensated to create this post as part of the Earth Footwear #WalkYourWorld Campaign. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience, as always.

Ah…. Fall. Here in central Washington, fall is fully upon us. My neighborhood is filled with a ton of different types of trees, so the colors of all of the different changing leaves is just gorgeous. The air is crisp enough for sweaters and hoodies, but there’s still usually enough sunshine that all of my fall flowers in the gardens are still blooming. The wineries are gorgeous this time of year, and since central Washington is the apple capital of the world, it’s a wonderful time to visit the farmer’s markets for fresh produce. This is my favorite time of year. And when it comes to fall fashion, my very favorite change from summer is getting new fall boots!

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup

For those of you that celebrate, Happy Halloween! What are your Halloween weekend plans? After the sugar rush wears off, grab some hot cider or hot chocolate and enjoy the great content the BEST bloggers have shared with us here at Small Victories Sunday Linkup.

Happy Fall! Join us for Small Victories Sunday Linkup and share your best fall recipes, reading lists, crafts, decor, life & blog hacks.

Bloggers, our linkup is designed to share your BEST posts to inspire our fast growing community of readers. Share with us anything that will help others live a happier and healthier life. Sunday is the perfect day to reflect and celebrate the week that passed and look forward to the week ahead. Our linkup is open all week long so feel free to stop by anytime, it’s never too late to linkup with us. If you need writing prompts or to see past linkups, visit our main Small Victories Sunday Linkup page. [Read more…]


5 Ways to Earn More Affiliate Income

If you’re a full time blogger, you’re probably trying to earn a full time income to make up for those incredibly long hours that you put in. If you’re not a blogger, you might wonder what this whole post is about. Well, affiliate marketing is a way for the people who create online content to be able to keep doing what they love. I strive to educate and entertain. I love to write. I love to tell jokes. I love to connect. But, this is still a job. So, to be able to keep connecting with you awesome peeps that read my site, I have to earn enough to help cover the costs of this site. And a great way to do so is affiliate marketing. Let me explain why…

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Halloween Pudding Cups with PEEPS Tombstones

{I received some complimentary product from PEEPS & COMPANY to create some fun treats to share with you guys. I hope you enjoy these Tombstone pudding cups – and stay tuned for more creative ideas coming soon!}

I love Halloween. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved dressing up. But I’m more of a “cute and fun” kind of Halloween person – not the gore and horror stuff. I get scared even in the little kid haunted houses and corn mazes. Truth. I usually go all out for every holiday – Halloween is definitely one of my more over-the-top ones. But this year, I didn’t get to do my normal decoration and month of treats for the kids. Last month I was in the hospital for a week, and then this month I had an accident and broke my nose, split my lip in 3 places, and got a pretty good concussion. {I definitely looked ready for Halloween after that happened, lol.} And all of that is why I haven’t been posting much lately. Don’t worry – I’m fine. And I’ll have a post up this weekend to let you all know exactly what’s been going on. But – I’m feeling much better, back at work, and excited to at least do a few fun projects before Halloween! I’m sharing one here that’s so easy to put together, but the kids will totally love. And it features one of everyone’s favorite candy – PEEPS! Yep, PEEPS aren’t just for Easter, they have tons of really fun products all year.

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup

It’s that time again – ending one week, and beginning a new one. For me, it’s been HECTIC lately. I got super sick at the beginning of the month, then spent a week in the hospital. {I’d never done that before, except when I had my daughter. Hope I never have to do it again!} That also meant I missed my little girl’s first week of kindergarten :( So this past week as I’ve been finishing up recovering at home, I also had to get into the back to school routine, catch up on everything going on – school pictures, fundraiser deadline, cheer camp sign up, etc were all last week! So it’s nice to take a little down time to relax, read all these awesome posts, and share some of my favorites. I hope you read, linkup, and enjoy too!

Sunday Blog Linkup

Hello lovely readers! I am so excited to bring you 8 new hosts to make our Small Victories Sunday Linkup even bigger and better than ever before!! Our Small Victories Sunday Linkup is full to the brim with great ideas to get you to read, eat, craft, live and blog well! Be sure to stop by and welcome Crystal, Leigh, Heather, Tiffani, Karren, Danita, Shandra and Suzanna to our team! [Read more…]


New Halloween Costumes For 2015

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Halloween will be here before you know it – and that means parties and trick or treating! If you’re still looking for that perfect costume, BuyCostumes has you covered with all new costumes for 2015, featuring all of the hottest characters. These costumes were recently released and are for all ages, whether you’re shopping for the kids, or are just a kid at heart :) Plus, BuyCostumes is offering 15% off sitewide! Check out a few of my personal favorite costumes below and don’t forget to use coupon code AFCBC15 at checkout to save on your whole purchase!

New Halloween Costumes For 2015

Disney’s Descendants: Deluxe Maleficent Costume For Women

Star Wars: Episode VII – Boys Stormtrooper Deluxe Costume

Browse the full selection of all of the hottest costumes for the entire family at!

Let’s chat: Leave me a comment – do you dress up for Halloween? Any plans on what you’ll dress up as this year? And what was your all-time favorite Halloween costume? I’d love to hear from you guys!


What Real Moms Need in their Diaper Bag or Purse

Thank you to HUGGIES for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try HUGGIES WIPES AT WALMART! If you’re a blogger interested in working on fun partnerships like this, learn more about Linqia…

Being a mom is the most rewarding job in the world. But it’s also a messy one. Between diapers and potty training and mud and sticky snacks and play dates and colds and allergies and boogers and….Well, you know what I mean. It’s a never-ending job keeping kiddos clean. Not to mention all of the other messes in life – spills at home or in the car, germ-filled shopping carts and play areas, make-up removal, stained shirt on the way to work… and on and on and on. Which is why I’ve always kept a pack or two of Huggies® Wipes somewhere handy, to clean up pretty much any mess that comes my way, with a quickness. Because messes? Ain’t nobody got time for that…. :)

What moms really need in a diaper bag or purse to be prepared for anything - fun tips! [Read more…]