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Our Favorite No Fuss Halloween Crafts for Kids

October 10, 2016

Our Favorite No Fuss Halloween Crafts for Kids

If you are anything like me you spend the last hours before bed determined to do more crafts with the kids the next day.  I tell myself, “I can totally be that mom who had education and adorable activities for my kids each day.  Why can’t we have a house filled with elaborate Halloween decor all made by my 4 and 2 year old?”  And then the next morning I wake up to find them trying to fill their play kitchen with water they harvested from the powder room sink that still running and remember exactly why that ideal is simply not us.

But rather than accepting defeat entirely, I’ve switched my pinning to look for the easiest, no fuss, little mess Halloween crafts that would work for preschoolers.  Almost everything in these crafts are already in our home which means that I can just whip them out on the fly when I can tell our afternoon is about to take a turn for the worst.  Because let’s face it, in my house I don’t need crafts as a dedicated preplanned morning activity but instead for the –  no one took a nap but everyone actually needs one -afternoons.

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Save, Spend, Splurge – Leopard Foldover Clutch

September 25, 2016

 

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Photo Credit: Grace Atwood – www.thestripe.com

I have been eyeing the Clare V. leopard foldover clutch ever since I used “animal print” as the A in my Fashion Alphabet blog post and even more so now that it’s fall . Leopard is always a must and a leopard clutch or shoe is really the cornerstone of a well appointed wardrobe (see my How to Wear Animal Print) blog post.  If I were going to build a 100 piece capsule wardrobe I would absolutely, unequivocally include the Clare V. leopard clutch.  Clearly many of you agree because in the past week between when I started this post and finally sat down to finish it, Nordstrom has sold out.

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The 8 Most Important Ways Moms Can Maximize Energy and Achieve More

September 12, 2016
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Confession, I am the antithesis of a Type A personality.  I am not particularly detail oriented or very organized. I am impatient, not rigid, I will hang out with you on a moment’s notice, I don’t know what’s for dinner until I open the fridge, and I’m not the type of mom to makes plans on Monday for Thursday.  I decide on Thursday morning what we are going to do for the day and then probably make the rest of the days decisions along the way.  But underneath what seems like an unsustainable lack of rigidity is a method that leaves me highly productive with what my friends characterize as an overflowing amount of energy.  So what’s my method to maintaining what to most seems like I always have two days packed into one?  Energy management.

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Step by Step Guide to Authenticate a Louis Vuitton Neverfull

September 7, 2016

Step by Step Guide to Authenticate a Louis Vuitton Neverfull

The more popular the Louis Vuitton bag, the more likely you are going to come across a lot of counterfeits in the marketplace.  Such is the case for the Louis Vuitton Neverfull.  Despite being around since 1998 this bag has grown wildly popular in the past 5 years and for good reason. It’s classically styled and has so many practical uses that you will never want to get rid of your bag.  I personally would be weary of any used Neverfull because no savvy buyer would ever part with this bag.  I would give up my Speedies before I would part with my Neverfull. So since the Neverfull has drastically increased in popularity, and it’s such a simple design, the market has been flooded with dozens of knock-offs making it incredibly difficult for an untrained buyer to determine if any pre-owned Neverfull being sold online is actually authentic. Let’s look at the step-by-step guide to follow when authenticating a Louis Vuitton Neverfull.

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