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Posted on August 7, 2017

DIY: 1st Day of School Sign

DIY For The Home/ Uncategorized

I was browsing on Pinterest, per usual, and came across quite a few of these awesome signs that parents were using for their kid’s first day of school.  Most of them were pre-made and available for purchase.  However, with only a few days left before the school year started,Read More

Posted on December 25, 2016

LoveSpoon Candles

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I knew these candles would be amazing because I could smell it through the packaging!! I love candles, but I’m always worried if I’m going to be able to actually smell them throughout the house once they are lit.  These LoveSpoon soy based candles delivered honey! These are perfect gifts for the holidays! Click on the photo for a link to their website and use my discount code: TAKE15JOI

This product is approved!

Posted on December 7, 2016

One year in Atlanta down, how many more to go?

Atlanta/ Mommy Life/ Uncategorized

I am convinced that most of Atlanta is seen from the inside of your vehicle.  I heard the traffic was bad prior to, but I was not prepared.  According to Google,the definition of ‘traffic’ is vehicles moving on a road or public highway.  I’m wondering how much emphasis is supposed to be put on ‘moving’, because when I get on 285, my Waze app seems to think that 5 miles equals 45 minutes.  Each freeway, or “highway” as they call them down here, is pretty much a parking lot where the whole city is attending the same concert at 7am.  Perhaps the President has a condo in Buckhead that I’m not aware of and his security detail holds up traffic at 3pm.  Or perhaps, there are warnings of an alien invasion and everyone is trying to escape all at that the same time, this time is usually 5pm.  I say this to say, traffic is unpredictable in regards to a specific time, but yet predictable that it will always be there.  If you gain anything from this article about your future transition to Atlanta, you MUST reside in the same area that you work in.  The traffic is the part that contributed to the latter half of this title.

Now for the first half of the title.  This is an amazing place to raise children, network in any field, explore the rarities of the combination of city and country life, and possibly become the next reality star that everyone loves to hate.  Coming from a city with deplorable housing and road conditions, an inadequate school system, and a crime rate that is comparable to Iraq, one could say I am slightly bias.  However, being well-traveled and this not being the first state I’ve transitioned to, I am STILL impressed.  Our first year here was dedicated to finding our garden and planting our seeds.  This year, I am beyond EAGER to see what grows.


Posted on September 7, 2016

8 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know The Dollar Store Had!

Mommy Life/ Uncategorized

We all know that the Dollar Store is our go-to for paper products, party supplies, greeting cards, and cheap holiday decor.  We also know that there are variances amongst the dollar store world, imitators if you may,  Family Dollar, Dollar General, etc.  What I love about Dollar Tree is that I know that every item I pick up is TRULY $1 or even less than.  I don’t need to price check anything and I don’t need to worry about if someone put the item on the wrong shelf, to only be fooled when I get to the register and find out it costs much more.  Also, my daughter is still at the age where if I tell her to pick out five things that she wants, she thinks mommy just took her on a shopping spree and we’re rich.
     Today, I found eight items that I considered to be shocking finds at Dollar Tree.  I considered them shocking because I would have went elsewhere without even thinking to try Dollar Tree first.

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