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The “Game” We Play That Changed Our Family Dynamic

*A super dated family photo because you obvs can’t do a text-only blog post these days right? #millenialsonlyskimread

Y’all, how cryptic is that title?? I know, right? It sounds dramatic but it’s the truth!! The “game” started with a podcast I was listening to but I’m well aware it’s nothing new, on the podcast she said

Gratitude changes your attitude.

Revolutionary right? Well, sometimes you just need to hear the right words at the right moment for them to actually stick. So after hearing that, we began implementing it in our family by playing the “gratitude game.” We take turns saying something we are grateful for, it can be anything, the air we breathe, the shoes on our feet, the big hug dad just gave out, ANYTHING! If we are in the car and everyone is yelling and burnt out, one person just pipes up with “I’m grateful for…” and the whole mood completely changes and we start taking our turns, we usually do three rounds but more if we have more!

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DIY Bug Off Spray

It’s officially sticky hot here in Florida and that means.. ALL the bugs. Every single time we step outside, at least one of us is bit by an ant and those little guys freakin hurt!! I finally ordered the oils I needed to make our own bug off spray because Lord knows we need it! You know

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Our 30A Staycation

I’ll be the first to admit that just 3 years ago I told a Navy spouse friend, “We better never go back to Pensacola!!” and even a year ago when we road tripped through, I was just NOT excited to leave beautiful Colorado for Pensacola. We’ve been here 6 months and I can officially say

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Our 5,000 mile summer road trip!

I still can’t believe we did this trip! Honestly, it was an absolute blast!! Almost 5,000 miles, 3 kids and 2 weeks driving around the country!! We rented a Ford Expedition XL and we seriously loved it! There was so much room in that thing and it was such a comfortable ride! Our trip started

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Mid Century Modern Ikea Hack For My Office

I’ve been pretty dang obsessed with for the Mid-Century Modern style for a while now but it’s def not in my budget! Nick finally gave me the green light last fall to redo my office, cue the praise hands!! My first stop was re-doing my old Ikea Kallax unit. I found my ideas on Pinterest and a

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