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14 DIY Gift Ideas for Teachers

14 Fun and Functional DIY Teacher Gift Ideas for Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, it brings the dreaded thoughts of what the heck do you get your child’s teacher. I think homemade gifts are always appreciated, and come across as really thoughtful because you and your child had to actually work on it. Opposed to just shopping for it. Any of these wonderful gift ideas […]

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November wellness tips for staying healthy during the winter months

note: This is a sponsored editorial post on behalf of Molina. Any and all opinions implied or directly expressed are my own. With the cold weather quickly setting in here in the beautiful South, we are focusing on staying healthy and keeping those pesky winter colds at bay. In no way am I a medical […]

Cinderella and the Prince

Cinderella First Look #Disney #Cinderella

Disney offered a first look at the newest movie in the line up for 2015, Cinderella. Beautifully filmed, a new take on the original story, and a classic brought to life makes this a must see for me. Check out these first look images, and the official trailer for the new release. Cinderella will be […]

30 DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

30 DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

Some of my favorite bloggers have allowed me to share their DIY Christmas decor ideas with you – and we all know that some bloggers are so good at DIY decor that they could give Martha Stewart a run for her money! There’s a little bit of everything on this list – from the very […]

12 Free Christmas Printables

12 Free Christmas Printables

Christmas is right around the corner, and we are getting ready as quickly as possible. I love adding homemade touches to our tree, and decorations around the house. If you are like me and like to have handy print-outs ready for activities to keep the kids occupied during snow days, or just weekend fun, then […]

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Connor and Colton 4 years old

The fear that every mom of ID twins has

The babies in our household is a set of bookends. Mirror image identical twin boys. It is an experience that is unlike any other. And the experience comes with a very weird distinct fear. One I think all mothers of identical twins have. Did I screw up, and mix them up somewhere along the way?! […]

10 things you may not know about me

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Being a blogger, I tend to lay everything out there. I don’t hide too much about me. But there are a few things you may not know about me. Gasp! After 7 years you would think you knew everything, right?! I’m terrified of bridges. No, I mean really. I hate driving or riding across bridges […]

Identical twin boys

Are Identical Twins Really Identical?

The answer might surprise and confuse you! When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I started researching and asking questions. When I found out, after having the boys, that they were identical, I researched even more. In all the research I found that identical twins aren’t 100% identical!  Identical twins are the result […]

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Potato Sausage Kale Soup

I’ve been a big fan of the Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden since I first tried it. A while back I came across a copy cat recipe for that soup, and have used it as the base for my own version many many times. Slowly adding and changing things as I went along to […]

Champions Gate entrance

Global Resort Homes: Champions Gate #EpicOrlandoVisit

note: Life with 5 monkies was provided with a vacation rental home in exchange for promotion and review. Any and all opinions implied or expressed are my own. It seems like it has been forever since our vacation to Orlando. And thanks to computer issues, and a multitude of family issues, I have been unable […]

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Monkeying Around…Fun for the kids


Toy Story 4 Plans Revealed!

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with “Toy Story,” it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story … [Read More...]

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