How & Why I’m Running an EASY Marathon! #MiracleMarathon

MiracleMarathon

Yes, I did say easy marathon! Really, there is such a thing! It’s the #MiracleMarathon and anyone can participate! If I can do it, YOU can do it! And, it’s all to help the kids! What is it? The Miracle Marathon is a 27-day virtual fundraising campaign in which participants run/walk (or achieve forward motion […]

20+ DIY Disney FROZEN Costumes & Accessories

20+ DIY Disney FROZEN Costumes

Something tells me that that characters from Disney’s FROZEN are going to be rather popular Halloween costume choices this year! While you can certainly buy Anna & Elsa dresses, they can be hard to find and for some people DIY is a preferred way to go. Plus, I’ve seen very few options for sale for […]

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Straight Talk on Straight Teeth with Invisalign

Dental x-ray

Orthodontics. Braces. Ahhhh – it’s all completely new parenting territory here. I was one of the “lucky” few of my friends that didn’t have braces. But, unfortunately, we are for sure going to need some orthodontic care for Big Brother! He’s got a rather sizable crossbite going on. It’s not as noticeable on this old […]

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Easy-to-Make Disney Photo Books with Snapfish {+ Giveaway!!}

Easy Disney Photobook

I LOVE preserving family memories in all kinds of forms (the blog included). Scrapbooking & photo books are some of my favorite things to make. Sometimes though I get overwhelmed and making those things get put on the back burner (read- they NEVER get done). For example, we have SO many fun Disney memories from […]

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Money Saving Tips to Fund Your Travel Bucket List

travel bucket list tips

Do you have a travel bucket list? We don’t have anything technically “official”, but we have talked about A LOT of places that we want to go and experience with the kids. Here are a few that top our list: Australia – We have family living there and while Mr. Mom Endeavors and I have […]

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Sizzling Summer Food Bloggers Retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona

FireSky Resort in Scottsdale

If you’re looking for some great food bloggers to follow or awesome places to stay & eat in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, this is the post for you! Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the TSRI Sizzling Summer Retreat with a small handful of other food & lifestyle bloggers hosted by the FireSky […]

Little Tikes Tunnel ‘N Dome Climber Review {& GIVEAWAY!!!}

Little Tikes Tunnel 'n Dome Climber Review

Need a fun something fun to help keep the kids active? My boys are always looking for things to climb – in, on, through, or jump off. Their activity levels never cease to amaze me! So, we thought the Little Tikes Tunnel ‘N Dome Climber looked perfect for our house of young boys and were […]

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Frozen Party Planning Tips as seen on Arizona’s Sonoran Living Live

Frozen Party Tips

After the fun of the last tv segment, I was invited to be on abc15′s Sonoran Living Live to showcase some DIY Frozen party ideas on a budget! This was a whole different experience from the first time! Both were live segments, but this one was in studio and was just me (instead of a […]

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20+ BEARS Activities & Fun Foods

Bears Activities & Fun Foods

Have you seen Disneynature’s Bears?  The beautiful nature documentary movie hit store shelves on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD last week. As a former biology teacher, I love a good nature film – a love that I have passed along to the boys. They regularly ask if we can watch an animal movie. So, needless […]

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DIY Apple Mason Jar – Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

DIY Apple Mason Jar Teacher Gift Idea

With back-to-school time upon us, you may find yourself needing a teacher gift (whether that be for the first day, a holiday, special thank-you, or end of the school year). And, this simple Apple-themed mason jar is a great option. It’s a quick and simple diy project that makes a sweet & versatile gift. You […]

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20+ Luscious Lemon Raspberry Recipes

20+ Lemon Raspberry Recipes

Do you have a favorite flavor combination? One of mine is lemon & raspberry! Even as a kid, I loved lemon – lemon cake, lemon bars – so good! But, the pairing of lemon with raspberries is simply divine. YUM!! During the warmer months, I find myself craving fruit flavors like this. So, I decided […]

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Adding Variety to School Lunch Boxes

School Lunch Box Ideas

For us, the back to school grind is here. We just wrapped up our first week of school  – 2nd grade for Big Brother and Preschool for Little Brother. Thankfully, everything went well. But, the hardest thing for me about the back to school routine is figuring out lunches everyday. We did the fun Olaf […]

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Exclusive Kermit & Constantine Interview – Muppets Most Wanted

Kermit & Constantine Interview #MuppetsMostWanted

Have you seen Muppets Most Wanted yet?  It’s the super fun, globe-trotting, star-studded musical comedy adventure that hit stores on DVD on August 12th! As part of the DVD release fun, I actually got to ask the show’s stars, Kermit & Constantine, five questions as part of a fun little interview. So, curious as to […]

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No-Bake Dark Chocolate Banana Nut “Cake” Pops

No Bake Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Cake Pops

What’s better than a cake pop? How about a no bake cake pop? Yes, really! Well, sort of. These aren’t exactly cake. But, they are sort of cake-like and they’re a “pop”. So, what gets even better than no bake cake pop? How about a gluten-free, lower sugar pop covered in real, luxurious dark chocolate?! […]

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$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

ANO-Aug-Group-Giveaway

Welcome to the A Night Owl August Group Giveaway! Love Target? Need some extra back to school cash? Then you have come to the right place! The friends of A Night Owl have teamed up again to bring you an awesome $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! And we all KNOW you love Target, right? So, […]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Snack Bites

Healthy No-Bake Snack

It’s back to school time around here! In fact, Big Brother started this week – complete with a fun Disney Frozen Olaf-themed lunch for his first day! The busy back to school season means not only being prepped for busy morning breakfasts and school day lunches, but having after school snacks at the ready! Whenever […]

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Disney FROZEN Fun Olaf School Lunch

Disney FROZEN Bento Lunch

Does your house still have FROZEN fever? Between the boys’ FROZEN birthday party, a FROZEN themed breakfast, and our FROZEN party live tv segment, it’s no secret that we love FROZEN around here! So, I thought it was only fitting that we start the school year off with a fun FROZEN lunch! If you have […]

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Simple Back to School Party

Simple Back to School Party

Summer break is ending and everyone here is headed back to school. We’ve had a great summer and while I’m sad the fun is ending, I think getting back into a more structured routine will be good too. We did a lot of play dates with friends the past couple of months, so it was […]

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Back to School Bingo – Free Printables

Back to School Bingo Printables

We’re right in the midst of back to school time here! Last week was filled with school supplies shopping and meet-the-teacher nights. Big Brother starts second grade this week and Little Brother starts preschool! We just had one last little summer playdate and decided on a “back to school” party theme. So, I made up […]

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Whipped Lemon Dip

Whipped Lemon Dip

Back to school time is upon us which not only means coming up with lunch ideas, but after school snacks as well! There are many days when snack time is just whatever is convenient. But, when I can, I like to have something a little more prepared– that’s tasty, fun, and easy to make! Simple […]

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Family Travel Weekend in Sedona, AZ

Sedona family travel

Sedona is one of my very favorite places in the entire state of Arizona. At under a two hour drive from our house, it’s an easy road trip for us with kids. Plus, there’s that gorgeous scenery! It’s no wonder Sedona is recognized as on of “America’s Most Beautiful Destinations by TripAdvisor! Just check out […]

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