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30th Birthday Photo Shoot

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If you follow me on Instagram you’d know that today is my 30th birthday! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but in true MyBBLife fashion, I have to keep my birthday posting tradition (as seen here and here) alive! 

I try to do something a little different every year to celebrate my birthday, and since this year is a big one, I really wanted to do something BIG for myself to commemorate it. After seeing a friend of a friend pictures from her 30th birthday shoot, I knew that’s EXACTLY what I wanted to do! I picked the beautiful historic district of Charleston, South Carolina for the backdrop. I have fallen in love with the city ever since I went back in April for a work conference, and I couldn’t wait to get back there for these photos! 

My photographer, Trina, of Trina Gill Photography was such a pleasure to work with! She was so patient, friendly, and made the experience such fun times! As you will see below the fold…the final product was AMAZING! If you are in the Charleston, SC area and looking for a photographer to capture your memories…visit her website and get in touch…ASAP! I will be scheduling a family session with her in the Spring too! ;-) 

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Kid Approved: Petz Beach for Nintendo 3DS!

Petz Beach game cover

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I mentioned in a previous post about how my daughter Kayden is big on gaming. Well fast forward some time and now I have TWO daughters who share that same common interest. Kami got her own Nintendo 3DS last Christmas and now it’s a constant struggle over sharing game cartridges and who has the most points on whatever game they are playing for the week. 

Imagine the frustration when we only received ONE copy of Ubisoft’s Petz Beach to review! Talk about a moment of frustration for me trying to set some ground rules on how this game would be shared! Time has passed however, and the girls have had ample time to play it, and I am here to share their thoughts, as well as my overall review of the game. 

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5 Disney World Surprise Ideas

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As many of you may know, my family and I made our very first trip to Disney last month! The trip itself was amazing for my girls, but I would say the most fun part of it all was SURPRISING them with the news!

I mentioned in a few other posts that my daughters had NO idea we were even taking a family vacation this year, so it was EXTREMELY hard doing the planning, preparing, AND packing without them having a clue! For the months prior to the trip, I had been searching for ways to surprise the girls and had found MANY ideas from YouTube and other blogs. Today, I am going to share a few of those ideas in case you want to surprise your children, and also get in a little detail about how WE surprised Kayden and Kam.  

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I Sparked The Swiffer Effect!

Swiffer Hey Everyone!

Every Sunday in my home is “chore” and is the day that my family and I set time aside to clean our home. Everyone has set jobs to do, and when we all work together, it usually takes only about an hour to get everything done and our home in tip-top shape. I credit this to the fact that I never really let our home get out of control messy and I do a mini clean every night keep mess from accumulating during the week. 

I was SUPER excited to hear that I was selected for the Clever Girls #SwifferEffect #GreenBox campaign and was gifted TWO big green boxes full of Swiffer products. One for me…and one for a friend!  Continue reading

Repost: 6 Ways to Create Back To School Memories For Kids

back to school title

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Back to School season is upon many and for a few like us…already here! Kayden’s first day of school was yesterday and I figured now would be a great time to re-share this post from last year giving you a few ways to celebrate the back to school season. At the end of this post, I’m sharing some pictures of Kayden’s big day so be sure to check them out! 

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy on Vacation

Healthy on Vacation

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If you have been following me on Instagram, you’d know that my family and I JUST got back from our Disney vacation! We had sooo much fun and I can’t wait to go more in detail about the things we did in some future posts. 

 We all look at vacations as time to wind down, forget about the cares in our usually everyday lives and really let our hair hang down! This typically means less moving around, more eating out, and my favorite thing to do on vacation: sip fruity alcoholic drinks by the pool. Today, however, I’m writing about how I managed to go on vacation and not only gain ONE pound…but lose two of them!

Yes…as the title suggests, we are talking staying healthy on vacation! 

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