How Reading Made My Week Better: Tips to Read More Books

September 15, 2015

When I surveyed women for my Fringe Hours research, reading was the number one activity women enjoyed doing in their free time. It certainly is one of my favorite pastimes and has been my whole life. Yet, I am oftentimes guilty of letting it fall to the wayside when I am busy. Up until two […]

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Weekend Freebie: The Good Dinosaur Coloring Sheets

September 11, 2015

We love Disney/Pixar movies and are SO excited to see The Good Dinosaur Thanksgiving weekend. As a kid, I loved The Land Before Time and I think The Good Dinosaur is going to be THAT movie for my kids. We have watched the trailer at least half a dozen times. Disney-Pixar emailed me some free […]

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Free Photo Book + Tips to Keep Design Simple

September 10, 2015

I love making photo books, particularly when I have a large collection of photos from things like vacations, birthday parties and family photo shoots. After making dozens of photo books here are a few tricks I have learned for keeping the process simple. Select your photos in advance: This makes a huge difference. Don’t upload […]

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Encourage Creativity & Faith in Your Kids

September 9, 2015

Matthew and I are always on the lookout for excellent Christian books and products for our kids, which is why I was so excited when my friend Karen sent Elias and Adeline copies of her amazing new book, Archer’s Adventure Journal. {Be sure to read to the end for a coupon code!} Archer is a […]

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10 Reasons for Moms to Love Sam’s Club

September 8, 2015

This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club®, however, the text and opinions are all my own. Does your family have a membership to Sam’s Club? As someone who strives to save our family money, I have found that Sam’s Club helps me buy the things we love, while stretching our finances further. I became a […]

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The Swiffer Effect + Swiffer Green Box Giveaway

September 4, 2015

Here’s what I have learned since becoming a mom: It is impossible to keep your floors clean. Dirt, cheerios, sand from the sandbox and more ends up on our floor ever day. Can I get an amen? While cleaning isn’t one of my strengths, with Ezra about ready to crawl, Matthew and I are really […]

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How to Organize & Store Kids Clothes

September 2, 2015

I am a big proponent of shopping a year ahead when it comes to kids’ clothes. This is a great way to save money because you are able to wait until the end of the season to buy next season’s clothes. For instance, this past week at Target I bought shorts for just $1.30 a […]

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Weekend Deals & Freebies

August 30, 2015

I have spotted SO many awesome deals this weekend that I thought I would round them up into one post (some links are referral or affiliate links). We often see a lot of photo/gift deals this time of year, so it is a great opportunity to get started on making gifts for Christmas. You’ll definitely save […]

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Easy & Fun Grandparent’s Day Craft

August 28, 2015

Grandparents Day is just over two weeks away (Sunday, September 13). This is a holiday that can sometimes be overlooked, but I think it is very important to honor our grandparents, and our children’s grandparents. With the weekend ahead, it’s the perfect opportunity to make something for the grandparents in your life. Because my children […]

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Giveaway: A Huge Box of NEW Books

August 26, 2015

Like many of you, we are huge book lovers here in the Turner house. Because Matthew and I are both writers, we receive a lot of books from publishers, oftentimes more than one of the same copy. As a small way to show my appreciation for you visiting here, day after day, week after week, […]

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