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10 Tips for Reducing Stress During the Holidays

The holidays are here! In our house holidays come with a mix of excitement and hesitation.  Holidays are full of beautiful memories and special events, but they can also lead to stress. As a Thrive…
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The Old Fashioned Charm of Knott’s Merry Farm!

  Knott’s Berry Farm will always hold a special place in my heart.  The old fashioned charm, Mrs. Knott’s famous chicken dinner,  and fun rides make up some of my favorite childhood memories.  We always…
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DIY »
Finding Dory Pumpkin carving stencil easy

Finding Dory Pumpkin Carving Stencil and Halloween Party ideas!

.Halloween is right around the corner.  Finding Dory is also available today on Digital HD. Yay!  As part of the Finding Dory Blu Ray event I attended at Walt Disney Studios we participated in a…
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Food »
how we treat eczema naturally

How we treat eczema naturally with diet modification

I have been doing a lot of research about food sensitivities and allergies recently. It’s fascinating.  Our youngest daughter has had severe eczema from about three months of age on. We desperately wanted to treat…
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Disney »
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Festival of Holidays at The Disneyland Resort! Get a month FREE when you buy a Disneyland pass!

The holiday season is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort.  Every year we look forward to Christmas time at the Disneyland Resort.  While we love the holiday merriment we see year after year, we…
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Thrifty Stuff »
vacation fund jar for kids

Vacation Fund Jar for kids

  Our vacation fund jar is mostly symbolism, but we love it.  We decided years ago that debt free was the way to be. We plan out everything. Our goal is to always pay cash,…
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Entertainment »
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Sing Movie Coloring Sheets and Printables

Sing Movie Coloring Sheets Sing is in theaters on December 21st just in time for Christmas.  We saw an early screening last week and the kids were cracking up. I am thrilled to share some…
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Style and Products »
moana gift guide giveaway

The Ultimate Moana Gift Guide & Giveaway!

No doubt, many kids are hoping for a Moana themed gift this holiday season.  We have a few Moana items for each of our kids tucked away to put under the tree for Christmas ourselves. …
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Blogging »
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How to Make Money Blogging

This post is long overdue.  I promised those of you who are interested in learning to blog that I would share a post about how to monetize your blog two months ago.  I am super…
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Highlights Along the Way

Hi! My name is Kate, welcome to my little corner of the internet! A little about me, I am a wife, a mommy, and a blogger. I love adoption, Disney, exploring SoCal, and encouraging my kids to eat healthy. Grab a cup of coffee, hang out for a while, and please invite a friend….

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