Summer Adventures with Boiron!

Can you believe that this summer is already coming to an end? One of my summer goals was to make time for my close friends and family, so I’m doing my best to meet up with everyone during the month of August! This past weekend, I had lunch plans with one of my closest friends. Unfortunately, our lunch plans were a little ruined due to rain so we decided to quickly order some take out!

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Aimery's Birthday Party!

Today, our little boy turns three 💛Last weekend we celebrated Aimery by throwing him a small party with our closest family! It wasn’t super pinterest-worthy, but it was a party that we will never forget! It was everything Aims requested, from the party hats to hundreds of balloons. We had an amazing time celebrating him, connecting with our family, and making memories. Keep scrolling for all of the birthday photos!

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Top Ways Your Family Can Prepare for a Fire with First Alert

Did you know that 43% of homeowners have an emergency escape plan and only 33% have discussed fire safety with their family?* In the event of an emergency, every second counts. That’s why it’s important to plan and practice your emergency escape route and discuss fire safety with your entire family. As Aimery is getting older, we want to teach him more about fire safety and what to do in the event that a fire would occur in our home. I initially thought the idea of it might make him scared, but he couldn’t have been more excited to learn and help Ben & I with our preparations!

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How to Make Time for Family Dinner Nights this School Year

With back to school season quickly approaching, I’m already dreading the craziness that comes with this time of year! With Aimery back in school and all of us adjusting to new schedules, it’s more important than ever to make time for family dinner. Growing up, my family always made time for each other at the end of most nights, and that is definitely something I want to continue doing with Aims! I’m looking forward to dinner time with my family, even though sometimes it can be stressful to throw together with school, late work nights, and soccer practice taking over our fall routines. I would rather find meals that take under 30 minutes than to be away from Aimery for hours preparing a meal! It can be hard to find quick meal ideas, so I’m always on the lookout for easy meals to throw together and are great for my family!

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5 Things to Pack for your Next Roadtrip

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is road trip as a family. We love seeing new places and now that Aimery is getting older, we feel more comfortable driving 2+ hours a way! We recently took a road trip to visit family friends in Maryland! Luckily my friends have a pool where we were able to hangout during the heatwave last week. No matter where we go, near and far, we always make sure to pack our Road Trip essentials! Keep reading for 5 of our road trip essentials!

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5 Things to Pack in your Gym Bag

adidas is my favorite fitness apparel brand! Whether I am running errands, working out at the gym, or on the trail, you can spot me in adidas! I love the style, functionality, durability, and longevity of their products. I always feel more motivated in my adidas apparel and it allows me to not only work out harder, but also power through my day.  My favorite way to stay active is by running in the evening, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. This work out routine has been such a stress reliever for me! I’m always getting questions about what I pack in my bag before hitting the gym (or trail!), so keep reading for 5 things that I always pack in my bag!

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Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through summer? With such a busy schedule it can often be hard to find time to get outside and enjoy my favorite season, while it lasts! I recently planned an outdoor picnic for my best friend and I so we could spend the day together and catch up. We gossiped over the cutest pineapple bowls - and they taste amazing too!

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Taco Bout a Party!

Who says you can only have tacos on Tuesdays? We love tacos, no matter what day of the week! When Ben and I started dating, our families both started having a weekly dinner night for us all to gather together and catch up. Once a month, Ben and I host our families for dinner! This week, we hosted a Taco Bout A Party! They say, “When you find true love hold it with both hands because tacos can be messy sometimes!” so to say my heart is full is an understatement. Keep reading for our favorite taco idea!

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How to Reduce Stomach Bloating this Summer

Hi friends! Let’s get down to business! Ever have those times where you eat way too much at a family picnic? You just couldn’t stop eating all the fruit or the chips and dip were too good to put down? Yeah, me too! Ever have one of those times where you regret it? Your stomach feels so bloated? Yeah, me too! Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Well, I would love to share with you a product I found to help me and I’m sure it will help you too! Keep reading to hear all about the perfect remedy for bloating, pressure, and discomfort so you can get back to enjoy that quality family and friends time!

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Fête en Blanc Lancaster

Fête en Blanc is a worldwide event where people gather in public spaces for invite-only dinner parties. All guests come dressed in white and bring all of their own food, wine, tables, chairs, and tablecloths. Only a certain amount of tickets are sold per event, and the location is made known to guests within 24 hours of the dinner. Tickets to the Lancaster event sold out in under a minute! Thankfully, my friends and I were able to grab tickets in time! Keep reading for the story behind this spontaneous dinner party and what we would do differently next time!

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Gluten Free Summer Snack

Suns out, Snacks out! Am I right? Once Aimery is out of school, our schedule gets a lot more hectic! Sometimes it’s hard to find better-for-you snacks ideas that are convenient to take on adventures of any size!  Popchips are the perfect summer time snack to bring on a trip to the pool or on your summer road trip, since they are perfect for sharing with friends and family on the go.

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Self-Love Journey

Up until a year ago, I was obsessed with my appearance. I was constantly on a juice cleanse or a trendy diet, working out twice a day, and skipping meals to fit what I thought was my “best image”. That image was two sizes smaller then I am today. That image was missing out on ice cream dates with my toddler, going out with my friends, and eating carbs on thanksgiving. I made a decision a while ago to continue living a healthy lifestyle, while no longer being obsessed over a number on a scale. And I did it for Aimery! Aimery watches everything I do. He listens to every word I say. And I NEVER want him to hear me make negative comments about my body, because I never want him to have negative ideas about himself. My goal is to be an example of a healthy and happy lifestyle to him, so he can grow up confident knowing that his body is healthy, strong, and capable of climbing every mountain.

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Beautiful Heated Outdoor Pool Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA

Over a month ago, we were working on a secret project for a popsicle company. They needed us to shoot campaign content in early May, so it was really hard for us to find somewhere with an open pool! Thankfully, Eden Resort opened their outdoor heated pool and Kidz Water Zone the weekend before, so we were able to book a night at their resort to create content. Eden Resort is just a short 30 minute drive from our home, and I absolutely loved being able to get away for the night without all of the travel that comes with normal vacations! I never understood the concept of a staycation until our trip to Eden, but let me tell ya, I’m a huge fan! ESPECIALLY with kids, staycations are where it’s at!

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3 Tips to Repair Your Credit Score

It’s not easy to open up about my history with bad credit. Going through a divorce while simultaneously juggling medical bills and student loans is no small feat and did significant damage to my credit score. I’m in a place now where we are starting to look into buying our first home, but I was terrified my credit history would hold us back. Although it can be embarrassing to be real about your struggles with bad credit, there are lots of tools and tips to help get you back on the right track! I want you to know that although improving your credit score may take time, it can be done. I can speak from personal experience, as I’m still in the process of recovering mine. Every consumer has the right to good credit and the law is on their side to help them fix mistakes.

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3 Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas you Didn’t Think Of

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s always a struggle finding a gift for the man that has everything! My dad has been one of the most influential people in my life and has always gone above and beyond for me. Growing up, I watched him work really hard to provide for my family so that my mom could stay home with us. He is a now retired police officer and currently works full-time at our local church to positivity impact our community every day. When he isn’t working, he is playing golf, working on his jeep, helping others, and running around with Aimery. This year, I looked for more unique Father’s Day gifts besides the normal coffee mug or another T-Shirt!

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Family-Friendly Encore Resort in Orlando, Florida

A couple weeks ago we traveled to Orlando to spend the week with some of my best blogger friends and their families. We stayed together in an eight bedroom house at Encore Resort with our own private pool, and it was just the vacation I needed! It was so fun being able to finally meet the girls I have been following on Instagram for over a year. Most of our kids were around the same age, so it was great having them all together to play in the pool. And of course, I loved being able to spend quality time with Aimery.

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Our Favorite Summer Snack Ideas

Summer is finally here! Aimery had his last day of school last week, and now that we are home from our vacation, we are establishing our summer routine! Aimery’s school offers summer preschool two days a week, so he will still be keeping up with some consistency during the summer. When he isn’t at preschool, I like him to spend most of his days outside. We recently got a season’s pass to a nearby amusement park that has a waterpark, so we will be doing a bunch of road trips to the park! I also plan to get him a blow up pool so he can have his friends over to swim! With all of the running around he will be doing, I have been running to Walmart to stock up TONS of snacks for him. Keep reading for our favorite summer snack ideas!

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3 Things You Need For Your Summer Vacation, Period.

Hey girls! We just got home from vacation today, and let me tell you, I’m ready to move back to Florida. The sun, water, and relaxation were just what I needed to kick off the summer. This blog post is a little different from what I normally write, but it is a much needed list for every girl heading somewhere warm in the next couple of months! If you are a guy and not interested in girl talk (including periods) then this post isn’t for you!

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