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Dani

Dani lives in North Carolina with her two preschoolers. She is a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom who loves to clean and organize anything and everything. Her happiness is found in Jesus, days at the spa, and combating dark chocolate peanut butter cups with everyday workouts at the gym. She owns a wedding, lifestyle, and freelance photography business, Dani Nicole Photography.

How to Create a Bunco Group

As busy moms, we sometimes don’t carve out enough time for friends and fun, and if we do, it’s usually once in a blue moon. If you’re craving some lady time that is consistent, fun, and “rewarding”, then consider creating a Bunco group with your gals!

Bunco… you mean the game that my grandma plays at her retirement home? Yup, that’s the one! But, believe it or not, it’s a game that has no age prejudice, and is just as fun if you’re 20 or 80. Grandma may or may not bring the booze, but we bet she loves the quality time spent with her friends, the magical feeling of lady luck on her shoulder, and the chance of becoming Bunco Queen complete with a wad of cash in hand as she waddles back to Room #3B.

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Unique Fashion with Jelly The Pug: Fall Collection 2015

As the temperatures start to drop, the days become shorter, and as kids shuffle back and forth to the school bus, you know that fall is upon us. While you’re packing up your daughter’s brightly colored summer shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits, don’t believe the myth that a fall wardrobe needs to be drab, dark, and dreary. We’re here to share with you one of our favorite clothing brand’s fall collection that is anything but brown and boring.

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Week of Wellness: Calling All Sample Lovers! #WOW

School is back in full swing, everyone’s schedules are filling up, and Mom, you’re knee deep in meal planning and budget busting; all the common things that come with back-to-school month-of-September territory. We are right there with you as we try to flush out the summer popsicles from our kiddos’ systems and steer them back onto the right track of a healthier lifestyle, all while trying to save a buck or two.

That’s why we’re excited to invite you to participate in Sampler’s Week of Wellness; an incredibly fun, online sample sharing event that combines fresh brands, free stuff, and friends all in one jam-packed week!

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NUX – Activewear Brands You Need to Know About

Do you ever feel inspired by getting dressed in the morning for an early sunrise jog? Does tossing on a zip up hoodie to run to the farmers market give you inspiration for your next vegan masterpiece? This next activewear brand we want to introduce you to believes that clothing shouldn’t just be something you wear, but something that inspires you to be better, reach higher, dig deeper. They believe that if they can positively affect just one life by selling a few pieces of great activewear, then they’ve done their job. We love that energy, so we’re excited to share with you our next favorite activewear brand!

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Pack Like A Pro: Toiletry Bag

As you’re packing your carry-on for summer vacation this year, you probably won’t forget to include a toiletry bag, but that toiletry bag may not be packed as organized and efficiently as it could be. After all, a well-packed toiletry bag certainly comes in handy on a too-many-tequila-shots night of vacation when you’re trying to dig through a mess of personal items to find Tylenol at 2 am, or when you desperately need eye drops to relieve the sting of ocean water splashed into your face by a playful toddler. We’re here to help you pack your toiletries for traveling like a pro, from the clear quart sized airport bags to the heavy duty toiletry bags made for serious stuff, all with hacks, tips, and product recommendations along the way!

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Year Round Resort Accessories


A vacation spent at a resort isn’t complete without a few accessories. Heck, even a regular day isn’t complete without an accessory or two! Bags, sunglasses, shoes, and hats are accessory essentials that must be stylish, yet still practical when spending time in the sun and shopping with the girls. Read on for some of our favorite resort accessories that will go perfectly with your new resort wardrobe.

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Year Round Resort Swimwear

While proper resort clothing for the whole family and a great collection of resort gear is necessary for a stylish and memorable vacation, the true essential of a trip to a beautiful oceanside resort is a swimsuit, of course! You can’t enjoy the crystal clear water without the perfect, form-flattering collection of swimwear. There are countless brands of swimwear on the market today, but they aren’t all created equal, so we’ve rounded up some of the highest quality, family-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing swimwear options that we personally love and wear every time we’re resort-vacationing.

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The Hottest Items for this Beach Season

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Beach season is in full swing, but it’s not too late to add some more items to your beach bag! We’ve rounded up some of the hottest, most unique, drop dead gorgeous, and amazing products that will make your beach vacation even more enjoyable. From beach tents to skincare products and swimsuits to sun hats, be sure to save room in your suitcases for these items that are sure to make you the most coveted after sunbather on the sand.

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Year Round Resort Wear For Adults


Hitting the resort this summer or are you already planning a trip in the winter for a much needed break from the cold? Need a wardrobe update for keeping up with the stylish lovelies who stroll through the resort grounds and lounge by the pool? We’re here to help you make your summer (or winter!) vacation resort-style fabulous. For both women and men (and even an option thrown in for little miss, just for fun) we’ve rounded up some of the most unique, breathtaking, and high quality resort wear that’s offered today. From hoodies to dinner dresses and cover-ups galore, there’s something here that will suit every adult’s personal style, making your time spent at the resort not only fun, but fashion-forward.

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Homemade Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

That’s right, today is the day that Americans celebrate one of the most popular desserts in the country. Every third Sunday in July since 1984 (thanks President Ronald Reagan!) the USA gathers together to eat a scoop of happiness, for no other reason, we think, than just because ice cream is plain ‘ol good!

So be sure that sometime today, you join your fellow Americans in dusting the ice cream maker off and whipping up a pint of our summer delicious, melt-in-your-mouth homemade Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: Life Edition: Week 2

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Week 2 has arrived and it’s time to start organizing two major categories that some love and some hate: Food and Fitness. Summer is a great time to go through recipes and rework your meal planning strategy, so you’re all ready when school starts back up and family dinner nights can re-appear, but more organized and delicious than ever.

Sure, organizing the exercise part of your life probably should have happened months ago, unless you were on the ball and you’re already rocking your beach bikini body. But, it’s always a good idea to take a hard look at how you work out and hey, you may realize you need to tweak some parts of your routine or actually begin exercising for the first time in 10 years! There’s never a better time than now to start. So here we go.

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Pack Like a Pro: Carry-On Bag

It’s summer vacation time which means the suitcases are being dug out of the attic, the travel toiletries are being bought, and the carry-ons are being packed. Whether you’re headed to a tropical paradise or you plan on escaping the heat by heading north, whether you’re taking a redeye or filling up the minivan, you probably want to pack as lightly as possible, but still be able to haul everything you might need. Most people like to travel with just a carry-on suitcase due to the convenience, but many are unsure of how to fit everything they want to bring into that smaller size bag. We’re here to show you how to pack a carry-on like an expert, by using just a bit of creativity, some efficient thinking, and being able to master the “bundle”.

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Family-Friendly Getaway for Summer: The Palm Beaches, Florida

Summer vacation planning is in full swing, and while some of us like to retreat to a spot cooler than our backyard, many like to embrace the heat and sunshine full force, especially when you have summer-loving kids in tow. If surfing, sand, and sailing are priorities on your vacation wish list this year and you don’t want to trek out of the country, then hop on over to sunny South Florida for a Caribbean-like vacation that is family- (and wallet) friendly!    

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31 Day Organization Challenge: Life Edition: Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of our latest 31 Day Organization Challenge! This summer we’re not only going to be lounging poolside, we’re going to push up our sunglasses and dive into organizing parts of our life. Summer break is a great time to get a head start on the school year and the fall season, so by putting in a few hours of work this month, you can begin the later half of the year freshly organized and ready to go!

This week we’re organizing The Essentials: those pieces of your life that you use on a daily basis that probably tend to collect more clutter and become disheveled easier and quicker than anything else.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: Life Edition

It’s SUMMER! The kids are out of school, the weather is gorgeous, and you’re spending every evening on the front porch drinking a spiked lemonade without a care in the world. With the joys of summer also comes the free time of summer. If you’re sticking close to home this month, why not use some of that extra time in a productive and satisfying way?

That’s right, we’re launching another 31 Day Organization Challenge! If you joined us at the beginning of the year for our 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition and loved the motivation and intensity of whipping your house into tip top shape, then come along with us this summer while we organize pieces of our everyday life.

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