Want an Awesome Diaper Bag/Tote for Babies or Older Kids?! Enter to win a Boken Diaper Bag!

My earliest memory of loving bags is second grade. My teacher was an Avon rep., and she brought into our class about 200 bags that were used for delivering product. They came in all sizes- from teeny tiny, to much larger.  The small ones were so cute, and the bigger ones held so much! There was a size for everything! I took as many as I could home.

As I have worked toward simplifying life, bags (of all kinds) are the hardest thing for me to part with, and the hardest item to stop collecting. I love them. Seriously. So I think of the above memory often.

The most recent addition to my collection is the Boken Diaper Bag- and I love it! It’s perfect for my family- with two older children. I can fit our water bottles, sweatshirts, books, iPad, headphones, extra clothing… and the bag is lightweight, and folds into a pouch, which makes it great for travel.

Enter to win a Boken Diaper Bag!

Enter to win a Boken Diaper Bag!

For those with babies, the Boken offers a massive changing pad, and numerous pockets both inside and outside for storing diapers, food,  blankets, and all those little things that make it into the family diaper bag. The Boken is convenient for other reasons, too- like having three different ways to carry it: messenger style, as a tote, or on your back (complete with straps), which makes it perfect for baby wearing!

Chilling at the park with our Boken!

Chilling at the park with our Boken!

We love our new bag. It’s perfect for our on-the-go and traveling family, and now you can enter to win one:
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See?! Perfect for traveling!

See?! Perfect for traveling!

Go Green! Enter to Win a Glass Water Bottle from Faucet Face- 2 Winners!

Enter to win a glass water bottle from Faucet Face!

We made the switch to glass water bottles a few months ago, and haven't looked back! I love that the plastic taste is missing, and knowing that it's better for my family, and the Earth. It's been fun seeing the different designs and graphics on them, and finding just the right size for each family member. I recently spotted these fun glass water … Continue Reading...

Giveaway: Super Cute Peanuts Clothes for Your Child!

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Which international fashion icon can boast that her apparel is worn by the best-dressed (and cutest!) little girls in the world? Snoopy’s sister Belle, that’s who! Yes, a new line of Belle apparel for young girls is bringing Peanuts’ signature wit and Belle’s fashionista style to Macy’s this fall. Look how cute these clothes are! You can … Continue Reading...

Family Travel: A Road Trip for the Soul


Family travel offers us real understanding of geography, people, and culture. It allows us to reflect on our own lives, too. I underestimated what a two week road trip through parts of the West would do for our family, but I should not have. I have traveled enough to know that each experience gives us a new set of eyes, each place seen broadens … Continue Reading...

Odysseo by Cavalia: Review and Ticket Giveaway Denver

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Good entertainment transports us. It removes us from our current surroundings, and circumstances, and allows us to get lost in another time or place. When we have experienced this, we leave with a new life perspective; an excitement, contemplation, or intrigue. Odysseo by Cavalia does this in a new and different way. Harnessing the majesty, and … Continue Reading...

4 Fall Family Activities in New England

Photo Courtesy of Loon Mountain

Since moving out west 18 months ago, whenever anyway asks this New England native about the best time to visit, I tell them Fall.  It's idyllic- the stuff of paintings, writings, and photos.  The humidity disappears, the crisp air sets in, and the smell shifts to the undeniable aroma of autumn (this writer is a bit homesick at the moment!). Click … Continue Reading...

I Am Finally Turning 40!

Dreading 40? Heck no! I'm celebrating that I am FINALLY 40!

We should celebrate the wisdom, growth, and experiences that we gain each year. I am not dreading turning 40, I am finally turning 40! Do you ever have those moments when you look in the mirror and do not  recognize the person looking back at you? I had one the other day. I have had them before, and they usually scare me. The person in the … Continue Reading...

Want to Celebrate Someone Special?

This year Marriott Rewards™ turns 30- and they are celebrating by offering your special someone a party! Year of surprises gives you a chance to nominate a deserving person in your life for a surprise party. Awesome, right? Maybe your mom turns 60 this year, or your sister just graduated with honors. Did your best friend go after a dream by … Continue Reading...

Under the White Big Top at Pepsi Center in Denver on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 An Event For The Whole Family! ODYSSEO by CAVALIA


The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment once again with its second production Odysseo. Cavalia marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. A veritable revolution in live performance, Odysseo by Cavalia features 67 horses and 48 artists in a … Continue Reading...

Romance in Marriage is Different than I Expected

Romance in Marriage is Different than I expected by Jennifer Andersen OurMuddyBoots.com

My husband and I had to go on a retreat before we got married. One of the seminars was about romance looking different than we expect. It's not that I didn't believe it, I just didn't understand it. Now, I do. Each morning Kris gets my coffee all ready so that all I have to do is push power when I come downstairs. He always makes sure one of … Continue Reading...

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