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  • What to Wear During Pregnancy

    This post was sponsored by Motherhood Maternity® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about my visit to Motherhood Maternity, all opinions are my own. Getting cute, comfortable, well-priced maternity clothing and finding clothes that are similar to your     pre-pregnancy style can be tough. But I found the perfect solution; I was lucky enough to be able to partner up with Motherhood Maternity to pick out some awesome maternity clothes that I have loved this pregnancy. Two weeks ago, I went to my local Motherhood Maternity which happens to be only about ten minutes from my house and went shopping to get clothes that I feel really great in. I had such a great experience in the store with the employees. They were both very kind and extremely helpful and very sensitive to me and my needs. I explained to them what my day-to-day life was like and they were able to help me pick out everything I would need. One of my favorite items that I got was this very comfortable little black dress…

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  • Halloween Costume Ideas: Girly Clown Costume

    Materials leotard 2 skeins of yarn (yellow and pink) yarn pom pom maker scissors tights or leg warmers arm bands/gloves 110 yards of tulle 1 yard of thick elastic (waistband) top hat headband sparkle pom poms (mixed colors) feather embellishments suspenders Instructions: For this this costume we started out with a basic pink ballet leotard and embellished the entire thing. First, we used our pom pom maker to make different colored pom pom balls out of yarn (2 yellow, one pink) and stitched them to the bodice of the leotard straight down the middle. Next, we started the tutu. First we measured Millie’s hips and made a circle out of the elastic for her waistband. Stitch the two ends of the elastic together to make a circle. Next, we created the tulle skirt. We used 110 yards of 8″ strips of tulle. They came on these handy rolls. It was definitely a full skirt but we could have even used more tulle. We cut the roll into 24″ strips. This length will be half the length of the skirt. So 24″ strips…

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  • Cleaning and Nesting before Baby

    I partnered with Maids.com to share my tips for cleaning and nesting before the new baby comes. I am pregnant with baby number 4 and I am beyond nervous but also very excited about it. I am due next month and I have been starting to nest and get ready for this baby to join our family. Last month Mallory helped me get things organized in my kitchen and pantry and that got the ball rolling. My kitchen is the place where my family gathers the most and I am so grateful we started there. I want to share more about my kitchen overhaul later and today I wanted to talk about getting already for baby. Here is 6 tips to help get ready for baby. 1. Create a little changing station for baby. I wanted everything that the baby need to be easy to find and for everything to have a place. My girls are 5 and 6 years old and I wanted to be able to tell them where everything was at so that they could help me out…

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  • Back to School Ideas: First Day of School Printables 2015-2016

    2016 UPDATE: We now have 2016-2017 First Day of School Prints in our Etsy shop! It comes with all grade levels ready to print!  Grab yours here: First Day of School Signs. Due to extreme high demand of customizations and requests, we had to add them to our shop. Thanks for your understanding!  Hi friends! Who’s ready for school to start? MEEEEE!!!! My kids are excited too but I am really excited to be back on a schedule. Type A + Summer vaca and no structure = crazy town! I have your Back to School Free Printables for this school year again for you! I have 2 little ones in school this year and two at home so it’s going to be a big change in our house. We’re gearing up for the first day! I took some fun pictures of my boys and my nieces to document their big day! I can’t believe some kids have already started! Click the links below to download and print!  First day of Preschool First day of Pre K First day of Kindergarten First day of…

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  • Camping Games Printable

    Free Printables: Summer Camping Printables

    Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli. Summer is finally here! Some of my favorite summer memories growing up involved camping with the family. Do you have any camping trips planned this summer? Today I am sharing these free Summer Camping Printables. Sometimes planning for a camping trip can be hard, especially if it’s your first time. I have created a couple Summer Camping Printables to help your camping trip planning stay organized and worry free! First, the Camping Packing List. Since everyone needs different items depending on the camping location and people coming, I decided to keep these lists blank and easy to customize. Organize your packing list into general campsite items, clothing and footwear, personal items, kitchen items and other miscellaneous  items. I think the best part of camping is eating and cooking outdoors.  Meal planning for camping can be a little bit harder, because you’re away from your oven, microwave, and maybe even electricity. Hopefully you find these Camping Meal Planning Printables helpful while planning for your camping trips this summer!   Are you bringing kids along on your camping trip this summer?…

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  • DIY Nursery String Art

    Good morning, everyone… it’s Charlotte from Ciburbanity! I’ve missed you! Two weeks ago, we moved into a “forever” house around the corner which means a lot of things, but… right now, it means I can actually start putting together our new nursery! Believe it or not, this will be the first nursery I’ve ever *really* designed. The first three kids were born in New York City and we were renting, and then sweet Louisa was moved into the brand new guest room… so technically a newly designed space, but not for a baby. Hopefully I’ll get the space ready in time, but today I at least have a fun piece of artwork for the room to share with you! Have you ever dabbled in string art? I love it… if you google it, you’ll find examples of it everywhere and it’s such a fun textural way to bring in some dimension and color and whimsy to your space. Also? It’s cheap and easy… my favorite type of craft! Materials? An old board, brad nails, and string/ yarn. That’s it! Start…

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  • Last Day of School Free Printables

      **UPDATE** All downloads should be working properly now! Thanks for your patience!!! Hey guys! Due to popular demand, I’ve got this years Last Day of School Free Printables for you! I know a few places have already finished school, lucky ducks but several places still have a few days, weeks or even over a month left! First, download your appropriate grade(s) or if you have a few kiddos and want to capture one good picture, download the Last Day of School printable. This has the year but no grade or school level so it’s perfect for a shot of all of your kids, neighbor kids, bus stop or even the whole class! Click on the link below of the one you want to download and save it to your desktop. Open the image (I use Preview) and click Print. Next, print your image on smooth cardstock if possible. Last year, I mounted it on red construction paper to jazz it up a bit. Tip: I used the “Print Entire Image” preset and this worked great. Just trim the white edges…

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  • Tips on how to Style an End Table

    This post was sponsored by Target, my favorite store on the planet. All opinions, tips and tricks are 100% my own. In my front entry way I have a little area that I have turned into a little sitting area. This area has become one of my favorite spaces. We gather there for homework and I found that my kids love to sit in these comfortable chairs and color and read. Since we use this area as a hang out we need a little table between the chairs to use and to help complete the space. I found this cute end table at Target and I also found this lamp and floral piece. I love the pop of color the lamp brought to the space and the flowers add such a homey feel. My Tips for styling and picking an end table is to…. First, know what look you are going for in the space. Do you want more of a casual look or something more sophisticated and formal? Second, pick the right end table. If you have a heavy…

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  • The BEST DIY Body Scrubs

    So, if you’ve followed our blog for a while, you may have noticed that I’ve shared a few different DIY Body Scrub recipes with you. Especially sugar scrubs. Guys, they’re the best. They are so easy to make, take only a few minutes, few ingredients, make great gifts and leave your skin feeling baby’s bum soft. For reals. I love them. I kept this Apple Cinnamon Scrub on my bathroom counter all winter because the weather really takes it’s toll on my hands and lips (weird?) in the winter. The sugar scrubs are soothing and exfoliating. I love it for chapped, dry, peeling lips. Here are some of my favorites. Next time you need a quick gift, make one of these babies and throw it in a mason jar. Done and done. This Apple Cinnamon Scrub is my current fave. It’s totally edible so I use it for a lip scrub and may or may not lick my lips a little after. It gets all the dry yuckies (It’s a word.) off and leaves my lips smooth! Also amazing in…

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  • 10 Awesome Gift Ideas for Him

    Every year, buying for my husband is the hardest! He always says he doesn’t “need anything” and his wants list is always very minimal. He’s awesome like that but it makes buying for him rather difficult. Instead of getting him a tie or cologne, I decided to search for some other great gift ideas for the man in my life and your man in yours! Apple TV – I actually got him this a few years ago and we LOVE it! It’s the best! DIY “Extremely Hot” Grilling Apron Cuddle Kit for 2 – I love that this really shows you care and want to spend time with him. Great gift! Hello Handsome Key Chain Gun Soaps – these are awesome for a gun fan or hunter! Nixon Tectonic Belt from Urban Outfitters Live from New York Book – History of SNL! This is awesome! FitBit GoPro Camera Leather Money Clip My husband would love any and all of these gifts! Hope you find something for the man in your life! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to offset the cost of…

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  • Meet these Mormons

    Hi friends! We’re popping in today to share with you a new movie we’re really excited about! We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints otherwise known as “The Mormons”. We are proud of this part of who we are! We are excited to team up with over 65+ of us strong… to extend an invitation to see a film. A film entitled “Meet The Mormons”. This film is not meant to be an “in your face” – you must join our church film. It is simply designed and produced to uplift and inspire you through six stories of those of our faith who have followed promptings to follow Christ more fully in their lives. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this film. We hope your hearts are made light as you feel the goodness that comes from following our Christ and Savior. All proceeds from the film will be donated to The American Red Cross. So not only will you be uplifted and inspired, your money will be going to an amazing charity!!…

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