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Embrace Denim Trends This Spring With Earl Jean + Giveaway {15 Winners!}

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Embracing Spring Denim Trends with Earl Jean Skinny Jeans

Motherhood. It's an amazing journey that is truly like no-other.

Can I get real with you guy's for a minute though? On-point, perfectly pulled together fashion "wins" aren't occurring for me daily. You won't typically catch me at the grocery store, or ushering my kids to/from their activities in a pair of pumps. Truth? There are days that, if you were to run into me while out-and-about at any of the aforementioned places, I may be in yoga pants and a t-shirt.

DIY Fairy Lantern Lamp Tutorial

DIY Fairy Lantern Lamp Craft Tutorial
After I made a LEGO themed lamp for my son a few weeks ago my daughter felt left out, and she asked me if I could make her a lamp too. Her room is completely decked out in Disney Fairies at the moment (right down the Tinkerbell themed television). After thinking on it for a few days, I came across a lantern display at A.C. Moore I thought I would make something fairy themed to sit on her nightstand, to match her existing decor. 

Let me  start by saying this is super simple to make. It may look intimidating, but don't be fooled. It only took about a half an hour to make and all-in, it only costs about $25 to make!

Supply list & how to:

4 Fun Products To Create An Outdoor Play Space + Prize Pack Giveaway

With the record-breaking brutal Winter finally behind us, we are ready for some much-needed time outside, and SUNSHINE! Lots of sunshine!

We don't waist any time diving into the next season around here either! 

We already have our summer plans in the works. This year we are planning some fun exploration around the city, a few fun day trips, and a long weekend away. Nothing too big; it'll surely be memorable though.

In all honesty, some of our most memorable moments tend to be spent at home, just relaxing and having fun in the backyard with the kids.

DIY LEGO Minifigure Mason Jar Lamp + LEGO Brick Lampshade

How to make a LEGO Minifigure Mason Jar Lamp LEGO Brick Lampshade
Have a LEGO enthusiast in the house? We do! 

Our older son is absolutely enamored with all things LEGO, as are most boys his age. We are working on updating some of the decor in his room, and I thought I would try my hand at making him a DIY LEGO Minifigure lamp with a LEGO Brick Lampshade. 

Shop The Designer Selection At Charlotte's Closet For Your Next Event + Giveaway

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Spring is on the horizon! With the gorgeous weather, comes a handful of fun reasons to find something fabulous to wear. 

Prom, the spring dance, spring holidays; it's all coming up quickly. No matter what you're celebrating, Charlotte's Closet is sure to have an amazing designer dress for the occasion, at an equally amazing price-point!

One - The Year That Changed Us All Forever.

One. My sweet little guy is officially 1 year old!

I don't know where the time went? I find myself marveling at how light-speed fast it feels this time around. I don't recall time slipping away so quickly with our older two?

This year has been life-changing in some of the most unexpected ways.

I have written here weekly for the last 6 years.

Because There's Nothing Better Than A Snug #ShareASnug

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Think about it. At the end of the day, is there anything better than being surrounded by the people that you love? I think not.

As we rush from task, to place, and back to yet another task each day, it's so very important to pause in moments of gratitude for the ones that we love. Tell them that you love them, and give them a warm embrace. The time that we have with them is a gift, and it's not to be wasted. 

A few weeks ago, as temperatures dipped to negative digits in NYC, Snuggle Bear [the Jim Henson created icon] embarked on a mission. He set out to embrace the folks of NYC in a warm signature "Snug," on one of the coldest days that the city has seen this season.

How To Kid-Proof Your Mobile Devices & Online Technology - Top Safety Tips From The Experts

Have you seen the statistics? I was shocked to learn that, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children 8-18 years of age spend more than 7.5 hours a day using a smartphone, computer, television or other electronic devices. 

Aren't you just as shocked as I am? That is a TON of time! While it can be hard to imagine all of the screen time that today's youth encounter, it's a reality that isn't going anywhere anytime soon. 

We have to face it; modern technology is here to stay. So, we as parents must learn to navigate and safely incorporate it all, into our children's lives. 

There are plenty of ways that we as parents can ensure that our kids are using Internet technology and mobile devices in a responsible way. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, and don't quite know where to start, we've rounded up these valuable tips, from the experts at AT&T.