What I Wore Wednesday – Last Days Of Summer

This week was all about comfort.  Two sets of t-shirts and jeans dressed up with a little sparkle or lace and a Pinterest inspired outfit that I adored.  I would never have thought it up myself but love Pinterest for learning new ways to wear things I already have.  I also share 3 of my favorite hairstyle that are quick, easy, and look pretty nice for the little amount of effort they take.

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Let The Kids Be Mom For The Day Before Going Back To School

A lot of kids are back to school this week or will be getting on that bus in the next couple of weeks.  This year we are celebrating one of our last full days together before school starts with a fun twist to the day.  Today the kids were appointed Mommy for the day and will choose how we spend the day, all of our activities, and even our meals.  What a fun way to end the summer together.

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Making Getting Out The Door For School Easier

The switch from lazy summer days with no set schedule to the hussel and bussel of getting out the door and of to school is a challenge for a lot of families.  To make getting out the door for school easier we have a little system using closest organizers that takes the guess work out of getting dressed for school.  It’s a simple idea but has really saved a lot of headaches for our family. Continue reading “Making Getting Out The Door For School Easier”

Easy And Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars And A Back To School Treat

If you are like me, you have tried dozens of different chocolate chip cookie recipes searching for the perfect, soft, and tasty cookie.  Look no further!  This is a no fail lazy way of creating the perfect chocolate chip cookie bars by dumping together just 4 simple ingredients!  Add some icing and sprinkles and make it to celebrate you child’s first day back to school.

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What I Wore Wednesday – Summer Styles

I am loving the perfect summer weather right now and taking advantage of my summer wardrobe before the cool fall air sweeps in.   This week I was able to come up with three great outfits all under $30.00!  I’m most excited to share with you a formal outfit that I wore to a wedding that ran me less than $23 bucks and some easy peasy summer hairstyle too.

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Make Cleaning Fun For Kids With A Simple DIY Chore Chart

I think every mother feels major frustration when it comes to keeping their home clean with little ones running around.  By the time you have one thing cleaned up, your children have created another  mess.  It is the ultimate battle, but here is my solution.  Make a kid’s chore chart that gets them excited to help so they can become a part of the solution instead of part of the frustration!

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The Best Salsa Recipe And A Delicious Use For Garden Tomatoes

If you grow tomatoes in your garden, there is nothing more rewarding than canning them into delicious canned goods that your family can enjoy all year long!  This is my absolute favorite use for my garden tomatoes and our family’s favorite sweet and spicy salsa recipe.  This is a salsa recipe that is sweet but packs a slight kick and is a favorite of everyone who tries it!

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12 Activities To Keep Kids Busy At Home Using Things That You Already Have

Being home with the kids every day has really challenged my creativity when it comes to keeping them occupied in a constructive way.  We are always trying to find ways to spend out time at home together that is interesting to my preschool ages kids and that doesn’t cost any money.  Here are 12 simple ideas.

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Happy First Birthday A Spotted Pony – 15 Favorite Posts

One year has passed and 185 posts later I have fallen in love with writing and creating this little blog.  Each and every post is carefully planned out, photographed and written with love and I am so excited to see what the next year brings!  Here are my 10 most popular posts from A Spotted Pony over the last year and 5 of my personal favorite posts.

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