Carefree Blonde

Carefree Blonde

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What To Do During The Summer (10 activities for 10 weeks of summer, Safety, and Hacks)

Next week starts summer break for the kiddos! I am so excited to take advantage of the time and sunshine. You can catch us by the pool, at the park, and probably hiking all summer long! What are some things to do with kids this summer?

I find the best way to have a fun carefree summer is to put just a little preparation in ahead of time. It's much easier to have things on the calendar to look forward to and adjust as needed, than wonder "What should we do this week?" I reached out to a handful of amazing mom friends I look up to and have compiled a list of 10 "field trip activities" for 10 weeks of summer.

There are also suggested every day activity ideas, tips to keep everyone safe, hydrated, and energized. With the help of Brita, I'm ditching bottled water as a step toward conscious hydration, especially during all of our summer break activities. We've been using Brita since first getting married 7 years ago as a wedding gift. Can you tell we're big Brita fans? Keep reading to learn why we choose to use Brita Longlast water filters instead of disposable plastic water bottles!

Thank you Brita for sponsoring today's post. Please note although this is sponsored, I have used Brita water filters for over 7 years now and all content, suggestions, opinions, and photos are my own.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Is Disney on Ice Worth It? A Parent's Review (Includes 2019 Disney on Ice schedule)

When looking for activities for the family, (especially ones that cost money) my first step is to look at reviews from other's experiences. Now having gone to the Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic show, this made me ask myself, " Was Disney on Ice worth it? Was my experience what I expected?" 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

What to Include in Your Easter Basket (Family, Baby, Toddler, and Adult)

Spring is a fresh rebirth of our beautiful world. What embodies spring more than Easter!? Like our Savior, everything is reborn and coming back to its full glory for us to witness and admire.

It is so fun to get in the spirit with adorable personalized Easter Baskets to make loved ones feel special. Parents everywhere are asking, "What can I put in an Easter Basket OTHER THAN CANDY!?" Let's be honest. Easter candy is amazing (some of my favorite) but Easter has become a little too saturated (in my opinion) with all the sweets and balance is key! I like to use Easter baskets as an opportunity to stock up on items I already know I want or need for the spring and summer months.

As a general rule of thumb, the fillers in our Family Easter Baskets contain:

1.) Swim suit, pool toys, and other summer accessories 
2.) A Spring outfit (either play or Easter Sunday dress clothes)
3.) Quiet toys for church or other religious items (Easter is about the resurrection of Christ so it's important to me to have "the reason for the season" incorporated)
4.) Spring decor or other refresh items (Mom and Dad type stuff)

Monday, April 1, 2019

4 Simple Steps To Host The Perfect Party: A Detailed Guide (Graduation, Birthdays, Milestones)

Let me ask you a question. Do you love the idea of hosting parties but get extremely overwhelmed and stressed when it actually comes to it? Like if I could just show up to my party and actually be able to enjoy it I'd be totally fine!?  Can I tell you something? I completely understand. Here's the good news though. 

You can EASILY turn into the perfect party hosting pro with these 4 simple guidelines. Parties are meant to be enjoyed by everyone. Yes...even you my sweet stressed soul. Scroll down and heck get ready to print this post to keep with you as a guide. We are going to get detailed with how to prep, plan, execute, and hopefully give you some ideas to incorporate at your next gathering! Bonus! There is a coupon code for any kind of invitation you could possibly want (scroll to first bullet point)

Content Summary:

1.Better Notice, Better Turnout

2. By Failing to Prepare, You Prepare to Fail

3. Set The Mood

4. Sometimes You Gotta Let Your Hair Down

Friday, March 29, 2019

DIY Designer Inspired Shoes (An Easy Step by Step Guide)

Let's take a simple classy satin heel and turn it into a Badgley Mischka look alike! Whether you have Prom, a wedding, special event, OR just need a little extra sparkle, these pumps are sure to hit the mark. A simple applique can easily give you the designer inspired shoe you're after.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Spring Family Activities in Atlanta (Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic)

As a parent, looking for kid friendly activities in Atlanta is always at the forefront of my mind. That's why I needed to share with you the perfect Spring activity for the entire family! 

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic is skating into town!! With over 50 loved and unforgettable Disney characters, over 30 popular songs, 225 costumes, and energetic choreography, this is the ideal opportunity to experience a little bit of Disney's magic without traveling to a Disney theme park.

For all the details about the show, what to expect, a GIVEAWAY, and how to come prepared, continue to read below.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Where to Stay in Boerne Texas - Ye Kendall Inn: Your Hill Country Destination

Thank you so much to Ye Kendall Inn for hosting our stay. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a video tour with me! All Photography, footage, and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018