It’s not just day 1 of “distance learning,” but it’s also #nationalcrayonday so we thought it would be fun to make some art with @crayola crayons. ⁣
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This is such an easy and fun project. Just hot glue glue crayons to a canvas and melt with a blow dryer. ⁣
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It’s not just day 1...

Want to know how the last two weeks have been? This about sums it up. ⁣⁣
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Need more reasons to giggle? Head to the blog for my top 20 funny parenting quotes. It’s linked in stories and my bio. ⁣
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Want to know how the...

My self-quarantine meal schedule consists of:⁣
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afternoon snack⁣
almost dinner snack⁣
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Anyone else winning at eating these days?⁣
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My self-quarantine meal schedule consists...

Being forced to stay home for the next who knows how long, is not going to stop us from celebrating the seasons and the various holidays that keep my kids looking forward to traditions like homemade baked goods and fun little crafts. And although there seems to be a huge shortage of all-purpose flour, luckily we had enough in our pantry to create these delicious baked double chocolate chip donuts with fresh banana icing for Spring or Easter! ⁣
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Being forced to stay home...

#ad This is a time of uncertainty throughout the world. As a self-employed family, we are having to make important decisions, to make sure that we are saving and spending our money wisely.⁣
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After spending this past week looking at our bills, we realized that our mobile bill is way too high. We need to be able to stay connected, but we don’t need to spend a fortune to do it. We just switched Super Dad over to @mintmobile. ⁣
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There are so many reasons to love Mint Mobile (and not just because Ryan Reynolds is the owner… yes, that Ryan Reynolds)! Mint Mobile lets you keep your number. They offer nationwide coverage and their 4G LTE runs on the nation’s fastest, most advanced networks. The company is online only so they cut out the middlemen and can pass the savings onto us! ⁣
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Their plans start from just $15/mo! 𝐏𝐥𝐮𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝟒/𝟐𝟑, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐭 $𝟏𝟎 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐚 𝟑 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝟖𝐆𝐁 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧, 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐝𝐞 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐓𝟏𝟏𝟎.  #mintmobile ⁣
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Thank you so much for this incredible digital portrait, @dreamart.workshop! I’m blown away. I can’t wait to print it and hang it in Falynn’s room. ⁣
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Thank you so much for...

Personal space? What’s that?! ⁣
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Follow @themotheroctopus for more relatable laughs. ⁣
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Personal space? What’s that?! ⁣...

It’s officially only been a few days since the schools in our state closed, due to the coronavirus global pandemic. Our family has decided to self quarantine. We aren’t going anywhere aside from the occasional quick trip to the grocery store (and by quick, I mean 2 hours because that’s how long it took for Super Dad to pick up the handful of things on my list). Don’t worry though, he put on his gardening gloves (yes, gardening gloves) and stays a safe distance from others.⁣
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There are so many things I should be doing but I need structure. Otherwise, I fall off course and my house looks like a tornado went through it. So when I saw my friend Amy had created a cleaning and organizing calendar, I asked her if I could share it with all of you and she was gracious enough to agree.⁣
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𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞.𝐜𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞! I’ll post the link in stories again in case you missed it!⁣
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It’s officially only been a...

I LOOOVVVEEE a good thriller that keeps you guessing. #sponsored Whether it’s a book, a tv show or a podcast, I can’t get enough, especially now that we’re spending extra time at home. ⁣
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Thanks to @grandcentralpub, I’m about to start the brand new book, The Boy from the Woods by @harlancoben! ⁣
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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝗪𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 - 𝐈’𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐨𝐧!⁣
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I LOOOVVVEEE a good thriller...

Today starts the first week of “homeschool”. ⁣
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Can I be totally honest? The idea of having to homeschool my kids terrifies me. Mostly because I don’t know if I can give them everything that they get at school. We rely so much on our teachers because they are AMAZING at what they do. We are going to try to make sure we make enough time in each day for every subject. I also want to make sure we incorporate some fun arts and crafts projects and outdoor time. ⁣
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We are grateful for the schools providing a list of online resources. I can only hope that we can keep them on the right track. ⁣
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Our Mama + Daughter Adventure [feat. Eddy & Scout]

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When I saw that Eddy & Scout was having an adventure contest, my fingers couldn’t type fast enough.  They wanted me to dress my 7 year old up in one of their beautiful dresses and take her on an adventure, while capturing the moments with my camera.  I don’t know about you, but it sounds like the best contest ever.

I checked with Iyla and wasn’t surprised that within five seconds she was running into the other room, telling her sisters about it.  When we got chosen, she lost her mind.  She spent the next week asking me when her dress was going to get here and when the adventure would begin.  We tried to come up with some ideas for our special Mama + Daughter adventure while we waited.  Honestly, it was the only way to pass the time while she waited for what seemed like an eternity in kid years.

And then the package finally arrived.  Iyla was in love.  She tried on the dress immediately and pranced around the house like she was on cloud 9.  The dress has just the right amount of girly for her and is so comfy she refused to take it off.  I literally had to bribe her to get her to remove it.

When our adventure day finally arrived, my oldest daughter braided Iyla’s hair and we were off to one of our favorite places, the wildlife preserve.  Iyla is fascinated by photography (I have no idea where she gets that from), so we thought it would be fun for her to photograph wildlife while I photographed her.  And so our adventure began.

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

We found this awesome spot where people can look through giant binoculars at the wetlands.  I love that Iyla always goes for the bigger ones, even if she has to stand on her tippy toes.  She’s always reaching for the stars.  I couldn’t stop giggling because she could only look directly up at the sky but she didn’t seem to mind.  I’m sure her amazing imagination was at work!

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Dress: Eddy & Scout

Next, we took a walk along the trail to her favorite spot.  There is a tiki hut and two rocking chairs where you can sit and admire nature.  It’s super relaxing and absolutely gorgeous.  Occasionally you can see birds, frogs and fish and although there is a sign warning about alligators, we’ve never seen one in this particular spot (thank goodness).

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

We decided to keep walking. This particular preserve has a long trail that my girls love.  Although there were so many people there that day, Iyla and I found time to talk about life and it felt as though most of the time, it was just me and her.  There is this one area where the railings were never built or maybe had fallen down during a storm and she used to be terrified to walk down there.  This time, she asked if we could check it out and she promised that she wouldn’t be afraid.  This was an adventure after all….

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

We found so many beautiful trees on the trail. This particular one really interested us because of it’s bark.  I love her fascination with nature and science.  I often wonder if she’s going to grow up to be a scientist or do something that involves animals.  I know that whatever she does, she’s going to change the world.  Her heart is huge and she’s always thinking of ways to make the world a better place.

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

On our way back to the front, we ran into an older man who showed us a picture he had taken of a woodpecker and then told us that they had spotted 2 alligators out by the dock and encouraged us to go check it out.  Iyla had never seen an alligator up close so she was excited at the chance to finally catch a glimpse. We even found a spot with a bunch of red canoes which was awesome because the Eddy & Scout logo has a canoe on it!  Do you believe in fate?

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

Unfortunately, though we looked in the spots that the man had recommended, we didn’t get to see an alligator that day, but I would rather stare at her all day anyway.  She is pretty cute, after all.  We got lots of compliments on her dress.   One lady even mentioned that her granddaughter would love it.  Of course we had to share the name of the shop.

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

Next, it was across the street to the nature trails.  While Iyla wasn’t a big fan of the area since there are always sounds coming from the bushes, she loved walking the trail.  She was grateful for the long sleeves too because the mosquitos out there are wild!  We found lots of spots to stop so that she could take pictures and I was right behind her, taking pictures of her enjoying her adventure.

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

Our last spot was this amazing area that reminded me of a deserted island.  We had just watched Moana and Iyla was in love with this spot because she could pretend that she was Moana, just for a moment.  It is such a calm and serene spot that we wound up staying there for quite a while, just talking and hanging out.

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

Hearing her tell me how grateful she was for our day together made me understand that we won this contest, no matter what the outcome is.  I am super grateful that Eddy & Scout gave us the opportunity to get dressed up, get away from technology and enjoy time together, not to mention the amazing pictures that I now have so that we can look back and remember how special this day was to the both of us. It’s an adventure we’ll never forget.

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

I encourage you to check out Eddy & Scout.  Eddy & Scout offers kids clothing sizes from 3m-8y designed for adventure, comfort (sensory friendly), and growth (extendable inseams). All of their items are proudly and ethically made in the USA! What’s better than that?!  If you check out their story, you’ll find that when they started this business, they refused the idea of outsourcing overseas in the pursuit of “cheap labor”.  As a parent, the owner, Holly, could not imagine her own child being forced to work in a factory instead of enjoying the adventure of childhood, and could not risk being a party to maltreatment of any other human, child or adult.  Because of this, Eddy & Scout manufactures locally in their studio in Orange County, California and maintain a strong relationship with each of their sewers, ensuring that they are being paid a fair and living wage, as well as enjoying the rights of U.S. labor law.  I applaud them for this!

Ready to shop? Visit eddyandscout.com and use code IYLA (that’s an i, not an l) to save!   I know you’ll love the clothing as much as we do! Make sure to follow them on instagram @eddyandscout for deals, giveaways, new releases and more!

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Bows: iBetterAccessorize, Dress: Eddy & Scout

Interested in working with us? Email us! We’d love to hear from you!  Don’t forget to follow our daily small shop fashion on Instagram @thesmallfashionista and on our new Facebook page!

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