How I’m Getting Ready for Family Holiday Photos with Smile Brilliant

Keep reading for a giveaway to win your very own Smile Brilliant ENTIRE CUSTOMIZED TEETH WHITENING KIT!!!!!

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10 Fantastic Toddler Educational Toys for under $20!

As you might know if you’re following along with us, I am a HUGE fan of play based learning and love engaging and power packed educational toys. I have a few requirements for toys: I want them to be sturdy, provide a multiplicity of play/education options, have longevity of use (meaning, the toy grows and evolves with them!) and I also don’t want them to break the bank.

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5 Easy Ways to Go Green while Saving Time and Money

Happy Monday friends! As you know, I’m all about saving where I can AND making our lives easier, and I’m also passionate about taking good care of our planet. I cloth diapered the twins and will cloth diaper our new baby when he comes, and I have also learned a few easy tricks over the years that save us time and money on a daily basis. I’ve included a couple items you can get from Amazon, and a few lifestyle tips that have really helped us.

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A few seasonal toddler Amazon favorites

As you all know, I am an avid supporter of shopping and supporting small businesses and I truly do my best to buy everything I can that way, occasionally I must shop from the larger corporate side of things and when I do my go-to is Amazon. Whenever I find incredible deals on there I love to share them with you all so here is a list of my current seasonal favorite finds, starting off with a shoe party because whoa did my kiddos ever need new shoes!

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Adventures in Homeschooling-Play Learning-Play Dough, Some Outdoors and a Little Music

Hi friends! I am so very excited to share my first post on the beginning of our homeschool journey! I was homeschooled, all the way until I attended college, and I want to give the BIGGEST shoutout to my mama. She truly did an incredible job teaching my sisters and I, and I am grateful to her every day with all my heart. We were well prepared for college, socialized, (small stab there against the “all homeschoolers are not socially adjusted” stigma) and received a truly well rounded and comprehensive education. Being homeschooled was such a powerful and positive factor in shaping my life that I knew from the beginning I wanted to homeschool my children one day. And, to my heart’s delight, that day has come! Harry and Arabella will be three this November (sorry be right back I have to go sob!) and while we haven’t been having “formal” sessions we’ve been utilizing play based learning, well, since they were born! And, I want to talk a minute about play based learning and why I believe in it so firmly.

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Review of Formulate Customized Hair Care

**I received product from Formulate.Co in exchange for this review, however, all opinions are my own**

GIVEAWAY for a free customized set of haircare and how to obtain access codes to get in on the launch below!

When I was first contacted by Formulate to be part of the launch for their customized haircare line, I was so excited. It’s been difficult to find a shampoo that actually works, or continues working past the first few ‘honeymoon’ days. I was even more excited by their promise of clean, earth-friendly, cruelty-free products!

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The Best (and Easiest Ever) Gluten Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I have had several requests for this recipe when I posted pictures in my InstaStories, so here it is! The best (and simplest!) gluten-free cinnamon rolls I have had yet! (I mean, they actually taste like real cinnamon rolls). So, here it is. I also included variations for non-pumpkin and vegan at the bottom. 🙂

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Lena’s Yard-beautiful handmade baby and toddler clothing

**Please note, this is not a sponsored post! I personally found Lena’s Yard and fell so in love with her beautiful work I asked her permission to feature her shop on my blog, which to my delight, she said yes!**

Hello sweet mamas! As you know, I LOVE supporting small businesses and especially hard working mamas, and I am VERY excited to share my latest absolute favorite small shop/mama made find! Please allow me to introduce you to…Lena’s Yard! I have been searching high and low to find toddler clothing I loved, and I’ve been having a really terrible time finding clothing for my son that was comfortable, adorable, and within my budget. After looking and looking, I was beyond thrilled to find Lena’s Yard, a beautiful mama owned, handmade shop in Worcester, United Kingdom.

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A Few Favorite Things-Summer 2018

**some links below, if a purchase is made, will earn me a few cents at no additional cost to you and will help to support this blog. Every single item is one I have personally chosen and used <3 **

Alright friends, I put together a few things that I am really loving right now, and most are suitable whether you’re pregnant or not (I’m all about longevity of use!). As always, they’re super budget friendly AND these are even Amazon prime. I hope they’re helpful and you enjoy! <3

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Summer 2018 Lloyd Family Updates

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a blog post, as you know if you follow my Instagram we are joyfully expecting our third little one and I won’t lie, the all day sickness coupled with chasing our twin toddlers (and a few other circumstances) has been a wee bit intense. But, thank goodness I am feeling better lately. I thought it was high time for an update, we have some pretty major changes happening around here and I am excited to share them. So, I am actually sitting here in the early morning hours with a blissful cup of tea, (coffee has been repugnant to me lately, tragedy, I know), a sleeping twin in my lap, (they don’t fit nearly as well as they used to😭), and there is even a lovely drizzling rain outside. SO cozy. And I don’t even feel like puking! Hooray! Anyway, updates…

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