5 Ways to Find More Joy in the Journey

5 Ways to Find More Joy in the Journey from bydawnnicole.com | #NewYearMeTime #PMedia #ad

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and PEOPLE® and Real Simple® but all my opinions are my own. #PMedia #NewYearMeTime  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV My goal for the new year? Find more joy in the journey. Since that’s easier said than done, I’m sharing the list of 5 Ways to Find […]

DIY Homework Command Center

DIY Homework Command Center | bydawnnicole.com

The nook in our kitchen was organized at one point…and then we borrowed things from it for other spaces in the house. And then it just become a piling ground. My kids love to do art and all their homework on our kitchen table…and it’s ruining the top because they’re just rough on things! So I decided […]

Be Kind…or Be Quiet

Be Kind or Be Quiet. Thoughts on Being Kind on the Internet and Throwing Kindess Around Like Confetti |By Dawn Nicole

  Be Kind…or Be Quiet If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve surely seen the negative, rude, and sometimes downright nasty comments that abound. I’m not sure what it is about the “anonymity” of the Internet that causes people to feel comfortable saying things they would never say to someone’s face but it […]

Respect, Responsibility, Right Choices DIY Chore & Behavior System with Free Printables!

Respect, Responsibility, Right Choices DIY Chore & Behavior System with Free Printables!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve been seeing me post some sneak peeks of this system but today I’m revealing the whole thing! It’s not that our kids haven’t been expected to do anything but with having 3 kids in 3 ½ years, my main goal up until recently was keeping everyone alive […]

Lead Poisoning: Could It Happen In Your Home?

Lead Poisoning: Could it Happen in Your Home?

Have you ever had to fill out a Lead Risk Questionnaire at your child’s annual well-child check up? We have many times and having lived in several old houses we usually have a risk factor or two that requires us to have them tested. Usually they come back with undetectable amounts. I’ve never thought too […]

How I ended up a MilSpouse {Our Love Story} and an Outback Steakhouse Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. As always, all opinions are my own. It never crossed my mind that I’d end up a military spouse, but walking to my car one evening after meeting a friend for a drink in Charleston, SC a stranger crossed my path. All I really remember is that he […]

Merry Christmas!

I’m taking the next week off blogging to spend quality time with my family! I feel like my days go by at 60 mph lately. I’m forcing myself to take break from technology to give my undivided attention to my family. That’s something I don’t do it often enough! It’s been over two years since […]

Home Tour: The Office

If you’ve been following me the last few months, you know we recently moved into a Historic Home that was built in 1848.  I’ve shown you the kitchen, my 2 and 4 year old’s kid rooms, and the backyard and you’ve seen peeks of the front of the house and the dining room in various […]

I’m Going Back to School…Again


This picture is a freshly printed Orientation Schedule and Program Guide.  I’m 31 years old and I’m going back to school…again.  I actually like school.  It’s just that I already have a lot on my plate as it is…a house to keep up, 3 small kids, and blogging, among other things!  So going back to […]

Tapas Night (Tale of an At-Home Date Night)

Part of this week’s Meal Plan Monday included a Tapas Night.  I decided to treat my hubby to an at-home date night comprised of some of our favorite tapas style dishes.  I made Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon Wrapped Dates stuffed with Goat Cheese and Jalapenos with a Raspberry Sauce Drizzle, and Baked Brie with Cranberry and Walnuts. […]

A Momma’s Letter: What I want my Children to know as they go out in the Real World…

With all the drama this year (Chick-Fil-A, the Election, the child kidnappings and unspeakable murders, etc.)  it has me thinking about my oldest child going out in the real world next year when he starts Kindergarten.  And then my other two will follow shortly behind.  It’s more than a bit terrifying for a Momma to […]

“Welcome” Chalkboard and Outdoor Tour

A week or so ago, I showed you a simple project I did to turn a mirror into a chalkboard (as well as a peek into my new craft room).  I ultimately decided to hang it outside with a “Welcome” message. I wanted the outdoor space to have a cozy “indoor” room feel to it so […]

Home Tour: The Kitchen

If you’ve been following me recently, you know we finally moved out of Oklahoma to just outside of St. Louis.  We found an amazing home to rent for the next few years and I’m so in love with it.  It was built in the 1800s and is an official historic home of the area.  The […]

A little update (and pics of the new house!)

I know posts have been far and few between during our move transition but by mid September we’ll be settled and I’ll be back to my usual posting frequency.  In the meantime, I am SO excited to share pics of our new home with you.  We found an amazing historic home to rent that was […]

I’m taking a little Bloggy Break Because…

…We are moving!!!!!!!!!! Being a military family means you are never in one place more than a few years.  We started in Charleston, SC and lived there for four years.  Then we moved to Altus, OK where we have currently been living for the past 3 years.  Never heard of Altus?  That’s not surprising!  It’s […]