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 […]

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 […]

DIY Personalized Easter Buckets {with Real Grass}

DIY Easter Buckets {with real grass!}

I realize I’m a little too late for the real grass part tutorial for you grow it in time for this Easter (sorry!), but you can “Pin” it to do next year! And you can grow some in mini pots to use as decorative grass for a window or mantel, which I’m also doing! Not […]

Potty-training with the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine (Plus, a Bathroom Rules Printable and 10 Tips from “Been There, Done That” Parents)


“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CtnlCareRoutine http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO” Potty-training is not for the faint of heart but it’s a bit easier this time around thanks to the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine (we are starting round 3!). […]

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Free Valentine's Day Card Printables: Just print, cut and add a sucker!

Both of my girls (ages almost 2 and 4) are having a Valentine’s Day party at school (my son is in Kindergarten and they haven’t really done parties this year so I’m actually not sure if he needs Valentine’s yet!), so I decided to use a monkey I had designed in Graphic Design school and […]

Slip ‘N Slide Summer Fun {and Huggies Little Swimmers Coupon} #HuggiesSwimmers #PMedia

Huggies Little Swimmers

Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HuggiesSwimmers  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. If you’ve been a reader a while you know that we’re a military family and our last base assignment was in the middle of nowhere…there was no Target. […]

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 […]

16 Awesome Apps for Pre-Schoolers

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With three kids under four, the only reason we ever get to eat out in public is thanks to iPod/iPhone apps.  We’ve tried a ton of apps but these are 16 of my kids most used and loved.  They’ve also made traveling many hours in the car during our moving process so much more pleasant! […]

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 […]

Weekend in Instagram Photos: A Trip to the Dallas Arboretum

We had originally planned to follow my husband to Oklahoma City for the weekend where he was doing a bike ride but the tornadic weather and severe storms kept us from leaving town as planned Friday night so we stayed home to ride out the storms.   But since I had spent 2 days trying […]

One Month…

Quinn is one month old already.   Something about parenthood makes one so much more aware of how time passes far too quickly. It’s not that I don’t look forward to the future of her sleeping through the night, because I SO do, but knowing that this is our last baby has made me want […]

A little update (and a few baby pics!)

Catnaps. This is an accurate picture of a good part of my days lately…When I’m not doing stuff for my 2 and 3 1/2 year old anyway! (And on this day, I actually did my hair which has only happened about once since Quinn’s birth!) I’m a person who finds it hard to slow down […]

All my bags are packed…

I’m SO ready to go. I love my babies. (And while I know how blessed we are) I don’t so much enjoy the pregnancy part… Soon I will be able to see and reach my own toes again. And I must admit, I am really looking forward to enjoying a nice glass of wine or […]

President’s Day Weekend Fun

People always ask how I find time to craft/sew/blog as a mom of two toddlers.  As a general rule, I only craft during the week and reserve weekends for focusing on family time.  I don’t post a whole lot on our day-to-day lives, mostly because we live in a small town and there’s not too […]