Author Archives: Lauren McKechnie

A couple of weekends ago, we struck gold at both Lowe’s and Home Depot. Both stores were passing out FREE kits they usually use at their in-store DIY workshops for kids! I would say this is a matter of serendipity, but the truth is we visit at LEAST one of these (if not both, multiple…

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A couple of weeks ago, I got inspired by this video to make some concrete pumpkin planters for our front porch. They were surprisingly easy! Supply List: 4 Small Pumpkins 120 pounds of Quickrete is just enough for 4 pumpkins (we bought two 60-pound bags from Home Depot) Plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat pails – the $1…

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Have y’all heard about the new Crunch Fitness coming to Parker Square this October? I’m so excited to share they reached out to us about partnering on the blog to do a giveaway!! I have to admit I personally have had very inconsistent relationships with gyms and working out in general, but they are doing…

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This post is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Yoplait. Opinions are my own – offered freely and without bias. Photo via Design Love Fest. Let me start by saying thank you TikTok. Yes, thank you, TikTok for hours of mindless entertainment, getting endless song bites stuck in my head (and Teddy’s head!),…

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Ready or not, school is back on and it’s full steam ahead with team fundraising, booster clubs, yearbooks, and everything in between. And guess which parent skipped the meeting and got assigned to ask for donations? Yeah, that’s you. You’ve been volun-told and you don’t know where to start and asking for money is awkward…

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First Day of School Giveaway!

Our traditional First Day of School Party for Moms was just one more thing that had to change because of COVID. But we still want to send you guys off in style, and let you know we are sending lots of love and good vibes your way as you tackle this challenging school year. SO,…

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Working Remotely… With Kids

Prologue: I wrote this on May 12, and officially went back to the office to work on May 26. In total, I spent 72 days at home 24/7 with my child. It was epic. And while I was so very grateful for a job and an employer that worked with working parents to make this possible,…

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To begin, I am the definition of a yo-yo dieter. But after the stress of quarantining and working at home alone for two months, I definitely gained the COVID-19. (Or in this case, the COVID-15.) So I’m back on the wagon, and back on Weight Watchers, which generally works for me after the initial detox…

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This year was the double-whammy we knew was coming. Every six years or so, my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day fall on the exact same day. Which means me and my two sisters REALLY had to step up my game. (And not to mention, not neglecting my wonderful hubby!) If you haven’t gotten your act…

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