Ready to Pop Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

This year we’re celebrating Labor Day in a totally fun way – by offering fabulous giveaways for Mamas and Babies who have done some of the hardest labor out there! Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all after you’ve entered to win the fabulous Grand Prize, featuring Buttons Diapers and Beautiful Earth!

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For Making Life an Adventure’s Giveaway just fill out the rafflecopter form. The winner will be announced 48 hours after the end of the giveaway. I am giving away a great Fisher Price Sit Me Up Floor Seat a $35 value. Our little girl absolutely loves this and sits in it daily!

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Too Cool for School Giveaway



I’m so excited to be participating in the Too Cool for School Giveaway Hop hosted by Blogger PR! Summer is fading and it’s time for kids everywhere to head back to school. Monkeybutt started school on August 13th and is loving it. Since the kids are headed back to school I know that means parents everywhere are doing last minute sshopping to get everything they need (um like me who had to run to the uniform shop the day before school started to get shorts, oh well).

Blogger PR has decided to host a giveaway hop to help everyone win some of those back to school necessities! This giveaway hop runs from August 18th to August 24th. Each blogger is giving away prizes valued $20 or more, so you don’t want to miss out. Make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer.

One lucky reader will win a $20 Target Gift Card. This gift vard will be great to help purchase some of your back to school supplies. Just enter using the rafflecopter below.

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Back to Class


Since we bought Mississippi River Office Solutions in 2012. I have been considering and thinking about heading back to school to get my interior design degree. Well after much though and discussion I decided to finally take the plunge and register for a program.

I researched many programs and after comparing many programs contacted Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. I can complete everything online which is perfect because with having two kiddos and working full time I needed a somewhat flexible program.

I started my first class in July and have thoroghly enjoyed it thus far.

I know that this degree will definitely help with out business not to mention I really enjoy the design part of the business and it is an area I would like to know more about. I hope I continue to enjoy my class and any future classes.

Side Hustle: July


Even though we hit our goal of a $1000 last month. I don’t want to lose momentum. I am hoping to continue earning around $100 a month. In a few months once it cools down Robin and I plan on having a yard sale to get rid of a bunch of junk. Hopefully we will make some money from that as well. Fingers Crossed.

Here is the breakdown for July:$6.56




That is a grand total of $89.71 which doesn’t quite hit my $100 goal but its pretty close. I should be able to make up the difference in August because I am participating in a consignment sale in a few weeks. Hopefully I will be able to sell lots of Monkeybutt’s and Squeaky’s clothes that don’t fit anymore.

As of the end of July I have made a grand total of $ 1171.59 and I am trying to come up with new ideas to make money.

How did you do on your side hustle? Any suggestions on more side hustle gigs?

Life at the Beach

I’ve been wanting to get pictures on the beach since we had Monkeybutt but we always had an excuse when it came time. Well this year when we headed to Destin for our family vacation I decided we were going to get pictures done… Finally

After a lot of research and I mean hours of research (there are a ton of photographers in the area) I found Amanda at Jubilee Photography and I am ecstatic I did. Amanda was absolutely wonderful with Monkeybutt. She was also super patient with him.

I absolutely love all of our pictures but here are my favorites!




If you are ever in Destin and need a photographer contact Amanda! You wont be disappointed.