Our Home: Global Inspired Formal Living Room

Our Home: Global Inspired Formal Living Room

Living Room Ideas That Embrace Global Family Legacy Not long ago, the living room space that greeted us as we walked into our home lacked the family legacy focus that I want our home to project. It wasn't horrible and welcomed guests over the last two years as we hosted holidays and birthday parties. (Check out those links to see before pictures of our living room.) But what was meant to be a formal living room by design didn't showcase the values and aesthetic that I value in a legacy building home. Recently, Walmart challenged me to refresh a room in my home using their ever growing … [Read more...]

 

Introducing Walmart Savings Catcher: The Easiest Way to Save Money… Ever!

Introducing Walmart Savings Catcher: The Easiest Way to Save Money… Ever!

I'll admit to not being the best savings-focused consumer when it comes to groceries or common household items. In my early wife days, I attempted to cut coupons, watch sales prices and create a stockpile... it just wasn't my thing. But would you believe me that Walmart is coming out with the easiest way to save money... ever? We got a sneak peak recently, and I have been itching to tell you how AMAZING this new program is. Do you want $600 a year back in your pocket with very minimal effort on your part? Do you want to save money... the easy way? Well, get excited because it's possible! I … [Read more...]

 

5 Lessons In 5 Days Without Habits: BlogHer, Makeup, Haters

5 Lessons In 5 Days Without Habits: BlogHer, Makeup, Haters

Stressed and unapologetic of my sour mood, I walked through the airport last week with an expression that surely screamed, "I'm a jerk! Don't come near me!". I was flying across the country on a red-eye after driving 2 hours from a family getaway that day. I spent the previous weekend tending to my kids while they played and Daddy D golfed. It was fun, but traveling with kids is always more work than anticipated. I was exhausted and already mad at the flight back home I'd have to take 24 hours from then... just to get back on another flight to San Francisco 12 hours later. Crazy, right? Who … [Read more...]

 

Wooden Swing Set + Infused Water = Easy Outdoor Entertaining

Wooden Swing Set + Infused Water = Easy Outdoor Entertaining

Simple outdoor entertaining with families of young kids requires just a few ingredients... something to play on, something to sip on and comfortable places for adults to sit on while they watch their kids enjoy a beautiful summer day. Nothing fancy - just a few pretty things to build a happy family legacy. I visited Walmart headquarters in Betonville, Arkansas in May. Not far from the main office is Walmart's historic, craftsman style house - it is gorgeous! The Jackson House is kept as a venue for hosting manufactures or vendors, allowing them plenty of space to set up their newest line of … [Read more...]

 

Indian Garbanzo Bean Summer Salad Recipe

Indian Garbanzo Bean Summer Salad Recipe

Summer salads are all the rave right now.... especially in our household! Summer salads. as a side, are an easy way to add vegetables into your meal or, when paired with a hunk of yummy meat becomes a filling meal. Greek salads, fruit salads and, now, this vibrant and flavorful Indian Garbanzo Bean Summer Salad. I've been meaning to share this recipe for weeks, but when Walmart asked me to help spread the word about their partnership with Wild Oats, a long time provider of organic goods, I thought this Indian Garbanzo Bean Summer Salad would be a great taste test. Organic Wild Oats … [Read more...]

 

Getting the Most Out of Summer Camp: Alina Does Drama!

Getting the Most Out of Summer Camp: Alina Does Drama!

When I was young, I loved going to summer camp. From marine biology to my requisite soccer camp, attending summer camp was my opportunity to learn subjects I didn't get exposed to during the school year, meet new friends and engage in my community. This summer was Alina's first one as a school kid, meaning she attended preschool all year long and has a new routine during the summer months. We've been having lots of fun together! We swim, we go on playdates, we visit the amazing children's museum when Vegas days are just too hot to play outside. But, I also wanted Alina to explore and grow … [Read more...]

 

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