Stick With Me

by Katie on August 11, 2014

Things have been a little quiet around here as I take time to enjoy summer with my boys. We have been enjoying lazy mornings and afternoons spent in the backyard or at the pool. The evenings stretch on and on as we go on walks and have impromptu BBQs with neighbors and let the boys stay up far past their bedtime. We are going through watermelon and popsicles like crazy and just enjoying the heck out of this summer.

All of that to say….Thank you. Thank you for sticking with me through the quite and thank you for sticking with me through all the sponsored blog posts.  I entered into a 12 month blogging contract with US Cellular and as part of their blogger brigade I will be brining you 1 sponsored post from them a month.  Other than that the sponsored posts should be slowing way down.

I will be back once school starts next summer and will finally get all those words that are swirling around in my mind typed out in this little space I love so much. See you next month!



  According to a recent survey by U.S. Cellular, 74 percent of households with children under the age of 18 have at least one tablet. Tablets and smartphones are becoming a simple tool to ensure students keep making the grade.

Back to school can be exciting, but also an overwhelming time for students, family members and teachers. Getting back into the swing of things always takes some adjustment, whether you have kids or not. Technology can help transition you to getting back into the groove of your fall and winter routines.

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King’s Pointe Review and Giveaway

by Katie on July 22, 2014

Kings Pointe poolFor the 3rd year in a row we packed up the car and drove North to spend the weekend at King’s Pointe Resort in Storm Lake. We left Charlie with Nana and Papa and took off for a special weekend with Drake. Drake remembered our trip well from last year and had our itinerary all planned out for us before we even left.

We got to Storm Lake around lunchtime and checked into the Resort. We stayed in a double queen suite on the third floor. Our room had a balcony that overlooked the lake. It was truly beautiful! We grabbed a quick lunch in town and then were ready to hit the pool. Drake just learned how to swim last winter so he spent almost all of his time swimming around the kids pool and going down the kids water slides. He is my cautious boy so we could not convince him to go down the big water slides, but Ben sure enjoyed his slide time. We also loved floating around and around the lazy river as a family just relaxing and talking and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Cell Phone Etiquette

July 15, 2014

A Pew Research survey found that 67 percent of cellphone owners find themselves checking their phones for messages, alerts or calls – even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating. That means a lot of people are checking devices at any given time or place, and since July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month […]

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