$200 Kohl’s Back-To-School GIVEAWAY!!!

kohls giveaway

Many of you are back in school already and the rest of us go back on Tuesday. Whether you homeschool, private school, public school or un-school, chances are you are excited about a new school year and ready to get back onto some semblance of a schedule, even if fall schedules tend to be closely related to insanity. At least for this marching band mom, that is the case!

In celebration of back-to-school and fall and schedules and routines, BonBon Rose GirlsLady and the BlogMom Generations and Musings of a Housewife have joined forces for a $200 Kohl’s Gift Card GIVEAWAY! Cuz everyone shops at Kohl’s, right?

You can get a lot of back-to-school shopping done at Kohl’s with $200. I personally love shopping there for my kids’ clothes, although I always get distracted by the housewares, ahem. How you spend your $200 Kohl’s Gift Card is up to you! You have 10 possible entries. One winner will be randomly chosen on September 4th and contacted via email. GOOD LUCK!

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Thanks so much to Kohl’s for sponsoring this giveaway!!!

LOFT SALE ALERT: 50% OFF Labor Day Event

loft tee

Heads up! Love LOFT? Then this post is for YOU! LOFT Labor Day Event: 50% off Select Full Price Styles and 50% off Sale Styles. Shop from 8/28 12a EST – 9/1 11:59p EST. Oh yeah!!! I’ve already been window shopping and these are some of my top picks. From the summer sale, it’s a… 

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Good morning! Today is Day 10 of my 21-Day Sugar Detox. I’m back from the beach and feeling pretty chipper this morning. Quick recap this time, promise! So yeah, yesterday we went to the beach for the day. It was a glorious day for the beach. I ate a bacon & spinach omelette for breakfast and then packed… 

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Scrambled Eggs with Grated Zucchini #Paleo

Scrambled Eggs with Grated Zucchini

Need a quick, healthy breakfast for a busy morning? I whipped up these Scrambled Eggs with Grated Zucchini yesterday morning, and they were fantastic. I had leftover zucchini in the fridge from dinner the night before. It was already shredded. BONUS!! I also had some crumbled, cooked bacon in the fridge from a previous night’s dinner. Having lots… 

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I was thinking of taking a break from these updates today, and then last night I hit what I think (hope) was the worst of the withdrawal process. I’ve said that I don’t feel like my withdrawal symptoms have been very noticeable. I’m experiencing some fatigue and woke up headachy a few mornings, but otherwise, it’s not… 

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Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 08.27.14

Fashion Over 40

Wow, what a difference a week makes! A week on The 21-Day Sugar Detox and I feel like I just got a whole new wardrobe. Everything that didn’t fit before fits now, and everything that was tight is comfortable. Of course, these pictures span that week so there’s a bit of an evolution, lol. This… 

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Getting a Healthy Start to Back To School


My kids start school in exactly one week, and we’ve done all of our back to school shopping for school supplies, clothes and shoes. They have pristine new backpacks and lunch boxes, and they’ve even picked out their First Day of School outfits. Now it’s time to start preparing their minds and bodies for a new school… 

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The Best Self Tanners

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel

Yes, it’s fall, but this is a great time to discuss self-tanner because now is when we start losing our summer glow, and if you’re like me, you want to make it last as long as possible. Plus, I have some tropical trips in my near future, so I will definitely be making use of… 

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Yesterday morning I woke with a mild headache behind my right eye. It didn’t go away after a couple of cups of coffee and breakfast, so I took one Advil and that seemed to help. I did check in with the 21-Day Detox Facebook page, which is an AWESOME resource – they have qualified people who will… 

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My Signature Style: Comfy Chic

my signature style

I’m joining up with 21 other bloggers today to share our signature style. This should be a fun way to meet new bloggers and find new blogs to inspire and connect with. I think you will LOVE these ladies. The fabulous Carrie at Making Lemonade put this little event together. I absolutely adore Carrie’s style. I… 

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homemade nachos

Today is day 7. It’s hard to believe I haven’t even completed a week of my 21-Day Sugar Detox. (If you’re interested, this is the program I’m following, and that’s an affiliate link.) I really did pick the right time to do it. There’s not much going on in my life at the moment to… 

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Real Food Recipe Roundup Week 21

Real Food Roundup Week 21

Welcome to the Real Food Recipe Roundup, a collaboration between Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City! This has been an interesting week, food-wise. Since I posted my meal plan last week, I decided to do The 21-Day Sugar Detox. This is a Paleo-based diet designed to eliminate sugar cravings and reset your… 

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Join Me for the #SassyMomsBTS Twitter Party


So excited to partner with my girl Alison at Sassy Moms in the City for a Back-To-School Twitter party on Tuesday! Have you ever participated in a Twitter party? Here’s how it works. First, you have to have a Twitter account (duh.) LOL! Next, RSVP using the form below. I have a sample so you… 

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A quick recap of Day 5, for those following my 21-Day Sugar Detox. I’m starting to get a hang of this program! Oddly, I woke up feeling a bit head-achy this morning, which seems odd. I had a great day yesterday, no caffeine after noon, had a peppermint tea before bed (I still don’t care for… 

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So yesterday was Day 4, and it was the hardest day yet. Actually, it wasn’t hard until about 5:30, when I started getting a hankering for our Friday happy hour. I wasn’t even hungry, but I went out to the kitchen and got some cheese and Mary’s Gone Crackers — the only carby crackery thing allowed on this 21-Day… 

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