Love, Joleen

Monday, October 16, 2017

2 Super Easy Ways to Earn Extra Cash for Christmas Shopping

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Every year I vow to think about, save, and shop deals for Christmas year around. And every year October lands me in panic mode. Wouldn't you know I haven't purchased a single gift yet? Are you a planner when it comes to gift giving or shop at the last moment? Thank goodness for online shopping so that I can do a little of both. I've also found two super easy (and FREE) ways to earn cash for Christmas shopping and I want to share them with you! 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Halloween Family Fun at Target with Babybel

Let's talk about holiday traditions. What are your favorites from your childhood? Any you're continuing with your own kids? 
When I was growing up, one of the items we always had in our Christmas stocking, was a Mini Babybel® cheese. I love them and feel nostalgic whenever I see them. This year they came out with these cute Halloween prints, making perfect for a festive Halloween party or playdate. I love that they're 100% real cheese and a delicious healthy snack option for the entire family. We picked up a package at Target and snuggled up for a spooky story time on Friday the 13th. So fun!

Monday, October 9, 2017

5 Easy Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids

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As most of you know, I've been a professional photographer for 10 years now, but there is nothing I love more than taking pictures of my own little one. After all these years, I am confident in saying that I have mastered photographing young kids. Here are a few of my favorite tips to help you photograph your own kids or nieces or nephews!

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Ultimate Not-So-Scary Disney Halloween Blog Roundup | 20+ DIY, Tips, Treats, and Costume Ideas from 20+ of Your Favorite Bloggers

It's no secret that I love Halloween, but there is something I love even more, and that's Disney. Pair the two and that's what I call magic. I teamed up with over 20 Disney, DIY, travel, and family bloggers to share the best of our Halloween Disney experiences, tips, costume ideas, and crafts. 
UPDATED Oct. 10, 2017

Disneybounding and Disney Halloween Costumes
Whether you and your kids are trick-or-treating around the neighborhood or attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party, a big part of the fun is wearing the perfect Disney character costume. Here are some fun ideas to get inspired: