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Simple Cleaning With Bissell’s Symphony Vacuum & Steam Mop

Simple Cleaning With Bissell’s Symphony Vacuum & Steam Mop

If you’re new here, please consider subscribing to our RSS feed. Gratefully yours, Sheena Tatum and the Sophistishe team. Our kitchen floor is such a pain to clean. Or maybe I’m just lazy. Or both. Cleaning our kitchen floor consists of moving anything that obstructs cleaning and vacuuming up all the crumbs that have foundContinue Reading

Camping Abode In 30 Seconds With Ozark Trail’s 4 Person Instant Dome Tent

Camping Abode In 30 Seconds With Ozark Trail’s 4 Person Instant Dome Tent

Summer break is almost here and we’ve started a list of things we’d love to experience this summer. One of them includes camping. How does a family who owns three tents not go camping? *Kanye Shrug* Whether it’s at a campsite or in our shared backyard, we are going to cross camping off on ourContinue Reading

Spring Fitness / Activewear & Snacks

Spring Fitness / Activewear & Snacks

After a long, brutal, winter that has overstayed its welcome, we are finally entering spring… about a month late. Better late than never, I suppose. There’s something about warm weather that inspires us to get out and be more active. Last fall, Greg and I started taking walks in the morning and now that theContinue Reading

Giving Back to the Next Generation of ValPLAYso

Giving Back to the Next Generation of ValPLAYso

Jayden’s school recently had a spirit week celebration to raise funds for ValPLAYso, one of our local parks. It’s a unique little park with a lot of medieval quirks. The kids have done fun things like wear hats in class, dress like adults, and crazy hair day which I temporarily dyed Jayden’s hair blue for. His friends thoughtContinue Reading

Out And About With The Urbini Touri Travel System

Out And About With The Urbini Touri Travel System

It’s no secret that I’m a babywearing advocate, but sometimes you just need a stroller… especially when your baby weighs a solid 25lbs. We have a jogging stroller that we use around the neighborhood. It’s what I like to call our Cadillac stroller; big bodied, large all terrain wheels. It definitely has some bulk toContinue Reading

Apparoo App of the Week / iStoryTime

Apparoo App of the Week / iStoryTime

This post is in partnership with Apparoo. Trying to find great apps for moms or kids can be hard with so many available. That’s why I’ve partnered with Apparoo – the app discovery service for busy moms. Each week I’ll be sharing the Apparoo App of the Week with you. Very often they’ve negotiated to bringContinue Reading

Simple Gardening / Herb Planter Makeover

Simple Gardening / Herb Planter Makeover

Our last spring gardening project inspired another project; a quick and easy planter makeover. Since we are moving, we aren’t doing much in the yard. With portability in mind, I decided to get some herbs going in a stackable planter that one of my neighbors left behind. It was in need of a makeover. ItContinue Reading

A Farewell to Winter / Savoring the Final Days

A Farewell to Winter / Savoring the Final Days

So here we are well into the spring, yet it doesn’t quite feel or look like it. Temps are below 50 degrees and the trees are looking mighty bare. Winter just won’t let spring be great. He’s such a hater. I had quit winter months ago. My protests were accompanied by whining, wall sliding, andContinue Reading

Salad Showcase / 13 Colorful Salads to Indulge In

Salad Showcase / 13 Colorful Salads to Indulge In

(Content may not be viewable while using ad block.) This spring, I decided to really get serious about living a healthier lifestyle. After being in a funk and fog all winter, I decided enough was enough. One of the things that I definitely need to improve on is the amount of vegetables that I eat.Continue Reading

Guest Post: Family Friendly Chicago Neighborhoods

Guest Post: Family Friendly Chicago Neighborhoods

Are you thinking about moving to Chicago? Or looking into relocating to a neighborhood that’s more family friendly now that you have little ones? The search for the right place to live can be a pretty daunting task – especially since you have a whole host of things to worry about: finding the best schools,Continue Reading

Cheap Wireless Plans for Non-Techie (Grand)Moms

Cheap Wireless Plans for Non-Techie (Grand)Moms

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Walmart offers the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans. So for Mother’s Day, I’m upgrading my mom’s flip phone to a smartphone with a cheaper bill. Last month,Continue Reading

Apparoo App of the Week / Manilla

Apparoo App of the Week / Manilla

This post is in partnership with Apparoo. Trying to find great apps for moms or kids can be hard with so many available. That’s why I’ve partnered with Apparoo – the app discovery service for busy moms. Each week I’ll be sharing the Apparoo App of the Week with you. Very often they’ve negotiated to bringContinue Reading

Spring Activity / DIY Dinosaur Planters

Spring Activity / DIY Dinosaur Planters

Spring is here (although the temps say otherwise) and for us that means lots of playing in dirt and fun with plants! To jump start our spring gardening we… didn’t plant a garden. Nope. Since we’re moving to who knows where, we decided to put gardening on hold. We did make the CUTEST little dinosaurContinue Reading


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