boy zip lining in costa rica

Costa Rica is not remotely lacking in adventurous opportunities. Most of them I wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole, because I’m a wuss (a casual walk through the rainforest in the dark? No thanks!). But one of the things I knew we had to try was zip lining in Costa Rica. I’m not sure what I was thinking, because I’m so dang afraid of heights.

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Whole30 Pantry Staples Banner

Thinking about giving that Whole30 thing a try? Well, you’ve come to the right place because I’m about to save you a few unexpected trips to the grocery store. As you get started you’ll find that there are some unusual ingredients that keep popping up in recipes, some of which can be tricky to find at traditional grocery stores. So I’ve compiled a list some of the most common Whole30 pantry staples with a link to Amazon where you can order and have them delivered right to your door.

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10 Travel Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

My husband and I fly quite a bit. My family lives pretty far away and we both travel for work several times a year. And everytime we fly I discover some kind of new travel gadget that would make my next flight that much more enjoyable.

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organized Pantry items

There’s just something about the transition from the Christmas season to the New Year that puts the drive in me to make all things new and clean and organized. Wether I follow through or not is another issue, but at least the desire is there. So while I’m feeling motivated, I’m starting with my kitchen. Or more specifically my pantry.

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Affordable Christmas mantle decor

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

December is well underway and the Christmas time scramble is in full affect. Which is why this Christmas Edition post didn’t happen as early as I would have liked. But since I’m pretty sure I’m not the only procrastinator out there I’m posting it anyway.

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10 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

We recently got back from one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Like, seriously. This place is beautiful. Like straight out of the most breathtaking scenes of Jurassic Park, beautiful. 

And Costa Rica is one of those places you could spend weeks touring and still not come close to experiencing all that it has to offer…

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My Minivan Crew

Hi! My name is Kim. I’m the mother of 3 boys, the wife to 1 husband, and the driver of a 2013 Toyota Sienna. My days are spent managing our home and doing all I can to keep my 3-ring circus alive. I am up to my eyeballs in crazy, but like most parents, I wouldn’t change a thing. Ok, maybe a few things… like less fighting might be nice. And it would be cool if their dirty dishes made it into the dishwasher once in awhile. But for the most part, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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That Minivan Life.

That phrase encompasses so many things for me. It’s the soccer, the birthday parties, the family road trips, the play dates, the spills and the backseat bickering. All while trying to keep to a budget, DIY all the things in our new house, and create family memories (you know, the not traumatic kind?).

Oh, and if I can keep the 3 little humans alive while I'm at it that'd be great too.
It’s not easy but I’m just trying to get a few things right.
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Kim Shearer
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