Bettijo’s Urban Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal!

I love Bettijo's new Kitchen!

I have been on pins and needles waiting for the day I could show off my new kitchen! We’ve been working on this renovation since July, and doing nearly all the work ourselves. It’s been quite the undertaking, and if you want to see how far we’ve come be sure to check out my kitchen inspiration post or #SeventiesKitchenRehab on Instagram.

Here I’m sharing the highlights of the kitchen remodel, and if you want to take the Grand Tour of the new kitchen, dining room and laundry room, complete with all the dirty details, be sure to check out my post today over on Classy Clutter.

I love Bettijo's new Kitchen!

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Is Tomorrowland Too Scary for Kids?

A Parent's Take on Disney's New Tomorrowland Movie

We have been pretty excited to see Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson, which opens in theaters today. Created by Disney and rated PG, this may look like a perfect film for a family movie night, but before you head out to the theater with your crew, here’s what you should know.

A Parent's Take on Disney's New Tomorrowland Movie

Review of Disney's Tomorrowland Movie from a Parent's point of view

We first saw a trailer for Tomorrowland when we took our family to see Disney’s new Cinderella movie in March. In that glimpse, Tomorrowland looked like a fun, family movie; however, we recently saw a few more intense trailers (particularly the one below) that left us wondering for what ages the movie is appropriate. Happily we were invited to an early screening of the show, and we paid careful attention to figure out which of our kids we should take to see it.

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Raw, Natural Beauty

I am Brave and Beautiful — abeauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. Our blogging friend Megan Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they look like without make up, and we joined in. Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you… “

Megan and Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces are behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there.

Bettijo and I, along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful. You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don’t need a blog either — just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instagram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. Also, if you tag it with a second hashtag #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat’s attention since she was the inspiration behind it all.

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Postcards from Camp

This is the year I send my oldest son, Liam, to a week-long overnight camp. I spent 13 summers at this camp, and now Liam is old enough to go and make magical memories similar to mine. (Where has time gone?)

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As a kid, camp is FUN! A whole week of canoeing, swimming, funyacking, archery, crafts, camp fires, friends, songs and more! But, as a Mom, I’m feeling major anxiety!! I’ve never gone a day without talking to Liam, and now I have to go a WHOLE WEEK. (I’ve been rehearsing the sendoff in my head to make sure I don’t cry!) Needless to say, I’ll be on pins and needles awaiting a letter from Liam.

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Favorite Tools + Baby Shower Giveaway

Last week we shared an amazing rock star themed baby shower. If you missed it be sure to check out this post.

Cute Printable Rock Star Party Cupcake Toppers - you've also gotta see the paper plate faux records -- the CUTEST! via @PagingSupermom

Want to know what you’ll need (besides printables) to make your party just like mine? The craft store can be overwhelming — filled with a million different tools and gadgets. If you are wondering which ones are really essential, today we’ve got a cheat sheet of our favorite tools and supplies. These are the ones we use over and over whenever we style a birthday party, baby shower or holiday meal.

Want to decorate like a party stylist? Here are the must-have tools via @PagingSupermom

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