Easy DIY Swing Set Canopy Replacement

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The last storm we had took our swing set canopy from shading canopy to shreds.  This prompted a little brainstorm session from me.  I’m too cheap to pay $45 or more to a swing set canopy replacement so what did I do?  I made my own…out of Duck Tape.  We’ll see how long it holds… [read more]

At Home and on the Road: Tips for happy, healthy kids

Summer is a whirlwind of activity in our family!  Vacations, staycations, family reunions, sports, almost daily pool visits.  We are always on the go! I love having my kids home from school during the summer.  I love the freedom it gives us to go where we want, when we want!  But, without the proper planning, summer… [read more]

From sink to swim, our summer swimming progress. #SwimSteps

It really has been a great summer for us. I kind of threw responsibility to the wind so that I could really enjoy things with my kids! One of the things we enjoyed the most has been our time outside at the pool. I LOVE THE WATER. I can’t help myself. I was raised in… [read more]

Swimways Spring Float Review and Flash Giveaway!

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Summer is winding down folks! My son will start back at school in just two weeks.  Ahh!  I don’t know if I’m ready for that.  I’ve really enjoyed having my boys home, being able to do what we want when we want. I’ve loved taking my boys to the pool (thanks to my little sis…. [read more]

Fairy Tales Hair Care Sun and Swim – Review

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Having a pool available for summer fun can be a lifesaver!  Let me tell you, it gets HOT here in Louisiana.  I know I can’t compete with y’all Arizonans, but when you throw in a boatload of humidity like you get around here no one really wants to be outside…unless they’re outside in the pool…. [read more]

Our Swimming Progress and What to do when your little one has a fear of the water #SwimSteps

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Hurrah!  Pool season has started! One of my favorite times of the year, I’m hoping to instill in my boys a love of the water.  So far this summer season we’ve been having a fun time visiting different pools.  In a couple days we’ll even be going to the beach! In just the handful of… [read more]

National Learn to Swim Day is Saturday, May 18! Will your kids be celebrating? #SwimSteps

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Disclosure: I am part of the SwimWays Swim Steps Swim Team.  As an ambassador I’ve received SwimWays products for review and posting purposes.  No monetary compensation was provided. I can’t tell you how excited my kids are for summer break!  Day after day splashing in the pool.  We are super lucky to have a pool… [read more]

Working towards our 2013 Summer Swimming Goals with SwimWays #SwimSteps Gear

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Disclosure: As a part of the SwimWays Swim Team Ambassador team I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself.  No monetary compensation was provided. Swim season has officially begun here in the Oh So Savvy Mom family!  The pool is open and we’ve already been once.  Ok, I’ll admit, it… [read more]

I made the team! The SwimWays® Swim Steps™ Swim Team! + Coupon for you

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Disclosure: As a part of the SwimWays Swim Team I will receive products to try at no cost to myself.  No other compensation will be provided. I am not required to write positive reviews or positive statements about the brand.   I love summer.  I grew up in San Diego, how could I not love… [read more]

What is your favorite Summertime Indulgence? + Subway Gift Card Giveaway!

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I love Summer!  It is hands down my favorite season.  Despite the morning sickness I’ve managed to have some great adventures already this summer. I’ve done a bit of traveling (my little sis got married in San Diego last weekend!), visited the beach, played tourist, taken my kids to the pool several times, and enjoyed… [read more]

8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Picnic #HormelFamily

Picnics.  Ah, what a wonderful way to unwind during the spring and summer months.  When I lived in Utah my husband and I loved to drive into the canyon and up to one of our favorite parks.  This particular park was set in the mountains right in between two gorgeous peaks.  It was beautiful, green,… [read more]

Homemade Play Dough #Summerfun #Craft

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This is a super easy recipe for homemade play dough that I received from a friend.  I hate the smell of the store bought stuff so I like to make my own.  Plus the kids have fun making it and choosing their color.  This is also fun to make on hot summer days for a break from… [read more]

The Long Summer Drive: 5 Tips for Preserving Sanity while traveling

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Summer…a time for travel!  Relaxing vacations, a break from work, a time to rejuvenate.  Oh, wait, never mind.  That was all before I had kids.  Vacationing with kids is a whole different ball game than pre-child vacationing.  Endless whining about “when will we be there,” sleepless nights because the kids want their own beds, making… [read more]

Beat the Heat~Summer Fun Guide Kickoff! 60 Days of Summer ~Guest Post~

I’m so excited to be a guest on Oh So Savvy Mom!! Thanks Amy for inviting me to be here! I LOVE summer! I love everything about summer… the sun, the water, ice cream, sleeping in, crafts, sidewalk chalk, family vacations, activities, and even the heat! I’m from Arizona, so I KNOW heat! I am hosting a… [read more]