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Target Date

Our Weekly Target Date

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I’m not even going to pretend that we don’t frequent Target at least once a week. With two kids, there is always something we need (or want) & to be honest, it’s always an adventure for us!

Even though we always leave with more than we planned on purchasing (anyone else!?), Target is our go-to for all of our everyday essentials. Baby formula & laundry detergent being our most frequent purchases because we go through these insanely quick. I think that anyone that has raised a baby or child, can testify to the glorious amounts of laundry that happen on the weekly (daily?) basis. With 4 of us now, the amount of laundry we go through is almost mind blowing. Which is why we did a happy dance when we found out that our favorite laundry detergent, Persil ProClean, is now sold in Target nationwide!!

Honestly, you can’t beat Persil. We were introduced to it a couple years ago & fell in love with how well it worked and the amazing scent. Since I’m surrounded by boys, it’s necessary to have a laundry detergent that smells lovely, gets stains out AND is gentle on our clothes. Persil ProClean does all of that & now that it’s at Target nationwide, we don’t have to worry about finding it, we can just add it to our list of Target must-haves & we’re good to go! If you couldn’t tell by now.. It’s the little things in life that make me happy!

 

I hope you enjoy the video! Leave a comment below if you are as addicted to Target as we are 🙂

*Thanks to Persil ProClean for sponsoring this post. Per usual, all opinions are my own 🙂

Jumping Bean

My Little Jumping Beans

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These little guys sure brighten our lives! I love having adventures around LA & it’s the best when we document days like this because looking back on how much they’ve grown is the most bittersweet thing. Kids grow up far too quickly!

On another note though, how cute are their little outfits from Kohl’s!? I always love a good graphic tee & when I find them for my boys, I immediately want to purchase them (& secretly wish they made them in my size). Both boys outfits are from the newly re-designed Jumping Beans collection that just launched in-store & online at Kohl’s this month. The new Jumping Beans collection has such adorable pieces & I love how the clothing is such great quality. With two adventurous little boys, we need clothes that are going to last & these will definitely do just that! With Spring & Summer right around the corner, I’m definitely going to make a few more purchases from this collection. (I especially love this tee & these shorts!) Plus, they’re having a site wide sale for 20% off! Use code: YES2YOU for 20% off + 3x points!

If you have little ones, have you checked out the new Jumping Beans collection at Kohl’s?

 

Thanks to Kohl’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. Per usual, all opinions are my own 🙂

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How We Road Trip With Kids

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Road trips are basically in my blood at this point. Growing up, we took so many road trips as a family that I honestly couldn’t count if I tried. Later on, as a teenager, I continued the tradition & took a lot of road trips with friends. While some people loathe road trips, I personally think they’re some of the best adventures! Taking road trips with 2 kids under 4 (or children in general) might sound daunting, we always have a fun adventure & make so many fun memories. 

We get asked all the time how our boys do on long drives &, to be honest, they do really well! Our secret? We just prep them young haha. From the time they are born, we get them used to their car seats. I mean, why not get them used to things they’ll be sitting in for the next 7-8 years of their lives? It honestly makes life so much easier for those times when you have to be in the car for an extended period of time. When they’re really young, though make sure you don’t have them in their car seats for too long of stretches (it can give them a flat skull) & make sure they’re not napping in them unsupervised (they can stop breathing).

Another thing I highly recommend is to have lots of snacks & “checkpoints”. My mom came up with the “checkpoint system” when we were kids. I’m sure all of you road tripping kids had something similar! & every hour (if we behaved well), we were able to choose a little treat. If you don’t want to give your kids sugar, I highly suggest going to the dollar store or checking out Target’s dollar section & picking out little toys or coloring books that they can play with. The key is to keep them occupied & looking forward to something so they’re not constantly whining or asking, “are we there yet!?”

The last thing I recommend for road trips (& the thing that makes them the best adventures), is to take your time! If the kids are getting cranky, stop & let them stretch their legs. Sure, it takes longer that way but trust me, those times will probably be some of your favorite moments. I have so many memories of Kannon running around & having fun in the most random places on road trips. You would be surprised how much fun you can have in the middle of nowhere if you just stop stressing about getting to the destination & make it an adventure 🙂

Do you have any road trip tips? Let me know in the comments below!

 

20 Small Ways to be Healthier in 2017

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One thing about being a mom, or a working woman in general, is that health can unfortunately fall to the end of the priority list. I try to eat clean for the most part, but I’m also too lenient with myself. Since I want to raise health-conscious boys and feel good for myself, I’m incorporating small things throughout my day that lead to improvement. Every little thing counts when it comes to health, and by starting small, hopefully these turn into bigger habits. Here are 20 things I’m currently working on:

Kings Canyon Family DayThe Gregory Family Kings Canyon Winter _gsl3645 _gsl3739 _gsl3721 _gsl3668 _gsl3680 _gsl3655 _gsl3759 _gsl36381.) Add a large handful of spinach to my morning smoothie or eggs.

2.) Drink a cup of water right when I wake up.

3.) Start with 10 minutes of exercise 4x a week, and increase the time gradually.

4.) Keep healthy backup options in our freezer (brown rice and veggies for stir fry, whole wheat bread and tortillas, ground turkey (or veggie crumbles) for pasta, frozen kale for smoothies, etc.).

5.) Sip on hot lemon water in the morning before eating.

6.) Add vegetables to each meal.

7.) Save sugar for a couple times a week.

8.) Make a big healthy crockpot meal each week, freeze leftovers.

9.) Meal plan.

10.) Stretch with the boys.

11.) Drink sparkling water instead of soda.

12.) Swap a lettuce wrap for a sandwich once a week.

13.) Try a new fitness class once a month. Perfect for a date day or time with girlfriends!

14.) Use Instacart for healthy ingredients if I can’t get to the grocery (instead of takeout).

15.) Set an alarm for every hour to get up, walk around, have some water.

16.) Do morning dance parties with the boys to get moving. Or whenever we need energy.

17.) Take a daily probiotic and vitamin.

18.) Use less salt.

19.) Read motivational blogs or listen to podcasts when I’m feeling lazy.

20.) Prioritize sleep! Set an alarm for an hour before bed to turn off tech, do my nightly routine, and get into bed with a book.

What small things do you incorporate to feel healthy? I’d love to hear in the comments below! 

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1 Resolution Everyone Should Make

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about this coming year. The end of a year is always hard because you think about the year that has passed & all of the memories that were created. It’s also a wonderful time though because you start thinking about a clean slate & a brand new year to fill with even more memories.

Family Photos Sheridan GregoryWhile I loved my resolution from last year, I thought it would be a good idea to come up with a new one for 2017. & honestly, I think this is 1 resolution that everyone should make…

-SERVE OTHERS-

It seems so cliche but in all reality, serving others will not only make that person happy but make you happy as well. It doesn’t have to be a large act of service either, it could be a simple compliment. Even the littlest nice things can change someone’s day. So I’m going to challenge us all to try to do 1 kind thing for someone else every day during 2017. Let’s create some positivity in the world 🙂

I’m dying to know though.. What are your resolutions for 2017!? Comment below!

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Christmas Week

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Merry Christmas week to you (if you celebrate), but either way, happy holidays! I found the photo above from this time last year & I can’t believe how much Kannon has grown up! (& finally allows us to get his hair cut :))

This is one of the best weeks of the year in my opinion. I’m beyond thrilled to watch the boys get excited for Santa, make cookies to leave for him and his reindeers (and me…), and for the overall love that comes with this holiday.

I count our blessings every single day, but I wanted this post to be dedicated to those who aren’t as lucky. I think it’s crucial to teach my boys how to be humble, gracious, charitable men, and that starts with giving.

Here are three ways to give back this week, because it feels even better than receiving sometimes!

  1. Feeding America – As we all gorge ourselves over the holidays, it’s so sad to think that many families and children don’t have food to eat. This is a wonderful organization. Making your own food and handing it out to a homeless shelter or even people on the streets is another way to fill some bellies. Or volunteering at a local shelter.
  2. Goodwill – It’s the perfect time of year to detox your home and get rid of clutter. Spend the week after Christmas making room for the new goodies that Santa brought and give away everything you don’t need. You can simply drop off most home goods and apparel to your local Goodwill. Winter jackets and warm clothes are especially helpful this time of year.
  3. ASPCA – We’re animal lovers and seeing cold, homeless animals on the street is heartbreaking. If you too are passionate about animals, this is an excellent organization to give to. Also, I’m pretty sure your kids would love a rescue animal 🙂 Just sayin’!

I hope you have a happy, safe week with the people you love the most!

In case you missed it, here’s what I covered on the blog + Instagram recently:

My favorite way to cover a bad hair day and holiday travel style.

All black for shopping at The Grove.

A cute winter look and how I stay sane during the holidays.

Our Christmas Town family vlog!

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Christmas Town // Holiday Vlog

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are having so much fun getting out & about for Christmas activities! I hope you enjoy coming along on our little adventures.

Comment below with your favorite Holiday activity!

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Family Holiday Pajamas

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Macy's Cyber Monday Macy's Family Pajamas Adam Gregory Holiday Family Pajamas Matching Family Pajamas Macys Pajamas Macy's Pajama Sale Holiday PajamasIt’s the holiday season & I am so unbelievably excited, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! This truly is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons. This time of year we get to spend so much time with our loved ones & honestly, there is nothing better than that! Although Christmas pajamas take a very close second 🙂

Christmas pajamas have been a tradition in my family my entire life & it’s one of my favorite traditions that I’ve continued with our little family! Every Christmas Eve we sleep in our Christmas pajamas & it’s so much fun waking up Christmas morning with them on. Plus, matching pajamas makes for THE cutest photos! When we all tried these pajamas on, my heart melted seeing my two boys matching. This is Hendrix’s first Christmas & my heart nearly burst picturing my boys together for their first big holiday as brothers!

Back to these perfect matching family pajamas though! You all know Macy’s is my go-to shopping destination for every occasion if you read this post. But Macy’s has THE best pajama selection for the whole family (dogs included!) & they make finding family pajamas so easy. They have a great selection and best of all, they’re having an incredible Cyberweek promotion for 65% off when your purchase 2 or more sets & 50% off if you purchase 1 set. That is seriously such a great deal & family pajamas make the perfect gift as well. So if you’re in the market for family pajamas, head on over to Macy’s because I’m obsessed with all of the different prints & styles (hello, footie pajamas!!) & you can find these family pajamas only at Macy’s!

I would love to know, do you have a family pajama tradition!? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own 🙂

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Our Favorite Kids Crafts

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Kannon is obsessed with doing crafts. He has such a creative little mind already & I absolutely love it. Our all-time favorite crafts are from Seedling & when I found out that they were having a major sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I knew I had to put a quick post up! You can get up to 65% off of their sets at the moment so if you’re in the need for gifts, head on over & snag them before the sale ends!

We took these photos a while back when Kannon put together his Pete’s Dragon kit 🙂

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016 Recap

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