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The MOST Exhaustive Holiday/Birthday Gift Idea LIST for Toddler Boys & Girls!๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•Ž๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“ Happy Shopping!

My just turned 5 year old Shane’s favorite activity this fall was making his birthday and Santa list. Every few days he would say with a big smirk “Moooom you know what tiiiime it is” and hand me a ripped piece of paper and pencil. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ Which reminded me, if you know me, you know… Continue reading The MOST Exhaustive Holiday/Birthday Gift Idea LIST for Toddler Boys & Girls!๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•Ž๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“ Happy Shopping!

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Sprinting with the Shaps Complete Holiday Bucketlist ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•Ž๐Ÿ“โœ”๏ธ

December is a crazy busy month. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•Ž โ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ Every year we have traditions of family activities that we like to do to celebrate the holidays. Here is a complete list that you can check off with your family! โœ”๏ธ Cut Down Your Xmas Tree Although we usually pick up a tree at Hicks there are… Continue reading Sprinting with the Shaps Complete Holiday Bucketlist ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•Ž๐Ÿ“โœ”๏ธ

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Caution ๐Ÿšฆ This Book Will Cause Extreme Laughter๐Ÿคฃ, Trigger Fits of Sillyness๐Ÿ˜œand Will Drive Your Kids Crazy๐Ÿ˜…In the BEST Way!!! ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘ซ

Bingo!!!๐ŸŽ‰ You guys I hit the children’s literature jackpot!๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฅ‡ I found the PERFECT book to capture my toddlers attention in the most unique and hysterical way and I HAD to run straight here to tell you! ๐Ÿ† It’s called “This is a Ball” by Beck and Matt Stanton. Ever since we decided to roadschool our… Continue reading Caution ๐Ÿšฆ This Book Will Cause Extreme Laughter๐Ÿคฃ, Trigger Fits of Sillyness๐Ÿ˜œand Will Drive Your Kids Crazy๐Ÿ˜…In the BEST Way!!! ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘ซ

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That Time We Roadschooled Our Kids Week 1 (of 7) in New England: NY, VT and NH๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ—ฝโ›ฐ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿž๐Ÿšค๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ›

As my heart was pounding, I signed the letters formally withdrawing my daughters from our school district. Holy CRAP this is the craziest thing I’ve ever done! ๐Ÿ˜ณ So many crazy thoughts swirling through my head, I could hear the naysayers, the negative comments, the fear of the unknown, the what ifs etc…what did I… Continue reading That Time We Roadschooled Our Kids Week 1 (of 7) in New England: NY, VT and NH๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ—ฝโ›ฐ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿž๐Ÿšค๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ›

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“We Don’t Need No Education”๐ŸŽถโžก๏ธ How and Why We Took 7 Weeks of Freedom to Roadschool and Learn While Living ๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ“š

In the words of Eminem๐Ÿ€ “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to “go”. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime”… After intensive research and thinking we’ve come to the conclusion that Roadschooling is an amazing way for our children to “learn while living” and so we have decided to withdraw our… Continue reading “We Don’t Need No Education”๐ŸŽถโžก๏ธ How and Why We Took 7 Weeks of Freedom to Roadschool and Learn While Living ๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ“š

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Complete Hurricane, Disaster and Evacuation Kit: ๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿ’ฃ

๐ŸšฆEDITTED AFTER HURRICANE MARIA๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿšจ It’s taken me a few days but I was able to search and link all the items I bought for my 2 EVACUATION KITS. ย I have set up this list as an Amazon Affiliate and 100% of the proceeds will go towards HURRICANE HARVEY, IRMA AND MARIA VICTIMS. What a catastrophe… Continue reading Complete Hurricane, Disaster and Evacuation Kit: ๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿ’ฃ

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So THAT’S What Graceland Looks Like! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฐ

Obviously I’ve heard of Graceland and obviously I know it had to do with Elvis but other than that I had no expectations. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I didn’t know where it was and I didn’t know what was inside. Turns out Graceland is in Memphis, Tennessee! ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ I didn’t know it was the 2nd most visited house… Continue reading So THAT’S What Graceland Looks Like! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฐ

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That Time We Went on an RV Trip to the Midwest: Week 3: Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒ…

Week 3 flew by as we snaked our way into the middle of the country- the HEARTLAND…THE REAL DEAL MIDWEST! You can check out Week 2 and Week 1! We started the week off in Iowa, Dubuque as our first city and also our first view of the famous Mississippi River. We found a hotel… Continue reading That Time We Went on an RV Trip to the Midwest: Week 3: Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒ…

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A Really Nostalgic Walk Down Memory Lane: Branson’s Toy Museum of 1,000,000+ Toys From Our Childhoods โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿš—๐ŸŽ 

This is a feel good post of a lot of toy pics that will bring you back to the days when life was all about Cabbage Patch Kids, and Howdy Doody and Jem and She-Ra and Trolls and Muppet Babies and Barbies and Shirley Temple and Ninja Turtles and Alf and Three Stooges and My… Continue reading A Really Nostalgic Walk Down Memory Lane: Branson’s Toy Museum of 1,000,000+ Toys From Our Childhoods โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿš—๐ŸŽ 

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That Time We Went on an RV Trip to the Midwest: Week 2: Illinois and Wisconsinย Week 2 is over, 2 states in a week, 500 miles under our belt, 21 places visited and 2 campgrounds and 2 hotels explored! ๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒ‡โ›ฒ๏ธ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅ›

Week 1 was a busy week as we journeyed through NY, NJ, PA, OH, MI and IN…We left Indianapolis and began our journey to Illinois! Most of the driving we do is under 3 hours so it’s very doable with the kids. โœ”๏ธWe decided to head to the land of Lincoln first- Springfield, Illinois. Obviously… Continue reading That Time We Went on an RV Trip to the Midwest: Week 2: Illinois and Wisconsinย Week 2 is over, 2 states in a week, 500 miles under our belt, 21 places visited and 2 campgrounds and 2 hotels explored! ๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒ‡โ›ฒ๏ธ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅ›