5-year-old girl gift guide

gifts for five year olds

Call it Christmas in July, but I always begin my Gift Guides in the summer, when my kids have birthdays. This post lists presents that she’s loving already and gifts that she’ll receive for her birthday this week. If you’re shopping for a 4, 5 or 6 year-old girl, here’s what’s hot. Items with an * [...]

Four turns to Five

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It’s here. It’s like the little hump that’s been a hop, a skip, and a jump away. Except, now, it’s a few skips with her hair flowing up and down behind her. Little is going to be 5 this week. F-I-V-E. Nope, I can’t believe it either. Yesterday, I texted a friend I have this unreal [...]

Memories of Maine 2014

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I have to tell you, there is nothing as sweet as a good vacation. You know how I love big, busy trips (hello! Disney and Universal both come to mind) but hiding away from it all in a lakeside cabin in Maine with intermittent reception just can’t be beat for true relaxation. A few highlights [...]

The Julieverse Best of Maine Awards

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A few of our favorite spots in Maine are definitely worth passing on to you. Booth Bay Harbor, Maine Best Popcorn and gifts: Coastal Maine Popcorn — great for snacks and gifts Best lobster lunch: Fisherman’s Wharf Inn – one of the best places to enjoy the freshest Maine lobster and the beautiful views of the harbor. [...]

Dress your FitBit with Tory Burch

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A little over a year ago, I ordered my FitBit One just when the FitBit Flex was about to come out. When friends asked why I didn’t wait for the Flex, I honestly laughed, “I’m just far too accessories-driven to wear a chunk of rubber on my wrist all the time.” While I probably would [...]

The benefits of vacation home rental

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. As I finish up a relaxing one and a half week summer vacation, one that went off the grid (conversations included “What?! There was a hurricane three nights ago?!”  and “Huh?! Everyone is evacuating the island we’re making our way to because it’s shut [...]