How we #ShareAwesome

Stealing a happy smile #Selfie #ShareAwesome

What will you share today? Will you #ShareAwesome? When you look back at your Facebook timeline or your twitter tweets, will you look at smiles and happy memories? Will you see love, friendship, support and motivation? I want my online legacy to be positive, so that those who learn about me online, will see the [...]

KidStuff Coupon Books

kidstuff coupon book

I jumped back on the PTO bandwagon this year. Not that I ever jumped off, but I jumped onto a different one by becoming more active in our elementary school PTO for the first time. This year, I’m heading up the sales of the KidStuff Coupon Book, which is one of my favorite fundraisers for [...]

Family Meal Plan for September

september meal dinner plan menu

It’s got to be a growth-spurt, but I am SO impressed with Little and her eating habits lately. She could not get enough of the Taco Chicken Bowls or the Rigatoni Peperanotano last week. And this week she’s asking for soup, soup and more soup. I love it when I make something and the kids [...]

4 Ways to Wear It: Prepare to be wowed

bead chain

A few months ago, I raved about convertible accessories when I guest posted on The Centsible Life. Pieces that can be worn more than one way aren’t just chic, they’re smart–a smart way to save. I love discovering new ways to wear old favorites. Which is why I’m so excited to share this video with [...]

Making Fit Fun for the Little Ones


I love opportunities to encourage kids to get moving, and while my kids are already super active, new ideas are always embraced. We were recently were sent samples of LeapFrog’s new LeapBands to encourage Little and her friends (ages 4-7) to be even more active, while having a lot of fun and being encouraged by a [...]

Sharing tips & tricks that make us all #UnstoppableMoms #ad


I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I’m really excited to announce that I’m working with the Children’s MOTRIN®’s Unstoppable Moms campaign. [...]

September Meal Plan

september meal dinner plan menu

September, we hear you calling. You *want* us to pull out the slow cooker and start making chilis and soups, don’t you? Well, here at Julieverse, we did that a dreadfully hot Saturday night and enjoyed our first tastes of the upcoming season. And while I’d rather stick with grilling salmon and burgers and chicken [...]