Liz Smith

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I'm a wife and mamarazzi who enjoys decorating, shopping way too much for kid clothes, adventuring around Des Moines, and trying unsuccessfully to stick to any semblance of a workout routine. I run on a cycle of coffee and red wine and share a little more of our home and the stories within it over at LifeInYellow
valentine with toy car. non-candy valentine ideas

10 Easy Valentine Ideas that Are (Mostly) Non-Candy

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I geek out on celebrating holidays, and Valentine's Day is no different! I get all nostalgic about the treats I took to school as a kid, and it’s so fun to re-live that through...
hot chocolate bar

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar (plus Kid and Adult friendly recipes!)

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One of my favorite ways to “decorate” for the holidays is to set up a hot chocolate bar on our kitchen island. It feels festive even when not in use, but also makes...
thanksgiving kids table

Thanksgiving Kids’ Table

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  Since becoming a parent, the holidays have taken on a whole new meaning for me. It’s so fun to catch the simplest joys through a child’s perspective and craft memories of the holidays for...
photography tips for kids

5 Photo Tips for Kids + A Photo List for Fall!

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Gorgeous fall has arrived, your kids have a new season’s wardrobe, and a whole host of photo-opp autumn activities are ahead of you. If there was ever a great time to make a conscious...
Self Care; me time

Make Time for Yourself (and Make the Most of It!)

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  Any way you slice it, motherhood brings added “to dos”, shifting priorities, and not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything on the list. The thing that most often is sacrificed for me...
Twin Cities Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip: The Twin Cities

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There is SO much to do in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we couldn’t possibly cover it all in a single weekend, but we certainly tried! Our good friends, with a 4yo and 1yo of...
summer organizing ideas and storage solutions

Summer Organizing Tips and Tricks

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 Summer is in full swing around here, and consequently, we are outside (and back inside...and outside again) ALL. DAY. LONG. I love this season of daily pool trips, sprinklers, mowing, and more...but it all...
Summer Bucket List Des Moines Moms Blog

Summer Bucket List + a FREE printable!

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It's almost summer! That means it's time to make a bucket list of summer activities between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I love reading others’ bucket lists to get inspired, so today I’m sharing...
top podcast recommendations for busy moms

10 Podcast Recommendations

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I was super late to the podcast party when I first started listening to them last year (yes, I had to google how to listen to one on my phone!). Now they are my...
Boys spring fashion Des Moines moms Blog

5 Boys Spring Fashion Must-Haves

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boots  |  button-down  |  baseball tee |  shorts  |  swim trunks When it comes to style and shopping, I’ve always loved the “thrill of the hunt”. I lucked out to marry a guy who happens...