Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy for Your Family at Academy

I have partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to create this gift guide but all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The holidays are fast approaching and I have already started making a list of options for my loved ones. I know that finding the perfect gift can be a daunting task, so I’m sharing a few of my favorites with you below. This year I’m tackling my list by shopping at Academy Sports + Outdoors. I have been shopping here for over eight years now and I love their everyday low prices. Plus, their large selection of items. I found everything from athletic shoes to hoodies and wine tumblers.

If you haven’t shopped at Academy before, let me tell you that you will love it. Let’s face it, shopping for a family of four is not cheap, but they make it easier for everyone to get great prices! Having little ones means spending lots of time outdoors and Academy will make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors with my picks below.

Gift Ideas for Girls

  1. Adidas Kids’ cloudfoam Racer TR Running Shoes – the integrated cloudfoam in these shoes delivers plenty of cushioning for little ones. Because my kids are so active, I think these are a great pick.
  2. Nike Girls’ Sportswear Full-Zip Hoodie – this hoodie is perfect for cooler temperatures because it provides warmth through its brushed-back fleece. This is a great piece for layering and keeping little ones warm and cozy.
  3. iWorld Rave Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – uses Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly connect to electronic devices. It also lights up and has a color-changing design, so it will literally bring the party to life.
  4. Heritage Kids’ Cuddly Sleeping Bag – this cuddly companion is great for sleepovers and indoor camping and its roll-up design makes it easy to store. This is the gift those unicorn lovers on your list will love.
  5. Ozone 500 Girls’ 20 in. Majestic Bicycle – This bike is a winner – style and safety come together. It is cute, includes a storage bag, has an adjustable seat and also comes with comfortable grips and reflectors. This will be both your and their favorite gift.
  6. Disney Girls’ Peeking Minnie T-shirt – isn’t she everyone’s favorite cartoon character? I don’t think any girl can say no to Minnie, so this gift option is a no-brainer.

Gift Ideas for Him

  1. Nike Men’s Breathe Dry 1/4 Zip Training Pullover – its breathing fabric and sweat-wicking tech is meant to keep him dry throughout any workout. I love that it’s available in nine colors, now I just need to pick one.
  2. New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam Sport Running Shoes – these running shoes have a contemporary look and a versatile design. Perfect for men who are always on-the-go.
  3. Magellan Outdoors Ice Box 25 – features thick, insulated design for ice retention, a built-in bottle opener and built-in cup holders on top. Football season is in full swing and I can see this being the hubby’s favorite gift.
  4. Altec Lansing In-Stereo Metal Bluetooth Earbuds – connects to devices from up to 30 feet away and includes three ear tip sizes for a perfect fit. A wonderful stocking stuffer!
  5. YETI DuraCoat Rambler 30 oz Tumbler – whether it’s a hot or cold beverage, this tumbler will make sure it stays at temperature. Just fill it up and head out the door! This is a great gift for loved ones who are always on-the-go.
  6. Adidas Men’s Alphabounce Trainer Shoes – its BOUNCE™ midsoles have adaptive cushioning to provide him with ultimate comfort. I love the sleek design.

Shopping is fun when I know my family will love what I’m getting them. But I will admit that sometimes shopping for them is not easy. I love that Academy’s new Christmas Gift Translator on Facebook Messenger is available to help make shopping a bit easier by offering fabulous present inspo for anyone on your list! Check it out!

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Eat, Drink and Make An Impact for #NoKidHungry with Church’s Chicken And Fanta

I have partnered with Church’s Chicken, Fanta and NoKidHungry, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The holidays are all about giving, but not just to our loved ones. This is the time of year that many people in need could use a little extra help. Whether you like to donate on your own or join in on a cause, there are many options. One of my favorite causes these holidays is #NoKidHungry.

When I learned that Church’s Chicken is collaborating with Fanta to help support the #NoKidHungry cause, I had to join and help spread the word. As a mom to two little kids, knowing that other little ones are struggling to get a meal hits close to home.

How are Church’s Chicken and Fanta helping? With the purchase of the Limited Edition #NoKidHungry Fanta cup sold at Church’s Chicken locations, a donation will be made to help end childhood hunger. You can get involved and be a part of this cause too!

Here’s what you need to do; head to your local participating Church’s Chicken, order your favorite meal and purchase a large drink in the Limited Edition #NoKidHungry Fanta cup. It’s that easy!

Now, if there isn’t a Church’s Chicken location near you, you can still make an impact and help support the #NoKidHungry campaign. You can make a direct donation to the non-profit organization at Your donations help schools, local communities, and low-income families get a healthy meal and do your part in helping to end child hunger.

It’s the little things in life and knowing that I can be part of a cause that will make a difference in the lives of many (especially children) makes me so excited. I love that two of my favorites companies are coming together to make an impact. I love Church’s Chicken, especially their biscuits. And Fanta is one of my favorite drinks for many reasons; it is caffeine free, bold and vibrant in flavor! Somehow Fanta is always part of the fun!


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Holiday Gift Guide: Favorite Fragrance for Him at Kohl’s

Holiday Gift Guide: Favorite Fragrance for Him at Kohl’s

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included fragrances and perfumes as compensation.

Thanksgiving is upon us and I have started doing some shopping. I personally like to start buying a few presents in advanced and stashing them away until Christmas comes around. As I started making my list, I thought I’d also share a few gift ideas with you. Because it can be hard to shop for that significant other at times, a few suggestions are never a bad idea.

Fragrances… are my go-to gift for loved ones during the holiday season. Just about everyone uses some sort of fragrance, so these make the perfect holiday gift. There are two that I’m absolutely excited to gift this holiday season. And the best part is that Kohl’s; one of my favorite retailers is having an amazing Black Friday Sale, offering 20% off fragrances. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for him, you should try Lacoste and Boss the Scent  Fragrances. If it’s a lady that you are shopping for, I got you covered as well… You can find a variety of perfumes to pick from at Kohl’s!

I love that when shopping at Kohl’s I am never limited, because they have a variety of products. So, if you’re thinking about gifting something other than fragrances, they have some great beauty gifts ideas too. If you’re more of a pick up and go kind buyer, you can check out these beauty and fragrance gift sets.

Lacoste Blanc

Lacoste has a wide range of fragrances, for both men and women. This one I thought was a great choice because it’s light scent is perfect to wear during the day. It combines a blend of woody and herbal components. I love that it brought the matching deodorant.

Boss the Scent

This scent is a bit stronger yet it has a hint of sweetness. I think this one would be perfect to wear for date night. This seductive fragrance has hints of ginger, exotic maninka fruit and leather which seduces the senses. I have to add that I absolutely love the packaging.


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Four Things To Do Before Going to Bed

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I’ll be the first to admit that going to bed early in order to get a full eight hours of sleep isn’t always easy. Especially because #momlife gets in the way. What I mean, is that often, I’ll stay up late trying to tackle whatever tasks I didn’t complete during the day. So, as soon as the girls go to sleep, I find myself trying to catch up. It’s become a pattern but one that I plan to break. Because let’s face it me-time is just as important as any task on a list, am I right?

Lately, I’ve been trying to get into a better bedtime routine. The girls are in bed by 8:30 PM at the latest and I try to take the next hour to do whatever I think I can before I start to wind down. These are some of the things that I do and I have to admit they have been helping. I’m sharing them in hopes they’ll help you too.

Write out Goals – I find that not being able to fall asleep has a lot to do with me thinking about unfinished tasks or goals. Setting these on paper allows me to get them out of my system and to a place where I can look them over later.

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Hardwood Floors Care + Tips You Should Know

This post is sponsored by Bona® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

I will be the first to admit that I had no idea how to care for hardwood floors, even after moving into our current home. Though, I had very little knowledge of what it took to care for them, I knew it was essential learn to maintain these, after all they are our home’s largest asset. This is why I have chosen to use Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner to upkeep our floors. Because nearly 100 years, Bona has provided home owners with “tried and true” premium products.

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Girls’ Room Reveal: Fun Ways to Decorate a Shared Room.

Girls’ Room Reveal: Fun Ways to Decorate a Shared Room.

We SOLD & moved to an apartment! While this isn’t completely new… the fact that the girls are sharing a bedroom is. This is the first time EVER they’ve had to share a room. For that reason, I wanted the room to feel like a special place. Now that the room is finally set up (inset praising hands emoji), I thought I’d share it with y’all. 🙂 I feel like I did pretty good because they seem to love it as much as I do. What do y’all think? Because another reason for me doing a room reveal is to inspire anyone that comes across my post. But that’s enough chatter on my part, let me take you on a tour.

Gallery Wall

Call me crazy but gallery walls are in my opinion the easiest form of decor. Sure, it can take some time to figure out which pieces to put together (like a puzzle) but they cover a great deal of any wall. This is the largest gallery wall I’ve put together and because it’s a shared room, I tried adding pieces that fit both their personalities. I picked up a few pieces at some of my favorite stores and added some DIY pieces as well. I finished it off by adding more personal touches like framed photos from recent years. 🙂

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