Dear Monday

Dear Monday

Monday, I love you! You are a fresh start, a clean slate, and you bring so much happiness and potential.  I've always loved the potential Mondays bring, I wake up ready to conquer the week both as a business owner and mom.  I spend my Monday mornings, preparing for a successful week ahead and today and every week I'm sharing the seven pieces to a successful week.  

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19 Tips Every Stay At Home Parent Should Know.

19 Tips Every Stay At Home Parent Should Know.

Being a Stay-At-Home-Parent has a lot of fun perks but it is also a challenge.  I've partnered with Kristy from Evolve Capital to share 19 tips every stay at home parent should know.  Kristy is a certified financial planner who has a passion for working with young families.  She enjoys finding products and solutions for you and your family.  Kristy prides herself on offering products tailored to your needs, avoiding high minimums and one size fits all products.

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IKEA Opens In Columbus | June 2017

IKEA Opens In Columbus | June 2017

My husband went with me to the media preview and he instantly fell in love. I think the breakfast got his attention but the prices sold him.  He was taking photos and grabbing booklets of his favorite things, telling me that there were things I just HAD to see!  You should know my husband is super frugal - and while I love to save money (it's like a game to me), at the end of the day, I want what I want.  IKEA mixes both of our worlds together for this stage in our life. 

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Outdoor Movies | 614 Mom's Guide To Summer Series | 2017

Outdoor Movies | 614 Mom's Guide To Summer Series | 2017

Grab your popcorn and picnic blanket and head to the park to catch your favorite movie.  Outdoor movies are fun for the whole family.  Bring your own snacks, lay down under the stars with the ones you love the most, and make memories together as you have a ton of fun.  Enjoy this comprehensive list as you plan for family nights this summer. Pin it for later so you can refer back to it all summer long. 

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Splash Pads | 614 Mom's Guide To Summer Series | 2017

Splash Pads | 614 Mom's Guide To Summer Series | 2017

Summer just isn't complete without a little run through the sprinklers and luckily Columbus is filled with fun places to cool off and splash around.  It doesn't matter what part of the city you're in, there is a splash pad nearby to make all of your summer dreams come true.  I'm giving you all the details so Pin this page and refer back to it all summer long. 

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The Ultimate Summer Checklist for Columbus Families

The Ultimate Summer Checklist for Columbus Families

Summer is almost here, maybe for you it's already here but either way I'm sure you're looking for some fun things to fill your summer with to keep your kids busy and entertained as well as creating memories as a family and having fun! With help from my 5 year old and my husband (I bet you could guess which ones are his) we've come with what we think is the ultimate summer checklist for families in Columbus.

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The Villages At Central College

The Villages At Central College

It's still crazy to me that we are a family of FIVE!! As amazing as that is, it means that we need more space in our home...like right now!!  Our wishlist includes 4-5 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, a playroom, an office for my husband and I, a nice sized kitchen with an island, top floor laundry, and storage.  I know it may sound like a lot but we currently live in a three bedroom 1.5 bathroom house and it's taught us that we need to be really picky with our next house.  I would also love a formal dining room but that's a want not a need. 

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Eat Pak'd and GIVEAWAY

Eat Pak'd and GIVEAWAY

Life around here has been chaotic to say the least, so I have been loving having Eat Pak'd as my go to resource for healthy and easy lunches for my older two kiddos.  Eat Pak'd provides families with healthy, kid approved meals right to their front door through a subscription service.  Imagine no meal prep, no clean up, just a few clicks on your computer and a nice cold delivery at your door.  SO EASY!!!!

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Beautiful New Community in Minerva Park | M/I Homes | 614 Mom

My husband and I are obsessed with searching for a new home, we spend hours on Zillow, spend our free weekends (haha - do those even exist?) attending open houses, and I have a Pinterest board (or two) filled with inspiration, so when M/I reached out to me about visiting their new communities in Westerville, I of course said YES! 

The first community I went to is a brand new community in Minerva Park.  I've always loved this area so I was really excited for the tour of the house and to get to see the entire neighborhood.  The house is beautiful, the entire team at M/I put a lot of work into every detail and it shows. I especially loved the loft and the mudroom.  That may sound silly because we are mainly focused on the kitchen/dining areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms when looking for a new home. Don't get me wrong those were all amazing but the loft and mudroom really stood out to me.  While I do cook, sleep, and lounge in my house - we also live in our home.  We make messes, we play, we dance, we dance outside in the rain, we play in the mud, we really truly LIVE in our home and this house in Minerva Park gives you the freedom to live in your house while keeping a sense of calm.  Muddy shoes?  98357 bags being brought in from that vacation?  Toys all over the place?  The mud room and the loft have you covered.  It might be because we don't have either of these in our current house that really had me excited over the potential these rooms offer but I thought having both would be pretty awesome with three young kids running around.  

I also loved the kitchen the beautiful counter tops and the window above the sink - little details that really help make the house feel more like a home.  I can imagine washing dishes or making a snack and looking out that window to my husband and kiddos playing in the backyard.  How sweet that moment would be.  

I could go on and on about how beautiful this neighborhood is and how amazing the house is but I think I'd rather let the pictures speak for themselves.  

After my tour I called my husband I told him that we had to go to the grand opening two days later, I knew he'd love the house and exploring with him is always so fun.  

M/I is dedicated to making communities not just houses and they did just that in Minerva Park. From the cozy curves roads, walking paths, and green space this is a true community.  You would be very lucky to call this area home.  

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Locker Soccer

Locker Soccer

A few months ago my little guy saw some guys practicing soccer as we drove past the park.  He immediately started asking a million questions (like most 2 year olds do) and through his questions he found out that his daddy played soccer and loved it.  Like a lot of young boys, his dad is his number one hero, and learning that he played soccer was the most amazing thing he had heard all week.  Owen started showing interest in playing soccer immediately.  

In typical Eryn form I started researching soccer programs for young children and digging into what makes each program different.  For Owen's age (3 years old) I was mainly looking for a program that was play based with great coaches.  Through all my research, I found that Locker Soccer was the one program that stood out.  

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Day In The Life | Beloved Photography | January 2017

Day In The Life | Beloved Photography | January 2017

It wasn't until summer of 2016 that I learned to start loving my imperfect house and embracing this season in our lives.  We have two beautiful kids and another on the way, our marriage is strong, we are healthy, and we are still young. We are building our careers, creating memories with our kids, and I refuse to focus so much on what needs fixed and miss what is right in front of me.  

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