Woodland Park Colorado Travel Guide

We recently traveled to Woodland Park Colorado and had an amazing weekend!

Weekends away are so needed. We made it a goal this year to get out and do more. Kurtis recently switched over to a 9-5 schedule with weekends off and so we made a pact to make the most of our weekends. That includes lots of family adventures and as many weekend getaways as we can afford. We have another one coming up next weekend and I cannot wait! Being more active really helps ease my anxiety. If you’re able to, I encourage you to get out and explore with your kids! It’s good for the soul.

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Shutterfly Customized Birthday Party Invitations featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Customized Birthday Party Invitations with Shutterfly

When I started planning the boy’s join birthday party, I knew I wanted customized invitations. Thank you Shutterfly for providing the invites for this post! Ever since they were born on the same day, I’ve been trying to find ways to make sure we celebrate them individually on their birthday. Even though they were having a “joint” party, I split it up into two events- Sawyer’s Dino Party and Oliver’s Cake Smash. This way, we weren’t asking our family and friends to come out to two separate events, but they each had some time to be celebrated individually.

So, I sent two separate birthday party invitations, along with a little note explaining how the day would go. Shutterfly made this so easy!

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Making Health a Priority with Activia Probiotic Dailies featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Making Health a Priority with Activia Probiotic Dailies

As I’ve gotten older (and had more kids), I’ve realized just how easy it is to neglect yourself. Neglect yourself in the way that you forget to eat lunch and grab 2 of your kid’s dinosaur chicken nuggets. Neglect yourself in the way that your kids get all their checkups on time and are up to date on all their shots and you haven’t been to the doctor in 2 years.

As a mother, you give your children everything because you want them to have a spectacular life. But that doesn’t mean you own life can’t be spectacular.

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Baby Shower Invitations, Stationary, and more from Basic Invite

Disclaimer: This baby shower invitations post is sponsored by Basic Invite. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. 

When it comes to shopping for your paper needs, the internet can be an overwhelming place. There are so many businesses specializing in custom printing these days. So when you want to buy baby shower invitations, personal stationary, or business card, where do you turn?

When throwing a party of any kind, I love to use custom invitations. It really makes the event feel more special and fun. Anyone can go to the store and pick up a pack of invites, but personalizing your invitations can really add pizzaz to your event.

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The Best Chicco Baby Gear featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

The Best Chicco Baby Gear

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Chicco. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. 

There is so much out there in terms of baby gear . It’s overwhelming! I remember when I was pregnant with Sawyer (my oldest), my husband and I went into Babies R’ Us (RIP) to start our registry. We walked out confused, defeated, angry, and frustrated. My husband and I aren’t big “fighters” and we fought the whole time we were in there! It was just so overwhelming! Which Pack n’ Play did we need? What stroller would fit our carseat? Which carseat was safest? Do babies really need their own nail clippers? Do we really need special washcloths? And on and on. It was a bad day.

Psssst. If you’re getting ready to start your first baby registry and don’t want a bad experience like ours, check out my guide to the must-have registry items here

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Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas with Lorena Canals Rugs featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas with Lorena Canals Rugs

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Lorena Canals rugs. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. 

You know the saying “this is why we can’t have nice things”? I’m pretty sure the reason behind that statement is always kids.

Kids destroy just about anything they touch. They’re messy. They spill. They get sick. How are you supposed to protect your nice things from them?

In short, you can’t. But there are some products out there that really keep things like this in mind and make cleanup easy.

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SeaQuest Littleton Review featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

SeaQuest Littleton Review

Disclaimer: Thank you to SeaQuest Littleton for hosting us for the day. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. 

UPDATE: Since originally writing this post it has come to my attention that SeaQuest Littleton has failed 2 animal welfare inspections in a row. I did not see anything concerning firsthand during my visit, but the public data released since then does not lie. SeaQuest has not been offering any refunds to passholders with concerns about this issue either. Because of this, I can no longer in good conscience recommend you visit this aquarium. You can read all about the failed welfare inspections for yourself here. 

I was so excited when I first heard that Colorado was getting a SeaQuest! We’ve been in need of a few more educational activities in the area and this seemed like the perfect addition.

SeaQuest is a chain of interactive aquariums making it’s way across the US! So far they have locations in Utah, Nevada, Texas, California, and now Colorado, with many more locations coming!

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The Benefits of Hydrolyzed Collagen Powder in Your Coffee featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

The Benefits of Hydrolyzed Collagen Powder in Your Coffee

This post is sponsored by Ancient Nutrition, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I’m sure you’ve been hearing about it all over- hydrolyzed collagen powder.

Hydrolyzed collagen powder has been trendy for a while now. Everyone’s using it, putting it in their coffee, tea, water, even baked goods! And for good reason as collagen has so many amazing benefits.

Something else has been popular in the health world lately and that’s the keto diet. The keto diet consists of putting your body into a state of ketosis- in layman’s terms: depriving your body of most carbs and grains so that your body instead starts burning fat.

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Refresh Your Car Air Freshener reviewed by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Take Back Your Car with Refresh Your Car Air Freshener

This post is sponsored by Refresh Your Car®! but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Moms, how long have you been rocking the Mom Car? I’ve been going on 3 years now and, let me tell you, the going can get rough!

Our family car was a splurge for us. We spent a little more than we wanted to because we really wanted something nice, safe, and good quality for our kids. Because of this, I wanted to make sure I kept the car clean and nice.

My kids had other ideas.

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Carters Little Baby Basics featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Preparing for their First Birthday with Carters Little Baby Basics

Disclaimer: This Little Baby Basics post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Oliver is about to turn one and I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. I am completely unprepared and overwhelmed by the idea of his first birthday.

Right now, he is in my absolute favorite infant stage. 9-12 months. It’s when they’re still “baby” enough to need you. They still like to cuddle. They still want to be rocked to sleep. They still nurse or drink from a bottle. But, they’re getting old enough to where they wave, dance, clap, interact, play, and maybe babble a few words. They’re interactive and fun but still cuddly babies.

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