Colleen

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I am a mom of two spunky little girls, Claire and Hadley (two, two and under) and wife to Ryan. I am a proud University of Florida and Stetson University alumnus and I work part time as a Certified Public Accountant for the largest international public accounting firm. When not crunching numbers or having a pretend tea party, I loves to sew, craft, snow ski, bake and I am fond of spreadsheets. You can follow along with my sewing and natural parenting adventures on her blog: Naturally Crafty Mom or on my FaceBook Page
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Easy No-Sew Easter Bunny Ears

At our house, we love taking themed pictures for all of the holidays and this year for Easter I came up with really easy no-sew Easter bunny ears for our pictures. I put together a...

Five Tips for Potty Training Success!

A few months ago we began the potty training journey with my older daughter (she was 33 months at the time). We had tried a few months earlier and after three hours, five accidents...

Three Lunch Time Food Hacks

If you have picky kids like I do, you will do almost anything to get them to eat. We have tried making the food into fun shapes/pictures, selling it as a treat, and even...

Cheers! to Olive Garden’s New Menu

  Recently I had the opportunity to try Olive Garden's new menu that was just released.  I worked at Olive Garden years ago for a summer while studying for the CPA exam so I am...

Playing Nice at the Playground

The days are longer and warmer and summer break is about to begin which means that more people are visiting their local parks and playgrounds. We love going to the park near us and...

The Big Financial Decision You May Be Forgetting

Crib – check! Car seat – check! Minivan – check! College Savings Plan – check! Life Insurance – oops! Life Insurance – one of the most forgotten financial decisions that parents need to make.  It’s easy to think about...

Meeting Mom Friends in Tampa Bay

When I was a first time mom home during my maternity leave, I was desperate for interaction with other (new) moms.  I not only wanted to get out of the house, but I also...

Pancakes and Pajamas: A First Birthday Party

My daughter just turned one year old a few weeks ago and I had so much fun planning and throwing her a party.  One weekend morning when we were sitting down for breakfast I...

5 Things to do with Fresh Picked Strawberries

Living in Tampa and so close to Plant City, my family loves to go strawberry picking each year around this time. Our favorite place, and one that we have gone to many years, is...

Tips for Hiring In-Home Child Care

It's that time of year again, at least for my family it is, time to hire a new nanny.  We have been very blessed to have two prior nannies that have stayed with us for...