we found fall in south dakota, and 5 reasons why you should visit south dakota in the fall, too! | thelovedesignedlife.com #fall #hifromsd #seasonsofsodak
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5 reasons you should visit south dakota in fall

This post has been sponsored by South Dakota Tourism. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own! If you were following along on my Instagram over the weekend, you got to see lots of highlights from our our recent visit to South Dakota. Before we left, and while we were traveling, a lot of people

our bedtime rituals include reading stories | thelovedesignedlife.com #bedtimestories
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our bedtime rituals with dream cloud

This post is sponsored by Dream Cloud, in partnership with the Pajama Program. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own. In our home, the bedtime routine is full of many small rituals. I guess you could say that our bedtime routine in and of itself is a ritual. I’ll be honest, sometimes it

the most dreamy mid-century pool during our desert resort giveaway | thelovedesignedlife.com #mountainshadows #getaway
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a dreamy mid-century getaway

And by ‘getaway,’ what I actually mean is a dreamy mid-century staycation, for us. If you’re a parent, you feel me on trying to get away on an actual vacation, It is next to impossible! Between the kids being back in school, work, activities, and a seemingly never ending social calendar, trying to plan a

our pool with our new Big Joe outdoor sectional | thelovedesignedlife.com #backyard
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late summer backyard hangs

When we first were shopping for houses last year, one of our priorities was a having a big backyard, so we could have room for the kids to play, and because we knew we wanted room add on the casita for my parents [more on that later!]. We spent many years living in apartments with

transitioning to fall style when it's still hot out | thelovedesignedlife.com | thelovedesignedlife.com #backtoschool #fallstyle
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transitioning to fall back to school style

As you guys know, my kids are already back to school. We go back early around here! But I remember as a kid, going back in the true fall. It maybe was still a little warm in the first couple of weeks of school, but always just around the corner was that crispness in the

our visit to SEALIFE and LEGOLAND at Arizona Mills | thelovedesignedlife.com #summer #indooractivities
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squeezing the most out of summer

As a kid, I remember summer seeming like it always went by way too fast. Now having kids of my own, it flies by at a dizzying speed! As a mom, I always have grand plans of all the fun things I want us to do together over summer break, and most of the time,