Gift Guide 2021 | Low Toxic Life Gifts That Matter

As we enter the full blown holiday season you will see influencers and brands going absolutely nuts to try and convince you why you need this Amazon sweater or more Tula skin care. Let me drop this truth bomb for you: you don’t need any of it. I understand that gifts can be just for fun and enjoyment, but the consumerism of this season has gotten completely out of control. This may be a controversial take but this year more than ever my family and I will be focusing on the reason for the season - the birth of Jesus Christ! Since culturally we do exchange gifts, I thought why not give gifts that could actually improve and enrich the recipients’ lives? 

Operation Christmas Child Fundraiser 2021

I am so excited that we are heading into the holiday season! After the last two holiday seasons being really hard and just not the best, I have a lot of hope for this year! One thing I have been wanting to focus on is giving back. Even during uncertain times we are so blessed and as Avery is getting older and able to understand more and more I want to show her how important and wonderful it is to give to others.

Mom + Baby Must Haves | Fall 2021

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.

Something that has become a real problem for families is the vast number of products available today. For ourselves, for our kids, for our homes, there are now a seemingly endless number of products on the market, all of course claiming to be the best for you. I love partnering with BabbleBoxx because it gives me the chance to test out and review a number of brands and products, and share my honest opinions with you. I hope you enjoy learning more about the brands below!

Simple Dinner Ideas + Recipes

Last week I asked my Instagram friends to send me one or more simple dinner ideas because we all struggle with coming up with good meals day in and day out, and you all delivered! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, this will be a great resource for all of us! I’ll get us started with two of my go-to’s, they are truly simple and taste great.

Taking a Break from Instagram

Hi Friends,

As some of you have noticed I have been MIA from Instagram as of late. I wasn’t going to make some big deal out of it, I just planned to quietly drop off for a bit. However I have gotten several messages from the sweetest of friends making sure I’m okay so I felt I should address it. I guess when you go from posting every few hours to not at all people do notice. 

9 Month Old Baby Schedule

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Triple Paste.

As a huge fan of reading other babies’ schedules I figured it was about time I share one of ours! I shared Avery’s schedule a few times when she was little and maybe I should share her current schedule as a toddler - let me know your thoughts on that! But today we’re going to talk about Georgia’s current routine. She just turned 9 months old and has had this schedule for about a month now.

Scared To Start A Blog? Here’s How To Overcome and Get Started!

Congratulations! You are interested in starting a blog and that is really exciting! I know there can be a lot of fear and doubt surrounding getting started on your blogging journey. As someone who has been blogging for nearly a decade (since 2012), I can tell you that putting in the hard work and sticking with it really is worth off it and pays off - both monetarily and in other ways! 

Latest and Greatest Toddler Products for 2021

This post is sponsored by Babble Boxx. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Sugar Spice and Sparkle!

As a mom we are constantly inundated with new and different products for our kids. It seems like every day there are new items on the market and it can be overwhelming! I partnered with Babble Boxx to test and review several new toddler products and share my thoughts on them with you. Hopefully this is helpful and you're able to find at least one new thing for your family from a fellow mama.

Luxury Spa Day At Home

These days a full on spa day probably isn't in the cards, or at least not in the way it used to be. If you're missing that luxury self care experience, don't worry because you can still have it! And from the comfort of your own home too! 

The best way to have a spa day at home is to have spa quality products to use. Today I'm sharing some of the newest products from ELEMIS, the #1 luxury British skincare brand. Thank you to ELEMIS for sending me these items to experience and review, as always all opinions are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links.

2021 Word of the Year

Two years ago I chose a word of the year, and though its meaning ended up taking a different shape than what I'd planned for it, that word ended up carrying me through two of the hardest years of my life. 

Since I ended up relying heavily on my word of the year through many different stages of life I decided it was time to pick another word for 2021. I may be a couple weeks late but it took me this long to figure out exactly what I needed my word of the year to be and what exactly it was going to mean to me.