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My Son Says To Savor the Summertime Sizzle

This week, the heat of summer sizzled over 115 degrees in our humble little town. Hiding from the heatwave, I found myself searching for every color of highlighter in our home and printing a blank calendar for August, September AND October too (gasp)!   Some quick background info: THE FOSTER FAMILY CALENDAR is the household governing document, which means it’s the only document that is “refrigerator worthy” for 24 hours …Read More

Relief for Travlers with OCD!

I can’t really pin-point that time in my life when I realized I “thought” differently about everyday things.  However, over the years, it has become more and more obvious to me that I do.  Thus, before you read this post, as I know some of my “routines” may be a bit out of the ordinary, I kindly ask that this be a “judgement free” zone.  ☺  (Thanks in advance.) I hope this post …Read More

Why Does He Do It?

A few weeks ago, I made a visit to my sister’s house.  She had been doing some remodeling and redecorating and I was really excited to see the finished product!   She took me to her husband’s new office. It was beautiful! Besides the new paint, carpet and furnishings, she had taken extra measures to create a space where he could focus and be inspired (okay, I was down right …Read More

Oh The Places You’ll Go…Graduates!

“Oh the places you’ll go!” Every graduate whether from pre-school or graduate school is hearing this poem by Dr. Seuss at this time of the year…. “…You can steer yourself any direction you choose, you’re on your own and you know what you know, and you are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss hits the nail on the head! He reminds us that our destiny is in fact up …Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

When I was a kid, my dad would take me and my brother and sister shopping the week before Mother’s Day. He never took us to the store with a specific gift in mind or tried to give us ideas or advice as we shopped for mom. He always gave us complete freedom to pick out ANYTHING we wanted to get our mom. I found this empowering, he found it …Read More

Say “I DO” To The PERFECT Wedding

At a very young age every little girl begins to piece together the plans for her perfect wedding day… the dream dress, accented with the perfect flowers in the perfect shade of ???, the perfect cake, the perfect dance, and of course the perfect groom.   Unfortunately, life has a way of teaching us that there really is no such thing as perfection.   By all means dream away!  Fill your Pinterest …Read More

Make Luck Happen!

Have you ever met one of those people that are never “In A Pikle”? What about those who seem to always win the sweepstakes in life? Simply put, they’ve got all the luck! How do they do it?  How does good fortune always seem to smile on them while the rest of us are left “Pikled”? Guess what? We at “In A Pikle” have the solution. How, you ask? Well, …Read More

Five Things I’ve Learned as a “Momprenuer”

Have you ever had a great idea for an invention?  Something that solves a serious problem of fills a need in a big way? We are all the beneficiaries of the creative ideas of inventors and entrepreneurs. Until I walked that road myself, I had little appreciation for the time, sacrifice, courage, and risk it requires. If you are a “momprenuer” (crazy creative mom turned entrepreneur), it’s a whole other …Read More

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump This simple, yet profound statement has always resonated with me. I have found this saying to be true in so many ways both personally and professionally. A few weeks ago, Marianne Porter (my awesome business partner), blogged about the Five Love Languages (if you missed her post, you can read it here). As …Read More

What Love Language Do You Speak?

I was recently talking to a friend. She told me about how she had talked to her (fairly new) husband about her frustrations surrounding Christmas.   Last year, they traveled to her sister’s house to enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Soon after arriving at her sister’s home, her husband realized that he had totally forgotten her Christmas gifts at home. Since they had traveled a long distance to enjoy …Read More

One New Years Resolution

res·o·lu·tion rezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ noun noun: resolution; plural noun: resolutions a firm decision to do or not to do something. Who?  41% of the world population What?  New Year’s Resolution When?  11:59am on December 31st Where?  Various locations Why?  That’s a dang good question….. How?  #365daysofthankful When one hears “New Year,” they often coincide it with “New Resolution(s)”… This year, I will __________________(fill in the blank). The idea of making “resolutions” isn’t …Read More

HOLIDAY LIFE HACKS: Keep It Simple

With all of the buying, wrapping, and running around, it’s hard to feel that warm fuzzy holiday spirit all December long. My suggestion is not that we get rid of long-standing traditions, but that we tweak them to KEEP IT SIMPLE. Traditions are a special part of the holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites that help keep our holidays simple and meaningful. You are free to steal …Read More

In A Pikle’s Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $30

  The holidays are the best time of the year: delicious food, great gifts, fun parties, and time with family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive time of the year…right? We’re moms, so we understand what it’s like to shop on a budget. It can be stressful and hard to find gifts that are creative, meaningful, and affordable. That’s why we decided to host a December sale that …Read More

30 Days of Thanksgiving

grat·i·tude ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. I had a recent conversation with my mother and she reminded me of something that made me stop, think and then chuckle… She said that I had always been a “thankful” child. It was not uncommon for me ask her for postage stamps so that I could send “thank you” notes to people …Read More

Calling all football fanatics….In A Pikle is a touchdown!

For so many of us, September, even more than January, represents the start of a new year. Our souls are filled with new life (okay, maybe it’s just adrenaline and chaos) as our kids skip back into school, a chill settles into the outside air, the green leaves turn colorful, and football, of course, is finally back in season. At In A Pikle, our goal is to keep you organized …Read More

School Day Must Haves!

School days must-haves     School is back in full swing… yep, it’s back to early mornings, routines, lessons, and homework! As busy moms, we are all in search of breakthrough ideas or helpful products to keep us organized and make things run more smoothly. At In A Pikle, we are all about having what you need on hand when you need it, so we’ve gathered some of our favorite …Read More

9 GENIUS STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR KIDS’ ROOM

Keeping your home in order when you have kids is a challenging task, even for the most organized moms. If you feel that your place is taken over by piles of children toys, books and clothes, you are not alone. Luckily, there are easy and inexpensive ways to manage your kids’ clutter. These creative storage solutions will make organizing hassle-free and will ensure your kid’s room has space for everything. …Read More

Every Graduate… GO!

“Oh the places you’ll go!” Every graduate whether from pre-school or graduate school is hearing this poem by Dr. Seuss at this time of the year…. “…You can steer yourself any direction you choose, you’re on your own and you know what you know, and you are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss hits the nail on the head! He reminds us that our destiny is in fact up …Read More

Redefining Super Moms!

Early on in my marriage my husband came home from work and one of the first things he commented on was the wilting (nearly dead) plant in the front hall. He gave me a bad time for forgetting to water our “love fern”.  I admitted that I had completely neglected the plant we had been given for our wedding years earlier, but reminded him that I had not forgotten to …Read More

Organization… the key to sanity!

ORGANIZATION noun  or·ga·ni·za·tion  \ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌȯrg-nə-\ organization: the act or process of putting the different parts of something in a certain order so that they can be found or used easily. Raise your hand if you have a “junk drawer” (or two..or three….). Does your pantry resemble a semi-successful game of Tetris – stacked to the brim with cream of mushroom cans and boxes of crackers and cereal? What does the bottom of your purse look like? …Read More

IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS… Refill/Starter Pak!

Need a refill on your Pikle supplies? Or going on vacation? The “Complete Pikle Refill Pak” has over 20 items to stock you up again. You’ll have everything you need for those everyday emergencies. Remember to put in your favorite gum, lozenges, and medication too. Don’t forget to throw in some ear plugs, just in case! Order a Complete Refill Pak today and be ready to Dill With It! **Keep all …Read More

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