It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year—or so goes the song. This time of year right now is just flat out weird. Trials know no time constraint of convenience, that is for sure. We’re in the middle of one of those seasons where it seems like my mind is flooded with all the yuckies everyone, including us, are facing. My nature is to want to help and when I feel lost on how to do so, it’s automatic shutdown mode. That’s the total opposite of what this time of year is about though.
Oh so many years ago, there was one that arrived upon the earth to be the light of the world. I find it very encouraging that He didn’t arrive dressed in a Gucci onesie or lay in a golden crib. He was born among the smelly animals, wrapped in pieces of tattered fabric and born to a family situation that many had their questions about.
The Ho, Ho, Holidays are here and that means trying to find the perfect gift for all those you love. You sister adores makeup, but what color to get? Your husband has to have all the latest tech gear, but where to even start looking for the newest craze? Aunt Sally, is...well, aunt Sally and you just have no idea. The common denominator between them all, is everyone has something they love. Ok, maybe they don't hug their wallet, camera, laptop or the sort like she's squeezing her favorite-can't-live-without teddy bear above, but everyone has something they love so much they don't want to lose it. That is why we are deeming Tile the perfect gift for everyone on your list this Christmas.
Do your kids ever get obsessive about wanting to do absolutely everything you do? Hanging out in the bathroom to watch your every move, fierce back seat driving, wanting to drink whatever hot beverage you're sipping on? Only my kids? I think not--hah! To ensure you get at least forty-five seconds to yourself to savor your warm adult sized hot cocoa, they will enjoy making these mini ones. They are so fun, easy to make, and of course...delish!
Thanksgiving has come and gone and you know what that means?! CHRISTMAS! It's officially ok to break out the carols, mistletoe and holiday yummies. I wasted no time getting creative with some new recipes and this one will have you in the mood to watch Christmas Vacation, every Hallmark movie marathon and wrap twenty gifts at the same time. We've partnered with Real California Milk to bring you delicious stuffed pancakes with cranberry buttercream filling and orange syrup. Plus, we are sharing about their Spot The Seals For Good campaign below and how they help those displaced by the recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas along with the California wildfires.
We are just a few days from Thanksgiving, which means in my book, it's finally ok to break out all things Christmas. I know for many, getting into the holiday season comes with sparked memories, traditions and the smells associated. Two of my ultimate favorite smells that immediately wake my senses are oranges (Floridian all the way) and cranberries. Mix in a little cinnamon and rosemary and it's a Christmas potpourri done deal.
Obsessed may be an understatement when it comes to me and all things rose gold with a dash of marble. It may be time for Santa's helpers to start shopping for the holidays so I thought I'd assemble a collection of my current favorites in a variety of price ranges. The watches are gorgeous, the jewels are shimmery, the slippers look comfy, the bags are to die for and all the extras are just perfect! And if my hubby is reading this, I mean, if you send your man to read this, drop him a hint of your faves in the comments!
*Oh! All the pretty details are best seen on a tablet or desktop!
“This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”
What's cuter than a baby all snuggled in their Christmas jammie's while roaming the house looking for Santa's milk and cookies?!? Absolutely NOTHING! This time of year is simply magical and when you have little ones at home, Carter's helps to bring the magic to life by having such a variety of holiday attire to dress your little one in! Whether you have a holiday party to attend or a day of sledding, their sweet clothes offer your baby the perfect outfit while not breaking the bank! Below, I'm going to share why I love their holiday line so much and how they give back with the Pajama Program.
Their sweet little jammies are warm, fuzzy and incredibly cozy. Perfect to keep their toes warm when the temperatures drop. Snuggled next to the fire with your sweet one cuddled beside you in their footie jammies is what any mama dreams of during this special season! Fleece stocking onesies like these, or their snug fit Mrs Claus two piece set are a few of my favorites. Besides the obvious adorable factor of snuggly babies in holiday gear, I feel even better about purchasing from Carter's as they are partnering with the Pajama Program. Make sure to grab all the details below, but they are making sure up to a hundred thousand little ones in need have jammies this holiday season.
Now that I’m a mommy of small children, my go-to daily attire has changed a bit.
Gone are the days of super high pumps, and restrictive clothing. Well, for now anyway.
In this season of life, I have to keep things simple. That’s because I’m in the daily trenches of mommyhood. So I’m up, I’m down, I’m changing diapers, loading car seats, sweeping, mopping, washing seven thousand sinks of dishes, and folding just as many baskets of laundry.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years=party after party after party. Work parties, family gatherings and Friendsgiving, to name a few, are headed your way soon. Eeeek. They are oh so much fun, but how does this time of year creep up on us so fast every time? Not only is Christmas shopping commenced (failing at this so far), some early birds are getting their trees up (nope, three kids means this isn't happening here yet), and the holiday party invitations will be arriving soon. Eeeek again. To give you a head start on the season, I've compiled some fabulous dresses and at a deal of course. Normally I'd definitely aim to stay under $50 mark, but I included the $75 options, because oh em gee, the deals--they're all at least fifty percent off.
So, below, I give you $25, $50 and $75 and under dresses sure to rock any event you attend. AND...not just LBDs, but shimmer, cut-outs and a little sass. These babies are best viewed on desktop to get the full view of all the styles at once.
you know [at least] one of these caught your eye--tell me below!
I remember when my first-born turned two. I hadn’t had much of a party for her on her first birthday, but for her second, I was going all out! I arranged a huge birthday bash in a big park with lots of people and more cupcakes than could be consumed.
I remember the preparation that went into it on that day. As the hours kept creeping by, my stress level just kept climbing. All of the details that I had planned out were now in a bucket of sweat dripping from my brow as I worked frivolously to make it all perfect for my sweet and only little princess. It took everything in me to keep it together without blowing a gasket.
The party was… fun! I don’t think my girl remembers it. At all. And what she liked most about that day? Playing.
I applaud the mamas who make Pintrest-worthy birthday parties. No really, I truly do admire them!! I have a couple of friends who pull that off amazingly well, and I’m over here in awe.
I had to learn the hard way that unfortunately this mama is does not have that amazing gift!
These days, I take a different approach. Something more unique to my strengths, and the interests of my kiddos.
I call it…
The Keep-It-Super-Simple approach. ;)
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