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Thursday, March 04, 2021

Spring Clothing + Accessories Haul


For Christmas last year, Anthony got me a gift card to Target and made me swear that I'd use the whole card on myself - not the kids. I know I'm not the only one, but it's so hard for me to buy something for me. I mean, I can talk myself out of a necessity for me but can throw a bunch of things in my cart for the kids like nothing.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

DIY Leprechaun Watching Binoculars


14 days until St. Patrick's Day! ☘ Do you celebrate? My family has celebrated St. Patrick's Day every year so when I started dating Anthony, I was kind of shocked to find out not everyone does. Normally, we do corned beef, cabbage, potatoes for the day but this year, we're adding something a little fun for the kids: we're going to try to catch a leprechaun! First things first: you're going to need some binoculars!


Got TP? Toilet paper roll crafts are the best over here because we always seem to have a butt-load of them. Pun intended. But seriously. I've been saving them for years. We always seem to find a fun project to use them for. For this project, all you will need is two of the cardboard rolls from toilet paper (or one paper towel cardboard roll, cut in half), some paint and string!
Thursday, February 25, 2021

15 Minute Pedicure Pamper Sesh w/ Flexitol


This post is sponsored by Flexitol.
Spring is almost here and we'll be sliding into those sandals soon enough but I’m going to be honest: every single winter, my feet go through the ringer. Like, oof! Talk about cracked feet! They get super-duper dry and could probably use a little - ok, a lot - of foot care before that warm weather hits us.

The problem is this mama needs some serious spa day pamper sesh results but in the shortest amount of time possible. What even is a moment to yourself when you’re a mom, am I right? I have about ten minutes, tops, before one of my children find me and ask me for a snack!

Sunday, February 07, 2021

The Sweetest Valentine's Day Gifts w/ Minted


This post is in collaboration with Minted.

Valentine's Day is exactly one week away from today! 💗 How are you celebrating the "Day of Love"? It's one of our favorite holidays but we have been looking for fun ways to share our love while still respecting social distancing guidelines. 

We've partnered up with Minted to show you a few awesome ways to show you care with beautiful personalized presents, cards and mailable Valentine's for the kids! 

PS. Read 'til the end of the post for a sweet coupon code from Minted for 15% off Valentine's Day gifts + free shipping!

Thursday, December 03, 2020

How We Treat, Soothe + Prevent Diaper Rashes w/ Triple Paste


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

I think it's safe to say being a new parent is tough. Whether it's your first, second or fifth. I mean, you’d think after having two babies, my parenting skills would be top notch for my third and that there wouldn’t be much left for surprises...and then that third baby flips your entire world upside down!

That being said, there are a few things that I think every parent around the world can agree happens at least once in your parenting journey, and I'm here to share them with you! Also, stay tuned for a sweet giveaway at the end of this post!

  1. If your baby hasn’t pooped, try putting them in a really nice white outfit and loudly exclaim you only have a few minutes to spare before you need to leave. Works like a charm, every time.
  2. Toys shmoys. Sienna’s current favorite “toys” are my phone, my keys, the wipes wrapper and an empty water bottle.
  3. Oh! Remember that outfit your baby just blew out? Rinse as much as you can off and toss the outfit out in the sun. It literally disappears. Some will say it’s science; I say it’s magic! (But seriously, I tried finding an answer online about how the sun does this and haven't found an answer). It's totally magic, isn't it?
  4. Diaper rash? No worries! Triple Paste is a huge secret weapon when it comes down to treating, soothing AND preventing diaper rashes. I still remember the first time Hunter got a diaper rash and me racing to my online mommy groups to ask what they recommended to help it go away and hearing a resounding “TRIPLE PASTE!” I'm still so thankful they told me. It’s all I’ve ever used since!
Tuesday, December 01, 2020

What The Kids Are Reading: This Is a Book of Shapes by Kenneth Kraegel


This post is sponsored by Candlewick Press.

Happy December everyone! I know, I know. Your social media is flooded right now with holiday gift guides and about a million and one different ways to wear buffalo plaid, but I really wanted to share a brand spankin' new series on my blog called What The Kids Are Reading! And, I mean, books do make great gifts so technically I'm still being a good blogger and keepin' it holiday themed around here.

Anywho, you all know how much we love books over here. It always seems like every month there are one or two books that my kids constantly reach for so I thought it would be kind of fun to share their picks with you! Maybe you can add a few new ones to your own library1

Our first book in the series is This Is a Book of Shapes by Kenneth Kraegel! Kenneth is also the author and illustrator of three picture books: Green Pants, The Song of Delphine, King Arthur's Very Great Grandson (which was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year) as well as Wild Honey from the Moon, a beautiful chapter book.

Brody received this book as part of his "Happy December First!" present we give the boys every year (accompanied with holiday themed jammies) and has had me read it to him over and over and over again all day. Instant hit!
 

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