Dec 8, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffer Ideas

One of my favorite things to do for Christmas is find cute little gifts for my kids' stockings.  I usually give myself a budget of $10-$20 per stocking and will pick a few nicer items then fill the rest with things like oranges, candy, and things I already have to buy anyway like toothbrushes and toothpaste!  Mean right?!  Haha!  Here are some of my favorite things to stuff stocking with:

1. Art Stuff

Dec 2, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys and Novica $50 GC Giveaway!

1. An Awesome Box

You can never tell the men in your life how much you love and appreciate them enough, and these Awesome Boxes are a perfect way to do it.  Not only are they really nice and personable, but they also make it SUPER easy to get a lot of people involved - perfect for fathers, grandfathers, teachers, etc.   You won't believe the nice quality and how great they look when you see it in person.  I made one for my parents this last year and this year we are making one for our grandparents who have TONS of grand-kids and great-grand-kids and hopefully will love the messages and photos we send.

Nov 18, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Girls

1. Clothing 

I think my #1 request every year is some kind of clothing.  I am sure the girl you are shopping for has at least one piece of clothing she is looking for.  Online boutiques are a great place to start and I Shop Simply is one of my faves.  I was so lucky to be able to work with them and do some modeling.  I ended up spending more money than making any because I HAD to have like 10 things from their shop!  

This Perfectly Pink shirt was one of my favorites to wear.  Here are some more of my faves:

Nov 11, 2016

My Current Diet- Feeling Great and Not "Dieting!"

I have been asked by a couple people how I manage to stay skinny having kids, not working out a lot, and not being on a super strict diet (in my eyes) and thought I would share- not just for others, but also because I like to keep a food journal every few months when I'm feeling really good so I can look back for help and ideas when I'm not feeling as great.

outfit from I Shop Simply

Nov 3, 2016

Fireplaces and House Update

I know I REALLY need to do a house update!  Here is a quick one:

We have basically gone from digging in September to getting our window wells in has taken quite a bit longer than expected due to delays with the subcontractors - bummer but not much we can do about it. :(  


Nov 1, 2016

Must-Have Road Trip Travel Gear

Sep 28, 2016

Macmillan Collector's Library Giveaway

Allie's favorite thing these days is to read.  I love it.  I wish I was more like her and could make myself sit long enough to enjoy a good book.  I am planning on making her a pretty little reading nook in her room in the new house.  There are so many great ideas!  

Sep 27, 2016

Halloween Costumes 2016

This year for Halloween we will be living in an apartment with all of our stuff in storage so I won't have my sewing machine to keep the Halloween costumes cheap.  Luckily, I was able to find out how to get the best deals on costumes online!  

Allie has been talking about her Halloween costume for the past YEAR.  No joke.  So, even though it is more than I would ever spend normally, I figured this year it was worth it.  She wanted to be Mal from Descendents and here is where I found her costume:

Purple Wig- Wish $5