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In DIY, MOMMY, PRODUCT REVIEWS, Uncategorized on
April 22, 2017

Easy Toddler Haircut at Home with ANDIS

If you are like me, you dread when the time comes around to cut your kid’s hair. For this reason I am sharing an easy toddler haircut. I dread it so much that my daughter has yet to have a haircut. Deep inside I am actually completely content with her ever growing long locks. My son on the other hand, when his hair grows out… it GROWS and all over the place. He has had two hair cuts in his 19 months of life.

The first was mandatory because the kid was balding as a newborn at the back of his head LOL. The second was at Magic Kingdom because HELLO! How many people can say they’ve had their haircut by Mickey’s finest!

He is handsome regardless what style he is rocking but, I have always enjoyed the idea of having a longer length on him.

The long length we eventually reached didn’t last long. I was done styling a comb over and I really wanted to try my hand at learning to save myself the time and trouble of taking him to the barber.

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In DIY, Easter, Holidays, MOMMY, PRODUCT REVIEWS on
April 10, 2017

Easter Gift Guide for Toddlers


Happy Monday Mamas!

As we know Easter is right around the corner. I wanted to go ahead and share our picks for this year’s Easter baskets.  And perhaps some recommendations if you were trying to stay away from the loads of candy filled eggs that we all grew up with. LOL ( I am trying to get on a little weight loss journey so, I am taking all necessary precautions… Just kidding, give me all the chocolate bunnies!)

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February 8, 2015


Good morning mommas!

I know I have been on a bit of a hiatus after I promised to stay fully committed to my blog…but, some changes are going on in our family to say the least! If you can’t guess already well… Little Mia is going to be a BIG sister! I can’t even believe it myself I feel like I’m in pure denial mode right now. If it weren’t for the constant nausea I wouldn’t believe it at all. But, yes it is true. We found out a few weeks ago around the time I was 4-5 weeks pregnant. I didn’t really jump on the idea of being pregnant because after having my daughter that time of the month wasn’t always so punctual. And yes along with the shock I am terrified and happy all at the same time. The idea of having two babies under two just really FREAKS me out. My husband is ecstatic ! LOL I guess thats because he won’t be the one putting on the weight or home 24/7 with babies running around. Just before the baby news came along I had just finished enrolling back in school for my masters degree so I am really hoping I can take care of a toddler who thinks she’s already two, be pregnant, go to school and keep it all together. And because I love a QUICK DIY and photoshoot we decided to incorporate them into our baby announcement…


Because it was right around the end of Jan and beginning of Feb we decided on a Valentine themed shoot to give me enough time to visit the doctor and confirm everything before sending out the cards to our family. So, we constructed a quick 30 min build of a kissing booth for Mia to pose with.
Materials: The bottom crate I found at Michaels and used a 50 percent off I believe it was around $5-$7
The two sticks on the side are also from Michaels for about $1 a piece & the white thin wooden board at the stop is also from Michaels for about $2 and we just stapled it side ways.

The red lips and XO sign were from the Target $1 bins and came in a pack of about 20 for just a dollar!
After putting everything together we just painted it with some white left over paint we had and a red paint can from when my husband lived on his own and had a grey and red painted room. (LOL)
If you are familiar with our DIY holiday card you already know how much I love the Minted quality and ease of creating all sorts of cards for every occasion.



In DIY on
December 1, 2014



I am quite ecstatic to say  that my little girl has been on her best behavior for me this week and is actually letting me get all my thoughts and ideas out in the open. Now, because our lives are USUALLY hectic and not this serene LOL we hardly ever have time to do the things we really want to do. That being said we just have settled into our new home and there is still 100 projects lurking and my hubby is always working so hectic is our norm. But, we knew we had to make time to at least get a family photo in! In our past trials we had a photographer whom we would have photograph our daughter but, it was always an issue or scheduling and missing our daughters important milestones because our photographer was either too busy or we just couldn’t catch up to their schedule. SOOOO… My husband and I took it upon ourselves to do a little DIY and we have had our T3i camera just sitting around and really I think it is because we are a little overwhelmed with knowing how to use it and not look like fools.

Well, fools or not we picked up our T3i and headed off to the park on a Sunday morning and got as spiffy as we could in an hour and off we went!

What we brought along:

  • throw blanket
  • ornaments
  • a tripod
  • the camera
  • and OURSELVES 😀

THE GOOD PART: This is how one of our photos turned out!


As you can see our little Mia wasn’t too fond of looking at the camera so we did a little improv! And these are a few more we ended up with…

And finally,
This is what we chose because we are cheesy like that and full of love!
So, after we got the tripod situated and tested a few shots and went and uploaded our picture onto and played around with a few designs. If you still haven’t done your cards take a look at their site… right now they have a 15% plus free addressing onto the envelopes using code JOY15!