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.
If you are a mom with a toddler who wakes up more often than you’d like in the middle of the night you are not alone. Lately, Mia has resorted to showing up standing next to my bedside balling in tears. And when I say lately, I mean the past few weeks. I know you are with me when I say “Mama needs her beauty sleep”. Now, do not get me wrong. Mia is a great sleeper but, I am almost positive she is having nightmares and does not know how to tell me. If you remember, a few months back we received the most precious book about helping your toddler getting into a routine for bed time. That was literally a God sent for us!
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!)
We are finally back again and feeling better than EVER. I had a few weeks with a trip to urgent care and just feeling not myself at all.
I am feeling like we are finally getting a hold of things around our hectic household and February is looking oh so promising! Love is still very much in the air over here and lately, I am so proud of both my kids. Being able to watch them grow each day has been such a blessing in my life.
We recently stumbled upon Amara Organic Baby Food. Believe me when I tell you that this has been such a blessing and I already have a pending order thanks to Amazon.
Good evening mamas!
If there is anything I hate more, it is that I started 2017 with a messy, messy house. And messy is the nicest word I could come up with because wreck, hurricane, disaster probably describes it better. In our home we do not have a “living area” per say. We have a kitchen that opens up to what would be our living/family room so we opted for doing a bar counter with bar stools and called it a day. The downside is- my counter ends up being the dumping grounds for literally EVERYTHING. When the kids fight over a toy and I come in the save or in their heads, ruin the day I take it away and it goes right on the counter along with my purse, keys, tupperware, bills and all sorts of random knick knacks.
Hey there mamas!
If you noticed we recently received SUCH a beautiful watch piece from our friends over at Jord Wood Watches. If you haven’t checked them out PLEASE do so (There’s a link below with the watches eligible for the giveaway). As a mom, and a lover of all things fashion I am always on the lookout for seamless pieces that dress up an outfit with little to no effort. I have an array of watches ranging from the ever so popular Michael Kors and to the pricier options like Michelle. BUT, I am about to probably surprise you right now because these pieces, carefully crafted by Jord, are one of kind and made from WOOD… yes, WOOD. I’ve been addicted to the rustic feel lately and these watches are just GORGEOUS. At first glance, I thought to myself if these bad boys are made from wood they may be a bit heavy for everyday use. Why I thought this…. I have no idea. But, I kid you not, this is what had me skeptical. And for NO reason!!
It’s been a crazy month with back to school and we are soaking up every bit of the weekend as possible! As you may have seen, our daughter just started Prek2 and it has been a whirl wind of emotions for us all. Surprisingly, she has adjusted great and there were no tears shed except for my own the first day of school. LOL! But, it has not been all rainbows and cupcakes. My daughter has always been what you call little Miss Independent (takes after her momma… or so I like to say!) When school started we noticed although she does great in class and is excited every morning…. her sleep patterns have been INSANE! And when I say insane I mean random wakings in the middle of the night followed by SCREAMING “MAMIIIII GET ME OUT” AKA… Put me in your bed.
HELLO! HELLO! HELLO!
I bet you cannot even believe it! I am actually trying to juggle this new mom life of 2 babies, school and this blog which I love so much and never find the time to update. I must be coming down with the FLU or something! LOL! Thankfully, little Mia has been a sweet pea today and slept until 10 and my new babe whom will have a post of his own soon is also such a HAM! I hope this isn’t just new baby luck…#WINNING today!…. so far! Let’s not jinx it!
If you already caught my post previously you may have read about the amazing venture I found called Influenster. You can head over to influenster.com or follow them on Instagram @influenster and see all the details along with my post of earlier featuring another fun product 😉 ! Let me start by saying this product I will be discussing was also sent FREE!! for testing purposes so believe me when I say you need to RUN over to their site and sign up. It cannot be any easier and trust me you’re going to love it. As a stay at home mom and mom of 2 under 2 it’s always hectic to try to stay on top of new products and Influenster helps you do that with ease and FREEEEE!
OKAY OKAY! DRUMROLL…. All my mommy followers are going to love this one!
Product feature: THE ALL NEW PAMPERS CRUISERS!
Let me start by saying… HOW FREAKIN’ CUTE ARE THESE?! so I guess it’s obvi the designs got EVEN cuter! We have been Pampers fans since little Mia was born. I was one of those crazies who always wanted to best of the best for my baby so I tried everything out with Mia not just because we spoiled her being as though she was our first but, because I HAD NO CLUE what to do as a first time mom. Many of our favorite products have turned up from a trial and error process and Pampers has never let us down. It is still what we use today with her. WHY?
Well heres two reasons that make or break a diaper deal for me:
1. NO LEAKS- I CANNOT stress enough what a major factor this is for us. Having your baby wake upset because their bed is wet is no fun and then trying to get them to go back to sleep. You just don’t want that situation. TRUST ME! These new Cruisers have Extra Absorb Channels which help to prevent that sag we see in some diapers when they get heavy.
2. TEXTURE- Pampers swaddlers was the first one we tried and our hospital actually uses these and we couldn’t believe how good the fit and feel were on these bad boys compared to a generic brand we had stashed in my baby bag.As Mia got bigger we switched over to the Cruisers and have not been disappointed. So, I had high expectations for these all New Cruisers! And…. I was ECSTATIC and can TRUTHFULLY vouch this product is just as good as the previous and BETTER. We already were hooked on the original cruisers and these new ones passed the night test.
What’s the night test?
Hubby is the spoiler of our little princess and I am the enforcer. Mia has always slept in her crib by herself in her own room and the paci was removed when she turned one along with no more bottles and sippy cups were introduced. Well the bottle idea went down the drain when Hubby decided she was “still so cute and such a baby” and should have milk at night -__- Now Mia is hooked and this means HEAVY diapers in the AM!
THE POINT: The NEW CRUISERS live up to the #SAGTOSWAG HYPE. NO LEAKS! You have to try it for yourself and PLEASEEEEE head over to influester and SIGN UP! ITS TOTALLY FREE and no I am not getting paid for any of this. Just a mommy suggestion <3
Until we meet again,
I know it has been ages since I have updated the blog but, I have to get to it and what better way then introducing some products and reviews for some inspiration. Let me start by saying if you aren’t familiar with Influenster.com you need to RUN to your computer or smartphone and sign up! It’s easy as 1..2..3! and FREE… YES! FREE. Okay, so what is it? Basically, you take surveys every now and then and the company matches you with products that are related to your interests and sends you a box filled with products for FREE to try and review. Sounds too good to be true, right? I KNOW! I was skeptical at first too but, after my first box I was hooked and I’ve been lucky enough to be sent two boxes so far and I am so excited for what’s to come from the company. It is truly an amazing opportunity and allows you to become familiar with new products before having to dish out the money and possibly not enjoying them.
If you haven’t guessed from the picture above first company and product under review is TASTYKAKE minis… umm can you say YUMMM! And let me start by saying I didn’t even know such great food products were part of Influenster. When this box arrived at my door… hubby was so excited to see the label and said ” YOU ORDERED CUPCAKES?!” and I literally died because I spend half the day telling him I shouldn’t be eating sweets while I am pregnant but, who am I kidding!? THESE ARE AMAZING! Another great perk was that not only did it bring a pack of cupcakes…. it brought 8 PACKS OF 3! 24 CUPCAKES! You can already guess that both hubby and Mia were ecstatic!
Our mini win celebration is obviously for baby brothers arrival this week :O! AM I READY FOR THE CHAOS?! NO! LOL! But, a party is still in order! and what better way then with tastykake cupcakes! Our new go to!
The cupcakes I received are called ” Swirly Cupcakes” and are basically chocolate made with HERSHEY’S COCOA with creme filling and icing ugh.. my mouth is watering just at the thought. These are definitely added to our shopping list up on the fridge for this weekend! SO! Not only are you getting my stamp of approval but 20 month old Mia is a total fan and hubby is completely converted for these bad boys! LOL. Influenster was also nice enough to include 2 coupons for $1 off each so if you are interested please leave a comment below or on the instagram post so I can get them out to you lovely followers <3! Everyone needs to try these out! Make sure to check them out via Facebook & instagram 😀 show them some love!
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.