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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Father’s Day at the Fair, I Think it was the 17th of June

Father’s Day at the Fair, I Think it was the 17th of June

On Father’s Day, we took a trip to the fair. Jayden was so excited to be attending what he called “the outdoor party”. He couldn’t wait to go “’round and ’round”. Before purchasing tickets, we strolled the grounds and took note of the rides Jayden was tall enough for. He’s in the same range asContinue Reading

KitchenAid Cook for the Cure: How you can help!

KitchenAid Cook for the Cure: How you can help!

At BlogHer Food, I met with KitchenAid and learned all about a cause that is near and dear to them, Cook for the Cure. Cook for the Cure is a program that gives foodies and aspiring foodies alike a way to support the fight against breast cancer. Funds are raised through culinary-based events, auctions andContinue Reading

Patriotic Berry Cheesecake Popsicles

Patriotic Berry Cheesecake Popsicles

Pinterest is full of Patriotic goodies right now and I’ve been inspired to do a little something myself using ingredients we already have in the house. I decided to make what I call Patriotic Berry Cheesecake Popscicles which was inspired by The Novice Chef’s Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles. Her story of late nights with these popsiclesContinue Reading

My Discovery Clothing Shopping Haul [$50 Giveaway: 7/10/12]

My Discovery Clothing Shopping Haul [$50 Giveaway: 7/10/12]

Last week, I had the opportunity to do a little shopping for myself (courtesy of Discovery Clothing). It was exciting to say the least since I’m always shopping for the little one. When I shop, I shop discount stores and clearance only. Retail is not in my vocabulary. I headed out to Schaumburg, IL toContinue Reading

Hubby Gets Pampered: Whiten Teeth in an Hour With Luster

Hubby Gets Pampered: Whiten Teeth in an Hour With Luster

You guys probably know by now that I swoon over well-kempt teeth and oral hygiene is very important me. But over the years dental visits and strict regimes have been put on the back burner for both Greg and I. We try to prioritize, but dental care always makes its way up under the rug,Continue Reading

Casual & Free With Fresh Produce Clothing

Casual & Free With Fresh Produce Clothing

This Summer, I am making an effort to wear more of my Summer wardrobe and to just be pretty… effortlessly. I usually achieve an effortless pretty simply by throwing on a dress. Dresses are an outfit in themselves which eliminate the fight to match pieces to create an outfit. Dresses are even more convenient sinceContinue Reading

Guest Post: Bridal Party Dress Trends

Guest Post: Bridal Party Dress Trends

During a wedding, the bride is always the center of attention and she works hard making sure she shuts the place down. She may request that guests wear certain colors and styles of apparel that neither outshine her or the wedding party. She also makes sure that her bridesmaids are dressed in stunning bridesmaids dresses to best complementContinue Reading

Fabric Bookcase Backing Makeover

Fabric Bookcase Backing Makeover

We just bought a bookcase for the playroom designated for toys and learning supplies. Although not necessary, I wanted to spruce it up a little to add some contrast between the shelves and the backing. I decided to decorate the back of the bookcase with some fabric for an instant makeover. It turned out prettyContinue Reading

Summer Backyard Picnic Party [$50 Kraft Giveaway: 6/28/12]

Summer Backyard Picnic Party [$50 Kraft Giveaway: 6/28/12]

With Summer in full swing, we have been spending a lot of time outside including grilling and snacking on the patio. Jayden is always talking about picnics, tea parties, and outside parties (the fair), so I want to make sure he has memories of those fun times. It doesn’t take much to create a niceContinue Reading

Guest Post: 5 Essential Oils You Don’t Want to Live Without

Guest Post: 5 Essential Oils You Don’t Want to Live Without

Essential oils are a compound that is extracted from a plant, and they often release pleasant fragrances and possess healing properties. These oils are the most natural type available, and they serve many purposes. Some people use them for culinary adventures while others use them to heal ailments. Essential oils in your beauty cabinet areContinue Reading

Baby Notes: 17 Weeks of Awesome

Baby Notes: 17 Weeks of Awesome

I think I’m going to post baby updates every two weeks unless something really significant happens. It seems to feel right. I had another visit at the OB office. Doc says I’m doing awesome. I declined the amnio test because I feel if something’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen and we can deal with theContinue Reading

Energy Efficient Daylight Bulbs FTW!

Energy Efficient Daylight Bulbs FTW!

It’s been a month since we’ve upgraded the rest of our warmer, soft white CFL bulbs and incandescent bulbs scattered around to daylight CFL bulbs. I am relieved to have that project out of the way – thanks GE! I was seriously becoming annoyed with the different temperatures of lighting around the house. I haveContinue Reading

Father’s Day Meal: Grilled Sirloin, Scampi Over Pasta Carbonara, & Salad

Father’s Day Meal: Grilled Sirloin, Scampi Over Pasta Carbonara, & Salad

For Father’s Day, I decided to whip up a(n early) meal for Greg. Whenever I make a special meal for him, it always involves steak. Whenever we dine out, he’s orders a steak. Since steak is considered a treat in our household, it’s devoured with much pleasure whenever I decide to make one. For Greg’sContinue Reading


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