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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Baby Notes: Weeks 30 & 31 + Honesty

Baby Notes: Weeks 30 & 31 + Honesty

I have come to the conclusion that I cannot keep up with the regularly scheduled pregnancy photos and updates… personal updates for that matter. Makes me feel bad, but I can’t dwell on it. All I can do is keep trying. I will, in a separate post, share photos that I’ve taken throughout the pregnancyContinue Reading

Revlon Expressions: Stepping Out of My Palette of Comfort

Revlon Expressions: Stepping Out of My Palette of Comfort

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Revlon. All opinions are 100% mine. My typical makeup routine is pretty simple and I try to always keep it natural. I love the glowy, bronze look all year 'round and tend stick to that. I do change up my lipstick though. Right now,Continue Reading

Walmart’s Making Great Strides Towards Sustainability

Walmart’s Making Great Strides Towards Sustainability

As a Walmart Mom, I love sharing recipes, diy projects, and promos incorporating Walmart, but I especially love sharing what they are doing to be a responsible brand. Over the years, I have watched Walmart make major moves in the area of sustainability and I am happy to share some of their latest from thisContinue Reading

An Intro to OASAP High Street Fashion

An Intro to OASAP High Street Fashion

This year, I’ve really been exploring new ways to express myself be it a new hair or nail color, eye shadow, or new outfit or style I wouldn’t normally wear. I am always on the hunt for new places to shop for affordable apparel and accessories. And shops that specialize in unique fashion gets meContinue Reading

New Fall Bloggy Digs

New Fall Bloggy Digs

I felt it was about time for me to change things up a bit. While I love lots of color and creative, badass fonts, I always end up feeling like there’s too much going on. So I decided on something simple. I’ll let the content do the decorating. Refresh if you’re not seeing the newContinue Reading

Top Hand Held Gaming Systems to Entertain Kids During Travel

Top Hand Held Gaming Systems to Entertain Kids During Travel

Keeping the kids entertained during long periods of time travel be it on the road, air, or train, can be a little challenging. Are we there yet, I don’t wanna go, I wanna go back home, I’m bored, I’m *insert complaint here* are all things I’m sure many parents have heard during episodes of restlessContinue Reading

Mrs. Meyer Has Spoiled Me

Mrs. Meyer Has Spoiled Me

I’ve used variety of gentle, plant based cleaners in our home, but one brand I had yet to try was Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. I’ve heard about the brand, but it hadn’t been readily available to me until it hit Walmart stores. I had an opportunity to receive a sampling of their products… to seeContinue Reading

Whole Grain Chia Flax Pancakes

Whole Grain Chia Flax Pancakes

I’ve finally made an effort to start milling my own flour with the help of The WonderMill and their Grain Mill Wagon Challenge. I’ve been experimenting using my homemade flour (sounds fancy huh?) in our everyday recipes. Here’s one of our favorite pancake recipes. Jayden gets so excited when I make these! If you loveContinue Reading

Summer Memories: Pregnant, On The Go, & Ditching The DSLR

Summer Memories: Pregnant, On The Go, & Ditching The DSLR

Back in July, I was invited to become a Midwest Savvy Mom sponsored by Verizon. I met with them in Chicago with more of my fellow savvy moms and we were introduced to the Samsung Galaxy S III and given devices with service to test. The phone is incredible and seems to be giving theContinue Reading

World Market Santa Fe Inspired Tablescape

World Market Santa Fe Inspired Tablescape

World Market. Why has it taken me SO long to shop the design haven? For some reason I was under the impression that we didn’t have a World Market nearby. I’ve tried using the store locator many times only for it to give me inaccurate results, but it’s working perfectly fine now. Only I didn’tContinue Reading

Summer Memories: Outdoor Party Wristband

Summer Memories: Outdoor Party Wristband

July 28, 2012 I never thought I could be all fair’d out, but the evening of July 28th, I found myself worn. We headed to the outdoor party as Jayden calls it, sans bulky purse and DSLR. Greg and Jayden bought wrist bands… rewind… Jayden got a wrist band… which meant he was tall enoughContinue Reading

Summer Memories: Surreal Beach

Summer Memories: Surreal Beach

July 26, 2012 It had been a straight up annoying week. I had people who I was trying to give my money to giving me the run around, not returning important emails/calls/texts, not listening  at.all. it seemed, and nonchalantly blowing off their mistakes. I had lost all hope for humanity. I was just done. IContinue Reading

Tailgate Party: Sweet Pepper Poppers & Beer Battered Wings

Tailgate Party: Sweet Pepper Poppers & Beer Battered Wings

The thought of planning a tailgate party from start to finish makes me want to assume the fetal position. Planning a tailgate party is not something that I normally do because we are not big entertainers… and I usually steer clear of most games. But when asked to share some tailgating party ideas, I wasContinue Reading


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