Creating a Dining Nook on a Budget

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome #CollectiveBias The newest member of our family, Baby Brando, is much more demanding than my first child Cash ever was. He loves to be held all the time, and wakes up much earlier than I had been accustomed to before he […]

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Printable Baby Sprinkle Games

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. #WaterwipesMom I recently blogged about a fun Baby Sprinkle that I threw for my friend Kandrea a few weeks ago. This was such a great time that I wanted to take a moment and share a few more details of the event. One of the best parts […]

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Host a Baby Sprinkle in 4 Easy Steps

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomsHelper #CollectiveBias Having a second or third child is great. You have the parenting experience down, and often have a lot of stuff leftover from the previous babies to pass down, so budget wise you don’t need to start from scratch in collecting baby needs. With my second son Brando, I didn’t intend on having a shower at all, but my Mom surprised me […]

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5 Tips to ease Eczema

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias Sensitive skin is something that runs in both my family and James’ family. James struggles with psoriasis on his elbows from time to time, while I have dealt with having to buy certain products to avoid allergic reactions to dyes and perfumes on my skin. When planning for a family, neither of us thought that those skin traits would be passed on, not […]

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Packing for the Hospital

What to pack for the hospital

Last time I had a baby I had NO IDEA (aside from recommendations on the internet) of what to pack or expect for the stay at the hospital. Going into this delivery with the knowledge of what I can expect, how long I am staying, and how I’m going to feel is making preparing for this 3-4 day stay much easier. While I don’t EXACTLY know if I’ll be in the hospital from Mon-Wed or Mon-Thurs, at least I have […]

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Throw Your Own Family Film Festival

film festival at home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #FishAndFlicks #CollectiveBias My family is centered around a love of cinema. When James and I first met, one of the biggest things we had in common was our love of the same movies. We used to go to the theater religiously each weekend to “help the box office stats” of the cinematic adventures we knew we would love. As we’ve […]

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

mothers day gift ideas

Some of the items featured in this post were gifted to me for review purposes, all opinions are my own. It’s no secret how into the holidays I am, while I know holidays signify much more than materialistic things and it’s all about “the thought that counts”, there’s nothing more exciting than being surprised with a wonderful gift. After going through my own battles with gift-giving&recieving some rather interesting gifts for the holidays, I decided to put together a list of […]

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Hip Mom Hair – in 5 Minutes!

I’ll be the first to admit I’m TERRIBLE at doing my hair. I wash and condition it every other day as recommended, but when it comes to day-to-day hairstyles, I typically just have air-dried hair with my bangs bobby-pinned to one side, and I have super thin hair, so honestly most of the time it isn’t even brushed. I say I’m going for that “messy look”, but in actuality a lot of the times it just comes off as messy […]

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The Perfect Easter Basket

While I know the true reason for the season has nothing to do with a bunny leaving eggs and baskets filled with goodies around the house, I love the traditional aspects of Easter. All holidays are especially fun for me because I love any and every excuse to celebrate something, but holidays like Easter, Christmas and Valentine’s Day are especially my favorites because it gives me a chance to treat my family members to nice surprises. Everyone in my house […]

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Tips for Wedding Planning on a Budget (& a Whim)

James and I have been married for almost 3 months now! Crazy how the time is flying by! We decided to get married so quickly that I didn’t have time to blog about it, so today I’m going to tell you how we planned our dream wedding in 6 weeks for $3000 total! YES, that INCLUDES the cost of the dress. So, to give you a little back story on why we decided to take the plunge so quickly we […]

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