Super Soft Play Dough Recipe

Super Soft Play Dough Recipe - Made from only 2 ingredients (and I bet you have them in your house!). This dough is a lot of fun for preschool aged kids, can be made into any color, and provides fun sensory play!

We're all about fun in this house and Mabel always loves getting her hands on something new.  So rather than going out and buying new toys all the time, we like to get messy and create fun sensory play with basic items everyone has in their homes! From Snow Dough to Bath Paints, we've already made some pretty fun things...so this past weekend we decided to tackle making a two ingredient recipe for super soft play dough! Success! Super Woman, I mean Mabel, decided she wanted blue dough...and she wanted to wear her Halloween costume ... continue reading...

Updates For Everyone

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Millie Update: Millie is 6 days away from turning half a year old...and I'm just now getting around to posting about her five month update.  I'm a massive failure at deadlines...oops.  Anyway Millie has graced us with her presence for five whole months now and as tired as I still am, time has been flying by (I know, I probably say that too much so feel free to give me an eye roll there). -She's still breastfeeding, although I have to admit waking up most nights every hour/hour and a half isn't appealing at all. -She's 17 ... continue reading...

Gorgeous Summer Skin + A Giveaway

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Who doesn’t want gorgeous skin in the summer? I mean who doesn’t want amazing skin in tank top and shorts weather?! It is summer…lots of time being spent outside in the warm temperatures, sunny skies, and lounging by the pool (or in my case lifeguarding our backyard kiddy pool, lol!). And this of course means you need to be on top of your game taking care of your skin by keeping it safe and treating it right! SPF - You HAVE to protect your skin! Nothing can age you faster than getting too much sun exposure and damage. Not to mention, no ... continue reading...

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review - Essential Series - My absolute must have for new moms!

Shortly after Millie was born, I posted about my Newborn and Momma Must Haves...and one of the items that I had listed was the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper (we have the Essentia Series).  Five months later, I'm still praising it as my number one item that all new mommas should have!  It's been a life saver many nights and I only wish that it had been around when we had Mabel three years ago. The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is perched on a very secure and stable base while the top sleeping area actually glides in a complete circle.  ... continue reading...

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie Recipe - A deliciously smooth and silky pie with an old fashioned flair. Comfort food at its finest!

I've always been a fan of coconut desserts...from cookies, to cakes, to pies...so I think it's only fitting that I share this deliciously simple coconut cream pie recipe! Now, I'll admit that I cheated a tad and used a frozen pie crust because I rarely have the time to make one from scratch...but whatever, there's no shame in that! Both my husband and Mabel ended up really enjoying this pie so I'm sure I'll be making it again in the near future.  ;) Are you drooling over this pie yet?  Here's how to bake your own: Old Fashioned ... continue reading...

Summertime Life Savers

Summer Life Savers - #JohnsonsPartners #SoMuchMore

I’ve used baby products by JOHNSON’S® to care for my little ones as a part of a sponsored post for Socialstars.  As always, my opinions are 100% my own. #johnsonspartners #SoMuchMore It's summertime. You and your little ones are probably traveling, spending lots of time outside and having playdates.  And as always, I'll bet you'll agree that it's best to be prepared! I try to think ahead and plan accordingly...and one thing I can always count on is Mabel getting into messes.  She loves food and dirt (not normally together, lol!) ... continue reading...

All Over the House

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Weekends are for having fun or getting things done (normally one or the other but on rare occasions you can do both, lol!). This weekend was for getting things done...when I didn't have Millie clinging to me (she's still a non-napping clinger and she seems to enjoy clinging to me the most...which I love....BUT it would be nice if she would nap a tad longer than 10 minutes so I could accomplish a few things here and there). Anyway, when she was enjoying time with my husband, I spent it tackling the bathroom.  Mainly makeup and product ... continue reading...

butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Swatches + Review

butter LONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Swatches + Review

Does it get much better than a handful of new makeup? I think not! Lately, makeup has been a forgotten luxury...so this was a great reminder of how nice a little self pampering can be!  ;) butter LONDON sent over some samples of their Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons and my day was made when the UPS guy dropped them off! There are 7 shades of long lasting, high impact, glossy color!  I'll get to swatches in a sec. Each lip crayon also has a built in sharpener (it's always a good thing when I don't have to go digging around my ... continue reading...

A Busy, Hectic and Imperfectly Beautiful Day

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Lately, my days been imperfectly beautiful. With a three year old and a four month old, I've had to let go of trying to obtain perfection and embrace the fact that life has a mind of its own. I wake up, make breakfast (cereal is as good as it gets lately...I know, not mother of year material, lol!), normally end up covered in drool or spit-up within the first 30 minutes of my day, clean up spills from the three year old, spend some time playing on the floor with the kids, make lunch and then it's nap time for the kids (but the baby tends to ... continue reading...

Let’s Get Readddyyyy to Drool

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So in my forgetful parenting mind...I thought the drool phase was still a little ways away.  Nope. And I'm not talking about a little drool here and there, I'm talking about little Millie's mouth pretty much acting like a faucet. You put her in a clean outfit and then 5 minutes later, it's soaked.  I guess it might be time to find a good bib! Mabel got her first tooth right before turning 6 months (I of course had to look that up on the blog because my brain is just shot from lack of sleep), so I'm guessing Millie might be the ... continue reading...