Peaches and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Peaches and Cream Cheesecake Bars Recipe - the perfect combination of sweet cheesecake, delicious peach preserves and shortbread crust! Super easy to make!

We're all fans of cheesecake in this house!  Pair it with a delicious shortbread crust and yummy Bonne  Maman peach preserves, and you've got a perfect easy to make dessert! Bonne Maman gave me a challenge a few weeks ago = come up with a dessert with my choice of their preserves that would be something scrumptious to serve on Mother's Day.  And I didn't hesitate to accept that challenge!  They sent over a handful of jars and I was off to create something simple to make (because who has a ton of extra time to spend baking, lol!), yet tasty ... continue reading...

Summer Style Secrets According to Mabel

Summer Style with Target Baby #TargetCrowd

I’m sharing our new summer wardrobe from Target Baby as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #TargetCrowd Summer Style Secrets According to Mabel...cause we all know that toddler has a mind of her own! Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means?  It's time to pick up some fancy summer duds at Target for the kiddos because we all know they don't fit what they wore last summer (or maybe your little one is brand new this summer!).  Mabel has been through three summers and she's decided that it's the perfect time to ... continue reading...

Boppy Newborn Lounger {Review}

Boppy Lounger Review

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy via Burst Media.  And as always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I'm the queen of newborn products and gadgets...and I'll be quick to admit that I've loved bringing my reviews to you all!  Today I'll be talking about Boppy's Newborn Lounger, which they sent over for Millie to test out shortly after her arrival. I'm actually very familiar with Boppy as a company.  I used one of their pregnancy pillows when I was pregnant with Mabel and owned two Original Boppy Pillows ... continue reading...

Poncho Baby

poncho baby roly blanket

I'm pretty excited to introduce you all to Poncho Baby today.  :) Before I had Millie, I knew I wanted a nursing cover for when I was in public and I wasn't thrilled with what I saw already on the market.  Most covers didn't look breathable, looked awkward, didn't cover enough, or looked like they made it hard to see your baby...so I was thinking I was out of luck.  Then Poncho Baby contacted me and wanted to let me try out their Organic Nursing Cover.  Organic cotton sounded pretty good to me with the hot South Carolina summer on its ... continue reading...

The Great Preschool Debate

making the decision to send to preschool

Wait...is Mabel really that old that we're thinking about preschool?! I guess we are.  Don't worry, I'll spare you the super sappy 'where has my baby gone' line (even though I'm totally thinking it!). Anyway...here we are:  Do we send Mabel to preschool this fall with the three year olds or do we wait until 2016 and just send her to one year of preschool? The selfish mom in me wants to keep her home for as long as possible since I feel like once she goes to school she's gone (okay so I did just use the sappy line I told you earlier ... continue reading...

Let The Postpartum Hair Loss Begin

postpartum hair loss

I thought I might have escaped the postpartum hair loss this time around...my fingers were crossed! But my scalp said: "fat chance!" Well...that's just a stock photo, not my actual hair.  BUT it sure feels like that much hair is coming out of my head. It all started right around week seven after Millie's arrival.  I was shampooing like normal and then I noticed that strand after strand were left in my hands as I was rinsing the soap out.  I was envisioning the drain instantly clogging. Then I went to brush my hair later in the ... continue reading...

Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion

Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion

This post was sponsored by Suave Professionals®, text and opinions are my own. With a newborn, I'll be the first to admit that my beauty routine has suffered.  I just don't have the time to go to the salon (haven't been in almost 3 months!) or spend tons of money on going to the spa.  And I'm sure a lot of you mommas are in the same boat. A few weeks ago, I was introduced to the new Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion line.  I have to say in the craziness and sleep deprived state I was in (gotta love those early sleepless baby ... continue reading...

Millie at Two Months

Millie at Two Months

Oh Millie... That silly baby was two months old this past Tuesday and she's the cheekiest baby I think I've ever met...and I mean that as in her face is truly 90% cheeks.  And I'm totally guilty of loving the baby chub. It's a whole new experience since Mabel had absolutely no ounce of baby fat. I'll sit there and lightly poke Millie's cheeks...and then she smiles...and then I do it again.  :) Here's the two month rundown: Millie learned how to really smile. She weighs just about 13 pounds. She wears 6 month onesies and ... continue reading...

Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream

Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream

I'm turning 30 this year. My skin is dry. I look exhausted from lack of sleep due to a newborn. Cue Garnier's Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream. Personally, I love beauty products but don't claim to be a beauty guru by any means, lol! And I'll be completely honest that when I was asked to try out a night cream, I was nervous since my skin tends to break out easily with a new product. But... since my skin has decided to go desert dry on me the past few weeks since giving birth to Millie, I figured I ... continue reading...

Cleared for Takeoff

sleeping Millie

Okay, well not exactly cleared for takeoff but I am cleared to begin working out again!  I may seem excited but who knows when I'll have the motivation (or time) to actually work out.  I'm seriously dying from lack of sleep and both of my eyes are so black underneath them that it looks like I got punched...twice.  Thank you very much motherhood! But back to the what I had intended on talking about.  I had my six week postpartum checkup at the birth center last week just to make sure everything had healed correctly after having my sweet ... continue reading...