Levana Keera 2 Camera Monitor Review + Giveaway

levana keera monitor review

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine. I have to admit that I really enjoy being able to review baby/child products and give you all an idea of what to expect before making a major purchase.  If I don’t like something…you won’t see […]

31 Weeks – The View From Above

31 weeks pregnant belly

31 weeks…the view from above. So yeah, it might not be the most flattering image but it’s Sunday and I’ve been seriously uncomfortable for about 24 hours.  This little gal feels like she’s packed in my belly at a diagonal angle and stretching out.  My internal organs aren’t a fan… In other news…some of you […]

Berry Medley French Toast Bake

Berry Medley French Toast Bake Recipe - easy and healthy recipe that is sure to please everyone in the family.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. My favorite meal has to be breakfast (with the exception of dessert…but I don’t really think that counts as a meal, lol!).  So anytime there is a chance to try something new, I’m game.  Now this recipe isn’t exactly new to my […]

Gettin’ Squeaky Clean

johnsons baby wash #johnsonspartners

I’ve used baby products by JOHNSON’S® to care for my little one as a part of a sponsored post for Socialstars.  As always, my opinions are 100% my own.   #johnsonspartners There are some things in life through scent or just familiarity that are able transport you from one time and place to another…and I […]

30 Weeks and Some Odds and Ends

30 weeks pregnant

Ta-da….30 weeks pregnant!  We’re entering the last stretch of this race. Normally stripes aren’t my friend but I think this shirt still works.  I’m accepting that I’m wide and I know it.  :) Okay so for a 30 week roundup: I’m at a total weight gain of 24 pounds (a lot less than at this […]

Making the Most of the Holidays


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine. A few weeks ago I talked about the ‘Meaningful Within Your Means Challenge‘ and how we would be attempting it this holiday season. And of course it’s been a little more of an ‘easier said than […]

My 3 Hour Glucose Test Results Are In

call center

*Read about my 1 hour glucose fail here…and my 3 hour test experience here.* So as I stated on Facebook last night that no one called me to tell me my 3 hour glucose test results after I was told that they would, whether the results were pass or fail.  I stress out pretty easily […]

Oh Yesterday…

toddler problems

Okay so yesterday was a very long day… It consisted of waking up at 5:30am to get ready, wake the toddler and then drive myself the hour and a half to our birth center (yep, it’s a 3 hour round trip drive and when it comes to labor I’ll probably be that woman who gives […]

I Failed My One Hour Glucose Test

fruit punch glucose drink - glucose screen pregnancy

There it is…the drink that helped me fail my one hour glucose tolerance test.  I was 27 weeks and 5 days and took it the day after Thanksgiving.  Now I’ll straight up tell you that for the first 30 minutes after drinking the fruit punch glucose drink that I was dizzy and felt pretty ill…but […]

Thanksgiving + Birthday Recap


I was pretty lucky this year that my birthday fell only two days after Thanksgiving…normally it wouldn’t be a huge deal but my husband has been out of town for the past two weeks due to a school/program that he was sent to by the Air Force for his career.  With the holiday falling right […]

27 Weeks – Goodbye 2nd Tri!

27 weeks pregnant

I hope you’ll excuse the fact that this post is just about a week late…it’s been a busy week.  :) Not only is today my last day in the second trimester with this little baby, it’s my birthday too.  I guess that’s a perfect way to kiss the second tri adios! Goodbye second trimester…hello third […]

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Honestly, with how busy our family has been lately…I don’t know what I would do if I hadn’t rediscovered my love of slow cooker recipes!  Nothing beats easy prep-work and a filling meal that everyone in the family will love.  ;) Mac and Cheese is a staple food in our house (our toddler can’t get […]

Friday Five

I love my sis shirt - old navy

Last week I started Friday Five posts on the blog to help share a few small things that happened in the past week that I didn’t have time to share…so I’m trying to follow through with it.  ;) Here’s this week’s Friday Five: 1. –  We purchased Mabel’s first sister item. 2. –  I say […]

10 Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

You all know I used to be a first grade teacher…so I’m pretty big on stocking up on books for every occasion imaginable!  A bunch of these were my go to books for my class but are also perfect for toddlers and preschoolers (and of course Mabel loves them all!).  So if you’re looking for […]

Meaningful Within Your Means Challenge!

holidays blog

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. As always, the opinions and text are all mine. Yep, that sure is a picture of my Christmas tree…and no it’s not up already. It’s from a previous year…and it won’t be going up until after Thanksgiving! I love Christmas, but I […]

Step2’s Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser + Giveaway

Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway

Mabel and I have had a blast this past year working with Step2 as blog ambassadors and this week, I’m super thrilled to bring you yet another awesome toy innovation from them! Without further adieu, let me introduce you to Step2’s Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser! This cruiser is something completely new to Step2!  This […]

Friday Five


Friday Five is something new I want to try out (and we all know how bad I am at keeping up with things).  I figured it would serve as a weekly post on 5 things that I didn’t mention during the week…random tidbits, photos, and things I didn’t get to share.  I haven’t been able […]

The Munchkin LATCH Bottle

Munchkin LATCH Bottle System

The awesome people over at Munchkin found out I was pregnant and decided send me their new LATCH bottle to see what I thought.  As always, I’m very selective of companies I work with and my opinions are 100% my own! Now right off the bat, I know some of you are thinking…she doesn’t have […]

A Realistic Toddler Room in Progress

Toddler Room Before Photo

I’m the first to admit that I love a gorgeous nursery/toddler room… I pin photos like crazy on Pinterest, I drool at photos in magazines, and dream of all the fun purchases that cost an arm and a leg in catalogs. But then reality hits.  Do people actually have rooms that look like that?  Well…I’m […]

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe - Super easy 3 ingredient meal for the crockpot!

I’ve been on a slow cooker recipe binge for the past few weeks…I can’t get enough of yummy meals that take hardly any work on my behalf.  Maybe I’m lazy, but honestly…who wants a meal that is a ton of work after a long busy day of work or chasing kids around?  Not me! Anyway…my […]

Trick or Treat!

Halloween 2014 Raggedy Ann

Boo! This was Mabel’s first year of actually going door to door trick or treating…and she had a blast! If you remember, Mabel was a peacock for Halloween when she was eight months old (the cuteness kills me!) and last year we didn’t go trick or treating since my husband had just gotten back from […]