Miss Personality – Three Years Old

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Three. It's just a number. But it's a great age. It's an age of exploration... Imagination. Communication. And expression. Oh yeah...and tantrums. But also an age of innocence, self expression and no fear. Three wears three pairs of underwear on a whim because of the love of the characters on them. Three carries a blanket with no shame because it's comforting. And three sports a turtle shell and no shirt because she can. Three is an age that loves our dogs to the point where the dogs need a break. Three is a number ... continue reading...

Easy Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Easy Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe - Nothing beats an easy home cooked meal and this meatloaf is an easy crock pot meal for a busy day! Made with crunchy panko crumbs and ketchup, it's delicious!

I'm late with posting a Father's Day recap but I wanted to share the home-cooked meal that I made for my husband.  He enjoys simple and hearty food so I figured I'd make his stomach happy with a classic meatloaf made and topped with Annie's Organic Ketchup and a side of delicious Annie's Organic Shells!  Best part about this recipe is that it's made in the slow cooker! It's making me hungry just thinking about it! Now, I'll admit the side of mac and cheese might have been more for myself and Mabel.  I've loved it ever since I was little ... continue reading...

Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries {Recipe}

Sweet Potato Fries - Tender ovenbaked sweet potato fries with a sweet and crunchy coating. Perfect as a healthier snack option or even to pair with dinner! Kids love them too!

I'm always looking for healthier snacking alternatives, especially ones that Mabel will eat too. Sweet potatoes have been a favorite of hers from the beginning (they were the first puree that she ever tasted!) so when I was asked to try a recipe from Honey Bunches of Oats, I figured why not?  Their original crunchy sweet potato fries recipe is a spicier one, so I decided to change a few things around to make it more of a toddler/kid friendly snack! The fries themselves are thicker wedge cuts of large sweet potatoes.  I prefer larger ... continue reading...

Our Bath Time Must Haves

Bath Time Must Haves for Baby and Toddler - practical and fun items that have all been used and loved in our house!

I can talk endlessly about how important and fun bath time is for our little ones...so today I figured I'd share some of my favorite items from the past three years (all of these items have been used and loved in our house). And if you're looking for a fun bath time activity for your little one, try these DIY bath paints! Green Toys Submarine - Green Toys makes all of their toys from 100% recycled milk jugs and that's one of the main reason why I love this line of toys!  The propeller swirls and there is a handle on the top of the ... continue reading...

Half Up Waves Hair Tutorial

Half Up Waves Hair Tutorial - an easy style that's quick to do! Sea Salt Spray is the key to adding texture and holding the look all day!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Suave Professionals® . The opinions and text are 100% my own. I posted a few weeks ago about Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion line and how it's found a permanent home in beauty routine.  With a four month old and a three year old, I still have only been to the salon once since her birth so it's been really important for me to find salon quality products to use at home in between those visits. I use the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant ... continue reading...

Millie at Four Months

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Millie's four month update: Two and a half weeks late...oops. She's 15.8 pounds and 24 inches long. Loves to laugh and giggle (Mabel always makes her smile). Still babbles up a storm. Can roll over onto her side easily and has rolled from back to belly a few times. Is a drooling machine and loves to chomp on her own fingers. Her fingernails are like claws and she's guilty of scratching her face and leaving marks. Eczema is still an issue. Breastfeeding is agreeing quite well with her. Wakes 2-3 times a night (but will sleep for a ... continue reading...

Don’t Be A Summer Flasher!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jockey Skimmies®. All opinions are 100% mine. Let me tell you about the dreaded summer Flash Cycle...and it's all thanks to little kids (your own little kids to be exact). You know the scene: it's summer, it's hot, and skirts/dresses are the easiest solution to looking cute. BUT if you're like me, you sometimes think twice about it. Why? Oh I'll tell you why... Toddlers and babies. Wait, what? Yep, toddlers and babies. When you have tiny humans, you know that requires getting ... continue reading...

Double Duty – Bath x2

Great Father / Bath Time #johnsonspartners #SoMuchMore

I used JOHNSON’S® for my little one and for myself as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #johnsonspartners #SoMuchMore In our house, bath time is Daddy's job.  ;) Well, most of the time. Quick factoid:  Globally, 54% of dads are the primary bather in the household! I know how important it is that father's play an active role in their kiddos' lives and since he works all day, it's great for him to be able to spend some one on one time with them. Millie is always up first since she often needs two sets of hands, lol!  She's finally ... continue reading...

No Pain, No Gain?

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Time for another running update. Okay, so I don't necessarily believe the whole 'no pain, no gain' statement...but I guess there is always some pain involved while getting into shape. It's just that certain progress pain is good, while injury pain isn't. As most of you know, I hit the ground running while beginning to train for my first half marathon in November.  I'm not a runner and never have been and after two weeks of running a mile every other day...I.was.in.PAIN. My knees (well, one in particular) were killing me.  They ... continue reading...

Cherishing Lovable Messes

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Long gone are my hopes of a Pottery Barn styled house... well, at least until the girls are a bit older.  I mean, I'm still finding crayon marks in random places so I guess it's actually going to be a while, lol. This momma can dream, right? Until then, I'm just going to embrace the mess.  In all honesty...it's kinda cute as far as messes go.  :) Toys strewn about from play; imagination at its finest.  Baby gadgets cluttering the floor; development in full swing.  It makes me happy. But of course cleaning up is a good thing ... continue reading...