Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Black Eyes, Lego Movie and Sleepy babies

Happy Friday Everyone! I feel like this week flew by. I did some grocery shopping on Monday, Tuesday my kids and I did some baking of treats, Thursday we had some more errands to run and today we are spending time with my nieces and nephew.

(Photo Credits: Google)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OOTD: Pastels and Stripes

I've been wanting to find a pair of the perfect pastel pants for the longest time. I finally found them when we went Outlet shopping last month. These are a pretty blue pastel pair of Capri's. I bought them plus the shirt at Ann Taylor. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OOTD: Aztec Maxi Dress

Good afternoon lovelies! It's pretty gloomy weather here today which means its humid and warm. I decided to wear my new maxi dress to keep cool. I bought this dress on Saturday at JC Penneys. I bought it for our vacation at the end of July but decided to go ahead and wear it today anyways. Not like I can't wear it again at the beach!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Toddler Talk: Temper Tantrums

Hey guys! Have you ever had your toddler throw himself on the ground in a fit, kicking and screaming for minutes and minutes when it really seems like its been hours? Of course you have, your a parent to a toddler! They don't understand how to control their emotions when they're mad or upset. But even with all of those fits and screaming you still love them unconditionally.

Tasty Tuesdays: Yogurt Drops

Happy Tuesday everyone! The week is on it's way and the weekend is slowly getting closer. Here is a recipe to make with your little ones. It's very easy and delicious! It's a great snack for your toddlers to enjoy that is also good for them.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Vacation Prep #2 - Packing lists

Happy Monday everyone! Today I bring you part 2 of my Vacation prep series. One of the first things I start for any vacation is my packing lists. I make several packing lists, from clothes/beauty/accessories to the car packing list. I'm a huge list fan! If I don't make packing lists I'll feel like I'm scrambling around when it comes time to pack and I will most likely forget something. The reason I make them a few weeks before vacation is because as my days go by I'll think of random things to add to the lists.

Friday, June 20, 2014

June Ipsy Bag Review

Hey guys! I'm here with my first review of the Ipsy Bag. I have been receiving Ipsy bags for over 2 years now and it is my favorite subscription service. I was signed up for Birch Box for about a year but I didn't like the products most of the time. With Ipsy, there's at least 2 things per bag that I like and would use.

Weekly Wrap-up: Chuck E Cheese, Swimming and stalking my email

Happy Friday everyone! What a quick week! Even though I'm a stay at home mommy, I still get excited when the week is over and the weekend is here. It means my husband will be home with us all weekend which my boys and I love! We have a beginning of summer party this weekend and then were also going shopping for swimsuits for our vacation next month. I love shopping but swimsuit shopping is probably my least favorite. I've lost all the weight I gained after having my 2nd son plus some but my body is definitely not the same proportions as it used to be. My thighs and hips are bigger,  stretch marks have taken over my belly, and I'm pale as a ghost. I'm OK with it all though because my 2 precious boys were worth all of it, and I'd do it again and again.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

OOTD: Comfy Maxi Skirt

Hey guys! I'm back today with another outfit of the day post. I went with a comfy and casual outfit for today. It's starting to really warm up outside and the humidity doesn't help with the heat (or my hair). 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

5 Summer Fashion Must Haves

Hey guys! I decided I wanted to make a list of my summer fashion must haves. These are items that I already have in my closet or items that I would like to purchase for my over flowing closet! I can't help it, buying clothes is my hobby ( does that count as a hobby?). Maybe I should say COLLECTING clothes is my hobby!

I always love when summer time hits because you have more options for what you can wear compared to fall and winter. In summer you can wear dresses, skirts, shorts, carpi's, tank tops, halter tops, and the list goes on and on.

OOTD: Statement Necklace for a night out

Hey there! I purchased this statement necklace 2 months ago and have been trying to figure out what I want to wear it with. I thought it would look really pretty with an all black outfit since it would give it a nice pop of color! So that's what I wore it with. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Chicken and Rice

Good Morning Loves! Today is another tasty Tuesday post! This recipe was given to me by a friend and it is one of my favorites. It is another quick and easy recipe that I like to do on days when I'm just not feeling cooking or when we are in a hurry.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Organizing Monday's: Family Vacation Prep Series #1

Summer is almost here and one of the best things about summer is taking a vacation. This year my family and I are taking a week vacation to the beach at the end of July. We have 6 weeks until we leave and I like to start preparing early.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Hey guys! Just wanted to wish all those wonderful dad's out there a Happy Father's Day! I hope you all had a great day with your loved ones and were shown just how special and important you.
 (My beautiful family of 4, Easter 2014)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Erin Condren Life Planner, new phones, and grumpy kids

Hey there! What a week, I didn't really do much this week but it sure did fly by! It was rainy all week up here in pennsylvania. Am I the only one who enjoys gloomy weather? I don't know what it is about a cloudy rainy day that I love so much. It makes me feel relaxed and calm. The more of those days I can get in before the summer humid heat kicks in, the better.

Review: NYX Baked Blush and NYX Illuminator

 Happy Friday Lovelies! I'm here this Friday with another review/ first impressions of some more NYX products. I love NYX products. They are affordable and most of their products are very good quality. I recently purchased these items at Ulta. The great thing about buying drugstore products at Ulta is that they always have sales on them. This was buy one get one 50% off.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

OOTD: Soft and White

Good afternoon lovelies! I'm here today with another Outfit of the day post. I bought some goodies off of Victoria's Secret the other day and this shirt is one of my favorite things I purchased. 

It has a nice beachy feel to it. It's very lightweight and soft. The sleeves are mesh and have a nice billowy look to them. The shirt is a crop top with a tie on the bottom of it. I wore a white tank top underneath it because the shirt is a bit see through.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

OOTD: Living In Polka Dots

Hey guys! I decided I'd go ahead and do an outfit of the day post today since my Fitness Journal post was a bit boring with not much to update. I wore this outfit the other day to go shopping. It's a very comfortable and relaxed outfit.

I love flowy shirts and this one is definitely one of my favorites. It's a royal blue with white polka dots and very sheer. I wore a white tank top underneath it to cover my unmentionables. The shirt has a tie at the bottom that you can pull as tight or leave as loose as you want to create a bunched look. I wore mine fairly tight as I didn't want the shirt to hang too loose on my body.

Fitness Journal #2

Hey guys! I guess I'll start off with how my week went last week and if I hit my goals. Well, I didn't do as well as I would have liked. I was doing good with the squat and ab challenge but a couple days ago I stopped doing them. I had done 8 days worth of it but I decided since I haven't done the squats or abs for a few days I'm going to start from the beginning again.

Another goal was to cut out fast food, and so far so good! I haven't had any fast food in over a week. I'm already to the point where the thought of fast food sounds gross.

As for my last 2 goals of starting HIIT workouts and going on 3 walks a week... I started the workouts a couple days ago but the walks unfortunately didn't happen. It's been extremely warm one day and then raining the next out here so I haven't really had a chance ( I know, excuses, excuses) .

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Chicken Strips

Hey guys! Last week for dinner I pulled out chicken to make a chicken and stuffing casserole. When it came time to make dinner I realized I didn't have all the ingredients I needed. What's a mom to do? Improvise and make something different. So i decided to make some breaded chicken strips instead. They turned out really good! I baked them so that they were healthier and both my little ones ate all of their dinner (it's hard to get my 3 year old to eat some days).

Monday, June 9, 2014

Organizing Mondays: What's in my Purse/ Diaper bag?

 Today's Organizing Mondays is all about what's in my purse/diaper bag. After my youngest, Colton, turned 6 months I ditched my humongous diaper bag and moved onto a smaller tote bag to keep all of my boys things in. Well, last weekend my husband and I went to the Outlets that are near by and I decided it was time to switch to a purse since I don't need to carry around as much for them anymore.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Toddler Lunches, Online shopping, and Potty Training

Hey guys! We had a pretty uneventful week. I wanted to stay home as much as possible this week to get my 3 year old fully potty trained. He's doing good! We did have an incident yesterday however that I'd like to share.

Gross Child Story of the day

WARNING: Don't read this next part if your sitting down getting ready to eat your delicious salad for lunch (mmmm salad sounds good, I think I'll have one for my lunch today) , it involves toddler poop, you have been warned!

Potty training has been going great! From the peeing to pooping in the potty. He has had a few accidents here and there but for the most part he's doing great and I couldn't be prouder!

Yesterday afternoon, Bryan was playing behind my chair. He walks, or should I say waddled, up to me holding his butt.

Bryan: "Mommy, I pooped!"
Me: "You pooped? In your underwear?!"
Bryan: "Yeah!" Mind you, this whole time he has this grin on his face like he's extremely proud of what he just did.

First Impressions: NYX Butter Gloss

Hey guys! I have found a new favorite lip gloss. And it's not a high end brand, this one is very affordable! It's the NYX Butter Glosses. I've heard tons of You Tubers and Bloggers talking about these and decided to give them a try.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

OOTD: Khakis and blue

Hi there! Today's post is an OOTD (Outfit of the day). The summer weather has been sticking the past couple weeks here in Pennsylvania. I love being able to wear shorts, tank tops, dresses and skirts. It's always fun when new seasons start because it means you can experiment with new clothes. I love when fall comes around because I love wearing leggings and boots. Probably my favorite outfit combo!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fitness Journal #1

Hey there! So back when I first started up my blog I had wrote a post saying I was going to use this blog to help me with getting in shape. Well, since I ended up being a slacker with blogging at the beginning I didn't update any on my fitness and health, nor did I follow my fitness and health regime. So with all of that being said, and since I am determined to keep up with my blog, I decided I would do a weekly update on my fitness journey.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Sausage Rotel Casserole

I would consider myself a picky eater. My husband loves to make fun of of me for it all of the time. I don't eat much with cheese , which eliminates a lot of meals for me to eat and make. Usually if i'm making a meal with cheese in it, I will make some of it without cheese for myself and the rest with cheese for my boys. I'm slowly coming out of my shell and trying more foods, who knew vegetables were so good?!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Organizing Monday's

I originally was planning on writing my Monday posts about budgeting. However, I feel that organization can go along with budgeting hand in hand. You can't budget very well without some good organization with your bills, paperwork, etc.. So Monday's will now be about organization, budgeting, savings, and debt.