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10 Reasons Facebook Mom Groups Are The Best

January 28, 2016

Disclaimer: Not all Facebook Mom Groups are beautiful, wonderful places. I have joined (and left) a few that were not great. Whether they were too judgmental, a breeding ground for shaming, too dramatic, too bias, or simply not moderated well; they weren’t for me. However, I have found a couple of gems that I couldn’t live without. A good Mom Group prides itself on being a safe place for moms to talk openly and always encourages healthy conversation. It is…

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Rug Heaven

January 27, 2016

Did you people realize that Urban Outfitters has an extremely inexpensive and amazing rug selection? I guess it has been years since I’ve looked at their home stuff. I died when I looked over it today! I thought I would share my favorite finds with you. Just click the photos to take you to the site.…

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The Miracle Hair Treatment (That You Have in Your Pantry)

January 25, 2016

That title MAY be a tad dramatic. However, I AM impressed with the results of my most recent hair care experiment. First, lemme whine for a second. My hair is at an all time low. Right now I have a perfect storm of hair issues. First of all, it’s winter and my already dry hair is even dryer. My scalp itches and is flaky because of the dryness. It’s the worst. On top of that, postpartum hair loss has rudely…

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How I Named My Blog

January 21, 2016

I get asked a lot how I named my blog and what the name means. My inner circle knows that it took weeks of frustration, brainstorming, and nearly tears. I went through a ton of ideas. That may sound silly, but I wanted it to really represent myself in a word/phrase. While this season of my life totally revolves around the mom life, I also didn’t want to restrict myself solely and permanently to writing about my kids, so I…

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Friday Favorites | Easy Meals

January 15, 2016

I haven’t done Friday Favorites in FOR-EV-ER y’all. Confession: every time I post Friday Favorites, I want to start singing Rebecca Black. And I do. In my head. Make it stop. Do you guys remember her? Awful. Anyway. My lack of time and coordination makes it difficult to get dinner ready. I have some new go-to recipes that are cheap, easy to throw together and satisfy the boys in my house. Here are a few!…

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What’s Wrong With Her Face?

January 12, 2016

My infant daughter, Charlie Kate has a large “birthmark” on her face called a capillary hemangioma. To be specific, it’s about 5cm x 6cm. It is usually the first thing people notice about her. I know, because it’s usually the first thing that people comment on. I try, daily, to remind myself that most humans are kind and well intentioned. I don’t get angry about brief stares. I understand that it’s human nature to do a double take when you…

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Belated Farewell to 2015

January 11, 2016

It’s already half way through January. What the what? Between my new role as a super sleuth (that gets lost in Redditt rabbit holes) cracking the “Making a Murderer” case, and my {real} life- it seems I have taken quite the blogging hiatus. Oops. Before too much of the new year has passed, I did want to kind of revisit the last year in a post. My blog serves to be many things, but one important goal for me is…

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(Last) Week(end) in Review

December 21, 2015

I haven’t blogged in a week. Shameful. However, it IS almost Christmas and I seem to be drowning in life. I’m not exaggerating. If I thought any holidays in the past were busy, I am hereby apologizing because no year in the past can compete with having a school aged child and a newishborn at Christmas. Is it just me, or are there entirely too many things that come home in your child’s book bag that require money, participation, or…

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The New Productive

December 7, 2015

I have been rudely introduced to the (not so new) concept that the definition of productivity and daily success are completely different for someone without tiny children and someone with tiny children. First, you need to know this about me. I am happiest with symmetry, order, zero clutter, and eye pleasing decor placement. In my history, having a house that was baby proof, aka- a glorified padded room, was not easy for my inner craziness. As my oldest child grew…

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Wednesday Wishes | Episode 4

December 2, 2015

My goal for today was to finish my gift guides for you guys (in the spirit of wishing), but I failed! So. I will throw three nifty items at you to add to your list! Tyler and I decided to do stocking stuffers for each other this year, which is thrifty and also a bit of a challenge to find things small enough for a stocking. Here are a few that would definitely fit.…

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Last Minute Tablescape

December 1, 2015

It’s the holidays and I love entertaining. Like, I LOVE ENTERTAINING. If I could afford to throw parties all the time I would in a second. I must get that from my Grandma Mullis. The only problem besides the cost incurred with parties is time. Where, oh where does a Mom of two find time to prepare for a dinner party? Answer: she doesn’t. Last week my Dad was in town but wouldn’t be able to stay through Thanksgiving, so…

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DIY Retro Edison Lamp

November 30, 2015

If it was up to me, the inside of my home would look like it came out of a Restoration Hardware catalog. I love rustic, industrial chic everything. One trend I’m totally smitten with is vintage lighting and “Edison Lamps”. Stores like Pottery Barn, World Market and others have so many varieties of this concept. This one is an example of one of the table lamps that West Elm has right now. Basically, the lamps are designed where the bulb…

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