Here we are, rounding the corner to the end of 2016. Lots of you are thinking up resolutions you’d like to make for the new year and I am sure a lot of those include eating better and working out more. Those are very common resolutions, especially for new moms who are working to lose the baby weight.
They say that no two children are ever alike. After the birth of my second daughter, I realize this statement couldn’t be any more true. My first child was always pretty happy go lucky, would entertain herself for hours, and once she was asleep in her crib, there was very little that could disturb her.
I went to a cute little beachy themed shop the other day where I found the inspiration for this ornament. The shop is typically costly and out of my range, but I always love to just browse. I came across an ornament that I loved and when I saw the price tag, there was no way I was buying it. They wanted $10.99 for something very similar to this one. It had a couple of small shells on it and it was shellacked with the tiniest amount of gold glitter on it.
If you are in search of something inexpensive that is great for your young child or even something the whole family can enjoy, look no further.
First off, I want to note that this article isn’t about mom-shaming or any kind of shaming, but accountability. There is a difference. We all need to be respectful of each other, especially when it comes to shared spaces in public.
When it came to making a quick & easy snack for the family, I knew I wanted to make something simple yet delicious. I got the idea to make mini hand pies and they were a huge hit. We are big fans of Immaculate Baking Co. and have been for quite a while now. We love that their mission is to create wholesome baking products – many of which are certified gluten-free or organic. Purchased our Immaculate Baking Co. products at our local Whole Foods Market. Of course, we used the Product Locator on Immaculate Baking’s website to find which locations near us carry the products we needed for our recipe. We picked up a box of Immaculate Baking Ready to Bake Pie Crusts.
I know most of you may be done with your Christmas decorating, but I wanted to post a DIY just in case you aren’t or maybe if you are looking to update your old stockings. Perhaps you are like me and have more than one tree around the house and would like some new stockings to go with your different themes. Whatever the reason, this is a simple project you are sure to be pleased with.
My daughter and I had a conversation the other day where she fantasize over the idea of being able to drive. She went on for quite some time describing the type of car she wanted, and how it would just have to be in her favorite color. She went on to remark that once she was the driver of her own car that she finally would be able to pick the music that was played on the radio.
This is called the “twist”, it’s where she turns her body so much that we have to put her down. We get fooled into thinking she wants to walk graciously beside us until she takes off and runs away. Pretty sure she is pulling some leaves and branches here so I fall over and she can escape.
I really don’t know how I got to be so lucky. As the holiday season comes around, many of my mom friends are stressing about the lengthy list that they are kids haven’t given them for Christmas. Items upon items, and none of them cheap, I would think that many of them would need a second, if not a third job just to be able to handle the holidays.
Now that we are knee-deep in holiday preparations, I thought I would share with you two amazing toy ideas that just ran across my inbox in case you need a little inspiration. Check out the coupon codes below each toy as well. Win/win.
Around Christmas time every year, my sweet Oma would always make us caramel popcorn. It was a tradition in our family and one I looked forward to every year. When I moved away from home, I would call her and tell her that I missed the popcorn and whenever I would visit, I always ask if she has some.
As I’ve said several times before, we aim to bring you DIYs that are fairly easy to make. This one is no exception.
This drink recipe may be a no brainer, yet I’m going to share. When I think of Christmas time, Cranberry Gingerale always comes to my mind.