Mixing Breakfast and Dessert – Ice Cream Swedish Pancakes

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SundsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias For Mother's Day, we decided to get all fancy at home and we made a Crepe Bar.  I was in charge of making the crepes, and we all brainstormed ahead of time on what to stuff them with.  It turns out, my mom and I each had recipes for "crepes" but they were 2 completely different methods.  Mine were actually Swedish Pancakes and hers were more traditional French Crepes.  After a taste test, mine won out and we all enjoyed them.  They were super easy to make … [Read more...]

What’s In The Bag – Sephora Haul

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Oh Sephora - you are so pretty with your gorgeous palettes and shadows lining the shelves.  I was amazed at some of the new brands that are there since the last time I've stepped foot in one. And by new I mean "new" because I am so on the outer loop of that whole world.   I went in this past week and am here to share What's In The Bag!  Don't forget to subscribe on YouTube! I'm working on another video of What's In The Box - the items I bought, tried, and want to return :) … [Read more...]

Support Through All Seasons of Life – Including Cancer

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I'll never forget the phone call in which my mother-in-law, Rosemary, called to tell me she had breast cancer.  Weeks leading up to this official diagnosis had us all believing it would be something benign just like it had been years and years prior.  I was on my way to look at a new home with my realtor when she called.  As soon as I picked up the call, she just sounded different.  I was stunned and my first thoughts went from How will we tell Jon (he was at work) and what do we tell the kids? How much do we tell the kids? Rosemary is not a distant grandma that my kids only see for major … [Read more...]

Contour Makeup – Which Is Better?

Contour Makeup - Maskcara vs Wet n Wild

So, you know I'm building up my makeup repertoire since last year.  I've shared some of my favorites, and even some looks to make with it.  I've been spying up the Maskcara palette for awhile, and finally bought it earlier this month.  Except, I don't love it. Why? Because I need more coverage throughout the day.  So with all the YouTube videos I've been watching, I learned about the Wet n Wild contour kit and put both to the test.  Each half is a created look with the contour makeup.   What do you think of my intro? Decided to be a little creative Friday night in between puke … [Read more...]

New Baby and Kid Items – #mayPAM

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This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase the items, I receive a small commission to support this site. Thank you! Earlier this month I attended the Pregnancy Awareness month as one of their invited bloggers for a bit of pampering and education on new & loved products from really awesome baby & kid brands.  I headed down with Cara of Mommy Crunch (and her adorable son Griffin!) to check things out.  Since we got rid of almost everything from the kids with our last move, I'm paying special attention to new products hitting the market for babies.  We didn't buy anything new … [Read more...]

Best Weeknight Dessert – 5 Minute S’mores!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored On Mother's day, after we got home from church, Aubrey was busy playing by herself and eventually I realized what she was up to.  She was parading around the house, announcing that she was going camping, and we were too, and started packing up Luke's backpack with "marshmallows," "flashlights," and a "tent."  She told me to follow her and we set up camp in Luke's room and she handed me the "marshmallows" to roast.  We haven't been camping … [Read more...]

Wrapping up the 1st Trimester

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I'm ALMOST done with the first trimester guys!!! I can't believe it. I was just telling another mommy how fast my pregnancy with Luke flew since Aubrey was so small and required so much hands-on attention all the time.  When we found out we were pregnant with Luke, Aubrey had just turned 1 and wasn't walking.  Heck she had barely started crawling.  So before I knew it, I was half way through my pregnancy and was just astounded by how fast time could go. With this pregnancy, the kids are a bit older and a bit self-sufficient.  Well, maybe that's going too far.  But they can play with each … [Read more...]

Trying out MamaBoxes

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Lately, I've been on a huge YouTube kick and love watching videos of vloggers unpacking boxes of products.  I can't afford to join every subscription box with monthly samples, so I live vicariously through them .  One of my fellow bloggers, Candice, sent me an email about a new type of box just for expecting mamas.  MamaBoxes was created by Mandy Holmes and can be sent to an expecting mama in her first, second, or third trimester.  You can see more details here on their site and she was gracious enough to send me a first trimester box.  Here's my video of unboxing! Like what you see? Feel free … [Read more...]

Buying Maternity Jeans – Again

MATERNITY skinny jeans | destination maternity | motherhood

This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase the items, I receive a small commission to support this site. Thank you! Since we're expecting baby number 3 this fall, and since I never expected to have another baby (let's be real!), I sort of freaked out when I remembered  I had zero maternity clothes.  I donated most, and gave a few pieces to my cousin.  She was kind enough to give them back, and loan me some items she collected for her pregnancy last year. I've not worn maternity clothes since July 2013.  I bounced back and was able to fit into my "fat pants" pretty quickly since I … [Read more...]

Blogging Financial Report – April 2015

Blogging Financial Report | April 2015

You can catch up on my March Financial report here.  This past month has been VERY quiet on the blog.  I recently shared that we're expecting our third child, and the nausea and all-day sickness has been kicking my butt. I only shared a few posts this past month, and those that went up were a challenge in and of itself. But, I really want to stay transparent for the good/bad/other of blogging and monetizing.  So, despite the quiet posts, here's what I've been up to this month. Income Blog Posts $45 in product items Printable Sales $5 Affiliate Income none  Expenses $1.65 … [Read more...]