Monday, March 9, 2015

feb. book


to all the boys I've loved before by Jenny Han 

Last month I decided to jump on the LC book club bandwagon and I have to say that I couldn't have picked a better month to start. I think you will enjoy this book if you love a good "first love" story. I'm a sucker for those kinds of stories and movies. I would personally describe it as a mix of hopeless romantic love like The Notebook ... and fun, quirky love like Garden State. 

From DearJennyHan.com:  LARA JEAN keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her, these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved.
When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.
Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. 

I was sad when the book ended (because like all good love stories, you don't ever want it to end) but so excited that a sequel is coming this May! Also, Jenny Han "liked" this pic of our little princess on Instagram! How sweet is that!

Not sure which book will be next in the LC Book Club but I already started reading "My Life Next Door" by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

8 & 9/52

week 8

babe & kins: these kids love taking pics together and laughing at themselves as they look through all the funny out-takes 

week 9


babe: I had a parent teacher conference this week and heard nothing but good about my babe, the teacher said he is her "model student" but did admit that he can get a little crazy when NOT in the classroom. 

kins: she is REALLY wanting to crawl! she scoots a lot and I'm worried I'm going to miss her first crawl. Time for baby proofing.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

thirty five


Turning 35 isn't as bad as I imagined it would be. When my younger brother called to wish me a happy birthday he asked if I felt old. Surprisingly, I said "No. I actually don't". With all the stress in my life and all the things I forget on a daily basis I probably should feel old. But as the years go by I realize it really isn't about "getting old", it's about enjoying everything and everyone around me... doing things that make me feel alive... watching my kids, loving them and cherishing every moment. I think 35 is going to be amazing.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

4 & 5/52


week 4:


Babe: I love that he still loves his little blue bear and likes to have him at his side.
Kins: she will tolerate headbands and hats!

week 5:

Babe & Kins: can't get enough of each other #BigBrotherLittleSisterLove

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

reese's spread teddy smores

I can't tell you how excited I was to find out I would be receiving the new Reese's Spread from Influenster. I knew exactly what I was going to make... Smores!! But not just any old boring smores, a fun little bite size teddy smore.

You will need: Reese's Spread // Teddy Grahams // marshmallows // toothpicks


partner up your teddy grahams and spread half of them with Reese's Spread. Once that is done put a marshmallow on each end of a toothpick (one for every pair of teddy bears). Place them in the microwave for 4 seconds! (those suckers can melt super fast). Place a marshmallow on the reese's side of a teddy and squeeze it closed with it's partner. 
So adorable, delicious and fun to make with the kids!

needless to say, I love the Reese's Spread! It's the perfect spread to satisfy my sweet cravings because I don't need to go overboard with it, I just need a few dabs. 

I received this product (Reese's Spread) complimentary from Influenster. However, all opinions regarding the product are 100% my own.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

3/52


week 3:


Babe: he spent the 3 day weekend in this hat and sweater. Good thing he wears a uniform to school, otherwise I believe we would have had a difficult time getting ready this morning.

Kins: found her baby twin! How could I NOT dress her in a similar outfit?!

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

curl keeper


A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be one of 10 winners for Curl Keeper Original, and Gel through Birchbox. I was really surprised that I received a full size bottle of each! 

The biggest selling point I get from each bottle is that it is a "water based formula" which means you can use it everyday without product buildup and that it controls all frizz, especially in humidity. I'm not a huge fan of my curly hair and I have yet to find a product that makes my curls look nice... until now. 

Curl Keeper is definitely the first product I have come across that isn't sticky, makes my curls soft and doesn't give me a poof at the back of my head. The one negative is that the bottle states it "re-activates with water" (I think because of the water based formula) but I didn't find that to be true in my case. Maybe someone with different texture or different curls might have better luck with that. Overall, I'm so happy I was able to review these two products together and I will definitely be purchasing them again. 


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