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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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2/52


week 2:


Babe: he is not going to make this easy, he was refusing to let me take a picture of his face. 

Kins: she has been exploring her sippy cup, she likes the little flip cap part the most.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

1/52

One thing I have been wanting to do is document a portrait of my kids once a week, every week. I saw this idea well over a year ago on Bleubird Blog and LOVED it. I thought I would start right away with Babe but never did. Good thing for me, it's a new year and I have a whole new little love in my life to document. And so for the next 52 weeks, I bring you these kids, trust me... they are adorable to look at.

week 1:

Babe: Loves his sister more than anyone and anything in the world. He loves to make her laugh, cries when she gets shots and smothers her like no other.

Kins: Is 6 months old. She loves the attention she gets from Babe, but we're pretty positive that daddy is her favorite. She sits up on her own and loves to shake her head "No", which just makes us all laugh.

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