A look inside my son’s “big boy” room

A look inside my son’s “big boy” room

Being that preparing the nursery for baby #2 also meant switching Michael to a different bedroom, I decided to use the opportunity to make his room more “grown-up” looking. However, I use the term “grown-up” very loosely.  For one thing, Michael is only 15 months old, and for another, he still sleeps in a crib and has a changing table in his room (which we plan to convert to a bookshelf that matches the one you’ll see below). The colors that we used in his nursery were softer (think lots of pastels), but the...

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Weekend recap (baby clothes shopping & date night)

Weekend recap (baby clothes shopping & date night)

Happy Monday! I had such a fun weekend with my two Michaels.  I took loads of pictures, so I’m just going to dive right into the weekend recap. We did tons of baby clothes shopping on Saturday for our baby girl, and we even scored some cute things for Michael.  I’m going to do a separate post showing what we got, but here’s a little preview…   Paddington Bear for Baby Gap Polka Dot Tulip Top   I could probably spend hours in Baby Gap.  Without a doubt, it is my very favorite place to shop for baby clothes. ...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (1/31)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1/31)

  1. Maybe it is pregnancy brain, but my memory has been horrible lately.  I walk into rooms and forget why I am in there, think I’ve responded to emails when I haven’t, and get in the car and can’t recall where I am going.  I’m basically the human version of Dory from Finding Nemo.   2. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a pic of some new Ugg boots that I ordered online.  I chose them because they could be worn high or low and because I liked the gray color.  Unfortunately, they were more...

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Tips on getting ready for your baby’s arrival

Tips on getting ready for your baby’s arrival

(Please note: This is not a sponsored post.  Any products or companies mentioned are just ones that I truly love.) On Monday morning, I received an email from Baby Center as a reminder that I was 30 weeks pregnant with our little girl.  I’ll usually skim those messages to find out what’s new with her development and what size fruit or vegetable they decided to compare her to that week.  (FYI- She’s apparently the size of a large cabbage at the moment.) Anyway, the notification that she’ll be here in (now less than)...

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5 beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar (and my blonde hair!)

5 beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar (and my blonde hair!)

Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV) has been a staple in my daily routine for several months now, and let me tell you, it’s good stuff. So, why am I such a big fan? For one thing, ACV can have a major impact on our internal health.  In fact, drinking 1 tablespoon mixed in a glass of water before each meal can aid digestion, control blood sugar, clear stuffy noses, promote the growth of good bacteria in our system, support weight loss, and fight yeast infections- among numerous other benefits. It can also have a positive influence on our...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (1/24)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1/24)

  1.  I have been so incredibly tired lately.  Maybe it’s due to low iron, being pregnant, or chasing after a toddler all day long…or maybe it’s the combination of all three.  All I know for sure is that I can hardly keep my eyes open during the day, and if I ever become Ruler of the World, I am going to implement mandatory nap time for adults.   2.  I still haven’t received the results of my 3-hour glucose test even though I took the test almost 2 weeks ago now.  If I don’t hear anything by this...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Pulling

Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Pulling

Happy Thursday! Since I’ve received so many questions about oil pulling, I thought that I’d do a little FAQ for you today. Just keep in mind that many of my responses are based on my personal experience.  I’m certainly not an expert in anything other than Lionel Richie and Saved by the Bell trivia.   What time of the day is best for oil pulling? Ideally, oil pulling should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (even before you’ve had anything to drink).   What type of oil should I...

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New hair & weekend recap (Family fun)

New hair & weekend recap (Family fun)

Happy Monday! I’m off to the salon in a few minutes where I’ll be getting my hair highlighted.  I’m in desperate need! I’ve been feeling as though my hair color has been looking pretty drab, blah, mousy, boring, grayish (!), unflattering… I’ll cut myself off there and just sum it up by stating that I haven’t been feeling so cute.  My doctor told me that it’s perfectly fine to get the highlights, so I am going with something like this…   1/2/3/4   OK, enough about my hair and...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (1-17)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1-17)

   1. As part of my nesting phase, I’ve been cleaning out beauty products that I don’t plan to use and gave most of them to my sister Melissa- including a pretty bold shade of gloss by Rimmel.  Apparently, my sister owned a clear gloss from the same line and automatically assumed that the tube I gave to her also contained a clear gloss.  Her lips were pretty chapped while she was at work yesterday (FYI- she’s a teacher), so she kept reapplying the gloss over and over again as though it was a lip balm.  Imagine her...

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bareMinerals giveaway winner & submit your questions!

bareMinerals giveaway winner & submit your questions!

Happy Thursday! I’m thrilled to announce that the winner of my bareMinerals giveaway was randomly selected by Rafflecopter, and it is Brittany D. with entry #669! Thank you so much to everyone who entered.  I had so much fun reading all of your favorite things of the moment, and you gave me some great new products to add to my wish list!  We also seem to share a lot of the same favorites- only confirming that you’re awesome. I plan to do lots of fun giveaways this year as a way to show my appreciation for all of you, so keep...

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