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4 Steps To A Beautiful, Natural Beauty Routine with Tom’s of Maine

Thank you Tom’s of Maine for sponsoring this post! Before I was a mom of three boys and surrounded by all things testosterone, I was a makeup artist. I loved doing makeup, playing with product and helping customers feel their best. Fast forward to living a life that is super busy, I don’t have time for a full-face of makeup, and I’ve always believed that a natural look is your best bet. A look that amplifies your beauty, rather than making you look like someone you aren’t. I’ve found a great, natural routine that allows my skin to breathe, makes my smile brighter than ever with Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Toothpaste, and is quick and easy. Here are my 4 steps to a beautiful, natural beauty routine: One: Focus on Glowing Skin and White Teeth One of the fastest ways to look flawless is to give your skin some…

Tips To Throwing an Unforgettable Sprinkle Shower

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #RegisteringForBaby #CollectiveBias Sprinkle showers are so much fun. I love them because it’s more of a chance to get together with friends, celebrate more blessings and babies, and  eat yummy treats. My sister is due with her third baby girl any day now. She has twin two-year-olds, so I can tell her from experience, she’s in for a real treat with toddlers and a baby. Her life will be no-joke hectic in the next coming months, so we planned a simple, unforgettable sprinkle shower to help lift her spirits as she weights patiently for her new angel to arrives soon! Let’s get to the details on how to make the sprinkle shower unforgettable. First, go simple and pretty on decor. This doesn’t need to be an all-out bash like a first-baby shower. A…

10 Halloween Treats You Can Whip Up In A Jiff

Anyone else run to the store last minute to attempt to throw together some Halloween treats that are festive and creative? I found a list of 10 quick and easy Halloween treats you can whip up in a jiff! Here you go! Halloween Graveyard Brownies:  Halloween Oreo Pops:  Ghost Pretzels Strawberry Ghosts Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Halloween Muddy Buddies Mummy Brownies Mummy Donut Holes Donut Spiders 5-Ingredient Oreo Balls

10 Non-Toy Gifts For Toddlers That Make Them Smarter

I can’t tell you all the toys I’ve purchased that sit un-played with just hours after they’ve been opened. Or, the toys I surprised my boys with, only to find that I was totally wrong, and they aren’t fun. I don’t buy many toys now, and this year for Christmas, I don’t plan to either. This is what’s on the list because they are toys that will challenge their minds, keep them quiet, help us engage as a family and more. These aren’t toys at all, yet offer so much entertainment! This post contains affiliate links.  Guess Who: We’ve been playing this ever since I found it at the Goodwill. A super simple game that we can play together. The 4.5 year old plays one side, and the three-year-old helps me on my side.I can literally see my 4.5 year-old’s mind working as he tries to guess my card and…

7 Ways To Be A Legit Mom When You’re Tired AF

Lets face it, just being a mom is exhausting. Being a present, engaged and enthusiastic mom is something more than exhausting. It can put you in a mental daze of pure brain overload. Combine that with sleepless nights from sick kids, sleep training, or the black hole of social media, and its a recipe for our bodies to short circuit. You can still be a good mom, even when life throws you to the wind and leaves you with black bags under your eyes and hair slicked back with baby powder. These ways involve no television or electronics. Just pure, tired, creativity. Story of my life. The baby lost his shoe, and no one is looking.  Here’s 7 Ways to Be A Legit Mom When You’re Tired AF 1. Play Them An Audible Story: This has been a life-saver for me when bed time rolls in, and I am way…

New Mama Postpartum Gift Basket Guide

My sister just became a mom of three. She has three girls, and I have three boys, so I couldn’t help but make her the girliest, prettiest gift basket ever. Obviously I’m craving anything other than blue, dirt and trucks. I put together a super simple gift basket for her, and it has some super important items that every new mama would love and need when first getting home with a new baby. Here’s what I bundled up in a basket for her, to help her transition at home. This post contains affiliate links.  New Mama Gift Basket Guide: A beautiful gift for baby: Nothing is better than a gorgeous outfit, hat or keepsake item for the new baby. I got an angel outfit because I’m secretly wanting to photograph the little bundle all dressed up. You can grab one like it from Amazon here, or check out Marshalls where…

Amazing Tips To Save Money When Baby Arrives

Since having kids, money just flies out the window. Literally sometimes if my toddlers find cash in my purse. There’s always a need for more diapers, more wipes, bigger pants, new shoes and that amazing new toy they have to have. I am the frugal one in our household. I can’t stand spending money, and I like to see it grow as much as possible, but with the addition of now three kids, it’s been even harder. Here are my best frugal tips that will help you save money as new parents. First, get a subscription service via Amazon FREE 30 Day Trial. It took me a while to do this, because we travel frequently, so I didn’t think I could remember to change the shipping addresses around in time. One more thing on my list means one more thing to forget, usually. But I finally did it, and I…

The Ultimate Free Nutrition Plan To Slim Down Fast & Lose The Baby Weight

Let’s be real. Losing weight is so hard because it happens to slowly. There isn’t the immediate gratification of losing a pound in a couple minutes, so it is extremely difficult to stick to a plan. Results are hard to see, and it ultimately comes down to your nutrition plan, followed by your workouts. Finding the right nutrition plan is super important. It can make or break your goals. I have a fabulous, free nutrition plan to help you get rid of the extra weight and start feeling your best. Remember, I am not a doctor or nutritionist, I am just a fitness enthusiast and mama of three boys, who’s lost the baby weight three times now. In this meal plan, we are keeping it as clean as possible with lots of fiber and protein. The key is to feel full. No one likes to feel hungry after they just…

Tips to Keep Your Home Clean When You’re The Worst Cleaner

I have to admit, I am a terrible cleaner. I “don’t have the eye” as my sister mentioned to me before. That’s the truth really. To be a great cleaner, you have to have an eye for the details. I do not focus on details. I think in large pictures, images and my brain jumps around a bit. I get overwhelmed with small tasks, and my mind goes off into a place of creativity, where I’m not even seeing what I’m doing. this post contains affiliate links.   As the women of the house, I’m in charge of cleaning, and my husband is a better cleaner than me. Shoot. So, I’ve learned to put my mind to work and clean better. I just don’t even notice things some other “cleaner” people do. On the other hand, I hate clutter and have a very minimal style. I can clean up clutter, and…

3 Tips To Manage Momlife Stress Like A Boss

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeHeartHealth #CollectiveBias Stress is a major aspect of being a mom. It starts as soon as we are pulled out of bed by hungry and hyper children. Managing the stress is such a process in itself. Many of the experts advise on taking time to yourself. But, in my opinion, committing to time to myself is stressful. I don’t need time to myself, I need time to get some things done. Getting things done is what relieves stress in my world. But really, there’s always things to be done, and learning to manage our stress is the best direction we can take. Here are some tips that help me manage the stress in my life, and believe me, I have a lot. First, take Fish Oil: This is the simplest step you can…