Mabel’s Labe..

Mabel's Labels

Getting everything together for daycare can sometimes be a challenge.  And then even when we think we have all our stuff together, we get home and my kid has someone else's shoes on. Or we ended up with a sippy cup that looks almost exactly-but-not-quite-the-same as ours because let's face it: our … [Read more...]

Maternity Hacks fo..


We've talked before about how cheap-looking (and overpriced!) maternity clothes can be. Like many moms-to-be, I've been loving the fast-fashion prices and high-quality feel of ASOS Maternity and H&M Mama, but even still -- re-wardrobing oneself when you have a baby budget on the horizon can be … [Read more...]

Furniture Three Wa..

201408 Sauder-1

We have finally reached the point in the overhaul of our downstairs that we can start putting the new living room together! We've slowly been gathering pieces for this room - a sectional, a chair, a ginormous ottoman - and of course, our Edge Water Entertainment Center from Sauder. Up until recently … [Read more...]

Easy Celeb Style f..


We have a feeling your tween daughter is emulating the recent crop of It Girls as much as ours are this season. Getting celeb-worthy style doesn't have to be expensive, overly revealing, or complicated. Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly, affordable red carpet and music video knockoffs that … [Read more...]

GoldieBlox: Buildi..


My husband is an engineer and my daughter inherited the engineering gene. She could build massive LEGO creations following over 100 steps when she was 6.  She can figure out complex science experiements without help. She may be my pink, fluffy princess who loves dolls and glitter, but she is also a … [Read more...]

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Kindle Fire for Back to School

When we're getting ready for back to school, its easy to focus on the obvious - school supplies, new shoes, and backpacks. But this year, we also prepped my son with amazing learning apps on his new Kindle Fire HD.  Now when he comes home from school (exhausted and ready for some quiet time) he … [Read more...]

Jen7: Premium Deni..

Jen7 Denim designer jeans that fit a busy mom's life

I am a denim addict. I wear jeans almost every day - and I still remember the day I bought my first pair of premium denim jeans. I finally understood what the fuss was about. They truly were like no other jeans I had ever worn! As I've gotten older (and added to the kid roster over here), I'm … [Read more...]

Summer Tomato Past..

summer tomato pasta

I saw this recipe and just had to try. Its perfect for hot summer days when its just too hot to cook or when you need a super quick meal on a busy night. I hit up the local farmers market first, then snipped the basil right out of my garden. 3-4 pints cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup olive oil 2 … [Read more...]

Thicker, Shinier H..

Truth Vitality Family Hi Res (1) (1)

Currently in the sixth month of my pregnancy, I'm experiencing some of the best hair I've ever had. But I know once the kid is out, a lot of this lustrous thickness is going to go with her, so I started doing some research on the best solutions. We all know that as we age, our hair tends to loose … [Read more...]