Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What I wish I would have known before giving birth

After giving birth to multiple children (not all at the same time luckily) and both natural- and by that I mean the redheaded's wimp way with an epidural but the baby coming out of where it's supposed to, and C-section, let me share a few things with you that I wish I would have known before going to the hospital.

Friday, April 18, 2014

How would you spend $10,000,000?

As someone who loves to dream and plan the future I love to think about what I/we would do under certain circumstances.  A few months ago someone asked me how I would spend $10,000,000.  The first 3-4 million were easily spent, but the rest took some more thought.  So here's what I would do with that kind of money-

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jamberry Nails Review

Have you heard of Jamberry Nails yet?  If not you've probably seen all the really cute and intricate detailed nail styles lately and wondered how people have such stead hands to paint them on!  Well here's the secret- they're stickers!  Jamberry nails are vinyl stickers that go on your nails and stay for up to 2 weeks making them look professional, designer, and even add strength to your nails.  See the ones I tried out-

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tonguespank Spices Review

With a name like Tonguespank these spices are ones that are sure to intrigue you.  We were sent 2 samples to try- the Smoky Bourbon and Garlic Grappa Table blends.  The Garlic one smells great and even my kids liked it.  As big garlic fans we put it in a lot of our cooking from chicken to pasta sauce.  One thing I noticed was just like you can smell the difference in quality when it comes to essential oils these spices were the same.  Just smelling them from the jar you could tell the high level of quality.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bullying. Stop it.

I saw this amazing video on anti-bullying this morning and just had to share it.  I hope it's as powerful for you as it was for me.  Sometimes I think we don't think of something as bullying, but if we remember to think of others and how they may feel it will help keep our actions in check.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Toopy and Binoo Review

A new animated series for preschoolers Toopy and Binoo will have your kid laughing at the silly things they do.  My 2 year old Addie wouldn't take her eyes off the show! She would giggle and repeat things they said.  Her favorite was Toopy goes Bananas, she loves bananas so she could relate.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hungry for Change

Over the weekend I watched this documentary on Netflix called Hungry for Change.  If you have been considering the foods you eat and curious about what's healthy and what's really in your food you'll be intrigued by this show.  It's really eye opening to learn what chemicals are in our food.  One of the best things said in this show was basically how we are over-eating, but lacking nutrition.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I'm still alive!

Although it doesn't feel like quality life right now, I'm still alive!  Our family has been battling sicknesses for the past few weeks.  Oh who am I kidding? It seems like we've been sick non-stop since moving here to AZ last year!  So I'm working on getting some local honey to see if that will help.  Meanwhile bare with my random postings- I haven't been as productive and getting things made/done as much as usual.  But hopefully we'll be back to normal soon! I have a whole list of projects, products and recipes to try out and share!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Easy Dry Erase Chore Charts

To simplify chores at our house we have a rotating system so each kid will have each chore once a week.  This way there is no complaints of someone "always having the hardest chore" etc.  Since the standard of what gets done sometimes vary's from child to child I printed up these check lists, this is how we use them-

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pinterest Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

You've probably seen this Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe on pinterest and I hope you pinned it because let me just say heavenly deliciousness!! This was really easy to make and all my family loved it.  Here's the recipe below, where I got it from, and what I did different.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NeatCheeks wipes review

New Natural Stevia flavored face wipes. I was sent some NeatCheeks wipes to review and try, here's what I thought-

Monday, January 27, 2014

Disney's Frozen Movie Review

If you haven't seen Disney's latest hit movie Frozen put it in your calendar.  That is if you can still find it in theaters by the time this review goes live.  Otherwise make sure to buy it when it comes out!  Many people I know are saying this is their new favorite Disney movie, and although it is a great movie and has some great songs it didn't quite take over the #1 spot for me.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

I know it's pass Christmas time now, but here's some of the homemade ornaments we made for our tree this year.  Be sure to pin this page so you'll have it for the next Christmas! :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Not My Fault!

Well after lots of what I'd like to call "Holiday Delays" my latest book is finally published on  It's Not My Fault! is my newest children's book for ages 5-10.  The story is about the daily adventures of a little boy who doesn't think anything that goes wrong is his fault.  There's always someone or something else to blame for every mishap.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and it's one of the few times a year I make a cake (we're not big cake eaters).  I wanted to do something special and unique.  After pinning on Pinterest what I found out to be the same pin 4 times apparently it's a cool enough idea to try!  Ice Cream Sandwich Cake.  Check out how easy it was to make.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Beef with Broccoli Recipe

You've probably seen this picture on Pinterest for Beef with Broccoli Recipe, maybe even pinned it.  Well I finally tried it!  It's a crock pot recipe and SUPER easy.  One of the things that deturs me from crock pot recipes is when you have to cook something first before putting it into the crock pot..... umm hello? doesn't that defeat the point of a crock pot ONE dish, throw it in and forget it meal?!?!?  Since this recipe didn't require that (unlike some Chinese recipes for the crock pot) I was game for trying it.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Kericure Review

This was one of my favorite products from the ABC Kids Expo last year.  Kericure is basically a spray on band-aid that stops bleeding, is water proof, and helps heal those cuts in places where band-aids wont stay on.  Check out my review of it-

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Review

If you are Lord of the Rings fans like my husband and I you may be considering going to see The Hobbit while it's in theaters.  Let me save you $20 and say don't bother, just wait until it comes out on DVD.  It is by far the worst of all 5 movies so far.  Here's our break down (without giving away too many details)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Letting go, and moving on

Probably the biggest thing I have learned in 2013 is that it's okay to love people from afar and not have them involved in your life as much. I learned letting go, and moving on is a good thing. Some people are so wrapped up in negativity, drama, gossip, choosing to be so easily offended, and misjudge the slightest word or action.  Basically people that are more interested in causing trouble and being a victim than giving the benefit of the doubt and just living and loving life and others.  So this year I washed my hands of some people.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

What are your financial goals for 2014?

If you've made any New Year's resolutions regarding money there are a few resources I'd love to share with you! (no, I'm not selling you anything- they are just inspiring and motivational things I've come across)  When reading them I found them to be very motivational and seem to be pretty easy to do.  Changes can be made by making one small change each day!