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    Newborn Essentials

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The word “newborn” is intimidating enough to first-time moms and dads. If you’re not the couple that’s expecting it’s easy to awh over a pregnant mom or new baby. But for the expecting parents, there are a million little things that come along with a newborn. Take a look at these newborn essentials. Feeding supplies, such as bottles, multiple different flows of nipples, scrubbing brush, drying rack, sanitizing bags, bibs/burp cloths, etc. Different sleepers/loungers/seats….Dock-a-tot (or something similar), Halo Bassinet, Boppy Lounger Pillow, a swing/bouncer. Clothes, Clothes, and more Clothes… To be honest, when my son was born I wanted ALL the…

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    5 Layer Mexican Dip

    So this isn’t the typical post you get here, but I had to share it. Y’all this 5 Layer Mexican dip is so delicious! Not to mention, it can be thrown together in 5 minutes max! Whenever we have taco night at our house I struggle with what the serve as sides. I get bored with your typical rice and beans. This was too good not to share. For around $12 and 5 minutes of your time, you can have this huge, yummy dip as well! The dip includes refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, taco seasoning, pico de Gallo (or salsa), shredded cheese, and cilantro. You can also opt in…

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    How to ditch the pacifier completely in 7 steps

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about weening Joshua off his pacifier. He’s 20 months (2 in April). For the past couple of months, I’ve tried to only give it to him at nap and bedtime…..Unless it’s a hard day. Taking it away during the day hasn’t seemed to decrease his attachment to the paci at all. If you’ve visited my blog before you probably know that Derek and I are expecting our little girl this coming March. So when I think about starting to get rid of Joshuas paci completley and having a newborn soon, I think CHOAS. Because this…

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    How to easily train baby to sleep through the night in 6 steps!

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Let’s get real for a second. When I first had my son he was admitted to the NICU for 4 nights. Throughout those first 4 nights, I still got to sleep somewhat decent. And then we brought baby home….I was not prepared AT ALL. I had always heard those comments “sleep when the baby sleeps” and “the first couple of months are going to be rough, you know?”. Reality is, no, I did not know! Our first night home from the hospital was…..interesting. I had done a lot of reading online about how to quickly teach baby night from day, bedtime,…

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    The Best Gifts for Her

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We ALL struggle with what to gift people for birthdays and Christmas. Let’s face it, we’re going to go through that struggle bus multiple times a year. Now that it’s Christmas time again I’m at loss for what to buy. Luckily my family is doing our gift exchange a little differently this year. Each person buys one preset, $30 limit, gender-neutral. Can you say “Hello Amazon gift card”?! It’s going to be kinda like a Secret Santa type thing. But what do you get the mom who has everything she could ask for? Or your girlfriend who you spoil year-round? I’ve…

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    Random Amazon Must-Haves

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We all know an Amazon addict or 5 right? Maybe you are one yourself. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an Amazon addict, but Derek, on the other hand, may qualify for that title! Amazon is the king of online shopping. Do you need diapers? They can help with that. What about a new TV? Check. Does Mom want a new hot hair tool? Hit up Amazon! It’s literally like an online Walmart, but on a whole other level. Whenever I come across something that I need Amazon is the first place I look. I can buy it from my couch in…

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    5 Meals for Under $45 from ALDI!

    5 meals for a family of 4, all for under $45, and all can be on the table and served within 35 minutes?! To be honest, cooking is not my most favorite thing in the world. The less time I can spend in the kitchen the better. Also, the less time I spend in the grocery store the BETTER! Here I’m going to tell you how to buy 5 nights’ worth of dinners for you and your family, all for under $45! These items are priced based out of Aldi, so if you get them from somewhere else you may be looking at spending a little more then $45. To…

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    20 Questions

    Items you don’t leave the house without? Diapers, baby wipes, sippy cup, water for myself, my son (lol) Favorite brand of makeup? Honestly, I’m into drug store makeup! My favorite is Maybelline! Favorite flower? It’s most definitely a tie between daisies and sunflowers. Favorite perfume? Very Sexy, by Victorias Secret. Get it here! Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Body Mist Fragrance 8.4oz 250mL Heels or flats? You’ll never catch me in heels! I’m 5’8 and clumsy. HA! Do you make good grades? Throughout grade school my grades were just average. I recently went back to school to get my medical assistant license, and I made awesome grades! Favorite colors? Pink and…

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    The Best Solution Ever for a Fussy Toddler

    Sensory bottles have been the latest craze in our house. Not only for Joshua but for mom too! We have made 5 sensory bottles over the past two weeks. They take little to no effort to throw together! Sensory bottles are often referred to as “calm down” bottles. The name says it all! When my son is going through one of his tantrums, more times than not a sensory bottle will help calm him down. He gets mesmerized by watching the glitter descending and this calms his breathing and helps regulate his emotions. I wanted to share one of the super simple bottles Joshua and I made. The first thing…

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    Never Worry about Carpet Stains Again!

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Target was calling my name earlier, y’all! While browsing around I remember that I needed some spot carpet cleaner for our house. Carpet cleaner is not something I’ve ever bought before, so I just picked out something random. Let me tell y’all, I scored the jackpot. Resolve 22 fl oz Multi-Fabric Cleaner and Upholstery Stain Remover I don’t know about y’all but my son likes to eat his snacks while walking around the house. Our carpet had a mixture of mushed, dried up nature valley bars, coffee stains, black ash from a candle, and who knows what else. Within 5 minutes…