What's In My Cart | Back to School Clothes

Monday, July 17, 2023

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Believe it or not, but school is right around the corner. I've already started looking for some great deals on back to school clothes, so this week I'm sharing some of my favorite finds for girls. I try to keep things simple so not a lot of thought has to go into putting together an outfit. Anything to make those early mornings go a little smoother.

Back to school clothes for girls



amazon girls clothes

Find these styles from Amazon here.



I'll be sharing some deals for boys soon so check back! And let me know if you catch any great deals. 



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Easter Weekend 2023

Monday, April 10, 2023


We had a really sweet Easter weekend. We celebrated with friends and as a family - baking, egg hunting, dyeing eggs, and church + brunch.
We were invited to a friend's house to celebrate and I jumped at the opportunity to make an Easter bunny cake. Probably not the best one ever but the kids and I had fun making him, and he tasted delicious!
Easter Bunny Cake

It was a beautiful weekend to be outside and enjoy all the fun activities! I'm pretty sure we'll be eating egg salad and deviled eggs, and candy, for a couple weeks. But the kids had such a great time with their friends enjoying the holiday weekend. 












Hope you and your family had a very happy Easter too!


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An Easter Tradition | Resurrection Rolls

Friday, April 7, 2023

Happy Good Friday, friends! 
Easter, like Christmas, is one of those holidays that can easily get lost in the superficial, and lose all meaning and purpose. It's really important to me to remind our kids of the true meaning of why we celebrate Easter, and not just celebrate with candy and more stuffOne of the activities that I enjoy doing with them are Resurrection Rolls. It's hands-on and visual, but also involves food, so it's big hit.

Resurrection Rolls


It's pretty simple and only involves a few ingredients and they all are symbolism for something deeper. It can be a great time to have deeper discussion with your kids and talk about the symbolism of each ingredient.

  • Marshmallow - Body of Jesus
  • Crescent Roll - Tomb
  • Melted Butter - Oil of embalming
  • Cinnamon & Sugar Mix - Spices for anointing

Resurrection Rolls

  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375ยบ. 
  • Separate the crescent rolls into eight triangles. Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Dip each marshmallow (or if using small marshmallows you may use several) into the butter, then roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture, and place on a triangle. Pinch the dough around the marshmallow, making sure it's sealed tightly or the marshmallow will leak out. 
  • Once all crescent rolls are filled and sealed, lightly brush remaining butter over the top and sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool then enjoy.

Resurrection Rolls



Would love to know if you have any Easter traditions you do with your children.




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What's In My Cart | T. Swift Concert Edition

Thursday, April 6, 2023

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I'm fairly certain the most searched for items right now are outfits for the Taylor Swift Eras tour. And it is no different for me.  I'm not-so-patiently counting down the days until her show here in Boston and I  spend my days contemplating what I'm going to wear. I  certainly know it will include pink and sequins! 

Taylor Swift Concert

Here's a little round-up of what I'm thinking about and wanted to share in case you too are shopping for the event of the year...or quite possibly decade!





Would love to know what you're planning to wear, or what you did wear if you've already attended The Eras Tour!!



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What I Eat in A Day

Monday, April 3, 2023

The beginning of February I visited my doctor for my yearly health physical. I was pretty aware that my weight had gotten a tad out of control but I was not prepared for what I was told. Basically that my "bad" cholestorol had gotten a little too high and I needed to lose 7-10 pounds (more like 20 in my head).


The first week I basically cried and stressed about what to eat and where to even begin. Especially when it came to my coffee. I love my morning creamer and coffee, or coffee and creamer...however you view it, but I knew it had to change.

Eat in a day


I'm now down 7 pounds and feel like I have a little handle on things, so I thought I'd share what I typically eat in a day. Depending on the day, I eat 4-5 small meals a day.  And, for the most part, nothing I eat takes too much time or energy...because who has time to spend on food. 

Morning: 

No Bake Granola Bars

- Proffee (1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder + coffee)

Mid-Morning Snack:

- Chobani No Sugar yogurt w/ KIND Cinnamon Oat Clusters



Dinner:

Salmon Patties & Quinoa






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What's In My Cart | Skincare Routine Edition

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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As I slowly climb to the wonderful age of 40, I have been trying to invest and take better care of my skin. Especially my face. And I will be the first to admit that I am not the best at following through with skincare routines, but I am definitely working on it. These are several items that I've been eyeing lately and have been wanting to purchase. 
 
Skincare Routine


Now I am definitely not your "beauty guru blogger" and do not claim to know a ton about skincare. But I  will share a few things that I use and a little routine that I do using these products. 


Nighttime: 
  • Cleanser
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hydro Boost moisturizer 
  • Aloe Vera mask (that I leave on)
  • Jawline mask (couple times a week)

Morning: 
  • Rinse face with water
  • Revitalift Triple Power
  • Hydro Boost Moisturizer

Skincare Routine Edition





Would love to hear what you're currently using and love!








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Dining Room Refresh

Wednesday, March 29, 2023


You know how people sometimes say, Wait to buy that until you think about it...and think about...and think about it some more, and if you just can't stop, then it's meant to be? No?? Oh, well, that's kind of what happened to me with our dining area and these beautiful shelves. 



Dining Room Refresh

Where these beautiful shelves are now, used to be landscape photographs that we took on one of our many adventures. And yes, they were beautiful but they didn't serve a purpose or really bring warmth and charm to the space like I wanted.

Dining Room Refresh

When I first had the idea of adding something to this area I was originally thinking a bar cart, or something along those lines. But given the small space of our dining area I knew I would be limited to what and where I could add it. 

Dining Room Refresh

I came across these shelves in early January and immediately became obsessed with them. But given the price tag, and my guilt for wanting to spend so much money, I continued looking and trying to find something to fill my love of these shelves. Even calling the company and asking for a discount on shipping. Really a discount of any kind.

Dining Room Refresh

Then a Sunday in February came when I opened my email and found a free shipping code. And I had high doubt, given they had to be shipped via freight truck, but I once again added them to my cart...and low and behold, it really was free shipping (saving me about $100). I've never bought something(s) so fast! 



And I am even happier now that we have them hung and I love the beauty and warmth they've brought to our little dining space. 





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