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toddler tuesdays: sour, sweet, gone


As part of the blog update (I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot lately), I’m trying to incorporate more lifestyle posts. I’ve revamped my recipe round ups, I’m brainstorming new topics and, most importantly, I’m keeping it real.

Need a dose of reality?


They do what they want, they say what they want, they ARE exactly what they want. There’s no “should I” or “could I”, no “I’ll be embarrassed” or “what will they think” – they take no prisoners and give no f***s. Being around a toddler is like a smack in the face – with a hammer; I find it refreshing (and a true privilege) to be able to spend every day with a tiny human that is 100% real.

Toddler Tuesdays are my way of sharing all things toddler – funny stories, products we love, activities we do – here on my blog. Expect at least one or two a month, although it may be more since I’ve been blessed with a punchy child. 😉

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my favorite (not makeup!) beauty products

beauty productsSince becoming a mom, I have placed a good deal of emphasis on feeling confident in my own skin. Not “it takes me two hours to get ready” skin or “don’t splash me in the face because I will melt” skin – not even “can Mommy at least put on some mascara PLEASE” skin. Just my skin.

Gone are the days of walking out of the house being fully made up, outfit on point and showered. Now I get to choose. (Tell me, which one would you choose? 😉 ) And you know what? It’s totally okay.

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march meal plan

As part of my blog update, you all can expect a monthly meal plan post. I’ll be sharing what I’m making for the upcoming four weeks, with links to all the recipes. These posts will include recipes I’ve never made before (and some oldies), so if you’re looking exclusively for tried and true, please keep an eye out for my recipe round up posts.

In case you missed it, I recently talked about how and why I meal plan for a month at a time. If you’re interested in reading more, you can find it here.

I technically only meal plan for a family breakfast on Sundays – the rest of the week is leftovers or other regular breakfast food (ie: bagels, cereal, pop tarts, etc.) We do weekly meal prep for lunches on Sundays – enough for five weekday lunches for two adults. Recipes marked with an asterik are recipes that I have made before and my family has deemed delicious! 🙂 Oh, and I’m big on having seasonal or fun food to go with whatever holiday is happening. Let the shenanigans begin!

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my spring wardrobe must haves

spring wardrob must haves

It’s beginning to look a lot like…SPRING?!

Yes, folks, spring is coming in just three short weeks. As much as I LOVE fall and winter, I’ve started seeing two other someones. 😉 The older I get, the more I’ve started to see and enjoy the beauty in things I once didn’t. So mature, I know.

Living in Virginia, our seasons are pretty mild and we get to enjoy the best of each every year. I’ve definitely grown quite fond of the differences in the seasons and cannot wait to update my wardrobe for spring this year.

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