target finds

Apr 25, 2016

Just like everyone else in the world I love Target. 
The merchandise just gets better and better.
I love that it is affordable and is almost like a one stop shop for me.

I have been trying to stick to a very strict budget. So today on a quick Target run for toothpaste I took snapshots of the merchandise I loved but knew I shouldn't be buying. You know in case a certain hubby wants to know what to get me for mother's day perhaps?!

I have been on the search for something to put on the wall in our entryway. I love both of these but feel like the wall mirror is more of the style I am going for in the house!

I am a sucker for pastel colors and fringe! These items would fit right into my closet!



Love love love all of these bags! If I had to pick my top two favorites it would be the fringe backpack and the olive crossbody (3rd pic)



*No affiliate links have been used in this post*

Have you been to Target lately?!?! What are some of your good Target finds?


Have a great week!
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what's in my mommy bag

Apr 21, 2016

I love seeing what other moms carry in their mom/diaper bags! 
Call it being nosy but I like to think of it as research.

After the baby turned one and I didn't have to lug around a ton of formula, I started alternating my diaper bag with what I like to call my "mommy bag".
 It is nothing fancy but I sure do love my big ol' gold tote bag


As you can see in the picture above this bag is huge! 
It holds all the things I need and makes me feel just a little bit stylish.

And here you have it...a look inside!


Doesn't seem so organized but guess what I always find what I need :)

 I will try to keep this short and sweet! 

Plum Organics for Charlotte 
They are my go to food pouches! Never leave the house without at least two pouches.
Emerald natural almonds for me 
No joke having these snacks on hand keep me eating healthy at least between my Starbuck runs!
Fruitable juice box for Cailee
This is my daughter's favorite after school treat.
Gerber puffs for Charlotte
These snacks are strictly used as "backup". You know when the kid is having a level 5 meltdown!


Medibuddy First Aid Kit (I added in the Neosporin- Grandma swears by it)
 The Honest Company baby powder and face & body lotion
Mommy's favorite lip gloss, lipsticks and chap stick!


Baby girl's extra clothes and extra binky!
A reusable bag that looks like a strawberry!
Mommy's latest reading material.


What's in your mommy bag?!


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our favorite girl dresses under $5

Apr 19, 2016


My oldest daughter Cailee loves dresses! 
A 4 year old girl that loves dresses big shocker right?!

One thing I've learned as a parent is to pick your battles! So when it comes to getting dressed for the day I let my girl pick out her outfit. No matter how silly or as mixed matched as it may be I let her go for it!

Rain or shine, she always reaches for the dresses first.

About 90% of the dresses in her closet are from H & M

For two main reasons:
(1) She loves the fun patterns
(2) I love the $4.99 price tag 

Since the weather is starting to really warm up here, I couldn't help but start looking for new dresses for Summer!

So many patterns but one great price!


Find the dresses here!

Not a sponsored post! Simply clothes we love and buy on a regular basis!

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trader joe's must haves

Apr 17, 2016


I love reading about what goodies people find especially when its food related. I often find myself in a cooking rut and on those days I turn to my Trader Joe's must haves.

For lunch...

Most days my hubby works from home so I make us the same lunch. I am a big fan of the packaged ravioli. They have all sorts of flavors but my favorite is the Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato.We easily split one package between the two of us and the baby.  
But the days he goes into the office I pack him frozen pre-made meals that are both delicious and filling. His two favorites are the Bibimbap Bowl (a popular Korean dish) and the Chicken Tikka Masala (an Indian dish).


  
Goat Cheese & Sundried Tomato Ravioli $2.99 | Bibimbap Bowl $3.49 | Chicken Tikka Masala $3.49

For dinner...

The dinner time rush in our house is by far the most chaotic time of day. From helping Cailee with her homework to bath time. The last thing I want to do is spend the night slaving away making dinner when I much rather be spending the time with my family. These must haves really come in handy for me. 

The Organic Brown Rice (one box comes with 3 pouches) is a staple at our house, 3 minutes in the microwave and done! What I love most is I don't have to clean a rice cooker! The Orange Chicken is so delicious and is my 4 years old favorite! The Shiitake Mushroom Chicken is a newbie to our house but has been well received by all. I love that they are ridiculously delicious and take me less than 10 minutes to cook!  FYI one bag perfectly feeds our family of four!


Organic Brown Rice $3.49 | Orange Chicken $4.99 |Shiitake Mushroom Chicken $4.99 

For dessert...

The Cookie Butter sandwich cookies are a big hit in this house! The box lasts maybe 2 days and that's if I control myself. Oddly enough we have never tried their jar Cookie Butter but I hear its just as amazing. I just bought the Chocolate Dilemma Cheesecake and already have it on my grocery list for the next few months. Its that good! The cheesecake slices are small but incredibly filling. Last but not least are mommy's special dessert ;) The Blue Fin Pinot Noir is perfection and the Grifone Rose is a new favorite of mine!


Cookie Butter sandwich Cookies $3.99 | Cheesecake $7.99 | Grifone Rose $3.99 | Blue Fin $4.99

What are your Trader Joe's must haves? Please share in the comments below!

This is not a sponsored post! Simply products I've tried and loved!
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happy april fools' day!

Apr 1, 2016

April Fools' Day practical jokes aren't really my thing but sweet treats are! 
When I saw these ridiculously cute cupcakes on instagram, I knew exactly how we would celebrate this wacky day!


As you could imagine these cupcakes were well received by my cupcake loving 4 year old! Let's be honest they were well received by my husband and myself too!

Hope you had a sweet day too!

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three years

Mar 8, 2016

Today the hubby and I have been married for three years. In honor of our third anniversary I am going to share three of my favorite photos from our wedding day.




Seeing these photos always brings a smile to my face. If we could have a wedding reception every year I swear I would. Minus all the planning of course ;)

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friday deal

Mar 4, 2016

Hey blog world, remember me? Probably not but its okay :) I don't blame you. I have been super mia but definitely wanted to check in and share a good deal. If you like Carter's and are in need of some shoes for your kiddos I've got some great news for you! Today and tomorrow only they are having a bogo (buy one get one free!) on shoes!
This sale could not have come at a better time seeing as the little one is in need of shoes!

I scored these today and can't wait for Charlotte to wear them !



Don't you just love my amazing mom-on-the-go photography ;) 

*No affiliate links used here, just really love this sale*
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