Hey guys! So I’m getting uncomfortably close to my due date and I have so much to do on my “Nesting To-Do List” I’ve totally put everything off until last minute as usual and am now pulling my hair out trying to prepare for little miss’ arrival. As some of you may know, I’ve decided to cloth diaper her from the beginning. With Cal, I was introduced to the cloth diapering game a little late and wish I had started at birth. It really is crazy how much money you can save. With Cal, I had made probably all of the cloth diapering mistakes a first time mom could. One of those that I wish I had tried was using cloth wipes instead of disposable. This made cloth diapering a little harder on us because you are constantly having to separate your
Hey guys! It’s been forever! Life has completely taken over and I have been so extremely busy that this pregnancy has been flying by! This past week, I decided to make my little one a treat and they actually came out so good, I had to share them with ya’ll. He has a little sweet tooth as do I so I decided to make something we both could indulge in. These are mini Chocolate Chip Chia Muffins made with Vanilla yogurt and I would like to give you a warning. [They are addicting!]
Hey guys! So now that it’s started to get really cold out, that means its officially SOUPS, CHOWDERS, and CASSEROLES season. My favorites! I’ve got a super easy recipe for ya’ll to try this winter. And even better, It’s completely homemade! No junk in this one. It reminds me of chicken pot pie but as a chowder. It’s soooo yummy and will give you tons of leftovers that you can even freeze! Let me know in the comments below how you liked it! Have a great week 🙂
Hey guys! It’s that time again. My favorite day of the week Friday! This week we have an awesome blogger named Courtney. Her blog is called Sweet C’s Designs, and boy you guys are in for a treat! I think she may be my new favorite blogger. Her recipes and projects are all so unique and creative; not to mention her blog is absolutely beautiful! In Sweet C’s Designs, you can find everything from yummy recipes, to holiday decor, to fun crafts to do with your family! There is so much to look at and learn from on her site and I am so excited to be able to share it with you!
So when you spend so much time being a Messy Haired Mom, you will notice (in most cases) that you’re not wearing as much makeup as you were before children. Before becoming a mother, I used top of the line makeup and loved my bare minerals. Now that I have the added expenses of having and caring for children and a family, I almost feel guilty when it comes to spending money on myself. Especially on something like makeup. At one point, I just stopped wearing makeup in general because I couldn’t get myself to spend the money on myself. (crazy how things change!) But as a mother, you need to treat yourself sometimes. Luckily, you can treat yourself without breaking the bank! I found a new brand of makeup that I absolutely LOVE. I will never pay such a high price at Sephora again now that I’ve found this brand.
I’m not sure how many of your know this about me, but I am a total crazy person for Christmas. As soon as it turned November, I started listening to Christmas music and now it’s our nightly ritual during my sons bath time to listen to Christmas tunes and play with our Santa and Reindeer bath toys. I owe it all to my parents for making Christmas such a magical time in my life from the start. (My dad is a total Christmas Crazy too) Growing up, it seemed like every Christmas was better than the next. My father was a police officer and one of the police officers dressed up as Santa every year and came to all of the officers homes with children on Christmas Eve. He also would be the Santa at the holiday Christmas party. I was so surprised to find out that Santa didn’t visit all my friends on Christmas too? I just figured I was an extra good kid and it helped that Santa was a supporter of police officers! Plus, my dad had some connections with the North Pole. I’ve got to find a way we can pull this off for Cal and Our New Bundle as they get a little older!
I am so excited to share with you all our Feature Friday #5 Blogger! Meet Lauren from Making Life Sweet! I found Lauren through the Shine Blog Hop and with Thanksgiving around the corner, it was a no brainer when I saw her 10 Must Have Thanksgiving Side Dishes post. It was so much fun going through her blog and discovering her unique recipes (many containing my favorite fall ingredient: pumpkin!) It was so hard to choose my favorites but here they are!
So I’ve been hearing a lot lately that some parents are having trouble getting their children to sleep. It is not an easy task and the process is not fun either. It leaves parents exhausted and cranky; never a good mix with a baby or toddler! I decided to put together a quick list of all the things that have helped us get our little one to sleep. We do the same exact routine every night and it has definitely worked for us! It’s also was a huge help to a few of my mom friends who were having trouble getting their toddler to take a longer naps or not get up at the crack of dawn! Right now, our son sleeps from about 7:30-8:30 a.m (sometimes longer) and takes a 2-3 hour nap a day. Not all children are the same, but this has definitely worked for us! Hopefully it can help some of your Messy Haired Moms get some rest! I know you all need it!
Are any of your other Messy Haired Moms out there sick of doing loads and loads of dishes everyday? I do at least two loads A DAY and there’s only three of us. I am always trying to find new ways to cut back on doing so many dishes and this recipe was perfect for that! I call these Blender Bottle Pancakes! A few months back, I had a goal to get in really good shape. Of course as soon as I joined a gym i found out I was pregnant the next week. I know you can work out while pregnant, but already not being much of an exerciser, I was afraid to put too much strain on my body. (maybe that was just my excuse) I bought two 28 oz blender bottles off Amazon for protein shakes. My husband still uses them at least once a day, but I wanted to find some kind of use for them at home other than my chocolate milk making addiction.
Bring these babies to a play date and you’ll be voted Mom of the Year. And the best part is? They’re SUPER easy to make. I know, us bloggers all lie through our teeth and say everything is super easy! Well this is one you will want to try. Plus, it’ll keep your littles busy for atleast 5 minutes. If you’re lucky like I was, it kept mine busy for about 30 minutes. He absolutely loved these. And to be honest, so did I! You can also pop them back in the fridge and re use for the next day but just dont rinse them too much or the colors will get muddy and dull looking. Unless you’re cool with that.