We just had baby #4!!
Yes you read that right, baby #4
Okay we not just had. But baby is less than a year old, so I am still allowed to “just had”. Right?? Sure we will go with that. Now that all being said, having four babies, I have had four baby showers. While some believe that the shower is a way to welcome a new mommy into motherhood, thus only having one. I personally believe that the shower is a celebration to welcome the new baby. So, I have had a shower for each of babies. Having four showers, means four registries. Lets talk about what you really need on that registry. This is geared more for first time moms, but moms of more than one will certainly benefit too.
Now after my third daughter, my husband and I thought that we were done. Moving into a new house, we got rid of ALL the baby stuff. To be honest, we loved that this home had no baby gear laying around. There was no stuff to try to find room for or store when we were done. It was quite nice. Then after joking about having another for over a year, we chose to go for it. We aren’t getting any younger right?? And before we knew it we were pregnant with our first boy. (Which my husband was very relieved not to be having another girl) Time to make another registry and I felt like a first time mom again. I had done this before, but never with a boy. And it had been 14 years since I had to make one from scratch.
Here were the must need items that I put on my registry:
Quick Easy Family Friendly Meals….. I Promise
It’s a new year.
- Did you resolve to eat more meals at home?
- Cook more of your families dinners?
- Eat healthier by not eating all the grease of fast food?
- Now come to realize that you have a picky eater? That you don’t like cooking? Or even have the time to cook dinner every night?
Oh my you are certainly speaking my language there. I certainly want to cook these amazing, full, warm, filling dinners for my family. There are these pictures in my head of kids sitting nicely at the table, while I serve these meals in heels and pearls. Complete with salads, veggies, a few sides and a big main dish. Kids (and husband) eat everything without complaint.
Then I wake up and realize that (1) I don’t like to cook or spend hours in my kitchen; (2) I don’t have the time to cook these types of meals; with 4 kids now I need a dump and go meal and (3) my kids are picky eaters. The picture in my mind only happens on very special occasions and sometimes big holidays (aka Thanksgiving and Christmas). But I do want to have hearty, healthy meals that the kids will actually eat.
The big day is THIS weekend (okay okay it is technically not till Tuesday, but come on we are all going to be partying this weekend for it). Are you ready for the 4th of July? I am surely not!! And we are hosting our annual 4th of July Bash TOMORROW! Oh my oh my do I have work to do. Well the good news is that I have a Pinterest page full of ideas, and better for you, I will be sharing my 5 Favorite Fourth snacks with all of you! These are super easy, yet festive, snacks that can be whipped up in just a few moments.
Can you believe that the 4th of July is coming up so fast? Yea me neither. Where did the year go, and how is it possible that it is July already? It is here though, no matter how quickly it snuck up on us. For me though, I love this time of year. There is something about the long days, the heat of summer, watermelon, fireworks, sticky fingers and the smell of the grill going. Long lazy days, with nothing to do and no place to go. (Don’t you miss being a kid where you actually got the summer off? I know that I do.) What are your favorite parts of summer?
But this also brings kids stuck at home when it is too hot to play outside. Boredom often brings out whiny crabby attitudes. Add the heat to that, and it can be a recipe for disaster ruining your long lazy day. So here is my roundup of some best crafts for your kids this holiday weekend
Do you love sandwiches? I mean really really love sandwiches. Yea me too. At the moment I am in search of the perfect one. Something hot, meaty and cheesy; with just the right amount seasoning or zing; something unexpected in it. So when I heard about this book, I was overjoyed that maybe there was someone who loved sandwiches as much as I did. That there was a whole cookbook about just that, amazing sandwiches.
Do you ever see those moms, the ones with their makeup on, the ones that are all put together, and seeming to have everything under control? Then when you jokingly ask them what their secret is they tell you that they get weekly pedicures, or go get a massage. And then they have the nerve to tell you that you need to be sure that you are taking time for yourself too. They tell you that you need “Me Time”?
What even is Me Time? Between needing to get the kids fed, laundry, dishes (from feeding said kids), a house to clean, pets to take care of (because the kids never actually take care of them), errands that need ran, grocery that need bought AND put away. Who are these mythical moms with extra time to have special “Me Time” time in their busy days? To put it simply, it can be you.
OMG OMG my June Daily Goodie Box arrived today, and I am so excited to share it with all of you. First off, have you heard about Daily Goodie Box yet? It is a COMPLETELY FREE monthly subscription box packed full of all kinds of full size products, sample size products and tons of coupons. Yes you read that right, it is completely free. Not free, but you have to cover shipping. It is really and truly free, never enter a credit card or anything. How can you possibly go wrong there? Take a moment and go sign up here.
It’s Friday night, you and your special someone have a night all to yourselves. A surprise date night has shown itself, and you are all about taking advantage of it. But you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Sound familiar? Well here is our:
5 Best FREE Date Ideas
Yup there are plenty of ways to have a great date night, for free. You just have to be a little creative, have a little adventure and get ready to be a little playful. There is no need to spend a lot of money to have a great time. And some times these free nights turn out to be some of the best.
Man oh man, trying to come up with blog ideas has been something that has evaded me this year. It seems that the longer I blog, the harder I find it is to come up with fun blog topics. Then it hit me, wouldn’t it be nice to have a list to work from that would have a bunch of really great, fun, and great SEO ready ideas. Here is a list of my:
25 Amazing Blog Topics
How does that sound to you? Personally I think it is a fantastic idea. And since it was a huge help for me, I thought that I would share it with all of you. Hopefully you will find some of these to be really great ideas too. And even if you don’t use any of them, I hope that it will inspire you to come up with your own list.
Yes, yes I know that this is getting out late and I struggled with even posting it. But this year, Ipsy has been on point and all of their bags have been really exceptional. They have stepped up their game: BIG TIME.