Preschool (Or Any Age) Teacher Gifts

The Problem: I Am a Horrible Gift-Giver This year my daughter began preschool and we feel so grateful to have found her amazing school and teacher.  I wasn’t exactly sure what the teacher gift-giving protocol is, but I know it’s pretty typical to do a holiday gift and an end-of-the-year gift.  This is the woman who spends 4 mornings a week with my daughter. Besides changing her gross diapers and wiping her nose, she hugs her when she falls down and teaches her a new language. I am a horrible gift-giver and always have an awful time trying to figure […]

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Why I hate your MLM

LADIES! This is not a drill… we are under attack! Women everywhere are infiltrating your circles at this very moment. They may have a familiar face… and fresh baked snacks..and promises of hot bodies and youthful skin…. DO NOT ENGAGE THEM. Kidding…sort of. Enter ‘MLM’: multilevel marketing. Moms everywhere have decided to use their ‘mom guilt’ skills to sell their friends complete and utter crap… lets call it what it is. I can see how even the savviest of women fall into the mlm, a lot of us stay at home, we want to make money and friends on the […]

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Weekly Roundup

Well another holiday has come and gone…. now on to Christmas… I’m so not ready. Heres what we were up to this week: Thanksgiving We went up to my In-laws for Thanksgiving. We visited with grandma and grandpas horses and played with our cousins. We also refused to eat food this day, except for a traditional thanksgiving banana ( thats a thing right?) Black Friday So I kept up with my Black Friday tradition of waiting outside of Pure Barre for an auto-renewal deal. This years deal was $125 (regularly $139) per month, with the first five people in line […]

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Holiday Gifts that your wife actually wants

As a hairstylist, I get asked for recommendations all the time. What product to use, what shows to watch on Netflix, and inevitably.. what do I get for my significant other for the holidays. A lot of times the guys already have an idea in their heads… I remember one year trying to convince my client that ‘No, women don’t actually go crazy in real life for Pandora bracelets like they do in the commercials’. I can’t speak for all ladies… but these are my favorite things I have either received, or given to myself (I believe in treating yo […]

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Weekly Roundup

Where do I begin?!? My life is always hectic but around the holidays its DEFCON FREAKING 5 over here. Add to it the fact that being a hairstylist around the holidays is absolute madness. Heres whats been occupying my time lately…   KITCHEN REMODEL We put off remodeling around the time I found out I was expecting twins. it just didn’t seem like a good idea to tear apart our house. Ive now discovered there is no good timing for anything when you have kids. So after rocking my 1978 kitchen for 4 YEARS I can no longer stand it… […]

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Thanksgiving Timeline

Sorry this is entirely last minute, but better late than never I guess.  I was planning on waiting until next year to make this post, because I wanted to get pretty pictures this year to use! After I posted a picture of the pie dough I made on Instagram today, I started getting so many questions regarding Thanksgiving prep and timeline.  If you haven’t already, check out my general cooking/entertaining tips. Please keep in mind, that this is just a general guide. I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving since I was in college.  I have also gone to culinary school and work […]

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DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece

So this is my tutorial for centerpieces in general, but today I’m focusing on faux succulents. I wanted to create a lower centerpiece than my previous one (which my husband can’t stand because of how large it is). This is sort of my thing… if you can’t tell I love making these… So step one is to figure out your container…. keep in mind you have to fill it, and thats always the most expensive part. If you are a newbie to the DIY world I would pick a smaller container. This galvanized container I picked up from Pottery Barn […]

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Grand Marnier Souffles

Souffles are one of my very favorite desserts.  I love that they are so light and not overly sweet.  This Grand Marnier souffle recipe is seriously no fail, and they are so impressive.  Keep in mind that these need to be served IMMEDIATELY.  They will start deflating the moment you take them out, so get everything ready.  Funny story, but the only time that my pregnancy hormones got too crazy was when I was making souffles one night.  When they were in the oven, my husband told me he was going to go for a run.  I became hysterical and […]

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Christmas Traditions 2017

So I thought it might be fun to talk about Christmas traditions on the blog today. Its so fun seeing Christmas through your childrens’ eyes. I’ll be honest, until I had kids I was a Debbie downer about Christmas. I really didn’t care (terrible I know!). Now, to make up for all the years I was a grinch, I’ve kind of gone overboard. Heres some of my favorite Christmas traditions we have started… And a couple traditions I am holding on to for down the road! SANTA PICTURES Who doesn’t love a good Santa pic?!? I’m always surprised when people […]

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7 Tips for Stress Free Entertaining

Do as I say; not as I do. I absolutely love hosting Thanksgiving, and I’ve hosted it since I got my first apartment in college and used to have friends over who weren’t going home for the holiday. My mom said one of her favorite Thanksgiving memories was out of that tiny  apartment when I had so little room in my kitchen that I had to put food on my dresser! Each year I have stressed more and more about hosting the “perfect” Thanksgiving, and try to top myself from the year before.  My mom and husband always implore me […]

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