Crazy Life Update

I’m ALIVE! Sort of… just barely… So its been a while but I have a good reason… well multiple good reasons… lets get into it. So this could be its own separate post, and I’ll make it as short as possible, but my job just wasn’t working. I talked to Danielle a lot because I feel like we both go through very similar experiences. I basically wanted to figure out when to say ‘enough is enough.. this isn’t okay’ when it comes to your workplace. I think a lot of us (especially me) stay in situations that aren’t ideal because […]

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DIY Flower Crown with Grocery Store Flowers

I’ve been wanting to do boho style desert mother daughter photos for awhile.  I wanted Free People vibes but had a Target Dollar Bin budget.  Luckily I found this dress from Shein and found a cute coordinating one for my daughter from Lenny Lemons on clearance.  The dress from Lenny Lemons was actually great quality, and I think we will definitely get a few wears out of it.  I ended up getting the dress on sale for about $15 and the quality reflected the price.  It was semi see-through and their were loose strings everywhere.  Every edge was fraying.  I […]

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Flu Preventer / Buster – Antiviral Chimichurri & Superfood Salad

Anti Viral Meal to Fight Flu

Flu Buster Salad Recipe (Yes, I Said Salad) Well it’s here.  The flu, that is.  It seems like every time I talk to someone, they are telling me they are sick with the flu.  My daughter just brought something home from school, and I will be damned if my husband and I get sick.  I created this flu buster salad recipe as a preventative measure for us.  I also wanted an alternative to the typical soup and drink “flu buster” recipes you see.  This salad wasn’t the hugest hit with our toddler, but she isn’t eating much anyways since she’s […]

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Danielle’s Weekly Recap – Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Ice Cream, & Celebrating

Civic Center Mall Love SIgn

This last week I have been trying to adjust to the post-holiday chaos.  We usually go to the Arabian Library, or occasionally the Mustang Library since they are closer to the house.  Gigi was off school all week, so for something a little different I decided to take her to the Scottsdale Civic Center Library which is right near Old Town Scottsdale. The library is definitely way larger and has a giant area geared towards kids.  There is a big castle, huge murals and a larger play area than the other libraries.  I loved that Scottsdale Civic Center Library had […]

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The Lazy Way to Lose Weight – GG Crackers

New year, same me. (The person craving ALL the carbs.) I listened to The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast a few weeks ago, and the episode was entirely focused on fiber.  Their guest was Tanya Zuckerbrot, creator of the F Factor diet.  I haven’t read her book or tried this diet, but I liked everything she had to say.  Mainly that using magical GG crackers for weight loss was simple and effective. Introducing – GG Crackers… So what are GG crackers? GG Scandinavian Crisp Bread to be exact.  They are thin crackers about the size of 2 Saltines.  Each […]

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Weekly roundup

Well hello there… its been a while. I survived the holidays (just barely). Heres what we’ve been up to lately: ILLNESS HOLY COW. What is going around?!? Really starting to get sick of being sick. I’ve been sick, the girls have been sick. Its been over a month straight of on and off illness. I really shouldn’t be surprised, illness has become a cornerstone of our holiday experience. The biggest difference between now, and say.. 5 years ago is, I really can’t rest and get better. So I’ve still been going to work and my Pure Barre classes … I’m […]

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Pinterest Guilt AKA Third birthday Roundup

So this blog post was supposed to be about the girls birthday party, but I’ll be totally honest and transparent here… It didn’t go well in my humble opinion. I had people asking me for things left and right, kids wanting snacks or food cut up for them. I was cutting cakes and keeping track of birthday cards. I was too busy to even get pictures of the decorations I had assembled. The morning after I felt physically ill. I felt like the whole thing went at warp speed and I didn’t even get to see my kids enjoy their […]

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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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