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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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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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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Halloween for Toddlers

So this year is the first year where my kids can follow concepts like Halloween. The girls were so excited and were constantly talking about trick or treating, pointing out pumpkins, and requesting to watch Disney’s Vampiria.. which I guess is the toddler equivalent of a scary movie. I was all set to take them out a local daytime trick or treat festival right in my hometown. Then weather happened. The event was called off. I was devastated. After having a pity party moment I regrouped and searched for other ways to get into Halloween. We ended up going to […]

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Styling winter boots featuring KAMIK Boots

Recently we were invited to preview Kamik’s winter 2017-2018 boots. Kamik was super generous and outfitted the entire family for winter boots. I was super excited being that last year the control freak in me wouldn’t take the girls outside… I know.. bad mom. Although we haven’t had any accumulating snow so far this year, we decided to style up and break in our new boots. I really love a stylish boot, being that Minnesota weather is about 80% horrible. Any Minnesota gal can tell you that boots make up our wardrobe. If I could do it without getting weird looks […]

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Chatbooks Versus Artifact Uprising Photo Book Series

Note: This is not an ad; just my opinion! I am notorious for taking a million pictures on my phone, but never getting anything printed.  I recently noticed a lot of ads for apps that will publish monthly photo books for you.  The two I was specifically looking at were Chatbooks and Artifact Uprising. Each app basically works the same way, where you can upload your photos, and each month they will send you a new book to add to your series. I particularly love this idea, because it gets all those cute little day to day photos that you […]

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