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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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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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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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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