Fall Family Photos|Tips and Tricks to getting the best possible shots

Ever have ‘one of those days’ or ‘one of those weeks’? We all have. I like to think when you have kids the more appropriate phrase is “I’m having one of those years”. Nothing went quite as planned this year. Terrible twos might not happen for every child, but for my twins the saying fits perfectly. So it came as no surprise when even the weather didn’t cooperate for my ‘fall’ pictures this year … it was 80 degrees…. and humid. My pictures still turned out great thanks to my super talented friend and photographer Ashley Cohn (check her out […]

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Halloween Basket Tutorial + Haul

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!! Yea… im pretty excited… My kids are finally old enough to (sort of… kind of) understand Halloween. So naturally I’m going even more all out than last year. We are not only going to trick or treat, we are also going to Pumpkin Nights at the Minnesota State fairgrounds this year. It looks absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the girls’ reactions to all the lit up pumpkins! I don’t wanna spoil our costume choice yet, but I thought I would share this years basket goodies! First up, The goodies from Target: These bats light up…. thats […]

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Best Spots in Minneapolis/St.Paul for sweets

Its no secret I have a major sweet tooth. If you share my passion for diabetes inducing foods these are my top places to indulge in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area: Minneapolis: Glam doll Donuts (2605 Nicollet Avenue) This place is THE PLACE for donuts…serious.. don’t mess with other places. Just go here. This is the place where Rockabilly and sugar meet. My top favs are the bombshell and pucker up. Go early to avoid sell outs and huge lines. Bring these for your morning meeting and you will be promoted…to CEO. Sebastian Joes (4321 Upton Ave South & 1007 West Franklin […]

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Vegas Trip Roundup: Part Two

We woke up Saturday morning fresh as daisies- one of the best things about no longer being cool party people. GO US! We took our time getting ready, and decided our first meal of the day would be lunch at secret pizza inside the Cosmopolitan. Its not much of a ‘secret’ anymore… but it was still good. We found a prime location right outside of secret pizza with sofas and a coffee table to set our food on. It was the perfect people watching spot, near the Marquee pool party. Let me just say, of all the people watching locations… […]

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Things We Love: Basic Invite

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are our own.  We only work with brands that we love (and we think you will love too!) Ok everyone, we don’t gush about paper often but we have to say it…. We love Basic Invite! There’s a whole world of sites that seem to disappoint in some way, be it color schemes that don’t work for your party theme, ugly envelopes, dorky graphic design… We could go on forever.  When we came across a site where everything was customizable, aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate, and the kicker- offers sample print outs […]

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Favorite Treats & Sweets – Phoenix

Ruze Cake House Even though I love to bake and even went to culinary school for it; I definitely have more of a salt/carb/cheese tooth than a sweet one.   I still love to go out to grab a little treat now and then though. I have been following Růže Cake House on Instagram for a couple years, back when the mother-daughter duo used to make beautiful cakes and macarons out of their home.  Now they’ve opened up an insanely gorgeous storefront in Scottsdale. Růže Cake House is tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale. They sell boba teas, macarons, and […]

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Stupid Toys Roundup

Dumbest Toys of 2017 I’m just OK in the momming department so I always let my kids go down every toy isle at places like Target or Toys R Us. I already know I’m raising spoiled and entitled children…so theres really nothing to lose. Plus its fun to see what has changed in the world of toys and what has stayed the same. There are toys like Calico Critters, Barbie, And LOL Dolls where, if I’m being honest, I want to buy them all and play right alongside my children…. And then there are those toys that leave me super […]

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Instant Pot – The Ultimate Lazy Mom Device

Instant Pot = GAME CHANGER. Let me start out by saying, I am in no way affiliated with Instant Pot. But I say in all seriousness that Instant Pot has changed my life! I’ve never been much for kitchen gadgets, besides my Vitamix and stand mixer.  I purchased the Instant Pot during an Amazon Prime Day sale as an impulse buy. My baby was still pretty new, and I didn’t have time to cook much.  We hadn’t got her sleep down yet and thought you had to hold her to get her to nap, and I was still nursing.  These […]

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LOL Dolls…Is this what my life has become?

If you have children and you aren’t a total nazi when it comes to screen time, chances are you and your kids have watched at least one toy unboxing video on youtube. For those of you with social lives, the toy unboxing world is big business on youtube, and people make millions… yes millions, uploading these videos. Side note: why am I not pimping out my children making these videos yet? Ive become quite the toy video connoisseur and consider myself well versed in all the dumb toy and ‘surprise balls’ that are on the market. Most kids toys are […]

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Spring Fashion Trends 2017

2017 Spring Trends

2017 Spring Fashion Trends Yes, Its risky taking fashion advice from a mom from the midwest… I realize that Minnesota is hardly a hotbed of sartorial action. However I promise you, I do my homework. These are the trends I think will be big this Spring/Summer 2017. Shopping links in pictures. WESTERN The western trend is big this year in accessories… shoes and belts with the big buckles. Small or large, I love the look of a big buckle and I think its such a fun way to add hardware and shine that isn’t  jewelry to an outfit. The Inspiration: […]

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