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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Zara Kids Haul

My Zara kids haul is not huge, but I love their stuff so much right now, I still had to share.  Specifically, their  artisan capsule collection has me dead, but I didn’t get too much from it because sometime I think I push my own monochrome style too much on my daughter, and let’s face it – babies are cute in colors! And when I say I got these, I actually mean I sent my MIL the links for everything and told her this is what Gigi wanted for her birthday. Dress: Zara $29.90 Also got this knit sweater  ($22.90) for fall, […]

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Gigi’s First Birthday Tea Party

First Birthday Partea Time! Holy cow.  I really cannot believe that a year has come and gone so quickly.  I’ll skip all the cliche mushy feelings, and just skip to the important stuff – her birthday party. I really don’t have a ton of friends, which sadly cuts into Gigi’s friend circle. (Sorry Georgia; mom’s a loser.) So the party was all adults, but  I swear I’m working on some baby friends soon! I had the Pinterest Mom Guilt (it’s real guys!) and have been planning an elaborate party and cake smash for months.  I went through several themes from flamingos, swans, […]

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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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Italian Meringue Macarons

Italian Meringue Macarons – I have a love/hate relationship with macarons.  Of course, they’re beautiful (and delicious), but they are also touchy to make.  Over-mix them, under-mix them, too much moisture, and your macarons are ruined.  The perfect macaron should have a smooth, shiny surface, well-developed “feet”, and a moist center. I have had several batches of traditional French meringue macarons fail on me, and each time I was mystified as to what I did wrong.  Then I discovered the Italian meringue method, and haven’t looked back since.  There is an extra step of cooking your sugar before pouring it […]

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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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Little People Disney Princess Palace Review

Little People Disney Princess Musical Dancing Palace So I have to admit something, I’m horrible at picking out age appropriate toys for my kids. If you have ever walked through the baby/toddler toy isle you know what I mean when I say that the toys look…. lame. It doesn’t help that my kids always gravitate towards the ‘big kid toys’ whenever we are at Target. Enter the Little People Disney Princess Musical Dancing Palace: Our first encounter with this toy was at a family function. I couldn’t tear my girls away. I chalked it up to a classic case of […]

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Ok Baby Style – Hand Me Down Edition

The Ok Moms - Baby style

Hand Me Down Baby Style So thanks to Kelsey’s generosity and the fact that we perfectly timed having a baby girl a year and a half after she had two, half of Gigi’s wardrobe is hand-me-downs from the twins.  Funnily enough (wait, is funnily actually a word?), whenever we actually do buy stuff, half the time it’s stuff that Kelsey bought the girls too! We went to Scottsdale Quarter again, because we live in Arizona, where everything is gravel-y and brown.  Not the best for a baby that can’t walk yet.  The no walking thing, also makes it a little […]

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Momstyle Pre-Spring Haul

The Ok Moms Spring Haul

Mom Daughter Pre-Spring 2017 Fashion Haul If I’m being honest ‘hauls’ are hard for me to organize. I buy constantly….little bits and pieces all the time. Ask my husband….its bad. That being said heres the items I’ve already purchased for Spring 2017. This bag from Zara. This is the ultimate ‘statement’ bag. Its giving major Chanel vibes with the tweed and the chain strap. Theres a subtle metallic silver woven into the tweed, and the denim color is gorgeous… its just amazing. All for a mere $40. Comes in a cream and black color way as well.

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