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Friday, January 29, 2016

New Look?!



Ok so I may have gone in to total freak-out mode when I pulled up my blog this morning and realized the layout had gone completely haywire.

You see, I don't really understand computer/techish things and last July for my birthday when my Mother asked me what I wanted I requested a custom blog layout and installation. Yes, I am nearing 30 and still getting birthday presents from my Mother. Anyway, the layout I chose was nice enough and they did the entire install for me. I think my mind was blown when I realized how much people usually pay for their blog layout. We are talking hundreds of dollars.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Stitch Fix: # 4, A Review



Christmas has come and gone, and life has started to slow down {kind of, not really}. Is it just me or is January like the longest, most boring month of the year?! SERIOUSLY. It gets dark at 4:00 pm, it's frigid cold, AND it has been raining every other day. I'm so not a Winter person, sorry not sorry.

Anyway, I think it's clear I needed a little retail therapy to lift my spirits, or you know some random excuse to get a surprise in the mail all for me! With that said, my FOURTH Stitch Fix has arrived!



Friday, January 22, 2016

Recipe Alert: Easy Peasy Blueberry Muffins



This is one of my easiest, and most popular breakfast recipes! These blueberry muffins are on constant request. They have just enough sweet without being over-powering. Daddy D isn't a huge fan of sweets, especially not for breakfast, but he LOVES these muffins.

Monday, January 18, 2016

DIY Farmhouse Sign



We got a little crafty over the weekend! I know I'm not alone when I say I have been absolutely drooling over every single thing Chip and Joanna Gaines touch. If you have been living under a rock they are the hosts of HGTV's show Fixer Upper. Just the best show ever.

Their style is the perfect mix of vintage, rustic, and chic. I can't seem to get enough of them! I'm constantly trying to figure out ways to DIY inspiration from their designs in to our quaint little farmhouse. Thus, this idea was born!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Recipe Alert: Easy Peasy Banana Nut Bread


Toddler's are unpredictable little creatures. One minute they love something, and the next minute they don't want anything to do with it. Take bananas for instance, two weeks ago mini d couldn't get enough bananas. Last week she wouldn't touch a banana with a ten foot pole. This left me with some over-ripe bananas that I wasn't about to throw out! 

If you have been on the hunt for a tried and true banana nut bread recipe that's quick and easy to make you have come to the right place. 

Warning: This banana nut bread will melt in your mouth and become extremely addicting. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Why we don't say {Terrible} Two's...



If you are a parent of a toddler I know you have heard it a million times. You've probably heard it from friends, from family, and even from total strangers. Your kid turns the magic number TWO and all of a sudden they are slapped with a label, {terrible} two's.

The words make me cringe. I mean, you realize you just called my child terrible? You may as well have said, "hey, your kid is a maniac that no one wants to be around and your parenting sucks."

Monday, January 11, 2016

Walt Disney World, Which Park to Skip?



Skip a park? What is this nonsense I speak of? 

We are in the double day digits in our Walt Disney World 2016 Vacay Countdown! It's only been 3 months since we were there last, but it seems like FOREVER. You know I've already been planning like crazy. We will be staying for six nights this time, and spending a total of five days in the parks.

Soooooo the math sounds easy right?

We won't be going to any water parks because it will still be a little cool, and mini d can't swim yet. Not to mention the resort pools are {awesome}. This leaves us with four parks.