Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sunday Morning









I hope you all have had a good week. I cannot wait for this week to get over. I get some time off  next week and I cannot wait to hang out all day with my sweet little girl.

So this outfit was from Sunday. The only day I have a little time to put myself together. I usually have to get my outfit together the night before so I have time to do my hair and makeup. Miss Aria would not allow a lot of time for that. I wanted to dress this outfit up with an animal print belt. I felt it was just to simple without it. I kept the shoe simple since the necklace was a statement piece. I have really been enjoying the huge statement necklaces haven't you?

Outfit Details:

Top: Madison and Sixth (similar) | Skirt: Missguided | Shoes: Chinese Laundry via DSW (similar) | Necklace: Happiness Boutique c/o 



Monday, July 27, 2015

Fierce Joggers







I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a great time lounging and being lazy. We are home bodies and love to sit and watch movies and netflix. Right now we have had Frozen and Tangled on repeat. Aria is obsessed. 

I love these joggers. I have always loved animal print. This print is a staple in my closet. It is gorgeous paired with pink, peach or green. I also love joggers paired with a cute simple heel. 


Pink Shirt: Madison and Sixth (similar) |  Joggers: Sexy Modest Boutique | Heels: Windsor Store
Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar) | Clutch: old (similar)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Floralista







Good Morning guys! I hope you are all having a great week. I am sure excited for the weekend. Friday is a holiday here in Utah so it will be a long weekend yay! 
I am in love with florals. I originally bought this dress for my sisters bridal shower. I wore it once and forgot I had it. I love the colors. You can style it with a huge variety of colored shoes. I love pairing this dress with my peach wedges. It just brings length to my short legs. I think I still have some crunches to do before wearing this dress again in public. Post baby tummy has been a bear to loose. The weight is gone but the toning needs help. :) First world problems right?

Outfit Details:

Dress: Forever 21 (similar) /  Vest: Target (similar) /  Shoes: Urban Og /  Earrings: Forever 21 /  Necklace: Charming Charlie



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Simple Fluffy Pancakes

I love breakfast. I could have breakfast food every meal of the day. Pancakes, waffles, french toast..everything. I am always searching for a better pancake recipe. I finally found one that is perfect. It is easy, fast and by far the best recipe to date. So I wanted to share this amazing recipe with you.









Makes 12 Pancakes:

1 egg
3 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup flour ( I added close to 2 cups to mine)
1 tsp salt
1 T sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 T butter
1 1/4 cup milk

Mix all together and cook on griddle until golden.

Enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Patterned

Yes this skirt again. I love this skirt. I love pairing it with so many different things. This skirt is perfect for summer. I love pairing it with blue and white tops (as you have seen already).

Sorry for cutting it short, but it is a busy week! Hope you all have an amazing one.









Outfit Details:

Top
Skirt (similar)
Shoes
Necklace

Monday, July 13, 2015

DIY Nursery (on a budget)

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Now I know Aria is a good 10 months old right now, and we are just barely finishing her nursery. Don't judge! We really slacked off. To be honest her room is the only room done in our entire house. So finishing her nursery has inspired us to finish the rest of our house.

When decorating a nursery you do not need to break the bank. From the moment I found out I was pregnant I had two plans for the nursery. A Cars nursery if it were a boy and a Little Mermaid if it were a girl. The minute we found out we were having a girl I set out to find Little Mermaid decor.

First go out and find things on sale in craft stores. They don't have to be the right color as long as they go with the theme, you can paint anything! This boat shelf was blue and tan. So I grabbed some coral paint and went to work. That "dinglehopper" was a copper fork intended for kitchens. Nothing a little spray paint couldn't fix.






Next the bedding. Of course I needed Ariel sheets for my little mermaid. It came with the adorable quilt, and sheets. I am actually pretty surprised at how soft the sheets are! I love all Disney Baby products they are so cute and so fun for little ones. The Nemo ball has been amazing to have for Aria. She loves it.




Then I wanted to dress up her very plain crib. I wanted to give it a more "princess" vibe. So we made a faux canopy for her bed. I just grabbed some fabric from my local craft store and grabbed some sea shell coat hangers. The thing at the top is actually a shelf, we turned it upside down and hid the hook for the fabric behind it. You don't even have to use the decorations for what they are originally intended for. Get creative.




Her walls looked a little bare to me. I didn't have it in my budget to purchase art, so I went through my scrapbook paper. I used my cricut to cut out the seahorse and the anchor, and the Be You sign was paper I already owned. I modge podged the paper onto canvas (pack of four) that I got for $6.

The Mermaid sign above her bed was a gift at her shower. It means even more to us now, because the amazing women that gave it to us passed away.


Window treatments are not always necessary. We actually only got them because Aria's nursery was getting so bright and hot during the day she wouldn't really nap. A good way to save money on curtains (they are so expensive) is to use painters drop cloths and fabric dye. Grab a sewing machine fold and sew where they hang off the curtain rod. It is so super easy if you are looking for a good way to save on window treatments. Make them "custom".



Now for the dreaded changing table. We looked for what seemed like a lifetime for one. They are so stinking pricey. In my opinion, not worth the bucks. I guarantee 90% of diaper changes happen just on the floor. Especially when it's 3 a.m. and your child is hungry.

We decided to find a dresser and use it as our "changing table". It cost us nothing for the dresser, and the white wash paint was dirt cheap. I wanted it to look distressed,worn and damaged. Ariel's grotto doesn't have fully restored furniture. So neither will Aria's grotto. Plus it offered more storage. and more space.


I knew we were going to need a lot of shelves for books. Aria had a million books before she was even born. Now it's getting way out of hand. But a child can never, ever have too many books. But shelving again can get expensive and bulky. So we did the rain gutter shelves. It was super cheap, we got the rain gutters from a hardware store. You install them with dry wall screws. They are pretty sturdy and strong.

I then wanted to add an extra touch to this wall by adding a quote. I was going to just do vinyl but I loved how it looked I didn't want to ruin it if we had to move in the future. So I found this wood pallet at a wood store on clearance for $3 and I used the paint I used for the boat shelf to finish it off. I used my cricut to cut the vinyl. I love how it turned out. Get crafty!



Last but not least we have a little bath tote for her bath gear. We have it on her changing table so it's easy to grab and go. It has her wash cloths, toys, and soap/lotions. I highly recommend this for every nursery. It makes bath time so easy. You can get these bins at the dollar store. 

Did you find the hidden Mickey in the room? How are you decorating your nursery? Any fun tips to keep things under budget? What cute Disney Baby products caught your eye at your local Walmart






Cleaning Tips for Working Moms.


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#NaturallyClean #CollectiveBias



As a working mom, time is often an obstacle I have to overcome. I am a clean freak and I hate clutter and messes. Instead of taking huge chunks of time that I don't have, I spread my cleaning schedule out through the week. I do it while the baby is taking a nap, playing with toys or hanging out with dad. I made an easy check list to keep me organized. 


What is also nice about having a check list around is other family members can see what needs to be done and help out. Many hands make light work, right?!

You can print off my schedule, or you can make your own. 


I find a lot of stress relief in cleaning. It helps me take that time to work out any frustrations. When I am cleaning I do not like to be fumigated by harsh chemicals and strong smells. I really don't want those around my child either. So when I shop for cleaners I try to go with as natural and clean as possible. 
Clorox Green Works has been a champion in that area. It smells pleasant, it's natural, and the best thing of all they don't test on animals. The Green Works line is made with natural plant based ingredients. It's pure and clean. I love the detergent and liquid dish soap for my sensitive skin. I love the wipes and all purpose cleaner for quick clean up's, and deep cleaning. 





Target is the only store that carries the entire Green Works line.
There is a 3/$8 deal in this weeks circular.






What products are your favorite? I want to hear how you manage your busy schedule and your cleaning schedule?