Month: May 2016

Stitch Fix Review – June 2016

It’s taken me awhile to get this post together but I’m finally doing it. One reason might’ve been because I really wasn’t that excited about 2 of the shirts in this month’s box. Did you see the unboxing video? Yeah, I was at a loss for anything to say about them and, for that reason, I just wasn’t dying to try everything on. But…I got over that.

Collage June Review

On another note, have you made it to the pool this weekend? We went today (got to wear a new suit, yay!) and it was glorious. The sunshine and water, 2 of my favorite things. Baby wasn’t sure about it at first (more…)

Swimsuit Shopping Inner Dialogue

I need to preface this post by saying I’m not overly self-conscious in a swimsuit. I’m proud of my body and what it’s done and I feel strong which, to me, is what’s important. Having said that, no matter your size or shape, I don’t know many people who enjoy swimsuit shopping. Especially when you’re doing it in the spring, at a time your body hasn’t seen the sun in 8 months and you’ve spent the last 6 months eating comfort food. It’s a cruel, cruel thing to subject yourself to.

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Nevertheless, today was the day I had to look for a new swimsuit. I’ve put it off for weeks (er..years) but it could be delayed (more…)

Stitch Fix Unboxing – June 2016

It’s Stitch Fix unboxing day! Not gonna lie, doing the unboxing video is nerve-wracking. I have to get it right the first time because showing you the unboxing after messing up an unboxing really doesn’t work 🙂 On top of that, I have Audrie staring at me the entire time. That kid loves YouTube videos of people playing with toys (seriously, that’s a thing) so she’s amazed that mom’s putting videos on YouTube. Some day she’ll realize mom’s not that impressive but for now I’ll just let her keep thinking I’m cool.

Audrie wanted me to mention in the video that she had her last day of Kindergarten this week. That didn’t really fit well with the unboxing so I’ll mention it on here instead. I have a 1st grader on my hands, it’s insane she’s that old.

Onto the video.

Definitely not sure about a few of the shirts (more…)

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals #15

Hello, friends! It’s been a busy week with baby’s baptism and birthday party (did you see the smash cake?), a Royals game, Audrie’s first t-ball game, and a trip to urgent care with baby who’s been not feeling well and just wasn’t getting better. I’m happy to report we’ve all survived and baby is in much better spirits tonight.

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The week started strong with us cooking two nights in a row. With the craziness we didn’t end very well but what we did make was VERY good. Monday night I made the Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole from last week. Not gonna lie, (more…)

How to Make a Baby Smash Cake

It’s here, the dreaded day. My baby is growing up so quickly and his mom doesn’t like it. It makes me sad. Like I’m tearing up thinking about it right now kinda sad. I know, he’s growing into a smart and handsome little man. But he’s still my baby and moms don’t like when their babies grow. One positive thing about birthdays though, it gives me an excuse to make a cake. Every now and then I get the cake bug and want to make something and a baby smash cake is the perfect project for me, the not-so-great baker/cake decorator.

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I mentioned how much I admire I Am Baker in a post last week. Again tonight, Audrie and I sat memorized on the couch watching some of her videos on Facebook. She makes everything look so simple! I daydream often (more…)

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals #14

We’re prepping for a BIG weekend at our house! It’s the weekend we celebrate baby’s baptism and his 1st birthday. Lots going on! Family’s coming to town to celebrate the birthday so we figured we’d do the baptism the same day since everybody’s going to be here already. Exciting stuff!

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Two big things on my to-do list before Sunday…get baby’s smash cake made/decorated and make his birthday tie. For the smash cake, I’ve been stalking I am Baker for ideas on piping designs. If you haven’t checked out her site, (more…)

Not Your Mommy’s Lasagna

I’ve never made traditional lasagna. I know it probably isn’t but it just looks like a lot of work. I like eating a good lasagna as much as the next person, just please don’t ask me to make it. I’m sure I’ll break down at some point but, for now, I’m sticking with lasagna-like dinners that are made in the skillet. I prefer mixing over layering. This dish is a twist on the traditional lasagna and is definitely one we’ll be making again very soon.

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A couple weeks ago we tried this Skillet Lasagna I featured in Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals #10. It was good and very simple but there was just something about it that just wasn’t quite right. It very possibly could’ve been the kind of cheese ravioli (more…)

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals #13

Happy (almost) Mother’s Day! I sincerely hope you are all spending the day with the ones you love and being pampered the way you deserve. If you have a suspicion your children/spouse/significant other hasn’t picked out anything for you yet, feel free to leave Gifts for Her You Haven’t Thought Of open on your computer as a little hint.

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As I said last week, I’m working on some new ideas for meal posts but there hasn’t been time for much brainstorming this week. I went back to the gym this week and the baby (more…)

Stitch Fix Review – May 2016

It’s Fix review day! This Fix made me happy because it included summer dresses which means the warmer weather is just around the corner. It was sunny and 70 in KC today, which is darn near perfect. Preparations to open the neighborhood pool are underway which Audrie has pointed out every time we’ve passed it today (she’s more than a little excited).


Did you check out the unboxing video I did for this Fix? Videos are scary and really not me but I’m trying to step out of my box, pun intended. 🙂 Not sure how Stitch Fix works? (more…)