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Thursday, February 27, 2014

My February Favorites!

 Hey guys, I saw this link up yesterday morning and I just now had the chance to sit down and do it. On the last Wednesday of each month, these ladies discuss they're favorite things throughout the month! I thought it was neat and really wanted to do it! So here it goes..

Must Have Skinny Jeans in Eggplant from Forever 21

Okay so I am pretty sure I wore these pants like once a week... DON'T JUDGE! Sorry but I was in love with the color and they were super comfy! And also amazingly affordable at $15.80!!! 

Maybelline Baby Lips

I know this was in my top 5 beauty posts but I felt I had to put this as one of my February favorites since I used it constantly! Perfect for the cold weather!

Dexter


Yes as insane and eerily crazy this show is, I am quite the fan. I started watching this on Netflix. I am still on the first season but so far it has got me hooked!

Favorite Post!


My sweet Maddie Bug turned 11 months recently and it is my favorite post of the month. Her personality is definitely becoming more defined and you can tell in the pictures I uploaded! You can read the post HERE!!!!

Favorite Quote


Saw this quote on facebook and anyone who has children will understand. Nothing will ever come close to the love of your children. No jewelry, money, clothes, etc. will ever come close to the joy I receive when Maddie wraps her arms around me.

So those are my favorite things. I'm hoping that I will have more next month since I will be a little more prepared. But it was fun to reflect back on this past month. Be sure to check out the link by clicking on the button at the top of the post!

Much love,
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Weekly Link Love 2/20/2014


Definitely something to think about

Love this quote! Be patient ladies!

I may be weird but this was fairly entertaining!

How darling is this chair?? I WANT IT!!!

I think this will be my summer hair!

Infographic about social media in 2013

Totally have the supplies to do this project

This seems simple enough!

And of course an amusing page of gifs that will have you on the floor!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My FIRST Citrus Lane Box


Hey readers! So yesterday I came home from class and found that I recieved my first Citrus Lane box! It also came on the day Maddie turned 11 months so they are already getting extra brownie points from me right now!

If you don't know what Citrus Lane is, I will do a quick summary. Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box where they send 4 to 5 items tailored towards your child's age and gender. The boxes start at around $21 a box depending on the type of subscription you decide to go with. If you are interested, click on this link and I can get $20 worth of credits and YOU get half off of the first box and shipping is free! Sounds like a good deal huh?


The card that came with the box reads:
February is the time of year when we ask ourselves-is winter over yet? Not quite... but we've put together items that we hope will brighten up the dismal weather. We're so excited to bring you a beautiful shape sorter from Plan Toy's, a unique feeding item from Boon, something to read at bedtime, and a special treat for Mom. See you in the spring!

Also I apologize in advance about the low quality pictures. They were taken from my iPhone and I was in a rush. Busy supermom over here!


Bedtime Rhymes from Barefoot Books 
$6.99

I am really excited about starting up a book collection for Maddie. I loved this book. It has the traditional stories written as poems. The illustrations were absolutely beautiful. I will definitely start reading these before she goes to bed.


Pulp Teething Feeder from Boon
$7.49

I have actually been meaning to get one of these to give her fruits or veggies without worrying about choking on the seeds. It has a silicone cover and BPA free. The tiny holes help to allow only small pieces and the juice to come in. Maddie really loves limes and lemons (I have no clue why she does), so this will be great to stick some cold limes in without worrying about seeds. I believe this will help in introducing a new variety of fruits. It's easier to clean than those mesh feeders and it is easier for her to grip.


Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream from Juice Beauty
$12.00

I was happy I got a little treat in my box! This product smells so amazing!!! It felt great and it is organic so that is a plus! This hand cream is formulated to minimize fine lines, help age spots, and keep hands soft during the winter months.


Shape Shorter from Plan Toys
$10.00

I LOVE this toy for Maddie. She tends to lose a lot of her toys but I love that the shapes are attached to a cord on the toy so no pieces go missing. This is a great on the go toy since everything is attached to one another. This will definitely help with fine motor and problem solving skills! See, she loved it!


What I payed: $20.00
Value of box: $36.48

I was definitely pleased with my first box. The value exceeded the price I paid for the box. Maddie definitely enjoys all her new things. So if you are interested, here is the link again! Remember, you get 50% off your first box through me!

Much love,
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

11 Month Update


Good morning readers! Today marks down the last month of Maddie's first year. I am both happy and sad in a way. I am happy she is growing, getting bigger, and becoming her own person. I am sad in the sense that I can't believe how fast the time has gone.

Before becoming a mom, I felt that it was always so clique for moms to say "My baby is growing so fast!" or "I wish time would slow down". I never understood why moms said the things they did or got so emotional at every milestone or birthday. But now I am truly understanding.


Madison is truly growing into her personality and it amazes me every moment of the day. When I was pregnant, I always wondered how she would act. I think the pictures really capture her personality. She is curious about everything and finds joy in the little things.


Sometimes she has a bad hair day but it doesn't phase her.


She has her silly moments. I think she does it to remind me that I shouldn't stress so much.


She also likes to remind me that she is a human being like myself and needs space on the bed as well!



And most importantly, she reminds me how beautiful my life is. 



So now I prepare for her to turn one. It has been a crazy, memorable, and delightful little journey. This time last year I was probably sprawled on the bed complaining about my feet, my head, my tummy, my back, or how much I was craving chocolate at the time! Now here I am getting emotional about the time passing too quickly for me. I am truly blessed beyond belief. Happy 11 months to my Maddie Bug!

Much love,
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Weekly Link Love: Valentine Edition


Good morning! Welcome to another week of links! This weeks theme is all about Valentines Day and LOVE! OOO LA LA! This week I asked my followers and readers to send me any links or posts that they think I should share! I received some pretty good posts so here it goes. As always, I hope you enjoy.

Stuck on what you desperately want for V Day but don't know what to ask for?? Show your significant other this list

Need a quick easy snack for tomorrow? Check out this recipe for sweetheart popcorn

Wonder how Valentines Day is celebrated around the world? Check it out here

Absolutely gorgeous tablescape

You all know how much I love a good infographic

What a cute craft to do with the little ones

My mouth is just watering looking at these tasty treats

Okay guys, I feel like I have to brag about my nails I got done this week

In love with this date night outfit

The perfect gift for your man!

Share your Valentine posts in the comments below! I would love to see them!
Hope everyone has a happy Valentines Day tomorrow!
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