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Dark & Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

My husband attempted to grow his own pumpkin patch in our yard this year. However, we got the seeds in the ground about two months too late, and the rabbits and squirrels kept ripping up the plants. It turns out most plants don’t do well if they are ripped up and replanted every day. Our dreams of multitudes of heirloom pumpkins were dashed, but we have some thoughts on strategies ….

Ipsy Glam Bag October 2014

The October Ipsy Bag is here! although, what I really need right now is a nanny subscription! Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for ….

Getting Mama Back in the Groove

*sponsored by Madison Reed I’m no stranger to pregnancy and the postpartum frump slump. It happens.  Pregnancy acne and a body out of your control is enough to hit the self esteem. Add in the exhaustion, plus hormones, and it is no wonder some of us look like the walking dead.  I’ve spent the past week attempting to get my groove back in the physical sense.  An eyebrow wax, some ….

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One Month

We made it. My big girl is a big eater, so I have been concerned about my milk supply. I have been drinking lactation tea, but I think my biggest issue is simple hydration. The never ending virus is still strong after four weeks. Four weeks of feeling like death. Four weeks of pouring mucus and coughing. Four weeks of feeling like a dried out sock. no wonder my supply ….

Beauty Box Five October 2014

*This post contains affiliate links. The October 2014 Beauty Box 5 is here and it is perfect for that cold weather! Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of ….

Skinn Collagenesis Daily Defense Serum Giveaway!

*Review & Giveaway c/o Skinn Cosmetics Beach activities are over, the leaves have changed, and cool weather moved in. Summer is over and Autumn has been pretty chilly in our neck of the woods, but the sun is still shining. People often forget that protection against the sun is still important, even outside those hot summer days. A moisturizing sunscreen is a must-have for many people, especially during long outdoor ….

Three Weeks and Hanging On By A Thread

But, it is one of those super strong threads for sewing carpet and stuff, so it is OK. I put that outfit on her at two weeks for the picture and had to take it off right away because it was way too small and the headband was squeezing her poor head. So, I imagine transitioning from two kids to three kids would be easier if we hadn’t started preschool ….

An Enormous Pot of Spicy Black Bean Turkey Chili

It is that time of year! In our neck of the woods, it has already dipped down into the 30′s several times and frost is no stranger,so it is time for me to bust out the yummy soups and stews again! a big favorite of my husband’s is chili, especially if it is spicy and hot, hot, hot! This one not a favorite for the kids, but they do like ….

Introducing Our Newest Family Member! A Sort-of Birth Story

I don’t really do birth stories, but here goes. At 12 days old postpartum, I am finally getting back into the swing of things, so it is time to show you what has kept us so busy. Here is our newest daughter Mory! (Of course, her real full first name is not Mory.) I was scheduled to be induced a couple weeks back since my doctor did not want to ….