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Ipsy & Beauty Box Five September 2016

Ipsy & Beauty Box Five September 2016

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 a discount. referral link! In this month’s bag:  Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum sample – ….

Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

We are busy, busy, busy getting ready for fall, school, and acclimating to being a bigger family, but we still need to make sometime for the yummy stuff! Glazed Cinnamon Rolls (Gluten Free, Egg Free) 1/4 packed brown sugar 4 tablespoons cinnamon 1 stick melted salted butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons gelatin powder 3 cups gluten free flour mix 1 1/4 cup milk 3 oz cream cheese 2 ….

Our Newest Bundle in Buttons Diapers

Our Newest Bundle in Buttons Diapers

* diaper c/o Buttons Diapers. Well, we just had the one month pediatrician appointment for baby E, and all is well. He has gained back the weight he lost as well as an additional pound. Which means he is still a full pound lighter than Mory was AT BIRTH!! He is long and skinny, whereas she is short and chubby so they are growing into polar opposites just like the ….

Relaxing Simplicity & Burt's Bees Baby Essentials

Relaxing Simplicity & Burt’s Bees Baby Essentials

Having a new baby is a funny thing. People often go back and forth about how draining and stressful the newborn phase can be. I have to agree that the sleep deprivation, lack of time, lack of energy and the emotional exhaustion are very real. The other day it occurred to me I had not eaten in three days. Meals are usually too much effort! The reality of caring for ….

Dahlia Cloth Menstrual Pads for Postpartum

Dahlia Cloth Menstrual Pads for Postpartum

*Pads provided by Buttons Diapers for review One of our favorite cloth diaper companies, Buttons Diapers, has recently come out with their own line of cloth menstrual pads, named Dahlia Cloth.  A lovely name for a lovely pad! Reusable cloth pads are comfy, economical, green, and better for your body. If you already like reusable pads, you will enjoy Dahlia pads! Dahlia pads come in a three pack, with all ….

We Had Our Baby!

We Had Our Baby!

Two weeks ago.  I had a repeat cesarean two weeks ago, but life has been crazy with lots of kids and recovery and leaky boobs, so I didn’t get to my computer until today. So here is an untouched picture from my cell phone. Because I also couldn’t be bothered to use my real camera. His name does not have a nickname. It is one of those that cannot really ….

The Low Key Baby Boy Room

The Low Key Baby Boy Room

It is crunch time! At the moment this post goes live, I will be in the OR having a cesarean.  Unless of course I very suddenly went into labor right before and didn’t have time to quick come edit this. Haha. I really, really, wanted a beautiful nursery. And it is quite nice actually. I just need some different artwork on the walls. Something bigger and more dramatic maybe.  If ….

Chow Mein Stir Fry with Pea Pods, Carrots & Shirataki 'Rice'

Chow Mein Stir Fry with Pea Pods, Carrots & Shirataki ‘Rice’

When I was a little giril, my mother went to this dingey take out joint for chop suey chow main on occasion. I’m sure it was about as authentic as chow mein in Saint Paul in 1982 could be.  Although, it was nothing like what I see in take out places now. My mother even actuually came up with what she called chow mein hotdish, because you know, Minnesota.  It ….

Baby Room Update: Dresser Makeover & Elephant Art

Baby Room Update: Dresser Makeover & Elephant Art

This is only a small update, but I thought I would share. I have a bunch of stuff coming in the mail to add to the nursery. I have a scheduled cesarean in 10 days if I don’t go into labor before then for a VBAC, Nothing like the last minute, huh? I took the black vintage dresser from the girl’s old room and re-purposed it in the nursery. This ….