Why My Daughter Will Never Be a Supermodel

Yesterday, I tried to get my little one, Abby, to pose a bit in a new outfit we had, so I could get some photos for the blog. It was an adorable lace romper from SquirrelCheeks.com that was sent to us a while ago, that we’re just finally getting a chance to try out. The outfit is seriously cute. Abby is seriously cute. But unfortunately, my photos are not seriously cute, lol.

kids being silly

This is my nephew with Abby. I said, “leave her alone for a few minutes bud, so I can get some pics of her in her new outfit. Then you guys can play.” He said, “But what IF….. we pose together and be AWESOME?” Lol. Lots of silly faces appeared, quite quickly.

kids pretending to be sharks

Next they pretended to be sharks. The hands above their head are their fins. You should have heard the sounds they think a shark makes as it swims though a kitchen…

Abby and Cole tiger

After that, they were tigers. ROARing all over the place. Silly kiddos.

Uncle Jamie and Abby

Then, in the middle of the madness, Uncle Jamie {my brother} shows up. Abby LOVES her Uncle Jamie. They got a little bit of snuggle time in.

Kissing Uncle Jamie

And she had to give him a big ol’ kiss before he left, of course. :) {I know a lot of ladies who are very jealous right now. Ladies love cool James, lol.}

So – while I didn’t end up with a “model worthy” photo for this outfit, my little lady had a great time, and so did the rest of us. And that’s what matters. And, I’m able to share an UH-MAY-ZING brand with you…. Squirrel Cheeks has so many awesome outfits and accessories, at seriously ridiculously inexpensive prices. I have no clue how she does it and keeps the prices so low. But what I do know, is that I love it :)

Check her out today: SquirrelCheeks.com <3

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Kids Clothes that Are Affordable AND Adorable!

I received a complimentary outfit from Squirrel Cheeks to try out, so I could let you guys know what I thought about this adorable shop!

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” ― Coco Chanel… I’m always looking for new ways to stock up on adorable clothes for Abby, while sticking with my budget. Because, little girl’s clothes are seriously cute, right? And… I’ve found a seriously uh-MAY-zing new place to order clothes and accessories for her that I am super excited to share – it’s called Squirrel Cheeks Boutique. And I know you’ll love it too.

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Free Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

I think just about everyone by now has heard about this whole Elf on the Shelf trend, right? Where you get an old-fashioned looking elf, tell the kids he’s there to watch over them and report to Santa whether they’re being bad or good, leave treats, and get up to silly shenanigans during the night? Everyone I know is kind of 50-50 on how they feel about this tradition; it’s definitely a love it or hate it kind of thing. Personally – I love this idea. Anything to bring more fun and wonder to the holidays for my little girl is a win in my book. But, we went with a different type of elf…

Elf Magic - alternative to Elf on the Shelf [Read more...]

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Create Your Dream Business: $2,000+ in Resources for $27!!

This post includes an affiliate link – but I only recommend stuff I love – and I bought this for myself too, so I can vouch for the awesomeness personally!

For quite some time now, I’ve been a big fan of the people who run Blogging Concentrated. I had hoped to make it to their local event awhile back in Seattle, but couldn’t make it work. But – next year I will finally get to meet them at iRetreat! {Learn more about the other upcoming Blogging Concentrated events.} I love being a part of their Facebook group, and reading the great tips that come out in their email newsletters – so when I heard about this seriously crazy-amazing deal they just put out, I jumped on it right away! I recommend you do too – it’s only available for a couple of days. You’ll get over $2,000 in resources for only $27 bucks!! Keep reading to have your socks knocked off….

BC Stack - 60 online business resources [Read more...]

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Disney Frozen Party Ideas

Who loves the movie Disney Frozen? Who wants to build a snowman? Um, pretty much everyone in the world, am I right? Frozen was SO not just a princess movie – my nephews love it. I know so many couples who don’t even have kids who have watched it. And I swear – I have the songs in my head every night when I try to sleep. {And honestly – have you ever had kids fighting over something, and you say, “Let it go!” – and there it goes. That phrase has a whole new life after the movie, lol.} If you’re a Disney’s Frozen lover too, you will LOVE this….

Frozen Birthday Party - theitmom.com #Disney #Frozen [Read more...]

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins – Grain Free Recipe

Physician Advises: Skip the Grains But Not the Treats This Holiday Season… Cardiologist and Best-Selling Author Dr. William Davis Shares Grain-Free Recipes for the holidays and tips to stay healthy. This post wasn’t compensated – just wanted to share some cool info.

At a time when we most want to look and feel our best, we seem to do everything possible to ensure we don’t, says cardiologist Dr. William Davis. “The weather starts to change and we reach for the pumpkin-spice cookies, cider doughnuts and beer, which launches us into processed carbohydrates season,” says Dr. Davis, author of “Wheat Belly Total Health,” (www.wheatbellyblog.com), the latest in his bestselling “Wheat Belly” series. {And I’m the first to admit that I am a processed carb-aholic. Seriously.}

Wheat Belly, Total Health, Grain Free Recipe Ideas [Read more...]

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5 Must-Have Herbs for Winter Illness You Might Not Have Heard Of

With cold and flu season officially upon us, many have started stocking the medicine cabinet with various OTC pills in preparation for when illness inevitably strikes – but believe it or not, sometimes the best remedies can be found in our kitchen! Rather than purchasing expensive pills from your local pharmacy, go with herbal remedies – the natural, effective, and cheaper alternative to traditional medicine. I’ve had to really explore these options this year… I was diagnosed earlier this year with majorly high blood pressure {like, 190/120, totally not cool} and realized a few weeks ago when I got the flu that many cold meds say not to take if you have high blood pressure. Which no one had told me about – good thing I read packaging! So, whether you worry about medical issues, drug interactions, are just are trying to avoid lots of OTC meds {which I also try to do} – here are some great tips….

5 Must-Have Herbs for Winter Illnes

5 Must-Have Herbs for Winter Illness: Tips from Dr. Christopher Hobbs of Rainbow Light

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