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My First Year Of Blogging Breakdown: An Annual Review

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here ) On July 1st 2016 I launched my blog. A lot has happened in the past year. In this post, I will break down what happened…

Colorful Dining Room Table Makeover

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here) Hey guys! Today I want to show you one of my first makeovers. Believe it or not I decided to tackle a table! Okay not literally,…

10 Things I Learned In My First Year Of Blogging

It's been one year since I launched my blog. My first blogiversary as some call it. In that year I learned A LOT. My brain hurt at a point. Almost everything I learned was about blogging. I also learned a lot about myself, my work ethic and what it takes to be a blogger. Today I'm not talking about the behind the scene stuff. I'll save that doosy for another day. This post is going to list the top ten…

Leaving Perfection Behind & Learning To Love My Messy Life

Leaving Perfection Behind Striving For Perfection: The Lie I Bought This post was originally written when we first moved into our first house. Six months prior I spent creating pinterest boards of all the ideas I wanted to implement in our new place. Then we finally moved in and painted the walls. We fixed it up how we wanted, and I found myself obsessed with keeping it spotless. Fluffing the pillows, picking up each room and setting it back into…

First Friday At The Children’s Museum Of Phoenix – Our Experience

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is amazing! I've been twice before and on both occasions we were celebrating our sons birthdays. There is a entire room dedicated to a play grocery store with toddler sized shopping carts. The museum even has an art room where kids can color and even paint a castle! With three levels of displays and attractions there is something to enjoy around every corner. I honestly love this museum and so do my kids. I did…

What To Expect At The Children’s Museum Of Phoenix

  Our family has been to the Children's Museum of Phoenix twice. On both occasions we were celebrating our sons birthdays. This review is to serve as a guide for what to expect in general from the museum itself. Before going I recommend bringing a stroller if you have kids under 3. That way you don't have to carry the diaper bag the whole time and you can pack your lunch too. Be sure to wear comfy shoes and bring…

Ten Things I Love About My Husband

Marriage and parenting has been an adventure for sure! My husband and I met when we were just two young kids. I was 19 and he was 20. Now it has been 7 years since we met and 4 years since we married each other. I can say without a doubt that I love him more then I did in the beginning. There is something about creating a life together and really becoming one. Having kids that resemble both of…

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Cost Nothing! Husband Approved

  My darling husband told me that I needed to make a post of Father's day gift ideas that don't cost a dime. Don't you love it when your honey gives you more work to do? At least this time it isn't more dishes. His reason was that I needed to make a free alternative to my post on 15 Easy Last Minute Father's Day Gifts Under $50. We're always trying to save money too so this list is for…

15 Easy Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts Under $50

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website and support my family.) Father's day totally sneaked up on me this year. Okay alright! If I'm being really honest I practically forget about it until 2 days before...every year since we became…

Easy DIY Car Seat Head Support Strap

Hey guys so I wanted to share a quick and EASY tutorial on how to make a DIY car seat head support strap. This tutorial is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! Okay that sounded a little violent.... maybe it won't blow your mind but it WILL solve the problem of your child having no head support during naps in the car. This car seat head strap is simple to make. The best part is it will fit your car seat…

Easy And Addicting Garlic Hummus Stuffed Olives

Follow my blog with Bloglovin ( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website and support my family.) Have you ever had two foods in front of you that don't typically go together but you decide to see what they taste like anyway? That is how this recipe was born! I was eating pita chips and garlic hummus and…

Chicken And Eggplant Lasagna

EGGPLANT LASAGNA!!!! OH YEAH! It doesn't get any better then this! Seriously though I had to ask google how to spell lasagna. I know...I know its easy to spell for you, but I honestly get the "n" and "g" mixed up so to me lasanga and lasagna look the same until I notice the red spelling error line under the wrong word. Now to be super honest, I'm not a professional writer! *GASP*! Shocker right? Okay come on, if you…

Be Present Mama! A Thought About Screen Time

Sometimes it's hard to see how our habits affect those around us. Especially our kids. Sometimes we need to wear their shoes and see ourselves with their eyes. Today I want to talk about screen time, and I'm not talking about the kids. We as adults need to think about just how much screen time we are allotting ourselves. We all look at our phone, and there's nothing wrong with that as long as there is a limit. You have…

Quick And Easy Crispy Apple Tart

I love easy recipes that don't involve much work, like this apple tart. It comes out crispy and delicious but not too sweet. All you need to make this is a pie crust, apples, honey, butter, cinnamon and some nutmeg! The amazing thing is you don't need to make a glaze. The apples create one as they cook and the honey drizzled on top makes it a little indulgent. To make this apple tart I started by preheating the oven…

Arizona Pinners Conference 2017 – I’m Presenting!

I'm Presenting At The 2017 Pinners Conference In Scottsdale, AZ! What exactly is The Pinners Conference? The Pinners Conference is where Pinterest comes to life! It’s everything you love about Pinterest in one place. They have shopping booths with everything you could think of like paper crafting, home décor, organization, makeup and clothes to name a few. Last year my lovely Mama and I attended the first Pinners Conference hosted in Arizona. We had a blast exploring the booths and…

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