DIY Stretch Mark Cream

Beauty DIY

When I was pregnant with Ocki I got stretch marks like CRAZY!! I had gained about 30lbs all in all. Really not too bad. I guess I just have a genetic predisposition for it. I did use a fancy stretch mark cream but wasn’t very consistent about it. So when Infinity Jars contacted me and offered to send some free more »

24 Week Bumpdate


Its been a month since my last update. I’m now at 24 weeks. Here’s the scoop: Still look more apple-y than pregnant. That being said, I am putting A LOT more effort into my outfits than I did when pregnant with Ocki and feel tons better about how I look this go around. I can sometimes feel the little one more »

5 Things I Love Best about Being a Stay at Home Mom!

Lifestyle Self Help

You hear a lot about the title “mom.” There’s that hot mess stereotype. You know, we’re all just frazzled Mrs. Weaselys. That “mom” is the most important job — the way underappreciated but sometimes coddling sentiment. You hear about moms losing sight of who they are. “Mom” becomes the whole identity, you are a shadow of your former self. Those more »

Kansas City Kids Fun Guide


As the weather warms that means that it is a whole heck of a lot easier to get outside! If you happen to live in Kansas City then you are in luck because there are tons of fun places to take the kiddos. Here are just a few of the places that Ocki and I have visited. Powell Gardens This more »

Guilt Free Shepherd’s Pie

Dinners Recipes

Coming at you today with a recipe. Shepherd’s Pie! I’ve lightened up this classic meal. Now you might be thinking, this would be delicious if it was the middle of winter. And for those of you fortunate enough to be living in warmer climes, I envy you! Now that I’ve moved to Wyoming I am told to expect snow into more »

I’ve finally done it — Lipsense Review!

Beauty Makeup

Alright folks, you’ve read the title. I’ve done it. I’ve jumped on the bandwagon and tried LipSense. And I love it! I’m not selling it yet (lol) but it is absolutely the longest lasting lip color that I have come across. I’ve talked about some other stains on here before but even those have me checking my reflection every hour more »

Green with Envy

Fashion My Style

As things start warming up I love to get outside as much as I can. After a bleak winter green is quite refreshing! So in honor of the changing seasons I’m coming at you today with a bright green outfit! The shirt was from Modcloth but it is unfortunately no longer in stock. For a similar look try this shirt! more »

Baby #2 on the Way!

Lifestyle Self Help

Whelp, we’ve done it again! We are so happy to announce that Ocki is going to be a big sister. Due date is August 27. This little one is also looking like its going to be a surprise. We didn’t find out Ocki’s gender on purpose. For this little one we were going to find out but it kept its more »

Ocki’s Modeling Debut

Fashion Lifestyle My Style

I’ve always thought that my little Ocki is the cutest baby ever. I know, I know. Every mom thinks that about their child. So when someone else recognizes that cuteness and invites Ocki to be in a fashion show I jump on it! Our local Dillard’s was putting on a show in our local mall. We had a blast! Plus, more »