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Monday's are my jam, bachelor and chill! The last few Monday's I have gotten into a routine of having a little at home beauty or spa night. My husband often works at night or swing shifts so I kind of love that I still get nights at home alone to watch tv and do whatever girlie things I want. For some reason the last few weeks he's been gone every Monday. I think he does it on purpose cause he knows I will be watching the bachelor. Anyways here is my easy at home spa routine.
I am so excited that for 2018 I have teamed up with Columbia Center Mall to become their official ambassador! Over the next year I have a quite a few different blog post coming featuring all the things going on locally. For my first post of the year I'm here to talk about Valentine's Day and an amazing giveaway you will want to enter if you live locally (Tri-Cities Area)! So for this post I asked my fellow SAHM Erin to head to the mall with me during the week to pick out new Valentine's Day outfits.
Hi guys! Last week was my birthday and I decided to take a few days off of blogging and enjoy some travel. My Husband and I headed to Seattle to enjoy some time together doing city things. Then I headed this weekend to Spokane with a girlfriend for the Miranda Lambert concert. It was such a fun week celebrating and now I'm finally home for a week or two. I hate however how my house gets going from one trip to the next. It needs some Valentines Day TLC. I wanted to put a little post together in preparation for Valentines day. I will have another fun Galentines Day post on Friday so for this post I'll stick to some Valentines gifts for you man and also some casual Valentines day clothes.
This is a little bit of an untraditional post for me as far as fashion goes. I don't work anymore but over the years there has been many cases where I've needed a pair of black dress pants. I had been surviving on a pair I had from my old job back in 2011. Oh jeez 7 year old dress pants. Well I finally decided to buy a new pair. After trying on a million different ones (sorry UPS man) I finally found a pair. I also asked a few of my working friends to share their favorite dress pants so we could put together a good list for you all to try.... here they are!
First off SORRY if you are sick or if your family is sick. I think the entire country is dealing with it. I got a cold a week ago and have still yet to kick it. So if the cold or flu is sweeping through your household. Here are a few measures you can take to get you feeling better.
* Ok so this post is from last year, but I feel like more than ever I need to share these tips. My Hubby is an ER doctor and their hospital has been slammed with influenza this year. And I think I have seen every Mom on Facebook talk about the dreaded stomach flu. So I am going to share this post from last year. I added a few things about how to continue to avoid the winter sickness. I will also share what to do if you get sick on Wednesday. As I am working on updating that blog post as well. So here we go....
There are so many yucky bugs going around so I thought I'd do a two part series on colds and flus. The first post will be about preventing sickness in your house and the second post will be about what to do when the cold or stomach flu enters your house. Hopefully these will keep you guys healthy this winter.
Hot pink in January? I mean I say why the heck not when this week we were in the 50's all week. Leo and I spent most of the week outside, such a nice departure from last years snowy winter. Plus with the terrible flu going around this year I much rather go play outside than take a chance playing at indoor places in town. I picked up this pink sweater in the fall and having been dying to wear it this winter. I know it is a little bold but hey I am never afraid of a little color.
Well it is the middle of Jan and I bet there are already so many resolutions that haven't stuck. Heck I already messed up and didn''t buy organic tomatoes or strawberries at the store yesterday. So because I'm not an expert I often times don't feel like I am an advice expert. But I"m just trying to live my life the best way I know how. 2017 was a great year with a few bumps along the road. So one of my resolutions was spending more undivided time with my son in 2018. What I realized is I haven't been able to do that with perfection, hence why I haven't blogged about it. I realized first that before I pour more time crawling around on the floor playing "dinosaur" I need to spend a little time to reflect on myself and the direction I want 2018 to go. So here are a few new realizations I've made that have provided a change in my perspective.
I feel like I get over winter clothes so fast. There are only so much sweaters jeans and booties I can wear before I'm just over it. So this year I decided to get a few pair of faux leather leggings. I got these from Old Navy for $18. Steal of a deal. I am playing with a lot of textures in this outfit, fur, faux leather, and a chambray shirt. I also get a little sidetracked in this post....
It is that dreaded time of year where you might be going stir crazy with your kids indoors 24/7. Although we do bundle up and go outside most days we don't last longer usually than 30 minutes and Leo and I are ready to come in. Thankfully we have tons of Christmas toys to play with but there comes at time for us stay at home mamas when you want to pull your hair out because you run out of things to do. I wanted to come up with a general list then also a few ideas about things you can your kiddos can enjoy locally or take a little drive and check out some new areas.