Category: holidays

Holiday Stress Tips for Moms

Holiday Stress Tips for Moms

It goes without saying that the holidays can be extra stressful for moms. Chaotic schedules, messed up routines for kids, missed naps, financial stress, the pressure to find, purchase, and wrap gifts for everyone, hosting and all the cleaning that goes along with that, decorating, coordinating events with family. Literally, the list of holiday stresses can go on and on. And I personally think it’s so sad that such a magical time for our families results in such stress for the moms. All that behind the scenes work can really get to us! I want to help you have a […]


Makeup Gift Ideas 2019

Makeup Gift Ideas 2019

Now that I’ve gotten a couple posts for gift ideas for kids out of the way, let’s get into the fun stuff! Let’s take a peek at some fun makeup gift ideas for Christmas. Brands really like to take advantage of this holiday season and flood the market with gift sets and other holiday-themed products. But what’s actually worth it? What’s actually good? Are there products you shouldn’t be buying? Find out in this makeup gift ideas guide for Christmas! Did you already check out my gift guides for infants and toddlers?! What NOT to buy So let’s take a […]


Infant and Toddler Christmas Toys List 2019

Infant and Toddler Christmas Toys List 2019

One of my favorite hobbies is spending money. Ask my husband! I love to spend money on anything for anyone. And being a stay-at-home-mom comes with some budget restrictions, so I don’t get to do a lot of shopping through out the year. So the holidays are my favorite time of the year! Family time, delicious food, recalling the Lord’s birth are all well and good – but I get to spend money! I get literal stars in my eyes during this time of year. So I thought it would be fun to share some infant and toddler Christmas toys […]


Basic Photography Tips for Dads

Basic Photography Tips for Dads

All right moms, let’s just get it out there – a professional photographer I am not. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably already come to this conclusion, but I just thought I would throw this post together for moms to share. Why? Because picture taking is generally an invisible work of motherhood. Moms are always concerned with taking photos to capture memories, which then means moms are never in any photos. And as a mom, that just makes me so sad – that my children will look back and have tons of cute photos with their dad […]


What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

I’m honestly slightly in shock that Christmas is over. Like… what?! I feel like I always build up such anticipation and forget that it’s just a single day – it has the same 24 hours as every other day of the year. And fun times with family seem to make it go by quicker, ya know? This was an exciting Christmas for us. Having a kid sort of brings back the Christmas magic that you lose as you get older. Ya know what I mean? And while Clementine was fun last year, she didn’t really know what was going on. She […]


3 Holiday Treats That Use 5 Ingredients or Less

3 Holiday Treats That Use 5 Ingredients or Less

I think it’s safe to assume that everyone’s favorite part about the holidays is all the treats! Who doesn’t love sweet, delicious treats that are made with love?! But making them can be down-right stressful! Planning, prepping, measuring, mixing, scooping, cleaning! I feel a little frazzled just typing all that out! So I’ve discovered three amazing recipes that take 5 ingredients or less. They’re all easy to buy for, easy to make, and don’t produce a ton of dishes #winwin Oreo Truffles This first recipe comes to us from TheCozyCook.com. She decorates her truffles with drizzled chocolate, but I recommend crushed up […]


Keto Cinnamon Rolls | Christmas Morning Breakfast

Keto Cinnamon Rolls | Christmas Morning Breakfast

Cinnamon rolls were always the delectable breakfast of choice for Christmas morning while growing up. The scent as they baked clung to the air, warm and sweet at the same time. There was nothing like biting into a warm, fluffy cinnamon roll slathered in tangy cream cheese frosting after opening presents. Even just typing this now makes me close my eyes and zoom back to my childhood with a smile on my face. This is a tradition I’d like to keep alive in our household. Not only are cinnamon rolls delicious, but they’re easy too, which means I don’t have […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 3 Cool Tones

Holiday Makeup Look | 3 Cool Tones

Before we get into the makeup look, I just wanna share a couple links to my favorite Christmas flash mobs. I honestly have no idea why I love flash mobs, specifically Christmas ones, so much, but I do. I think they’re so fun and spontaneous and the performers had to muster up so much courage to do it. And it just makes me so emotional to see the audience signing along. This first one literally brings me to tears every time. It has over 6 million views and I’m pretty sure I’m responsible for a quarter of them because I’ve […]


Christmas Décor: How to be Festive with Minimal Decorations

Christmas Décor: How to be Festive with Minimal Decorations

Fact: I love Christmas. Fact: I hate spending all day decorating for Christmas. Christmas decorations are easily my favorite! They’re so pretty and sparkly and really add to the overall atmosphere of the season. But that yuletide excitement is easily dampened at the thought of spending an entire day decorating – at least for me! The compromise is to have a small amount of quick, easy decorations. Derek and I easily set up all of our décor within a matter of a few hours. It’s not stressful but still brings in the holiday spirit. Here’s a peek at what we […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

After starting to go live on Facebook for my Halloween looks, I got tagged in so many candy cane eye liner videos on Facebook. And it’s finally that time of year! Before we get started… I’d like to offer a word of advice. This is definitely one of those looks that you can get wrapped up in and obsess over. You can literally spend an hour going over it again and again to get the lines perfect. And then you’re running late for your party because it took you three times as long as you thought it would. My advice: don’t sacrifice […]