Thursday, April 11, 2019

IKEA Tarva Dresser Makeover

So far, 2019 has been the year of finishing things I meant to do in 2018.  And I have to say, I am off to a pretty good start!


One thing I have been able to check off my list is finally getting this dresser completed for Beckham's room.  After making his bed last year (I will get a post published on that soon), I wanted to find an unfinished dresser, which I could stain with the same Old Barn Milk Paint stain to coordinate.  Finding an unfinished dresser was more difficult than I thought!  Enter good ole IKEA!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Things That Made Traveling Easier, and What I am Ordering For Our Next Trip

We are just back from our trip to Paradise Island, Bahamas, and I am in full laundry mode.  WHY is there always SO much laundry to do whenever you leave town?  It seems like we go through so many more clothes.  Anyway, we had a really great time and it was definitely nice to feel that warm sunshine after the harsh winter we have endured!


I wanted to share a few things that made traveling a little easier and also a few things I saw other people had that I immediately put in my Amazon shopping cart to have for our next trip.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Curling Wand Hair Tutorial

A while back, I asked you guys what you would like to see from me, and one of the requests was for a hair tutorial!  So, although I am no expert, I put together a little video to show you what I do when I actually take the time to curl my hair.

I have been using this wand for several years now and I love it!  It is super inexpensive, but it holds curl better than any other wand or curling iron I have tried in the past.  I will link all of the items I mention in the video.  Scroll down to shop the post.







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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup

I love a good, hearty soup! It has been colder than a polar bear's toenails here in the midwest and cold weather always makes me want warm, comforting soups.  This Taco Soup is a favorite because #1), it's super easy to make, and #2), three out of four people in this house will eat it...and that's a win in my book!  It's amazing served with some cheese quesadillas (which is what family member #4 usually eats when we have this soup).

I shared this recipe on Instagram previously, but I wanted to post it here also because I know not all of you are on the 'gram!  And, it's good to have an actual post to refer back to.

Easy Taco Soup / This hearty soup is sure to please everyone and is easily doubled for a crowd!   /  Midwestern Mama

I use my Instant Pot to make this simply because I can make the entire thing in one dish and not have to clean any other pots.  Can I get a hallelujah?  But, you could definitely make it on the stovetop or the crockpot.  Seriously though, if you don't own an Instant Pot, HOW ARE YOU SUCCEEDING AT LIFE?  I use mine at least once a week, if not more.  It is a workhorse, and I love it so!  

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Friday, March 1, 2019

American Eagle Try On

One of my most frequently asked questions is in regards to my overly distressed pair of jeans.  Whenever I post a pic of them, I always get asked where they are from.  I got them at American Eagle...but 3 years ago.  Last year, AE did not have a pair that in my opinion equaled the fabulousness of mine, but this year they came through!  And, they are exactly the same as the originals!  And, American Eagle is currently having their friends and family sale, so most items are 30% off!  


I'm sharing these highly coveted jeans and the rest of the goodies I recently tried on below.  Warning, there are lots of awesome finds...and one major dud.
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Ready or Not...Swimsuits Are Here!

I am so conflicted because I so badly yearn for that spring and summer sunshine hitting my face and giving me a glow!  BUT, I am not looking forward to shedding this sherpa pullover that has become part of my body, only to find out that what I thought was padding from my fluffy shirt is in fact my own personal padding.  Winter.  It has a way of creeping up on me...and taking residence in my thighs.  

But, like it or not, swimsuit season is around the corner.  And for some of us, that corner is getting closer and closer.  We usually lay low for Spring Break, but this year we are joining the best of them and taking the boys to the beach!  Despite my lack of enthusiasm for donning a swimsuit, I am SO excited to get the heck out of this midwest weather and get some vitamin D!

Naturally, with a beach trip coming up, I have been on the hunt for all things beachy...including swimsuits.  Below, I'm sharing a few that I've recently ordered along with some others that caught my eye.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lovin' Lately

Hey friends!  It's been a LONG time since my last Lovin' Lately post, so it's well overdue!  I have a few things I thought about writing individual blog posts on, but then considering the reality of that actually happening was little to none, I decided to combine them all here!


I have been stalking the Ugg McKay boots since last year.  I love my Uggs, but I love that these aren't so bulky.  However, I didn't want to spend that much on them.  Then, I came across these for a fraction of the price!  I wanted to try them to see if they were cheaply made, but I have practically lived in them since they arrived!  They have a wool blend lining, are warm, and super comfortable!  I am so happy with this purchase!  I love that they keep my feet toasty without feeling like clown shoes.  I got my normal size.


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