Friday, June 22, 2018

Lululemon: A Review

I finally took the Lululemon plunge!  And it only took about 4 bottles of champagne.  During my girls trip, back in April, my friends and I went to brunch, where they offered bottomless mimosas, and boy did we take advantage of that!  We stayed at the restaurant long enough to order 2 meals, and continuously drank mimosas the entire time.  When we finally decided we had had enough (or maybe the restaurant kicked us out--my memory is a little foggy), we proceeded to invade Lululemon and try on everything in the store.  Now, I was the only one of the group who didn't already own a pair of their famous leggings, so my friends were determined to convert me.  But, I will say I was planning on walking out of there empty handed, with no regrets, if I didn't just absolutely love them.  Because while I was sure they would have to be better than Old Navy, it's hard to beat $15 leggings, ya know?

Align legging / $5 tank (size down) / sports bra / shoes

Anywho, back to the story.  My friend was showing me around the store, and the salesperson who got stuck with me (poor girl) was extremely patient and tried to explain all of the different types of leggings to me...meanwhile, I was leaning up against the wall and searching for the nearest water fountain, while acting like I was paying attention.  I managed to take a few pictures while I was there, but I didn't get a lot, and some of the pictures I can't even tell which leggings I am wearing.  #drunkshopping #bloggerfail

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Ahhhh, the smell of fresh strawberries!  There's nothing better than having that first taste of summer, especially if you have access to a strawberry patch.  The strawberries you buy from the store are just not nearly as good as the fresh goodness you can pick from a plant with your own two hands.  Any strawberries will do of course, but we were able to pick a load of fresh berries recently, so I was inspired to not let any of them go to waste!

Fresh Strawberry Syrup / Sauce  :  Midwestern Mama

I made this syrup, or sauce, or whatever you want to call it...heaven in a jar maybe?...for the first time two years ago, and it was delicious over pancakes, waffles, poundcake, oatmeal, angel food cake, ice cream, and we actually even made a cocktail out of it one night!  BOOM!  I mean, how could you say no to some sweet, boozy strawberries?

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Easy Chore Chart the Kids Actually Like

Summah summah, sumertime!  Now that the kiddos are home 24/7, I try to enforce responsibilities and chores more than I do during the school year.  They still have things they need to do on a daily and weekly basis throughout the year, but considering Chase is in school most of the day, then has homework and after school activities, sometimes I get a little lax simply because there just aren't enough hours in the day to get it all accomplished and still get to bed at a decent time.
A DIY Chore Chart Your Kids Will Actually Use! / Midwestern Mama

But summer is a different story!  More time = more responsibilities.  We have been using a clothespin type of chore chart for a few years now, and it has been working great!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

What I'm Ordering From Amazon This Month (April & May)

Hey guys!  Or should I say gals?  Maybe there are some guys who read this...  maybe.  
Anyway I'm back for another month of Amazon orders.  I was a super slacker and didn't get this post out last month, so this one will be a combo of April and May.  And considering it's now June, I will probably combine June and July because....summer....kids home....no time.  

Anyone else feel like Amazon gets half of your paycheck?  I am willing to pay it though because it's just so damn convenient!



For those of you who are not familiar with Subscribe and Save, I'll give you a run down below.  If you already know the ins and outs, please feel free to scroll on down!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

So This Happened....

It was a long winter y'all.  Like really long.   I mean it snowed in April for goodness sake!  Multiple times!  So, what do you do during a long, harsh, cold winter like that?

Well, hubs and I poured a glass of wine, lit some candles, snuggled up under the covers, and...


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale



I was browsing the Half Yearly Sale currently happening at Nordstrom, and thought I would share some things that caught my eye.  I didn't choose a ton of stuff for this post, just the things I either have, or would consider purchasing myself.  With so many items on sale, it’s can be a bit overwhelming!  There are lots of really cute things on sale though, so you can check it all out right here.

If you have a wedding or an event coming up where you need a cute dress, they have so many adorable dress options!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Trying to Find the Right Denim Shorts is Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack!

You would think that getting a pair of jean shorts would be a pretty easy task.  There are so many to choose from out there, but it's near impossible to find one that meets all of my requirements!  If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you have already heard me talk about most of these, but I know there are a lot of you sweet readers who aren't on IG, so I wanted to share this on my blog as well!  And with all of the Memorial Day sales coming up, I am sure most of these will be on major sale!

Denim Shorts Review / Midwestern Mama

I have been ordering and sending back several different pairs of denim shorts over the past couple of months and it finally donned on me that I should be taking pics and sharing this with you because if we can help each other find a decent pair without pulling our hair out, then we have succeeded at something in life!  I am all about little victories, and a good pair of jean shorts has a way of making me smile!

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