Friday, May 17, 2019

Summer Sandals

Happy Friday, friends!  This week has been insanely busy to say the least.  May has proven to be a busier month than December, and I am ex-haus-ted!  With all of the end of school year festivities, I feel like my head has been spinning and I'm just trying to keep up.  On top of everything else we have going on, my dog went missing Wednesday.  After we searched  and searched and searched, he finally came wandering back into our yard uninjured.  Don't you wish you had a video camera to see what your pets are up to all day?  That punk had us so worried!  I'm just glad he made it back home safely.  To say I'm excited for the weekend is an understatement!  I will be cracking open one of those Strawberry Lemonade Natural Lights fo-sho!

Today I am sharing some fun summer sandals from American Eagle!  They have a great selection of shoes and the prices are hard to beat.  Currently, all of the AE and Aerie brand sandals are ON SALE, so you can score some amazing deals on these and more!

I love being able to snag super cute summer sandals at affordable prices!  I rounded up some adorable sandals and you won't believe the prices!   Midwestern Mama


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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Planting Spring Pots

I honestly can't even believe I am writing this post because I have never been one to think of myself as having a green thumb.  I have killed succulents, air plants, aloe, and even lucky bamboo.  That probably isn't very lucky, is it?

Container Gardening:  How to create beautiful flower pots with the Thriller, Spiller, Filler method!  Midwestern Mama #containergardening #flowerpots #annuals #flowers


But, over the past few years, I have planted a random assortment of annuals in pots and placed them around the patio and driveway area and they just bring me so much joy when they are in bloom!  I love the variety of colors and textures and I think it's fun to mix and match them to get an endless number of different outcomes!

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sofia Jeans Collection from Walmart

Hey friends!  Happy weekend to ya!  We have a super chill weekend planned and I am SO looking forward to it!  My sons both want to hit up some garage sales (trying to make their allowance dollars stretch a little further), so we may venture out and see what treasures we can find.


Have y'all seen the new Sofia Vergara collection at Walmart?  It's so stinking cute!  I ordered a couple of things and I was very impressed, so I hopped on the website to see what other goodies they have and there are lots of adorable pieces!

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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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