Friday, January 23, 2015

Crest Whitestrips- Glamorous White Review

I'm a coffee/tea/pure caffeine drinker. Two cups a day is totally normal for me. In the past few months, I've noticed my teeth have been getting yellow... ew. I started looking into Crest Whitestrips, and saw a pretty good deal on amazon Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Advanced Seal Technology, 14 Count (Packaging May Vary) (affiliate link if you want to go through that. If not, just google it. :))

I've gotta say- I'm impressed. I'm only on DAY THREE! Look at the difference here! I still have 11 more treatments to go and I'm so shocked at the huge improvement already. I can't wait to see how much of a difference there will be at the end! LOVE this product! 

 Disclaimer- I bought this product with my own money to review. Crest has not asked me to review their product, and this is my totally honest review.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Liam's First Birthday! -Party Prep

Peter Pan Birthday

Hold on. Pause. Rewind. How in the absolute WORLD is my baby boy going to be ONE already? No. No. No. I refuse to accept this. Didn't I just have him? Am I still using his birth as an excuse for the extra chub around my waist line? My lanta', time goes fast. On March 1st, I will have to come to terms with my sweet child growing up. Actually, no. I won't. That's why I decided on a Peter Pan/Neverland/ NEVER grow up theme! ;)

So, let's talk inspiration. This is where I'm starting. I'm working with a wonderful etsy designer for my invitations-saralukecreations. I'm incredibly impressed with her work and quick responses to my questions. I first saw this invitation design on a post of a totally yummy party by Jenny Keller. Seriously. This party was absolutely delicious. Look at the details!

I ordered the Peter Pan movie on eBay (stinking movie vault!) to play during the party. Random fact- This movie was playing while I was in labor! Like... as I was pushing. Between pushes the doctor would turn around and watch. So, it's pretty fitting that it's playing at the party as well.

I am LOVING these hats by etsy designer princessbooksbyjmh. I was going to attempt to make them myself, but then realized, "Who am I kidding... I'm never going to pull that off." So ordering it is. They are super cute. And how fun will it be for the kiddies?

Instead of party bags full of candy, I decided to go a different route. I am giving each child a Disney's Peter Pan Golden Book! They were incredibly cheap on amazon, and I really love the idea of giving out these sweet little books.

We found cute straws and plates to match our "nautical" look. I also stumbled upon the Peter Pan poster I was looking for printed on wood for $14.99 at Meijer! SO cool! The Peter Pan doll is currently on sale for $7.99 at the Disney Store. Great deal! 

Last but certainly not least- We had this onesie made (with Liam's name of course!) by the incredibly talented LivieQ! I'm so excited for him to wear it!

I'm so excited to update as I keep putting this party together. We are so excited for our little baby to never grow up! ;) 

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015- Here we go.

Wow, have I neglected to blog. Many friends and family have encouraged me to start this up again. While I had good intentions with my little corner of the internet, I pretty much gave up on it when I had Liam. Why? It was hard. It was hard to set aside time to blog when I hardly had time to breathe. I work full time from home, I am a Momma to a VERY active 10 month old (when did that happen?), and in all honesty it was hard to commit myself to something I wasn't very good at. I am not a professional writer. I am not incredibly good with grammar and sentence structure. I didn't feel competent enough to have a blog when nothing qualifies me for it. But here's the deal: It's something I have a passion for. I love writing down my thoughts. I love being able to connect with others that I may not have even met. I LOVE keeping everything together in one area where my family, friends, and even people I don't know very well can keep updated on little things in my life. I realized recently that blogging is not my profession. It's my therapeutic diary that I can divulge every little thought into. It can be for me. It doesn't have to be an eloquent piece of writing that competes with writers around the world.
All those crazy little thoughts renewed my passion for this blog, and I have decided to make it my goal to write at least once a week with aspirations to write two times a week this year. There will be lots of changes coming to the blog, and possibly even a new name! I am excited for what is to come!

This has been my life lately. A non-stop, exhausting, incredible, wonderful life. I am blessed. I am thankful. It has been full of love, kisses, tears, sleepless nights, and laughter.