Happy mother’s day!

First things first: click here for the romper, here for the blow dryer for this blowout, and here for the perm rods I curled my hair with the next day.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

On Mother’s Day I like to take the day to remind myself of the woman I was before motherhood. Im changed now (in a lot of ways for the better) – and that’s ok. But sometimes I miss the old me and feel the need to find her. Continue reading “Happy mother’s day!”

Playroom makeover

Our basement is partially finished. The unfinished part is our home gym – which is where we started CSS Wellness years ago. the finished part served as kind of a 3rd living room. We already have the formal living room and the family room upstairs. And since there’s no bathroom in the basement, we didn’t use it often.

But with the stay at home order keeping us cooped up and the weather being so rainy – i thought we needed to make a nicer play area! (Plus upstairs was flooded with toys and driving me crazy 😂)

This is what we started with in the basement

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More quarantine activities

Alright guys, doesn’t seem like this “safe at home” stuff is ending anytime soon. So I thought I’d share the homeschool activities me and LB have been doing!

(I can’t take credit for many of these. His preschool teacher sends ideas to us weekly and we try them out).

A lot of our makeshift art projects are brought to you by this art kit. Great buy 😂.

1. Rainbow toast Continue reading “More quarantine activities”

Entry closet redesign

For some reason, builders of middle class homes in Lexington, KY always leave out a mud room. When you come into our house from the garage you walk basically straight into our kitchen. We have an entryway closet but it was always cluttered with junk. Brian and LB had an issue with leaving ALL their shoes in there until you can’t even see the floor.

All the coats were in there too. And anything we didn’t have a home for. I hated that closet – just a cluttered mess.

When quarantine hit and the gym closed, Brian told me he was gonna fix my closet. Continue reading “Entry closet redesign”

1 year of cloth diapers

I’ve been cloth diapering for over a year now. And you know what the main thing Ive learned is?

That it’s not as hard as it seems. Honestly! I was so stressed about wash routines and types of diapers and building a stash and now… I grab whatever diaper is close to me, wash whenever I’m running out, fold whenever I have time (sometimes right before putting the diaper on Viv haha) and carry on.

Once the the anxiety of cloth diapering was gone, I realized how much easier it is than disposable diapering. Why?

1. No blowouts. Like zero. Continue reading “1 year of cloth diapers”

The truth about motherhood

Why don’t we tell future moms the truth about motherhood?

I mean we may tell them you don’t get a lot of sleep at first, or that breastfeeding is hard, or that contractions hurt. But we don’t tell them the whole truth.

Why don’t doctors/lactation consultants/breastfeeding classes tell you nursing can hurt at first – even if you’re doing it right? Continue reading “The truth about motherhood”

We got flewed out.

haha, not really – but we did hop on a flight for a trip last week.

Why?

It’s cold in Kentucky, and the days are short, and I spend most of my time inside. My mood has been up and down since having Viv and lately, I’ve felt really overwhelmed. It seems like anytime I’m doing something to help Viv, LB feels neglected or needs my undivided attention and vise versa. Continue reading “We got flewed out.”

How do you make money online?

This was another question from my instastory Q&A earlier this week that I thought would be better as a blog. I get DMs with this question all the time, and I do answer to the best of my ability – but I wanted to spell it all out. I’m no expert but I don’t mind to share what I know 🙂

You can make money online. If you spend more than 3-4 hours on social media – there should be something in it for you financially. And there probably can be. There are 3 main ways to make money online – and most people combine these or progress from 1 method to another. I’ll go in the order of how I have progressed. Continue reading “How do you make money online?”