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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cups

I had two rotting bananas that I hadn’t eaten yet. I’ve been trying to think of easy recipes for breakfast because I’m about to be a work-at-home mom and that means no time for anything but work, nurse, diapers, play and oh yeah, more nursing and diapering and playing. Enter Half Baked Harvest’s recipe for Baked […]

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Instantly Framed Review – Framed Pics At Your Fingertips!

Disclosure: I received an Instantly Framed product to facilitate this review. Below is my honest opinion. Are you like me and own a iPhone with over 1,000 photos on your phone? I love scrolling through photos from when Spawn was just born to now (she’s 6 months!). It’s amazing how tiny she was and how big she’s […]

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Disney Avengers 5K 2014 Race Report

My first post-partum race was the Disney/Marvel Avengers 5K back in November 2014. I’m so glad I signed up for this and happy that it was a 5K that I started with! (Forgive the dark photos – they were taken with our phones!) Spawn and I drove all the way down to Disneyland for our packet […]


Friday Five 1.9.15 – Happy New Year!

Happy new year! It’s the first Friday Five for 2015! I’m currently wearing Spawn and she is napping – so I have a bit of time to crank out a post. Yeah for babywearing! Friday Fives are not just about what’s making me happy this week. I’m going to add in things I think should […]


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Rookie Moms Challenge #9 – Mommy Movie Day

I struggled with postpartum life right after Spawn was born. I felt alone and isolated. The Wife was with me every step of the way yet I still found being a new mom to be lonely and kind of traumatic. Somewhere around Week 8, I felt the fog lift. The Wife has been instrumental in getting […]

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What You Should Know After Delivering a Baby

My pregnancy was friggin’ fantastic. I had a super fun time being pregnant. I ran, I walked, I did yoga, I went spinning. The only bump in the road was my gestational diabetes. Once I pushed Baby Spawn out, all hell broke loose. Here is… What You Should Know After Delivering A Baby Note: This […]

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My Picks at Nordstrom – Ebates 9% Cash Back

Dudes, please be sure you are signed up for Ebates!! Get some of your cash back from your online purchaeses! If you sign up with my referral link, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Here are my picks from Nordstrom’s Clearance Sale! Splendid – Open Cardigan $58.80 Because you can never […]

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Friday Five 3.28.14: What’s Making Me Happy

TGIF! Let’s get right to it! Five Things Making Me Happy This Week: 5. My favorite new red lipstick! Last night, I attended the #LALLBLOG14 reception at Besame Cosmetics in Burbank. Not only did I find a red lippie for me, I think many of the attendees also found their reds at Besame! How cute […]

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Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap – Not so magical for my hair

When I attended the Natural Products Expo West a few months ago, I picked up a sample of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure Castile Soap in the blue label. I thought, hey it’s natural, it’s soap for every part of your body. I shampoo’d my hair, and it came out stringy, dry, and disgusting. I mean, […]

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Coola Suncare Organic Sunscreen – Review

Disclosure: Coola sent these two products without expectation of a review. The review of both products are my honest and true opinion. Some of these links are affiliate links.    Yesterday, I was at the Fitness Magazine/Murad skin fitness event, and it is funny that I am writing about sunscreen today. Dr. Murad (the real […]

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Paint a ‘Cock at Paint and Sip Studio LA

Just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean I can’t do fun stuff. Last week, my blogger friends AJ, Melissa, Anne and I headed to Paint & Sip Studio LA for a Bloggers Night Out (BNO) of painting and sipping. I learned to paint a ‘cock! Peacock, y’all. Dirty minds. The bloggers and I did some bonding with an […]

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5 Questions with Custom Calligrapher Linda Yoshida

The art of calligraphy isn’t dead. It’s thriving!! Have you checked out Instagram lately? Type “Linda Yoshida” or “calligraphy” and you’ll see TONS of images just on beautiful calligraphy! If you’re a fan of script or custom handwritten artwork, you’ve come to the right post! I’m proud to know Linda Yoshida, custom calligrapher, personally. She’s a savvy […]

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Friday Five 12.5.14: Five Nonprofits To Give To This Holiday Season

My pal Anne is counting down to Christmas by highlighting nonprofits and charitable causes that you can help – small or large donations. I thought that was brilliant! So I’m appropriating it. Here are… Five Nonprofits To Give To This Holiday Season 5. Third Wave Fund – formerly known as Third Wave Foundation. When I […]


Friday Five 11.14.14: Cumberbatch, Avengers 5K

Hey! It’s Friday!! It’s time for What’s Making Me Happy This Week. Let’s go, everyone! Friday Five 5. Audra McDonald sings Yahoo Answers. You may know Audra McDonald from Broadway. Or you may know her from that godawful NBC “The Sound of Music” Live disaster. She sings answers from Yahoo Answers on The Tonight […]

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