• Beauty

    Rose Water Toner

    Rose water, rose oil~ it’s all the rage these days.  This past winter my skin has been extra dry, so I’ve been doing my best to moisturize and layer my skin with extra products.  I’ve been trying these two products out above and I have to say…these seem pretty darn similar.  The Trader Joe’s facial toner is $5 and is really light and watery on the skin.  It feels like the best toner to spray on your face throughout the day when you need a refresh or when you need a little bit of hydration.  The Mario Badescu spray is $14 on amazon (click here) and it’s a bit thicker…

  • Holidays,  Kids

    Easter Crafts & Baking for Kids

    I LOVE a good holiday.  Big or small, I love theme parties, gift bags, and table settings.  (although i hate decorating my home so i just like to look at pictures of table settings…) This year, Charlotte will be almost 3 when Easter rolls around and I am SOOO excited to share the real reason for Easter (Jesus’ resurrection) and also give her ten thousand Easter baskets and eggs.  LOL  a bit much?  Maybe just 4 baskets and 100 eggs then.  hieeeeee.  I’ll do another post on Easter Egg Basket Ideas (b/c I obsess over it).  ;P Last year we did a sad Easter egg hunt in our apartment complex’s courtyard. …

  • Kids

    9 Empowering Books for Girls

    In honor of International Women’s Day, here are 9 books that were written for Girls.  To empower them, support them, and send the clear message that different is good.  I hope to always champion for Charlotte, empower her with words/acts of encouragement, inspire her to be great, and give her every opportunity we can afford.  I would be proud of her no matter her journey, occupation, body image, etc.  I just want her to be confident, happy, and strong in her faith.  xoxo  I am so grateful that Charlotte and the little girls of this world will be growing up in a culture where women are taking a stand, respecting…

  • Blog News

    Hello Again

    Hello.  Remember me? I used to blog pretty regularly for 9 years until a Russian hacker decided to take over my blog.  After a lot of $$ I was able to restore the blog, but lost all the pictures.  GREAT. Then about 2 weeks ago, go daddy decided to hold it hostage and charge nearly $500 for a business hosting account I didn’t need. My blogging journey has hit a few rough patches lately (to say the least), and well, it was just easier to wipe the slate clean and start over.  It’s pretty sad to lose 9 years of memories and posts, but I’m kind of looking forward to…