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    Punching Debt in the Face

    oh man, do you remember this blog?  i loooooooooved this guy so much.  (the new writer is not the original writer–who sold it after he became successful).  the original writer started this blog to help keep himself accountable for his student loans and he had a really ridiculous way of living so that he could prioritize his debt repayment.  he got married and even had two kids with this mindset/lifestyle.  like you would see his monthly spending charts and graphs and think he was cray cray~ BUTTTT he was able to save so much money that he bought a baller home + his wife was able to stay home and…

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    crumbs

    sadly my blog has been neglected for the past like three years.  i always mean to write regularly and put together fabulously curated posts… butttttt life is not that way.  i work full-time, have a cray commute, usually do the evening routine stuff on my own, and mama needs a long zone out break after c goes down for the night.  our house literally looks like hoarders USA (not b/c we are hoarders, but b/c we never put stuff back in it’s place).  sigh. anyway, since it’s been a while and i thought i’d update on some random things going on… i’m looking for a side hustle.  something to give…

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    Violin

    HOW FREAKING CUTE IS THIS PICTURE???  C’s three year old class has a violin teacher come once a week and teach the little ones how to play~ or really…how to get comfortable with a musical instrument.  C played the instrument all wrong, used the wrong fingers/hands but you know what… it is about her WANTING to try it and play right?  My brother tuned the violin for her and showed her a youtube video of a little girl playing the frozen song on the violin.  BRILLIANT idea.  She was so motivated and excited. Although I have never played the Violin and I do not plan on pressuring C to play if…

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    August Round-up part II

    I seriously cannot believe it’s the end of August.  I feel like school JUST got out and I was making a long list of things to do.  This past weekend we went to Knottsberry Farm with our friends and celebrated their daughter’s 3rd birthday the next day.  What a fun fun way to really end the month.  Here are some pics from our weekend and the adorableness of these two toddler besties. <3 such a fun trip to knottsberry with these littles!  i love watching them grow together and love each other~~ xoxo  i hope they are always close. This was c’s last day at mygym.  It was really really…

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    Fourth of July Recap

    This year, Fourth of July came SO FAST!!!  I thought I was ready…but the week leading up to it… NOPE.  NOTEVENALITTLE. Thank GOD for friends who are better prepared and host parties!  lol  Here are some fun photos from our day + a gender reveal!!  Can’t wait for one more baby to join our family! isn’t this outfit adorable??  got it from target a few months back + the stars that are on the wall. the entire day was kid centered and just SO MUCH FUN.  i was having such a great time chatting with friends that i totally forgot to take pictures!!  sooo unlike myself.  *doh* and below we…

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    The Best Dry Shampoo for Busy Moms

    Oh LORD, I have been through my fair share of dry shampoos and thought that this product was just not for me.  It either was super flaky and made my hair flat OR it was for dark hair and left a dark brown/black residue on everything my head touched.  GROSS. With Mike’s travel schedule, our life schedule and just going through 1.5 years of baby/no baby drama I needed to change my morning routine up.  I decided to try one more dry shampoo.  That’s when I discovered Dove Dry Shampoo + Volume (link to a 3-pack here).  It not only absorbs the oil but it gives my roots texture (volume)…