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The World’s Easiest Easter Egg Project

As much as I love Easter and crafting, I've never really gotten into decorating eggs. Honestly, it's just a lot of work. There was that one time a few years back when we dyed our eggs naturally, using food. Yes, food. Think beets, cabbage, onions, etc. That was fun, but it took forever! There was a lot of boiling and [...]

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Family Style: Affordable Easter Outfits

What We're Wearing: Ja'Naya — George Chiffon Dress and Legging Set, $13.97 (aff); Juliza — Child of Mine by Carters Baby Dress Set, $7.94; Me — George Lace Dress, $15.44 and $2.88 Head Wrap (aff) I can fully admit that I love having two little girls. Nothing against my boys, but I love getting dressed up, and I'm thankful that [...]

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Outfit: Conscious Love + Date Night

On Saturday, my husband and I went on our first real date since the baby was born. It was a much-needed break. Even though I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle a late night and I was tired before we even left the house, I'm really glad we went. We took the photos above when we were headed back [...]

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Baby Juliza: Month 3

I've been taking monthly photos of little Miss Juliza, and she's 3 months old today! I realized I hadn't been sharing these photos on the blog, though I did share them in black and white on my breastfeeding story. Anyway, I'll be sharing them here from now on. Here's my three month old jellybean: Her expression is just priceless! My [...]

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Stylish Collars & A New Pull Harness for Dogs

My mom's dog, Candi, is a 12-year-old beagle. She's slowed down as the years have come and gone, but there are still moments when she wants to act like a puppy. Specifically, when she goes on walks. Candi is a bundle of energy then, and she is famous for pulling on the leash. So much so that my mom hasn't [...]

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Outfits for Two: Dressed for the Ballet

I admit that since baby Juliza was born, it's been a challenge to find alone time with my older daughter. She is an amazing big sister who helps out a lot, but she rarely has mama to herself these days. That's been a big change. Within a 6-month time frame, my stepson came to live with us and we added [...]

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Donate Your Unused Airline Miles to Make-a-Wish

If you've been reading my blogs for a while, you know that my family has had an up-close and personal experience with cancer. What you may not know, because I never shared it here, is that because of my daughter's diagnosis, she was granted a wish by the Make-a-Wish foundation. If you're not familiar with them, Make-A-Wish grants the wishes [...]

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Breastfeeding Diaries: Newbie Challenges & Triumphs

I knew the moment I found out I was pregnant that I wanted to breastfeed this time. I stated as much publicly a few months ago. Having tried, and given up, with my first daughter, I thought of it as a do-over. I prepared myself and did a lot of reading on the subject, but putting it into practice is [...]

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Outfit: Put a Cork in It

I’M WEARING: Cork handbag and bracelet courtesy of Pelcor  | Old Navy initial sweater |  Jordache skinny jeans from Walmart | Thrifted Plenty by Tracy Reese ankle boots (here in dark brown and similar) |  Alex and Ani bracelets  | Walmart necklace  |  Knit hat from Payless (aff) As a plus sized woman, I learned long ago that, unfortunately, my options for eco-friendly clothing [...]

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Outfits: Five Ways to Wear a Tank Top

As you can imagine, since Miss Juliza came into our world, I haven't been doing a whole lot of dressing up. Or a whole lot of leaving the house. Or a whole lot of anything else but feeding her, working, and getting as much sleep as possible to avoid walking around like a zombie. But I have been wanting to [...]

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