Its Payday, You’re Going To Want This! Wine Cork Holder

Its Payday, You’re Going To Want This! Wine Cork Holder

One of the things that I love about my house is that it is unique to us. When we moved in over 10 years ago, we had almost nothing. We had to piece together furniture that was given to us and save up for IKEA shopping trips.

Now that so many years have passed, we have been able to purchase the decor and furniture we want. Recently while surfing Amazon, which I always do, I saw this amazing wine cork holder. Although I can see this in my kitchen, I can also see this sitting or hanging on a wall by a wet bar or even on a mantle.

Thinking ahead to Valentine’s, Mother’s day or even a birthday gift. This stylish piece of decor is affordable and perfect for that wine drinker in your life! Click the link and choose your letter, you can even spell a word! Personalized Letter “W” Metal Wall Wine Cork Holder – Monogram Wall Art

Its Payday, You’re Going To Want this- Shoe Socks

Its Payday, You’re Going To Want this- Shoe Socks

I am really enjoying shopping for these amazing, quirky, payday must haves! This week I have found the most adorable socks. They are socks that look like shoes.  When my children were babies I remember buying them socks that were similar to these. These however are for us women!

So many times my husband has come home and asked me what I accomplished with my day.I usually point to our children and say “duh, they are alive.” I figure a stupid question deserves a stupid answer. With these socks I will look like I have been up and productive all day. Ok maybe not but I’m sure my husband and I will get a few laughs out of them!

You can purchase yours by clicking this link and placing your order on Amazon! Bits and Pieces – Novelty Socks – Hi-Top Sneaker – Silly Socks – Machine Washable – Cotton-Rich Socks, Fun Great Gift – Black – Adult Size 6-12

You’re Going To Want This- Momma Needs To Lounge

You’re Going To Want This- Momma Needs To Lounge

Every time that I think I can take a seat and rest my family has other plans for me. Sometimes I just want to take a load off my feet and relax like everyone else. Well when I saw this amazing lounger, I knew it was going to have to be on my list.

BANANA BED looks so incredibly comfortable. I can see myself sitting outside while the kids play, using it as a floatie in the pool and in the back of the truck at the drive in movies. Also when the family asks something of me, they will have to help me out of it. This means they may not be so quick to ask me for something. Well it’s a nice thought right?

They come in many different colors and it’s portable! Bring it with you wherever you go. Can’t get better than that! Click the link above or the picture below to order yours today, then post a picture on our facebook page of yourself enjoying a moment of relaxation. We will all be relaxing together.

Conversation Heart Planter Decorations- Valentines DIY

Conversation Heart Planter Decorations- Valentines DIY

Even though I love Valentine’s day, I don’t have many decorations to help celebrate. This lead me to brainstorm simple DIY crafts for myself and my children. Since I buy everything on Amazon, I checked to see what kind of craft supplies I could purchase from them. Another wonderful thing about shopping Amazon is that I don’t have to pay 10 cents for a bag!

So for this craft, I had some of the items already but i’m going to post the link to all the items needed. Some may vary in size from what I used to make mine but all equally as cute!

5 Wooden Heart Shapes
Silver Ribbon
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set
Woodsies Dowels
Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
Paint Markers

The first thing I did was paint all of the hearts, 2 coats of paint on the front and 1 coat on the back. This was the most time consuming just because you have to wait for paint to dry. Make sure you also do a single coat around the outside of the heart. Also at this time you can paint a coat of white paint or color of your preference on the dowels.

Next I used a paint marker to do a stitch border around the perimeter of the heart. I also cut my ribbon to a 6 inch length. Cut as many as you have hearts.

This part was tricky, at the time that I made these I did not have a red paint marker so I had to freehand it. I would have prefered to have the paint marker because its so much easier to write, obviously. This is also a good time to get your hot glue gun warmed up and ready to go. The bows are just folded over making two loops and two drops of hot glue lock the loops in place. You can also cut your ribbon longer if you want to actually tie your bow.

I painted a coat of sealer on it since I will have mine outside and it will keep it fresh for years to come. Just make sure your letters are dry before you paint the sealer on. One of mine was still wet and I didn’t realize it. Made a bit of a smudge.

Now it’s time to glue them all together. Make sure not to burn yourself with the hot glue gun. It seems like I do everytime I use it!

Now all you have to do is use them to decorate your planters, maybe a vase full of them or wrap one up on a gift. We used ours in pots outside and they look so adorable. So simple and so much fun to have some crafting time.

Carne Asada Nachos – Quick Meal and Very Tasty

Carne Asada Nachos – Quick Meal and Very Tasty

There are very few meals that I actually make for my family. My husband is the chef of the house and we depend on him for the most delicious meals. One meal that I do make, that is really simple and really tasty, is my carne asada nachos.

Ingredients you will need:

Carne Asada

Corn Chips

Grated Cheese

Sliced Black Olives


Refried Beans


How To:

First you will want to BBQ your carne asada. I figure a half pound per person.

Once the meat is done, cut it into small squares.

Preheat oven to 370.

Using a glass pie dish or a glass casserole dish, layer chips, cheese, black olives and carne asada. I do two layers in the pie dish but it will depend on  how much you are making.

Put in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.

While cooking, prepare your guacamole, refried beans and tomato. You may also like sour cream and salsa on the side.

Once your nacho’s are done baking, you can plate and serve. If you did two layers, take off the first layer, plate and then stick the second layer back in the oven for 5 more minutes.

You may have to adjust the time in the oven for larger/smaller batches.

Seriously one of my favorite dinners. It’s filling and everyone loves it.

You Are Going To Want This- For Your Inner Rebel

You Are Going To Want This- For Your Inner Rebel

For my first, you are going to want this, post I chose an option for your inner rebel.

Temporary Tattoo ( 9 SHEET) 2 Change the Color in The Sun+5 Sheet Metallic Gold +2 Sheet Elegant Series White Lace, Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly, Easy To Apply and Long Lasting

You won’t find me with a skull and bones tattoo on my arm anytime soon. Needles are not my thing and I can’t think of anything I would want on my body forever but I love these temporary tattoos. Metallics, lace and coloring changing seems classy to me! As classy as a tattoo can be. I think that these are great to wear on a night out with your friends or even a date night.

Best part is you don’t have to go through painful laser treatments to remove it from your skin. You can look and feel like a rebel then go back to mom anytime you want.

New Year, New Way To Accomplish Those Resolutions

New Year, New Way To Accomplish Those Resolutions

Where did 2016 go? It was just New Year’s Eve and now it is upon us again. Everyone starts a new year fresh and full of hope. Determination to accomplish all the goals they have put to the side up until now.

Many will not accomplish their goals, losing their drive within a week or two. Some will start toward their resolution and never look back. I hope to be one that accomplishes everything that I want too in 2017 but if my track record is any indication on how this year will go, im screwed.

I am a goal setter all year-long and I always accomplish those goals, I make lists and I check them off. I feel very accomplished when I can put that big check mark on my to-do list. Why then can I not accomplish my New Year’s resolutions? What’s the difference? A New Year’s resolution can be something as simple as waving to your neighbor on a regular basis, sending out birthday cards to your family or to stop biting your nails, so easy right?

The way to succeed at these New Year’s resolutions is simple. Don’t set the bar too high. If you want to lose weight, don’t set your goal at 100 pounds. Set your goal at 10 and once you have accomplished that, up your goal. Breaking your resolutions down to smaller more attainable goals is a must. If your resolution is too extreme you will probably fail.

Another way to help you succeed these goals is to write it down. Have your list of resolutions somewhere that you can see it throughout your day. Whether it’s a post it on  your fridge or a simple timer on your phone that goes off once a day with  your list on it.

Here is a list of my 2017 resolutions and fingers crossed I can stick to my own rules and accomplish all I want too!

  • Simplify Life
    • Meal Planning
    • Bill Scheduling
    • Chore Assignments
    • Yard Sale
  • Date Day/Night
    • Husband
    • Son
    • Daughter
  • Organize Papers
    • Kitchen
    • Bedroom
    • Closet

I think you get the idea, all of these resolutions are not things that will happen over night. It’s hard to find the time and the energy on top of everything else that goes on in life, but with the proper mindset and drive to accomplish them, you can do it! Break it down and only take on what you can handle, you will get more done than you think.

I wish all of you a prosperous 2017 and look forward to growing right along with you.

7 Must Have Items To Start Your 2017 Off Right!

7 Must Have Items To Start Your 2017 Off Right!

Christmas is over, the tree is down and the gifts are all put away. As we all start to get back to some kind of normalcy the New Year approaches. I love the feeling of starting a new year. It feels fresh and is a perfect opportunity to set goals and set resolutions. With the start of 2017, I came up with 7 must have items to start your year off right!

  1. A good planner. Planners have always been a thing for students but now they are pretty popular with the mom’s as well. There really is a planner for everything and one to fit all of your needs. I use two planners, one for my daily schedule and one for my blog. Bloom makes a great planner that has a monthly calendar as well as a weekly calendar that you can utilize, with plenty of room to write. You can order it by using this link: bloom daily planners 2017 Calendar Year Vision Planner (January 2017 – December 2017) – Monthly and Weekly Column View Planner – Pink and Gold – 7.5″ x 9″
  2. Change Jar. Most people would say that they hope to save more money in the new year. The best way to save money is to drop your change in a jar and forget about it till its full. I don’t suggest getting one of the jars that count your money automatically. Only because it may be tempting to break open when you see the money building up. A good choice would be the COCA COLA Coca-Cola RED Contour Bottle Bank because it will fit a lot of change and obviously it looks cool.
  3. A Mini Printer. It’s rare to see someone walking around with a camera. Most of us just use our phones to take our pictures. Then we save them off in some cloud and never think of them again. I suggest getting Kodak Mini Mobile Wi-Fi & NFC 2.1 x 3.4″ Photo Printer with Advanced Patent Dye Sublimation Printing Technology & Photo Preservation Overcoat Layer (White) Compatible with Android & iOS and printing off a few of your favorite pictures from time to time.
  4. A Photo Journal Album. This one goes with number 3. Once you print out that picture, place it in a photo journal album and write a little bit about why it means a lot to you or what you were doing in the picture. It’s an easy way to look back on these special memories without having to dig through boxes of pictures or search the cloud for that one picture you have on your mind. With photo journal albums as cute as Linkedwin Our Adventure Book DIY Scrapbook/Wedding Photo Album, with Pixar Up Movie Postcards & Stickers (Brown Pages), why wouldn’t you want too?
  5. A Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. The JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Black) is a great choice for your music bumping needs and keeps charge for a long period of time.
  6. An All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Black. I love my Echo and she would pair perfectly with number 5. Hook the two together and tell Alexa what music you want to hear. It will seamlessly come out of your bluetooth speaker. The Dot is not just good for music but she also helps keep you organized, keeping track of your calendar and letting you know the weather.
  7. An Amazon Fire TV | Streaming Media Player. Have you heard of all the amazing shows that Amazon makes? I am hooked on pretty much all of them. My favorite right now is The Man in the High Castle which just came out with its second season. Use your Fire Tv to watch all of your Prime exclusive shows from your television.

There you have it, my list of 7 must have items to start your 2017 off right. All of which are available on Amazon and if you have Prime, will ship within 2 days! Let me know how you love them in the comments below and have a wonderful kick off to your 2017 year.

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation

Alexa, write this blog post for me.

If it was that easy, I would be out of a job!

I have had my eye on the Echo Dot but didn’t know if It would be beneficial to me. I went back and forth on wanting it. From the comfort of my couch, I would tease my husband, “Sean turn off the light.” “Sean play me some N’SYNC.” Finally my husband just bought me one, probably just to shut me up about it.

The one thing that I was most excited about was the voice activation. Being able to ask Alexa to do something for me and not have to mess with a touch screen or pushing buttons. Also the fact that she couldn’t tell me no like my children and husband do.

Once we received the box, it was much smaller than I thought. It was so simple to set up. We plugged it in, downloaded the app on my Iphone and it walked us through all of the steps for set up. Using the app, you can customize The Echo Dot to link your calendar, your favorites and so much more.

With your Amazon Prime Membership you have access to thousands of songs that are offered free as well as select books. We still have not found a song that it does not have but if you do, you can always purchase it through Prime and it will play it. It also offers stations that are in  your genre of choice.

Ask Alexa the weather, to tell you a joke or to order you a pizza. I was pleasantly surprised that I could also ask her to set timers for me. That is going to come in handy for cooking and timeout for the children.

My husband and I have plans of turning our home into a smart house at some point and with the Echo Dot, it will make that transition even smoother. With lots of add-on features to choose from, she will turn on lights, fans and control  your thermostat with just one command.

Overall I am going to say this is favorite new toy of mine and can’t wait to see what else I can utilize it for. For now, the woman in me says to doll it up with a cute cover, so I’m going to get to shopping!

Why You Must Use Adult Coloring Books

Why You Must Use Adult Coloring Books

I am obsessed with adult coloring books. Obsessed meaning I have at least 20 of them and look for new ones on the regular. Awhile back I had seen this fad beginning and really thought it was ridiculous. Coloring is for kids, right?

Going through a crazy time in my life, I was looking for anything that could take the stress and anxiety away. Adult coloring books are supposed to relieve that stress. So I bought one and a pack of colored pencils. Once I received it, I took a moment for myself and started to color. At first, it seemed childish to me. I was using my free time to color when I realistically and spent hours doing the same with my children earlier in the day, but this was different.

As a person, I need to have everything in order. I schedule my life months in advance and expect everything to go the way I want it to. Routines are a must and there is no room for variance. As a mom, I know this is a dream that will never come true.

Adult coloring books allow me to color in the lines. I choose the colors, the picture and in a world of chaos, I get to have some order. It sounds insane, this I know. Can you imagine a grown woman coloring every chance she gets? That’s me and I must say, my stress disappears for a little awhile. Add some soft music and a cold mug of Miller Lite and I am in my zone.

Some of the adult coloring books I have purchased were great prices but not the quality. You get what you pay for. The Dollar Tree coloring books are no good, the pages are way too thin. What I did for you, if you are looking for some great options, is make up a list of 5 of my favorite coloring books I have purchased.

I also recommend the Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count but any color pencil, pen or marker will work too!

Happy coloring and if you have an adult coloring book that you Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-Count love, share it in the comments below, I am always looking for a new one.