Off the shoulder top

 

Trend that I’m luuuuving – Off the shoulder tops!

This one is from amazon, super trendy, light material, adjustable arm ties. I absolutely love it. It’s long enough to wear with leggings, also so cute paired with  skinny jeans. I wore with Guess floral print denim, charlotte russe grey heels, H&M necklace, layered over Nordstrom necklace, and gold bangles.
FACE N FACE Sexy Women’s Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve Knotted Top Loose Blouse Small Blue

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Off the shoulder top

 

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Off the shoulder top

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Off the shoulder top

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*I got this item for a discount for my unbiased opinion… But honestly I love it!!! And so does baby boy as you can see 😉

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How to: Combo Birthday Party – Teen + Baby

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Teen / Baby party, Emoji party + Baby dino party

What to do for a teen and baby combo birthday party???? That’s what I was faced with when planning my son’s 1st birthday and little cousin’s 14th birthday party. I first came up with the themes for each. Since the day my son was born everything has been baby dinos so his theme was easy. Now for a fourteen  year old, little more tricky… But everyone is into emojis – right?! So I figured this would be fun.

This party was one of the simplest I have done yet. Due to my 8 hour drive to get to the party location I really wanted as minimal party supplies to bring as possible! I made them each their own banner see pics below. I ordered plates, dino squirters, and party hats that said baby dino, and 1st birthday on them from this great website I tend to get most of my party supplies from Birthday Express, well there and the dollar store. I also got yellow plates and napkins from the dollar store for the emoji theme.

The two main colors I tried to stick to were yellow and teal, all the balloons and streamers everywhere were these two colors.It was great because they actually went together really well. I didn’t get a good picture of the cookies but they were sugar cookies I made with dino foot prints on them… Those were a big hit.

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Emoji Party + Baby Dinosaur Party

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Emoji Party + Baby Dinosaur Party

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Emoji props, emoji birthday party

For the  emoji photo props, which btw were so fun, I used regular construction paper and cut out all the shapes glued them on with a glue stick. I used skewer sticks instead of popsicle sticks the length was way better, I cut off the sharp end, and just taped these to the back. The kids, teens, and adults (as you can see) all really had fun with these!

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Emoji Party,  Baby Dinosaur Party, 1st birthday dinosaur cake

I made this giant dinosaur cupcake it was pretty easy. I used a giant cupcake pan, frosted the top portion of the cupcake, and melted some chocolate in a baggie cut the corner off and designed the ‘spikes’ and ‘ 1’ out of chocolate on parchment paper, once they were dried just placed them on the cupcake. This was my sons personal cake. My grandmother made yellow and teal cupcakes for everyone else, and a special cake for my little cousin.

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Emoji Birthday banner

 

 

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Baby’s 1st birthday dinosaur banner

Well that is all! Hope everyone enjoyed and maybe got some inspiration incase you are ever faced with a teen / baby birthday party combo!

 

Weekend vibes✌

Holiday weekends are my favorite! There’s always so many fun things to do…BBQs, pool parties, festivals,  fireworks. Which means so many fun outfits to be worn 😜 

More and more going shopping can be a challenge I’m finding and not only because I am dragging along two little guys (which is actually a huge reason but not the only one) alls I’m finding everywhere is cropped this and cut off that, which means belly and butt all out there… uh-uh no thank you. I mean it’s great for some people not really my thing. So here’s some inspiration without all that!!

Left look:

  • Guess lace tank
  • Gap white tank
  • Nordstrom ripped shorts
  • Red lip of course

Right look:

  • Target tank
  • Hurley crochet skirt
  • H&M Layered necklace
  • Hot pink lip

✨Hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July weekend 🎇

The Liebster Award

Today I got my FIRST blogging award!!!

How super duper exciting!

I have to thank The Crazy Chic for the nomination, she knows how stoked I am already!

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There are a few rules for accepting this nomination-

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
  • Nominate 5-11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them
  • Give 11 facts about yourself
  • Give them 11 questions of your own

Questions from The Crazy Chic-

1.What is your goal in life? – This is a loaded question… I guess to be the best Mama to my 2 lil guys, and to be known for my positive outlook, and for my fun crazy personality by friends and family!

2. What is the most dear memory from your childhood? – I love my childhood ‘Christmas morning video’ I could watch over and over. So this last year and all the years to come I started making home videos of my boys on Christmas morning – there’s really nothing like it!

3. Favourite food? Cake or I mean frosting with a bit of cake… You know when everyone’s scraping off the thick sugary frosting from the cake??? Well that’s when my friends and family offer it to me! They know me well – haha.

4. Why did you start blogging? I love the idea of sharing fun and creative ideas, food, and fashion. I mean how could you not, right!

5. Your inspiration or your role model? Inspiration is my children, they inspire me to have fun and be silly again (not that I really ever stopped but they are the best reminder). Also they inspire me to just try to be the best version of myself!

6. What is that one thing you cannot live without? (I mean apart from oxygen😛) Besides the kiddos and hubby of course… I would say sweets and reality TV, I know both are things that aren’t very good for you but are both just SO good!

7.  Where are you from? OR

8. How many languages can you speak? Only English. All those years in spanish class and nothing to show for it :/

9. Where do you see yourself 15 years from now? Hmmm… This one makes me think. Probably being some mogul entrepreneur, so guess I better get to work on that, LOL.

10. Do you have any pets? Yes -Petunia, a bunny she’s stinkin adorable. bunny

11. Biggest pet-peeve? People telling you what to do with your kid, like out in public. It’s like keep it to yourself, I didn’t ask!

My Nominations are:

Strictly Lighthearted

Owl you need is Luv

It’s a girl dream

Rianne Jones

The Great Mom Adventure

Mama Makes

Ok now 11 facts about Me…

  1. I have lived in the UK, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington
  2. I have 7 siblings, I’m the second oldest
  3. Everyone thinks I was a cheerleader in HS, but I was so anti cheerleading
  4. I worked for Guess? Inc. for 8 years, before becoming a Stay at home Mama
  5. My nickname growing up was Panda – and sometimes still is
  6. I have been married 11 years… Makes me feel so old saying that
  7. I love playing music in my house really loud and dancing and singing with the kiddos
  8. My favorite color to wear is black
  9. Love baking, because I love to eat baked treats
  10. I’ve been to Paris, Barcelona, and Jamaica for vacation – My hubby was in the military so we got to travel a ton when we were younger
  11. My 1st job was working for my Dad’s go-kart business during the summers

My questions for the my nominees are:

  1. What’s your favorite part of blogging?
  2. What is your favorite topic to read about on blogs?
  3. Favorite Vacation destination?
  4. If you could be anywhere right now where would you be?
  5. What is something quirky about yourself?
  6. How many blogging awards have you received?
  7. What is your 5 year plan?
  8. Favorite food?
  9. What was your 1st job?
  10. Who inspires you?
  11. Something most people don’t know about you?

 

Well that was fun! I can’t wait to read my nominations answers!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Stay at Home Mama Daily Routine

How I stay sane throughout the day…

or at least how I try to!

When I first became a SHM I needed a routine to keep our day on track, it’s so easy to just run around with your head cut off and try to go with the flow… Then before I knew it, I’d think where did my day go? What did we even do? This made our day feel hectic – now that doesn’t mean we don’t still have those chaotic days ( I mean when you’re working with these little humans who are unpredictable – Yes things can be hectic, regardless of my best efforts). But at least I can try to pick up from where we left off in the day and try to get things back on track!

Not only do my kids totally thrive from knowing we have a set routine for the day, but so do I! I’m the type who just really needs a plan, the weekends we definitely can stray from the routine and that can be a great way to  break up the week. Anyways thought I’d share the routine I came up with that works best for our family, I have a 15 mo. old and 5 year old. Let me know what you find works best for your family♥

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100 Followers!!!!!!!!!!

WOW, I woke up to this exciting news this morning!!!

I never imagined I’d get this many followers! The blogging community is pretty great, I’m loving getting and sharing ideas with everyone out there! My favorite way to get new followers is looking up tags for people with similar posts to mine, and finding fun and creative new blogs to follow! Please share your favorite tip on gaining followers in the comments.

♥Thank you so much for following♥

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Mommy OOTD

Summers here!!!!!!! So time for parks, picnics, fairs, and basically being outside 24/7… But what to wear? This style inspiration mainly comes from my new ripped denim shorts (I am planning on living in these this summer) they are comfy, cute, trendy, perfect amount of coverage, great fit – Yep, I’m in love!

Side note all these items were on sale, which just makes the outfit all the more better, at least in my eyes. You can take any basic shorts and tank outfit to the next level by adding a piece of jewelry, and trendy sunglasses as I did here, so easy and simple!

Outfit breakdown:

  • Shorts – Nordstroms ($26)
  • Tank – Target ($5)
  • Necklace – H+M ($3)
  • Tennis – Target ($15)
  • Sunglasses – Forever 21 ($5)

Total: $54 (including all accessories and shoes)