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She was so intentional about getting this gourd in the exact right spot. Sometimes she does little things, like this, that make my heart feel like it's going to explode. She can be such a terror but she can also be so incredibly wonderful. I love her so much.
Posted: Oct 21, 2017 4:10 PM
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One year ago. The look on Essley's face says it all. I can't wait to take them trick or treating next week.
On the last day of preschool last year, Essley brought home a sheet of paper with a beach ball she'd colored and the answer to a question her teachers asked about her favorite part of preschool. Her answer: "playing with the play dough." From the entire year of her first ever preschool experience, she'd decided that playing with play dough was the most memorable part of it. So clearly, I had to find a way to make our very own play dough at home. I grabbed a bottle of Johnson's® Baby Lotion at @walmart along with two other simple ingredients, and we whipped up a batch of our own. And we had so much fun that I just had to share the recipe with you guys. Click on the link in my profile to see exactly how we made it (including a video we put together)! #JohnsonBeautyHack #ad
Someday I will stop spamming you guys with pumpkin patch pictures. Today is not that day.
I've always loved Halloween, but unlike the holiday season, I don't usually do a lot of decorating for it. (ad) This year, I decided that part of the reason for this has been the fact that I'm just not inspired by, you know, the half burned out plastic pumpkin lights and matted cotton spider webs in our collection - and that it was time to say goodbye to all of that and start fresh. So Essley and I headed over to @Lowes to stock up on new Halloween decor and make our house festive, starting with the area we see the most - the mantel/fireplace in our living room. Let's just say that Essley and Emmett were mesmerized by the transformation. I was too. And today on the blog (link in profile) I'm sharing exactly what we did and how we did it. You can also visit this link: https://cur.lt/2wPU8yB to shop everything you see in this photo! 🎃 #LowesFallDecor #IC #Halloweentime #manteldecor
Aside from when he's sleeping this child is always on the move. Always. He does not stop. #sotired
Seeing Essley get so excited to unload grocery bags always brings back fond memories of being a little girl and feeling so stoked for the same thing. #Ad Today though, my excitement level might even top that of both Essley and the kid version of myself combined, because I just hit up @JewelOsco's Stock Up Sale and got all of our favorite staples for the week from General Mills, Kraft, Nabisco, and Coco-Cola at an amazing value. I'm talking our beloved Annie's Natural Mac and Cheese, Cheerios, Progresso Vegetable Classic soups, Yoplait Traditional Yogurts, Old El Paso Shells, and more at a seriously great discount. I mean, is there anything more exciting than saving money on groceries you actually need? Oh wait there is - winning free ones! From 10/4-10/19, Jewel-Osco is doing a #giveaway of free groceries for one year to a lucky winner. To enter: 1. Take a photo featuring two or more of the participating Stock Up Sale products, 2. Share the photo on Twitter or Instagram or at http://bit.ly/stockupsweeps by 10/19, and 3. Use #StockUpSale2017 in your caption and complete entry form. Easy as pie. Or cereal. Or yogurt. Or one of the countless other things you'll be able to get for an incredible value. Pretty great, right? http://bit.ly/2hxthAX
CLOSED | GIVEAWAY! Today on the blog (link in profile) I'm getting personal and sharing my journey breastfeeding a toddler, as well as talking about my experience with @everly_well's amazing At Home BreastMilk DHA test (and sharing my results!). And I'm so excited to be giving one of these incredible kits away to one of you! If you're nursing, pregnant, or know someone who is, this kit is a must have! HOW TO ENTER:
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1. Follow @everly_well and @bubbyandbean on IG, like this photo, and leave a comment that you're following.
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Giveaway ends 10/18/17 and is open to Bubby & Bean followers with a U.S. address. GOOD LUCK! (This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.) #EverlyWell #breastfeedingmama (AD) .
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PS If you're interested in any of EverlyWell's other health tests, you can take 10% off your entire order with the code "BUBBYANDBEAN" !
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Congrats to @mrsandreahenning! You were the randomly chosen winner. Check your DMs.
This little dude thinks dinosaurs are the bee's knees. In fact, when he puts on his favorite hoodie (this adorable dinosaur sweatshirt from @jojomamanbebe) and sees himself in the mirror, he thinks he IS a dinosaur. He's got the (adorable) roar down. (And the T-Rex level tantrums, but that's a whole different post.) Just wait until you see his Halloween costume... Super cute classic cord pants and striped shirt he's wearing underneath the hoodie are from Jojo Maman Bebe too. (Ad)
Where did my babies go?! When I see pictures like this (from a year ago), it's a massive reminder to try to stay present and appreciate every moment with these little stinkers - because in another year they're going to look like teenagers in comparison to this. 🎃 PS I'm sharing some ideas for classic Halloween costumes for kids on the blog today. Link in profile.
Posted: Oct 3, 2017 2:43 PM
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This little girl and her brother are my lights in the darkness. And all I can do is try to teach them that in heartbreaking, uncertain times, they need to focus on being kind to others, and to take positive action to make a difference. I vow to always set an example for them by doing this myself. Today on the blog I'm sharing some ways to help the victims in Las Vegas (and others who need help right now too). The link is in my profile if you want to check it out. I'd also love to hear some other ways to help, if you guys know of any.
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well it's you girl, and you should know it. With each glance and every little movement you show it. 💛 I get that song stuck in my head every time she belly laughs. She drives me crazy but I swear, I LIVE for her laugh. Add in a ridiculously adorable outfit like this hedgehog dress (zoom in on the embroidery), vintage style cardi, and cotton tights from @jojomamanbebe, and I just want to eat her up. My girl. 💛 .
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I'm not going to sugar coat guys. #ad Like many of you here, my days as a mother to two young hooligans are crazy AF. I have some not-so-secret weapons, however, that help fuel my busy days so I can feel like a bad ass mom rocking an #adultish lifestyle (instead of a hot mess running on fumes). My morning (and afternoon) coffee, my phone (obviously), a great lipgloss (cliche but true), a practical but cute handbag to fit my on-the-go essentials, and my super delicious @WickedKitchenFood Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese lunch are just a few of the things get me through my day without missing a beat. The best part about Wicked Kitchen™ meals is that they taste exactly like my favorite upscale pub takeout foods but are soooo much more convenient. I grab them in the frozen section of my local @MeijerStores, throw them in the freezer, and pop them in the microwave while I'm busy channeling my inner Mrs. George. (You know, "I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom.") #WickedKitchen
I will never, ever complain about summer weather in the fall. Give me all the sunshine and bare feet and flowers forever and ever. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a teeny bit antsy to get to change things up and wear sweaters and jeans like in this photo we snapped a couple of weeks ago. 🌞🍂 (Remind me I said this in two months when I'm balled up in a corner weeping about Chicago's winter and the 72 layers I have to pile on to walk outside.)
What better way to start off a Monday morning than with breakfast tacos? #ad I mean, breakfast is the most important meal, and tacos are the most delicious food. Combining the two just makes sense. The key ingredients to these beacons of vegetarian goodness are the roasted red and yellow @potatogoodness, which add a rich, buttery flavor and nice meaty texture. This recipe is also fantastic because it can be prepared and ready to eat in about 30 minutes, and uses ingredients that we almost always already have on hand. Click the link in my profile to get the recipe right now, because you're going to want to makes these asap. Trust me. 🌮 #BeholdPotatoes #CLVR #meatlessmonday
First train ride. Not excited at all. Nope.
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 3:24 PM
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Happy Friday and first day of fall from Essley of summers past. (This was a year ago. Look how little! You're a jerk, time.)