I Made Meatloaf

You guys!

I. Made. Meatloaf.

Okay, this may be a very small accomplishment for most people out there but for me it is HUGE!

If you know me, you definitely know that I didn’t grow up hanging out in the kitchen with my parents and boiling rice, wasn’t my forte.

Growing up, I had a easy bake oven and I loved it.

I loved being able to throw something I mixed together into a “oven” then tossed it into the microwave — as sad as that sounds. But the best part was when my brother would enjoy them as well. He would always encourage me to make cakes because he always loved eating them.

My parents both shared the responsibility of cooking in our house, but my dad was the main cook in our household.

My dad would get home earlier than my mom and so he would stop at the grocery store, pick up whatever it is that they were cooking and get things started. My mom would get home and help him in the kitchen and then we would eat.

On occasion I would help cut up some things at times but I was too “slow” for my dad and he would just usher me to the side so he could finish cooking.

When it was time to be a wife and cook things on my own, I was happy that I lucked out and married a guy who grew up in a household of cookers and loved to cook himself.

But then he found a job that required him to work nights and the responsibility of cooking fell on me, I knew making sandwiches wasn’t going to get me too far or him for that matter.

I was a horrible cook, besides cutting up “seasoning” onions [that was an issue in itself], cilantro, and tomatoes. It was possible that I could potentially kill you with a meal.

I couldn’t even boil rice y’all and to this day I absolutely hate cooking rice on the stove top, I honestly prefer to do it in a rice cooker.

If you follow me on social media you are aware now-a-days, it is a bit different and I have come a long way since my burnt rice and easy bake oven days. I have upgraded to an actual oven and I am decent in the kitchen.

I love finding new recipes on Pinterest and while this may show my age, I really love getting new cookbooks as gifts, or things I steal from my friends [with their knowledge, of course].


Christmas Outfit Ideas for the Busy Mom

Happy Almost Christmas Babes!

Christmas is literally next week! I can’t believe it! And soon enough the year will be over and it will be on to the next, 2019 here we come.

If I stuck to my plan for once that means I am actually done with all of my Christmas shopping possibly minus a couple of gift cards.

If not, I am running around like a crazy person hoping that I am able to get a few last minute things while the stores are full of people and I am going crazy. Lord, help me.

I have devised this plan I will have to tell you guys about next year in case the next couple of weeks don't go as plan. I have a way to start getting some of my blogging stuff done and it is all thanks to a little smart planning and thinking.

We shall see.

I just wanted to share with you a couple of easy go-to mom OOTD’s for Christmas Day, look I am all about looking fab and chic but if I am being realistic I just want to be comfortable and look cute.

I think I want to start a tradition with E for us to do once nice dinner before the holidays, it gets pretty crazy and I feel like I always need some down time and also an excuse to wear a cute outfit that doesn’t involve converse or vans.

But if you have to chase little one’s and still want to remotely look styled and cute, here are a couple of outfits I styled.


Young Living Mint Facial Scrub

Alright ladies!

As you know I am a pure advocate for skin care, because I absolutely love baring it all and not wearing makeup most days.

I am incredibly lucky that, I don’t have a lot of breakouts or acne spots unless it is that particular time of the month. 

Lately I have been trying to make my skin care routine as clean as possible so that I avoid putting harsh chemicals on my skin, because I feel like a lot of our health issues aren’t just reliant on what we put in our body but on it as well.

When it came time to have J we had a long struggle of years of fertility issues, taking clomid, doing IUI’s, IVF in Mexico which all failed and then in 2016 we finally were pregnant after I believe almost 6 years of actively trying with fertility. 

I had finally given up and wanted to take a break before we saw doctors again, and then a couple months later found out we were pregnant.

I figured I should start looking at all the things I am putting in my body, having in my environment [airborne, etc.], and using on my body.

You start to evaluate a lot of things in order to pin point what is causing issues in your life, and while a lot of what we put in our body effects us, on occasion what we put especially on our skin can as well.

I haven’t talked much about it on here, but I am a distributor for Young Living Oils and without going into a long rant in this post oils has helped me a lot with emotional, mental, and physical health.  I can’t even begin to say enough great things about it.

So a couple of orders ago, I picked up the Young Living Mint Facial Scrub.  I absolutely love scrubs because I feel like it helps a lot get rid of things on the surface that face wash doesn’t. 

The scrub has this minty refreshing tingly sensation as you apply it and leaves my face incredibly smooth as well, just like a babies butt.

This isn’t something you can get at your local drug store, but through myself or another YL distributor.  I went from using St. Ives and I know that this isn’t a brand that I can compare to any other quality skin care line but it worked for me for years and now I have decided to change over to the YL scrub.

It was brought to my attention after a reader saw my IG post on this scrub that, scrubs both in skin care aren’t essentially great for every day use.

I have not done a ton of research on skin care and I am no where near a professional in the matter, I am just stating what I use on my skin that helps me keep my skin free of acne scars, and dead skin cells.