One less thing to worry about for the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, it's a very overwhelming time for me. Is it for you? I love Chritsmas and really enjoy decorating the house very festive. But, when it comes to all the events and things I have to get done, that's what gets to be a lot. Now that I'm back to working full-time, I'm really trying to figure out how to manage my time wisely. You know "work smarter, not harder" especially, when it comes to the Holidays. Perfect example is I created a wish list in advance for Grayson and decluttered the house to prepare for all the holiday decor. Another way I'm working smarter is by using Paperless Post to send out my invites for my yearly holiday party. And this year, I'm also going to use them to send our Holiday Cards. I won't have the time to mail our cards out and this will be the perfect alternative. Paperless Post has a huge selection and I love how you can see when someone opens up the card. This is just one less thing I have to worry about for the Holidays. Doesn't that sound amazing?! Just check them out and see what I'm talking about. 


Best gifts for a one year old

I was YOU right before Grayson's birthday, figuring out what to put on his gift registry. Everyone kept asking what does Grayson want? Umm...he can't answer that right now-he's only turning one! 

I knew I didn't want things that wouldn't get much use or that didn't have any meaning behind it. So, I compiled a list of things I received for his birthday and have been getting a lot of use out of.  I separated the list into categories to make it easier. This list is also Unisex : )


Top 10 Places We Forget To Clean

I used to consider myself a major clean freak until Grayson came into the picture. I have been dethroned from that title. I'm now just a mom who cleans when she can. Balancing being a mother full-time, on top of cooking the majority of the week, all while trying to fit in some side hustle work- it's hard to think about every nook and cranny I have to clean. I will say I vacuum on the daily and that's because crumbs are inevitable with Grayson. But man, the days I was devoting towards deep cleaning, I was forgetting so many places that are important for the cleanliness of our house. So, I figured why not share my top 10 places I forget to clean. 


Sephora Haul Review

I had just finished my "No Spend Month" and what better way to reward myself than doing a Sephora Haul. I came to Sephora looking for an eye cream, a new dry shampoo and a texture spray that would work in this Florida heat. I only added 2 unintended items AND one has become my favorite beauty item of all. My "No Spend Month" kept me in check as you can tell. I'll be sharing my positives and negatives for each product. For the most part, they're good, but some not "Holy Grail" good. 


A Unique Summer Watch

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Ever since I became a stay at home mom, my spending habits have changed drastically. I don’t have that full time job to depend on, and every dollar spent in our household goes with a lot of thought. With that in mind, we cut down on eating out often, and especially on our spontaneous splurges at the mall. However, one thing we haven’t changed though is the quality in the items we purchase.

If there’s anything that has stuck with me from my days in luxury retail, is thinking about the price in terms of cost per use. If you don’t intend to use it for a long period of time, is the cost worth it? That’s what I always ask myself, and it definitely helps deter buyer’s remorse.