Lifestyle

Pumping Exclusively with Using Only the Haakaa

I have two Haakaa pumps that I use often to collect my breastmilk. I typically tandem feed my twins, so I rarely wear one while I am breastfeeding. I wear the Haakaas after I breastfeed my babies to keep stimulating my body to create more milk.

How to Make Thick Satin Scrunchies

These satin scrunchies not only add a touch of elegance to your hairstyle but also offer practical benefits. Satin is known for its gentle texture, which is especially beneficial for hair as it helps reduce breakage.

Investing with Robinhood: What You Need to Know

‍Robinhood is a commission-free trading app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETFs, options, and even cryptocurrencies.

Honest HexClad Cookware Review

HexClad cookware is a fantastic blend of style, functionality, and durability. If you're looking to upgrade your kitchen game, these pots and pans are definitely worth considering. They make cooking more enjoyable and cleanup less of a chore – what’s not to love?

Mason Jar Meal Prep: Convenient and Creative Lunches

In today's fast-paced world, meal prepping has become a game-changer for busy individuals (especially parents) seeking healthy and convenient options.

5 Tips to Set Up a Meal Train for New Moms

Why I Quit Social Media

I thought social media was the key to staying “close” and “connected” with family.

Guide to Storing Breastmilk in Mason Jars

I store my breastmilk in 4oz Mason jars in the fridge and freezer. I love the 4oz size because they easily stack on each other, and they do not take up a lot of space in the fridge.

Best Stain Remover For Baby Items (even old stains!)

If you have received hand-me-down baby clothes that are stained, or you plan on giving away baby clothes, make sure to use this stain remover method to make the clothes like new again!

Pregnancy Must Haves (and Postpartum too!)

To help with my morning sickness, I would take Vitamin B6 throughout the day. These are chewable (they are made for kids) and I got my OB’s approval to take them throughout the day. Preggie Pop Drops, Pink Stork, and Tummypops were also helpful when I felt queasy.

Newborn Baby Essentials (Twin Edition!!)

If you are like me, you may be overwhelmed with all the things for baby out there, and don’t have the finances or space to buy excess baby stuff. In all reality, you don’t need EVERYTHING.

Ube Cookies (Soft and Chewy!)

These cookies are extremely soft, buttery, and chewy. Happy baking!

Pumpkin Spice Latte (with Real Pumpkin!)

This pumpkin spice latte will wow your guests at Thanksgiving or Christmas parties. It is perfectly pumpkin- so rich and delicious! ‍

How to Stay on Top of Your Laundry

This has helped me save time as the laundry is pre-sorted and ready to be washed.

No More Coffee Stains for Coffee Lovers!

Never fear coffee lovers-it is possible to enjoy a bright smile and still indulge in a cup of coffee. ‍

Dealing with Holiday Stress and How to Enjoy The Holidays

Take in as much wonder as you did when you were a child

The Best Vacuums For Tile and Carpet

Let’s dive into different vacuum options to see which vacuum would best suit your needs:

How to Prioritize Your Day

There are times when I neglect my morning routine. Weekends are often times for later mornings and, as a result, more people about the house which doesn't lend itself to that quiet time with God. Vacation is another time when my routine is just off.

Instant Pot Egg Bites

Egg bites can last in the fridge for about 7 days, and in the freezer 3-6 months.

“What’s For Breakfast?” Series Part 1 Puffed Pancake

Favorite Family Breakfasts

Guide To Making Fizzy Kombucha

Making Kombucha is quite simple, and the only unique ingredient is the SCOBY, but once you have it, you are golden! Kombucha is tangy, fizzy and has several health benefits.

How To Get Paid For Lowering Your Energy Bill

I love participating in Ohm hours knowing that along with lowering our carbon footprint, we are also lowering our energy bill and getting rewarded to do so! 

How to Change Your Name After Marriage

Even after I got the most important things out of the way, my maiden name seemed to come out of the woodwork months later, just when I thought I changed my name everywhere. Here is a list of the things I am talking about: 

Clever Storage Hacks For Your Craft Room

the best storage hacks for your craft room

Dear MLM, I Have Had Enough

What comes to mind when I think of MLM companies? Here are a few words: scams, lawsuits, pressure, pyramid schemes, adverse side effects, get rich quick fallacy, no customer service. Sound like good things? Nope! Not at all. 

What to Expect When First Time House Buying

Do not lower your standards because you feel like you are going to miss the boat, or there is nothing else out there. If you or your Real Estate agent sense some red flags-do not ignore them. Patience will only help you in the long run.

Fuchsia Flats Review Sustainable Footwear

Be a part of something big and order these impeccably handcrafted shoes. Take 20% Off Orders of $99 or More with code

Ultimate Guide On Cleaning Your Instant Pot!

New Year's Resolutions 2021

Each year I create goals for the new year that I wish to accomplish. In my hospitality courses in college, one of the principles that was ingrained in my mind was SMART goals. This stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based. 

Grown Up Christmas List

What a year 2020 has been. I feel everyone is still in disbelief in what the last 12 months have been like.

30 of the Best Dollar Tree Buys for Any Occasion

Dollar Tree is the way to go if you are throwing a party, need storage solutions, arts & crafts supplies, and just everyday items to save you money.

Propagating Monstera Deliciosa

Propagating Monstera Deliciosa is very simple, and the results are incredible!

Composting Do's and Don'ts

Do purchase red wiggler worms-they speed up your compost bin’s decomposition rate.

How to Spend Less Time Cleaning

Organization expert Marie Kondo says, “Can you truthfully say that you treasure something buried so deeply in a closet or drawer that you have forgotten its existence?

The Most Delightful Day - OUR WEDDING!!

The day every girl dreams about-their wedding day. I prayed fervently for a husband and waited patiently for the one my soul loves (Song of Solomon 3:4).

Decluttering and Organizing Your Home

Where do you begin? I would say start small. The brain actually releases dopamine with small wins. According to Psychology Today, dopamine is linked with motivation.

Tackling Paper Clutter in Your Home

If you are like me, sentimental clutter can be challenging to navigate through. I kept pretty much all my letters and cards from every birthday or special occasion.

The Best Tips You Need To Know Before Moving

Start getting rid of things you don’t want/need anymore.

11 Ways to Make Groceries Last Longer

Learn how to save money by making your groceries last longer! Try implementing these hacks and you can shrink waste and waist!

Simple Environmentally-Conscious Hacks in Your Home

Being environmentally conscious isn’t an all or nothing approach. No one lives a 100% sustainable, eco -friendly lifestyle. If you do, please contact me so I can thoroughly inspect every aspect of your everyday life.

4 Apps to Make You Some Pocket Change

Most of these apps take time (keyword), but a little goes a long way, and it does add up over time! I have tried a few different money making apps, and the below have been successful for me.

8 Simple Ways to Save $10,000 in 6 Months

Benjamin Franklin undoubtedly was an expert on money management. One of his financial quotes is “Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.”

Stylish Clothes on a Budget

It is important to note that cheap clothes do not mean quality. Whenever I shop second hand, I pay attention to the clothing brand, which says a lot about its reputation and durability.

My Top 15 Favorite Beauty Regimen Products (All Available on Amazon!)

I prefer using products that are on the less expensive side. There are some amazing makeup and skincare products that do wonders for you at a fraction of the cost.

Laser Hair Removal Results After Eight Treatments

Anyways, the results were pretty good. Even in their introductory newsletter email, it said, “Remember that your goal is improvement, not perfection.“

Tips to Grow and Maintain Fuller Eyebrows Fast

Eyebrows are just like the hair on our head. Eyebrows need to be conditioned and taken care of in order for them to be healthy.

How to Correctly Pop a Pimple (If You Must)

When I have a large pimple appear (usually around my period) I put tea tree oil on a clean finger and put directly on the pimple. It is best to wait 24 hours before trying to pop.

Curology Review: Acne Treatment

Curology is a San Diego based company that provides skincare products via monthly subscriptions. A dermatology provider is assigned to you and prescribes you a formula that is tailored to you!

Curly Girl Routine: How To Refresh Limp Curls

Hair is made up of protein, so if your hair is still limp after moisturizing it, your hair could need some protein!

5 Secrets to Maintaining a Healthy Weight

How many of us have been lured in by some commercial or advertisement claiming to provide incredible weight loss results? It can be tempting to shell out some cash in hopes to get the results we crave. Sadly, most of these “lose-weight-fast” schemes do not work, or they do not last.

Unique Date Idea-Produce Picking

We went to Specialty Produce in San Diego-a hidden gem where they are essentially a farmers market type warehouse.

From Dating to Marriage with Coffee Meets Bagel

Keep your standards high, and don’t be willing to settle. It can be easy to ignore red flags because you really like someone. Ask yourself-can I live with this trait for the rest of my life?