Younique Fiber Lashes

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Have you heard of Younique fiber lashes yet? I am AMAZED by it!!! I feel like I have these gorgeous lash extensions without the hassle, cost or upkeep of them. The cool thing about the fibers is they actually extend beyond your natural lash giving you the appearance of longer and fuller lashes! I only did one application in my photos and you could do as many applications to get them as long and full as you desire. You have got to check out this video to get an idea of what I mean by layering the applications and lengthening your lashes. They are easily removed with a little soap and water followed by some coconut oil or make up remover. I have been on cloud 9 loving this product since I received it! If you want to try it out… click here to order or just learn more about it!

Enjoy those Lashes for Days!!!

xoxo

Whit

5 tips to becoming a super mom

DISCLAIMER: I am NO expert at “mommyhood” and I am still learning how to approach a lot of this whole mom business, daily fails included. These are just a few things I have found make my life better on the day to day basis. So when one of my favorite mommy brands Huggies approached me about sharing a killer promo code for diapers.com... I squealed a little and  shouted YES!!! I hope $12 off your favorite Huggies Diapers makes you as excited as it does me.

1. Online Shopping (In this case Diaper Delivery)

I used to be so turned off to online shopping until I had a kid. Now I do all I can to avoid trips to the grocery store, Costco, or the mall unless I am riding solo… which rarely happens anymore.However, now I have found that use of promo codes, online ordering is not only the easier way to go… but often the cheaper way to go as well.  Plus, when I do go to the store to get one pack of diapers I somehow leave with that and ten other items I didn’t really need costing me way more that had I not made the trip and ordered online.

As I fell head over hills for online shopping, Diapers.com quickly became one of my favorite sites for one stop shop.. have you been to their site yet? It is everything you’ll ever need from formula to car seats and strollers and of course if you haven’t guessed it: DIAPERS! They also offer FREE delivery which I love because I just don’t like paying for shipping.

It may not be a huge surprise that Huggies have easily taken the #1 Spot in my books for BEST DIAPER AWARD. I have tried almost every one out there and I just keep running back for Huggies… less mess, rare rashes, and affordable.

Huggies offers two tiers of diapers for active babies: the basic Snug and Dry and Little Movers Diapers.

Features for a NEW & Improved Fit that Lasts Over Time:

• Our NEW design includes Double Grip Strips that fasten at four points, for a better fit that provides your baby with a hug that lasts.
• The stretchy SnugFit Waistband helps HUGGIES® Little Movers Diapers stay in place.
• Our absorbent LEAK LOCK® Technology gives your baby up to 12 hours of leak protection.
• Adorable © Disney designs feature Mickey and Minnie

NOW is your chance to try out Huggies diapers and the convenience of purchasing and subscribing online. Only here can you have the  exclusive savings of $12 off your first diapers[dot]com purchase of a Huggies diaper case using the code WOWHUGGIES at checkout.
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2. A Paper Day Planner

This may sound totally “old school” like I am one of those weird ladies with there file fax and million sticky notes. I am sure most of you just use your phones these days, but I find I do better being organized if I actually write things down in my day planner. From appointments to meals to grocery lists..it all goes in there and it helps me stay organized. I may just be an extremely visual person but this REALLY helps me keep everyones schedules on track.

3. Have time set apart for your PIPSQUEAK

If your life is anything like mine, your always on the GO! Which a lot of the time means my poor little lady is in her car seat running to and fro and taking it like a champ! I like to set at least one day apart that is her day. In the past I have done a music & movement class, Library story times, or gone to 7 peaks with some other mom and tots. Whatever it is I try to make it more about her than about me. In the future I hope to do a mommy and me gymnastics or swim. She seems to be so much happier when we do something she loves and I love that we get to bond and have fun together too!

4. Meal Planning

Blah. blah. blah. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: MEAL PLANNING. Saves money and scales… that is extra pounds on the scale. I find that when I meal plan my family eats WAY healthier, we spend so much less and the flow in the house seems to go a bit more smooth because I have a plan. Start simple just 3 nights a week if your on the go. . I promise its worth it!

5. Naptime Clean Sweep

This is kind of silly but I like to set my kitchen timer for 10 min at the beginning of my Pipsqueaks nap and start in the kitchen cleaning all I can until the timer goes off and then I move to another room. I try to do 3 areas or 30 min and then take the rest of nap time to take a shower or whatever else I need to do. I find that sometimes the mess of a toddler overwhelms me and I can easily spend the whole 30 min in the kitchen but it becomes a game and I work a lot quicker and more efficiently when I time myself!

Though I am guessing I haven’t knocked your socks off with my tips I hope they are good reminders of how we can all feel like super moms on the toughest of days. I hope you will use the promo code WOWHUGGIES at Diapers.com and save that $12 on your diaper delivery. . that is a pretty awesome savings!

* A special thanks to HUGGIES for sponsoring this post. I am grateful to the brands that keep this blog going and this mom happy with a happy baby bum!*

Have an awesome Monday!

xoxo

Whit

Crock Pot Applesauce

Screen shot 2014-06-22 at 10.06.07 PMI recently joined a food co-op called Bountiful Baskets. Weekly I receive farm fresh fruits and veggies locally with the option of all organic. This time myself and 2 other friends went in on 36 POUNDS of apples. . . that’s a lot of apples guys. ha ha ha Luckily my cute neighbor makes her baby this applesauce on the regular and shared her secrets with me. I LOVE IT. It’s so yummy and you know your kid isn’t getting any un necessary added sugars. Easy as 1. 2. 3. :

Crock Pot Applesauce

1. One small bag apples peeled, sliced, cored

2. Add 1/2 cup water and a sprinkle cinnamon

3. Cook in Crock Pot on High for 3-4 hours

Use a whisk once cooked to combine. I save my old spaghetti jars to store and refrigerate my applesauce. Your house will smell amazing while you are making this!! You could always throw in blueberries or strawberries to give it added flavor.

Enjoy!

xoxo

Whit

 

Dad’s Day

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It’s Father’s Day and my heart is full of love for this husband of mine who is the Dad to our sweet baby girl. He is such an example of sacrifice, hard work, and faith. He puts us first no matter what… even if the Heat are playing. ha ha I have loved watching him take the roll of a father to our sweet little Ruby, he plays it well and she adores him. I am thankful to have married someone as hard working and loving and spiritually strong as my own Dad who I admire with all my heart. I will always be my Daddy’s little girl and I hope our little one will feel the same way towards her Dad as she has a family of her own someday. Happy Father’s Day to all you incredible men out there.. we need you more than you’ll ever know.

 

Watermelon Cake

Screen shot 2014-06-22 at 10.07.14 PMMy sweet sister has been on a roller coaster ride of health issues lately and has been advised to start eating whole as they try to get to the bottom of her issues. It was her birthday and we still wanted to celebrate in style with a birthday cake. Don’t be fooled… this is not your traditional sugary cake. Inside this gorgeous fruit topped “cake” is a plain and simple WATERMELON! This watermelon cake is not only delicious, but had my brain fooled thinking I was getting a rich desert and it is perfect for any summer affair. Try it out for your next party or gathering.

Watermelon Cake

1. Cut the top and bottom of your watermelon off  making two flat surfaces

2. Carve the rind off your watermelon giving it the shape of a cake

3. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture and allow the whipped topping to adhere

4. Frost your watermelon with whipped topping and top with fruit, nuts or granola

5. Slice and ENJOY!

xoxo

Whit

 

Summertime

Screen shot 2014-06-22 at 10.07.22 PM Screen shot 2014-06-22 at 10.07.31 PM Screen shot 2014-06-22 at 10.07.42 PMI can’t help but LOVE when the carni folk come into town and the local park lights up the night sky. This year they even held a movie in the park and we lasted about a fourth of the way through with our little pipsqueak. Summertime is my favorite time!!! I love how it stays light later, sitting out on the grass, eating watermelon, living in your swimsuit. Not a single bad thing in my eyes. I hope I can sit back and enjoy this summer and LET GO a little bit. I can tend to be a control freak about too much and like it or not this baby is growing up so I hope I can show her a good time this summer instead of wasting my days scrubbing floors and folding laundry.

Go and smell the roses… and go to an outdoor movie in the park for FREE. Schedule here for Salt Lake County.

xoxo

Whit

 

Baby Jack


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Meet Jack. Isn’t he the sweetest little miracle you’ve ever seen?

I asked permission to share one of my dear friend Molly’s story with you guys about her son, Jack. Jack came into this world 16 Weeks early weighing only 1 lb 9 oz, not only did he come early, but was delivered in Virginia (while his parents were on what they thought would be a short trip) not in his home of Utah.

Jordan and Molly Rogers unexpectedly welcomed their precious baby boy on 5/19/14. As Molly was only 24 weeks.

The Rogers were in DC for Jordan’s brother’s graduation when Molly went into labor. Doctors did what they could to postpone the birth for 48 hours until Molly had an emergency c-section.

 As the baby will be receiving extensive care in VA, away from the Rogers home in UT, there is a great need for support. Typically, preterm babies are in the hospital till their due date (early September for Jack) which means the Rogers likely will not be able to return to UT as a family until the end of the summer. I just can’t quite imagine being away from my home and being in their situation.

Molly and I worked together for  a summer at a camp put on by the LDS church called Oakcrest. We made so many memories together but one thing I saw in Molly continuously is unconditional love and unshakable faith. I am sure she is exhausting those qualities in this situation with numerous prayers and a love that can’t quite be described for that sweet little guy. A mother’s love goes a long way, but if you have a prayer to give they could use any extra prayers their way!

If you would like to read more details about Molly’s story, check out her husband’s blog here. There has also been a foundation set up to help cover medical expenses if you would like to donate to help this wonderful family click here.

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