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Bird’s Nests Easter Cupcakes

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I guess I wasn’t too traumatized by it since I don’t remember any details, but looking back now, when do kids stop getting Easter baskets? Man, I loved those things and then they ceased to exist. Probably because as you get older you get more expensive to gift things to. At first you’re happy with very inexpensive items and also candy, but as you get older you’re all wanting gift cards and makeup and CDs. (I ended up asking my mom and she said my last Easter basket came when I was 16 so basically my parents rule because I’m pretty sure they could’ve stopped way before that and instead I had a pretty good Easter basket run.)

I loved Easter because it was always like the equivalent of getting a Christmas stocking during the springtime (except for the one unfortunate year when I found out the Easter Bunny truth). As an adult, nobody is making me Easter baskets. If they did, I would want those precious things like sleep, a vacation, more sleep, and maybe some new comfy pajamas to wear. I’d want someone to come clean my house and someone maybe to make all of my week’s dinners for me. While we’re at it, can I have my own manicurist?




Burrito Bowl Casserole

This Burrito Bowl Casserole is has everything that you need: flavor and cheese pull, plus it's easy to make and dinner can be ready in just under an hour!


Sweet Potato Muffins for Me, Dog Treats for Bits

When you take such care to make sure your dog has great treats, you'll also want to make yourself some sweet potato muffins to match!


Max is Nine Months Old

Now nine months old, Max is walking (kind of), certainly crawling and "talking" like crazy.

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Relax with a DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This Peppermint Sugar Scrub is a DIY you can make in less than five minutes. Super easy and quick, plus it's perfect for those relaxation moments.


Homemade Sloppy Joes with Ketchup

Who doesn't love sloppy joes? They were a childhood staple. Now, make them homemade using ketchup!


3/$5 Rollback on 64 oz. Snapple Peach, Diet Peach, and Kiwi Strawberry ONLY at Walmart!

Snapple is on rollback at Walmart! Get yours!


What’s in my Diaper Bag

In my diaper bag I have all the essentials for both me and my son.


Our First Snow!

It was our first snow in North Carolina and also, ever!


Max is Eight Months Old

I’ll be honest. I certainly never thought I would stick with monthly Max updates here. Between moving and just being a new mom with an active infant (I feel he’s basically a toddler? When...