ulta sale, mineral lip gloss $2.40

Ulta is running a buy 1 ultra product get 1 free through 8/1!  It is a great time to stock up or try something new.  Also, there are a few great coupon codes $3.50 off $10 purchase and $5 off $15 purchase, in addition there is free shipping on purchased over $50.   I tried the mineral lip glosses, making them $2.40 each with the promo and coupon!  These nail polishes are just .39 each!  

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2nd trimester maternity essentials

Baby #4 is on the way!  Here are the things I love during pregnancy.  If I had to pick just a few items, I would say these are the most useful and affordable.   Most pants I size up, it is less expensive and I have better options.  If you have just a few tanks you can easily mix and match with your non-maternity cardigans or kimonos.  (The shirts tend to be too big in the neck or arms for me when sizing up in regular clothes.)   What are your most usefully items during pregnancy?

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seamless bra – these work great and so is the price.  A nice fit, no uncomfortable straps, and they are just as great for postpartum.  Much more comfortable than the traditional bra worn when not pregnant.

maternity tank – I need the extra long length, and these have held up great for me.   Nice for layering or on their own.  I wear them post pregnancy.

kimono – this can easily dress up my leggings.  Forever 21 has great options for styles.

water bottle – I need to make sure I am drinking enough h20 and this one is great that it won’t leak if I throw it in my purse.

summer favorite things under $10

Linking up a few of my current favorite summer things.  It was tough to pick just a few, so many summer items I love under $10.

The Greek Gods Honey Strawberry Greek Style Yogurt is amazing!  Takes so good, best greek yogurt!





This candle from Bath & Body Works is amazing and on sale for $10.  Pair it with a coupon and get it for less!


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Burt’s Bees products are a fave around here.  We love this chapstick!






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summer sewing and shopping

I sewed this changing pad cover for our baby.  Super quick to whip up.



I ordered an 8×10 canvas print for our nana.  I think I need to order one for myself.


I finally splurged on a pair of summer sandals, but they were on major sale.  No longer going to sport my 2 dollar flips flops around all summer long.



I am an ebay addict, found all my summer shorts new with tags for 50-70% off!




We can’t stop watching The Lego Movie, or Pirate Fairies.



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easter shopping and such

I have been one busy mama.  Lots of deep cleaning and organizing going on at our house.  We have prepped our house to sell and are in the process of tying up some loose ends.  I wish I had more time to create handmade gifts for Easter, but at least I was able to shop for handmade items.

Okay, on to the goods!  I purchased these cute crocheted rattlers from here.  They are adorable and well made.  This is my fave gift, I love bunnies.


I am paring it with cute romper for as a gift for our god-daughter.


I bought my girls these 3 dresses for a grand total of tax for $12.45 at crazy 8 a few months ago!  I go to the mall about twice a year, and afterwards I think I should come more often, I found great deals, I love it here.  But, those 3 little ones keep me on a time constraint and budget.  The dresses will be in their baskets along with some other fun stuff.  Bunny ears are from Target dollar bin.


I bought a subscription to Disney Wonderful World of Reading and spread out my initial subscription shipment into 4 gifts!  I believe it was 12 dollars for the books.


I have purchased quite a few other things that I will update later.  Clearance items, clothing, etc.  Also, I have updated my wardrobe with a few things at great prices for trendy items.  3 kids in 3 years has left me in dire need of new clothes.  Happy spring, hope you are enjoying the sunshine!  We had a dusting of snow last night, bummer!


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green for spring

Come on spring!  It has been chilly for far too long in the midwest.  Perhaps if I had a view of snow covered mountains I would appreciate the cold and snow.  I am dreaming of green vivid fun things to wear and eat.  The little baby sporting the green bow is mine, can’t wait to put her in some fun green and spring like colors.  Here are a few of my picks for affordable pieces and low calorie ideas.  


maxi skirt

statement necklace


key lime pie

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In the Blue Friday Faves

As a gal on a fashion budget, I managed to find a few things I adored for under $59 and all in blue.  Here are few of my friday faves :


This beautiful blue dress I purchased for 20% off in addition to the sale price.  I saw it on  Brooke and knew it was perfect for me.


A stunning blue statement necklace.  I am planning on purchasing this one soon, perfect for summer and spring.


Blue handbag, crossbody and perfect for a gal or mom on the go.  Target has so many great colors!

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black and white stripes

My littlest was baptized on Sunday, it was such a special day for us.  I know she loved the attention and being held by others.  As I was going through her baptism pics, I realized I did not have one of just me and Gemma, or even holding her.  I suppose thats a good sign that she did a lot of socializing and I did a lot of sharing my baby.


necklace – stella and dot

dress – no longer on website, but this gal has some great pics

I bought my dress a few months back on clearance for less than 8 bucks at Target.  Black and white seems to be the fashion stable, as all the gals wore it unplanned.

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The pleated poppy

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the honest company bundle review

Have you heard of The Honest Company?  They offer earth-friendly (natural) products for the home and baby.  I ordered the trial kits from honest diapers.  Whoa, I am so impressed with the quality of the items.  As a mom of 3 little ones, 3 and under, I have tried a lot of diaper brands and personal care for mom and baby items.  The pricing for the trial options is well worth the value for the amount of products I received, ordered both the diaper bundle and the essentials bundle.  All of the products were fantastic.  My favorite is the healing balm, it has worked wonders on my baby’s dry skin and cradle cap.  I have also tried it a few times to help soothe my dry skin patches.  Give the trial kits a try.


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**I was not compensated for my review.  This is my personal opinion.

my favorite things to gift

Just a few of my favorite gift ideas to give women.  These gifts won’t break the bank, and can be tailored to that specific gal you want to buy for.  Have you completed your holiday shopping?  Or are you scrambling to buy those last few things like me?

Ribbed Infinity Scarf by BP.

Every girl needs an infinity scarf or 2.  Love that you can dress them up or down and wear them year around!

My Go To Earrings!!   Nancy Studs  $24 | Stella & Dot

Another item you can’t go wrong with, pretty stud earrings. (Stella & Dot)

Fresh Balsam 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works

An amazing smelling candle, just like a blend of christmas!  (Bath & Body Works)

A staple in every gal’s purse is a good lip balm.

All photos via pinterest.

Fresh Balsam 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works