Monday, January 19, 2015

Reminiscing On ONE YEAR!

A whole year?! How can it be that a YEAR has passed since we got married?! Talk about an amazing year! A year full of fun adventures, sleep overs every night with my best friend, and countless nights talking about our life goals and where we want to be! I love this life we have created and I know it is only going to get better from here! I know I have shared a lot of pictures on my blog of our big day, but I wanted to share some more because well…why not?! These are some of my favorite pictures from a year ago! Thanks for following our journey and enjoy the pictures! :)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

5 Must Have Essential Oils For Every Basic White Girl

EO, snake oil, miracle workers….whatever you wanna call them, Essential Oils are all the rage right now. I will even admit I got oils and an "oil dictionary" for Christmas and I am beyond thrilled. Most people still think essential oils are hocus pocus, but never fear, if you ARE one of those people…there might still be an oil for you!

1) The Starbucks Blend
     This oil is a staple item for any and every basic white girl. Filled with the aromas of your nearest Starbucks, just sniff this oil when you are having a caffeine withdrawal and you'll be fine until you get your next Caramel, Latte Mocha, 5 Extra Shots, Fat Free, Sugar Free, Frappuccino….with extra caramel.

2) The Ugg Blend
    This blend is specifically designed to help you ease the pain of the amount of money you just spent on boots. Rub into the temples, sit back and breathe the oil in, and try not to think about the purchase you just made.

3) The Selfie Blend
    Need help with your selfies?! No worries, the Selfie Blend has you covered. This particular blend brightens up the face, makes you look awake, and lessens the need for a filter. Although you will still use one because you're as basic as they come, this blend will diminish the need for filters on every single photo.

4) The Puppy Blend
    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife. This blend is bad news for any basic white girl. With the smell of this oil, puppies will flock to you. Any type of poof ball, instagram worthy looking dog will literally show up at your front door step. Want 50 puppies?! Just inhale the Puppy Blend 50 different times. (Not made with real puppies in the oil blend and no animals were harmed in the making of this oil)

5) The Forever 21 Blend
    This blend is a dual-action blend! (You're really getting your moneys worth with this one) With one sniff, you will be transported to the nearest Forever 21. HOWEVER, (ready for the plot twist?!) with one application to the temples, neck, and bottoms of feet….you will be able to party again like you're 21! Truly living life to the fullest, not worrying about being out till 4 am because you can sleep in until 2 pm and of course being able to fit into any little outfit that you want! But this blend only lasts for 24 hours unless you keep reapplying. At just $1,000,000 per .05 oz, this oil is perfect for anyone!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Peace, Love, & Monograms

Who doesn't love a good monogram?! 
I remember when I got engaged the first thing I did was ordered a monogrammed cell phone case. To my disappointment, it didn't fit my phone and it was a huge waste of money. Lesson learned. 

I got the amazing opportunity to write to y'all about monograms from Marley Lilly. If you know anything pertaining to monograms, you know the name Marley Lilly
Fewer times have I been more excited about mail than when I opened the package from this amazing company! 
Thank you again so so SO much to Marley Lilly for sending this to me for their Blogger Review Program! 
If you're from the south, monogramming is second nature. If you're from Arizona, people look at you like you're crazy and ask "what's a monogram?"
I absolutely LOVE monogramming and this scarf I received has been my favorite accessory this winter. If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen this photo. My neck has never been warmer and the compliments have never come easier. People loved this! 
Marley Lilly offers monograms for literally anything any everything you could think of. Hats, bows, water bottles, purses….shall I continue? 

For some reason as i'm writing this post, all thats coming to my mind is "if you like it then you should've put a monogram on it". MONOGRAM ALL THINGS! 

My current Wish List from Marley Lilly includes the following:

Are you into monograms? How many things do you own that are monogrammed?! 
I can't wait to grow my collection and these things above will surely be the next to join the party! 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Life Update

Hi, my name is Kaylin and I haven't talked with y'all in far too long. 
Ready for a life update?!

I wasn't going to make one of these, but more than one person has asked where i've been lately so I figured maybe two or three other people were curious as well. And maybe not, but i'm writing this anyway, you know me! 

At the beginning of the year, M and I started our Total Money Makeover. If any of you know what that is, you are well aware that we currently have a love/hate relationship with Dave. Good ole Dave! 
Nonetheless, we've been trying to make big moves financially and that leads me to the reason my blog, and social media as a whole, has really been neglected lately. 
Here it is: I GOT A JOB! A full time, 8-5, have to get out of my pajamas every single day kind of JOB! 
(If you don't selfie on the first day of work, did the first day of work really happen?)

We have had many talks on whether I should try to go back to work or not and it really was a difficult decision. I was so beyond thrilled to start staying at home that the thought of going back to work terrified me. We figured for the time being, while getting pregnant is taking longer than expected, I will work and we can use that extra money towards helping pay off our debt. And the whole "being around other human beings" aspect isn't too bad either. 

It's been a long month. It's been a month with lots of changes and lots of adjusting for everyone in our family. I'm really enjoying what i'm doing and the support from my husband is really a huge help. I love how well him and I work as a team. I love that we get to do this whole marriage thing together and make decisions together for whats best for our family. It makes my heart happy. Really, really happy. 

Also, I got an infection in one of my wisdom teeth which was making the simple task of breathing difficult so most nights the last thing I wanted to do was blog. Pretty exiting, huh?! I have missed it though. I've missed it so, so much. It makes me happy when people ask "where have you been?!" It's like people truly care about me, my family, and what's going on in our life. I LOVE THAT. 

And while you're here reading, I want to say thank you. I feel like I could never say thank you enough to the people who read my blog. There are thousands of people each month who click on my little part of the internet to keep up with me and read my thoughts and feelings. I appreciate that more than anyone will ever know. So if you are one of those people, if you click on this page of mine, if you read these words I write….from the bottom of my heart, thank you. 

I hope each of you are doing well. Leave me a comment saying hi, send me an email, find me on instagram. 
Let's be friends! 

Monk Fruit In The Raw: Review!

{I was sent this product for review purposes, however ALL opinions are my own. Thank you Moms Meet, the Mom Ambassador Program, and In The Raw for this opportunity}

I feel so blessed with my blog when it comes to being able to review different products! I was especially excited to receive this package in the mail from In The Raw, to review their latest product, Monk Fruit In The Raw!!
I know what a lot of people are thinking…what the heck is a Monk Fruit?! Monk Fruit, also known as Lou Han Guo, is a herbaceous perennial vine of the Cucurbitaceae family, native to southern China and northern Thailand. 

I was pleasantly surprised with how delicious this was in coffee. For some reason I was expecting it to be not as sweet as normal sugar, even though the Monk Fruit In The Raw packs have the same sweetness of about two teaspoons of sugar. 

We are trying to eat a healthier diet in our home, so the zero calorie aspect of these is one of our favorite things. Not to mention it's delicious in coffee like I stated before. I'm actually drinking some right now as I write this! Are you a coffee drinker? How do you like your coffee?

I also got the bakers bag of Monk Fruit In The Raw and I can't wait to bake with it and see how things turn out! I'm thinking Christmas treats of some kind! Cookies, bread, candy?! What should it be?!

If you're looking to try something new in the sugar/sweeteners world, give this a try! I don't think you will be disappointed. Vegan, naturally gluten free, and zero calories. So many things to love! 
Have you tried anything else from the In The Raw family? I also LOVE their Sugar In The Raw! MMM! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quit Apologizing For Your Mess

Stop reading this post and go to your Facebook feed. Scroll a little bit until you see a picture from a mom. Is she apologizing for her messy house? The dirty mirrors? The toys on the floor? 9 times out of 10, she is. 

Quit apologizing. Quit apologizing for the mess your kids make. 
I know it's a cliche saying, but nonetheless I love it. 

Mom's we shouldn't be sorry about the messes in our pictures. I say "we" because I too am guilty of this. "Sorry for the dirty mirror but…." or "I know the house is a mess but…." 
Why has it come to this? Why are we so worried about people judging our messes that we literally have to apologize every time we post a picture?

I don't know about you, but my house is never perfect. As I type this there are muffin crumbs on the coffee table, markers all over the place, and barbies as far as my eye can see in the living room. But you know what? I'm okay with that. I'm okay with that because I know my kid is playing, eating, and living life. Does our house stay a mess? Absolutely not. (Okay, not all the time) All of this "mess" will be cleaned up within the hour, but nonetheless it's there, and i'm NOT sorry about it. 

Moms, cut yourself a break. You do A LOT. You shouldn't have to be worried about what everyone on Facebook and/or instagram is thinking on top of the housework and dinner you have to cook tonight. You are a rockstar. Never sell yourself short of that. And tonight? Enjoy the little messes, your kids are making memories! 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekend Links!

Stopping by my blog on the weekend?! Happy weekend to YOU!

Here are a few things I've been loving lately:
-Shopping Hautelook & Zulily have been my downfall this holiday season. Flash sales are amazing.

-Speaking of shopping, if you don't do it through Ebates, you're doing it wrong.

-I've been busying making a wish list on Pinterest. What sorts of things are on your list?

-I've really been pushing my It Works business this month and I love seeing what everyone is ordering for the holidays!

-What's the latest book you've read? Does this one count? Because i'm in love.

Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend and I hope it's as relaxing as you anticipated it to be on Wednesday. Drop a comment, tell me what you're up to lately!