Babysense Video Monitor Review

in , , , , by Katie Margaret, September 28, 2020

Babysense video monitor review #babymonitor #babyvideomonitor

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 As a parent, we are always concerned about the safety of our children, especially when they are babies.  From the moment they are born we start to worry.  When I brought my children home from the hospital, I didn't want them to be far from me, especially at night.  It was important for my babies to sleep close to me in those first few months so that I could be sure they were safe.  I'd often find myself waking up in the middle of the night just to make sure that they were still breathing.  With Jack, I kept him in our room until he was 3 months old, then moved him into his own room to his crib.  His room was right next to our bedroom and I could hear him easily with the door opened.  I never registered for a baby monitor, because at the time we had a little one-story condo and I didn't have a need for it.  The second-time-around with Anna, things are a little different.

9 fall outfit ideas with white jeans*This post contains affiliate links, which means by clicking on and/or making a purchase through a link I earn a commission for this blog.  Thank you for your support! 

I have never been a believer in the silly fashion rule that white can't be worn after Labor Day.  Why not?  I believe that white is a year-round color, especially when it comes to a good pair of white jeans.  I've styled white jeans in a couple previous posts (HERE and HERE), but I wanted to do an updated post of how I'm wearing my white jeans this fall. 

Postpartum body tips #postpartum
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After sharing your body with another human for 9 months, it's only natural to want to get your body back after you have a baby.  For me, I didn't enjoy my pregnant body.  I felt uncomfortable with it.  There were definitely times when I looked at myself in awe of what my body could do, but most of the time I just wanted to get back to my old self.  I'm much more comfortable with my postpartum body than I was with my pregnant body.  It's not perfect, but I feel like I'm headed in the right direction.  

Old Navy Fall Try-On Haul

in , , by Katie Margaret, September 18, 2020

 

Old Navy fall try on haul
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I don’t typically do try-on haul blog posts.  I usually save that sort of thing for Instagram and LiketoKnow.it, but I figured since I’ve made 2 recent trips to Old Navy in the last week I might as well share all my finds in a blog post.  Especially since I was so excited that they have their fitting rooms opened again! 

Baby Update- Three Months

in , , by Katie Margaret, September 14, 2020
3 month baby picture #monthlybabypicture

Baby Update

Anna is 3 months already!  That’s a quarter of a year!  I can’t believe how fast it’s going, but if I learned one thing from the first time around, it’s that babies grow fast.  You have to soak it all in while you can!

10 Timeless Fall Wardrobe Staples

in , , by Katie Margaret, September 10, 2020

10 Timeless Fall Wardrobe Staples #fallwardrobe #wardrobestaples

I have to say, I hate to see summer go, but I’m always looking forward to some fall fashion.  It’s the best when it starts to cool off just a bit and you’re able to throw on some extra layers and wear long pants comfortably again.  What I’ve learned over the years is that there are certain items in my closet that never go out of style.  Having a wardrobe filled with timeless wardrobe staples can help you mix and match your outfits and save you money in the long run.

6 ways to style a leopard t-shirt #leopard #leopardtshirt

To me, nothing says fall like a little leopard in my outfit.  I love adding a pop of leopard here and there.  Lately, I've been moving beyond my leopard accessories and trying out more leopard clothing pieces.  I recently got this leopard long sleeve crew neck t-shirt from Amazon.  I always get worried about having too much leopard in my outfit, but I find this shirt to not be as overwhelming with the print as it seems.  By adding in different layering pieces you can break down the print if it's too much.  I like that it's not too heavy, so it's great to wear in early fall, then as it gets colder it will be nice to layer under my cardigans.

How to Start a Blog as a Hobby

in , , by Katie Margaret, August 27, 2020
How to Start Blogging as a Hobby #blogging #bloggingtips


I've read a lot of blog posts over the years and one thing that they all have in common is that they are mostly focused on how to start blogging for a profit.  Sometimes those posts can be overwhelming for someone who is just looking to start a blog as a hobby.  Back when I started my blogging journey I had no idea that blogs were used as a source of income.  I started blogging purely because I enjoyed it and I was looking for a hobby for myself.  It was never to make tons of money. 
Work outfit ideas with paper bag pants #workoutfitideas #paperbagpants

I have to say that I am really loving being a stay-at-home-mom right now.  It's so great being available all the time for my kids and not having to worry about my maternity leave ending soon.  It wasn't an easy adjustment for me at first.  I really loved being a working mom too. There are some days where I really miss starting my morning early and heading to work.  I loved being a preschool teacher.  I loved the kids, I loved my co-workers, but most of all I loved planning out my work outfits.  Call me crazy, but I loved planning out what I was going to wear for the workweek.  I'd plan out my outfits for the week in advance.  I'd always try to mix and match my clothes the best I could and wear something new each day.  I always felt that when you are working with the same people every day, you start to learn their wardrobe.  That's why I always tried to wear something a little different each day.

The Best Self-Tanner EVER!! Golden Star Beauty

in , by Katie Margaret, August 17, 2020

The best self-tanner ever! #selftanner
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Back in my teenage years and early ’20s having a tan was everything.  Growing up in Michigan, there was nothing better than coming back to school after a long vacation week with a golden tan to show off during the winter months.  It meant you went somewhere fun and sunny.  It was the best souvenir you could get.  I spent my summers laying out at the pool with my friends, only using a tanning oil with 8 SPF in it.  In the winter, I’d get a tanning package and lay in the tanning bed a couple times a week.  Winter was much more bearable when you had a nice tan.  After college, in my mid-20’s, I started to worry about the effects my skin might have from all those years of tanning.  I started to slow up on my sun exposure and test out spray tans.  Around the time of my wedding and some of my friend's weddings, I got a few spray tans for the big events.  Unfortunately, those tans always left me looking orange and blotchy.  We’ve all seen the spray tanning episode of Friends and seen what happened to Ross.  That’s something I needed to avoid. 

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