Lifestyle

I would prefer a bag of salty potato chips over cookies any day of the week however I’m officially addicted to banana oatmeal raisin cookies!  Easy to make, takes little to no effort, only TWO natural ingredients and no processed sugar.  I made them a few weeks ago and have been eating them non-stop.  I’m already on my fourth batch…not sure if this is a good thing (lol)?  Yes they are THAT delicious.  It’s like banana bread and oatmeal raisin cookies all in one.  Yummy!  Click READ MORE to get the recipe!

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I go back home to the Midwest to visit my family every Summer.  Since we all hang out nearly around the clock, I usually just stay with my parents, but this year I had the privilege of staying at Hotel Landing in downtown Wayzata, Minnesota.  This is the first and only upscale hotel in the area.  It’s been fifty years since a hotel has opened around the shores of Lake Minnetonka so needless to say I was pretty excited to be one of the first to experience it!

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Today’s post is a little different than my typical weekend sale and Instagram roundup. I’m sharing some ‘Mommy and Me’ outfits that I’ve worn recently with Milan. She’s at the age where I can finally do this and it’s so much fun! I can’t get enough. I don’t know long I’ll be able to do this with her before she won’t allow us to match so I’m taking full advantage while I still can (lol).  Click READ MORE to view all our outfits!

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Today I’m getting a little personal and sharing a little bit about how motherhood has changed me.  There’s a few facts you may not know about me.  I’m the youngest of 7.  I know crazy right?  Way to go Mom (lol)!  We came to America when I was around five years old.  We didn’t speak any English and only had the clothes on our backs.  My mom sacrificed everything and worked three jobs to support all of us.  Although we didn’t have much, I always felt like we had everything.  I have three older sisters and feel so blessed to have been raised and surrounded by such strong and independent women.

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365 days. One year old. My beautiful baby girl turned one recently and I’m still processing it.  I can’t even believe I’m typing this because it seems surreal.  This time last year she had just made her grand entrance into this world and completely changed my life forever.  How lucky am I that I get to be her mommy?  I feel so blessed that God sent her to me after my horrific miscarriage when I had lost all hope.  There are so many emotions I’m feeling so it’s quite challenging for me to convey them into words and put it all into one blog post.  I know most of you follow along for outfits and fashion ideas but I wanted to document this special celebration and share it with you as well!

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