Mama “Must-Have” Monday: Salt Spray

Happy Monday Babes! I am so excited for this series! Mama Must-Haves! If you didn’t read last week, you have to go check out the Rodan and Fields eye cream!

For 29 years I dreamed about having thicker, coarser hair.  You know, the kind that just holds a style all day long? That type of hair.  I teased and I teased and tried every hair spray on the market but nothing gave me that texture I wanted.  Until my stylist told me about salt spray.  Yes salt spray.  I know most of you probably associate salt spray with “beachy, wavy hair”. That’s what I always thought. But that’s not the only thing it’s good for!  Salt spray has totally changed my hair for the better!

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I use the Tigi Catwalk Session Series on my wet hair.  I’m not shy and use a generous amount.  As I round brush my hair I begin to notice the salt spray working. It feels like I can’t get my brush through sometimes, but that just means I used enough! The salt spray helps me keep volume ALL day long. Literally I cannot go a day without using it.


I typically buy my salt spray at the salon for $20. But you can also get it at Ulta or Amazon. If you are really interested, do yourself a favor and just sign up for subscribe & save through amazon. It makes each bottle only $11.64!!

Taco Pie

When it comes to weeknight meals I’m all about fast & easy recipes!  This week I found a winner!

Taco Pie!

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1 tube of crescent rolls

1 lb of ground beef

2 tablespoons of taco seasoning

3/4 cup salsa

can of black beans

can of corn

shredded cheese (any kind will do-I used Mexican)

1.) Spray pie pan and line with crescent rolls.

2.) Brown meat, add seasoning & salsa, and let simmer 5 minutes. Add corn & black beans to mixture.  (I like to prep all my meats the night before so I’m not starting the whole cooking process when I get home with both babes at 5:30 pm!) So when I made this meal I just pulled out my meat mixture from the fridge and was ready to go!

3.) Pour mixture in pie pan & top with cheese! (The original recipe I adapted this from didn’t have the corn/black beans so there will be some extra! I usually freeze for an easy nacho topping!)

4.) Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. Edges should be brown! Top with sour cream & salsa!

Mama “Must-have” Monday: Rodan & Fields

Typically I blog about my babes including everything that I do and buy for them.  Well, for once, I wanted to share a few mama must haves! I’m going to start a new series called Mama “Must-have” Monday where I share one item that I am currently loving!!


This week I present to you Rodan & Fields Eye Cream!

Ladies and Gentlemen. This is a jar of MAGIC. For real. I was never into creams and such until I started using Rodan & Fields. I turned 30 this past summer and knew I needed to get serious about my skin.  I use my eye cream religiously in the morning and before bed and I’m happy to report that dark circles are a thing of the past!


Stay up late or wake up early? No one needs to know but you.  This little jar lasts me over 3 months and is probably my favorite Rodan & Fields product in my arsenal.

Interested in trying it out? Want to learn how to save 10% and get free shipping? Shoot me an email.

NACHO average Valentine


Last week I shared my daughter’s (You’re My Main Squeeze) Valentines, so today I wanted to share my son’s!! He is 3.5 and goes to daycare and preschool each week.  He needed Valentines that were appropriate for 3-5 year olds and because I was sending them to 2 places I needed over 40! Again I wanted to skip the candy and do something different.


NACHO Average Valentine


This was seriously SO EASY and inexpensive to make! I gathered all the supplies on my lunch hour!


Nacho Doritos ($10.50 for a 50 pack at Sam’s club!)

Valentine cards (Made with A Beautiful Mess and printed at Walgreens)

Clear bags & Ribbon (Ribbon was $.50 a spool at Michaels!)


They were super easy to assemble and my son LOVED helping!



You’re my main SQUEEZE


Love is in the air. I cannot believe that Valentine’s Day is here! My daughter is 20 months and goes to daycare. This year I didn’t want to send candy.  Instead I decided to think of an alternative since there are other babes there that are too young for candy.

Squeeze Pouches!

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Both my babes love them and started eating them around 9 months. I thought it was a perfect treat for all ages at daycare!

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Best part about it? I literally put these together on my lunch hour this week.


Valentine ribbon & Clear plastic bags (Michaels)

Printed Cards (Walgreens)

Squeeze pouches (Sam’s Club)


Obviously my 20 month old isn’t old enough to be addressing Valentine’s so I used my favorite app, A Beautiful Mess to create just what I was looking for! I sent the photo to Walgreens via their app (made sure to use a coupon code) and my cards were ready in under an hour! Here are some options if you want to steal one of my designs!

Love these!? Stay tuned for a post about my son’s non-candy Valentines later this week!

Car Seat Ponchos! Keeping babes warm, safe, AND cute!

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Winter is FULL force here in Michigan!  Just the other day we got over a foot of snow!! But it didn’t stop me from getting out and about with the babes!  We brave the snow daily and I wanted to take a minute to share my latest lifesaver which is also a fashion find!



Did you know that bulky jackets are NOT supposed to be worn while your babe is in a car seat?  I’m no car seat expert, but I’ve read enough horror stories to take car seat safety serious. Don’t take my word for it, read more about the dangers of fluff in the carseat here.  In the past I have had the babes take their jackets off before I buckle them in and then put them back on when we exit the car. It’s super time consuming especially when we are making multiple stops!

Luckily Birdy Boutique saved me the hassle this year and provided me with carseat ponchos that can be worn in and out of the car! Once I found out about these ponchos I did a little more research on keeping kids safe and warm and realized that the poncho is the best of both worlds!

The ponchos from Birdy Boutique are all handmade and are double sided with two designs! They are almost a full blanket to keep your babes warm in infant carriers and in convertible seats. They can be worn in and out of the car making the winter much easier to handle. Not only are they super practical, but they are super cute too! Birdy Boutique offers several different options to give you the exact look you want; bowties for boys and lace or ribbon for girls!


What are you waiting for? Run to Birdy Boutique and get a poncho. Don’t spend another winter day without one!