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Hey guys! I’m just popping in for a quick sec to share an easy recipe with you that will make your mornings run smooth and taste delicious! I love making batches of this recipe up and refrigerating it to prep for the crazy mornings. It’s easy to grab and go and it’s a healthier option than many other things out there. You’ll be happy to find that the kiddos will love it too!



  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Toss all of the items into the blender. Work blender from low to high until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate or serve over ice and ENJOY!


Yummm! I’m sipping on mine as I type.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

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(DIY) Watercolor Bookends

IMG_4743You know those over-used rustic slabs that everyone seems to have right now? Yea, I have one too. Actually, I’m guilty of owning two of them. I’ve had one of the stumps setting on a side table to add in a little character but I get sick of it being so “cliche” looking. I’ve been dying to try my hand at some watercolor projects but let me just state, I am not a painter. Let me repeat, I fail when it comes to painting an art piece. Epic fail. I mean, I desperately need to take a class (…or twenty-five) to give me the basics of how to be painter and then still sign up for like 125 more classes. I attempted to make a massive abstract wall painting with watercolor paint and I seriously had high hopes for myself. I really did, but apparently way too high because when I was finished it looked like my 1 year old had created it. Agh! For now, I’ll stick to DIY-ing and all the other stuff I can conquer and just buy art from all of the other creatives out there. However, I’m killer at painting with food coloring. I never thought I would be stamping bragging rights on that statement but here I am. I’ve lowered my standards. In all seriousness though, this DIY is straight-up easy and took no time at all. If you are able to hold a paintbrush, then you can do this project! Read on for the simplistic tutorial…


  • Tree slab (I purchased mine at Joann Fabrics)
  • Saw
  • 3 Food coloring options
  • 3 Small cups (to hold food coloring)
  • Paint Brush
  • Plastic Tarp (or trash bag to put under wood slabs)
  • Small cup of water


1. Cut your tree slab into fourths. You will use two of the four pieces for your bookends.

2. First, lay out your tarp (or trash bag) and lay your slabs on it.IMG_73533. Fill your three small cups with a fourth of water and then add at least three drops per cup of food coloring. (I did a dark pink, dark blue and dark green and used four drops per cup of water.) Mix with your paint brush.

3. Dip your paint brush in the desired color of food coloring and paint the first “ring” in the slab. After you paint that “ring”, dip your paint brush in the cup of water as if you were using watercolor paint and repeat painting another “ring” until you have created three “rings” on the slab.IMG_7354IMG_73574. Let them dry and then display!IMG_7355IMG_7360IMG_7372

I’m loving how it’s adding a little vibrancy into the home! This project resembles a rainbow and of course you can’t look at a rainbow and not feel happy. Enjoy creating!

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RECOMMENDED PROJECTS: DIY Cheese Tray and Pallet Chalkboard Tray

DIY Strappy Top


I have been itching to start up a DIY fashion section here on the blog and I’m proud to say this is officially the first style post! (woo-hoo!) As we all know, DIY is a huge part of my home decor but…

it doesn’t stop there.

It passionately spills over into my wardrobe as well. What can I say? I’m addicted to creating. Creating anything with my hands gives me some kind of high that I get the crave to come back to. Before I get into the tutorial, I’ll go ahead and share with you that many of the items I will be making over in the near future will more than likely be thrifted (like this top is) because I find it thrilling to strike a good deal on a basic clothing item and DIY it enough to add a little extra “flavor-flav” to it. There’s no coming back from that ridiculous reference. None at all. Anyways, I can’t help but enjoy the mere fact that it’s a one of a kind creation and that EXACT item can’t be purchased anywhere else. Check out how basic this revamp was…

FullSizeRender-26IMG_4132ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Basic Top
  • 1 1/2″ Soft Waistband Elastic
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Sewing Pins


  1. First, started by cutting out whatever shape you would like the back of the shirt to be. IMG_7272
  2. Using your sewing pins, pin the paper to the back of the shirt starting directly below the seam and cut out the shape you’ve pinned on.IMG_7274
  3. After you’ve cut out your shape, fold the un-sewn edges in approx. 1/4″ and use your pins to hold in place.IMG_7275
  4. Now it’s time to sew the edges! Start and finish like you would do on any other basic sewing project.
  5. Once sewn, cut your elastic a 1″ longer than the top of the shirt is across and then repeat for the middle of the shirt as well so you create the look of two “straps” on the back.IMG_7278 IMG_7279
  6. Turn the shirt inside out and place the “straps” where you would like them to be located and pin them in that spot.
  7. Now, sew the strap to the shirt and voila, you are done!



I feel like this shirt is screaming date night! It’s a good excuse for one at the least.

Be sure to tag #DIYconfessions on Instagram if you post a pic of your DIY clothing item!

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DIY Triangle Jewelry Holder


I’ve been in the process of going through each room and starting to organize anything and everything in drawers, baskets and all the other places I throw things around. I get in these moods where I just want to strip the house down and clean and organize the day away. Don’t let me sound to motivated though. It only comes in rare spurts. Very rare. When I was searching through all the cabinets and drawers in the bathroom, I found more jewelry than I knew I even had. I’ve never been one to bedazzle myself up but I am noticing I’m starting to collect more and more. I’ve seen so many different styles of jewelry holders that are adorable but just don’t fit my chill, casual style. They’re normally just a little too fancified (yup, I just made that up…) for me. As a die-hard DIY-er, I got the urge to make my own. I started out using cork board to create a jewelry holder and that was a complete dud. When I say complete dud, I mean it. It was shredding as I was making it. So, I turned to the tough stuff, the real deal. There’s nothing more solid and stable than a wood board. I love how it turned out and I even decided to keep the raw wood look!



  • 1/2 in thick Wood board
  • Drill
  • 3 wood screws
  • 1/2 in Dowel Rod
  • Pencil
  • Saw
  • Ruler
  • Gold Paint Marker (optional)


  1. Trace a triangle onto the wood board using a ruler and pencil. (I used these dimensions: 12 in x 12 in x 15 in)
  2. Measure and mark every 4 inches onto the dowel rod. (Example: I only did three “pegs” so I only marked three lines.)
  3. Using a saw, cut out the triangle from the wood board and cut the dowel rod into “pegs”.
  4. Now, mark with your pencil onto the wood board the desired spots you would like the “pegs” to be. I placed one alined with the center of the triangle and then 2 1/2 inches apart on either side.
  5. Drill a hole through the markings on the board and through the center of each “peg” to prep for the screw.
  6. Place a “peg” on top of the hole and attach with a screw from behind the board to secure and repeat until all “pegs” are attached and secure.
  7. Last but not least I wanted to add just a touch of flare so using a gold paint marker I colored the ends of each “peg”.


Now that it’s organized and readily available, I find myself wearing it more! There’s so many possibilities with this project to make it unique to you. Have fun creating your own and don’t forget to hashtag #DIYconfessions on Instagram so I can see yours!

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Coffee Popsicles

IMG_3611In case I’ve not been clear in the past on how much I am not a morning person, let me just reiterate it. I am not a morning person. (Can you feel the bitterness through my words? ha!) I’m the one who it takes about 2 hours and a cup of coffee later for my body to wake up even after it’s awake. On top of being the normal lazy morning lounger, I am really dragging my feet today since last night was the epitome of lack of sleep. My three year old, Lyla, was not feeling well and got a fever late in the evening. She was surprisingly very sweet and calm regardless of the fact she was sick but she no doubt had a restless night of sleep as did we. My husband and I were up on and off throughout the night with her trying to comfort her but my husband has no problem rolling over seconds later and snoozing away. However, I struggle with once I’m awoken it’s hard for me to return back to sleep so after multiple times of being up and dozing off my body finally found it’s wake up call at 4 AM and never to return back to sleep. My bags and dark circles under my eyes have their own story to tell of the lack of sleep and my zombie mom look is beyond prominent on my face. Coffee is and will be my best friend today. Don’t doubt that I’ll intake at least one cup if not more. I apparently had too much time on my hands this morning though once everyone went back to sleep and whipped up some coffee popsicles. Now I can sip my coffee, have breakfast and if I’m crashing in the afternoon, I can slurp down a coffee popsicle. (As if I wasn’t already a true addict, right?) Check out how basic they are to make….



Recipe serves: 4


  • 1 cup coffee (with cream and sugar already mixed in if desired)
  • 1/2 cup creamer (for bottom of the molds)


  1. Poor a little of the creamer into the bottom of each mold just about 1/4 inch high.
  2. Freeze the mold until the cream is solid. Approximately 1 hour.
  3. Make coffee as normal, mixing cream and sugar in if desired. (You will need at least 1 cup of coffee possibly more depending on size of the popsicle mold.)
  4. Refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Pour the chilled coffee mixture into each mold onto the frozen creamer, filling it to the top.
  6. Apply lids and let chill for approximately 3 hours.
  7. **Once frozen, you may have to run the bottom of the mold under warm water for 15 seconds to loosen the popsicle enough to remove.




I’m crossing my fingers that a combo of my normal coffee intake plus these amazing coffee popsicles will kick me into high speed today. Their delicious regardless and a perfect summer treat to cool you off!


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Mishaps & Dinner for Two

I had this amazing surprise evening planned out for my husband that in my mind would be kid-free, endlessly romantic and perfectly full of countless memories. The decor would be perfect, I would look perfect, the food would taste perfect and every ounce of the evening would be perfect, BUT as we all know, that’s not reality. I would have begged for it to be just for one night though. A long list of mishaps happened leading up to the evening and by the time it was time to cook, I was fried. It was like every single thing that could’ve held back the evening did! Starting from closed roads and stand-still traffic to forgetting to pick up key ingredients and then once at the store no one seemed to know what or where the goat cheese was or if it even existed! I finally got the ingredients and headed home to drape the white cloth over the table, set up the candles and start prepping the meal just to find the iron wasn’t working properly for whatever reason so the white cloth was wrinkled silly, the candles wouldn’t light and just as I start to cook his surprise meal, in walks the hubby… as the fire alarm is going off. I believe I got my wish for the night to be full of countless memories. Mayyyyybe just not how I wanted. Somehow once all of the pre-dinner drama died down it was an amazing night and the food turned out better than I could’ve ever dreamed of! I don’t claim to be a cook by any stretch of the imagination but this was an easy, romantic dinner recipe that will impress even the tough crowds.



Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins

Ingredients (for chicken):

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 4 cutlets
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 8 oz (room temp) goat cheese
  • 1 cup chopped spinach

Ingredients (for cream sauce):

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • sea salt
  • pepper

Prep for Asparagus: 

  • 1 large bunch asparagus
  • sea salt
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut breasts in half width wise and thin chicken to approx. 1/4 inch thick using a rolling pin.
  4. Season one side lightly with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Turn the seasoned side down and spread the softened goat cheese on the unseasoned side.
  6. Top each cutlet of chicken with the chopped spinach and roll up the breast placing the seam side down on the cookie sheet. (Be sure to place all the chicken to one side of the sheet to leave room for the asparagus.)
  7. Cook for 35 mins.
  8. While chicken is cooking, place butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Once melted, add flour and whisk. Slowly add the cream as well while whisking.
  9. When the cream thickens, turn off heat, set aside and sprinkle in some pepper, salt and chopped dill. (Reheat right before serving.)
  10. Brush asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  11. Add asparagus to the cookie sheet with chicken the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  12. Once finished, place a handful of asparagus on the plate adding the chicken on top of it and drizzle the cream over it.

It’s tasty, romantic and delicious!


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Coffee Body Scrub


I am a true, passionate, habitual coffee drinker. I mean, I’m pretty sure I’m the very reason they made coffee in the first place. I definitely survive off of at least one if not two coffee cups a day. Once I had my daughter I started drinking it sporadically here and there, then, I had my son. It got bumped to three cups a day real fast. I realized my addiction was on the verge of sending me into AA meetings with all the other coffee addicts so I chilled it down… a bit. My Keurig has quickly become my best friend and the one I can truly rely on to make me coffee each morning. That’s great and all but what do I do now with all of my leftover coffee grounds from pre-Keurig days? You make a coffee scrub, that’s what you do. You definitely can’t just throw coffee away because that would be a complete crying shame folks. So, without further  adieu, I give you the recipe…



  • 1/4 Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Coffee Grounds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Mix ingredients together
  • Distribute into small canisters
  • To use, dampen skin and thoroughly scrub onto skin. Rinse and pat dry.
  • (Makes approximately 3/4 cup body scrub.)


Your bathroom, actually your whole home will smell fabulous after you use this! You’ll also love all the benefits that come from using the coffee body scrub…


Coffee grinds…

  • Act as an exfoliator for dry skin,
  • Minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite
  • Can actually help to rid puffy eyes.

Let me know what benefit of the coffee scrub you find most relevant for you! I know I found it helped to soften my hands and great to use on the tush before putting on the bathing suit bottom. Who doesn’t like for that to look it’s best?!

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Eclectic Entry


If i see a vintage item at a thrift store and it inspires me, I snag that baby right up! Even if I don’t have a specific spot in mind for it I still purchase it because I will incorporate it at some point. It gives a little slice of your personality to all who see it and it feels more personal for you when you see it on a daily basis. For example, most of the items seen in the picture were thrifted at some point and I had no idea what I really wanted them for but I knew I liked them! I may or may not be encouraging hoarding?! It’s funny because I’m a purger. Like crazy bad purger with clothes and such but at the same time I love to collect little tidbits of decor here and there and stuff it in the basement until I find a rhyme or reason for it. These thrifted finds found a permanent home here in my entry.



The ottoman seen in the picture was a whoppin’ $5, I added the ottoman legs for another $10 and the antique-y shelf was a $25 find. This is why I love thrifting! You find stuff a little more unique and yet true to your personality and for crazy affordable!


Also using hand-me-down or inherited items that have meaning into your space are a great way to bring in nostalgia. This wood piece was actually used for stamps and was given to us from a family member that passed.



I wanted a unique take on a coat rack and decided to bring in an industrial element with the pipes. I’m truly obsessed with the simplicity and uniqueness of it!







All in all I’m pleased with the vintage-eclectic vibe it has and the convenience of having the shoes handy for the kids to snag them up when it’s time to rush out the door.

Anyways, short and sweet post with an overkill of pics. My kind of post.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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10 Habits of a Happy Mom


You’ll find me in the dead center of the chaotic, yet rewarding thing called parenting these days. Hair thrown in a messy bun, one child hanging onto the tip of my sweater, other one on the hip, diaper bag falling off my shoulder and a coffee in hand. Sound familiar? Yet, nevertheless when you see me I’ll have a smile plastered on my face while cracking jokes about the disaster of a day I’ve had. Who am I kidding? The day? I’m sure it’s only 10 AM…

This is reality.

This is life.

And it’s okay.

After talking with a lot of great moms, I found that the majority feel like they are failing at motherhood. I’m in the same boat all too often. Why is this? We know the depth of the responsibility that has been given to us. Although it’s an extraordinary gift to be a mother, we can look straight into the eyes of our precious babies and see their WHOLE life ahead of us and that can be intimidating. We are cautious of what is going to effect them now and in their future. We don’t want to make a wrong choice and to be that parent that our kids are talking about in counseling 30 years down the road. I know I have two little people who are soaking up my every move, the way I react or don’t react, my choices and how to love and sometimes I just don’t feel equipped for the position. It is a honorable responsibility to be given these amazing lives to build up and mold but at the same time we do not need to put the pressure of being a perfect parent on ourselves. As long as we are doing our best and our babies are thriving, we are winners. All of us.

In the midst of feeling like I was slowly losing myself and the structure of our home, I decided that I was going to reflect on the last 3 (almost 4) years of parenting and write down the times I’ve found me and my kids were the happiest. From there I thought about what I was doing differently during those times that seemed to play a part of the happiness and came up with a list for me to refer back on in the tough times and to strive to live by daily. This doesn’t mean I’ve conquered parenting, I’m actually learning some of these over again but I wanted to go ahead and share with all of you mommies out there my experiences and thoughts on motherhood. Hopefully you can relate with it and we can all support one another!


1 | TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF – I’m finding more and more than I NEED alone time. I don’t always want to be alone but after reading books and talking to kiddos all day, sometimes I just need a breather. Many times I’ve just taken a country drive with the windows down, a night of thrifting, a date night at starbucks with my laptop or if I can’t escape for the night I’ll just set on my front porch and soak up the sounds of life. Whatever you enjoy on a night away, find time to do it.

2 | LOVE RELENTLESSLY – I read one time that the kids that act out the most are actually the ones that need the most love. Their not going to ask you for it and sometimes will act disgusted by you hugging or kissing their cheek but they do need it! One of my kiddos tends to act out over unnecessary things and definitely is one that needs some extra TLC especially on the tough days. Give them all you’ve got. This obviously also works in other relationships outside from parenting. They see how we act towards daddy or grandma or whoever is close in their life. Loving those people relentlessly too so our kids can learn how to love goes a long way.

3 | SCHEDULE – Whew. This one has always scared me off when people would talk about their “schedules”. I’m always teased that I’m a “hippy” mom and me and schedules just don’t mix all that great. However, schedules do work and help a child to know what’s expected of them for the day. It sets their limits for them. For some, this may mean a tangible schedule posted somewhere within the house, for others it may just be more of a mental routine setting but however you would like to do it, you will find you and the kids will be happier.

4 | ENTERTAIN IN DOSES – This comes fairly easy for some moms and then there’s moms like me that have to learn this the hard way. The hard way is never fun and yet I seem to always learn that way! (I may or may not be slightly hard-headed.) It is great to entertain but in small doses. I can only write this because I recently learned how to do this, finally. I find the easiest way to do this is by having set times where they know they are going to have interactive play and know when it is time for free play. Referring back to #3 with having a schedule will help reinforce this.

5 | BALANCING ROLES – Kids will test and test and test us again. It’s their job. We did it as kids will do it to us. This is how we learn our boundaries and what we are aloud to get away with and what we aren’t. This is what shapes us. We need to set obvious boundaries and when they do cross over that line they need to know they will have a consequence whatever that may be for your family. It’s sometimes exhausting to stick with this but if the roles reverse and the children are running us, what good is that doing? We end up worn out and the kids end up emotionally exhausted. Finding that healthy middle ground where the kids have room to ask questions and understand why they were given a consequence but not let them make the boundaries for themselves is sometimes tough to find but is rewarding for all.

6 | EXPRESSING FORGIVENESS – Something I am HUGE on is expressing forgiveness when they have done something wrong. Whether we think it is the worst thing in the world or that NO other child would dare do this, we must forgive and let them know we forgive them. It doesn’t mean we let them get away with a wrong choice but the child needs to know he/she is forgiven so they can feel love in the midst of a learning process.

7 | FIND AN OUTLET – We all have our outlet that makes us feel like we’ve found ourselves gain. Mine is creating anything from a basic craft to a large project, blogging, hanging out with friends, thrifting, going to the movies, reading a book, a country drive. Anything! If you don’t have an outlet or a hobby, make one. We ALL need to be interested in something that’s healthy for us. Taking time to invest in our hobby or creative outlet helps to rid off depression or restlessness that a lot of find ourselves falling into.

8 | FIND HUMOR – Choosing for the glass to be half full even on those days you don’t truly feel like it is. If the kids do something silly, let yourself belly laugh. If the day is a bit of a disaster, find humor in something that day. We all make mistakes. There are going to be those days that are ridiculously tough but then there will be days that are amazingly rewarding. Take it all in. The good and the bad and just smile even through the happy and sad tears.

9 | ASK FOR HELP – It is 100% okay to ask for help when you need it. Sometimes you need a break or want to get things done and it’s just too much to do it with your little “assistants” there. Everyone has someone they can fall back on and ask for a extra hand for the day. Just ask. If you’re married and need more help around the house, just ask. Women are bad about waiting for the man to pick up on the hint when really they just want us to tell them what we need. If you’re a single mom, all the more reason to find someone you can trust to help you out. Just be clear on what you need and don’t wait for people to come to you.

10 | SUPPORT OTHER MOMMIES – I cannot express how much this one means to me! I would love for more women to jump on board of supporting one another. Maybe you are intimidated by another mom, or maybe she doesn’t parent like you, whatever it is, we need to stop judging one another and show our support, love and helping hand to other moms. There is no hand book to life or a tutorial on how to be a mommy and each child and family is different and may require a different outlook than yours. But all in all we are all doing the same thing. We all have the same beautiful responsibility. We are all passionate about our sweet babies and wouldn’t trade them for the world. Take time to tell another mom how amazing she is, how gorgeous she is inside and out or what a great job she is at loving her kids. It will not go unnoticed.

I am striving to take these 10 tips and make them into daily habits to be a more well rounded, happier mom and in return, my babies will feel happier too!

What have you found that helps your day to day life run smoother? I would love to hear from you in the comments and incorporate your input into my own life.

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(MOVIE NIGHT) Teachers Gift


My little lady has officially conquered her first year of preschool and I couldn’t be more proud of her! I had always been a stay at home mama and so to say I was a little nervous to see how preschool would play out is an understatement. We had a rough go around for the first few months but after that she fell in love with her school, her classroom, her friends and her teachers. It’s beyond incredible to birth this little tiny human, nurture them, mold them and then watch them try their hand at their real “first” independent milestone in life. The end of the school came abruptly and I was scrounging for gift ideas for her teachers. I know there’s the typical “go-to” presents for teachers that consist of some kind of apple being involved, a mug, crayons, etc. You know the drill. So with that being said, I wanted something that they would actually use and that somewhat encouraged them to pamper themselves and relax. (God knows after dealing with a classroom of 3 & 4 year olds for a year they deserve to take a moment for themselves.) That’s why I came up with the “movie” theme. You know, candy, pop, a gift card to the movies and of course popcorn. You can’t forget the popcorn! Here’s what all you need to make it as well!



1 | Snacks: popcorn, candy, etc

2 | Pop/Drink                                                                                                                 

3 | Basket

4 | Burlap (mine was 28 in x 30 in)

5 | Scissors

6 | Black construction paper

7 | White paint marker

8 | Movie gift card/Netflix gift card

9 | String OR twine

10 | Hot glue gun


As you can see it’s very basic to throw together! I laid the burlap completely flat out on a table, pinched the center of the fabric and put it in the bottom of the basket. After a little fluffing it looked cute and presentable which worked for me! Then I put all the items into the basket and tried to arrange them attractively. After arranging, I wrote the teacher’s name on the black construction paper using the paint marker, cut it out and hot glued it to the basket. Last but not least, I triple wrapped the string around the basket and tied a basic bow. (At the very end I realized I had forgotten a “thank you” card so did toss one in as well.)



Simple. Fun. Rewarding.

Now, anyone who wants to volunteer to get me this for just keeping my kids alive daily, I’m down. Just sayin’…


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