Easy, Eco-Friendly Microwave Cleaning Hack

super simple eco-friendly microwave cleaning hack #greencleaning #allnatural

On a typical day, my microwave is disgusting. We’re talking completely splattered with caked on gunk that I try really hard not to think about because how do you even begin to clean that crap up? Except I don’t feel that way anymore. At least, not since I stumbled upon my new absolute favorite cleaning trick of all time.

Let me get really real for a second by showing you the actual level of grossness I’m talking about, so you don’t think I’m being dramatic or pretending a little soup spill is my definition of gross.

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Master Bedroom Refresh with Minted

This post is sponsored by Minted, but all messes and opinions are my own. 🙂

master bedroom refresh #bohemian #hygge

Our master bedroom has always been one of the most overlooked places in our house. Tucked away upstairs, it’s not a spot that many guests see (unless they’re tiny humans running through our room while playing with my daughters). Couple that with the fact that it doubles as an office for both my husband and myself and you’ve got a room that is super easy to flat out give up on.

How can you make a space that serves so many different functions cozy? Well, I made it my mission to at least makeover the area surrounding our tired bed (which, as you’ll see below was devoid of any personality).

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2017 New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway!

 

2017 new york baby show ticket giveawayThe New York Baby Show is back for the 7th year this May! On May 20th and 21st, the biggest show for new and expectant parents in the country is taking place on Pier 94 in NYC.

With so much information out there about what new parents should and shouldn’t do, The New York Baby Show is an incredible place to:

  • check out top brands for yourself
  • listen to fabulous guest speakers
  • attend seminars
  • enter big giveaways
Top baby brands attending include:

Tula, Babyganics, Bugaboo, 4Moms, Stokke, Project Nursery, UPPAbaby and so many more.

New York Baby Show guest speakers include:

Jamie Grayson (aka The Baby Guy) is the show’s keynote speaker. Hugely popular on Facebook, Jamie is a straight talking baby gear expert who will make you laugh while educating you at the same time. Also speaking is Dr. Harvey Karp, a pediatrician and child development expert who is the creator and author of the books and DVDs series “The Happiest Baby On The Block” and “The Happiest Toddler on the Block.”

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Organizing Your Home: Easy Hacks for Families

Let’s be honest: when you have kids you accumulate an abundance of stuff. From products to soothe and comfort them as babies to itty bitty figures and the countless houses that go with them when they’re a little older, it can get really tough to tackle clutter. While I’m sort of a clutter queen, sometimes I go on these epic decluttering sprees that leave me feeling much more sane and in charge of my surroundings—even if neither of those things are actually true.

In the spirit of helping a mother out and making you feel more sane and in charge, I’m sharing 5 super simple organization tricks that my sister and I swear by.

decluttering hacks: using baskets to organize

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Quick and Easy Girls Hairstyle: Fancy Pigtails

simple girls hairstyle how to: dressed up pigtails

My littlest has some very specific ideas about her hair.

  1. It must be long and Rapunzel-like. Cutting is not an option, although she will tolerate a teeny trim every so often.
  2. It must be braided every night to guarantee she’ll have some curls in the morning. The number of braids she requires changes on a whim.
  3. She’s very opinionated on styles and generally chooses one that she’ll wear indefinitely.
  4. Brushing is a dirty word.

This poses a little bit of a problem for momma. Long hair that she prefers to have flowing freely does not mesh well with a super messy wildling who emits ear-piercing shrieks when I try to brush through her tangles.

Luckily, we stumbled across what she calls “fancy piggies.”

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