The Importance of Being Reese: September 2017

Preparing for Torrential Weather with the Toyota Prius Prime Advanced


A/N: This post is sponsored by Toyota & DriveShop, however, all thoughts and opinions about how amazing this vehicle is, belong solely to me.

This year the weather has been unseasonably tumultuous. Within a one month span, we've experienced multiple historic Hurricanes that have claimed hundreds of lives and destroyed billions in property.  And it's showing no sign of slowing down soon. Like the rest of the nation, watching these events unfold have been unsettling, but also eye-opening about how unprepared for disaster my family is.

Freebie Friday: Trick or Treat Printable




Happy Friday,

I'm celebrating the official begining of fall by sharing a fun Halloween themed printable. These are fun if you're into dressing up your home for Halloween, which I most definetly am. They make fun table decor, or you can even hang it on the wall if you so please.

To download, simply click THIS LINK. From here, you'll be taken to a seperate page where you can print. If you love this printable, feel free to REPIN on Pinterest. After all, sharing is caring. And be sure to visit next Friday for another spooky printable to help you take your Halloween decor up a notch.

Until next time,



Coming Soon to a Crib Near You




I just wanted to share a bit of good news with you. Our family of three will be growing to a family of four. We're so excited to share that we'll be adding a baby boy to our family early next year. So now Mr. A can finally stop complaining about being outnumberd, Little J will have a playmate, and I will have a tiny person to love on again.


I'm looking forward to sharing more as the pregnancy progresses.

 Until next time,

5 Tips to Survive Your First Month with a Newborn

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Breastfeeding is hard.

Before Little J was born, I was under the impression that breastfeeding was something that just came naturally to mothers. I truly believed that immediately after birth, my maternal instincts would automatically kick in, and I would instantly know how to do all the things, including breastfeeding. But I also thought that within a week of giving birth, life would return to normal.

I know, you can stop laughing now...


How to Design a Halloween Display on a Budget #AtHomeStores

This post has been #sponsored by At Home and MomSelect. However, all thoughts, images and awesome decorating skills belong to me. Enjoy! #AtHomeStores #AtHomeFinds

Can you believe that Halloween is right around the corner? I'll admit, for a 30-something-year-old I get pretty excited about Halloween. And by pretty excited, I mean ridiculously excited.

This year I started decorating for Halloween a bit early. We have a tenancy to get incredibly busy once the new school year starts, and I wanted to make sure that I got my Halloween decor before it was gone. Luckily, At Home believes in kicking off the spooky season early as well so I was able to get all of my Halloween decorating essentials in one trip. Unlike the previous years, this year I focused on the inside of our house--specifically the hallway table as it tends to get the most through traffic. Perfect for a festive Halloween display!

4 Things I'm No Longer Going To Do as a First Grade Mom



School is back in session and this year I've decided to take a different approach to the school year. Admittedly I took my role as a kindergarten mom a bit seriously. And by bit seriously, i mean completely extra. The stress of sending my little one off to be around someone other than me all day, coupled with the Pinterest perfect moms ideas left me feeling like I was failing a bit in the kindergarten mom department. And so I took it upon myself to go the extra, glitter covered, PTA volunteering, bake sale making mile. Much to my detriment.

But this year, I’m not going to do that. Instead, here’s what I’m going to do: