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Yum Yum Pendants Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Yum Yum Pendant ReviewIf you’re a fan of the website Etsy.com you have probably seen a number of shops that offer really cute tile pendants, most of them using scrabble pieces as the tile, which I think is a really cute and “green” use for the scrabble pieces. Well, I happened to stumble upon Yum Yum Pendants. I think one of the neatest things about the shop is that they offer personalized pieces. Each piece is handcrafted just for you.

I love that there are many choices of pendants to personalize as well as other great designs without an initial. It was actually really hard to choose just one. Another one of my favorites is pictured above and is beautiful for Valentines Day, or even just to give to someone you love. Read More

chicBuds Review

chicBuds ReviewLook what I found in my stocking! Actually chicBuds sent me a sample to try out for my blog and all I can say is I’m a lucky mommy. I don’t even know where to start with these amazing head phones. I think it was love at first sight 🙂

From the flavorful packaging descriptions that almost make you want to bite into these yummy ear-glitz electronics to the amazing functionality it’s a product that every mommy should own.

I’m not huge on buying things just because they’re cute so there’s a chance I might not have picked these up on my own, but honestly these are the best headphones I’ve used for several reasons.

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How a Cleaning Schedule is Important for My Sanity

So you would think that after 2.5 years of doing this whole mommy thing that I would be a pro at all things domestic. Well do I ever have you fooled! Now don’t get me wrong I do know some pretty awesome tricks and tips to save time and avoid meltdowns, but there are a few sections of the domestic goddessness that I haven’t mastered that I would love to improve upon.

I’m so envious of the moms who have everything planned out, perhaps because before I became a mom myself I used to be so much more organized. Although there are a lot of things that have changed A.C. (after child); my body, (which sometimes I’d rather deny that it’s mine), becoming that late person that I always hated, and memorizing every little thing there’s one thing that I didn’t want to change and it’s being super duper organized.

Perhaps I gave up being so particular for my sanity, considering I had a newborn, packed up a whole townhouse, moved to a new state into an apartment and THEN a new house in only 3 months. So I’m not super mom and realized that it’s okay to put some things off if I can spend more time with my daughter. Oh how things have changed. These days, since Little Miss “A” is a little more self-sufficient I’m able to get more housework done and she even likes to help. (Must record that here in the blog so I can show her when she is a teen.) Instead I think that now it would give me more time to spend with “A” if I were more organized.

I clip coupons, keep a daily calendar of events (sometimes even with 3 calendars I still forget the time of play dates and nights out,) but what’s missing is a little more detailed organization.

Here are my list of things to work on to help improve, let’s say quality of life:

  • Start planning weekly meals (and if I’m good enough even coordinate sales/coupons to meals)
  • Create a “schedule” for “A” so she and I can get more out of her day and bring a little more structure in
  • Start throwing/donating things that are junking up my closets in hopes that my $2 sweater will sell after 5 months on craigslist.
  • Select certain days to clean certain things, oooh this one may be fun, I could do theming: Toilet Tuesdays, Washer Wednesdays, now if there was only a day of the week that started with “N” then I could have a nap day 🙂

Those are a few of my current goals, I’d love to start before baby #2 makes her debut. I would love any tips or websites devoted to a decent but not quite there organized momma. I think my Domestic Goddess Award is getting dusty…I may even have it revoked if I don’t do something STAT!