More awesome sales!

Here are a few more fabulous deals I neglected to mention in today’s post!

Sheinside is having an AWESOME BOGO sale!! Buy one get one 50% off through Cyber Monday 12/1. Click here for the sale. Also some great deals on pre-sale merchandise. If you’re not familiar with Sheinside they have some seriously amazing price points, and great stuff! 

I forgot to include that Goodnight Macaroon is having 30% sale too. Click here for that.

Black Friday deals are already in full swing on Amazon! I shop so much on Amazon. They literally have everything! Are you a Prime member? If not you should really check it out, free 2-day shipping all the time and some great incentives. You can even try it free for a month!

Happy Shopping!

 

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Fashionista

This is part 2 of my Holiday Gift Guides! I love reading these posts by other bloggers and find them so helpful! Since Black Friday is just 2 days away here are a few ideas of what to get your mom, girlfriend, sister, or whoever that is a fashionista! The best part is that all my picks are affordable!

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blush coat here ||burgundy floppy hat here || iphone case here || sweater with fur here || beanie here || crystal earrings here || faux leather sleeve sweater blazer here (love this!) (BOO, this is sold out! cute semi similar option here, really similar here and here.) || gray and plaid sweater here || fuzzy vest here || black croc bag here || plaid scarf here (my version of the scarf here only $11!!) || MK watch here (on sale! Have and LOVE this, goes with everything)

It was really hard to only include 2 plaid items. Plaid is so huge right now in scarves, coats, capes, hats, sweaters, you name it. Most of these items are well under $50 with a few above. I would personally love to receive any of the gifts shown and think they are all so cute! What is your go to method of shopping and gift giving? Do you like to find exactly what you want to gift then buy it online or do you like to browse a store to find gifts?

P.S. LuLu’s is giving my readers an exclusive mystery discount coupon when you sign up for emails! You can use your mystery coupon (up to 40% off!!) on top of their amazing black Friday deals all weekend through cyber Monday! Click HERE to get in on the awesome savings! You must sign up by the 27th to get the coupon!

Here are some other crazy good black Friday deals going down!

40% off at Nordstrom

Awesome deals starting at just $1 from Goodnight Macaroon

40% off everything right now at Loft

Up to 80% off at Wayfair.com

Tons of crazy deals at Target

I won’t be posting tomorrow or Friday to take some time to spend with my family, but I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Enjoy lots of good food and being with family!

The Blanket Scarf

It seems as though everyone in the social media world has gone ga ga for this blanket scarf. I am actually just a huge fan of blanket scarves in general and am looking to add a few more to my closet! We took these photos on Saturday when it was a rainy dreary day, and before all the snow! It didn’t matter though, my little Isla loves being outside! I swear she is the happiest baby.

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Don’t mind my double chin, haha!

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Really, mom? The lipstick?

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You lookin at my leaf?

My outfit details- blanket scarf: here (this is the exact one I have you can read my review it’s the one left by Lauren B.) || chambray shirt: old, very similar here || leggings: here || boots: here || michael kors watch: here

Isla’s outfit-bow (comes in a big set, awesome deal!): here || jeans: here || sweater: old, really cute option here (great price) || moccasins: here (color platinum)

This is a typical ‘mom’ outfit for me. Comfy but still cute. During the week I wear jeans more than leggings out and about but on the weekends it’s nice to be ultra comfortable. Btw these leggings are the best thing ever. They have an wider waistband so they help smooth and suck you in. And believe me after having a baby I’ll take all the sucking in I can get! And this blanket scarf, um can we talk about this for one minute. Obsessed. It goes with everyyyything. I took a gamble ordering it from some company straight from China but it paid off. Mine is so much cheaper than the Zara version, so soft, and huge! An absolute must buy.

 I rarely put Isla in real baby jeans, she wears a lot of jeggings just because they’re so much more comfortable. But when I do put her in real jeans, I just die. They are just so small and cute! I have to tell you about these baby moccasins, from Sophie Kate Moccasins. They are so well made and so stinkin’ adorable. I get asked where they are from every single time Isla wears them out. Thanks for stopping by have a great day!

P.S Don’t forget to enter yesterday’s giveaway!!! Such a great gift for a kid! 🙂

Holiday Gift Guide- For the Kids + A GIVEAWAY!!

Today I’m bringing you part 1 of a series of posts I will be doing on Holiday gifts! We’re going to start with the kids because Christmas gifts are really all for the kids and there is nothing like watching the excitement of a child opening presents on Christmas morning! Here are some awesome gifts for kids anywhere from 6 months – 6 years.

 

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1  (6 months+)    2  (9 months+)   3  (3 years+)   4 (2 years+)   5 (1 year+)    (3 years+)    7 (6 years +)   8 (18 months+)    9  (2 years +)    10  (5 years+)

I tried to include a big range of toys that would appeal to little babies as well as kids a bit older. Some of these, in my opinion, can be used with kids a little younger or older than the recommended age. Use your best judgement. I also tried to keep everything gender neutral. That way everyone will want to play with it, and any future kids regardless of their gender will enjoy them.

Now onto MOASM’s first ever GIVEAWAY! I’m super excited about this! This giveaway is brought to you by Brick Loot. A brand new Chicago based company that delivers brick and Lego type toys to your door each month through it’s subscription service. It was created by a 9 year old boy who loves Lego’s and brick building toys! How cool is that? Boxes start as low as $23 a month. To learn more about the company visit Brick Loot’s website, here.

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Now here is your chance to win a box of Brick Loot for a special child on your Holiday List! Enter below using the Rafflecopter. Simply click the link below and follow the instructions! Giveaway runs until November 27th at 12:00 AM EST. Open to US residents only. Once a winner is chosen and emailed you must respond within 48 hours to claim your prize. After 48 hours and there is no response from the winner a new winner will be chosen. See all terms and conditions on the rafflecopter entry form. Good luck!!

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Most Loved Baby Products

If you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant in the near future, or are going to a baby shower anytime soon, this post is for you. When I was pregnant I became obsessed with researching baby products. I knew when we were registering I wanted to go in knowing which big ticket items we wanted so we didn’t waste tons of time comparing them in store. Have you ever been to a Buy Buy Baby? Omg. There is so much stuff in that store that you didn’t even know you need until you see it. Even with all my research we still spent a solid 4 hours in the store. Cray cray, I know. Here are some of the things we have LOVED so far.

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1.Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Stroller 2. Fisher Price Musical Gym Play Mat 3. Sophie the Giraffe  4. Aden + Anais ‘Oh Girl’ Burpy bib  5. Sophie Teether  6. 4Moms Mamaroo 7. Halo Swaddle Sleepsack  8. Nose Frida Snot Sucker  9. Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets  10. Fisher Price Rock n’ Play  11. Chicco Keyfit 30 Carseat

1. Bugaboo Stroller- LOVE. This was definitely the priciest item we bought for Isla but it is well worth it. I swear it is the smoothest ride in a stroller ever. It feels very well made and heavy duty. I also loved that the toddler seat could be converted into a bassinet (shown above), so you can use it from birth. The seat can be rear or forward facing, the handle bars are adjustable, the wheels are pure rubber so they will never go flat. It’s easy to fold & I loved the sleek look of the all black. I have jogged with it before although it was a much harder workout because of it’s weight. We also got the adapter for the chicco carseat so we can just snap the carseat right in. This is the feature I have used so much and even now that she is 7 months old. It is so convenient to just pop her right onto the stroller while shopping or running errands. The other stroller I really liked was the Uppababy Vista. One thing the Vista has on the Cameleon (besides a cheaper price) is the size of the basket. However we chose the Bugaboo because the Vista felt huge in real life. I had a hard time seeing it fit through isles in stores. Which sounds dumb but really played a role in our decision.

2. Fisher Price Play Mat- This thing is so darn cute. The little birds and lights that move around keep baby’s attention and all the little toys that dangle are detachable. It plays some cute music and is perfect for tummy time and when baby is learning to reach and grab things. It even includes a teether. We put this away about a month ago but Isla loved it.

3. Sophie the Giraffe- Oh Sophie, you overpriced dog chew toy, you. Seriously. This is a dog chew toy from France. Some genius decided to market it as a squeaky baby toy in the U.S. and it caught on like wild fire. Every baby has to have a Sophie! But seriously it is a really cute little toy that Isla loves to chew on and hold in her little hand. She loves when it squeaks too.

4. Aden + Anais Burpy Bib- First of all I love Aden + Anais. Their stuff is just all around great. Well made, super soft bamboo material, cute prints, etc. This burpy bib is no different. It’s a burp cloth and a bib combined. It has a little snap on the back so you can use it as a bib which is awesome. When Isla was a newborn and would spit up constantly these were a life saver. I would even put it on her as a bib when in the car as to make sure she didn’t spit up all over herself.

5. Sophie the Teether- This version of Sophie is smaller and has ribbed rings on the sides for babies that are teething. Isla gravitated toward this Sophie first because it is smaller and fit in her hand better. She constantly has this thing in her mouth. Especially now that she is starting to get a tooth!

6. 4Moms Mamaroo- This futuristic looking baby swing is all the rage. Almost everyone I know who has one loves it. We are no different. It moves in all different configurations, car ride, ocean wave, figure 8, tree swing, rockabye, etc. It has a plug for your ipod or iphone to play music and also has various white noise sounds. The little mobile at the top is 2 sided. Black and white print for newborns and then you can switch it to the colored side once baby can focus and see better.

7. Halo Swaddle Sleepsack- Swaddling is not an easy task but these swaddle blankets make it super simple. Using velcro and longer overlapping pieces of fabric it is easy to keep baby’s arms at her sides so she doesn’t jolt herself awake at night. The other awesome thing about these is that it zips from the bottom making middle of the night diaper changes easier. No need to unswaddle their arms to change the diaper.

8. Nose Frida Snot Sucker- This is exactly what it sounds like. A snot sucker. People are SO grossed out by this but honestly I don’t really mind it. You stick the tube in baby’s nostril and then suck on the red end to literally suck baby’s snot out. No you do not eat the baby’s boogers. It has a filter so you never ingest anything. This thing is amazeballs. Seriously. The bulb thing you get from the hospital sorta works but there is no way to clean it which is nasty. This gets stuff out we didn’t even know was in there. Weird perk, Isla LOVES it when we use this on her. She sits super still and gets this little grin on her face, it’s hilarious. Super bizarre because our nephew Teddy HATES it.

9. Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets- We sometimes used these for swaddling in the beginning but more just as blankets. Since Isla was born in the spring they were the perfect weight for spring weather. They’re light enough to be used as a stroller cover and warm enough bunched up to keep baby warm in their carseat. Again love the fabric and patterns. They get softer with each wash too, bonus!

10. Fisher Price Rock n Play- This was suggested by many people to us while we were registering. This is what Isla slept in for the first couple months next to our bed. It is like a little cocoon so I know she felt protected in it. I also really like that it is slightly inverted so if she spit up in the middle of the night we weren’t worried about her choking. It folds up easily and we were able to take it with us on the go. The little puppy design is so adorable as well.

11.Chicco Keyfit 30 Carseat- We didn’t really even look at other carseats. This one was one of the lightest at 8 pounds and has high safety ratings. It’s easy to use and has a newborn insert so even preemies can be taken home in it. My sister and sister-in-law both use this carseat for their kids and loved it. We chose the black and gray color because we wanted it to be neutral for any future babes.

This is not everything. This doesn’t even cover one third of the stuff we have for Isla. It is crazy when you think of all the junk you buy. But alas it is what comes with the territory. I didn’t even go into baby carriers, pacifiers, diapers, high chair, nursery furniture, etc. If you have specific questions about anything else leave a comment below! I have a plethora of knowledge on baby products. I will post more info on her nursery soon! Thanks for reading, I hope you found this helpful!

Pinterest Recipe- Portobello Wraps

I love Pinterest. What a GREAT idea. After my wedding my favorite thing to pin became recipes. I have made so many recipes I found on Pinterest it’s not even funny! Almost all of them have turned out great too. Today I’m sharing with you my adaptation of a recipe for portobello, roasted red pepper, and goat cheese wraps. These are so yummy and even my meat loving husband approves! This is SO easy, seriously anyone can do it.

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Photo courtesy of bsinthekitchen.com

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Mine got nice and crispy on the outside but that’s how I like them!

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Are you drooling yet? So my photos are not nearly as good or exciting as the original but whatever these babies taste delicious!

I took the original recipe and basically dumbed it down. It uses the grill and lots of spices. You can find the original recipe here. I only use 5 ingredients and make mine in a skillet. Here’s what you need.

Portobello, Roasted Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese Wraps

Serves 2 people with leftovers for lunch the next day!

1  4 oz. log of plain goat cheese (you could get the kind with herbs in it too that would be yummy!)

4 large portobello mushrooms chopped

1 small jar of roasted red peppers

small flour tortillas

avocado oil (or olive oil whatever you have on hand)

Directions

1.) Start by cleaning the portobello mushrooms by wiping them down with a damp paper towel. Never actually submerge mushrooms in water, they are like sponges and it will totally ruin your dish. Next chop them up into about one inch pieces.

2.) Chop up your roasted red peppers to the same size.

3.) Take your goat cheese out of the fridge, I like mine at room temp to easily smear on the tortillas.

4.) Next sautee your mushrooms in a large skillet with about a teaspoon of oil, until tender about 5-7 minutes. At the last minute toss in your roasted red peppers with the mushrooms just to warm them through.

5.) In another small skillet turn the heat on medium-high and spritz with avocado oil, add the first tortilla until lightly browned on one side, flip it over smear a little (or a lot) of goat cheese on the tortilla, then put some of the mushroom and pepper filling in. Top with another tortilla and flip the whole thing over so both sides are evenly browned.

6.) Turn the heat off and remove from the skillet. Cut into 4 pieces and serve immediately! Repeat step 5 again if you are serving more than one person.

Enjoy!

Now I realize that mine are more like a quesadilla than anything but I don’t always make them like this. Sometimes I do the regular ‘wrap’ way which is just a little bit harder to flip in the pan. I use avocado oil because it is healthy and it also has a much higher heating point meaning it won’t burn as fast as some of the other types of cooking oils. My mom bought me one of those little oil spritz bottles so I can use as much as I need and not pour a ton in the pan, I think she bought it at homegoods. It’s really convenient!

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made these, and they are always so good, quick, and simple. Any beginning chef can master these! I’m actually surprised and how filling they are for being meatless. I hope you enjoyed this recipe and if you decide to make these please let me know if you liked them! If you follow me on Instagram you will see my other Pinterest recipe successes. Also don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest to see what my latest recipe pin might be! Thanks so much for reading, have a lovely day!

What to wear- Thanksgiving style

If you’re anything like me you like to plan special occasion outfits ahead of time. Especially now that I’m a mom I don’t have time right before an event or a night out to be trying on every outfit in my closet. I need to have a plan and be organized! Holidays are no different. Whether you are hosting or cooking or setting the table there is enough to worry about on Thanksgiving other than what you are going to wear. I have put together a few looks if you are searching for something to wear this year!

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These leopard heels are my new obsession!

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For those of you into fur vests I threw this one on to add a little something extra to the outfit. It almost looks purple in the photo, it’s definitely brown in real life.

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Love these shoes!

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Wow, my mirror is so dusty! My apologies I’m gonna go clean that right now, haha. So obviously depending on how dressy or casual your family is on Thanksgiving will determine which look works for you. I will probably end up going for a version of the second to last photo. Leggings (stretchy to accommodate the feast!), a sweater, and over sized scarf. Comfy, cute, and casual. I was too lazy when taking these photos to add any other accessories, but you can definitely play each look up with a fun statement necklace, belt, or scarf. I hope this helped you get a jump start on what you will wear on Thanksgiving. If you already know leave me a comment, I’d love to hear what you have in mind! I’m already planning what Isla will wear, I swear she has cuter clothes than me!! Thanks for reading!

P.S. Here are my leopard pumps. I am OBSESSED with them. Whoever said leopard is a neutral is a genius.