Tie-Dye Cupcakes

These cupcakes were way easier to make than I was anticipating! This isn’t really a recipe, it’s more of a how-to. You can use whatever cupcake recipe you want, and you can use whatever icing recipe you want as long as its good for decorating. We used Pillsbury White Cake Mix and Pillsbury Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting. It’s…

Pastel Rainbow 1st Birthday!

Eleanor’s 1st Birthday party was everything we wanted it to be! We didn’t go overboard on decorations. We spent under $100 on decor! Her theme was everything pastel and rainbow. Most things were purchased on Amazon, Etsy, or at Walmart. I will post a few links to products in this post. These balloons made the…

DIY Dessert Stand

I’m always looking for more affordable ways to decorate. This year for Eleanor’s 1st birthday party we went with a rainbow theme. I wanted pastel rainbow with lots of cute desserts. We’re having tie-dye cupcakes, a smash cake, macarons, and other rainbow themed treats. For all the desserts I wanted pretty ways to display them,…

Baby’s First Year in Photos

I’m so freaking happy I stuck to taking a photo of baby every month. Each picture takes me back to the day it was taken. The thought I put into the blanket she would lay on, the outfit she would wear, and eventually how I would keep in her in one spot long enough to…

The Ultimate Guide to Fall for The Basic Mom

It’s Almost the most WONDERFUL time of the year: FALL! Maybe it’s just me, but when the school supply list comes out, I start to get that sweet, sweet feeling deep in my basic soul. Fall is coming. Don’t let Hobby Lobby fool you with their Fall isle in July shenanigans! Once the school supplies…

The Bump Tells Parents They’re Doing it Wrong

During my daily scroll thorough Facebook I came across an article posted by The Bump, a motherhood and pregnancy website. Normally I scroll on past them but this one really stuck out to me. To get a better feel for who THE BUMP is, here is their description…”Keeping parents ahead of the curve with the…

“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”

“Comparison IS the thief of joy,” -Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy was right. Over the last month I’ve been going to the gym 5-6 days a week, eating healthy, and avoiding the junk. The scale and my clothes are proof, down 12 pounds. I’m proud of myself. I feel like I’m slowly getting back to myself. Today,…

Crockpot Keto Broccoli and Cheese Soup

This soup is Delicious and filling. Was a big hit for the whole family, 1 year included. What you’ll need: 8 oz Cheam Cheese, Softened 2 tablespoons softened butter 2 Cups Chicken Bone Broth (hot) 2 Cups Water (hot) 1 cup Whipping Cream 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese 2 Cups Italian Blend Cheese (Great Value)…

The Breastfeeding Tool You Should Try

How do I build a freezer stash? How do I increase my milk supply? There are so many supplements, foods, and other things out there to help with freezer stashes and milk supply. Here is one of my favorite tools that can help with BOTH. I really can not say enough about my haakaa. It…

The Best Salad I’ve Ever Had.

This is going to be short, sweet, and to the point. I had the BEST salad I’ve ever had AT HOME even! What you’ll need: 3-4 Slices Turkey Bacon cooked & cut 1 Grilled Chicken Breast, I use the Lemon Pepper Marinated Breast from Hyvee Romaine, Italian style blend from Hyvee 1 serving BelGioioso Fresh…