Outfit Idea from A&I

Outfit Idea from A&I

A&I is a new brand at Shopko that has cute, affordable, and comfy clothes!! I went on a little shopping spree (Thank you Shopko!), and got accessories that you can see here as well as this outfit. 

Outfit Idea from A&I

**A big thank you to Mavenx and Shopko for sponsoring this post. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own. See my full disclosure here.**

Outfit Idea from A&I 

Hey There Mommas!

How many of you have a  sort of mom “uniform” …if you will?? I tend to wear the same thing, and it’s borderline pajamas. Usually yoga pants, and a t shirt. Sometimes I do jeans.

Accessories are how I usually try to look put together, but I realized that maybe it’s time for a style overhaul. That’s why I thought trying out the new brand A&I at Shopko would be PERFECT.

Not wanting to sacrifice comfort, I looked for pants with stretch that looked nicer than jeans. I found these sort of slack looking pants that are actually a kind of purpley-cranberry color, and the picture does not do them justice. (click the link below for a better idea of the actual hue)

Since we got snow early, it was important for me to find something cozy and warm… that looked nicer than some old crusty sweatshirt. I usually avoid sweaters because they feel scratchy to me, but guess what?

This sweater is SO soft! I get compliments on the button details overtime I wear it, and it keeps me WARM. It also drapes away from my squishy mommy tummy, so that is alway a plus for me. Lol

For prices, and more product details from Shopko click on the pictures below. Remember that if you sign up for emails that you get a $10 off coupon as well!

 

 

Until next time mommas! And if no one has told you today… You are doing great 🙂

 

With Love,

Sahvana Stapleton

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Cozy Gift Ideas for Her

Cozy Gift Ideas for Her

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life that is ALWAYS cold? You are in the right place. For cute and cozy gift ideas… look below 😉

Cozy Gift Ideas for Her

**A big thank you to Mavenx and Shopko for sponsoring this post. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own. See my full disclosure here.**

 

Cozy Gift Ideas for Her

Hey There Mommas!

The goal of this post is to help you find the perfect gift for someone on your list that won’t bust your budget. I found the perfect options at Shopko… I love Shopko.

Everything on this list is around 15 bucks!

and…

Everything on this list is SUPER CUTE!

I have included a link to every item shown to make life a little easier for ya, and if you want to SAVE even more money, you can sign up for their email list to get a coupon for $10 off right now. Pro Shopko tip 😉

 

 

 

I don’t know about you, but it seems every woman in my life from my mom to my besties (including myself!)… are always freezing in the winter time. With these, I feel cozy… and stylish!

Which item is your favorite? and are you “cold blooded” in winter?

Let me know in the comments!

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

 

 

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Fall Home Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

Fall Home Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Want a reminder of what the season is all about? While looking for farmhouse style Thanksgiving decor, I decided to compile a list of my favorites!

Fall Home Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

(This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using one of these links. This is at no extra cost to you. It helps with the cost of running my site, and keeps the content free. Thank you!)

 

Fall Home Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

 

Hey There Mommas!

Happy Fall YALL!! Where are all my pumpkin spice latte-ers, Halloween enthusiasts, and flannel pajama wearers at??

Who loves Fall? WE DO!!

Ok, so Summer and Fall might be tied for me, but I am done with the heat, wild fires, and kids being home all day. Lol #sorrynotsorry

I usually host Thanksgiving for my side of the family, and by host, I mean I decorate, provide the house, most of the food, and my mom and grandma do the rest.

Cooking a full on Thanksgiving feast is not my strong suit. If it has more than 4 ingredients, it’s not really my thing.

I can make a mean green bean casserole though. Hhhhhmmm… that just might have to be one of my next posts!

So decorators gotta decorate! I got to thinking about the reason for the Thanksgiving season, and how I needed to incorporate that feeling into the house… as a reminder, and to surround ourselves with positive thinking. THANKFUL thinking.

My toddler is now a preschooler (somehow, yikes!), and it’s important to me (and Chris) that he learns to be thankful. Thankful for not only things, but the people in his life.

Now that said preschooler is a chatterbox, we can have actual conversations about what we are thankful for. I am looking forward to some of the goofy things that he will come up with too.

(I will be posting his quotes on Facebook starting in November. Be sure to follow me there! I love reading about what your kids will be thankful for too!)

With all of this focus on what we are thankful and grateful for, I decided to pick the best fall home decor for Thanksgiving … Home decor that will remind us why we are gathered with friends and family, and eating a giant bird together.

Here is my list, and note that they are mostly farmhouse style 🙂

 

  • LOVE the font on this beautifully framed sign. 

 

*Click the pictures for details 🙂 

 

 

  • Galvanized metal is one of my favorite ways to add a different element to your decor that goes well with everything from Farmhouse, Fixer Upper, or Industrial style. 

 

 

 

  • With the wood and floral elements to this sign, it adds some gorgeous colors to the room.

 

 

 

 

 

  • The bright white lettering jumps out as a great focal point with the same type of script font as the first sign that I am in LOVE with. 

 

 

 

  • If you don’t have a lot of wall space, this centerpiece is the perfect solution. See again with the rustic vibe? I can’t help myself!  

 

 

  • The comfy option! Throw pillows can be added to dining room chairs, or get one for the sofa. I really couldn’t decide between these two, so I decided to include both 🙂 

 

 

There you have it friends! My fall home decor favorites so far. Which ones do you like?

Do you decorate specifically for Thanksgiving? I would love to know!

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

P.S. My overall favorite Farmhouse Style pieces from Amazon can be found here.

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5 Things My Toddler has Taught ME

5 Things My Toddler has Taught ME 

When you become a parent, you have little eyes and ears on you at all times… just soaking it in… 

5 things my toddler has taught me

 

5 Things My Toddler has Taught ME

 

Hey There Mommas!

This was written a while ago when my son was 2-3 years old (he’s 4 now), and I just forgot to publish it! The list still makes me laugh… and I should create a part II for what my youngest is now teaching me. Lol

Parenthood is hard. Being a mom is sometime under appreciated, and everything you do is a labor of love. We need to remind ourselves that we are doing the best that we can.

Let’s not take ourselves too seriously, ok gals? That is why I created this list. To laugh at all of my parenting mishaps.

Here are the 5 things my toddler has taught me:

  1. Patience IS a virtue… That I don’t have. I always thought I was easy going, and the type of person that liked to “stop and smell the roses.” Until I had kids, that wanted to spend 47 minutes actually SMELLING the roses. We got things to do my tiny people!

  2. I cuss a lot. Not only do my kids sometimes repeat what I say, but in the process of trying to teach them to not say those things, I now know just how often I let one slip as they will point and yell, “BAD WORD!” Even in the middle of a store.

  3. My diet has a lot of room for improvement. Judging by how often I have to hide in the closet to eat whatever it is because I don’t want the kids to eat it… is a good indicator that I, in fact, should not be eating it either.

  4. There are so many things that I don’t know. What did our parents do before Google anyway?? Just make stuff up?? My toddler has 10874598 questions… before breakfast. So, no, I don’t have all the answers, and I can’t even tell you where I set my coffee down.

  5. Noise is good. If you haven’t learned this yet, you will. Quiet means they are getting into something. They are smart little suckers, and don’t want to draw attention to themselves… or maybe it is that they are so fascinated by something they have never been able to touch before. Idk, but let’s have a moment of silence for all of the things in the pantry, the make up, the lotions, and whatever else has been destroyed at the hands of our toddlers.

Would any of these lessons be on your list?? This season of parenting is tough, and so I thought it would be good to make light of some of things we go through.

You are doing great mommas!

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

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Grocery Shopping Made Easy

Grocery Shopping Made Easy 

 

Hate grocery shopping as much as I do? NEVER go grocery shopping again! Here’s how…

 

Grocery Shopping Made Easy

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Grocery Shopping Made Easy

 

Hey There Mommas!

This week I wanted to address something that I am PASSIONATE about. Grocery shopping. Anyone hate it with a passion like me?

I kid, I don’t hate it… my children do, and that makes it miserable for me. If on the rare occasion I would get to go alone, it’s like a freakin’ vacation!

The season of motherhood also impacts how smoothly grocery shopping can go, and I have an almost 2 year old and 4 year old. Maybe, just maybe, when they get older, they will be more help at the store than they are currently.

The 4 year old is running rampid, the almost 2 year old is pitching anything she can reach out of the cart, and onto the floor. Sound fun, huh? Lol

I know I will look back on these times and miss them… but for now. I’m NEVER grocery shopping again! 

Here’s How:

Grocery pick up! (or what I like to call… grocery shopping made easy)

Some people may live in an area where grocery delivery is even available, and I do like having meal delivery service such as Home Chef on occasion… check out my review on that here.

But in my rural-area-neck-of-the-woods, grocery pick up has just become a thing, a glorious, life changing… grocery shopping hack that I cannot stop recommending to  everyone.

It also saves time. Bonus! Maybe I will get to that bubble bath tonight? LOL Fingers crossed 🙂

AND it can save you money because there won’t be the impulse buying, or the kids throwing things they want in the cart without you realizing it.

One Con that I want to throw out there is the fact that I can’t use coupons or Ibotta (yet).

Ibotta is an app that can help you get rebates on things you buy at particular stores. Here is my referral link if you would like to check it out.

Here are the two grocery services available in my area:

  1. Walmart: Grocery Pick-up ( I use weekly) Get $10 off by using my referral link HERE 

  2. Fred Meyer: Click List

Walmart

Pros: Sometimes same day service is available, great prices, and an easy to use app

Cons: Produce quality is not the greatest, and farther away from my house

Fred Meyer 

Pros: Closest to my house, better quality in some items such as meat and produce, and gas rewards

Cons: Higher prices on some things, and no app

That is my 2 cents on each of these grocery service options. Either one you choose will make grocery shopping so. Much. Easier. Check them out, and let me know what you think!

I would love to hear about your experience with grocery pick up or delivery, so feel free to leave me a comment below 🙂

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

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Decorating with Rose Gold and Blush Tones

Decorating with Rose Gold and Blush Tones 

 

Dreaming of a romantic master suite or wanting to add a feminine touch to other areas of your home? Here are some beautiful home accents and decor ideas to inspire you!

Decorating with Rose Gold and Blush Tones

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Decorating with Rose Gold and Blush Tones

 

Hey There Mommas!

Who else here loves to decorate? It IS part of being a homemaker right? Who else here is obsessed with decorating with rose gold and blush tones?

I’ve been in a Pinterest kick searching for home decor inspiration, and this is the trend that keeps popping up.

Realizing that I must not be the ONLY one trying to incorporate rose gold (or copper) and blush tones in my current farmhouse style decor, I decided to look on amazon for some pieces that I could easily add without having to do a complete overhaul (or leaving my house haha)…

and having the guys of the house thinking that they live in a barbie house LOL

A romantic master bedroom has been a goal of mine, and so that is some of what I was searching for. But I am also including home accents that can be used in any area of the home.

If you have been in Hobby Lobby, you can see that the trend this Christmas is silver, muted gold, and rose gold… I CANNOT WAIT!! If seasonal decorating is more of your thing than more of that is yet to come 😉

(P.S. buffalo check style Christmas decor is still very popular if you are looking for more of that kind of holiday decor, it will be available. You can see my buffalo check Christmas centerpiece here.)

Now for the good stuff 🙂

Here are my top picks for decorating with rose gold and blush tones:

**Click pictures for info

Blush Throw – Look at that cozy cable knit!

Rose Gold Lamp – GORGEOUS!

Marble and Rose Gold Clock – Who doesn’t love marble?

Blush Fur – Perfect for your master suite OR a baby girl’s nursery!

Rose Gold Side Table – I NEED to fit this somewhere in my house

Blush Rug – This can easily be layered with the fur on the side of the bed or crib. The gray in it goes great with my farmhouse style master bedroom.

Blush/Rose Gold Runner – IF ONLY my hubby would be ok with having this on the dinning room table! Lol Guess it will go over a dresser in our bedroom 🙂

What do you think? Are you going to be adding rose gold or blush tones to your current style or perhaps redoing a room for yourself?

If I added rose gold to my laundry room (really just a closet), I think I would be more happy when folding the mountain of laundry my small family of 4 seems to go through in a week. Lol

The other HOT trend we keep seeing, so it will be around a while is galvanized metal. See my post on that here 🙂

Hope you all are staying sane while trying to get the kiddos ready for back to school! And if no one has told you today… You are doing a great job!

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

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Create a Wooden Alphabet Set

Create a Wooden Alphabet Set 

 

Perfect for a summer time indoor or outdoor activity, OR for preschool teachers looking for step by step instructions

Create a Wooden Alphabet set

 

Create a Wooden Alphabet Set

Hey There Mommas!

This wooden alphabet set craft idea is from Education.com and they have all sorts of different children’s activities. They asked to guest post on my blog, and I happily agreed 🙂

This little project is probably best for preschool to kindergarten aged kids, and once you make the letters (which the kiddos will LOVE) then the possibilities are endless!

Check it out!

 

Preschool Reading & Writing Activities: Create a Wooden Alphabet Set

Preschoolers need lots of hands-on practice with the alphabet, and letter games are great for that. With basic wood letters from the craft store, you can make a cute set of painted alphabet manipulatives that are perfect for a range of letter games. As your child plays, she’ll build letter skills and prepare for what’s to come in kindergarten. Try one of the games listed below, or make up your own!

What You Need:

  • Wooden letters (these can be found in craft stores such as Jo-Ann’s or Michael’s)
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paints in a variety of colors
  • Newspaper
  • Paper plates or bowls
  • Small bucket (such as a sand pail)
  • Paint shirt

What You Do:

  1. Cover your painting area with newspaper. Make sure your child wears a paint shirt that she doesn’t mind getting a little messy.
  2. Squirt paint onto the plate or into a bowl.
  3. Have your child choose a letter, and say its name and the sound(s) it makes. Help your child paint the letter in any color she likes. Set it aside to dry.
  4. Continue with all 26 letters of the alphabet. Try using a variety of colors and adding polka dots, stripes, or any other pattern for fun. You can also decorate the letters in your preschooler’s name in a special way to separate them from the rest of the alphabet. This is a great first step in building spelling skills.
  5. Show your child how to use a different brush for each color or how to clean the brush before dipping into another color.
  6. Once your set is complete, get ready to play! Start with these games, then try making up your own:
    • Letter Sound Hunt: Place all the letters in the bucket. Have her close her eyes and take one out. Can she say its letter name and sound? Place the letters she knows by her. The others can remain in the bucket for additional practice.
    • ABC Pick-Up: Dump all the letters on the floor. Can she put them in alphabetical order? Sing the ABC Song together to help her.
    • Alphabet Scavenger Hunt: Have her choose a letter. How many items can she find throughout her house that begin with that letter? She can place the items in her bucket.
    • Word Maker: Have her spell her name with the letters. Can she make any other words such as “dog” or “cat” or any other three-letter words?
Hope all you mommas are having a great summer!! Am I the only one counting down to fall?? Lol
And if you are looking for another alphabet craft or one for an older kid (and a football fan perhaps?) then I have instructions for this DIY Alphabet Border Corkboard Project 🙂
In case no one told you today… You are doing GREAT!
With Love,
Sahvana Stapleton
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15 Budget Friendly Galvanized Metal Decor Ideas

15 Budget Friendly Galvanized Metal Decor Ideas

 

Here are 15 budget friendly galvanized metal decor ideas that are perfect for adding something different to your country farmhouse, french inspired, or industrial style home!

 

Budget Friendly Galvanized Metal Decor Ideas

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15 Budget Friendly Galvanized Metal Decor Ideas

Hey There Mommas!

There is so much more to being homemakers than cooking, cleaning, and taking care of kids… am I right!? Decorating and creating can be a wonderful outlet for us busy parents to be artsy, and feel good about our home.

When you take snap shots of your little ones… making memories that last a lifetime… let us not be embarrassed by what is in the background! It is hard not to feel guilty for wanting to make things pretty, but if it is what makes you happy then it is worth it.

We hear it all of the time… “kids need happy parents”

And that’s why I created this post, so you can find some cute, in style home goods that are budget friendly (aka guilt free).

Make your house a home, and do something that you enjoy momma!

I’ve rounded up some galvanized metal decor ideas that go with a variety of interior design styles… from farmhouse to french inspired, so that you don’t have to spend a bunch of time searching for what you need… and feeling more guilty and burnt out.

My home decor inspiration posts are also for those people that might not even have a clue where to start. Trust me, I know plenty of moms like that. You are NOT alone! Maybe you want your house to look nice, but you don’t have a creative bone in your body… that is A OK. I got you!

Check out my list of 15 budget friendly galvanized decor ideas below, add any of them to your current decor style, and instantly feel like your house is more on trend with very little effort 🙂

(and your secret is safe with me, wink wink lol)

*Note: Click on the pictures for more product details

 

 

  1. 15×15 inch galvanized metal star for indoor or outdoor decorating

2. Tiered organizer that is great for kitchen or bathroom necessities

3. This is a best seller and for good reason. I even mentioned it in this farmhouse style post.

4. A galvanized lazy susan… YES PLEASE!

5. Love the rope handles and the trendy little pineapple at the top. How cute would this be for hanging in the kitchen OR used for entertaining!?

6. This cake stand is SCALLOPED and galvanized metal! 2 trends in one! From fashion to home decor, I am starting to see this look everywhere. Use this as a platform to keep things up off the counter to give the illusion of more counter space/bigger kitchen or bathroom.

7. This is perfect for adding a touch of galvanized metal to a space… home office perhaps? The trays fit standard size paper. This is on the spendier (<—– is that a word? lol) side, but I had to include it because it is so stinkin’ pretty!

8. Farm fresh to go with farmhouse style decor! These are a set of two, so maybe keep one for yourself… and give the other as a gift? One or both of these together would make beautiful wall hangings or propped up on a shelf to display the inside.

9. Oh how I wish this were a bigger picture. (You can click on it to see more detail) This little utensil set includes everything we love about rustic decor… mason jars, galvanized metal, and chalk board.

10. Imagine this tray filled with some flowers, candles, and tidbits of burlap ribbon OR what other types of seasonal things that you like to decorate with… talk about GORGEOUS!

11. Husband pick! He said I should add something manly to the list, lol. Wood and just a galvanized metal accent. Man cave material right here.

12. This comes in a set of 3, and we just have one hanging in our command center area. I am very tempted to order more! Such a cute little envelope that holds mail that you need to get to or outgoing letters.

13. Adorable little galvanized canister set. I am all about decor that is also functional… think I’m onto a theme here lol

14. Galvanized metal fans or fan blades are very in style for home decor right now, and I don’t foresee them going anywhere in the near future. BONUS is… this one is a clock!

15. Last, but not least… the grand finale… if you can only get one thing on this entire list, PICK THIS! Super affordable, and you can customize to get any letter or word that you want in a variety of sizes.

 

There you have it! Some of the top 15 budget friendly galvanized metal decor ideas that are trending!

If anything, I hope this inspires you to create, decorate, or think about other ways to make your home unique for you and your family.

Decorating with all galvanized is not my intention… and if you need other ideas here is something a little more romantic, and here is some farmhouse style decor. 

I love getting feedback, so drop a comment below if you so choose 🙂

 

 

With Love,

 

Sahvana Stapleton

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How to Pick the Right Baby Bottle

How to pick the right baby bottle

How to Pick the Right Baby Bottle

 

Wondering how to pick the right baby bottle? Then you have come to the right place!

how to pick the right baby bottle

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How to Pick the Right Baby Bottle 

Hey There Mommas!

The question of what brand of baby bottles, and what type of baby bottles are best has come through my email and via text quite frequently, so I have decided to let you all in on my motherhood secrets regarding how we ended up using the baby bottles that we did.

And my motherhood secret is…

(it makes me laugh when I type this because there are no secrets… we all just wing it right?)

Drum roll please…

YOU, yes you, the parent, mother, father, whom ever… YOU DON’T PICK.

Baby does 🙂 

I know this is not the answer to the baby bottle question that you wanted to hear, and I know when my mommy-to-be friend was texting me frantically from the Target baby aisle she wanted answers!

She wanted the baby bottle facts!

So, I realize that you are probably wondering why I would bother writing a blog post about picking the right baby bottle when it doesn’t seem that helpful, please stay with me because I will offer some tips based on my experience as a bottle feeding mommy.

Not every mother can breastfeed, or breastfeed full time.

*Also, maybe other caregivers would like a chance to feed the child. That is when bottles come in handy.

Here is a list of tips to consider when registering for baby bottles or buying them yourself:

 

  1. Try to have variety on hand: Say “YES” to ALL of the free samples. The Motherhood store in the mall gave me a free sample of an Avent bottle when I was there shopping for maternity clothes. My doctor’s office also gave me a goodie basket with a Dr. Browns bottle in it. Babies R Us also gave me a goody bag with different baby items in there when I registered which may have included a bottle, but between pregnant brain and now having a one year old and 4 year old… to be honest… I don’t remember. Lol The free sample baby bottles will give you a variety to offer your baby to see what they like.
  2. Bottles for tummy troubles: My first born had acid reflux (spit up A LOT) and bad gas. All around tummy issues for a baby leads to fussiness and discomfort. He had to be formula fed, and we had to use the Dr Browns. They were the only bottle that helped with the gas problem since they have the extra pieces inside to remove air from the milk. The Dr Browns baby bottle come in plastic or glass, so depending what your doctor recommends/your preferences… you have different options there. We used the plastic ones.
  3. Switching between bottle feeding and nursing: With baby #2, I had collected all of these samples, but breastfeeding was actually going great! She didn’t need a bottle for the first couple of weeks. Then I got mastitis, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I was pumping a lot, and going back and forth between nursing and bottle feeding. She refused the Avent bottle and the Dr Browns bottle. Luckily we had a friend in the industry who had sent us a set of Tommee Tippee bottles to try. Just looking at how they are shaped, is the reason why I think these worked so well for going in between. I highly recommend these (if your baby like them of course!) if you are going back to work, but still want to nurse when you are home.
  4. What size to get: smaller ounces for newborns, and larger ounces for later. If you are a nursing momma, or a new momma, then how would you know how much your baby drinks? Since I had to formula feed my first son ‘right out the gate’, let me give you a rough idea. Every baby is different, but the newborn-3 month is going to be around 1-4 ounces, and then probably around 4-9 months they work up to around 3-6 ounces. The big 8-9 ounce baby bottles won’t be needed until at least 6 months, but probably more like 9 months. To save money though, you can just get a set of the big ones, and replace the nipples when they get worn out. You can also just refill the small bottles, but I know that my kids would get hangry if their meal time was interrupted. LOL
  5. Other things to have on hand to make bottle feeding easier: Just a couple of things to consider 🙂 Once baby has their bottle preference, if you can, get enough bottles to have a clean one for every feeding for a 24 hour period. Example: Baby eats every 3 hours, so you need 8 bottles. Have a separate drying rack, so that pieces of the bottles don’t go missing, or get contaminated from people who might grab things out of the one for the dishes. And microwavable bottle/nipple sterilizer bags (example of the ones I used to use here) that can also be used for pump parts just to make sure everything is clean in a jiffy!

 

I don’t actually have the answer for how to pick the right baby bottle, but I hope you are a little more at ease with these tips and tricks about bottle feeding. Or at least what baby bottles to try when the time comes to offer it to your new little bundle.

There will be examples with pictures of the baby bottles/products I used and mentioned in this article down below under my signature 🙂

If you have any other questions for me about bottle feeding please ask in the comments or email me at Sahvana@livingthatmomlife.com

I would love to hear from you!

 

With Love,

 

 

Sahvana Stapleton

 

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Quick & Easy Dinners that are Perfect for Summer

Quick & Easy Dinners that are Perfect for Summer

If you are looking for ways to make meal time more efficient with the kiddos home for summer then look no further! We made steak and fish tacos with fresh ingredients shipped to our front door, and I am hooked!

Quick & Easy Dinners that are PERFECT for summer from Home Chef!

**A big thank you to Mavenx and Home Chef for sponsoring this post. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own. See my full disclosure here.**

Quick & Easy Dinners that are Perfect for Summer

Hey Mommas!

Summer break is here for some of you, and right around the corner for the rest of us! Can I get a woohoo!?

We have a sort of laid back summer that I hope to jam pack with fun activities, short trips, and lazy days. LOTS of lazy days.

That’s what summer is all about right?

The LAST thing I want to worry about is what to make for dinner every night… especially when it is hot, and nothing sounds good.

So… I tried Home Chef to see what all the hype is about, and give my readers a full review!

AND here is the best part… I have a promo code for you at the end of this post so that you can try Home Chef too!

If you are like me, and have been living under a rock LOL let me tell you what Home Chef service is all about.

You sign up, add your food preferences/allergies, and they select meals that they think you might like.

Home Chef labels and packaging for two different meals in the same box

Don’t let that scare you though because you can switch them out! We picked the steak, and fish tacos. They are labeled and packaged (see picture above), so that you know what ingredients go with what meal.

You can’t mess it up… even in a hurry! 🙂

A confirmation email will show you the meals, and a link to replace them with different ones by a certain date (before your box ships).

Home Chef Fish Tacos

The box was delivered to my house by Fedex right around lunch time. It was insulated with ice packs, and a divider between the meat and other ingredients along with a cute little white binder to keep your recipe cards!

See!

The divider with the meat at the bottom of the box

 

This is how they pack all of the fresh yumminess into the box

 The recipe cards have pictures, and LOTS of instructions for those of us who are cooking impaired. I make very simple meals, but the recipes were so thorough that even I could do them.

A friend of mine said to look over the recipe card before I started, (Like Home Chef also recommends) and that helped.

Home Chef recipe cards that you put into your binder that is included

 

Let me tell you that both of these meals were waaaaaay easier to make than I thought, and they are good size portions. We got the meals for 2 people, and had left overs. I could only eat 2 of the fish tacos, and there were enough for each of us to have 3!

 

Now for the good part… Thanks to Home Chef… I get to offer you $30 off of your first purchase if you use my link (Click here) or use Promo Code:  MOMLIFE

 

What an easy way to have dinner covered for at least a couple of nights a week!

No making a list, no going to the store, no trying to decipher a complicated recipe… just cook, serve, enjoy, and get on with summer time!

Let me know if you are going to try it out 🙂

 

With Love,

Sahvana Stapleton

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