Summer worthy feet!

April 14, 2015

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It’s not summer if there aren’t flip flops and toes in the sand at some point. So summer will be here soon and I need my feet to be ready! There seems to be a solid split in people who don’t mind feet and people, like me, who hate them. However, the weather has finally arrived that I had to get mine ready. I don’t know why I seem to go all winter and then remember that I will eventually want to break out sandals that I spent so much money on.

My daily routine:
1. SPONGEABLES – 4in1 Pedi Scrub Foot Buffer. I love this thing. It’s amazing and something I pickup and use most of the year, I just tend to rely a little more heavily on it during the summer months.

2. Earth Therapeutics – Intensive Heel Crack Cream.

3. Sugar Scrub. I make my own but there are a lot of options out there. This recipe is my favorite.

And then, once my toes are manicure ready, I picked two new polishes this year based on Pinterest suggestions and love them!


1. Gelous. While it’s supposed to allow you to use any polish and skip the light for a gel-like mani/pedi, I’m not sold entirely. It’s not that great, but it does extend my polish a bit longer.

2.Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat. This is no joke. It really is probably the fastest drying top coat I’ve used and I love it. I use it for touchups to help but it’s so quick and easy it makes doing my nails much faster!

I also recently picked up Baby Foot. I don’t know much about it, but it’s supposed to be awesome for your feet. I just wish I did it earlier since apparently my feet will peel. We’ll see….

Do you have any tricks for summer-ready feet? 


Getting the itch to move

March 30, 2015

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When we first moved to the area, we bought our house with the intent of living there five years.  That was now 7 years ago. When we adopted we talked about sticking it out another year or two, but  wow, that’s going to be a stretch.   When we were first in the process and the social worker would come to the house, I made a comment once about how we’d like to move and get a little more space for the kids.  She looked at me like we were crazy.  Yes, I realize we have three bedrooms, however we also have 1400 sqft.  That’s hard for 5 people when three of them never.stop.moving.   So our plan is to get our sh!t together and get moving, literally. Here’s the plan.

Save.  We need to save some serious cash if we plan on having anything for a downpayment, and last I checked, that’s kind of important when buying a house.  Beyond that, we have to aggressively save because as some of you know, my husband and I have second jobs, both of which aren’t taxed, so tax time is hard for us. I complain yearly, because you know, it’s a surprise to me every year ;) Seriously I’m not sure why this is so hard for me every year.  I will say thanks to some help from a friend, I’m slowly getting a solid handle on things and hopefully will be able to get a decent amount saved up. With that, we have another problem. We can’t sell our house without having to bring some money to the table,. our neighborhood isn’t supporting that. I’m just hoping it’s not a lot.  Otherwise we may have to rent.  And I’ve not done that. It’s a scary thought.

Saving is mixed for me. I know I can, and I’ll do good for a month or two, and then I go into this binge spending phase where I must feel like I need everything! It’s a vicious cycle.

Finish Projects.  We have a handful of little things around the house to finish before we can meet with a realtor and see if moving is even an option.  So we will hopefully get lined up in another week or two and get a realtor over to give us the specifics.

Be realistic. We can’t sell our house in the winter.  That hassle will be too stressful. So then we decide, do we stick it out another year, and list next March, or do we try to move forward now, and hope that in Aug/September everything lines up and we can move?

So in the meantime, I save houses.  Lots of houses. Houses that probably won’t be on the market when we’re ready, but now that we’ve bought a house and have a family, our needs have changed. I’m less worried about granite counter tops and much more worried about an attached two car garage and a finished basement.  Ugly bathroom tile? Don’t care. Give me a laundry room with some room to move around and I’m happy.  I’m sure once we make a decision I’ll share a bit more as far as what we’re going to do.

Have you ever rented out your house? Is it stressful?  What is your #1 money saving tip I can start now? 


The last 6 months: health + fitness

March 26, 2015
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This is sadly, much easier for me to write than the post about motherhood I just made. Where things stand as far as health and fitness is pretty much to be expected. They are exactly where they were 6 months ago Eats: I’ve shifted and flowed between Weight Watchers online and MFP back and forth over […]

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The last 6 months: Mom life edition

March 24, 2015
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It’s been a busy few months. If you recall, the last post I made was what had been happening in life. Because, I failed as a blogger to keep up with the blog once the kids moved in.  Here’s the recap of where things stand as far as being a mom goes. Warning – if you’re going […]

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March 22, 2015

Just so you know, it only makes perfect sense to not only dive back into blogging but also revamp while I’m at it, right? Well realistically I’ve wanted to redo some of the look and even the name of this blog for a while. While I’m not sure when I’ll be doing that, I will […]

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Sheepishly returning…

March 20, 2015
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Well hello there, is anyone still here?  Pardon me as I don’t bother with excuses and just simply say I’m ready to return.  I can’t promise any sort of routine or schedule, but frankly no one reads me because I consider myself a real blogger.  So with that said I plan on returning in the […]

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