Mommy Monday

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This weekend, my thundering horde and I went to Plano, TX to see an amazing Christmas show. As we got to the performance and looked around, I saw all these moms of littles in their cute outfits, perfectly applied makeup, and hair that on point. Then there was me: leggings, hair up in a clip, and a spit up stain on my shoulder. I gotta be honest, being a mom has really taken a number on my personal style (though, I really didn’t have much “style” to begin with, so I guess I can’t blame it on the kids). But, thanks to many Etsy shops, I can let the world know that I wear yoga pants because, kids, thanks to some adorable (and affordable!) tees made for moms!

 

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Every day I’m hustlin’ to the car, to the potty, to the fridge for chocolate milk, and to my kid to catch their “soon-to-be-spit-on-the-floor-food” with my hand. The hustle is SO. FREAKING. REAL. Thanks, GurleyGirlBoutique, for making a shirt to let the world know!

 

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Messy bun? Check. Yoga pants? Check. Baby wipes, Goldfish crackers, nursing pads, and sippy cups? Checkity check check. The GiftedSugar store knows how to make me feel like a star!

 

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This tank has something for every mom…except a double shot of espresso in your coffee to help you keep up with your toddler. The LoveBirdBoutique has your back!

 

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Sometimes you just gotta tell the devil he ain’t gonna wreck your vibe and just keep mommin’! Let everyone know you’re in no mood for their ish with this tee from BirchBearCo!

 

 

Stay fly, Mommas!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, everyone! Its a super happy Friday because we get a three-day weekend, AKA the official start to summer! WOOO! Plus, I’ve got some awesome finds you need to get ready for warmer weather and all it brings!

Summer is wedding season. If you haven’t received any wedding invitations yet, don’t worry, you will. And you’ll have to take a gift. Want something that will stand out of the crowd? Then pick up the newlyweds one of these Romeo and Julienne cutting boards!

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Let’s just hope no one stands up during the vows and shouts, “A plague on both your houses!”

 

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, there’s always two main concerns: will I get eaten by a shark? And, where will I put my money and car keys while I’m getting eaten by a shark? I can help you with one of those problems!

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This cleverly disguised decoy “safe” will protect your valuables while you try to find Nemo (or Dory if you’re heading out after June 16th!)

 

Taking a road trip and need something to keep you (or the kids) busy? Toss one of these in your backpack for hours of tech-free entertainment!

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Each page of this scratch and sketch notebook has tips on how to draw patriotic pics and interesting tidbits about each one! Plus, the star-spangled color will ignite the patriot in you!

 

Using your time off from school to get organized for all those activities you’ve be shirking off during the school year? Need some encouragement to help you through? Keep your tasks tidy with these Mister Rogers Neighborhood sticky notes!

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These notes come in a variety of shapes, making you yearn for your childhood days of listening to the soft-spoken man in the sweater.

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday Star Wars Release Day, y’all! I am so stinking excited to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens I can barely stand it! Sadly, I couldn’t get tickets until Monday evening, so I’m thinking I’ll be on a “social media blackout” until then. I’ve had waaay too many things spoiled just by scrolling through my newsfeed. I’ve learned my lesson.

 

Today is not only momentous because Jedis and Storm Troopers are back in the cinemas, but also because it’s exactly ONE week until Christmas! If you’re still trying to get those last-minute/hard-to-buy-for gifts knocked off your To Do list, I can help!

 

For the “silly walker” in your life, look no further than the Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail 40th Anniversary Edition!

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This awesome set comes packed with bonus features, behind-the-scenes looks, and cast interviews all packed into a castle box complete with animals you can toss over the walls! Who wouldn’t love that?!

 

For the Trekker Mom-To-Be on your list, keep it logical with this Vulcan on Board maternity tee from Think Geek!

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Live long and prosper, Momma.

 

For the one who treats their life like a musical, grab this sparkly necklace from Perpetual Kid!

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Just don’t be offended if they try to click the heels on the charms to go home in the middle of your Christmas party.

 

For the overworked/sarcastic mother in your life (which, let’s face it, is basically every mom!), let them don this little beauty so everyone can see their hilarious snark:

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Pretty sure my mom probably said this a few times when my sisters and I were little, ha!

 

Have you finished your shopping yet? Better hurry!

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Its Friday! Most people are happy, however us Okies are battening down the hatches because its about to get all kinds of crazy up in herrr… We’ve got tornadoes, hail, flash floods and a 100% chance of tigers! Its been a crazy week! Almost crazy enough that some of us may have forgotten that Sunday is Mother’s Day! If you still need last-minute gift ideas, I’ve got you covered!

 

For the Bookworm Mom:

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For the SuperMom (who is powered by caffeine):

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For the Mom with The Force (and style!):

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And, for the Writer Mom:

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Still need some help picking out that perfect gift? Here’s Jimmy Fallon with some tips!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms, grandmas, aunts, dog moms, and cat moms!

Fan Girl Friday

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Hey fangirls and boys, I’m back with another round-up of geeky goodies! Mother’s Day is next Sunday, and I’ve found some gifts for the nerd-mama in your life! Let’s get to it, shall we?

 

I love purses. I’m kind of like Jessica Day in that sense. If you’ve got a mom that loves to accessorize and show off her nerdy side, then look no further than Etsy shop, Geeky Girl Glitter!

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How cute is that Batman purse? She also has a Vinyl Pop inspired Harley Quinn bag and other DC heroes/villains-themed goodies! Go check her out!

 

This next find is awesome because it can be a gift for Mom AND Dad! When going places with a little one, diaper bags can be a tad overwhelming. They’re not the most functional satchels; everything falls to the bottom! But not in this bad boy:

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It’s a tactical diaper bag! Exclusively from Think Geek, this bag has two removable pouches, 16 pockets (with zippers), AND Velcro name patches! Plus, it goes with everything with its simple black style!

 

Got a techy mom who also likes to stay fabulous? Check out this iGlam lipstick stylus from Perpetual Kid!

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Now she can access apps easier—like Facebook to post embarrassing photos of you!

 

If your mom is more of a wine connoisseur, keep her looking tidy with these!

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Their Wine Wipes! They keep Mom’s lips, teeth, and tongue clear of red wine stains so she can have more than one glass and no one will know!

 

Plus, you can pair it with one of these fantastic glasses!

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Etsy shop owner Kelly Arce Designs has a collection of Disney-themed wine glasses! I LOVE the Rapunzel one and the Cruella de Ville one! She also has a Harry Potter-inspired goblet!

 

Happy fangirling!

Mommy Monday

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Before you become a mom, you see all of the shiny, pretty things in the aisles of Target, WalMart, and Babies R Us and think, “Oh wow! Look at all the stuff I need!” Then, when you actually have a kid, you realize you don’t need half that crap.

 

There are a lot of women in my news feed on Facebook that have announced their first pregnancies. And, as a public service announcement, I want to share with all of them (and you) the stuff you don’t need when you have a kid.

 

  1. Wipe Warmer

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Who really uses this? You pop the wipes in there, thinking that it’ll keep those things nice and toasty for your little one’s bum, only to realize that in the short trip those wipes take from the warmer to your kid’s derrière, they’re already freezing cold. Save your money and go get a pedicure instead.

 

  1. Pacifier Wipes

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Baby wipes work just as well. So does hot water. Also, and I can’t tell you how I know this, but your own saliva is A-OK.

 

  1. NoseFrida Snot Sucker

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I just…I can’t.

 

  1. Baby Bangs

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This is wrong on so many levels. Plus it makes me think of this sketch on SNL.

 

  1. Bathroom Baby Keeper

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I think part of motherhood is learning to improvise. I can know unbutton my pants, pull them down, do my business, and unbutton/zip them back with one hand while my child is on my lap. THAT, my friends, is talent. (Maybe I should try out for America’s Got Talent…?) And this just takes all the creativity out of baby-balancing.

 

Do you have any tips for new mommas on what not to buy? What about your favorite products? Tips? Tell me in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday

Another end to another week. Don’t be sad that 2015 is already starting to whiz by. Get excited! Its Fan Girl Friday! And, it’s a special edition of FGF, dedicated to all things Downtown Abbey!

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DA premiered two weeks ago and I can’t believe this is the first I’m blogging about it! This season has already gotten off to a steamy start what with Jimmy the Footman hooking up with his old employer—a Mrs. Robinson if there ever was one—and Mary traipsing off for a Free Love tour of England with her new lover. And to celebrate al of the scandal season five has to offer, I’ve got the hook up to all of your DA needs!

Signals.com has an unbelievable amount of DA attire sure to fit your fandom fancy! Just check out some of the designs:

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frolicker They even have jewelry, bags, and fragrances!

Bed, Bath, and Beyond is also getting on the British bandwagon with an entire line of home décor straight from the Abbey:

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And, if you just need MORE Downton (and want to get your littles in on the fun) Arthur will be showing a Downton Abbey-themed episode! Check out the sneak peek!

 

Happy fangirling!