Feb 20, 2014

Why I've been MIA and TOMS sale!

Hey everyone I know I've been MIA lately and it's probably because we're expecting #4! and ITS A BOY! woo woo! We're super excited and I can't wait to start buying some little man clothes :)

Speaking of...have you heard that Tom's are on Zulilly!? There are THE cutest styles and I can't decide which ones we should get for our little guy. Or maybe my girls need some too...

TOMS kids sale + Free Shipping on orders of $65+ at zulily from 6am PT on 2/19 to 6am PT on 2/22

Kyle liked these the best, but I'm kind of liking the botas more. Maybe he needs a couple..
TOMS One for One program is an awesome way that the Tom's brand gives back. I love supporting businesses that have a good cause behind them. Plus, they make great products! Go check out the sale and stock up for you and the kids!

Jan 30, 2014

My Top 13 in 2013

So, I know I've been MIA for the last 4 months but I felt like I needed a little 2013 wrap up post. There were so many fun projects posted in 2013 and I've really been missing the blogging world lately. Hopefully 2014 will slow down enough for me to post some more of the fun projects I've been doing around here. Here are the top 13 favorite posts from 2013!

1. Anthropologie Rosette Pillow Knock-Off
This is for sure the favorite post of 2013. Thanks to all of my followers and all of the great blogs that have linked to my tutorial!

 2. Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls

 3. Shark Stuffie {Free Pattern & Tutorial}

 4. Dyed Ruffle Ombre Tablecloth

5. Creme Brulee Recipe

7. $5 Dress Up Station

8. Bathroom Makeover

9. Gold Leaf Table 

10. Crockpot Honey Curry Chciken

11. Pesto Ranch Pasta Salad

12. Valentine's Free Printable  

 I saved the two Valentine's posts for the end. I hope these come in handy this year! 2 weeks and counting until Love day!

 13. Valentine's Day Outfits

Sep 13, 2013

Friday Faves {no. 31}

1. Remember how much I love Joy Folie?? Well guess what! They have Joy Folie shoes on Zulily today!! Dream come true. I'm thinking a certain birthday girl needs some new shoes. They are to. die.for.

2. I love the look of this Halloween decor from Centsational Girl. I'm so ready for fall!

3. Dubli.com. Kyle and I just signed up for this and I love it! We are using the cloud space to hold all of our pictures and you get money back on everything you buy online! Which includes Home depot. score!

4. I love these little stools. I feel like this could be a cool DIY project...

5. My cute cousin just started a blog called Bella Vie. You all should check it out...I also think this recipe she posted looks perfect for a cold fall day (Still just hoping for some cooler weather. It's still in the hundreds here!!)

Sep 12, 2013

How to create you're own shape for the Silhouette..

Have you ever wanted your own shape for the silhouette and couldn't find the right one?? This is one way you can achieve just that. I wanted to make star magnets for a project I've been working on. I also wanted them to be glitter. I didn't really feel like pulling out actual glitter for fear of glitter spreading throughout my entire house for the rest of ever. So. I bought some of the chunky glitter 12x12 paper from Hobby Lobby. This paper is the cutest. And it was half off. Score! While I was at Hobby Lobby I picked up some small round magnets and some wooden cut out stars. I got everything for half off or used my 40% coupon. fabulous.

Now, I wanted to cut a star using my silhouette, but the star had rounded corners and wasn't perfectly shaped. I knew I would never be able to find a match in the online store so I decided to make my own! And here is how I did it.

First, I traced my star shape on a piece of paper.

Then, I scanned the paper onto my computer. Open up silhouette software and click import. This is what you will see.

Then click "object" and then "Trace" 

This will bring up the side menu. Click the top right box that says "select trace area".

Create a box around the object you want to trace. In this case our star...Then click on the right side "Trace and Detach"

Now you can move the paper away from the star and delete. We now have our shape to cut out! 

Now go to cut style and click "cut edges" And you will get a perfectly cut shape that will match perfectly with your project! So exciting. I can't believe it's taken me this long to take advantage of the Silhouette. It's life changing people. 

And look how cute they turned out! Perfect for my project I've been working on. And also perfect for hanging up the girl's artwork. 

And just in case you happen to buy the little stars from Hobby Lobby and you would like to use your silhouette to cover them too, you can right click this picture and use it in your software :) Happy day!

Sep 11, 2013

Honey Curry Chicken

 This is a recipe you're entire family will LOVE. A friend of ours brought this over when we had our baby and I knew it was a keeper when my 3 year old asked for thirds. It is that good. We hardly ever have any leftovers but if you do, this dish makes for great leftover lunches. Best part is it's SO easy. The original recipe calls for you to cube the chicken and bake it. But since I don't deal with raw meat and I have a love affair with my slow cooker I choose to throw it all in the crock pot. Serve over rice and with edamame as a side and you have a complete and EASY meal. Love.

Honey Curry Chicken
-1/2 cup honey
-1/4 cup melted butter (optional)
-1/4 cup mustard
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp curry powder
(mix sauce together)
Put 2-3 chicken breasts (or I usually do around 8 tenderloins) into the crockpot and set on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3
**Set aside any extra sauce, or double the sauce recipe for extra to drizzle on top. Trust me you want to :) **

1. Gather the ingredients.

2. Measure out the honey.

3. Pour in your melted butter and stir.

4. Add in the mustard,

5. salt

6. and curry powder.

7. Pour over your chicken in the crockpot. Gross, can't believe I'm showing a raw meat picture. Feel free to skip over...

And enjoy! SO yummy.

May 31, 2013

Friday Faves {no. 30}

Oh heeeey. I haven't done a friday faves in a while and I've been loving lots of things lately so here it goes...

1. Kyle and I are hooked on Duck Dynasty. I'm sure I'm the last one to start watching this but I was skeptical at first. I thought it was going to be a show Kyle thought was funny and I found boring. But seriously it's hi.larious. Kyle and I die laughing every episode.

2. Kyle bought me on of these bad boys a month ago and I might have already eaten 3 more. They are SO good.

3. I'm a flats kinda girl but I'm also a midget. Seriously short. So I feel like this summer I need to invest in some wedges. I'm absolutely loving these from Nordstrom.

4. We need a new chandelier above the table and I love this one from Restoration Hardware. Don't think I can talk Kyle into the $5000 dollar price tag though...

I'm hoping I can get some of my big projects out of the way this weekend {or maybe just started} ;) Here's to a productive weekend everybody!

May 28, 2013

My #SocialPower Issues

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Social Power for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

When I first heard about Social Power I thought it was a good idea but I was slightly confused. After watching the video and checking out the website, it's a really cool concept! First you log on and create a profile. Then either peruse the issues your peers have submitted, or add in an issue you think needs to be resolved. It should be an issue that affects you and those around you. Also, it should be something that could potentially have a resolution. It was interesting/entertaining to read people issues they have set up. Once your issue has 1,000 supporters it becomes an innitiative and can be resolved. Such a great idea that can make a difference! Although most of the issues are funny or random things, it's such an interesting concept.

You can watch the video here or on the Social Power website:

The issue I created was "I wish there was a charity you can donate clothing/household items that go straight to families in need". Everytime I donate my clothes to  Goodwill I think about how many families could benefit from my donations without having to buy them. I know there are so many families out there that need new clothes for their babies and I would love for my donations to go straight to them. 

You should definitely go check out Social Power, and while you are there support my issue!


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May 27, 2013

5 Family Travel Tips to Keep You Sane

I'm excited to have Kendra Thornton today guest posting here at Sugar Baby Boutique. She is a mother of 3 who, before becoming a full time mom was the Orbits director of communications. She has been to 28 countries on 6 continents and has been quoted in the news about seasonal travel trends and destinations over the United States. Kendra is here today to share her tips about traveling 
this summer with our families. We'll be traveling quite a bit this summer and I know I will be using these tips as we plan for our vacations!

5 Family Travel Tips to Keep You Sane

As a child, I remember how much fun I had taking a trips with my family. Now as a mother, I try and prepare so my vacations with my own children are just as seamless as I remembered my very own vacations being. So, I have picked up five tips from our family trips that have made a big difference.

1. Prepare Hygiene Travel Kits

Kids are messy! Preparing a travel kit with some hand sanitizer, sanitary wipes, and facemasks will 
help minimize risk of exposure to illness while on vacation.  I have found many travel size products to reduce the space needed for the kit. I loved this idea so much I always keep a hand sanitizer hooked to my purse!

2. Travel Organizer Activity

Keeping my family involved in packing has also proved to be helpful. Before our last trip, we had the kids pick out a couple of their favorite toys and stuffed animals to bring along. Using canvas shoe bags for these items keeps them organized. This idea is fun because the kids choose and pack their favorite things.

3. Pack Healthy Snacks

This tip can be for any traveler. Pack some healthy snack food, especially if traveling by plane or train. By packing snacks, we control the nutrition our kids receive and save money from purchasing overpriced snacks.

4. Eat A Full, Healthy Breakfast

I wish I could make this happen everyday. But, I have found this is worth the extra effort while on vacation, especially when planning on spending the day at theme parks. Starting the day with a full stomach helps the parents maintain some energy while chasing after their kids, and also saves the wallet from at least one expensive meal inside the park. Many Orlando hotels offer those great complimentary breakfasts where kids can even eat for free!

5. Allow for a Day of Rest At Home

Vacations are supposed to be fun and relaxing, but I have heard many people say that they need to take another vacation to recuperate. Our vacation plans include a day at home prior to returning to work and school. This helps everyone unpack and get some rest before returning to routine.

The important thing to remember is too much preparation can be a culprit of stress. By remembering just a few handy tips, I have been able to enjoy my vacation knowing my children are happy and healthy.

Thanks Kendra!!