Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Worm Dirt Pudding Cup Recipe | Halloween Desserts

 This is probably my all time favorite / most easy (so far) Halloween dessert to make and I thought it would great to share it with all of you!

With Halloween just two weeks away, were started to place the final touches on our costumes or maybe some of us are still  trying to figure out what to be haha. I know it can be tricky to figure out what treat to bring to those Halloween parties but still add a touch of spooky/ gross theme to them am I right? Well with this spooky treat the ingredients are few and you don't even need to get your hands dirty! Score!


  • Oreo's (Crushed)
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Sour worms and Bone Candy

Additional Item
  • You can use the containers the pudding came in but I bought plastic cups from the dollar store
Gather your puddings cup and start opening each one, with a spoon start scooping out the pudding and transfer it into your plastic cup. Then in a separate clear bag, place your oreo cookies inside. Close your clear bag, making sure it shut tightly and with a rolling pin (meat mallet or hammer lol) start crushing your cookie. At the end your cookie should be very fine and in tiny pieces.
Layer the top of your pudding with whats going to be your dirt and evenly spread it, making sure the oreo aka dirt isn't showing the pudding.

 Now for worm and bone decorations! This really has no direction, place your bones and worms however you please, I've placed my worms like they were coming up from the ground and one the side and did the same with my bones. That's it! How simple is this treat, your guest will love it, especially the kids! It's so delicious and is perfect for a last minute Halloween dessert!

(Also can you tell mason loved this treat?!)
Can't wait to share more holiday treats and crafts with you all, it truly is my favorite thing about this time of year!

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Finding the perfect Mattress for your family & friends-with Viola Box Mattress

One of the best parts of having your own apartment or house is getting to decorate, am I right? But in all seriousness it is truly one of the best things I love to do, even ask my husband and my card haha. I live for shopping the latest home decor styles and figuring out what textures and palettes I want each room to have.

Ever since buying our house we have had several family and friends coming over and staying with us for vacation. I love having them over and creating these memories in our home, and because we enjoy having visitors, we want to make sure our company feels at home. So Rex and I recently started creating the perfect guest room, and I have loved every minute of it! It all started with finding the perfect mattress we wanted our guests to sleep on. I think this is very important to do! The type of mattress you get plays a lot into how you will sleep at night. Some like it soft and cushioned (like me) and others like it firm (like husband). So why not get a mattress that provides support and comfort?

Since becoming a mom, my life can be busy at times, and that's completely okay with me , but I always try to find the most convenient of things, and with finding a mattress I wanted to see if  I could find one that not only was good but I could trust that when delivered I wasn't going to be skeptical about not trying it out first. So when we decided to go with a Viola Box Mattress, we were both surprised! I was skeptical at first because we didn't try it first and well it came in a box. I am happy to report that I was wrong and fully impressed by everything!
See our unboxing below!

We went with a medium firm twin mattress and are beyond impressed with it! The unpacking was simple and fun to watch, as we saw the mattress inflate it self. It wasn't bulky or difficult to roll out but the complete opposite. It had the fresh new mattress smell and when we laid on it, it was like laying on the fluffiest cloud! We literally laid on it for a while; I truly wished we had known about Viola Box before we got our mattress because its that soft and comfortable! Once we were done soaking in our new mattress, it was time to finish the other exciting half, decorating the guest bedroom!

 We assembled our bed frame and then got tot work on the decor which I had so much fun doing. I wanted it to be very welcoming so that when our guest came and stayed with us, they would feel right at home. We loved seeing warm pieces, adding nature into the room; and of course I had to take a nap on it and completely loved it so you I cant wait to hear what our family and friends thought of our new mattress; what I look forward to the most!

Let's be honest we are all looking forward to a great mattress, one that is affordable, easy to unpackage, and will give us the best night sleep we have ever gotten, and Viola Box Mattress will give you that and more! Below I have attached their website so you can find more information and I would love to hear if you have their mattress and what you think! Hope you love it as much as we do!

Voila Box Mattress Website

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Staying Refreshed/Hydrated with Welch's Grape Coconut Juice

 There are days where I want to getaway with the family and travel to a tropical destination and enjoy the beach, lay in the sun, and enjoy a nice refreshing drink. Anyone else?

Since working out for almost a month and a half I have been more health cautious of what I put into my body.  I've come to remember that it's so important to know what you put into your body, so I'm making sure that what I'm drinking is keeping me and my little family hydrated and filled with nutritious ingredients!

You've all heard of Welch's right, and have probably even had it in your fridge at moment. Well did you know that Welch's drinks are made with 100% juice, that includes the seeds, skin, everything! It's made right here in the USA and the with over 900 farmers, they carefully grow, make, and take care of what they grow so that what you drink is uniquely yummy and meets your taste buds needs. So it will be even more exciting when I tell you that they just released a brand new product that is extremely delicious!

Say hello to to Welch's Juice with Coconut water! Now before you think twice, keep reading, I'll tell you why this is the new IT drink to try for several reasons! If you you've been skeptical about coconut water, don't worry I have been too. I always thought it would taste gross and to be honest I didn't educate myself on the health benefits it has. But let me tell you that Welch's New Juice with Coconut Water tastes amazing! Welch's has 30% less sugar and coconut water which has naturally less sugar so can you imagen how healthy that drink is?!

Since I was little I have always been used to watering down my drink because the drink itself was very sugary and tasted way too sweet; and I love that I don't have to do this what Welch's Juice with Coconut Water. So to my momma's out theres no need to water down your child's drink, instead water up on their new drink with Coconut water!

I loved trying their Tropical Berry Grape and White Grape Mango, which made me feel like I was in paradise! Guys this drink not only has 30% less sugar but also has no artificial sweetener, 100 calories per serving, no artificial flavors added, and has 2 servings of fruit in every 8oz glass.The  nutritiousness value and delicious taste in Welch's Juice with Coconut Water is sold in stores nationwide and is something you definitely want to try! I love including it in mason's meals and into our lifestyle!

To find out more information head on over to the link below
Welch's Juice with Coconut Water

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Falling in Love with Fall- Sale you don't want to miss!

Fall officially started last Friday and I'm loving it (even though my first day was spent with a nasty stomach virus).  Here in Utah the days reach a high of mid 50's and low 40's a night, which means its time to start taking out those cardigans, long sleeve tee's, boots, and of course those pretty fall dresses that have been waiting in your closet for you to wear!

I'm a huge fall/winter lover. I mean the summer is great and all but I rather be nice and toasty then sweaty haha. Recently I went shopping at my newest boutique discovery, My Sister's Closet and fell head over heals at their entire shop! Their shop is filled with all the fall colors you could ever think of! From beautiful navy, maroon, mustard colors, to soft pinks and whites! I'm trying to shop for colors I don't have or have much of in my closet and so I was determined to find the perfect items! I even brought my mother in law with me and little mason to help me choose. You guys I walked away with the cutest items! They are breathable, stylish and oh so comfy that I am excited to share with you all how I styled them! Also keep reading to the bottom of this post to see details on an amazing sale with My Sister's Closet Boutique that you don't want to miss out on!

Look #1
I love pairing my Eliza Hem Dress in Navy with my over sized blanket scarf and ankle boots. Guys this outfit is beyond perfect for fall. This dress is very comfy and with the over sized blanket, I just feel like I can be cozy all day!

Look #2
I have paired my Kinlee knit cardigan in heather grey with my newest favorite fall color; mustard top! I even added more color to it and added a dark green infinity scarf to it! I am loving all the color in this outfit, maybe it's too much but I absolutely love it! I also of course had to finish this look with some blue jeans and a pair of high boots! This is probably my go to outfit in the fall; boots, jeans, and a cardigan. Simply love it!

Look #3
I decided to have wear my Eliza Hem Dress and my Kinlee Knit caridgan together because I loved the look of it and how well the colors of each piece matched together so perfectly. I've seen this style before where someone pairs a dress and a long caridgan and now I see why it's so cute, I'm going to do more of this with my cardigans and dresses! I also wore my ankle boots and added a few bracelets to help accessorize the look.

Look #4
The coziest of cozy! Sometimes I don't have time to get ready or simple don't feel like it #momlife #toddlerlife haha. So on those cloudy stay at home days, I just wear a pair of loungers or sweats, a baggy shirt and my Kinlee Knit Cardigan. To me this outfit says my outfit is cute and I'm wearing day old make up but the day is still good and I will accomplish what needs to be done lol.

Now for the moment you've all been waiting for, My Sister's Closet Boutique is having a GNO (Girl's Night Out) this Saturday 9/30! They will have refreshments, giveaways every 20 minutes, AND a sale on ALL NEW ITEMS!! So bring your girl friends, step away from the stress, and have a great time with them!!
ps: I've linked below the items I wore from My Sister's Closet Boutique

Monday, September 25, 2017

There Since The Beginning | Carter's Big Baby Giveaway

"This Post is sponsored by Carter's; however, all thoughts and opinions are expressed are my own."

I remember Rex and I walking into the ultrasound room, getting excited about what gender our little miracle was going to be. I remember that happiness we felt as the sweet lady told us I was going to have a boy; Rex and I knew it from the start! I remember going to the store and buying his first pair of boy jammies which were his first item! I couldn't help but always look at them and think that one day our little bundle of joy would be in them before we knew it.

Over time I noticed all the clothes I was buying were from Carters,they were affordable, too cute not to buy, and always had incredible sales! I swear if the price wasn't "good enough" the discount made it even better! If I am all about me being comfortable, I knew that I wanted Mason to be as well too. Their fabrics are soft, silky, and warm; making your little ones 100% always comfortable!

They've been there for Mason biggest moments in life, whether it was his coming home (hospital) outfit, his blessing, his first Halloween jammies, his first swim trunks, his first Christmas pj's and so much more! Believe me when I say this, they are my go to/ all time favorite place to shop when it comes to buying clothes for mason. So of course I wanted to tell you all about this amazing sale they are having today! Thought this post was just going to be about a sale you don't want to miss...NO! They are also having a Win Everyday Sweepstakes !! Best part of it is that there is no purchase necessary to enter!! Yes you heard me right!! Their win everyday sweepstakes runs from 9/25-10/2.Want to know what you could win?

  • Carter's Bodysuits for a year
  • Huggies Diapers, Wipes and little swimmers for a year
  • $200 to spend at Tiny Prints
  • Skip Hop Tuo High Chair
  • Skip Hop Explore & More Baby's View 3- Stage Activity Center and MORE!
Would't it be amazing to win one of those items! I know I would love it! Entry is simple, all you have to is take a minute and fill out the form and your set! To enter click and visit the link below

Are you tired of me telling you how adorable their baby boy/girl clothes are! 
I mean look how cute these items are!

They have the perfect  and original bodysuits for your child and have the most precious little newborn clothes!
I mean look at those chubby thigh roles!!

 There customer service is always great and I love their rewards program which seriously saves me major $$! I've been a loyal shopper of theirs and even get my friends who are expecting, gifts from their store. Did I mention we just bought a some cute fall outfits from Carter's? He looks ADORABLE! Carter's will always be my favorite place to shop and always hold a special place in my heart for being there from the beginning and being part of mason's biggest moments in life! I am wishing you all the best of luck to win and telling you this is something you don't want to miss out on! Let me know if you've entered and let's chat up some major carter's clothing love!

Here are some links to check out!
- (Start Shopping their Clothes) Shop Here -----> Carter's Clothes
- Find a store near you. -----> Store Locator 
-Win Every Day Sweepstakes Rules ----> Rules Link

Also look at the newest cutest clothes we just bought for mason! (Above and Below)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mason's First Trip to the Fair!

Ever since I was little my dad would take me to the fair, I would look forward to it ever summer, it was a family tradition we did and what's a summer without a trip to the fair right? Well now that we've created our own little family we thought it would fun to take Mason to his first trip to the fair, and can I just say that going to the fair with your child is way more fun than going when you were little? 
We decided to go Saturday afternoon because I thought it would be less busy, which wasn't the case at all, but hey that wasn't going to stop us from having a blast at the fair. Mason loved people watching and seeing all the rides, music, animal, and constant shoulder rides on daddy. We only got 10 tickets, but that was all we needed! We first went on the train ride which is ultimate favorite ride! The sweet ride operator decided not to take our tickets, and mason had the biggest smile as me and him rode the train. Rex was watching us and mason smiled every moment we saw daddy, it was like he was experiencing the best moment in his life, and for that moment I think it was for him haha.

We then decided to head over this big white tent where we saw what looked like a big outdoor pool filled with corn. In it were a bunch of kids, shovels and buckets. So we decided to let mason hang out there for a while and just watched him play. There was a moment where mason saw a kid covered in corn and he went over to him and dusted all the corn off from him, and I thought it was the sweetest thing! 

We then continued our rides adventure and it was now daddy's turn to go on a ride with Lil' Mas. They went on this monster truck one, where mason loved the fact that there was a steering wheel and that he could reach it! One thing I love about the fair though is the smell of the food, but gosh why do you have to be sooo pricey lol!?

We then decided to go one more ride since mason was getting tired. We decided to go on this caterpillar ride which was a little fast I think in masons opinion, haha, but I think he still loved the fact of being on a ride. We were headed to the train ride since we had 3 tickets left and there was a different person and unfortunately she announced if we had a little child that was below the riding required height that not only did they need to have to tickets but the parent as well. I thought that was a little silly, since how can a toddler go on a ride alone and the person holding them on the ride needs to give tickets as well, anyone else find that weird, maybe just me?

Anyways! We then decided to look around and mason loved watching this couple walking on huge wooden legs and loved jamming out to the music they were playing, I swear you guys, mason has amazing dance moves!  I then spotted dip n dots and if you ever tried them then you'll know they are always a must to get! So delicious!

Mason was getting tired so we thought it was better to go home and to be honest the 3 hours we were there was the perfect amount of time mason needed to enjoy his first trip to the fair! I'm already looking forward to next summer when mason will enjoy it even more! Thank you for reading our little family adventure and be sure to let me know if you want to read more of these, they are a blast to share but also a little journey for me to cherish and always look back on. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Masons First Camping Trip- The beginning of a Tradition

This summer has been one to remember, from spending countless days at the splash pad, to mason's one year birthday, to going to California, and of course the several hikes and memories we have made together. Since getting married I have loved camping ...well not when I'm camping and I'm sleeping in my tent while a huge thunderstorm is happening (this occured on our 1 year anniversary), haha but maybe its because I never did any camping while I was little but there's something about getting away from everything, all the noise and traffic and being surrounded by fresh air, little critters,and of course eating countless amounts of smores that I just love so much!

This time around we got to bring Mason camping with us and wanted to take a little trip as our last goodbye to summer. We drove up to Deer Creek Reservoir after Rex got off from work and I want to first off say that never do that again if it can avoided because we were stuck a little in rush hour traffic and ate a late dinner but anyways. We finally got up to our campsite and got the tent ready, put our dinner on the fire pit (see what we made below) and enjoyed a beautiful walk down to the lake. The sunset was incredible and we all hung out by the water. Daddy would watch all the boats being towed back in, and mason and me sat in this little sandy spot , put our feet in the water, and collected rocks which is our favorite! The water was perfect, especially for it being past 8pm!

We then walked back up to our campsite and started getting to eat our yummy smores! Mason got the first smore and he LOVED IT! Haha he kept trying to steal daddy and mommys smore but before we knew it little man was rubbing his eyes and it was time to get ready for bed. We slipped him in his pjs, said a prayer and laid him in the tent. I was surprised by how well he did! He laid down, hugged his patches, and went right to sleep. Rex and I went back to our fire pit, talked about life and each other, and finished our smores. Soon enough it was getting really late and we also started getting ready for bed. While we were getting into the tent we noticed mason sleeping right next to the tent door, almost like he was waiting for us and well that's when it all went a little down hill haha.

We were surrounded by two party camping people. One group were college kids and the other group were older but partiers haha. It didn't help mason sleep that you could literally hear their conversation from our tent but also the loud music they were playing. Did I mention at one moment around midnight the college kids decided it was the perfect time to play their flute. haha why would you play a flute at midnight? Anyways other annoyed campers got to them before me, but honest I was entertained by mason! He was between Rex and I, and all he wanted to do was walk around the tent, cuddle with dad, and tickle my face, which ended up him laughing at himself and me laughing that he was doing that. Haha I swear mason cranks himself up and he has such a great big heart. At one moment mason cuddle with daddy and even fell asleep...I wanted to tear up as I saw the two boys I love with my whole heart, sleep together with a big embrace.

Mason fell asleep at around 1 am and woke up at 8 am. We then ate breakfast which was yummy eggs and potatoes! Oh also note to self! Don't forget to bring salt, because eggs don't taste too good without any.

Once breakfast was over we let mason take his nap, which he did really great with because all the party kids were gone, so mason took a nice 2 hour nap, probably also tired from a long night haha. Once mason woke up we packed up all our stuff and headed down to lake where we got our swim suits on and went kayaking. Mason loved it, especially when boat waves would come near us and the kayak went up and down. It was warm but luckily dipping into the water cooled us off, which mason wasn't too happy about. We then ate some lunch and around 3pm headed back home. It was a small trip but it was truly the perfect trip I could have ever imagined for us! We decided that we are going to make this a tradition, to do this every year! We loved just hanging out with us each other and really bonding! I love my family and I loved seeing mason experience this for the first time! Looking forward to our next Riches Camping Trip!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Perfect "Together Time" Toys- with Lamaze Toys

Can you believe Mason is already 14 months old, I swear time just flies! Ever since I became a mother and even during pregnancy I have bought more stuff for mason than I have for myself, and that's to be expected right? I am always on the look out for the safest car seats (which we are currently looking for ), softest blankets, shoes that will last him a while since mason loves playing in the dirt, but also finding new toys that are with his age and help him grow and development but still be the perfect toy for entertainment!

Even though toys are made to play with, its a double win if the toy provide educational features to it! Our babies minds are always growing and its our job as parents to keep them actively engaged that can help them figure things out, learn patterns, and see results by doing something. I don't think there's ever been a trip where we haven't brought a toy with us, especially now that he is a toddler, if its a long road trip or a flight we make sure to bring one that can keep him occupied. 

We just found out and received our Lamaze Toys and Mason and I are loving playtime together! Keep reading for a discount code!
 We have the Octotunes which is a musical toy that allows mason and me to have music time during playtime. It has 8 tentacles that have each its own color, textures & patterns, and when squeezed has different musical notes! This is masons by far! He loves playing with his octopus and squeezes the tentacles and making his own set of musical lyrics. This toy helps with eye development, encourages strength when pulling or squeezing, and so much more!

We also got Repeat Petey, who literally repeats what you say with just a press of the wing! With fun textures, crinkles, and bright colors its sure to grab your little ones attention. This toy helps with language skills and cognitive skills as well! Mason was a little confused at first when the cute bird toy kept repeating what he said but after some getting use to, he couldn't stop purposely saying things so that it can be repeated back. There were times that we brought this in the car and mason would be laughing while playing, it was the cutest thing! It seems he made a new best friend!

Last but not least we got the perfect on the go toy named, Flipping Felipe. We clip it to our diaper bag, stroller, and car seat which is great when your on the go with your child! It's a dolphin toy that by just the pull white clip, its little tail starts vibrating, great for grabbing attention. It also has a squeak and teething feature, which is truly the best feature for mason right now since he's been teething a lot lately! It helps soothe baby, helps engaged hearing, and because of the textures it has, it helps develop tactile sense! From birth and up this flipping Felipe is perfect for all ages!
Photos done by Wander Photo
Lamaze toys are made for every stage of your baby's growth and even backed up by infant development experts! I love interacting with Mason and having educational/fun playtime together, its one my favorites things I love doing with my little guy and love seeing the memories we are creating! Mom life truly is the best life!
To check out more information on Lamaze Toys click below

( coupon goes live when deal starts July 27-August 26)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My breastfeeding experience with Mason l Ear Fidgeting

As many of you know Mason turned one almost two months ago and a very special moment that I have shared with him is coming to end, Mason is now near his end of breastfeeding and it honestly makes me bummed.So since August is National Breastfeeding awareness month, I wanted to share with you my experience with Mason. I also share some photos which I wasn't going to share because their sacred and special to me but I did end sharing them because of the beauty of my experience with my little Mas.

While pregnant with Mason I read books, articles, heard stories from different women about breastfeeding. I even had a prenatal class talk about breastfeeding tips and facts, which became very helpful. I educated myself in different ways of feeding as well like just pumping and formula as well, I wanted to make sure no matter what form of feeding I gave mason that I was well educated. After I had mason I was fortunate enough to breastfeed mason, it was a little hard at first (finding what position worked best for him and I)  and pushing through some short timed pain as well, in which I told myself that my body was just learning something new and to keep going. Thank goodness for Nipple Cream though! I had such a great support system like the nurses telling me different positions to my mom and mother in law telling me what worked for them, and of course my husband being such a great support to me and helping  me out whenever I needed it. 

My boppy pillow helped me so much ( I highly recommend one), in which helped me find a comfortable way to place mason and for my hands not to fall asleep staying in one position for 30-45 minutes haha. Since I also went back to work after 3 months I also used a Pump I got from the hospital in which I pumped a good 2-3 times a day, since my body and breast were just getting use to creating milk, I was always full and needing to pump. But lets be honest hear, when your breast are full, they truly do feel like rock and hurt! Now even though breastfeeding was my ultimate goal, if I had to pump or formula I would have been completely okay with it, just because I truly believe that fed is best. 

It's truly incredible how nursing changes you, I didn't think it would have this effect on me but it has. I love knowing that mason is dependent on me to give him the nutrients he needs to become a strong and healthy boy. It's amazing what nutrients breast milk contains and what it can help prevent! It truly is a beautiful thing to have between you and your child. I loved seeing mason fall asleep while latched and seeing how chubby he got as well, seriously he can eat! Hense why I almost have a 30 pound child at one year old.  I loved seeing him give me a quick smile and then re-latching. I revolved my schedule around masons feeding time making sure that if I was out that I could be home within hours or have some ready for him, which Rex loved getting the experience to feed him as well. As one of my friends has said, it has provided me with a new sense of love for my body and how happy I am to be able to breastfeed mason. Mason has hand this cute little habit you can say that he has done since I could remember. Every time he feeds he always grabs his ear, playing with it and even though it's something so little it something that I'm going to remember. 

My personal experience breastfeeding mason has brought me so much happiness, love, pain, long nights, midnight and early feedings, and this incredible bond with him that is shared between us that I will never ever forget. I am so blessed that I made it to my goal of breastfeeding mason for a year; and gone past that, and even though were not done yet, I am cherishing every moment of this that we have left.

Here's a link to my where I get mason's cover (which is also multi-use) and his bibs.. they even have towels and much more! Their soft, comfortable, and I cannot get enough of their prints! Love this shop! Copper Pearl
Photography by Audrey Kay Photography