Side Swept Voluminous Fishtail Ponytail Tutorial

Side Swept Fishtail braid ponytail

Guys! For some reason I thought I had posted this tutorial weeks ago, but I was thumbing through some of my posts and saw this post was still titled as a draft! I immediately opened my post and realized not only had I not published it but I hadn’t even finished it! How could this post have slipped my mind? This side-swept fishtail braid ponytail is a great way to amp up your regular ponytail without taking loads of extra time to do.…

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Baby DIY

DIY Mini Leather Backpack

We’re having backpack love over here! I am a Fawn Design obsessor, and if you haven’t seen their bags you need to look them up right now! Anyway, they recently launched a mini version of their original bag and I was dying to get one for Jamie. But like most other moms, I don’t have $90 to spend on a backpack for my toddler! Does a 15-month-old count as a toddler? Because I feel like he’s 4 years old! So instead of buying,…

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13 Hairstyles Perfect For The Gym

gym hairstyles

(Feature image is from Nina Starck) Just recently my brother got engaged which instantly kicked my butt off the couch and into the gym! It’s funny how a strict end date can finally be the push we need to get going. Anyway since then I’ve hit the gym every day (today being day 16 as I write this), go me! But one thing most of us don’t realize as we pull our hair into that ponytail every day is how…

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Free Printable Modern Minimalist Fill in Calendar – Use For Any Year

Free Printable minimalist calendar

Need a new calendar? Everyone needs a good calendar and I always love the fill in calendars! You can use them for more than one year and this modern minimalist design will last for years. Print yours and place them on a clipboard on the wall, an acrylic standoffs, in a binder, or on your desk. This calendar is perfect to create your own planner! I use this calendar to plan out my upcoming posts for Life on Waller and…

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DIY Fashion

DIY Cut Out V Neck Choker Tee Tutorial

Diy v neck choker tee

Guys this tee is so unbelievably cute! These cut out v neck choker tees are so in right now but can be pretty expensive! When I saw these tees, I instantly feel in love! But also was confused as to why people would spend more money on something they could make themselves! I mean all you need is any crew neck tee and scissors! I ended up spending $6 on this tri blend crew neck tee from Hobby Lobby that…

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How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron – Beach Waves

How to curl your hair with a flat iron - beach waves

Curling with a flat iron, or straightener, was actually something I figured out on my own when I was about 13. I was trying to get my bangs to flip out a bit, turned my iron too much and pow! My bangs were curled! My 13-year-old mind was blown to say the least. From there I experimented with different ways to curl with a flat iron and eventually came up with this method.  Now it takes me about 15 minutes…

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Blogging Money

How I Made An Extra $234.63 in June As A Stay At Home Mom Without a Degree – June Income Report

June income report

First About Me: When Brian and I had Jamie and moved across the country so Brian could attend law school, we made the decision that I would stay at home with Jamie. Brian wasn’t going to be working while in school so we planned on solely living off student loans. That was until I read a post from Rosemarie of The Busy Budgeter titled “How I Made $12,484.68 in One Month as a Stay At Home Mom“. And my mind…

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Quick 2 Minute Half up Messy Bun Tutorial

half up messy bun

Check Out The Half Up Messy Bun Tutorial: Here’s What You’ll Need: A few bobby pins Hair elastic Step 1: Start by taking the top section of your hair leaving the bang area and pull it back to make a pony tail. With your fingers, comb back the very top of the section to create one cohesive section then secure that ponytail with an elastic. (Don’t mind my crazy faces!) Step 2: Gently pull out the section that you just…

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50 Free (Or Almost Free) Things To Do With Your 1-Year-Old

50 Free things to do with your one year old

As a stay-at-home mom, I am constantly trying to figure out different activities I can do with Jamie other than playing with his same old toys over and over. At one year old, I feel like he’s just old enough now that I had to be a bit more creative when coming up with activities for us to do. He’s still too young to understand games like dress up and pretend but he’s too old to be entertained by a…

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Decor DIY

Make 2 Display Style Nursery Bookshelves for $15

diy display bookshelves under $15

When you’re in school with a small family, you don’t have hundreds of dollars to throw into your dream nursery for your baby! But you don’t have to sacrifice style just because you have a small budget! In Jamie’s room, I wasn’t sure what to put in this space under his window because his closet is right up next to this space and the doors fold out. So putting furniture up against this wall would mean we couldn’t open that…

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