Beauty

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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Beauty

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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Life

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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Blogging

How to Monetize Your Blog From Day One

how to monetize your blog from day one

There are many ways bloggers make money from their blogs. Ads, affiliates, sponsors, their own products, and free gifts. And those are just the most popular! However, when your brand new to the blogosphere it can be next to impossible to land a sponsor or convince people to buy your own brand new product. So what do you do if you want to start making money from day one? Ads & Affiliates My Friends! As a brand new to blogger,…

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Freebies Money

3 Free Monthly Budgeting Printables to Help You Budget Like a Boss

3 Free Monthly Budgeting Printables to help you budget like a boss

Budgeting! Since Brian and I got married, we have been horrible at keeping a budget! After opening our wedding cards and counting our cash, we both had more money than we had ever had in our bank accounts before. Honestly, as poor college students, that wasn’t too hard to do, but still, we were excited. We spent nights going out to dinner and movies when we should have been saving. A year later, we had spent all of our wedding…

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Beauty

Easy 5 Minute Twisted Top Knot Half up Tutorial

twisted half up messy bun

When you don’t have the time, you don’t have the time! I am often hurrying to get myself ready in the morning and have to debate on whether I want to spend what little time I have on my hair or makeup. Usually, makeup wins because I feel like having makeup helps me not look so dead and my hair can be quickly thrown into a bun or something. Well, eventually I got sick of the mom bun and wanted…

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Baby DIY Life

Jamie’s DIY Where The Wild Things Are First Birthday Party

Jamie's diy where the wild things are first birthday

Scroll Down to see the tutorials for the food, decorations, and Jamie’s outfit!    Jamie turned one! While we were on vacation in May, Jamie had his first birthday! This post is obviously a little late considering his birthday was over a month ago. But coming back from a month off has been hard to get on top of everything again! Anyway, I decided to do a “Where The Wild Things Are” themed party for Jamie. It was so adorable!…

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Beauty Beauty DIY

DIY The Best LipSense Remover Scrub + LipSense Review

the best diy lipsense remover scrub

DIY: The Best LipSense Remover Scrub! These pictures are only a few minutes apart! When I am trying to decide what LipSense color to wear that day, a swatch on my hand doesn’t really cut it. So I am glad I can quickly remove the color without too much effort thanks to this DIY! After trying a few different removal items, baby wipes, witch hazel, LipSenseOops remover. I found that the very best thing to take off LipSense is Neutrogena’s Transparent…

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