2014 Christmas Tree Tour + Other Decor

Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of year, and something I dearly love... I could literally live in Who-Ville, or even at the North Pole (that is, If it weren't so cold lol, burr)...
This year we were planning on  going with a flocked tree with white and red ornaments (a peppermint theme), but after not being able to find a tree we liked (that fit into our budget) we were stumped, and even more stumped once we found a tree we "kinda" liked, only to find out that they were completely out of stock.
So we decided to do something completely different...
We went with a white tree with multi colored lights, and a very "girly" theme... Owls, tiaras, polka dots and glitter, cupcakes and a few other random cute ornaments and sentimental ornaments that we already had.
I didn't know about it at first but now I really love it! It came together really nicely and looks amazing (especially for a $40 tree!).
So below you will find something I haven't seen before, a "tree tour" of sorts and pictures of a few of our other house decor... Hope you enjoy!
Merry Christmas!




Front and Center: Baby NumNum Feature + A Giveaway

So let me start off by saying... the entire time I was expecting (last year) the thought of our daughter feeding herself never even crossed my mind.
But after she was born and started getting older, she also started becoming more and more of a little "Miss Independent" (lol), holding her own bottle, crawling, playing with toys, wanting to do things on her own, and yes, even wanting to self feed.
What a mess, the spoons I bought at Walmart were okay for some things... alright for when an adult feeds her, but as I mentioned previously, she wants to do almost everything on her own now, so after a few times of huge messes due to the fact that the generic spoons just didn't fit right in her tiny little hands, I began the search for something different.
That's when I found Baby NumNum!
Easy to use, easy to hold for little hands, and she can feed herself without making a giant mess! Can I get an Amen?!
Their unique shapes... One is hollow and ridged on the inside so to grab solid foods for your child to easy eat, and the other also has a unique feature of the head being slightly "dimpled" which allows it to pick up more watery/soupy foods and your child actually get it to their mouth without the mess of a regular spoon.
They are dishwasher safe, are made of foodsafe materials and are BPA, PVC and Phthalate free!
Another great feature of NumNum dippers is that they can also be used as teethers!
We love our NumNum Dippers and we want you to love them too! That's why we have partnered up with Baby NumNum to being you a giveaway for your chance to win your very own set of NumNum Dippers for your little one!
Just follow the steps in the rafflecopter below to enter!
The giveaway will run from Monday, December 1st to Monday, December 8th at midnight EST. A random winner will be chosen via rafflecopter and announced on the rafflecopter widget here on the blog on December 9th.
(US Residents Only Please).
Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Front and Center: Honest Hazel Feature + A Giveaway

As mama's with babies/young children (or if you're perhaps just a busy business woman) its a well known fact that one of our most favorite and live by items happens to be, yep you guessed it... Concealer!
Well, and caffeine too of course (lol), but although most of us can't live without our coffee fix wouldn't it be nice to be able to throw out that concealer?
To simply just not need it?
Have I got news for you!
I recently found a product that eliminates the need for under eye concealer!
...*Gasp*... Say what?!
Yes, Honest Hazel under eye gel patches rejuvenate and renew tired eyes!
They make dark circles and bags under your eyes disappear and can even provide relief for allergies, headaches (even migraines!) and just general fatigue.
Need a pick me up during the day for your tired eyes? You can apply a pair of honest hazel under eye gel patches for 20 to 30 minutes to instantly relax and refresh your eyes!
Want even better results? Apply them overnight!
I love that Honest Hazel is a US owned and operated company based in North Carolina and is run by the sweetest owner, Charlotte!
I also love that Honest Hazel under eye gels are made from mostly natural ingredients such as Cactus Collagen, Aloe Vera and Vitamins C and E!
When I tried them for the first time I didn't really know what to expect but I have to say I am nothing but impressed!
My eyes were so tired and I had dark circles underneath before I used them and afterwards they felt so refreshed and alive! The eye gels are so soothing and relaxing while they are applied as well!
While I did forget to take a "before" picture you can tell from the photos of when I had just applied them how tired they looked! And then look how refreshed they look afterwards! And no, these photos haven't been touched up!
During use of Honest Hazel eye gels.
After using Honest Hazel eye gels for 25 minutes.
Are you ready to try them yet?
To give you even a little more convincing (like you even needed it lol), Charlotte from Honest Hazel and I have teamed up to bring you a giveaway to win some Honest Hazel eye gels for yourself!
Just follow the steps in the rafflecopter below to enter!
The giveaway will run from Monday, November 11th to Monday, November 17th at midnight EST. A random winner will be chosen via rafflecopter and announced on the rafflecopter widget here on the blog on November 18th.
(US Residents Only Please).
Good Luck!



Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Prep Time: 15 to 20 mins
Cook Time: 60 to 100 mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Oven Temp: 350

1 envelope graham crackers
5 Tbsp. butter (melted)
1 Tbsp. sugar
Take your one envelope of graham crackers, put in a bowl and mash till they are very fine crumbs, almost a powder (a food processor would probably come in handy for this too).
Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter together, just till coated and crumbly.
Press onto the bottom of a 8" spring form pan. Bake for 5 min. at 350 and set aside.
3- 8oz.pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
Combine cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl, mix until smooth with an electric mixer. add pumpkin eggs, and spices, beat till smooth and creamy. Pour into the crust.
Bake for 60 to 100 min (depending on your oven). or till the top turns a bit darker.
Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature, then refrigerate. After it has thoroughly chilled, remove the pan sides and cut.
You can also serve topped with whipped cream.