Thursday, March 9, 2017

Excused Absense and a paycheck.

Hey, hey Ladies! 

I'm back! Back again. ;)

I'm sorry. I suck. 

I've tried SO hard to keep up with blogging and I don't know -- it just always falls at the bottom of the endless "To-Do List". Then 9 pm comes along and rather than hopping on here to tell you about my day or the latest DIY craft I made, I mindlessly read other people's blogs until I fall asleep with a pile of unfolded laundry at my feet and my to-do list still 1 million miles long! Then I get up with the baby about 13,000 times throughout the night and start the day all over as a walking zombie!
That's real life, folks! ;) 
I'm sure a few of you can relate? 
Anyone? Anyone?

Ok, so where did we leave off?

Well ... my boys have gotten SOOO big! :( 
They are now 7, 5, 3 and 1!
Time sure flies when you're having fun. or sleep deprived. 
If you want to follow along on our crazy daily adventures, 
come find me on Instagram -- preppymom is my name.

I've also been doing something SUPER fun, I can't wait to share!! 

 I discovered LipSense! 


Have you heard of it?
If yes, then you know how AMAZING it is!!
What's your favorite color?
If you haven't --- oh man! You're missing out!! 
It's Incredible!
and I'm not just saying that. 

 LipSense is a long lasting lip color (it is not a stain) that molecularly bonds to your lips! 
It lasts anywhere between 4-18 hours! On me -- it lasts easily 10-12 hours! 
Isn't that crazy?? 
You can go through your WHOLE day without having to worry about your Lipstick. 
You can eat pizza -- or drink wine-- or go swimming with your toddler -- and it's still there.

it's the ultimate Hot Mess Mom lipstick. 
Anything that passes the #boymom test -- 
well then it's WAY too legit to quit.

I would love for you to come join my group on Facebook --

I have tons of color in stock, I go live, offer discounts and run giveaways!
I love to throw custom goodies in with my packages -- 
sometimes it's $5 Starbucks card - 
sometimes it's a personalized key chain. 
It's lots of fun and absolutely ZERO pressure! 

and you guys --- the best part? 
I'm getting a paycheck. 
That's right !!!!! Seriously. 
Cash Money in my pocket.
My husband was pretty shocked. 
I don't think he initially believe how awesome this is. 
Now he's hustling it to his friends at work for their wives! Haha. 

I'm getting PAID to be silly, talk about Lipstick and post selfies. 
 I'm working from home -- in my car -- in the school pick up line. 
on the 17th aisle of Target while my kid throws a tantrum. 
At the park while my kids play. 

So if you love lipstick and make up -- 
and would love the chance to earn a REAL paycheck, 
while your kids crawl around throwing cheerios and tantrums -- ;)
 then I'd love to talk with you more about that as well! 

The investment is only $55!! That's it! 
It's like a costco membership for amazing lipstick! 
No monthly minimums. 
No auto ship. 
You can order 1 or 100. 
Your discount ranges from 20-50%.
You can use the discount for yourself. Or share it with your friends.

To sign up -- go to
Become a Distributor.
SPONSOR ID: 236647

It's SO simple! If I can do it -- you can do it. 
for real. 

OK! So I promise to try and post more DIY's, 
and more fun kid crafts! 

I've missed you guys! 
So, what have YOU been up too???
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Make your Own SNOW PAINT!

I know it's been awhile since I've actually blogged ...
but it's been a little crazy around here! 
I'm pretty sure it has to do with these three ...
Yup ... THREE!
Sweet Thatcher is here and I'm slowly adjusting to my new normal.
Three boys. Three and under. 
with a husband that is always deploying.
Pray for me, my friends! ;) 

Oh and we're also snowed in right now.
and the boys (and I) were getting cabin fever.
So we braved the cold today and went outside.
and we painted the snow --
and it was pretty awesome. 
and the boys LOVED it.
and it was SOOOOOOOO ridiculously easy.
So I just HAD to log in and share it with you quick.

Especially since it looks like the majority of the country is experiencing winter weather! :)

Except Florida of course. 
but we hate florida, haha. {kidding, kidding}

So here goes ...

First you need some kind of squeeze bottle.

I used these Mini Wilton ones that I bought at Michaels (because I plan on using them tomorrow to decorate cookies for a playgroup I'm hosting). but you could also use water bottles with a squeeze top, mustard squeeze things for picnics, whatever you have on hand basically.

 Now are you ready for this? It's SO simple and quick.
(and "simple" in the world of my impatient kiddos is pretty much GOLDEN!)
 Fill your squeeze bottles with water and add some drops of food coloring.

That's it. 

Now admire these beauties for the two seconds that your kids let you...

 Bundle up those cabin fevered, impatient cuties.

Take that paint outside ...

and start creating those masterpieces ... 

Then come back inside and warm those cold hands by the fire! :)

Note: This entertained my kids (3.5 and 2) for about 45 minutes. It would have probably entertained them longer but a) they were cold and b) I was getting tired of re-filling the bottles every two seconds. SO if you have them -- bigger squeeze bottles would be better for your little aspiring snow Picasso. I did about 4-6 drops of food coloring for each bottle. However for the blue, 1-2 drops is plenty. Otherwise it starts to turn black. We also tried purple - it didn't really work for us, but I'm terrible at mixing colors, haha. You'll probably have better luck.

If you try this, I'd LOVE to see pictures!
You can find us HERE on Facebook!
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Trick to {SIMPLE} Water Bottle Labels!

I {adore} water bottle labels ...
I just think they are such a fun way to personalize a party!
A fun little touch that goes the extra mile. 
Only problem -- sometimes they can seem like they take an extra 45 miles.
Or cost an extra 45 Dollars.

No bueno. I need quick & cheap. ;) 

I've made several different kinds of labels over the years ...

I've made "traditional" ones ... 
where you print the labels and then cover them with clear tape.
But I think those take FOREVER and isn't necessarily that cost effective.
{ink is expensive!}
(see more Mustache Bash pics here)

I've also made some using a circle punch and some hot glue.
These are super simple & cute but still require a lot of printer ink.
(see more Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday here.)

So this is my NEW favorite way!

The trick?

Seriously y'all. It's genius.
Duct Tape now comes in SOOOO many patterns and it's water proof! :)
(and it's less than $3 with a coupon)
and you just wrap and go ... easy peesy cheapy breezy! 
My perfect kind of project. 

Simple, right?

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

2nd Birthday: Pirate Party

This little peanut just turned two ... 
Time really does go by SO fast! 

He LOVES Pirates -- 
so of course we decided to have a Pirate Party! 

Note: I made the number 2 Embroidered Pirate Shirt -
if you are interested in purchasing custom birthday shirts - come visit me on Facebook!

There was a little birthday location drama --
I booked a local Pirate-themed splash park - but the day before I went to visit,
and it was DISGUSTING. I will spare you all the yucky details -- 
but I canceled our reservation at the park and we hurried along with Plan B.

Our house.
We didn't have time to do much outdoors ... 

at the last minute we rented the bounce house and tables & chairs!
The tent was a Lowe's purchase two years ago ($80) and we've used it TONS.
The banner is from Hobby Lobby and the balls were Target clearance after 4th of July!
The table cloths are just fabric that I bought at Hobby Lobby - didn't even hem, just threw them on. I've since used the fabric for the boys nap mats - so it wasn't a waste! ;) 

Upon arriving -- every kid received a goodie bag with a pirate hat, eye patch, sword, pirate tattoo, necklace and some chocolate treasure. (ordered everything from Amazon).

The party was at 10 am ... so we served Brunch.
Brunch food is super affordable and every body likes it.
It's also super easy -- and doesn't require a ton of cooking! ;) 
Win, Win, Win. ;) 

I just did a variety -- Donuts, Donut Holes, Lucky Charms Cereal, Muffins, Quiche, Fruit Cups, Yoghurt Shakes for kids, Yoghurt bar for adults, Pop Tarts and gold fish. 

Since most of our friends are blessed with kids that SLEEP IN ...
{how do they get so lucky?}
We had lots of coffee and mimosas to wake everyone up!
P.S. Those Starbucks Party Packs are AWESOME for parties.
They cost about $15 and serve about 15 adults -- totally worth it.  
We also had orange juice, juice boxes and water for the kiddos. 

Let me tell you something friends ...
unless you own a bakery - or just LOVE to bake ...
store bought cupcakes/cakes are where it's at.
I bought 24 cupcakes and a tiny striped "smash cake" from a local bakery!
Then I made them cute by adding DIY Cupcake Toppers 
and a plastic Pirate Ship from the playroom. 
so easy, so delicious, so stress-free! 

I never do much in the form of "party entertainment" ... 
For kids this age (toddlers) -- the bounce house and outdoor toys are normally enough ...

However, we did play one game! 
Pin the mustache on the pirate! 
Party classic - the kids loved it. 
I also picked up two prizes at the Dollar Store - one boy winner, one girl winner. 

 The party was SO much fun, a little HOT, but still fun! 

and the most important part ... 
Little H had a blast! ;)  
For day he kept asking if it was his "birthday time" again. 

I'll share tomorrow how I did all the DIY projects ... 
Cupcake Toppers, Water Labels, Pirate Game, etc. 
So come check back! 

and here's a post I wrote for his 1st birthday last year!
and his first birthday banner!

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