Mommy bloggers got to blog

April 29, 2016

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I love how some mommy bloggers have these beautiful walls and backdrops for their photos and I'm all "Hey! Look at this photo I snapped of a dirty downtown wall + kids who are OVER IT + mini trees!"

Also, yes, my child crawled around on the dirty downtown city sidewalk. Right towards a piece of trash. But mommy bloggers got to blog right? Truth is I'm in a funk and need your HELP.

What kinds of things would you like me to blog about? More kid stuff? More confessions? Daily life? Home stuff? Breastfeeding? What? I need ideas people, and I need you to help me generate some! 

So please....let me know what you want to know, you know? Ha.

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Easy Tomato & Cucumber Hummus Dip

April 26, 2016

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip

Now that it's finally warming up outside, I'm starting to crave fresh veggies and snacks. This weekend I whipped up this amazing Hummus, Tomato, Cucumber, and Feta dip for a simple appetizer and it was so good!

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip

I love experimenting with fresh ingredients and this dip did not last long before it was devoured. 

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip

This appetizer serves a crowd and never disappoints! And it's healthy! Totally something I feel comfortable serving to my friends and family.....and it doesn't make you feel weighed down and heavy, like so many other appetizers. 

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip

This dip will certainly be on rotation all Spring and Summer long and it's great for last minute guests!

Here's what you'll need: 

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip

Bush's Hummus Made Easy, one can of Bush's garbanzo beans, one tomato, one cucumber, and some feta cheese (to taste). 

First you'll need to make your hummus.....that's right, make it yourself! It is super easy....all I did was blend one can of garbanzo beans with Bush's new Hummus Made Easy mix. It took literally one minute to do and it was delicious!

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Next, chop up your veggies. 

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip

Then pour your hummus in to a pretty dish, then top with veggies and then sprinkle on your feta. It's that easy. And that yummy. 

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip tastes just as good as it looks. 

Tomato and Cucumber Hummus Dip

I'm keeping theses stocked in my pantry for last minute entertaining options! Bush's Hummus Made Easy mixes are available at Walmart and comes in different flavors. They have no preservatives and really tastes so yummy. I can't get over how easy it was to make hummus by myself. Just beans and the mix and you're done! These all taste great on their own with the perfect dipping chip of course!

This post is sponsored by The Women Bloggers but my love for Bush's Hummus Made Easy is all my own. #HummusMadeEasy

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Friday Five

April 22, 2016

It's been a while since I've done a five on let's do it!

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{one} This girl and her dimple. She always wakes up from her nap happy, and I love that about her. She also took stellar naps yesterday, which I also love! And no, she doesn't wear a bow when she naps. I popped that sucker on her and as soon as I snapped this photo she ripped it off. Sigh

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{two} I stalked this vest online until I saw it come back in stock in my size. It is the softest cutest vest ever. I'm sure I will live in it this summer! They still have medium in stock, so if you want it I suggest you hurry! 

{three} I recently signed up to receive the Proverbs 31 Ministries daily devotional via email and it is one of my new favorite things! Have you heard of it? Or have I been living under a rock? Short and sweet and perfect for busy moms. Taking just a few minutes each morning to read their short devotionals has made such a difference for me! This one is my favorite from this past week!

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{four} Hudson's school photos came back this week and of course suckered me in once again. I mean, it's in a barn, so naturally I love it.

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But this shot of his school might be my favorite! Isn't it the cutest farmhouse you've ever seen? Seriously Hudson is one lucky little boy. 

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{five} The trees have started to bloom around here and it is my most favorite thing! Everything has been so brown brown brown for the past few months (or covered in snow!) so it's so exciting to see some green and flowers pop up. And that little hand reaching up is pretty sweet too.

Enjoy your Friday friends! 

Linking up here....

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I'm Not Tired

April 19, 2016

No, I'm not tired. Said by no mother ever.

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Hudson is the best sleeper ever and just loves to sleep all night in his bed. I'm just going to write it here because if I do, it will come true right?

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But in real life he alters between"I not tired mama! I awake! See?" and "cuddle me mama! I just want to CUDDLE YOU!!!!"


He's a stinker and he knows I can't resist a good cuddle session. 

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Sleeping with a toddler is like sleeping with a drunk ninja. Am I right?

Any tips for getting a three year old to sleep all night in their bed? We've tried the "okay to wake" clock and rewards but nothing is working. 

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Love at First Floss

April 18, 2016

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Happy Monday friends! Today I want to talk about the teeth brushing battle. I love to brush my kid's teeth...said by no one ever. Anybody else have this problem? Every day Hudson and I battle over brushing those pearly whites. He wants to do it himself...which basically means chew on the tooth brush and mess around. Usually he'll let me help, but sometimes he refuses. And flossing? Forget about it. Aren't three year olds so much fun? 

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But we just discovered something that has made flossing fun for Hudson! So yay!

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We started using Plackers Kids Flossers and Hudson loves them! They are fruit flavored and come in fun colors. AND they make a "Flosser Friend" who stores all of the flossers in his mouth. 

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The Flosser Friend is the only reason my son will floss his teeth. Because apparently flossing is more fun with a friend. 

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So Hudson is officially a teeth flosser now. Yay! I could just kiss that little orange and purple monster! Who knew something so simple (and cute) would be the answer to our problem.

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See what I mean. He thinks it's a game and loves to pick out a new flosser every night. 

So, if you are struggling with getting your child to floss, I highly recommend Plackers Flossers and the Flosser Friend. Additional information about dental health and Plackers Kids Flossers can be found here

*All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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That time we almost got a cow....

April 14, 2016

I mean, not really.....but we really wanted a cow. Or at least Hudson did. And I kinda did too.

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On Tuesday Hudson and I went to visit a local dairy farm with some of the mom's in my church group. And it was SO fun. And so stinky......

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They had like over 1,000 cows. And of course Hudson was fearless and walked right up to them. 

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He's never met a farm animal he didn't like. Our favorite part of the day was feeing the baby cows. I cute is she? 

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Totally wanted to take this gal home. She let Hudson pet her and talk to her....and then she tried to lick his face. 

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Seriously the most chill cow ever. I would have gladly taken her home with me...if only she would stay that small. And not smell so bad. 

As soon as we got home I immediately threw all of our clothes in the washing machine. And my hair smelled like barn animal for the rest of the day. But it was fun! Yay cows!

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