Thursday, October 28, 2021

.Coffee O'Clock with Walmart Home.

(My coffee pj set linked here, runs tts) 

** Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring today's post, as usual all opinions expressed are 100% my own**

 It's pretty much always 'Coffee O'Clock' in our house! But there's something about the weather cooling down and getting in your comfy cozies, pouring a cup of hot coffee, and baking up a sweet treat. Now that's my idea of 'Coffee O'Clock'! Luckily Walmart has us covered in all those categories! 

Can we talk about how pretty this baking and cookware line is that I found at Walmart?! I seriously wanted to buy every single piece. It started by falling in love with their mugs because we all know my addiction to cute mugs! But it was over once I spotted all the other matching pieces, I had to have them. My absolute favorite is the beautiful baking set. With the holidays right around the corner, they are beautiful for entertaining ($24 for the set) They would make a wonderful hostess gift too! If you're setting a tables cape this year, they have the same prints in plates and bowls. You can buy it all separate if you want to mix and match or you can grab the matching set here for only $54!

I've talked about on stories how up until now in my pregnancy I've been having a huge hot coffee aversion and couldn't even think about drinking it! While I love iced coffee, there's just nothing like snuggling up with a hot cup during the chilly months. We have been in need of a new machine, so I did a lot of research and landed on this Ninja 12 cup Coffee Brewer. So far, I LOVE it! It's everything I was looking for without being overly complicated. I also love the fact that it looks pretty sitting out! We all know that's super important! 

Now that we have our cute bake wear and our coffee, Walmart also has us covered in the cozy department! I actually grabbed two different blankets from their home section because I couldn't decide on just one. The first one is this pretty neutral leopard one! It's crazy soft on the leopard side and lined with sherpa on the other. We plan on keeping it on the couch which I know means we are all going to be fighting over it, ha! The other one is very, very similar to an expensive blanket we all know and love. It feels pretty much identical and comes in multiple colors. I grabbed the gray plaid print for our house! It would also make the perfect gift for Christmas if you've started your shopping. Speaking of gifting, there is so many great options from Walmart's home section you can shop here.

Xo, Kayla 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

.Halloween Spooky Good Treats.

**Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring today's post! Like always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own**

This time of year has us craving all the sweets and homemade treats in our house. But truthfully, mama doesn't always feel like going to the store when we need ingredients....thank you pregnancy exhaustion! Can you guess what saves me every time and allows me to shop from the comfort of my own couch?! If you said my Walmart+ membership then you guessed correctly!

It's no secret how much I love my Walmart+ membership and it seems like every season I cherish it more and more. The benefits that come along with it are priceless for a mom that is juggling everything. My personal favorite benefit, the free same-day delivery from your local store on groceries and more ($35 minimum, some restrictions apply)! You can order everything from fresh groceries, kitchen essentials and household items. I love to do our weekly meal planning this way. Or if you're craving sweets like us, you can get all the treats! It's also worth noting too that you get the same low prices as your would in store.

If you would rather go into the store, but still save time, the Walmart+ membership has a mobile scan & go benefit. It's super convenient and allows you to scan items as you're shopping & easily check out with the bar code on your phone.  Talk about easy, peasy! 
Kennedy requested a special Halloween treat/snack and I wanted to keep it simple. I ordered a mix of some of our favorites and combined it for a fall trail mix. It's perfect for entertaining or keeping in your cupboard for the family to snack on when they want something sweet + salty. 

Candy Corn
Candy Corn Autumn Mix
Life Cereal (half of box)
White Fudge Covered Oreo Bites

Simply pour the desired amount of each into a bowl and mix.
So simple & so delicious! Fair warning, this mix is addicting and hard to stop snacking on!

Becoming a Walmart+ member is only $98/year or if you prefer paying monthly it is only $12.95. You can click here to sign up and see what amazing benefits are available in your area.

Xo, Kayla 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

.Fall Porch Makeover with Walmart.

** Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring today's post. As always, all opinions are my own**

Tis the season for decking out every inch of our house with the fall spirit! I knew this year I wanted to spruce up our front porch and make it super festive for the season. I went back and forth on whether to do Halloween decor or fall. I ultimately landed on fall because I'll be able to keep it up longer and enjoy it past Halloween! 

You girls know my obsession with shopping Walmart online for all things fashion, groceries and home. So it will come as no surprise, that Walmart's homes section was the first place I thought to browse, when looking for affordable fall decor! The first thing I spotted were these lanterns and pictured them filled with white pumpkins and went from there. I have to admit I have a thing for lanterns and you can find them all over our house! If you missed it last month I ordered these black ones. I  LOVE them and they are great quality. I truly thought about ordering more of those for the porch, but ultimately went with the new ones because I loved how they were a mix of galvanized metal and wood. It added that rustic touch I was looking for! They come in three sizes. (I have the small and medium)

When imagining a fall porch something I knew I had to add in the mix was different size mums! They are such a great touch and come in so many different colors to customize the look so easily to your style. My favorite part of the mums though, is the woven baskets that I put them in. They came in a two pack for under $30! I'm going to use them for Christmas too with poinsettias in them or mini real Christmas trees. They would also be cute inside for decor on their own too.

And when I think fall (& the holidays!) I immediately think buffalo check or plaid! I knew I had to have these wreaths. I loved the mix of white and buffalo check pumpkins! I thought the pillows tied them in perfectly with the other decor. 

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

.My Favorite Mom Hack.

  I'm back today to chat about one of my favorite mom hacks, Walmart+! Whether you are balancing all the kiddos at home for summer or gearing up for back to school, it's a busy-busy time for us mamas. I've said it many times before, but any help I can get, I will welcome it with open arms!

Like I said, my Walmart+ membership is my favorite mom hack. Doing my grocery shopping online while Madeline naps and having fresh, high quality groceries delivered to my doorstep from my local store as soon as the same day is a mom's dream! ($35 order minimum. some restrictions apply) I will meal plan and have all of our dinner ingredients, household essentials, and all the snacks in one order. The great part about what's being delivered is that it's coming from your local store and it's all the same low prices you know and love...aka not marked up like most delivery services!!

Since we are still on summer break, my girls have been snacking up a storm. They always love to have options too. My last order I placed I grabbed a handful of their favorite go to snacks and decided to make a snack board for them. Think a kids version of charcuterie. It was a huge hit with our girls, and Tyler & I! I made it very toddler/kid friendly, but if I was making one for Kennedy & her friends, I would have added sliced veggies too!

If you want to try a free 15 day trial you can click here to join. After your free trial it's just $98/year or $12.95/month. It's worth it's weight in gold to me considering the time and money my membership has saved me! I also wanted to mention for those of you that shop on all the time like I do, with your membership you get unlimited free shipping on all your orders with no order minimum required (excludes freight & Marketplace items)!

Xoxo, Kayla 

**Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring today's post. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own**

Friday, February 19, 2021

.Skincare Must Haves with Colleen Rothschild.

** Thank you to Colleen Rothschild for Sponsoring today's post! Every opinion expressed is 100% my own**

 The way I look forward to my morning coffee, is the same level of excitement as when I think about my nighttime skincare routine! I've mentioned many times on Instagram stories, how I stepped up my game when it came to the products I use on my face. I have been using Colleen Rothschild's products daily for going on two years, but I really got a great routine last August! Let's be honest, if you're part of that group that also rocks skinny jeans and side parts, you should really be thinking about perfecting your skincare regimen as well....insert laughing emoji here!- I couldn't help myself, but really.

I thought I would walk you thru my current line up of what I love and use daily! It's the perfect time too because Colleen Rothschild is currently running a great promotion: 

$25 off $100 (code: THANKS25) 

$50 off $200 (code: THANKS50)

Step 1: Cleanse // Radiant Cleansing Balm

This is one of the products I cannot and will not live without! If I had to pick my number one must have, this is it! Every night when I wash my face, it feels like I am at the spa. From the smell to the way it leaves my face feeling, it's down right wonderful! If you have dry skin and haven't tried their radiant cleansing balm, take my word for it - you need this! 

When I shared this in the past one stories I got questions on how it works. You take it in your hands and rub it around to "warm it up" then you'll apply all over your face, massaging it in. Then you take either the muslin cloth (that comes with it) or washcloth run it under hot water and rub it off your face! Your face is left clean and feeling so moisturized!! Like I mentioned above, I have dry skin, so I am not a fan of when you wash your face and it's left feeling squeaky clean and dried out! This is the opposite, your skin feels SO hydrated and luxurious!! 

Step 2: Toner // Matcha Toner 

I use this morning and night after I cleanse. This is another product that really brings moisture and life to your face! In the morning, this is my favorite step because it makes me feel "fresh" and at night I love it for a second cleansing step to make sure I removed all my makeup and dirt from the day.

I also have noticed that it has made a huge difference in my pore size!

Step 3: Oils // Face Oil N9

Speaking of luxurious, this oil is every bit of that!  When I talk about the texture of my skin changing in the last 6 months, it has largely to do with this magical oil! Clearly, I am not the only one that feels that way either because it is often out of stock. I never skip this step at night. I will apply 2-3 drops before I do my moisturizer. Don't be scared by the word "oil" either! It soaks right in and just delivers that moisture you need if you skin tends to be dry and will actually help control oil if you tend to have oily skin....see MAGIC! 

Step 4: Moisturize // The Extreme Recovery Cream

If you also have dry skin on the regular or you have very dry skin right now due to the weather, this cream will take care of that right away! I recently added this cream into my routine and I have no idea why I waited so long! I've been applying it after the magic oil fat night for an extra boost of moisture. I swear when I wake up, my face is as soft as Madeline's baby skin!! I love that a little bit goes a long way too, so this is going to last me a long time. 

Step 5: Eye Cream // Retinol Supreme Eye Serum

This is another product that I added in about 6 months ago and noticed a huge difference right away. The skin under your eyes is very delicate and you need to make sure you are moisturizing the heck out of it to avoid wrinkles...because ain't nobody got time for that!! This eye serum packs so much moisture in one tiny little drop! I love that it has retinol too! I didn't use this product while pregnant or breast feeding though, but I did use this eye cream and also love it! 

Additional products I love & use:

Micro Mineral Resurfacing Scrub // I have been using this scrub one to two times and week! I will do it after I cleanse my face and it leaves my skin feeling buttery smooth! I love the grainy texture and how you can actually feel it working! 

Sheer Renewal Cream // I actually use this in the morning before applying my makeup. I love how lightweight it feels but it still moisturizes. It is an oil free moisturizer and will work for all types of skin. I'm really picky about the moisturizer I use before applying makeup but I love the way this wears under my makeup and I swear it makes it last longer!

Smooth & Shine Hair Serum, Protect & Perfect Styling Cream , Quench Hair Mask // Because our hair needs love too, Colleen Rothschild also offers the same levels of  luxuriousness and high quality with her hair products! I have been using the hair shine serum for two years and can't be without it! I apply a tiny bit to the ends of my hair when it's wet (mixed with the styling cream!) and a pump throughout when I am done styling! It does exactly as it says and adds the right amount of shine!

The mask is another item I LOVE and use every other week. I think it's amazing how you can use it as a deep mask or in place of your conditioner. I use it for both depending what kind of mood I'm in!

The styling cream is a newer product I started using a couple months ago when Santa brought me the Quench and Shine Travel kit. If you haven't tried her hair care products I highly recommend trying the kit because you get a little bit of everything at such a great price! Totally random too, it comes with the best scrunchy that I wear at night washing my face.

One product that I just got and I'm so excited to add into my morning line up is the Vitamin C Treatment Complex. I battle with some hyperpigmentation on my forehead and this is going to help with that! I will keep you guys posted on my results! The reviews are fabulous, so I'm pretty excited to see how much it helps.

If you have any questions at all, let me know! I'm also going to be doing a "get unready with me" over on Instagram stories, if you want to see the products in action!

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Friday, January 29, 2021

.Momlife Wins.

*Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring today's post! As always, all opinions expressed are my own*

Being a mom means constantly trying to find balance! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I have been trying to make healthy choices in the kitchen. About 6 months ago I started counting macros and just making better choices overall when it comes to food. I fully intend on carrying over these habits into 2021. Which means I am cooking or meal prepping almost all our meals. I love taking the time to cook everything for us, but it does take a good amount of planning on my part. 

Circling back to me saying I am trying to find balance, I don't want to take away from the free time that I do have to play with the girls so I try to find little hacks to save my time (& sanity!) That's when my Walmart+ membership comes in to save the day! I've mentioned this membership a couple times and for good reason. One of the many benefits is our fresh groceries and household items straight to our doorstep($35 min, some restrictions apply)! Bonus points too because you can get them as soon as the same day you place your order and they're the same low price you always love from Walmart. After I put the girls to bed, I can lay in bed and knock out our grocery shopping....I mean, how ideal is that?! Walmart+ is here to save you time and money. Two things all us moms love!

My other favorite benefit of the Walmart+ membership is the free shipping from, no order minimum (excludes oversized/frieght & marketplace items). This is huge for me because we all know how much I love to shop their adorable clothing, like these $14 sneakers and fun sweater I'm wearing.

When you sign up for the Walmart+ membership make sure to check all the local benefits they offer too! Because there's so much more. They have 'mobile scan & go' for when you are shopping in store at Walmart and 'member prices on fuel & gas'. 

You can sign up here! I know you're going to love it!

Xo, Kayla 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

.Holiday Traditions Made Easy with Walmart+.

** Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinion expressed are 100% my own**

Going into this holiday season I knew it was going to look a lot different. There might be a lot of things we can't do, but I told myself I would keep the magic of the season alive for my girls. I've made it my personal goal to continue with every tradition that I could and create fun new ones! It is Madeline's first holiday season after all!

One of the things we look forward to every year is holiday baking. There is one particular recipe I look forward to most of all. It's Tyler's grandma's 'Hot Cocoa Cookies'! I originally fell in love with them when I was pregnant with Kennedy and now crave them every year!

This time of year can get a little crazy. Between working (hello busiest time for my job!), shopping for all our loved ones, & fitting in as much holiday joy as possible, my time is spread pretty thin. I look for anyway to save time! Once again, my Walmart+ membership is showing up to save the day! I signed up a couple months ago and there was no looking back. I already do most my shopping online because it's just so much easier with littles, but the Walmart+ membership takes saving time and money to a new level!

The membership is only $12.95 a month, or you can sign up yearly (which I did) for $98. They also offer a free 15 day trial!! With the membership, you get free delivery on orders $35 from your local store (some restrictions apply). I usually place my order when I'm laying in bed at night...I don't think it can get any easier! I did that with all our cookie ingredients and never had to leave my house today!

That's not the only benefit either. I told you guys this membership is good! If you prefer to go in store to do your shopping, they offer a "mobile scan & go" feature. It allows you to essentially check out from your phone! How cool is that?! They also offer member prices on fuel at participating gas stations. 

There's also a new benefit that I am beyond excited about! Walmart+ recently launched a new benefit where you get Walmart+ free shipping with no order minimum (some restrictions apply. Freight, oversized, and marketplace items excluded). This could not have launched at a better time. This makes checking off my list so much easier!! I actually used this last night to grab some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers. Being Santa Claus is stressful, so thank you Walmart+ for making it a little bit easier!  

If you've been looking to make your life a little easier this season, I promise you this membership will! Save your time and spend it with your loved ones doing what really matters this time of year. 

Below is the cookie recipe I wanted to share! Tag me if you make them and ENJOY!


Cream together:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Dry ingredients:
Sift 1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa

Preheat oven to 350°

Mix both.

Placing cookies on the cookie sheet:
Keep hands wet and ball the dough into 1 tbsp size balls on cookie sheet. Do about 2 then wash hands clean again. Shake hands dry and repeat.

Bake for 8 mins. Put 1/2 of a marshmallow on each cookie (press the marshmallows down a little to flatten the cookies).

Cook an additional 2 mins. Let cool. Frost w/ melted candy quick (white or dark). Serve

Melting the chocolate:

1 bag of chocolates
1tsp vegetable oil
Microwave "power level 7"
For 1 min. Stir.
15 sec intervals until smooth

Xo, Kayla