Back to School Shopping

I’ve been trying to get my kids excited about going back to school. It’s been much easier with my daughter because she’s been loving the back to school shopping! My boys- being the typical boys that they are- are not fond of shopping and frankly drive me nuts at the mall, so I usually just pick out their clothes and hope they like it. With my oldest son I went into stores and picture texted him items of clothing and waited for his reply on whether he liked them or not. My daughter chose a ton of new outfits, a new backpack and all of her school supplies. I’ve probably enjoyed it more than her. I remember back to school clothes shopping being the highlight of my summer. I would literally line up all of the clothes that I would wear on the first week of school- which is exactly what my daughter has done- and constantly try them on leading up to the first day.
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One thing that wasn’t so fun was their dang school supply lists. OMG! There are soooo many things that I need to buy. And now the schools want to get specific on the brand of supplies. I hate that I’m trying to budget and they put “crayola brand only” after they type of crayon or marker. Or even No. 2 pencil “Mirado brand only”! Are you kidding me! I’m literally bypassing all of the 50¢ products and having to spend $2 for the specified brand. It’s ridiculous. It also doesn’t help that my daughter sees right past the cheap folders and runs towards the glittery folders. But being a glitter lover myself I was willing to splurge on these lovely folders. photo
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Welcome to my new site!

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Hello! Welcome to my new Site! It took a little contemplating before finally deciding to switch from Blogger to WordPress- I really had no good reason for doing it- at first it was out of sheer curiosity, then it turned into the exciting need for change. Sometimes it’s nice to start something new, something fresh that I can build from scratch. However, I could not part with the memories that I built while with blogger, so I ended up importing all of my posts from there to here. Blogging for me is a way for me to share my interests and exciting things that I come across in everyday life as well as a way to feed my nosy personality. There’s just something about being able to experience life through the eyes of others. A lot of travel bloggers have given me the opportunity to be transported to a destination that I may never visit. I also love getting ideas about what to cook, how to decorate my home and advice from parents about what has and hasn’t worked in their approach of raising their kids. I look forward to gaining more followers as well as visiting some new sites!

Lollia Wish Shower Gel

I recently ran out of shower gel and wanted to try something different.  I bought Lollia’s Wish perfume a while back and absolutely loved it, so when I saw that a little boutique shop that I was at carried the shower gel I decided to give it a try.  I was really excited about taking a shower last night and seeing the results.  After using it my skin felt so niceclean soft and smooth- but sadly I was disappointed in the lack of fragrance.  The whole reason I bought it was because I loved the smell of the perfume and really wanted that scent to linger on my skin after showering. What bums me out the most is that the bottle cost me $23- pretty expensive for a body wash that doesn’t exude the scent of the perfume in its collection.

 

Although I highly recommend buying the perfume, I wouldn’t do the same for the shower gel.  Have any of you tried it?  What did you think?

Easiest Peach Cobbler

I’ve seen this recipe all over Pinterest and I’ve tried it before with berries but this time I wanted to try it with peaches, and oh boy it came out pretty dang good!  It’s super easy with only 3 ingredients.  It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare which is amazing considering it’s a dessert.  I’m sure most of you have come across this recipe, but for those of you who haven’t tried it I have to say it’s definitely worth it, especially when you’re pressed on time and need a quick prep dessert.

 

Ingredients:

16 ounces of frozen peaches (or any fruit!)

1 box of white cake mix

1 can of lemon lime soda

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT’S IT!?


Instructions:

Pre heat oven at 350

In a 9×13 inch baking dish lay peaches evenly

Evenly sprinkle cake mix over peaches

Slowly pour soda over the cake mix

Cook for about 35-45 minutes.

 

I topped mine with vanilla ice cream before devouring!