Life Update & What’s Coming! (A GIVEAWAY?!)

HOLY MOLY. Where has the time gone?!?
I feel like I say this with every blog post lately, but WOW i’ve been gone for awhile! I really really REALLY want to change that. Does anyone even miss me in bloglandia?!
Our life has taken huge turns lately and i’m still getting used to them! If you’re interested in hearing about a life update and what’s coming up in the ‘BOMBSHELL WIFE LIFE’ future, stay tuned…!

Well, baby girl started KINDERGARDEN. Excuse me, what?!?!? I seriously can NOT believe it’s already “that time”. Five years old has been a troubling age for me, too. The sass, and the attitude, and the meltdowns that come with five years old makes me want to lose my dang mind! It’s been rough and it’s been an ADJUSTMENT. Anyone else experience this?!? Also with the sass comes the most gentle and caring human being I know. I’ve said this for years about baby girl, but she truly is one of the most caring and compassionate humans I know! It melts my heart! (When i’m not wanting to rip my hair out.)

My best friend just got married and we drove over 16 hours each way for the occasion! It was so beyond amazing and couldn’t have been more perfect or beautiful! We have been friends for over 7 years and being by her side on her big day is something I wouldn’t have missed for the world! You know those super cute barn weddings you see on Pinterest and you think “wow, that is so gorgeous!”?! Yeah, her wedding was one of those! Absolutely stunning and such a fun night!

(If you follow me on instagram you’ve already seen all these big events so I apologize for a repeat)

One BIG THING coming up in my future is the Summit 2015 Conference! I haven’t talked about this yet because honestly i’ve been a little intimidated by it. This is my FIRST blogger conference I will be attending! I was so beyond excited when the people of this great organization reached out to me and asked me to attend.
It’s actually a HUGE honor and I think it’s HUGE for my blog!
It’s located in San Diego! (Oct. 23-24) Can you say VACATION?! This is open to ALL moms looking to raise happy and HEALTHY families! Some of the AWESOME sponsors of this event include Solgar, Veri, SmartFlour, and Dr. Bronners! Want to sign up? DO SO HERE and use the code WOW30 for 30% off!
Where are my Cali friends at?! (Or my Arizona friends who want to carpool?! EH?!?!?) Sound like you?!?! Im giving away a FREE ticket over on my Instagram!

M and I are also in the process of launching a new business! I am so beyond excited for this! Again, if you follow me on instgram, you’ve heard me rant about how he is such an entrepreneur. Well, he’s at it again and i’m so excited because it’s a business i’ve wanted to do for quite some time now! Want all the deets?! Stay tuned!

I’ve been thinking of setting more of a “blogging schedule” for myself. What do you guys think about that? What kind of posts do you like to read? Drop me a quick comment! I’d love to hear from you guys! I miss you all so much and I really will start blogging more! But for now, head over to my instagram and enter to win a free ticket to this awesome conference!

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Our Weekend!

Fall is seriously one of the most beautiful seasons ever! Who agrees?!

I love fall for so many reasons. Including dressing in sweaters and hats and scarves, OH MY! If you follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen this picture. But I can’t help it! How cute is she?!
This weekend we took a drive to try and catch some of the leaves still changing. Although the majority of them had already fallen, it was a fun drive and we got to shoot some guns. How can you go wrong with that?! 😉 




How awesome are these targets?! Want to check them out? Head over HERE to look at all of the ones they offer! 

Did you do anything fun this weekend?
Do you enjoy the fall or another season more?

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Post 8: A moment you felt most satisfied with your life.

I wholeheartedly believe when you’re doing what you love, and you’re with the people you love, THAT is when you should be most satisfied. 
For me, that time is right now. 
I’ve always dreamed about being a wife and a mom and those are both realities for me right now. (Well, the wife part will come in about three months!) 😉
There is no greater satisfaction than hearing the words “mommy”. If you’re a mom, you know what I mean. Being responsible for another little human is what truly makes me happy. I love taking care of her and I love making sure she’s happy. 
And going hand in hand with that, I love the man that makes this all possible for me and being with him makes me the happiest i’ve ever been. I know I talk about M a lot, but I can’t help it! 
Hello, he’s AMAZING. 😉 
But all kidding aside, my life would be nothing like it is right now without him. He makes staying home with baby girl a reality. He pushes me to chase my dreams. And above everything, he loves me just the way I need to be loved. 
This time in my life right now is something I thought wouldn’t come for another 10+ years. I can truly, TRULY say I am satisfied with life right now. My life is perfect to me and it just keeps getting better, how lucky am I?!

When are YOU most satisfied with life?
Is there a certain event that made you feel most satisfied?

Don’t forget to check out the giveaway going on right now! Check it out here

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First attempt at Homemade Almond Milk!

M and I have been wanting to try homemade almond milk for some time now. Its not difficult, by any means. We just never found the time to get around to it. I think our first attempt was pretty successful! This is literally the easiest recipe ever. And it is FAR cheaper than buying the stuff at the store! I became allergic to dairy after I got pregnant and it has been the most challenging thing for me to overcome. Lets be honest, I’m TERRIBLE at cutting dairy out. This almond milk was really tasty though and i’m excited to keep trying new things! 
Step 1. Soak almonds overnight up to 48 hours. 

Step 2. Rinse almonds and place in a blender. Add 4 cups of water per 1 cup of dry almonds soaked overnight. We added 2 tsp vanilla, and 2 tsp agave nectar but each of these can be played around with for taste. Let the blender go for two minutes. 

Step 3. You will need a strainer and a cheese cloth. Place a strainer over a bowl, then the cheese cloth over the strainer. This part was a little tricky for us seeing as we never have done it before, but we managed! We ended up straining it twice because the first time was still a little gritty. 
Step 4. Place in container, and enjoy! How simple is that?!?!

Have you ever made homemade almond milk before?!
What is your favorite way to make it?


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“If I see anyone here I know, I’m going to die!”

The famous line I would always say to my mother when she dragged me into thrift stores….”If I see anyone here I know, I’m going to die!” Was I being a BIT of a dramatic 13 year old? Probably. But my mom would always counter my statement with “If they see you here, it’s because THEY ARE HERE TOO!” ….Touché mom, TOUCHÉ.

It’s funny looking back on times like that because I LOVE thrifting now. I literally get a rush from going to thrift stores and seeing what good deals I can find. It’s always a “win some, lose some” situation, but nonetheless it’s always fun! I’m glad that at a young age, in a world where everyone is in constant competition to look the best, I have appreciated the art of thrifting. Yes, I said ART, people! I truly believe I had one of the best hauls i’ve had this past week. Top 5 FOR SURE. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look fabulous. I by no means have a great sense of fashion but I do like looking put together. 


I found this cute swimsuit top. Although it MIGHT be a maternity top, i’m totally in love. I’ve wanted something a little more “conservative” for summer time and this was the perfect pick. It is a darker charcoal color and I figured with a bright colored bottom, this would look awesome!
Paid: $3.99 Brand: Old Navy

Who doesn’t love bright colored shirts?! I was drawn to this beauty for obvious reasons! I love the lace detail around the top and the shirt is beyond long! I LOVE long shirts! This material is so lightweight which is an added bonus.  
Paid: $4.99 Brand: H&M

My next blouse is just too adorable. Not much to it, but I loved the simplicity of it. I quickly learned, when looking for a retail price, “BLAIR” might OR MIGHT NOT BE an “old lady brand”. THIS SHIRT IS STILL CUTE, OKAY?! (Hashtag don’t judge me.) 
Paid: $4.99 Brand: Blair

Comfortable clothes are at the top of my list. I hate being in regular clothes any longer than I have to. I landed a SUPER comfy workout type jacket. “Activewear” they call it. HA! It should be called “Lounge around the house wear”. 
Paid: $3.99 Brand: Lucy 


Sweater season is fast approaching, is it not?! Well, if you live anywhere but the land of heat that I am from. Regardless, I love sweaters and couldn’t resist this one! 
Paid: $5.99 Brand: Sonoma Life & Style (Sold @ Kohls)

These next two dresses were probably two of my favorite finds in the history of finds! This blue dress is just to die for! All lace, stylish, fits me?! Perfection. The “country vibe” of this really screamed at me and I just couldn’t pass it up. 
Paid: $9.99 Brand: MERONA 

This dress is a little….”out there”. Let’s be honest, I think it’s what i’m most excited about! Bright colors, crazy patterns, perfect in every way! It fit like a glove and I loved the classiness of it. And people….it has POCKETS! P-O-C-K-E-T-S. If you don’t love pocket dresses, you must not love puppies. Or ice cream. Or all things wonderful! Okay kidding, but seriously. I’m in LOVE. 
Paid: $9.99 Brand: Emma and Michele 


Do you thrift store shop?
What have been your best finds?!
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