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Monday, June 26, 2017

My #MomLife Favs for June 2017! [New Homeowners & the year of the Caftan!]

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I'm just a mom living the #momlife. Follow me on instagram @sublimejen

I currently have a 15,12 & 4 yr old and live in the midwest!
We just recently bought a house and are newbies in our community.

This month has been a lot of  packing/unpacking... figuring out all the homeowner essentials (we've only currently rented)  and things we need to make a house a home.

Reads||  {I'm always reading multiple books}  Currently I'm >thisclose< to finishing :

Spiritual Mismatch by Lee Strobel (He wrote The Case for Christianity) . He talks about how to live & love a spouse who isn't on the same page with you (in his case it was him that wasn't the Christian when his wife started to follow Christ and he gives great advice from that side of things -- and he did eventually become a Christian)

This has been a great read and it's similar to my situation now & I really liked it.

I'm reading A Case For Christ  next!

I'm also reading:

 Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me by Alexandra Kuykendall  This as given to me by a sweet instagram friend and I'm really liking it so far, it's right up my ally.


Eats|| ALL THE SMOKED MEATS
Hubs bought himself a new smoker grill and OMG.  We've made Ribs and a Pork butt and loins... they've all turned out SO GOOD, I'm staring to think a smoker is fool proof, even took over on the Pork Loin and it turned out amazing. 

This is the one he bought:  Pit Boss Wood Pellet Grill



Wears||  All the comfy things {per usual}  I bought this "dress" from Kohl's this month it's Vera Wang brand (and in the nightgown section *shhhh*) and I literally love it so much -- It has pockets.  I wear it often.




I also got this one, and also love it but it does look more like a night gown, except with leggings (which I might rock in the winter)  so I wear it to sleep in & it's comfy.


That one is called a "Caftan" and I've always loved "muumuu" type big flowy dresses, this year is the first time I've heard the term caftan, but I guess it's the new thing.  I also recently hear about the company Dwell & Slumber and they're dresses looked SO DANG COMFY I decided to try one, since dresses are so cozy and easy for summer.  I ordered their Classic Caftan in Shibori




(if it's sold out join their email list, they sell out quickly but restock as well)

this company only sells these dresses in two styles. I haven't tried their cocoon style, but I prefer the big longer sleeves and the sleek, hidden side pockets, personally.

Pregnant woman and non-pregos (me!) alike loves these dresses!





Love at home ||
Our HAMMOCK! 
I really thought I would get a rope hammock, I had one before & it was comfy & cute -- I mostly liked the look of it -- apparently someone else did too when we lived in Iowa because it was stolen out of our back yard.   

But the hubs did some research (aka googling) and said good thing were said about the Brazilian style hammock.  I listened to him and I'm glad I did because it's SO COMFORTABLE and truely appreciate by butt chucks not spilling out the bottom.  






What the kids are loving||

Our new furbabies!




On the hunt for||  a computer chair & nice chair for my desk/craft table.




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Monday, February 6, 2017

When I cloth diapered - this is where I shopped

I cloth diapered my youngest for almost 3 years.
I LOVED it.

Aside from the fact that is saved me a TON of cash on disposable diapers - that wasn't the reason I started at all.  It was because my son keep having blow-outs in every single disposable I tried actually. A friend sent me some old diapers & I feel in LOVE.  More on that story → here.

Where I bought the rest of my clothing diapering supplies, might be useful if you're wondering where to start and find some great deals -- so here is what I know....



First I was gifted a bunch of Bum Genius diapers & like them, so I went on the hunt for more of that brand.

I found out they're sold on CottonBabies.com  and also on many other online cloth retailers like Kelly's Closet, Nicki's Diapers... then a million and one others (just do a quick google search and you'll see)

Cottonbabies - sell only Bum Genius brand but also some others.
This is a great place for NEW prints, and news on upcoming prints -- trust me, this will be a thing you'll be obsessed with eventually.

Kelly's Closet (affiliate link) - get site full of al kinds of diapers, earn points with orders toward free products!

Nicki's Diapers  (affiliate link) - my most fav.  Also, carries all diffrerent kinds of diapering supplies & brands as well as their own brand (super affordable & I love that when you buy their brand diapers then will donate one to a charity for every one purchased!!)  Also you can earn points toward free products!!

Also something I utilized a lot was the FACEBOOK  GROUPS dedicated to reselling diapers
Search for "cloth swap" or "cloth diaper b/s/t", there are also specific groups that are brand specific.

Also search "Cloth diaper chat" if you want to ask questions & learn what the heck you should try, OneSize, Fitted, Covers, Flats, All-In-Ones, Pocket Diapers???!!!  So many choices!

Popular terms in the cloth diapering world:

Fluff - the diapers, and when you get them in the mail, it's "Fluff mail!" :D

Stash - your collection of diapers, when you want to resell them.... you destash!

Kelly's Closet has a helpful list of all the AIO, Flat, Fitted etc... terms here.


Some helpful YouTube channels, for all the info you'll ever need:

Naturally Thrifty mom -Still Active!


ObbsAndLala - no longer creating new videos on this topic, but her past videos are full of great tips.


MsDanaRyan (MsDiaperD) - no longer making cloth videos, but she did a lot of great reviews on different diapers.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why I'm selling AVON

I just became a new Avon representative!  

I'm overjoyed!  I haven't purchased from Avon in awhile, and back in Nov I started wanting to try some products and I figured why not just join? 

I've sold Avon in the past & loved it -- and while I'm not in the perfect position to sell right now (stay at home mom who really doesn't have a big circle of friends in this town), things are much different  than when I sold years ago -- of course ONLINE shopping is big thing these days -- you can shop my campaigns straight from your couch and while they still have biweekly campaigns, you can place an order anytime now. 

It's so exciting!

Also, signing up as a rep was super cheap!  ↓ (link below)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Did God not say that LOVE actually IS THE ANSWER?????

Enlighten me, Lord.

I'm a woman.  I care about women, I'm also a Christian I love GOD, I live through Jesus. I love other people.
I'm also an independent voter and I like to think I'm fairly open minded.

I didn't vote for Donald Trump.
I couldn't see past the person he is,...

I do believe in LIFE.  I don't like the thought of abortions, I would never have an abortion.
I don't think they should be illegal.  I don't think they should be used as birth control either.

Does that make me anti-feminist? I can see it from both view points.

Friday, December 16, 2016

November Favorites 2016

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So... November has passed by, awhile ago...
I'm just now getting around to going over my list of favorite things from last month.