Curly Crafty Mom: 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #108 - Trying Out the Fishnet Trend

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!

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What I'm Wearing:
White Choker Tee SimilarSimilar* | Cut Off Shorts (Old Navy) Similar, Similar* | Leopard Belt (Target)* Apple Watch* | Black Lace Up Wedges (Forever21) SimilarSimilar* Choker Necklace (Charming Charlie) Similar, Similar* | Maui Jim Baby Beach Sunglasses* | Renegade Cluster Bracelet (Stella & Dot) | Be Squared Bangle (Molly Suzanne's) | Berkshire Black Fishnet c/o Lipton.

Well, I've been seeing a lot of other bloggers wearing fishnets and I recently received a couple of pairs (black and nude) to try out from Berkshire. I thought it'd be fun to pair a black pair with these cut off denim shorts with a simple white choker tee. I can't wait to pair the white fishnets with a floral dress, next! Have you tried out any fishnet looks yet?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mother's Day Family Picnic Ideas

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Mother's Day will be here next month! We usually go out to brunch with my family, but sometimes we have a picnic later in the day with the kids. It's always fun to go to your favorite park or even a new one and lay out on a blanket while munching on delicious foods on a beautiful day! Picnic food is some of my favorite foods, too! I started thinking about our Mother's Day picnic for this year with the help of Oriental Trading! They have so many adorable gift ideas, trays, floral paper plates/napkins and even Mother's Day crafts for the kids. I even painted and monogrammed this wooden scalloped tray they sent me! So fun!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easy and Fruity Trail Mix that Your Family will Love!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReimagineYourCereal #CollectiveBias

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Mornings and the mad dash after school to get homework done and a snack before extra curricular activities are our busiest times as a family. Also, sometimes my husband travels for work and is gone for the week and I am solo-parenting. I have to stay on top of everything as a mom, or the kids get crabby and the homework doesn't get done till after bed time! That's why I'm sharing this easy recipe for a Fruit Trail Mix using Frosted Mini Wheats 24 oz. You can whip this up and serve into individual bowls for your kids to eat at home or on the go!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Improving Wellness for Mind & Body

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Today I'm here to share the Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body collection with you! Normally I buy candles that have scents for each season, such as cinnamon and pumpkin for the fall and floral scents for the spring. However, I've been interested in trying out candles with scents for wellness for the mind and body!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #107 - 6 Ways to Style White Pants

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!

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What I'm Wearing:
Italia Floral Ball Cap SimilarSimilar* | Embroidered Tassel Top (Old Navy) Similar, Similar* | White Ankle Pants (Old Navy) Similar, Similar* Apple Watch* | Navy Lace Up Espadrilles Flats (Gap Outlet) SimilarSimilar* | Kendra Scott Elle Earrings* | Maui Jim Baby Beach Sunglasses* | Essie Nail Color in Marshmallow*

Today I am joining 5 other bloggers for a white pants collab! I personally wear white pants all year round, but with it being Spring now you'll be seeing them even more! Be sure to stop by all of these lovely ladies blogs to see how they styled their white pants and to introduce yourself!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Find out about an all NEW Tropical Flavor and WIN a Trip to Hawaii!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #spktropicalsweepstakes #CollectiveBias

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Taking my entire family to Hawaii would be a dream come true! If you've been dreaming of a tropical vacation, be sure to enter this fun tropical giveaway from SOUR PATCH Kids! I'll also be sharing my own Tropical Selfie on Twitter today! Be sure to check it out!


Simple Spring Wreath on a Burlap Wrapped Embroidery Hoop {12 Months of Wreaths}

Welcome back to 12 Months of Wreaths!
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Sprucing up a Bathroom with Gorgeous Accessories & Towels

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Last winter, I started to work on updating our hall bathroom, but stopped once we decided to add 'built in' IKEA shelves and a new TV on the wall to our family room. I still have a few things I need to do in our family room to finish it (lighting, coffee table and rug), but I've also been back to work at finishing our hall bathroom! Does anyone else work on multiple rooms in the house? I do and I drive myself crazy! ;) I'm not sure if I could ever handle The One Room Challenge that some bloggers partake in!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

2017 Spring Fab Fit Fun Box

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I just received my third Fab Fit Fun box and I am thoroughly pleased! This is the only subscription box I have going right now and it is plenty! I receive a box every season and it is packed full of a variety of items, such as jewelry, makeup, stationary, home decor, apparel, etc. The box is $49.99 each quarter, but you can save 20% on it today using my code HERE. I do think if I ever tire of this box, I may try to get on with Sephora Play... but, I'm still loving this one! I may even sign up for the yearly membership, that way I can have more control over what colors, etc. they send me.

Goodies Inside 2017 Spring Fab Fit Fun Box


Gypsy 05 - Roundie - $50.00
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When I saw this item in the box, I squealed! I got the color I most wanted and I just have a thing for blue tie-dye. I have also been wanting a round beach/picnic towel and this is perfect!


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Here is Miss Aut trying out the new roundie! :)


Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Blue Orchid & Like a Virgin - $19.00
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I was a little hesitant about if I'd like this blue nail polish at first... but, once I put it on I was in love and I've noticed it is a trendy color for this Spring. The white color is fun to pair with the blue or to wear alone for a softer look.


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If you saw my post yesterday, you'll see I was sporting these colors on my nails.


LUV AJ - Diamond Kite Crawler Earring Set - $85
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I was given an option of an earring set or bracelet and I went with the earrings. I really, really like the bracelet that some people got and sort of wish I had selected the bracelet. However, these simple earrings in rose gold are really growing on me! They are perfect for just everyday wear.


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This is what the earrings look like on. My ears are triple pierced on both sides, so this set works good! I rarely wear earrings in my third hole anymore.


Milly - Zip Pouch - $45

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At first, I thought this was just another makeup pouch... but, THIS bag is water-resistant! So, you can put your swimsuit in it and not get anything else in your bag wet. This is going to be perfect for this summer! You could also put your liquid beauty products in it when traveling or pool toys for the kids.


Karuna - Hydrating+ Face Mask - $28
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What I found fascinating about this face sheet mask is that it is made out of 100% natural wood-pulp fiber. This mask helps to deep-condition and hydrate your skin. I tried one of the masks already and I definitely noticed a difference and my skin felt moisturized!


Realher - Lip Kit in Deep Red - $48.00
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I was SO excited about this lip kit. It contains a liquid lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner. However, the red color is a little too bold for me. I think it'll look nice if I wear a black dress and go out for the night, but I wish they had sent me the pink or nude color! Oh well! Another reason I should join the yearly membership!


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See? A little too red for me I think... the products in this trio are made from all natural products.


Nature's Bounty - Hair, Skin and Nail Gummies
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This was an extra in the box, it didn't list a price. These gummies are strawberry flavored and so delicious! I used to take gummy vitamins for my daily vitamins, but realized they don't contain as much vitamins as the capsule that you'd swallow. I used to love my gummy vitamins, but oh well! I love taking these in addition to my regular vitamin, though.



And, I have two more products to share that were in my box:
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Briogeo - Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray - $20.00
This couldn't have come at a more perfect time, I had just ran out of my other conditioning spray. This product smells GREAT and it must be the rosehip, organ and coconut oils in it. It conditions your hair and also acts as a barrier against heat.


Dr. Brandt - Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator - $79.99
I love Dr. Brandt and was excited to see one of their products in the box! You rub this into your skin and it exfoliates it with aluminum oxide crystals, lactic acid and smoothing botanicals. You're left with smoother and brighter skin!

Total Retail Value of Box: $374.99!! Isn't that amazing?!

I was really, really pleased with ALL of the items in this box! I will definitely continue this subscription! I am always see excited when it arrives. To find out more about FabFitFun, click HERE.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #106 - Adding Stylish Spring Pieces to your Wardrobe

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Happy Thursday! It's finally warming up out there and it's time to start thinking about updating or adding new Spring pieces to your wardrobe. I recently found Metrostyle and was pleasantly surprised by their affordable prices and that they offer clothing for all sizes (petite, tall, thin or curvy). 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Currently {April 2017}

CurrentlyI'm back today with my April Currently post. I always enjoy updating y'all on my life happenings. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

2 Ways to Style a Spring Maxi {Here Today}

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Today I am sharing my latest visit to Here Today (in Arnold) and what I found in their fashion department! I'm sharing 2 Ways to Style a Spring Maxi with items from their store! Here Today has a lot of Spring merchandise in right now, so that you can create the perfect outfit for any upcoming gatherings!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing {My First Short Form Video!!}

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Do you have a recipe that you make ALL the time and it is always a huge hit at parties? Well, my Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing is that recipe for me! So, when I set my goal in March to make my FIRST short form video, I KNEW this was the recipe I'd try it out on.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #105 - Spring Dress w/ a Vest

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!


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Monday, April 3, 2017

12 Months of Goals - April

12MonthsofGoalsLast year I set 3 goals every month for myself and I accomplished a lot! This year, I wanted to down play it even more and just set ONE goal for myself. However, with just one goal each month I hope to devote more time to it. You can find an update on February's Goal below.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #104 - Spring Wish List

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!

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It's officially Spring and I am hoping to hit the outlet stores for a little Spring shopping soon! I wanted to share some of my favorite Spring 'wish' items from some of my favorite stores!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Create Your Own Roll Up Glove Box Essentials Caddy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FRAMFreshBreeze #CollectiveBias

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I spend A LOT of time in my car, especially since my kids have so many activities! I had no idea that my car has a cabin air filter! My husband knew, but we weren't sure when we had changed it last. Did you know that FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter is the best choice for keeping the air inside your car as clean as possible? It's the only cabin air filter that uses the natural deodorizing qualities of ARM & HAMMER® baking soda.  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Catch Oscar's Oasis on Netflix!

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There are so many cartoons out there these days and I'm always trying to find new ones that are a good fit for my kids. 
That's why I am so excited to tell you about Oscar’s Oasis, the hilarious non-verbal cartoon series for kids from TeamTO! This high-energy, action-packed show is available to stream on Netflix.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Cookie Snack Pops {Easter Desserts}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringItOn #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias
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Are you always terribly busy in the Spring? I know we are! There is Spring break, teacher conferences, Easter, Spring gatherings and more! That is why I am here to share a super easy and tasty snack that you can whip up with Nestlé products in no time flat.

It is hard to be a balanced mom sometimes... I know I struggle with this a lot. It seems I have so much on my plate at times and every evening I am driving the kids from one activity to the next. I've learned to not over-do my to-do list and on the really busy weeks to focus on one day at a time to stay afloat. That is why I am glad I have Nestlé products to rely on for Spring gatherings and when I need to prepare a special treat quickly. I know that Walmart has a great variety of Nestlé products at my fingertips, which helps me to balance my time better!

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #103 - Hello Bombshell! {LipSense Review + GIVEAWAY!!}

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monogrammed Tulip Wreath w/ Burlap Bow {12 Months of Wreaths}

Welcome back to 12 Months of Wreaths!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Console Table Decorated in Metallics for the Spring {Sharing my Color Story!}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LiveLoveColor #CollectiveBias

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I'm so excited that Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson is out in Target stores now! This book helps you find YOUR color, which positively impacts your surroundings, mood, behavior and emotions! I have been decorating my home in neutrals and metallics, because these are colors that fit me and my family. Today I am going to share with you how I used this book to decorate a special place in my home using my favorite colors: metallics and neutrals!


Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson is available now in Target stores!

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #102 - Spring Flashback!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!

I don't know about you, but I always LOVE to go back and see what I wore LAST season. It reminds me of what's in my closet, what still works together and it gives me some new ideas. So, today I'm sharing a Spring Flashback post with you!

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3 Outfit Ideas for Italy (this was my personal favorite post I did last Spring!)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Currently {March 2017}

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I'm back today with my March Currently post. I always enjoy updating y'all on my life happenings. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Creative Corner Link Up Party & Weekly Recap - 03/12/17

Welcome back to our DIY/Craft Link Up Party! Thank you for stopping by every week!

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Today's Feature is Fairy House Mason Jar by The Country Chic Cottage.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Braided Bun Tutorial for a Little Girl + Product Giveaway! {SoCozy}

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Hey everyone! I am here today to share a Braided Bun Hair Tutorial using SoCozy's new hair products called HUSH. These products are dermatologist tested to treat sensitive hair. I also have a giveaway for ALL four products, so be sure to enter below!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #101 - 3 Ways to Style a Blush Vest & SUGARFIX from BaubleBar Pieces!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

5 Ways to Bring Spring Into Your Home

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The weather here in St. Louis has gone from 70 degrees to tornado watches/warnings and now to possible snow/ice this weekend. Whew! I am SO ready for Spring and for Daylight Saving Time. Today I'm sharing with you how to bring Spring to your home sooner with 5 Ways To Bring Spring Into Your Home.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What I Learned About My Apple Watch

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My goal in February was to learn more about my Apple Watch. Brian gifted me the watch last August and it really has become one of my favorite gadgets, yet there was still a lot I didn't know about it. So, I thought I'd devote an entire month and do a blog post to share my findings!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Creative Corner Link Up Party + GIVEAWAY

Welcome back to our DIY/Craft Link Up Party! Thank you for stopping by every week!

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Today's Feature is Rainbow Vase Cover by The Scrap Shoppe Blog.
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