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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Winter Cheer Winner Is....

Posted by Lily Kay at 12:31 PM 2 comments

Congratulations, you are the winner of the Winter Cheer Giveaway. Please email me at by December 3rd.

I used to choose the winner.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Look for a new giveaway shortly!

Photo is courtesy of Pinterest.

Friday, November 18, 2011

November Giveaway! Winter Cheer.

Posted by Lily Kay at 12:41 PM 7 comments

I love giveaways and I haven't done one in a while now. So here is one for all of you! You have from now until November 29th to enter. Winner will be chosen on November 29th, 8pm pacific standard time via Random.Org. The winner will be announced here on the blog on November 30th.

What will I be winning?
A personalized winter cheer gift bag. The winner will be asked some basic questions in order to cater the gift towards you and your little one/s. I am so excited to put this together!!

How do I enter?
Its simple. Join this blog via the Google Connect bar on the right hand side and then leave a comment below stating that you have joined this blog. If you are already a member just comment below that you are already a member.

Any additional entries?
Why, of course. Each of the below constitute an additional entry. Just be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry, letting me know what you did.
  • Like MrsMommyTalk on Facebook.
  • Subscribe to MrsMommyTalk on YouTube.
  • Follow MrsMommyTalk on Twitter.
  • Leave a comment on any post in this blog that interests you and come back here and let me know which blog post you commented on. This is to give me an idea of what type of posts are your favorites! =)
Good luck!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mommy Makeover Tip: Mani Time!

Posted by Lily Kay at 10:38 PM 0 comments
With our tootsies pretty much covered up now thanks to cooler fall and winter weather its time to put our full focus on those finger nails. Yes, I am a mom and I know that sometimes our nails become lost in a sea of jagged edges, overgrown cuticles and general dullness but ladies its time to put that to an end! Its time to mani up! Whether you like colors on your nails or a quick swipe of top coat after a nice know you hold that head of yours just a wee bit higher when your nails are looking pretty.

Here are some of my favorite looks for this fall/winter.

I love nude polishes and this shimmery nude looks fab for the holiday season.

I really need to get my hands on this Scotch Naturals line of nail polish. Not only are the above 3 colors perfect for this season but they are supposed to be a natural water based paint. Score.

One of my all time favorite shades to wear is anything that is deep/dark purple. I think this is especially perfect for November along with a nice rich cranberry color. Which reminds me im on the look out for a festive cranberry shade. Any suggestions?

A perfect nail polish splurge for this season, Chanel Peridot nail color. 

First photo from here.
Second photo from here.
Third photo from here.
Fourth photo from here.
Fifth photo from here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DIY: Modge Podge

Posted by Lily Kay at 12:52 PM 0 comments

On a recent DIY shopping trip for supplies for my latest attempt at being crafty (look for a blog post soon on what I made. Hint: has to do with organizing necklaces) I stared in amazement at the cost of Modge Podge or in other words decoupage goup. Why is something that is so simple to make selling for such a high price? If you guys need to decoupage your lastest project consider making your own modge podge.

What you need:
  • Water
  • Elmers Glue
  • Mixing jar & something to mix with.
Yep that really is it. Didn't I tell you its super easy and cheap?

How to make it:

All you need to do is take your mixing jar and add 1 part glue and 1 part water. Depending on how much modge podge you need you just make sure 50% is glue and 50% is water. Mix and voila, you now haver perfectly perfect modge podge. I promise. I just did two semi-extensive projects with my homemade modge podge and it worked perfectly.

Dont Forget:

You can always alter it to meet your specific needs. Adding more or less water or glue can give you a thicker or thinner formula. Also remember it dries perfectly clear so no worries about ruining your project.

Modge Podge away...and for cheap!

Burts Bees is the Bees Knees...

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:29 AM 0 comments
Cheesy blog title? Yes. Cheesy baby product? Nope. Im actually in love with this baby wash and shampoo in one product. If you are used to buying Johnson & Johnson baby products, this may seem a bit pricey but it lasts a long time and is a high quality baby item in my opinion. I used Amazon Subscribe & Save to get it for a little bit cheaper but you can find this product in most drug stores here in America. I am not sure if it is sold in other countries.

Reasons I love Burts Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash:
  • Fragrance free & tear free.
  • Plant based.
  • Cleans naturally with Aloe, Oat flour and soy proteins.
  • Free of harsh chemicals such as sulfates.
  • Reasonably priced for being a natural/chemical free product.
I know that the Baby Bee line has lots of other natural products in their line. Have you tried any?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mommy Style: Beauty on a Budget

Posted by Lily Kay at 5:04 PM 2 comments
Being a mom is tough. Looking like a million bucks ( or even like you had a good nights sleep) is even tougher at times.  Keeping beauty on a budget...not all that tough. Thanks to some high quality drug store products, keeping yourself beautified while keeping your pocketbook unharmed is very much possible.

First off, I have to rave to you all about Rimmel mascaras. They are anywhere from $4.00-$9.00 and work just as well for other tubes of mascara that can sell for around $30.00. Rimmel makes so many different types of mascara as well, so you are bound to find one thats works for you. Taking a minute to swipe on a few coats of mascara before you head out the door can help lend a tired mommy a well rested and bright eyed look.

Last week in a quick pinch I reached for my husbands bottle of head and shoulders two in one shampoo and conditioner thinking, "great now my hair will be all messed up today". Wrong. My hair was wonderfully clean, smooth and great smelling. Almost more so than when I use some of my much more expensive shampoos.

These are just under $5.00 at Target. Smell amazing, feel amazing and well are just pretty amazing. I use them to wipe off any makeup before I shower at night.

If you are on a budge, you don't have to sacrifice your beauty regime. Their are plenty of products that feel just as luxurious and work just as effectively as your more expensive brands. What beauty item do you use when you are on a budget?

Makeup picture from here.
All other photos taken from their company website.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What I am Liking Now: Evenflo Glass Bottles

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:31 AM 1 comments

I have been through so many different bottles since little Z was born. I can't even tell you how many different brands I have tried. I guess I was always just curious to see if I could find a bottle that was better than whichever one I was currently using. I always had a problem with each bottle brand until I stumbled across Evenflo's glass bottles. So simple, so plain and so old school. Who would have thought I would actually like this? Their are NO fancy tubes, nipples, caps etc etc..The packaging even screams bland, boring and granny. However, these bottles ARE the best bottles I have used thus far and I now exclusively use Evenflo glass bottles in the classic style.
Why you ask?
  • Super easy to clean and always look brand new.
  • Never get that weird cloudy/old look that plastic bottles get.
  • Eliminated about 95% of the gas/air problems with were having with all the fancy schmancy bottles.
  • Inexpensive. Like seriously inexpensive. Check them out on Amazon or in your local Target.
  • BPA free which is always a plus.
  • Saves on buying plastic which aids you in becoming a green mommy!
Trust me I was reluctant to buy these but thought what the heck I might as well give them a shot. Surprisingly I haven't broke one yet which is the one con I can think of with having glass bottles instead of plastic. I have already purchased the 8 ounce size and have stored my 4 ounce sized ones away for baby #2 one day. I will never again repurchase a plastic bottle.

Have you tried a glass bottle before? What are your thoughts on them?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fun Fall Fashion for Baby Boy & Girl

Posted by Lily Kay at 1:47 PM 1 comments
Baby Girl Fun Fall Fashion

With weather finally getting cold here and my little one growing faster than a weed, I have been avidly scouring baby clothing items suitable for the fall. I kind of fell in love with the pieces above.
Baby Boy Fall Fashion Items

I dont have a baby boy but if I did these are pieces I would consider. I am loving that little newsboy hat to pieces!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

DIY: Simple Marbled Cupcakes

Posted by Lily Kay at 6:53 PM 0 comments
Marbling cupcakes is really so easy and fun. First choose which two flavors you want to marble together. For mine pictured above, I just stuck with a simple cocoa batter and a vanilla batter. The possibilities really are endless though and that is the fun part. I was thinking of the following flavor combinations:

  • Chocolate & Hazelnut
  • Lemon & Strawberry
  • Vanilla & Almond
You can also color your batter with food coloring. Its hard to tell in this picture ( and because I ran out of food coloring) but I dyed my vanilla batter a nice shade of orange since these ones were for Halloween.

Take your first layer of batter and place a spoonful of it on the bottom of the cupcake tin then take a spoon of your second flavor and place on top of first. Then use a toothpick or any other utensil that is long and relatively thin and gently swirl the two flavors together. Yes it is really that simple.

Mommy Style: Simple Sophistication

Posted by Lily Kay at 3:53 PM 0 comments
Simple Sophistication

Am I a late bloomer to Polyvore? Most likely. Do I love a creative outlet? Most definitly.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OOTD Baby Style: Little Puppies

Posted by Lily Kay at 9:08 PM 0 comments
While we may not own a real life puppy, Little Z was busy sporting them on her cute long sleeve onsie with matching skirt pants.
Aren't little baby legs and feet just so cute?
Sorry for the poor quality but I was stuck with using my Iphone today as my main source of picture taking. I love seeing how big she is getting day by day but it sure does go by fast. I cannot believe how chunky my little girl has already become.
Onsie, pants with attached skirt and headband all from Gymboree. Here is to little girls and puppy dogs!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Poor Forgotten November

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:10 AM 0 comments

With the spooky hauntings of October and the winter wonderland of December, poor November seems to be a bit forgotten. Lonely November doesnt' seem to get much adoration other than one single day of turkey and glutton. So in honor of it being November 1st, 2011 here are some of the things that remind me of November. What does November bring to mind for you?

Hot, creamy homemade soups.

Trees. Yes for some reason November brings to my mind images of whimiscal forests of magical trees.
Dimly lit rooms with fall inspired candles! I always like one in my bedroom, bathroom, guest bathroom and kitchen. Yes, this is an obsession. Thank Bath & Body Works for that.

Cozy fireplaces. I wish I had a wood burning one but alas my gas powered one will have to do for this November.

Chunky sweaters and hot drinks. November perfection.

Candle picture from here.
Fireplace picture from here.
Sweater & Mug picture from here.
Remaining pictures from Pinterest and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to embed the link here. Help?

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