Healthy Momma prepped meals

I recently had the opportunity to try out Flossies (the business owner behind Healthy Momma) prepped meals and boy are they delicious. Prepping meals takes a lot of time and preparation, which sometimes some of us don't have. Especially if you are a macro nutrient counter like me. Weighing everything to get the macros right is very time consuming, that's where Healthy Momma comes in. Her meals are prepared fresh weekly, are healthy and conveniently have your macro count intake along with ingredients used to prepare your meal. Best of all, it's family friendly! So everyone can enjoy a nice healthy meal. Prepped meals are great for those of you with busy schedules and overall for those trying to stay on track and eat healthy. 
If you are in the San Diego area check out Healthy Momma. The food is full of flavor, prices are very reasonable and over all healthy. I will definitely  become a client after enjoying all of these nutritious healthy meals .

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a simple dessert table

Here's a look at a simple but cute way of displaying your desserts at a party or event. Once again, I used things I found around my house and it all turned out lovely. My cupcakes were ordered locally and I baked the cake myself. Straight outta the box red velvet and vanilla frosting. Nothing fancy, just filled with slices of strawberries. The mini donuts were purchased at the grocery store and the caramel apples were made using this fancy diy crockpot technique . And for the smore's marshmallow pops this one, which was fairly easy and delicious. A few pine cones and a burlap runner to dress up the table, two glass bottles with melted candles. Which I was originally trying to go for this look but totally failed lol. But everything turned out cute and was a big success.

And of course my lovely sister. 

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DIY photo booth backdrop

Here's another easy project you can make to use at your next birthday party or event you might have coming up. 
supplies needed
wood letters (walmart $2 ea)
favorite wrapping paper (rifle paper co)
mod podge ($1 target)
The process is pretty simple. I traced the letter on the back side of the paper with letter facing the wrong way)
cut, add mod podge to the letter, apply the paper and add another coat of mod podge and you're done! 
For the actual backdrop I used curtains from my home. I own backdrop stands so that's what I used to hang up the curtains. If you don't own one (which you probably won't unless you're a photographer) you'll have to get creative and look for different ways to hang them. The letters were stapled to string and hung in front of the curtains. For the It's a girl photo board I purchased poster board from the dollar tree and and drew the flowers and writing with acrylic paint. 
It was a big success. We even had a little photo bomber lol

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DIY paper party favor bags

When you're on a budget you have to be creative and work with what you have. I did just that when my sisters baby shower came around and I needed to make party favor bags for the favors we were handing out. I've had these brown paper bags since living in New Jersey, they are hardly ever used so this was a good opportunity to finally use them. This project cost me nothing since I already had everything on hand.
For this project you'll need a variety of acrylic paints
paper bags
hole punch optional
bakers twine optional
I needed to use my calligraphy skills (which are not so great) to write thank you. I drew on some flowers using the brushes and then added the details. It was super easy. I finished it off by folding the bag down in half, punched a hole and tied some bakers twine. It turned out super cute and everyone loved them. 

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a little bathroom makeover

Our half bathroom downstairs got a little makeover. It was getting pretty eclectic, I literally just put anything in there. I was at Michael's and they were getting rid of their fall line and  I bought some cute pumpkin patch paper guest towels for only .25 cents. I love the color scheme so I used that as inspiration colors for the bathroom. This fast and easy update only cost me about $3.25 which was for the dollar tree pumpkins (that I painted) and the guest towels.
Here's the before

What I used 
Pumpkins I got from Dollar Tree, just painted with acrylic paint. Chalkboard easel and basket is an old Michael's purchase. And the cute .25 guest towels.

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a little trip to Julian

This little post was lost and forgotten for almost a year (sad face) so I'm sharing it now because I'm still in love with these photos
Julian, home of the best homemade pies in all of San Diego. Last week the kids and I had a mini road trip and headed out for Julian. First we had a little picnic at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The air was nice and cool for a change. The kids played in the leaves for a while then we headed for Julian. My main purpose was to photograph the kids for our Holiday Cards, so I did just that. We saw lots of wildlife while we were there. Made us miss NJ, the kids all had a blast and we decided to go camping there again soon.

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