How Does Pampers Pure Protection Hold Up To Their Leading Competitor?

One of the perks of having older kids in the house with a toddler is an extra set of (willing) hands when it comes to diapers change. Honestly, it's a game changer. Fact: Aiden had been begging us to help out with diapers since the get-go and when we finally said yes things got so much easier. He's actually kind of amazing at diaper changes, I think that Indy (not-so) secretly prefers him to us. I'm more than ok with that...

Fifteen Last-Minute Costume Ideas for Best Friends and Couples

Halloween is 24 hours away and there's still time to put something together! For me, it's all about finding pieces in your closet that can elevate your costume creation from blah to YEAH! Who needs to buy cheap polyester and nylon costumes that everyone and their mother is wearing when you have your very own treasure chest of costume ideas in your closet. 

Whether it's a little leopard or a bold red lip, you're going to nail Halloween this year. 

And yes, ginger ladies, I 100% have your back on these...

Fall Staple Under $50: Cropped Wide Leg Denim and Bell Sleeve Top

Before I put away my trusty slides & straw bag for the season I wanted to throw in one more wear that wasn't completely outrageous for high 60 degree weather. Apart from the accessories I'm 100% sure the other staples, the top and jeans are going to get plenty more wear as the season goes on. Yes, you need a great pair of cropped denim and a bell sleeve top to make your way through Fall and Winter this year! Luckily, I've rounded up a few favorites that are stylish and under the $50 mark! Check them out...

Fifteen Jumpsuits Under $50 To Wear All Season Long

I'm loving a utility jumpsuit right now. It's one of those pieces that can be thrown on and accessorized   a number of ways and worn countless times. I scored this particular A New Day jumpsuit on clearance at Target a couple of months back but don't fret: there's tons more for under $50 below, in several different colors and styles. I'm obsessed. You better believe I'll be stocking up so I can wear these all season long. 

Tips: Layer them with turtlenecks & sweaters. 

Easy Sweet and Savory Peach, Arugula and Mozzarella Salad

At the risk of sounding unpopular I have to admit that I LOVE arugula. I put it on everything from pasta to tacos (I know, weird). There's something about that bitter crunch with sweet and savory that gives me life. So, it's not really a huge surprise for me to want to eat a bowl full of it with some of my favorite ingredients. One of my current favorites is with peaches and mozzarella with a drizzle of honey. It's heaven in a bowl if you ask me. Add some savory cured meats and boom, it's a full meal. 

...not a peach lover? Tart, crunchy apples or mandarins are a great substitute! 

Best Places To Stay In Kauai: Kauai Marriott Resort

I'll start by saying that picking the right hotel for any adventure is a pretty important task. I've mentioned before that it can sometimes make or break the experience of your vacation. So when Melanie and I booked a last-minute trip Kauai we knew we had to find a place on the beach, have some kind of a view and of course, a pool. Priorities, right? 

It took some digging but eventually we found the perfect place, The Kauai Marriott resort. After a quick look at their location (it's 5 minutes from the airport), the website, and their offerings it was a no-brainer that they were going to become our home for nearly a week. Like most things I'm always anxious to see how a place holds up in-person after seeing it on the worldwide web but the resort blew our expectations out of the water. It's an understatement to say it's stunning.

Fall Staple: Leather Pencil Skirt Worn Two Ways

Pencil skirts are back with a bang for fall 2018! We're seeing them in leopard, fun textures and of course, the ever classic leather. Aside from a good Moto jacket everyone needs a leather item for their closet. For me, I like to buy mine vintage because well, it's cheaper in most cases and it's a little more sustainable. This particular skirt set me back $10 at Savers. We're already fully aware that I'm an avid Savers shopper. I LOVE searching for the buried treasure in stores and you really can't beat the prices  (most items are under $7!). It also doesn't hurt being part of the Super Savers club which scores me coupons and discounts just about every trip, so definitely check that out!

Best Throwback Halloween Costume Ideas For Mom and Baby

HALLOWEEN 2018! Who's ready? It might be an understatement but I am, for sure. 

Ok, I'm going to be upfront here and say I was a little nervous when Savers asked me back to create another round of costumes for Halloween this year. I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to top last year's looks. I LOVED that post. But, after stopping into the store with a couple ideas in mind and some that came to me while there, I knew this year I had to enlist help from someone extra special...


For this year's Savers Halloween post, we're doing mommy and me costume ideas with a nod to some of my favorite movies from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's...

Before we get nostalgic with this year's costumes I have to talk about my Savers shopping experience, because without it I wouldn't have these costumes or ideas. It is such a boon when it comes to shopping for Halloween- not only because they have all the treasures on the rack- but also competitively priced exclusive halloween costumes (for my other boys who refuse to let mom play costume designer). If you haven't shopped for your costume yet: go to Savers or Value Village ASAP.  Whether you're going in without an idea in the world of what you want to be, or if you've already nailed down your costume - you're going to leave happy. Another perk: They also have ridiculously knowledgeable consultants on hand if you need a little help brainstorming and or finding pieces to complete your costume. These ladies and gentlemen take halloween just as seriously as I do and I loved bouncing ideas off them. If your store has a halloween consultant on duty- talk to them!  

For me personally, I had already had two of the costumes in mind when searching the racks but the final costume came to me when I found the ringer tee hanging on rack right next to the maroon t-shirt I pulled for another costume. It had to be fate because it could not have been a more perfect pick and dare I say my favorite costume of the bunch...

Enough mystery! Let's dig into this year's costumes! 
Andie and Duckie 
Pretty In Pink (1986)
Ugh, I love this movie and not just because it was released the year I was born. Admittedly, I didn't see it until I was in high school, but I still hold a candle for Duckie and in my head, they totally got together in the end instead of with BLANE (it's a major appliance!). It was the perfect costume to go full 80's with...
What You Need: 
Andie: Vest // Button Up Maxi Skirt // Flat Boots // Round Hat // Scarves // Brooches // Blazer (with Scrunched up Sleeves) 
Duckie: Printed Shirt // Vest // Bollo // Round Hat // Jeans // Blazer (optional).
Dr. Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) and The Baby T-Rex 
Jurassic Park The Lost World (1997)
I LOVE this movie, we recently just re-watched it and I knew that Julianne Moore's character, Sarah Harding was getting added to my list. At first, I was gung-ho for Indy being Jeff Goldblum's character because he's AWESOME but after seeing her carrying that little T-rex baby into that trailer I knew we had to go that route...Cutest t-rex everrrr.
What You Need: 
Dr. Sarah Harding:  Maroon T-shirt // Brown Pants // Utility or Military Jacket // Backpack // Boots // Camera (optional) // Scarf*

*I cut an old grey t-shirt and created a small scarf by stretching and wrapping the fabric. 
Baby Dinosaur: You can go the easy route and grab a dinosaur costume or buy a dinosaur onesie pajama and add some extra stripes or texture. 
And last but certainly not least, 
Napoleon Dynamite and Kip 
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
After I spotted that Vote For Pedro ringer tee on the rack I knew it was meant to be. HAD to do it. Obviously Indiana is way more into his character than I thought he would be and has been spending the day staring at his new mustache and mugging at himself as I would believe Kip does while chatting with hot babes on the internet all day...
What You Need: 
Napoleon Dynamite: Vote For Pedro Ringer Tee // Dark Denim Jeans // Black Boots // Aviator Glasses // Curly Wig (if you don't have this wild red mane).
Kip: Blue Polo Shirt // Khaki Shorts // Tube Socks // White Sneakers // Mustache // Aviator Glasses // La Fawnduh Sign 
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Best Throwback Costume Ideas For You and Your Best Friend

As promised Jackie and I's Halloween costumes are here! 

This year, after much deliberation we decided to throw it back to the past and bring out some personal favorites from our childhood and beyond...Those are the best kind, right?


We even invited Indy back for a cameo or two...

Again, I'm all about shopping my closet or pieces that I can re-use post holiday so these are easily transitioned from costume party to real-life (with the exception of a few items). 

First up, one of my favorite Halloween movies that I have been dying to use as a costume since Jackie and I started, Death Becomes Her. Ugh, I love this movie! I first saw it when I was a kid and immediately was like W.T.FFFF, but I loved every second of it's dark comedy weirdness. If you haven't seen this cult classic starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis you have to add it to your watch list ASAP. Hold onto your shovels folks, this one is going to blow you away...

Death Becomes Her
Megan as Helen Sharp : Dress  // Candleabra // Shoes 

Jackie as Madeline Ashton : Dress // Shoes 

Next up, an even funnier pick, Troop Beverly Hills. I can watch this one on repeat. I adore Phyllis Nefler's wacky hijinx all while wearing couture. So naturally, I had to channel my inner wilderness leader with bold earrings, fabulous heels and my own spin on their uniform. Now, I'm ready to do  "The Freddy", throw a fancy party and go head to head with a skunk...

Troop Beverly Hills
Megan as Phyllis Nefler: Blazer (similar) // Skirt (similar) // Shoes //  Hat // Scarf //  Fake Cigarette Holder

Jackie as Hannah Nefler: Dress // Beret // Shoes // Belt 

If you didn't play Candyland as a kid, did you even have a childhood? I'll admit I never fully understood the game, I'm more of a Monopoly gal myself but who can resist the allure of Princess Frostine and Princess Lolli? It's colorful, fun and ridiculously easy to re-create. Also, it's edible, kind of...

Megan as Princess Lolly: Dress // Shoes (similar) // Crown & Wand (similar) // Banana Split Costume

Jackie as Princess Frostine: Dress // Crown // Shoes // Wand // Game

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DIY Riverdale Costumes Ideas From Your Closet

And just like that we're 3 weeks away from Halloween! I know, I know - you've been waiting for Jackie and I's post for-like-ever but this year we decided to break up our costumes into two posts! First up, what I imagine to be a super popular topic this year, Riverdale. I'll admit I'm still on season 1 but I hear season 2 packs some serious fire...

Jackie and I decided what better time to give Cheryl Blossom and Betty Cooper a spot on our Halloween list than now...(I mean, how perfect is this backdrop for our costumes!)

One of my favorite things about these costumes is that I was able to use almost everything that I already had hanging in my closet with the exception of Cheryl's fiery crimson leather jacket. Everything else? All mine, I'm even wearing my white Miraclesuit as a bodysuit for this look.  I hope I made Cheryl proud...

Are you a Cheryl or a Betty?

Come back on Friday for the rest of Jackie and I's costumes...

Megan: Bodysuit Miraclesuit (similar) // Skirt (similar) // Jacket Amazon // Shoes (similar) // Necklace (similar)

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