Level Up Your Home with Dollar General Decor

Level Up Your Home with Dollar General Decor

Okay just so everyone knows aka public service announcement – the DG has the CUTEST decor right now! I could seriously buy every basket. I think I have a basket obsession.

Dollar General has really stepped up their decor game. From lamps to baskets to cute little signs, I mean they have it going on!

Take a look at some really cute pieces I recently bought from our local DG!

The sign and the plant stand that I’m using as a soap and lotion tray!
This adorable basket and it was only $8!
These cute plants! $3!
The sign, plants, and cute wash cloths!

Like I said the DG is where it’s at! I am excited to transition to spring in just a few months!

Xoxo,

MK

Home Refresh Favorites!

Home Refresh Favorites!

It’s this time of year when I’m stuck inside all of the time that I want to redo everything in my house! Yikes! Winter time always makes me want to give my home a refresh!

Here are some super cute items you can incorporate to refresh your home!

Choose lots of neutrals and whites to give your home a fresh, clean, classic look!

To shop these items click here!

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Xoxo,

MK

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole

This is my first recipe post on the blog! Yay! I’m so excited to bring EASY, quick dinner options and other cooking/baking options to you!

This is a super easy and quick casserole that you can whip together and the kids will love it!

Sloppy Joe Casserole:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 2 cans sloppy Joe mix
  • 4 oz velveeta cheese
  • 1 box bow tie noodles
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Start by browning your hamburger. Then mix in the sloppy Joe mix and bring to boil then simmer for about 5 minutes. Mix in the velveeta cheese and simmer until the cheese is melted. While this is cooking, boil the noodles and preheat the oven to 350. Once the hamburger mix is ready, mix it with the noodles and put in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake at 350 for 10 minutes!

There you have it! A super quick and easy casserole the kids will dig into!

Xoxo,

MK

Real Breastfeeding Tips: A Guide to Simplified Breastfeeding

Real Breastfeeding Tips: A Guide to Simplified Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be very challenging for some mamas. I had a much tougher time nursing my daughters than I did my boys. I’ve been very fortunate that both boys have been booby babies from the beginning!

Here are some easy tips and reminders to help you get a successful breastfeeding routine down, especially if you’re a new mama!

1) Your baby is getting enough.

Most all new mamas worry that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat. It’s hard to know because you can’t see how much they’re drinking like you can with a bottle. However, your baby is more than likely getting enough. Especially if he is falling asleep on the breast! Falling asleep means he’s full and happy. Beau almost always falls asleep when he’s nursing! If your baby (especially newborns) falls asleep immediately when you start nursing, grab a cold wipe and wipe his face. He will get mad and then start nursing!

2) You don’t have to stick to a schedule.

Seriously. I can’t stress this enough. There’s no rule book that says you have to nurse your baby every two hours. I know in the hospital the nurses and lactation consultants and your pediatrician tell you how often your baby SHOULD be eating but that doesn’t always mean that’s how it will go. Listen to your baby. He will definitely let you know when he’s hungry. If he naps for four hours and sleeps right through a feeding, IT’S OKAY. Let that baby sleep! If your newborn sleeps 6 hours through the night, that’s awesome! Let him sleep! Trust me, they’ll wake up and let you know when they’re hungry!

3) Be flexible.

Listen, your baby is going to want to nurse when he’s hungry, but also when he darn well pleases. If he’s upset because he got a boo boo, or if he’s sleepy, or if he hasn’t had much attention from you, he will want to nurse. And that’s TOTALLY fine! Take every advantage of it because before you know it your breastfeeding journey will be over and you’ll be left yearning for those sweet cuddles.

4) Always have a change of clothes for you and for baby.

Breastfeeding babes spit up. A lot. That’s not a bad thing! That usually means baby is overeating and ran out of room for all of that good milk. Sometimes it can be a little scary, especially if it’s a projectile. But most of the time, your baby is completely fine. It’s normal for breastfed babies to spit up quite a bit. Just pack an extra change of clothes and keep that spit rag handy!

5) There’s no magic position.

You can lay with baby, hold baby like a football, use a nursing pillow, or do none of those! Just get comfortable and find what works for you. There’s a ton of nursing positions that you can try but honestly after a couple of weeks, you won’t even remember them because you and baby will have figured out your way!

6) Don’t stress about what you’re eating.

Ok I had to tell myself this every day for a while before I stopped having anxiety about what I was taking in my body. My pediatrician told me not to worry too much about what I’m eating. As long as I’m eating and eating somewhat healthy, baby was going to get all the nourishment he needed. There’s no need to go out and buy all organic foods. Seriously. Just eat your normal fruit and veggies and drink LOTS of water!

Breastfeeding has so many benefits and is rewarding and precious and if I could start this journey all over again I would! Hopefully these tips will help ease some of your breastfeeding worries and guides you with some helpful tips on how to make it easier for you and for baby!

Xoxo,

MK