Friday, October 31, 2014

New Obsession...TWICE!!!

Have you guys heard of Twice?? I did not until my friend referred me to them! Its like a Plato's Closet but online! It's a place where you can sell your gently used items and also buy items!! The coolest part is they actually pay you WELL for your items which is nice. I swear in college I would sell tons of my clothes to Plato's and get $10 for 20 items haha! What a rip off!!!

The coolest thing is that they send you a HUGE BAG to ship your items for free!! 
Insane to me still!!! You just pack them up and drop them at the post office and you are DONE! 

I went through my closet and carefully picked items that I have not worn in a long time. They have a huge list of brands that they buy so I just grabbed a lot of my Gap Outlet and Express stuff! I used to work for Express before children so I had TONS of dress pants and clothes that were barely worn obviously because my usual go-to has been yoga pants and comfy stuff since I have been pregnant the past 5 years haha! Anyways I made a pile and folded it all up and packed it into the bag! 
It was so weird just dropping the giant bag off at the post office and not having to PAY anything! 
I felt like it was robbery! But it was awesome! 
I sent my bag on October 20th. And I woke up today to my email for the offer.....
They bought 13 items and passed on a few that were a tad worn which is fine. You can choose to accept the offer or if you do not want the offer they will ship them all back to you! So freaking awesome! I of course happily took the offer. You also get a $10 credit just for selling! The will donate the extra items that they did not buy to goodwill unless you want them back. 

If you click my referral link you will get $10 just for signing up!!! Then if you sell you will get another $10. Umm hello FREE $20 just for cleaning your closet out!!! 

ALSO use this code to get an additional 30% off TODAY!!! -- CANDY30

I hope you guys check it out!! I am officially obsessed with Twice!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014


 I love our dog. Not. Facepalm.
 My workout buddy.
 Candy's Signature Cocktails tasting party.
 Celebrating my friends amazing new product! Seriously, this flavored vodka is so yummy. I will do an upcoming post on the line and some yummy recipes.
 Trunk or treat. My crew! Haha
 I've been trying to be more organized. Only took me like 5 years. Bahahahaha my husband is very skeptical of how long it will last but I'm going crazy getting rid of crap and getting things in their place. Its semi freeing! Ahhhh!
 Hobby Lobby gets me every single time.
 A peek at the maternity pics I did for my cousin. Its busy season for photography so I have been working a ton! I love her smile in this one.
 Stud. Enough said.
My new hiding spot. For a quick retreat from the boys. I can hear them and see them over the balcony but can easily ignore them haha. #momlife

Hope you all have a fab week. If we are not following eachother on IG we need to be! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweet & Salty Chex Mix

Fall means CHEX MIX in our house. I am obsessed with it but only in the fall and winter. Not sure why but that is just how I roll. Same with cutouts and peanut butter kiss cookies! The outside temperature must be just chilly enough for them to come out! I have finally perfected the best sweet and salty mix. It's almost like the normal mix but I add some other items! I just love the sweetness that the honey nut chex and other honey cereals. 
I literally do not measure I just pour into our huge baking dish but here is an idea of what I use.
3 cups of Honey Nut Chex
2 cups of Rice Chex
2 cups of Honey Nut Cherrios
2 cups of Honey Kix 
1 cup of bite sized Pretzels
Bag of Walnuts 

Top with: (I legit usually almost double this) 
6 TBS melted butter
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Seasoning Salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder 

Pour on top and bake at 200 stirring every 15 mins or so until it is not longer wet! 
Get ready for it all to be gone in 2 days. It is THAT good. The honey cereal just really adds that extra yumminess. Let me know if you make it like this! My boys LOVE it!!! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cowabunga Dude

I posted last month about our costume decision. I wasn't in love with the Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles idea for Vincent and Luke because I selfishly wanted them all to match because honestly there are only so many years where my input will matter. So I did what any good mom would do and ignored the face they wanted Sonic and let it simmer for a few weeks before I broached the subject again. Last week I was online getting ready to order their costumes when I pulled up the Party City site and on the page were the Ninja Turtles. Not sure why it never dawned on me that there were indeed 4 ninja turtles, perfect for a family with 4 boys. And beyond perfect when I saw they even carried an infant sized get up!! The boys honestly have never seen the ninja turtle show but I asked them anyway! "Vincent how cool would it be if you guys were ninja turtles for Halloween!!!!" If you give the right tone to anything kids will usually jump at it! And they did. Luke and Vincent sprinted over to see the costumes online and of course fell in love with the awesome idea that turtles were ninjas. And hello, they had swords and nunchucks!

Of course they all wanted to be red but I just picked whatever was in stock. It ended up Sam is the red one and the other 3 are whatever color that fits haha. They didn't even care when they arrived, they were just pumped to be turtles. Vincent has worn his the past two days, doing his ninja moves all over the house, swiping his sword and making crazy ninja noises.

Here are a few peeks of the little ninjas. I die. Seriously. Way too cute.
What are your little ones being for Halloween??? 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Whew! I do not know if it was just my wonderful time of the month or a combination of that and the fall weather but holy heck last week I was out of commission. Was just in a complete funk and wanted to do nothing. I wish it was that easy. I still did a lot but the workouts got pushed to the back burner. I started back Sunday with a double workout and am back on track! I am actually feeling more like a functioning human being now. Holler! I am down 2 lbs and have 2 weeks left to go! I am finally starting to see the fluff in my midsection go away. This summer I could sit down without any buldge and let's just say that is NOT the case right now. My goal is to have that almost gone in 2 weeks. We will see what happens. The reason I adore this workout is because all I have to do is push play. I don't have to get dressed or go somewhere. It's so nice. Anyways here is an update.
Tomorrow I have a post of the boys costumes ready to go!! 
Funny thing is now I need to find them all. They all ran off with them when we bought them so I need to wrangle in the chaos and find them before trick or treat!