Wearing Layers, But Looking Slim

I’m not going to lie, it’s really annoying in the winter when you have to look like a frumpy mess just to avoid freezing to death. Being cold is uncomfortable enough, why do you have to feel 20 pounds heavier, too? Ugh.   We all know the situation is not ideal. No one wants to have to wear 4 layers of clothing to go outside. It is what it is, though, and we have to deal with it. So, from one woman to another I’d like to help you with this problem by sharing some tips on how to wear…

November 2018 Guest Author – Mariana Almeida

  About the Author Mariana is a newborn care specialist, nanny, photographer and doula! She has been running Bump to Babies for the last two years now! On the blog you’ll find all the latest on all things Bump to Babies, check it out here.        Thanksgiving Day Craft: How to Hide your Turkey    What you’ll need: -markers or paint (red) -construction paper (preferably white) -a pen -tissue paper (yellow or orange) -a turkey cutout or printout linked below -your imagination!   For ours today, we will hide our turkey in some popcorn so it’s a sure…

Winding Down From Being Out of Town

Depending on what your family dynamic is, having everyone all together during the Holidays can be a lot to handle. On top of that, the Holidays tend to result in a lot of people going out of town. So, when you mix the two together, it can end up creating a really stressful situation.   This can be hard for some people to come back from once the Holidays are over and they have to return to the daily grind. Here are  some tips that will hopefully help you keep your mental health intact as you integrate back into your…

Thankfulness During Thanksgiving

Hey guys! Happy Thanksgiving!   I’m going to try and make this as short and sweet as possible so as not to distract you from this time with your loved ones.   I’ve been thinking a lot  about Thanksgiving lately and what makes it so special. What I’ve realized is that its core is not sitting at the table listening to everyone say to one awkwardly-worded thing they’re thankful for. I think it’s more than that.     What makes Thanksgiving so Special? I think it’s safe to say it’s not the history of the holiday that is so touching…

Black Friday Game Plan

Hey everyone! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Holy cow! Where did the time go?? It’s even harder to believe that the day after tomorrow is Black Friday!   Isn’t Black Friday a strange Holiday-type event? It’s literally just people lining up outside of department stores, killing themselves (and everyone else) trying to get inside first.   Truthfully, I don’t understand the in-store event and that’s why I don’t participate. Plus, I value my own life.   I do, however, appreciate the Black Friday online event and the Cyber Monday event! It’s all the savings and fun of Black Friday without…

The Most “Fitting” Thanksgiving Look

Hey guys! I don’t know about you, but I change about a hundred times before deciding on my official Thanksgiving outfit of the year. I know it’s stupid because no one remembers stuff like that, but it really stresses me out!   Trying to find the happy medium between being warm, stylish, festive, and comfortable has had me spinning every single year, but this year I think I’m going to try a new tactic- pants that stretch, a Fall-colored top, a cute cardigan for extra warmth, and boots or flats for the shoes.   If you’re like me and find…

Keep Your Kids Busy (and Out of the Kitchen)

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends come together in celebration. It often means seeing relatives that live far away and cooking a meal that will be gone in a fraction of the time you spent making it. Being around family and friends also means kids will be present.   While I’m sure every parent will say they love having their kids around all the time, Thanksgiving Day is not usually the most ideal time for little ones to be underfoot. The kitchen is usually chaotic in the morning, by noon its insanity, and by afternoon it may as…

25 Cleaning Tips

Hey, family! Happy holidays and good luck ‘cause we both know family just loves to give their opinion about almost everything in your life, or such has been my experience.   You could be one of the lucky ducks who are able to escape the eye of your picky Aunt Hilda but, I can’t. So, over the years, I have picked up a few tips and tricks that help the home look extra nice. Kitchen Cleaning Let’s start where all good things start- the kitchen. In my home, the kitchen is the focal point because food (yum). This means it…

Surviving the Holidays With Your Family

Ah, the holidays. A time of year in which families come together to celebrate something important to them: presents, food, and, of course, family!   From Christmas to Thanksgiving to Easter, each holiday is celebrated differently, though each one has something not so festive in common. These supposed happy and joyful occasions come with a huge, heaping dose of family arguing.   They tend to have a way of making our blood boil in a way no one else can. Forget “All’s fair in love and war”! I’m coming after you Lex, you bossy, overprotective bitch!   We’re getting off…

Quiet Nonsense’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

To Americans and Canadians, Thanksgiving is turkey and all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and a family gathering around the table to eat. I, myself, don’t celebrate Thanksgiving because I live in Ireland but today I am embracing Thanksgiving and giving you a plethora of recipes I’ve gathered from the Quiet Nonsense team.     Mica’s Recipes Our first recipes have been sent to me by Mica, the CEO of Quiet Nonsense.   Ranch Veggie Dip   Ingredients: 8 oz of Sour Cream 1⁄3 cup Mayonnaise 1 teaspoon of Onion Powder 1⁄2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder 2 teaspoons of…
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