Best and Worst Baby Product Purchases

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NOTE:  This page contains affiliate links to Amazon that allow me to earn a small commission if a purchase is made.  This post is not sponsored and each item is selected based on personal preferences and experiences. 

It is funny how as soon as I announced my pregnancy, I started getting a lot of unsolicited advice. A lot of what I hear is about how to raise my child, rules, schedules, blah blah blah... Some people turn into a salesman telling me what all I need to buy. Every baby site, blog, and group has a list of baby essentials. However, I have found that some of them were great buys and others were a waste of money.


Living With Gestational Diabetes, Part 1

Living With Gestational Diabetes

My husband and I were very thrilled to find out that I was pregnant in October. Knowing that I was carrying a growing baby, we both made an effort to eat more nutritious and exercise more. Despite my best efforts to be healthy, I had huge problems with early pregnancy fatigue. I did not think that my fatigue could have been due to other factors.


My Favorite Roasted Vegetable Recipe

In an effort to be healthier, I have been trying to eat more vegetables. I generally like most vegetables. My husband, on the other hand, is pretty picky.  I grew up eating southern food and he grew up eating midwestern food. Needless to say, we also like to eat different things. Finding something we both like can sometimes be a challenge. However, my husband and I both agreed that I should make this recipe again.


My New Must Have Concealer

I might have a product problem. Okay, I know I do. For someone that doesn't wear very much makeup and usually air dries her hair, I have way too much stuff.  Shamefully, I have recently added to my collection by buying a new concealer. 

I was pretty happy with my old concealer, Benefit Boi-ing Eye Bright Compact. It works really great at covering up my mommy eyes. The Benefit Boi-ing is a pretty thick, giving me great coverage, but I have to rub it in and blend it. As I have gotten older I have realized that wrinkles do happen. They are not a myth. More eye touching equals more wrinkles. Because I am trying not to look 100, I wanted to find a concealer that did not require as much work to blend.


Monster Cookie Recipe

A few weeks ago, I was at Whole Foods looking for a delicious treat to pack in my lunch.  In the bakery some really big cookies caught my eye. First I thought about getting the chocolate chip cookies, but then I saw the Monster Cookies. I really love oatmeal cookies and these have chocolate chips in them instead of raisins! How could it get any better? Needless to say the Monster Cookies were a big hit. I loved the cookies so much I decided to try and make them myself.


Favorite Facial Serum

Earlier this year, I wrote about my experience using the Clinique Redness Solutions. I am still loving all of the products and plan to continue using them.  My face is significantly less red after staying on the system. To improve my skins texture and help fade acne scars, I decided to include a serum in my daily routine.


Bacon Vegetable Quiche

I love to keep my refrigerator stocked with fresh vegetables.  It makes whipping up a healthy dinner or snack a breeze. I made this lovely quiche with the vegetables I had on hand.  At the request of my husband, I threw in some bacon and swiss cheese too.

Normally, I avoid turning the oven on during the summer because it is just too hot. In order to keep from heating the house up too much, I cooked this in the morning on one of the cooler days of the week.

The quiche turned out delicious. My husband really liked it, even with all of the vegetables!