#darlingvoxbox Influenster Reveal

The following products were given to me for my full and honest review via Influenster.

Ladies! Have you heard of this fun app that lets you earn points by writing reviews on products you love? Influenster is a community perfect for the aspiring social influencer. When you earn points you get the chance to be selected to receive a voxbox. This box is packed full of products you actually WANT to try!


I recently received the Darling Voxbox and I’ll be honest, it was so much fun to dig into! I loved it so much that I wanted to share the experience with all of you. If you haven’t signed up for Influenster do it now!

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Nescafé Genio 2 Coffee Maker Review

The following products were gifted to me by Nescafé Dolce Gusto as part of a sampling activation for Crowdtap. I received complimentary products to facilitate my honest review. Target & Amazon links may lead to affiliate compensation. Thank you for your support!


Okay mamas, raise your hand if you love coffee! Did you raise it? Then keep reading. Do you not only love coffee but prefer to order specialty drinks when you go to your local coffee shop (i.e. macchiatos, lattes, hot chocolate)? If you answered yes, keep reading!

I would like to introduce to you our newest kitchen member, the Genio 2. Naturally my husband and I were excited and pulled it out immediately to try it. The first thing we noticed is the chic and futuristic look of the machine, the next thing we noticed was how compact it is! We live in an apartment so space is limited. I also cook a lot so I need my counter space. The Genio 2 fit perfectly in it’s own corner and that is where it continues to reside.
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Upcycled Happy Planner Frame

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I recently caved and joined the Happy Planner craze. I’m a note taker and list maker (really I just like the feeling of acomplishment when I get to check things off!).


So I found a sale and got my first Happy Planner! It’s beautiful with flowers on the cover and pretty inspirational sayings on the inside, things like:

“Savor the small things.” And “Focus on the good.”

It’s even packed full of pages with fun and chic designs.


So each month as I went to empty out the previous section I found myself setting aside the decorative pages. The thrifty side of me said it would be a waste to throw such pretty pictures out. While the crafty side of me said there has to be SOMETHING I can do with these. Eventually I had a nice little pile sitting on my desk. My husband finally insisted that I stop hoarding them or finally do something with them.

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Date Night In: Subscription Box Review 

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Contains Spoilers for the February subscription!

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Before having our son my husband and I had fabulous weekend long dates full of fun and adventure. Now that we have parental responsibilities (to a son that we absolutely love and adore), the date night thing can be tricky. Between finding the time in my husband’s busy work schedule  and coordinating with someone to watch the baby, date nights can easily turn into more work than play.

My husband and I try our best to go out at least once or twice a month but is that truly enough? Should intimacy be limited to one or two nights a month? Often times we try to set aside time to connect at home after the baby is asleep. This usually means Netflix and some ice cream, and often results in the two of us on our phones candy crushing or facebooking.

So when I came across the Date Night In subscription box I was thrilled! The idea of someone preparing an intimate and creative date and delivering it to my door was a dream come true.

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Meal Prep Must Haves

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   For a busy mama, making breakfast and lunch day after day can be an exhausting and unnecessary task. To save time and energy throughout my week I have started meal prepping.

   I had seen multiple friends do it and thought about doing it for a while, so I finally made the decision to give it a shot. First things first, I needed the right tools to make this go as smoothly as possible (the goal is to make LESS work not more).

   Here is a compilation of my personal Go-To tools for meal prepping:

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DIY Nursery for Under $40

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Decorating your nursery; by far one of the most exciting activities in preparation for Baby’s arrival. Many pregnant mamas will feel that “nesting” itch; especially in the third trimester when The Day is so quickly approaching. Boy did I get it full force! My husband was deployed to Japan and I was growing restless in anticipation for our little bundle of joy to arrive.

   I have always been a crafty person (as well as a thrifty one) so I jumped at the chance to make my nursery decorations from scratch (saving us a bit of money in the process). Deciding to DIY it also gave me the freedom to go with any theme I could come up with. Those who know me were not shocked to find out that I chose both a Disney AND a book theme: Little Golden Book. These classic books had a look to them that I just adored and they offered many Disney versions.

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   Now that I had a theme and a plan, I had to come up with the decorations themselves. I wanted to be careful not to overwhelm the room (thus over stimulating the baby) with my theme so instead I added some subtle touches. By doing so I was also able to save quite a bit of money by not loading up on a ton of themed merchandise.

   Although the following projects are specific to my nursery theme, they can easily be adapted to fit any theme; from nautical to princess to even jungle. Here are my simple, yet adorable (in my opinion) nursery decorations:

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