Easiest Way EVER to Cut Watermelon

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Watermelon. It’s a love/hate relationship. It would figure that one of my favorite fruits ever would cause me the biggest hassle ever to prepare. “I LOVE cutting watermelon”…Said no one ever. It seriously took me like 45 minutes to cut a melon…until my sister introduced me to an epiphany which left me speechless and angry with all those minutes I wasted nearly cutting off one of my fingers.

We eat melon around here like crazy. I even got so desperate that I gave Jordan puppy-dog eyes and a pout to convince him that we absolutely NEEDED a nifty melon slicer from Sam’s Club. It works amazingly on cantaloupe and honey dew..but a large watermelon, not so much. 

I have started this deal with my sister..I buy the watermelon and then hint around for her to cut it. The other day, she began cutting and when I turned around about 2 minutes later, she had these perfect little cubes carefully cut and placed in a giant baggie. My mouth dropped, I popped out of my chair, and had to know her secret…so here it is.

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DIY Baby Bandana Bibs

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So, I must say..I have always been a “tad” salty about the frills, lace, tulle, glitter {need I go on?} that encompasses what being a little girl is all about. We all know that you can walk into a kid’s clothing store and you are flooded with pink, pink, and more pink..topped off with exaggerated, luscious headbands…and then over there in the corner you have a few boy items. Let’s just say I am not swooning over this skull and cross bone or cutesy-animal thing (animals are cute in moderation) going on. It seems as though the market is forgetting about all the little gentlemen out there who just want to sport some serious swag. And then I discovered Bandana Bibs..OMG. Watch out ladies. Little lads know how to ROCK these things and for once, I’m not jelly over the pink and frills. These are super cute for the ladies too!!

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Mediterranean Chicken

Perfect meals are those that can be prepped in a matter of about 15-20 minutes and require little attention to cook and serve. This yummy dish is able to accomplish just that.

One thing I miss from living at home was the delectable meals..and this is one of them. I always assumed it was super hard to make so I didn’t even ask how in the world it was made. I’ve basically lived without this dish for SEVEN years. WHAT?! For some odd reason, I was craving it so badly yesterday and decided to give it a shot. It turned out just as perfect as I remembered.

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Puj Splash Newborn Bath Set {Review}

Bathtime. I admit…I used to dread that word. I don’t know whether it was my aching back from leaning over the bathtub, that waiting time to get the plastic tub full enough to begin, battling the bath towel to keep my little one from freezing when getting him out of the tub, or the aftermath of waiting what seemed like ages for the tub to dry out…and where in the WORLD do you store that thing?! 

 
What seemed like such a hassle is now one of the things I look forward to most.
 
A few weeks ago, Puj began their search for everyday moms who could give real, honest reviews on their newest product, The Puj Splash Newborn Bath Set. I applied and upon reading the email explaining that I was chosen as an exclusive product tester, you would have assumed I just won the lottery!
 
I’ve never loved receiving mail so much and the anticipation of getting a package is unreal…Until one day, this beauty showed up at my doorstep..

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DIY Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub

Let’s just say I am {obsessed} with this stuff. Not only do I love it because I know exactly what’s in it, but also because it leaves my skin feeling so amazingly smooth. I started making it solely for my belly. It was so dry after Declan was born and I had read from various places that a sugar scrub helped with any moisture issues. And it may be coincidence, but I swear my linea negra faded after using it too..I’ll blame it on the scrub;)

I quickly fell in love with this stuff and use it exclusively as a body wash now. It’s so awesome that even Jordan loves it! I ran out of the first batch and he was quick to ask when I was going to make more..That’s how you know it’s a keeper..Plus it is SO EASY to make!

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