Saturday, January 17, 2015

$6.99 Groupon Bib Necklace Sale

Looking for an affordable statement piece of jewelry? Check out the bib necklaces on sale at Groupon! For a *limited time* only these adorable necklaces are on sale for $6.99! Chhhheaaap! I love this pink necklace gorgeous! 

Don't miss this fabulous sale! Click here and head over to Groupon!

Monday, January 12, 2015

100 Baby Names for 2015

Names, names, names! Even though I'm not pregnant, I do enjoy looking at names for future kids. With my first child my husband and I made a list of names right after we found out we were pregnant. Assuming choosing a name would be a breeze, I didn't think to heavily on naming her until the third trimester. I thought, "well we will choose a name from the list and that will be that" Everyday I wrestled with naming, "should we name her Giselle, or Alice or maybe Aria?" Gollie bum finding a name that we both liked seemed ridiculously challenging. 

Who knew naming a baby could pose such a challenge? Luckily, four days after my daughter was born my husband and I finally agreed and decided on a what we felt was the perfect name for her. 

My advice is start thinking about a name early in your pregnancy. 

Below contains a list of 100 names I hope to see make a strong comeback in 2015! 

Unique Baby Names


  1. Adela 
  2. Alexi 
  3. Ariella 
  4. Beverly 
  5. Blythe 
  6. Briar 
  7. Britta 
  8. Camilla 
  9. Cassia 
  10. Celia 
  11. Coralie 
  12. Darby 
  13. Demi 
  14. Eloise 
  15. Elsie 
  16. Emmeline 
  17. Estella 
  18. Everly 
  19. Evianna 
  20. Georgina 
  21. Gia 
  22. Grier 
  23. Holland 
  24. Hollis 
  25. India 
  26. Isla 
  27. Isolde 
  28. Kinsley 
  29. Larke 
  30. Lennox 
  31. Lisette 
  32. Lola 
  33. Luella 
  34. Maisie 
  35. Mira 
  36. Misha 
  37. Myla 
  38. Natalia 
  39. Pippa 
  40. Poppy 
  41. Reece 
  42. Remi 
  43. Risa 
  44. Ruby 
  45. Rue 
  46. Shay 
  47. Sorrel 
  48. Suvi 
  49. Tesla 
  50. Vera


  1. Abbott 
  2. Arlow 
  3. Aslan 
  4. Beckett 
  5. Bennet 
  6. Bentley 
  7. Braylin 
  8. Brenner 
  9. Briggs 
  10. Brooks 
  11. Burke 
  12. Carver 
  13. Cassius 
  14. Channing 
  15. Corvin 
  16. Cullen 
  17. Cyrus 
  18. Dash 
  19. Duncan 
  20. Flynn 
  21. Franklin 
  22. Garith 
  23. Hartley 
  24. Hinckley 
  25. Holt 
  26. Hugh 
  27. Huntley 
  28. Kamden 
  29. Kent 
  30. Knox 
  31. Lochlen 
  32. Marius 
  33. Maverick 
  34. Maximus 
  35. Orson 
  36. Quincy 
  37. Reed 
  38. Rhylan 
  39. Rocco 
  40. Roman 
  41. Royce 
  42. Shae 
  43. Shaw 
  44. Silas 
  45. Sterling 
  46. Sutton 
  47. Thatcher 
  48. Torin 
  49. Van 
  50. Winslow
Do you have any favorite names that weren't mentioned?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

26 Healthy Soups You Must Make

Lately I've been living off soups. Why? First because of food poisoning and second winter is finally starting to roll into town. 

I hope snow will come before Christmas...this has been a strange season of wearing t-shirts. Last week we had weather in the low 70's! Say what??! Usually our town is buried in snow and ice. Even though I love warm weather...I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!

Now nothing says winter and Christmas like warm soup and artisan bread.  Omnomnomnom!
Skinny Soups

Below is a list of healthy, but oh-so delicious soups! Enjoy and let me know, which soups are your favorite!

Merry Christmas!

Categorized by Meats/Veggies


  1. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Soup @The Cookie Rookie
  2. Skinny Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup@ Gimme Some Oven
  3. Healthy Chicken Kale Soup @Best Recipe Box
  4. Chicken Lime Avocado Soup @Cooking Classy
  5. Healthy Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup @ Organize Yourself Skinny
  6. Chipotle Chicken Tomato Soup @Katrina Runs For Food 
  7. Easy & Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup @Lauren's Latest
  8. Skinny Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili @+Six Sisters' Stuff 
  9. Skinny Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup @Laughing Spatula (Only 80 calories a cup! Now that's awesome!)
  10. Healthy Crock Pot Jalapeno Chicken Sweet Corn Soup @+Danielle Green 



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top 24 Kid Christmas Movies on Netflix

After a miserable weekend of food poisoning, I'm finally better! I haven't been that sick in years! Thank goodness for my sweetheart husband. You know it's true love when he holds your hair back, while you throw up for hours. ;) pha!

During those terrible three days I watched hours of Netflix. Seriously, what a cheap alternative for watching endless amounts of movies and t.v. shoes! Yay Netflix!

While sick I compiled a list of the best kid Christmas movies on Netflix! So take a look, make a batch of sugar cookies and watch a family friendly Christmas movie.

  1. Disney's Once Upon A Christmas
  2. Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas
  3. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In At The House of Mickey Mouse
  4. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  5. The Swan Princess Christmas
  6. Alpha & Omega: A Howl-iday Adventure
  7. Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  8. In Search For Santa Paws
  9. Santa Paws II: The Santa Pups
  10. Santa Buddies
  11. My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas
  12. All I want for Christmas
  13. Caspers Haunted Christmas
  14. Happy Holidays From Madagascar
  15. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
  16. Mumfie's White Christmas
  17. Spike
  18. The Legend of The Frosty Snowman
  19. Angelina Ballerina: The Nutcracker Sweet
  20. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  21. Saving Santa
  22. Thomas & Friends: Santa's Little Engine
  23. Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas Thomas
  24. Veggie Tales: St. Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Personalized "I Love You to the Moon and Back" Necklace Sale!

Don't miss this deal (SATURDAY ONLY 12/13/14)

Buy a personalized "I Love You to the Moon and Back" for that special someone today only for $26.99! Wish my little girl was older, so I could give her this necklace! Too adorable! What a great way to add a personal loving touch to your Christmas present! 

The necklace has a value of $52, which means you will save $25.01!! Woo-hoo!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Liebster Award

Fabulous news! Recently, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Sarah-Ann from Faith Along the Way ! Thanks Sarah-Ann! Now you are probably wondering, well what is the Liebster Award? Liebster means sweetheart, darling and beloved person. The award is for new(ish) bloggers. 

As a part of accepting the award I had to nominate 11 of my favorite upcoming bloggers, who I must say are extremely talented. I also had to answer 11 questions... so here you go...

Liebster Award

Brittany @ Mommy's Lost Her Marbles

Nicole @ Family Table Treasures
Sara @Pieces of Influence
Leigh @ Your Teacher's Lounge
Chrystal @Curious Crafter
Gemma @ Life As Mommy of 2
Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate
Holly @ McCall Manor
Rachel @ The Dessert Chronicles
Stephanie @Sharing A to Z
Amy @Home Remedies RX

1. Write 3 words that describe your personality.
Caring, fun and dedicated

2. How did you choose your blog name?
My husband and I met in Disneyland during high school. Long story short we fell happily in love. The blog is a reminder of our love story and how to help mothers achieve everything Before The Clock Strikes Midnight. ;)

3. What subject did you dread in high school?
I despised my biotech high school class, which is ironic because in college I excelled in Microbiology! ha

4. When do you find time to write?
When the baby naps (which is rare and short-lived).

5. What did you want to be when you grew up?
My childhood dream was to become a Marine Biologist and/ or a Fashion Designer. I know those careers are polar opposites, but I loved both ideas. Clearly I didn't go down those career paths, but I still love trips to the beach and brand new shoes! ;)

6. Do you prefer city or country living? Why?
I love the country! To me life feels less hustle-and-bustle. After schooling our family hopes to move to the country and maybe have a cow or two ;) Farms present the opportunity to teach children how to work hard (at least that's what my Dad told me). 

7. What's your favorite quote and/or Bible verse and why?
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  -John 14:27 Great reminder that He will ALWAYS comfort and embrace your aching and burdened heart. 

8. What's a goal you want to conquer in the next year? (It doesn't have to be blogging related.)
To learn more deeply how to put my trust in God. I plan to grow faith in Him to feel even more at peace. 

9. What is your favorite way to unwind and release stress?
Shopping and talking long walks!

10. Do you have another talent besides writing that you love?
I wish I had a larger kitchen because I love cooking!  Trying and inventing new recipes has been a fun hobby. 

11. What are three things on your bucket list?
1.Get married to my sweetheart - Check!
2.Travel across Southern Europe. 
3.Volunteer to help eliminate world-wide problems (women rights violations, lack of literacy, AIDS, and or other abuse against human rights.) 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Top 20 Netflix Christmas Movies

A favorite Holiday tradition of mine was watching Christmas specials on ABC while Mom made Swedish Ginger cookies. Omnomnomnom! Maybe i'll post the recipe for Swedish Ginger Cookies! 

Anyways, I loved watching the Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and my favorite Home Alone during the Christmas season! 

Nothing says Christmas quite like Home Alone! 

Funny Christmas Decor

Now onto the list of the best family-friendly Christmas movies 

Make sure to grab a blanket some hot cocoa and something to munch on before watching! Oh and Happy Holidays!

  1. White Christmas - Truly a Christmas classic :)
  2. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  3. Christmas With The Kranks -Pha....funny, simply hilarious!
  4. Holiday In Handcuffs - Cheesy, but fun!
  5. Christmas Town
  6. One Magic Christmas
  7. 12 Dates of Christmas
  8. Christmas On Salvation Street
  9. A Country Christmas
  10. A Christmas Kiss
  11. Mistle-tones
  12. Journey To The Christmas Star
  13. Snowglobe
  14. Snow 2: Brain Freeze
  15. 12 Christmas Wishes For My Dog
  16. Small Town Santa
  17. Christmas Angel
  18. 12 Dogs of Christmas
  19. The Heart of Christmas
  20. Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Printable

One of my favorite Christmas movies of all time is Home Alone! What a classic!! Not only is the movie family-friendly, but it's also freaking hilarious. 

Nothing says Christmas quite like Home Alone! Here is my all time favorite scene from the Second Home Alone movie.


Haha! Isn't that clip hilarious. 

I created a Home Alone inspired printable that is completely FREE! Woo-Hoo! So feel free to download this printable and enjoy the Christmas season!

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Free Christmas Thank You Cards

Hurry over to Tiny Prints and order 10 free Christmas thank you cards. Make sure to add 10 thank you cards that cost $.89 each and go to checkout.

Codes to use:

You will not need to enter credit card information! Currently there is no expiration date posted for this deal so hurry over to save on Christmas thank you cards! 

Free Christmas Cards

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Wood Block Set Giveaway

Today I spent the day and I mean the ENTIRE day getting ready for Thanksgiving. Even though I had planned to craft for an hour, that never happened! How I wish I had more time to craft, read a good book and learn a new skill. Seriously, at the end of the day I'm so thankful to finally sit on a comfy couch and write. 

Thank goodness for companies who make affordable and crafty decor! When I buy decor instead of spending extra time crafting I have the opportunity to sleep, while the baby naps! Ahhh I never knew how good naps could be until having a baby! ha :) 

Cheval Crafts is a relatively new and upbeat Etsy store. Using wood, sanding techniques and adorable holiday paper the shop owner creates fun holiday decor! My Christmas favorites are the...

  • "Better Not Pout" - Adorable! I love the Christmas design. 
  • "Silent Night "- Perfect for anyone who is a fan of the movie Frozen. 
  • "Merry Christmas" - The candy cane style design is fabulous and is the perfect welcome sign! 
Make sure to check out Cheval Crafts for your Christmas decor needs! 

Now onto the giveaway! One lucky person will win the Better Not Pout Wood Block Set. You can enter below. Don't forget to read the terms and conditions.

Best wishes to all who enter!

Terms & Conditions: 

The winner will receive (1) Better Not Pout Wood Block Set from the Etsy Shop Cheval Crafts.  Anyone wanting to enter must live in the United States and at least 18 years old. Refer to the giveaway for details on the opening and closing dates. The winner is chosen randomly and will be announced two days after the giveaway closes. The winner has 48 hours to respond or the prize will be given to another person.

I was not compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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