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Hey y'all! My name is Marion and welcome to my blog! I'm a mom of a toddler & a black lab mix named Cam. I like to blog about mom life, crafty things, yummy quick & easy recipes, home decor, and much more!
So I tried to keep up with 12 Christmas themed videos and blog posts. However life happens and I wasn’t able to do that. So I changed my 12 Days of Christmas videos and blog posts to Vlogmas videos. I will leave links below to all of my Christmas themed content below as a reference for everyone to refer to.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas theme videos that I have been posting and blogs that I have been writing. I’m trying to do so much better with keeping up with my blog posts. I would love to get to a point where this is what I am doing full-time, which is creating content for y’all to enjoy. I have some fun crafting videos coming up for you guys in the new year. If you like what I do please follow me on my social media sites subscribe to my Vlog and my YouTube channel.
Hey friends! I hope y’all had a lovely Christmas with family or friends! We had so much fun her at the house with just the three of us. My son was able to open his gifts worth no rush. His family really SPOILED him this year. We are truly blessed and thankfully.
On Christmas eve we went to go see the Grinch at the moives as a family. Tripp loved eatting popcorn and enjoyed the music played during the moive.
That night we decided to bake cookies for Santa Claus. We accidentally left the cookies in the oven too long so they got a little bit crispy. However these sugar cookies are so yummy! We put white chocolate chips in our cookies instead of m&ms. I will leave the link to the recipe below. Let me know if you decide to make these Grinch cookies too!
Tonight I have a Christmas Target unboxing to share with y’all and a super yummy soup recipe. As y’all can see in the vlog the Christmas tree topper lights up and show multiple colored lights on the ceiling. My son really enjoyed watching the lights spin around on the ceiling.
My veggie bean soup recipe is the perfect 1 pot meal to share with the whole family with some yummy corn bread & a glass of wine. My current favorite wine to drink is the Stella Rosa. If you like sweet wines you will definitely enjoy this one.
The few things that I did differently from my previous recipe is;
Beef stew tips instead of sausage
1 can of Progresso Tomato Roasted Red Pepper soup
Add chopped mushrooms
*I didn’t have any half & half, leeks, or rosemary on hand but they would be yummy to add to the soup.
I served the soup on top of some rice with cornbread on the side. It was soooo good.
Let me know if you are going try out this recipe. Also share your favorite 1 pot meal to serve during the hoildays in the comments section below.
This year I decided to have a royal themed Christmas tree. We purchased our 7 foot tree from a local tree lot run by a super sweet family. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. It took me 3 days to finish mainly because, I would decorate the tree after I get off work & my baby to pleasure in breaking my ornaments. So I finally gave up putting more ornaments on the tree. However less is more and my Christmas tree turned out fabulous regardless.
This is our 7 foot tree before any Christmas decorations. There is nothing like having a real Christmas tree. It is nice to have a fake Christmas tree so you are able to decorate early and have a tree up by Thanksgiving. In my family the magic of the Christmas season starts when we go to our favorite Christmas tree lot and pick out our Christmas tree. I adore our Christmas tree.
This year we got our Christmas ribbons from At Home. I love how the red and gold look on the tree together. I am very much into tradtional Christmas colors.
Isn’t she lovely!
I hope you enjoy my day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas series.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you get inspiration to decorate your own hot cocoa station this hoilday season. Please come back tomorrow and join me for day 2 of The 12 Days of Christmas I have other fun Christmas theme blogs to share with you all.
I posted a vlog on my YouTube channel not to long ago of a Fall and Winter Baby Boy Clothing Haul. I like to buy my son’s clothing in bulk, that way I know I have everything that I may need for him in the up coming season.
I went to a local consignment shop in my area where they sell gently used and some new clothing items for infants up to teenage children.
In the vlog that I recoreded I showed you most of the clothing items that I got. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from that haul.
Happy Friday! It’s been almost been a year sense I blogged, I haven’t done much blogging on my YouTube channel either. I am actually thinking about stop doing YouTube because my life have gotten such much more busier and it doesn’t seen like something I could keep up. However I do remember how much fun it is to interact with people from around the world. One day I’ll get my grove back & start vlogging again.
My last post was of me going though labor at the hospital. Now it may seem silly to most people to blog while having contractions, but for me it was a good distraction. My son will be turning one soon😭 and I can brealy hold back the tears. I just love him so much 😍. Its been such an exciting ride watching my little infant turn into a toddler.
I have been exclusively breastfeeding my little one, which has been going fairly well for me. I really believe my secuss with breastfeeding has to do with all the breastfeeding classes & research that I involved myself in. Every body is different and I can only speak from my own personal experience. I also cloth diaper my son which I absolutely LOVE. Yep I’m a breast feeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, baby wearing mama! I’m loving every minute of it.
I’ve been working on creating play spaces for him in our townhouse. We were not in the baby making business and my pregnancy was a huge surprise to Ken & I. With all our glass coffee tables, drink bars, etc. We had to come up with situations that will fit our growing baby needs. I created a duck theme bathroom which was inspired by his 6 months photo shoot. I will be sharing a full tour of his duck bathroom soon. Below you can see grandpa hanging up picture frames for me. 🦆
I’ve also been working on being more productive and organizing my time better. I have totally stuck at focusing and not completing tasks before hand & don’t want to contuine that any longer. I try not to be so hard on myself because being a mama is a full time job alone that never ends.
If y’all have any tips please feel free to share them below.
Thanks for being oh so patient with me and contuine to support my blog. I’m going to get up from this sofa before I fall asleep. 😴