Confession time. This year was the first year I ever went to an actual “Ugly Holiday Sweater Party”. My friend Olivia had one a few weeks ago and the girls and I went. She really outdid herself with the decor, utilizing random thrift store teddy bear sweaters and ordering some adorable Ugly Sweater cookies from Etsy. It was a really fun time despite her living in the darkest, most rural area of town; the kind of driveway that Siri can’t even find.Continue Reading
We’ve been to so many parties this month so far, and I am getting to the point where I feel like I am going to snap. Believe me guys, I love parties, I do! But it can be so stressful trying to juggle it all. I’ve made so many appetizers and side dishes and homemade hostess gifts that I just needed a second to sit down and take a bit of me time.Continue Reading
Free Santa Letter Printable
The girls are going to meet Santa on Monday, so we thought we would come prepared with a list. I have always had them do the simple Santa list of 4-5 things to ask for, so this year I decided to make a printable for them to use and for me to share with you! You know I am all about the free printables!Continue Reading
Seriously y’all! It’s been crrrraaazzzy around here this holiday season! I feel like every year I have it in the bag, and yet every year Christmas sneaks up on me. You know all about how I am a DIY Christmas type of person, and even with heeding my own advice, I’m backlogged on my holiday goals. I’ve barely even remembered to move the Elf on the Shelf, let’s just say this year “Elfie” has been really tired and napping a lot.Continue Reading
The Disneyland Resort at Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year to visit. Yes, it can be crowded and stressful, but the magical ambiance more than makes up for it to me. I love the events, shows, and especially the seasonal food! If you’re planning on heading over to check it out before it ends on January 6th, here are a few things that shouldn’t be missed!Continue Reading
You guys! Have you seen my post for the #SpreadCheer basket yet? It’s our family’s new tradition this year and it’s so simple! You just make some cookies, and drop them off to someone special, and spread amazing holiday cheer throughout this season.
I want to get the word out, and this is where you come in. I’m having a $50 PayPal cash giveaway to gift to one of you, my lovelies!
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When we were kids, we had a sailboat. It was my dad’s love, and we found ourselves on the boat every weekend. Whether it was to go out sailing, take a quick family vacation, or just spend time on the docks, we often found ourselves downtown at the yacht club. This was a long time ago, before downtown San Diego was the hip and swanky “Gaslamp Quarter” it is now.
I remember thinking that my life was so boring being stuck on a sailboat while all my friends were having slumber parties and hanging out at Claire’s at the mall. To my adolescent self, it felt like torture, my adult self wishes we still had that boat.Continue Reading
I am all about the DIY. For years and years I have been a HUGE advocate for a DIY Christmas. I love to give people thoughtful, delicious and practical gifts each year. I’ve done cookies, homemade vanilla, bacon salt, ornaments, salted caramels, homemade embroidery, you name it. I just think homemade gifts are better, because they mean something. But I know not all of us are Martha Stewart, so I’ve got some tips on how to DIY your holiday the easy way.Continue Reading
I always wonder how some bloggers find the time to make and remake recipes over and over before finally sharing them to their readers. Let me let you in on a little secret around here at Mommy Like Whoa, I ain’t got time for that. I never test recipes, I simply just don’t share the ones that don’t turn out. You can find a lot of those #fails on my Instagram page.Continue Reading
Can you believe we are already almost through November? Christmas will soon be here, and that means planning which foods to serve, solidifying travel plans, and getting started on Christmas gift shopping. Luckily, I’ve come up with an awesome list of trendy presents that will cater to every loved one you’re looking for.Continue Reading