Friday, April 28, 2017

You Can Leave Your Hat On!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Favorite Smells Ever

I was talking with my husband about smells and how much I loved certain smells better than others I had to share my top 3 smells it's a goofy post but it's something I enjoy sharing and why I love the smells so much.

My daughter once she was born and months and years later the smell of her was the best smell ever. this would be my number one smell. Sometimes I think I smell her baby scent on her hair but maybe it's a memory.

Coffee is the second smell that is close to my heart I love love love coffee I get such a java jolt from the smell. I think the first memory I have is sitting in Starbucks with my then boyfriend now hubby reading and smelling fresh brewed coffee. We use to spend hours with our coffee talking reading and having many dates here. Our prom date after prom was Starbucks.

Aww the smell of rain my third favorite smell I have many memories of rain but one was once when I was 25  I played in the rain my husband has it on tape and it was the most fun I have ever had in wet clothes. (I hate wet clothes) . I love the smell of rain and the feeling of my stress being washed away.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Easy Sheet Pan Fajitas

Three Chicken Breasts sliced 
Two bell peppers sliced
Two onions sliced
 1 garlic clove minced 
Fajita season mix 

400 oven for-20 Min

Monday, April 17, 2017

5 Minute Shower Challenge

So I noticed lately I use to much water on my shower time. I have now started having a 5 min showers ekk.. I was tired of wasting money and being so wasteful. So I started the 5 min shower challenge !! I pledge to and I hope others do this as well  to save money and not only is it better for the environment but it's a great start for Earth Week. Below I have added the challenge that you can sign and try it for yourself!! 


Sunday, April 16, 2017


In addition to my current lifestyle blog I am back on with my photography. Ohhh how much I have missed it.. I can't wait to get back to posting and sharing with you all on my page here!!!clovesandbuttonsphotography all my new work and my love for photography.

New Glasses

So I got new glasses!!! they are red and are very unlike me this will need to be added to the 30 list I did here 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Black Bean Burger Recipe

Friday, April 7, 2017

Dollar Store Meatball Subs

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Weekend Getaway

Monday, April 3, 2017

I Have Become Stupid

I have realized lately I have become stupid.. I am a rather smart person but I have become stupid in the fact I hardly read anymore. I don't expand my brain and I don't learn much anymore.. I listen to stories and watch documentaries and shows but I haven't pushed my mind to read again. I wanted to make this year be a year that I read more.. well that fell flat.. So I am really trying to get some me time to read some good books. I have made a list of books currently on my nightstand that I need to read it's over 20 books. I ordered the book IT can't wait to read it!!! STAY TUNED!

My Shelf Reads

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Why Can't a Mother Be Sexy?

Once you become a mother, the sexiness you once had feels like a million miles away. At least, I felt this way. I am not sure if other mothers feel like this, but I am suspect that many do.  Once I became a mother, I felt the last thing on my mind would be looking decent, let alone sexy. I think in some ways, as women, we do lose a little of what we once had. The body that I'd been so comfortable in was suddenly gone, and I was now inside this foreign body, with no passport to get back home. Three years later it's still not my body. Home isn't easily found, apparently. Even as you start to find some level of comfort in it, it doesn't last long. It's always changing, always in flux. Each day I have marks where I didn't have them before. The contours and topography have changed, landmarks have shifted, and getting from point A to point B might not be the straight line it used to be. But I have memories. Memories that I didn't have before. Memories that are precious. Memories that make me who I am. I started this blog with the mission to show other mothers that they can also be sexy after a having a child. It's the most challenging, scary reality that we face. Trying to find a home within ourselves.