Pineapple-Orange {Dairy Free} Sunrise Smoothie

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Sunrise Smoothie

This post brought to you by Renew Life Formulas. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Beauty in the Mess. The warm sun shining on my face. Sand beneath my feet. The crash of waves and the sound of seagulls all around. A faint, "Mommy, wake up! It's mornin' time!!" in the distance. Wait. What? With those little words, I hit the day running. Littles to clothe, breakfast to make, school to do. Throw in some chores, lunch, nap time if I'm lucky, work, cleaning, … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Reset for the Week

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10 Ways to Reset for the Week-2

When I start the week with toys on the floor, dishes in the sink, papers in piles everywhere, tripping over the overflowing laundry basket, it doesn't go well. It's like waking up on Monday morning and realizing you are out of coffee {or tea, or lemons, or whatever gets you moving in the morning}. While this wasn't a huge deal before I had kids, or even when I had just one child, the more children we have added to our family, the more stressful it has become. When I have to fix breakfast for … [Read more...]

GB Evoq Travel System Stroller Review

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GB Evoq Travel System Review-2

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a GB stroller to facilitate my review as well as to thank me for my participation.” When I was pregnant with our first child, I remember walking into Babies R Us and feeling so overwhelmed with all the choices. Our prayer was that we would at least have another child, so we tried to choose baby equipment that could be used for multiple children. I remember standing in front of the stroller section and … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Tame the Laundry Beast

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How to Tame the Laundry Beast Laundry Tips-2

Laundry is one of least favorite chores. I'm okay with the actual putting the laundry in the washer and dryer, but putting it away, ugh. We may or may not have a pile of clean clothes on the chair in our bedroom. Life is much easier when I follow my 5 Easy Steps to Streamline Your Day. This includes # 2, Do one load of laundry everyday {Wash, Dry, Put Away}. This really is crucial. When I get behind, the laundry pile just grows. And grows. And grows. Until it's really just overwhelming. At … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Mardi Gras

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Family-Friendly-Mardi-Gras

Guest Post by Gabby from MamaGab.net Take everything you know about Mardi Gras and throw it out the window. Maybe I'm naive, but I think Mardi Gras can be whatever you make it out to be. All those obscene things you've heard about Mardi Gras? They're completely true and completely false. My family is from South Louisiana, the heart of Cajun Country. In fact, my dad's first language was Cajun French! I grew up in Texas, so we often went home to Louisiana to visit family at Mardi … [Read more...]

Win Grace Thomas: The Newest American Girl {Giveaway}

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American-Girl-Giveaway

I loved the historical stories from AmericanGirl when I was little. So much so, I typically used their names when my friends and I played school and house. Kirsten was my favorite. Samantha was a close second. Squeals erupt in our house when the AmericanGirl catalog comes in the mail. Even I enjoy flipping through the pages. The only thing my oldest wanted for Christmas was Samantha Parkington. AmericanGirl recently opened a store in Charlotte, so of course we needed to visit. I loved seeing … [Read more...]