5 Things to Do in the Depoe Bay, Oregon, and Surrounding Areas

5 Things to Do in the Depoe Bay, Oregon, and Surrounding Areas

Before baby girl #2 arrived, I wanted to take a beach trip with just the 3 of us as a mini vacation because once she actually does arrive, we probably won’t be doing too much of anything, which seems to be the norm when you become a parent.

We set out our sights on Depoe Bay, Oregon area since we always head to Seaside, Oregon for it’s close proximity to us. Depoe Bay is a nice area and there’s plenty to do and see, even if you have to drive a little way north or south depending on preferences of activities.

We ended up staying the weekend at the Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort because you literally have the best view of the ocean as the hotel sits on a cliff. I was planning on taking some maternity photos on Fogarty beach, so the Surfrider Resort was the perfect spot to wind down for the night!

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6 Smart Reasons Why Self Care is Important as a Mom

6 Smart Reasons Why Self Care is Important as a Mom

The life-changing moment when you become a mom will be something you never forget. Your entire world is now revolving around this tiny little person, but you wouldn’t change it for the world. It can be very difficult to keep your own identity when you’re a mom; you want to do everything you can to keep your baby happy. Taking care of yourself always needs to be number one otherwise you will start to suffer. Here are six smart reasons to practice self-care as a mom. Make sure you follow this advice and you will feel brighter and better than ever.

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DIY All Natural Cleaning Spray For Any Surface

Diy all natural cleaning spray

The one thing that irks me is that some companies get away with not listing ALL or ANY of the ingredients on their products ingredients label because the FDA doesn’t require it. Why? Who knows. That’s why I don’t trust the FDA or much of anything from our government. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re good or bad, but it does make you wonder why they don’t want to list them in the first place, especially when you’re dealing with chemicals that you’re breathing in and possibly touching with your skin. Because of this, I decided I was going make my own all natural cleaning spray.

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Easy Apple and Pomegranate Brie Turnovers

Easy Apple and Pomegranate Brie Turnovers

This post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

This last weekend, I decided to make some delicious apple and pomegranate brie turnovers at my mom’s house.

My siblings and our spouses have been trying to help mom around the house after the passing of our dad. We clean up, cook food, bake treats. She loves apple pie, so I figured an apple and pomegranate brie turnover would be a perfect easy snack or treat. I’m all for simpler recipes since I don’t have a lot of time to prep and cook with 2 small kids that require a lot of attention.

You might be thinking cheese and fruit doesn’t exactly sound appealing melted together, but let me tell ya, it’s delicious! So so delicious!

Cheese is kind of like chocolate; it’s good on almost anything. Lol

Easy apple and pomegranate brie turnovers

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The Secrets to Sanity for Stay-At-Home Moms

The Secrets to Sanity for Stay-At-Home Moms

 Whether you are a new mom or on your third, fourth or tenth child, the chances are that you will take over complete responsibility for the household. And while it’s great for a while, there will be a time when the walls start to feel like they are closing in.

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