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A Few of My Favorite Things- Target Edition

I thought it would be fun to share some of my recent favorites and why I love them.
Funny enough, they are all from Target. ;)
No affiliate links or sponsored content here…
I just LOVE these things and wanted to share the goodness with you guys.
Maybe you’ll want to add them to your next target run list.
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Women’s Ruched Pajama Pants – Gilligan & O’Malley
I live in these pants. They are so comfortable. I love how they are soft and baggy
but the ruched details at the ankles keeps them from feeling bulky!
LIVE in these around the house.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup Normal/Dry Skin Light Shades-  220 Natural Beige
I wanted to find a drugstore foundation that I would like better than the pricier one I was using…
this one went above and beyond!
It lasts through the day and I found myself not touching up my makeup like

I did with the more expensive product I was using.
It gives great coverage and lasts long. I’ll never switch.

Gilligan & O’Malley Cozy Hooded Pullover
I love cozy tops these days… baggy and soft but not feeling like a total couch potato!
It fits the bill with being cute but comfortable.
I packed this in my hospital bag and have another size in black now too because I love it so much.

Nate Berkus- Cream Pom Dot Square Throw Pillow
I really wanted to add some pillows to our sofas for the Christmas season…
but wanted them to be neutral colored so I could keep them up all the time.
Mainly because I don’t have a budget for “holiday themed” pillows… lol.
Our pillows gotta hang out all year long!
So these were perfect and they are on sale right now too!
I was worried the kids would mess with the pom dots but they are made really
well and not very high so the kids don’t pick at them. When they first arrived (I ordered 2 online)
they were VERY puffy… too puffy for my taste, but I’m glad they were
because after some usage they ended up being a good amount of puff. I kind of want to get 2 more. ;)

Baby 3pk Sleep N’Play Set Cloud Island – Black/White
I
 needed to get some sleepers that were 3 months and not fleece.
(Our hand me downs from the boys were off a bit month/weather wise.)
I grabbed these because the pattern was cute but then
I discovered something even better.. they zip from the bottom up!
So when you are changing diapers at night or out and about
baby doesn’t have to be totally unzipped.
Love that feature. 

Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime – I use 100 Blur + Smooth.
I used to use a more expensive primer
(like the foundation I mentioned above) and I wanted to find a dupe for it.
Found it! It doesn’t do exactly the same thing.. (I feel like the other one made
my pores go away more-smashbox brand) but this one definitely helps make
it more matte and I think is a big part of why my foundation stays on so well. I barely do touch ups! 
(This was amazing at Disney World because I didn’t want to look a total hot
mess but stopping to fix up makeup wasn’t an option. ;)
I peed while wearing a baby in a wrap.. that’s how it went lol. sorry TMI.
but you get what I’m sayin mamas!

Oreo Thin Bites Fudge Dipped Sandwich Cookies
I’m sorry, I’m not sorry. to quote Demi.
You are going to LOVE THESE. They were the best impulse buy ever.
And helped me get through some sick kid/snow days. ;)

Mossimo Side Lace Up Hoodie
Another comfy but cute hoodie. Love the lace up detail and how soft it is!
It has a good length to it too so that if you want to wear it with leggings it covers your bum a bit.

Women’s Poise Performance Athletic Shoes – C9 Champion
I needed some sneakers for Disney World and these were great!
Don’t tie them up too tight or you’ll get a blister…but other than that they feel AMAZING.
Like you are walking on air! They have this soft foam inside.
They were great for all the walking/standing we did on our trip.
They are my go-to lately when it comes to shoes. I love how they look with my BLANQI leggings.
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I hope you had fun checking out my recent favorites.
I’m thinking about doing an updated makeup post if enough of you are interested in it!
And as if you NEEDED a reason to go to target… all of these items can be found there!
Out of all the random blog reader interactions…I usually run into blog friends there…
it’s our place. ;)
Hope you have a wonderful week!

A New Book and Activity- It’s Shoe Time!

Today’s post is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion!
We are excited to share another fun title that we have been enjoying reading!
The most recent MoMail that arrived contained the newest book in Mo Willems’ Elephant &
Piggie Like Reading! series, It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier.
The Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series introduces readers to new
authors through Mo Willems’ beloved characters Elephant & Piggie.
Micah FLIPPED when he saw the socks and shoelaces that were included
in the fun box and we dove right into the book! It also inspired a little after school craft time!athomewithnatalie-shoetime4

We’ve shared other books in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series in past posts
(The Cookie Fiasco, We Are Growing!, and The Good for Nothing Button.) This new title was
perfect for my Micah man! It’s a lyrical beginning-reader book that is all about SHOE TIME!
I always love reading new books to my kids…or watching them look through it… and seeing
their favorite parts or what makes them laugh and smile.
This one has some silly parts just like all of the Elephant & Piggie books we love!
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After reading our new book, we thought it would be fun to play around with some of the shoe
laces that were also in the surprise box!
So I grabbed some cardboard from the many Christmas presents from Amazon ;) and
doodled a pair of shoes. I just used a pencil to poke some holes in it and grabbed the shoe laces.
Micah had fun lacing them up with me and tying them.
He still doesn’t have it down 100 % but this was a fun way to practice!
If you have some cardboard laying around give this little craft a try!
Kids love hands on activities and this is great for training fine motor skills!
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Micah also got kind of silly with the socks that came in the box.
He is naturally a silly guy… I think that’s why he loves all of these books! ;)
I love how all of the titles draw the smiles and giggles out of my kids.
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Exciting news… This book is in stores now!
You can get your own copy and have some shoe fun with your little ones!
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If you want to find out more about It’s Shoe Time! you can visit their Official Website,
Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and check out Disney Books on Facebook and Instagram!

Boston Creme Trifle

It’s that time of year where we’re looking for yummy desserts to serve our friends and family!
I love recipes that have shortcuts to make it all come together even easier and quicker!

We love eclairs in our house and this dessert has the delicious pastry as the star!
Today I’m sharing with you a Boston Creme Trifle that is pretty and can serve a crowd!
We use the Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs by Delizza Patisserie for
the shortcut in this recipe! All you need to do is quickly thaw them and then serve as you wish, for any occasion.
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INGREDIENTS:
Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs by Delizza Patisserie
(You could make this with just one box, but I usually get two so the trifle is a little higher).
Two Packs of Vanilla Pudding
(Or you could make your own custard for this layer! – My kids love pudding!)
For the Ganache:
Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1.5 Cups Heavy Cream
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STEPS:
+Thaw your eclairs as directed on the packaging.
+Make the pudding as directed on the package and set aside.
(You’ll want it to be chilled before you start layering).
+Prepare your chocolate ganache when you are ready to start layering.
+Once your eclairs are thawed, layer them in the bottom of
your trifle bowl alternating with the vanilla pudding.
+Once you have the amount of layers you want, pour the chocolate ganache on top.
DONE! Enjoy!
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My kids think this is just the most magical, delicious thing they’ve ever seen.
The recipe couldn’t be easier! I hope you enjoy this recipe and holiday dessert shortcut!
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I’m on the Cool Food Panel and love sharing meal ideas like this one with you guys!
Be sure to check out EasyHomeMeals.com for even more ideas!