July 16, 2017

Natural deodorant

So for the past few months I have been using natural deodorant and it has been, well interesting. HA.
So I detoxed from 'real' deodorant for almost 2 weeks. I seriously didn't wear anything for weeks. It was kinda gross in not gonna lie. I smelled like cat pee. lol, I swear! 
I would be out and about and I would keep getting a whiff of cat pee! I don't know. Maybe it wasn't me. Everyone smells different 😏
So I went to GNC and got PiperWai natural deodorant. It was made by two girls in their kitchen, in Philly nonetheless! And I loved their Ad.



I'm a HUGE sucker for advertising. If its funny and makes me laugh, I'll probably buy it.
So I used it for about a month so far. I like the roll on stick vs. the jar because I really don't like rubbing stuff in my armpits with my fingers. 
Call me crazy but I think it's gross to rub my fingers in my pits.
Ok so first let me remind you that I live in Pennsylvania. Where the humidity feels like you are wearing a fur coat outside. Or it's nice and cool. You never know! 
But for the most part it's hot and sticky and I sweat, a lot.
Like a farmer working in the hot sun all day. I'm gross. 
And the natural deodorant is just that, deodorant. Not an anti-perserant. So it's doesn't stop you from sweating and yes, I know that sweating is normal. 
I just don't like it.
I don't like my shirt being soaking wet, this is not a wet t-shirt contest! 
It's hard enough carring a baby around, (and boobs filled will hot milk) I don't need my armpits to be faucets of sweat too. 
So for me, the natural deodorant didn't work.
I'm sorry. I tried. I just rather not sweat. 
So if you don't sweat like a hog then go for it! I gave some to my friend who doesn't wear deodorant and she loves it!
So everyone is different. 
I hope you try it and love it!

xoXoxoxO
Steph

June 26, 2017

The Dead and Co

So yesterday we packed up the whole family and drove to Philly for The Dead and Co show. Well we weren't really going to the show but regardless, we went to Philly. Hahahaha. 
I wanted to go shopping at Anthropologie and my friend was selling his tie-dyes and he told to come sell my indigo's! So I figured, why not!!? 

 

 

The kids had so much fun! 
I used to take Logan to Phish concerts when he was little and I was pregnant with Dylan. So this is nothing new to me but kids forget everything. So they ran up and down and sold tie-dyes. Hahahaha. I truly didn't think they would have as much fun as they did. 

 

We just hung out in the Volkswagen Van and had a great time. It definitely gives you a different perspective about concerts. I used to be the one getting drunk and not remembering the music but now it's different. I am able to enjoy the time with my family and be happy 😊 

 

Now I get to sit here and fold laundry while the baby sleeps. Perfect Monday afternoon 👍🏽

XoxOXox 
Steph

June 16, 2017

Jubilee Day

So Thursday was Jubilee Day, the longest 1 day street fair in the United States!! Woohooo! 
It also happened to be 3 blocks from where we just bought a house. So obviously I had to have a party 🎉 
It was mostly for the kids, that's all I really worry about anymore. The adults have done Jubilee Day before, they know what they are doing. Hahahaha. 
But I'm all about the kiddos. I had 2 pools set up, a bubble machine, and a ton of snacks. 
The kids had so much fun playing in the pool and it was a perfect day out, not too humid. And for it being the middle of June in Pennsylvania, that's surprising. Usually it's like walking outside with a fur coat on. You're sweating just putting the kids in the car. No wonder people go crazy in the summer! 

 

This little nugget hates the heat but he looks so cute all naked in his baby sling 😍😍
Jubilee day is all about the food to me. Crab cake sandwiches, giant turkey legs, kabobs, funnel cake, ice cream, ohmygosh I need to stop I'm getting hungry again. Hahaha. 
The kids road some rides with their friends and we got to see some live music. 
Logan smashed his face on the back steps of our porch so our little party had to be put on hold so I could rush him to the dentist. An hour later he was all fixed up and ready to go back and ride the rides. HA. Typical kid. 

 
This picture was taken after the face smashing incident and everyone was hot and cranky at that point. 😑🤣😂

It's Sunday and I'm finally getting around to posting this. HA. This weekend has been crazy! Birthday parties 🎉 and we are still unpacking 😑 

Here's to surviving through the week ✌🏽❤️


XoxOXox 
Steph 

June 13, 2017

House shiiiiiiiii..... you know

So everything is moved in and pretty much put away. Except for the fact that we need dressers and more furniture but I'll deal with that later. 

I was totally overwhelmed the first 2 nights here. I couldn't find anything and I felt like I was so busy that I couldn't even take a shower, I definitely wore the same  Dwell+ Slumber dress two days in a row. I have no shame. 


I was actually detoxing from my aluminum deodorant too. So I was dirty AND smelly. It was kinda the worst. I was an all around hot mess. I can't believe I got through it. Hahahaha. I've been in much worse situations, believe me. 


The boys were having a blast, setting up their new room and playing with toys that they forgot about. You know, kid stuff! 


 


But I had to get moving, literally, like unpack some shit. These book weren't going to unpack themselves. So I had to pull myself together and start with a plan. 

I would go and set up each room one by one. Starting with the baby's room! 

 Considering that almost every room need to be painted or wallpapered, I'm trying to make the most out of it. HA. I got this awesome letter board from a mama on the

Wildbird chitchat page. 

 


And it's definitely going in Remy's room. I just need to find the nails. 

So all in all it's coming along. I'm having a party in a few days so I need to get it together! 

Wish me luck! 


XoxOXox 

Steph 


P. S. I still don't have the internet at my house. I am currently sitting in a parking lot writing this. #reallife 😘


June 7, 2017

On the level

As I'm sitting here in the Arby's drive threw, trying to relax and Mac DeMarco comes on the radio (I listen to the radio allll the time, WXPN FOR LIFE!) and I'm straight chilling now. I'm 'On The Level' 😜✌🏽❤️
Even if it was just for a minute or 3 😉
But I love how music can just take you somewhere else, mentally. And I need to be somewhere else right now. My life is in chaos. It's after 10 pm Wednesday night and we are just getting done. 
My whole house all fits in the downstairs part of my new house. Hahahah. 
 
 

The kids could care less. As long as they have their movies and video games, they're fine. 

 

But seriously, I'm so stressed out. 
I heard saying the word 'stress' makes you more stressed out actually. So maybe I'm just overwhelmed. There, that sounds much more manageable. 
But yea, there is no internet at the new house. I'm being blocked or something, it's probably the Russians. Lol 😆 
Yea, that's why I'm sitting at Arby's listening to the radio. 
Alright gotta head back to the house and keep unpacking. 

Pray for me, y'all 
XoxOXox 
✌🏽❤️Steph

June 3, 2017

Day tripping

So yesterday with all the chaos that comes from buying a home, I drove to Manhattan in the middle of it all 😑
Why?! You ask. 
Because my ex-husband still works and lives up there and my middle son, Dylan misses the city like no other child. So dad and son are having a little vacay together. 
Logan, the oldest, didn't want to go. He said he doesn't like the city anymore. "It's loud and when I'm trying to sleep at night there are always people making noise!" That's what Logan says 😂🤣🤣
So him, Remy, and I just strolled around Manhattan for a little before we packed it up and drove home. 
Logan loves to read so he wanted to stop at The Strand bookstore and let me tell you, it's AWESOME!! We could of looked at stuff in there for hours. 

 
Logan and I thought theses were super funny! Tiny hands 🖐🏼 

 

 

The trip was fun but the day was loooooong. We didn't get home till after midnight and now I need to start moving stuff into the new house. 
But sometimes it's nice to take a little break. 

✌🏽❤️🍪
Steph

May 31, 2017

Crazy daze

So this week has been super crazy, just like all the weeks before.  Buying this house has been super stressful, like buying any house. This house is historic so I have to follow certain rules if I want to update things. Blah blah blah. Home owners insurance, a home warranty because the house was built in 1890, and transferring all the bills. All while packing up the house and dealing with the kids. Matt has been working at the Post Office for 12hours+ everyday, poor guy. So he's not around to help much. Plus the boys are almost done with school. Thank goodness! Because I'm sick of waking up early in the morning and dealing with their cranky butts. 
And Remy has been teething like crazy and not wanting to sleep so that's been awesome 😑 
I just need to get through this weekend. Once we are moved into the house everything will get better, right?!? 
It has to! 
Because I don't think it can get any crazier 😬 
If you don't hear from me in a few days, send help. Lol 

XoxOXox 
Steph