Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LULAROE Giveaway...

Evening friends!! I am so excited to hop on here and share a super fun giveaway with you all. My sisinlaw became a LuLaRoe consultant around Christmas time and I have been itching to host a giveaway for you all on here to show off her cute stuff and even cuter Facebook page. I wanted to wait till our spending freeze for January was over, so that I didn't tempt any of you into breaking your spending freeze...and let's be real I was trying really hard not to tempt myself. ::wink wink::

My sisinlaw sent me an Irma (top picture above). I knew a bit about Lularoe before she started selling, because I swear everyone back in Vegas is wearing it. It has become super popular. Although all my friends were wearing it, I myself had not tried any of the tops. I had tried some leggings, but I was not as into leggings then as I am now. I want to give them another try because I really think I'm ready to join in the leggings craze. My mom bought me a few pairs for Christmas and I have been living in them. They've become my new Mom uniform. They're comfy, cute, and simple. That's my mantra lately. Having a  baby really encourages you to simplify your wardrobe. ::Smile::

me in my Irma. I chose a classic pattern, so I could 
wear it with different colored skirts, leggings, and jeans.

I have since purchased two more Irma's. They are amazing quality and I know that these are items I will be wearing for a long time. I am trying to invest more in my wardrobe, so that my clothes last a bit longer. I also like to be able to wear them whether I am pregnant, nursing, or in-between. (This mama plans on having a lot more babies) They are very nursing mom friendly. I can pull the front up to nurse and the back stays put. Perfect for when baby is hungry and you happen to be in the middle of a homeschool field trip. It helped keep me modest, while feeding my little one.

Also can we just stop for a minute and share the fact that LuLaRoe is not just for skinny minnies (love you friends). Hallelujah people!! LuLaRoe is for all body types and that is absolutely represented, not just in their sizes, but their models. Hooray for us curvy ladies!! We like looking good too! 

Andrea is always posting new inventory and she always has giveaways going on. I don't know about you, but I love free stuff. I enter all her giveaways and yesterday I won! I will be receiving a pair of leggings and a mystery gift. I'm so excited!!!! :) 

Today Andrea is giving away $15 LuLa cash. That means one lucky winner will receive $15 to shop her inventory with. This giveaway will run for 1 week. It will end on Valentine's day at midnight. That's February 14, 2017 @midnight. The winner will be announced the next day. That day (February 15th) Andrea will be hosting a 24 hour pop party on Facebook, so all you lovelies can shop. I'll post more on that later. She'll have special inventory just for us. I can't wait!!! Be sure to leave your email below, so that I can easily contact the winner.

To enter the giveaway, you have a three ways to enter.

Head on over to Andrea's Facebook page - LuLaRoe Swag - and like her page. 
Leave her a comment telling her I sent ya.

Comment below with what your favorite LuLaRoe piece is.

Comment for each thing that you do and you will be entered to win $15 LuLa cash. 
There are three ways to enter.


Good luck lovelies!! 

XO Danielle

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Grocery List Printable..

Happy Sunday friends!! Last night I posted my grocery haul from last week and a dear friend of mine pointed out that I hadn't yet shared the link to my grocery list printable. I totally thought I shared this earlier in the month, but I guess I didn't. Sorry about that guys. I have two different variations of my grocery list. I made this in Picmonkey earlier in the month. They are in black and white, so they're super simple to print out at home. I like to print all my papers out at the beginning of the month. I print out enough for me to have one for each week in the month. This past month I printed out five, since I've been shopping on Monday's and they're five Mondays in January.

These grocery lists have seriously cut down my shopping time. Everything is organized into categories, which makes my shopping a breeze. I follow my different categories and only go to those sections in the store. It has helped me with impulse buying too (the worst right?)

I keep these in my Family Organization Binder until I'm ready to use them. When I make my list I put a star next to items that are on sale and I list the sale price. This helps me keep track of what things from my store flyer I am wanting to purchase.

 Download HERE

 Download HERE

I hope you get a chane to print these out and make your shopping trips a wee bit easier too! :)

XO Danielle

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Fry's & Wal Mart Weekly Grocery Haul #3 + Menu Plan

Evening ladies and gents! I am hopping on here to share last week's grocery haul and menu plan. I went to Fry's grocery store and to Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to get everything I needed for a full week of meals for my family of five (our fifth family member is only five months). We spent $160 at both stores. Check out the video to see what we bought and what we ate this past week. Enjoy!!

XO Danielle

Friday, January 20, 2017

Giveaway Winner...

Evening friends!! Congratulations to Kassi and Jessica for winning the "Living a Beautiful Life on Less" Giveaway. Shoot me an email (, so I can get your books sent out to you :)

Have a fabulous weekend friends!!

XO Danielle

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FOC Week #3- Plan Your Week With Me...

Evening friends!! Sunday night I sat down with my Family Organization Binder and planned out this upcoming week. Last week was crazy busy. We started some new Homeschooling curriculum, started a new co-op, and had a few church activities to attend. I felt pretty swamped, but having things planned out at the beginning of the week really helped my Mom sanity.

This upcoming week is going to be just as full, so I wanted to make sure I sat down and got a game plan ready to go. I need to know what is going on, so I can keep myself organized.

I looked at the calendar on my phone and inserted what obligations I had inputted. I then added those to my weekly planner in the binder. I also used my Homeschooling planner page (download here) to plan out our upcoming school week.

I have been trying to jot down a few extra quotes to keep me motivated during the week. I thrive on encouraging words. It really helps me to stay focused.

I also took some time to write down my menu plan and grocery list. I went shopping today and filmed the haul. I have last week's haul to share with you too. Hopefully I can knock out a few videos tonight on the editing front. Fingers crossed. ::smile:: (I got it posted here)

Check out the video below for a full view on how I'm using my binder. I'm still figuring out what works best for me, but I'm making progress and feeling on top of stuff. I consider that a mom win today :)

XO Danielle

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Weekly Grocery Haul #2 + Menu Plan...

Morning friends!! Today I am sharing our menu plan and grocery haul for this past week. On Monday I ventured out to the grocery store, with all three kids in tow. Keagan and Libby resisted the urge to fight, so they got to come along this week.

This past week I went to Fry's Grocery Store and City Wide Produce. I spent a total of $130, with $10 of that being for a church activity this week.

Sunday night I made my menu plan and grocery list using my printables I shared last week. Everyone picked a meal for the week and I filled in the rest with stuff that needed to be used up in my fridge and freezer.

Check out the video to see my full haul and to see the deal I got on produce at City Wide Produce. I couldn't believe their prices this week!

XO Danielle

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What's in my bag?

Morning friends! Today I am sharing a little glimpse of what I carry in my diaper bag.  I use my diaper bag every day. It doubles as my purse and baby bag. I cleaned it out this past week...boy did it need that! I found a card from my Mom with money in it in there. Don't you love finding lost money? It's always a sweet surprise. It was a card I had misplaced back in November. It had somehow got buried in the diaper bag. I guess that shows you how long it had been since I had cleaned it out.

I found a few other treasures and got things all cleaned out and organzied. Check out the video to see what I carry in my bag and leave your baby bag must haves below in the comments. I love getting ideas for good things to have on hand when out and about.

XO Danielle

Saturday, January 14, 2017

FAQ: Homeschool Curriculum and BIG Warehouse Memberships

I'm answering your questions today in another installment of FAQ :)

XO Danielle
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