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A Kick in the Butt and Quick Update

Life has been a crazy whirlwind and I really can’t complain……although it has been a tad hard on the nerves!

I left off with our house hunting adventures and where we are going and I have barely been able to keep my s#!t together to get the essentials done this past week…..it has been ridiculous.

Thank goodness for my awesome husband who has been helping me way more than he should have to or I would be so far behind in mailing packages and getting my work done!

He leaves for his new job very soon so I need to get my act together pronto!

On the bright side we found a house. Super excited about that. I will have to wait until its official official before I make any announcements as to exactly where we and The Dusty Road Boutique will be located.

In other excitement my family also has been getting ready for a wedding. When your busy you might as well be insanely busy! My brother is getting married this weekend and today we spent some time helping get ready for it!


The light was amazing at the ceremony location…..that’s my old photographer coming out in me! The weather was also beautiful. The mosquitos were savages!

In all of this craziness and hustle and bustle I am definitely learning a lot about myself! Firstly, that it is okay to lean on others for help and support. There are times you really need them. I have never been one to seek out help but I am learning.

When I am in a rut and a little down on myself I look to youtube for some inspiration and a kick in the butt. I always seem to find just the right video and just the right time to open my eyes.

This time it was Mel Robbins speech “The Secret to Self-Motivation” and the thing that hit me was “you are never going to feel like it”. Those things you need to do to get closer to your goals. Those things you know you should be doing. If you wait until you “feel like doing them” it will never happen. You just have to do them, regardless of what you feel like at that moment.

Obviously she explains it better so watch the video. Absorb it and live it! It is life changing advice and exactly what I needed right now as I struggle to figure out how to adjust to my new reality and overcome a big emotional rut!

I knew better but I didn’t “feel like it” and I was starting to sabotage a lot of what I had been working so hard for!

Of course nothing is a quick fix but I feel like I am back on the right track.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!




Game Night {Bears vs Babies}

We are switching things up a little today.

Of course since we unboxed these games yesterday we have had to play them a zillion times.

And since I am sure a lot of you have kids who like to play games. Or maybe you liked to play games and make your kids play them with you. Either way, playing card and board games is a great way to spend time together with your family.

Liam and I thought we would do a little review of one of the games.

So we introduce to you Bears vs. Babies.

For starters….the game comes in the most unique and fun furry container (that is the most appropriate way I could describe it, haha).

5 stars for the packaging!


The objective is to build up your army of monsters so you can defeat the enemy babies!


The game includes a variety of “monster parts” that can be stitched together into odd (and hilarious) creatures as well as silly enemy baby cards that are laying in the midst to attack your monsters! There is also a selection of “bonus” cards that can give you extra strength or other advantages.


Players take turns taking “actions” while building up there army of monsters.


Or provoking the babies to attack!

At the end of the game the winner is the person who has won the most battles with the babies.

It’s silly and ridiculous but honestly quite a lot of fun!

Here are a few of the crazy monsters we put together…..

including “A piggy carrying a knife-cat who wears terrific boots”.


And a “Pomeranian of light and wonder in a prom dress on a peg leg”.


And a “Beaver wearing a festive turtleneck who sucks at dancing”.


Did I mention the game is kind of ridiculous and definitely the source of some laughter.

There is a bit of a learning curve to get to know to rules of the game but once you have a round under your belt it is quite easy to play. It is rated for ages 10+ but Liam is 8 and had no problem grasping the concept and he had a blast putting together his monsters.

Another great bonus is the game is just the perfect length to play. It holds everyones attention and doesn’t go on forever and ever.

Liam scores this game 5 out of 5 stars and I score this game 4 out of 5 stars.

It is definitely geared more towards the younger crowd which is perfect if you are looking for a unique and fun way to spend some time with your kids!

I would love to know if anyone else has tried out this game and what you think.



PS. I was definitely not paid for this review, it was just Liam and myself having some fun playing a new game and wanted to share our experience!