Getting Travel Ready with Walgreens!

I’m so excited because I leave for DISNEY WORLD on Friday! I have been so busy getting ready for the trip… And I have so much left to do! What is it about going out of town that makes me feel like I need to get all new toiletries?!

We are going to celebrate my sister-in-law’s Bachelorette weekend and I’m while I’m so excited, I’m also kind of nervous since it will be the longest I’ve been away from Bryant since he was born! I’m trying to soak in all the snuggles and not waste my time being stressed. And that’s where Walgreens comes in!

I love Walgreens because they are hardly EVER out of what I need and it’s so much quicker to run in there than into one of the bigger stores in town…

They are also always having great sales on things like makeup and skin care, and I absolutely LOVE their rewards program! You earn actual money you can spend in the store! I always like to save mine up and then on a “shopping spree”… It makes you feel like it’s free money!

Today I’m sharing some of Walgreen’s recent promotions, as well as some of my favorite products from Walgreens!

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Skin Care Favorites

Make Up Favorites

Other Necessities

One more thing… When we get back from our trip, I’m sure I will have a ton of photos I will want to print and keep forever! I will probably print a mix of photos and maybe even do a photo book! I love photo books, because it’s such an easy way to keep all my memories in one place and I can go back to look any time I want! Walgreens is great because they offer same day pick up… That’s so nice when you are impatient like me! : )

Fall Fashion Finds

Hey y’all! I did a little fall shopping this weekend and I couldn’t wait to show y’all! These are some great, basic pieces that can carry you through the fall since cooler weather is FINALLY on the horizon… Highs in the 70’s next week! I’m more than ready…

Just click the photos to see items in store… Happy shopping!

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Recipe Round Up: September 2019

I absolutely love to cook (and eat!), but sometimes I get in a recipe funk. I want to try new things, but everything looks too complicated or boring or just plain gross. I think we all feel like this from time to time! This past month I challenged myself to try some new recipes — and bring out some of my old favorties — and I have been so happy with the results! And B and Bryant haven’t complained either : )

Today I decided to share some of the new recipes I’ve tried this month just in case YOU and your family are in a similar funk! Hope you all enjoy!

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Oven Baked


Chicken & Potatoes

This was an easy one pan meal! I used chicken thighs instead of drumsticks and it was so delicious! I served these with a simple salad on the side.

This was a big hit in our house and will definitely be on repeat all season…

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Tomato Glazed
Meatloaves

We love meatloaf around the Harpe household, and I love trying new variations. This recipe make little mini-loaves which I thought were so cute!


I served these with mashed potatoes and asparagus. So good!

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Creamy
Mac & Cheese
Soup

This soup literally tasted like macaroni and cheese in soup form. This was a great option for “Meatless Monday” and I loved that it had hidden veggies (butternut squash) in the cheese sauce. You seriously couldn’t taste them at all! But it felt good to know they were in there with all the cheese :)

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Chicken & White Bean
Enchiladas

This is an oldie but a goodie! I have made this recipe for years and it is my absolute favorite enchilada recipe.

I make Mexican food every Tuesday for Taco Tuesday, but it’s not always tacos! I love enchiladas, fajitas,and burritos too. These are sooo good and I think kids would even love them!

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Creamy Tomato Soup
with Tortellini

This soup gets all the heart eyes from me!

It’s still 95 degrees here in Georgia, but I am protesting and still making soup. This was so creamy and just like a hug in a bowl.

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Sweet ‘n Spicy
Asian Glazed
Drumsticks

This is a good recipe if you are looking for something different! This was similar to barbecue sauce, but had just a hint of an Asian flair to it!

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Balsamic Roast
Pork Tenderloins

I have used this recipe FOR YEARS.

It is a go-to when we have friends over for dinner and it’s so easy, but tastes like it cooked all day!

I usually serve this with mashed potatoes and asparagus! So good.

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One-Pot Spaghetti
& Meat Sauce

I love anything that is one pot; Less dishes!

This is so simple and easy. The noodles cook right in the sauce, so no boiling and draining noodles!

I usually serve this with a basic Caesar salad and it’s a crowed pleaser!

August Favorites

Hey y’all! Happy September! I’m so excited for the start of a new month… Cooler weather & the start of fall… What could be better than that?!

But before August is too far gone, I wanted to share some of my favorites from the past month!

  1. Bondi Sands Aero Tanning Foam

I love a good tan, but my time to lounge by the pool has decreased significantly since Bryant was born! This summer I have been relying heavily on self tanner and I recently discovered this one at Walgreens and I love it!

I have used quite a few brands over the years and this one is my favorite so far. It is a very natural looking color and easy to apply. It also smells SO good and doesn’t have a weird artificial smell. I have been applying this every 1-2 weeks since mid-June and I haven’t run out yet, so I think you get a pretty good bang for your buck!

I shower, shave and exfoliate before applying. Then I use the Bondi Sands Mitt to apply it before bed, put on a long sleeve tshirt and pajama pants (to avoid any transfer to the sheets) and just rinse it off in the morning! Super easy and great results!

I have been working out at home a lot lately, and to be honest, I get sick of doing the same things all the time. So, this month I decided to switch it up and order some resistance bands! I have been surprised by how many different things you can do with these and how good of a workout you can get with them! I just look up “resistance band workout” on YouTube and get to work while Bryant naps!

I just want to apologize to all the Essential Oil enthusiasts that I used to make fun of endlessly. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still don’t believe that eucalyptus oil can heal cancer or grow back a bone, but I am a believer in the power of a house that smells clean!

I don’t really know much about diffusers but this one holds a lot of water, cuts off when the water runs out and is completely silent… Highly recommend.

Oh, and it has a bunch of different colored light options but I usually just have mine on white. FYI

I’m really terrible with money, so I made a decision this month to try and stick to a budget. I am still not great — No miracles to report here — but this app has really helped me keep track of my spending! I am no expert by any means, but I just thought I’d pass it along.

I’m sure I’m not the only momma who struggles to balance my marriage and motherhood. I truly cannot recommend this book enough if that’s the season you’re in! Even for moms of older children, I think this book is such an encouragement. Think of it as a “Love Dare” like from the movie Fireproof, but specifically for new moms and their husbands. I’m only 1 week into the 21 day challenge and I already feel like things are shifting to a more balanced place.