Time for a change. 

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Pregnant me teaching a Mom and Tot class.

I am changing the name of my blog. If you haven’t already noticed, My Hole in the Head is now The Dancing Mommy

I needed a change to kick me in the ass and keep up with blogging. I wanted a name for my blog and my YouTube channel that gave a clue to what this is all about.

I started out writing this blog and doing videos as a way to try and organize my life. Do little organizational projects and blog/vlog about them. Well, that didn’t really pan out. I’m still trying to be organized but I’m not good at keeping things up. As obvious by the length of time between blog posts.

My Hole in the Head was a name I put on this blog because I was so busy I needed something else to do like “a hole in the head”.

I really think tIMG_4066he new name will help me be a little more focused on what I’m about these days. My kids, and all things mommy related. I have a 4 1/2 year old boy and a 14 month old girl.
My love of finding a good bargain. It could be sales or thrift shopping, the hunt for a good deal is the best part. And dance. I am after all a dance teacher and choreographer, I can’t leave that out.

Also, the balance of running a business, teaching classes, being a stay at home mom (I know that doesn’t really make sense. I’m home with the kids in the day, and teach in the evenings), being a choreographer, and keeping up general house stuff IS a dance it’s self.

That’s it, The Dancing Mommy.  Now other things just might creep in, but that’s the general idea.

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Dancing in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 6 months pregnant.
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Bubs showing off while I’m giving notes after dress rehearsal of “Oz”. Little V was born a week later.

*curtsie*

Long time no blog…time to get back to it!

The last time I posted anything was last November. Things got cray..again. The past couple years have really been non stop, between rehearsals, shows and kids, there really hasn’t been much down time. 
Now, things are calming down to the point I really don’t know what to do with myself now that I’m not pulled in a dozen directions. The perfect time to get to blogging again….but about what? S said to me last night that if I blogged or vlogged the past two years it would be crazy to see the amount of stuff we’ve done. Too late now. Just have to move ahead. Here is just a few snaps of our adventures since September. 


I’m brainstorming about what I would like to write or make videos about, so I thought I’d just ask, what you would like?

Please let me know if you have any ideas for me. Either comment, send me a facebook message, text me, Instagram me, tweet me, send me a message in a bottle. All good. 

And I’m off. 

Ok, I’m Vlog Obsessed. 

Now that it’s the week of American thanksgiving, it’s kinda the start of the Christmas season. Even though we in Canada had thanksgiving over a month ago, we still acknowledge Black Friday etc. 

Lately I’ve been watching Pretty Neat Living on YouTube. Not just the current videos, but I’ve been binge watching her Vlogidays videos from 2012 on. She used to have three YouTube channels, Now she has combined them into one, very smart idea I think. Her Vlogs were all on her My Housewife Life channel, and I find them so addictive. 

Her name is Jennifer Ross and she lives in Chicago with her husband Don, her baby girl Charlotte and her dog Winnie. They seem to be very well off which is why I think I enjoy watching so much. I love seeing her beautiful, put together house, amazing shopping hauls and the incredible restaurants they go to. 

Now, these vlogs were from before she had baby Charlotte. She doesn’t vlog anymore which is too bad. I think something may have happened for her to give it up, but I don’t know. 

Anyway, I enjoy watching their life. Maybe I’m a bit jealous of it, but whatever. It was her who inspired me to start a YouTube channel of my own. I haven’t posted anything for a very long time as my computer was being a shit and I also don’t have the time. 

I would love to do what she does but for now I’m enjoying getting into the holiday spirit by watching Jenn and her peeps have (a very organized) thanksgiving and Christmas. 
And I’m off. 

What’s in my Diaper bag “Everything Bag”

One of my first post was about my “My Everything Bag“, some call it a just in case bag or a walking pharmacy. It’s a little pouch of things you might need. I have many versions of this, but this post is about my diaper bag edition.

My baby girl is now 5 months old and my little boy is now 4. I usually have a few “just in case” things in my diaper bag for my little guy too.

Check out my “What’s in my Diaper Bag” post and video.

On with things. Here is what I carry in my everything bag-diaper bag edition.

This Orla Kiely make up bag is what I’m using at the moment. I have two of these one is my regular everything bag. I might have to put a ribbon in it or something, I’ve been getting them confused. 😜


1. Wet Ones antibacterial wipes

2. Tylonol Back Pain-my Doctor gave me a bunch of sample packs last time I was there.

3. Band aids

4. Honest Co. Hand cream

5. Honest Co. Healing balm

6.Honest Co. Surface cleaner- mostly for air travel.

7.Smiths eucalyptus and mint lip balm

8. Advil-again with the sample packs

9. Q-tips

10. Mommy stuff- Urban Decay perversion mascara-sample

11. Rimmel exaggerate eyeliner-my go to.

12. Mirror

13. Baby Tylonol

14. Snap clip-I’m going out my bangs

15. Mini nail file

16. The bag…

17. Binky/pacifier/nummy/dumbtit

18. Nail clippers

Missing-a tampon and gum.

That’s my diaper bag edition of my everything bag. I hope this helps with your diaper bag packing needs. 😜

Here’s the video, and a little Baby V cuteness.

And I’m off!

Summer Outfits for the Curvy Girl. 

I’m a size 14-16 at the moment. After having a baby at the end of January, my life hasn’t stopped. And not just busy with baby, I also have a 4 year old, I teach dance classes (off for summer now! Thank god!), I own a dance studio and I’ve been working on choreography for three shows. Ya think that would cause a few pounds to drop off wouldn’t you? Not so much. The eating a double cheeseburger at 10:30 at night after rehearsal doesn’t help either.

I’m usually a size 12 anyway, so I’m generally a curvy girl. So I thought I’d share some easy summer outfit ideas for us busy girls with curves.


Casual BBQ or running errands.

Tank-Old Navy

Plaid shirt-Winners

Shorts-Target (from when we had a Target sniff sniff)

Sandals- Born brand from Winners

Bag-Vintage Coach from Model Citizens in St.John’s


Farmers Market or yard saleing😉

Top- Target (Florida)

Shorts- Target (Florida)

Sandals – Target from when we had it.


Top-Gap

Shorts-Winners

Bag-Longchamp


Dress-Tommy Hilfiger from Winners

Bag-Michael Kors


Top-Winners

Jeans-Gap

Bag-Rebrcca Minkoff


Top-Joe Fresh

Belt-Ardenes

Skirt-Winners

Shoes-Payless

Bag-Kate Spade

Here’s a few of behind the camera cuteness. As you can tell I ended up with a bit of a theme with the blues and whites but I guess that’s what I’m into theses days. It doesn’t show the spit up stains, lol. Winners has opened here and it has taken the place of Target as my happy place. Although the minute I get to Tampa it the first place I go. Also, you may have noticed I have a thing for bags. My theory is “A handbag will always fit. You’re never too fat for a purse.” I’d rather spend my money on something that will always fit, no matter what. 😉

Nothing like being able to run around all morning in your underwear and no one looks twice. 

Check out my look book  on YouTube!

And I’m off!

My Life in Rehearsals.

Last weekend I had 22 hours of rehearsal. I was getting ready for my year end show with my dance studio, Dance Studio West. We did a Broadway theme this year, so we called it “Broadway Baby”. I’m also choreographer for “Grease” that Corner Brook Intermediate is doing and my husband is the director.

I vlogged my rehearsal adventures last weekend. Check out my vlog and come with me to rehearsals

 

 

And I’m off!

Blogidays…day 14/15

Day 14 was a Monday and very uneventful in my world. Mr. Bubbers and I managed to bake cookies and that was about the extent of it. 

 
 Feeling very uncomfortable these days. There is 8 weeks left until baby. My last pregnancy was way easier. I danced in my year end show 2 weeks before I had Bubs. This baby is kicking my ass. 

Tuesday the 15 was a different story. I had a lunch meeting so I had to get going. Babysitter arranged, I went to my lunch meeting. I got the costumes for Oz arranged with the costume designer, found someone to build the set and got some Christmas shopping done. I was on fire! Did I mention I baked homemade chocolate chip banana muffins and put supper in the slow cooker before 11am! Yup, I did!  

Then I went to work! Cray! Taught my last Tuesday classes before the Christmas break. 

So now I’m pretty much dead. I do have my babysitter coming again tomorrow so I can be “productive” again.  But it might just be nap time. 

Day 14 of my Body Shop advent calendar  

 A heart shaped soap of an undetermined scent. 

Day 15 of my Body Shop advent calendar.  

 Sugar Plum shimmery body lotion. 

I hoping to get stuff done tomorrow, but we’ll see.  

And I’m off.