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September 22, 2017

Best Sweaters Under $30

Happy First day of Fall Lovelies! I can’t believe we are almost done with September, but fall weather is around the corner and I cannot wait! Meanwhile, I’m stocking up with all the gorgeous yet inexpensive sweaters I can find and well, wearing them as I sweat from the front door to the car. Texas will one day get with the program!

I can’t believe we are almost done with September, but fall weather is around the corner and I cannot wait! Meanwhile, I’m loving all the gorgeous, yet inexpensive sweaters out there. I may be wearing them as I sweat from the front door to the car but hey it’s fall somewhere! Texas will one day get with the program!

Here are a few I have in my cart and can’t wait to buy and the best thing all of them are under $30.

 

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For more sweaters and ideas on how to style these stick around and make sure you are following me on Instagram! 🙂

In En Familia, Lifestyle, Littles, Motherhood on
September 14, 2017

Welcome home baby basket

“This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

“Thank you, MAM, for partnering with me on this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own

 

This past week we welcomed a new baby cousin, Lucas.  He is the most adorable little boy I have ever seen. I love babies and seeing them those first few hours changes your life forever. Holding what you once felt from the outside it’s just one more miracle from heaven, and it is also the cause of my baby fever!

I remember those first few hours of being a mom, holding my sweet and beautiful child in my hands and never wanting to let go. You can bet I was the mom that slept with the baby in the room. I just wanted to hold her and kiss her. But, those few days were not all very tranquil and beautiful. The first few days were really hard on us so I’ve come up with a welcome home baby basket to help you or all your mama friends!

 

Without further or due here are the items I put in that basket and I’ll explain along the way why I choose those items!

Welcome Home Basket:

  1. Carter’s bodysuits: One of my first lessons as a  mom was that there was going to be lots and lots of laundry along the way. These bodysuits are amazing, safe as per usual and super soft. (Carter’s is having a sweepstakes, more info at the end of this post) Click here to join the Twitter party!
  2. MAM Pacis and bottle: [Gifted] Here is the story on this one, After being home for a few days Bella was still not sleeping and losing weight, so we were told to had to supplement with formula. We tried and tried all my bottles and all my pacis and nothing worked. After thinking a bit we decided to sanitize a set we had gotten for free at the doctor’s office and Bella drank from them up until she was 4 months old. The shape of both, the paci and bottle of the MAM somehow were closer to my breast than any other and boy was I happy mommy to be able to make daddy a bottle of expressed milk and have him feed her.
  3. Bella B Naturals, butter, and body wash: [Gifted] As much as these are items for babies, I used these on myself still whenever handling a newborn. Many people still forget that they are sensitive and most shower gels are very strong. Plus they make awesome bubbles, per Bella 😉
  4.  A cute decorative cup. I got one very similar to this one to help me hold all of Bella’s pacis. It kept them out of eye and added a special touch to her room!
  5. A handmade anything. If you read a few of my posts you’ll know I’m not a good cook but I can crochet and bake, so I usually tend to pick one of those for my handmade item. Cupcakes or cookies are always welcome for new mamas. For this box, I made a crocheted bonnet! I’m thinking of doing a tutorial for some of my crochet items and adding a few to my Etsy shop for all of us who are always in a hurry!

A few extra tips:

I added a printable that was sent to me by one of my favorite companies Cozy but Etsy usually has a pretty long list of amazing printables!

Remember the basket, the items inside are important but remember the basket will also be used a lot.

Lastly, kiss those baby angels as much as you possibly can.

 

The Carter’s Sweepstake:

1. The Original Bodysuit Sweepstakes: (Thursday, 9/14 10AM-6PM EST, on Twitter & Instagram)
a. To Enter: Post a photo of baby in a bodysuit using the hashtag #bodysuitsweepstakes on Instagram or Twitter from 10AM – 6PM EST for a chance to win!
b. Prizes: Five winners will be selected to receive a $100 Carter’s Gift Card each hour from 10 AM – 6PM EST! One lucky winner will be selected to win the grand prize of Carter’s bodysuits for 1 year (in the form of a $625 gift card)!
i. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Original Bodysuit Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., DC, U.S. territories and PR, 18 yrs. and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins 9/14/17 on or about 10:00 AM ET and ends on 9/14/17 at 6:00 PM ET. For a copy of Official Rules visit the www.carters.com/originalbodysuitsweepstakes. Sweepstakes is sponsored by The William Carter Company, 3438 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 1800, Atlanta, GA 30326.
2. Double Points on Bodysuits! (Thursday, 9/14 all day, in store & online)
a. Rewarding Moments members will earn double points on their bodysuit purchase on bodysuit day! You can check out their offerings below! *Some exclusions apply. i. http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-boy-bodysuits?navID=header ii. http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-bodysuits?navID=header
iii. To learn more about Rewarding Moments visit www.carters.com/rewards
3. Bodysuit Day Twitter Chat Sweepstakes: (Thursday, 9/14 1-2PM EST, on Twitter)
a. Carter’s will also host a Bodysuit Day Twitter chat from 1-2p EST! RSVP today and join in the fun using #cartersbodysuitsweepstakes for more chances to win big! http://bit.ly/BodysuitChat

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September 10, 2017

Stephanie from Honestly Mommy; Mom Humor

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite mommies. I’m getting to love more and more the Instagram world as I have met so many wonderful women who are always so open and willing to help and  Stephanie is one of them! One of the things I love about Stephanie is her policy to be honest and hey, we are always looking for honesty and if it makes us laugh even more! So here is one of her posts and be sure to visit her blog and say hi on Instagram!

 

Mom Humor

There are some thing about mom life that are the same for all of us; dirty diapers, smelling like some else’s bodily fluids, an audience while you pee, etc. Which piece of motherhood do you most associate with?

If there is one thing I’ve learned about moms from being a Social Media Mom it’s that mom humor runs deep between us; coffee sips, target trips, and yoga pants are an unshakable bond. I’ve compiled this list of one liners, but if there is something I missed, feel free to add it in the comments below!

You know you're a mom if private trips to the bathroom are more luxurious than dark chocolate and wine...combined. And other mom humor. - HeyHonestlyMommy.com

You know you’re a mom if your hair is so greasy people keep asking you if you just got out of the shower.

You know you’re a mom if going to the bathroom alone is a luxury better than wine and dark chocolate.

You know you’re a mom if you have three separate wardrobes and none of them fit (hello pregnant and postpartum body).

You know you’re a mom if whine as a five letter word is seen more often around your house and wine as a four letter word.

You know you’re a mom if any derivative of ‘mom’ is used like a swearword in your house.

You know you’re a mom if getting some me time while the sun is still in the sky includes locking yourself in your closet.

You know you’re a mom if you get a two hour stretch of sleep at night uninterrupted and you call it a miracle.

You know you’re mom if your clothes more closely resembles a dirty napkin than an article of high fashion.

You know you’re mom if you don’t hesitate to wipe bodily fluids (i.e. snot, tears, unidentified slime, etc.) with your bare hand.

You know you’re a mom if your boobs oscillate between two states; oh-my-gosh-where-did-they-go-I-used-to-be-able-to-fill-out-this-bra, and holy-crap-these-jugs-are-massive.

You know you’re a mom if you can whip up five different lunch options in under five minutes flat.

You know you’re mom if you shop the organic aisle, buy everything gluten, soy, sugar, and dairy free and yet drive through McDonald’s on the way home.

You know you’re a mom if every adult conversation you have somehow ends up revolving around poop, nap schedules, or picky eaters.

You know you’re a mom if sitting on the couch with your feet up for five minutes is your guilty pleasure.

You know you’re mom if more coffee is consumed in your household than a 21-year-old on a drinking binge.

You know you’re mom if your idea of a good party is a nap.

You know you’re a mom if yoga pants and leggings are the main staples of your wardrobe.

You know you’re a mom if you can sing along to every PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney theme song.

You know you’re a mom if you recycle the same wardrobe day after day because 1) it’s cute, 2) it doesn’t smell (yet), 3) who really give a crap anyways I’m dressed okay?

You know you’re a mom if half eaten, soggy crackers are still an acceptable snack.

You know you’re a mom if octopus arms are an everyday reality.

You know you’re a mom if when it comes to makeup, your theory is “good enough”.

You know you’re a mom if family photos are a nightmare namely because you end up looking like a troll in all of them because you’re constantly yelling “SMILE!”

You know you're a mom if private trips to the bathroom are more luxurious than dark chocolate and wine...combined. And other mom humor. - HeyHonestlyMommy.com

Instagram Mom Humor

Of course no compilation is complete without some help from your friends, so I posed a little competition on my Instagram page to see who could come up with the best one liner. Here are a few of my favorites, if you’d like to read even more Instagram mom humor, head on over to my original post.

You know you’re a mom if going to Target is like a mini vacation. –Sparrow_Grove

You know you’re a mom if you’ve worn your underwear inside out. –Lovelyyoubymolly

You know you’re a mom if you willing get up at 4am just to have some quiet time and coffee before the kids get up. –Elleandellieco

You know you’re a mom if you’d rather wear the spitup because changing means more laundry. –Lauracook412

You know you’re a mom if you look forward to going to work on Monday just so you can have a full cup of hot coffee. –Buzy_Davvy

You know you’re a mom if your immediate reaction to the sound of a small child gagging/puking is to put your hands out and catch it. –Lysswil

You know you’re a mom if you’re wondering is that stain on your shirt is chocolate…or poop. –Newtotheoldthings

You know you’re a mom if you’re trying to be flirty and start humming and your husband asks ‘is that a nursery rhyme you’re humming?’ –Purplesunshinebows

You know you’re a mom if you’ve been washing the same load of laundry for three days because you forgot to dry it. –Sparrow_Grove

You know you’re a mom when you’re nursing your little one while looking for him. –Whitneymcclellan

You know you’re a mom if you find a dirty diaper in your purse and you can’t remember how long it’s been there. –Belliesandbabies

You know you’re a mom if you hide the good snacks because you don’t want to share. –Aharmonmoore

You know you’re a mom when hair pulling isn’t sexual anymore. –Momlifewithkelly

You know you’re a mom if you giggled even just a little bit at anyone of these, or I guess maybe should say you know a mom or are a human being if this made sense to you…even a little bit, because come on. #momlife, ‘nough said.

I hope you enjoyed this little dose of mom humor, if you did, make sure to spread the laughter by sharing to Facebook!

With love and laughter,

Stephanie

PS) I hope you found humor in these quotes and felt the camaraderie and kinship that only motherhood can bring, if you found a quote especially hilarious, be sure to check out the lady that inspired it! You can find most us Social Media Mommies on Instagram on the daily!

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August 25, 2017

Guest Post: Candice

Today I’m featuring a great and gorgeous mama I met through Instagram! I love this whole blogging world and meeting new mamas is one of my favorite things!

And guys Candice is bringing us a hair tutorial because you gotta know even though we are moms we need to always look are best.

Hi babes,

Finally I’m talking about the big “H” aka “Hair”! For those of you who know me or see my photos I’m a hair fanatic! So tonight you can shop all my hair products which I have found to be the best.  I’m extremely sensitive when it comes to my hair. I generally try to treat my hair like a prized possession.  Yes, easier said than done.  Long hair can come with hiccups as well like those unwanted knots. My hair is notorious for getting knotted even if it’s in a ponytail. So first off my tip to prevent a knotty mess is put it in a bun! Hey, I know what you’re thinking….. you’re remembering back to middle school when the librarian wore a bun. Ladies buns are back in style and extremely cute these days you can do a messy bun or a tight knotted one. Plus there are so many cute accessories to add that your hair will always look on point. See below my hair not washed in over a week full of dry shampoo.

Click here to continue reading!

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August 23, 2017

4 Products to a better skin

As a mom there is one question I get asked alot, what do I do to pamper myself?

When I first become I mom, this was somehting I had no idea how t answer. I didnt want to be a moment away from  my babe and didnt even feel the need to alone or to have a few moments alone.

Now I’m the proud mama of a toddler who teaches the energizer bunny about energy, if you get what I’m saying, and I also discovered that I need me time. Time to re-charge my batteries, time to make myself presentable and to just enjoy being a woman.

I discovered that getting my nails done is my me time, I do this every 2 weeks and it’s glorious. I feel the prettiest women every if my nails are presentable, but there is one thing that as time passes I never get it any thought!

My skin!

I’m not a 21-year-old girl anymore I’m so close to 30 I feel it in my bones, so my skin needs the help and the hydration. So When I was invited to try the following creams, scrubs and wipes I knew I had to do it.

And if you know me enough from reading my posts, you know I love a good deal so enough talking and let’s get to the good stuff.

Ok, these products are found at your local Walmart, so on the same trip to pick up groceries you can get all of them, now you just need is a few minutes, a good cup of coffee and you are ready to go.

  1. Noxzema Classic Cream. This cream smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling refreshed. The eucalyptus makes your skin tingle. I have used Noxema a few times before with my acne prone skin.
  2. Pond’s Dry Skin Cream. This is one of the holy grails for me. I have a mix of oily and dry skin so I can apply Pond’s all over my face and not have a bad reaction or acne in the oily patches. I love this cream specifically for the winter. I keep a small of their tubs in my diaper bag and spread it on my hands and face.
  3. Simple Cleansing Wipes. If you’re a makeup gal you need these. You can say goodbye to all the expensive liquids and creams. These will remove even the dirt your child through you playing at the park last week.
  4. ST. Ives. This is a new one for me and it was just what I needed. I have tried a few scrubs, body scrubs and I can tell you they are not made the same way! This restores your face.

These are the perfect combination, and all you ever need under $40 for all.Is your skin ready for the change and are you ready to dedicate more time to yourself?