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April 28, 2018

Fun Summer Activities for Toddlers

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Guys summer is almost here! I can hardly believe it, but it will be here before we know it! As much as I would love to spend all of our time outside Texas temperature don’t always allow us to. So we find activities to do inside during the hot peek hours and today I’m bringing you a few. This can all work with kids up to 10 years old.

Snazaroo™ Brush Pen

flower, face painting

Bella loved this! She asked me to draw a dinosaur, a princess, a crown and a puppy but mama lacks drawing skills so a flower looking paw-print had to be it! But guess what?she loved it anyways! I love it because is easily washed off and it didn’t irritate her skin whatsoever! There are 12 colors to choose from that can take them anywhere their imagination does!She asked for a zebra next time so white and black stripes will be on her face! #momoftheyear.

Visit Snazaroo™ website to learn more and get yours before the summer starts.

Dinosaurs Living in My Hair Books

books, summer fun summer fun

dinosaur

Here is where she got the idea that mom could draw a dinosaur! lol, Dinosaurs Living in My Hair Books and Dinosaurs Living in My Hair Books 2 are both adorable and filled with imagination. As a parent, this is key when picking books! These books kept her entertained for such a long time! She stood on her tower pretending to read them and playing with the dinosaur PEZ. I can see ourselves sitting in the playroom reading these all throughout the summer.

You can order yours here and use code FREESHIP to get free shipping on your order!

PEZ Jurassic World Collection

#summer #dinosaur

This was the first thing Bella grabbed from the box! She was just astonished at the fact that they dispense candy! It was our first time eating PEZ. PEZ takes me back to my childhood! I use to love collecting them and I even stole one for old times and saved the other one for my now 21-year-old brother, who watched Jurrasic Park about 100384 times when he was little! Good old times!

Check all of them out here!

Sprout Crispy Chews

We received 2 flavors of these and each one so so good! I may have eaten a few. I love that they look like gummies and I can give them to Bella and she’ll never notice! They are filled with a full serving of fruits and veggies! Even more, they are even packed like gummies, yet are plant-powered and just plain delish! Our, mine too, favorite was Orchard Fruit & Carrot check out their website and tell me which one you want to try!

 

Zenni Optical Kids Glasses

Lastly, were these  Zenni glasses kind of as a prep for school! I’m thankful Bella doesn’t use glasses but I know of many little ones who need them! Summer is a great opportunity to get your kids a check-up and get this done before school starts! As adults, I choose glasses for their looks and durability because #momlife and I love that Zenni glasses fit all of those! They have a ton of colors to choose from and are durable!

Check this video to learn more!

I will be back next week with more inside activities! I hope you like all of these!

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April 25, 2018

The Perfect Little White Dress

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white dress, summer and spring dress

Hey Dolls!!

Every week we patiently, and sometimes not so patiently, wait for the weekend. The time we dedicate to our loved one and everything and everyone we neglected since Monday’s alarm went off.  As much as I have tried not to live for the weekend, I must say it’s pretty hard and the saddest thing is that most of the time it flies by!

little girl, smiling

Skirt

Now, every once in a while we get one of those magical weekends and last weekend was one of them. I think we just get to a stage in life that we just enjoy the little things so much more. When we are younger we tend to always be in a rush and the fastest we can go the better. Which always leaves us missing all of life’s beauty! And then we get that spark, that reminds us to stop and look around and just enjoy this season! This moment just as it is! The last-minute unplanned trip will just give you a new perspective on your day!

This weekend we woke up late, I got a much-needed pedicure and manicure and the rest was spent as a family, you know just the best kind of fun!

We made a quick and definitely unplanned trip down to the coast and back on the same day, an outdoor mall with the grandparents and a very late dinner. We finished our weekend off with a lot of God and even a Sunday afternoon nap! Just the sweetest time!

On Sunday I finally got to wear this dress that has been sitting in my closet for the last 3 weeks, and guess what? I loved it even more on!

 

It’s such a perfect dress for spring and even summer. For cooler mornings and evening, you can add a sweater or a jean jacket and still look amazing! Best this is under $25! Yes under $25 !

Dress/ Shoes (wait for a deal or check these out)

Tip: For shoes, I have been going to JCPenny more since they have a lot of sales and $10 off $15 purchase.

Hope you love it as much as I do and be on the look it for more big savings on Spring and Summer outfits!

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April 11, 2018

Please Stop Cursing in Front of My Child

Hey guys!

Well, this post may be a bit controversial but it has been on my mind for a while and as much as I don’t like to be negative it has to be said!

I have been very clear in all my channels about my I’m Christianity. It’s part of my name and who I choose to be. We lead a Christ-filled life that also takes us, as a family, to make certain decisions on how we handle our selves.

For Example, we don’t do anything Halloween. We don’t go out dancing, we don’t drink and we don’t curse. We are not perfect nor do we pretend to be and as parents and I’m sure we are making a ton of mistakes too, but we try our best to be kind and keep to ourselves!

Now, lets got back to the cursing, we made the choice to not even allow Bella to wonder about curse words. I, personally, don’t think they are needed. I know one day she’ll stumble upon them and we will explain and remind her that we don’t use such words. I also understand, that not every parent chooses to do that and respect it. Don’t get me wrong I strongly disagree, but it’s not my child nor my place to tell any parent what’s wrong or right!

It does become my problem when people choose to talk like that in a public setting where there are kids. Now that gets me angry, like super angry. This has happened to us twice in the last few weeks. Both times we have been  in a public setting, with more the 6 kids around and a grown-up man, not a child or even a teen, a misbehaved adult cursing like a pirate, and guess to whom?? To his wife and teen!!

Let me be clear, in both situations, it was an adult, a parent mind you, using offensive language and being very loud. I could go on to say that both were drunk, both obviously had something going on but that would just serve as an excuse, which I will not give them.

We tried to go on about our dinner, but it was just too much vulgarity. When our waiter came we asked him to move us to another table and that was the end of it, at least for us. We enjoyed a very nice dinner and left satisfied.

But the problem remains. It remains in our kids. It remained in the other 5 kids who were sitting around this person. It shows our kids a lack of respect. It shows our kids that getting mad and saying 4820424 curse words is acceptable. That abusing others verbally is acceptable. That calling people names is completely fine.  And then we sit and wonder why teens are committing suicide due to bullying, why there is so much violence now, why have times changed?

You know why?

Because there is a man or a woman that needs a bar of soap in the mouths again! Because there is a mom or a dad that just compared their child, partner to a piece of waste. Because we have lost all respect to those around us.

Like I said above, it’s completely up to you as a person or parent, but please keep in mind those around you, keep kids in mind, keep our teens in mind. They are our tomorrow, our hope and our world!

I could go on all day, but this is the reality.

In what world do you want your child to grow in? We work endless hours for them, we changed everything about us for them, let’s take that extra step and teach them!

Let us teach the to respect and love others.

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April 9, 2018

3 Tips to Train your Hair to Stay Clean Longer

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Hey Guys!

So it’s been quite some time since I’ve actually written a few weeks but I’ve been wanting to answer a few questions about my dry shampoo!

Dry shampoo is probably the most asked question on my Instagram.

How to use and why? So here goes nothing.

To be 100% honest I wash my hair once a week. Yes, only once a week and I’ve been doing it that way for the last 4 years or so!

Back then Dry Shampoo was not a thing I knew about but I would just work around my hair.Plan different hair days and just play it off, but thankfully dry shampoo came about and I have been a user ever since then!

I’ve mentioned in my Instagram Stories before, but this will not be something you can do form one day to other, it takes time to train your hair, to make it look clean.  I know this may not be something for everyone but for me, a full-time employee, mama and wife without counting the fact that I’m in church and taking classes almost every evening of the week. This is my stage of life right now and this what works for me!

So on to the actual tips!

  1. Wash your hair and make sure you rinse it well. One of the things that will absolutely kill this process is a very dewy conditioner or leaving even a tiny bit in your hair.A few years ago I read that after your done showering you need to rinse your hair one last time in cold water and I do that every single time.
  2. If you have the time, blow-dry your hair. This will make it extra dry and take all the oils out! Plus hey it gives your hair crazy volume and life!
  3. If this is your first time, let your hair get dirty, extra dirty. You know the day that you HAVE to wash it? You can wear something like this or this and just apply dry shampoo!! No joke here guys. The idea is to train your hair to last longer. That way every week you will take it an extra day!

This is the dry shampoo I use and it’s on sale this week. Get a few cans if you can and I’ll be back next week to share a bit more on how to style it and a day to day photo of how my hair looks throughout the week!

Thanks for reading and have the best Monday ever! God Bless!

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April 3, 2018

Buying an Older Home and the Products that make it easier!

 

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.ll opinions are my own.

The last few years we have all heard about Fixer Uppers and buying homes with character and renovating them. It was kind of like a bug and that everyone was bitten by it, including us.

As I had mentioned before we had a beautiful brand new home with lots of space, then came Bella and she brought thousands of things with her and our perfect starter home was just that a place to start. Our old home was the last house built in the neighboorhood and all the sudden our street became the main street meaning that cars passing by were literally racing and not even noticing the speed limit! My mama was on a string every single time we took a walk or even walked out to our car. That, with a few other small issues, made us make the move. Our now house fell into our lap even when we weren’t looking for a home. It was truly God’s work!

Our new home is close to 20 years old and was pretty much remodeled but like always, there is still a lot that has to be done. The list is a mile long but we are working on it slowly but surely. But if you have moved recently like we did you are aware of the headaches that come with this blessing, so in this post, I have included a few things that will give you a lot fewer headaches.

 

First off, My Cloud Home. 

I’m always so terrified of losing pictures of us as a family and when Bella was little. Since most of them are on my phone I tremble every time my phone has a glitch, not to mention the fact that our memory cards could get lost.

 

Another sweet thing about My Cloud is that I can share photos with my friends a family, like Bella’s birthday pictures. Oh, and did I mention it uses your Wifi and no monthly fees! Sounds like my love language!

Head to their website to get your own for 15% off by going to their website and using the code WDBABBLEBOX!

 

Comet® Bleach Powder and Foaming Bath Spray

I’ve mentioned on Instagram before we don’t use many products in our home but Comet is one only product we still use! I love it because it’s strong enough to take away all the build up a house of almost 20 years has yet I don’t need to open a window when I’m using it! It’s all very simple and super easy, not to mention fast!

I use the Comet Foaming Spray on every inch of my bathroom!

Have you ever used Comet? What do you think about it?

 

Duck Brand Smooth Top® Easy Liner ® Brand Shelf Liner ®

This product fits my life so much! I love to line all my cabinets and in this house, I simply forgot to do it when we moved in. Doing this simple step makes my cabinets look so pretty! I have added this to my to-do list while spring cleaning next week! This print matches my cabinets and even the floor! I love it and it’s machine washable!

 

Waterpik PowerSpray+™ Fixed Mount Shower Head

One of the biggest home projects on our list is updating our showers and tubs! I’m sure all of it was standard when our home was built. We have a tiny fix that’ll share coming up but this shower head is such an easy upgrade yet it makes your whole showering experience, you know what I mean if you are a mom, just be wonderful! The power massage features sounds amazing!

I will be sharing this small upgrade soon on here and you can get started early by buying your self a PowerSpray Showerhead by visiting their website and saving $10 off it!

 

Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug

This product is perfect for married couples, haha. I cant tell you to have many times my husband and I go back and forth as to who is turning the lights off when we are both already in bed. Does this happen to you? But being serious it’s really a great product!

Simply plug the device into the wall outlet, download the free app and connect your Wemo to the Wi-Fi and that’s it! You can control lights and appliances too! You can also set schedule and timers, keywords for us moms! This plug reminds me of the movie Smart Home on Disney channel when I was a kid! :)) I really feel like I also have a Smart home too! 😉

Here is a $5 coupon code so you can also have a Smart home!

Coupon Code:BWM-KX5B-MFKN-NXEM

Now it’s your turn! Tell me about your favorite products!