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May 23, 2019

3 Ways to Love your Furry Friend

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaNextSteps #CollectiveBias

Our little guy doesn’t make it on here enough but this post is just for him.

We got Rocco as a Christmas gift for Bella two years ago and he has been such a big part of our family. I will confess I declared myself as “not a dog person” for years until Rocco came around. Like a typical Schnauzer, he is very active, is all over the place and NEEDS 5000 hugs and kisses a day. He sleeps the funniest ways and our girls are pretty much obsessed with him. Bella cannot be without him and Cami is so entertained by everything he does.

So today for our crazy little puppy we are sharing 3 ways to show him our love.

  1. Keep them groomed. I kid you not, Lester loves cutting his hair and bathing him and of course, we love a clean puppy. He runs around and loves all the attention he gets. He also loves himself. He looks in the mirror all the time. We think you are pretty cute too Rocco.
  2. Give them a special place to eat. Since he was little we designated an area of the house just for him. He has his bowls there and a cute little mat that keeps his place clean. Just like us, they love to have their own little space
  3. Lastly, find the food they love. Rocco is a Shcounzer which means we have to be extra careful with his food. Food that’s high in fat does not work for him. We introduced Purina® Beneful® Grain Free with Farm Raised Chicken and he has loved it. It keeps him running and being the playful puppy we know and love. As Hispanics, we sometimes tend to give regular food to our dogs and that is something we do not do with Rocco. We want him healthy and know the best food for his tummy. We can count that every bag of Beneful is made in the USA  by people who are committed to providing our dogs great quality food. Click here to shop our dog food.

We love our puppy and look forward to watch him grow as a healthy puppy. We love that Purina® Beneful® Grain Free with Farm Raised Chicken gives us the opportunity to see our boy grow.

How do you make your puppy feel extra special?

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May 22, 2019

New baby gift basket


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

 When we were pregnant with Cami a few friends were pregnant as well. It has been so nice to share baby pics and horror night stories if you know what I mean.

We’ve teamed up with Carter’s to share our new baby gift basket, which includes a few of the items we love and recommend for all new and seasoned mamas from their new collection Little Baby Basics.

If you haven’t noticed already I’m slightly obsessed with baskets any anything along those lines, especially for us moms. We all know we live mess by mess and baskets help us hide the mess and make it look pretty.

In this case, I bought this cute metal greenhouse which can be used as a bow holder for girls or bow ties for boys.

Here are the items I included:

A 5 piece cute set of baby onesies from their new Little Baby Basics

I love these. I’m usually a pretty neutral gal when it comes to onesies but these are just adorable! I can add a sweet diaper bloomer and be ready for all the summer fun.

A snap front romper from LBB

I have to be 100% honest. I love these. When Bella was a baby she spent all of her days in these. They make for the faster diaper changes ever. On top of being my #1 choice for babies who are often sick. Bella used to get ear infections and having something over her head was the worst!

A Sleeping Sack and Sleeper part of LBB

We have never had one until  Cami, and gosh is it a game changer. Girl, can sleep 3-4 hours straight while in it. I love the fabric and how the zipper unzips from bottom to top allowing for quick, no fuss diaper changes.

A cute romper from LBB

Is there anything sweeter than babies in rompers with all their little rolls? No right!

All of these items are part of Carters Baby Basics line and we love them all. Now tell me what you love of Carter’s Little Baby Basics Line?

 

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April 26, 2019

Indoor picnic for the hot or rainy days

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.

The last few days the weather has been unknown, literally. Not even the weatherman gets it right.
I’ve been keeping Bella inside due to all the allergens, hello Texas, but also just to get her ready for the hot and scouring summer temps.
So when we got this box from babble box it fit our routine amazingly.

So get your blankets out and let’s enjoy a sweet picnic inside.
Let’s start with these cute baby bodysuits from Fruit of the Loom. Fruit of the Loom is our favorite for all things daddy, undies, and shirt but these onesies may top it all. I love how breathable they are and since we live in Houston that’s all we really need. Aside from that, they grow with our babies, they are designed to last up to 6 months expanding and growing with the littlest member of our clan. We put them on and the fabric was perfect.

Kiwico
We have been hearing about KiwiCo for a while! Its a monthly subscription of arts and crafts ideas for your little one. They have different ages and I just picked Bella’s age, the Koala crate, and received a sweet box with everything laid out and simplified. The instructions are very easy and even a mom like myself, who is always on the run is able to do.
I love that it gives me special time just with Bella since sissy needs me so much and still want to dedicate time just for her and it gives me the opportunity to do just that.

 

 

Shampoo and conditioner from Snip-Its
This is actually something that I have been researching. You see, Bella has curly hair, like really curly hair that it gets the littlest amount of moisture and poof there it goes. I blow dry it straight after bath time and by the next morning its back. With summer around the corner and sprinkler parties and pool days in our horizons who really has the time and energy?
The shampoo and conditioner from Snip-its will be lifesavers as they keep her hair soft and as tangle free as possible, on top of being all natural. And really, who does love a squeaky clean child?

 

Lunch Notes from Me!
Bella is at the sweet stage where everything is funny and silly. And having Lunch Notes From Me! from MyWish4U notes fit with her attitude just right. The fun facts come as a surprise to her but the little jokes bring her a huge smile. Bella will start school in August (half days) but I love the idea of sticking these into their lunch bags or boxes and giving them a little smile even when they are far.

So, are you ready for your indoor or outdoor picnic?
This will be our first summer as a parents of two and I’m looking forward to all the activities we will be doing.

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April 20, 2019

Spring Cleaning: 4 products that will save your life

Spring is here and so it’s the need to CLEAN everything.

I don’t know if this because we have all been inside our homes for too long but as soon as March rolls around we all get the itch to spring clean. I love the idea of updating the decor and putting the sweaters away but to be completely honest I hate the cleaning part. It feels like it takes forever and lasts a few days only.

I do love to declutter and throw away everything we are no longer using but that’s about it, the part of deep cleaning and scrubbing, not my forte.

My hubby always ends up doing most of it and I typically help. (Being honest over here, he is the neat freak)

This year, I’ve grown, no joke I’m so close to thirty I can fell it in my bones, which means I have to mature and find a way to do it, and I’m happy to say I actually enjoyed it. So much I will be tackling each room of the house slowly by surely.

I’ll start with the kitchen since we basically live there.

We love our kitchen. A few months ago we celebrated our anniversary and as a gift, we decided to take renovate the kitchen a bit by taking a wall down and now that room is my favorite room. Having that open concept means it needs to be sparklingly clean at all times. That’s why we have teamed up with Walmart and Project And Gamble to show you an easier way to clean.

If you have been following me for a while you know my love for baking. I try to cook and burn almost everything but baking is my biggest passion which leaves my oven looking like a mess 100% of the time and sticky hands on cabinets, so I knew I wanted to tackle these two spots first.

Oven:

This is probably the dirtiest space in every house. Oven cleaners hardly ever work, aside from filling your home with fumes and very bad chemicals. For our oven I use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and as much as I bake it only took 5 minutes for me to clean the door. I grabbed a wet Magic Eraser and a dry one and went over a few times. MY oven gets a lot of use which meant it was extra dirty but looks at that difference.. I can’t wait to tackle the grill.

Cabinets:

 

Our cabinets it’s something I clean often. They are dark so everything shows, but using the Magic Eraser with Dawn non-Scratch sponge I was able to get the grease out and clean all the little fingerprints by my lovely assistant. This makes a world a difference. Cabinets will look a 1000 times better

Floors:

We have white porcelain floors in our kitchen, and keeping them clean is pretty easy with the right products. We use Swiffer Dry and Wet mop and have extremely clean within minutes. You have the option to use their dry pads or wet. No need to buy to products, one for dry floors and one for wet floors. I buy a lot of the extra padding and call it a day and it works both on tile/ ceramic/ porcelain or wood floors.

For all overall cleaning we have always used Bounty, it is strong! I use it to scrub on stains in our countertop, dry accidents and simple the overall kitchen helper

The best thing about all of these products it’s that all of it can be done in minutes by simply placing an online order and getting all of the supplies delivered to your front door. There is no getting the wrong item and having to go back to the store. While you are at it buy some pretty decor too.

I’ve hope you enjoy these hacks and quick kitchen cleaning options and that you are able to do it yourself and refresh your home in minutes.

We would also love to give you the chance to enter a giveaway where one of you would be able to get a gift bag full of P&G products.

Ready to join the fun and fast cleaning?

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March 26, 2019

The top 3 Baby Shower Gifts

This post is sponsored by Incredibundles. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

I have attended my fair share of baby showers over the years including ours and I have to be honest I love them.I love planning them, decorating and even cooking.

As a girl mom, I want to buy the new mom all the cute clothes and a must item, usually, diapers, as they are always needed, but we all have a preference in the brands we put on our babes.

#baby #cutebaby

After our latest shower, I discovered 3 of the gifts every mom wants and will actually need and use!

Let’s start!

  1. Food. Little did I know how busy life with a newborn and a toddler would be! On top of surviving on little to no sleep. I have received a So Fresh box before and knew they were exactly what we needed when we got home. My husband was able to cook dinner for us in a blink of an eye and he didn’t have to make a trip, or two, to the store to find the ingredients.
  2. Cleaning Services. This is every mom’s dream. Whether you had a natural birth or a c-section you will need your rest and cleaning will no be at the top of your list but still very much needed, especially since most babies have a ton of visitors those first few days!
  3. And last but not least diapers, and more diapers. You can never have enough diapers and will never want to run out. Believe me, I’ve been there and having to go out to get more it’s gut-wrenching.That’s why I have teamed up with Icredibundles. I have worked with them in the past  with a bundle of goodies but now we are talking all about diapers. You can purchase a subscription for diaper and wipes for up to a year. I can guarantee any new mom will appreciate this precious delivery! Never have to go out on the last minute to buy diapers. Ordering online is very fast and easy.

And because we just love you all and want to make your life easier we are giving away 3 months of free diapers... Yes 3 months of diapers for one lucky reader!

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