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June 11, 2018

Bella Update: 3 years old

It’s so hard to even type that I have a 3-year-old baby girl! One who is still my sweet baby girl, but every day acts more like a big girl!

Most of the time she wants to have Lester and me in the same room and needs us to be with her but just acknowledges our presence. She does not need our help whatsoever.#toddler, #bellais3 #teddybear

She is the kindest human being but has the attitude of a 16-year-old girl! (asking God for help 24/7)

She take the phrase daddy’s girl to a whole new level.

Daddy makes her day.

She could live at the park, sliding in her favorite yellow slide.

Her straight hair is no longer there, all curls now.

Says she wants to be a barbie doctor when she grows up.

Still sleeps with us, working hard on this.

Is miss independent.

Cannot be alone in the restroom if you know what I mean, haha, she needs a hug every time. (haha)

#slide

 

Wears a size 7/8 on shoes but is usually wearing a 9/10. #cutechubbyfeet

Loves to sing everything she is doing.

Still in love with her titi (bottle)

She is the light of our world! Challenges me every day to be better and to always look at things differently. I love you baby girl and I don’t know what we did before you. You bring laughter to everyone and you love to give hugs!

Lately, your new thing is talking about Jesus and how He is your Jesus. I gotta say nothing warms my heart more than that!! Is the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard!

Can’t wait to see you grow and change this world as I know only you can! Love you to pieces!! As you grow, I always want to remember you as my baby. My sweet girl! The one that made me a mom, the one that I can’t stop thinking about and worrying about too! I don’t know if it’s your adventurous spirit or how independent you are but I love both of those qualities!

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June 7, 2018

Summer Hair, dont care!

This post is sponsored by Dove Hair Care but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

#EASYSUMMERHAIR

Summer is here and is here to stay!

So are shorts, dresses and a lot of sweating! I’m not a summer person, if you are in Texas you probably are not either. haha.

The heat here is no joke, but we make each summer the best summer of our lives! We go to the zoo, enjoy being outside and spend tons of afternoons/ evenings at the park.

Nonetheless this year for the first time in my life I decided to start exercising. Yes, you read right! I’m usually the person that has never exercise in her entire life, but this year my body and health needed. Plus guys, I’m almost 30 and well there is no going back once you hit 30, or so I heard.

I signed up for Camp Gladiator and if you follow me on IG you have probably seen my stories at 5:05 in the morning with my mat and dumbells! I will share more about the camp in another post, but when I leave there I’m deranged in sweat! Every inch of my body is sweating, well my hair is not able to do the 7-day hair trick anymore. You can read more about that here.

So I’ve had to go au natural! I do this every summer and well this summer started doing it very early!

I’ll explain! I’m not a fan of putting so much heat in my hear but my curly lion mane has other plans most of the year. I try, TRY to look prestable and my mane won’t do! So I straighten or curl my hair once a week when I wash it, but if I do the same thing during summer I would honestly be bald. Not that I even have the time to straighten my long and full hair, so I wear it as natural as possible!

Like I stated above, I do live in Texas and the humidity is one of my biggest mood killers. My hair gets big, like Texas big but not so pretty. So, when Dove contacted me to try out their new Shampoo and conditioner I had to say yes! Dove is known for keeping moisture on the skin and hair and this new shampoo stood by its name! I loved how it made my hair feel! After so much damage from the cooler months and my handy dandy straightener/ wand when I dont use them I want the little product I do use to replenish my hair the most possible.

I have always used this Dove mousse and added to my routine the shampoo, conditioner, and hairspray! You can shop all Dove items here!

The hairspray keeps my curls soft yet keeps all the humidity at bay.

All the tips!

  1. Don’t use a towel to dry your hair. It creates tons of frizz
  2. Use shampoos that let you conserve a few your natural oils, like DOVE
  3. Brush your hair as soon as you get our of the shower. Many say dont but for me its a must!
  4. Mousse is your best friend, but dont over use it!
  5. If you live in a humid area dont forget the hairspray.

I will be sharing a video on how I get these curls on Wedsnday so stay toned!

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May 21, 2018

One Dress 4 Ways

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Hey Gals!

Spring and Summer are the seasons for dresses and I cannot get enough of them! The only problem we sometimes face when we purchase dresses is the lack of outfit options for the future.

Today I want to take the challenge and make easy for all of us! You can do this with any swing dress but what I love about this dress is the peplum aspect, but let’s get started!

#summerdress #1dress4ways

1. As Is

This dress is very lightweight and if you know me in real life you have probably seen me wearing it multiple times! I wear it with these flats. When the temps drop (I doubt it will happen in the next 8 months in Texas) you can pair it with boots!

#summerdress #1dress4ways

2. Kimono It

Another thing that comes with spring are Kimonos!

One of my favorite accessories. (I have a post on my favorites coming up) In reality, kimonos are a match with almost everything in your closet! This is my favorite way as it gives the dress a whole entire look!

3. Tied up

The new way to do every shirt! It always reminds me when I was in junior high and we use to tie our t-shirts! #90skid. Except now there are tons of tutorials out there for different knot looks and many of the shirts bring the knot already! #easypeasy

#summerdress #1dress4ways

4. Peplum Top

My second favorite. I love it this way and it’s super simple! Tuck most of the dress in your shorts and start pulling little by little until you get the desired length all around.

Hope you can see your dresses in a new light and get the most use out of them! And don’t worry we will be going to the beach this weekend so I can get some sun on them legs!

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May 15, 2018

Chemical Free Laundry Scent Booster

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essential oil, young living

I’m all about saving money and I have mentioned it on here before but something I don’t skimp on is my family’s health. I made the switch to essential oils about 8 months ago and has saved my life and a few bucks too!

Im still learning but I wanted to answer one of the most asked questions I get.

What else do you use them for?

Let me be very honest, the oils are not cheap. I think that’s the main reason it took me so long to finally sign up. Now 8 months later I regret that decision full heartedly. I wish I had done it sooner! They don’t work like the oils you buy at the store! Most people make the mistake of buying them and thinking they’ll work the same way! They dont!

There are so many ways to use them that I couldn’t possibly list them in one post, but I today I want to share just one of their many uses aside from diffusing,

Laundry Scent Booster.

I make a huge batch and it lasts me up to 3 weeks or more and the cost is about $1.50 or less for the batch. Since I use the oils for other areas in my home it would be a bit difficult to calculate the exact amount but I’m very positive is even less than that!

Here is what you need:

An airtight container like this one or this.(comes in a set of 2) Great deal!

15 Drops of the Essential oils of your choice. (I use Lemon and Purification)

2 cups of Epsom Salts ( you can get yours at your local store cheaper)

1/2 cup of Baking Soda  (Great Price) I also use this for my carpet cleaner!

That is it!

Check the video below for the instructions and feel free to comment below or email me if you have any questions!

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, you can click here to order your kit today! If you want more info I would love to add to our Facebook group!

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May 3, 2018

Refresh yours Space: Fast and Easy

This post is sponsored by Babble Boxx but all opinions are my own!

In my last post I shared some summer ideas for your kids, but as much as I want it to be summer, it is still spring.

In Texas spring brings great weather accompanied by a lot of cleaning and allergies.  The weather is usually the highlight of our days but this year I’m just dreaming of summer. Maybe is the fact that I work a lot less or that allergy season is not as bad.

Who am I kidding, is the cleaning!

We moved into an older home about 6 months ago (what!) and there is about 1000 more sqft to clean and organize if not more. I wish I was that type A personality that loves to clean but I’m not! I do try my best to maintain my home cleaned so when Babble Boxx sent me this Refresh Your Space box I was pretty excited! The box contained pretty amazing items and one that did not fit the actual box!

Also, if you are interested here are a few homes for sale in Houston! Best city ever! We have the best city parks and schools ever!

Mosquito Joe

 

This is life.

You see my sweet daughter? Mosquitos see her too and literally eat her up! My husband and she,  suffer from the same issue! Going outside is just very hard for them. I have to be honest I was a little skeptical about it working! I even schedule the appointment almost 2 weeks before actually posting making sure I give you all a review worth your time. I’m very happy to report this product it’s completely worth it! I’ve had a few people ask me about them and I have is praise! We still put our homemade bug spray but I can definitely tell the difference.

Use code BUZZONLINE to get $25 off your first service:

Krud Kutter:

Did I mention we moved into an older home? Our home is 20 years old and even though our kitchen was renovated we have a gas grill that came with the home right smack in the middle of our backyard! We don’t use this grill but it’s important that it’s clean! Both the Heavy Duty Cleaner and Disinfectant and Kitchen Degreaser All-Purpose Cleaner took all the gunk out!

Scrub Daddy: The Scrub Daisy Dishwand System

I love having fresh flowers in my kitchen and this wand takes it to a whole new level. #SPRINGFEVER It’s 3 separate wands and all just as cute and useful! The plus side it saves my hands from all the scrubbing!

Waterpik: WaterSense Showerhead

This is our second Waterpik shower head and we love them! It brings spring showers to a whole new level. As a mom, this is my me time and I enjoy it to the fullest.

Duck Brand: Duck Pack & Track

I wish I had these when we were moving and after Christmas! It’s pretty much genius! I’m using mine to store all of Bella’s old clothes and toys! One day I’m going to need them and well I don’t want to go through the whole attic looking for them! I’m also thinking of sticking one on my phone and my husbands phone and download the app on both phones in case we lose one we can just check the app on the other phone! We may just encounter a problem if we lose both!

Click here to so how it works.

Westcott Carbo Scissors

On my free time, I love to sew and I’m very picky with my scissors and their upkeep! Now there is always someone who uses them for regular use because there are just sharper and better, but with these, it will not happen again! I love them. They can cut anything and everything! I am indeed keeping them high because Bella is in the stage of hair cutting and well yeah, we don’t want that!

Get your pair here!

 

 

What products are you loving this season?