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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!

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March 22, 2018

A Clean Face for a Busy Mom in 1-Minute

 

This year I turned 28 and I promised myself I was going to work harder on keeping a clean life. I’ve changed a few things here and there I will be sharing more of that later on but today I want to share one new item I’ve been using to maintain my skin clean.

I will stop and tell you now I’m a very simple and laid back person. I love products that fit my daily life, not products that I have to fit my life around if that makes any sense. I’m a busy and dedicating too much time to anything literally means I will only follow it for a while and not do it again!

So fast and easy is my jam! So Biore and this mask are my to go when I’m in a rush, which is most of the time! I also use their pore strips and love putting them on my hubby! most of all I love taking them off, shhhh don’t tell him!

Now, I have been using similar pore strips for years but these charcoal strips are very different and guys, I can tell the difference! Not to mention they are dermatologist tested and approved. On top of that, I love their charcoal which shows the nasty stuff so much better! :))

#mask #porestrips

As far as the mask goes, the warming sensation and the feeling of clean once its off is superb, and like stated above I love that its one-minute guys, you cant bet that! It warms up and leaves my skin very \

clean and Bella gets to laugh at my many face designs!

#porestrips #mask #momlife

To make it even sweeter you can get them at Target, need I say more, or order them from Amazon, hello Prime!

Order or pick up yours today and say hello Spring with a new clean face!

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February 7, 2018

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dresses

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last minute valentine's dresses, valentine dresses #lastminute #valentinesdaydressesWell, Valentine’s day is here whether we are ready or not! I cannot believe we are almost mid through February! Either I’m getting older or time is really flying by, but the deal is it’s here and I’m ready to enjoy it!

Our church has an annual Valentine’s day dinner and this year again our ministry will be in charge so between the planning and our regular services I have to get a party dress and be ready to fall more in love with my better half! Today I want to take you on the ride and show you some dresses you can actually pick up at your local stores and a few Amazon dresses, because hello, Amazon PRIME!

I do have to warn you I’m very traditional and honestly, I don’t go for minis or anything where I’m showing too much skin! I love a modest dress and something that feels like me so many of these may not be your style but I would love to see it in the comments! Dont get me wrong I have short dresses and show skin but everything with limits! Every item I’m going to share are things I would wear in a heartbeat!

Velvet Dress: I’m in love with this one and is currently in my cart! I love love the color and the sleeves!

Black Tutu Dress: If you saw my closet this dress fits right in! Is there a need to explain why on this dress?

Soft Pink Dress: I love this dress! The style is perfect and the lenght looks great! It also hides the post-baby bump or the c-section pouch too!

Lace Dress: Ohh this dress speaks my language! If you have bigger hips, like me, this is the dress to go for! It highlights your smaller areas and the color is amazing!

Red Ruffle Dress: I love a good ruffle! The best dress on the list probably if you are looking for something a bit more formal and on the modest side!

Peplum Dress: I have a peplum dress in black and it’s such a staple in my closet! I love how it makes me feel and more than anything how it looks!

Others I’m Loving:

This Red Dress: This red dress is beautiful! Unfortunately for me, carry a lot of weight on my hips and this is definitely a no for my body type!

This Polka dot Dress: Is on my birthday wishlist!

Red Lace Dress: If you are going for something a little bit more revealing! You know that hot date with your partner!