#StartingIsBelieving Twitter Chat
May 31, 2018

#StartingIsBelieving Twitter Chat

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bloggin’ Mamas & the Florida Prepaid College Board. All opinions expressed are my own. Summer is a great time to save for college, especially with a little help from Florida Prepaid. Through June 30, if you open a tax-advantaged Florida 529 Savings Plan. They'll seed your account with $25 and set up automatic monthly contributions. Plus, they'll add another $25 as part of their 529 Summer Jump-Start Promotion.* That's a fantastic deal! There is no age limit, you don't have to be a Florida resident to purchase and the plan can be used nationwide; so it's a flexible option for parents who don't want to commit to a Florida Prepaid College Savings Plan yet OR it can be used …

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3 Ways to Get Your Skin Summer Ready
May 28, 2018

3 Ways to Get Your Skin Summer Ready

This is a Sponsored Post for Silk'n, however; all opinions are my own. As summer approaches, the bathing suits come out, the diets start, and the task of putting the kids in summer camps is on the list of things to do. We prep and prime, pluck and shave, and the beauty rituals begin so that we can look summer fresh, all by putting a huge dent in our wallet and irritating our skin.  What we do for to look good! There are three things I do to get summer ready, all without spending too much money and causing discomfort. 1.Exfoliate Exfoliate Exfoliate There's nothing like beautiful, glowing skin.  The skin can only receive the benefits of serums and creams if it's primed properly.  You need to get rid of …

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How to Pull off the "No Makeup" Makeup Look when Pushing Fifty
May 11, 2018

How to Pull off the

I received Giorgio Armani Beauty products to facilitate this article.  However, all opinions are my own. Ah, that big scary number "50" is no longer scary to me. These days 50 is the new 35ish.  I loved Giorgio Armani Beauty when I was 35 years-old and I love it now that I am 47 years-old. I'm not afraid of 50! But I am a firm believer that every woman over 40 should wear Giorgio Armani Beauty.  Because, let's face it; that youthful glow we took advantage of when we were younger slips away as we age.  It's just part of the process.  We can do all the masks and peels but in the end Giorgio Armani's signature "Armani Glow" brings it back.  For good. I am …

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Celebrate Mom with Goddess Garden's Essential Oil Roll-On Perfume Giveaway!
May 7, 2018

Celebrate Mom with Goddess Garden's Essential Oil Roll-On Perfume Giveaway!

I am so excited be giving away 3 Goddess Garden Essential Oil Roll-On Perfume's in Citrus Sunrise, Rainforest, and Wildflower. I truly love essential oils and I love a perfume.  However, I get a lot of allergic reactions to certain perfumes and I  don't like the Phthalates and mystery chemicals that come with them.  Goddess Garden Organics respects the love of perfume without adding harsh chemicals but by listing all of the ingredients even though it is not required. Goddess Garden feels transparency is the most important even if that means a few people reverse engineer the scent and make it themselves. A bonus is because they are made from essential oils, they offer mood-lifting benefits instead of allergic reactions. There’s also an insert in the …

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How to Move Cross Country with a Fish and Plants
May 3, 2018

How to Move Cross Country with a Fish and Plants

I was given product to facilitate this article, however, all opinions are my own. This is a conversation I have not had with my kids yet and I'm not looking forward to it.  How do I tell them that it is not a good idea to move a fish cross country?  That when fish are taken out of their surroundings, they can easily be stressed? Walter seems pretty happy here in Florida. But he did kill his counterpart and that was stressful for the whole family.  Now Walter is happy being alone but I'm wondering if we should just release him.  It's not like we  have a huge fish tank to move but it would be chaotic moving one single fish across country.  I don't think he …

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Spend Mother's Day at NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
April 26, 2018

Spend Mother's Day at NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

Do you want to dine like legends? Your in the right place if you go to NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. When you walk into their dining room, you are transported into a different world.  You are in an elegant and relaxing place that displays amazing memorabilia from the world-famous New York Yankees. The Yankees are one of the most iconic baseball franchises and NYY Steak lives up to the name and the legacy it carries with it. NYY Steak only serves USDA Prime steaks which are dry-aged in their in-house butcher shop for a minimum of 21 days. If you are a steak lover, it doesn’t get any better than that! NYY Steak's in-house butchers perfect the old-world practices of dry-aged beef to deliver arguably the …

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Hitting up Fort Lauderdale's FATVillage in the New 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
April 24, 2018

Hitting up Fort Lauderdale's FATVillage in the New 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

I was given the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to facilitate this article.  However, all opinions are my own. There are also affiliate links in this post which means that if you click on something and purchase it, I make commission. I've lived in Florida for 24 years now, half my life!  When I moved to Miami Beach it was the late 90's and I didn't own a car.  I didn't need one. I just rollerbladed to work.  Ahhhhh, to be young and free again. I moved more north when the Miami Design District started to pop up.   I made it to Fort Lauderdale a handful of times.  But I recently went to go see FATVillage.  I had heard about it, that it was a cool art district …

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5 Major Benefits of Bell Peppers and a Florida Three Pepper Salad Recipe
April 20, 2018

5 Major Benefits of Bell Peppers and a Florida Three Pepper Salad Recipe

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own. Have you ever wondered why peppers are so good for you? Not only that, they add so much flavor to any recipe.  They taste great alone or with a dip, like hummus. I love them raw but sometimes cook them with a stir fry. In our house, we eat fresh peppers all the time. They also happen to be in season and very refreshing in this Florida weather.  There's nothing like a cold, fresh salad to cool you down! So, while I was preparing the The Florida Three Pepper Salad, a fun, new recipe,  I considered all the benefits Bell Peppers have. 1. Vitamin …

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A Day at Butterfly World
April 17, 2018

A Day at Butterfly World

I was given complimentary tickets to facilitate this article.  However, all opinions are my own. We went to Butterfly World years ago. My first son (Thing 1) and I spent a lot of time there.  It's such a peaceful, pretty place to explore. We went there about once a week for a while and would take our lunch and meet other mommies there too.  It's worth it to get an annual pass if you want to go more than once a year. There's also a park right next to it that's fun for the kids after they are done at  Butterfly World. We purchased the native pupae at Butterfly World in the gift shop.  We waited for the transformation at home. I wanted to take my second son (Thing …

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A Day at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
April 10, 2018

A Day at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

I received complementary tickets to facilitate this post. However, all opinions are my own. I've never been to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens but I have heard so many great things about it. Mostly, about the beauty of the gardens.  So, when I took my son, I wasn't surprised at the magnitude of beauty that was there. But I was surprised at my lack of knowledge about the history of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens coming to be.  It's quite interesting! Driving up Yamato Road, I never thought too much about this street.  I never knew that there was once a Yamato Colony;  Japanese farmers living in present-day northern Boca Raton.  While the pioneering community of Japanese settlers is no longer here in Boca Raton because they …

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