Non-Candy Preschool Gifts For Girls and Boys for Under $20
January 23, 2017

Non-Candy Preschool Gifts For Girls and Boys for Under $20

  Valentines Day is just around the corner and it's party time again!  My kids love Valentines Day but for one reason only.  CANDY!  I'm trying to break them from the idea that Valentines Day is all about candy but that's the message they see everywhere we go.  Unfortunately, we can't escape it. Whenever we go shopping we are bombarded with different types of chocolates and candy gifts and although I'm a big chocolate fan, I haven't participated in giving Valentines Day Gifts to all my friends.  That's for another post, another day. "I...................................................WANT NON-CANDY!"  Those of you who grew up in the 80's will get that, he, he. This year I want to switch it up and make non-candy Valentines Day Gifts for my son's preschool class.   That …

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Swissvita Skincare With AC-11®
January 22, 2017

Swissvita Skincare With AC-11®

  Lately, I have been more selective with reviewing skincare products.  It seems like everyone out there claims to have "the one."  I'm not looking for drastic results, especially at forty six-years-old.  But now is the time more than ever to take care of my skin.  Gone are the days when I could get by with just a face lotion. Now I have other concerns like wrinkles around my eyes, sun spots, and all around a less youthful appearance.  I even have new concerns such as dark circles under my eyes.  This happened after kids of course.  But some people struggle with dark circles because it's hereditary. This is why I chose to try Swissvita.  Europe has some amazing, high quality products that the States does not offer.  …

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CiPU Baby Diaper Bag
January 18, 2017

CiPU Baby Diaper Bag

We all know that I'm a little obsessed with diaper bags.  I love a quality diaper bag!  By quality, I mean a diaper bag that is versatile and practical, functional and fashionable.  It's so important as a mother to feel fashionable even when I'm at my worst and don't have time to take care of myself.   A beautiful diaper bag can make any tired mom feel like a rock star! So, I came across these fantastic Diaper Bags by CiPU!  Meow!!!! I was so impressed!  This is one beautiful bag, all around. It has 13 Compartments and 9 bag accessories including changing pad, pouch, mini-purse, and stroller clips.  Along with 9 interior pockets there are 4 exterior pockets and two mesh pockets inside that are great for …

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5 Reasons to Visit PLAYMOBIL® FunPark Palm Beach
January 17, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit PLAYMOBIL® FunPark Palm Beach

I heard panic in my husbands voice when he received an email from school that we had another holiday coming up and that the kids were not going to be in  school.  He works.  I don't know why he's panicking, lol. Maybe it's because he might get a text from me around four o:clock asking when he's coming home.  It might also be an interesting (and by interesting, I don't mean good)  text depending on my hormonal status and if the kids are behaving.  I've told him many times not to text me and ask me how my day is going.  He might regret it. But on a day that both kids are home and for our sanity, they need to get outside.  They don't do well …

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Why You Should Never Change Your Baby Outside Nordstrom
January 16, 2017

Why You Should Never Change Your Baby Outside Nordstrom

Picture this. I have post postpartum depression and a baby that's a week old. Why was I at Nordstrom?  I needed to get out. I was about to lose my mind.  My mom was with me and it was going to be a nice change of scenery for her too.  So why not? When I worked at Nordstrom, I would sit on my breaks and watch the moms get their coffee and feed their babies.  Kids would run around the fountain and throw pennies in it.  There was always so much life at the cafe there.  I watched people sitting with their shopping bags meeting up with their friends, sipping on coffee and nibbling on a cake.  Then I would go back to work. Now, I was one of …

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Urban Market Bags
January 15, 2017

Urban Market Bags

I always try to remember to bring bags to use at the farm or grocery store.  The farm I go to requests that you bring your own.  But they will also give you boxes if needed that they are recycling.  Aldi also expects you to bring your own bags. I still use plastic bags for dirty diapers and such.  I don't spend money on the fancy plastic bags.  It's not necessary and it's wasteful.  I gave away my Diaper Genie for this reason. But it would be nice to have a cute reusable bag for groceries and such. I found these reusable shopping bags called Urban Market Bags and took one on my trip with me for the holidays.  It was my emergency bag in case I …

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How to Throw a Valentines Day Party for Less Than $20
January 13, 2017

How to Throw a Valentines Day Party for Less Than $20

  It's that time of year again and I feel like I just got done prepping for Christmas parties.  Now we are onto Valentines Day.  This, along with Christmas and Easter is one of my kids' favorite holidays.  Why do you think that is? CANDY of course! I try not to make it just about candy and encourage them to get active by baking and getting creative, along with seeing the true meaning of the holiday.  Valentines Day doesn't have to be a romantic holiday.  And it only takes two people to have a party.  It's important for me to encourage love and kindness and what it means to spend time with people you love. But when you have kids, holiday parties can get pricey.  I have learned …

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Bobux Shoes
January 12, 2017

Bobux Shoes

I have boys!  Dirty, scruffy, ruff and tumble, delicious boys. And their shoes last about two days.  No, I'm just kidding.  But seriously, they go through shoes fast.  Some last longer than others but both my kids have "challenging" feet.  This is not from my side of the family.  Hahaha. They both have wide, square, high insteps.  It's so much fun looking for shoes!   Now, my five year old has discovered laces and that big boys wear shoes with laces, so that narrows it down a bit.  lol. We decided to try Bobux Shoes but I will confess that I was a little nervous shopping for shoes online when their feet are such a challenge.   But I was willing to give it a shot. The first pair of …

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5 Ways to Jump Start Your Health for the New Year
January 9, 2017

5 Ways to Jump Start Your Health for the New Year

Almost everyone makes New Year's Resolutions at the beginning of the New Year.  I don't.  I assess my goals and "get back on track."  I love having a healthy lifestyle.  But it goes down hill around November and that's okay.  I own it and then I get back on track.  It's all about progress, not perfection.  If I was perfect, I'd be bored and have nothing to write about. haha. So what are the things I do to change? 1. Get Moving After the Holidays, it's hard to get moving.  But it's necessary.  For many reasons, including boosting those happy endorphins and to boost the metabolism.  Whether it's to lose weight or just to get healthy, it's important to not stay still.  I could make an excuse that my …

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5 Reasons You Need Minecraft for the Holidays
December 23, 2016

5 Reasons You Need Minecraft for the Holidays

Minecraft is a real phenomenon, even if they've never played it, they talk about it. From the game itself to the iconic design patterns Minecraft has become an integral part of our lives it seems. There are so many options to buy for kids these days and it gets harder year after year to find what to purchase for the Holidays. So if you are lucky enough that the child (or adult) you are buying a gift for does not have Minecraft, here are 5 reasons to get it for them: 1 - You can purchase Minecraft at Best Buy at the same time you buy your other electronic gifts.  You don't have to go to the toy stores.  Give yourself a break and just do it …

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