Mommy and Me Shopping || Summer 2017

Hi Everyone!

Last week I did a little summer shopping and I thought I would share with you what I got. I have never been a “jumpsuit person” but I saw so many positive reviews about this one floating around that I thought I would give it a try. It just so happens to be the greatest outfit ever! I have never been comfortable in a one piece anything before but this one is amazing and I am totally a converted “jumpsuit person.” The black floral jumpsuit offered a matching two piece option for Lila, so you know I had to get on that. The black floral is a little out of my comfort zone, so my thought process was that if Lila matches all the attention would be on us matching and not me wearing a floral print. Haha. I’m sure it’ll be great.

I also wanted to share with you a TIP for finding matching pieces for your toddler. When you find a pattern you like, copy and paste the name of the pattern into the shop search bar. It brings up everything with that pattern and often times it brings up matching options for your kiddos. I have the best luck with this technique on this website.

Go ahead and try it next time you find something and you might be surprised how many search results you get. I know I sure was when I typed in “Black Floral” here.

I hope everyone is having a great national donut day. I mean, does any holiday even come close in awesomeness?!

 

 

Linen-Blend Tie-Belt Jumpsuit for Women

Tiered Metallic-Stripe Swing Dress for Toddler

Sleeveless V-Neck Maxi Dress for Women

Button-Front Romper for Toddler Girls 

Linen-Blend Tie-Belt Jumpsuit for Women

Embroidered Tie-Front Swing Dress for Women

Floral Tie-Shoulder Swing Top for Toddler

Crinkle-Gauze Shorts for Toddler

Linen-Blend Tie-Belt Jumpsuit for Women

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My Mother’s Day Wish List from Kay Jewelers

 

Hi everyone!

Mother’s Day will be here in a few short days. I love Mother’s Day because I have so many wonderful childhood memories of me and my siblings coming together to make the day special for our mom. We would start the day by going to church together in the morning, then taking her out to lunch, and then giving her the special gifts we had picked out for her. I loved making my mom feel special and also loved the quality family time we had together.

Since becoming a mother, I have appreciated my own mother in ways I never did before. All the great times, and all the not so great times. I know my mom was just doing her best and I appreciate her more than ever. So this Mother’s Day I wanted to spoil her with a piece of jewelry that she totally deserves from  Kay Jewelers. My mother is strong, brave, and loves fiercely. I wanted the piece of jewelry I picked out for her to match those qualities of hers.

I remember when I was a little girl I would go through my mom’s jewelry box and make her tell me the story of how she got each piece. Most of her jewelry was from my dad when he returned home from traveling. I loved being in her room and looking at all of her beautiful jewelry, and looking back this is such a sweet memory of mine. Simple moments of her telling me the story that went along with every necklace, bracelet, or earring she owned. Jewelry is so timeless, and I hope that one day I get to share one of these sweet moments with my daughter.

I think no matter what mom is to you, Kay Jewelers has an option to make this a Mother’s Day she will never forget with a huge selection and something for every budget. Here are just a few options from Kay that would make any moms day:

 

1) Diamond Earrings  /  2) Diamond Earrings  /  3) Diamond Bracelet  /  4) Diamond Bracelet  /  5) Diamond Necklace  /  6) Diamond Necklace

Happy Shopping!

*Thank you to Kay Jewelers for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Four Unforgettable Mother’s Day Gifts

 

Hi everyone!

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner I’m sharing with you some of my favorite, unique gift ideas. I even have some exclusive coupon codes for you so scroll to the bottom of the page if you just can’t wait.

Shopping for Mother’s Day gifts has always a been a fun tradition for me and my siblings to do together, but since becoming a mom it has been even more fun because I know I’ll be getting something the morning of too. By the way, mark your calendars, because May 14th is Mother’s Day! That’s right it’s less than two weeks away so without further ado let’s get shopping!!

 

 

Vichy: This is new product I recently discovered and it because an instant must have item for me. MINÉRAL 89 is a new generation of moisturizer, that combines 15 Mineral Rich Water with Hyaluronic Acid to fortify skin and make it more resistant to visible aging caused by environmental factors. Can I hear a heck yes?! This is like magic in a bottle and everything I’ve been looking for. My skin instants feels a boost of hydration and I’m left with more vibrant, healthy looking skin. Who is else is chasing the ‘glow’? I switched out my regular moisturizer for MINÉRAL 89 and I apply 2 drops spending with outward movements from the middle of my face, without applying too much pressure. This is my new favorite face moisturizer.

Exclusive offer! get 20% off and free shipping – Code: BABBLE – valid through 6/30/2017 – over at Vichy

 

 

 Sabon – Butter Hand Cream: You really can’t go wrong giving your mom a hand cream. Sabon’s signature Butter Hand Cream is perfect for any mom because it is super nourishing and will also soothe, protect, and heal busy hands. The consistency is think and creamy and soaks into your skin for a silky soft touch. If that isn’t enough reason to be excited about this one then let me paint a picture of the fresh, sweet scent of almond and the gentle notes of vanilla. Ahhhh. Reminds me of a warm and cozy memory with mom. Sabon is enriched with shea butter for healing and intense hydration. In case you didn’t know shea butter is amazing! It is known to reduce inflammation and heal many skin conditions. If I am looking through ingredients for a hand cream, she butter is the first thing I look for. The size o the bottle is perfect for a nightstand table or as a travel size item or on the go.

 

 

 

23andMe: This one was a no brainer to tell you about since both of my parents just broke down their DNA with this ancestry kit. We don’t know most of my mom’s family and it was super useful information to learn about my family background. Some cool things you get to learn are: your ancestral origins, see where your ancestors lived 500+ years ago, and see how each of your biological parents contributed to your ancestry composition. Cool, right? And a totally unique and awesome gift! It’s really easy to do too all you have to do is provide a saliva sample from home and mail it in (prepaid postage included.) Easy peasy lemon squeezey.

Exclusive offer! Get $20 off through 5/14 – No special code needed – over at 23andMe

 

 

A JaffeThis last gift idea has a very special place in my heart. This custom map necklace marks with a diamond the exact location of a very special memory, the place of Lila’s birth. On the back of the necklace I have her name engraved and one day when she is older I plan on passing it down to her. I have so many wonderful memories in this city and I love having this piece around my neck. All of A Jaffe’s sterling silver custom maps include a small diamond that mark the exact location of a special memory, and a custom message is also engraved on the reverse side. You can choose any location in the world, and mark an exact spot with a diamond. This is the perfect Mother’s Day jewelry gift because it is something personalized, unique, and unforgettable.

Exclusive offer!  Buy one. Gift one. Buy a Sterling Silver Round Pendant with a Diamond and get a second one free. Code: MD53MAP – Add both pendants to the shopping cart and then apply the promo code and receive the discount. Chain and back engravings are not included. Multiple offers do not apply. This exclusive offer is valid until 5/24/2017.

 
* Thank you to BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Singe Edition Media for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

 

** Coupon Code Round Up:
  • 23andMe – $20 off through 5/14 – No special code needed
  • Vichy –  20% off and free shipping – Code: BABBLE – valid through 6/30/2017
  • A Jaffe – Buy One, Get One. Sterling Silver Round Pendant with Diamond – Code: MD53MAP – valid through 5/24/2017

 

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Take Care Of: Me

Daily Vitamin Packs   c/o   Care/Of

 

When I found out I was pregnant with Lila one of the first things I started doing was taking vitamins daily. I took 1 prenatal viatmin, 2 DHAs, and 2 vitamin Ds. The hardest part for me about taking vitamins daily was remembering to do it. I did well at taking them knowing it was for my growing baby, but once she was born I quickly stopped. We moved when Lila was only two weeks old and adjusting to life with a newborn involved very little carry over of my old regimens.

One of my new years intentions was to start taking vitamins daily again. When I heard about Care/Of personalized vitamin packs I knew it would be just the thing to get me in the habit of taking vitamins again. Instead of being sent generic multivitamins, I took a 15 minutes lifestyle quiz that decided what would be most beneficial for me to be taking. My personalized vitamins are packaged just for me and my name is even printed on each packet.

Since taking these personalized vitamins I have felt a huge boost of overall wellness. The biggest positive change I have noticed is that my cravings have subsided. I used to be really snacky all the time and I hard time fighting those cravings. I noticed that since I have been taking these vitamins I feel much more control over these cravings which has also helped me stick to healthier eating.

I think the best part of this whole experience was knowing which vitamins are most beneficial for me and my lifestyle. It’s easy to walk into a vitamin store and feel completely overwhelmed and not know which ones would help make the changes you are looking for.

Thanks for reading and I hope someone is inspired to take their vitamins!

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L’OREAL EXTRAORDINARY CLAY Review

L’OREAL EXTRAORDINARY CLAY: Pre Shampoo Mask, Shampoo, and Conditioner

I’ll admit, I have never been one to be impressed by a shampoo. Even my go-to shampoo
leaves me disappointed at times. I am so excited to share with you my first hair washing experience in years where I turned off the water with roots feeling squeaky clean.

I have yet to try a pre shampoo mask until today and let me tell you, there is no going back. This mask is made to be applied generously to dry hair and sucks up all the oil from your scalp. Think of it like the clay mask like for your face sucking up all the nasty from your pores. It was a sensation feeling a the mask cooling and hardening on my scalp. When I washed it out it felt like I had shampooed my hair three times. Best. Feeling. Ever.

I then applied and rinsed the Extraordinary Clay shampoo and conditioner as normal. I left the shower feeling 5 pounds lighter and my hair smelled amazing. I can’t quite put my finger on what the scent was but I normally don’t like shampoo smells, and this time I kept pulling my hair ends to my nose for a whiff. This product line was specifically designed for oily roots and dry ends which totally sums up my hair type. I have thick and wavy hair and I am very picky with conditioner so naturally I was worried this one wouldn’t do the trick, but I am quite please to be wrong and absolutely loved the conditioner. Even better the price. Each of the three products are budget friendly and I can’t wait for the L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay line to hit stores because I will be using this line for a very long time.

Let me know if this is a product you hair would love too!

*Thank you to L’OREAL for these complimentary products. All opinions are my own.
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My #LoveYourHair Journey

When I was younger I used to be really self conscious about my hair. It has always been thick and wavy and I have spent most of life never wearing it down unless it was straightened. I’ve been using a flat iron since elementary school and quickly learned to there’s no excuse for not using a heat protectant. My older sister faced similar insecurities with the same unruly, thick, and wavy hair as me and taught me her tips and tricks for getting hair as straight as possible.

Since having a baby I spend way less time worrying if my hair is straightened, or clean for that matter. I have learned to embrace my natural hair and hope to carry that positive mindset to my daughter, teaching her to love her hair. I know that one day she will come to me unsure of those curly red locks of hers, but I will continually tell her why I  love her hair and why I want her to love her hair.

Dove Hair believes a positive role model can greatly impact a girl’s confidence. In fact, a recent Dove study found that 82% of girls learn to care about themselves from their mother. I know my mother did not make a continuous effort to remind me I had beautiful hair, and I know I can make a difference helping ensure my daughter grows up feeling confident.

Thank you for letting me share my #LoveYourHair journey with you. You can create and share your own custom animated message with Dove here: http://loveyourhair.dove.com

 

*Thank you to Dove for sponsoring this post.

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