This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
What’s your SPF style? Are you a daily wearer? A beach-day-only kind of girl? What? Be honest with me. I used to be a “only when actively outside” kind of SPF wearer, but then we moved to Colorado. Now everything we do is outdoorsy and SPF is my best friend. I am basically obsessing over Olay Whips with SPF 25.
Olay Whips often gets refered to as the “Unicorn of Moisturizers” but now it’s time to meet its SPF sister! Unlike other sunscrens, Whips with SPF has Active Rush Technology which holds and releases 1000x its weight in hydration, meaning it instantly absorbs into your skin. It feels light and moisturizing. You almost won’t even believe that its got SPF in it, it blends so beautifully with all skin tones and doesn’t leave any sticky feeling behind. Woo!
This multitasking bad boy contains SEVEN benefits in one! It’s jam packed full of viatmins, leaving your skin looking healthy, fast!
Adding this into my everyday routine has been a total no-brainer. It’s great for my skin, provides me some sun protection and it’s pretty budget friendly! Winning! Are you loving Olay Whips as much as I am? I grabbed mine from Walmart. You can grab yours there too or head here and grab it online.
This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while now, you know that my husband and I have been on a bit of a health kick. I don’t think “kick” is the proper word for it really, but we’ve definitely made healthier choices over the last year + for our family. Especially after the medical retirement and the medication that bumped David’s weight up higher than he’d ever seen it. Jumping on this 2 week Activia challenge was a no brainer for the both of us. (And there is a coupon for YOU when you click that link)
I am not the biggest fan of yogurt, but these daily probiotic drinks are quickly becomming an obsession of mine. They’re perfect for those grab & go mornings. I can drink one with my coffee, or in the car on the way to the zoo, or while walking to the local library. SO convienent. One of our biggest struggles with our healthy journey has simply been convienence. Sometimes it is just easier to grab fast food on our way out the door, or grab something quicker to eat. These have seriously helped with that problem! A banana & a daily drink and good to go! I love them. They’re such a little game changer.
It is so common to overlook the link between our gut and our brains, but the gut actually contains 10 times more health-determining bacteria than the rest of the body – protecting us from infection and illnesses. Introducing Activia Dailies. Now there’s a quick, easy and tasty way to enjoy your daily probiotics. A quick low fat yogurt drink packed with Activia’s billions of live and active probiotics!
“Be the change you wish to see” is the age old saying, but when we want to change our health and fitness habits, often times it can feel like our goals are unachievable. From handling mom duties to a full-time career, the hours or minutes in a day can quickly slip away, making it oh so easy to lose track of our goals. I grabbed mine from my local Walmart and I have a coupon code for you! Head here to get an ibotta rebate —> Activia Challenge
You should have seen me and my “I don’t need a cart” pride trying to carry these around the store. HAHA! Just opt for the cart or basket, people. Don’t be “proud” like me. haha. Again, head here to grab your coupons and learn more about Activia.
Summer break is in full force around here. David only has two days of college this semester, so we’ve been squeezing in all the fun adventures on non class days. We visited our favorite fishing spot over Memorial Day weekend, and phew it was packed. It was a gorgeous day, a nice trip, and a fun time… we just remembered why we don’t go do much on holidays – so peopley.
We have made lots of trips to the local library already this year with many more in our future. The kids have discovered that they can ask the lady’s at the desk to help them find books and put books on hold for us. Maddie’s new favorite thing is to check to see if any of our holds are in – even though I get a notification when they come in, we still stop to check every time we go.
We’ve already done a fair amount of hiking this summer as well. We even saw a rattle snake a few hikes back. I can’t remember if I mentioned that here already or not.
David turned 33 earlier this month and we “surprised him” with a renewed zoo membership and a zoo trip. Owen was SO excited to finally get a picture with the otters. Ignore his end of the year shoes. haha. You know it’s summer time when shoes have holes and pants are too short. Haha.
And Bo loves boxes as usual.
Otherwise so far our summer has been hot & lazy & absolutely wonderful. I hope your summer has been enjoyable so far. 🙂
Blood donation drops 20% during the summer. We don’t have enough As, Bs, ABs and Os. Did you know that every 2 seconds someone is need of a blood transfusion? 1 out of 7 people that enter a hospital needs a transfusion. When Maddie was born, I was almost one of them and it was really scary but made me really thankful for other people that took the time to donate. One donation can help 3 patients!
Once upon a time, long, long, long ago during David’s 2nd deployment I was a scared mom of TWO. I’d just had my 2nd C-Section and given birth to a beautiful little baby girl. Everyone was so pleased to meet this little lady. Her daddy even got the chance to call and check in on us from Afghanistan before going out on an 8-day mission. I was told I’d lost a lot of blood and may need a blood transfusion. At this point, it’s just me & this little lady & I’m trying to not panic. Everyone had left, I couldn’t call & cry to David. I was a mess. Thankfully, I ended up NOT needing the transfusion (phew) and we were fine and dandy, spent an extra day in the hospital and were good to go home. By the time I was able to talk to my husband again, the transfusion was a thing of the past & I’d already almost forgotten all about it.
You can donate every 56 days, up to 6 times a year. Take a step to donate at MissingTypeUS.org.
To this day, it makes me so thankful knowing that there were donations out there to help me in the event that I’d needed it. Blood is always in critical supply but it’s especially needed in the summer when donations typically drop about 20%. Are you a donor? Take a step to donate at MissingTypeUS.org.
It has been such a busy month, that last month of school — all the awards days, feild days, graduation days, etc etc… so busy. BUT that means I’ve put on clothes and taken photos.
Messy mirror pics are just my favorite. Haha. You’ll never know what you’ll catch in the background, I keep it very real life and that’s just more fun for me. More often than not we see the highlight reel of people’s lives on social media and that can SO greatly affect you and make you feel like you’re not good enough. YOU ARE! You only see what THEY WANT YOU TO SEE! So, here’s me and my dirty ass mirror and my messy, lived in pictures. 🙂
This post is sponsored by Cat’s Pride but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I am teaming up with Cat’s Pride® today to reshare our little cat adoption story and also to encourage you to help animal shelters any way you can. The Litter for Good™ program is a great way to help our animal shelters. For every green jug of the flush able, Fresh & Light® kitty litter, Cat’s Pride® will donate a pound of litter to help out a shelter.
We have had our cat, Mr. Crowley for four years now. We got him from our neighbors after David told me he was looking to get me a kitten, we were on the phone one day while picking up Fin from school and she happened to overhear me and say, “We have one! You can have him!” I asked her if she was serious, she said to let her talk to her husband to make sure he was okay with it, she gave me a big thumbs up over the fence later that evening and the next day we brought him home with us.
The funny thing about this kitty is that the kids and I fed/played with him when he was only 2 weeks old. The neighbors across from us had found them stranded and taken them in (them being him and his sister), they then asked our neighbor to kittysit them for a weekend while they were out of town. The kids had been begging to see them since their friend had been nonstop talking about how cute they were so we finally spent a bit over there just talking about how stinkin’ cute they both were never knowing that a few months later one would belong to each of us. You can read more about the day we got him over here if you’d like.
I can’t believe that it’s been FOUR years now since we’ve added this crazy feline to our little family. I couldn’t imagine life without this one-eyed mess. My mornings would be a lot smoother, I’m sure (no cats there to attack me until I feed him, watch my Instastories -ambernmccain- some time. You’ll see this crazy cat’s ways). Having this cat as our pet has truly been a wonderful experience . . . a wonderful learning experience. Cat’s are picky and can be turds. We’ve tried litter after litter with Crowley and he only likes a certain few. Thankfully, Cat’s Pride® is one of them. I feel great knowing that every time I grab a litter for cat, it’s also helping a shelter in need too. It’s the little things, y’all that make my heart happy and picking a litter that does good things as well as is a really good litter, that’s winning.
Cat’s Pride is committed to always improving our products, and the lives of cats and their people. As part of our Litter for Good program, every time you buy a green jug of Fresh & Light litter, Cat’s Pride will donate a pound of litter to animal welfare organizations across America. It’s not a promotion, it’s an expression of our long-standing commitment to helping animals in need. Go to catspride.com/litterforgood and sign up for the free Cat’s Pride® Club to nominate a shelter to receive litter donation.
We grabbed our lightweight litter from our local Walmart, but you can also shop online as well as locally. Find your idea shopping spot HERE.