The other day David and I dropped the kids off at school and headed up to Denver to do some…
The other day David and I dropped the kids off at school and headed up to Denver to do some…
The other day David and I dropped the kids off at school and headed up to Denver to do some shopping. YAY! If you remember, I’ve lost a decent amount of weight over the last year-ish so new clothes definitely can’t hurt at this point. Have you heard of Evereve yet? Such a cute little shop!
Evereve is a retail brand founded by moms for moms. We all know the shopping struggles, with kids especially…phew. Evereve has that taken care of for you! The moms running the Evereve we went to were so stinkin’ cute and friendly.
Evereve is on a mission to inspire you to embrace your beauty and power, and to show that dressing like a mom is a really great thing.
Poor David had NO idea what to do with himself while we were there though, because when he shops with me, his main job is to hold my items, but every single time he’d have one, she’d come grab it from him to put into my dressing room. MY dressing room. She’d set it up for me, even put various sizes in there for me just in case because she knew some things ran up or ran small. They wrote my name on there, gave me feedback on every outfit I walked out in, it was just such an amazing shopping experience. It was just so much fun! I felt like such a VIP that day, and I WAS!
Keep scrolling to see which I took home! The grey sweater? The jeans? Those camo joggers?! So many great options! Sharing more on my Instagram as well.
Evereve is also offering one of you the chance to win a $500 shopping spree! Isn’t that awesome?! Follow them on Facebook. Head here for more details.
Side note, I greatly regret not getting that long grey sweater. Hopefully when Evereve opens up here in Colorado Springs next month they’ll have it and I can grab it because *heart eyes*.
Are you a breakfast eater? I want to be, I love breakfast foods, it just usually doesn’t work out for me that I eat breakfast in the middle of downing coffee and getting kids out the door. Life, right?! Now weekends though, that is a whole different story… I love a big ole breakfast but I also have the time to wake up and enjoy some coffee before making it. Weekdays though… those are the days that I’m all about some grab n go products. Which leads me to today’s post topic…
I grabbed some from Walmart the other day (yay Ibotta rebates!) and was so excited about them. I definitely prefer the Vanilla flavor over the Mixed Berry but I love that there are so many different flavor options to choose from.
The portability of these drinks makes it so great to grab and drink on my way to school drop off or to the grocery store. (Seriously, don’t grocery shop while hungry, your bank account will be sad and you’ll be shocked by all the food that jumped into your cart. haha)
Let me tell you a few things that you probably did not know about these…
Dannon® Oikos® Yogurt Drinks contain 10g of high-quality dairy protein
Dairy protein contains all 9 essential amino acids that your body needs but can’t make on its own – this makes it a “complete” protein. Not only do Dannon® Oikos® Yogurt Drinks have an excellent source of high quality dairy protein, but is also an excellent source calcium and vitamin D.
Dannon® Light & Fit® Nonfat Yogurt Drink 4 pack is a smart choice for balanced nutrition on the go. It is so easy to shake up your routine with your favorite fruit flavors in a smooth 7 fl. oz. nonfat yogurt drink with 9 grams of protein, 90 calories, 0 added sugar, and 0% fat.
Basically, it’s a delicious way to eat on the go! As a lady that spends a good amount of her day on the go, I for one am very thankful for Dannon drinks. What about you? Which are you gonna try?
We all know how easy it is to fall into a routine and put ourselves on the back burner. Right?!
I’m guilty of it. I put myself on the backburner all the time. It’s like MOMLIFE 101. Today though, I want to chat with you about how to break that habit, easily and without spending a small fortune. You ready?! Yay! Me too! Start by taking this quiz.
Once you’ve taken the quiz, you’ll know what you need to do.
If not, I’ll lay it out for you… GO get dressed, get in the car, head to a store (grabbed mine from Walmart), grab that fragrance and then head back home to take a shower. Sounds a bit silly, huh?! But nope… that quiz will pair you with the fragrance that best suits you! And it won’t break the bank! It’s Suave!! Suave has been around for 75 years! Suave has provided high-quality, value products that work as well as premium brands. From shampoos, body washes, body lotions to deodorants, Suave has you every part of you covered and it won’t hurt your bank!
I recently took the quiz and it suggested that I give the “coconut butter & Shea” bodywash a try, so I did. It smells heavenly, you guys. I took one of those long, well deserved, hot showers that us moms can only seem to get
A: when our kids are old enough to take a shower without stressing that the house will burn down
B: Dad’s on duty. *wink*
Thankfully my kids are older. I never really thought that that would be something I’d be glad for – my kids aging I mean, but it means that I can shower and actually shower… none of that quick rinse, picking and choosing what to shave today, “do I wash my hair or no?!”… YAY, right?!
Can you believe it’s already that time again? Back to school always seems to sneak up on us and even though the summer has come to a bittersweet end, there are fun ways to to make the beginning of a new school year super sweet. Printable lunch box notes are a great way to jam pack your little one’s first couple days with a smile.
Every once and awhile, it’s nice to get a little reminder that someone’s thinking about you, especially when it’s from mom! To help you find an adorable way to put a smile on a loved one’s face, Shari’s Berries created these printable food pun cards that are exactly what you need. Whether you’re a fan of bacon, donuts or even kale, these cute cards will help you show your love without getting too sappy. Browse the collection below and find the perfect card to make your kiddos smile!
These are just a few of the cute printables available for download! Click one of the photos or a link below to check out ALL of them! They’re all equally adorable! Which are you printing first?
Back to school season is upon us. Does anyone else feel like summer just FLEW by?! In the midst of back to school shopping, we like to throw in fun. Fun doesn’t always have to be costly. Fun can be as simple as a library trip or a park trip… or if you’re like us, a park trip on the walk home from the library. Have I mentioned I love where we live?! Not the busy town, but our actual house location. No matter what your idea of fun is, it’s probably going to involve snacks. EVERYTHING WE DO INVOLVES SNACKS. It’s like an automatic thing with kids. They’re ALWAYS hungry. A huge staple in our house is a big ole box of Goldfish® crackers. We usually have little bags of various flavors and then baggies of them premade to grab & go into lunch boxes or backpacks for after school snacks.
With back to school comes chaos and stress trying to budget in all the things you/your kids will need. So, it is especially important to keep things fun when live gets chaotic. It is not that hard to get involved and to keep things fun with your kids. Kids are SO easy to please and they’re only little for so long. You don’t get that time back. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to spend time. We live on a strict budget (especially now thanks to retirement).
If there’s more than one park in your town, pack a lunch and spend the day park hopping. Even if there is only one park near you – pack some Goldfish® as a snack and park your bootie at the park… chase your kids around, push them on the swing, play hide n seek… just set your phone down for 10 minutes and PLAY. That ten minutes won’t kill you and your kid(s) will LOVE the time you chased them.
A few quick reasons to love Goldfish® snacks:
They’re always baked with real cheese.
They contain no artificial preservatives.
The colors are sourced from Plants, such as annatto extracted from the reddish seeds of the Achiote Tree.
Baked with Whole Grain Cheddar variety has 12 g of WG per serving
Goldfish® crackers are a snack you can feel good about serving your kids.
Even on rainy days, encourage play. It doesn’t always have to be WITH YOU, I told Owen “Mommy’s in work-mode… Owen needs to play with OWEN” and he’s sitting behind me as I type this up playing with a dinosaur, mini trains, a police truck, and a stuffed animal. All while feeding his animal friend Goldfish® snacks & drinks of water. Before I started “work mode”, I helped him pack a little snackbox and he was all set for OWEN TIME. Because I explained it and helped him get settled, he’s totally content and good to go.
So, are Goldfish® snacks a staple in your house too?
How do you encouarage fun among the chaos?
My little sister just moved to town, well about an hour away to my Mom’s town. But, we went out to see them yesterday & in the process of visiting, had a chat about how long it had been since we’d seen each other, how big the kids were, etc etc… then we got to talking about how old we all are now and WHOA. That’s a weird one. I feel young, I feel great… however when I see myself in the mirror, I can see signs of aging. That’s not always a bad thing – I’ve been blessed with a good life up until now, and am OK with my laugh wrinkles overall, but if I also really like seeing the shock on stranger’s faces when they realize that I have older kids and not just my preschooler. I love seeing them try to do math to figure out how old I am when I say that my oldest is almost 10.
Y’all…. my oldest is almost TEN. It’s high time to invest in a good cream, don’t you think!? Something hiding the fact that I’ve been tired for the last decade, maybe?! 😉
Applying this to my skin was such a little treat. It smelled good, it was so smooth, it left my skin feeling smooth to the touch. There was no sticky, icky feeling leftover on my skin (I know you know what I mean). I didn’t feel like there was anything on my face & that’s just always a nice bonus.
At Good Housekeeping Institute, GHI’s engineers, scientists, and other experts test products & evaluate them based on a few things: Performance, ease of use, safety, durability, and design. This year, GHK tested the latest Micro-Sculpting Cream formula (found online for under $300) against TEN prestige creams found in most department stores (prices ranging $26-440). Good Housekeeping Institute’s Beauty Lab conducted clinical & blinded consumer studies. Scientists collected more than 10,000 hydration measurements and Olay rose to the top.
At the 3hr mark, Olay moisturized 400% better than a cream nearly 18x in price.
Olay increased moisture by 50% on average over a 24hr period.
In some blind comparisons, costumers preferred Olay 80% of the time over other creams – reporting it felt “rich” without feeling heavy.
Olay improved skin’s texture by 10% in four weeks! That’s impressive, huh?!
These new findings underpin Olay’s commitment to bringing visible anti-aging products to women without premium prices. A recent Olay study with 155,000 women showed that 80% of skin’s anti-aging destiny is in a women’s control and not related to genes.
The new formula contains a new ingredient, Carob Seed Extract that aids in skin repair & regeneration according to in vitro & in vivo testing.
Other ingredients include:
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) which boosts cell turnover & maintains skin’s moisture barrier.
Amino-peptid helps decrease the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5) soothes & moisturizes the skin
Vitamin E is an oil-soluble anti-oxidant which protects against free radicals.
Olivem is a derivative of olive oil that’s been modified to increase the penetration of anti-aging ingredients into the skin’s stratum conium
Glycerin & Hyaluronic Acid -humectants with intense miniaturization properties.
I haven’t used this for the full 4 weeks yet, but overall I’m pretty pleased with this product.
You simply apply it to your face & neck morning & night to clean skin. So easy, huh?!
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