Monday, October 9, 2017

Sister Bonding Time - A HOLIDAY GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING @HardCandyLife

GUYS...Christmas is literally 77 days away!  
If that doesn't give you a slight panic attack, then I don't know what will!  
I haven't even started shopping yet, have you?

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about these products.

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is when my favorite companies start to bring out their HOLIDAY lines and kits.  I love browsing the aisles at my favorite department stores, planning my Christmas list for family and friends.  One of our favorites, a brand we have told you about a lot, carried exclusively at Walmart is "HARD CANDY" cosmetics, and their holiday kits are on the way out.
We received a couple of Hard Candy's HOLIDAY 2017 kits, that you need to be on the lookout for at Walmart, for your teens or even for yourself this Christmas.  Not only are they a great deal, with all that is included...but their products really are fabulous too.  
Moms and teens girls alike can enjoy & use their full range of products.
We received the "Glossing All The Way Up Collection" and the "All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection" to try out, which will be arriving at a Walmart near you really soon!   There is SO MUCH STUFF in these collections and they really are inexpensive!  LIKE TOTALLY PERFECT for stocking stuffers or gifts for your favorite tween/teen/or mommy friend.
Since our oldest daughter is still learning makeup techniques for when she starts officially wearing makeup to high school next year... she was delighted to not only receive these sets to try out, but to have them for when she starts wearing makeup.  
Her sweet little sister (who's quite a trooper) volunteered to be her model tonight.  
Watching these two giggle and bond, as she proceeded to give her a makeup makeover with these two Hard Candy Makeup Holiday Collections, made this mommy's heart happy.  
If for nothing else, getting these kits to try out & to see the two of them enjoying each other's company was WORTH IT.
She started with the ALL LIT UP COSMETIC KIT!
The "Contour & Sculpt Kit", which has an awesome tutorial on the back side of the makeup tin.  
She proceeded with the "Blush and Luminizer Kit", to give her sister's face a little highlighting, bronzing and color.
Then she used the "Smoky Eye Kit" to make her eyes pop a little extra.
Finally, she finished off the look with the Glossing All The Way Lip Collection color of her choice.  She chose a metallic mousse color, which looked amazing on her (and not to MUCH).  
The girls loved the smell of these lip glosses too.  
Plus, with a kit like this, they have a color to go with every outfit or look.
Her finished look was bright, beautiful and not to crazy for a TWEEN makeup look.  
It just brightened her face right up, even though she is already naturally beautiful!

HAVE YOU USED HARD CANDY products before?  
CLICK HERE to head over and see their full range of products!  You may be amazed with all the fabulous things they offer!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


I've been trying to update you guys on our puppy, Harley, as she grows up!  
So here's our newest puppy update...
TODAY she is officially 144 days old, 
20 weeks & 4 days or 
4 months & 21 days...however you want to put it!
She is learning to become very protective and ON GUARD!  
When she hears something (especially someone at the front door), she jumps up, ears perk up, and she barks on cue.  
She is also still very much a puppy and enjoys spending time snuggling safely tucked behind her mommy.   
I guess I make her feel safe!  
It's funny, because she doesn't realize that someday, she'll be the one making me "FEEL SAFE".  It melts me inside a little!
She's lost a few baby teeth that we've actually found...this one she lost last night...and the TOOTH FAIRY didn't come for her tooth, but the picture is pretty darn cute!
She loves to play with all of her toys, but especially with empty plastic bottles and cartons.  
It's cute & funny to watch her run around with them!  
WE LOVE her & we are all enjoying watching her learn and grow.  She's smart, obedient for the most part (she is still a puppy), very social & protective with our family of 8 and really loves her big brother too!  

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about the progress of our growing puppy Harley, who we purchased on our own accord!

Monday, September 25, 2017

I Loved These As A Kid And Now My Kids Do Too @WelchsFruitSnacks

I LOVED Fruit Rolls when I was a kid!  
It was something I was always excited about getting my lunchbox for a snack at school or having for a snack after school.

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Our kids really haven't had the pleasure of enjoying a good fruit roll until now...and they are going to be obsessed!
Welchs Fruit Rolls are brand new and we were so excited to try them out!  They arrived today, so I set them on the counter to see what the kids would do when they got home from school!
THEY WERE SO EXCITED, that they busted open the boxes as soon as we walked through the door, because the couldn't wait to try them out!
AS YOU CAN SEE...they enjoyed them completely!
Welchs Fruit Rolls are delicious and also super fun to eat!
I, as mom, enjoy the fact that they are made with real fruit and come in three great flavors:  Strawberry, Tropical Punch and Berry!
And I'm not gonna lie, I will eat them too!  
They take me back to my childhood, which makes my heart smile!
These fruit rolls are not "shy" in the length category either, as you can see by my daughter, who is modeling the length of each roll, because they are "BERRY LONG" fruit rolls (or hers was at least)!  Ha ha!

YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE enjoying these Welchs Fruit Rolls in their snack bags for school, with their packed school lunches or even as a quick & fun after school snack.

FIND Welchs Fruit Rolls in a store near you and remember you saw them here first!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for this review/feature!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy FALL Y'all - FINALLY!

We've made it!  
Today is the first day of fall 2017!  

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Who's as excited as me?
Do you know what this means?
Oh wait...that's what my sister thinks it's means when fall arrives!  HA HA!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!  
We get to pull out the hoodies, the uggs, drink hot chocolate and snuggle under blankets and enjoy the cool crisp autumn air that blows freely through our home in the evenings.  I LOVE IT!
It means that the leaves will be changing colors and life just seems to, for some reason, go a little calmer and smoother in these months as the old sheds away, to make way for the new that will be arriving!
SO HAPPY FALL Y'all (my parents live in Texas and that's how they pronounce YOU ALL) and enjoy today and the lead up to the HOLIDAY SEASON!  WOOHOO!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time For A PUPPY Update...

It's been awhile since I've updated you all on our puppy, 
Harley Quinn!  
I bet you're curious how our puppy training is going?

Harley was purchased on our own accord.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about our puppy or her growth!
She is officially 4 months old today!  
She has finished her puppy shots, is fully potty & crate trained and is growing every day!  She is my shadow when I am home, following me all around the house while I do chores!  I'd like to think she's a little attached to me!  She is not a fan of the vacuum cleaner (but I don't think any dog is) and really likes to play outside!
She is learning to do tricks ("dance with me", sit and "sit pretty")!
She is obsessed with ice cubes! LIKE OBSESSED!
And she plays very hard every day!  
So hard, in fact, I caught this picture of her asleep with her ball in her mouth!
She's adorable, rambunctious and full of life!  

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about our puppy Harley, who we purchased on our own accord or her growth & progress.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Headed Back To School In Boutique Style with @LaBellaFloraChildrensBoutique

My girls grew up way to fast!  
I say that, because I have always loved & will always love, adorable BOUTIQUE CLOTHING for little girls!   

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Ruffles and lace, adorable oversized headbands and outfits that make other mama's gasp in their cuteness happens to be something I go GAGA for!  
In fact, I used to sew my own boutique clothing because I was so obsessed with it!

Despite the fact that my girls are too big now, I have two beautiful nieces that are still little enough (and willing) to wear all the frilly & unique outfits that boutiques offer.  
One niece is starting Pre-K this year and is headed back to school in true BOUTIQUE fashion with her new LaBella Flora Children's Boutique Serendipity Midnight Blossom Outfit in Navy.

This outfit arrived in an adorable package with a personalized card included.  
Not sure they do that with all their shipped products, but I personally thought that was a sweet & adorable touch.
 This Serendipity Midnight Blossom Outfit in Navy is SO STINKIN' CUTE!  
There is really no other way to put it!  
It's actually more adorable in person than it looks in the online pictures.  

It has ruffles, it has buttons, it has the cutest matching headband and my niece fell in love with this outfit the second it was taken out of the box.  
She literally couldn't wait to model it for you guys and she didn't want to take it off when the camera was done snapping pictures!
The headband is soft, comfortable and cozy too...and my neice didn't seem to mind wearing it at all, which is not how she always acts with her hair pretties.
It even came with a few "extras", just in case it needs repaired after it's been worn awhile.  
One of the reasons I truly love BOUTIQUE clothing too, is because it washes up and wears well.   In my experience, boutique clothing can be passed down to the next child in line, should you have another daughter...because it really does hold up the wear and tear of daily wear.  
Yes, it's an investment when you buy boutique clothing (we all know it is not cheap), but you truly do get what you pay for!

SERIOUSLY!!  Could she be any cuter?

 All the other mommies will be asking my sister where she got her outfit, when she drops her off for school wearing this Serendipity Midnight Blossom Outfit in Navy.  
And I know my sister will proudly share with them that LaBella Flora Children's Boutique offers this and so much more adorable boutique girls clothing.  
She's going to have to share with all the moms...
I mean, this outfit is not just perfect for "back to school" but for professional pictures too. 
CLICK HERE to see the "BACK TO SCHOOL/FALL" line that they have in stock!  You're going to drool and your credit card might cry a little, but your "little MISS" is going to be capturing every one's attention in her adorable new boutique clothes this fall.
My sweet niece is blowing LaBella Flora Children's Boutique lots of kisses, as a "THANKS" for her adorable new back to school outfit from the Serendipity Clothing for girls collection for fall 2017.
She loves her new outfit and so do we!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for this review/feature, which my sister and niece are keeping to enjoy for the school year.