Friday, August 18, 2017


It happens to all girls...
Some start very young (now days that seems more common) and some start later in their teen years.

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Regardless of when you start your period, all ladies become extremely INSECURE during that time of the month!  It's a given!  
And all girls "HATE" that time of the month!

Honestly, one of the things they hate the most is the chances of accidentally bleeding through their underwear/pants and everyone knowing that they are on their period!  
Some of us (my hand goes up) have had this happen and it's mortifying...especially in your teen years!
 SO, your sweet daughter can either wear a sweatshirt tied around her waist for a week a month (which looks a little weird in the heat of the back to school month and spring months) or she can get some of these really awesome, comfortable, super form fitting catch any MISHAPS with an over full tampon, that may happen before they become visible to everyone else.  
These Knixteen underwear are the best!
HONESTLY...your girls need these panties for that one week of the month, especially if they are tampon users!  
I know that none of them will want to talk about it, but having that added security that there's a backup absorber built into their underwear is probably the best feeling your daughter can have as she heads out the door for the day.  These panties are seamless, so they are not going to give away any of your daughter's intimate details.  They are super thin and can be easily folded up and stored in your backpack, in case her period rears her ugly head early too!  
We all know that sometimes MOTHER NATURE likes to be sneaky.
I WISH I HAD, had these when I was in school!  SERIOUSLY!!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Knixwear's KNIXTEEN panties and perhaps you should buy your daughter a pair, or seven!  LOL!  
She'll thank you (maybe in the private of your own home) and as soon as her friends know about it, they will be thanking you too!

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Keep Them From Being The SMELLY Kid At School - Build Tween Confidence @TomsofMaine

Kids now days are growing up super insecure!  
They don't need any help when it comes to worrying about what everyone else is thinking about them, right?  

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DO YOU REMEMBER BEING A TWEEN (in between child/teen) or TEEN?  

So how do you build confidence in them?  
This is a great way to send your child off to school everyday this year, giving them encouraging challenges and helping them become an overall more confident person!

We, in our home, enjoy the Tom's of Maine deodorant for so many reasons!  
It offers 24 hour protection (and heaven knows that they need it) even starting at around age 8.  
It's made from 100% natural fragrances (and actually smells great).  

Plus, in my opinion, using their products helps to PREVENT your child from being that SMELLY KID in school, while building self confidence and promoting overall better mental & emotional well being.  And we all could use some of that SELF CONFIDENCE boost in our lives!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

They Are All "OFFICIALLY" Back To School Today! #back2school

I can't believe the summer is over already!

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Today started with an alarm clock sounding, a pot full of coffee (set with a timer) brewed for sipping, six excited & anxious kids, and two parents who were torn about how they feel with summer being over!  
This year, we have five schools (YES 5), and have a 10th, 9th, 8th, 6th, 5th and 4th grader in our home. 
I'm not the kind of mom who will join the other moms for Margarita's to celebrate the first day back for the kids.  
I mean, I really enjoy spending the extra time with my kids during the summer months.  So when they go back, I tend to get a little sad.
I know that my time with them in limited...because there are only SO many years till they are grown up.  Our oldest will be turning 16 this month.
So this morning, I've already done some cleaning and some baking too.  
I love making them freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for the first day of school snack!  
Don't worry, I've got strawberries all ready to join them on their they get a little bit of healthy with their afternoon snack too.


But now I sit and wait for the clock to tick down to when I can go pick them up, hear all about their first days, who they saw, how their teachers are, etc.  

I have no doubt this school year will zoom by just like the last...and soon it will be summer again, with pool parties & no alarm clocks to wake to!  
With all that being said, it does feel good to get back on a schedule again...even if it means for early wake ups every week day morning!
But seriously, our puppy doesn't know what to do with herself...
the house is way to quiet for her liking too!

When do your kids go back to school this year?
leave a comment below...

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

The HOLIDAYS Will Be Extra Fun Thanks To AtmosFX DIGITAL Decorations

I love decorating for the holidays!  
The start of these upcoming holidays is HALLOWEEN!!
I get excited to get out the cobwebs, the spiders (even though I really hate them), tombstones, pumpkins and all the spooks too!

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THIS YEAR, our house will be decorated TO THE HILT with a new product we were just sent to try out...that you're going to want for your home too, but not just for Halloween!
We received the AtmosFX Digital Decorating Kit and more!  
Our kids were so excited when this arrived!  
I had already shown them this video:
So we got the projector and stuff out and set it try it out on the wall first!
We received the 3DFx FORM too...(that we had to blow up with the included foot pump) 
I downloaded the SPEAKING SANTA (the 3DFX Form came with a free $9.99 download)!  I figured this would be awesome to put on our front porch at Christmas time or even next to our Christmas tree.
CHECK IT OUT we try it out for the first time!
Our youngest couldn't wait to have a chat with Santa in our downstairs hallway...
How cute is this?  
The best part, when he touches his shoulder, Santa actually turned his head and looked at our son...and he flipped out a little!  THIS IS SO COOL and so lifelike.  I can't even put into words how real it seems!  Aside from a couple seams in the form, you'd really think Santa was standing in our hallway chatting with you.

This Digital Decorating kit offers more than just Halloween decorations (although it does offer both scary and cute).

They have the most adorable EASTER bunny:

They have several Christmas scenes and decorations as well.

 I honestly cannot say enough about how REAL and amazing this Digital Decorating Kit is.  
It's super easy to use, projects lifelike images on the ceiling, walls, TV screen, computer screen, in doorways and even windows of the house (so you can see it from the outside & protect it from weather or someone stealing it).

I put the PREMIUM Project Material in our front window, so when it got dark, we could try it out and see how it looked...from inside out!

We used the Window Projection Material in an upstairs room window!

Again, we waited till dark to see what it looked like from the outside of the house!
This time, we were visited by the "ghost twins".   Because the window is upstairs, it was hard for me to really show you guys how COOL this looks!  I'm sure the people driving on the freeway had a great view.

Are you a family that LOVES to decorate & entertain in your home during the holidays?  
This is definitely a KIT your family needs!  
Everyone will love the Digital Decorations and will be excited to show off your home to friends, family and neighbors galore this HOLIDAY SEASON!!

PLUS, how funny would it be to prank somebody with this (the Halloween ones especially)?  
I mean, these images are pretty REAL & GOSH DARN lifelike!  
What a fun way to play a harmless prank!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the AtmosFX Digital Decorating Kit and all the other products they offer to go with it!  
You'll be thanking me, when you become the envy of your entire neighborhood!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

We Got A BABY MONKEY - @Wowwee @Fingerlings BABY MONKEY Zoe #FingerlingsFriday

TODAY, our family grew yet again...but this time we adopted a BABY MONKEY into our family! read that right!

There is a company that has continued to blow my mind with it's cutting edge products.
They are always finding new ways to be inventive and keep our kids thorougly entertained!

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That company is Wowwee!
I'm sure you've seen the interactive robot pets, vehicles and so much more on the shelves at your favorite department store or toy store.

We've owned a few Wowwee products over the past few years!  
So we were very excited to learn about their newest addition to the Wowwee family...
which will also be arriving on store shelves TODAY, August 11th, 2017!!
We received Baby Money Zoe!  
Isn't she adorable??
This cute little Fingerling monkeys comes in six different colors, each with different names & different personalities.  These little FINGERLINGS were actually inspired by the rare finger monkey (I'd want one for a pet in real life because they are so adorable).  
These animals are at risk of being endangered, so Woweee is donating $1.00 for every Fingerlings sold in the first week of sales to, starting on #FINGERLINGSFRIDAY

Our youngest daughter is trying to figure out how exactly to play with Zoe.  
And she had a great time figuring out all the noises she makes (our daughter especially likes that she burps and passes gas),  how she moves & how it interacts with you! 
She's so cute!!
Aside from the adorableness of Zoe, our little Fingerlings Baby Monkey is smart, can blows kisses, shakes her head, hugs your finger, loves to hang upside down, makes all kinds of noises, etc.  
My neice, who is four, is going to love this little girl!
CLICK HERE to check out more about the Fingerlings Baby Monkeys and make sure you get yours today!  
Wouldn't your little one love to receive one of these for Christmas this year?

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great Places To EAT OUT In Old Town Temecula, CA #goodeats #espadin #lukesonfront

Thursday night means DATE NIGHT for us!
We get to enjoy dinner out and a little ALONE TIME together as newlyweds!

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Tonight we headed to Old Town Temecula to enjoy dinner at a restaurant I've been following (sorta stalking) on Facebook for the past month or so, as they planned to open.  
Every post I've seen makes my mouth water! 
It's literally been open 8 days so far and from all the posts I'd was a place I wanted to eat we had to try it tonight!

Espadin in Old Town Temecula has a classy Cantina feel to it...
Like their shirts say, "MEZCAL + COCINA"

We started with chips and salsa (which was amazing...and we were hungry).  
Then we tried Tortilla de Queso Tostado "Quesadilla" and it too was so good!
Then we decided to do their Tacos De La Calle!  
He had four different tacos and I had three. 
I'd list them all, but I think you'd just better head over and try them yourself! 
To say they were amazing was an understatement!  
Is your mouth watering yet?  
Each taco was different, flavorful and delicious!  YUM!
The atmosphere and food was charming and we will definitely be coming back again to try even more things on their unique, appetizing menu.
Oh...and don't worry...they do have HAPPY HOUR too!
After dinner, we had to (HAD TO) walk down to Lukes on Front Street in Old Town Temecula, so I could some Creme Brulee.  
They have the best creme brulee ever!!
If you've never been to Lukes, they also have an sublime menu, a terrific view of Old Town Temecula and friendly service & staff.  
They host plenty of wedding receptions, anniversary parties, local group meetings, etc.  
It's an amazing place to have a party!

TONIGHT was a delicious night and my tummy is super full!

I highly recommend both Espadin and Luke's...if you're ever in the Old Town Temecula, CA area.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

She's More Than Doubled In Size...

We've had her only 3 weeks, but it's crazy how much she has grown!

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She's super smart!
She's mouthy & silly!
She's super aware, full of energy & fiesty!  
And she's growing up before our very eyes!

I just had to share, so you too can enjoy our PUPPY JOURNEY with Harley.
I mean, come on...who doesn't love an adorable puppy?  
Especially a German Shepherd puppy!

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