Thursday, August 30, 2018

OMG - You're Gonna LOL When You See What I Did At @Target Today!

I turn 40 next month!  Eek!  Gads!  
I guess I am living a bit in denial that this is even humanly possible.  
They say time flies, but I don't think you really start to understand that concept until you've had a child and you watch them grow up.  In reality, my brain still feels 18.  
My body however, would beg to differ.

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So one thing I've always been jealous of is the cute things that TARGET carries for their girls line.  They have a couple designers right now that just make the cutest things.  I'm serious!  Like...I WANT THAT IN MY SIZE.  
I'm talking about Cat & Jack and Art Class.

So today...I got the nerve and edge to just do it.   
Do what you ask?  
I walked into TARGET like a boss.  I proceeded to fill up my shopping cart with things from the "girls section" that I thought were darling and I pushed that shopping cart full of stuff straight to the dressing room to see if anything would even fit.

TO MY DELIGHT...everything I grabbed fit...including the size 10/12 pants I grabbed by accident to match the top I tried on with it.  OH EM GEE!   This "almost forty" year old lady not only fit into these clothes, but hey...I'd wear them around town. 

So honestly, I'd like your opinions.  
Would I look silly wearing any of the following out of the house for a normal "MOM DAY" routine?
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I know I am on the smaller end of the spectrum...when it comes to ladies.  
I am 5'4" and I hover around 125 pounds.  
But I will admit to you right now...I honestly didn't think that these things were going to fit right (size 14/16) fit.  Like fit like most ladies smalls fit me.  INSANE, right?  

The best part now, is when I get my girls some things from Target's girl section...I can sneak into their closet and wear them when they are at school!  IT'S A WIN/WIN!  Ha think I'm joking?

And by the way...I just did this for fun!  This is not a sponsored post by Target...though I wish they would sponsor me to blog for them.  It was an experiment I came up with all on my own accord.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about this feature.  I was not compensated in any way.  I am posting a few affiliate links, but will only receive compensation if the link is clicked through and something is purchased.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Make Your Next Outing With Your LITTLE One A Clean One - @Bibiluv

Picture're new parents and you're taking your little family out to eat, for the first time with the little one.  You're so excited!  You've waited until he/she is old enough to sit up in a high chair.   As you sit them down at the table, your baby reaches and picks up left overs from the table top...compliments of the people who ate there before you, maybe some rice & beans?  
SO GROSS, right?

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Now this doesn't happen all the time (most restaurants work really hard to keep things sanitary), but there will be times when you venture out with your little one, where the availability of sterilized surfaces for your little one's food to be put is limited.  I mean, you don't want to just set their puffs and melts on the bare tabletop, do you?

I found a product called BIBILUV and I absolutely wish they had had when my kids were little.  Why?  It makes it so simple, easy and adorable to create a clean tabletop area for your little one to enjoy their table side meal without having to worry about the germs or mess.  
In fact, it makes the clean up (aftermath) super easy too.

To use them, you simply unfold this colorful plastic placemat, pull the strips off the back and adhere it to the table top.  
Now, it's stuck and can't be pulled off by your little one.  
This is a WIN IN ITSELF (if you have a little one already, you understand)!  
It also makes the surface area for the snacks clean and because they are nice & big...there is plenty of room for them to scatter their snacks and it still be on the Bibiluv.

When you're done, you simply pull it up, wad it up and throw it away.  
It cleans up the mess your little precious one made (cause let's admit it...babies make big messes) and keeps the germs away.  
In my opinion, they are worth the investment to have on hand in your diaper bag (and they really are decently priced) and the peace of mind is worth every cent you spend on them too.

CLICK HERE to check out this SPECIAL DEAL you can grab...just because you're a 
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Friday, August 17, 2018

On #FingerlingsFriday I Could Use A Hug - @Fingerlings HUGS

I love hugs!  Hugs are a way to offer someone comfort, support and to show affection.  
A HUG is an amazing way to pass along some positive energy to someone and to physically pass along a little love!

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So it is no surprise to me that WowWee created a way to make their FINGERLINGS product even bigger and offering a plush, noisy and sweet new FINGERLINGS FRIEND for your kids!
The Fingerlings HUGS is available in stores TODAY and they are going to fly off the shelves.

 Just like the smaller Fingerlings version, this plush larger HUG friend interacts with your child on a larger scale.  
It has so many fun ways to play and my daughter loved that about it!
BEST OF Boris the Fingerlings HUGS gives hugs & kisses, and this mommy loves much!  Because sometimes, just sometimes, you could just use an extra squeeze...and this Fingerlings HUG pal offers one up whenever your child needs it!  He also is fun to swing, he repeats things and you can rock him to sleep.  He makes so many fun noises to interact with your child!

Check out my daughter playing with BORIS for the first time:
Yes, it's fun to play with!  
Yes, it giggles and makes all sorts of fun sounds that will keep your child entertained...but it also will share a little extra LOVE and TLC with your child as well.  And I simply ADORE THAT!!
Some kids, now days, need a little extra LOVE & PHYSICAL AFFECTION.
YES, I even snuck a hug & some play time with this cute little guy!  
I mean...I had to!  How can you resist all this cuteness?

Again, I have no doubt that WowWee has done it again with another toy that every kid is going to want to find under the Christmas tree this year from Santa.  Boris is a welcome addition in our home!

CLICK HERE to learn more about these FINGERLINGS HUGS from WowWee and to see where you can purchase them for your kids today!  
Oh...and I heard a rumor there is even going to be Unicorn Fingerlings Hugs.  
That one will definitely sell like a HOT CAKE!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Back To School With Your Period...GIRL YOU GOT THIS! @Knixteen

As our children head back to school in the next few weeks, some girls may not be as excited as others....

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I mean, aren't most kids SUPER STOKED about their first day back to school?
Perhaps it's that "time of the month" for her.  
I remember going to high school with my MONTHLY necessities in tow.  
I also remember having a couple embarrassing moments when I bled through my panties and jeans...and had to tie a hoodie around my waist until the end of the day.  I happens.  And it's mortifying for the poor girl experiencing it.
But it doesn't have to be a common thing anymore for our teenage girls.  
Why?  Products have been introduced that not only make it a less messy experience, but also a super cute trendy (and comfortable) one.
These PERIOD UNDERWEAR will double cover your daughter on days when she needs it most.  Cause let's admit it...we all have those days!  And the best part, she won't mind wearing them because they are down right comfortable.  NO JOKE!  My daughter loves hers.  I told her she needs to tell all her friends about them too...because it could save them the embarrassment of a mishap.  While she will still have to use her typical period stuff, these panties will have her double covered for any accidental "leak throughs".

Knixteen panties are super thin (so no one will be able to tell it's that time), they absorb moisture (made out of a stretchy lycra material that sucks it right up), they have built in odor crushing technology and they are basically leak proof.  
Your teen daughter might actually be asking you for more pairs of these to just wear as her normal panties...they are that comfortable.  
They come in two styles too...boycut or bikini, so she can wear the same type of underwear she typically wears throughout the month.

Head over to their website and find out more about KNIXTEEN.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

It's OFFICIALLY The Last Day Of Summer Break!

I'm sad.  Not going to lie!  
I love summer!  
I love having the kids home more often!  
I love being able to do things with them that we can't do during the school year.  
I love everything about summer...but the heat.

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We spent last week, getting everyone ready for school to start this week.  
That meant lots of trips back and forth to the schools to get books, pay for stuff, get their ID pictures taken, etc.  NEVER A DULL MOMENT for sure!
TOMORROW (we always take pictures a day early so we don't have to fuss the morning of)...they all go back to school!  They appreciate that and so do I...
This year, we have a Junior (11th grade), a Sophomore (10th grade), a Freshman (9th grade), a 7th grader, a 6th grader and a 5th grader.  We have five schools...which include two high schools, two middle schools and one elementary (our last year of it).  WOW!

So to say we will be bored this school year is an understatement for sure.  
WE will definitely not be bored.  One is in band (a year long commitment), one is a cheerleader (another year long commitment), in leadership (another year long commitment), baseball & basketball (seasonal sports), etc.  
Plus, we still have to work to AFFORD these growing kids.
What a blessing and honor to be their parents.  
We are very excited to see what this new year brings for growth in all of our six kids lives.  It will be fun to watch it all unfold.

So wish them luck, as we send them off tomorrow...because BACK TO SCHOOL is happening...whether we want it to or not.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Make Summer Last A Little Longer With Limited Edition Bodywashes From @Softsoap


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There are also certain scents that make me think of summer.  
Citrus and anything beachy would be a couple of them.  
So when Softsoap offered to send us a couple of their LIMITED EDITION Summer Body Wash Scents, of course I agreed.  
I mean, summer isn't over yet, right?
The Coastal Sunrise body wash has the citrus scent, but I'd honestly say is heavier in the blossom scent.  
It's more floral scented than anything, but is fresh and clean...and will have you smelling like a citrus bouquet of flowers all day long.
The SeaSide Rush body wash has a refreshing scent.  
It says it's Lily & Bergamot, but the best way for me to describe this scent is FRESH AND CLEAN.  
I would love to smell like this all day long!  

Both of these LIMITED EDITION SOFTSOAP scents can be purchased at WALMART!  

CLICK HERE to check out all the products SoftSoap offers or run to your nearest one and stock up before they are gone...I mean, they are LIMITED EDITION (till Sept), kinda like summer time!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

#BackToSchool Shopping For Moms Too - Shop at @402nBeyond

This mom's life gets much, MUCH busier once school goes back in session. 
We have band practice, we have cheer leading, we have baseball & basketball, we have video production, we have choir and play practice, simply put...
Plus, with six kids going back to school in the's rare for this MOMMY to have a chance to pick up (or even afford for that matter) some new clothes for herself at the mall.

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But here's the kicker...I'm out and about all the time, which means I need to look PRESENTABLE!  Right?  I'm mean...I'm going to be out in public, around lots of people everyday!  My casual summer "at home" look is just not going to cut it!  
So when I found 402 & Beyond Boutique, I fell in love with their selection.  
I'd probably (I would) wear every single thing they have in their shop! 
402 & Beyond Boutique sent me a couple things to check out and report back to you you might consider doing some of your own BACK TO SCHOOL shopping for yourself from their online boutique!  
I received these "BLACK OPEN SHOULDER TOP" and these "Dark Skinny Kan Can Jeans".
A few things about these great "Mom needs back to school clothes too" pieces...
This Black Open Shoulder Top is CUTE, roomy and comfortable.  
It's not too heavy either, which is perfect for a California fall.  
I love the little twist in the front that gives it personality and the open shoulders are always a flattering for most women.  It adds a little bit of SEXY in a non-seductive way.  Tops like this make this mommy feel confident and pretty.
These Dark Skinny Kan Can Jeans are perfect for everyday wear or even to wear out on the town.  They are amazing quality (thicker, rather than thinner), stretchy and super flattering with the fading.  
I LOVE THESE JEANS!  I will wear these jeans ALL WINTER LONG!  And trust me, I tend to be a bit of a jean snob...cause I love my designer jeans...and these ones meet my approval for sure.
Both pieces I received from 402 & Beyond boutique are great quality pieces that make this mommy ready for the kids to head back to school, because I can head to all their events feeling confident and cute!
CLICK HERE to check out their entire selection of women's boutique clothing.  
or CLICK HERE to shop their Facebook store!
Get your "MOMMY" BACK TO SCHOOL shopping done too!  
You never know who you're going to run into when you're dropping your kids off at school!  

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Friday, August 3, 2018

We Made A New @Fingerlings UNTAMED FRIEND on #FerociousFriday

If you have a son...then you probably have something DINOSAUR related in your home.  
Especially with the Jurassic Park/ Jurassic World popularity...the curiosity around dinosaurs is BIG TIME right now.

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So it's only fitting that a company that launched a toy line that every kid in the US wanted for Christmas last year...has a new line (being released today on #FerociousFriday) that is targeted towards boys and their LOVE of dinosaurs.

We heard a knock at our front door and we found a package with a new WOWWEE Fingerlings UNTAMED T-Rex inside.  
His name?  Tracker!
Like all WowWee products, "Razor the T-Rex" Fingerlings makes over 40 sounds, moves his jaw open/shut and will be tamed (make cute tame noises and movements) or untamed (loud roars and becomes more aggressive) depending on how you interact with him.
My youngest guy was very interested and excited about this new interactive dinosaur buddy!  
Like all Fingerlings, Razor fits on your finger and because he's little, he's able to go with you on car rides, adventures or so much more.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW to see my little guy try interacting with him for the very first time:
I have no doubt this new Fingerlings Untamed T-Rex is going to be on Christmas Lists this year too.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this product & where to buy it for your little Dinosaur fan.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

My Kids Are BEATING THE "Back To School" HEAT With Their @ZakDesigns Bottles

Here in California, "BACK TO SCHOOL" is always amidst the remaining SUMMER heat.  
It doesn't start cooling down around here until Octoberish...
which means that the kids need bottles of water to pack in their backpacks to stay hydrated during the day.

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Over the years, I have become rather fond of STAINLESS STEEL bottles.  Why?  Despite the fact that you MUST hand wash them (which can be a bit of a pain), they HOLD UP better than any other bottle we've owned...and they stay cold all day long.  
Plus, it saves me from buying disposable water bottles from the store that get tossed when they are empty.  
Such a waste of plastic and actually money spent over the school year too.
So when Zak! Designs offered to send us a few new reusable bottles for the kids to start their school year out with...I jumped for joy!  
As a mom who needs to drink more water herself, I am really fond of this idea.  They have colorful plastic bands that encourage you to drink the right amount of water a day.  When you've finished your first bottle, you move a band to the top, fill it up and drink more, etc.  By the end of the day, all of the bands should be nice and snug together at the top of the bottle (if you've drank the suggested water intake for the day).  Pretty smart right?  This is great for my girls too, who need to be drinking tons of water when they are in the heat doing cheer leading and whatever else they get involved in this year.
We also received one of the Prism Stainless Steel vacuum insulated water bottle in Lagoon.  The little guy picked this one out, because it matches his new school backpack and it has a great easy open (can't loose the top cause it's attached) lid.  
PERFECT as he starts his fifth grade year out!
All three of these stainless steel water bottles are superior quality, the perfect size for a backpack and will definitely make it through the school year...keeping my kids hydrated and refreshed in the So Cal heat.
Did you know that Zak! Designs has more than just water bottles?  
They have a large dining selection, as well as character products for your Little's.  They have straw cups and plenty of options for entertaining as well.  
CLICK HERE to see their full selection of fantastic products.

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