FabFitFun Winter 2018 Unboxing

It’s my favorite time of the season again you guys; my FabFitFun unboxing! I just received my winter box and of course, it never fails to impress! I get so excited when I receive the email saying my box has shipped and I’m like a kid on Christmas when it arrives! I’m excited to share all these products with you and to share a future post on what I thought about each product.

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But let’s get to what we’re all here for, the products!

Mark & Graham Color Block Throw.

I received the Gray/Ivory color, but you could also receive a Natural/Ivory color. I must admit, I already opened this throw and put it to good use. It is super cozy and warm. The stripe design, fringe detailing, and neutral colors making is easy to pair with any living room décor. Even the kiddo’s love it!

Valued at $49

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Bearpaw Combo Set: Headband and Pop-Top Glove Duo.

These 100% polyester and sherpa-lined headband and fingerless gloves are adorable, and super soft! It’s perfect for those chilly days and are super stylish. I’m excited to try multiple different hairstyles with this headband.

Valued at $45

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Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo.

If you’re a mom like me, we love our dry shampoo. So, I will quickly use this. Each time I receive a dry shampoo in my box, it’s gone within a few weeks and I loved every single one of them. This product is sulfate-free and absorbs all the unwanted oils and impurities while soothing the scalp and restoring strength and softness.

Valued at $44

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Sherrie Matthews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller.

I’ve been looking into these and to my surprise I received one in my box. It’s an anti-aging beauty tool that has been used for centuries! This roller helps stimulate energy (qi) and promotes a feeling of facial relaxation. I can’t wait to try this!

Valued at $45

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Way of Will Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange and Eucalyptus Oil

Oils have become a very popular product and are being used for everything. I personally, have not tried them yet. This will be a good start to see how I feel about them. These oils can be applied directly to the skin. The sweet orange eases stomach cramps and headaches while the eucalyptus helps with cold symptoms and muscle aches. All four of those issues run through our house like wildfire so these will be put to great use!

Valued at $31

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Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in “Stella”

I will try anything to help hide these mom bags. This brightener is infused with macadamia and meadowfoam oil. This silky champagne eye brightener instantly highlights and brightens your eyes.

Valued at $24

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Ahava Hydration Cream Mask.

A few boxes ago, I receive a hand cream from this brand and I still love it. This cream mask is enriched with mineral spring water, shea butter, and vitamin E. This creamy mask softens and smooths the skin while giving intense hydration and comfort.

Valued at $33

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Blaq Hydrogel Eye Mask with Hyaluronic Acid

Love love love eye masks! I have those mom bags, for sure. These masks help swollen and puffy eyes with activated charcoal. It helps to detox and de-puff and give you a refreshed look.

Valued at $29

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Mystery Item: Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion

This is an age defying exfoliator. It renews skin radiance, polishes and smooths, and helps diminish the look of fine lines. I may only be 27, but it’s never to early to keep your skin from aging! I’m excited to try.

Valued at $25

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If you are interested in buying your own box, click here for $10 off!

As I say every time, you won’t regret signing up! These boxes are to die for!

Check back soon for a product review!

 

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Awesome Target Finds Under $5: Part Two

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I had such a blast posting about my first bunch Target finds from Bullseye’s Playground, I just had to do another post. Plus, it gives me more of a reason to stroll through those wonderful little isles. With school still a few weeks away, Target is really focusing on school supplies for teachers and children. This works out great for me currently because my little one is home with me all day and my oldest only goes to preschool two days a week now. I am starting to teach my youngest numbers and letters while trying to keep my oldest up to date with his math and spelling.

My last post involved just about all children’s products and this one does too. That’s mom life for ya! Next time I am going to focus on us adults. I honestly cannot get over how inexpensive these products are.

 I am eager to use these products with my kids and I believe they are going to be a great implement for learning. Plus, they seem enjoyable also. It goes outside of the box instead of just writing in a notebook.

So, here is my recent finds.

 

Chalkboard Clock.

My four-year-old is really showing an interest in learning to tell time. He is always asking what time it is and also trying to figure it out on his own. This product is perfect for only $3. You can write the numbers on the wooden clock yourself and move the hands wherever you please to show various times of the day. I will have him practice moving the hands himself and have him try to guess the times I give also. We have it hung up by his bed so every morning and night he sets the time before getting out of bed.

 

 

Chalkboard Sign.

Perfect for my ‘Mommin’ on a Budget’ motto. Only $5 for a perfect ‘first day’ and ‘last day’ photo of each school year. I was honestly contemplating buying a pricey sign for one picture, but once I saw this I was sold. I can erase it each year and use it for the next. Money well spent! I am really excited to use the same board for every year my children go to school. When the graduate, I will make a cute collage of each year.

 

 

Learning Books.

Just $1 each, that is it! They have multiple books to choose from. We picked up addition, subtraction, and printing practice for my oldest. He enjoys practicing addition on his fingers, so I am hoping these will get him more involved with mathematics. The printing practice will keep him up with writing his letters while he is not at preschool.

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Alphabet Blocks.

These are for my girl, my youngest. I am so excited to start teaching her numbers and letters and these blocks will help tremendously! Since I am now staying home I do not foresee sending her to preschool any earlier than a year before kindergarten (maybe), so mama will be doing the teaching. She has already dug into them and enjoys playing with them, which is a plus. They also have adorable little pictures that you can match the letters to. You can get them for only $3!

 

 

Activity Paper Roll.

Thirty feet of fun! For only $3 you can hang this on your child’s wall and they can go to town with tracing numbers and letters, learning time, coloring, learning shapes, and plenty more! I am really going to take advantage of this for my oldest to help his spelling and time telling. I am going to have him trace his letters and then try to spell out words himself. I think he will really enjoy it.

 

Stay tuned for next month to see my next set of Target finds!

I hope you enjoy!

 

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FabFitFun Summer 2018 Box Reveal

What a perfect package to arrive on the first day of Summer!

I’m like a kid in a candy store when my FabFitFun box arrives. I look forward to it every season. I’ve shared my Winter and Spring boxes with you all, and now here is Summers!

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As I’ve mentioned before, this box of full sized products is totally worth the price of $49.99. The total value of the Summer box is between $321-$368! You can’t beat it!

Use this link and get $10 off when you sign up.

Once you see the amazing goodies that are in these boxes, I can’t see why you wouldn’t sign up!

 

Summer & Rose Beach Towel ($55)

These oversized towels are PERFECT for a beach day. They are made from microfiber so the sand won’t stick! If you don’t go to the beach, use it for a pool day or a night of laying under the stars! The designs are adorable!

You could have also received the Yumi Kim Makeup Train Case also.

Tarte Tardiest PRO to go Palette & Sex Kitten Liquid Liner ($43)

The colors in this palette are to die for! Perfect for the summer months. The palette includes four long-wearing eyeshadows and two iridescent lusters. It also includes the waterproof black liner. So many summer looks can be created with these two products!

You could have also received the Tarte Tartiest PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette.

ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel ($45)

I can’t wait to use this product during my ‘self care’ time when the kiddos go to sleep. It’s a rinse off cream that is made with exfoliating papaya, nourishing milk protein, and moisturizing vitamin E. They work together to leave your skin soft, revitalized, and radiant!

You could have also received the ORLANDO PITA PLAY Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray.

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Minor History Post Script Wallet ($20)

Tiny, cute, and perfect to take along to the beach when all you need to do is bring along your credit card and ID. It includes an adorable wrist strap, so you can take it wherever you go. If you’re on vacation, it’s perfect to keep your hotel key in to help keep it from getting lost!

You could have also received the Maji Sports Loop Resistance Band or the Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator.

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ERTH TU Y YO Ring ($55)

It’s a 14k gold-plated ring that features two naturally cultured freshwater pearls! It’s an adorable, modern design that I can’t wait to put together with some summer outfits.

You could have also received the Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar or the Aromatherapy De-Stress Muscle Gel.

COOLA Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer ($32)

You can never go wrong with sunscreen. It doubles as a moisturizer, is water-resistant, and can last up to 80 minutes! It’s made with 70% organic ingredients, so you can be worry free in the sun. This will be going in my beach bag during vacation.

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Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish ($14.99)

Love, love, love! This adorable marble design with golden trim is perfect to keep my rings on. I’m going to leave this one by the sink so I can remove my rings and safely put them somewhere while I do the dishes. It’ll totally glam up my home.

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FOREO LUNA fofo ($89)

THIS YOU GUYS. If technology hasn’t just stepped their game up! This little device is powered by Bluetooth technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile. It’s also sent straight to your phone on the newly launched FOREO LUNA App.

So freaking cool.

It has skin sensor technology, measures 1,000 units per second to assess hydration levels, made of ultra-hygienic silicone, is quick drying and non-porous (which prevents bacteria build-up), has t-sonic vibrations, and has 8,000 pulsations per minute for deep effective cleansing.

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This is going to be a fun box for the upcoming summer months.

Be sure to check back in a few weeks for my review on each product!

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5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Hydrated

It’s always good to start a good hydration routine with your kids, especially over the summer months. Their bodies don’t cool down as easily as adults, so dehydration is at a higher risk for younger ones. I always push water on my children even when they say they aren’t thirsty. Especially since my oldest could be sweating bullets, but continues to insist he isn’t thirsty.

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I put together a list of ways to keep your kids hydrated over the summer. There are multiple ways to get water in their system other than just drinking out of a water fountain or plastic cup.

If you’re like my family, it’s a never-ending battle to get your kids to drink water. I’ll definitely be trying these tips over the summer to increase the water intake in my kiddos.

  1. Add fruits and vegetables into their daily meals.

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Food such as watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, oranges, raspberries, lettuce, and celery have tons of water in them.

Mix up a smoothie for them if you have trouble getting them to eat green veggies. Add some spinach in there, along with sweet fruit.

Did you know spinach is 92% water?!

You have to sneak those in while you can. Not only will they get hydrated, but they will get their daily intake of fruits and vegetables.

  1. Make popsicles.

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Have them make their own popsicle with fruit and water. You can even mix it up a little and use some Gatorade or Propel. I personally enjoy using coconut water.

Surprisingly enough, a two-stick popsicle has enough water to help hydrate a young one. If you don’t want to do popsicle’s, just add some fruit to ice cube trays and freeze it. It can make the water look ‘prettier’ and they might drink it more willingly.

  1. Have them choose their cup.

When a little one gets a something new, they love to use it! So, try mixing up their water bottles.

My son recently received the Nuby Thirsty Kids Flip It cup. He loves it! Especially since it’s his favorite color, green.

This BPA free 12oz (360ml) water canteen is perfect for my son since he’s constantly on the go. There’s an easy to use hygienic cover that keeps the spout clean when closed. It is made from tough durable break-resistant Tritan plastic from Eastman, and has a colorful silicone band for easy gripping. You can find multiple colors at Target.

I’ll be sure to add this into the mix of his favorite cups. It’s the perfect size for him.

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  1. Infuse their water naturally.

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Have them pick out some fruits and let them add it to their water. I love lemon and mint in my water. My children love eating strawberries and blueberries, so I’m going to experiment with all different fruit varieties this summer.

Hopefully, the water won’t taste as ‘boring’ to them and they will consume more.

  1. Be a water role model.

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Monkey see, Monkey do. Show them how much mommy and daddy love drinking water. I try to drink water all day long and show them how good it can be for you. I also let them know that drinking water helps grow big strong muscles.

Kind of like a flower, you water the flower than it grows big and strong. If they put water in their bodies, they grow the same.

Use these tips to go along with my other post, 100 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside!

 

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Lunch Made Easy: Featuring Nuby’s Sure Grip Miracle Mat Section Plate.

Hey Everyone!

When it comes to meal time for my youngest, it can be a nightmare! She is the queen of sliding her hand back and forth on her high chair top and knocking all of her food to the ground for the dogs to eat. Most of the time she thinks her food is just to play with, so she barely consumes any, except her ice cream. That she won’t share. She also enjoys feeding the dogs so I’m sure that’s half the reason why she does what she does, and I’m sure the pups don’t mind it either. She thinks it’s hilarious to throw the food off of the high chair and watch the dogs try and catch it. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve had to pick up food off the floor, or I find a three week old nugget piece underneath the sofa. It’s a never ending cycle when it comes to meal time with Miss ‘Do What I Want’.

Then I was introduced to the Nuby Sure Grip Miracle Mat Section Plate. First off, I can’t rave enough about adorable the Elephant design is! I just love it. Not only are they stylish, but these silicone plates are BPA and PVC free, come in multiple different colors and are for little one’s six months and older. It’s an integrated section plate with a non-slip base the sticks to flat surfaces. Best part is that it’s a plate and place mat all in one. It’s like a one stop shop for giving meals to the kiddos. You never have to worry about misplacing one or the other, it’s all together. Easy Peasy!

When I gave the Nuby Section Plate to my daughter at first, she gave me this side eye look which I’m sure she was thinking in her mind

“what’s this mom, are you seriously trying to ruin my fun”.

She could no longer fling her food right off her high chair and give it to the dogs. After a moment or two of staring at it, I could tell she liked her new plate. She noticed her ham, strawberries, and veggie straws were nicely placed in three separate sections, and she actually started eating her own food and not feeding the dogs! Total mom win! Thank goodness, my daughter was finally eating her food! Of course, near the end once she started getting full, she slipped the pups a few left over pieces, but no crazy messes like before! Plus, she couldn’t pick this plate up and toss it on the ground either. I was so relieved and she was nice a full. It was a win win situation.

Happy Mommy, Happy Baby.

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Once lunch time was over, the cleanup was simple! The silicone plate easily wiped clean with no hassle at all. Although I’m old school and wash my dishes by hand, these plates are dishwasher safe, so you can pop it right in the dishwasher for a simple, quick clean. I just gently wiped mine with some baby dish soap and water, sat it on my drying towel, and I was done! No hard scrubbing or anything!

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I 100% recommend this Nuby product. I am all for simplifying my daily routines when it comes to being a stay at home mom of two kids. There’s already so much on our plates to get completed throughout the day, and this product definitely simplifies my lunch time routine, which gives me a few extra minutes to get other household chores finished. You can find these adorable little silicone plates at your local Babies R Us. Check them out!

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