Bye Bye Bottle.

Hey loves!

It’s that time again where I should try weening my little one off the bottle. My youngest is about to turn 14 months old and this girl loves her bottle, or as she would say ‘ba ba’. She has an attitude like her mama and she’s already starting with the tantrums if she doesn’t get what she wants. I have a spoiled one on my hands, so taking her bottle way is worrying me a bit.

She loves having her bottle first thing in the morning, before nap time, and before bedtime. We’ve switched out the bottle for a sippy cup when she eats her food. Sometimes she throws it on the ground and wants nothing to do with it and other times she’ll drink it, shortly to realize it’s not her bottle.

My oldest was a little hard to wean off also, but we were finally able too. After going through a handful of different sippy cups, he finally found his perfect cup and it was all a piece of cake from there on out. They didn’t have half of the options they have today back when he was weaning off the bottle.

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We discovered the Nuby 360 Insulated Wonder Cup and few weeks ago and we love it. It comes in a variety of colors and designs, so it’s great for any little one learning to drink from a cup!

Little miss independent loves the fact that she can look like she can drink out of the big kid cup just like her big brother does. This nine-ounce, BPA free cup is perfect for little ones 12 months and older. She’s able to drink out of the cup from any side also.

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With the weather being very dreary and cold here in the Central Pennsylvania, we were able to get the cup outside on a warm day while visiting the park, and the entire time it stayed cold! As a matter of fact, it can keep liquids cold for up to six hours!

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While she hasn’t quite let go of the bottle yet, this cup is helping immensely! She won’t drop it on the ground during meal time and she genuinely enjoys drinking out of it. It’s a step in the right direction when it comes to weaning her. I was excited to discover this cup.

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While you can find the cup on the Nuby brand website, you can also find it at Babies R Us.

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2018 Spring FabFitFun Unboxing

Hey loves. It’s that time of year again where FabFitFun is sending out their seasonal boxes. I finally received mine on Saturday after it being delayed due to our snow storm. So, as I did last season, I want to share the unboxing with you! If you are not familiar with the FabFitFun box, it’s a seasonal mail subscription. It includes multiple products just for you. From fitness to beauty and more. You take a simple survey in the beginning to help guide them with picking the perfect items for your box. You can choose ‘add ons’ for your box and even decide between a few items you want put in your box for that season. Check out more here! This is my second unboxing that I’ve shared on my blog. Click here to check out my winter unboxing.

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When I received my 2018 Spring box, they did not fail to provide me with the most perfect items. This is the first box subscription where I honestly use every single product I receive. Did I mention all the products are full size also? No trial sizes here! I absolutely love it. It’s like my own special mom treat I do for myself each season. A mini Christmas four times a year.

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Okay! Let’s get into the products. I received ten products in this box. Two of them I could choose what product I wanted from two different choices. This entire box was valued between $347-$354.99! All for only 49.99! Plus, here’s a code to get your first box $10 off.

Products:

Physique Massage Roller. This roller is wonderful! I’ve already used it on myself and my husband. We both approve. It’s great for sore, achy muscles. It can improve flexibility, break up scar tissue, and keep achy muscles at rest. Just 5-10 minutes a day is all you need! This product was valued at $20.

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Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion. I’ve already used this product since my skin has been feeling so dry. Of course, I love it! This moisturizer is oil free and super light. It provides hydration to you skin and even helps moisturize acne-prone skin to help it stay smooth and healthy. It also minimizes the appearance of pores, soothes redness and irritation, and refines texture. This product is valued at $40.

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Anderson Lilley Sunset Collection Candle. I received the Super Bloom scent. Smells amazing! It’s made with a hand poured coconut blend and has a leak free cotton wick. It’s in an adorable copper colored vessel. Stylish and smells great! This product is valued at $45.

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ISH Lip Statement Palette. I just started getting into wearing lip color and these colors are gorgeous! I am really excited to try them. This palette includes 11 pigmented shades and one balm that will give your lips a beautiful colored pop! They are enriched with rose extract, she’s butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, and aloe vera. You can also mix and match them! This product is valued at $42.

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Maya Brenner Designs “Love” Bracelet. This is such an adorable bracelet! I love the simplicity of it, and it’s just enough to pair with any outfit. This product is valued at $65.

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Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyes Travel Eye Mask. I used this mask last night and loved it! It’s a vegan leather eye mask that includes a removable non-toxic cooling insert. My eyes felt very refreshed! The elastic strip is adjustable to fit anyone comfortably. This product is valued at $40.

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KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask – Set of 5. This lip mask is used to plump and hydrate your lips. They are infused with collagen, rose flower oil, cherry extract, and vitamin E. It is a gel textured treatment to make your lips look nice and fabulous. This product is valued at $25.

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Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Concealing Ridge Filler. This product is used to conceal nail imperfections with a beautiful natural pink hue. It treats your nails with protein, vitamins, and moisture to keep them healthy, glossy, and smooth. This product is valued at $18.

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Dove Exfoliating Body Polish. I love anything Dove. My entire family uses it. This body polish removes dull, dry skin from the surface and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. It’s created with 1/4 moisturizing cream, so it smooths your skin while exfoliating. I’m very excited to give it a try and add it to my nightly routine!

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Rachel Pally Reversible Clutch. I received the Paradise clutch and it’s perfect for my style. The bright mint color is a great spring color and with it being reversible, it’s two clutches in one. I’ll take it! I’m excited to pair this accessory with spring outfits. This product is valued at $60.

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I highly recommend this box. They never fail to amaze me with their products each season. Go give it a try!

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All In One On The Go Snacking.

My wonderful husband bought me a brand-new car about three months ago. A beautiful all black Toyota Rav-4. You can pretty much call her my third baby. We made a deal to not allow anyone to eat in car so it can stay nice and clean. Well, that lasted about two weeks… if that. We did great for the first two weeks. We only brought water in there and everything else was consumed in the house before we left. Then the busy, rushed mornings kicked into full gear where my son would refuse to eat breakfast all morning then decided he was hungry right before we had to leave for Pre-K. Of course. I couldn’t let him go to school hungry so he started taking breakfast in the car, whoops. He is in love with eating cereal without milk. That’s usually his breakfast. So, I would fill a little sandwich baggie full of cereal and let him munch on it on our ride to Pre-K and I’d fill a separate sippy cup with some water for him to have. No Biggie.

Of course though, forgetting he’s only four, whenever we arrived at daycare my car would either be filled with dropped cereal all on the floor or a torn-up baggie would be laying on the seat. Then, his sippy cup of water would be spilled on the seat or laying on the floor slowly leaking.  He’d never fail to make a mess with his food and drink.

So much for a ‘food free’ car. I kind of knew that wouldn’t last long. Especially with two young kids. Just the other day I was feeding my one year old french fries on the ride down to visit my parents.

Anyway, I’d constantly hear

“Uh-oh mommy, I dropped my snacks again”

“Oh darn, now all my snacks are dirty”

You would think I would have learned the first time that my son was going to make a mess, but you know, as a mom you always try to give them a million opportunities to do it the right way.

I mean.. it’s how they learn, right?

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Then! A few weeks ago, we were introduced to the Nuby Snack N’ Sip Cup. Not only did I instantly fall in love with it’s adorable design, my son was ready to rip the cup right out of the packaging as soon as he seen it. It’s an adorable little pirate theme, and he just loved the fact that he could have his snack and drink in one place. It’s a spill proof cup for ages one and older. It has a soft, flexible silicone straw and it’s BPA free. You can find it in multiple designs here. The lid to the snack container easily snaps shut, so if the cup gets dropped the snacks won’t go flying and the drink doesn’t spill. It’s wonderful when it comes to being on the go! He was so excited about his new cup, he wanted to take it into Pre-K to show all his friends and I’m excited that my car no longer gets full of cereal!

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This cup is a total win for me. My car stays much cleaner, he is learning to put to his cup in the cup holder and snap his snacks shut when he is done and I’m not going through a ton of sandwich baggies every week. I just rinse the cup out and it’s good to go for the next day. It’s the perfect size to put a good portion of snacks into the top and plenty of room for liquids on the bottom. I’ve come across cups where the snack holders were super small and barely any snacks fit into it. This is the first cup where I didn’t run into that issue. I love it! If now I could only find a fix for the muddy shoes and toys everywhere. Maybe one day!

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FabFitFun Winter Box Review

Okay Ya’ll! So here is it. My review of each product for my Winter FabFitFun Box! I’ve tried each one of these products over the past week, and every season I fall more and more in love with this subscription. Here we go!

 

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. All you needed with this exfoliating mask was a small dime size amount, so the bottle will last a while. It was green and gooey, but exfoliated well! It tingled when it first went on, so I was a little skeptical and anxious that my sensitive skin would get really red, but once I rinsed it off my face felt cleaner than ever! It felt a tiny bit dry, but I added some moisturizer and I was good to go! I’ve already used it twice and my black heads seem to be diminishing! Happy mom!

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AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream. I’ve been using the lotion after I wash the dishes because my skin tends to get really dry afterwards. First thought was it smelt good! Nothing too overbearing, and it wasn’t very thick and tacky like some lotions can be. It also made my skin super smooth. I will definitely continue using!

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Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle & Energizing Eye Masks. I’m in love! By far my favorite product in the box. My eyes felt completely refreshed after the masks came off. My puffiness was reduced also! Plus, they felt nice and cool on my eyes. I would use them every single day if I could. Even if you don’t get the FabFitFun box, I would 100% recommend these to another exhausted mama out there!

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Pointe Studio Aloe Infused Cozy Socks. These socks might be the most comfortable socks I’ve worn. They are unbelievably soft on your feet. I wore them to bed when I first tried them on and my feet stayed cozy and warm all night. They didn’t get too cold or too hot. These will be my winter socks for sure. I might even see how they work in the snow when I go out with the kids. I’m not a big sock person at all, but these have been on my feet just about every day!

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DOUCCE Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette in Nude and 8 OTHER REASONS Nine Lives Choker in Silver. So, I used these two products at the same time. My son’s birthday was this past weekend, so I got myself dolled up. The makeup was great, the colors were neutral so It went well with my black top. It wasn’t too crazy on my eyes. It was very subtle and could most likely go with any shirt. It also lasted all day which made me pleased. As for the necklace, I loved it! It rested flawlessly on my chest and the choker was an awesome addition with the shirt I had on. I love how simple it is, so you can where it with a patterned or solid shirt.

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FFFTV Fitness Ball w/ Jillian Michaels Videos. What I love about this ball is that it isn’t super huge like a lot of the other fitness balls. The product came with the equipment to blow it up which I really enjoyed. I didn’t have to search for something to blow it up with. I’ve been using it during my ab routines, passing it back and forth between my arms and legs. Plus, the kids enjoy playing with it too! So, it’s mom and kid approved. I’ll take it!

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The BB Dakota Poncho. This poncho was super cute! It looked good paired up with some leggings for a comfortable look, and I’m sure it would look just a good with some jeans and ankle boots (which I will be trying). It was soft and cozy. It’s something I would wear again. It is more of a piece that I would wear in the fall though, so I wouldn’t have to put a coat overtop.

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Last the Homemade by Ayesha Curry Ceramic Mug, which I have used every day since it came. I just adore it! It’s suits my personality perfectly, so it’s totally a win for me. The colors are bright and exciting, and the mug isn’t too big or hold to hold. It fits perfectly in my hand. I love it!

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With all that being said, I still believe the FabFitFun box is by far my favorite mail subscription. Over $300 worth of products, that I pay only a fraction of that price for! Plus, when you first join you take a survey to customize the box to your needs so you love it every season! Here’s my referral link again if you’d like to subscribe! http://xo.fff.me/hfrrL