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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June Goals

Happy June Everyone!

Summer is so close and I’m so ready. The month of May went by so quickly that I completely forgot to post my monthly goals. I guess that’s mom life, you forget a lot…

I’m hopping back on it and setting a list of goals for June. I’m hoping to have a better month and can achieve these goals. I’m almost positive that the gross weather has finally broke here in Southern PA, and we can start enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather.

Fingers crossed.

 I always think short term goals are much easier to achieve than long term goals.

I don’t know, they just seem more realistic to me.

So here we go! My list of goals. Do you have any?

Friday pool days. Perks of being a stay at home mom during the summer, pool days! All the time! While we have a couple small blow up pools at our house, my parents have a gigantic pool that the kiddos love. Since my mother is off on Friday’s and my son is only going to summer camp two days a week, Fridays will be designated pool days at Nana and Pops!

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Visit local attractions. My wonderful, hardworking husband can receive free tickets to the Zoo, Aquarium, and Science Center all in our area. Score! On the days that my son is home I want to get us out to those places and have some fun. If anyone knows me personally, I hate being home all the time. I like to get out on some adventures. Plus, it wears the kids out, so they sleep good at night. My son is also begging to visit Knoebel’s too, so that’s on the list also.

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Cardio, Cardio, Cardio. I’ve slacked hard on my cardio. With the cold weather and rainy days, I barely got out to run. I’m hoping to put more time into my cardio sessions and really sweat my butt off. My daughter enjoys being outside, so she can tag along too. She wakes up in the morning, and goes right to the side door to get outside. Luckily, she can’t reach the knob yet. Usually, she gets the better end of the stick when it comes to cardio. She naps.

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Save some extra money for vacation. In August we are going with a bunch of family to the Outer Banks and I can’t be any more excited for it. With now have two little ones coming along, I wanted to make sure to have plenty of spending money to spoil their cute little selves all week long. Plus, I want a date night with the hubby, and I’m sure that can get pricey too. Let’s not forget food and wine… lots of wine.

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Cut out processed foods. Chick-fil-A has been my go to lately. It’s all I want to eat. The craving is real. I’ve been going there at least once a week. It doesn’t help that they always send you free food in their app. As much as I want to hate eating processed food, I love it. I love it a lot. I’d eat some french fries every day if I could. But, my body is telling me to stop. So I want to go a full month with no fast food restaurants! This one is going to be tough…

Have a yard sale. My kids have so many toys that are placed all over the house. Along with clothes. I can’t even fit all their clothes into their dressers and closets. It’s insane. I’m going to spend a day and go through everything. I want to have a yard sale to get rid of some items. They are having one at my son’s preschool in a few weeks, so I think this will be an easy goal to achieve. I just need to make sure my son isn’t watching me while I get rid of some toys, because we all know how they can’t let go of anything. Ever.

With those being said…

Bring on summer, we are so ready!

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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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100 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside

Happy Spring Everyone!

I am so excited that the weather is final warming up here on the east coast! I’m ready for ice cream dates and playground fun. With my youngest now on the go, I’m really excited for what this spring and summer have in store for us. Last year was difficult because she was so young so getting out was a little tough, but this year she’s able to keep up with her brother and I know they are going to have a blast.

I am big on getting the kids outside as much as possible. I like for them to be active, to run around, and just be a kid! My son is old enough to get into sports, so I really want to experiment and see what he truly enjoys so we can sign him up for a team. We’re thinking baseball, so I’m really excited. His cousin is amazing at playing ball, so I’m hoping to get them together a lot during the summer to really get my son into learning to rules of the game.

As for my one year old, I just want her to learn to love the outdoors. We’re a very ‘outdoorsy’ family, so I really don’t want my little ones to be stuck on electronics and television, especially when it’s so beautiful outside. My in-laws are getting the kids a play set for our backyard so I’m excited. That will go great with the sandbox and fire pit we currently have out there.

So why not kick off the beginning of spring with a list of 100 ways to get your kids outside!

Some may cost a little, but others are completely free!

There are options for every budget!

 

Draw with sidewalk chalk

Go for a bike ride/learn to ride a bike

Visit a playground

Have a picnic

Go for a walk

Catch fireflies at night

Plant a garden

Visit a lake

Go fishing

Practice/Play a sport

Go swimming in a pool

Hike in the woods

Visit a zoo

Visit an ice cream shop

Go to a carnival

Visit an amusement park

Play tag

Play hide and go seek

Have a bonfire

Roast marshmallows

Pitch a tent and ‘camp’ in your backyard

Have a water balloon fight

Set up a sprinkler or slip and slide

Visit a national or state park

Identify different birds

Have an outdoors scavenger hunt (see below for a free printable!)

Paint rocks

Play hopscotch

Catch butterflies

Build and paint a birdhouse

Pick different flowers

Go feed ducks

Finger paint

Find shapes in the clouds

Look for stars at night in a telescope

Wash a car

Play I-Spy

Climb a tree

Fly a kite

Make paper airplanes

Play with bubbles

Go puddle jumping

Have a squirt gun fight

Make a time capsule and bury it

Play in the mud

Visit a farm

Have a lemonade stand

Visit a beach

Go to a local baseball game

Make dandelion wishes

Visit a water park

Go frog catching

Collect seashells

Go paddle boating

Go to an outdoor concert

Play in a sandbox

Go on a boat ride

Go swimming in a lake

Paint pine cones

Make a bird feeder

Identify tree types

Make a nature journal

Collect different types of leaves

Collect different types of rocks

Grill and eat dinner outside

Go mini golfing

Skip rocks

Pick berries

Smell different flowers

visit a farmer’s market

Make a wind chime

Visit a drive-in movie theater

Roll down a hill

Dance outside

Visit an aquarium

Go crabbing

Look for bugs

Plant a tree

Take outside photos

Build an outside fort

Go horseback riding

Hula hoop

Watch the sun set/rise

Jump rope

Go go-karting

Make paper boats

Build sandcastles

Have a race

Build an obstacle course

Jump on a trampoline

Make a tire swing

Do a science experiment

Tour a fire station

Visit a children’s museum

Find a four-leaf clover

Tie die shirts

Make shadow puppets

Walk to a snowball stand

Make your own snowballs

Make your own ice cream

Scavenger Hunt

Right Click to Save and Print!

 

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