Last Week Tim and I spent the day at The Waterloo Premium Outlets for their Back to School Sale. We had so much fun and found AMAZING deals. Im talking pants and tops under $5 good! Kate Spade, Under Armor, H&M, and Old Navy were the first four stores we wanted to visit.
Kate Spade had an amazing sale with 60% off everything plus an addiotnal 20% on multiple items. I fell in love with this Pink crossbody .
Tim found a great jacket at Under Armour for coaching soccer this year.
H&M is one of my favorite retailers and this was by far my favorite stop. I walked out of the store with two GIANT ,GIANT bags for $160. I found so many amazing items on sale, most under $10. My hubby (who is a difficult shopper) found some great items in the men’s department under $15. Below are some of my favorite items that I tried on (and of course) brought home with me .
Brooklynne and Mercy have about three weeks left before they go back to school and so I was looking for some comfortable fall clothes for them. Here in upstate New York, fall will be here shortly so hoodies and pants were on my list of items to grab for the girls. Old Navy is always a go to of mine for kids clothes. They always have great sales and the cutest options for my little ones. I recommend any of the their hoodies for your little one and their sweatpants. Every year I buy a fresh set for my kids and they love how comfortable they are.
The sale runs until the end of the month and items are restocked often so there will be plenty of amazing deals when you visit. Another way to save is buy signing up for the VIP Shopper Club. VIP Shopper Club is a membership-based club, that gives members access to exclusive online offers not available to the public. There is no cost for the membership and comes with multiple perks such as:
Year round offers
Center and Sale News
You can view all the offers on a mobile device by downloading the Simon Mobile App. All offers through the VIP shopper Club can be redeemed on the app. You can also print the offers from your desktop.
If you are in the tri-state area and would love to go on a little shopping spree, I have teamed up with Waterloo Premium outlets to give away TWO $100 gift cards. Tonight at 8pm EST, on Instagram you can enter for a chance to win. My handle is @savvygirlsstyle .
I rounded up some of Amazons Top Best Sellers! Most of these items have over 1,000 reviews and either 4 or 5 stars. Just click a picture below and it will take you right to site.
Click any of the pictures below to take you to the Target website!
Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you are all enjoying the start to a new week and that Monday did not wreak too much havoc on you. I spent the evening with some amazing ladies from church having some much needed time of encouragement and praying for one another. Taking a night to SLOW down was much needed for this busy mama!
Ok, let’s talk skin! If you have been following my skin journey, first off thank you for your support. It has been a very long, and painful 7 weeks but I am seeing much improvement. If you are a new face around here I will recap with some pictures of my skin.
In a nutshell my typically dry skin one day went a-wall and turned into horrific and painful red skin. It also was extremely itchy, feeling identical to having poison ivy. The diagnosis? According to the doctor and allergy testing I have contact dermatitis. So I am touching something that is triggering my eczema. What I am touching? Who knows.
Realizing I was the best advocate for myself I decided to do some major research on what could be the possible problem and look for the best solution.
I am still deep in the process of figuring out all that is going on with my health issues, but I have narrowed down a few things to help.
The first thing I did as soon as I saw my skin flair up was cut out ALL wheat, dairy, and sugar products. I tried to remove any trigger food that could be causing my irritation. Believe me, I am obsessed with bread, so this was not easy for me however the pain I was in, outweighed my desire to eat.
I also tried to switch as many of my products out for organic or all natural. The scary thing is that in almost EVERYTHING we eat or use on our body has some type of chemical/preservative/artificial ingredient in it. It’s scary. No wonder so many loved ones have cancer and illnesses.
As I was researching I learned that our liver processes everything. Like EVERYTHING. Our skin is also our largest organ, so when our liver is having issues and can no longer work it sends out a signal saying it needs help. For so long I was so mad that my skin was reacting this way, however it is a GOOD thing my skin is responding because it is notifying me that my liver needs help. If I ignore that cry, then greater issues could arise down the road.
Quickly I realized I needed to do a major detox and rid my body of all the toxic junk that was backed up. This encouraged me to go on a more plant-based lifestyle. Everyone will always ask me, “if you are not eating certain foods, what ARE you eating?”
Short answer? Super healthy. Along with eating healthy I have been juicing as well. Every morning I have been drinking 16 oz of celery juice. Celery juice has so many amazing benefits (take a few minutes and research it). I don’t mind the taste, to me it tastes exactly like celery. I started off with 8 oz and worked my way up. I also have been juicing carrots since they are high in Vitamin A and will throw in some apples and cucumbers.
For breakfasts I will make smoothies. I have been buying all organic fruit as much as possible. Look up “clean and dirty list” of fruits and veggies. I buy organic depending on that list. I typically add strawberries, bananas, fresh cut pineapple, chia seeds and will pack in a much spinach as I can. With all the other fruit I do not even taste the spinach, neither do my kids. It’s a win!
For lunch and dinner I am kind of all over the place, I still am very much trying to navigate what I can eat but as of now I will have lots of avocado, almond butter (I buy the sugar and salt free option), organic grass fed chicken and beef, salmon, beans, fruits, veggies, salad. I stay away from anything that has been prepackaged. If it comes in a box, tub, or container I stay away from it. Think whole and from the ground. Pinterest is a life saver with coming up with food ideas. I am not creative, so I have to go there.
Let’s be honest, I still want my pizza and restaurant food all the time. I loveeeee food and I die a little every day when I cannot just go and order a sub. Dramatic? Sure, but it tells you how much I struggle with wanting to eat other foods still. It is a major choice that no one can make but you. I was in such horrible pain I knew for me personally I needed to change everthing for the best and quickest results. This was all achieved by diet! I did not put a single cream on my face nor did I take an pill internally. This has spoken volumes to me in how to I move forward with my lifestyle.
So what has changed? Ok I am going to give you all TMI, but I think you will be thankful. I hope! HAHA
1.) My skin has changed drastically! Yes, it is still red off and on and is still itchy, but my pores have shrunk, my skin feels so smooth, and I have no acne. Like at all, no little bumps, nothing! That has been the most amazing thing to see is how clean my skin looks now. I wish I would have changed my diet years ago.
2.) I am not bloated, no bad bowel movement, no gas at all, no cramps after eating food. My stomach after eating still feels thin. Do you ever eat and then afterwards feel like you gained 10 pounds? When you eat clean, that doesn’t happen. I would be bloated all the time. Again, wish I would have done this years ago when I “thought” I was healthy.
3.) I do not get a mid-day slump or brain fog. I used to struggle to think properly half way through the day. I thought it was just because I was busy taking care of the kids, but it most defiantly has been my diet. I have no need for coffee. Do I still get tired? Sure! But not so bad that I need caffeine to fuel me.
4.) I have lost weight! I had about 10 pounds of leftover baby fat hanging on me that did not want to budge. So, without working out, only changing up my diet I was able to shed that excess (call it what it was) fat. Feels so good to be weighing less than what I did before I got pregnant with Judah.
The other major game changer for me was what face products I was using. I have been using Avene products for almost 3 years and I love them and cannot say enough good things about them. They have natural spring water in their products and are made for people with super sensitive skin. I have been applying SO,SO much lotion to my face these past 8 weeks and it has not clogged my pores one bit! I highly recommend two products if you are suffering with any skin issues. I will link them below. They are worth every penny and more. I have tried pretty much every brand of lotion, people have given me so many all natural products and nothing does the trick like Avene products.
In a nutshell? I believe you have to want something bad enough to make a change. If you came here looking for advice on clearing your skin, you will absolutely be able to if you are willing to change what you are doing now. Staying in your current routine of food is not going to bring you any difference. You have to be able to make the sacrifice. I did not see results over night. In fact, it took a good 3-4 weeks before I saw a change. But the change was drastically there.
I hope this gives you all some insight and help. I will write another post in a few months after (hopefully) everything has cleared up. This sure is an odd journey, but I could be struggling with much greater things. Let me know if you have any additional questions. I would be happy to answer them!
It has been about 6 months now since I first had eye lash extensions placed on my lashes and I just love them! I had looked around and asked for recommendations on the best salon to visit and many people recommended Kim from Polished Salon.
Kim is a Continental graduate and NYS educator. She has been in the beauty industry for 10 years as a freelance Makeup Artist, and currently runs her own business at Polished Salon. I am so proud of her as she is adding to her resume, Lash Extensions Course instructor at Continental. Bottom line: Kim knows her stuff and she is good!
My first time visiting Kim I was definitely nervous as I had no idea what to expect. I was not sure if there was pain involved or if I could even keep my eyes closed for an extended period of time. When I first walked into her room, I immediately loved the ambiance. Its such a beautiful space and makes you feel right at home. Kim is so easy going and every time I visit we just chat about life and the time flies by. I answer some of my most asked questions below:
Is it painful?
No! Honestly I don’t even feel her placing the lashes on. When I go in for fills she removes the lashes about to fall off or ones that have gone astray and every now and there there may be a slightly tug. That is it!
How do I know what lash extension size to get?
Kim is a lash genius! She takes a look at your natural lash and and gauges from that what would be appropriate to fit over your own.
Can I apply mascara to my extensions?
Yes you can. However you need to be careful to carefully clean them so bacteria does not build on them. Investing in an eye lash cleaner would be recommended.
How long will they last?
Recommended lash fills are every 2-3 weeks. The lashes will fall out with your natural lash so depending on your natural lash growth will indicate how long your lashes last.
Does this damage my own lash?
If done correctly the lashes will not be damaged. Kim has done an excellent job with my lashes and I can still see my natural lash underneath that is long and healthy. This is why choosing a provider who is skilled is very important! To maintain the integrity.
Can I get them wet?
Yes, but avoid getting them wet within the first 24 hours for the glue to dry. Also a little tip: blow drying your lashes after the shower will give them back their fluffy appearance.
I have had a wonderful experience with Kim and have been so happy with my lashes every time. Kim is offering a one time $40 off discount to all my followers when mentioning my name. You can contact her via phone (585) 227-8619 (ask for Kim) or DM her directly on Instagram @gregoirekim.
My sister was in town over Christmas and had her lashes done for the first time by Kim!!
Happy Friday! Its been a long week and as always I am so happy to see Friday roll its pretty little face through. You guys have seen me share all about my treatments I have been receiving at Rochester Dermatology Associates of Rochester, and I am compilling all my pictures and information below about my experience….and let me just say it is a good one!
I have been a patient at this facility for over 15 years. When I struggled with acne as a teen and dry skin into my early twenties I would visit this office, but never thought someday I would be receiving treatments to fix sun damage. If you get nothing else out of this post please, please wear sunscreen every day. I would hear that for years and would ignore everything the doctors would say because a golden glow seemed better. Well that golden glow diminishes after s few weeks and instead leaves behind ugly little reminders from the sun aka red spots and damage.
In January The Center of Aesthetics and Anti Aging held a fire and ice open house event. Any one was welcomed to attend the event and see live demonstrations being held so further educate themselves about services offered and get a first hand real look of what goes into these procedures. I had a BBL treatment performed and was able to chat with the visitors during the procedure to let them know what it felt like, if any pain was associated ,etc. It was a great time and I was even able to watch cool sculpting being done. Something I would love to do in the future.
For the past six months I have been receiving Forever Young BBL Laser treatments from the center. What is a BBL Laser?
“BBL is short for broad-band light. The treatment delivers light energy that penetrates both the skin’s outer and deeper layers. These underlying layers are where most of the skin’s aging occurs, and BBL is the only device that precisely targets the molecules associated with aging. Forever Young BBL can also help prevent damage and keeps your skin looking radiant and youthful.”
I have been working along side Dr. Weitz in correcting my skin. We are working on minimize pores, acne scars, wrinkles/fine lines and brown/red spots. I am BLOWN away at how much this laser treatment has cleared up my face. My freckles, although cute but are still sun damage are almost entirely gone along with underlying red areas. According to my Visia pictures (see below) my UV Spots and Brown Spots underneath the skin have improved along with my wrinkles.
My experience with the facility has been so amazing since I first walked in the door in September. I have been treated with such respect and friendliness and have had every single questions answered along the way. And believe me there has been a lot! Dr. Weitz calmed all my fear I had with working with the lasers and took as much tine as I needed to feel comfortable and move on.
So is there pain associated with it? That is the common question I get asked. The answer is: it depends. Every person holds a different pain threshold. My first appointment I was terrified! However Dr. Weitz put the laser on a lower level and we started off slow. With each treatment he has increased, always making me feel comfortable. To me it feels like little pinches or zaps on your skin. We apply a gel and I use a cooling fan and that helps very much with easing an type of discomfort. Some areas you feel a zap stronger than others in sensitive areas such as around the lips and some places like the forehead you barely feel it. It is very tolerable. The most comfortable? No, but thats what massages are for. :) There is always the option of numbing gel if you do not want to feel anything on your face.
The best part I have seen so far? Dr. Weitz is all about the results. For him this is more than just a business, these are people he is dealing with and that shows throughout his work by his courtesy for others, attention to detail, and professionalism. How many times do you hear others complain about doctors spending little to no time with them in the office? Over and over, and I can gladly say this facility is here for the right reasons.
I will be receiving my last BBL laser Treatment on Wednesday. This will be my fifth treatment. I will do another blog post in March with my final results and pictures as we have tracked this process from start to finish. I have been so, so happy with every step of the way and if I can answer any other questions please feel free to ask! I have attached some photos below to view of the progress so far.
These photos are taken with a Visia machine and show sun image, sun spots, wrinkles, skin texture etc.
Happy Humpday! I want to start sharing one article of clothing every week with you that is not only a staple in your closet, but also something that is versatile. I am starting with this camisole because I love the fit and v-neck style. I will link all the clothes at the bottom if you feel like doing a little mid week online shopping.
My favorite way to style a cami is with a cardigan. I feel like you can never go wrong with it and it is such a timeless and classic look. Instead of just tucking the shirt into my pants, for a different look I twisted the bottom of the shirt and tucked it into my pants creating more of a cinched look. You can also pair a scarf with the cardigan for cooler temperatures or to add a pop of more design. P.S. my shoes are under $30 and so cute. Major sale!
I wore this outfit to church on Sunday. I blame it on binge watching designated survivor and my desire to work in law enforcement. Side note: I have a degree in Criminal Justice and someday hope to use it. Technically I use it every day keeping my kids from beating each other up but maybe someday I will actually get a paycheck with it. :) Every woman needs a blazer in her closet whether it be fitted or oversized. Blazers will ALWAYS, ALWASY be a timeless article of fashion.
I have to say I absolutely love the highwasited trend and hope it stays around for a long time. This cami was so easy to tuck into my pants and I love the v neck style that is not low. These pants are only $13 an I will link them below. They have high reviews and are so, so cute. A similar style is linked here. Nantucket Pant.
Hats and Dry Shampoo. Forever fooling society. I love a good hat, especially in the colder months and now that I have kids my hair takes seconds place. I feel like the hat with this outfit gives it more of a polished look.
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We had the privilege this year with working with Laura on our family photos. It is hard to tell from the pictures but we had a cold blistery day and as soon as the girls stepped out of our van they said they were freezing! Not what you want to hear especially after getting everyone ready to family pictures, which everyone knows is a nightmare in itself. Oh the irony of such a stressful time wrangling up cranky kiddos and hoping everyone puts on their absolute best smile two seconds later! HAHA!
Laura did a great job working with all of us trying to capture these moments as quickly as possible. Candid photos are always my favorite and she captured so well the personalities of everyone in the family. We did a mini session with Laura, and for a family with little kiddos like ours those are my favorite. Kids don’t last long in the cold especially up North so it was perfect for what we needed.
Take a minute to check out Lauras webpage and social channels below. Ive know Laura for a while (she is one of my oldest friends cousin) and she is so sweet! You will love working with her for all your picture needs.
I hope you enjoyed a little peak of some of our photos. Merry Christmas everyone!
Who gets super excited for the festivities on Christmas and New Years Eve but can never quite find the look they want? I have teamed up with Venus for the Holiday Season and am so excited to show all of you these amazing looks. Plus four of these five items are ON SALE right now!!
I received three dresses and let me tell you they are BEAUTIFUL! The first dress is a Sequin Ombre Dress that is more of a spunky look! There is all over sequin detail, and the perfect dress to have a night out on the town and feel fabulous while doing it! It sits a little above your knees and has a slit on the left side. There is also some stretch to it, so that definitely makes for a more comfortable feel.
The second dress is pale blush sequin dress that I posted to instagram a few weeks ago. It is called the Slimming Sequin Dress and let me tell you…it definitely makes you feel slim when you put it on! The front has a beautiful gold sequin detailing with an invisible zipper on the back. This stretchy, form fitting dress will make you feel not only beautiful but totally comfortable at the same time.
The third dress (and my favorite) is a gold Open Back Lace Dress. It is a mock neck lace sheath dress. It has a hook and eye closure at the back of your neck. The sleeves are sheer, and the body is lined. It is also machine washable, so you do not have to worry about having to go somewhere to pay to have it cleaned.
If you aren’t much of a dress person and prefer to wear pants this long sleeve, deep V-neck Sequin Peplum Top is perfect for you! It gives you the dressy look with the comfy feel. It has a peplum waist with an invisible zipper at the side seam and is partially lined.
Lastly, are you one of those girls that loves the fur look? If so then this fur jacket I chose is totally for you! This black Faux Fur Jacket will definitely make a statement when you are out for a fun evening. This particular item you do need to have dry cleaned but it is totally worth it to be able to look and feel so fashionable!
You can use code ”BriannaF20” for 20% off your total purchase!
These Festive looks are easily some of my favorite looks I have posted to the blog. So many options and versatile for events long after New Years Eve. If you have any questions abut material or sizing send me an email or comment and I can help you pick the perfect option for your night out.
Direct Links to outfits Above
Slimming Sequin Dress: http://ow.ly/hOFU30mQHxu
Open back lace dress: http://ow.ly/LwI230mQHyP
Sequin peplum top: http://ow.ly/iYkJ30mQHzL
Sequin ombre dress: http://ow.ly/OI2w30mQHBu
Faux fur jacket: http://ow.ly/PWvS30mQHCT
Holiday Glam Collection: http://ow.ly/1qAh30mQHHu
You know when you are super excited to go for a long run or go work out at the gym? You pump yourself up so much only to get super frustrated because your headphones hurt your ears after 5 minutes of wearing them or they won’t stay in your ears at all. Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret I have. AFTERSHOKZ!
I have teamed up with AfterShokz to share about the softest, lightweight headphones to wear. If you haven’t heard about them yet, let me be the one to change your whole outlook on headphones. These headphones use a unique open-ear design and bone conduction technology to listen to your music. They don’t even go in your ears. I was pleasantly surprised at how lightweight they were on your head and do not press against your temples. I can barely even tell I am wearing anything. You can listen to your music AND be able to hear what’s going on around you all at the same time! As a mom of three I love this feature as it allows me to still be aware of what is going on in the background. They are the lightest and most organically designed open ear headphones to date.
I am helping them spread holiday cheer with their #GiveGoodVibes promotion and campaign. On Black Friday they will be offering with any purchase of Trekz Air headphones a Buy One, Gift One offer special. From November 23rd to November 26th, with every order of Trekz Air or Trekz Titanium placed through aftershokz.com, you will receive (while supplies last) one opened box of Trekz Titanium Gray to gift.
Take a peep at my instagram for a chance to win your own pair of Trekz Titanium!!
#GiveGoodVibes #AfterShokz #TrekzAir #headphones #AirInAction #Holiday #Gift
Its officially fall season! My favorite time of the year. I am a little sad to see summer go but I love all the activities of fall along with fall fashion. My favorite time of year to dress. Give me all the chunky sweaters, scarves and hats please!
I teamed up with Venus today to share with you some of my favorite fall pieces from their collection. I absolutely love everything I picked out and every item is so comfortable. I was able to run errands with all three kids in all of these items so that should be a good sign that they are not only comfortable but very versatile.
As a busy mom on the go it is important to me to find clothes that are not just a current trend but are also comfortable to wear for any occasion. Between working, church, errands, play dates, etc. I need to know what I am wearing will not only be good quality but last me from sun up to sun down.
I have been a fan of Venus for many decades. I can still remember as a young girl my mom receiving magazines in the mail and flipping through them just waiting for the day I could order from there myself (they have been in business for over 35 years). Now I AM the mom of three ordering clothes for myself! Crazy how fats time flies.
While browsing the site I was specifically looking for fall colored clothing to update my fall wardrobe. I fell in love with the green cardigan as soon as I saw it. Something about those brass buttons just popped out to me and looked so unique! I love pairing green and tan together so additionally when I found the clutch I knew I wanted to create an outfit together. The clutch has a removable strap, so you can create two different looks depending on your occasion.
Booties are a fall staple and up until I received this pair I had no grey booties! Crazy I know because every woman should have that staple color in their wardrobe since it can pair so nicely with almost every color. This specific pair is so easy, your foot just slides right in. No zipper to mess with, which I love because you never have to worry about the zipper breaking.
The three sweaters were all basic fall colors and I think I have to say the burnt orange is my favorite. The back detail is so pretty. Business in the front party in that back is the saying right? :)
All of the items listed below that I ordered were true to size. I recommend reading through the reviews online if you are uncertain of any items as there are many helpful reviews written, along with pictures that can assist with any sizing questions. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions of your own!
Venus has so many great options to choose from including dresses, workwear and swim suits. I only touched on just a small portion of what they have to offer. You can find their entire line listed here. VENUS
Wrap Stitch Detail Bootie: http://ow.ly/lSmO30lSVpJ
Hardware Detail Clutch: http://ow.ly/zUFh30lSVoe
Tab Button Detail Cardigan: http://ow.ly/M9oH30lSVmY
Button Back Detail Sweater: http://ow.ly/nmyb30lSVjX
Ribbed Peplum Sweater: http://ow.ly/98mK30lSVlx
Outfit Details linked below:
Button Back Detail Sweater: http://ow.ly/nmyb30lSVjX
Ribbed Peplum Sweater: http://ow.ly/3FHC30lWDyL
Tab Button Detail Cardigan: http://ow.ly/geMm30lWDzm
Hardware Detail Clutch: http://ow.ly/iZXd30lWDAp
Wrap Stitch Detail Bootie: http://ow.ly/bHxN30lWDBe
Striped Sweater: http://ow.ly/GiOz30lY59x
Fall Sweater Collection http://ow.ly/jaIJ30lY5ou
Hi friends and Happy Wednesday! In just a few shorts days the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will open to the public. There are sooooo many good things on sale and I browsed through and found some of the best basics for fall and winter. I tried to find the most pieces that could be worn multiple times and styled different ways so you could get the most bang for your buck! The majority of the items are priced very affordably for the sale, but make sure you buy what you want ASAP once the sale is live because they will sell out crazy fast. It happens every year. The sale starts THIS FRIDAY, and if you are shopping online (which I recommend for those must have items) the sale starts early in the morning so be ready to set you alarm clocks. Take a peek below at some of the staple items I reccoemnd.
Let me know what your favorites are and what you will be putting in your shopping cart!! Feel free to ask any questions you may have!
Happy Friday Friends! Love when the weekend rolls around. It has been a crazy couple weeks over here with the new baby. He has had some minor health issues so we have been going to lots of doctor appointments and I have been recovering (third baby has been the hardest) but everything has been looking good and we are so thankful for it. I am ready to get into a new routine of life and adjust. Whatever that looks like. :)
I took the kids for our first walk yesterday around the college next to us and it felt so good to be outside. Has the weather around you been crazy? We are suppose to get snow on Sunday AGAIN!! Where is global warming? If that is a thing, it would be great for it to come our way a little. We need some heat waves around here. :)
This Spring and Summer our family will be doing a lot of walking. I still have 4 weeks left before I can technically work out again post baby, so I will be walking as much as possible to burn off this leftover baby fat, or should I say baby love. I do not have very good arches so shoes right now are so important as I recover. In the pictures shown I am wearing shoes from the Revere line. Revere shoes are high quality comfort footwear for all seasons and any occasion. They have a wide variety of shoes to choose from, all created to provide comfort. They are not just exclusive to women as they have a mens line as well.
The shoes I am wearing are called Rhodes Ballet Flats and come in two different colors. Champagne, which is what I am wearing and also in black. I liked that the style was one that I could just throw on with a pair of jeans and head out that door. That is the season of life I am in, always seem to be rushing out the door so I need my shoes and clothes to be able to keep up.
Most people will tell you a good pair of shoes in worth investing in. This statement could not be more true! I would love to hear about some of your favorite styles you are seeing this spring! Shoot me a comment below!
Happy Friday Friends! So how many of you were humming that song as you read the title? It is pretty accurate. I had my doctor appointment yesterday and I am officially full term! I can't believe that in a few short weeks we will become a family of five. EEEKKKK! Exciting but slightly nerve racking. Good thing moms have super human skills. Am I right, or am I right? :)
I know there are many mamas who follow along on my social channels and I am so thankful for your support! I have been sharing some baby products that I love and I wanted to leave you over the weekend with some products that I cannot wait to use and know will make life a little bit easier once the little babe is here.
I have heard so many wonderful things about DockATot. When I found out I was pregnant this was the very first item I knew that I wanted for baby Ford! The multi-functional purpose was everything I knew I needed for baby number three and it also works perfect as a playtime lounger.
The DockATot is available in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 Months, Grand 9-36 months) so as your baby grows, their favorite sleeper grows with them. Any parent knows that once they find a good product you never let it go! So this sleeper will be perfect to transition to a larger size once baby needs it. The material is 100% natural cotton and also has interchangeable covers, so you can add variety into baby's room decor. This will be used every day I can tell you that!
Here is a link for $10 off your own Dockatot ----> Click Here
The next item I want to share is the Ollie Swaddle. First off, how sweet is this little box that it comes in? I love the vintage woodland theme on top. I love when a product catches your eye the moment you see it from package to product.
My first born hated being swaddled but we HAD to swaddle our second baby or else she would not sleep at night. I knew I wanted to find a swaddle that would not only be resourceful but also safe for baby. The Ollie Swaddle is made from custom moisture-wicking material to reduce the risk of overheating, which I love because it is one less thing to worry about.
The swaddle also can be custom fit to meet the needs and size of each little one. It also has
easy access to diaper changes through the opening at the bottom. Another win for late nights when you are barely awake. The one size promotes ease with transitional stages, so as baby grows you do not have to replace the product and buy something new. Here's to more sleep at night!
Click HERE for 10% off all Ollie Products from their site.
This item is really cool. It is called a Binxy baby. It is a hammock for baby and carseat. I remember being a first time mom and going grocery shopping for the very first time. I put the car seat in the shopping cart, only to look down and realize there was absolutely no room for the groceries!! It was slightly comical but defeating because the whole reason I came out was to buy groceries and now I had to carry them in my hands?! It did not make sense. The binxy baby allows you to place the baby in the hammock while still leaving plenty of room underneath for items in your shopping cart. Pure genius!
The binxy baby fits most standard grocery store carts. As you can see in the pictures below I tried it out on the target cart, because that is the cart I use the most with my girls.
When the baby is still little and stays in the car seat, the binxy will work great because the hammock supports up to 50 pounds in weight. You can use it for babies up until 6-8 months old or until they sit up on their own. I have never actually seen this used by any other moms besides on social media so I am excited to be the first to try it out! Plus they have so many cute designs to choose from.
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Last item I want to share is about home decor. Lorena Canal Rugs are a newer to me brand, but I have been so happy with the quality of the rugs. The specific rug that I ordered was called Bereber Beige. Want to know the best part? All the rugs and cushions are machine-washable and fit into a standard washer and dyer. Lets just let that soak in for a minute. :) With children, that is pretty much the golden ticket. My rug is such a thick sturdy material unlike so many other rugs I have seen. I feel as if rug shopping can be very tedious and time consuming because all materials are so different, but I highly recommend this brand.
Lorena Canal Home collection is for adult spaces and kids rooms. It was also picked by Vogue as a top baby product for celebrity nurseries. The rugs contain all natural dyes and are handmade, PLUS proceeds are donated to provide schooling for children in India. I am sold! Great product that also helps support others.
We are slowly putting together baby's nursery and I hope you enjoyed a little sneak look into some items that are going to be used on the regular once this baby comes. We are so excited and cannot wait to put these to use. As always thank you for joining along in this journey with us!
Valentines Day is right around the corner and I rounded up some basic pink inspired dresses, and snuck a few fancy dresses in as well. Most of you voted on my instagram stories you were looking for something a little more simple, and I couldn't agree more. Basic can be much easier to pair with and in the long run will leave you with more options to style in your closet. You can click any of the pictures below and it will show you the price and the retailer where it is sold. Click twice and it will take you to the site.
I also did a round up of shoes to match that pretty little outfit your rocking. I love the idea of sneakers with a dress, keep it casual yet still dressed up to go out. I mean it is Winter season, the causal scene is kind of my favorite at the moment. Click on any image to view the details.
Good afternoon and happy Wednesday! I hope this week is treating you well. The first part of my week has been suer busy and surprisingly it will slow down in the next coupe days. Gives me an opportunity to get my house ready since we are hosting Thanksgiving I cannot wait!! What is everyones plan for next week?
Today I wanted to share a little bit about Alterna and my experience at Solutions Studio and Spa. I have never been to the Salon before so I had no idea what to expect. I was greeted at the door and within a few minutes Jamie walked me back to her chair to discuss my hair. She felt my hair and inquired about what I was looking for in products and what type of hair I had. After we chatted for a bit she brought over some Alterna products, specifically the Caviar line and explained in detail how to use each one. I loved that she took time to invest in me and show me how to properly use each item. After, she washed my hair with the new products and gave me a blow out and style.
Jamie was such a joy to work with. Her along with a few family members own the salon and they had such a sweet spirit about them. They have been in business for almost 25 years and their hard work ethic and dedication to their clients speaks volume. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her and felt so comfortable the entire time. Nothing worse than getting your hair done and the hair dresser stays silent. I have been there before. :(
I have been using these hair products for about 2 weeks now and I truly love the volumizing line. Since my hair is fine, it does not require much product which is great since it will stretch out how many uses I can get. Most volumizing lines, tend to weigh your hair down or leave it greasy and I have not noticed it at all with this line. Plus it smell sooooo good! I had never used Alterna products prior to this, so I wasn't not sure what to expect. This line leaves the hair so soft plus it is paraben and sulfate free.
Ask any women and she will tell you good hair is what we all desire and it starts with the products we are using.. Many salons carry this specific line but you can also view the website here. These products would make the perfect Christmas gift for the lady on your list or even a trip to Solutions Studio and Spa. My hubby knows Ill take a spa day, any day of the week!
Let me know if you have any questions and I would be happy to answer any you may have!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! My family and I sure did. The hubs and I went to the Dave Crowder Band Concert last night and it was amazing! Seriously if you ever have the opportunity to go see them, do it! We were blown away by their talent, just unreal!
So today kicked off a crazyyyy week for me. Just thinking abut all I have to accomplish this week has given me a little anxiety because I am not sure how I will fi tit all in, but one amazing super power women have is multi tasking so I am sure I will figure it out. Or go into survival mode. Either one!
Today I wanted to talk a little about some of my favorite beauty products that I grab when I am at Ulta Beauty. I love to try new items, however when I find something I've like I tend to stick with it. So I want to share a few new favorites and a few old. Before I do that if you are a NYC gal you are in luck because Ulta Beauty is having a GRAND OPENING in Manhattan at 86th and 3rd this coming Friday 11/10 and runs through Sunday. The first 100 guests in line EACH DAY receive a Beauty Treat valued at $5-$100 AND 10% off a first salon or facial appointment! Doors open at 9am so the sooner you can be there the better!
So lets talk eyes! I recently tried this new Lancome eyeliner and I am hooked. It has such an easy blend when applying and dries super fast. It lasts all day and does not smudge if I accidentally rub my eyes. I also tried this mascara for the first time, Benefits "They're real". I liked using this mascara for length in conjunction with an old time favorite mascara of mine. A few months ago I tried the Too Faced brand mascara, "Better than Sex" and I think it is amazing for volume. I like to apply the volume mascara first and then the lengthening mascara. Still with me? :) I like to mix and match products so you may see that a bit.
Lets talk face. I received this advanced night repair serum a few weeks ago and I was so excited to try it out. I apply it after cleansing my skin and prior to moisturizing it. It helps prevent signs of aging and if you go to Ulta Beauty's website the reviews are very high. Im talking 5 stars high. This serum is on the pricier end point but I believe it is important to invest in your skin and take care of it now, so you don't have to pay extra on procedures when we are older. For foundation I love Urban Decays Naked Foundation and Taste brands blonder and blush.
It was not until recently that I started to really love lipstick. I was a lip gloss gal for so many years but lipsticks can dress up any outfit and make a bold statement. I feel as if I need to make up for lost time. Buxom is definitely my number one for gloss hands down. Super shiny and has a peppermint smell to it. I also am a huge fan of the Urban Decay lipsticks. They glide on so smoothly and the pigment last for hours. Urban Decay is one of my top favorite makeup lines, so I highly recommend any of their products.
Honestly, there are so many goodies I could sit here all day and share them. These are just a few of my top favorites. You can click on the links below that will take you to all the products I am currently using and loving.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Ulta Beauty and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own
Happy Hump Day! Can you believe October is almost to an end? After Halloween the holidays seem to just fly by and I will be the first to admit I cannot wait for all things Thanksgiving and Christmas. All day yesterday I was thinking of Black Friday and I wish I could see all the ads already. Am I crazy?! I like to think just way excited!
As much as I love the holiday time I do not want to rush fall by any means. I love everything about fall and this year I seem to be enjoying it so much more. The weather here in New York has been perfect and I want it to linger as long as possible.
There is plenty of stretch material in the stomach for me to grow and the floral colors and patterns are just perfection for this time of year. It also has a very flattering fit which can be so difficult when your pregnant. . Nowadays I feel as if everything I try on looks dreadful, so finding something I actually LIKE is rare! If you skin is or has been sensitive thanks to those added hormones, the texture and feel of this dress will be no problem. I am wearing a size small for reference. You can find this dress for under $60 right here.
The hubs and I are taking the girls to a harvest festival and I am trying to convince them to dress up like Elsa and Anna. If you see pictures in a few days then you now it was a success! :)