Cute Summer Essentials

Summer is in full swing! We’ve been enjoying the last few weeks since summer school ended. I took a week off just to enjoy and not worry about anything. After that one week, I realized I needed to get back into cleaning and organizing everything. Since last year changed everything, I’ve been using this time to get caught up on doctor and dentist appointments. Now, it’s time to explore cute summer essentials! 

Cute Summer Essentials
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New makeup tools

I love wearing makeup. I try to renew my makeup and tools regularly! I was sent beautiful makeup brushes from Varenti Beauty! I was sent the Fluffy Eye Blending Brush, Crease Blending Eye Shadow Brush, Pro Face Brush, and Pro Powder Face Brush.

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Create Peace In Your Life

We live a quiet life at home. I don’t like drama or stressful situations nor do I bring that into our home. My son and I prefer to be at home, so I like to keep our home safe and calm! Today, we share tips on how to create peace in your life and beyond! 

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Looking at the moon can be soothing. It’s so beautiful to look up at! If we had our own yard, I would insist that my son and I spend more time outside just enjoying the night sky! Since I am a big fan of aromatherapy, I love the idea of combining calm and essential oils! Of course oils can promote calmness, but what about the moon! 

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Under The Sun And Beyond Must-Haves

Summer is right around the corner. I cannot believe my son is already out of school, however, he starts summer school in a few weeks! Thankfully, he loves school, so that keeps him busy during the day and gives me a chance to enjoy some quiet time. Ready for summer? Let’s share our under the sun and beyond must-haves! 

Under The Sun And Beyond Must-Haves
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Before we jump into the under the sun must-haves, I am excited to share a fun and easy keto cookbook! I have been casually doing keto! I have changed up my diet a bit. I am trying to eat more fruits, vegetables, and a healthy shake each day! 

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2021 Spring Trend-Statement Pieces Are The New Fashion

Springtime fashion in 2021 has a new definition–statement pieces. These days, the best way to make an impression is with something that stands out and grabs your attention. Statement pieces are easy to find this season, but you’ll have to get creative if you want one of these statement-making trends for yourself! 

“Springtime fashion in 2021 is all about the statement. You need to be loud and proud, but not too much so that you’re a walking meme.”

PANTS

Oh, thank goodness. We are in the midst of an excellent trouser revolution! From now on, you’ll be going from your comfy sweatpants to wearing stylish oversized trousers that will make you look and feel like an adult with all the comforts of those old slacks we’ve wanted for years anyway. I like to wear oversized trousers because they are comfy and I can move around easily.

SCARVES 

2021 Spring Trend- Scarves

The Parisian glamour of headscarves is in full swing, and it’s here to stay. Rihanna and Bella Hadid have been rocking them lately- but now they’re more popular than ever! Headscarves are no longer just a fashion accessory; instead, women wear them as powerful symbols representing their heritage or faith while also highlighting the beauty surrounding diversity.

SWEATER

The new trend in sweaters is clingy and lightweight – perfect for the spring season. According to designers, clothes should fit “tight-to-the skin” using a light material that hugs your body without being too tight or uncomfortable. One of the best things about sweaters is you can wear them all year round. They’re also great for fashion and come in a wide variety of shapes, shades, sizes, and designs.

JEWELRY

Gold jewelry has been a staple accessory for many years. Whether it’s your mom’s wedding ring or your grandma’s gold chain from way back that you can usually find at least one piece of this precious metal in most people’s jewelry collections. But unlike the elaborate pieces that were more ceremonial than anything else, these days are changing, and gold is taking over in an exciting twist; statement bracelets with bold hoop earrings seem to be popping up everywhere!

SHOES 

2021 Spring Trend-White Sneakers

White sneakers are an excellent choice for spring when it’s not quite hot enough for sandals but too warm for booties. With white sneaks, you can add some freshness to your look that’ll make the transition from winter to summer even more enjoyable! When they inevitably get dirty on those early-spring walks in nature with all of its mud and puddles, throw them into the washing machine; just like new again!

JACKET 

Spring is coming! But if you are like me and want to be prepared for the unpredictable shifts in weather that it brings with its arrival, then a light jacket will do. A trench coat or cashmere cardigan worn around your waist can provide an extra layer of protection from April showers or even cool spring days. This way, when rain strikes unexpectedly, there isn’t any worry about getting soaked because your option was already on hand!

PURSE 

The spring season is a great time to buy new purses. They’re not only stylish and fashionable, but they also help keep your most essential belongings safe! Speaking of purses, you need a purse for every season! Springtime is the perfect opportunity to get a fun bag that matches your new spring outfit. Purses are a great accessory to have as there are many different styles, and they come in all sorts of shapes.

2021 Spring Trend- Bold purses

One of our favorite places to find purses is ili New York, they have all kinds of sizes, colors, and something for everyone!  Check out the BOLD SPRING collection to get that perfect bag for the SPRING! 

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and the trends reflect that. This year we see statement pieces of all shapes and sizes as the main focus in fashion–trousers, scarves, sweaters, jewelry, shoes, purses, and jackets! 

In this blog post, we discussed how to start incorporating these trend ideas into your wardrobe, starting with one piece at a time. Tell us which trend was your favorite? And if there’s anything else from our list you want to see more of, just let us know by commenting below!

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Support Where You Need It Most

Support Where You Need It Most
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I’m a mom of four, and a full time store manager; so I need all the support I can get when it comes to working long days and spending so much time on my feet. Keep reading to see some of the great products I’ve found that give me the much-needed support when I need it the most.

A little over four years ago I was in a car accident that came really close to killing me. I broke three out of four limbs, and spent 6 months in a wheelchair and learning to re-walk after my heel was left shattered. You can learn more about my accident by clicking here. Meaning I now have alot of struggles finding the correct footwear and being able to be on my feet all day. Unfortunately, as a store manager that is exactly what I have to do, so I look for items that can help and that is where I have found some amazing insoles to give me that support.

Alignmed

Align Med is leading the change when it comes to apparel that gives you the support you need. It was truly a game-changer when I found their Full Range Insoles. These gel channeling insoles are so different from other insoles I’ve used before. When you walk you can feel the cushion, and where most other insoles are bulky these are only 1mm thick and you hardly know they are there. One of the key benefits of these insoles are that they help to increase your circulation in your feet. Which after my foot had been completely reconstructed I need all the help I can get with that. I think my favorite part of these full-range insoles is that I can even wear them with flip-flops!

Full Range Insoles

My next favorite product by Align Med is their Posture Sports Bra. It doesn’t matter if your lifting boxes at work or lugging my kids around my back is always taking the brunt of the stress. This sports bra has made a world of difference. You can see the change in posture from just a regular bra. I’m no longer in pain when I come home from the end of the day. I love the fact that the bra has wide shoulder straps, I don’t have to worry about it digging into my shoulders. This bra comes in four different colors and is front closing making it so much easier to put on. You can see the amazing results side by side. ( The awesome Posture Sports Bra on the right ) Look how much better my back is aligned.

Posture Sports Bra

If you are interested in finding the perfect items to add to your closet to help with all your support needs be sure to check out Align Med’s website, Facebook, and Instagram. I’m so thankful for the difference these products have made in my daily life.

Where do you find you need more support in your daily life?

Easy Ways Moms Can Treat Themselves

With everything that happened in the last year with COVID and having to quarantine, we could all use a treat! We have had to adapt to a different way of living! We all deserve to treat ourselves. Moms, we put too much pressure on ourselves. It’s time for a break! We share easy ways moms can treat themselves, especially with a mom tee!

Easy Ways Moms Can Treat Themselves
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The good news is that I feel like we’re near the end of this mess! Things are starting to improve. I am keeping a positive outlook! How about you?

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Supercharge Your Wellness

It’s tough times with Coronavirus. Will we ever get through this? When will it all end? I try not to dwell over it. I focus on the things I can control, such our health and wellness! Every so often, I try to change it up to keep us motivated! Are you ready to supercharge your wellness?

Supercharge Your Wellness
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How are you taking care of your health? My son and I go for a walk every morning during the week. I also do yoga and workout with resistance bands! I keep changing up my exercise routine but I think I’ll stick with yoga and my resistance bands! I like how I feel afterwards and I feel like I will get results! 

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Protecting Your Eyes Indoors And Out

Living in Northern California, my son and I always wear our sunglasses when it’s bright outside or the sun is out! My son and I recently started walking at the park again. Having a good pair of sunglasses comes in handy. We show you how protecting your eyes indoors and out is important! 

Protecting Your Eyes Indoors And Out
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I am so grateful I found Peepers! Their frames are so cute and stylish! I was lucky enough to receive their blue light blocking glasses a couple of years ago, I still use them to this day! I also received their sunglasses that my son and I both use! 

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Stunning Eyewear That Protects Your Vision With Style

With 2020 behind us, it is time to keep pushing forward with positivity. With our social and work environment constantly changing, the need to adapt has been incredibly important. Since taking care of our health is a top priority during this unprecedented time, we can not forget about our vision health.

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Social ‘gatherings‘ and work ‘meetings‘ have been taking place at home with the use of computer screens and our eyes have been taking a beating. From headaches, sleepless nights, and even blurred vision; it’s time to protect those peepers with gorgeous style!

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When You Have Lost Yourself

When You Have Lost Yourself
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When you finally realize that at some point you have lost yourself. Where do you go to pick yourself back up and start again?

As I look in the mirror the tired eyes look back at me. Dark circles from being up and down all night with a three year old who refuses to sleep in her own bed. My hair loosely tied back with two days worth of dry shampoo. Slouchy clothes, from years before no where close to fitting.

You hear the bigger kids in the other room arguing over who’s watching the tv. You sigh and wash your face as you try to steel yourself for another day. Take a deep breath and do it all over again.

When you have lost yourself

You have lost yourself.

I love my kids, they are the reason I breathe every day but sometimes there are days where the arguing from them drives me up the wall, or they won’t eat dinner after I’ve worked hard to make it. Or when you are just completely touched out. And then the mom guilt kicks in and I feel horrible for feeling that way.

I have four kids ages 9 to 3. There is never a dull moment in my household. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I have realized that I had lost myself somewhere in the midst of being a mom. That was who I had become, I was mama, there was no Kansas any longer. My identity revolved around that role.

Brooklyn Cardigan

After so long not taking care of myself I decided it was time to find me again. I started with looking for some functional clothing that helped me be comfy but also look nice and that’s when I found the beautiful Duffield Lane line of clothing. I think my favorite item is the Brooklyn Cardigan. This beautiful Cardigan is so soft and goes with any outfit to keep you warm and looking stylish.

Blaine Dress

And I think my favorite dress that they make is the stunning Blaine Dress. I love how it goes with everything. You can dress it up or pair it down. Perfect for church or a PTA meeting. This dress is flattering on any shape, even mine and it’s hard to find self-love after carrying and birthing four kids. If you are interested in finding your perfect fit or style check out their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Lennon Dress
Phoebe dress

It’s not always easy learning to take care of yourself again. Just know that you are worth it. If you can’t take care of yourself and put your mental health first, it’s going to make it hard to put that into your home. As mom’s, we tend to feel like we have lost yourself and put everyone but yourself first. So mom to mom just let me say…

YOU MATTER!

You are WORTH it.

You are doing an amazing job momma, keep your head up!

You haven’t lost yourself!