Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday Favorites: Amazon!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday Favorites: Amazon!





1. THIS silicone phone case that replaced the one I had for over 2 years

2.  I got a NEW RUG for my lash room, it was only $50!

3. THIS was probably my favorite purchase in months. It has made laundry a breeze!

4. I have taken this MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT for 4 years and I have never slept better. It relieves stress, achy muscles, and is 100% natural. Pregnant women you need this!!

5. Just reordered my favorite microfiber WASH CLOTHS! Can never have enough for taking makeup off
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mini Laundry Room Makeover: On a BUDGET!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mini Laundry Room Makeover: On a BUDGET!

So the laundry room got kind of out of control and although I'm good about doing it everyday, the room was cluttered and disorganized and it was making it hard to stay on top of things. I truly believe we function better and get more done when our homes are clean and organized. One thing I've learned over the past few years is that it doesn't matter your budget or your space, you can organize your space with things from the dollar store and it will make your space function better and you'll be proud of it and much more likely to keep it clean and organized.

With that being said here's a mini makeover! We're renting and on a budget so I got a few things that would make this space work better without changing the room or doing any real construction. Everything was around $100 and I can honestly say this room has stayed spotless since we organized it.


AFTER

 

 BEFORE



The wall paper is removable and so cheap! I got it on sale on amazon HERE.

The laundry bin has changed my life. I love it so much. Please get one!! HERE.

The baskets were Walmart for like $8 each but I can't find them online. similar HERE.

The canvas was a HomeGoods find and was broken so I got it even more on sale. Originally it was like $65 and I ended up getting it for $25 and my dad glued the broken piece back together and now you can't even tell!

I love using powdered detergent and I think it lasts longer. I started putting it in a glass jar HERE a few years ago and I love the functionality AND the look of it so much. You can put gel packs in these too!

I always get the best faux plants from Ikea, HERE.

Lastly, I quit buying all fabric softeners, and dryer sheets. Limits toxins and saves us some money. So I use THESE dryer balls with a little essential oil on them instead! I keep them in a basket on top of the dryer ready to go.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Where to Find CUTE AFFORDABLE athletic clothes

Monday, August 26, 2019

Where to Find CUTE AFFORDABLE athletic clothes

So I have struggled off and on with my fitness journey the last 7 years but one thing I can say for sure is I am ALWAYS more motivated to workout if I like what I'm wearing and it's comfortable. I have worked out in my pajamas and sponsored nike cheer outfits and I will admit when you look good, you FEEL GOOD. The last couple months I have been working out in whatever I had. I have lost some weight and nothing fit or was outdated so although I could workout in my baggy random clothes I had I decided I needed a little reward for my hard work! Over the last week or two I went around trying to find some new workout clothes that were cute but most importantly affordable!





 1. AMAZON! I discovered this brand on Amazon through a few influencers that swore they were lululemon dupes. I ordered a few things from them and I have been so impressed. The quality is great and they have all different kinds of fits and styles which I love. I need a shorter legging and I love that they have different inseams on their leggings so you can choose your length!




 2. WALMART believe it or not! The shorts in the picture above were under $10 at my local walmart. They have tons of cute bras and light weight tanks and tshirts too. I would definently recommend checking them out in store, I hadn't ever shopped for workout clothes there before but I have been impressed.




 3. TARGET a no brainer but truthfully their new JOY LAB brand is amazing. The styles and colors are unique and super flattering as well. They have blush tones, greys, navy blues, all the popular trendy colors. I picked up a couple of tanks in the clearance section for $7!(Wearing one in the picture above) I ALWAYS check the sale rack for clothes before I do anything and its the same when I shop for athletic wear.





4. FOREVER21! A new favorite, my girlfriends at the gym kept showing up with the cutest new tops and sports bras all from Forever21! And they're soooo cheap too. They're constantly having sales to so lookout for that! They have lots of different styles and you take a risk ordering online but they have way more options and sizes than instore so check them out!
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday Favorites: Amazon!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday Favorites: Amazon!






1. I got this pair of sunnies but then my friend Kate had THESE ON at the pool so I immediately got them too. I love how over sized they are!

2. This bra! I have heard great things about Jockey and sadly since I quite nursing and starting exercising none of my bras fit me! Good problem but also a little sad too haha

3. My favorite dry shampoo! I ran out of it in 2 weeks last time, so stocking up!

4. I found my favorite brand of baseball hats  HERE! I wear them all year long but especially in the summer in the sun or to weekend soccer games. Some of you asked about my all black black dodgers hat in a instagram story, you can get it on amazon!

5. This gold coin necklace set! I had been looking for a good one and realized I didnt want to spend a lot of money on a trendy piece so I found this set on amazon and it looks great with all my band t shirts and dresses!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Back To School : TIPS!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Back To School : TIPS!

As school is starting in the next couple weeks for most of us I wanted to share what we do to get ready! I had a few tips but then I reached out to you guys on instagram and you CAME THRU for me! Thanks for your help and suggestions on how to make momming easier through the school year. You guys are the best! Hope you enjoy this list and the next few weeks of summer you are able to enjoy every moment and have a smooth transition.




1. Spread out your spending! Get a few things they NEED before school starts and then wait till it gets closer to fall to get few more pieces. Our kids still wear a lot of summer clothes back to school because it's still warm so I try to get the most out of what they already have. They got a couple t shirts and a couple pairs of shoes this year before school. In the fall they will get a few sweatshirts and pairs of pants!

2. Get hair cuts 2 weeks before! The week before is stressful enough so I like to get their hair cuts in and make sure it's a good length to start the school year, also if it's too short gives it some time to grow out.

3. Go through their drawers and pack away any clothes that don't fit before you go buy new ones! It really helps to see what they have, what they need and not be over whelmed with clothes. Simplify their wardrobe so they aren't over whelmed getting dressed and putting clothes away. We also keep a basket in the bottom of their closet for "too small" clothes. Anytime I notice something isn't fitting I throw it in there to be sorted into a bin by age later. Keeps us organized and less time going through drawers later!

4. Get a good lunch // breakfast routine down! We don't do ANY CEREAL at our house. My kids are never full and it leaves them with a sugar high and empty belly out the door. I pre make breakfast burritos, pancakes or oats in advance! Mini pancakes warm up perfectly if you put them in the toaster! On days where we aren't prepared I have them split a protein shake and then they get toast and fruit. I have never been good about making lunches the night before but if I am making lunches I try to get that out of the way first thing in the morning so it's ready to go and I don't get behind.

5. Get a good 'drop zone' ready.  A place so when they walk in the doors, back packs get hung up, shoes go in a cubby or basket, homework goes on the table. Get a system in order so the first few weeks of school are hassel free and everyone knows where their things go. If you don't have a locker bin area or a mud room just put some command hooks on the wall for backpacks to hang and a basket for shoes. Doesnt need to be fancy!

6. Prep kids emotionally. I love this one. Know what your kids need and help them prepare. I have noticed with my girl mom friends they really need to know what to expect with school and routine. They like to know what they will wear, how they will get to school, what their hair will look like.. it's important we validate these concerns and talk them through it! I try not to over prepare and give them anxiety before but usually  normal routine, a talk about how the morning will go and maybe a cute book about starting school will help them feel at ease! We also love to diffuse oils in their room and make sure we are home the day before and everything feels calm and put together for them. Nothing worse than anxious little ones!

7. Lay out outfits the night before! USUALLY this works for us but not always! I mention it because depending on your kid they might thrive with that structure! Sometimes my boys change their mind the next morning or can't focus on clothes the night before, they could care less but I have noticed this is a great hack for mamas with anxious little ones or kiddos who like a plan.  Girl mamas you know this is huge! And you know your kid best! I think either way it's EXTREMELY helpful to have a calendar up on the wall somewhere, where kids can see the activities they have that day//week and know what to expect.

8. Have a sock and shoe drawer or bin by the door or entry way. It keeps kids from walking around the house in their shoes and also makes it easy for them to organize their things. I showed on my stories today how in our front closet we keep a basket of matched up socks and a basket for each kid to have their own shoes. Before we leave in the morning they sit down and grab a pair of socks and shoes!

9. Make a kitchen hair drawer! I have seen this on instagram before and it's genius! Keep a comb and hair ties for little girls or hair gel for boys down in the kitchen. That way you can do their hair as they eat breakfast and kill two birds with one stone. It makes things so much easier and you don't have to go up and down stairs or to the bathroom a bunch of times to help them finish getting ready!

10. Emergency Kits for backpacks! This is actually a new one I thought of that I think would be super helpful for older kids, especially girls. If you have a daughter help her make a an little kit with deodorant, tampons, an extra pair of underwear, some chapstick, gum, and some emergency money. I wish I had this in my back pack or locker as a kid! For boys it can be as simple as deodorant, gum, body spray for after gym class, some finger nail clippers , anything that would be a great back up or emergency kit situation. For little kids it might be simple and cute but having a little kit can help make kids feel best prepared and excited to start school.

I hope you guys enjoyed this list and good luck to all you mamas sending your kids back to school! It was a long exhausting summer but I think we all share the same nostalgic feelings of summer ending and our kids going back. I hope the next few weeks go smooth for you all as we say goodbye to summer!


(Chalkboard: thrifted // Rug: rugsUSA // Toy bin: custom made - similar here // Baskets: Home Goods )
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