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EmlaurenVO Handcrafted Pieces for Your Special Day {Review}


This past weekend, the big day finally arrived! My sister's wedding was a gorgeous sunny day in San Luis Obispo, California. The birds were singing and everyone was so happy to welcome each person to each other's families. My sister and new brother makes a stunning couple-- take a look! The barn was a the perfect back drop, complete with beautiful white draping fabric and gorgeous … [Read more...]

Six Mom Must Have’s for Back to School


Yes, I said Mom "must have's." Once the chitlens go back to school, everyone is the house goes back to school. I wake up at the butt crack of dawn, I make coffee like a zombie, then oh so abruptly gently wake the kids up. The rooster comes near and starts crowing. I think he smells breakfast cooking... So this year I put together my own list of my favorite products to help moms ease into … [Read more...]

Back to School with Boogie Wipes & Kandoo {Review}


  With Back to School time upon us, children will catch between 8 and 10 colds per year while adults are right behind them averaging 7 miserable cases, and then there is always the chance that you might catch a flu bug a few times as well. UGH... Enter Kandoo & Boogie Wipes! Did you know?! ewwww.....   Not only does a cold or the flu leave you feeling terrible, typically … [Read more...]

Back to School with Chiquita & Tips on Getting School Ready! {Giveaway}


Back to School is upon us.... Some moms are more than ready for that early morning drop off, waiting to exhale and relax in the quiet calm; other moms are holding on to the last days of summer, sleeping in and gearing up for more beach days. Whichever type of mom you are, know that Chiquita has the snacking covered! We were thrilled to give Chiquita Bites a try! Chiquita Bites are fruits … [Read more...]

Smooth Summer Skin with Bioré #BlackOutWithBiore {Review}


Let me just preface this post with "I am 34 years old, and I have pimples." There I said it. booo... But with that sais, Summer is for showing off skin, not hiding behind imperfections! I was so happy to give Bioré's new products a try: Bioré Skincare Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and the Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask. Both have  black charcoal that acts as a magnet to draw out and … [Read more...]