Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Three!





This past weekend you turned 3. 
You're  full of laughter, joy and so much love.
We gathered around and celebrated you on your special day.
You're growing and each day we continue to love you even more.
I truly can't believe how fast you're growing. 
Sweet baby girl...
we love you more than you'll ever know.
I hope that you know that with each passing day you bring us so much joy.
I hope you enjoyed your birthday and that it was just as sweet as you are to us.
Happy 3rd Birthday little love.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Review: Sea-Band Mama! And a few tips to ease morning sickness.



I was thrilled when I was contacted by Moms meet to try out a new product called Sea-Band Mama!.
I'm not currently pregnant, but I can still remember some ways I got through my dreaded morning sickness with my two pregnancies. In this post I'll review some Sea-Band Mama! products. I'll also share a few things I did to help with my morning sickness. Happy reading, enjoy!

*Disclaimer* I was given the opportunity to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) for the purpose to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

Sea-Band Mama!
Sea-Band Mama! is drug free, safe alternative way to finding relief when experiencing morning sickness using gentle acupressure. The Sea-Band wrist band is a knitted material and is also elastic.
This product has been approved by the FDA. Many expectant mothers suffer from morning sickness and the discomfort that comes along with it.
The Sea-Band wristbands work by applying constant, gentle pressure on the P6 (Nei Kuan) point between two central tendons near the individuals wrist. This causes ones nervous system to release certain chemicals that will help trigger your body's natural healing abilities.
I loved this product and I would definitely recommend this to expectant mothers. They have the bands for kids as well.  





Sea-Band Mama! Ginger and Spearmint Rollette
As I mentioned earlier, I'm not currently pregnant. But I must say the scents of these oils are very soothing and relaxing. This natural essential oil helps settle a mother's stomach who is expecting.
This product contains a handmade, soothing blend of natural essential oils.
When the oils are inhaled it stimulates the body's olfactory system. It then transfers a signal to the limbic system, which triggers the release of natural chemicals that help calm an upset tummy.
You simply just apply by rubbing your wrists, temples, or chest. If you're on the go, just pop this in your purse and you'll never be without it!

Sea-Band Mama! Ginger Lozenges
Sea-Band Mama! ginger lozenges are natural and help with pain associated with an upset stomach. Us moms know that during pregnancy we need to calm and sooth our upset stomachs. During my pregnancies my mother would send me these ginger chews she would purchase from the Asian market. When I tried the ginger lozenges the taste was so similar to those ginger chews. I would definitely purchase these! What I also liked was the amount of sugar was low. I also like that these are natural.


Things that helped me deal with my morning sickness
-Ice cold water. Believe it or not this really helped. Just taking sips of really cold water really makes a difference.
-Ginger. I was always turning to ginger. As I mentioned earlier my mom always sent me the ginger chews from the Asian market.
-I also used a product that was similar to the ginger lozenges that were in a lollipop form.
-Just lay down and relax. This helped me every time. Take it easy mama!

Where to purchase this product
Sea-Band Mama! products are available to purchase at Target, Walmart, Walgreens and many other stores and pharmacies. To find Sea-Band Mama! in your area visit sea-band.com/where-to-buy-in-the-usa for a full list of locations.

I hope that you have enjoyed my review on these amazing Sea-Band Mama! products.  Be sure to visit them by clicking on the link above.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer.-You were good to us.








Summer,
you have definitely treated us well.
We enjoyed our time doing so much together. 
Painting, water play, brewing sweet tea, building tents, bubble blowing, chalk doodles,
cooking together, summer nights out on the porch and lots of hugs and sweet kisses.
We'll cherish these moments. 
I'm truly happiest at home with my family.
Thank you summer. -You've been so good to us!
Tomorrow our oldest starts 1st grade. 
We're so proud of all the hard work she's always doing.
She's eager to learn more and she will be taking on some 2nd grade work as well.
We're so happy to see her grow and learn so much more.
We'll continue to enjoy the upcoming weeks of summer and 
make even more memories.  It's been an awesome break! 
Until next time, so long summer break. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer.








Late mornings.
Warm air.
Late nights.
Blended drinks.
Big smiles.
Chalk doodling.
Sunny evenings.
Summer rain.
Water play.
Dinner outdoors.

Oh what a summer it has been.
I'm so thankful for this time with my family.
We continue to make memories and I absolutely cherish this time together.
We've taken the time to really enjoy this summer.
I hope you're all enjoying your summer!

Until next time..
SMILE!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review and recipe: Flavor your life. European Extra Olive Oil.





*Disclaimer* I was given the opportunity to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) for the purpose to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

I had the opportunity to try out this product and I must say we are definitely enjoying it. It adds a burst of flavor to any dish. I was given several recipe cards to choose from. I decided to go with the creamy avocado crostini.

Creamy Avocado Crostini

Serves 16.
Ingredients that you will need:
-1 ripe avocado
-1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
-1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
-1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
-2 tablespoons of chopped chives
-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
-1 baguette, sliced diagonally 

Start off with preheating your broiler on high.

Next, you'll want to slice up your avocado and add it into a bowl. 
Once you have done  this take your garlic salt, pepper, lemon juice and chives and add them 
in with your avocado. Give it all a good mix!  

Once you're all done with that take 2 tablespoons of your olive oil and mix it in with your avocado mix. Stir until everything is smooth and there are no chuncks. Set your mixture aside for now.

Next take your bread and slice it.  Lay it flat onto a baking tray. Brush the remaining extra olive oil on both sides of  your bread. Place your baking tray into your broiler and wait until both sides of your bread turn a light golden brown.

Remove from broiler. Take your avocado mix and spread onto your crostini. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. It was so delicious. I thought the flavors of the avocado and extra olive oil created a delicious combination. And this can easily be served as an appetizer while hosting a dinner party or even a wine tasting. Ah, it was everything I thought it would be. Turned out amazing!

European extra olive oil is amazing! It is virtually free of acidity. It is made by pressing without heat or the use of chemical. Between uses you should store it in an area that is dark and cool. Try not to store on a counter or near a stove. And never store it in the refrigerator. 


About Flavor your life campaign

Flavor your life campaign, is dedicated to providing the latest information on European  Extra Olive Oil. The program aims at educating  US consumers, helping them make informed decisions when they purchase Extra virgin olive oil. 
Zucchi has been selected as one of  Flavor your life's trusted partners. 
Zucchi has been managed and owned by seven generations of the Zucchi family. 
They are committed to creating the highest quality oils.  
If you are interested in learning more about Flavor your life campaign and Zucchi, please visit them at flavor-your-life.com. And www.zucchi.com/us.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Live. Love. And be happy. Ways to enjoy and embrace life.


“If there's one thing I learned, it's that nobody is here forever. 
You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now.” -Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry
Source

Live. Love. Be Happy.
Ways to enjoy and embrace life.

-Take some time and think of how fortunate and blessed you are to enjoy this new day.
- Wake early one morning and watch the sunrise. I swear sunrises are so beautiful and don't forget to watch the sunset.
-Keep a journal. I keep a personal journal and I also keep two journals for my girls. I fill it with funny, joyful and happy memories. I want them to be able to look back and see all the memories we made throughout their life.
-Live with no regrets. Seriously, just live your life!
-Laugh more! I'm always laughing. I really just love to laugh.
- Enjoy simple moments... 
- Watch a movie outdoors
-BBQ with friends
-Go on a nature hike
-Enjoy a picnic 
-Fly a kite
-Keep positive uplifting thoughts nearby.
-Be happy for this life.
-Choose to inspire others.
-Never be afraid to cry. - It's good for you!

What inspires you to live, love  and be happy?