Keeping What Matters Most Safe

Keeping What Matters Most Safe
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These days keeping what matters most safe is one of the most important things you can do for your family. Keeping things like documents and personal information safe can be the matter in getting help when a crisis when time is of the utmost importance. This is something that my family has learned unfortunately the past several months.

Missing Person
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Safer Snacks For Allergy Sufferers

Safer Snacks For Allergy Sufferers
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I’m the mom of four little ones, my oldest Emmalee was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy at just 14 months old.  One of my worst fears had come true, because I knew it would now be an everyday battle to find safer snacks and food for her to eat. When she first began seeing an allergist it is very apparent that she has a massive amount of triggers for her allergies and now has tree nuts, and coconuts added to her food allergy list.

At seven years old she is now the proud owner and carrier of her very own Epi-Pen because her peanut allergy is so bad. When she started school I was terrified of sending her because so many foods have peanuts or peanut butter. I was terrified of one of her friends giving her a piece of candy. We are very adamant in making her very aware of what she is eating. Now that she can read she will also read the labels.

Made Good Snacks

Safer snack options.

So that brings us to today. We have finally found a great brand with some safer snacks for allergy sufferers. These amazing snacks are brought to you by Made Good. These granola based snacks are completely vegan and come in five different flavors. While other granola have traces of nuts in them, that’s where Made Good is different.  They plant is completely free of the top eight most common allergies.


Soft Baked Cookies

My favorite of the Made Good brand is the Soft Baked Mini Cookies. These bite-sized cookies are small but are full with flavor. We have the Apple Cinnamon cookies and they are delicious. It’s the perfect balance of apples and whole grains, leaning you satisfied for longer.


Vinilla Crispy Squares

My allergy sufferer Emmalee’s favorite safer snack are the Vanilla Crispy Squares. They are sweet and crunchy, and perfect for her to take to school. These crispy squares have 6 hidden veggies in them. I gotta get them in where I can. That is a plus. Now I don’t have to worry about the snacks that she takes to school.

Made Good and their amazing snack selections are perfect for the allergy sufferer. It gives them a chance to not only have a treat , but be confident that they will not have accidental exposure to their allergen.  Allergies can define so much in your life, but now you can breathe a little easier knowing Made Good products are safer for you to eat. For more information on the Made Good Brand or to get yours visit Website, Facebook, or Instagram. You can pick your favorites at retail location near you such as Walmart.

3D Printing: Changing The Way We Print

3D Printing Changing The Way We Print
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Ask anyone and for the most part they can tell you something about 3D printing. Something growing up, I’d thought was only something for the extremely rich is now available at just the click of a mouse. 3D printing is changing the way we think about printing.

What exactly is 3D printing you ask? You are basically printing a 3D object. You enter your parameters into a computer, from there the printer prints layer by layer and BAM out comes your creation.  Obviously this is the simplified version but I wanted to keep it simple. You can create so many amazing things using this amazing technology.

A new type of jewelry.


Now that you know a little about what 3D printing is I want to share a really fun company with you that makes amazing 3D printed jewelry. Winter Hill Jewelry is located in Somerville, MA and is owned and ran by Vanessa. When I first saw these earrings I was instantly in love. I’d never seen anything quite like them before, so let me share them with you.


Left Studs
Winter Hill Leaf Stud

The first pair I received are the Leaf Studs. I love a good pair of stud earrings and these were no exception. I adore how vibrant the mint color is. The pop of color is sure to set any outfit off. I also like how dainty they are, I was afraid they were going to be very heavy but they are small and light on the ear. I am amazed by just how much detail you can see in the tiny leaves. They come in three colors mint, silver, and green. The studs are set in a hypoallergenic stainless steel setting.

Feather Earring
Winter Hill Feather Earring

The next set of earrings I received are the beautiful Feather Earrings. I love feathers, that’s actually my plan for my next tattoo. There’s just something about them that I love, so when I saw the earrings I fell in love with them. I’m not usually one for dangling earrings but these are perfect and go with any outfit. At 2.5 inches by 1 inch these feather earrings are the perfect statement piece. Available in 12 different colors, you will find one that is just perfect for your style.

Now what could be better about these 3D earrings you ask? How about that they are actually good for the environment. The packaging is 100% biodegradable, the actually 3D print is made from plant based plastic and unlike other jewelry is actually a recourse that is renewable. They look good and are good for the earth what more could you ask for! To find out more or get your own be sure to visit their Website, Etsy, Facebook or Instagram.

Happy Printing!

This Years Hottest Easter Items

This Years Hottest Easter Items

 

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As Easter is quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the hottest Easter ideas for your little ones. With that being said, our Children know the real reason that we celebrate Easter and that is always our main focus but who doesn’t love to see their little faces light up with joy to see what the “Easter Bunny” has brought them.

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Sharing My Easter Traditions With My Kids

Sharing My Easter Traditions with My Kids

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Growing up Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. Not for all the treats but for the time we got to always spend with family. For us, Easter was always about making the most of the time we had with family and celebrating the real reason for Easter. These are my reasons for sharing my Easter traditions with my kids.

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Shapewear: Our Little Secret

Shapewear Our Little Secret

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Let me tell you about shapewear our little secret. Growing up I was never skinny but I was always short, so that makes me look even heavier. I was always made fun of for being overweight and especially in middle school and freshman year of high school. At my heaviest, I was in size 18 clothing and hit about 205lbs being only 4’10 you can imagine how it looked. I battled weight up and down and until the summer of Junior year when my battle with depression came to a head did I lose any significant weight. In the span of 6 months I lost down to 135 lbs and honestly, I looked sick. I finally got healthy and usually stay between 145-155 lbs now.

With that being said I’ve never been “flat chested” either so finding bras that fit is always a chore. It’s either too tight or the cups don’t fit right. I for one detest underwire and can’t stand to have it in a bra, it is like slow torture wearing one all day. Not to mention when the wire snaps and tries to impale you slowly.

Shapewear our little secret

 

So I started looking for a brand that would fit all my needs and that’s when I found Sonsee. Sonsee is for plus size ladies and caters to all their needs. They have sizing experts ready and willing to help you find the perfect fit every time so you don’t have any guesswork.

High Back Bra

Here are my thoughts on the products that I received. First I got the High Back Bra. This bra is a game changer because I’m having no more back pain. It gives support in all the right places and there is NO underwire *happy dance here*. It comes in nude and black and is so soft on your skin. A big win in my opinion.

Shapewear Shorts

The next thing I received was the  Shapewear Shorts. To be honest when I first got them I was like, I’m going to look like an old lady. But then I put it on, and I’m in love! After four kids lets get real there are muscles that are not in the correct spot and are stretched out. The support I felt instantly made me feel so much better. It also helps hide those little problem areas, don’t get me wrong I’m all about self-love but I could use some toning up and the shapewear provides that coverage. The fabric is breathable and great for year round use. The waistband is designed for tummy control and made to not roll down.

Sonsee Shapewear

Sonsee Woman

 

So there you have it, shapewear our little secret weapon. Gives confidence and provides support for those problem areas. Perfect for anyone, having the proper undergarments make all the difference. For more information visit their Website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Loving Your Body After Having A Baby

Loving Your Body After Having A Baby

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I have always battled with self-image and since having my children it continues to be an issue that I’ve struggled with. I guess I’ve never gotten out of the mindset of from when I was in school, I was always the short overweight oddball. Lately, I’ve decided that it’s time to love the body I have. Now i’m learning how important loving your body after having a baby is. 

Loving your body after having a baby. 

Pregnancy

I have grown and birthed four beautiful children. My skin stretched and warped as they grew, not always returning unhindered. There are stretch marks and not in the same place. I was lucky enough to be able to help create these beautiful lives, how could I not love a body that did that. I’ve also survived a horrific car accident that should have killed me. I broke three out of four limbs, and have had eight surgeries in just over two years. I have massive scaring up my left forearm, where I had a plate and eight screws put in.

While I may not love every inch of my body, My kids don’t see the pain. They don’t see the scars of the past or the scars from the accident. They see mommy, whom they love no matter what I look like. My children don’t care if I’m super skinny, or if my hair is always done. All they want is for me to be present and happy.

So with bathing suit season right around the corner, I’ve been looking for something that is going to flatter what accents I have and hid my issue areas. Look no further then Tempt Me swimsuits. From one piece to bikinis there is something for every body type. I chose two different styles, and the main thing I was looking for was coverage. Other places when you get the coverage you don’t always get style but this is where Tempt Me is different. They strive to do both!

SwimDress

Off The Shoulder

I love the One Piece Polka Falbala Swimdress, it gives me that vintage feel. I love how I can put it on and feel completely comfortable around anyone. The second swimsuit I chose from Tempt Me was the Vintage Off Shoulder Ruffled Swimsuits. I love the bright colors in this swimsuit, and how the black of the base sets off the colors in a pop. To be honest, when ordering online I was a little worried because I don’t usually get the bikini style bottom but I was really impressed by just how much coverage this swimsuit provides.  I usually HATE shopping for swimsuits but Tempt Me made it easy and fast. If you would like more information Be sure to check them out on their Website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Loving Yourself

Todays Takeaway:

You are beautiful. Learning to love yourself is one of the most empowering things that you can truly do. When those little ones look into your eyes remember that YOU are their entire world. So love your scars, love your stretch marks because you are amazing! Learn to love your body after having a baby.

What Does Your Favorite Flower Mean

What Does Your Favorite Flower Mean

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What is your favorite flower? I know mine is the lily. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved the look of a lily, it’s seems so dainty and pure. For as long as man can remember flowers have adorned so many different uses for flowers. From weddings to funerals and everything in between, flowers have been a staple to culture. But did you know that every flower has a symbolic meaning? Let’s find out what your favorite flower means shall we?  

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Making The Most Of Family Time

Making The Most Of Family Time

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These days life is just so busy, from work to school, kids activities and sleep there just doesn’t always seem to be enough hours in the day.  Often though, the things that are most important gets left behind the most. That one important thing is quality family time. I feel like I’ve blinked and my kids have gotten so big.

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Getting A Better Nights Sleep

Getting A Better Nights Sleep

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What is sleep? I’ve heard it’s that thing you do where you close your eyes and don’t open them for at least 8 hours and feel nice and refreshed when you wake up. Needless to say with four kids under the age of 7, sleep just isn’t something I get a lot of. I love my babies don’t get me wrong but my youngest isn’t a fan of sleep. At this point, I’m pretty sure that coffee bleeds in my veins. Recently I’ve been looking into ways on how to improve your sleep and I’d like to share those tips with you.

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