Purify The Air Within Your Home

Purify The Air Within Your Home - Febreze Air Purifier Tower

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Freshness is a luxury for me as the only female in my household. Other than me, our family consists of my husband, our little boy, and two cats.

With asthma and allergies, my need for breathable and clean air is essential. It’s the difference between a really good day for me, or a struggling to breath and feeling exhausted kinda day…. [read more]

It’s Time to Watch Your Health

It's Time to Watch Your Health

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I’ll be the first one to say that I don’t take care of myself the way I should. Not for lack of wanting to but as a mom of four little ones six and under, I usually just don’t have the time. So I’ve been looking for ways to help me keep track of sleep, eating, and my everyday well-being. I usually try and make sure the kids are so well taken care of but I forget all about myself. So when I got the chance to try the GoBe2 by Healbe I was so excited at the prospect of something that goes everywhere with me and doesn’t take time away from my everyday life, it’s everything you need all in one place.

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Meet Your New Favorite Loungewear

 Meet your new favorite loungewear

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When it’s cold outside we all dive into our most comfy pjs and hibernate. But what about when the weather starts to warm up? I don’t want thermals or sweats, I want lazy Sundays in comfy, lightweight loungewear. Some of my favorites come from the queen of cozy, Karen Neuburger.

Karen Neuburger Loungewear 

This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Karen Neuburger on the blog. I got comfy cozy with their loungewear last spring. I still love climbing into to those Heather Grey Floral after a nice warm bath. But I’m also thoroughly enjoying my new pair of Floral Print Capri Pajamas in Ultramarine. I must confess I’ve spent quite a few lazy weekend days in enjoying the soft jersey knit of this two-piece set.

Karen Neuburger Loungwear - Short Sleeve Floral

There is just something about the bright print that makes me happy. I also really love the style and fit of the short sleeve, button down top and drawstring capri pants. Although on my short legs they probably aren’t as capri as on someone with legs of a normal length. I sill love the shorter cut of the pants, especially during the warmer months. They still although me to wear a pajama pant to bed without it being too hot.

Getting Cozy for Spring & Summer

Besides enjoying lazy Sundays, and sometimes Saturdays, I also want loungewear that travels well. Both sets of my Karen Neuburger pjs do this extremely well. During a couple recent trips, I brought along my new Floral Print Capri Pajamas. They brightened up my hotel rooms and Airbnb, and keep me cool and comfortable while I slept.

Lounging in my Karen Neuburger Loungewear

It also doesn’t hurt that the cotton/polyester blend ensures my loungewear stays wrinkle free. After wearing and washing them a few times, I can also say they still look and feel amazing. My new Karen Neuburger pjs really have become my go-to for spring. I know I’ll get even more use out of this fabulous loungewear come summer.

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, these cozy pjs would make the perfect gift. And while your shopping for her, why not treat yourself to a pair as well. Then you can both indulge in fashionably, comfy loungewear during all those lazy days of summer. And let’s not forget spring and summer travel season where old, grubby pjs just won’t do.

 

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What’s your favorite spring loungewear? How do you like to spend your lazy Sundays?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable Reusable Storage Bags Perfect For Everyday Life

Stasher Reusable Storage Bag Main Image

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While I always enjoy blogging about beauty, I’m always on the hunt to try new products that are going to make my day-to-day life a bit easier. Even though I work my full-time job from home, with office visits one day a week, things can still get a bit crazy. I had the chance to test out an affordable, reusable storage product that has been perfect for me.

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No Need To Compromise Your Lifestyle

No Need To Compromise Your Lifestyle

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Being back home in California, I am doing my best to acclimate to my new lifestyle. I am enjoying the weather and my son is doing great too! He loves school as always. We try to take advantage of the great weather too! Whenever the weather is nice out, I take the time to go for a walk for the fresh air.

Are you a busy mom? There is no need to compromise your lifestyle! Let us show you how!

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Chic And Zen Fashion

Chic And Zen Fashion

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As a new/returned California resident, I am working on building my summer fashion pieces. This is my first summer California in decades and my son’s first summer ever in California. I love to dress fairly chic, so I am open to new types of styles and looks!

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Add Light Botanical Scent To Your Life

Add Light Botanical Scent To Your Life

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

Now that I’m a single mom, I am enjoying life! Yes, my life has changed and parenting is a bit harder and stressful but I am looking at the positive side of things. I love trying new products, especially with fun scents. I am also in search of travel-friendly and compact beauty products I can take with me when I am out and about!

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Add Simplicity And Comfort

Add Simplicity And Comfort

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Starting over is hard, especially as a newly single mom. I am learning to navigate through life without having someone else to rely on. Since my son and I have a new home, we had to leave most of our stuff behind and start fresh.

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Create Your Own Craft Cocktails

 Create Your Own Craft Cocktails

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I’m a Jack and Coke kind of girl. Although it’s my signature drink, I’m always up for trying something new. After all, life is all about experiencing different flavors, cultures, and adventures. One way I indulge in this is through craft cocktails. I’m just fascinated by the unique combinations bartenders around the world come up with. Recently, I got to try my hand at making some unique cocktails thanks to Shaker & Spoon.

Shaker and Spoon Craft Cocktails kit ingredients

The brand was kind enough to send me their October 2017 Austin Without Limits Box.  Inspired by the “Live Music Capital of the World”, and one of my favorite cities, this box features drink recipes from three of Austin’s hottest bartenders. In addition to the recipes, each box comes with glossary card and enough contents to make 12 cocktails. All I had to do was add the liquor and the barware.

Craft Cocktails Goes to Austin

One of my favorite things about this box was that each recipe could be made with either Bourbon or Tequila. If you’ve ever been to Texas, you know both are popular choices. I like my dark liquor, so I made two of the drinks with Bourbon and one with Tequila. Next time, I might switch it up.

Craft Cocktails - The Beat Goes On

First up, I decided to fill my rocks glass with The Beat Goes On. Created by Jessica Sanders, award-winning bartender and owner of Austin’s drink.well., this craft cocktail ups the ante on the Old Fashioned.

The recipe required me to mix the included Spiced Mojo Syrup, orange bitters, Hella Bitters Aromatic Cocktail Bitters, anise pod, and lemon with my bourbon. My The Beat Goes On came out perfectly thanks to the easy to follow instructions. In just three simple steps, I was sipping my way through the rich, smoky, yet sweet flavor of my craft cocktail. It kind of made me nostalgic for the trip I took with my mom to Austin last April. I know she would have loved this drink as much I did.

Craft Cocktails - Huarache Nights

Next, I took to Rainey Street in Austin for a cocktail inspired by Chris Bostick, owner of Half Step. Recently named to Esquire TV’s Best Bars in America, Bostick knows a thing or two about making your taste buds sing with to the delight of his Huarache Nights.

For this craft cocktail, I gave my tequila a shake alongside the box’s Ginger Grenadine Experimental Syrup, lime juice, soda water and lime zest. The results were a Collins glass filled with both smokiness and sweetness. The ginger, lime and pomegranate flavors mixed perfectly with the tequila. I could imagine drinking Huarache Nights while sitting outside with friends listening to some great music.

Craft Cocktails - Masour

Last, but certainly not least comes the most unique cocktails I’ve ever made, the MaSour. Created by award-winning bartender Caer Ferguson, the MaSour is inspired by Texas’s first female governor. In addition to being the first woman to govern Texas, Mariam “Ma” Ferguson also worked to repeal Prohibition. She was a woman after my own heart.

I was excited and apprehensive about trying the MaSour. First off, it uses a raw egg white and secondly, it required me to fat-wash my bourbon. Fat-washing is a technique used by bartenders to add savory flavors to liquor. In this instance, I would be adding browned, salted butter. I love the flavor of brown butter. It’s rich and smoky.

After fat-washing the bourbon and following a few more steps, I was ready to fill my coupe. I topped it off with the charred flavor of a cinnamon stick and took a sip. My MaSour was an absolute delight. It was rich and creamy, yet somehow still light. I loved it, even more, knowing the bartender who created it had asked Shaker & Spoon to donate 50% of her proceeds to the Houston Humane Society. Sounds like a true Austinite to me.

My Craft Cocktail Experience

I absolutely loved everything about my Austin Without Limits box. It was so much fun creating my own craft cocktails. I can’t wait to try it again or to share them with friends. I also think these boxes would make a great gift for cocktail lovers, or anyone who likes to experiment with flavors.

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Do you like craft cocktails? Which drink from the box do you want to try?

 

 

Natural Fragrance For Healthy Beauty

Natural Fragrance For Healthy Beauty - Luna Noel Natural Fragrances

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I love perfume, it’s one of my favorite indulgences. However, there can be many harmful ingredients hidden in our favorite bottles of fragrance.  With the popularity of natural fragrances on the rise, I thought it was time to start investigating an all-natural alternative…. [read more]