Fears of a Type 1 Diabetic

Type 1 Diabetes is scary and stressful. Let’s just say it’s life-changing, not only for the person diagnosed but for everyone around them as well. Hearing the diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes invokes a list of fears. Fears for not only you but for those around you. I was 7 when I was diagnosed and still remember it like it was yesterday. Falling asleep in class, frequent trips to the bathroom and constantly thirsty. One trip to the doctor and there I was in the hospital with my family being told the news. The news that I had extremely high blood sugar and I was a Type 1 Diabetic.

Fears of a Type 1 Diabetic
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Easy Nutella Chocolate Cookies

While I love Nutella and any other brand of hazelnut spread, I don’t like to eat it all the time.  It is a nice treat to enjoy here and there. Of course, there are many ways to enjoy such a delicious treat.

Chewy Sea Salt and Caramel Nutella Cookies - social media

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Trending Summer Styles For Women

Summer is finally getting ready to arrive! Read on to discover some of the trends you should be rocking.

Trending Summer Styles For Women

Bright Colored Jeans

If you consider yourself to be a bit of a fashionista then you simply cannot ignore the latest and hottest trend for bright colored jeans. This is a look filled to the brim with vibrancy and personality. If you like all eyes to be on you then you can guarantee they will be when you walk down the street in a pair of neon yellow jeans. If that wasn’t good enough, then you’ll be pleased to know that this is the perfect trend to rock with a tan. Once you get back from your summer vacation strut your stuff in your favorite pair of colorful jeans and you’ll be guaranteed to have a flock of male admirers.

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Start a Delicious Morning Routine

Start a Delicious Morning Routine
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Whether my alarm goes off or not, I don’t meet the morning with glee. After untangling myself from the sheets, I stumble out of bed with messy hair, blurry eyes, and the inability to create coherent sentences. As you can imagine, breakfast is not always on my mind. Counting down when I can go back to sleep is more my speed, unless I have something delicious to get my morning routine going.   

My Plant-Based Morning Routine
A Delicious Morning Routine with Puffins and Elmhurst

A few years ago I switched to a more plant-based diet. One of the easiest places to make this change came at breakfast. Usually this in the form of a green smoothie of some type, but this isn’t always convenient. Let’s face it, when you’re not a morning person, busting out the blender and the measuring cups can be a chore.

This is why I was so excited to add Barbaras Puffins Cereal and Elmhurst Milks to my morning routine. They’re a quick, delicious healthy way to help me start my day.

Cereal + Milk = Delicious

One of the reasons I begrudgingly ate cereal as a kid was because I never liked the taste of milk. Most of the time, I would eat my cereal out of the box or pour it in the bowl plain. This is how much I don’t like dairy milk.

I was so excited when dairy alternatives started arriving at my grocery store. Back then, there was only one alternative option. Today, I can choose from Oat, Almond, and Cashew.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Plant Based Milks

Before Elmhurst kindly sent me some of their milks for review, I had tried their Oat Milk and was already a fan. One of the things I like most about these unsweetened plant-based milks is how few ingredients they contain. Their Almond and Cashew have two ingredients, nuts and filtered water, while their Oat has three, water, oats and salt.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Milks

These milks are rich, creamy and free from fillers, artificial flavors, and sugars. They are also the perfect pairing for Barbaras Puffins Cereal.

Another reason I gave up on the traditional milk and cereal was because of how mushy my cereal would get. If I didn’t eat it quick enough it would become a bowl of yuckiness. So, I was a bit skeptical about adding Puffins to my morning routine. Would these bite-sized puffs hold up to the Elmhurst milk?

Morning Routine_Barbaras Puffins Cereal

In reality, I had nothing to worry about because they are made for mixing with milk. They stay crunchy, while also absorbing just enough of the milk creaminess.

The brand was kind enough to send me two of the cereal varieties, Peanut Butter and Honey Rice. Not only do I enjoy their crispy texture, but I also love the taste. They are just right amount of hearty and sweet.

Morning Routine_Puffin Cereal Bites

Another Puffins perk is that they are low in sugar and available in vegan and vegetarian options. Their peanut butter (6 grams of sugar per serving) is low fat, vegan, and made from corn and whole grain oat.  The Honey Rice (5 grams of sugar per serving) is vegetarian, low fat, rich in fiber and made from gluten-free whole grain brown rice.

Did I mention the also have cinnamon, peanut butter and chocolate, and pumpkin cereals? I can definitely see them making an appearance in my morning routine very soon. I wonder which version of Elmhurst milks I should pour over each first? Something tells me all of their milks would pair oh so well with all of these cereals.

If you looking to add some delicious to your morning routine, try the fabulous combo of Elmhurst planet-based milks and Barbaras Puffin Cereal. I can’t promise they will make you a morning person, but they’ll at least make getting up a little easier.

What’s your morning routine? Are you a cereal and milk fan?

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New Jewelry Brand You Should Be Checking Out

Tuli Jewelry in boxes

I’m always on the hunt for great jewelry pieces. I will be the first to admit that I am quite picky. Not to mention I have a difficult time finding pieces that are not too junky, are so short that I feel like the necklace is trying to kill me, or rings that are either too big or too night. Like Goldilocks, I’m trying to find items that fit just right. I may have found just what I’m looking for with these jewelry pieces from Tuli.

About the Brand

Tuli is a jewelry brand that makes hand beaded jewelry from East Africa. They’re handmade. Recyclable. Life-changing. And, you know what? They are! 

The company’s jewelry fights poverty by creating sustainable jobs in East Africa. For me, I enjoy supporting brands who want to do good things; and are doing it. They’re not just talking the talk, but they’re walking the walk. I recommended learning more about the brand and the extraordinary things they’re doing.

Jewelry Review

I had the opportunity to choose the two jewelry pieces that I wanted to review. Since I don’t have pierced ears, and I’ve had trouble with rings, I chose a bracelet and necklace.

I went with the Zola bracelet ($36). I was either going to pick Zola and Claire, and I chose the Zola bracelet ($36), but I wish I picked the Claire bracelet. This bracelet is a little too bulky for me, but it’s gorgeous. I love how the white, silver and gold look together. You can wear this casually or with a fancy outfit. It’s natural, and the type of bracelet that works with anything. I have slightly chubbier wrists, and this fits perfectly! 

I picked out the Heather necklace ($20). Let me tell you, the photos on the website don’t do it justice. It’s a stunning necklace! The style of clasp might bother some people, but I love it. I do wish the chain was longer because I do feel like it’s choking me a little. I plan on shopping around in hopes of finding a similar chain that’s longer. Currently, this is my favorite necklace. Not to mention it’s super affordable!

Overall Thoughts

I think the Tuli brand is incredible. They’re trying to do great things in East Africa while making high-quality jewelry that’s also affordable. The bracelet may not be something I would wear, but it’s still a beautiful item. I love the necklace. 

I can’t say enough great things about this brand, and I highly recommend checking them out. Let us know your favorite pieces from their website in the comments below!

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

I am a huge fan of Greek Yogurt.  Not only do I have Greek yogurt every morning for breakfast (I also like to add blueberries and granola) or even as a quick snack and add strawberries and blueberries.  I love adding fruit and granola whenever I can. I like the added crunch! I recently made Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt and so excited to share!

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
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Safe Driving With The New Uniden R7 Radar Detector

Why is safe driving important to you and your family? When we’re in the car together, our son is our precious cargo. As any child should be. Driving safely should be the only thing on your mind while behind the wheel.

Safe Driving With The New Uniden R7 Radar Detector

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

What if there was a device that could help keep your driving in check?  The Uniden R7 Radar Detector could help monitor your surroundings, thus preventing you from speeding!

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Spring Fashion To Make Your Child Bloom

Spring Fashion To Make Your Child Bloom
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It’s finally here, Spring is in full force and I’m loving the warmer weather and longer days. I’m enjoying spending the evening outside with the kids while they are able to play outside until sunset on the swings. The crisp mornings giving way to plenty of sunshine and joy. I’m the mother of four little ones, three girls and one little boy who are my entire world. I constantly look for fun and new clothes to set them apart. I’ve found the perfect Spring fashion to make your child bloom!

Spring into fashion!

SOOJIN Clothing

With four little ones I look for shops or brands that I can get something for everyone all in one place. At SOOJIN I can shop from baby to big kid all in one place! A great selection for everyone in the family at great pricing, you will be sure to love this company as much as we do. I can’t wait to share some of our favorite outfits with you.

Hot Palms Topanga Tank Top
Paros Romper

When you think of Spring, what do you think of? Well, I think of color. I love bright colors, when I think of bright I think of happy and lots for giggles. Two of our favorite pieces are the Hot Palms Topanga Tank Top and the Paros Romper. These two items are sure to set your spring into bloom. The bright pinks and oranges are perfect for standing out in a crowd. I love how much coverage these pieces have because even though the days are getting warmer you need coverage to keep your little ones protected.

Spotty Leopard Taylor TBar Shoes

Another must for any clothing, most importantly for little ones is comfort. Ever have a child that has something that isn’t comfortable, It’s like the world is ending. The complaining and whining are pretty much like constant torture. So comfort is a must. The soft fabrics are perfect for little skin that is sensitive. The Spotty Leopard Taylor TBars Shoes are so soft and comfortable for any child. My youngest is 17 months and has just mastered walking. These shoes match any outfit and are always the shoes she brings me to put on her now.

I love the SOOJIN brand it’s the perfect fit for our family. I hope that you are going to enjoy their clothes as much as we do. For more information or to get your own SOOJIN clothing be sure to visit their website, Instagram, and Facebook.

What do you think your child will love most from SOOJIN clothing?

We Made Small Upgrades With Two Items We Use Almost Everyday

My son and I use to have to move every few years. Our most recent move was in December of 2018 and I’m confident it will be our last move for many years!  Each time we have had to move, I find myself making small upgrades with everyday items!

Small Upgrades With Everyday Items
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Every time we moved, I took the opportunity to downsize, declutter, and organize our things.  It is the perfect time to go through our things and determine what is worth packing up to take with us or just start over. I realize that not everyone likes to upgrade or downsize their items. With all of our previous moves, it just helps us overall ready for a new start. This time around, I was looking to upgrade my non-stick pan.

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Steps to Take to Grow Your Confidence

A lack of confidence can be damaging for you in so many different ways. You never want those feelings to hold you back and stop you from achieving all the things you want to in life, but they definitely can sometimes. People don’t put themselves forward or strive to reach certain goals when they’re lacking confidence. If you don’t want that to happen to you, here are some of the steps you can take to grow your confidence.

Steps to Take to Grow Your Confidence

Learn to Say No and Value Your Time

Sometimes, you need to say no and value your time more. If you’re tired of bending to other people’s wishes and work and sacrificing your own work, it’s time to have some confidence and self-worth. That means saying no and taking control of your schedule. When you start focusing on you rather than other people, it helps you to realize that your own needs matter too.

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