I Went Gray For Fashion

I went gray for fashion. Really, I did. Years ago, I bought a few pairs of skinny jeans from a 90s brand at a store that is known for being open 24/7. One of them was a gray pair of jeans. I love them. I love how stylish they are, they go with almost anything! I am also a fan of The Walking Dead and I remember seeing a character wearing gray jeans! It reminded me of my own pair of gray jeans! They were skinny jeans too! Now, it seems most of the female characters on The Walking Dead wear gray jeans! So, I am all for going gray for fashion! Let’s look at gray skinny jeans!

I Went Gray For Fashion
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I recently chose a few pairs of gray skinny jeans that I am so excited to share with you! Are you looking for a comfortable and stylish jeans to add to your wardrobe?  We have a few suggestions for you! 

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The Hottest Christmas Gifts For The Man In Your Life

The Hottest Christmas Gifts For The Man In Your Life -- Gilette, I-Jazz, Moonster, 28|Collective
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Well, can you believe it? It’s already that time of the year when we need to be thinking about presents for the special guys that do so much for us. I’m excited to share with you some of the hottest Christmas gifts for the man in your life.

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Crafting With The Best of Friends

‘The Golden Girls’ Cross Stitch Kit: The Perfect 2019 Holiday Gift for your ‘pal and confidant

Crafting With The Best of Friends - Cross Stitch The Golden Girls by Haley Pierson-Cox
Beautiful hardcover book that’s great for any crafter or Golden Girls fan.
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It has been over 30 years since ‘The Golden Girls‘ graced our television screens and took America by storm. The show has taken us through the comedic adventures of four older women as they lived out their ‘golden years’ for 7 seasons. They have taught us that wit, wisdom and whole lot of sass can get you through anything; especially when you have amazing friends by your side.

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Travel Simply And In Comfort

When it comes to travel, we used to travel by car with our son. It was easier for us because we could stop as often as we wanted. It allowed us to get out and stretch, get refreshments, and anything else we needed to do. Since I’ve been a single mom, we haven’t been able to travel. However, I do like to be prepared. Whether we travel or just need sturdy bags to carry our things, I wanted reliable gear! Get ready for ideas on how to travel simply and in comfort!

Travel Simply And In Comfort
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As a single mom, I like to be prepared for anything I can. I wanted to update and upgrade our travel bags. This also allows me to have gear that I can use for the gym, a weekend getaway, or anything else we wanted to do! 

I am also a new foster dog mom. There are times when we need to transport the animal from the shelter to our home and vice versa. I wanted a backpack and a bag that would allow us to carry as much as we need!  

Even if we were to travel out of town, I wanted a bag and backpack for us to pack our things in, especially if we are aiming for light and easy going travel. 

Duffel bag for the active lifestyle

Jr Kong Bag in Charcoal

Meet the duffel bag that can keep up with your active lifestyle! I chose the Jr Kong Bag in Charcoal, however, when it arrived, I was a bit disappointed with the color. It’s not charcoal at all, it’s more of a dark green or “military green” type of green. I was hoping for a grey color, because it goes with anything and my son and I can both use it! 

The Jr Kong Bag can also be used as a gym bag. I recently started using our gym in the clubhouse here in our condo community. Before, I was using one of my many tote bags to hold my gym essentials, such as a water bottle

Jr Kong Bag shoe compartment

I love that the Jr Kong Bag can hold a pair of shoes! I feel like I can pack lightly and even fit my essentials, and a laptop in the bag! So many compartments! 

The Jr Kong Bag is handy to use for when we do travel. It’s the perfect size for a weekend trip! I can also use it to transport pet supplies when we pick up or drop of a foster dog! 

Compact backpack that carries your essentials

Mini Backpack in Charcoal

The Mini Backpack is far from “mini” as it has so many pockets and it can carry your essentials and more! I chose the Mini Backpack in Charcoal to match our Jr Kong Bag but unfortunately it is not grey! I’m disappointed that the bag and backpack aren’t grey. However, regardless of the color, they still work for our lifestyle! 

OOmg Low Shoes in Mini Backpack

The Mini Backpack can carry your laptop, a pair of shoes, and so much more!!! If my son and I are traveling, the backpack can easily be used to carry his clothes and necessities. I also like that it’s a backpack because he can easily carry it without me carrying the bag, my bag, holding his hand, and trying to get settled in! It’s just one less thing I have to worry about if we are out and about or traveling. 

OOmg Low Shoe in White Orange

I already have the OOmg Low Shoe in White & Black and just love them! They are lightweight and stylish! I wear them on my walks or running errands. I also love they are machine washable and let them air dry! 

The OOmg Low Shoe in White & Orange are just as stylish and cute! Since I like to travel with an extra pair of shoes, I’m glad that both bags can hold a pair of shoes! 

Wearing White Orange OOmg Shoes

I love my OOmg Low Shoe in White & Orange! I love the bright color and pair perfectly with jeans or leggings! I plan on volunteering in my son’s class and these shoes are perfect to wear! I can walk, jog, and run in them if needed! 

You can find Oofos shoes on Amazon and Zappos.

We Opened Our Home To A Foster Dog And It Changed Everything

It’s been well over a decade since we’ve had a dog. I grew up with dogs in the house and even had a dog early on in my adult life. Since it’s been years since we’ve had a dog, I was looking to help fill an empty part of heart with a dog. Since I am a single mom living on a fixed income, I knew I couldn’t afford to have a dog. Fostering a dog allows me to care for a dog temporarily and the shelter provides everything needed to care for the animal. We opened our home to a foster dog and it changed everything for us!

We Opened Our Home To A Foster Dog And It Changed Everything
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I had been thinking about being a foster dog mom for months! I found a few local shelters and filled out their forms to be a foster parent. It took a few weeks, but finally heard back from a few. Some require that you attend an orientation, one place offered an online orientation presentation, which was convenient for me. Ultimately, I found a local shelter, filled out their form and joined their Facebook group. One afternoon, they listed a dog that needed a foster home. I left a comment saying I was interested but was sure they had plenty of responses. They responded that they didn’t have any! So, I quickly sent an email expressing my interest. I told them a bit about myself, my schedule, and our household. It took a few weeks and we were finally able to take her home. 

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Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness

I am all for using an oil diffuser to keep my son and myself healthy! I like to use essential oils to add a natural scent and freshen up our indoor air. I also like to use aromatherapy to improve our health! When my son starts sniffling, sneezing, or even coughing, I quickly pull out the oil diffuser and oils! We found a personal oil diffuser for personal wellness that is compact and packs a punch! 

Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness
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My son has Autism and when he starts to get upset or needs to calm down, aromatherapy really does help! My favorite go-to oil is Lavender! I just add a few drops into our diffuser and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes and my son is calmed down from whatever triggered him. It also helps in the evening if he is too energetic! 

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Deep Clean In A Green Way

I vaguely remember my laundry life before my son was born. I was doing laundry about once a week. Within days of bringing our son home, I was doing laundry throughout the day and week. It was never-ending. There are times when I try to go a few days without doing laundry and then I realize I need to wash towels or bedding or the laundry basket is too full! On my on-going mission to go eco-friendly, I prefer to use natural laundry detergent. We found an awesome line of products that offer deep clean in a green way! 

Deep Clean In A Green Way
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I am a fan of Orange Is The New Black and Charlie’s Soap was seen on the show! It was Piper’s brother and his wife using the products! Remember that family, they are a big green-friendly family!? 

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Keep Your Family Healthier This Winter

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As a mom of four, I feel like someone is always battling some sort of cold. With the two oldest in school, and then the two youngest in preschool our house is constantly a petri dish of germs. Add into the mix that I work at a daycare teaching the one and two-year-olds, this mommy is constantly on the search for ways to keep our family healthier.

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Cool Items You Didn’t Know You Need

As a mom, I feel like I want to be prepared. Whenever I have to run errands and plan on being away from home for a few hours, I like to carry a few essentials, including a phone charger or a portable phone charger in a tote bag. If my son is with me, I like to carry snacks and even a bottle of water. We gathered a few cool items you didn’t know you need! These items are perfect for any home! 

Cool Items You Didn't Know You Need
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Life can be unpredictable and unexpected. If you want to be prepared or just looking to make your life a little easier, we are so excited to share what we found! 

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It’s A Disney Frozen Holiday: Are You Ready?

Its A Disney Frozen Holiday Are you ready?
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It is the moment fans have been waiting for. The release of Disney’s Frozen II on November 22, 2019! The first Frozen movie was released in 2013 and while there have been short “movies” released since then with our favorite characters, it isn’t quite the same as a full-length movie. My girls and I have been counting down the days since we heard the release date of the newest adventure and we have been rounding up our gear in the process. I’ve got one item though that truly tops the list of our Frozen frenzy.

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