Prepared For School And Beyond

Prepared For School And Beyond

Prepared For School And Beyond

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My son and I moved back to California almost a year ago. This will be his first full school year in California and he will be starting middle school! It’s been a rocky road to adjusting to our new life. I am doing my best to provide for my son, however, it’s not easy. I am trying to stay positive in a very negative environment.

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Meaningful Jewelry Close To The Heart

Meaningful Jewelry Close To The Heart

Meaningful Jewelry Close To The Heart

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Being a newly single mom, I’ve been slowly rebuilding our lives. We moved to California almost a year ago and I’ve been working on organizing and gathering things that we need or want. My son started in the middle of the school year and he seemed to adjust well. This year, he’s starting middle school at the very same middle school I attended!

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Back To School Means Back To A Clean Home

Back To School Means Back To A Clean Home

Back to SChool, Means Back to A Cleaner Home

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With the countdown in the double digits, the school year is about to officially begin. I have thoroughly enjoyed this summer with my little ones just as I am sure many of you have when it comes to your children. What I have not enjoyed this summer is housework. Yes, the dreaded task of cleaning up because my mind is telling me it’s useless when the mess will return within less than an hour.

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Keep Your Household Healthy With Clean Air

Healthy homes start with clean air

Keep Your Household Healthy With Clean Air

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My son is headed back to school in a matter of weeks! As you can imagine, I am so thrilled. He’s ready for school and I’m ready for the break during the day so I can focus on getting work done. A few years back, we lived in an apartment that had mold growing around one of the vents. It happened a few years in a row in the same area. It was never properly cleaned, all they did a basic scrub of the wall and then paint over the mold. When we were living in that apartment, our son was sick at least once a week or a few times a month!

Are you ready for easy ways to keep your household healthy with clean air?

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Upgrade to the HP Envy x360 Laptop

HP Envy x360 Laptop

Upgrade to the HP Envy x360 Laptop

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.

I’ve been in the market to upgrade my HP laptop. The one I have now does the job, however, it’s been a few years! Speed and memory definitely count, especially as a work at home mom. I also want a lightweight laptop since my current one is pretty heavy compared to the newer models out there.

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Stylish And Connected On-The-Go

Stylish And Connected On-The-Go

Stylish And Connected On-The-Go

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I love being a stay at home mom and caregiver to my son. He has special needs, so daycare isn’t really possible. There are times when I miss the adult interaction and conversation. I remember when I worked full time outside of the home. I also remember coming home and being so exhausted. Being away from home, kept me from doing the household chores and taking care of my family.

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Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties

Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties

 

Summer is in full, sizzling hot swing, and so are summer parties. From BBQ’s to pool parties, and rooftop hangouts to beach get-togethers, there’s plenty to enjoy this season. If you want to make a splash at your parties, you can’t forget must-haves like tasty food, refreshing drinks, rollicking entertainment, and Insta-worthy pictures.

Rosé All Day & Night

Staying hydrated, and covered in sunscreen, is non-negotiable in the blazing heat of summer. So bring on the water and  the Rosé. It’s crisp, cool, and refreshing. One of my newest favorites comes from the clean-crafted wine curators known as Scout & Cellar.

All of the wines selected by Scout & Cellar are free of pesticides, chemical additives, and sugar. In other words, they are not chemically altered. After delighting over their NV PUNKT GENAU GRUBER SPARKLING ROSÉ from Austria, I’m curious to taste some of their other fabulous finds.

Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties - NV PUNKT GENAU GRUBER SPARKLING ROSÉ, AUSTRIA

But before I get to refilling my glass, let’s talk about how this clean and refreshing organic sparkling wine lets me Rosé my day away. Not only am I fan this Rosé fruity notes, I also love knowing it’s from a family winery that’s been making wine since 1814. Can you imagine the type of summer parties the Gruber’s must have had? The bottles not too shabby looking either. I find its eclectic label so enchanting and amusing.

To keep my Rosé nice and cool, I skip the red solo cup. Instead, I pull my HOST Wine Freeze Cooling Cups out of the freezer. They help keep my wine at the perfect chilly temp for at least 2 hours. So I have plenty of time to responsibly enjoy all my summer beverages.

The Sounds of Summer Parties

Make a splash at your summer parties - Altec Lansing Baby Boom Speaker

No party would be complete without great music. You could hire a DJ, but I prefer to opt for something more realistic, and just as fantastic. Portable speakers are ideal for outdoor summer parties. Of course, they aren’t always so durable or waterproof. When I want my carefully curated playlist to sound amazing even while floating in the pool, I break out the Altec Lansing Baby Boom.

Make a splash at your summer parties - Altec Baby Boom Speaker

This sporty little Bluetooth enabled speaker not only sounds great, it’s also waterproof and shockproof.  In fact, it even floats. With six hours of battery life, this portable like gem will keep the tunes blasting all party long.

For summer playlist inspiration, check out these top picks from Apple Music, Esquire, and Time Out.

Capture the Moments

Make A Splash at Your Summer Parties - Polaroid camera

Sometimes what happens at summer parties should stay at summer parties. However, in these days of Snap/Insta/Facebook madness, capturing the moments is a necessity. But how many times have you asked your friends to send you that great photo, only to never see it again, except on their feed?

When I want instant pict gratification, I go old school with the Polaroid Snap Camera. Funny enough, my first camera was a Polaroid. There are family pictures of my sister, brother, and myself with Polaroid cameras around our necks. Back then they were much bigger.

Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties - Polaroid Snap Camera

Thankfully, the Snap is about the size of a cell phone, which makes it perfect for all your summer parties. You can slip it into your pool, beach or party bag for quick Polaroids of all your adventures. You can also save your picts to the camera’s SD card or share them on social media via the Polaroid app. And bonus, the film is peel and stick, which means you can turn your favorite photos into stickers.

Summer parties just got a lot more interesting and fun. For even more inspiration, check out even more of our favorite summer picks.

 

What are your summer party plans?  How do you make a splash?

 

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Smart Gifts For Dad

Smart Gifts For Dad -- Xtra-PC -- KeySmart

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When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, I’m always on the hunt for practical, cool items that I know my husband will enjoy. Fortunately, I had much better luck this year than in previous years. I’m excited to share with you two awesome gifts that any Dad or Grandpa is sure to enjoy!… [read more]

Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Luxury

Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Luxury

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As moms, we tend to forget about our own wants and needs. Actually, we tend to take care of our needs instead of our wants. We also focus on our families and their needs before our own.

Moms: it doesn’t have to be that way. It is okay to take time for yourself and focus on your own wants, especially when it comes to your health and beauty.

It is never too late to treat yourself to a bit of luxury! It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. There are easy ways to do it.

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Cell Phone Accessories With A Magnetic Personality

Cell Phone Accessories With A Magnetic Personality-VENA vCommute Phone Case and Magnetic Car Vent Clip

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We’ve all been there, on the road traveling around town or down the highway and needing to take a peek at our phones. While I generally try not to mess with my cell phone when driving, there are times that I have a destination programmed into the GPS and need to glance at it to make sure I’m not getting off track.

I’ve bought a few different car mounts to use but they just never seem to be just what I need. I don’t want one that permanently affixes to my dash, I want one I can easily take from vehicle to vehicle or get rid of when a newer, better one comes along. But, the ones I’ve tried either don’t seem to grip the phone securely or fall rather than staying in place. [read more]