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.

Detoxify Pores with a Pain-Free Charcoal Mask

Detoxify Pores with a Pain-Free Charcoal Mask

charcoal mask

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Lately, there has been an abundance of videos of people applying charcoal masks and then peeling them off; usually screaming from pain. I will admit that it is hilarious to watch and, to be honest, I purchased some of those Facebook Ad famous charcoal masks. Those masks will pull all the junk out of your pores but MAN do they hurt! I wanted an option to detoxify my pores but also not rip off multiple layers of peach fuzz hair and skin.

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Moms: Self-Care Is Important too

Moms Self-Care Is Important too

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I am that type of mom who never takes a moment for herself. My to-do list is a mile long and I don’t know if I will ever meet the end of it. Self-care is certainly not on that list anywhere. Somedays feel like they are never going to end. Add 4 toddlers into the mix and it is a daunting task to accomplish even the simplest of things. As moms, we forget to tend to our self-care needs. You know the needs that extend beyond a quick shower, the leftovers our children didn’t eat from their lunch plate, and our for the third time reheated cup of coffee.

Another issue with being the Mom is that in every single aspect we put ourselves last. We forget about ourselves and how crucial self-care can be when it comes to those around and especially when it comes to spending money on ourselves. If you are anything at all like me, it takes 5 seconds to convince myself that it is perfectly acceptable to spend $10 on my children’s baby wash but it takes me days to convince myself that it is acceptable to spend $5 on my own body wash. I have the money. I am not lacking, I just prefer to save where ever I can which means cutting corners on the items I actually need or want. Clearance Rack? That’s me. Mega Sales Event? You’ll find me there and probably with a coupon if possible. 7th Heaven, however, makes it possible to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury while on the go AND without spending a lot of money in the process.

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