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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4 Cute Ways To Update Your Look

I love when the seasons change as it reminds me to go through my beauty and wardrobe essentials. This gives me a chance to clean up, organize, renew, and refresh!  A new season means changes! It’s good to make changes! We wanted to share 4 cute ways to update your look! Don’t forget to make it fun! 

4 Cute Ways To Update Your Look
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Update your shades

Let’s start with cool new shades! My son and I like to wear our cool shades before we leave the house. When I know we’ll be gone for a few hours, I remind him to grab his sunglasses. He knows it is part of our routine. He has one pair of sunglasses now and I wanted him to have a few other pairs to choose from!  It’s always nice to update and try new frames! Always look for sunglasses that offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. 

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Staying Motivated When Working Out At Home

As a single mom, I try to live a frugal lifestyle. With that, I choose to workout at home and going for walks outside! I try to stay active, especially when the weather is nice out! There are days when I need to push myself to get out and go for a walk. While I am not perfect, I hope to offer ways for everyone to stay motivated when working out at home!

Staying Motivated When Working Out At Home
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Exercise In A That Way You Both Look and Feel Good

Exercise In A That Way You Both Look and Feel Good
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I have been on a search for the real me lately. Looking inside myself to figure out what would make me feel better about myself and who I am. What gives me purpose? One major issue I have been fighting with is obesity. I have had four kids back to back and it is safe to say, that baby weight hasn’t moved an inch. I have recently decided to take charge of my health and that includes a diet change and exercise.

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