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#OOTD : The Cardigan

July 21, 2015


Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Forever 21 
Flip flops: Forever 21
Cardigan: Forever 21
Bag: Tilly's
Bracelets: Phased Out Bangle set from Bauble Bar


Bye!

Cleaning The Loo Pronto!

July 21, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #savewithbubbles #CollectiveBias
They say the busiest room in any house is the kitchen, but I tend to think it's the bathroom. We live in a 2 story apartment that only has one bathroom, so you can bet that it is the busiest room. But I take pride in knowing that it's also one of the cleanest rooms in the house. Nobody likes a dirty bathroom/john/loo, and even though it might seem like it's hard to keep it clean with so much traffic going through, it's really not. It's all about having the best products so you can get in and out of there as quickly as possible. After all, who wants to spend their day cleaning the loo? I don't.

I have a Dollar General 2 blocks from my apartment, which makes it so convenient to stop by and get Scrubbing Bubbles® products to help me get the job done fast. Do you shop at Dollar General? I try to stop by once a week because they are always running great promotions to help my dollar last longer. Here are some of next week's deals:

From 7/12-8/2 Scrubbing Bubbles® will have the following coupons on the DG Coupon Center:
  • $0.50 off any Scrubbing Bubbles® Bath Product
  • $1 off any Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Gel Product
  • 0.50 off any Scrubbing Bubbles® All Purpose Cleaner
  • 7/26 & 8/9 Scrubbing Bubbles® Mega Shower Foamer $3.50 (usually $4)
  • 7/25 & 8/9 Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Gel $3.50 (Usually $4)
  • 7/26 & 8/9 Scrubbing Bubbles® Drop Ins $2.50 (Usually $3)

It's going to be the perfect moment to stock up on all these great Scrubbing Bubbles® products.

Scrubbing Bubbles® has your back even when dealing with the yuckiest room in the house. Every other day I follow this routine to keep the bathroom sparkling clean and ready to use.

Using the Scrubbing Bubbles® Foaming Bleach Bathroom Cleaner I spray 6-8 inches from surface to be cleaned allowing foam to penetrate dirt & soap scum. Then wipe with a wet cloth or towel and rinse thoroughly with water. I do all of the bathroom surfaces with this product.


Next using the Scrubbing Bubbles® Multi Surface Bathroom Cleaner I hit the high traffic areas like the sink, toilet and inside of the tub. Again just spray 6-8 inches from surface and let them foam go to work penetrating all the soap scum and gunk. Wipe away with a wet sponge and rinse.



This easy routine keeps our bathroom clean and fresh. Every bathroom experience should be a pleasant one, nobody likes to use a dirty bathroom. Or how about when people stop by and immediately ask to use the bathroom? No more having to run to give it a fast cleanup. Keep your bathroom clean every day with this very easy and quick routine. And don't forget to swing by Dollar General to get the best deals on Scrubbing Bubbles®!

Making Life #BetterForBaby

July 8, 2015

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Pampers believes that babies bring out the best in all of us. That’s why there’s nothing each of us wouldn’t do to make life #BetterForBaby. Julius is going to be three in a few months. Looking back on these three years I see how much I have changed, how much he has changed and how much my life has changed for him. When you have a child your entire life revolves around this child and you have to make so many changes in order to make life better for them. Julius is lucky that he has two families that love him a great deal, and whether he is here with my family or with his dads, everybody's schedule runs around him and his needs. Babies make the world better and part of our responsibility as good parents is making life better for them. 


Babies are powerful agents of change and as such I would like to share some of the things that I have changed or plan to change in order to make a better world and life for my him.

  • I will be  kinder to this world you live in and to teach you how to treat it with respect and love
  • I will be more active in giving to those in need so that I can set a good example for you on how to be kind and giving 
  • I will always do my best to give you what you need and not what you want

Pampers believes that even though babies are little, they are powerful agents of change. Babies have a profound impact on our lives and on the world. When a baby comes into your life, you want to be a better person for that baby. Babies bring out the best in each of us. They make our lives better. And that’s why there’s nothing each of us wouldn’t do to make life better for babies. 
Pampers has unveiled a new video - The Pampers Better for Baby video- to celebrate the many ways babies bring out the best in all of us. The video ends with a pledge: “together we can make life #betterforbaby.” Pampers would love to know about the changes that you already to or plan to do in order to make better life for the babies in your life.



Pampers invites you to share your pledges using hashtag #betterforbaby. We believe these small changes can add up to a big impact. Share your pledges with us today and you can enter for a chance to win this great prize pack.

  • Pampers Swaddlers and Wipes  
  • Grace & Lace Spring Floral Scarf (A portion of every sale goes towards building orphanages in India)- $20
  • Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System (Makes healthy, homemade baby food in minutes.) - $60
  • Thinkbaby THINKSTER Straw Bottle (All Thinkbaby products are recyclable,  convertible to the next stage of drinking, and free of BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, and PET.) - $10

3 Tips For Shopping for Boys

July 6, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias

Besides being mom to a 2 year old boy, I am aunt to 4 boys. My mom didn't have any girls but now there is no shortage of boys in the family. Something kind of weird and cool is that all of them have birthdays between now and the beginning of September. Kinda neat and yet a little stressful when you realize that you need to shop for 4 boy gifts and boys are not the easiest to shop for. But now with my son and all those nephews, I am becoming much better at shopping for little boys and today I want to share some of my tips.


3 Tips to Make Shopping for Boys Easier

1: Do some detective work: Find out what their favorite character (right now Minions are HOT), toys, clothing type is. Ask their parents, or take a tour of their room to see what kind of toys they really prefer. All my nephews like different characters and toys, so it's not always about going with what is popular at the moment. Before you head out to shop, do some detective work and gather your intel. That includes shoe and clothing sizes too!

2: Be a cool gift giver: Even though I did say to take clothes and shoe sizes, don't be the person that gifts all clothes, or even worse socks. Let the parental units be the ones who give the boring gifts, you can be the cool gift giver and give the kids something they really will have fun with. I always take note of the boys sizes because I like to include an outfit and maybe some shoes in their gifts, but that is only after I have secured some very cool toys first.

3: Make a list and shop ahead of time: Waiting until the last moment to buy a gift usually means you're going to pay top dollar, and buying a rushed gift doesn't always equal a successful gift either. I have a list on my calendar of all birthdays and when the date begins to approach I begin to look. This is how you will stretch your dollar further and score them more goodies versus paying for the very expensive gift at the last moment. I also like to stock up on birthday cards including Minions Kids Birthday Cards from the Hallmark aisle at Walmart.


You can find the special Minions Birthday Cards along with other Hallmark cards at Walmart. With Minions being so popular at the moment and Anthony being such a big fan of theirs, I made sure to grab him one of those. All of these include a cute clip that he can hang on his backpack or other bag afterwards. These are neat and I suggest picking one up if you have a Minions fan in the family. 


I'm all stocked up on Hallmark Birthday cards for all the boys, now I just need to finish the shopping!  Who are you celebrating this summer and are they fans of Minions? 
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