Friday, July 21, 2017

Five on Friday

one. These two
Bobby walks into a room where Brody is, and that little boy of mine lights up. He loves his daddy the most and it doesn't bother me at all. Last night Brody insisted on caring the thing his daddy needed from Home Depot and even helped use self checkout. 

two. Cake pops
Starbucks is the way to my heart. It is also the way to Brody's....by their cake pops. They came out with strawberry and lord is he in heaven. I get my cold brew with sweet cream and he gets his cake pop! 

Birds Eye came out with 4 different vegetable and bean based pasta. They are seriously so delicious. We use them for everything pasta based. They have a spinach lentil pasta in alfredo sauce, zucchini lentil pasta in original, in cheddar sauce and in marinara sauce. I have had all 4. The cheddar is my favorite. Brody even likes it. And you honestly can't tell its made from veggies and lentil.   

four. Bath time
Dash loves coming in at the end of Brody's bath and sitting there with him. Brody likes to splash and Dash likes to lick the water. They have a ton of fun and I exited the bathroom for a second and when I popped back in, I found this! 

five. Watermelon Margaritas
On The Border seriously has the BEST watermelon margaritas ever. It was hard just having one this day. Gabby and I talked about these for days after we had it. I haven't made it back over there yet but you can best believe I will. I don't know when they end and I will be super sad when they do. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My sis

Happy Birthday to my awesome sister Kara!

You are such an amazing sister. But not only that, you are such a wonderful example of a mom. You were a little mom the moment I was born and you never changed. You loved me so very much and still do. And I know that because you tell me. You have always been there for me and I just hope today is wonderful. I love you! 
Brody say's Happy Birthday to his Aunt Kiki. He loves you! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New toothbrush

I have been looking into getting an electric toothbrush for some time now but it never was on the front burner of life. I knew all the benefits of it, but just never made the time to invest in one. I know they can be expensive and there are so many out there to choose from. 

Insert Quip

I came across Quip sitting next to Brody while he was in the bath while I was on Instagram. It was an ad and it caught my attention. So I went to the website to see what it was all about. So not only is this an amazing electric toothbrush, they have a membership where you can either do every 3 months or one year and they ship you new toothbrush heads and toothpaste. So you never have to remember to change your toothbrush out and you are always stocked with toothpaste. 

The toothbrush itself comes in different colors and materials. It has a 2 minute timer with 30 second interval's. It comes with a traveling chamber for an easy carry. They have single sets or they even have a couple set that comes with 2 toothbrushes. 

Head over to their website to read more about it and all the benefits they provide. I really do love this toothbrush and I love how easy it is to clean my teeth. I highly recommend this to anyone, especially if you are awful at changing your toothbrush out every 3 months. 


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Deal of the Day

Today's Deal of the Day goes to my favorite t-shirt company....Emerald Sky

First off, if you have never heard of them, jump on the bandwagon. They make the most amazing t-shirts at the most amazing prices. They have men's, women's, children, koozies ($5), totes ($14) and tumblers ($15). 

Second off, I am brand rep for them. But don't let that fool you into thinking they pay me to do this or ask me to. I rep them because I want to rep them. I practically begged them to let me be one. BUT because I am a brand rep for them, they gave me my own discount code to share with my bloggers! So on top of their already awesome prices, you can get an even bigger discount. Always use code SHOPDL for an additional 15% off at checkout. 

Third off, I wanted to showcase what they have on sale right now but don't forget to check out their regular priced items. Some are even new so that's fun! 

Women's:
$10

Everything below is $12






Everything below is $14




$15


Men's
$12

Children's
Everything below is $5


This one comes in blue and red


$6



Also note that not every item will have every size. So go take a look and don't forget to use SHOPDL at checkout for an additional 15% off. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Apple Cider Vinegar

Last week I started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. I heard a lot of health benefits from it and wanted to give it a try. It's been a week and I can see results.

First: 
Benefits
Helps lower blood pressure, helps with acid reflux, improves diabetes and can support weight loss. The benefits of ACV come from it's powerful healing compounds. It helps in the digestion of food and can aid in energy. The acetic acid found in it kills the "bad" bacteria in the body which aids in the growth of "good" bacteria.


Second: 
What benefits I am noticing
My skin for starters. It seems so healthy and glows (and no, I'm not pregnant). I did get a pimple when I first started it but I think it was cleaning me out. I also did have some bathroom issues but all resolved after a day. My digestion is great. I've not had one stomach ache since taking it nor any kind of sickness. I have been only doing it for a week so there are some benefits that I haven't experienced yet. 


Third: 
How I drink it
You only use a shot glass size of it. That's all you need in one day. And it's beneficial to drink it one hour before bed, to help digest any leftover food from the day while you sleep. I've done it three ways. First was diluted in 8 oz glass of cold water with some honey. Second was trying it straight. Third was diluted in 12 oz glass of cold water with blueberries and watermelon infused in with it. Third way was the best and easiest way for me to drink it. I can't chug. I'm awful at it. But I made the blueberry/watermelon concoction and let it sit for about an hour in the fridge and it was super easy to drink! 


Fourth: 
What not to do!
Don't drink it straight. SERIOUSLY! As hard as it to drink the water mixture, don't drink it straight. How do I know? I tried it one night, thinking it would be easier to just shoot it. It burned all the way down. And not like a Fireball shot. More like I just swallowed a super hot hot wing shot or acid. I had a small sore throat the rest of the night and even when I woke up, it was still a little tender. Plus they say drinking it straight is not good for the teeth (because of the acid) so I am sticking to the water concoction. 


I am so glad I started this. I highly recommend it to anyone. I tried seeing if there was any person who has anything (illness, pregnancy, etc.) who couldn't drink it and I couldn't find a single thing saying you needed to stop. Always ask a doctor if you are curious, cause I am for sure not one :-) 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Six on Friday- Galveston edition 2017

one.
My no fear kiddo. I love this picture so much. Just sums him up so well. 

two.
Last year Billie Marie and I had high waisted swimsuits so this year we did our picture again. Both she and I have changed so much. 

three.
My loves! What you don't see is Aunt Angie in the background making Brody laugh. Angie is extremely good at getting the kids to smile!

four.
Last year we did an Honest diaper 4th of July photo so it was only right we did another one! How freaking cute are they? "Cause baby, you're a fiiiiiirework...come on let your cooooolors burst...make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"....as you shoot across the sky-y-y"

five.
#SquadGoals

six.
We tan the same color, we turn even blonder and our love for each other grows on the daily. How blessed I am to get to call Bobby my husband and Brody my child!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Operation No Pacifier

Dear Diary,

Yesterday I decided to start "Operation No Pacifier" in our household. Brody has been a fan of the paci since he was born. It's always soothed him and he always knows where one is. 

But yesterday, I decided that it was time to try to without. I put all of them up high so he couldn't reach them. He can't see them either so they aren't taunting him. 

It's been hard to say the lease. At first no big deal. But when he got hurt that first time and went looking for one, it was a complete meltdown. I know he hates me right now but it's alright. It's one of those things I have to stick to.

I will tell you that I am allowing him to have one when he sleeps and if we ever take really long car rides and even the car rides I will limit. I don't want to take it away when he sleeps just yet. One battle at a time and if he can understand the concept of it, I will feel accomplished. 

A LOT of people reached out to me yesterday with their tips and I thank you all for them but if you by chance didn't reach out and want to help me with some things I might can do to make this transition easier, I am all ears! 

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!


Love, Me

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Galveston 2017 part 2

OK....here we are. Part 2 of my Galveston trip this year. 

Beach day Take 4- Tuesday 7/4
Brody turned 23 months today and it was also 4th of July. We stayed in that night and Bobby cooked. We put on our own fireworks show but because I did a live footage from Instagram, I didn't get any photos from it. Brody was NOT a fan of fireworks again this year so after we did a few small ones, he stayed inside with Grammy. 










Beach day Take 5- Wednesday 7/5
Since Angie sells Lipsense, we decided to do a test to see how long it was last down at the beach. It lasted till I showered and scrubbed it off y'all. I was so impressed. 










 Beach day Take 6- Thursday 7/6
Last day on the beach! We feed the birds on this day and I stay out of the way! I hate birds. Every year we get pictures of grandparents with grand-babies and a family photo. It is so hard to get everyone to look and smile! We also go eat at Mario's for some pizza and Kristen and I share a bottle of Prosecco. It's so yummy! We shell shopped and went to eat ice cream. It was a fun way to end the trip!



















  
 Drive back home- Friday 7/7
We had to say good-bye to the beach and head on home. He was great on the trip home and actually slept a tad longer than going down. 



Galveston was a blast and I can't wait for next year!