Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Was *That* Mom in Costco Today

I'll admit it. I was that mom in Costco today.

You know, the mom you say you never want to be. The one with the kids who are misbehaving and acting up. The one you feel sorry for. The one who probably should have come alone. The one you see buying alcohol and secretly say to yourself, "I'd drink, too if I was her."
Keep reading!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Post Baby Weightloss (and a giveaway!)

I know how hard it is to lose weight after baby. With my son I gained something like 35 pounds. On an already curvy girl, that was more than my doctor had intended (but those wings were oh so good!). With my daughter I technically only gained 1 pound. I know, impossible, right? Well, I lost 15 pounds during the first trimester and gained that 15 + 1 pound by time I delivered. It was crazy, but not totally impossible.

The worst part about both? They were c-sections. 

-Keep Reading after the jump.

Monday, March 9, 2015

American Girl Sale at zulily

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Is your little girl into American Girl dolls? Thankfully my 2 year old isn't so interested. She loves any baby doll you give her. I know one day this will be all she asks for, so maybe I should stock up now? 

Check out this deal from Zulily where you can get up to 30% off American Girl dolls!

Attention American Girl fans! zulily.com has American Girl dolls, clothes and accessories on sale today, up to 30% off! American Girl items always go fast at zulily, check out the sale now >> American Girl Sale - Up to 30% Off



American Girl Light Skin, Layered Caramel Hair, Blue Eye 18'' Doll & Outfit Set
$153.00
$104.99

American Girl School Stripe Dress - Girls
$44.00
$39.99

American Girl Starry Doll Holder
$24.00
$20.99

About American Girl - Centered on celebrating girls and all that they can be, American Girl® is all about products that spark the imagination and teach the importance of friends and family. Made to educate, entertain and inspire, this indispensable book collection features fun crafts, brain-building exercises and problem-solving strategies that will stick with a girl every step of the way.



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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: Ozeri Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

I have been making changes in my life, from subscribing to Daily Burn, to getting a scale finally (will review that one soon) and getting a blood pressure monitor is just one of those things needed to check out how you're doing. I am definitely planning on losing some of this weight here, and I'm going to try my darnedest to do it. 

I received this Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor to review, and it couldn't have come at a better time! 

Keep reading below for my review :) and I need some help from you all!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Free St. Patrick's Day Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers

The four piece gift set includes three seasonally inspired polishes, a fan favorite beauty product and lucky clover nail decals - it is FREE for new subscribers (just pay $2.99 shipping) and valued at $58. Order by March 10th to get this Welcome Box before St. Patrick's Day.

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Lucky You! If you have been waiting for the perfect time to become a Julep Maven, now is the time! The St. Patrick's Day Welcome Box is FREE for new subscribers and it includes three "pinch proof" nail colors, a fan favorite beauty product and even a fun sheet of nail decals bringing the value of the box to $58 - just pay $2.99 shipping.
A Maven beauty box subscription is one of the best values going and as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trendsetting colors and top-rated beauty products every month.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (tip - prepay for three months at a time and save $15).
  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don't like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don't want.
  • Julep Maven is flexible. You can gift your box to a friend or even say "I'm out this month" if you want to (after you have purchased at least one full priced month).
  • Julep Mavens get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!
Become a Maven by March 10th to get this welcome box before St. Patrick's Day! Join Julep Maven and get the St. Patrick's Day Welcome Box FREE! ($58 value) Just pay $2.99 shipping  with code PINCHME.




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

British Soccer Camp

Have you ever wanted to sign your kids up for a summer soccer camp? Eric has shown some interest in soccer before, but I'm not too into it, so I can't help him much in that area. I don't even know what's going on when we watch it on tv every now and then (such as during the World Cup). So the British Soccer Camp sounds like a great idea! They're in just about every local area, so its something everyone can do.

LEGO KidsFest Phoenix Review

This past Friday (Feb 27) I had the chance to head out to LEGO KidsFest Phoenix held at the University of Phoenix Stadium (yup, the same place where the Arizona Cardinals play and the Superbowl was just held). This was our first time ever going, we've never gone before. So it was exciting to head there for the first time.

 ^^^Yes! That is all made from LEGO bricks!
Keep reading to see what we thought!

Note to self for next time: take the stroller! As much as you know your toddler will like to run around, you'll definitely want the stroller for her meltdown! We decided against it, but lordy we needed it LOL.

We found the Pink Princess Duplo blocks! Wooo!!!! Bella got lost in them (pink shirt in the center of the pile)!




The only other sucky part was the super long walk to get down to the field. I'm assuming they set it up this way for the super long lines at opening. We got there about an hour late and was a breeze to get in. But walking around half the stadium felt like a marathon in my flip flops. You try keeping up with an excited 10-year-old boy, and an equally excited 2-year-old girl who doesn't know why she's so excited.

An even bigger original color Duplo set... 
She was wearing flip flops and kept sliding everywhere!

There were kids everywhere, and for a few mins we ended up losing Eric for a little while. Thankfully, he is 10 and he has some common sense. He walked over to a build area that he thought we said he could go to. So thankfully he wasn't just running around like a crazy person. Thankfully.

(above)This area was cool. 
You could build a car, and race it down!

(below) an awesome little town. 
Some of the parts actually moved!



We found him and I relaxed a bit. But there was so much going on, it was easy to lose track of the kids. There was an area towards the entrance that if you lost your kids you can go to them, tell them what they're wearing and they'd announce the name and look for the child, too. While we were there, we heard a few kids names being called out. Not sure if they were winning stuff or if they were lost and the parents were trying to find them.






We had such a blast though. Eric did a thing where he had two mins to make a flower out of Legos. He could have used a few extra minutes to finish it if he had it his way. But it was still cute. I didn't get a pic, I didn't go inside with him. But all the kids got to leave with a parting gift, which was really cute.
^^^flower making contest!



Some of the other stuff we saw there...









 I love this pic of Batman. Looks like he's holding the light lol



 I know who the TNMT are. But only Eric knew the Aligator looking dude. LOL.

 Jake and Buckey!


The BEST part, in my opinion, is this really cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle wall. It is made from individual bricks! Its super cool!

An up close look at it so you can understand the skill level this requires.



Did you go?  Are you planning to go?

If the LEGO KidsFest is coming to a town near you, you need to go! Your little LEGO lovers will just die.

The LEGO KidsFest 2015 tour stops include Arizona (Glendale): February 27 - March 1; Missouri (St. Louis): March 20 - 22; Tennessee (Nashville): April 17 - 19; and Texas (Austin): September 4 - 6. 

LEGO KidsFest tickets are $22.50 for adults and $19.50 for children and can be purchased  online at http://www.legokidsfest.com. 



*I was compensated in the form of tickets for my family and I in exchange for sharing information related to the event, as well as my visit!


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LEGO KidsFest Phoenix Review

This past Friday (Feb 27) I had the chance to head out to LEGO KidsFest Phoenix held at the University of Phoenix Stadium (yup, the same place where the Arizona Cardinals play and the Superbowl was just held). This was our first time ever going, we've never gone before. So it was exciting to head there for the first time.

 ^^^Yes! That is all made from LEGO bricks!
Keep reading to see what we thought!

Free Gift Set from Julep Maven

Free 4-Piece March Birthstone Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers
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Calling all March birthday girls - Julep Maven's March Birthstone Welcome Box is free for new subscribers and includes three nail colors and a fan favorite beauty product bringing the value of the box to $58 (just pay $2.99 shipping). A Maven beauty box subscription is one of the best values going and as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trendsetting colors and top-rated beauty products every month.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (tip - prepay for three months at a time and save $15).
  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don't like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don't want.
  • Julep Mavens get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!
Get started now! Join Julep Maven and get the March Birthstone Welcome Box FREE! ($58 value) Just pay $2.99 shipping with code AQUA or get your Welcome Box FREE when you pre-pay for your first three months. Either way, you are going to LOVE being a Maven.




New Comforter Sets at Walmart

I was browsing through Walmarts website, and I find these amazing bedding sets! Have you seen these?  I love the Santa Marta set, and thankfully my husband doesn't mind sleeping on pink bedding! I love getting new bedding and comforters. But I need to find a place to store all the comforters when they aren't in use! Maybe a plastic tub will hold two. We have a king bed, so those are the worst to store.

Casa Mia Sevilla 7-Piece Comforter Set


$59.99
Casa Mia Santa Marta 7-Piece Comforter Set


$64.97
Casa Mia San Miguel 7-Piece Comforter Set


$64.97
Casa Mia Monterrey 7-Piece Comforter Set


$64.97
Casa Mia Los Andes 7-Piece Comforter Set


$54.97
Casa Mia Cuerda 4-Piece Sheet Set, White


$34.97
Casa Mia Cuerda 4-Piece Sheet Set, Gold


$34.97
Casa Mia Cuerda 4-Piece Sheet Set, Straw


$34.97
What do you think? Would you buy any of these? Which one?

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