Every once in a while I really open up to you guys and get (probably) too personal. One of my very first posts was about my home water birth with my youngest daughter. I am not sure if I have really mentioned it before, but my first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. My husband and I had only been married for a couple of months and were thrilled. When we found out we lost the baby, it was extremely hard. In fact, it was not confirmed for about a month which was very hard on us.
While on board our Disney Cruise this year, we joined the Disney Vacation Club. This is something that we have been going back and forth on for years! We went to Disney World on our honeymoon and chatted with the DVC people for over an hour. We almost joined then, but honestly the initial sticker price had us nervous. Now we wish we bought back then because the savings are unreal!
I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but the pieces that I do wear, mean a lot to me. One of my favorite pieces is my Soufeel Charm Bracelet. I have been adding charms to it over the last two years and have some really special ones now. Soufeel charms are made from 925 sterling silver, 14K gold, or Swarovski elements and can fit Pandora bracelets at a much more reasonable price. There are so many adorable charms to choose from – and they keep adding more options! As if that wasn’t enough, Soufeel offers free shipping worldwide with orders over $49 and 365-day return and exchange guarantee. The charms are always great quality and of course, super easy to put on.
I love getting professional photos of my daughters done. We have a wall of family photos in our home and I enjoy replacing them every now and then as the girls get older. Last holiday season, we got our photos done at Portrait Innovations and they turned out amazing, so I was thrilled when they invited us back for some Spring photos. They do a fantastic job – and will be our go-to place for family photos for sure.
Spring is almost here! We all know because we just lost that precious hour. If you have young kids like me, it could prove to be difficult to get yourself back in to the swing of things. I know we are always dragging for at least a week after we set the clocks forward. To help you (and myself) get through this time and to prepare for Spring, I have put together some items that will help you “reset” yourself in many different ways. From tracking money back guarantees, to booking vacations – all of these will help you hit refresh and reset on your life.
I have always wondered where I came from. I mean, I know what I have been told from family members, but only my father’s side seemed to be pretty clear. My mother knew a little bit, but not much. I was thrilled when I was contacted by GPS Origins to check out their services. They are different than just a list of what percentage you are per nationality – it is way cooler than that. They actually analyze markers from your DNA to identify when and where your DNA was formed by matching the populations that came together to create a genetic line that eventually leads to you.
When my girls were in diapers, I knew I could trust Pampers Swaddlers. Apparently I am not the only one, because Pampers are the diaper brand that’s most recommended by moms! I have had two little ones, so take my word for it. If you want to prevent leaks and keep your baby comfortable, choose Pampers. Right now Pampers is offering some amazing deals on their diapers – so now is the time to stock up!
I was a new mom once and there are many things I wish I had when my little ones were born. I now know several new moms and have been shopping for holiday gifts for them. I have been thinking back to those things that I really wish I had and here are some gifts that I think any new mom would be thrilled to receive!
My family and I recently had our first Uber experience and we were super impressed. We were heading to a wedding and we were out of state. It was a family wedding and both my husband and I were wanting to have a few drinks – leaving us with no one to drive. My in-laws had been using Uber while they were in town and suggested it to us. We decided to give it a shot and WOW, we will never go back! It was so easy to use. We simply put where we were, where we wanted to go and the app did the rest for us. We were given a photo of our driver, the make and model of their car, and even their license plate photo!
I personally always give my host and/or hostess for holiday parties a little something extra. They usually go above and beyond to make things perfect – and I know the stress of being a hostess myself. When guests go above and beyond and bring a special gift that can be enjoyed by all at the party – or just the host(ess), it is always appreciated. If you are searching for the perfect thing to bring along with you to the holiday parties you are attending this year, look no further – I have some great ideas!