Mommy Be Back: What I Learned Being Gone This Summer

I’ve literally been OTR (On the Run) all summer.  I was blessed to with the opportunity to represent Dr. Miracle’s in 11 cities (in 9 weekends) in addition to other engagements that required my travel.  So basically my summer consisted of me leaving my family every Friday and Saturday (and sometimes Sundays).  This is the most I’ve traveled in my life.  In my 20’s when I was a young whippersnapper trying to climb the corporate latter I only traveled one week a month at most.  Having a husband and two kids, traveling is not the same.  I wanted to share what I learned from this experience of being a jet-setting mama.

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Be You Back to School




This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

It feels like we were just counting down to summer break and now here we are, preparing for back to school.  Back to school may be a lot of work for parents but it’s an exciting time for kids.  Not only do they get to see their friends but it’s an opportunity for them to express themselves.  When I was little back to school was the equivalent of Fashion Week.  I remember going out shopping with my mom and she allowed me to pick out things that I wanted (within reason).  I was able to express myself at a young age.  I want my girls to feel that same excitement.  I took them back to school shopping last week at OshKosh to pick out a few things for back to school.  Keep reading to check out their cute looks from OshKosh and my number one back to school tip!

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Detangling 4C Hair with Q-Redew

It has taken over two years and I’m just now getting comfortable with wash day routine for Harper.  I have Peyton’s hair down because hers is similar to mine. Harper’s thick hair has thrown me for a loop!  I quickly learned no two heads of hair are alike.  Harper’s hair is totally different from Peyton’s hair.  Peyton’s hair is soft, curly and easy to detangle.  Harper’s hair is thick, kinky and long.  The products that I use for Peyton do not work the same for Harper’s little head (but big hair).  I’m happy to share with you guys that I’ve cut the detangling time in half thanks to my new Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer. Watch the video below to see how the Q-Redew works on Harper’s hair and coupon code.

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Last Days of Summer

Summers not technically over but summer vacation is.  Peyton will be headed back to school in two weeks.  To say the summer flew by is an understatement.  I swear it was just Memorial Day.  Now it’s a mad dash to cross the finish line.  Buying school clothes, supplies and getting all this hair in order.  I wanted to share this cute look the girls took earlier this summer in these Carter’s summer dresses before we get all Back to School on you! Continue Reading

Living Room Makeover on a Budget Reveal

FINALLY!  Decorating my living room has been on my vision board for the last two years.  I’m so happy it’s finally done and I love it!  My old living room wasn’t the worse but it was just there, made up of items that I’ve picked up over the years.  The first home that I purchased by myself at 26 was decorated to the nines. I was happy to host parties and showers for my friends because it was so nice.  I handpicked furniture and decor just for this space.  I basically kept those same items and made it fit into my next homes.  We purchased our current home about 3 years ago.  I love this house and I plan to be here for a while so I’ve been slowly trying to make each space in this house our own. My design style is Boho Traditional.  I have a traditional home but I wanted to add a little Boho/Global flair to our space.  With a small budget, I took the time to decorate my living room in my style and I’m so happy with how it turned out. 

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