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**Must Read** How I Made $2,145 By Decluttering!!

by Heather Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A few months ago I began a journey towards minimalism.  And not the weird kind where you sleep on the floor and only have one plate and one fork, but a kind where I question all my possessions and get rid of the stuff I don’t need.

I had read a few books that were getting me inspired and then I had the great pleasure of spending some time with Joshua Becker who is one of the premier minimalism authors out there.  Spending time together was refreshing on a whole lot of levels, but as far as this article is concerned he helped spur me on to take major action in this direction.

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*Must Read* 50 Things I've Learned in 10 Years of Parenting

by Heather Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1. I've learned that the best toys are seen but not heard.

2. I've learned that a "friend with benefits" is a friend with a kid old enough to babysit.

3. I've learned how frightening it is to have a 2-year-old walk up to you when you thought he was asleep in his crib.

4. I've learned that a child's first instinct isn't to walk around a puddle.

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An Education on Kids Car Seats from #ChiccoKidFit - Plus "Look Mom No More Icky Seat!"

by Heather Monday, January 19, 2015

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Chicco. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

When purchasing a car seat for me it’s not just all about safety, I think I hear gasping off in the distance. Don’t get me wrong I am very concerned about my children’s safety, the first time we left the hospital with our bundle of joy I rode in the back seat with her and was prepared to lunge across her in the case of any danger. I was terrified and it took more than thirty minutes after we had her completely secure to finally be ok setting off. That’s why I was so grateful for diagrams like the one below from Chicco. Do you know for sure that you are using your car seat right?

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Move Over Man Cave and Make Way for the Pinterest Room!

by Heather Friday, January 9, 2015

A room of one’s own isn’t new — nod to Virginia Woolf — but what we ladies do with and in the space is changing.

Our grandmothers had “boudoirs,” where they primped and lounged. Our mothers had sewing rooms and craft rooms. 

Today’s “me” room encompasses all those activities and so much more, according to a Detroit Free Press article. The story says that while guys are tricking out their man caves with sports memorabilia and big-screen TVs, women are turning their spaces into multipurpose rooms with an emphasis on pretty and creative storage.

But we think the article missed a recent phenomenon that will affect how we design, and what we call, our special spaces moving forward.

Today, women are embracing social media much more enthusiastically than men — especially Pinterest and Facebook — and need some privacy to post their latest pictures and thoughts. And when we’re not trying to connect with others, we’re trying to find our bliss through yoga or meditation, which require peace and quiet, too.

So, this begs the question: what do we call these multipurpose rooms? “Woman cave” is so derivative and, well, hairy. “Boudoir” and “sewing room” are so last century.

What would you call a room of your own, and what would you do there?

Mama

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*Must Read* The Link Between Clutter and Depression Plus 7 Tips to Dig You Out!

by Heather Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Dishes in the sink, toys throughout the house, stuff covering every flat surface; this clutter not only makes our homes look bad, it makes us feel bad, too.

At least that’s what researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) discovered when they explored in real time the relationship between 32 California families and the thousands of objects in their homes. The resulting book, Life at Home in The Twenty-First Century, is a rare look at how middle-class Americans use the space in their homes and interact with the things they accumulate over a lifetime.

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When is it appropriate to call the police on your children?

by Heather Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Would you turn your children into the police if you knew or thought they had committed a crime? These parents did. After returning home from church, parents in North Carolina were watching the news they had recorded while out discovering surveillance video of a group of boys stealing from a local electronics store. Recognizing their sons in the footage they took the teens to the police station to assist them with turning themselves in.

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How to Create A Gallery Wall for Under $20!

by Heather Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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Have you ever stopped and looked at an empty wall in you home and thought to yourself, "what am I going to do with this wall?". I have had many moments like this and that's why I am super excited to be sharing with you how to create a gallery wall and the best part is that it will only set you back $20! You heard me right... only $20 for something you will be getting endless compliments on and will add warmth and happiness to your home.

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Rejuvenation and the Fountain of Youth with DermaWand!

by Heather Monday, December 29, 2014

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for DermaWand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

In the 16th century Ponce De León was obsessed with finding the fountain of youth, he believed it was located in Florida and was determined to do everything in his power to find it. As we all know he of course never found the magical water, but now the words “fountain of youth” have been attached to many products and many consumers are still searching for their own version of the fountain of youth today. With all the resources and innovative products we have available to us we have come a long way and are now closer than ever to getting the youth back that we so desire. 

It can be overwhelming though when looking for that one product that will turn back the clock. As I near my mid-thirties I have been searching for something that can make my skin as youthful and vibrant as possible. I have tried creams and serums, lotions and oils with little to no results. So when I came across the DermaWand I figured I had nothing to lose and would love to give it a try. (take a minute to check out my video!) 

(I apologize for the bad video quality, my normal video camera stopped working this week) 

I have seen aesthetician’s use products like the DermaWand before and felt that if an expert uses this it must be a good! They have clients on the line that are depending on getting results. In fact the DermaWand was created Christina Boves a licensed aesthetician. 

DermaWand Specifics: 

If you have seen or heard of the big radio frequency machines that doctors use the DermaWand has the same technology as those machines that are trusted by Doctors and Medical Specialists to attack the signs of aging. The only difference is that DermaWand uses lower amplitude that’s just right for in home use. DermaWand still provides instant stimulation, providing a massage effect while at the same time delivering thermal energy and enriched oxygen. What results can you expect? Younger looking skin with only 2 three minute treatments a day, without a visit to the doctor’s office and that dreaded doctor bill! 

Radio Frequency is considered one of the best methods of helping to reverse the visible signs of aging.

Daily DermaWand use can brighten your whole face brining back a youthful appearance. DermaWand is easy to incorporate into a skincare regimen and you can even use it over your makeup! 

(I tried to replicate my after photo to look as much like the before photo and without makeup so you can get the full effect) 

I have been using my DermaWand for a little over three weeks now and have noticed some significant changes in the lift and smoothness of my skin. I am so excited to be heading into a new year with more vibrant and beautiful skin, who wouldn’t want that right? Start 2015 with some much needed pampering and more self-esteem with DermaWand! Have you used DermaWand before? I would love to hear about your personal experiences! And for those that don’t have your own personal fountain of youth aka: DermaWand check you the deal below:

DERMAWAND MAKES THE PERFECT GIFT! 

DermaWand is the perfect gift for friends and family who are in need of some at-home spa pampering or would like to turn back the clock. For a limited time only, you can purchase the DermaWand for $89.85 in three easy payments!

The first payment will be for $9.95

At 30 days the second payment will be $39.95

The final payment at 60 days will be $39.95

The total cost for the DermaWand- $89.85

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Mama

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#GIVEHAPPY This Holiday Season with OshKosh B’gosh!

by Heather Monday, December 22, 2014

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I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to thank me for my participation.

When I think of adorable kids clothes the first thing that pops into my head is: OshKosh B’gosh. Nowhere else will you find such cute but durable clothing for the kiddos. 

I have an awesome coupon for you just in time for last minute Christmas gifts! Right now you can print off or use this 25% off coupon online for a great discount at OshKosh B’gosh! I need a few more items for my kiddos to keep them warm this winter so I will be using this coupon.

This is the best discount you will find right now and is only good till the 31st so be sure to snatch this one up quick! 

Every time I walk into OshKosh B’gosh I have a hard time not walking out with everything, so I am super excited to save some money with this great coupon. 

And if you think your kiddos have outgrown the adorable clothes from OshKosh B’gosh, they have clothes from 0-12! 

Don't you just love their PJ's? Some of the cutest PJ's I have ever found! Whether your kiddos need new PJ's, outerwear, day clothes or more be sure to take your coupon to your local OshKosh B’gosh store or if you don't have a local store you can find everything you need online here!

Mama

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Trolley Square: keeps coming back all year round!

by Heather Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Christmas is coming soon!! Do you have everything you need for all your loved ones? If not you will definitely want to run over to Trolley Square to get what you need!

If it's just a last minute filler item you need, a super unique gift or maybe something really special for the "hard to buy for" person on you list Trolley Square has you covered and will take care of everyone on your lists this year. 

One of my all-time favorite stores at Trolley Square is Williams-Sonoma, if you can't find the perfect gift for the "chef" in you life there, you won't find it anywhere. Unfortunately I have to constantly remind myself why I am there and to stay on task! Otherwise I walk out with five items for myself and forget why I was there in the first place! 

Even if you don't know someone that likes to cook, you will find tons of great items that anyone would love to add to their kitchen. 

If I am looking for something completely unique that will have my friends wondering, "where did you find this?" (in a good way lol) I head to Cabin Fever where they have thousands of truly unique gifts that will WOW your friends and family. 

As soon as I walked in I spotted Dr. Who ornaments and other items and had to grab some! I am a huge Dr. Who fan, but I can't find any Dr. Who products off of the internet and who wants to have to wait a week or more to have stuff shipped? 

They also had tons of amazing My Little Pony items for the little girl or Brony on your list. lol My little girl is obsessed so I bought her an adorable hat that looks like Twilight Sparkle. 

At most malls you will find stores that just look like they were thrown in without any thought, but at Trolley Square you will find refined stores and unique stores. There was thought put into who occupies the beautiful space that is Trolley Square and that is why I will do I take care of my Christmas shopping there, but I keep coming back all year round. 

Mama

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