Check Out My New Ink (3 New Tattoos)

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Hey Guys! So if you didn't know already I love tattoos, I have about 7 of them now. But let me give you a little background on some of them first. My first ever tattoo is of this little guy   I was 16 when I got this butterfly tattoo on my back (shoulder blade) it used to be cute and full of color, but over the years the color faded and it just turned into something that I didn't like anymore. I had planned on covering it up for years but for no reason in particular I just never got around to doing it. So last weekend I found a new tattoo artist and went had this covered up along with some other work done. Here is what now covers that little sad butterfly   This pretty little black and grey hummingbird :) I love it! it's so pretty; I loved it so much I got it twice!   I had another hummingbird added to my other shoulder blade. The two birds represent my two little kiddos I have. I choose the hummingbird because they are not only pretty birds but they … [Read more...]

DIY: Make-Up Organizer

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Hey Guys! I've recently been stalking the channels of some talented beauty vloggers on YouTube and I've been adding to my make-up stash ever since. Well my stash has grown a little and I was running out of space to store everything. So I decided to make myself an easy make-up organizer.   Here is the finished project :) Let's get started! You'll need the following supplies:   A foam board (Joann's under $5 it was marked 40% off because the other side was damaged. I think paid about $3.49 for it) one square tray (came in a pack of 3 from the Dollar Tree for $1) one rectangular tray (came in a pack of 3 from the Dollar Tree for $1) 4 salt and pepper shakers (pack of two for $1 at the Dollar Tree) 4 packs of pearl appliques (Joann's$1 a pack) one white sparkly felt sheet (Joann's $0.99) 4 black felt sheets (Joann's 4 for $1) 5 sheets of scrapbook paper (Sparkly sky blue) (Joann's $1.99 each) White ribbon (not pictured I had it in … [Read more...]

Sponsored: Get a head start on head lice this back-to-school season – Visit ExpertAdviceOnLice.com

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The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   It’s almost that time again! The back to school season is just around the corner, and with that comes preparing for a new teacher, a new classroom and a new year.   One thing that parents may not prepare for is … head lice! The truth of the matter is, head lice are common and can happen to any child. An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the U.S., which means many parents are likely to experience firsthand how lice can impact their children, families or friends.   Unfortunately, head lice are common in elementary schools – about one out of every 100 elementary school children becomes infested. Many parents may not know where to turn for accurate information.   Now here’s the good news: there is a website available to provide you … [Read more...]

Sponsored: Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice – A New Head Lice Website Resource for Parents

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     When sending the kids off to camp this summer, it’s important to think about a common and hard-to-treat problem: head lice. Luckily, expert information parents need for dealing with and treating head lice is in one place at ExpertAdviceOnLice.com. Get educated by the Headfirst! Experts and have the information to battle head lice with confidence! … [Read more...]

Life of a Dancer: My 9 year old daughter

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Hey Guys, Last night I took a couple of fun pictures of Jordyn to share with you all what she does around the house ALL day and night long. Please excuse the poor quality and bad lighting, it was night and I used my lame-o camera phone that doesn't have a flash. She has been dancing since she was 4 years old and competitively dancing since age 7, she lives breathe and eats dance and gymnastics! She taught herself how to do this varatition of an elbow stand by watching youtube videos. Lessons that I learned from my daughter: Never give up on your dreams, you can do anything you put your mind too and if there is no one to teach you how to do something learn to do yourself! Do you your kids teach you life lessons at their young age? Enjoy! … [Read more...]

A Shade Of Vampire: Book Review

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Hey Guys, Fact about Tiffany: I am a reader, yep it's true I love to curl up with a good book like ALL the time. I've been into reading since I was kid, back then it used to be Goosebumps and Sweet Valley High books :) Now as an adult I enjoy all kinds of genres and books. Now you may have noticed that I've never once posted a book review on my site, why you might ask? Well because most books I read aren't really approperiate for a review on my family friendly site, not that I am reading bad stuff but they are more adult as in topics, language and so on.  Also I never wanted to get too much into reviewing books because it just opens the door for everyone to throw a book your way to review and I'm actually quite picky in what I read, I have to be interested to spend my time reading a book and then reviewing it on my site. So with that said I was recently contacted by an author, Bella Forest to review her debut book, A Shade Of Vampire. Page Count: 150 Release Date: … [Read more...]

All The Reasons Why I am A Crappy Mom #crappymom

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As I was catching up on all of my fave blogs I came across two very interesting and honest posts by Melissa and Tiffany from Home Grown Families. They were both equally thought provoking and entertaining might I add so I thought to myself am I am crappy mom? I sure am! And here are all the reasons I am: I am not my kid's friend, I am their mother My husband and I are both strict disciplinarians (it's okay to feel sorry for our kids, our friends do : / ) When I cook dinner if they don't like it, there is no alternative or other options they go to bed hungry With that being said I don't cook dinner nearly often enough so on days that I don't cook they fend for themselves ie: sandwiches, frozen foods, quesadillas, etc) and I don't feel guilty one bit I swear in front of my kids and sometimes at them. I know it's horrible and I am trying to work on that, my mother cringes every time she hears it, my dad doesn't blink an eye probably because when I was growing up my mom … [Read more...]

Las Vegas, NV: Family Vacation Recap

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    Hey Guys, Back in June we took a little family vacation of sorts, my daughter is on the competition team at her dance studio so she had to attend and compete in the National Competition that was held in Las Vegas, NV. I of course left my camera at home so all of these pictures were taken with my cell phone, so please excuse the poor quality. We stayed at the Circus Circus hotel on the strip, in the newly remodeled tower and here are a few pics of our room. Nice eh? I thought so, this hotel is perfect for families because they have sooo much for the kiddos to do. They have an indoor amusement theme park called Adventure Dome. I was lucky enough to score a great deal when I booked our room for a coupon booklet filled with awesome deals. So we took the kids to Adventure Dome and they rode this ride Here's another view Of course you can't this picture is small and they look like ants. They are in the second row from … [Read more...]

Anti-Bully Book Series

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Hello! I think I can safely speak for most if not all parents out there when I say that bullying may have at least crossed your mind once or twice. I know for me I have worried about it with my kids in the past. I try to raise my kids to be strong and to speak their mind all while respecting others but that doesn't mean that a bully won't try to make my kids a victim. Bullying has been major focus in the news lately and has become a national epidemic across the country.  Captain McFinn and Friends is a new book series for elementary children with the theme, “Be A Buddy Not A Bully,” which aims to eliminate the problem of bullying and encourage kindness and friendship.    This engaging 3 book series also includes an activity book with stickers, sing-a-long audio CD, mobile apps, eBooks and a wide variety of educational materials perfect for every educator’s budget.     New to hit shelves beginning in June - Captain McFinn and Friends Rock!: The day Captain McFinn and his … [Read more...]

Future Fortified: 1,000 Days To Shape A Child’s Future

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One of my main goals as being a mother and raising my two children is to make sure they are completely aware of life outside of their bubble. By that I mean I teach my children to look outside of themselves and see how others live, how they are treated and what they have or do not have. They are constantly reminded of privileges and the difference between wants and needs. I want my children, like all moms want for their children to grow up and be happy healthy responsible adults. Giving back, donating, helping our community are things that are taught to them by me and my husband. I've always had this nature to want to help people and I hate to see people suffer so whatever I can do within my means to help someone just warms my spirit and I am passing that onto my children. When I read about Future Foritied and their goal to help millions of women and children around the world  gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy and enriched lives I was immediately … [Read more...]