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Sunday, August 18, 2019

#LunchTimeCrunchTime: Our Lunch Box Must-Haves!


This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of popchips. 


As a self-proclaimed recovering helicopter mom, I'm having the hardest time sending my oldest off to school. There. I said it. I'd like to say that I "healthy hoverer" (if that's even a thing?) and know I can't control everything but it's tough as a mom.

So, while my little guy is heading off to school, gaining some independence (I'm definitely not crying or anything about it), I know that at least I got his back when it comes to a healthy school snack in his lunchbox - popchips!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Little Summer Fun


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I was going to start this post off with some sentimental stuff about how I can't believe summer is almost over - but honestly, I'm like, "GIRL BYE." It was HOT. It's still hot. It's not even over yet. Which is why it's still okay for me to post this sharing all our summer faves. If I was a good blogger, a post like this should've been posted back in like, May - but it's the thought that counts, so 💁.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Let's Talk About CBD Oil


* This post is sponsored by MomsMeet.com.

Let's talk about CBD oil. Right now, CBD oil is poppin' up in just about everything - food, drinks, skincare, just to name a few. But what the heck even is CBD oil? Will it get me high? Does it taste good? What's so good about it? I've joined together with MomsMeet.com and Medterra to answer alllll of that, plus my own experience with it!



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer Must-Haves To Beat The Heat


*This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com.

Hey babes! How are you guys doing this summer? Connecticut just got hit with an insane heat wave last week and let's just say it had this chick yearning for apple picking, a wide brim hat and a blanket scarf. Did your state get hit with a heat wave recently or do you always have a hot summer? Let me know in the comments how hot it is where you are (and also how the heck do you survive this heat)?!

How do I survive? By hiding in the AC until pumpkin spice lattes are being served at Starbucks. I'm kidding (kind of). I survive with a little help from my friends. From beauty faves to sunglasses recommendations to what I like to drink, I'm sharing all of my summer essentials in today's blog post!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Where to Find Unexpected Thrills at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT


A big thank you to Lake Compounce for hosting our trip to the park!

A few weeks ago, we had the absolute honor of getting to spend the day at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT again! Last year, we took the boys (click here to check see their day at the park - they have such a fun kid area!) but this year, we decided the leave the boys at home and get our scream on. I swear, we're cursed because it downpoured (again) this year so I apologize for the lack of pictures. Park tip: Hide out in a gift shop until the rain passes but don't leave just yet! Wait until they make the call to close the park. The rain passed for us within the hour, the crowd lessened and we had a blast!

Anywho, in today's post, I'm sharing our favorite (but lesser known) rides! I know when I think of Lake Compounce, I think of Boulder Dash, Phobia, Rev-O-Lution, Zoomerang - all the insane roller coasters but y'know what? There is SO much more to the park. So if you're looking for a thrill in an unlikely place, check out these rides instead!

PS. Stay tuned at the end of this post for a sweet little discount off regular admission!

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

NOMAD x Antilles Palette


Big thank you to NOMAD Cosmetics for sending me this palette to try out!

Two things have been bringing the heat these past few weeks, guys. Mother Nature and this palette! It's the NOMAD x Antilles Palette ($37) and I'm so, so excited about it.  Doesn't it's packaging just scream summer?! Now, if you're not into bright colors, NOMAD Cosmetics has a few other palettes to choose from, all inspired by different destinations around the world.

Have you heard of NOMAD? The founders, Felicia and Antti, together have over 25 years in the cosmetic industry. In 2015, they decided to combine their passion of traveling and cosmetics to create NOMAD Cosmetics! Each of their palettes are inspired by a spectacular destination and they design their makeup on location to make sure they capture the character of the spot.

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