6.19.2018

Life Lately


Happy Wednesday!

Soo much has been going on lately...it's definitely time for a new life update post. Did anyone buy the Revlon hair dryer from my last post? If so, let me know how you're liking it in the comments! 


Camden started SOCCER! He has been loving it and seems to improve (with following the directions and doing the drills) and like it more each week. I started playing soccer when I was his age up and into high school, so this makes me really happy naturally. 


Fathers Day: We spent the weekend at the lake! We were actually supposed to go 2 weeks ago but the weather wasn't great and it was all Billy requested for Fathers Day (boating and being there is his fav), so we decided to spend the weekend there at the last minute on Friday. The boys had the best time ever - they love riding on the boat and playing at the beach. Totally passed right out at nap times and enjoyed staying up past their bedtimes, too. 

Also, we were supposed to be going to Michigan this upcoming weekend for a family trip with my stepmoms family, but Billy hasn't been able to take him off work lately which means that unfortunately we aren't going anymore. Looking forward to celebrating Fathers Day with my Dad when they get back! He is just the best dad and grandpa ever and we are so thankful for him. 

We got a membership to the country club in our neighborhood so that we can take the boys to the pool this summer. They also have an awesome adult only side with a swim up bar that we've yet to be able to enjoy...BUT one day, right? ;) The boys are really into swimming right now (Grayson more like just leisurely floating on a raft which is more my style too) and Cam insists on going down the slide and jumping off the side of the pool no less than 50 times per visit, so I'd say it's going well. It's so convenient that it's right down the street - makes it a little easier on us! 


We've also had some pretty fun days at the zoo and the parks by us...summer is just too much fun (and a little exhausting at times too) with them...



Grayson also gave himself AND myself a black eye last week, haha. I was actually telling people that I'm surprised I've gone 3.5 years without one yet! He dropped a toy on his face (for his) and then the next day was laying down on me and flung the back of his head straight into my eye! Even with all the concealer, it's still been hard to cover. Thanks big guy!

(pic of his black eye is much cuter than mine-you can kinda see it in this pic!) 

Lastly...Isagenix came out with a new seasonal shake yesterday: RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE! It's a full meal replacement just like our other flavors and has 24g of protein, 23 vitamins and minerals, gluten and soy free, and no article anything. If you'd like to order some and try it-email me or message me on instagram or shoot me a comment!


Hope you have a great day!

6.14.2018

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

revlon one step hair dryer and volumizer


OH MY WORD!

Girls, have you heard of the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer? I am dedicating a whole post to this beauty (lol) because I have fallen in love and promised you all on instagram a review once I tried it.

This is what I've noticed/like about it when I compare it to other hair dryers:

-uses less heat (= less damage)
-my hair turns out much shinier 
-cuts down the drying time (took me about 6-7 minutes to do my whole head)
-looks like you just left the salon!
-less frizz so I don't have to use a straightener as often/as much

It's really easy to use-I just separate my hair into sections first then blow dry each one. And I like that if you want more volume, you can just hold it under your hair close to the roots.

I can't say how well the item is made or how long it'll last since I just got it, but I think it's worth a shot since it's not too expensive and has other amazing reviews on Amazon. 

Basically what I'm trying to say is: If you have $60 to spend, BUY IT. (+free shipping too!)

*PS, this is not sponsored in any way, just sharing my love for it!




6.10.2018

Florida 2018


Oh yes, another trip recap that includes a lot of pictures and not a whole lotta talk...SORRY you guys! But do you know how nice it is to be able to look back at these memories every year and have a "place" for all these fun pictures I took? 

Because it means kind of everything to me. It's crazy to think I've been documenting our memories/trips since 2009!!!!

I never ever ever want to forget this sweet sweet season we're in right now. The boys are the best of friends and want to do everything together and don't complain about holding hands so I am soaking it all up. They ask where the other one is if gone for 5 minutes and they are just so much fun.

This trip was definitely our best yet since Grayson is now only taking one nap (and Camden is still napping too) and Camden gets excited about doing all the things and is much more independent now, so we were able to be pretty productive about our days: beach in the morning (I'm talking before 9am early ha), lunch and nap for the boys, then it was off to the pool.

I know I'll never forget what their faces looked like when they got to the beach on our first day...




And what the rest of our days looked like...


(their shirts are from old navy!)



We were there over my birthday and Billy rented a boat for it so that we could go to Keewaydin Island, which was so special and just the perfect way to celebrate turning 33! There was hardly anyone there and had the most gorgeous water and beach. We are already talking about heading back next time we go because it was just breathtaking.



I get a lot of questions about traveling with 2 toddlers and if you have 3 or 4 you're probably thinking, "oh that's a breeze!" so just keep scrolling, if that's you. :) But I honestly have no real secrets. When we fly, we try as best we can to NOT fly during naps or close to bedtime because that just asks for meltdowns or fussiness, and we ALWAYS pack at least one car seat to check at the gate and ask if the plane is full (because if it's not they will let you bring it on which is so helpful! We put Grayson in his own seat in his carseat and that was a huge help since he was contained.) 

Snacks, a few *new* small toys, stickers, more snacks, and the iPad are my go-to's to keeping them occupied during the flight. I have no shame using the iPad if it means other people (and us) will have a little more peace and happiness on the flight. :)

As for our days, we do try to stick to normal nap times and bed times as much as we can, but keep them up a little bit later at night. Overtired kiddos = overtired parents!

Another question I'm frequently asked is about where to stay in the area and since we stay at my parents place, I don't have any experience with the hotels so I'm not much help. But, if you're looking for kid friendly restaurants or ideas of things to do in the area - I have a bunch of previous posts with recommendations if you search for Florida or Naples!

Here are a few of our go-to's, some have mentioned before: The Bowl (acai bowls), Tommy Bahamas, The Dock at Crayton Cove, The Turtle Club (for a fancy dinner), Bistro 821 (we had the best food here on this visit!), Jane's Cafe (brunch), Campiello, M Waterfront Grille, Bricktops. If you ever need an inside activity to do with your kids for a rainy day, definitely visit Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples!