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! 

6.04.2018

Summer Favorites


GOODNESS! IT'S BEEN WAY WAY WAY TOO LONG, FRIENDS!

How are you guys?! We got back from Florida last week and had a great trip with the boys! The week leading up to it we almost were thinking about cancelling it because the weather showed thunderstorms all day everyday, but we got so lucky and had gorgeous sunny weather the first 5 days and then our last day it did rain but it ended up working out because we needed to pack anyways! I plan to do a post about traveling with 2 toddlers and share my favorite pictures this week.

I got a bunch of questions about vacation outfits, and since I have found so many cute items recently (and very inexpensive ones!) I thought I would share my favorites that I've bought lately. Some of these were packed and worn on our trip, just didn't make it into pictures!

Studded Sandals (they are so comfy-I've gotten so many compliments on them!)
Tunic (they just added a ton of fun summer colors)
Off The Shoulder Dress (other colors too-would be cute for a wedding)


Who else is watching the Bachelorette? I'm really into it this year because I adore Becca! Who are your favorite guys on her season so far?


5.16.2018

San Diego: Earn Your Wings Retreat

(how beautiful are these girls?! my dress can be found here & is super flattering and one of my all time favorites!)

Last week I went to San Diego for a fun work retreat that I earned with Isagenix. It's crazy for me to even say that because I got started doing this simply because I felt like crap and wanted to lose baby weight that wouldn't leave! I fell in love with the products and now I've been able to gain friendships with some amazing women, be motivated to chase my dreams every single day, and travel more.

I am not hating it. In fact the complete opposite. San Diego is one of my favorite favorite favorite cities....it is so beautiful it's really not even fair if you live there. Anyway, here's some pictures of our time! 175 of us were on this retreat and I was so thankful to be one of them! They had such fun events planned for us daily and treated us SO well...we had a blast. The resort we stayed at is Kona Kai Resort and Spa and it was absolutely beautiful!!


On the last day they gave each of us these envelopes and we got to release our butterflies! This was so special to me because my Mom really loved butterflies and it just reminded me so much of her.


And do you see these beyond gorgeous women? They were the hosts of our trip and extremely succesful leaders and millionaires with Isagenix! They are serious GOALS...

A special thank you to Laura who literally made my entire month by calling me and inviting me to this trip💗

I know that a lot of you probably aren't interested in the event portion, so I wanted to share some of my favorite places we ate at while there too.

Coffee-BETTER BUZZ! Some of the best coffee I've ever had (I even brought some home with me!) and they have yummy açaí bowls too!

Mexican food-Miquels

Dinner with a view-Prime

Places to visit-Coronado to rent bikes, spend the day at the beach, shop, go to Coronado Brewing Company! SO FUN and honestly one of my favorite places we've visited before.


do you recognize these once bloggers/friends of mine that also love and use Isa? :)

This was my second trip to San Diego so if you want more recommendations on where to go and what to do you can read a big recap from our last trip HERE.

If any of you reading are looking for a way to get healthier, travel more, maybe you feel like you're in a rut in various aspects of your life, or want to make some side income please don't hesitate to email me! This opportunity has changed my life and I'm not at all embarrassed to say so. I would love to give you more information :)