Thursday, March 17, 2016

The ONE THING No One Tells You About Parenting

Making the choice to become a parent, is the most intense decision a human being can make. To decide to bring a child into this world is something that you will not understand until you become a parent.

 I eat, sleep and breathe 24/7 with my daughter. She will be 16 months and I have never had one night away from her and I would never have it any other way. I don't feel like I am missing out on anything. If anything the times I do go out to get my hair done or something like that, I feel I missed out on valuable time with her.

No one on this earth can prepare you or explain to you the amount of love you're going to have for your baby. I thought I knew how much I loved her when I was pregnant. But, the very instant she entered this world my life as I knew it changed forever. And, I am so grateful and feel so lucky to be Juliana's mom.

So, while there will be plenty of people to tell you about the sleepless nights you will endure or which boppy pillow is the best. There is just NO ONE that can explain the love you will feel.



This is for any mama in their ninth month of pregnancy. When you can't even see your feet. When you can not even roll out of bed, because your belly is so big. It will be so worth it! More than you can imagine!





..So TRUE.. (Via google images)




This is also for the brand new parents getting by on 2 hours of sleep (if that) that stage passes and then you miss it so much!

 It is such an overwhelming feeling of love being a parent that, NO ONE can explain to you. Only YOU can feel it yourself.

Hopefully, this post will help someone, somewhere :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kim Kardashian Lipstick Collaboration

Kylie Jenner isn't the only one taking the lipstick world by storm. Pretty soon we will be able to grab Kim Kardashian's signature nude lip thanks to her collaboration with Charlotte Tilbury.


The range of lipsticks is inspired by other modern day icons such as Miranda Kerr, Kelly Ratajokski and Miranda Kerr and also of course, Kim Kardashian West

 Kim's shade will be called Kim KW







The thing that is so awesome is, the collection will raise awareness and donate proceeds to the charity "Women For Women International.



I am very much looking forward to this collaboration, are you? Thoughts?

Coupon Code for Starshop.com

I am really excited to be collaborating with an amazing company  Pop Culture Living for an amazing coupon code for my readers! And, they have given me a special code LBEAUTY35 with TONS of SAVING for you guys on the site www.starshop.com 


  
They offer super luxe living and sell AMAZING home decor items. My code is amazing and so are their items, so check them out!! 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Pure Goodness Hemp Protein Powder

I have been looking to amp up the protein in my diet and lower my carbohydrate intake. I want to do this in an effort to lose weight. I still have baby weight on me and my daughter is 15 months. So, I don't truly consider it baby weight anymore. And, I want it gone. But, I want to do so in a way that is healthy and not risky. No pills, no wraps, no gimmicks. Just plain old eating well and exercise (if my child lets me,lol)



Enter "Pure Goodness Hemp Protein Powder" -- It has no artificial additives, is non-gmo verified and gives you a potent punch of 15 grams of plant based protein. All, while having the flavor of chocolate. (they offer vanilla and unflavored options, as well)


I have been drinking it in the morning and it helps curb my hunger. I added a scoop to my husbands oatmeal because the health benefits are through the roof and he ate the whole bowl. Since, he is a picky eater, I think many people would enjoy the taste of this.



What I have most mornings. Quick and healthy!



It is cold pressed so it retains all of the natural nutrients. It is also completely friendly if you're on a Paleo diet. And, it is free of soy, gluten and dairy. Find it: http://mypuregoodness.com/


Another really awesome thing to note is that they actually give back to fight against hunger. 1% of sales to help provide nutritious food to communities in need across the US.


I love to support companies that put healthy food out there. It is way too easy to not eat well and this gives me every excuse to eat well. And, to do so quickly. Which is imperative, to me!


I love that they give back and I strongly encourage you to try it for yourself. They have other flavors available on their website HERE



Check them out on all social media outlets:
 https://www.facebook.com/mypuregoodness/
https://www.instagram.com/mypuregoodness/
https://twitter.com/MyPureGoodness
https://www.pinterest.com/puregoodnes0051/


I know you will love it as much as I do! If you have any questions feel free to comment with them or send them to my twitter HERE 


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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

You Will Always Be My Baby

Every mom makes a promise to their child.

I have made SEVERAL. The most important thing I hold close to my heart, is the promise that my daughter, no matter how old she is, will ALWAYS be my baby!


It is so important to "baby' your baby. As Juliana grows and becomes more independent, I miss each and every stage. Life is chaotic. Motherhood is overwhelming. You're tired, you have laundry to do, dishes to clean. You need to fit a shower into your day (not always,lol)


But, I promise my daughter that, I will never lose sight of the fact that she is and will always be MY BABY.


Hubby & I reading to her


When kids get older, I think they still need to know that they're your baby and they can come to you for anything.


 The other day I just broke down crying when my daughter was playing independently and she grabbed a book and sat in the corner with it and was turning the pages. I always take her aside and read with her in that corner. And, she must really enjoy it because when she thought I wasn't looking, she grabbed a book and went to the corner to read it. I stopped everything and broke down.


Showing her pictures of her from different stages!


It is so important for her to feel my constant love. And, she loves reading time. So, it truly filled my heart with joy to see her go do our activity. But, it made me realize how time is just FLYING by.


She will only be this little once and I promise that no matter how old she is, she will truly always be my baby! I promise every day to be the best mom I can be to her because I prayed for her before I had her and I am lucky to have her and never take a second of it for granted!


A special thank you to Pampers and Walmart for sponsoring this post. One of my favorite brands and I have tried many!

It is extremely important that my daughter stays diapered in the best out there. That is why I choose pampers premium! It is a simple #MothersPromise that she will never wake from a wet diaper (Besides, we ALL need the most sleep we can get). And, pampers helps with this, with their 5 star skin care. The wetness indicator is a HUGE plus because sometimes you're not positive in the beginning if your child's diaper is wet. This was a major deciding factor in going with Pampers for me!


Pampers are available at your local Walmart and online at www.Walmart.com 


More conveniently here is a direct link to Pampers at walmart -- HERE


They are hosting a giveaway on twitter at 9pm EST on March 3,2016 which I am super excited to be a part of. (if you're expecting a little one, you should join us, it will be a fun chat and a chance to win goodies for your little one!)


They will be selecting ten winners for pampers premium and $100 towards your baby registry, if that sounds interesting please join the #motherspromise party!


Hope to "see" you there!