Archives for August 23, 2017

Looking for a company that can personalize shirts (and even Bandanas) for an event? CustomInk has you covered!

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We recently participated in Justin Rudd’s Monthly Beach Clean up and CustomInk donated some really cool Bandanas for the pups! I loved how these came out! The pups loved them too! The quality of the bandanas are great and I really like the design. CustomInk can make a variety of different items from T-shirts to Bandanas! Check them out here.


If you live in Long Beach or near Long may want to participate in the monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup that is put on by Justin Rudd. It is held on the third Saturday of each month. My son and I love to clean Rosie’s Dog Beach but you can also clean the other side where there are no dogs! We just prefer seeing the dogs running around and having a great time at Rosie’s Dog Beach!


Self Disclosure: I received bandanas for the pups at this event. No other compensation was received. Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids. 


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel Stories: Two new collections with 14 vivid and vibrant shades

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Adventure Land Collection: Adrenaline Crush, Beet, Pray, Love, Leaf Me Be, Red-Y Set, Run!, Sheer Happiness, Swim Upstream, Wild For Violet (shown below in order named)

  Romantic Rendezvous Collection: Cabernet With Bae, In The Sheer, Jealous Boyfriend, Love Me Lilac, Orchid-ing Aside, Proper P-rose, Shhhh-immer (shown below in order named)

I just love these shades! They are perfect for the Summer and for the upcoming Fall! I also love that the nail polish doesn’t seem to chip easily and lasts longer than many other nail polishes that I have tried. 

Retail: $9.99 each.


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. 

NEW! Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour is a Beauty Must!

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Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.


–       Long-wear matte colour that doesn’t feel dry

–       High-impact colour from the very first stroke

–       Lasts up to 12 hours

–       Kiss-proof, waterproof and touch-proof

–       Unbelievably comfortable, lightweight texture

I tried these out and I love how they are waterproof and lightweight!  I highly recommend for the Fall!

Edge Your Look.


Available Shades: #100 Pink Bliss, #110 Blush, #200 Pink Blink, #210 Rose & Shine, #700 Be My Baby, #710 Latte To Go, #720 Moca, #500 Fire Starter,

#800 Midnight, #810 Plum This Show, #820 Heartbeat, #830 Blue Iris, #840 Pitch Black, #850 Shadow

Recommended Retail Price:     $5.79.

Munchkin presents Flowerchild Family Festival at the Orange County Great Park In Irvine, CA


Sunday, September 17th10am – 3pm. Tickets $10 (children 5 & under are free).

10% of ticket sales benefit the non profit Moms Orange County.

Ticket includes:

Entry to Flowerchild Marketplace (over 50 vendors)

Activities such as face painting presented by Charles Schwab, magical arts and crafts, 3 professional photographers with custom backdrops, Mermaid photobooth, Fairytale story time read by Dazzling Ds Princesses Productions, Kind Karma family yoga, Kindercare & LePort outdoor learning S.T.E.M. area, My Gym play area, Pretend City Imaginarium, Munchkin Coloring Tent and Granola Babies educational booth!

It also includes a #treatyourself area for mommies with free gourmet popcorn and rice krispies treats made by the Treatery, mini mommy makeovers and braids provided by Sleek Hair, nail polish changes by Erin & Yvonne, massage and chiropractic provided by Restore Chiropractic & Wellness, private nursing lounge with freebies by Munchkin, Lansinoh and MilkMakers.

The Burnt Food Truck will be on site for festival goers to enjoy. Weather permitting the Great Park Farmers Market will also have fresh produce and food trucks for an additional cost.

Plus, the first 100 festival family goers (with purchase of festival ticket) will receive a free give bag filled with amazing goodies valued at over $100 with items such as a free pass to Pretend City, products from Munchkin, top beauty brands, Luv2Nosh, MAM, Lansinoh, Lollaland, Peeled Snacks, Yummy Spoonfuls, Bracelets from Wee Likey, free kids meals to Luna Grille, Corner Bakery, free kids pass with adult purchase ticket to Aquarium of the Pacific, utensil set from Re-Play, NuturMe, Stuck On You label set, free swim class at Aquatots, Sage Spoonfuls, Motherlove and more!


There will be amazing giveaways from top brands including Buy Buy Baby, Lansinoh, Keenz Stroller Wagon, Boppy, Pics Peanut Butter, Ergo Pouch Australia, B.Box, Babylonia Carriers, Babo Botanicals, Pediped, Covered Goods, Aquarium of the Pacific Ticket giveaway, Leport Montessori Mommy & Me Class, Aqua tots one month swimming pass, La Petite Chenille $100 gift certificate, Renaissance Club Sport One Month Membership that includes babysitting, Kids Haircut Giveaway at Sharkies Hair, Little Balance Box, Oscha Slings, Sunnie LA and more! Prizes awarded thru out the day for best boho dressed flowerchildren.

You can get more information on the event on Facebook!



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How to Child Proof Your Kitchen

The kitchen has become one of the most popular rooms in any home. As we find ourselves drawn to the kitchen we have moved socializing there too. The humble kitchen is no longer just a kitchen and sometimes it can even double as a family room, where joyful moments and bonding can occur, as well as enjoying food and drink.


Whatever your style of the kitchen may be, modern which can be defined by sharp corners and clean straight lines or traditional style with hard stone counter tops and wooden cupboards, you know that it can be a very dangerous environment. When you have a child, it is important to make sure that your kitchen is completely child proofed. This will help you avoid any injuries to little heads or having small hands pulling various things off countertops and making a mess.


If you have a glass splashback it may be a good idea to get rid of it. The reason being is that when glass breaks it’s not a clean break, it shatters into many pieces and can be incredibly dangerous. If you have young children then having glass may not be ideal. if it breaks it may cause a lot of injuries, therefore it may be worth investing in an acrylic splash back. Simply plastics have a wide range styles and colors for you to choose from. Acrylic is in fact 10 times stronger than glass! The main difference is the safety, acrylic does not shatter if broken. Instead of shattering it simply just cracks making cleaning it up super easy.


You can also install safety latches to all your kitchen cupboards, fridge, bins and your drawers. This will keep your little ones safe from any products which may cause them harm and keep their fingers safe from injury.


While installing safety latches sounds like a good idea, there are some babies and toddlers who somehow figure out how to unhook a safety latch. Therefore, it is also important to come up with other ways to keep them out of harm’s way.


Installing a baby gate to your kitchen can help with this problem. This is the best way to avoid any kitchen disasters. There are some super stylish baby so you don’t need to worry about not finding a baby gate that will fit in with your home aesthetic. So not only is your kitchen still stylish it is also safe for your kids.


Furthermore, make sure all your glassware and china are stored high up. If you are the proud owner of some expensive glasses and china the last thing you want is for your children to use them as toys or worse break them and hurt themselves. To avoid this, make sure they are all stored away in a cupboard and high up. Make sure that the cupboard doors have safety latches.


Finally, if you are cooking in the kitchen and worry about taking your eyes off your children, make a safe play area where you can put them while you cook. There are some great play pens available which offer safety and style. You can even make your own play pen using some acrylic sheets and getting them cut down. This may be a great way for you to save some money too.