Sparking Joy in My Home

About two month ago I watched the series on Netflix Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I literally only watched 3 episodes and then decided that I needed to declutter and basically get rid of everything that does not spark joy. Her method makes sense but not sure if I would actually thank my stuff. (Enter Laughing Emoji Here) Seriously I think that's just a bit much for me. I did like that instead of tackling one room at a time that she would do certain areas like all the closets or everything paper. So gathering all the paper in your home and putting it in a pile to go through makes sense. I can start in one room and easily get distracted to where I never really finish the room. I have to say that I have been getting better since I have started with the Spark Joy system as I like to call it.

Picasso Tiles Racing Track + Review

We recently partnered up with Picasso Tiles to bring you an awesome review on their new Racing Track Set. Picasso Tiles are magnetic shaped tiles that are Non Toxic, BPA Free and Lead Safe for children. They are colorful transparent tiles that can make 3D works of art. Picasso Tiles definitely bring out children's imagination and creativity for hours of play. Before receiving our box from Picasso Tiles my boys have never played with or own any magnetic tiles so we were super excited to receive our first box and start building. 

The Circus is Coming to Edison, NJ + Giveaway

The Garden Bros Circus is coming to Edison, NJ and we can not be more excited. Last year I tried to get tickets for the kids but by the time we found it about the circus it was already to late as it was SOLD OUT! So the kids were a tad disappointed. So this year I mad sure to do some early research to see when they will be in town and when the tickets would officially be on sale so I can share with you all who didn't get to go last year as well.

5 Things to Do With Kids During The Winter Months

Winter does not seem to be leaving us just yet here on the East Coast so that makes it challenging to actually enjoy the out doors with the kids. Keeping the kids busy during the winter months can be hard sometimes because you start running out of ideas on what to do with them to keep them busy. Not to mention  keeping your sanity so you don't lose your shit which I am definitely guilty of  #MOMLIFE and #REALLIFE.  In this post I wanted to share some of our favorite things to do with the kids during these Winter days.

Getting Dressed for Me

I have been wanting to post this but didn't know how or if I should. It's no surprise that like many other women I struggle with weight, self esteem and just being comfortable in my own skin. A year ago I started my WW journey and I had reached my goal weight but like many I had gained a few pounds back and had recently started my journey with WW again. Although I didn't gain that much I wanted to get myself back on track and feeling amazing.

My Favorite WW Snack & Update

Happy Friday!! Friday's are officially Weight Watchers Fridays here on the blog. My last WW post I said I would give updates on weight lost, my journey with WW and also share some favorite snacks and recipes. The first two weeks were a little bit of a struggle I must say but I am on the right track. I shared my weigh in day on Instagram last week. I was down .6 which brought me down from 143.4 to 142.8. I was happy to have gone down and was super strict this week with my choices and habits. I went in for my weigh in yesterday and was a little skeptical because I had just gotten my Menstrual so I knew I was going to probably be up even though I was so committed this week. Well I was right and I was up .4 and weighed in at 143.2. Hopefully next week I will see more progress.

Starting Weight Watchers Again

I started Weight Watchers back in October of 2017. I had joined the program for 3 months and was super dedicated. I admit it was hard in the beginning for me but I adjusted rather quickly.  I want to say I was at my heaviest I had ever been and was completely uncomfortable with my body. Being at 154 pounds which was my pregnancy weight for both my boys was insane to me. My goal was to lose 20 pounds and by January I did just that. I was down to 134 and was feeling amazing and comfortable. I then decided to cancel my membership because I thought I was able to keep it off.

Fashion Bloggers I Love to Follow

If your anything like me then you probably follow a bunch of Fashion Bloggers or Beauty Influencers on Instagram or even their blogs. I love following two different types of Fashion Bloggers. I love to follow the ones that are super daring and on the latest fashion trend. Those are the girls that can wear a pair of metallic boots with an outfit that is so out of my comfort zone yet can take an amazing staged picture to try to get me to by that exact outfit. But then I have to realize that I am not as daring and probably wouldn't wear those boots to school drop off or to the grocery store. Those types of bloggers are the ones that I like to admire on the gram.

Building & Painting Race Cars

Keeping kids busy can sometimes be tiring especially during the winter months. If you been following me for a while then you know we love to have game nights with the kids. The kids also get to play their video games during the weekend but they do have a limit on screen time. So keeping them busy with other activities is something I like to do to keep them motivated and interested in other things besides TV, Video Games and Tablets. 

Making my 2019 Vision Board

Last year I made my very first Vision Board. I got the inspiration and idea from a fellow blogger that swears by vision boards. So I decided that I would make one and see what it could do for me in terms of keeping on track with my goals. The idea of seeing my goals every morning when waking up and every evening before bed was going to be a game changer.  It just made sense of making sure what each day was going to be about and that was to keep reaching for my goals and crossing them off as they were completed. A month from completing my 2018 Vision Board I had already met one of my goals. That just set the tone for the rest of the year.

Starting a Blog

Recently I have been getting so many questions on how blogging works and how can one go about starting a blog. So I figured I would do a post so I can redirect everyone who asks me to this post. I just figured it would make it easier since there has been so many people interested in knowing more about the blogging world lately. By all means I am no expert. Which is why when people ask me I automatically tell them I'm still trying to figure it out myself. I sometimes have no clue what I'm doing and I'm still trying to figure out the business aspect of it all. So if anyone wants to mentor me or give me any pointers please hit me up because I can use all the tips and help I can get. So with that being said I am going to share what I did to get started in this post.

Screen Time and Video Games

Screen Time is something we don't play around with in our home. We have specific Rules when it comes to tablets and video games. My kids are not allowed to use any of their devices until Friday. Yup I said it FRIDAY!!! When Friday rolls around you will know because the boys will let it be known that it is iPad and Game System Day. Its like a big celebration for them. Some people may think that I'm a little over board with my rules but this is what works for our house hold.

Hello 2019

Hello 2019! Its been a full week in the New Year and I am finally getting to my first post of the year. I took a break for a few weeks here on the blog to kinda be more present in spending time with the family and not having to worry about meeting a deadline that I have committed my self to. But now that the Holidays are over I decided that not only was I ready to get back to posting but that I was ready to give my little space here on the Web a fresh New Look and to also reintroduce my self. So here it goes..........

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