We are so excited for Tripp to become a big brother. I have been researching ways to help kiddos with the transition of a new baby. One thing that resonated with me was having a “baby” for the big sibling to “help” do things with when you need to tend to the baby. Tripp is ALL about helping and having responsibilities these days so I thought a baby of his own would be perfect.
The perfect gift
He has been playing with the baby and practicing with him. He has loved his baby and when baby came home he definitely had a better understanding of being gentle and how to help mom with baby.
What I love about the Manhattan Toy Company is that they recognize that we are profoundly influenced by the toys we play with.
That in every little pair of hands lies not a marketing opportunity, but a chance to positively affect the future.
That having a sense of humor means the difference between enduring life, and enjoying it. If it doesn’t contain a wink and smile, it isn’t worth making.
We remember every day that every invention on this earth was dreamed into existence.
We remember that the most powerful thing any of us play with in this life is our imagination.
I think as adults we forget how important it is to use our imaginations. I have loved watch Tripp playing “pretend” with his baby. It amazes me how much he knows to do without me teaching him. Kids really do watch us more closely than we realize.
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Hi everyone! I don’t know about you but Amazon is one of the best things to come into my life. We are so lucky to have so many items to choose from at just the click of a button.
I also love that you can make wish lists for different occasions so when you think of something you can add it there in the moment… because I definitely have mom brain and if I don’t do it then I will never remember what my idea was!
One of my favorite features is that influencers can make a public list to share with their tribes. So today I wanted to share with you what is on my wish list. It is an array of items for my family, myself and my house.
I love when I see gift ideas for others I can just add them to my list automatically and that helps me price check too! I also love that so many products have reviews right there so if it is on the cheaper side (especially clothes) you can really see how they may fit or the quality!
Check out whats on my list and let me know what you have to order too!
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Hi y’all! I am back at it with another Fort Worth Favorites posts! This one is gears all towards families but specifically those of you with toddlers like me! Some of these I have mentioned in other post before but I wanted to put a comprehensive list together for all things kiddo!
Free/cheap meals & Food
McAlister’s: Kids meals are under $4 and most days after 4pm are 99 cents with a purchase of an adult entree!
Blu Mesa Brunch: Kids 5 and under are FREE and the food is amazing!! They have several locations too!
Firehouse Subs: One free kids meal for every adult meal purchased– day and time varies by the location.
Whole Foods: You get a free piece of fruit and they have story time Tuesday at 10am!
Favorite play spaces/ activities
Library: My personal favorite is the Benbrook Library. They have a great play area and Story Times. Their story times are broken down by different age groups. They also have a TON of other fun actives throughout the week!
The Playspace: This is such a wonderful drop in “play care”! Lots of fun activities and you can drop in when you want! SO great for doctors appointments or when you just need a manicure!
Barnes and Noble Story Time- I think it varies by location but ours is Fridays at 10!
Happy Lark: One of our favorite indoor play areas! It is great during those hot summer months. They also have story time and music time!
SeaQuest: Lots of fun to explore at this aquarium!
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With cooler temps rolling in I wanted to put together a list of some of my fall staples and best part is they are all from Amazon so they can arrive quickly! I have linked everything below~ Hope you enjoy!
In recent months [thanks pregnancy] I have struggled to cover up the dark circles under my eyes. This neutralizers goes on very smooth. Does not feel heavy and doesn’t cake on.
It works well with other makeup I already use and really does hide my dark circles. I am really loving how lightweight the product feels and how easy it is to use! See below for a before [ekkkkk no makeup] and after.
Mason Pearson Brush [Popular]: This brush was a huge splurge that I got for Christmas. But almost a month later and I love it. It really has helped my hair look healthier and fuller. I also helps spread out your natural scalp oil! I am WAY overdue for a haircut and actually have gotten compliments on how good my hair looks. This brush is DEFINITELY worth the splurge.
EOS [Lip Balm]: This stuff is seriously addicting. I can find it easily in my huge purse. It stays on strong and really does relieve my chapped lips!
I have been eyeing GLAMGLOW for awhile now and I was a lucky gal at Christmas and my husband ventured to Sephora and got it for me! He was smart and got me a variety set. Without further ado:
This set included:
THIRSTYMUD: A great moisturizer that feels amazing. It does have a slight sunscreen smell to me but nothing overwhelming. I like putting it on at night and letting it absorb. You can also put on and rinse like a mask!
SUPERMUD– When they say tingle they MEAN tingle and by tingle it is almost like a slight burning sensation. Not painful or anything it actually felt good just not the tingle I expected. It doesn’t tingle for long either and after that just a tightening sensation. There are some pieces of green tea leaves so don’t let that weird you out. It feels very good and afterwards I defiantly could see my face looking a little brighter.
YOUTH MUD: This is a great general mud mask that really helps clean the skin and doesn’t make your skin feel super tight! I am also having a slight breakout and it seems to help when I use it as a spot treatment; especially since it doesn’t tingle or tighten. My pores seem smaller and my skin seems refreshed!
Overall, I think these are GREAT masks. Since I have combination skin I enjoy them all depending on my mood and what my skin is needing. I think also as the weather changes it will be great to be able to have a variety. Others might enjoy trying a combo set out before diving into to just one! Great investment and even though the jars I have are small a little goes a LONG way!