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Connor and I just got home from a long road trip (short but sweet) to Arkansas and back! I turned 35 yesterday and my twin sister and I always enjoy spending our birthday together 🙂
I had the opportunity to drive a new Mazda CX-5 for my trip and y’all I am so in love with that car. All the security features and bells and whistles made it so fun to road trip this time! Thank you Drive Shop sooooo very much!
If there is one thing that keeps me sane during a road trip it’s the iPad. I know…I know…but seriously y’all. Connor has such a better trip when he’s entertained and has something to do! We downloaded the new Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app and it was super cute! Connor really enjoyed it. It was easy to follow along and he was very entertained! I’d much rather him be listening to a book than playing a video game. He’s learning how to read right now and loved following along with this story. This new, immersive storybook is available for iPhone and iPad.
Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a revival of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale brought to you by acclaimed production company, Giants Are Small. This version brings Peter to Hollywood to meet his hippie grandfather while bringing classical music elements to life. Peter, along with all of the characters in the movie book, are narrated and brought to life by Rock n’ Roll legend, Alice Cooper.
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Spring has officially sprung y’all. It is the time when flowers are in bloom and the skies are more blue. It is also when our family loves to spend time outdoors.
All three people under our roof are currently suffering from severe allergies and so we take precaution. It stinks. We are all literally just walking around like zombies because something just hit our area. In Texas I can normally tell when my allergies flare up because I get a runny nose and itchy eyes.
I love being outdoors during this time of year because the weather is so wonderful! Connor just started soccer and Terence and I look forward to Saturdays and watching our kiddo play on his new team.
The only thing I dread is being out in the “wilderness” where my allergies can flare up anytime. I’ve tried everything under the sun to contain my allergy flare ups. One of the best things I’ve tried and have used over the past couple of years is Flonase® Allergy Relief. I carry it in my purse and use it once a day when needed. FLONASE is over the counter now and I personally can tell a difference within 24 hours of using it which may be different for some of you. The nasal spray provides relief from allergies but its most effective with regular, once-a-day use. Use 2 sprays in each nostril once daily the first week. Then you can use 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril as needed to treat symptoms for up to 6 months. After 6 months of daily use – ask your doctor if you can keep using.
Also, can I just say that Flonase smells awesome? It smells so good! Ha!
The tendency to develop allergies is often hereditary (source). So when Connor has a flair up we often give him the children’s version of Flonase to help him. It’s worth every penny because I get to sit back and take in the moments instead of sneezing through them.
Like Connor’s first goal kick:
Here are some things to know about Flonase if you are suffering from allergies this season:
(I am not a Doctor or a Nurse, this is just something that works for me so I want to share the knowledge!)
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*Total nasal symptom relief vs. 10 mg single ingredient loratadine.
**Mechanism vs. most OTC allergy pills. Flonase® acts on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.
Can I get an AMEN???
Thank the Heavens above for great allergy relief! If you don’t suffer from allergies then I seriously envy you, but for the rest of us cotton ball heads….spring is here.
I want to enjoy these precious moments and not be congested. Thankfully I can and I will 🙂
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In case you didn’t know yet, or you didn’t get the hint from the name of my blog…I’m kinda obsessed with coffee! I love this Thermos mug that can keep my beverages super cold or super hot.
Thermos will randomly select 25 people to award coffee to. Also, Five lucky fans who tweet @Thermos sharing their #CoffeeConfessions hashtag will be randomly selected to win a Thermos brand product and a bag of Thermos brand’s exclusive coffee blend from Dark Matter Coffee!
For Heaven’s sake I don’t know what I would do without my coffee! We are like BFF. No, like we really are.
What is your favorite coffee?
I like a bold blend myself, the darker the better!
Tell us on Twitter at @Thermos #coffeeconfessions
National Thermos Brand Day was May 19th and I got an exciting package in the mail. I received a HUGE Thermos with piping hot coffee in the mail as part of the Overnight Coffee Challenge.
Genuine Thermos Brand makes several products that keep coffee hot for hours. My coffee was still hot straight out of the mail! Craziness I know… Right now you can head to Twitter and share your #CoffeeConfessions stories. Thermos will randomly select 25 people to award coffee to. Also, Five lucky fans who tweet @Thermos sharing their #CoffeeConfessions hashtag will be randomly selected to win a Thermos brand product and a bag of Thermos brand’s exclusive coffee blend from Dark Matter Coffee.
My Thermos kept my coffee fresh for 24 hours. That’s hard to imagine, but it’s true! I am the kind of person that walks in a room and I forget what I walked in there for. Yeah…that’s me. I’m glad my coffee stays warm and fresh, at least I don’t have to worry about my coffee getting cold.
This coffee is super fresh too. It was packaged on 5/11 and sent out right away. This is way fresher than you would get in the grocery store.
So, what are you waiting for? Share your #coffeecoffessions on Twitter today!
I know I’ve been slacking a bit on the blog front. If you want to catch up with the daily you can always follow me on Instagram! I’ve been incredibly busy with photo shoots (it’s senior and wedding season didn’t ya know?) Ha ha!
So my weekends have been filled with photo shoots and a ton of editing. People don’t realize that just because you have an hour shoot that’s not where the session ends. I then go home and edit for another couple of hours. I’m trying to find a good flow and not over do it or over commit, but yes ma’am I’ve always had a problem with the word no and not being able to help someone. (Someone call Meghan Trainor quick…I here she is good at saying “NO”)
That’s just my heart, and I love photography and the creative outlet it gives me. Not to mention all the wonderful people I get to meet 🙂
I have been working more in Lightroom just because it helps me edit quicker, but I’m a stickler for the control & extra goodies Photoshop gives me. I’ve had the best season and I wanted to share some of my favorites…hope you enjoy!
Also, speaking of sitting for hours editing photos I wanted to share something that has helped me a lot lately. It’s called a Cush Comfort chair cushion. I am a huge sloucher and my neck, shoulders, and back always bother me. This helps me to sit more upright and not get so hunched over while sitting at the computer.
You can get 10% Off Cush Cushion with this promo code & it has a 100% lifetime guarantee: clubcush
I got mine from HERE.
I know a ton of people who spend hours a day in a desk chair, I would highly recommend this if you have any kind of back pains or aches.