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Stay Smooth with Chapstick + Enter to WIN!!!

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Christmas is over, yet the chill in the air lingers on.  We actually had snow a few weeks ago here in Texas!  I promise I will recap our Christmas on the blog soon…it is coming!  I’ve just been busy with, well, life.  We’ve had sick days and sinus days and everything that comes with the season.  I have always had really dry lips, so I always try to use extra moisturizer in the winter.

My friends at ChapStick® are always there to help me during the winter season.  The new ChapStick® Total Hydration line is amazing y’all!  I had the opportunity to try out some of the different varieties and colors and I love it.  At this rate I’ll have kissable lips by Valentine’s day 🙂

The new ChapStick® Total Hydration products are available at Target.  I’m at Target pretty much every week, so I’m glad to know one of my favorite products is carried there.  Can we say “bullseye“???

My favorite ChapStick® is the Merlot Moisture+Tint.  It gave me the perfect amount of moisturizer and color all in one.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint is the first-ever tinted lip balm from ChapStick®, the experts in lip care. This tinted moisturizer features a formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients that deliver long-lasting moisture, plus a hint of color.

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural is an age defying formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients like Argan Oil, Omegas 6 & 9 and Avocado Butters. Total Hydration 100% Natural is available in three flavors – Fresh Citrus, Soothing Vanilla and new Honey Blossom.

ChapStick® Total Hydration 3 in 1 is a Korean-inspired, 3-in-1 formula that provides triple action lip care in one lip balm. It moisturizes, renews and transforms lips to provide smoother, healthier looking lips. Total Hydration 3in1 is available in five flavors – Coconut Hydration, Soothing Oasis, Sweet Peach, Wild Acai Berry and new Cooling Peppermint.

ChapStick® Total Hydration with CoQ10 is an advanced moisture formula designed to instantly smooth and transform lips. It features a lightweight formula that provides long-lasting moisture, helping lips stay hydrated for a full eight hours, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Total Hydration with CoQ10 is available in a Vanilla Cream flavor.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub is the latest innovation.  I absolutely love this lip scrub, it gently exfoliates and conditions leaving lips soft and smooth.

I’m so excited about these new ChapStick® products and would love one of you to win a ChapStick® Total Hydration Gift Set and a $25 Target gift card!


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Dinner Delivered by #Chefd + Enter to WIN!

This post is sponsored by Chef’d.  All opinions are my own.

This season has been so busy y’all.  I just finished up all my Christmas sessions for the year and praise the Lord I can finally relax.  I’m a Wife & Mom, I blog, I also work part time for a wonderful Dentist, and I do photography on the weekends.  My days are crazy busy and a lot of the time I’m just trying to hold everything together the best I can.

Chef’d invited me to try a couple of menu options from their website and to say I was a little excited was an understatement.  I absolutely abhor the question “What is for dinner???”  It’s something I constantly struggle with.  I’m not the best cook, I like to cook on occasion…but overall I genuinely struggle with meal planning during the week.

Chef’d comes delivered right to your door step!  Like a magical fairy that answers your prayers and delivers fresh food over night…SURPRISE!  Chef’d is the first and only online meal kit marketplace with no membership or subscription fees; you order the recipes you want, when you want them, and all of the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients will arrive at your door within 48 hours.

All items are carefully packed and organized.

I made the Mediterranean Penne with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Parmesan Zucchini.  Your kit comes with a step by step instruction sheet for each recipe as well.

There is still some slicing, dicing, and baking to do, but everything is pre-measured and ready to go.  Just like on those cooking shows I watch on TV.

Me and my little helper 🙂

Yummy…and FRESH!  The zucchini and pasta were so good!

We really enjoyed our menu items from Chef’d and will definitely be trying some more dishes.  You can customize meal plans and even shop based on dietary restrictions.

This is a great gift idea for the foodie in your life!  Why not give the gift of a great meal with a Chef’d gift card?


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Back To School with Pearle Vision

School is TWO weeks away!  Can you believe it?  A few weeks ago I shared about our trip to Pearle Vision.  Make sure you check your kiddo’s eyes out before school starts.  Nothing is worse than feeling self conscious and unsure because you can’t see.  It affects how a child learns and so much more!

We loved our visit to Pearle Vision, both Connor and I both got our eyes checked and we are good to go!


Connor didn’t need glasses this visit, although he sure did have fun trying on some different styles.  I, however, did get a brand new pair.  One of my favorite things to do is read books.  I knew I was due for a new pair and everyone was so helpful.  I chose a trendy tortoise shell style.

Here are my new rims from Pearle Vision, I love them so much:


I know glasses are probably in Connor’s future, but it’s nice to know he’s good for now and ready to start first grade.  If you are searching for an Eye Doctor I encourage you to check out Pearle Vision.  They were super nice and answered all our questions….we’ll definitely be back.

Pearle Vision has close to 600 eye care centers located throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Pearle Vision is built around a doctor-centered business model with a primary focus on delivering genuine eye care to patients. It has become a trusted source for all my eye health needs.

Don’t forget to enter the contest to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Follow Pearle Vision on Facebook YouTube for the latest news.

Also, I shared with you all on Facebook LIVE today a countdown calendar for school.  I’ll leave the free printable here.  Remember, you can pick and choose what you want to do on your countdown calendar….and getting an eye exam would be a great item to put on your countdown list 🙂

BucketList-Back To school

Would you get your kids eyes checked?

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 8/17/2016 – 8/28/2016

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Being a Mom through the Storms #SickJustGotReal #AMomCanDream

The video and gift card have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

The years just keep on passing by so quickly!  I just shared how Connor boy turned 6 years old.  It seems like yesterday he was an itty bitty baby and now he’s in school.  I’ve heard once they get in school time passes even quicker.

I remember those sleepless nights & Doctor visits so well 🙂


As a first time Mom there are so many things that run through your brain.  “Am I doing this right?” “What do I do with this little human I just brought home from the hospital?”  

And the WORST feeling is when your baby gets sick.

I remember one night so vividly.  Connor was an infant and he had a super high fever and it wasn’t breaking.  I was so nervous and it was late at night.  Terence and I were pacing the house trying to figure out what to do.  We had given him medicine and a bath and tried to lower the fever…nothing was happening.  I called 911 because I was so scared and didn’t know what to do.

The lady on the phone began to yell at me and tell me “What kind of Mother lets her son get a fever that high?”  “You need to go to the ER” and she continued to tell me horrible things and judging me for something that I just wanted help with.  I felt helpless and angry after that phone call.  I just started to cry and pray that everything would be okay.

Who was she to judge me?  I was a scared first time Mom and all she did was scold me!

Obviously everything worked out, but the situation could have been so much easier if the lady would have just shown a little bit of patience with me.

As Moms we love our kids beyond all reason and there is nothing we won’t do for them.  Check out this site for tips and support, because when the sick gets real that’s exactly what you’ll need—->>> support and advice!

So they can grow up healthy, happy, and enjoy a full childhood 🙂


Check out this super cute and funny video below.  If you’re a Mom I know you can relate!

Check out the video HERE  & follow along on the Facebook page.

Share your story…what’s your worst sick story???  

Leave a comment below & enter to win a $25 gift card from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare & Sick Just Got Real ™.

Honk Honk! Win TWO Tickets to the DFW Auto Show!

This post is sponsored by SheBuysCars & the DFW Auto Show. All opinions are my own.

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Honk Honk Everyone!

Guess what’s coming up next week?  The DFW Auto Show!

I attended last year and let me just say there was some serious eye candy.  If you are looking for a new car, love getting all googly eyed over the new shiny vehicles, or are just looking for something fun to do you have to go!  I’m the type of person that likes to touch and see everything in person.  The DFW Auto Show was the place to do just that.  I hopped in the drivers seat and got a feel for each car.  I may have imagined myself on a couple of fabulous road trips or winning a car on the Price is Right too!  Ha ha!

Mazda will be showing the newly updated Mazda CX-9. 2016 is turning out to be the year of the family car, and Mazda is taking that to heart; after years of focusing on smaller sedans and the Miata roadster, we can’t wait to see what is in store for the popular three row SUV CX-9.  Mazda’s “zoom zoom” is still a favorite with drivers and critics. The company’s sedans win award after award; they are a favorite to drive among auto experts. Partially this is because they are well engineered; this is also partially because they deliver a lot of value for the price.

Mazda has a car for everyone! From ‘starter’ cars like the Miata or the 3 to crossovers perfect for the family, like the CX-9, Mazda wants its customers to grow with the brand. Check out more here.

Last, just ahead of the CX-9, Mazda brought out the completely new CX-3, a smaller crossover: Just as capable and flexible, but perfect for those who don’t travel with a crew.  You can find more on Mazda’s website here.

The DFW Auto Show opens March 16-20. For more information please visit the 2016 DFW Auto Show website.

Enter to win 2 Tickets to the DFW Auto Show

  • Must live in the DFW area.
  • Tickets must be picked up in person at the auto show.
  • Full instructions will be given to the winner.


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