My Night Time Routine with Natrol® Sleep+

This post is sponsored by Natrol, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Hello Friends! I am so excited to be sharing my nighttime routine with Natrol® Sleep+ – a new AMAZING product line from Natrol that takes the benefits of a regular melatonin product and adds even more great ingredients for additional health benefits!† Being a mom of two busy toddlers, sleep is a word I’m unfamiliar with – that is, until I perfected my nighttime routine with the help of Natrol. I’ve been running off of 3-4 hours of sleep for the past two years leaving me sluggish and feeling so exhausted that I don’t feel like myself. Sleep is so important because we need it to function and to recharge our bodies. Sometimes as moms, we forget to take care of ourselves. We are so busy taking care of everyone and everything else that we put ourselves last. BUT I finally nailed my nighttime routine and am putting myself first!

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After I put the kiddos to bed, I quickly speed clean and get things ready for the next day. I then have some “me” time. I pull out my skincare goodies and take my time going through my regimen while watching one of my T.V. shows. I then head to the kitchen to get a glass of water in case I need it during the night, and then it is time for me to take my Natrol Sleep+ Immune Health gummies. I like to switch between Natrol Sleep+ Immune Health and Natrol Sleep+ Beauty so I wake up feeling refreshed and renewed.† They are also non-habit forming, which I love. I always take them 30 minutes before I plan to go to sleep on those nights when I need a little extra help.

Natrol Sleep+ Immune Health gummies include a powerful sleep blend of Melatonin, Elderberry, Zinc, and Vitamins C & D. They are so delicious, and I love how it is 100% drug-free, non-GMO, and free of synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives. I like to take this one when I need a little support for my immune system and when I’m struggling with sleeping after a hard day.†

Natrol Sleep+ Beauty gummies are raspberry-flavored, and I absolutely love them!  They contain a mixture of Melatonin, Biotin, and Vitamin E. These are also 100% drug-free, non-GMO, and vegetarian friendly as well. I love taking these because it helps support my hair, skin, and nails, so I wake up feeling refreshed and renewed, too.†

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After taking my Natrol Sleep+, I head right to lay in bed and relax, and I wake up in the morning feeling great because I finally had some good sleep!† My nighttime routine is simple, but the important thing is to always take the time to take care of ourselves. If we are feeling exhausted and burnt out, how are we supposed to take care of others when we can’t even take care of ourselves? I have seen an improvement in my mood in the morning as well. I feel happier because I’m finally well rested! You can purchase Natrol Sleep+ Immune Health and Natrol Sleep+ Beauty gummies at your local Target or online at Target.com. You can also learn more about the Natrol Sleep+ product line at NatrolSleepPlus.com.

Also for my fellow moms and dads, Natrol Sleep+ also has Natrol Kids Sleep+ Immune Health gummies for your kiddos (ages 4+). My oldest daughter is four, and sometimes she is too wound up at night and feels restless. On days where she needs a little support for her immune system and to help her sleep, I just give her 1 gummy so that she can wind down and get some good rest.† Natrol Kids Sleep+ Immune Health contains melatonin, Elderberry, Zinc, & Vitamins C & D. They are delicious as well, so your kids will love taking them! They are 100% drug-free as well, non-habit forming, and Kids Melatonin products are pediatrician recommended** and safe and effective for children 4+! You can also find Natrol Kids Sleep+ Immune Health at your local Target or again online at Target.com.

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Now who is ready to take charge and put yourself first and plus up your sleep!?

*Melatonin is a solution for occasional sleeplessness.

** Recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society. This post is sponsored by Natrol®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.   †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The Reserve Date Night

*We were hosted at The Reserve but as always this is 100% my honest review.*

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Last weekend we went out to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we got the chance to eat at The Reserve which is located inside the Ambassador hotel in downtown Kansas City.

As soon as we arrived we were greeted with smiling faces. I loved the relaxing atmosphere and the space was so beautiful! They had recently renovated so it was fun to see everything.

We started our night off with the Smoked Salmon Crostini. Oh-em-gee y’all these were so delicious. It just set the night off right!

For our main course I chose the Scallop special dish and it was TO DIE FOR. It was so bouncy and full – I was in heaven.

My hubby chose the KC strip with potatoes and he loved it! I even tried and omg so good!

To drink we shared a Cinnamon Apple Mule and it was the best drink I’ve ever had! You need to try it when you visit!

To end our night we tried the Strawberry Cake with icecream and our sweet waitress even put a candle on for my husband.

Overall our experience was amazing. Everyone was so kind and the food was delicious! If you’re looking for a relaxing beautiful atmosphere to have dinner- The Reserve is the place to be.

Thank you Reserve for having us!

Crest Holiday Wish

I’m so excited to be partnering with Crest to share a heartwarming story about Bertha Nunn, an 86-year-old former corrections officer and teacher’s assistant whose lifelong dream has always been to act in a TV commercial. Crest partnered with Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit that grants wishes for seniors across the country, to make this dream come true for Bertha. She’s starring, alongside Santa, in the newest Crest ad. 

To view Bertha’s behind the scenes of her commercial click 


To view Bertha’s adorable commercial click 

I was so happy inside after watching Bertha’s video. Sometimes we get so caught up in the rush and stress of the holidays, we forget what they truly mean.. It is so important to spread joy and smiles this holiday season and lift one another up. Nothing is better than receiving a smile, right? 

As the official toothpaste of Santa Claus, Crest is giving people a lot to smile about this holiday season. Bring on the cookies, candy canes, and all of the sweets because Crest has got you covered! #crestsmiles

Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Review

This post is sponsored by Mazda but as usual this is 100% my honest opinion.

Hello friends!

I am so excited to be sharing my review of the Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD. When we went to Florida, Mazda was so kind to let us drive around in the Mazda CX-5! We were so pumped! We actually own the CX-5 as well so we knew we were going to love it!

Overview:

Pros:

  • Active driving display on windshield
  • All wheel drive- perfect for any weather
  • Apple car play
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • ASCBS – forward camera helps detect cars or pedestrians
  • Luxury
  • Drives so smooth
  • Heated seats
  • Cool seats
  • Lane departure warning (my fav feature)
  • Adaptive front lighting
  • Cruise control with stop and go function
  • Safety features
  • So much more

Cons:

Absolutely none!

If you’re looking for a reliable, safe, luxury car/suv look no further!

You need a Mazda CX-5!

Walt Disney World 2019

Thank you Disney World for hosting us! As always all opinions are my own.

When you visit Orlando you HAVE to visit Disney World. We were excited to bring L for her second visit. This time she could remember the moments like when we met princess Cinderella & Elena. 😍

Our first ride L wanted to go on was the tea cups! As you can see she loved it! We had gotten fast passes for it’s a small world. This was our favorite ride! It is so cute and so chill.

After riding The little mermaid ride we stumbled upon the parade! L was so excited to see Mickey and Minnie.

On the car ride home and airplane home L couldn’t stop talking about all the things she saw at Disney world. If you are thinking of taking your kids to Disney, DO IT! It is magical for kids but also magical for the adults too!

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

This post is sponsored by Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa but as always opinions are 100% my own.

 

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you all are doing well. I’m so excited to finally be sharing my full review on Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa. Last week we took a trip to Orlando and stayed at this beautiful resort. Let me just say that the customer service is top notch! From the moment we checked in we were greeted by smiling kind faces!

We stayed in the 2-bedroom suite with full kitchen and washer & dryer. Yes you read that right: Washer & Dryer. I don’t know about you but I love to do laundry and doing laundry on vacation is a win for me. We didn’t have to pack as much since we knew we could do laundry! HOW PERFECT! It was also nice to have a full kitchen as well so we could cook our meals or store snacks and drinks. The 2-bedroom suite and 2 bath was a dream. It is perfect for everyone! I love how the second bedroom had 2 beds which is perfect for kids! (This is where our daughter slept and it was great!) The shower and soaking tub in the master was a complete dream! Can we talk about how CLEAN everything was?! Everything was spotless and so clean! It made me feel so comfortable to stay there.

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa also had a Pirate Plunge Pool! The pool is so big and so much fun! Kids could spend hours there and parents can relax by the pool! They also have an on property spa called, Reflections Spa & Salon which offer a variety of treatments such as massages, facials, and much more! LBVRV&S also has dining on site! They have Pizza hut express and Frankies (Irish pub) which makes it so convenient and you wouldn’t have to leave the property!

I 100% recommend staying at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa! Whether you are traveling by yourself, couples, or families – this place is perfect for YOU! Be sure to check them out by clicking HERE.

 

 

Thank you Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa for having us!

 

 

 

Chic Soul Haul

Hi Friends! It has been a long time but I’m so excited to be back! I am so stoked to share with you about an amazing clothing shop called Chic Soul . Chic Soul has on-trend clothing that flatters women with curves! (YASSSS QUEEN FINALLY!) Chic Soul caters to sizes 10-22.

Beach Breeze Dress- Light Mauve : I am IN LOVE with this dress! It is so flowy and so comfortable and wait for it you guys….POCKETS! The dress has POCKETS!

 

Last Minute Vacay Dress- Grey-Black : I am a sucker for stripes and t-shirt dresses. I love how easy and simple it is to throw this number on and head out there! The back also has a cute button detail as well!

 

Ok ladies, THIS IS MY FAVORITE OUTFIT!

Shadow Dancing Top- Green
I am IN LOVE with this camo top! It is so comfy and the knot in the front is too cute! It can be dressed with jeggings like these or even leggings!

Come Back Home Jeggings- Dark Wash
These jeggings are my new loves. I am going to be in LIVING in these! They are so comfy and stretchy that I feel like I’m wearing sweatpants. You NEED this in your life.

 

Over You Sweater- Camel This top is so stinking cute! I love the cold shoulder detail and it is seriously so cozy! Jeggings are the same listed above.

 

If you have been looking for a place that has cute clothes that cater to women with curves- Look no further! Chic Soul is the place for you! Chic Soul

Happy shopping friends! Which look was your favorite?

Delta Children Middleton 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib Review

This post is sponsored by Delta Children however as always this 100% my honest review.

Hi loves! Happy Thursday! I’m back with another review and today I am reviewing the Delta Children Middleton 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib. One of the key things for us when looking for a crib for our kids is that it could be able to grow with our children. It gets kind of expensive having to buy different beds for different stages of life so I love how the Middleton 4-in-1 is so versitile!

The Middleton 4-in-1 comes in 3 colors with a textured wood finish that is just so gorgeous! The stages that it can go through are crib, toddler bed, day bed, and full bed which is perfect to go up with your child! The quality of the Delta Children crib is amazing and it can last a very long time and you can’t beat the price! Plus it is SO easy to put together! My husband and I aren’t very good DIY people so the fact that we could put this crib together tells you lots! If we can do it, you can do it!

So if you are in the market for a crib or just a bed to grow with your child, look no further! The Delta children Middleton 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib is the bed for you!

Check out the Middleton here ——> https://www.deltachildren.com/collections/cribs/products/middleton-4-in-1-convertible-baby-crib

Purchase here —–> https://www.walmart.com/ip/Delta-Children-Middleton-4-in-1-Convertible-Baby-Crib-Textured-Limestone/606047176

Glass Doctor, A Neighborly Company Painting Fun

This post is sponsored by Glass Doctor, A Neighborly Company but as always this is 100% my honest review.

 

Hi Friends! I hope you are all doing well. Summer is finally hereand we are over the moon happy! However, the Summer heat in Kansas is a little intense at times. I’m always looking for indoor activities that the kiddos can do that is fun for them but is an easy clean up activity for me. That is where Glass Doctor, aNeighborly Company comes in. Our friends at Glass Doctor, aNeighborly Company sent over a DIY craft + clean up kit for us to try out.

 Lily loves to paint and color so when I told her she could paint on our windows she was SO excited! Lily went to town with the window paint markers and I loved watching her paint! After she created her masterpiece it was time to clean up!

 

I grabbed my red gloves and mixed warm water & dish soap in a bowl and took a microfiber cloth to wipe away the paint. It came off so easily! Next, I went back in with a clean microfiber cloth to wipe and then used the Glass Doctor glass cleaner which left my windows sparkling clean! If you don’t have the Glass Doctorglass cleaner, here is a DIY Glass Cleaner recipe you can use.

 

DIY Glass Cleaner Recipe

 

1 cup of Water

1 cup of Rubbing Alcohol

1 tablespoon of vinegar

Next pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake, and clean! How easy is that?!

I can’t thank Glass Doctor, a Neighborly Company enough for coming up with this amazing craft idea! I can let my kiddos paint on the windows and not have to stress about cleaning the aftermath thanks to their Glass Cleaner! If you are looking for an indoor activity for your kiddos, be sure to let them paint on the windows and relax knowing your clean up will be easy peasy!

 

And of course, if you are working on any home improvement projects this summer and need to spruce up your windows, glass tabletops or even shower doors, feel free to give Glass Doctor a call! They have nearly 180 locations across the country and would love to help make your house shine.

Getting baby ready with Milk Snob

This post is sponsored by Milk Snob but is 100% my honest review.

Happy Tuesday friends! I am about 3 weeks away (or sooner fingers crossed) from having our second baby and you guys, I. Am. SO. READY! I’ve been nesting these past couple of days and I have been finally packing my bags for the hospital. One thing I will not be forgetting is my new Milk Snob Multifunctional Infant Car Seat Cover.

I love how you can use the Milk Snob cover in different ways! You can use it as a breastfeed cover (360 coverage), infant car seat cover, use on shopping carts, swings, high chairs, etc!

We used a Milk Snob cover for Lily and it was a lifesaver! As a first time mom I was freaked about germs so with this baby I still want to protect her from all of the things so this will definitely put my mind at ease!

I am completely OBSESSED with our print! If you are a fellow Star Wars lover be sure to check out the Little Galaxy print! Milk Snob has so many print options so you will be able to find the one for you!

Star Wars™

 

If you are looking for the perfect gift for an expectant mama or yourself be sure to check Milk Snob out!