Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mary's New Phone #Groupon #ad

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.


Since Mary was about three years old, she has always loved technology in every shape and form. Anything that she could get her hands on made her happy. So it's no wonder that she owns more technology than I personally do and she's only 8. 

Just today she added a new item to her techie collection and that's her very first cell phone. I can't even begin to express how thrilled she was when her father brought it home for her. 

Other than her cell phone, she also has a gamer laptop, a flat screen TV in her bedroom and two tablets, one of which is a Samsung Galaxy. That's her favorite tablet and for good reasons too. It's got an amazing screen and a wonderful camera.


So how do we keep up with her technology addiction? Use Groupon of course! I first fell in love with Groupon a while back when searching for discounts to do family things in our area. But they are more than just discounts to attractions. They also have coupons and even Groupon Goods which are discounted items on their site which even include techie items!

If you're an avid shopper online then I suggest checking out Groupon for their amazing deals.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Last Days of Summer in a Tropical Skirt



The last days of summer are starting to come to a close so I just felt like wearing a skirt that really embodied summer before it ended. This past week I was able to check out the Blue Botanical Print Box Pleated Skirt from Romwe and I was super impressed.

This amazing skirt had a great shape to it, plus it was a perfect length as a midi. When I put it on, it was a little tight but I was able to make it work. What I really loved about it was that I really felt like I had lost weight in it! It really accentuated my waist but still looked so modest.

There was plenty of room in the skirt as well plus the pattern was lovely. And there was a built in slip as well which is awesome.


If you haven't heard of Romwe, it's a great online shop that sells gorgeous clothes at super cheap prices. This skirt was only $13.99 on sale, can you imagine?! Plus it comes in different patterns as well, like roses.

Wearing this skirt made me think of the last days of summer but it also got me excited to see autumn coming around the corner!

Outfit Details: Blue Botanical Print Box Pleated Skirt from Romwe (Sold Out) || Shell from Chadwick's of Boston || Dreamy Lace Tichel (similar on Wrapunzel) || Photography by Edward Paul

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Life is a Bouquet of Roses



This year, I have fallen in love with midi skirts! They are my new favorite way to not only keep cool but also look modest.

My newest midi skirt is from SheIn and it's the Rose Print Box Pleated Midi Skirt. What I love about it is the elastic waistband because it made for a super comfortable wear. Not only was it comfortable, but it had a lovely print as well.

I do have to say that even though it's marked as a midi skirt, it fell right at my knees which was a tad too short for me, but I did wear a skirt extender underneath and it fixed it perfectly.


I ended up pairing the Rose Print Box Pleated Midi Skirt with a lovely shell from Chadwick's of Boston. I love wearing shells because they come above your collarbone for extra modesty.

For my tichel, I wore a blue patterned tichel with a dreamy lace on top for an easy elegant look.

SheIn is an amazing store, especially since their prices are like buying wholesale. My skirt was only $14.99 which is unheard of anymore. But who doesn't love a good deal?!

Outfit Details: Rose Print Box Pleated Midi Skirt from SheIn || Shell from Chadwick's of Boston || Dreamy Lace Tichel (similar on Wrapunzel) || Photography by Edward Paul


Monday, August 15, 2016

Watching for Team USA #LetsPowerTheirDreams @SheSpeaksUp @Walmart #ad @Always @Tampax

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G.

Has your family been watching The Olympic Games this year? Mary for one is completely in love, especially because they chose her favorite city to play the games in this time, Rio! She dreams of going to Rio one day and has loved it ever since she was little.


Mary's been an active child ever since I could remember. From ballet to soccer, she has been involved in so much and loves a lot of sports. I remember the first day she got a soccer ball for the first time. She was so little and she was super excited! We all ended up going outside and having a sports day together as a family.

Eventually we ended up moving to a bigger house and with it came a very large yard. And it was the perfect size to have her own soccer field! So everyday at the same time, Mary would go outside and play soccer with the family.


Have you been watching Alex Morgan playing soccer this year at the Olympic Games? If you love the Olympics, then make sure to help support it by buying P&G products at Walmart! P&G supports Team USA so every time you buy a P&G product at Walmart, you're helping support the USA Olympic team!


Two of our favorite P&G products are Always Infinity Pads and Tampax Pearl Regular Tampons. Always Infinity Pads are made with super absorbent, yet super light material called FlexFoam™ that can absorb 10X its weight. They offer amazing, 100% leak-free protection, yet they're so soft and flexible that they feel like nothing. And Tampax Pearl Regular Tampons help stop leaks before they happen and provides protection for up to a maximum of 8 hours, even overnight! They also have a unique BUILT-IN BACKUP™ Braid, which helps stop leaks by channeling them back into the core.

So the next time you're in Walmart, make sure to buy some P&G products for Team USA!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

6 Easy Ways to Get Fit


1. Exercise Everywhere
There are so many small opportunities to burn calories in a day if you do it right. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk the dog. Park at the far end of the parking lot. Walk around as you chat on the phone. Sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair. Do bicep curls while you watch TV. Do a few squats when you get up for coffee. The list is endless! Use your time and resources to your advantage and the extra exercise won't seem like exercise at all.




2. Recruit a Friend
Having your friend or partner at the gym with you is a great way to hold yourself accountable. You'll form a stronger bond with the person and will have something new in common to talk about. Next time you want to schedule a sedentary date or get-together, skip the coffee shop or bar and go for a walk or out dancing! This is an especially great tip for competitive people.

3. Download an App
The market is flooded with fitness apps these days, so it should be easy to find one that works for you. Some give you full workout and diet plans. Some connect you with a personal trainer who learns about your body and lifestyle and trains you from afar. Others are fitness trackers that log everything from number of steps to heart rate to calories burned.

4. Find the Activity You Love
Exercise shouldn't be something you dread doing. If you find yourself unhappy at the thought of going to the gym, try doing different activities until you find one you actually enjoy. It could be rock climbing, soccer, kickboxing, yoga, or anything else, as long as you are moving and challenging yourself. Don't be afraid to try something you have never done before; it could be your new favorite activity that motivates you to exercise with a smile on your face!

5. Eat Healthy
 It seems obvious, but you can't get fit from exercise alone. Plus, burning off more calories than you eat is way harder than you think. Whether you want to count calories or follow a certain diet, be sure to start small. Your body and brain will rebel if you go from tons of junk food to all veggies, so begin with little changes like drinking less soda, choosing a side salad instead of fries, or cooking more meals at home.

6. Write It Down
You wouldn't flake out on a doctor's appointment, meeting, or other commitment, so write your workouts into your planner and treat them like they are mandatory! Set phone alarms, pencil them onto your calendar, or whatever else you have to do to ensure you'll stick to your new healthy habits every day. Similarly, write down specific health goals. It can be anything from a certain number of pounds lost to fitting into an old pair of pants. The more places you write them down, the more likely you are to hold yourself to these goals.


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