Wednesday, August 19, 2015

#momtalk Back to School

It's that time again #backtoschool 

It's here & I am not ready for it! Just the thought of dropping them off for FIRST GRADE? What?!?! 

Nope. Not ready. 

But we are ready, school supply ready & I'm going to share it with you! 

Now the one good thing about having twins in the same grade, the only two things that we have to pick out differently, are book bags & lunch boxes!! 

Now given that right now they still just get generic supplies & they are shared in the classroom, so we aren't picking out cartoon character notebooks or pencils.

Picking out book bags was a small challenge, it's harder for Cami, she likes so many of them! 
But the light up Sketcher's one, stole her heart! 

FYI they do NOT make No Odor Expo markers, low-odor is all you get! :) 

The final spread. Only a few days away!! 

Stay tuned for my next #momtalk when I tell you, "Why I'm not that Mom"

Monday, August 17, 2015

Starbucks Via Instant Iced Coffee


Coffee. Coffee. COFFEEEE! 

If you know me well enough, you know my blood consist of coffee. 
It's how I survive & how my family has managed to not drive me crazy! Ha. 

When Starbucks came out with the Via Instant, I was so excited. 

I can get my coffee buzz without driving to town? Yes! 
Oh happy day! 

I have a love/hate relationship with Starbucks. 
While I love the experience & the drinks, the pricing is NOT my cup of coffee. 

When I can get a box of 6 packets making 12 cups of iced coffee for less that one Grande Iced Coffee at Starbucks, I say yes to that!! 

The taste is great & if you want a lighter coffee taste, add a little milk or flavoring to your cup! I like my iced coffee strong & bold so I just simply mix the powder with water & pour over ice! 

I picked my pack up at target for less than $5!! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Rocksbox |Subscription Review

Rocksbox contacted me in July about reviewing their August subscription box! 
Watermelon themed! 

I fill out my account information, answered the questions about
my style and jewelry choices! 

Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service where you basically borrow the 
pieces & return them when you're ready to receive the next months box! 

The packaging is adorable! 

You get a personalized card telling you about the pieces & pricing information, 
in case you want to keep them & you can purchase the ones you love the most! 

First are the Kendra Scott Elle Earrings in green translucent glass. 
As much as I love the Kendra Scott packaging bags, 
I am not fans of the earrings. 
I do not like dangling earrings & made sure my answers showed that!  

$44 with membership

The Kristine Lily Druxy Pop Ring in black druzy and yellow gold. 
Packaged in a black mesh bag also while being wrapped in bubble wrap for safety! 
Again, I'm not a fan. It's just not attractive to me. 

$38 with membership

Lastly, this Sophie Harper Pace diamond bar necklace in gold. 
Out of all three pieces I did like this the most & could see myself wearing it. 
It's simple & clean cut. 

$50 with membership

In all, the subscription could be great, although I don't think 
it matched my style as much as I thought it would. 
If you are interested in trying out your own box use the link below & the code!

Click the link to check out Rocksbox:
Code: everydaybeautifulxoxo 
1 month of free Rocksbox

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Maybelline Baby Lips | lip gloss review

Remember the Baby Lips craze? 

Now I'm on this Baby Lips Lip Gloss craze! 

It's amazing! 

I'm not sure where I've been to miss out on the lip gloss, but I'm 
very excited that I found it! 

I picked up shade Peek-a-boo & it's stunning!
It's that perfect shade, it's a great pink & it's a gorgeous shine! 

I purchase this at Target  for less than $4 !! 

It's not extremely sticky but it's long lasting, plus moisturizing! 
I have been using it in place of my normal lip balm! 
Which says a lot! 

They have a lot of other shades, from clear to bright fun pinks! 

Let me know what your favorite shade is & if you would like reviews on the
other shades!? 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mom Talk:

Summer Break & why I'm letting it be a break... most of the time. 

While Kindergarten is behind us & now we can read, it's Summer & I intend on that being all it is. 
Yes we go over things & they are still reading signs & labels & ...
 my text (which I wish they wouldn't lol) 

But it's Summer. 
And we are out by the pool. 
Playing video games. 
Staying up late. 
And having ice cream late at night. 

But we are also using 

Which is fun & educational. 

There are levels from Pre-K to 5th grade, & my kids think it's amazing 
to play the 5th grade games! They are pretty good at them & it's helping them with sight words & math. So you can have fun & learn all in one.

Plus it's completely FREE!! Seriously, FREE. 

So while my son may play the xbox way too long during the day 
& dream about Minecraft adventures, he's also in the back seat answering math problems. 
& correcting my math answers :) 

So let Summer be Summer. 
The Summer we had in the 90's !
Fun, Outdoors & just whatever! 

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everydaybeautifulx at gmail (dot) com

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Planner: Putting it all Together

Part 1

Well I decided to start a series about my new planner & part 1 will be showing you how I put it together! 

I have a video to better explain but below are photos of various pages in my planner! 

See the video HERE 

Part 2 will be here soon!