Mom's Favorite's of the Month: August

I decided to start sharing some of my favorite home and beauty products once a month. I know I love reading about products that other bloggers share and recommend. Here are a few of my favorite things that I have been using over the past few weeks.

1. Glade Candles 

I'm not going to lie, I'm dreaming of cooler temperatures. I'm so over summer and ready for the fall. For the past couple weeks I've been burning Glade's Rich Pumpkin Dreams candle around the house. It smells amazing. Pumpkin scented anything is my go to for autumn and I obviously couldn't wait any longer. It smells like fall in my house and I love it!

2. Covergirl Queen Collection Lipstick 

Hands down, one of the best drugstore lipsticks that I have bought ever. It's smooth, creamy, and there are so many pretty shades. I wear this lipstick pretty much every day and it is one of my favorites in my collection. I have a few different colors but my favorite one is Coffee Break. It is the perfect neutral for my complexion.

3. Batiste 

This month was my first time trying dry shampoo. Other bloggers were raving about it, so I thought I would try it. I don't wash my hair every day but wanted my hair to feel clean. I didn't like it at first but after a couple of days I loved it. It's easy to use, makes my hair and scalp feel like I just washed it, and my naturally curly hair looks great. I highly recommend it.

4. Freeman's Mask

I love this product and have used it for years. This time I tried the Anti-Stress mask and it's amazing! My face feels great and it really helps with stress relief. I use it twice a week.

5. Kat Von D Ink Liner

I don't know about you, but I have watery eyes and I often get raccoon eyes by mid-afternoon. For years I have been on a hunt to find a good eyeliner. I went to Sephora two weeks ago and one of the beauty experts recommend this Kat Von D eyeliner to me after I told her what I was looking for. I have used it every day and I love it. It's easy to apply, the tip is sturdy, and it is waterproof. I won't try any other eyeliner after using this product and its only $20.  

6. Suave Lavender Vanilla Lotion

I have tried a lot of lotion in my lifetime. Suave happens to be one of my favorite lotions to use. This scent in particular smells wonderful. It's a dope of Bath and Body Works Vanilla Lavender line and smells very similar to it. It leaves your skin moisturized for 24 hours and the smell lasts all day on your skin. I use it every morning after I have showered and every night before going to bed. It's a soothing smell and I love it. It also cost less than $4.


Back to School Style: Little Boy Style Ideas

 
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I cant believe that summer is almost over. My oldest son goes back to school on Wednesday. This summer just flew bye!

I love back to school shopping and honestly I have been slowly doing it since the beginning of July. Like I have mentioned before, I am a planner and I like to stay on budget. 

I thought it would be fun to do another kid's style post.  I let my oldest son Amari pick out a few of his favorite outfits and he had a fun time being my little model.
 


 
Outfit #1: GAME ONE
 
Amari loves graphic tees. This summer we discovered that he is quite the little gamer and when we were at Wal-Mart buying his school supplies he saw this shirt and had to have it. It think it suits him well. He paired it with a pair of Dickie's pants and his black sneakers for a cool but laid back look.
 
 



 
Outfit #2: CHAMBRAY AND RUST

Okay, this was a total mom pick but it was just too cute to not share. What I love about the chambray button-up is that it's light and airy and a perfect summer to fall transition piece. It pairs nicely with the rust straight leg jeans and charcoal V-neck tee. The button-up can be dressed up or down and is a very versatile piece for any school aged kid.
 
 
I hope this gives you some style ideas for your little boy for Back-to-School shopping and style ideas. Have a great school year!  

Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bites

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Who doesn't like to eat cookie dough? Sometimes I will whip up dough just to eat it without baking cookies. A couple years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter I craved it. I looked all over Pinterest until I found a recipe and seriously ate a batch every night. It was so good and eggless. I found the original recipe for edible cookie dough here. I add my own little twist by making the dough into bites and covering them with chocolate and adding sprinkles. They were a hit in my house and I make them often with the kids.


Ingredients: 

Cookie Dough:
 
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 tablespoons soften butter 
1/8 teaspoon vanilla 
5 tablespoons whole wheat flour 
1 teaspoon coconut milk 
1/2 chocolate chips

Chocolate Outside:

1 cup chocolate chips
Sprinkles

Directions:

1. Mix together brown sugar, butter, and vanilla until blended. Add teaspoon of coconut milk (or milk) and mix together.

2. Add flour one teaspoon at a time and mix together with wet ingredients until blended. Pour in chocolate chips and combine.

3. Use a spoon and scoop out dough, roll into 1 inch balls and set aside on cookie sheet or plate. Repeat until dough is gone.

4. In microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips for 1 minute. Stir until melted completely. Dip cookie dough balls into melted chocolate and set aside to harden. Repeat until all cookie dough bites are covered with chocolate. Add sprinkles. Let sit until chocolate is hardened or put in the refrigerator for 20 minutes if you are impatient like me.

Enjoy! These chocolate covered cookie dough bites are delicious!

Have you Heard About Snuggin?

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When my daughter was a baby she would often wake during the night and scream her pretty little head off all because her binkie fell out of her mouth and she couldn't find it. This happened a lot and I was so exhausted waking up just to give her back her binkie. She's almost two now and finally is sleeping through the night thanks to Snuggin!

Have you ever heard about Snuggin? Its genius and the cutest thing ever! It's perfect for babies and toddlers. It comes in two colors, blue and gray; it would make a great gift for a mom-to-be or new baby. The wonderful thing about Snuggin is that its super soft and snugly. Toys but most importantly binkies attach to it which means no more lost binkies during the night or accidental drops in the car on trips around town. It also has a velcro compartment to store your baby or toddlers favorite toys. My daughter likes to put her mini bunny and hair bows inside her Snuggin for safe keeping from her two big brothers. 

Snuggin is perfect and helps with better night sleeps. My daughter is finally sleeping through the night and it's because of her Snuggin. She loves it and never goes to bed or anywhere without it! I highly recommend it to all parents, in fact, I plan on giving it as a gift to one of my closest friends at her baby shower this month.

 
"Snuggin is a baby's best friend and a
parents dream come true."
- As quoted by Snuggin

My new friends at Snuggin were kind enough to give away one Snuggin to my readers. You can enter the giveaway below. The Snuggin Giveaway starts today, August 1st and ends August 15th. Good luck!