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Hey lovelies, welcome to SDB! I'm Natasha. I am a walking, talking mombie fueled by coffee. I am obsessed with shoes, all things glittery and/or sparkly, and I have an owl obsession. We talk about everything from motherhood, lifestyle, and all things inbetween. I am a mom of three kids and we reside in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for tagging along! Now lets sit back and sip on a cup of coffee in the AM or wine in the PM and lets relax.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mommy Style: Embroidered Denim Jacket

Happy Halloween! Can you believe that October is pretty much over? This month just went bye so fast.

I am absolutely loving this outfit post today. I ended up getting the denim jacket it in my very first Dia & Co box. Upon first glance I wasn’t feeling it but when I put it on for the first time I fell in love. Thanks Ashby (my stylist) for sending me such a cool jacket. I get complements every time I wear it. I love the hummingbird and floral details and the simplicity of the faded denim. I paired it with an old oversized tee in my favorite color and my favorite jeans as well as mustard corduroy sneakers I found at Target for less than $6. This a perfect casual look for getting lunch with friends or running errands around town. I know this denim jacket is going to be my go-to for the rest of the autumn months.

I hope you all have a wonderful and spooktacular Halloween! Be safe and remember, “It’s just a bunch of hocus pocas!” 
Jacket from Dia&Co $75.00 | Jeans from Target $30.00 | Sneaks from Target $5.98 | Top is old | Earrings from Forever21

Monday, October 30, 2017

My Product Review of Maple Holistics + Giveaway

This post has been brought to you by Maple Holistics and contains affiliate links. I was not financially compensated for this post; however, received product to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own based off my experience with the product.

Curly hair has a mind of its own. You’ve probably heard this from anyone that has naturally curly hair. It’s the truth. I have tried all sorts of different shampoos and unfortunately they all dried out my hair and left it looking fried like I had just stuck my finger in an electrical socket. Not only was my hair looking a hot mess but my scalp was dry, itchy, and flaky from all the awful chemicals in the shampoo. 

My scalp itched and my hair looked like a disaster...until a representative from Maple Holistics reached out to me and offered to send me a bottle of their Tea Tree Shampoo to tryout. 

I will admit that I was a little skeptical at first but after using the product the first time I noticed a huge difference in how my scalp felt. I noticed that by mid-day my scalp wasn’t as itchy or flaky compared to when I use other name brand products. I also noticed an improvement on the texture of my hair. It felt softer and was less frizzy. It also smelled really good and has a therapeutic smell. I love that our entire family can use this product. Even my three-year-old daughter likes it when I wash her hair with the Tea Tree Shampoo

Here are some of the benefits of using the Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner:

- Promotes healthy hair growth 
- Can slowdown hair loss, thinning, and shedding 
- Help prevent dandruff and flaking 
- Helps smooth irritated scalp 
- Leaves hair and scalp feeling rejuvenated and fresh 
- And if you have kids like I do it helps to naturally eradicate head lice *Lice don’t like Tea Tree oil if y'all l didn't know that!*

All Maple Holistics hair care products are suitable for men, women, and children. Are cruelty free, and free of sulfates, GMO’s, parabens and gluten. All products are made with the purest and highest quality ingredients to enhance your daily living, hygiene, and overall health and made in the USA. They not only offer hair care products but also an assortment of products from bath and body care, to personal care, to skin care, and even healthy food options. No matter what your individual needs are, they have something for everyone. 

And don’t forget to check out their Free Product samples. I am eagerly awaiting my Toy Cleaner sample and think it’s great that Maple Holistics allows you to test out their products. 

Now on to the Giveaway!

Maple Holistics has amazing lines of hair care products and I am loving their Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner. And let me tell you, it’s amazing! 

With winter right around the corner, I decide that I would like to giveaway the shampoo and conditioner duo Winter Blend to one of you. 

Good luck ladies! I hope you enjoyed learning about this amazing brand and the products they have to offer. I will be selecting a winner at random from all the entries at the end of the week.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

American Girl Doll Grand Opening at Washington Square Mall

This post has been brought you by the American Girl and The Ace Agency and contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are based off my daughter and I's experience at the grand opening of the American Girl store at Washington Square Mall in Portland, Oregon.

Last month marked the grand opening of the American Girl temporary store in the Portland Metro Area. Although our family resides in Vancouver, Washington; it's just a forty minute commute for us across the river to the Washington Square Mall.

My daughter Aurora joined me for this experience. I thought it would be a fun mommy/daughter date and seeing that she  loves dolls it only made sense to bring her along. For the past year, I have been researching the American Girl Doll collection looking for a doll that resembles my multiracial daughter. When I was a child we had limited options so it's amazing to see dolls with complexions ranging from ivory to dark chocolate and all shades in between; representing the young girl's from America's diverse melting pot. 

Upon entering the 4,000 square foot store located within Washington Square Mall we were greeted at the front entrance by an American Girl employee who handed us a free gift to take home. Aurora was in awe when her big brown eyes landed on all the displays neatly arranged with the 18" inch dolls from the Truely Me, BeForever, and contemporary lines as well as the Wellie Wishers and the Bitty Baby lines. She immediately went on a mission exploring all the dolls and of course play with and messing up the displays! She awed over their cute accessories and cuddled every girl that was on display. She was especially smitten over the newest addition to the BeForever Doll Collection. Her name is Nanea (Nah-NEY-ah). She is helpful and kind and has the prettiest hazel eyes. The meaning behind her name in Hawaiian is tranquil and fascinating (yes I looked it up!). She's one gorgeous American Doll and Aurora didn't want to leave her behind.

The American Girl store will remain open until January 28, 2018 at the Washington Square Mall. So all my Washingtonian and Oregonian  friends, you have plenty of time to visit the store before the holiday season's upon us. I know my daughter would love an American Doll for Christmas and we have put it on her Christmas wishlist this year! So why not pick up your very own American Girl for the sweet little girl in your life?