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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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Festive Christmas Pajamas for the Kids

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I love the holiday season. There is just something so magical about all the lights, the kindness in the air, the nostalgia of the Christmas tree are being put up. I love how your home transforms and takes on a magical and whimsical feel. One of my favorite family traditions is getting the kids a matching set of pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve.  I have rounded up a few of my favorites and even included the set I bought the kids to wear this year. 



1. Dear Santa Fleece Pajamas (Red, Green, Blue, Pink) Currently on sale for $9.98!
2. Buffalo Plaid Fleece Night Gown (Here) Buffalo Plaid Hooded Fleece One-Piece Pajamas (Here)
3. Dear Santa Hooded Fleece One-Piece Pajamas (Red, Green, Blue, Pink) One of our favorites from last Christmas! 
4. Christmas Plaid Pajamas (Here)
5. Himalayan Friends Pajamas (Cream) Currently on sale for $20!
6. Printed Pajamas (Forest Deer, Galactic Gliders, Wolf Pack, Bhutanese Forest Animals) Currently on sale for $20!
7. Colorful Stripes Unisex Pajamas (Red, Green) Starting at $13.99 and up!
9. Christmas Comfy's (Here) Currently $17.99 and you can personalize them! 
10. Personalized Christmas Pajamas (Here

Thanks for visiting the blog today. I hope you have fun shopping for pajamas for your kids. It's one of my favorite things to shop for. Leave a comment below if this guide helped you in any way. Also, let me know if other shops are having any sales on pajamas. I'll add them. 

Until next time friends. Have a great day.  


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Kidpik: Autumn Review


It’s that time again! Another Kidpik review. We absolutely love Kidpik. I am so glad I decided to try it for Aurora. She looks forward to receiving her box every season. This one arrived in time for Back-to-School. Now that autumn is finally here, she can wear her new gear for the cooler weather. I meant to get this post up a while ago, but adjusting to new schedules has been a problem. Sorry for the delay friends. You can check out our summer and last falls reviews here and here


Kidpik is a clothing subscription box just for girls. Each pik is styled and personalized for your daughter and sent straight to your door. Shipping is free. In each pik, your daughter will receive up to 5-7 pieces of clothing, a pair of shoes, accessories, and a special surprise for your girl to keep. The average cost of a box is $98.00 + tax depending upon the season. I have noticed that autumn and winter piks cost a little more. 


Use my referral link and get $20 off a purchase of $40 or more


2 Cool Sequin Tee 

This top is darling. Rora loves the wild rose color of the garment. It’s pretty shiny too due to the sequins. The fabric is thick which makes it perfect for chilly autumn days ahead.



Lurex Taped Ruffle Sleeve Top + Lurex Side Taped Pant

This sweat outfit is adorable. It’s very thick and warm (Rora got a little hot in this outfit since it’s warm here). We love the colorful taped along the sleeves and the side of the pants. Such a cute and laidback look with a girlish feel due to the ruffles. It looks adorable with the glittery sneaks from her winter pik from last year.


Pink Roses Ruffle Dress

This dress is gorgeous! Ugh, Rora squealed when she saw this. The floral print and ruffled sleeves are so precious. It has an A-line cut and is very flattering on her petite figure. We absolutely love the sepia rose color. So pretty!


Jean Jacket

Who doesn’t love a good jean jacket? I was on a hunt looking for one and was so happy the sent her one for autumn. It will be perfect as the days get colder. It will be her wardrobe staple this year. It looks cute with everything.

Metallic Cross Body Bag

Every girl needs a bag. How lovely is this little metallic crossbody bag? I like how to coordinates with all her items in her pik. She can’t fit much in it but it’s cute! 

Baby Glitter Side Zip Sneaker

KidPik has the best shoes. We have been very pleased with all the shoes we have purchased for Aurora. These silver glitter sneakers with the zip-up side are amazing! She actually has a similar pair in pink from her winter pik. We ended up opting out of these silver babies this go around but they are so sparkly. We did love them!

Free Gift 

She received a cute bracelet that she absolutely loves. She’s learning to take care of her jewelry now that she’s older. She likes to store her bracelet on her music note holder. It’s a little big but she’ll grow into it. 

Grand Total: $163.50
KidPik Total: 114.45 with 30% off discount 







I hope you check out Kidpik for your special girl. We have loved our piks so far. I am always impressed with the quality of each garment and the love that goes into putting together each box for Aurora. Her stylist really pays attention to the things that she likes. 

Until next time friends. Thanks for visiting today. :) 





Sunday, September 8, 2019

Maple Holistics: Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo Review + Giveaway

This post is sponsored. Product was received for this collaboration. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


I am all about good quality beauty products that are naturally derived and cruelty-free. It’s one of the reasons why I continue to purchase my shampoo and conditioner from Maple Holistics. I love that the company practices ethical buying and uses recycled packaging for their products. 

They were kind enough to send me their newest shampoo to try. All I can say is that the Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo smells nice and really works. It focuses on buildup removal, restores volume, boosts hair shine, and soothes the scalp. It has been a game-changer for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar is a key to keeping dry and itchy scalps at bay. Before trying this shampoo, I was doing an at-home Apple Cider Vinegar rinse in my hair care routine weekly. I suffer from a very dry and itchy scalp and it has helped prevent this with frequent use. What I personally love about the Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is that it is enriched with natural ingredients like jojoba, argan, and sunflower oils. It’s great for all hair types, even color-treated hair. 

All Maple Holistics hair care products are suitable for everyone. They are free of icky sulfates, GMO’s, parabens and gluten. All of their products are made with the purest and highest quality ingredients to enhance your daily living experience from hygiene care and to overall body health. And all products are made right here in the U.S. 

If you are looking to try a new shampoo, this may be a good one for you to try. I have been pleased with the results.






Giveaway

Maple Holistics has an amazing line of hair care products and I am personally loving their Silk18 Shampoo and Conditioner duo as well as their newest Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo! All the hair care products that I have tried are amazing and I highly recommend that you get yourself a set!

With autumn approaching, I decided that I would like to do a giveaway of the Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner duo to one of you. 

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 on Sunday, September 23rd at noon (PST). Please follow the giveaway rules and subscribe to the blog. 


Good luck! 




Until next time my friends. Have a great day! Happy Labor Day to you. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sincerely Silver Co Handwriting Disc Necklace Review

This post is sponsored. Product was received for this collaboration. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Since becoming a mom, I have become enamored with all things personalized. I love things with my children’s names. I have been on a hunt for a while to find a necklace that was both simple and dainty. Since I don’t like to wear heavy things around my neck, simple chains are my go too. Clearly, I hadn’t had much success until I learned about Sincerely Silver Co.




They were kind enough to send me one of their elegant handwriting disc necklaces to have. I wanted all three of my children’s names on my disc and asked if it was possible. When they confirmed that my request was indeed possible, I was thrilled! I even had the option to do my own handwriting but passed and went with their handwriting font instead. I sent them my children’s names in the order that I wanted them to appear on the disc.

I opted for a gold disc and chain. The chain is super fine and well made. It’s also light in weight and when I wear it doesn’t bother me at all. It even withstands the tight grasping and pulling of my one-year-old niece. She was transfixed by the shiny disc and wanted to touch it every time she saw me. I was worried that it would break with her tugging on it but it is very strong and sturdy.

What I love about this necklace is that it’s very versatile and can be both dressed up or down. I even paired it with other dainty chains for a layered look.

I have got a lot of inquiries about where my disc necklace is from and tell everyone who asks that I got it at Sincerely Silver Co. I love this piece so much!




If you’re looking for something special for yourself or friend, I recommend checking out Sincerely Silver Co. You can use code SINCERELY15 for 15% off your purchase. I plan to spend some time on their website tonight browsing for a birthday gift idea to treat myself come this October. I have my eye on one of their wrap rings. I plan to personalize it with my Grandmother's name and her date of birth.

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy your day and the sunshine friends.



Monday, August 19, 2019

Glitter, Sparkle, and Shine with Anjolee Jewelry

This post is sponsored. Product was received for this collaboration. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

Do you love all things glittery, sparkly, and/or shiny like I do? I have an obsession with shiny and sparkly things and when it comes to jewelry I love it even more. I tend to gravitate towards dainty jewelry when it comes to necklaces and bracelets. I am a huge fan of statement earrings and have a tendency to go big and bold with them. 

My new friends over at Anjolee was kind enough to send me a custom diamond pendant to try from their website. Anjolee sales beautiful rings, earrings, gorgeous bracelets [that are non-binary], as well as stunning pendants and necklaces. The website is super easy to navigate too. I have searched other websites in the past and had a very hard time finding what I was looking for on those sites. Everything on Anjolee’s website is organized and can be found on the drop-down menu on the left side of the page. It’s categorized by the items that you are looking for. It’s one of the best designed retail sites. I navigated the site on my iPhone with ease.

After a lot of thought and consideration on what new piece I would be added to my jewelry collection, I decided on the Enchanted Tulip Diamond Pendant. 



I was easily swayed by this simple and beautiful pendant. If you speak the langue of the flowers, you would understand why I choose the enchanted tulip. Tulips, for me, hold a special place in my heart and represent perfect love, elegance, and grace. There is something magical and bewitching about tulips. How pretty is this pendent though? Ugh, I just love it. 


Check out more of Anjolee's beautiful Diamond Pendents. They have a little something for everyone.



I am thrilled with my custom diamond pendant. I like that you can customize everything from the metal type, diamond size, diamond/gemstone quality, and chain length/size. I have gotten so many compliments when I wear my necklace. I love the simplicity of it and that I can dress it up or down depending upon the outfit I am wearing from day-to-day. This necklace has become a daily staple in my wardrobe. I love that it is both elegant and yet very simplistic and dainty. Such a beautiful piece with a huge impact. I am very happy with it. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a wonderful day my friends. 


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Kidpik: Summer Review

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We love Kidpik! You can read our first review here. I sort of forgot to post our winter pik on the blog. Oops!  I opted out of the spring pik since she wasn’t in need of any new clothes. I am going to try and be more consistent with posting Aurora’s piks each season. I know I have loved the quality of the pieces that they have sent. The garments hold up really well and we get a lot of compliments on her shoes when she wears them. 

Kidpik is a clothing subscription box just for girls. Each pik is styled and personalized for your daughter and sent straight to your door. Shipping is free. In each pik, your daughter will receive up to 5-7 pieces of clothing, a pair of shoes, accessories, and a special surprise for your girl to keep. The average cost of a box is $98.00 + tax.

Use my referral link and get $20 off a purchase of $40 or more

Geo Smock Dress 


This dress is so cute in person! We absorb love the flowy bell sleeves and the off the shoulder cut. The print is very geometric and vibrant. Rora loves the colorful print. This dress is perfect for summer and will be a great addition to her wardrobe. 

Be You Tee 


A cute and simple white tee. I love that it has a great message, “Be you,” and that it’s graphics are super colorful. She has a magenta hoodie that pairs nicely with this top from her autumn pik here. 

Star Braided Tank Top
Color: Duberry


This top is Rora’s favorite! She calls it her pretty star shirt. She loves the pastel colors and the darling braided straps. It’s light and airy, perfect for warm summer days ahead.

Animal Braided Bikini


We weren’t expecting a swimsuit but she loves it. This was the first item she saw and she was giddy over the pretty colors and lovely print. It’s a little too big (the bottoms) but it will fit her next summer. 

Reverse Sequin Denim Shirts aka as “Moji shirts” by Rora 

The emoji shorts are so cute! I wish they came in adult sizes. We love the light wash and the emoji is super bright and fun. 

Studded Crossed Ankle Sandal 
Color: Black
Color: Corn Flower Wash

These sandals are so darling! They are actually more navy than black but they pair nicely with all her pieces in this pik. They are super comfortable too. 

Double Ruffle Tank Top
Color: Island Paradise 


This top is a simple staple piece. She loves the pretty color. It compliments her skin tone and has an adorable ruffle along the collar. It pairs nicely with her emoji shorts and other denim jeans from previous piks. 

Free Gift: LOVE bracelet 

I didn’t get a photo of her free gift this go around. You can kind of see it on the picture above. She received a bracelet that reads, “Love,” on it. It’s a little too big for her wrists so she wears it as an anklet. 

Merchandise Total: $148.50
Kidpik Total: 103.95 with 30% discount 

I personally recommend giving KidPik a try. We have loved our experience. Thanks for visiting the blog today. Have a great day. 


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Why You Should Try Whiff: My May Review

Have you heard about Whiff? Well, if you haven't I am happy to introduce you to this revolutionary company that specializes in the art of scent sequencing. What is scent sequencing exactly? Well, let me enlighten you.

Every month, Whiff will send you a package with a combination of designer and professionally created perfumes in the mail. Each package contains five different samples with three of each fragrance allowing you to test out the scents with your body chemistry. If you like a scent you, you give it a thumbs up. If you don't, you give it a thumbs down. The following month, Whiff's expert perfume staff will adjust your next sequence and send you perfumes that are different but similar scent-wise to the ones that you liked the previous month. Over time, you will get closer and closer to finding a scent that is unique to you. Start scent sequencing with Whiff for only $10 a month. Oh, and did I mention that you get a complimentary, full-sized bottle of perfume every 6 months? Talk about worth it.



Now that I have been subscribed to Whiff for over a year, I no longer get samples every month. Instead, I am sent a small bottle of perfume that lasts the entire month. I still get to rate the perfume scent with a thumbs up or down. Most of the scents that I have been sent are designer perfumes such as Ariana Grande's "Moonlight" or Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Lovers" fragrances.

For May, I received "Flash" by Jimmy Choo. This perfume is sweet and enchanting with top notes of spicy pink pepper, juicy strawberry, and tangy tangerine. It has middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, and lilies. Base notes of blond wood and heliotrope give the entire perfume a sophisticated and feminine scent perfect for a trip to the farmer's market or a day spent shopping with friends. I personally have enjoyed the soft and sweet fragrance myself.




If you have any questions about Whiff, feel free to comment. So far I have enjoyed my experience with Whiff and haven't had any issues. Their customer service team has been amazing when I have reached out to them in the past.

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Have a great day.


Monday, May 27, 2019

Send Cards with Ease with Paperless Post

The nice people over at Paperless Posts gave us some coins to use and to check out their digital cards and invitations on their site to review. 



As a full-time working mom, I often find it challenging to find the time to sit down and order cards or invitations for birthday celebrations. Personalizing each address takes forever and let me be real—my hand always aches afterward. Paying for the postal fee also stresses me out, especially if I miss calculated the number of cards being sent out and I ended up with not enough stamps. This always happens to me around the holidays. It's quite annoying. 

When Paperless Post reached out to me about a collaboration I couldn’t resist. Paperless Post is a site that allows you to create and electronically send customizable cards, invitations, save-the-dates, and flyers with the click of a button. The cards are colorful and beautiful with cleverly written covers that look like real cards and envelopes when you open them virtually. I think it’s so cool how real these cards look on the screen. 

There is a wide variety of categories to choose from: birthdays, holidays, wedding, entertaining, bridal and baby showers, thank you notes, cocktail parties, etc. They have something for everyone. Cards range from free to currency in the form of coins. You can purchase coins on the website or the Paperless Post app which will be applied to your account. For example, you spend $9.99 and get 25 coins to use to create your customizable cards and invitations to send. 


I ended up creating a thank you card in the app for my mother and father-in-law. My oldest son spent the night a couple weekends ago and I wanted to send them a card. I found a design that I liked, wrote a quick note, and sent it via email from the Paperless Post app. It took me less than 5 minutes to create and send a beautiful card and it cost a total of 4 coins to send. 

 


Navigating the app is easy. You choose between the flyer or card option and select from the category you are wanting to send it for. You can edit the text and change the background color. You can even add an envelope and/or liner which is optional for all recipients. Add the event details such as the date, time, and location (if it's for a party) and enable the guest list icon for RSVPs. You can even enable to comment wall, have guests answer questions about to the event such as RSVP questions, additional instructions like directions to the event place, host phone number, and request the mailing address of guests. 

My daughter's birthday is in September and we have liked all the adorable mermaid cards for her party. Her theme will be mermaid themed and we will be sending our party invitations electronically thanks to Paperless Post. I'll have more time to plan the event now that I don't have to sit down and address every single envelope. I hope you'll give Paperless Post a try. So far I have sent two cards out and the recipients have enjoyed the card that they received in their emails.  

Until next time friends.