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Manifest IT!

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Happy Sunday everyone!

Sometimes we think we don’t have the control over what happens in life. We forget how powerful the mind and tongue is. We can manifest wonders if we put our minds to it. One way of doing this is by the law of attraction. The law of attraction is that all thoughts turn into things eventually. I recently was blessed with two opportunities that I didn’t think would ever come my way.

As a mom, my life requires a ton of sacrifice. I sacrifice so much without even thinking or realizing that I am doing it. Last month my son needed new soccer equipment for his club team. (We all know how expensive extracurricular activities can be.) I only had so much disposable income for the month so I had to put it towards his activities. There were also two events that I wanted to attend but knew that I wasn’t able to attend because I really couldn’t afford the extra expenses. Since I am so accustomed to sacrificing for my children, I just let things be as they may.

As time was passing and these events were coming closer and closer, I kept saying to myself how much I would love to go. To my surprise, one of the events hosted an Instagram giveaway for tickets to the event. A friend of mine tagged me in the post and I tagged her for our entries. I typically don’t submit to those giveaways because come on… who do you know that has actually won one them? A few days go by and I jokingly text my friend, “Hey girl! Did we win?” She responded. “I don’t think so.” In the back of my mind, I already knew it was a long shot. The next day I get a call from my friend and she tells me that we won the giveaway! I was in complete shock that we won. My friend and I went to the event and I had a blast!

Another event I wanted to go to was Beauty Con LA. I had seen a bunch of Ads on Instagram and was interested in going and having that experience. However, I was in the same predicament of if I could afford to go or not. I was already in defeat mode. I had let that ship sail. Again to my surprise, I was offered to go and my admission was taken care of. I went and had a great experience and would definitely love to go again. I know I didn’t win the lottery or anything but I was able to go to two events that I wasn’t going to be able to go to because of finances.

I didn’t realize how much power my words had. I would constantly say to myself and out loud that I wanted to go to those two events. I spoke them into existence. I am starting to understand that I have the power over my life and the things I want. YOU CAN TOO!

Here are some habits you can implement in your daily life right now to start manifesting the things you want and your energy:

1. Relax your mind

Relaxation is key! Your mind is constantly running and often doesn’t get the full rest it needs to reset itself. Meditating is proven to increase brain power.

2. Know What You Want

Knowing what you want is half the battle. Take some time to write down your dreams and goals. You are sending out your request to the universe from your thoughts. Knowing exactly what you want helps the clarity. If you don’t know what you want, the universe will be unsure and will send you unwanted results.

3. Ask the Universe

Make your request to the universe. Speak things into existence and the universe will answer. Visualize and be detailed in your vision. The more detailed the better. Take some time to think about the things you want or want to happen.

4. Write Your Wish Down

Write everything down in the present tense and tell exactly the universe what you want. Being specific about the things you want to happen will give you exactly what you want.

5. Feel It!

It all starts with you. You have to have a positive attitude on what you’re manifesting. Think of it as it has already come to pass. This is a powerful step because you are using the Law of Attraction. This is where your words start to work.

6. Show Gratitude

Be thankful for all that you have already. Once you’re in the process of asking the universe for something else, make sure you pay it forward. Paying it forward can have an even more positive effect on the great things that can come your way.

7. Trust the Process

Lastly, TRUST THE PROCESS! Patience is key. Many things will be out of your control so you must trust the process. Do not put a time limit on the things you ask the universe for. Let the universe take the wheel and remember God’s timing is everything.

Everything happens for a reason.

Thanks for reading! Until next time.

xoxo,

Donna B 🌺

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The right kind of “No”

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Happy Wednesday!!!!

It’s human nature to want to be perfect, but in the reality that we live in, there’s no such thing as perfect. In life, we strive to set goals and accomplish them. In order to accomplish said goals there involves planning and decision making. So with that being said, have you ever been told no and felt like it was the end of the world? Have you ever been told yes and it was not the best yes or the yes you really wanted? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then you have not been getting the right kind of yes’ and no’s. When someone tells you,”no”, it can be a major blessing in disguise.

 

 

I recently have been wanting to do things that were not of my nature. For example, for years I have been told by countless friends and family that I should model. When would I be told that I would think to myself… me… model? I was always that girl who somewhat likes to take pictures, but I didn’t love taking them. I am a girl who will throw on some leggings and a hoodie in a heartbeat with no makeup and a struggle bun and be ok for the day. But since I had heard from a number of people that I should model I said what the heck and stepped outside my comfort zone. On my birthday I took some pictures, took some measurements, did some research, and submitted myself to local modeling agencies.

 

 

 

I did it. I did something I never thought I would be comfortable doing. I knew that in a way I was setting myself up to have the door slammed in my face. I was setting myself up for some of my insecurities to outshine me.

Since I have never modeled a day in my life, I started doing more research on how many women have successfully become models. Plus size models at that. I am not a size 0 so I know that I am not what most brands are looking for. I am however what the average woman in America looks like so why not see if I have what it takes.

Weeks have gone by since I sought out to start a new journey in my life and to my surprise, I was sent a direct message on Instagram. A modeling agency reached out to me to inquire about seeing if I was interested in being represented by them. I was so excited that I was being contacted by an agency for representation. I was more than excited, I was  ECSTATIC. I emailed the person who asked for all of my information; height, weight, eye color, hair color, the whole 9 yards. I so graciously send off my information and anxiously await the response. But it wasn’t the response that I was waiting for. I was politely informed that although the agency “loved my look” I didn’t meet the height requirement for their “curve” department. And at that moment I was crushed. It took a two-line email to bring me down from my happiness to one of the lowest I have ever felt. Instead of sulking because  I didn’t meet the requirement, I said: “Hallelujah anyhow”.

Even though I was so excited about this new opportunity, I know that this wasn’t for me.

“The right kind of no is better than the wrong kind of yes”.

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Nobody wants to fail or be told no. But what we fail to realize that no matter how prepared you are or think that you are destined to do or achieve something that’s for you in FOR YOU. And what is meant to be is meant to be. Being told no does not mean that you can’t do something, it just means that is not the way God intended for it to happen for you. Even though the feeling of rejection can be heartbreaking or make you feel low, the rejection can be used as motivation to get that right kind of yes. Rejection can also be a deceptive acceptance. The right kind of no can reposition you for a tremendous yes that can lead to great things in your life.

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Thank you so much for reading! And until next time!

XOXO

-Donna B

 

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Color Outside The Lines

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There has been a lot going on in the world. So much that Aaron is taking notice of it. I have been following the silent protest of Colin Kaepernick that was started in the NFL. One day Aaron turns to me and asks me, “mom why is he kneeling and why are people upset that he is kneeling?” I had to educate him on the matter to the fullest extent. This was definitely not a conversation that I wanted to have with my son at such a young age. But I want to be the parent that is completely honest with him even if it makes me feel uncomfortable.

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Within having that conversation with Aaron I had to explain to him that Colin is simply standing up for what he believes in. He is not letting the bullies change his narrative and he continued to peacefully protest what his beliefs were. This possibly could be a lot of information that a seven-year-old can handle. However, I would rather be the one educating my child about certain topics instead of hearing about it on the playground or even another adult.

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Recently Nike has endorsed Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike and has started putting up different ads including Colin and a few of the top athletes in the world. The ad made me tear up. If you haven’t watched the ad, you can watch it here. The ad is very profound and part of what is said is,  “If people say your dreams are crazy. If they laugh at what you think you can do. Good. Stay that way. Because what none believers fail to understand is that calling a dream crazy is not an insult… its a compliment. Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything. Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if your dreams are crazy enough.” I had Aaron watch the ad that featured Lebron James, Serena Williams, athletes with one hand, athletes with no legs and he was asking, ‘how are they doing that? How is that one guy playing without a hand? How is the little boy wrestling without legs?” I had to explain to him that they practice being the best. Just because the football player doesn’t have two hands doesn’t mean he can’t play football. Just because the little boy has no legs doesn’t mean he can’t wrestle. They have hard work and determination. They dream to be the best there ever was even if they are different. They are aren’t letting their disabilities stop them from doing anything.

These people are so inspiring and they are the epitome of what it is to follow your dreams. That is something that I am trying to instill in Aaron. I want to teach him that it is okay to color outside of the lines. The athletes in the ad had been coloring outside the lines for years just so that they can make their dreams come true. I’m sure they had people telling them throughout their journeys that the couldn’t do x,y, and z. They are paving the way for other athletes. They are showing that you don’t have to be what society calls “normal” to chase after their dreams.

 

There will be people along the way telling him what he can and can’t do. But I will be the one by his side telling him HE CAN. I will make sure that my voice drowns out those haters that don’t want to see him succeed. I don’t want him to limit himself and only think he has to do what society tells him. Everyone’s journey won’t be the same path. Some paths will be straight, while others might include hills and detours. AND THAT IS OK! Some things can come easier to certain people, and for others, they have to work twice as hard for it. I pray that Aaron always gives 200% at everything that he puts his mind to.

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Teach your children to follow their dreams and always be their number 1 supporter!

Thanks for reading! Until next time.

xoxo,

Donna B 🌺

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Shameless

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The other day I was leaving the park and out of nowhere I heard, “OMG will you please just give me like two seconds!?” And I just so happened to run into this woman who was taking her kids out of the car as I was putting mine in the car. She turns to me and says, “I’m not yelling at you, I am just yelling at my kids.” I laugh and tell her I understand, sometimes you just have to yell and get it out. Now I know what some of you are thinking… you shouldn’t yell at your kids. But I think that why not? They constantly yell at us for things when their hungry, sleepy, etc.

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I can’t tell you how many times I felt so frustrated that my kids won’t just chill out and have had to raise my voice while out in public. I know whoever is around me at that time is shaming me as a mother. Trying to get my son to stop crying about a toy I won’t buy and people are staring. Or the feeling of shame about breastfeeding in public. That list can go on and on.

 

We are constantly being shamed when it comes to us being selfish. For example, wanting to do simple things that don’t involve our children such as a quick trip to Target or go and binge on Yogurtland. These are simple things, but they are simple things that I would like to enjoy alone. No matter what, there are people around us constantly judging the things we do and the decisions we make. The problem is we care so much about what people in our lives have to say about us. And for some reason, we desperately care how those on social media see us even more. How is it that we care what a total stranger that has no knowledge of our lives other than the things we show them. We try and portray a “perfect” life that we all know doesn’t exist.

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I started to think… why should I care when I am out in public that people are staring because my kids are crying? They are kids and they are going to cry. They have feelings just like the rest of us, they just don’t know how to control those feelings as we do. Why do I care if someone has something negative to say about me when I want to have something for myself? I am entitled to it!

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Another thing I am shameless about is standing up for myself and my kids. I have no shame in making sure that they are protected and in no kind of harm’s way. If you follow me on social media, I share my experiences with Aaron doing background work. He has been doing this for about a year and he enjoys it for the most part. It has its fun time and it also has its irritating times. The last time we went to set, we had a horrible experience. Out of all the times, we have never had an issue like this on set. By law children who are working in the tv and film industry have to be schooled on set for at least 3 hours. They accommodate the set with set teachers that are supposed to be advocates for the children working. This one particular teacher was not the nicest or respectful and I sensed that Aaron did not feel safe around her. I had to step up and speak up to ensure that my child was safe. This woman was not only a problem for me, but for other parents and children who were working that day. Let’s just say when it comes to my kids I DON’T PLAY! I had to voice to this woman that she was rude, disrespectful, and had a bad attitude all day.

I am also my child’s number one fan and advocate. I felt as though her supervisor needed to be informed about her behavior, so I called and wrote an email to inform someone that my experience with one of their employees was horrible.

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The 19-year-old mother that I was years ago probably wouldn’t have spoken up or said anything. But now… I am now SHAMELESS! I am always in mommy mode. I’m not perfect and I know I will make mistakes along the way. There is no reason to allow people to shame me just because I am choosing to live MY LIFE and raise my children the way I want. Don’t be that person that shames the mom just because she’s having a bad day. Instead, lift her up and let her know it will get better.

Thanks for reading! Until next time.

xoxo,

Donna B 🌺

Mommy Blog · Product Review

Bookroo

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Is it just me or is there a subscription box for pretty much everything? I don’t know about you , but I love it! Over the summer I noticed that Parker loves books. I would sit her by some toys and books and she would spend most of her time turning the pages of the books and enjoy looking at all the colorful pictures. When I would try and get her to sit and watch something with Aaron, she would much rather look at her books.

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I spend plenty of time on Instagram and follow many mommy bloggers. One day as I was scrolling on my time line I came across this mom who was promoting a subscription box to Bookroo. I was so intrigued by this subscription, because I knew this was something that I could use for both my kids!

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BookRoo is a subscription box of books that you can choose age-appropriate books that come monthly via mail! You have the option of choosing 3 board books (ages 0-3), 2 picture books (ages 2-6), and 2 chapter books (ages 7-10). All books come beautifully wrapped and a note pertaining to what books have been sent. This helps promote the fun and excitement that can come from reading. Also, the books you receive are unique. You can also gift a subscription BookRoo box!

BookRoo’s mission statement is ,” Our mission is to enable and empower parents to build their children’s book collections in an affordable and exciting way through curated monthly book deliveries. We believe in the power and impact of the written word in the life of a child, and believe it’s never too early to start reading to children!” When I was growing up I didn’t really love reading, but now that I am a parent, I want to show my children how important it is to read and enrich your mind.

Things I love about BookRoo’s subscription box:

  • Convience
  • The books are yours to keep
  • No hassle of going to the library
  • No worries of losing a library book and or damaging it
  • All books are age appropriate and hand picked for you
  • The subscription box is like an unexpected present for your children

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How does BookRoo work?

  1. Choose your book type and or age board books (ages 0-3),  picture books (ages 2-6),  or chapter books (ages 7-10)
  2. Choose your subscription of 1, 3, 6, or 12 months
  3. Input your payment and shipping information
  4. Enjoy your subscription

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Looking for a great deal?

I’m excited to share BookRoo with you! Choose any multi-month subscription and receive 15% off using coupon code MYMOMMYMODE

Thanks for reading! Until next time.

xoxo,

Donna B 🌺

 

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Reflecting On The Past

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Happy Saturday!

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A year ago today I posted my first blog. I can’t believe that an entire year has passed me by. It’s like I took a long nap and am just now waking up. I wanted to reflect on the past year of my life and boy it has been a year. I first thought about starting a blog after I gave birth to my daughter, but I would put it off from one month to the next. One day I woke up and thought I need to stop saying what I want to do and just do it! I was limiting my self. I put myself in a box and I couldn’t wait to get out.

 

When I first started my blog I had planned to post once a week. Welp that didn’t happen. You may have a plan or goal to do something and life can change those plans so quickly. Even though it didn’t happen, no harm no foul. I wanted to be authentic to my readers. I didn’t want to just write or post about just anything. I wanted to write about something that I was passionate about or something someone else could take away from it. So I want to set a goal for myself to be committed to the one post a week. (Let’s see if I can keep it up)

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I am so happy that I started my blog. It’s almost as if my blog is my diary. A very public diary. I like to read blogs and I gain so much knowledge from other bloggers. I learn from them from them being so candid. I want that for my readers. I want them to know that I am relatable and that I can be vulnerable. You never know who you can help with the things you have to say.

This time last year, I was sending Aaron to the 1st grade now I am sending him to the 2nd grade. Aaron was very active, from soccer, basketball, and baseball, I was a very busy sports mom. Aaron also was doing background work for shows such as Snowfall, Jane the Virgin, & Dolemite. I am so proud of all that he has accomplished. Parker has reached so many milestones. She went from crawling to running in what seemed like a few days. She is understanding more and more every day. She has also done a few modeling projects. My kids are what keep me going on a daily basis.

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I learned a few things about myself this year. I learned that I need to have patience in every area in my life. Especially with my kids and relationship. I also learned that I need to have more time for myself. I spend the majority of my time making sure everyone is ok. I forget about myself and I need to make sure I am well taken care of so I can take care of my family. I learned that I need to figure out my purpose. I used to think I had all the time in the world to figure it out, but I don’t. Time is passing me by and I am somewhat wasting it. I also learned I don’t give myself enough credit. This year… I laughed. I cried. I failed. I succeeded. I lived. Who knows what the future hold, but I am here for whatever the universe has in store for me.

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This past year wasn’t what I wanted it to be at all. I faced many trials that did not foresee. It was tough for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how much I walk through the tunnel, I felt as though the light would be even further from when I started. Even though I was going through so much, I had to just be thankful and grateful for everything that was going right in my life.  These days are flying by. I have a beautiful family and I am thankful that they are there for me every step of the way. Planning for the next year I want to set short-term goals and long-term goals. I hope and pray that I will achieve every goal I set for myself.

Thanks for reading! Until next time.

xoxo,

Donna B 🌺

 

 

Mommy Blog · Product Review

Classic Skin

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

Time is the one thing I wish I had more of. It seems like no matter how much I try and prepare or manage my time, I just don’t seem to have enough of it. Ahhhh!  One of the benefits of being a mother.


I can’t tell you how many times I just say to myself, I wish I had more time to do x, y, and z. One thing I love to do is put on face masks! Face masks are a spa-like simple indulgence, that is quick, easy, and allows me to indulge in my own home and save time and money so I can spend more time with the kiddos. There is nothing like putting on a facemask after a long day! You can either sit and relax watching TV, reading, or soaking in a tub for the 15-30 minute application or be productive and multitask on home and work projects.

There are definitely so many face mask options on the market that can help you with all your current skin care needs. My favorite thus far is the sheet masks. I can pop one on my face and get so much accomplished while the sheet mask is going to work. Sheet masks are quick and easy to use and best of all – any skin type can benefit from them!

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Sheet masks can be applied during any time of the day, but I like to apply them during my night time skin routine. I sometimes find it very difficult to find the energy to do my night time skin routine, but I make it easier by just applying a sheet mask. I love the after feeling of using a sheet mask. I feel like my skin looks healthy, nourished, and vibrant! Sheet masks can leave your skin looking very smooth, clear, radiant, glowing, plump, and most important….hydrated.

Since I love taking care of my skin, I try and use a face mask once a day. I have yet to find a skin care product that can help me with all of my skin issues, I like to use a different sheet mask each day to better serve my skin care needs. I have been loving the Vitamasques Classic Bundle. There are 7 that come in the bundle, so I have one for each day and for each skin condition that I want to treat.

These are the Vitamasques Classic Bundle Masks and the benefits of using each of them.

Tea Tree Face Sheet Mask

Moisturizing and clarifying

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Tea tree can help soothe dry skin and can reduce itching and irritation. Research has shown that tea tree also has been shown to be very effective when treating eczema. The anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil help in relieving the discomfort of itchy and irritated skin. It also can help reduce redness and swelling. Tea tree is great for skin because it helps all types of skin conditions.

-Dry Skin & Eczema
-Oily Skin
-Itchy Skin
-Inflammation
-Acne

 

 

Manuka Honey Face Sheet Mask
Hydrating & Moisturizing

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Manuka honey has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and heals congested or inflamed skin. It oxygenates pores to draw out bacteria. It promotes skin regeneration and repairs cellular damage and can also lessen scars. Manuka honey will hold in moisture and absorb moisture from the air for a dewy and glowing complexion. It also has a pH of 4.5 and when you use it as a facial cleanser, it will balance your skin’s pH.

-Heals Acne
-Repairs Skin
-Hydrates & Moisturizing
-Anti Aging
-Balance the Skin’s pH


Jeju Green Tea Face Sheet Mask
Soothing and Hydrating

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Jeju green tea has plenty of antioxidants and also contains high levels of collagen. The collagen in the green tea helps with the elasticity of our skin. The collagen also helps tighten the skin. The Jeju green tea is regularly in anti-aging creams and helps remove fine lines and lightens dark circles around the eyes.

-Skin Elasticity
-Glowing Skin
-Anti-Aging


Bamboo Charcoal Face Sheet Mask
Detoxifying & Pore Tightening

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Bamboo charcoal absorbs impurities and toxins. The activated bamboo charcoal draws out and absorbs higher amounts of bacteria, toxins, and microparticles. The charcoal also draws out all the filth from your pores.

-Absorbs Impurities and Toxins
-Tightens Pores
-Detoxifies Skin



Pomegranate Face Sheet Mask
Moisturizing, Firming, & Lifting

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Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C and helps treat dull and dry skin. Pomegranate is 82 percent water and helps with skin hydration. It also has been known for anti-inflammatory properties that can cure zits.

-Rich in Vitamin C
-Hydration
-Protect skin Cells From Damage


Korean Red Ginseng Face Sheet Mask
Hydrating & Moisturizing

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Red ginseng has many amounts of phytonutrients that stimulate and activate the metabolism of the skin. It removes the free radical that comes out of the skin’s exposure to sunlight and pollution. It also contains some collagen that makes your skin much firmer. Ginseng root contains antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are really good for our skin. It can also reduce black spots.

-Prevents Aging
-Improves Complexion
-Tones the Skin
-Fights Skin Disease

 

Acai Berry Face Sheet Mask

Moisturizing and Revitalizing

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Acai berry is rich in antioxidants which are good for helping with aging beauty. It has large amounts of vitamins A, B, C, and E that help revive your skin. It also has the functionality to heal damaged skin cells and most importantly restores moisture.

-Rich in antioxidants

-Contains vitamins A, B, C, D, and E

-Revives skin

-Heals damaged skin

-Restores moisture

You can get each mask individually by using the links above or the entire bundle hereUse my code DONNA15 to get 15% off your order.

 

Thanks for reading! Until next time.

xoxo,

Donna B 🌺

Mommy Blog

Summer Activities on a Budget

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Summer is here and that means that kids are out of school. Which means moms and dads across the world are scrambling to find things to occupy their kids while on summer break. For the most part, it is hot and you more than likely don’t want your kid to be sitting inside in front of a screen for more than half the day. I know I would love to take my family on some huge extravagant summer trip to some beautiful country, but that is not within our family budget at the current moment. You want to get out the house but don’t want to spend a fortune? I have some solutions for you!

Neighborhood Parks

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Neighborhood parks are always a great free outing. There are typically slides, swings, monkey bars, you name it. Going to the park isn’t some new idea, however it is a great place for your kids to get out and play. You can pack some sandwiches and snacks and enjoy some fresh air. One great thing is they are more than likely to meet new kids to play with. Another thing you can do that is relatively inexpensive is go to the local dollar tree or 99 cents store and get bubbles, hula hoops, water balloons, and or water guns. You can also park hop. My local park which is also in walking distance offers music in the park once a week. We like to pack up some snacks and blankets and enjoy music and friends with some free entertainment.

Library

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Local libraries are a fun way to keep your kids enriched with literature. I know it is summer and the last thing your kid wants is having to read over their summer break, but it is good to keep them invested in their education. The library also offers different classes and activities for kids and their specific age groups. This trip can be completely FREE!

Groupon

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I LOVEEEEE Groupon! Groupon is a great way to branch out and try new things with your family. You can search within your city and narrow it down to the activities you would like to do at a cheaper rate. If you have never used Groupon, use my link Here. Groupon is more than just for activities, my family and I use it for goods as well.

Go on a hike/ Walk

A hike a nice way to see nature in your community. It is also a great way to get out and get some exercise. You can make it fun by teaching your kids about the various plants and animals you may come across. You can also visit various hiking trails to keep it exciting. There are trails at parks, lakes, and other nature areas that have highlighted trails. The trails also have designated trails by skill levels to provide options for hikers and for people with experience. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes!

VBS (Vacation Bible School)

Vacation Bible School is something my son looks forward to all year. Although we go to church very frequently, he loves seeing his friends from school and meeting new people. Churches receive numerous amounts of donations, but they may not receive all of the donations possible to make it bountiful for the kids. This activity can vary in cost, but just know that the cost goes towards the food and snacks they provide, activities, and supplies. (Well worth it!)

Pools / Beaches

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Since it is summer and it can get extremely hot, taking advantage of your local pool is a nice way to stay cool. In my community, our pool we use is the local high school. What I love about the pool is that the pool is fairly big enough to where even if it is crowded, there is still plenty of pool for everyone. Beaches are a fun outing and why not get a free tan while you’re there. Beaches have piers you can also visit.

Movies

I know what you’re thinking… The movies is one of the most expensive places for families to go! I bet you didn’t know that some big theaters have lowered prices in the summer. Regal Cinemas has the Summer Movie Express where they have $1 admission days and play kid friendly movies. $1 Dollar for a movie??? YES PLEASE! AMC theaters offer $5 dollar movie tickets on Tuesdays. There is always the occasional $5 dollar local theatre in your city (if you have one). Those are some good deals if you’d ask me!

There are plenty of ways to have some summer fun. There are also ways to have fun and not to break the bank. Google is your friend, don’t be afraid to use it! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Donna B