The Magic of BB Creams

BB Creams from CVS

I purchased some different BB Creams from CVS and put them all to the test. The first one I tried was instant love at first sight.  But, I kept going and tried 3 more  brands.  Recapping why I liked or didn't like them in today's YouTube video!   The brands I tried were by Rimmel, Physicians Formula, Maybelline, and Revlon.  All have SPF, all are tinted.  One clear winner! … [Read more...]

Mountain Family Staycation – Lake Arrowhead

homemade champagne vinaigrette

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipSmarter #CollectiveBias You should consult your physician before consuming Fre if you are pregnant or have any health concerns regarding alcohol. Socializing with family & friends is just a natural way of how I was brought up.  I come from a large family that used to take annual trips to the beach together.  Those vacations were packed full of family, large meals, lots of laughter, and of course making memories.  Earlier this year, my dad & step-mom decided it was time to … [Read more...]

The Day Designer at Target

The Day Designer At Target | Whitney English

As you know, I'm a planner junkie.  I've written about the MomAgenda, the Martha Stewart at Staples, Emily Ley's Simplified Planner, and I have a new one for you!  Now, you might think that this planner hopping means I'm dissatisfied and can't find the holy grail of planners.  But that's just not true.  My life is constantly changing, and my needs are as well.  This upcoming year (well, July), I actually will be using Emily Ley's Weekly Simplified Planner for personal use as I've discovered that the Daily offers too much space and I don't have enough to fill it.  I also use a separate planner … [Read more...]

Easy to Make & Go Pancake Wraps

Easy to Make and Go Pancake Wraps

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WrapNGo #CollectiveBias Not sure about you, but mornings in the Dell household are crazy.  The kids are getting up earlier and earlier and I miss the time when I could get ready without little ones trying to play with my makeup brushes, my blow dryer, my shoes, blah blah blah.  Whenever the kids get up early, I try to have them play in their own rooms, but they always, at some point, end up at my feet with the iPad.  Getting 10 more minutes of me time is worth it. Once I'm … [Read more...]

Save 50% and Join Scentsy in July

Scentsy warmer - madame butterfly - santa clarita valley scentsy consultant

There's been something on my mind for a few months and on the 4th of July weekend, I decided to make a leap and join Scentsy.  It all started a few years ago for one of my best friend's baby showers.  I worked with her mom to get everything designed and set up. As a thank you, she gave me a box and a bag that smelled good - and yet I had never heard of it. Scentsy. Have you heard of it? It's a safer way to bring in some great scents into your home.  The products vary, but our favorite in home is the ceramic warmers that use a light bulb to melt the scented wax.   There's an … [Read more...]

Creating a Name For Your Business

Creating your business name

This post is written as a partnership with Name.Kitchen discussing the creative process to creating a name for your business.   As a 2 time mom (soon to be third), and small business owner to 3 businesses (one now closed), naming things is difficult.    My very first business was a partnership right after I got married - to create Swarovski covered Crystal Cake Toppers.  There were two of us, and we came up with our name in 2 seconds - possibly over lemon drop martinis - Bling Divas.  A few months into the business, she relocated and we parted ways and I needed to rename our business since … [Read more...]

Crane USA – Kid & Adult Friendly Humidifiers (review)

Crane Train Humidifier Review

When I was at the Pregnancy Awareness event in May, something on the Crane USA booth caught my eye - an adorable choo-choo train. Luke is such a boy and loves all things that move - planes, trains, cars, trucks, etc.  He recently got his own little train set for his 2nd birthday and he's officially obsessed.  When Crane asked if I'd like to try out the Crane Train Cool Mist Humidifier (the first to launch in their transportation line) I might have yelled out YES!!!  I only had one worry - I'd never be able to get it out of Luke's room. Shortly after it arrived, we were fortunate … [Read more...]

Stitch Fix Maternity – Box Two!

Stitch Fix Maternity - empire waist stripe top

View my first box here! To recap, when I first saw that Stitch Fix was coming out with a Maternity Box version - I was SUPER excited.  (They've been around for more than 5 years curating boxes of clothing out across the US) I saw it unfold on Instagram and wished this was around when I was pregnant before. And Then... I found out I was pregnant again. I knew I had to sign up! I received my first box in April and loved all the items and loved that everything fit. SO important.  I scheduled my second fix to arrive about a month before I speak at a blog conference in San Diego (ConnectHer. So … [Read more...]

Blogging Financial Report – June 2015

Lifestyle Blogger Financial Report - June 2015

You can view all past months of blogging financial reports by clicking here. It's summer!!! It's officially Hot as Hades here in SoCal.  Every summer is always warm.  But adding in the extra element of being pregnant can make it even more uncomfortable.  But I digress. Let's talk about June's Blogging Financial Report! So June was a busy month on the blogging front.  I had more personal posts than sponsored ones.  I typically post two times a week and try to keep only one sponsored.  I don't like doing back to back posts of sponsored content unless I absolutely have to.  What's … [Read more...]

New Gift Shop in Santa Clarita – Mind, Body & Soap Co.

Mind Body and Soap Co - Santa Clarita, CA

My daily driving routine is pretty basic and routine.  It doesn't cover a large part of our valley, but every now and again I venture somewhere different and find something new.  I was driving to pick up some items for Luke's bday party and noticed that one of the building was getting a face lift from a dark brown to a creamy white.  The western looking building has been the same forever. Then, a few days later I was heading out to my little sister's birthday party and drove by the same building again.  I saw that the building paint was all done, but a new sign was up in place of another … [Read more...]