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The REAL Look in Swimwear

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 I was invited to be a model as a guest of SwimSpot #1 Item women hate shopping for? Swimwear! This is a daunting, unnerving task, but an absolute must. We associate it with warm weather, vacations, family, friends and making memories. Typically, shopping for that perfect bikini or one piece though is a memory we’d rather not keep! Along with this oh so fun shopping task, is seeing your favorite bikini on the towering size 2 mannequin that of course has zero cellulite and perfect bone structure, ugh we despise her. SwimSpot has taken these common insecurities and transformed them into a completely new and innovative way of shopping. Their newly re-modeled Flagship location at Fashion Island displays large flatscreen tv’s installed on fixture endcaps throughout the store and at the entrance. They feature footage of REAL women of...

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Best Boutique Blowdry Bar in OC: Lavender Salon

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Giveaways | 1 comment

 We visited as a guest of the venue The one thing that I wish I were good at doing is styling my hair. Unfortunately, whenever I attempt to style my hair for a big event, it ends in a disaster. I am so thankful that blowdry bars have been invented because they have helped me to look fabulous when attending a special event or premiere. Unfortunately, a lot of local “chain” blowdry bar salons have not been providing the same high-quality service that they once did, and while getting a recent blowdry, the stylist pulled too hard and damaged my hair extensions. Since I still need a stylist to blowdry my hair on a regular basis, I went on the hunt to find the best boutique blowdry bar in Orange County, and I was so lucky to find it...

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Idea for Fashionistas

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored Does anyone still need to finish their holiday shopping? My daughter finally gave me her final Christmas wish list, and everything on her list was clothing items. She is a true fashionista, and the one place where she is asking for most of her clothes to come from is The Children’s Place. The Children’s Place is a great place to get your children the hottest clothing trends, and their clothes last longer than most other clothing manufacturers. What I like about The Children’s Place is their affordable pricing. I can get 3-4 times as much clothing with my children’s clothing budget at The Children’s Place vs. other clothing stores. Wondering what the coolest clothing trends are this holiday season? The Children’s Place has helped us to give us this great gift guide for last-minute shoppers to get their...

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Outlets at San Clemente VIP Lounge

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue The Outlets at San Clemente is one of the most premier shopping destinations for families in Orange County. There are a wide variety of outlets stores offering everything from housewares to shoes. One of our favorite things about the Outlets at San Clemente is that it is a very family-friendly shopping destination offering families spacious outdoor walking paths, outdoor family games, and an exclusive VIP lounge. When doing all of our back-to-school shopping this year, I did most of my shopping at the Outlets at San Clemente. I was able to stretch my dollar much further than at the traditional mall, and my kids were kept entertained with their interactive outdoor games. While the kids loved the games, my favorite thing about shopping at the outlet center was their new VIP...

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Strong Summer Kids Footwear – UNEEK Keen Sandals

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Samples provided Summer is all about exploring. Taking your kids off the beaten path to explore tide pools, nature hikes, and more. The most important thing is finding a shoe that can keep your kids safe and comfortable while exploring the outdoors. Since I do a lot of traveling with my children, I am always on the hunt for a good strong summer shoe that will feel as comfortable as flip flops. I have come across many shoes over the past couple of years, but nothing as versatile as Keen Footwear. I got a pair of the UNEEK collection Keen sandals for my daughter and me before we went on a trip to Puerto Vallarta at the beginning of summer. The shoes are hip, rugged, and very comfortable. They were waterproof (which is a must for kids summer shoes)...

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Make a Fashion Statement with Kuhfs

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored I am guilty of always being seen wearing the same kinda outfit – jeans and a t-shirt. I am often too busy running my kids around town to stop and worry about making sure my outfit is current with the latest fashion trends, but I do want an easy way to mix-up my fashion look. Since jeans are my staple wardrobe, I was looking for a new style of jeans when I stumbled upon Kuhfs. Kuhfs are an innovative invention that is perfect for moms to make a chic new fashion statement without having to purchase a whole new wardrobe. It is a cuff that is easily wrapped around the bottom of your jeans and completely transforms your outfit. Kuhfs come in a wide variety of different styles to fit each person’s individual taste. The best part is...

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Fashion Ambush at Ontario Mills Mall (Giveaway)

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Deals, Family, Fashion, Giveaways, Shopping | 1 comment

 Sponsored Ontario Mills is the premier shopping destination in Southern California to find the best deals on fashion. Guests can enjoy added savings during their spring accessories sale currently happening until May 31st. When I heard about the sale, I couldn’t wait to drive to Ontario to score some awesome deals, and I also got to surprise some lucky shoppers with some complimentary accessories! It was the first time that I had done an ambush makeover, and I was a little nervous about what to expect. I checked into guest services, got a couple of $50 gift cards, and started walking around the mall to spot shoppers wearing the current fashion trends (cobalt blue, metallics, florals, and stripes). Surprisingly it was quite challenging for me to find customers wearing these fashion trends in the mall, but I was able...

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Hottest Summer Footwear Fashion (Giveaway)

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 23 comments

 “Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.” Growing up in Southern California, I’ve spent most of my life living in flip flops. As I have started getting older, and after having children, I have noticed that I need more support in my footwear to help support my back. So, I have finally given in and begun purchasing shoes that offer more support with Rocky 4EurSole shoes being one of my favorites. I wanted to find shoes that are fashionable, functional, and comfortable. Comfort has always been what has drawn me to spending most of my life wearing flip flops, so comfort was my #1 priority when looking for shoes. I found that Rocky...

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Ontario Mills Spring Sale: Accessory Ambush Makeovers

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Giveaways | 0 comments

 Sponsored Do you love fashion? Are you always looking for the hottest fashion looks? Who isn’t? Ontario Mills is one of the hottest shopping destinations in Southern California to find the coolest fashion, accessories, and more. This season, Ontario Mills, wants to help women find the perfect accessories, and they’re making it simple by hosting a spring accessories sale from May 7th through May 31st. During the sale, guests can find the latest jewelry, bags, shoes, hats, and sunglasses at discounts of up to 70 percent off. The limited-time sale includes 200 brand-name retailers, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Steve Madden, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, J.Crew and more with deeply discounted spring merchandise and a sneak peek of summer arrivals. Having trouble figuring out what the latest runway looks are featuring? These are the four must-have spring...

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Mother Trucker Co: Hip Hats For OC Moms

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sample received I have never been much of a hat person, but when I got my first Mother Trucker Co hat, I was instantly into hats. Not only was it sooooooo cute, but it was super comfortable. I always thought hats were itchy or annoying, but the Mother Trucker Co hat has now been my all-time favorite headpiece (and I have a LOT)! I love the style too. My hat says #OC, but they have a wide variety of hats that say all different things. One of my favorites if “Kid Life.” Did I mention that some of them come in Glitter? My Mother Trucker Co hat is one of my go-to accessories whenever I need a cute hat or something to cover up my bed head; I can count on My #OC hat. I have been wearing my...

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Eco-Friendly and Stylish Cienta Shoes

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 We received sample shoes in exchange for our honest review. Cienta Shoes is an internationally recognized brand of eco-friendly, stylish shoes made in Spain. For over 30 years this family owned business has specialized in making high quality, natural rubber shoes for children. Their production process is focused on the correct development of young feet and comfort is of top priority. Now, for how this natural rubber based shoe hits the road… When we opened up our two sample pairs of shoes, I immediately thought they were cute and stylish.  We tested out a girl pair of Mary Jane’s and a toddler boy pair of suede booties. In my opinion cute girl’s clothes and shoes are a breeze to come by, but sometimes it’s more difficult to find on trend boy’s fashions. But these booties are a kick.  Just look...

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Five Fun Spring Fashion Looks

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Spring has officially sprung, and I’ve been spending countless hours putting together my new spring fashion looks. While I have come across countless shirts, shorts, and accessories, the Rocky 4EurSole shoes are fashion accessories I can’t live without. I recently purchased a pair of the shoes, and then quickly went to work on putting together some must-have fashion looks for the spring. The sandals are comfortable, fashionable, and versatile for every fashion look. Check out their different shoes online and find out what style feeds your sole, and create the perfect spring fashion look with one of these five fun fashion looks. Night on the Town...

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Must-Have Spring Fashions for Kids

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored One of my favorite things about springtime is dressing my kids up in fresh pastel colored clothing, and taking beautiful photos as a keepsake of our memories. My favorite place to get the cutest spring fashions is at our local Children’s Place. They not only have the largest selection of spring looks but also have the best pricing available. With the days flying by, the Easter holiday has snuck up on me, and I was worried that all the cute spring dresses would be sold out at Children’s Place. After having lunch with some girlfriends, I walked into the store with my fingers crossed that there would be at least one or two cute things still available. To my surprise, the store was flourishing with gorgeous dresses, hats, hair accessories, and suits. There were so many adorable fashions...

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The Ultimate Diaper Bag – Haruhonpo USA

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Parenting, Shopping | 6 comments

 Sponsored One of the most significant purchases a new mom has to make is the diaper bag. It is important to find a diaper bag that will fit all your needs while away from home, and will be built to last. As a mom of three young children, I have purchased multiple diaper bags that have broken down quickly and have not been equipped to handle the amount of things I need to pack for my three kids while on the go. I was recently introduced to a new company called Haruhonpo USA that creates cute backpacks, purses, and diaper bags. We put their Pumpkin Silver Leopard diaper bag to the test over the past couple of weeks, and it is one of the best diaper bags that I have had. It features 12 storage compartments and comes with...

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Daddy and Daughter Date Night at Images Luxury Nail Lounge

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Beginning of the year has a higher workload for me.  As such, I try to put aside time to spend with the kids.  As part of that, I like to spend one on one time with each of them, that way I can ask them questions without the other jumping in with their response. Spending time with my son is pretty easy; we go to the comic book store, and then we catch a burger.  But with my daughter, I was having a harder time figuring out an activity that would entertain both of us.  She was not into comics.  So I asked her, what she likes to do.  Her immediate response was manicure and pedicure (or as she likes to say “Mani and Pedi”). Now, that was not an answer I was expecting. I thought this is something...

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The Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Teen Girls

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sample received The Gold Hair Tie Bracelet is my new favorite thing! Before I got this bracelet I would always keep hair ties on my wrist. Sometimes they would leave nasty imprints or just not stylish, and I don’t even want to talk about the girl that got that gross rash from wearing a hair band unprotected – ewwww. I LOVE this Gold Hair Tie Bracelet! I was thinking to myself “How did I live without this?” The Gold Hair Tie Bracelet has now become my favorite bracelet. With the Hair Tie Bracelet (made by Bittersweet) You can wear a cute bracelet anywhere. Before I got the Hair Tie Bracelet I was always taking my hair ties off because I am going somewhere nice and they don’t go with my outfit. With the Gold Hair Tie Bracelet you don’t...

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Top Holiday Fashions at The Children’s Place (Giveaway)

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Giveaways | 36 comments

 Sponsored Looking for the cutest holiday fashions for your kids, and don’t want to break the bank? The Children’s Place has been one of our go-to places for holiday fashions for our kids, and everything is priced perfectly to fit into our tight holiday budget. Not only does The Children’s Place have great holiday fashions but also has a great selection of warm winter wear. I found that my kids haven’t worn pants in quite awhile when putting them on during our first spell of cold weather earlier this month. I was able to get my kids stocked up with pairs of high-quality jeans for less than $10 a pair! My kids can roll around in the mud or crawl across the sidewalk without having me feel stressed about ruining an expensive pair of jeans. Another favorite item to...

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Hello Kitty Cafe is Coming to the Irvine Spectrum

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Dining, Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, announces the opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up. The pop-up cafe is designed within a metal shipping container and will be located at Irvine Spectrum Center. The temporary modular space will be placed in the Giant Wheel Court and will open to the public in late November – offering goodies & treats to Hello Kitty fans of all ages into 2016. The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up will serve up selections of the supercute menu items that have become favorites on the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, which has been making stops around the western United States since its debut at Hello Kitty Con in October 2014. Delicious mini cakes, colorful macarons packaged in adorable boxes, delectable doughnuts and bow shaped water bottles have become instant fan favorites...

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Magic of the Night with M.A.C. Cosmetics

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue We had the opportunity to enjoy a makeover from Ashley Rudder, Senior Artist with M.A.C. Cosmetics. She was sweet, so gracious and explained each step and product used for each application. A few of the new color palette’s used are some of our favorites during the holidays with plums, pinks and metallic’s and of course the names are great; evening rendezvous, soft savor, a sense of glamour and black swan. When we stepped upon the staging area at the end of the work day, we were able to relax in our director’s chair as Ashley worked her magic. Sharing in stories, laughter and new ideas to take home for make up application during the holidays; you know those little tricks of the trade. After Ashley had transformed us into glamorous mom’s,...

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Finding the Perfect Fitness Shoes at Endurance House

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Fitness, Shopping | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue I love my flip flops. I am rarely spotted around town wearing anything other than flip flops. I’ve hiked in them, traveled with them and spent most of my adult like wearing them. When I was invited on a trip of a lifetime to hike in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, I knew that I had to bring a good pair of tennis shoes for hiking – but realized I didn’t know where to start when looking for a good pair of tennis shoes to bring with me on my trip. I began asking around to many of my friends, and they all recommended the same place – Endurance House in Laguna Niguel. I went into the store with my younger son and was immediately greeted by the nicest staff members. They...

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