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Current WhoWhatWear Favorites - July 2017

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Hi there!

I'm sure you've noticed that I'm a total Target Fashionista LOL! Most of my clothes come from Target just for sheer ease. I can buy eggs, diapers and a cute dress all in one place!

But two weekends ago , my friend's mom complimented the dress I was wearing to my nephew's baptism and when I told her it was from Target, she said she never finds anything she likes there! Honestly, I hear that a lot and am SHOCKED every time! I feel like there are so many cute pieces in there, especially from the WhoWhatWear line. Don't tell my husband but I bought four tops from this line just yesterday LOL! 

There are ALWAYS new pieces to choose from. WhoWhatWear stop taking all my money!!!

So here is roundup of a few of my faves that are currently available from this particular line, starting with this dress I wore this past weekend.
Isn't this BEAUTIFUL!?!?!??!  Seriously - I've never seen a dress THIS pretty at Target.  I wish I could wear it everyday!!!
Here are a few more pieces I've picked up in the last month or so. Some I've worn, some I haven't, but no matter what I LOVE them and will wear them again and again!
There are a ton of other pieces that for some reason aren't yet avaialbe on the website!  When I shoot them, I'll of course link them if I can! 

But next time you're in Target, be sure to check out this line!!! Everything is under $50 and super super stylish and fun.  

Until next time,



SoCozy #SplashHappy Summer Box Review

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Hi there!
You might remember a few months ago I shared my LOVE for SoCozy's curly line. We are still using the the entire line and my kids LOVE the smell of it. So, I was so excited to receive their Swim line!!!

SoCozySplash Swim 3in1 is a shampoo,conditioner AND body wash that cleanses and repairs damage to hair caused by pool chemicals, saltwater and the sun. Activated charcoal adsorbs and removes unwanted green tones, calcium salts, and chlorine buildup from the hair. A special blend of antioxidants and vitamins infuse hair with moisture. It leaves your body clean from head to toe!
Thanks SoCozy for this super cute piggy
shower cap! We had fun with it at the pool!
I received this box at the PERFECT time - the day before we were heading to the pool for the first time this summer for my niece's birthday party. So we tested it out at bath time that night!

My husband did the washing and he commented immediately about how the shampoo lathered so amazingly with only using a little bit.
I took over to wash my youngest and I found out that this shampoo is NOT tear free. OOPS! He was unhappy for a while, but he was ok in just a little bit of time. 
It definitely cleaned their hair well. My boys hair tends to not need conditioner to detangle, but my daughter does. I must admit that this 3-in-1 did NOT condition my girl's curls enough to detangle.  But, the saving grace was the leave in conditioner, which did give it enough slip to brush the curls out without tears. But my girl did NOT like the scent of the spray at all. She plugged her nose and actually asked me to wash it out.  I distracted her enough to get her to forget about the scent while I finished brushing her hair. But she did ask me the next day not to use the spray on her again, so I won't. 
I think this line has a great objective - getting all the chemicals from pool water out of your kids'  hair is important! I would definitely use this on my kiddos again. I just need to be careful not to get it in their eyes. And even thought my daughter didn't like the scent of the spray (it smells like coconuts, which I think is perfect for summer, but she didn't agree!), it did detangle her hair very well. I'll just use it on my boys and myself LOL!

BONUS to this box from SoCozy - they sent a little something for ME too!  
SoCozy teamed up with  37 Actives and FranceLuxe Hair and sent some other goodies. I can't wait to try this 37 Actives cleanser and  cream!  I'm ALL ABOUT anti-aging ANYTHING!!!!  I'm trying to stay looking YOUNG! Maybe I'll update on these later. 
The FranceLuxe hair ties are AWESOME! They are super thick and strong, metal free and they work great on my girl's thick, curly hair. Plus she loves the colors, so they have been getting a lot of use.  

Run out and pick up some SoCozy products - you will love them I swear! You can get them on Amazon! 
Hope you have a #SplashHappy rest of summer!!!

Until next time,


Testing My Confidence in Fashion Nova

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Hi there!  
My Facebook friends have already seen that I wore this kind of crazy dress in public a few days ago. Let me tell you - this was NOT EASY for me to wear!!!

I binge watched the first 6 seasons Game of Thrones a few months ago and now I'm obsessed like the rest of the world. So, when I found out that the White Sox were having a Game of Thrones night promotion, I made up my mind to go in an outfit inspired by MissandeiDaenerys Targaryen's right-hand girl. I found this dress on Fashion Nova and thought it would be perfect. More "inspired by" than an actual costume. 
It's way sexier than anything I've ever bought in my whole life. I think I am conservative in my style and I try really hard to hide the parts of my body that I think are flawed. Just looking at this dress, I knew it would expose every single thing I hate about myself. 

But I bought it anyway. 

It was the wrong color so, I ended up dying it.  
It was supposed to be blue, but it turned grey. Better than pink, so I just went with it.

And then I bought a ton of stuff to get myself into it.

How did I get my saggy boobs to stay into this dress you ask? Tape.  A lot of tape.  
The Bring It Up Breast Lift Tape lifted my horrible boobs up enough that I didn't worry people would think I was an 80 year old with really good skin. The nipple covers because, obviously. And the dress tape to adjust the shape of my boobs a bit (because the Lift Tape made them kind of a funny shape) and to keep the dress from shifting around too much.  

But in all honesty - all the tape in the world could not make me comfortable in this dress. 

I wore a sweater the entire night. I only took it off to take the photos.
We waited about 45 minutes for this photo
I actually brought my biggest handbag and put an extra dress and and bra in it because I was sososososososoooooooooo nervous about wearing this in public. If it wasn't for my husband's encouragement, I wouldn't have even left the house like this, none-the-less walked into a stadium with 30,000 other people.

But I did it. At the end of the day, it was just a costume and I'll never wear it again. And I don't really have anything to be embarrassed about. I'm not skinny. Oh well. I have real, large not-at-all perky boobs. Oh well. I'm not the only one who has these things and I'm not the only one who has insecurities. I just put mine on display for a LOT of people. And I've survived. 
But really, I'm never wearing this again LOL!

Until next time,



The Glam Mom Style Feature #7 - Christine Li

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Hi there!
I'm so excited to introduce you all the Christine. You guys - her style is A. MA. ZING!!!! You are going to need to hit the FOLLOW button right NOW!

I met Christine foreeeeeever ago when I worked at an insurance company and she was friends with a few of my coworkers. I remember asking her where she got one of her outfits and she said her sister made it! How cool is that!?!?!  You'll see below that her sister is still her favorite designer! We ended up meeting again after all these years at the birthday party of one of those same former coworkers and in chatting I learned she recently started sharing her fashions on Instagram and plans to launch a blog soon! 

So read on to learn more about Christine and be sure to follow her on Instagram at @Chic_Mom_Factor and be BLOWN AWAY by her seriously gorgeous looks! 

Can I keep it secret? 
Number of Children
Favorite item you are wearing today
My sister’s collection, L’avenement
Favorite Clothing Brand
Favorite Handbag Brand
Chanel and Celine
 Favorite Shoe Brand
Valentino, Chanel, YSL, Sturt Weitzman
Favorite Makeup Brand
Cle de Peau Beaute (for skin care), Chanel [for] blush and Mac [for] colors
Favorite colors to wear (makeup and/or clothing)
How long does it take you to get ready each morning?
45 minutes
Celebrity's Style You Admire
I can’t think of at this moment. Always love Audrey Hepburn. Sometime, I like Rachel Zoe too.
Your Personal Beauty/Fashion Philosophy
Simple, elegant and chic.
Why You Love Being a Glam Mom
Always love to dress up since a little girl. Being a Glam Mom is my way of living, I wouldn’t know another way around.

Until next time,


15 Summer Activities To Help Your Kids Appreciate Nature

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Hi there!
Today I'm sharing a guest post. "An outdoor enthusiast, Joe is the lead editor at Nature Rated; a website which rates and reviews the best outdoor gear for people who quickly want to know what to get. He believes in no fluff, to the point reviews, which help you choose the right gear for your next adventure.
Whenever daily life gets him down he heads to the nearest lake or river with his kayak and camera spending time recharging his batteries."


What are your kids doing this Summer? 

For many of us Summer time with the kids is a time to enjoy the outdoors, the sunshine and if you're lucky the ocean.
As much as kids love Summer holidays, keeping them busy can be a real chore! If you've not got the luxury of a Summer camp then it's up to you as parent to find things for the youngsters to keep busy with.

Failing that, your kids might spend all their time in front of a computer, tablet, phone or other screen and research has shown that spending too much time in front of a screen can have a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of children.

Studies have shown that taking part in nature-based activities helps people who are suffering from mental ill-health and can contribute to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress, and depression. In fact, a daily walk in nature has showed decreased activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor in depression.

One in four people are estimated to experience bouts of mental ill health and it's on the rise. Prescription medication of antidepressants are also at a record high level and the demand for more invasive treatments are also on the rise. Health and social care commissioners are examining and commissioning different options for cost effective services for mental health and one of these options is a daily walk of 90 minutes or more. We need to learn from the past when kids got excited to spend their time climbing trees and building dens rather than spending hours inside.

Joe at Nature Rated understands this all too well and has put together an infographic on 15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature.

This is what it looks like:
15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature
From baking a blackberry pie to constructing a pond or insect hotel, there's plenty for the youngsters to get up to. Head on over to his site for step by step instructions to get your kids out and about enjoying nature.


Rotisserie Chicken Hack with Gold Peak Tea and Jewel-Osco!

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Hi there!
By now I think we all know that I don't like to cook.  But, I can heat up a mean rotisserie chicken LOL!

No really - I can.

Jewel offers the Signature Meal Deals, which is a super great deal if you have a large family like me! It comes with a rotisserie chicken (or a bucket of chicken), two (2) 1-lb sides from the deli and a 64oz Gold Peak Tea of your choice!
The convenience of a pre-cooked, whole chicken is awesome. Going on a picnic? Don't feel like cooking? Just grab this meal deal and dinner is already ready! I will say that I like to play with the flavor a bit. It's super easy to update the flavor of a pre-cooked chicken - just add whatever you want to it! This is what I do:
I transfer the chicken into a small aluminum roasting pan, including the stock from the original chicken container.

I put several shakes of salt, pepper and rosemary on the inside of the chicken. And then rub the same mix into the skin. (I like salt, but I'm not trying to die. I think I put around 10 shakes over the whole chicken. It might sound like a lot - but it's not that much. Maybe equivalent to 1 teaspoon, but don't quote me on that.)
I chop up half and onion and 3 cloves of garlic. I put half the the chopped veggies on the inside of the chicken and smear the rest on top of the chicken.

I let mine sit like this overnight, but if you don't have time for that, no big deal. You can cook it right away!
After marinating until dinnertime the following night, I threw it in the oven, still covered in foil to keep the moisture in, on 325 for about 45 minutes.
And done! Serve with your favorite sides from Jewel Osco and some delicious Gold Peak Tea and your dinner will be so delicious!!!

BTW - This Gold Peak Tea is AMAZING!!! I chose the Green Tea flavor. It's like the perfect tea to go with chicken - super light and refreshing and not too sweet! Tea goes with any meal, really. It's the perfect family drink! Everyone can have it!
Get to your nearest Jewel-Osco and grab a Signature Meal Deal and a super yummy Gold Peak Tea! The perfect, quick, summertime meal! Find your nearest Jewel-Osco HERE.

Until next time!



#LKEVERYDAY - Lorissa's Kitchen Helps Pack In The Protein!

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 Hi there!
The 4 flavors I tried.  The Szechuan Peppercorn was my favorite!
I'll be honest - I'm not a big meat eater. I'm kind of carbs all day, err'day. Hence my weight LOL. But I know I need to eat more protein. But meat takes a lot of effort to cook and, let's be serious - I hate cooking.  
So, I'm happy to try out anything that means I can eat a little healthier without having to put in too much extra effort. In comes Lorissa's Kitchen!  
Because I'm not much of a meat-eater, I was actually surprised that a few people I know have already tried Lorissa's Kitchen meat snacks and had nothing but good feedback on it! 

My Sister-In-Law, Branwyn, follows a strict Gluten-Free diet due to Celiac Disease and she'd already tried a few of these flavors. Together, we tested the Sweet Chili Pork flavor and it tasted like spicy bacon! Pretty good!
Brawnyn giving my brother a quick snack 
while he was on baby duty on the 4th of July
My friend Vanessa saw the first post I made on Facebook about this brand and said she LOVED Lorissa's Kitchen! I was shocked! 

But I guess I shouldn't be - the ones I tested are actually really good! 
Look at these cutie pies testing out the snacks! 
Some highlights about this brand, besides providing 10 to11 grams of protein per serving, are:

  • All animals are raised responsibly and are antibiotic free
  • There are no added growth hormones, nitrites, no added MSG and no preservatives
  • They are Gluten Free
  • They are super portable (in a resealable bag) making it much easier to get protein into your diet every day
I totally recommend trying these out! I know a few people who saw my first post that were ready to try them out immediately! They are available for purchase at Target or on Amazon

If you've already tried them, I'd love to hear what you think and which flavor was your favorite! Leave me a comment!

Until next time,


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