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Calm In Your Palm: The Perfect Book for a Busy World

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Calm In Your Palm and is 100% my own opinion. Calm In Your Palm has not influenced, nor reviewed this post prior to it going live.

As a mama to almost 4 year old twins, I know the struggle of trying to manage all of the emotions that come along with toddler and childhood.

We're continuously searching for books, apps, shows, activities etc. to help our children cope with these feelings and feel at peace. We've searched Google and Pinterest hours on end and never really found anything that actually kept the kids attention long enough to be considered successful. 

It wasn't until Calm In Your Palm contacted me asking about my interest in their book that I found the perfect resource. I didn't know much about the book but the illustrations were bright, fun and absolutely adorable and the brief description seemed so fitting. As adults we're always trying to find ways to find peace and calmness in a world full of chaos but sometimes we forget to do the same for our little ones.

When we recieved Calm In Your Palm my kids lit up, the book is beautiful and it has a small blanket featuring 4 calming colors which allows your little ones to interact with the story while it's being read. We read the book frequently and they just love it! There's even a FREE app that can be downloaded as well as a fun singalong!

To make it even better, Calm In Your Palm supports local organizations, including Positive Tomorrows right here in Oklahoma, in order to help fight the cycle of poverty. 

Calm In Your Palm even has a GIVEAWAY going on right now, which you can enter by clicking here.

Posted on February 27, 2017 and filed under Giveaways, Product Reviews.

Pampered: Luxe by Mr. Bubble + Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mr. Bubble and is 100% my own opinion. Mr. Bubble has not influenced, nor reviewed this post prior to it going live.

Women love to be pampered.. it's like a dream come true, am I right?! But, the reality of it is we don't always make the time for it for a number of reasons: we're too busy, pampering products can be pricey and we tend not to make ourselves a priority. 

Well good news... Luxe by Mr. Bubble is affordable and convenient to purchase. In fact, it's now available at select Ulta stores (including online) and will be available at Target as the holiday season approaches. No excuses mama's, a double stroller is easily maneuvered in both retailers!

I'm currently using the Bubbletini Bath Bombs and Shine On Lip Balm in Original Bubble and the All Buttered Up Body Butter in Sweet & Clean. While I really enjoy all of the products, my personal favorite is the smooth, light and buttery body butter. It's heavenly! Smells fabulous, doesn't leave a greasy residue and really moisturizes my skin! The bath bombs are lovely as well, they provide for a lightly scented time of relaxation and even give the water a light pink hue to add to the experience. As long as I can keep them away from my daughter, I will be taking full advantage of these fun little bath bombs! The Shine On Lip Balm is so light and smooth! It's a great basic to add to your skincare collection.

Offered in three wonderful scents: Original Bubble, Sweet & Clean and Sparkling Sorbet, you're sure to find the perfect products! Once you give it a try, head back to the store and pick up a gift set for the other ladies in your life who deserve to be pampered too!

Did I mention that the Bubbletini container actually serves as a beverage shaker when you're done with your bath bombs?! Double win!

Mr. Bubble is offering readers a chance to WIN some of their awesome products so head on over to my Facebook page for details!

Posted on August 10, 2016 and filed under Giveaways, Product Reviews.

Carlton Landing: Our Family Friendly Getaway to Pleasantville

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carlton Landing and is 100% my own opinion. Carlton Landing has not influenced, nor reviewed this post prior to it going live.

Have you ever been somewhere and felt like you were in a dream in every essence? What about somewhere close to home that you never knew existed? Well we were able to experience just that two weekends ago as we received a chance to stay at an up-and-coming community on Lake Eufala,Carlton Landing. This place is magical, so magical that we didn't want to leave. Instead we wanted to pack up all our belongings and move on in, which by the way is a possibility but for us isn't realistic at this time.  In the meantime, we hope to spend many more weekends staycationing ((I don't even feel like it qualifies as staycationing but rather vacationing, seriously I felt like I was in a different world)) there! 

The community is built on a strong foundation of passion, passion for nature, life, health and urbanism. From the cozy energy efficient homes to the sustainable community garden and farm, a beautiful pool and the nature surrounding the area including the vastness of lake Eufala. This is a community created around family and mother earth, in every sense. Not only is this a community to live at but also one to educate your children at, right close to home, through their own private school, The Academy. Oh, and there are American flags everywhere which just makes my heart smile even more!

As for adventure, you have the opportunity to paddle board, kayak and boat on the lake as well as parks, a pool and soon a rod & gun club and lake house. There are also two restaurants to enjoy while you're staying or maybe even LIVING in this dream, we didn't get to experience either but heard wonderful things about the food and service at both. 

If you have the flexibility to up and move, do so and go to Carlton Landing. If you don't, book a trip to visit or at the very least tour this amazing community. 

Not only do they have a lot to offer on a regular basis but they also host a unique array of events such as community dinners every Friday night, movie under the stars, holiday events, classes and even private events.

Did I mention that we took A + S with us and still had a relaxing time?! Life with multiples can be quite interesting in itself and even more so when we go somewhere new. Typically, me and my husband would be worried about what they're going to get into, them getting hurt, being bored etc. At Carlton Landing, it was the complete opposite. In fact the cottage we stayed in even had a few kids toys, they opted for running the stairs instead but the toys were available. To top it off, the community in general was very child friendly. Woo hoo, it's about time we take our little ones somewhere relaxing without being looked at like we're crazy.

Check out the cottage we stayed in, Freedom Cottage.