This Week’s Reviews

I really enjoy being a product reviewer and influencer.  It’s a fun hobby and I get cool products at a discount or free.  Recently I’ve had the opportunity to purchase two products at a discount in exchange for a review.  Both rock!

13296112_10154059133851043_293862481_nI have leather couches and young children.  I want to keep the couches looking good so I’m pretty excited about this first product-  Leather Cleaner & Restorer.  Technically it can also be used on shoes, leather jackets, purses, belts, car interior…pretty much anything made of leather.  I mostly care about using it on my couch every quarter.

Before kids I could care less about #LeatherCare.  Now, I do.  I’m a fan of this particular brand because it is non-toxic.  Much needed for someone like myself with kids and a dog.  The restorer works great and makes the couch look shiny and like new.  I will admit though it takes time because of the pre-conditioning treatment.  Prior to using the product you have to clean/wipe down the couch with a mild soap and warm water then let it dry.  Once it’s dry you can apply the conditioner on the sponger and go full on Mr. Miagi. After, wait for an hour then use a dry cloth to rub/soak up excess conditioner.  That’s it.  I’m one happy camper.


I also purchased the #Meago Car Charger after a long road trip with not enough chargers.  Between that road trip and my husband’s constantly stealing and losing my car chargers, I was over due for a new one.  I’m a fan of it.  It works, isn’t too big and has two ports.  No more taking turns charging phones.

This is why I love reviewing products.  I get awesome products that are so helpful and needed as well as give insight to others.

Message or email me if you want to learn more about these products or becoming a reviewer.  BTW- I am in no way affiliated with either company.



Damn You Frozen!


This is me every freak’n morning.

Dang kids wake up at the crack of dawn thanks to the stink’n California sun.  Sarah has literally used the quote “The Sky’s awake so I’m awake.”

Is it bad to punch a 4 year old?

And Evan..he is no better.

Jonny and I are so done with the early morning wake up calls.  So when I was given the opportunity to purchase these #LuxuryHomesBlackouts ones at a discount in exchange for a honest review, I was like “HELL YA!”

I love them. They are the softest material and they do the job. I love the length and the tie backs that come with them. My favorite feature besides the vibrant color is that they can be hung two different ways (tab or rod).  I totally recommend them!

Here’s to not strangling my kids in the wee hours of the morning.


Now if only I could magically make the extra large furniture disappear 😉

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That


Ok, so Little Miss is turning 5 in a week and a half.

And as much as I’d love to be that Pinterest mom that has perfectly done hair and nails and throws the most on point thematic party down to the T; including snacks, parties favors, etc….

I am not her!

I’m the messy bun mom, wearing morning breakfast left overs and trying to keep the baby  from being smothered by his sister’s “loving” embrace or flattened by the older brother who thinks he’s a WWF wrestler.

My sister Lindsay is a freak’n rockstar when it comes to this kind of thign.  She puts Pinterest to shame.  Me…ya I like to compare myself to Cliff Notes.

You know -that compact yellow holy bible for high schoolers that allows you to look and sound like your awesome and know everything without really having to read the entire novel or do all the critical thinking.

Yup…I’m Cliff Notes.

If you are like me- meaning you like cutesy, artsy fartsy stuff but are super busy with other kids, life and attempting to maintain your sanity then I recommend the doing what I do.  Choose a few key items to match the theme then let everything else go.  I like to select the most visible things, like the cake.

So, for Sarah’s upcoming party I’m doing a mermaid theme party. I’m focusing on the cake, main activity (pool party) and gifts.

Again, don’t overwhelm yourself.  Check out what I’ve got planned, take notes, and do your best.

Thematic cake– purchased or hand made.  I’m doing Ariel pull apart cupcakes.  Here’s my first trial run.  My next mermaid will be much less busty.  I got a little carried away with the frosting.  Hehe.


Oceanic Face Painting

I purchased a face painting kit from #AvaandFrankPaints.  The face and body paint palette is vegan, non-toxic, comes with 3 brushes, 2 sponges and 16 colors including gold and silver. The colors are beautiful and come off easily with water.

My kids love getting their face painted and both my hubby and I like drawing so it’s a win all around. Personally, I think it’s awesome paint. The paint is non toxic, nut-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, lead-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, hypo-allergenic, vegan, cruelty-free, FDA compliant and tested by US PHD cosmeticians. It’s going to be a smash.  Seriously it’s the best.  I’m going to have so much fun with it.  I’m so happy I got to purchase it at a discount in exchange for a review. The kids are going to love it at the party!

Activity– Swimming…that’s pretty mermaidy… right? I mean what kids doesn’t love swimming.  Sarah is a freak’n rockstar and basically taught herself how to swim.

Mermaid Gifts

I found an app that I love called Wish.  I call it my Chinese Amazon.  The prices are totally cheap and cute.  It takes  a while to ship though.  Give it a month at least.  I’m kind of obsessed with it.  Anyways, while doing Christmas shopping last year I went ahead and got Sarah’s Birthday stuff.  I’m so excited to give them to her.  Here’s a sneak peak.

With everything else I’m taking it easy.  There will be outdoor games and a painting station that children can go to whenever they feel like it.

No organized games here.  I’m not that mom.

But you know what…that’s ok.  Kids like Cliff Notes.  It’s true.  Kids are happy just being around other kids. Why stress myself out.  I will get to relax and talk to their parents. and the party will have the overall appearance of Pinterest greatness.

Maybe for added measure, I’ll put out some Goldfish crackers.

We’ll see.

Sarah’s party may not be the most flashy and beautifully thematic party but I know my daughter is going to love it and I’m going to have a good time.

And you know what..that is all that matters.