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Welcome To Venndy A New Way To Tell Your Story

I was introduced to Venndy by another blogger, which then transpired into loving the brand-spanking-new sharing platform, and thus writing this post to share with others out there! *this post is sponsored, and all opinions and experiences are my own! Let’s Go Over Venndy Quick: In my opinion, Venndy is specifically set up for bloggers, but it can also be used as a sharing platform for anyone savvy with social media. This is a place to continue telling your story. A sharing network, where you can promote and recommend those beloved items you can’t stop blogging about. Particularly useful for fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers, I’ve also been sharing a lot of my lose-the-baby-weight posts in their Fitness section. My summer closet favorites are also linked up too. Where Venndy offers a uniqueness is in the contextual sharing, which will allow your products/stories to be in front of a more…

5 Workouts To Get Your Booty Back After Baby

So here’s the reality of losing the baby weight. Once you do, you also lose your booty! Unless your keeping up with your workouts, which we all know is super difficult with kids, you most likely are starting to see a pancake butt, rather than what you used to have. You know, its just not quite as lifted. But, we can work to fix it! Here are the top 5 exercises I’ve found to really help build your booty back up like it was before those little rascals came along. This post contains affiliate links.ย  Exercise 1: Weighted Hip Thrust. I really like this one because you can do it with a toddler sitting on your hips as your weight. If you don’t want to attempt that, you can place a dumbell or barbell over your hips to add weight. How to do it: Start by lying on your back,…

This New Cash Back App is Magic: Meet DOSH

I have to admit, I’ve downloaded and tried a few different apps, Ibotta was one in particular to attempt to get cashback from my shopping. I never once actually took a picture of my receipts. Life is too hectic right now. Then, I was invited to be a part of the DOSH program, a new cashback app that is simple to use, with great rewards! Think of money back to you, auto-magically…as DOSH puts it ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me tell you about why the DOSH app is magic. The reason DOSH is magic is because its extremely simple, and you get money back for shopping withย no strings attached. The app also rewards you for linking your debit card ($5), then it gives you another $1 per additional card you link in the app. You also can link your Paypal account as well. What’s the catch? The app monitors your purchasing habits…

Preschool Curriculum Sets You Can Buy and Use

I’m embarking on the home school journey. ย At first, I had a sense of urgency mixed with fear that I wouldn’t know what to teach my preschooler, and thus he’d be left behind, not learning what he should. I did some digging in Facebook groups, and I found some other moms to connect with who also home school, and depending on your state, mine was Washington, I had a difficult time finding a state-supplied curriculum. Like, I contacted and emailed school-district officials, who then sent me to sites I’d already visited with very vague resources on curriculum. I don’t know what state you are in, or the state rules, but the purpose of preschool is to prep for Kindergarten. There are a lot of Kindergarten tools out there, which you can use and back-track from.ย I’m actually planning on getting the A Beka K5 Homeschool set because it was referred to…

Smile Bright This Summer with Smile Brilliant

I started drinking coffee years ago in college, when my roommate introduced me to lattes. She was obsessed with them, so every Sunday morning before church, we would walk to the coffee shop to get our lattes. The weekly love-affair grew to a daily need as life got busy, I had various jobs as a barista, and I basically stopped sleeping as a mom. We all know the importance of our daily cup, but with that also comes some unwanted stains on our teeth. When Smile Brilliant approached me to try their teeth whitening kit, I was super excited. My first thought was, “I want to get rid of these coffee stains!” Then I checked out their site, specifically this page that goes over everything you need to know before buying. They sent me the kit, and the process starts with making your own molds, like at the dentist. My…

Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Can Use This Summer

Mother’s day is obviously one of my favorite holidays. I am a sun-lover, so as Mother’s Day approaches, I’m usually dying to get outside and enjoy some nice weather. I put together a Mother’s day gift-guide that features some items I love, that are perfect for this summer! First, I have Bootay Bag. This could really be used all year, but in the summer you are wearing breezy, fun dresses, where some nice undies are more essential. After all, their hasthag, #undermatters is so true! The reason I love this is because it’s affordable, only $12 a month! I can do that, and who likes to shop for undies with kids? For me, going underwear shopping with three munchkins isn’t really the most appealing. They sent me a pair for March to try, and I loved it! The undies are super cute, comfortable and a surprise in the bag! Then,…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for First-Time Moms

Mother’s day is just around the corner, and of course we are all looking for the perfect items to get those mamas, who are brand new. Well, this gift guide features items I love, that I recommend buying for any new mamas this spring. Some of these are brands that sent me items to review and use, while others are just one’s that I love, and would recommend as a gift for new moms. Mother’s Day Gift Guide For First-Time Moms: Binxy Baby: I can’t believe I am just now getting one of these. I lugged that car seat around with my first baby everywhere. What was I thinking? This is by far, one of the best inventions. I keep it in the pocket behind the driver’s seat of my van, that way I always have it ready. It clasps on to the sides of the cart very simply, and…

Soft, Washable Baby Rug by Lorena Canals

Can I tell you how much I love baby items because they are so soft and cute? The problem for me is that I never want to put my baby in the beautiful items because I’m afraid of blowouts and spit ups. I was super excited when Lorena Canals Rugs offered to send me a complimentary rug to review, and add to our home. I had never heard of these rugs before, but when I took a look at their site, to see if it was a product myself and you, as my readers would be interested in, here’s what I found: These rugs are ALL MACHINE-WASHABLE…this is so awesome because I have two toddler boys and one baby. Enough said there. I also saw that these rugs were picked by Vogue as a top baby product for celebrity nurseries. We all want to be a little celebrity-like don’t we?…

The 4 Ultimate Foods For Your Breastfeeding Diet

I can tell you that breastfeeding is a lot of work. I’m breastfeeding my third baby now, and its another job in itself. Finding the right foods to eat is so difficult when you are exhausted and craving all the cake. I seriously can eat and eat chocolate candy when I am breastfeeding. When I am pregnant, all I want are nachos. Breastfeeding is pure sugar. Interesting how that happens. Related: The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply Here, I’m going over the ultimate foods for your breastfeeding diet. These foods are full of nutrients for you and your baby. You want to pack them in to ensure you both have a lot of vitamins. Trailmix: Now, this doesn’t mean just any candy-filled trail mix. The one I like is called, Raw Superfoods Trailmix. Its full of super healthy nuts, which are…

Delicious Protein Powders Perfect For Breastfeeding Moms

As spring starts sprouting pretty flowers, and the sun begins waking us up from our winter hibernation, I can’t help but crave smoothies! Smoothies are such a great way to take in a lot nutrients, which if you are breastfeeding, you need! Smoothies also fill us up with good calories, which is a great tool for losing the baby weight. I have a post, The 5 Foods To Help You Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply. It features a great smoothie recipe there. Here, I want to go over some of the best protein powders for nursing moms, and why the are so great. This post contains affiliate links. My disclosure is on the sidebar ๐Ÿ™‚ Also read: Six Skinny Secrets to Losing The Baby Weight Let me also just tell you that when ย I think of a smoothie, it’s more of a snack for me.…