Thursday, February 26, 2015

Disney Live: Three Classic Fairytales Giveaway

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#SoCozy Hair

  A few months ago we received these products to check out and try at home. It's SoCozy Professional Hair Care for Children created by Cozy Friedman stylist and owner of the very successful Cozy's Cuts for Kids . I am very cautious about the products my kiddos use. They are so sensitive so it's very important to me that a product is safe and free of harsh chemicals.

  It took me so long to write about these wonderful products because I wasn't going to rave about them without being sure and giving it a long extensive trial with subjects 1 and 2 a.k.a. Jon and Sarah. I mean we're almost running out! We've given them our seal of approval. We've tried all except for the Boo Lice Prevention set, thank goodness, I haven't had the need for those yet. Jon and Sarah both use the Cinch 2 in 1 Shampoo+BodyWash and the Cinch 3 in 1 Shampoo+ Conditioner+BodyWash and they loved the smell of them. Sarah uses the Cinch Super Hydrating Conditioner and the Cinch Detangler/leave-in Conditioner .

   All the products smell amazing and it's the first thing they noticed. I loved the scents as well but my favorite thing is that they're very light and give out a good amount of suds. Hydration, hydration, important. Sarah's hair is dry and gets worse during these winter months. The conditioner leaves her hair  hydrated, soft and manageable!I dread coming out her hair because it's such a hassle it gets knotted easily because she doesn't have curly, thick hair like me. The detangler helps so much with knotting and leaves and extra amount of conditioning which she really needs.

 When it comes to styling both their hairs I use both the Behave styling Gel and the Behave styling Mousse both have medium hold. I love the fruity scents, just the right amount and not over-bearing. I don't like my kiddos using so much product on their hair, but I use these everyday on them because they are light. I don't feel like it weighs their hair down at all. I want a product that does what is supposed to do but won't leave a flaky, hard mess.

  I wish I was able to do all kinds of cool hair styles on Sarah but sadly, the most I can do are simple braids and ponytails. (If you ever see Sarah with her hair done perfectly it's because my sis-in-law did it...all her!) I think anyone can learn a thing or two from Cozy's Complete Guide to Girls'Hair super simple hair styles with great explanations!

I hope you get a chance to try these products out! My next venture is to take Sarah for a cut at one of the SoCozy Cuts for Kids salons in the city. I'll let you know how it goes because Sarah is very shy and gets so scared of salons. I'll keep you posted!


***I was not compensated in any way for this post. I did receive the products and book for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.***


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

winter blues (thoughts)

 It's been frustratingly cold around here, with almost snow and icy conditions every weekend. I'm so over the cold weather! My body longs to be at the beach under the warm sun sipping on some delicious fresh coconut water.((sigh))

  Anyway, January came and went and part of me is relieved. It has become a month I dread now.  I don't look forward to it next year, and understandably so, loosing two very important people in your life, almost exactly a year apart will do that to you. I catch myself with the winter blues sometimes, but I also notice that even a simple little outing to the store or dinner at a restaurant will bring me joy. There's nothing I love more than spending time with my family. We are always together just the 4 of us and it never gets boring. Life itself can get overwhelming and frustrating, but being with my husband and children forces me to constantly see how lucky I am to have them in my life. Aside from all the loss we have experienced, and the tough year we just had, we make each other laugh. It's a beautiful thing. I appreciate them and the life we have. I'm a stay at home/sitter and my husband is a superintendent where we live with a ton of responsibility in his shoulders. We don't own a home and live in an apartment. I am proud and thankful for the life we've built because, for the most part we've done it on our own.  Our beginnings were extremely tough and we've come such a long way, and I'm not ashamed of any of it. We are an imperfect little family, each of us with our quirks, but it's who we are. Cherish what you have! everyone hears that all the time. We remember it, every once in awhile,  a thought that crosses our mind. I think about it every day once or twice even. When I find myself getting a little sad or emotional, I remember not to go into that dark place I used to long ago. I remember my kids and the joy they bring me an that has always been enough for me.

We've spent this winter almost only indoors watching movies, playing games, painting and reading. A lot of snuggling under the covers. I always wanted a king size bed, but really it's just the comfy cuddle bed for 4. Looking forward to Spring and the hopefully many adventures it will bring!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kids Fashion Fridays: Sweater

The new year has begun and this month of January brings an all new Kids Fashion Fridays! I am linking up with Alicia from Chica Fashion and Virgina from MominloveForever so link up your post there. If you're not a blogger, no worries just tag your pics with #KidsFashionFridays !:)

I absolutely love doing these. I am in no way a fashionista, so let me just put that out there. I do love to shop for my kiddos though, I am no expert but I draw inspiration from Instagram, magazines, and even Pinterest! It's an extra perk to take pictures of my Sarah and ask her to pose because I just love watching her being goofy and silly. I can't say she gets it from me but I love her confidence and uniqueness!!

She got this sweater in September of last year and she loves it. She wears it all the time with her everyday clothes or her uniforms because it's so cozy!

sweater: Gapkids
leggings: Gapkids
top: Target
booties: Nordstrom


Christmas 2014

  Our Christmas was very different last year. We usually spend it with the whole extended family, trotting along from house to house, hauling presents and food to every stop. My parents went away and understandably so because this is our first Christmas without my brother. It was just too hard for all of us. My brother went all out on Christmas and doing what we usually do just didn't feel right to us.

  It was extremely important for me to do something special for the kids. Christmas in the city just felt right. The kids love going to New York City so I tried my best to make it happen. I got us an amazing Christmas deal from Ink48 hotel (with a credit to breakfast at  PRINT restaurant located inside the hotel). It would be the first time we stay at a Kimpton hotel. I have always wanted to check one out so I was looking forward to it. I knew they had cute little animal print robes available for kids to use for their stay so I called concierge services ahead of time so the kiddos to make sure the kids would get to use them. I spoke to Kelsey and she was so sweet and helpful.

 It was raining and just ugly out on the 24th as we made our way into NYC. The kids were so happy to be spending Christmas in New York (Home Alone style) so they were not worried about the rain.
God was on our side because when it was time to park the car in the parking garage it suddenly stopped raining.

 When we arrived the door man complimented the kids of their Santa hats and they didn't even know what to do with themselves, so proud of their hats. The people at the front desk were super friendly and had little stockings filled with mini candy canes for them and they were elated. My kiddos are very grateful and no gesture is too small! We went to our room and as soon as we walked in we saw the kids robes and some presents for the kids on the bed. I almost cried. They didn't have to, not at all. It might not be a big deal to some but I will forever be grateful to Kelsey and INK48 for making Jonathan and Sarah's Christmas extra special.  It was our home away from home.Without even knowing it they gave my kiddos a little reminder of their favorite uncle. Jro used to love making loom bracelets with them and spend hours on Youtube looking for new designs to make for them. I was without words. Everything was turning out better than I could ever dreamed of.

 sarah was so excited to leave home that she put 2 different color socks on...or was that me..can't remember ;)

 The night wasn't over. It was unusually warm out and we headed out to walk the streets of the city that's always extra special around the holidays. We had dinner at our fave place, Mama Sbarro. We went to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and the beautiful holiday displays at stores.

 On Christmas day the kiddos each opened one present, (that is all we took with us) and we got ready to go down for breakfast. Jon and Sarah loved their hot chocolate! I have to admit that the restaurant is not usually somewhere we'd eat. I gotta be honest, not in our usual budget, but we had a $50 credit, so why not, it's CHRISTMAS. It was soooo good that we are still talking about it!
It was time to check out and Jon and Sarah admired the gorgeous view of our room one last time.

Before we headed back to Jersey we went to central park for a bit, because you know, how could we not. We talked about what a great time we had. We remembered how even though Jro wasn't physically with us, he was still with us in spirit, with little reminders through the kind gestures of others and that made this last Christmas one of the best ones ever.


(this is, in no way a sponsored post. I am just so thankful to Kelsey and Ink48 for having us and making what could've been a sad time into the best time.)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

7 links to love:11/22/14

  I feel like Christmas just starts a bit early every year. The radio stations are already playing Christmas songs and Thanksgiving hasn't even happened yet. Everyone is decorating their homes soon as the first day of November trees and decorations went up! I'm a sucker for all things Christmas so I enjoy the warmth and comfort this time of year brings. No complaints!

  It'll be just the four of us this Thanksgiving, a choice we made because although this time of year is wonderful, it's also heartbreaking for us not to be able to share it with the one person that also made it special, my brother. It might be different next year, but now, we are just grateful for each other and the time we have together. Hopefully, we'll set up a small little tree and decorate it next weekend. The kiddos love their tree so that was definitely a must!

Here are this weeks:

- The pic above is of my first essential oils from Young Living . I thought over and over about this because these are not cheap at all, well at least for us anyway. We knew the benefits and it is so worth the investment. Next up, is the starter kit. If you'd like to try them you can reach Cynthia over at Oil Crude for any questions or if you'd like to order.

-I'm not cooking Thanksgiving this year but there is no way I am not making this amazing looking Pumpkin Sheet Cake from the Pioneer Woman.

-Great deals an all things Lego Minecraft on Amazon.
-I can't wait to try this for Jonathan and Sarah....especially around this time of year, when they get sick more- The Anti-Flu super Smoothie for Kids .

- This free printable from Sweet Metel Moments is a simple but very sweet way to give thanks to the kids wonderful teachers.

- My all time favorite Disney movie and princess has always been Cinderella. I'd watch it over and over and over again (much like Sarah watches Frozen's a cycle) . I always felt I could relate to her. Looking back now I realize my life was not even close to that but it's great to feel connected to something. I am beyond excited about the release of the live action version of it.

- Music is a huge part of my's everything. The power it can relate to a song and feel a whole lot of emotions. Music brings people together. It can also be the thing that gets you through the toughest times in your life. I will be sharing our favorite songs (every week on these posts). We listen to almost all kinds of music here! Please do share with me your favorite artists and why you love them!(no judgements.ha!)

I hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Kids Fashion Fridays: Leather


   Hi! I'm so excited that I finally get a chance to be a part of Kid's Fashion Fridays! I can't promise I'll get a chance to do it every week, but when I can I look forward to it. This outfit was actually something Sarah wore last week for 50's day at school and I could not wait to share this week. Alicia from Chica Fashion and Virginia of Mom In love Forever are the wonderful brains behind this weekly link-up of little fashionistas and stylish little men. Anyone can be a part of it and I know I'm like most moms and any chance we get to post pics of our cuties is a good one! Don't forget to tag your pics on Instagram with the tag #kidsfashionfridays !

  My ladybug is very shy and this is her first time posing like this for me...hopefully she becomes a little more comfortable in future posts. She was so happy with her outfit and couldn't wait to get to school and show it to her friends. Sarah's leather jacket is her favorite staple right now. She'd wear it everywhere and everyday if she could. You can dress up or dress down an outfit with a leather jacket...very versatile piece to a little fashionista's wardrobe!




blurry goodness

Leather Jacket: Gap  I got it so much cheaper with my rewards and a discount code;)
white collar shirt: Gymobree 
 glasses and scarf: Hot Topic (clearance items)
shoes: Nordstrom