A Few Favorite Things-Summer 2018

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Alright friends, I put together a few things that I am really loving right now, and most are suitable whether you’re pregnant or not (I’m all about longevity of use!). As always, they’re super budget friendly AND these are even Amazon prime. I hope they’re helpful and you enjoy! <3

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Summer 2018 Lloyd Family Updates

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a blog post, as you know if you follow my Instagram we are joyfully expecting our third little one and I won’t lie, the all day sickness coupled with chasing our twin toddlers (and a few other circumstances) has been a wee bit intense. But, thank goodness I am feeling better lately. I thought it was high time for an update, we have some pretty major changes happening around here and I am excited to share them. So, I am actually sitting here in the early morning hours with a blissful cup of tea, (coffee has been repugnant to me lately, tragedy, I know), a sleeping twin in my lap, (they don’t fit nearly as well as they used to😭), and there is even a lovely drizzling rain outside. SO cozy. And I don’t even feel like puking! Hooray! Anyway, updates…

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How to not only Survive but Enjoy Long Road Trips with Toddlers

I recently traveled to Tulsa Oklahoma and back from our Colorado home in my mighty but little RAV4 with my two and a half year old twins and my very kind parents so that I could attend the annual SeneGence Seminar. The trip was over 1500 miles roundtrip, over 750 each way! We drove it straight through each way, leaving early in the morning on a Thursday and returning that Sunday. It took us about 13 hours each time (including stops). I was pretty nervous before we left as to how my littles would handle it, we never spend a lot of time in the car let alone 13 straight hours. And so, I super prepared for the trip. And, it not only worked, they actually had FUN. Granted, by the time we arrived home Sunday we were ALL (adults included) ready to get the heck out of the car, but nobody was having hysterics. I always loved road trips as a child and want to do them with my family, so I was ELATED that this was such a good first experience for my littles. What I did to prepare really worked incredibly well, and while I do not wish a 13 hour straight through road trip on anyone, I hope these tips and tricks may help you be successful with any road-tripping you have in your future!

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Summer Fun Toddler Bargain Finds at Target

My mom and I went to Target the other day to get some water bottles for the twins, just water bottles and maybe some water shoes. Of course, Target pulled it’s usual Hotel California and we emerged weeks later, with grey hair, tired eyes and just a feeeew more things than I originally intended. BUT, I don’t feel bad because I found some AMAZING deals, amazing enough I have to share them with you.

Let us first visit the dollar section, because the TARGET DOLLAR SECTION IS GOLD. Really though. Gold.

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Honest Review of SnoofyBee Clean Hands Changing Pad vs Knockoff Pad

Hello lovelies! I’m so excited to share my honest review of the SnoofyBee Clean Hands Changing Pad versus a knockoff brand pad. Click my video to watch below!

**Materials were provided by SnoofyBee for this review however as always all opinions are my own**

Future Kings and Queens, and Nurturing Tender Confident Hearts

Have you heard that Audio Adrenaline song Kings and Queens? I cannot listen to it without crying…

Break our hearts once again
Help us to remember when
We were only children hoping for a friend

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free

While the focus of the song is primarily about children in need, it always hits me HARD in the gut because in this fast paced world that only seems to be getting faster, children can so easily become caught up in the fray and forgotten.

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Why beauty is important and not letting bad moments define us

Do you know why beauty is important? I didn’t. Furthermore, do you know what you consider to be beautiful? I didn’t know that either. And I’m not talking about just inner beauty or outer beauty. I’m talking about beauty in every part of your life. From the time your feet hit the floor to the time your eyes close. When you look in the mirror and when you walk down the street. I did know I didn’t feel beautiful, (my insides or my outsides), that my life didn’t feel beautiful and that what I experienced every day was anything but beautiful. And you know what can happen when you don’t see beauty? Everything starts looking ugly. Even the things that aren’t. And before you know it, the situation snowballs and suddenly your life has become a negative whirlwind and full of anti-beauty and, if you’re anything like I was, you don’t even realize it. Let me explain.

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Choosing Beauty over Mediocrity

Hello beauties! I am SO EXCITED! Relaunch is officially here! I am so excited to welcome you into my NEW world of living beautifully!

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Introducing…Wonder Wear from Gracie Diaper!

Hello beautiful mamas! I am SO excited to introduce you today to the latest from Gracie Diaper….Wonder Wear training pants for your little ones! I LOVE these and so do my kiddos! Easy to pull up and down, (my two year old can do it all by himself!) effective, and not to mention SO comfortable and cute! They’re insanely affordable as well. I cannot say enough good things about these incredible training pants, they provide protection while simultaneously helping little ones be aware of accidents.

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Maddie Mack Market!

Hello lovelies! I am SOOO excited to share about this amazing mama daughter market with you today, Maddie Mack Market! Owned and operated by an amazing mama and two daughters trio, Maddie Mack Market hand makes the most beautiful, quality and trending accessories at prices that will literally blow you away! (earrings average $5-10 a piece! Say WHATTTTTT!!!!) Seriously. I want to buy everything they make and I CAN. I am embarrassed to admit I pretty much stopped wearing earrings when the twins were born, and then I recently remembered the fun I was missing! Pop one of these beautiful earrings on from Maddie Mack Market and BOOM instant confidence and happy boost! My earrings arrived from Maddie Mack Market in the cutest little package stating happy mail and goodness are they right! I LOOOVE my vegan faux leather earrings from them and I literally can not wait to get them ALL. Maddie Mack Market has the perfect accessories to pop on and turn your day around whether you’re sitting drinking coffee, chasing kids drinking coffee, headed to the grocery store or out for date night! I can’t wait to see what you all get! <3

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