2 things I need to help me stay active

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Staying active is something I have to do. I am a wife, I have four little ones, I’m a full time blogger, a full time stay at home mom, a writer, a picture taker, and so much more. My kids alone keep me pretty darn busy throughout the day and lets not even begin to get into everything I do inbetween taking care of them, playing with the, diapers, bottles, schoolwork, etc. If you are new to my blog, a little something you may not know is that I have a bad bag. I found out almost two years ago that I have two herniated discs in my back and one of them is pushing down on a nerve in my leg. Despite living with daily pain, I have to keep going every day because that’s what happens when you are a mom of multiples, have a house to run, and a job to do. When my monthly friend decided to play a visit, it hurts my back so bad. I don’t get normal front cramps, I get back cramps so, you can imagine the toll it takes on my back when I’m on it. Even still, I have too much to do to slow down.

I have so many things in the past to help out and keep me going, but it wasn’t until I discovered two things that I now can’t live without!

1. Playtex® Sport® Combo Packs. As an active momma, I am constatly moving, running, bending, and playing throughout the day. Before I found these, I was always worried about not being fully protected and lets face it ladies, that is the worst thing ever, can I get an amen?! Thankfully, I now have the confidence I need to go about my normal routine and not have to worry if things are going to get messy! The NEW! Playtex® Sport® now available in Pads, Liners and Combo Packs at Walmart! Now Sport Level Protection™ pads, liners and combo packs with Flexfit™ design to twist and turn with your body. Don’t let your period get in the way. PlayOn!

2. My Essential Oils! Not only do they help with my mood during my period, but they also help with the pain! I know since I started using these, my kids are a lot happier that I’m not having to tell them to “hold on” or “I can’t right now.” I use Joy + Valor to boost my mood and I create a rub of Valor + Lavender + Panaway to rub on my back and it helps so much!!

I love being an active mom and I’m glad I can continue to be one! What is your favorite acitivity? Besides playing with my kids, I’m currently into yoga!

Do you think you will give Playtex® Sport® combo packs a try?! You can find the at Walmart by the shampoo/bodywash aisles! Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Instagram as well!


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Fun snack ideas for the Kids’ Choice Awards

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We absolutely love Nickelodeon in this house! My boys especially, but I’ve left it on to watch Victorious {who else?!} long after they are done watching Spongebob Squarepants, Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer, or The Fairly Odd parents; just to name a few. So, it should come as no surprise that we are so excited to watch the Kids’ Choice Awards this year on March 28th! We also happen to love Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters, which is the official drink for the Kids’ Choice Awards. My kids love them and I have no problem admitting that I still drink capri sun to this day. What can I say, they are such a delicious lightly fruit flavored water, and I love that Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters is only thirty calories! That’s a win in my book! This year, I thought it would be fun to make some yummy snacks to eat while we watch the awards. These are all simple, quick, and fun!

Here is everything you will need to make all of these fun green and orange goodies!
– Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters of course!

{Mini Green popsicles + ice cubes}
– 1 Green apple Jolly Rancher singles to go packet
– Ice tray with small round circles
– Toothpicks
– Green food coloring

{#1 Award Cookie Pops}
– Oreos
– Orange icing
– Cookie pop sticks
– Pearl

{Green Jell-o Cups}
– Lime Jell-o
– Crushed Oreos {or cookie of choice}
– Sprinkles
– Jett Puffed Marshmallows
– Cool Whip
– Cherries

Find the instructions on how to make all of these below! They are sure to be a big hit with your kiddos and who are we kidding, with you too!

Mini Green Popsicles and/or Ice Cubes
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A fun way to bring some yummy flavor to your water or a quick and tasty popsicle treat for your kids!
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
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  1. - Cold Water
  2. - Ice tray that has 21 small round spots
  3. - 1 Jolly Rancher Green Apple Single Serve Packet
  4. - Green Food Coloring
  1. Pour the Green Apple single serve packet into the cold water. Stir until completely dissolved.
  2. Add 1 to 2 drops of green food coloring.
  3. Pour into each ice cube spot.
  4. Place in freezer for 2 to 3 hours or until you are ready to use them: if you are making "mini popsicles" about 30 minutes after you have put them in the freezer, place toothpicks in them.
  5. Enjoy!
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#1 Award Cookie Pops
Enjoy the Kids' Choice Awards with your own delicious #1 Award cookie pops!
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  1. - Oreo Cookies
  2. - Orange Icing
  3. - Pearl Candy
  4. - Lollipop Sticks
  1. Heat icing in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
  2. Place lollipop sticks in each oreo.
  3. Cover the oreo in as much icing as you like, we don't like too much icing so I only put icing on the top of ours.
  4. Make the #1 using green pearls and white pearls.
  5. Dig in!
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Green Jell-o Cups
Create a yummy Green Jell-O cups "bar" that your kids are sure to love!
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  1. - Lime Jell-O
  2. - Cool Whip
  3. - Crushed oreo cookies {or cookie of choice}
  4. - Marshmallows
  5. - Pearl candy
  6. - Cherries
  1. Make the lime Jell-O according to the package directions.
  2. Scoop Jell-O into cups.
  3. Add whatever toppings you like!
  4. Enjoy!
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Do y’all watch the Kids’ Choice Awards? What is your little one{s} favorite Nickelodeon shows?

{You can find the Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters on the Juice aisle at Walmart!}

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Best of The Blogosphere linky party #9

Welcome back to the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party! Here’s what we want to know first- did everyone survive losing that hour of sleep? Boy, Daylight Savings Time is rough. Don’t you agree?

Each week, we feature our favorite posts that are linked up. Mine last week was from Lou Lou Girls. I’m going to have to whip up some of this delicious looking Reese’s No Bake Cheesecake! It looks absolutely amazing!


Now onto your favorites from last week. We always pick four. Here they are!

Having a great recipe tool to help you organize your recipes and find delicious one is very important. I really think that this recipe tool is the absolute best! I'm even going to walk you through using it.

The Best Recipe Tool You Need to be Using- Amber Kristine

Brie Basil and Tomato Strata

Brie Basil and Tomato Strata- April J. Harris

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Polka Dots Easter Eggs- Polka Dots in the Country


Sleeping Beauty Yoga Sequence- Just Be Well

Come meet us and join the fun! Let’s get Week Nine started!
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Party Rules:

      • Follow your hosts! Take a moment and give us some love! Follow us on social media so we can promote you!
      • Link up your best post of the week. Be sure to add the link for a  specific post, not your homepage. And, please link up only one post.
      • Please link up family friendly posts- nothing political or religious. Also, please do not link up posts to promote giveaways, link parties or shops. Guess what? You can link up a sponsored post if you feel it’s your best post of the week. We’re cool with that. 
      • By linking up with the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party, you are giving permission to us to feature your post with a link back to you- either as a weekly winner or our own personal favorite post 
      • Take the time to visit a few blogs and vote for your favorite post of the week.
      • Tweet about us #bestoftheblogosphere

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Weekend Wrap Up

Happy Sunday! It’s raining here today so, we are staying warm inside with lots of cuddles, baking, and movie watching! I should probably use this time to catch up on laundry too, but with a family of six, I kind of hate laundry so, I’ll just cuddle instead! Welcome to my new weekly weekend wrap up post! Each Sunday I’ll be featuring blog posts from the week, some IG accounts I’m loving, pix from the week that I never posted, and more! 

Posts from this week.

1. I made these delicious Jolly Rancher Popsicles. They were a huge hit with Jay & Kage and they are already begging me to make more! I can guarantee your kids will love them! ;) 2. I shared my February Ipsy Glam Bag a little late, but I really liked everything I got and I can’t wait to try out all of the new products! 3. Another thing my kids loved this week was the yummy Big Hero 6 treats I made. They devoured them while we watched the movie! Have you seen the movie yet? I thought it was so cute! 4. I shared a story I’ve never lived down and why I’ve already started thinking of prepaid phone plans for Jay.

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Why I’m already thinking of prepaid plans for Jay

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Beauty & The Boys // Why I'm already thinking of prepaid plans for Jay. #ChangingPrepaid #ad #cbias

Wondering what my post title is about?! How about a fun little back story that I still haven’t lived down to this day. I don’t remember how old I was when I got a phone through my parents account. I think I was about thirteen, but when I was about fifteen, I had discovered that I could get on the internet on my phone and chat with my friends, mainly the guy I was crushing on back then. Little did I know, my phone didn’t have unlimited web, and my parents had no idea I was even using the internet at the time. Well, that all changed when they received the next month’s phone bill, which I had apparently ran up to a thousand dollars. Yep, a thousand big ones. My parents were beyond angry and I was in huge trouble. It didn’t matter that I hadn’t known that I was being charged for every aim message I sent from my phone, all that mattered was that I had put my parents down $1,000. I didn’t have a phone for awhile after that and I learned my lesson. I wound up with a prepaid phone plan after that happened for a little while, but that is exactly what brings me to my point about Jay. I wasn’t really introduced to computer or cell phones until I was about twelve. From then on, I grew up with internet, computers, laptops, and cell phones.

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Big Hero 6 Movie Night Treat

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Beauty & The Boys // Big Hero 6 Baymax Treat Balls #BigHero6MovieNight #ad #cbias

Being a family of six, means life is super busy, chaotic, and fun. The only time during the day that we are all sitting down together is during dinner and during reading time before bed. Otherwise, we are go, go, going all day long. I have two planners. One is for blogging and the other one is for our life. At the beginning of every month, I sit down and plan out as much of our month as I can. One thing that goes on there every month, is family movie night. I try to schedule two family movie nights a month because, we love sitting down as a family; popping in a kid-friendly movie, enjoying some yummy snacks, and cuddling up on the couch with my boys. This month for one of our family movie nights we watched Big Hero 6!

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DIY Jolly Rancher Popsicles

Beauty & The Boys // DIY Jolly Rancher Popsicles

Texas has been having some crazy weather lately. For a few weeks, we were able to spend every single day outdoors because the weather was amazing. The sun was shining. There were only a few clouds in the sky. It was all around beautiful for a few weeks, Jay and Kage even got hot running around outback. This week though, has been insane weather. Monday and Tuesday we got quite a bit of ice, sleet, and snow. The roads were super icy and slippery and school was closed on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday Jay was able to go back to school. Today, in the early morning hours, it was snowing a little bit, but not enough to cancel school. Well, tomorrow and Saturday we are supposed to be getting more ice and more snow. I’m just over here like what the hell!! I want my sunshine back. Well, during those few warm weeks I decided to make some yummy treats for the kids and I’ll be making them again when the weather warms back up because the boys loved them! These Jolly Rancher Popsicles were definitely a huge hit in our house and so easy and cheap to make! I bought everything I needed from the dollar store!

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Best of the Blogosphere #7

Welcome to the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party!

Can you believe that it’s the 7th week? Everyone is linking up great posts that really are showing us the Best of the Blogosphere. Don’t forget that each week we not only show the four that you loved but also we each also pick our favorites as well! They’re featured on 10 blogs! So come link up. 


My favorite post from last week comes from A girl and her chicken named Betty. I am loving this beautiful nail art she showed off! I am all about love so, seeing it spelled out on pretty nails makes my heart do a little happy dance!

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