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Red Gate Beauty

I LOVE beauty products - in fact, lip products are my absolute favorite. Who doesn't love beautiful, lush lips? You can add a pop of color to anything with the swipe of a wand and it is awesome. Speaking of great products, I was introduced to Red Gate Beauty recently and wanted to share my experience.

Red Gate Beauty sells the patented formulation of LipSense, a lip product that is designed to STAY put. I've tried other products that say they last for so many hours to no avail. They always come off! It is insanely frustrating. The technology behind LipSense is denatured alcohol, which is thinner than water and evaporates immediately. When we hear alcohol we go - WAIT! That's bad for our skin! But this is not Isopropyl achohol (rubbing alcohol), which dries out the skin. Denatured alcohol helps keep LipSense in place, which is why it works so well.

This is right from the site so you get a better idea:

Key Ingredients and Benefits LipSense Long-Lasting Liquid Lip Color is mad…

My First Half Marathon - What I Learned

Before finding out we were pregnant with Samuel, I was training for my first half marathon, which was a huge feet for me. Back in 2014 when I first started running I couldn't even get two blocks down the road, let alone contemplate running 13.1 miles! So my first goal after he was born was to accomplish that milestone. After my 6 week postpartum check-up and getting the go ahead to start training again, I signed up for my first half marathon, the Gopher to Badger, running from Stillwater, MN across the border to Hudson, WI.

Those first few miles were HARD, and I'm not even kidding. Running only two miles and feeling like death was the saddest day of my life, for real. Knowing I had to start from the beginning and didn't even do good at all, was a slap in the face. Before I stopped running per doctor's orders I was up to 6 miles in my training, so not being able to even run 3 was terrible for me.

I had to pick myself up. I had to self motivate because I didn't have…

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercyby Bryan Stevenson is a book that describes the injustice of the prison systems, racial discrimination, and more specifically, the horrors of death row. What intrigued me most about this book is that racial discrimination is so rampant in the United States - it is actually quite sickening to me. I really had no idea that so many, including kids, get lost in the system to the point of wasting away in prison, even when they are wrongly accused. 
The main account is about a man named Walter McMillan, who was wrongly accused of murder. The reasons behind him being accused are so heinous that it made me cringe at the way white people treated and still treat those of darker color. Just Mercy doesn't only account Walter's history in the system, but many others that Mr. Stevenson himself has helped, or those his non-profit organization, Equal Justice Initiative, have helped. The information in the book is crucial, I believe, for everyone to know. Like this tidbit cited from …

Home Projects? Save at Home Depot with Groupon Coupons!

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If you are anything like me, you LOVE to save some money. I am always on the lookout for the best deal to make the most of our family's income. Did you know about Groupon Coupons? As of TODAY there are 83 coupons available for the Home Depot. Eighty-three!!

We bought a house in November of last year, so naturally there are home projects we would like to complete. We are lucky that there is a Home Depot near our home for easy shopping access, so these coupons are a LIFE SAVER! Another cool thing? At the bottom of the coupon page, there is a box to put in your email so you NEVER miss a Home Depot coupon!

Home Depot isn't the only store that has awesome Groupon Coupons! Check out these stores as well:

Bed, Bath & Beyond eBay Babies 'R Us Barnes and Noble - another favorite since I am a book lover!!! Home Decorators
And TONS more!!!!
Thank you Groupon Coupons! These are awesome! 

Honeybuns Cloth Diaper Review and How To

Finding well made cloth diapers can be a hassle, and finding ones that are right for baby can be even harder! Well, I did some homework for you when it comes to a great brand I was introduced to so you won't have to. Check out my video review about these great diapers and how to use them!

I did a how-to mostly because before baby arrived, I had NO IDEA on what all those little snaps were for. I really didn't know at all what I was getting myself into. But do NOT be intimidated! It is SUPER easy and saves SO much money! I hope this how-to helped you, just like another one helped me in the beginning!

Find your own Honeybuns Cloth Diapers here:
Nicole is always coming out with new, cute prints for baby's bum. That's another great aspect of the company - there is never a dull in new prints. Don't forget to look into the rewards points and bulk discounts too!

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Unboxing of Fluff Mail from Honeybuns Cloth Diapers

Watch and see what we recently got in the mail thanks to Honeybuns Cloth Diapers! As a new cloth diapering mom, fluff mail is like Christmas! The prints are ADORABLE! I will be posting our experience in the next week or so ~ keep watching for more information!!
Check out my review here: Honeybuns Cloth Diaper Review and How-To
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Family Movie Night ~ Spending Quality Time

With Summer vacation right around the corner, family time is definitely a huge priority! With kids getting out of school for the summer (YAY!) and hopefully vacation time for working parents, idea's for family fun are what families want! So I have come up with my perfect Family Movie Night, for those rainy days or those nights we are so tired from playing outside we just need some relaxing familytime.

One of our favorite things to do on a rainy day is to make a tent in the house. You only need a few things:
3-4 chairs to lay blankets onLarge BlanketsPillowsStuffed Animals (optional) Arrange the chairs so that the blankets will lay easily over the top to create a "roof" of the tent, then fill in the sides with extra blankets. Lay a soft, fluffy blanket inside the tent for a floor and line with pillows. You can pretty much use anything to lay the "roof" blankets on and depending on how big you want your tent, you may need more than 4 chairs! Lastly, grab some sna…