Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ok ... Back at it Again!

I have been working on losing weight for the past couple of weeks. My husband and I have talked about expanding our family again in the next few years and I really don't want to be where I am now with my weight. I would like to lose at least 50lbs before I get pregnant again.

I have been aiming to walk at least 10,000 steps a day, counting calories and trying to eat as healthy as possibly. I need to come up with some good low calorie foods and a good exercise program that doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes out of my day really. We go on walks as a family but it just not enough..... 
I guess what I am really looking for is help and suggestions on what more I should be doing. I want to not only lose weight but lead a healthier lifestyle for my family and myself. So any suggestions would be helpful. 
Thank You 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Long Time no see or write...

Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                 Let's see since the last post I wrote a whole lot has changed. Dan and I have celebrated 3 years of marriage, celebrated Liam's 1st birthday and we purchased our 1st home. I plan on writing a post I. the next few weeks she we have settled in a little more and life has slowed down a little bit more, expect a posted filled with pictures of the new house and Liam's 1st birthday pictures.                                                         until then Kayla

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Key Smart

**Key smart was given to us to review from at no charge for our honest opinion of the product.**
So I took on the task since I am the only one in the family that puts keys in pants pocket. My initial thoughts on this items is that if I was to have actually purchased it is on the expensive side for what it is. It is simply 2 pieces of metal, some gaskets and 2 bolts, not exactly worth the $19.99 plus shipping they charge on there website

These are my personal keys, before and after key smart (sorry if the pictures are out of order).

I have had Key Smart for about a month now and had it with me basically every waking moment. I had no issues with the function of the Key Smart. My keys stay organized, and dont stab me in the leg which occasionally happened to me. 

Key Smart has all kinds of accessories including a up tp 64GB USB Drive, Bottle opener, and even a Divot tool if your a golfer. I did not get any accessories to review,so I cant say how good they are, just putting the knowledge out there.

I am going to keep using the Key Smart. It does function good, and I want to see if it can hold up to my day to day work and play without falling apart. I may do a additional review in the future if something happens to it.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

#XOVoxBox Reveal

 Okay Okay I know it has been FOREVER since my last post. 
I will be trying to post more often in the future. But back to business we received the #XOVoxBox a few weeks ago and here our opinions on the products.

The box included: 
Colgate Optic White Toothpaste with Whitening Pen & Optic White ExpressWhite Toothpaste
John Frieda's Frizz Ease Shampoo, Conditioner and Primer
Skinfix Lotion
Tide Pods with Febreze
Coupon Codes for Adore Me and Lands End

Colgate Optic White Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Kayla: I used all if the Colgate products that we received. I noticed a difference in the whiteness of my teeth as long as I continued to used the products but as soon as I went back to my normal tooth paste my teeth seemed to go back to normal. I also found that the toothpaste had an extremely strong flavor for my taste.


 Dan: I used only the optic white tooth past. I noticed no huge difference in shade. I did notice increased sensitivity to cold.

John Frieda's Frizz Ease Products
Kayla: I noticed after using these products that my hair became soft and smoother. I also didnt have as many fly away hairs around my face. 

Dan: I used the whole product line in my beard. I noticed a change in how soft my beard was when I used these products. when I stopped, my heard went back to its normal course and unmanageable state. 

Skinfix Lotion
Kayla: I developed eczema spots after my pregnancy with Liam. I used this lotion on the spots and it seemed to make them better. I have to say that the smell isn't all that pleasant and I know that fragrance will tend to make eczema worse but I have tried other eczema lotions that smelled better. 

Tide Pods with Febreze
Kayla & Dan: We washed  our bed comforter and sheets with one of these pods. Both of  thought that the smell left behind after washing was to strong. We would not use these on our clothes even if I had a choice.

Adore Me
I used the code for a piece of free lingerie. I loved the lingerie online, I ordered the size it said I would need and everything. I was so excited when I received the order to only be disappointed when it didn't fit correctly. It has not come out of the box since. I know they have unlimited returns for their VIP customers but I found that it was just a waste of time and to use it as a goal for losing weight.

Lands End
Didn't Use

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Project day!

I have time on my hands most weekends when Kayla is at work. Most the time I am stuck however unable to do much since Liam is only 6 months old and it is winter. In about a matter of a few hours I managed to do one of many projects that I would like to do. This weeks project was inspired by Pinterest, much like all my projects I would like to do. We have been trying to make our selves more space in our apartment and get rid of clutter. Kayla and I have similar tastes in home design and we both like the rustic farm house look. One way to get items that have that look is to re-purpose pallets. The project for this week is a rustic pot/pan rack.

Friday, September 19, 2014

#SnotSuk, really sucks!

All opinions are 100% our own

We were hesitant about reviewing this product. There is a certain amount of  icky factor, since it is essentially a tube connecting your mouth to your infants nose. That being said, this product is way better than a bulb syringe. Being about to control the suction by how hard you suck on the mouth piece is great. The business end of the SnotSuk is sized so you cant cram it up your infants nose, which is the opposite of the bulb syringe. It can be aimed quite easily, to get the stubborn boogy. The whole SnotSuk system can be completely taken apart and washed, which is a huge bonus. There is a replaceable filter, for when things get really icky. It comes with the SnotSuk with filter installed, and 9 more replacement filters.

We would totally recommend this product to all parents out there. It may turn your stomach to think of using but when it comes down to relieving your babies stuffy nose or a queasy stomach I will guarantee that you will grab this product! Or make your partner use it.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Liam: Two Months

Everyone says I am growing so FAST!

2 month Appointment 
Weight: 13 lbs 5.5 oz
Length: 24 inches
Head Circumference: 16.13 inches
 I mostly am in 3-6 month clothing. Some of my 0-3 months stuff fits.

Mommy went back to work when I was 6 weeks old. I stay with Grandma P. and Great Aunt Janis on days she works during the week. On the weekends I spend the day Mommy has to work with Daddy. I am truly fascinated by my friend the ceiling fan, I carry on lengthy conversations with it and smile at it. I also experienced sitting in the grass for the first time over the past weekend. 


I smile like there is no tomorrow.

I am trying to laugh but right now it kinda sounds like a cough.

I am "talking" up a storm, I can carry on quite the conversation.

I also love  mommy's interpretation of Donald Duck, clicking sounds, being mimicked by others.

I can hold my head up, most of the time.

I love taking tubby time.

I love being read stories and looking at all the colorful pictures. I also love watching tv.

I love batting at the items hanging off my gym.

I dislike getting shots. They are no FUN! (for Mommy or I)

I am not the biggest fan of tummy time. 

being held when I want to be.

 Past Months
One Month