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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sun Bums
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Hello lovelies. It's Tuesday and we have a had a wonderful long weekend here at the VB household. As you might have seen, I turned 27 on Sunday and Brod and my boys spoiled me all weekend. I am so unbelievably thankful for my family, friends, and all of you for the love that I was shown and for the comments left regarding my birthday. Birthdays are such a funny thing, they are so exciting and eventful when you are little, and then as you grow older they seem to take on more of a somber feeling because you are getting older and all that jazz. Well, I've decided to celebrate growing older, and choose to be grateful for another year of this amazing experience of life and look at growing older as a blessing and something to cherish. So bring on 27! I am thankful for the opportunities I am given each day and I am going to continue to love and enjoy each and every day I have!

So today's post features my little men Hanes, Arrow (who is the middle of potty training by the way and finally catching on....thank goodness!!), and I catching some summer rays. One of our go-to activities during this hotter than normal summer has been to get our swim on. With us swimming so much, I have been even more obsessed ( I know hard to imagine haha) with finding new swimwear. I don't know what it is but I love finding new swim pieces and mixing up different styles, cuts, prints, and brands when it comes to swim. Today features a striped and floral one-piece that fits like a glove and is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I love the fit, and the sort of vintage vibe it gives, not only because it's a one-piece but the print seems to take me back 30 years...in a good way! Any who, I would love to hear your thoughts on it and I have linked it below. Again, thanks so much for the birthday love and I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Mineral 89
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Hello lovelies.
So, each and every day we go out into this big beautiful world and pursue the goals, dreams, and tasks that we have in front of us. For me, I take the dudes to school, run errands, take the dudes to swim lessons, work, go to shoots, take the dudes to the dentist, go to the gym, clean the house, and on and on and on and on. Well, as I go about my daily schedule, my skin faces aggressors such as stress, pollution, and fatigue. My skin faces these aggressors on a daily basis, and is worn down by these day in and day out.

Here is the good news. There is a product out there specifically designed and created to boost the skin and help it to resist the daily aggressors that we face. This product comes from a brand that I have been using for awhile now, and is a brand that continues to wow me with their products! The brand I am talking about is Vichy, and the product is Mineral 89. What is Mineral 89? It's a daily booster, made of only 11 natural ingredients, including 89% of Vichy's Mineralizing Thermal Water and Hyaluronic Acid. This product is designed to help the skin resist the daily aggressors it faces, and leaves the skin feeling more hydrated, toned, and vibrant.

More good news, this magical stuff is easy to use. You simply apply two drops after cleansing the face, either morning or evening, as the first step of your skincare routine. It is truly the one-a-day skincare product  It is also easy to find, Vichy's website, Walgreens, Amazon, CVS, and Ulta are all places that you can find Mineral 89. As it goes with the other Vichy products I have used, I have loved the results. My skin looks and feels more vibrant and seems to have a glow that it didn't have before. I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on Mineral 89! If you have used it, what do you think? If you haven't...try it and let me know! Leave a comment here or one of the my other social platforms as I would love to hear what you think.

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Well, it's time to get to those goals, dreams, and tasks that I have for the day! Thanks for following! I love you all!!

This post was sponsored by Vichy.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Park hangs
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Hello loves. So I don't know about you other moms out there, but if there is one thing my dudes love doing more than anything else...it is playing at the park. I think they might ask to "go to the park," on a daily basis. Climbing, cruising down slides, doing the monkey bars, playing ninja turtles, and hide and seek. These are the games that Brod and I witness day in and day out and I have grown to absolutely love watching the way my guys play and interact with each other! And wow their motors never seem to slow down!

So, I got thinking, with the amount of time we spend at the park, especially during summer evenings, I thought...why not incorporate some workouts and exercises that I can do while they boys are there playing? This is not my regular everyday workout, but has been something I do a couple of times a week and has helped me to enjoy my time at the park more thoroughly, and has helped me feel better than sitting on a bench the whole time.

First things first, I don't do my park workouts when the playground is crowded with kids, I make sure to wait for the times at the park that are more low-key and less crowded. Second, I try to keep my exercises and workouts at the park simple. Push-ups, pull-ups, leg lifts, sprints, body squats, lunges, and sit-ups are all part of what I like to mix in my park routine. I try to find a good mix of exercising and playing with the boys, sometimes I do more playing than working out and sometimes more working out than playing haha! The nice thing is whatever I end up doing more of that particular evening, I always make sure to snag my workout clothes at Kohl's. I know I have mentioned this before, but I absolutely love the selection, variety, and prices they have there. I am such a fan of Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas, and lucky for me, Kohl's carries a great variety of all three brands. For today's post and park workout, I went with the all black look (I do this a lot with active wear) and stayed with a Nike ensemble. I was able to find the shoes, shorts, and tank all at Kohl's and each of piece could be found at a fantastic price point. If you haven't had a chance to check out the activewear at Kohl's, do it! Like do it right now!!!

This post was sponsored by Kohl’s through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about Kohl’s, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Hey guys. So it's pretty much midnight and I am laying here next to Brod (with Nash cuddling at our feet of course) watching Jimmy Fallon and I am just straight mulchin'. Like full chill mode, and almost typing half asleep mode haha. Do you guys ever fall asleep with your computer open, on your lap? Because I think I might do that more than anyone on the planet. I will be editing or browsing or working on my computer, and next thing I know I am out cold. It's crazy how some nights I can fall asleep in half a second, and other nights it takes what feels like ages. I have been on this earth sleeping for 26 years now and it's still one of those things that I don't fully understand and comprehend.

So, today's post features one of those outfits that I feel is perfect for summer. It mixes a fun white top (that you can find from caralorenshop) with a floral skirt...and something about this combo just screams sassy to me! I don't know what it is, maybe the white fringe of the top, or bright red of the skirt, but this look gives me an extra boost of attitude. I love it! I also love taking a very common and classic color combo, such as pairing white and black, and throwing a pop of color in it. Toss in some platform heels and you are ready to attack the day with some confidence, and maybe a hint of sass. I have linked the pieces below so you can check them out for yourself! I am going to sign off for now, I am starting to feel myself fall asleep and I want to make sure and put my laptop down before I am in dreamland. Thank you all for following! I love you all!

handbag (on sale)