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Friday, August 18, 2017

Miracle Water
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Alright guys, you may remember a post I did a couple months back talking about a product known as the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, and how excited I was to begin trying it and incorporate it into my daily skincare routine. Well, let's chat about it! A few months back with summer upon us, I knew that my skin was going to go through some serious stress and wear and tear. Swimming, beach vacations, travel, daily workouts, running the boys around town, yard work, work, and other activities/responsibilities were all part of my summer. I mean, it was a busy summer and one that I knew would be putting my skin through some serious stress. The goal I had in mind when beginning this #OneBottleAwayFrom journey was to maintain and even improve the hydration to my skin and keep it looking young and vibrant, even while experiencing the stress and wear/tear of summer. You could say I started with the idea of being #OneBottleAwayFrom more hydrated and younger looking skin.

Well, to combat this and offer some serious help for my skin, I was inspired to start my #OneBottleAwayFrom journey with SK-II and try their Facial Treatment Essence each and every day. The challenge is just that, a challenge to see what the results would be for your skin, after using the Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence every single day. So, this product is known as the "miracle water," and I must say that the name is a fitting one. After using it day and night for the past couple of months, the benefits that I have seen in my skin are significant. For those of you that aren't familiar with the product, it is made up of 90% Pitera. So what is Pitera? It is an ingredient found in the Facial Treatment Essence that promotes the skin's natural surface rejuvenation process and balances the moisture barrier to help better hydrate the skin, resulting in more younger looking skin. Pitera is a miracle worker and the results in my skin have been fantastic. Even through the daily battles, my skin has seen benefits in:

-Wrinkle resistance
-Vibrance and glow
-Improvement in skin tone
-Softer and smoother skin

So, I am a firm believer in the #OneBottleAwayFrom journey! Using it daily has worked and is working for me!! I am so stoked that I have taken this challenge because I can say that my skin is in a better place than it was back in June! It is more radiant, looks and feels younger, and feels more hydrated and fresh than it did before! So, for any of you looking to change your skin for the better, I challenge you to embark on your own #OneBottleAwayFrom journey and put the Facial Treatment Essence from SK-II to the test. The results will do their own talking and I encourage you all to find out firsthand what this amazing product can do for you!! It has worked for me, it's so easy to use..sprinkle a small amount in your hand and press gently into your face and hand, twice a day, and boom!! Your skin will begin to transform for the better!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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We can't stop. We won't stop. Seriously though, I know I have said this over and over but it is the truth. My boys might love swimming/splash-padding (not a word?) more than any other activity there is. I mean I may have some future swimmers here, like competitive little Michael Phelps swimmers haha! Ok maybe not Michael Phelps, but I will say Hanes is getting so confident in the water and is a pretty dang good little swimmer. And Arrow might invent the next Olympic diving event, although instead of diving, it's more of a crazy, borderline out of control jump into the pool! I think he jumped in over one thousand times during our trip here in Marco Island.

Lucky for a swim-loving family like us, JW Marco Island Marriott is a swimmer's paradise. With two ginormous pools, a slide, splash pad, hot tubs, and the beach...one really can't go wrong when looking for a great place to swim here. The boys never want to leave the splash pad/slide area, they played TMNT and Avengers in there for hours...literally hours. The slide was rad too and Arrow mustered up the courage to go down it this time, and once he did it one time....well of course that meant he had to do it one hundred times haha! Whoever said, "repetition creates the master," was referring to our child because once he finds something he loves doing, he will continue to do it over and over and over and over and over again. It was so cute to see Hanes take Arrow up the slide though and kind of show him the ropes and watch over his little bro. I cannot believe how grown up Hanes is getting to be and he is such an amazing big brother!

So yeah, to say we had a blast swimming at JW Marco Island is an understatement! We love this place so much and it is probably one of the most family friendly resorts we have ever stayed at. For those of you looking for an amazing tropical destination that is a great balance between fun and relaxation, look no further. This is your place. Happy Thursday to all of you! Thanks so much for following, as I usually do, the boys and I's outfits are linked below so check them out! I love you all.

swim top
swim bottom
Hanes' shoes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Baywatch Style at Marco Island
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Hello loves. Happy Monday from beautiful Marco Island! We are back in Florida and absolutely loving it!! Some of you may remember from last October when the boys and I traveled here to Marco Island and stayed at the JW Marriott. Well, we fell in love with this place last October and we are back!! And the amazing thing is.... it is even better the second time around. Like really, it is. We have traveled all over the world and for the boys and I this place is right up at the top as one of our favorites. For those of you who aren't familiar with Marco Island or where it is, head to Naples and then keep going south for about a half hour and boom, you are there! The island is such a quaint and quiet place, with gorgeous white sands, fantastic resorts, and warm ocean water for days and days.

We flew in on the redeye and yet somehow the very first thing the boys wanted to do when we arrived...head to the swimming pool immediately! They love the kid's pool here at the JW Marriott Marco Island, I think Hanes went down the slide over 400 times in our first afternoon haha! And Arrow, aka Raphael, played "ninja turtles" with Brod in the splash pad for a good 3 hours straight. So yeah it was a good start to the trip, swimming and sunshine! I swear our boys could swim from sun up to sundown if we let them, and at a place like this I wouldn't even be mad. I really wouldn't, the temperature is perfect and I swear there is this like "chill" aura that permeates the area, keeping both the pool and beaches at a constant peace. I guess that is kind of the way I would describe Marco Island, a combination of relaxed adventure and peaceful beauty. What more do you need right?! So, for those of you that are looking to visit Florida, the boys and I highly, highly recommend spending some time at the JW Marriott in Marco Island. Check it out for yourself. It will not disappoint! Any who, I will be sharing more details of our trip here on the blog as well as our other social platforms, so that you can get a glimpse into our experience here and see why it is one of our favorite places to visit! I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week! Big thanks for following, I love you all!!

one piece swimsuit (high waist bottom and top option)

boys suits
Hanes' shoes
Arrow's shoes

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summers Not Over Yet
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Hello loves! So, we have been talking a lot about how fast this summer has flown by with both my family and friends, and discussing how it's so crazy how quickly time can pass. Time waits for no man or woman as they say.

But ya know, we were also saying that, it's not over yet. We still have a few weeks left before the boys start school and summer comes to end, so why not enjoy every last moment. What's interesting about this to me is that it applies to all of life really. Time doesn't wait for us and is going to continue to fly by at an almost astonishing pace...and it is up to us on whether or not we squeeze every bit of joy out of this experience. We get to choose each day to make the most of our moments and live them to the best of our ability, or not to. So with that, we headed to the park for some play time the other night. We shot hoops, ran around the play ground, and did some exploring in our Veer Cruiser. Quick note on the Cruiser, it launched today and is absolutely amazing! Our boys love riding in it and think they are the coolest dudes ever when they are sitting in it! To me it is like an amazing stroller and all-terrain wagon all rolled into one. We love it and know that we will be using it on a daily for adventures! Check it out here when you get a chance.

Well, I am going to get back to enjoying these Thursday moments, but I want to simply say thank you to every one of you for following! It means the world to me that you place enough value on the content we put out and the thoughts we have to share, that you take the time to follow along. I love you all and hope that each of you has a fantastic day!! And remember, Summer is not over yet so go enjoy the sunshine!

dress (only $35)
shoes (also comes in black)