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3.11.2017

Keep the Music Going with Google Chromecast Audio

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Lately I've been wanting to do a little more dancing, a little more tapping of my foot to the beat, a little bit more singing along with the music... maybe it's because I'm just so blissfully happy most days or maybe it's because it makes Delainey light up and grin bigger than anything. Either way, jamming out to The Lumineers while I'm organizing her room then heading out to rest on the hammock listening to classics like The Beatles, we like having music with us. Plus, I just think it's the coolest we've already bonded over music and she can't even speak yet... but I'm kind of biased because I think every thing she does is the coolest.


Learn how we keep the music flowing through our house and how you can easily and inexpensively do the same thanks to Google Chromecast Audio!

Speaking of the coolest, I'm sharing the coolest new gadget in our home with you today. It's our new way of jamming. Instead of hauling our speakers, phone, and/or stereo system around the house, we've upgraded our music listening  in our home with the Google Chromecast Audio.

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It's a bit like having a stereo system installed everywhere in your house, all connected to your phone. So simple to connect, just one little wire plugged into your speaker, and you're jamming.

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The sound quality is so much better than bluetooth too. I can use my speaker when I'm inside with D and have it connected to my husband's phone, even if he's all the way in the backyard doing yard work. It all works over our wi-fi so it's great quality and isn't interrupted when we step out of the room, which is just what we need since we're running from room to room trying to entertain our little princess.

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The best part about the Chromecast Audio though, is the room-to-room connect-ability it offers. I love that I can have one of our Chromecasts in D's room and the other in the living room and our house sounds like a concert is bellowing through it. The sound is so clean and crisp, it's glorious and I love that I can use any speaker to connect! That means each room in my house will eventually have it's own little Chromecast and speaker, because why not? Every room needs to be ready to rock!


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With that said, what do you think of the Chromecast Audio? What feature of the Chromecast Audio do you find the most intriguing? Also, I'm curious, which app will you start using with your new "sound system" first? I'm already a huge fan of Pandora but I may check out Google Play Music, I've heard great things! I can't wait to hear what you say!

3.10.2017

How to Create a Website Quickly and Easily using GoDaddy GoCentral!

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If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed I have a little bit of a shopping problem for Delainey. I am absolutely obsessed with cute clothes for the teeny tiny little girl, especially handmade clothes. I guess my hubby caught on to my obsession and instead of giving me cash to purchase more clothes for Valentine's Day, he bought me a sewing machine to start making her clothes... and that, my friends, is true love, at least in this crafty girl's mind.

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With that said, I'm hoping to not only make clothes for Delainey, I aspire to open a little handmade boutique once all is said and done. I'm super excited about the possibilities and since I'm so keen on all things online boutique related, I obviously wanted to look into how easy it would be to start operating my own little business online. That's where GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder comes into the picture...


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This handy little GoDaddy tool is the easiest way to get a little boutique up and running, in my opinion. I'm still working on the details of my actual business, like uhhh, what am I going to sew and what will the real name of the business be officially...? But luckily, I know how I'm going to build the best boutique website possible and instead of keeping my little secret on how I was able to accomplish all to myself, I just had to share it with you!

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Are you wanting to open your own online boutique? Maybe you are wanting to start selling those clay figurines you began crafting in 2016... or those pillows you sewed together for a friend, those could become a business too - The possibilities are as endless as your creativity. We'll go ahead and do a little step by step showing you how you can build a business page using GoCentral website builder to make the whole process easier, because I know sometimes things get a little confusing! But go ahead and snag your free trial NOW before the offer expires on April 11th!


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Click here to find out which website builder will work best for you. I went with the Business page because I plan on using it for my possible business. If you're wanting to go more with a family update page, the personal page would be a breeze for you... but really, all of the GoDaddy templates are easy to use!

With that said, let's start walking you through the fun of opening our little online boutique... I guess time will tell what I'll be carrying in-stores, but our website will certainly look sweet!

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Next, choose a website design from all of the beautiful options.

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Once you choose your design, take some time to play with it. Customizing colors, fonts, photos, directions of wording, etc. I ended up adding in all kinds of detail photos, editing my contact information, rewording the header, etc. The steps for doing this are super easy, you really just click on the item and the website builder will walk you through it, even mentioning when you should resize a photo for better quality! I mean... could it get any easier than that?

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While I'm no internet guru, I do feel like I've created an amazing little boutique website... and the best part is? I did it in under an hour and I can't wait to share items in my store, when that day comes. I was able to add tabs, insert a little listing for my store, personalize almost the entire site, optimize my SEO, and so much more and it was so easy!

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I will say, I do know a little HTML and was expecting to have to bring out the techy brain to be able to create something this beautiful, but I didn't have to get techy at all - I made this entire website by just clicking around and following instructions... and THAT is amazing.

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For now my little boutique is a work in progress, a dream, but soon enough it will become my little boutique and all I have to do is hit publish to make that a reality!

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It's that easy. So tell me, what kind of website will you use GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder to create? I think my blog may be getting a make over soon as well and you better believe I'll be turning to GoDaddy to rebuild our page when I'm ready! Are you ready to take the next step? Click here and you'll recieve a 1 month free trial of GoDaddy’s GoCentral Website Builder to try for yourself! I promise, you'll love it.


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3.08.2017

The BIG SECRET to Keeping Your Skin Hydrated All Year Long!



 


Living in the Sunshine State has its perks, there's no doubt about that. One perk is the sun and all the gorgeous weather, but the downside of all this Vitamin D is it makes my skin super dry if I don't keep it hydrated. That's where Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer comes into the picture.

 

 

Whether you live by the sun or spend time in the cold, Curél® is the answer to your dry skin blues. Want proof? Lucky for you, Curél® and a bunch of bloggers (including myself) teamed up to apply Curél® Hydra Therapy daily and officially reveal to you how you can keep your skin hydrated... all year long!

 


Believe it or not, applying Curél® Hydra Therapy after my shower, once a day, really does make my skin softer and no joke: I noticed a difference after just one use. It’s a little different than my usual moisturizer. I applied this right after I got out of the bath, before toweling off. Why after the shower though? After showering, your pores are open, providing an easy pathway for moisture to absorb into your skin! There isn’t even a need to rub the moisturizer in, just towel off and go about your day. Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer with Advanced Ceramide Complex penetrates deeply into the skin's surface at this point bringing moisture to the source of dryness. It absorbs immediately and with daily use will end your dry skin! I’ve found that the dry, rough patches I had before now look much smoother, and my skin overall appears more hydrated and well nourished. I’m super happy with it!

 



Not only will Curél® Hydra Therapy hydrate your skin, this moisturizer is immediately absorbed - leaving no greasiness! Plus it's fragrance free and dermatologist recommended, so you don't have to worry about it irritating your skin, even if you’re like me and you have super sensitive skin! 

With all of that said, I think I'm ready to reveal the big secret Curél®, 39 other bloggers and I have been working on together. Check out this "End of Dry Skin" graphic, it really will be the beginning of so much 

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Speaking of the beginning of something much more, I think we need to talk about something important! I'm giving away $100 to ONE lucky commenter! So tell me, what's your favorite part of the "End of Dry Skin" graphic...? Will you start adding Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer into your shower routine? I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!
 
 

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3.02.2017

Baby Essentials from Boon

Tracking PixelToday's the day, Delainey is six months! I'll be posting her monthly update soon, but right this second I think we need to talk about something a little different. Parenting isn't the easiest, but it is so worth it... and Boon knows that. Today's discussion is sponsored by Boon, because they know what being a new parent is like! With that said, all opinions expressed below are completely my own.

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Let me start by saying, these last six months have flown by. I some how have this wild child on my hands, who has mastered her banchee yell and is sitting up on her own already, and I'm just sitting over here wondering what happened to my newborn?


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But here's the deal, we made it. Through a few sleepless nights, through her first fever, through her first stuffy nose, through her first boo boo, through her first bout with hair loss (but seriously...she's bald now y'all), through so many firsts I can't even count... and I'm lucky enough to be by her side through it all and it's happening SO fast!



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While time couldn't be going any quicker, I've still managed to fit in a few seconds to make sure D only has the best of the best. I want to make sure she has the cutest clothes, the coolest toys, and of course, even the best of the essentials is a must in our home! Boon CARE is the best of the essentials. Brilliantly designed for optimal function, making this kit easy to take with you on the go and conveniently packed full of must-haves for mamas on the go!

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With a thermometer, that reads so quickly a baby may not even notice their temperature being taken and the flexible tip, gauging a fever is as painless as possible.

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On the same note as pain, the Silicone toothbrush is possibly D's favorite in the kit. Gentle on the gums but perfect for her poor little teething self. It's the perfect little tool to encourage her to brush her teeth and show her how it's done.

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Speaking of showing her how it's all done, I think she's mastered getting a manicure. Do you see that attitude seeping through her photo below? It's all real sass people, already. Regardless, the Boon CARE nail clippers are awesome. We didn't have this handy kit when D was fresh out the womb and trimming her nails was a huge hassle, now with the oversized, easy to grip handle, it's easier than ever to make sure my little girl's nails are looking their best.

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One thing that may "save you" when your babe has their first stuffy nose is a nasal aspirator. Sure, it sounds a little strange, but you never have any mucus reach your mouth but are able to suck ALL of the "gold" out! Luckily, it's all caught inside of a cotton ball (the easiest filter ever). It's gross to think of sucking boogers, I know, but so are SO many things parents do for their babies AND giving your baby the relief a nasal aspirator provides is seriously the best thing ever when they aren't feeling great.

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As the seasoned mamas know, when babies aren't feeling great, one of the top things on your list of essentials will likely be a medicine spoon... luckily one is included in the Boon CARE kit! The removable soft dispenser and the easy to read measuring labels make this spoon an essential, for sure. Actually, I almost guarantee we will use this handy little spoon for years to come when it's necessary to give D medicine!

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The last item in the Boon Care kit is the cradle cap brush! With soft bristles that gently massage the scalp, this is a must in our home. We actually received a brush from the hospital and managed to misplace it, luckily this brush is even better and it's perfect to make sure the little bit of hair D does have is styled well, underneath her bow anyways!

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After sharing all of that, I bet it's easy to see why we think the Boon CARE kit is so great in our house. Each and every item is something every new parent and baby needs at some point, yet they are items that you don't really think about until they are necessary. Luckily, this kit is the perfect gift and one that is a great addition to your baby registry, so make sure to add it to your list of must-haves and as a new parent, prepare for the ride of your life.

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