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Smile Brilliant – Experience & Review

*This post contains affiliate links. Please visit my disclosure page for more info!*   My smile has always been something I’ve been self conscious about. From having crooked teeth and getting braces to dealing with stains and discoloration; smiling has always been the last thing I want to do. But now that I’m a mom, I have so many reasons to smile. And I want to show my girls that no matter their insecurities, they can let their confidence shine through. — I had my first  ...

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Motherhood

20+ Car Seats on Amazon for Under $150

Car seats have become quite the topic in the past few years. With new recommendations and laws being put in place, it can be a daunting task to find a car seat for your little one.  It can seem even more difficult when you’re on a budget, because society has planted the misconception that cheap = not good. To clear the air: every car seat on the market has to pass the same safety tests. So, whether you spend $50 or $250, rest assured that your child will be safe in any seat you  ...

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Road Trippin’ (Part Three) – Day Two: Northern California to Southern California

It’s taken me awhile, but part three of my “Road Trippin'” series is finally here!   In this post, I’ll be covering day two of our trip: Eureka, CA → Paso Robles, CA   We left Eureka with a goal to make it to Southern California by the end of the day, while also taking time to see a few landmarks, like the Golden Gate Bridge.   Here’s the route we took:   We planned for day two’s drive to be a bit shorter to allow us to sight see a bit. We  ...

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Summer Fun with Fairy Tales Hair Care

This post was sponsored by Fairy Tales Hair Care   Summer, summer, summer time!   It’s almost officially summer! It’s been pretty warm here in Arizona for awhile, but we just now started having pool days. My little ones have loved cooling off in the pool, but the sun and water has definitely affected their hair. I recently started using the Sun & Swim collection from Fairy Tales Hair Care after the girls get out of the water and it has worked wonders! — Living in  ...

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