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Preschool mom

I'm finding it hard to be a preschool mom. Kennady is great, her teachers are great, the school is great....what's not great? My lack of preschool mom friends. I'm blessed enough to be at home most of the time. I'm one of the few moms who pick up and drop off their kiddo. So it's hard to meet moms at pickup / drop off since they aren't there. Their kiddos take the bus (which Kennady would LOVE to do but I'm paranoid lol). We have family days at school on certain days but many parents aren't able to come to those either. Don't get me wrong I have met some really nice parents at family day but most times it's just a nice chat while in the classroom and a polite wave good bye.

Now MY friends well aaaaaaaaaaa yeah. My best friends live in California so we talk on a regular basis but don't see each other all the time. The couple (if that) friends I have here well they do their own thing and sure they invite us but they always pick to do things during school hours so eh. We're always left out. Seriously, making real mom friends is like dating. You're nervous , don't know what to say and don't know if you will like someone or their child. It's hard. I gotta work on it.

MO Direct Wireless iPhone charger review and demo

I've been wanting to see what all the hype is about over wireless iPhone chargers since I found out they existed. I was sent this charger by MO Direct  to try out and let you all know what I think. Well.... This is by far one of the most awesome things I have had a chance to review. I love being able to just lay my phone on top of my charger and have it charge. This one even works with my Kate Spade case on. I's super simple you just plug it in like any USB device and it's ready to go. Put your phone on top of it and wait to make sure it lights up saying it's charging and you're good to go. It really is THAT easy. 

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

  • 【WIRELESS CHARGING】: Not only a wireless charger but also an aritist on your desk .The wireless charger is an intelligent product for the cellphone with Qi-enabled ,simply place down your phone(Qi-Enabled ) ,You wil no longer need any cord to plug in and out , just place devices on it and you are free to enjoy your wireless and limitless charging experience now!
  • 【SLEEP-FRIENDLY】: Most humanized design of LED indicator. It has a small blue LED indicator unobtrusive, without any distraction caused by indicator and giving you a good sleep.
  • 【UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY】: Works with QI enabled devices,such as Apple iphone X ,iphone 8/iphone 8 Plus ,Samsung Galaxy Note8, S8, S8+/S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus,Note 5, LG G4, Nexus 6, Moto Droid Turbo, Nexus 5/7(2013)/4, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini and Other Qi-Enabled Phones and Tablets.
  • 【STABLE CHARGING】 - Made of durable ABS plastic and clear acrylic,Exclusive MultiProtect technology provides temperature control, surge protection, short-circuit prevention, and more.
  • 【100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE】Package includes:1 Wireless Charger, 1 Micro-USB Charging Cable & 1 User Manual ;we are confident of our product top quality and have you covered with an excellent customer service with 12 months warranty; You are welcomed to contact us if you have any questions and will get response within 6 hours.

Fitnate digital baby monitor review

I think it's important for all parents to have some sort of baby monitor even if they are the parents of toddlers. We all know a quiet toddler is a dangerous toddler. This monitor gives you the a clear picture with great sound in a nice compact package. The unit is smaller than my hand yet very sturdy and well made. It was super easy to setup and use. I had to charge it for a couple hours before use but other than it was very user friendly. This is going onto my list of mommy must haves.

*I received this product for free but that does not effect my 100% honest review. *

Here's what the company has to say about their product: 

About the product
  • 2.4" COLOR LCD SCREEN - Super clear picture shows real-time video and audio and The video baby monitor's LEDs could indicate the level of sound activity in the room. With our Fitnate® video baby monitor, You will no longer stay with your little one all the time but still keep an eye on your baby. Just focus on your business or housework and "being aside" with your baby.
  • PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY-2.4G wireless digital connection, no need to connect Wi-Fi or down load any APP, just plug and play, our baby video monitor will assure you of 100% privacy and security. Transmission range up to 960 ft and the signal won't drop, You can hear your baby with super clear and loud sound without any delay.
  • AUTO INFRARED NIGHT VISION - Rest assured knowing you'll see your baby day and night. The Infrared Night Vision on our baby sleep monitor will automatically detect dim light, providing clear video even in dark rooms, so you will always know what your baby is doing.
  • MANUAL ECO MODE - Updated design to save your eyes and power for the whole night! Manually control the screen ON/OFF to avoid screen lit on incidentally. Eco mode enables to keep mini baby monitor detecting the whole light without the annoying bright light. Screen on or not, that's up to you!
  • CLASSIC LULLABIES & TEMPERATURE MONITORING - Our portable baby monitor contains Different soft music to soothe your baby at night. Temperature monitoring helps you observe the baby room temperature all the time. ZOOM IN X2: allows you switch screen range whenever you want, helps to place the camera further to get a wide range vision.

Charcoal Teeth Whitening powder review

I've heard so many good things about using charcoal as a teeth whitener. So of course I had to try it out for myself. I've been using it for two weeks now and I already see a difference. My teeth are whiter and no more morning breath.  My teeth actually feel cleaner when I run my tongue across them. One thing I will say (which they DO tell you ) is to be careful when using this. It can stain your sink. I leave the water running so it doesn't ever just sit in my sink. Other than that this is one of the most amazing teeth whitening products I have ever used. 

* I received this product for free but that does not effect my 100% honest review *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

About the product
  • ✔TEETH WHITENING WITHOUT THE SENSITIVITY: Whiten your teeth naturally with BeLive’s Organic Coconut Charcoal Powder. It is a great alternative to whitening peroxides, harmful chemicals, and bleach that can cause a significant level of sensitivity and damage to your teeth. Charcoal powder has no side effects and only requires 1-2 minutes of brushing per day to see quick results. 2 FREE Charcoal Strips are included!
  • ✔ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: BeLive’s Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder is purified from the highest-quality coconut shell.
  • ✔BACKED BY SCIENCE: Activated Charcoal has been shown to pull stains off the teeth with the process of “absorption.” It works as an absorbing agent to get rid of the most stubborn stains. Most stains on our teeth are caused by the things we eat and drink: coffee, tea, and colored drinks. This stain does not come off naturally over time. Thus, BeLive’s Coconut Charcoal Powder is the solution helping you whiten your teeth.
  • ✔CONVENIENT, NATURAL METHOD & COST EFFECTIVE: Our product contains 60g of Charcoal Powder that’s packed in a small container that can be carried anywhere without a hassle. Charcoal powder is the perfect alternative to a costly dental procedure that might not work.
  • ✔100% NATURAL, SAFE & 100% LIFETIME MONEY-BACK GUARANTEED: Made in the USA in an FDA-approved facility, GMP compliant, and Quality Assurance testing. Each product is well inspected before packaging. We place our customers above everything else. We guarantee your satisfaction.

Buy Now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072JTT4N1 

Pumpkin Fest!

As many of you know we travel back and forth to California quite often. When we're there I try to always plan fun outings for my tiny human. This year we went to the Pumpkin Festival at KidsSpace Museum in Pasadena. Event Page!    My friend Danielle and I hit the road with the tiny for some much needed fun. When we got there we purchased our tickets which included a free pass to the museum. We started off with food. Shockingly enough I forgot to take pictures of my food. I got pulled pork fries.and an awesome lemonade. Then we headed right for the petting zoo and pony rides. Danielle stood in line for the pony rides while Kennady and I stood in line for the petty zoo. I took Kenny inside the pen and she went right for the goats. This kid loves goats! So we played with the animals for our 5 minutes and went back over to the pony rides. For whatever reason Kennady was anti pony rides this year. I thought maybe it was because a stranger had to put her on the pony instead of me (insurance reasons) but nope we went to the ranch a couple weeks later and she wouldn't let me put her on the pony either. So no pony rides! They gave us back the tickets for the pony and headed for the games. Kennady played the sucker game. She pulled a sucker out of the peg board and if it had a dot on the bottom she won tickets. She won 5 tickets on her first pull. We then moved on to old school Plinko!!! YES PLINKO like on the Price is Right!!! They let Kennady stand on a chair and drop the pucks down the board and she won even more tickets. By the end we ended up with 30 tickets. We went and cashed them in for a slap bracelet, slinky and some plastic lizard thing. All in all it was an amazing day and can't wait for next year's event. 

Goats....sheep....pumpkin patches OH MY!!!

This is one of my favorite seasons. KC loves going to the pumpkin patches and seeing the animals. One of our favorites is Stu Miller's pumpkin patches. They have rides, slides, bounce houses , petting zoos and tons of animals which is what Kennady likes best. We visited literally once a week the entire month. We even invited friends along for the fun. We ended up with a couple of pumpkins, lots of hay in our shoes and great memories. Kennady has so much fun. I was sad to see the season end  BUT here comes CHRISTMAS!!! 

Kennady , Aunt Mary and Cousin Trystan

Riding the Pumpkin Patch "train"

Aunt Mary and cousin Trystan. It was his first pumpkin patch trip!

Kennady won this horn which she STILL uses lol

Walking around like she owns the place

Tiny pumpkins for my tiny pumpkin

Making friends

Goat friend!!

Well hello there!

Don't fall!

My place!!


KC and cousin Trystan
Family Love!

Kennady and Armithyus

About last night.....

I started this post when I got home from the Luxor the morning of October 2nd. It's been sitting on my desktop since then. All of this was and is so hard for me (or any of us) to process. So below are my feelings from that night. I'm sorry if it's jumbled or doesn't make any sense. I was shell shocked at the very least......

I just got home. I just took my daughter to school. I just want to sleep but I can't. So here I am. AT my computer,looking at the screen and not understanding what just happened. I guess I should back up. My friend Joe and I went to see Carrot Top tonight at the Luxor. We arrived for the meet and greet around 6:45. Carrot Top came out took some pictures and chatted for awhile. He's actually really sweet. Then we went in to see the show. We had front row seats which I highly suggest (you'll get free booze lol). He was super funny. I laughed the entire time. After the show we went to Tacos and Tequila. I was craving ceviche and they had it on the menu. I picked a table that over looked the lobby. As we were sitting there we kept seeing people running in the front doors.1.. 2 maybe 3 maybe 4 at a time. No screaming or anything like that. Just running and all running in the same direction. Joe made  comment "there must be some country autograph signing going on" since Route 91 was going on across the street. The waitress comes up and says did you hear there's an active shooter on the strip. I said well we should be ok since most times they're on the ground and we're up high but lets get out of here. The waitress comes back and says we have to close out on the checks because this is getting serious. As we're paying our bill we here more rounds of gun fire than I have ever heard in my life. We took off running. Security was directing us to run towards the back and down the hall way.  When we didn't hear shooting anymore we stopped running. After a few minutes we walked back and sat down near the casino. All of the sudden more gun fire and we take off running again. The employees of the Luxor were directing us to go to their basement. So that's exactly where we went. Underground into the maze under the pyramid. Down there we were surrounded by concert goers that were covered in blood, had been trampled and were overall traumatized. We banded together and tried to help those who were hurt and in shock. Gurneys were made out of luggage carts so those who were hurt could lay down and easily be moved if need be. Truth be told we were ALL shell shocked. The minutes turned into hours. Close to 7 hours down in the basement. People were on their phones trying to get in touch with loved ones and trying to see what the news reports were saying. The staff at the Luxor was amazing! They were locked down there with us. The staff were ultra professional and made being down there as comfortable as possible. They gave us blankets, pillows, phone chargers, warm cookies and even pizza. Six hours in the SWAT team comes around the corner. Now after running from gun fire the sight of guns coming around the corner can be unsettling. It takes a second to realize these are the good guys. They came in and took the people who were injured and left. An hour later we're still on lock down. Slowly they allowed us to leave the basement and walk around the casino but we couldn't leave nor could we go anywhere near the doors. The wait staff from Tacos and Tequilas and I were huddled around a TV in the high roller section watching the news. Finally they said we can leave we just had to go out the back doors. This was around 5 or 6am. We walked from the Luxor down to Caesars Palace where we were able to find a cab back to the Silbverton Casino. My mom came and picked me up from there. I got home and it was almost time to drop my daughter off for preschool. Instead of keeping her home I sent her to school. I dropped her off wearing the same clothes I'd been wearing the night before. I explained to her teacher where I'd been (she already knew WHAT happened....the whole world did) and that another family member might have to pick up KC. She asked if I was ok and I left. I'm home now and I can't sleep. It's almost time to pick her up from school and I'm still sitting her exhausted but wide awake. I can't watch the news. I know people died I know people were hurt. How could they have not been? With all the gun fire we heard .......

Update 11/16/17

I'm "ok". I now jump or my heart races when I hear car back fires or fireworks. somewhere my uncle Michael is laughing at me. I used to poke fun at the fact he would react to fire works and car back fires due to his time in NAM. Ok Uncle Michael I get it.... I get it. 58 lives were lost that night. Which is horrible. With the amount of gun fire we heard I'm shocked and thankful it wasn't more. I've been to the Las Vegas sign a few times to see the crosses. I haven't made it to the healing garden just yet. Our city came together. From that horrible night came amazing people working together to save lives and protect our city. I'm a Las Vegas transplant but I can honestly say I am proud to be Las #VegasStrong!

Candle light vigil at the Las Vegas Sign

Memorial crosses for those who lost their lives
My view when we were on lock down in the basement

One of the amazing Luxor chefs serving us pizza

The staff even gave us chargers for our phones.

My first view as we left the Luxor that night. 

Candles all over

My Route 91 necklace

This says it all.