Saturday, March 10, 2018

How to prevent bullying in schools

It's around the corner...I can feel it in the change of weather. Spring is on its way and summer will be a whirlwind of beaches and parks! Fall.... Fall will quickly creep up and I can feel the knot in my throat! Sophia my little will be starting school...I think. We missed the cut off for kindergarten but preschool is in the works. It makes me hope that schools are taking the best approach to bullying. I've done my research and one thing I know (being a teacher myself) is that the best approach is HANDS ON! Students need to engage in bullying activities rather than listen to someone speak in an auditorium for thirty minutes and head back to class. One of the most unique approaches I have come across was the Anti-bullying classes with Snapology! They break it up into three sections, the bully, the victim and the bystander. Making it relevant to the students!

I know Sophia is young, although it is surprising how young the bullying situations start! My heart hurts thinking that Sophia could potentially be hurt in a situation like that. As a mama bear I've taught and will continue to teach her to the best of my knowledge. My go to website for information on bullying is Stop Bullying. Gov! So informative, and a great article on how important it is for not only students but teachers and parents to be informed!

Right now I will continue to advocate for anti-bullying to be on the forefront of all schools. I will stand by other momma's like Tomi from Three Boys and an Old Lady who says, "We must empower our children and teach them conflict management.  We must teach our kids to respect others.  We as adults must teach our kids to protect themselves."   This life wont be perfect, but I want to make sure my child knows what to do in any situation that is thrown at her. I will do my best and continue to focus on outlets that will lift my child up and raise awareness! Now if we could just get a Snapology to open up around here I'd be one HAPPY Momma!!!!

If you are looking for more information on bullying and how to prevent it in your schools, hop over to The Educator's Room! A great resource for all!!

There are some AMAZING teachers and parents out there... I know everyone wants the best for their kids and students. Let's make sure we are giving them THE BEST!
 I want to hear from you... Help a momma out! How did you prepare your kids for school? How did you approach bullying? Leave your comments below! I will also be posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google... Check it out, connect with other parents! In the mean time... My free spirit ready to take on the day... This is FOUR people!!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CanvasHQ Review


         I needed some serious design help in our home! It has been lacking a personal touch since we bought our house years ago! We have been BUSY to say the least, a house, wedding, dogs, new parents to now two little girls! Life is just about creating memories and enjoying the chaos! We are loving family life and we are ready to put those memories on our walls but have been struggling on where to start! That's where CanvasHQ comes in!! They are the best of the best when it comes to high quality canvas artwork! I really can not stress the quality is by far the most amazing canvas prints we have ever received! I had no clue on where to start in this journey of creating my dream gallery wall....but then CanvasHQ's amazing customer service stepped in!

      They truly care about their customers and are there to help in any way! In this day and age it is so hard to find a company that is authentic and wants you to be happy! CanvasHQ is that company!! I placed my order and my design was set to go, the quick turnaround time was outstanding! We were set to head to Florida and I was bummed thinking I would not see the Canvas prints until we returned but they came so fast!!! The packaging was superb, insuring that nothing got damaged along the way! When I opened them I was blown away...again the quality! I can not stress enough how important this is! I am officially a CanvasHQ super fan!!!

Ok so you are ready to shop, explore and try out their website....head on over HERE!!! You will be able to navigate with such ease! The setup of the website is so easy!!!!

Who CanvasHQ is:

"A family owned and operated company from the very beginning, CanvasHQ started with the grain of an idea; the idea was that ordering canvas prints should easier and quicker. The soul of our company as one that truly, truly cares about our clients and their satisfaction, we have ingrained the three keys of our success into every member of our team:

-High quality canvas artwork

-Authentic and caring customer service

-Quick turnaround times

With those three legs of our CanvasHQ stool firmly in place, step-by-step and year-by-year we have grown CanvasHQ into the company it is now. We work with hundreds of photographers and thousands individual clients all over the United States and Canada. We have over seven years of canvas making experience under our belts, and every year we’ve refined our craft.

We’re not perfect, but we strive to be. Our goal is not to sell canvas, it’s to make our customers happy, and if they are not pleased with us or our product, they won’t owe us a dime. Our clients are like family to us." That mission statement speaks for itself and you all know I love a family run business!!!

Here was my sample of my new gallery wall
And On the wall!!!!

I was in love from the start...but to see it on my wall had me in tears! We were working with a huge open canvas so to say! The wall was completely blank and I had no clue how to turn it in to a work of art...something that had meaning that we would cherish for years to come! I love that when people are in our home they are able to see this beautiful gallery wall but more importantly I love that this is something we get to enjoy every time we go downstairs in our home! It is a constant reminder of how important family truly is! So many beautiful memories captured on the most amazing high quality canvas artwork!!

My Husband had it hung up and ready in about ten minutes!!! Yes it was that quick!! It came with all the hardware and no hammer needed!!! Completely blown away!

       Why pick CanvasHQ?

I could rave and rave about this company until I was blue in the face! They really are that amazing, but besides opinion here are some facts! You get an estimated time based on all their intelligence on when your canvas will arrive! There is 100 percent satisfaction guarantee! You get to choose your finish At CanvasHQ, they are the only place to offer a choice of glossy, semi-gloss, iridescent and matte finish for your art. Because they are a family run business that personal feel is there!! You are able to reach out in any form and they are there to support you and answer any questions you may have! The quality is over the top amazing! They use spot on colors to get your canvas...well perfect! You get free digital proofs so you can see before you buy and make any adjustments you may need!

       The more choices you have, the better. They offer artwork frame depths from .75" to 2". The .75" frames are ideal for subtler or smaller art, and they can be framed in the future. The 1.5" frames are standard, while the 2" frames are for large artwork or if you want to make a statement with a smaller piece of art. Plus you can send it as a gift!!! You don't have to worry about the price being attached, they will remove that and you can add your own personal note! If you want a company that will exceed all of your expectations than CanvasHQ is your go to!!

      Are you ready to transform your home with a beautiful gallery wall?? Add a little spice to a playroom, living room, or kitchen! Head over to CanvasHQ and get some inspiration!!!

          Don't forget to like and follow them on Facebook and Twitter

“Every photo taken is with the intention to capture the feelings of that present moment & hope it would last forever. Preserving your moments on Canvas is what we do, let us know how we can serve you."

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Talking Periods...Sorry to my guy readers! ;) But this has to be talked about!!! I am so excited to introduce my lady friends to THINX!!! What if I told you, you never had to buy tampons or pads or crazy period devices EVER again?? What if I told you all you had to do on period days was switch to your THINX underwear and go about your day like ANY OTHER DAY!!! It's true!

What is this magic?

THINX is made up of four bits of tech that makes ‘em anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, absorbent, and leak-resistant.

English? Ok - here's what happens when you period into THINX:

The top layer fights bacteria and absorbs any liquid into the über thin layer right beneath it, so you always stay dry (and fly, obvi).

This way, you can wear 'em all day long.

And no, they don't feel like diapers, and it's not like sitting in your own blood. Boom.

Yes, they are indeed reusable.
That's the point!

To take care of your THINX , you rinse immediately after use, cold wash (waiting 'till laundry day is a-ok) and hang dry. Don’t use bleach or fabric softener! And yes, the rest of your clothes will be fiiine.

I received the...


Heavy Days. Holds up to 2 tampons' worth.
Their bestselling pair offers full coverage and protection that keeps you comfortable and dry in any situation. I can not stress enough that they feel like a regular pair of underwear! It truly is mind boggling!! These are a must for all you ladies!!! Go shop THINX HERE!!!! Have questions... ask! They have the most amazing customer services!!! A company that is truly for YOU!!!!

Don't forget to like and follow them on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

If you thought THINX couldn't get any does! Check out their sister site, Icon, the leak proof underwear company. 1 in 3 women experience light bladder leaks when they run/jump/cough/sneeze/etc (especially postpartum!). Icon is a beautiful, comfortable, dignified solution to this all-too-common problem. Get yourself all set up to live life, comfortably, with no worries!!!


Ok Ladies, want to give the ultimate gift to the work out junkie in your life for Valentine's Day!!! JACKEDPACK is the only way to go!!! Are you wondering what in the world is JackedPack? For those of you who don't know prepared to get hooked!!!
Our box was PACKED this month!!! My hubby's favorite.... the Muscle Milk Powder! It has taken his shakes to a whole new level!

Hear it from the peeps over at JackedPack who state it best, "JackedPack was created with a simple goal: allow users to sample the best products in sports nutrition. As supplement fanatics we've always wanted to try everything we see in the magazines, but it has never been practical or affordable until now. Each month, our fitness and health experts curate a collection of samples of the best products and we send them to our exclusive members-only community o...f health enthusiasts. Each pack contains items spanning the health and supplement spectrum so you can try a variety of great products.

The supplement world can be overwhelming and confusing. We've spent tons of money on products that simply didn't work for us and surely others have had a similar experience. That's not cool and that's why we created JackedPack, allowing our members to sample premium brands and products. Whether you're looking for a new protein powder, recovery formula, pre-workout formula, fat-burner, or more, you can discover the best product for YOU through JackedPack."

My husband has just started his fitness journey and he just loves JackedPack! He is being introduced to the newest and greatest products in sports nutrition!! Getting exposed to new brands and not wasting his money on ones he doesn't like! There is no better box on the market! It is curated with the most amazing products!!

How much is it??

JackedPack is $15 per pack. That includes shipping.
If you sign up for six months, every sixth box is free. This works out to $12.50 per pack. The $75 for six months is billed at once. The best offer is to sign up for a year. Three boxes are free. This works out to $11.25 per pack. The $135 for the year is billed at once.

We ship the packs between the 13th - 16th each month.
If you sign up between the 10th - 23rd, we will ship your first pack by the 30th. Your future packs will ship by the 16th.

For monthly, you will be billed on the 10th of every month.
For 6-month membership, you will be billed when we are getting ready to ship you your 7th sample box. After that, it is every 6 months.
For yearly membership, you will be billed when we are getting ready to ship you your 13th sample box. After that, it is every 12 months.

GO SIGN UP HERE, Don't forget to find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!!


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@dermae -Overnight Peel-
Reveal dramatically fresher, newer skin overnight with this skin-brightening blend of glycolic sugar cane and fruit acids. This skin-renewing formula contains 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) for safe, effective removal of dead surface skin cells. With every use, skin tone becomes more radiant, pigmentation is evened and age spots are visibly diminished. 100% vegan,, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free. Check out all the amazing products @: and use coupon code KLOVER20 valid until 6/30/18.

@organic_radiance -Pore Cleansing Brush. If you want a flawless skin, invisible pores, and zero blackheads, this brush is the one to choose. The brush is made of the finest Vegan, Cruelty Free Bristles in a multi-level texture for the best cleansing of your pores ever. Using Radorg's Pore Cleansing Brush eliminates those pain in the Nose Blackheads and decreases pore visibility Gentle enough to use every day. Check out all the wonderful products @ and use coupon code TENOFF on orders over $50
Timeless Organics Skin Care- COQ10 Age Defying Lotion-
This is called a “miracle” in a bottle, a signature lotion that will reverse the clock! Whether you are trying to maintain young skin or reclaim young skin this lotion will make it happen! With a blend of CoQ10, ancient natural oils, rich antioxidants, and nourishing vitamins, your skin will glow from the moment you apply this beautiful lotion.... This is an extremely light lotion great for any skin type with no added fragrance! Find out more about all the wonderful products @ and use coupon code KLOVER20 for 20% off.

I'm obsessed with this new skin care regime that I have!!!! It's only been a week of using these products and I already see a HUGE difference!! Seriously you can not get better quality products! I would have never been introduced to these AMAZING products had it not been for Kloverbox!!

DO NOT FORGET TO GET YOUR Valentine's orders in....seriously this is the perfect gift for yourself for the month of LOVE!!!! Or just for those special people in your lives!!! They deserve healthy fun products too.  I know mine will be with Kloverbox!! Also the perfect gift for those kids that are back to college from a nice Holiday break!!!

So you want to know more?!?!?!??! Here is what the peeps over at Kloverbox had to say....

How does Kloverbox work?
Kloverbox is an expertly curated monthly subscription box. We help you incorporate safe and effective products into every aspect of your life. Discover organic, natural and cruelty-free beauty, lifestyle, nutrition and healthy home brands. Choose a Monthly Subscription, a Three Month Subscription or a Six Month one-time purchase.

How can I access my account?
An account is not created during the checkout process. You can create a new account after checkout by clicking this link - NEW ACCOUNT  OR see your order confirmation email. An order confirmation email is sent after checkout with a direct link for your account. A Kloverbox account allows you to pause, skip a month, cancel and change your billing or address.

When will I receive my Kloverbox?
Subscriptions purchased during the current month will receive the upcoming month's box.
Example - Orders placed between January 1-31 will receive February's Kloverbox. 
Kloverbox ships between the 15th-18th of each month with the expectations that the box will arrive within three business days via USPS Priority.

When do I get billed for my Kloverbox subscription?
You are billed on the day you subscribe.
Kloverbox's one month and three month subscriptions are recurrent. 
The Monthly subscription auto-renews every month on the calendar day you first subscribed.
The Three Month subscription auto-renews every three months on the calendar day you first subscribed.

The Six Month subscription is a one-time purchase.
You may skip a month or cancel your subscription at any time but you must skip or cancel before you are rebilled; we do not refund payments once a subscription has billed and do not accept returns.

Can I only order ONE box? 
If you would like to only receive one box, you may subscribe to our monthly option and cancel immediately. If the account is not cancelled, it will automatically deduct the subscription amount the next month on the calendar day you first subscribed.

Can I give Kloverbox as a gift?
Yes! From Birthdays and Christmas to Mother's Day and Graduations, Kloverbox makes the perfect gift for friends or family. Please note: Monthly and Three Month products will renew automatically, unless you cancel the billing. The Six Month product is a one-time purchase.

Kloverbox Every month we send you the best in healthy beauty and toxin-free living from brands you'll love! ☘💚☘

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: ABCmouse

EVERYONE!!! You have to try ABCmouse!! I have seen the commercials and contemplated getting it for Sophia for over a year!! It has been the best thing EVER!! Being an educator I thought all her learning would be from me (she is 4 for those new to our blog)! I have been in prep mode since Sophia was born...I want her more than ready for Kindergarten! This app has truly opened my eyes on so many other FUN ways she can learn!! She is excelling in areas she had previously struggled in! I can not rave enough about this app!!! And with a 30 day free trial you have to give it a shot!! You will not be disappointed!! We are HUGE ABCmouse fans over here!!!

Go try it out today FREE for thirty days at ABCmouse HERE

Here is some more info from the peeps over at ABCmouse,

"More than 850 Lessons Across 10 Levels
The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 850 lessons in ten levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by’s Tickets and Rewards System."

The Reading Curriculum Includes:
  • Uppercase and lowercase letter recognition
  • Phonics
  • Rhyming words and word families
  • More than 450 books and beginning readers
  • Sentence structure
  • Parts of speech
"’s reading curriculum spans the entire range of early reading, from learning the names of each letter and the sounds they represent to being able to read books, starting with a few words on a page and gradually advancing to paragraphs. The curriculum for first grade also includes writing and language skills, such as sentence structure and punctuation, parts of speech, and practice with writing genres."

The Math Curriculum Includes:
  • Recognizing and counting numbers 1–120
  • The base ten system
  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Names and attributes of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Length, time, and money measurement teaches numbers, addition and subtraction, shapes, patterns, measurements, and more! Our games and creative activities make math fun while giving young learners the practice they need to build a strong foundation for success.

The Science and Social Studies Curriculum Includes:
  • The body and health
  • Plants and animals
  • Weather, climate, and the seasons
  • Earth’s environments
  • Maps
  • Regions of the United States
  • The Solar System
  • Matter and its properties

Science and Social Studies’s science and social studies curriculum helps children understand the world they live in and inspires curiosity.

The Art & Colors Curriculum Includes:
  • Primary and secondary colors
  • Shades of colors
  • Paint-by-number activities
  • Number and letter dot-to-dots’s unique drawing and painting program gives children of all ages the opportunity to use lines, shapes, and colors to create original works of art. Games, books, paint-by-number activities, and puzzles teach children to name and use a variety of colors.’s curriculum includes hundreds of highly entertaining animated activities, each teaching a specific learning topic. From Prospector Paul discovering new letter combinations to King Grammar explaining proper nouns to his villagers, these animated videos engage children while they learn. features hundreds of fun and interactive games, each designed to teach a specific educational concept. Your child can play games to learn the alphabet, to learn new words, to learn about numbers and shapes, and even to learn about the planets! Since all of the games on the site include voiced instructions, they are easy for even young children to learn and play.

With more than 450 traditional and original stories and nonfiction books,’s library opens a door to worlds of knowledge, adventure, and fun for children. Every topic of our curriculum—whether it is the sound of a letter, counting 1–100, the four seasons in the year, or
regions of the United States—is explained in child-friendly language in one of our library books.’s music collection features original songs about every letter of the alphabet and many other topics of our curriculum, as well as newly produced and recorded children’s classics. The variety of music on our site not only reinforces the other subjects but also introduces children to a range of musical styles and themes. Your child will love to sing along!

Find hundreds of jigsaw and cutout puzzles designed to help develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Puzzles also help children remember important ideas and skills in reading, math, science, art, social studies, and music. There are puzzles for every letter of the alphabet, sight words, stories, numbers, shapes, animals, the base-ten number system, elements of fiction stories, and many, many other topics.

With many different types of art activities—including coloring pages, dot-to-dots, paint-by-numbers, traceables, and printables— helps children learn reading, math, and other subjects while they are expressing themselves artistically. has more than 2,000 printable activities across reading, math, art and colors, and more. We encourage children to continue their learning offline with printable activities that include letter and number tracing, coloring, dot-to-dot pictures, paint-by-number drawings, mazes, and pattern recognition activities.

It’s easy to see how much progress your child is making with the Progress Tracker. In addition to the display of total number of learning activities completed in each category (books, songs, puzzles, games, and art), there are easy-to-read graphs that show progress both by academic level and by curriculum subject. encourages children to complete learning activities by rewarding them with tickets. Tickets can be used to “purchase” virtual items on the site, such as new fish for the classroom. The Tickets and Rewards System makes learning a game, and also teaches important math skills as children keep track of tickets earned and spent.

The avatar is a character that your child can choose to represent him or herself while on There’s a broad choice of avatar features and clothing, and other avatar-related items that can be purchased with tickets.

This review contains affiliated links although my opinions are one hundred percent honest and my own.

Don't forget to check out ABC mouse on....

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Purposeful Planner

I'm tired of a chaotic schedule...This New Year I'm going to start making life simple! Living with a purpose and being intentional every day! I have fallen head over heels in love with The Purposeful Planner!! I get it, there are a lot of planners out there! What makes this one so different? What sets this one apart from the others...besides being stunning on the outside?! Well I'll tell you... The creator Corie Clark has thought of it all!!!! Maybe because she is a mom, or a business woman, or a lover of God or better yet maybe because she is just a freaking genius!! This planner has it all and I literally can not wait to drive in January first!!! I already started moving my appointments and events into the new year! Being a stay at home momma, still managing a few things in the education field, and a wife to my hard working hubby...I need to find time for myself as well! I can't lie...I haven't exercised in 11 years, yes you heard that right ELEVEN! I'm not sure I drink enough water and more times than I want to admit I'm double booked on events and have forgotten dentist appointments!! Time to get my life organized, along with spiritual boosts, goals, healthy eating, meal planning, and I am simply  ready to create margin in my life!!

Check out the beautiful planner I have been blessed with to review...


Purposeful Planner® 2018 Daily
January 2018 - December 2018
Planner is approximately 9″ x 9 3/4″ x 1 1/2" including binding. 395 page daily planner includes:
  • New! - Stronger binding
  • New! - Scuff free matte laminate cover
  • New! - White gift box with gold foil detail
  • Thick pages! 100gsm (approximately 60-70lb weight)
  • Inside pocket for storing loose papers and receipts
  • Life and goal planning worksheets to help you live your life on purpose and with intention
  • Tabbed Monthly spreads With Monday Start- Black with white text
  • Budget sheets for every month
  • Menu plan sheets for every month
  • Master task lists for every month
  • Goal sheets for every month
  • Daily plan sheets for Monday through Friday
  • Saturday and Sunday share a page
  • Today I will section for your top three tasks of the day
  • Hourly schedule from 6am-9pm with lines between each hour for more room or for 1/2 hour increments
  • Quote/verse
  • Prayer/Praise - New! Larger size
  • Water intake
  • Health
  • 15 minute challenge for every day
  • Brain dump for to-do’s, notes, doodling, etc.
  • Retail therapy for shopping lists
  • Menu
  • Hardcover, gold colored metal wire binding, gold foil detail.
  • Imported

The Purposeful Planner® was designed for YOU! For the creative, the stay-at-home mom trying to fit it all in, the entrepreneur chasing their dreams, the empty-nester living their dreams, and anyone else trying to live their life on purpose. It is so important that we create margin in our lives so that we can live the life we’ve always dreamed. There are miracles in the margin!

Purposeful Planner®

The Purposeful Planner® was designed for YOU! For the creative, the stay-at-home mom trying to fit it all in, the entrepreneur chasing their dreams, the empty-nester living their dreams, and anyone else trying to live their life on purpose. It is so important that we create margin in our lives so that we can live the life we’ve always dreamed. There are miracles in the margin!
I have created both a daily and weekly version to help you be more purposeful with your life. At the beginning of each month you will find a month spread, a budget sheet, a menu plan sheet, a master task list and a dreams & goals sheet.
Both versions of the Purposeful Planner contain monthly spreads as well as budget sheets, menu plan sheets, master task lists, and dreams and goals pages for each month.
The Daily Version:
12 months Jan-Dec and July-June:  Monday through Friday have their own page. Saturday and Sunday share a page.  You will find an inspirational quote or verse on each page as well as a place to write down a prayer or praise for the day, track your water intake, your health, a brain dump area that can be used for a to-do list, doodles, or anything else you may need to jot down, a retail therapy area for you to write down things you need to purchase, a place to plan your dinner, as well as a schedule for that day. There is a section titled “Today I will” which can be used for you to put the most important things that need to get done that particular day. There is also a 15 minute challenge every day of the year to stay on top of those little things that are easily forgotten! You can do anything for 15 minutes!
The Weekly Version
12 months Jan-Dec; Each week covers a two page spread when lying open. You will find an inspirational quote or verse on each week as well as a place to write down a prayer or praise and a brain dump section for the week. Each day you can track your water intake, your health, your schedule and your menu.

When can you get your planners...
Release info:
Daily planners release twice a year. In the fall, they release the Jan-Dec planners and in the spring, they release the July-June planners.
Weekly planners will now only release in the fall for the following 12-month year. Jan-Dec


So who is the master mind behind these must have planners!! Her name is Corie Clark, Corie is an author, speaker, and creator of purposeful tools. She is passionate about helping others live their lives with purpose and with intention. She's this beautiful blonde who loves God and is opening the hearts and minds of everyone! I totally adore her and her message!!You all have to go stop by her website Shop, visit her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!!

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