Thursday, August 2, 2018


HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!!! I know I said I was officially in summer mode but every once in a while during these amazing summer months I come across AMAZING companies that I just have to spread the word! One of those companies being GreaterSkies! I'm sure you all have seen some sort of variation of these but for those of you who haven't be will go nuts! 
I have been decluttering our home the past year and trying to become organized. On my mission to do so I thought I would create a command center for both girls (more so for the coming years when they are in school) but thought if we started the habit now it will be smooth running come the elementary years! Sophia and Arabella both have a section in the garage which will harbor their book bag, lunch bag, umbrella, rainboots, sneakers, rainboots, sandals and three coats heavy, light and rain! Everything else I donated!! We had way to much stuff! Now that I had a plan I wanted to hang something meaningful above their space...Something just for them, a keepsake that they will eventually take with them when they leave the nest! When I had the opportunity to work with GreaterSkies I knew this was IT! The most amazing piece of artwork I could have ever dreamed of... a custom star map of the sky the exact moment each girl was born!!! I kid you not, these are precise! I was able to add a personalized message on each custom print! The sizes all vary and you can even have them framed! 

 When I received them I was truly blown away by the quality....not to mention the quick turn around time! When ordering from companies you may have questions or concerns, GreaterSkies hands down has the BEST customer services I have ever worked with! Friendly, personable and professional! I had filled in my custom it over and over and over again. Sent it off and received a message that there was an extra space in the wording! I kid you not, they picked up on my flaw! 
I can tell you I'm officially done buying gifts for people that are things that get forgotten or not used. These keep sakes will bring tears to some, think the birth of a baby, wedding gift, the day your life changed for the better...any moment can be captured in the sky! I love that they do all the leg work for you too... you can send the perfect gift with a personalized message! I am a HUGE FAN of GREATERSKIES!!! You all have to go check them out HERE!!! 
Star nap poster in chocolate
A few words from the masterminds, 
"At GreaterSkies, we work everyday to bring you the Stars as a Gift. Since 2006, we have been creating beautiful custom star maps for everyone looking for a personal thoughtful gift to celebrate a cherished memory.

When you receive a GreaterSkies star map, you are looking at the sky exactly as it was over a special place, at a special date and time."

What your custom star maps shows

Depending on the date that was chosen, your sky map will show the past or the future. In all cases, you will see:

  • All the stars that could be seen in the sky, or will be seen in the sky, over that place at that time. Well, in fact, the map shows 7,000 to 8,000 stars, depending on the coordinates, much more than can be seen by the naked eye. You may notice that then star colours vary: this is not just to look nice. The colour matches the light emitted by the star.
  • The Sun, the Moon and all the Solar system planets that were or will be visible. All of them are precisely located around the ecliptic, represented by the green line.
  • The constellations, if that option was turned on when the map was created. Some customers prefer a clean sky, so we leave this choice to each person.
  • The exact coordinates our program used to generate the map: latitude and longitude, date and time.
  • A personal message may appear below the sky map, typed in by the person who ordered it.

The stars as a gift

"Our personalized star maps are available as downloadable files, for those who prefer to have them printed close to home or have very creative ideas of how to use them.

We also ship sky maps printed on beautiful paper, in high definition.

We hope that your personalized star map will remain for a long time a beautiful memory of a cherished moment of your life.

Best wishes,

The GreaterSkies Team"
Custom star map poster by Greateskies in artic blue with cat
Incase you want more information ...More from GreaterSkies!!!

Why choose a GreaterSkies starry sky gift?

 If you want your night sky to show not just a few stars but a stunning starry sky. To see the stars and constellations as they truly were at the precise moment in time. Your starry sky printed on high quality materials with colours that will last for a long time. To make sure you get the right map and get help if anything happens. Then a GreaterSkies sky map is for you.

 A stunningly beautiful and accurate starry sky!!

 Why thousands of stars make all the difference...

GreaterSkies custom star maps remain unmatched for accuracy and level of detail. Unlike some other star charts that only show major stars, our maps show 7,000 to 8,000 stars, the constellations and the Solar System planets. At any time of day or night, for past or future dates, anywhere on earth. All the stars up to magnitude 7 that were visible in the sky at that moment in time above that precise location are plotted. Every tiny dot in your map corresponds to a star that was actually there. This is actually more stars than are visible to the naked eye, even on a clear night, with no light pollution. The Solar system planets, the Moon and the Sun are also shown. When customizing your map, you can choose to display or not the constellations with their names and the main star names.
Choose your custom star map color night blue

Star colours and size reflect what we see in the night sky

 The colour of the stars on our star chart is not random, or chosen just to look nice: it is based on each star actual colour. Likewise, the stars are shown in a size corresponding to their magnitude. Sure, it would be easier to paint all the stars as white dots, as others do. But we want to give you the best. The result? A stunningly beautiful starry sky. Because scientific accuracy and level of detail make a real difference. Take a look at the samples, explore and zoom in.

The night sky AND the day sky: why exact time matters

 GreaterSkies custom star charts are the only ones precise down to the minute. It takes a lot of extra computation to calculate this. So why do it? Because the position of the stars in the sky over a given place changes during the course of a 24h day. So the star chart at noon and at midnight over your wedding location look very different! We want your custom map to show the sky as it really was (even it was daylight and the stars were not visible) rather than showing the night sky at an arbitrary time. If you don’t know the exact time when customizing your map, don’t worry, you can pick an approximate time, and you star map will still be pretty accurate. The difference really shows after a few hours. The positions are accurate for dates between 1900 and 2100; we are still working on the extra computation necessary to generate accurate star charts beyond these dates. We feel you ought to know.
Greaterskies star map posters and framed prints in colors and sizes star nap
The names of the constellations and all the major stars,

GreaterSkies sky maps show the names of all the constellations and the major stars. This is again a feature that is often missing, because placing the names in the correct place takes quite a bit of calculation. But we feel it’s important, what’s the ;point go showing constellation lines without naming them? And this way, you can use our sky maps for stargazing as true astronomical charts, the information is all there.

 High quality, made in the USA or Europe

When you offer a thoughtful gift for a special occasion, you want it to look really nice. So we make sure to use high quality materials for all our products. Everything is printed in California or in the UK, depending to where we are shipping.

wedding gift for her custom sky map

The possibilities are endless!!! Go check them out HERE, Don't forget you can find them on FACEBOOK, PINTERST, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

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.

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For monthly, you will be billed on the 10th of every month.
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