Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I mean I’m a full-time mom so it’s all the same to me. But yay for the freakin’ weekend.

I didn’t watch the Grammys but can we please all agree that The Biebs needs to shave the mustache? I mean, seriously. You are hurting my eyes and you were just starting to sort-of redeem yourself.

LAP: Speaking of bad styling choices, please view this very important video about LAP (Leggings As Pants) from Jen Hatmaker. Unless you are a toddler, the only exception to the LAP rule.

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Target Beauty Box

Meet the $7 Target Beauty Box!

target beauty box

Last week I shared my take on the seasonal Walmart Beauty Box and I just recently received my first Target Beauty Box.

target beauty box

This box is released periodically (I believe monthly), on a first come, first serve basis. They run $7 and are filled with beauty and skin care samples, and even some full-sized items.

Check out what I got:

Laneige BB Cushion

Skinfix Lip Repair Balm

SoapBox Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Mayfair Soap Foundry sea lily jasmine body crème

Vera Wang Floral Eau De Toilette

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Peek Inside the Walmart Beauty Box

Did you know that Walmart has a seasonal Beauty Box for just $5? Each season, they send out a new box filled with sample sizes of new beauty products. I was surprised at how many things were packed into this little box, it’s a great deal!

walmart beauty box

Inside the winter Walmart Beauty Box:

  • NSPA by Nirvana Spa Exotically Creamy Rich Body Butter
  • Pantene Pro-V Hairspray
  • Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
  • St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub
  • Swisspers Leopard Print Cotton Swabs
  • Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer
  • Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream
  • Crest 3D White Brilliance Whitening System
  • Burt’s Bees Intensive Firming Serum
  • Vera Wang Embrace Eau De Toilette Spray
  • Goody Slideproof Soft Touch Silicone Elastics

I mean, who doesn’t need leopard print cotton swabs? 😉 My favorite is the body butter, it smells like vacation!

walmart beauty box

Have you tried beauty box subscriptions before? There are so many…Ipsy, Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep, etc. I liked this box because it’s by far the best value, and focused on skin care and hair care instead of makeup. Kind of a fun treat for yourself and a good way to try out new drugstore products without committing to buying a full-sized product.

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The Laundry Stain Hack

fels naptha soap

I have used this trick for laundry stains for years now. I specifically remember scrubbing cherry flavored chapstick out of all my clothes in high school when I forgot to check the pockets before throwing my dirty clothes in the wash. (Please don’t do this, it’s an awful mess.)

But with this easy laundry stain hack, you can deal with stained clothing quickly, and cheaply! I especially love using this for kids clothes, that get grimy fast.

fels naptha laundry soap

You will need two things:

1 bar of Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap

1 citrus produce bag
(look for the mesh bags that clementines or lemons come in)

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Summer Survival Series: Part Two

summer survival, boredom busters

We’re talking about summer with kids at home, and how you can survive!

Did you miss Part One?  Start here: Summer Survival Series: Part One

Part One of the Summer Survival Series involved making a simple daily schedule. My intention with this was to give the kids a general sense of the day and set expectations, as well as eliminate the constant ask for playdates and snacks.

So now that we have our daily schedule, what happens when we’re having a hard time figuring out how to use up some of that free time? Let me introduce the boredom buster jar.

Summer Survival Series: Part Two

The boredom buster jar is a simple jar with activities written on popsicle sticks. I used this jar as a reward for chores completed, and/or good behavior and attitudes. If we had a great day, the kids got to pick out something from the jar to do. (idea originally found at While He Was Napping)

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