August 2016 Ipsy Bag!

Tasha and I got our IPSY bags today. I really liked the bag design this month! I really enjoy this subscription service since I get to try out a bunch of different brands each month for only $10.When you sign up for the service you answer a bunch of questions about your product preferences and style. They base the products they send you on your answers so  many times my bag will be different from my sisters bag. Check out a side by side comparison:

IPSY August 2016

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Wand Display Craft


So, Tasha got to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I am still jealous but at least she brought back some awesome stuff!  My main prezzie was a Luna Lovegood wand from Olivanders. I LOVE it! I wanted to be able to display it so I looked around the intertubz for some inspiration. I’m pretty happy with what I came up with! Check out the video for all the details and don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel!

Keep an eye out for our harry Potter candy taste test coming soon!

Why I Climb

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It’s been 5 years since I was diagnosed with postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder.  At my lowest I was in a constant state of panic. There are literally months of my oldest daughters first year that I do not remember. Those days were supposed to be the happiest of my life but they were the exact opposite. I still look over my shoulder and wonder if the darkness will come back. Traumas like that make people search for meaning out of chaos or at least a way celebrate their victory over darkness. Postpartum Progress’s Climb out of the Darkness has become my personal way of celebrating my fight.

The first climb I led was a family and friends only affair. We met at the Zoo and talked about our struggles. It felt wonderful to bare my heart and share my story with family. I opened the second Climb I led up to the public. I only had one non family member register but she has become my co leader and friend. She led the Climb last year as I had a new baby and wasn’t up to the responsibility. She is straight up awesome!

I climb because I know how lonely recovery can be. I climb because I MUST make the hell that my family and I went through be worth something. I climb because I don’t want any family to feel like they are powerless in the face of PMAD’s. I lead these climbs because I know there is light and I hope to show other moms the way.

Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illness, including Postpartum Depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis and pregnancy depression and anxiety. The event was created and is run by the nonprofit Postpartum Progress Inc. Every year on or near the Summer solstice (the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere), teams of mothers and their supporters gather to climb out of the darkness by walking, climbing or hiking together to help shine the most light on maternal mental illness and raise funds to support the work of Postpartum Progress.

Click here for more info on the Climb Out of the Darkness world wide campaign.
Click here for more information about the DFW Team
Click here to find a Climb near you.

Follow #climbout and #whyiclimb on social media for updates!

Espionage Cosmetics Haul!


You can definitely expect more videos and posts about Espionage cosmetics. I love pretty much everything about them. Check them out above and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

 

Shopkins Season 5!


What IS it about these little things that is so fascinating? Maia loves them and begs me to get more every time we go to the store. There are tons of YouTube unboxing videos of them with millions of views. I think they are each really cute and I love watching Maia open up the blind bags. In June we will be going to a Shopkins swap event in Dallas. Check it out: SHOPKIN’S SWAP ( Meet the characters )

Grab your own Shopkins Season 5 5 Pack on Amazon.

 

February 2016 EggDrop Box

Egg Drop is a new subscription box service that we are super excited to be trying out this month. It costs $19.99 a month for a basic subscription and $29.99 a month for a customization subscription. We look forward to opening more of these up for you guys! Get your own Egg Drop box at https://www.eggdrop.us/