7 Easy Ways to Make Your Child’s Lunch Fun

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Child’s Lunch Fun

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Making school lunches are new to me since Franco is starting Kindergarten this year. I love seeing all of the creative ideas parents out together to make kids smile at lunchtime.

As a full time working mom I know I am not going to have the time to make elaborate lunches. I will even most likely have him buy lunch at school, but the days I will make him lunch I will be sure to make them fun and delicious.

Favorite Lunch Box

I love this bento box! The quality is great, it’s easy to clean and perfect amount of compartments. I labeled it using my Cricut.

Favorite Drink Bottle

I got this for Franco over the summer and he loved decorating his own water bottle. There are many stickers to choose from to make it personalized.

Favorite Snack

Not only are these granola bars delicious, but they are free from common allergens and safe for schools.

Favorite Lunch Ideas

Stumped on ideas on what to make? Check these books out! There is a combination of 232 ideas.

Favorite Way to Make a Sandwhich

This thing is a lifesaver! Forget about buying Uncrustables in the freezer section at the market. These are so easy to make and store yourself.

When They Buy Lunch

Kids lunch wallet
Trifold kids wallet

Let’s face it, there will be times your kid will need to buy lunch- AND THAT IS OKAY! Make sure the money they bring to school is safe with their own wallet with a zipper coin purse.

A Little Something Extra

Lunchbox notes
Lunchbox notes
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Lunchbox notes were always my favorite. Little notes on fruit or little drawings were always my favorite, but I made these printable notes that have adorable puns. Click here for their printable.

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Fall Styles 2021

Fall Styles 2021

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My favorite season is finally here and I am so excited to see this years style. It is crazy to think that straight leg jeans are out and wide leg is back in. It was hard to get out of my comfort zone but happy to have some of my favorites like chunky cardigans and crossbody bags.

Neutral colors are still my choice and found some great pieces in all different shades of tan and brown. The best part is that everything is so affordable!

  1. Free Assembly Cropped Wide Leg Jeans
  2. Time and Tru Lug Wedge Commuter boot
  3. Shein Butterfly Sleeve Shirred Maxi Dress
  4. Time and Tru Drop Shoulder Bodysuit
  5. Time and Tru Boater Hat with Braid
  6. H&M Rib-knit Cardigan
  7. Free Assembly Women’s Teddy Fleece Cocoon Jacket
  8. Gold Rope Necklace
  9. Time and Tru Olivia Crossbody Bag
  10. V Neck Long Sleeve Henley Shirt

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Cool Boys Bedroom Makeover

Cool Boys Bedroom Makeover

I was gifted Coloray Wallpaper in exchange for an honest review. There are also some affiliate links that I may earn a small commission from.

Franco’s room is one of my favorite rooms to makeover. He is always down for the adventure and he makes the biggest deal when it is finished. He is my number one fan. That is why I couldn’t pass up doing a cool boys bedroom makeover just in time for kindergarten.

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Theme

The theme was embracing where we live in New York. I was born and raised on Long Island and Franco will be a born and raised ‘upstater’. I wanted to combine the two by adding some locally made decor with some vintage pieces of my home from when I was a kid.

cool boys bedroom makeover

Color Scheme

Black, white and gray was part of the vision board. There are a few colors that pop out from the vintage pieces I chose but it all came together at the end.

The color theme is black and white with vintage touches

The Artwork

I went to one of my favorite local shops in downtown Albany, Fort Orange General Store and picked up some great wall decor made by local artists and shops. One of the posters is from MW Neighborhoods and the postcards that I framed are from Little Yellow Desk. One of the pennants is from Compaslife made by Oxford pennants. The rest of the pennants are from Etsy. Another great site to use to support local artists is Society6. That is where I found this New York City wall tapestry.

locally made posters and vintage decor
digital copies to make posters for this cool boys bedroom
Digital print from Delirious Digital
vintage pennants are needed for this cool boys bedroom

The Wallpaper

In order to make this a cool boys bedrooms makeover, I had to find the best wallpaper. Thanks to Coloray, I was able to easily find the wallpaper I was looking for on their website. Geometric Shapes Removable Wallpaper in the size of 8’ x 11’ was the design I chose and is very happy with it! The peel and stick option was best for me because I am not the best with all peel and stick wallpapers. The fact that I can just peel and apply without having to spray with water to activate the adhesive was so much easier. The best part is it is removable so when I am ready for the next cool boys bedroom makeover, it will be easy to remove.

peel and stick wallpaper that was so easy to apply.
Down comforter is from Kohl’s

Vintage Touches

This year my parents sold my childhood home after 40 years and moved down south. As much as I was excited for them, I was so sad to say goodbye. Luckily I grabbed things from the house such as this street sign, Super Nintendo and wicker stool that brought back memories being in my house. Little touches of my home are in here and I just love having the feeling surround us.

Vintage pieces from childhood home
Vintage pieces from my childhood home

Other Additions

supported small and local shops for this cool boys bedroom

Imani Collective has the best banners so I finally the opportunity to hang some. This pillow is from a local shop Bluebird Home Decor. This kids mat from H&M is perfect for imaginative play. Then my favorite purchase has to be this stuffed animal beanbag storage. This is the best way to keep all of his animals but without the mess.

Little storage for books, drink and remotes
This little wall caddy was found in Target’s Bullseye section and is perfect for bedtime books, remotes and drinks before bed.
Bean bag storage for stuffed animals in this cool boys bedroom
dogs are allowed in this cool boys bedroom
Even Dutchess approves.
Cool Boys Room Ideas

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My Favorite Rompers for This Summer

My Favorite Rompers for This Summer

Summer is just around the corner and after practically living in jumpsuits this past season I am ready for some rompers.

I love rompers because instead of looking for two things to pair and wear, it is only one!

I am sharing my favorite rompers for this summer and as a 5’1 plus sized girl, I approve them!

Plus Solid Knot Detail Tank Romper

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Plus Solid Button Front Cami Romper

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Plus Two Toned Ribbed Panel Tie Front Cami Romper

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Plus Tie Waste Tank Romper

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Plus Tribal Embroidery Cami Romper

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Lightweight Soft Shortalls

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Sleeveless Surplice-Back Romper

Army Green Front Tie Romper

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Summer Tank Romper

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Casual V Neck Sleeveless Romper

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My Favorite CBD Products To Benefit My Health

My Favorite CBD Products To Benefit My Health

I am vocal about my mental health and always share about my struggles and advocacy.

Therapy and medication is my main source of coping with my struggles but I have also learned the benefits of CBD.

According to Medical News Today, cannabidiol oil comes from the Cannabis plant and has become a popular alternative therapy for a range of conditions over the past few years. It has been reported that CBD oil can help reduce pain, anxiety, inflammation sleep issues and more.

Although studies report very few side effects with Using CBD, its effectiveness for various medical conditions requires further research and is not known to curing diseases. Different spectrums of CBD include:

  • CBD isolate: CBD isolate is the pure form of CBD.
  • Full-spectrum CBD: This CBD contains all the phytochemicals that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. It also contains some trace amounts of THC, which is the compound that gives you that ‘high’ effect.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: This CBD contains all the phytochemicals in the cannabis plant with little or no THC. Some broad-spectrum CBD may contain trace quantities of THC.

Any product made from hemp seed oil will not contain CBD. Hemp seed oil is high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega fatty acids which is still can be very beneficial.

CBD products with less than .3 percent THC are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved.

With a lot of research, I have found CBD products that have benefitted me physically and mentally. Once again this is not my main source, but has provided as an aid in my beauty and health care.

Here are some of my favorite CBD products below.

Joy Organics provides products with premium grade, 0.0% THC, broad spectrum hemp CBD oil. Made with love in Colorado. Each month, Joy Organics will choose a different nonprofit or topic of concern and will donate a portion of all revenue.
Sachet Heavenly Vanilla has an inviting fragrance and beautiful pouring texture. Blend the sachet into your favorite morning cup of coffee, smoothie or even sprinkle atop French toast. You will be surprised how many ways you will want to use Sachet Infusions throughout the day. It is Broad spectrum CBD. All natural. Clean ingredients. Sugar free.
Derma E is formulated to comfort and restore dry, sensitive skin, this antioxidant-rich, skin-calming line is infused with high dosages of non-psychoactive CBD
to deliver potent adaptogens. Skin is soothed and calmed promoting a protected, hydrated skin barrier.
Undo the skin damaging effects of urban living and say bye to a dull, dry complexion with this high-vibe botanical oil blend rich in whole plant CBD & powerful plant actives that creates instant dewiness and lasting radiance. Cell renewal is boosted and skin looks eternally youthful, gorgeous and glowy.
Dr. Hempworth’s coffee reduces feelings of everyday stress, discomfort, and pain.
100mg dosing of full spectrum CBD oil for maximum efficiency (~5mg per dose)
Natural, fast-acting non-psychoactive formulation from natural ingredients.
No artificial fillers or ineffective synthetic additives. Thanks
300mg CBD/10mL
Chronic’s highly concentrated dose of CBD + pure, therapeutic grade essential oils provides targeted relief in a convenient, easy to use roll-on applicator. Fast and targeted solution for soothing tension and discomfort.
Purposeful selection of essential oils that work synergistically to enhance the benefits of CBD
Easy-to-use roll-on applicator
Perfect for on-the-go relief.
Recess help eases the ups and downs of modern times. Hemp and adaptogens interact with our endocannabinoid system to help our body maintain equilibrium and homeostasis. Recess combines hemp extract and adaptogens instead to promote a calm state of mind that helps you be more creative and productive. They use real fruit and functional herbs to create a rich flavor that’s low in sugar and calories.
Dresses I am Loving Right Now

Dresses I am Loving Right Now

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How did I not know about this #targetdresschallange floating around social media??

Coming up on a year of a pandemic and this never felt more appropriate.

In all seriousness I’ve been loving the long tiered dresses and puffy sleeves and all the floral prints.

Check out my favorites below.

Now it’s time to go milk the goats.

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