Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Family vacation

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So we finally got to go see the family up north in June, and it was pretty awesome! Cousins finally got to meet each other and all the kids had so much fun. It was the first time for a plane ride, to go to the beach, and to visit NYC where the kids got to meet Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Jadyn also got to eat his first hot dog.

I never thought we would have so many luggages. We brought two car seats, a stroller (which I was finally able to convince Jordan to get a new one, Praise Jesus!) a bag for Jordan, one for me, and one for the boys. Having to deal with those bags is probably the worst part of traveling. The boys did so well on the plane, there was no crying or screaming. (YAY!) It was really nice to get away and see family, only bad part about the trip is both Jadyn and Colin got sick, so their sleeping and schedules went right out the window. Eventually everyone got sick in the Muller house, and by the time they were feeling and sleeping better it was time for us to come back.

I will list the things we did to make flying better but the thing is if your a mom and your reading this, you know your child better then anyone else and you know what works with them and what doesn't. What I will say to you is this; I was scared of flying with both the kids and what if my kids become those kids that are screaming up a storm the ENTIRE flight- my answer to that is who gives a flying toot. Just remember to be gracious, that doesn't only apply to the kids, but to you. Flying with kids is not like flying on your own, so give yourself time, be patient with your kids, and BREATH. This also goes for those of you who don't have any kids, if you see someone traveling with kids ask if you can help, be nice! I won't ever forget I was blessed to have people who loved kids and offered plenty of times to help throughout the flight. Don't be that person who shakes their head in disapproval because the parent can't keep their kid quiet! I mean it’s hard enough for me to sit still for three hours. Jordan had told me that when we were all boarding people walked by saying "lets sit far away, they have kids" (insert me giving them the stink eye here). DO NOT be one of those people.

Here are a few things we did to help flying easier:
1. Keep things organized, it will save you time when you know where things are.
2. If the kids are under two you will need a copy of the birth certificate to prove their age.
3. We flew Southwest so we paid for early bird check-in which gave us priority boarding.
4. Give your self plenty of time and get there a little early, so you’re not rushing.
5. Keep all the baby liquids and food together and easy to get so security check is easier.
6. Sit in front of the plane, there is only one bathroom with a SUPER SMALL changing table, which is by the front cabin. You will also get out faster. Funny story- on the way up to CT Jordan boarded first while I was dealing with the stroller, and he decides to choose THE VERY LAST seat, when I got in I was like what the ?!?! I called his name out load and he looked up (so did everyone else) and I just shook my head and pointed to the seats in the front and everyone just chuckled.
7. Snacks, and plenty of them.
8. Some new toys, we brought play-doh.
9. Something to snuggle with and comfort them.
10. Try to hold off naptime, and let them run wild at the gate to burn off all that energy.
11. Suck on a pacifier or bottle when ascending or descending (it helps with the pressure in those little ears).
12. Again I wont stress enough is to BREATH, be patient. Have fun and enjoy the journey, you will look back and regret that you were to wound up and not enjoying the moment.

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit - Romans 15:13

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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Ahhh, who doesn't love a sale? I have rounded a few of my top picks from Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, everything except the sandals are under $50. Even better right? 

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Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrong. - Proverbs 10:12

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Living Honest

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Hey Guys! I am sure you're thinking that it's about time I post something! So here it is a review on the Honest Company and products I have bought and tried so far. Jessica Alba founded the company to be able to "help moms and to give all children a better, safer start." What can you expect from them? Honest, Social goodness, Support, Peace of Mind, and Delightful Design. For more information on Honest check them out here.

1. Scrubber sponge- at first I was excited about this, its been a month of using the sponge and it does get the job done BUT, the scrubbing fiber layer is separating from the sponge. I am hoping this is just a defective sponge and not all of them are like this.
2. Multi-surface cleaner- two thumbs up! I have stainless steel appliances and Jadyn is constintly putting his little hands all over them (hello handprints).  This cleaner cleans them up and leaves no streaks.
3. Bubble bath- kids love this, bath time is very sudsy and smells AMAZING, also doesn't burn their eyes!
4. Bathroom cleaner- okay so I am used to cleaning with bleach and clorox, so this is very different for me and I am still adjusting. What I do love about this is the smell and it doesn't leave a residue on our glass shower. I really enjoy not having the harsh chemical smell, and this does clean well. However, our shower is made of travertine so water just sits in the tiny little holes (if you don't know what I am talking about look here) and it turns pink, and I feel like nothing better to kill all that with some bleach! 
5.  Healing balm- best thing ever, Jadyn has had a few rashes with his swim diaper and all I do is apply this balm before bed time and the next morning it's all gone! I am not too fond of the smell on this one.
6. Breath Easy rub- I have had to use this only two times on the kids, I guess that means it worked? What I really liked about this was unlike vapor rub the smell wasn't over powering, but it still helped the breathing when they were stuffy.
7. Toilet cleaner- another great smelling product and cleans well.
8. Shampoo and body wash- boys also love this one, and best of all it's tear free!! Jadyn is always rubbing his eyes and we no longer have a problem with his little eyes burning. This smells AMAZING also.
9. Dish towels- I was expecting the towel to be a bit bigger, I don't know why but I was. Cute towels and dries the dishes well.

Overall I love everything. They now have items for sale at Target (a lot of the items are sold online only) and Buy Buy Baby. I would recommend going to Honest and choose your bundle because you get to save more money, and we all want that right? You can choose different products every month or you can opt out if you would like. So there you have it I hope this helps and let me know what you think when you try the products! Enjoy living Honest!

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Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. -Romans 13:13

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get it right, get it tight

Work it out

Most of the days wait no that isn't really the truth, more like everyday I am in workout clothes. I have two kids under two, and you can bet your money that I always get something on me. Sometimes, and that is a BIG sometimes when I go run errands I put on something a little nicer, and by that I mean jeans and a tee. I also workout 6 times a week, my schedule is never predictable. I sometimes get to workout early in the morning then I'll shower and change, but 90% of the time my workouts are during nap time and that’s always after lunch. So why put on regular clothes just to change in a few hours, that makes no sense and is just way to much laundry to do, and trust me I have enough of that. With all that being said I have rounded up my absolute favorite workout tees for y'all! Most of y'all have already seen me in some of these and or probably already have heard of the companies above. For more information on each of them the link will take you to my polyvore then to each website, I still don't know how to do an image with its own link (I promise that will be the next thing I learn). Which ones do y'all like the best? Also a gift card giveaway coming soon for one of the companies above! Stay tuned.

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13

Friday, May 30, 2014

Happy first birthday Jadyn Samuel!!

My little man isn't so little anymore. Colin and Jadyn are just shy of one year apart. Colin came 10 days before Jadyn turned one... so I wasn't able to do Jadyn's first birthday until a few weeks ago. I totally teared up when we sang happy birthday to him. I can't believe how fast a year has gone by and how big he is getting, he lights up my world with his little smile, and big wet slobbery kisses.

J-breezy, you have given me one of the greatest gifts...the gift of being a mother. I am so grateful that God gave you to me. Watching you grow has been so sweet, I pray that you will grow and develop into a kingdom man, that you will always follow Gods foot steps, that you will be bold, courageous and a fierce leader in this crazy world for the kingdom of God. You light up my life with your smile, your giggles and your kisses. I love you to the moon and back meu amor! 

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Jadyn was pooped from his little party! A lot of the DIY ideas I got from Pinterest, birthday parties are not a walk in the park I tell ya! I'm glad both boys birthdays are in the same month because I will be doing them together after little Colin turns one. In case you were wondering that big aTm cake was from uncle Flip who played football at aTm. I'm not to proud to admit this but, that cake lasted longer then it should have ... and that I ate about half of it, thanks a lot Flip! 

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I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. -1 Samuel 1:27