OC Fair Fun

3:14 PM

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My mom, Noah and I went to the OC Fair and we hada blast.

We visited the animals (especially our favorite part: THE PIGGIES!)  and went into the Butterfly Sanctuary. We just love the butterfly sanctuary and we thought Noah would too. He did!

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We went on rides 

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Took silly pictures 

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And most of all, made sure Noah had fun 

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The OC Fair is going on from Now until August 11th 




Saturday’s With Stef: WEAR THE BATHING SUIT!

12:00 AM

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At 33, I ordered my first EVER tankini and wore it PUBLICLY. See, my son (who is three) doesn’t care about my weight. He doesn’t care about my size of clothing.He certainly never hears me call myself “Fat” because I refuse to do that in his presence.

My thighs have cellulite. Stretch marks and other weird intentions which I have no name for lol. My thighs don’t save lives. They aren’t magical and the only helpful thing they do is catch food if I drop it 🤷🏻‍♀️

My body isn’t perfect. My boobs sag. My stomach has been stretched out beyond compare and my skin isn’t as soft as I’d like it to be.

This is me though! 

I’m at peace wit this.

Wear the bathing suit. Make memories and BE APART of those memories. Life is way too short to be at the beach in Jeans and a t-shirt during summer.


Friday Fun

4:00 PM

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We went to the Griffith Park Pony Rides to have a little
Summer fun 

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WW Wednesday

10:43 AM

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Happy WW Wednesday!

So today I am showing you my 7sp Cherry dump cake. Which could have been LESS points if I had used FRESH fruit. I was being lazy and honestly, the cherry filling was cheaper (YOLO!)

Anyways, just want to make it clear- YOU CAN REDUCE THE POINTS BY USING FRESH FRUIT!

What you will need:

Sugar free cake mix
1 1/2 cup of diet soda
Fruit of your choice 

(See picture above) 

First:

Grease the pan and DUMP your fruit at the bottom.

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Second

Dump the cake mix on top

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Three

Dump the diet soda on top of the cake
Mix

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It should bubble up like this. I dumped it evenly onto the mix 

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Four 

Bake! I had set mine at 350 and checked after 20 minutes like Most said to do and it still wasn’t done. Waited 1 hour and still wasn’t done. Finally put it on 450 and it was done in 30 

So I’m not sure what the exact temperature or time is.So the advice I give is 450 and thirty minutes lol PLAYWITH IT though lol 

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I added halo top to mine 

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Mask Monday: 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel Off Mask

10:28 AM

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Happy Monday! I’m back with another mask! The 7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel Off Mask has become a favorite of mine. 

This seaside detox peel off mask is suppose to leave your skin feeling clean and take off any dirt your skin collects.


Key Ingredients:
Sea Salt
Lava Seaweed 
Sea Buckthorn

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1kaG53JLyP9l5nItHIuYPfhmdJ8vlapmo

Texture

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1dmFrilYuUWY0_zHQCd6UO2fEyX29jupu

This peel off mask is sticky slimey. So if you’re thinking it will just “Wipe off” from your fingers or applicator, you’re wrong.

Which isn’t bad a bad thing! I think the stickier, the better because it sticks to your face even more. 

Before 

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I know you can’t really tell, but I had just woken up. Therefore I had grease and all that night stuff.
Applied 
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As a mom, I need a fast dry, or else Noah will pick at it for me. Then it becomes me having to clean Noah lol 
This mask dried in 15 minutes. Which is totally enough time because Noah takes 20 minutes for his breathing machine treatments 
The Peel
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The peel was super easy! It didn’t hurt and I felt it really clinged to my skin, which made it super easy to peel off 
After
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1rvR38B2owKqTd7HmnhbBeAdt-3z8JLXX

My face was red but I also felt like it was detoxed if that makes sense. My skin felt non greasy and smooth. Which is a plus for me!

Overall
I truly love this mask. 
5/5 
I found mine at Walmart for 50 cents (it was on clearance) but you can purchase them HERE

Amazing Intimacy Box

12:00 AM

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=15uGTs88P5X524fz-_KtDc8o8sudq7uv2

Hey! Hey! Hey! The wonderful staff over at Amazing Intimacy Box were super kind enough to send Daniel and I a box to review and TRY! 

Having a toddler and teen is time consuming. More often than I like to admit, Daniel and I forget to schedule alone time. Which, we know can be stressful. So this box is perfect for us! 

The creator of Amazing Intimacy Box, Leslie Gustafson wanted all couples to set aside time for each other and make couples relationships a priority. 

The box literally screams, “Our relationship is important to us!” 

So shall we get into it! 

59” Spring Patterned Chiffon Roundie

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1eLgxFunqnc0FiRrPKwccvr4_k-h6oK4r

This beautiful printed roundie is super perfect for Daniel and I to share closely while enjoying time outside. It’s made out of chiffon and can double and a beautiful head scarf for those romantic car rides. 

Sensuous Story Telling Cards

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=12Ya3BwTnIL-V27sPIZXtWj5luajHzgW8

These cards were designed by the creator of the Amazing Intimacy Box to help you and your partner share creative, imaginative , and delicious ideas together. One of you start by reading the story out loud and the other comes up with a satisfying ending. Daniel and I couldn’t stop laughing but at the same time, I was super impressed by what we came up with! So intimate and creative! We really enjoyed these cards as a couple because it brought out a creative side to us. 

MyJoy Collection: A touch of honey raspberry chocolate honey dust

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This is edible body powder that comes with a soft redmarabou feather. This was super yummy and totally spiced things up if you know what I mean. (Blushes)

Yours and Mine Handover Journals with Elastic Closure

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1ytXj2BzdFeK5UAv5tOiX0oNMojpaDVXX

These journals are for you and your partner to express how you feel intimately. Whether it be love notes, sexy notes or just a way to express how you feel to yourpartner. I am a big writer , Daniel- not so much. We are working on it though! Lol 

Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1WkTBw0_2963FYeb9qgAR9FI9WS5pp12n

Leslie created a Spotify playlist to enjoy with our waterproof Bluetooth speaker. It’s portable and can be brought anywhere with us! Whether it’s the beach or a picnic ! 


Visit Amazing Intimacy Box and use code: AIBFRIENDS to save $10 on your first box! 









Saturday’s with Stef

8:15 AM

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Some days I truly trip out on how I’m a mom. I mean, let’s be real- I really wanted to be a mom but I was super selfish.

Anyways, the other day Noah came up to
Me and was just loving on me. He wrapped his little arms around me and I felt any negative feelings I had, go away. They didn’t matter.

My grandpa used to tell me I saved him. I always responded back with, “and you saved me.”
 But when Noah hugged me, I got what my grandpa meant when he said it to me.

I needed Noah. Somehow, God knew I needed this Wild, outspoken, kind and caring son. 

He’s saved me.