REVIEW: The Bandit Shop

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When I was heavier, I was big busted and didn't have the confidence to wear a sexy bra. Now that I had a baby and lost weight, Confidence is EVERYTHING! I am still big busted and still struggle with finding the perfect sexy bra. I got the chance to team up with The Bandit Shop and let you all in on the confidence a bra or lingerie can give you. 

After spending years on granny bras and paying a fortune for a high end bra, CEO Simona created a large bust shopping service to help us big busted women feel sexy and confident. Bye! Bye! Granny bras! Hello sexy and comfortable!

The Bandit Shop offers European bras made for full figures (40-48 / DD - K Cups) at up to 50% off their retail price. They also have an easy fitting system. Because let's face it, not all boobs are created equal and we all are different kinds of queens.

You know I struggled with feeling sexy after my son. In fact, the mister often asked why I don't wear sexy things. So he was really surprised when he saw me in my bra sent from The Bandit Shop. Getting my size was easy as 1-2-3! So even though it says European, don't worry American's , you too can shop here!

The bras are beautiful and they offer a variety of styles in order for you slay! 

I feel like I preach it to you ALL the time, but feeling sexy is a key part of confidence. I love everything that The Bandit Shop stands for and it goes in hand with what I stand for: Loving your curves and all!

Visit The Bandit Shop HERE


HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

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Happy Father's Day to a man who goes above and beyond for the boys and me. We love you so much!

Saturday's with Stef: My Freedom

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I sometimes miss the freedom I had. I could just pick up anytime I wanted and go somewhere without me having to take 30 minutes to get out the door. I miss the days when I could lay in bed and watch TV without any disruptions. Or take a poop in silence.

Yes, sometimes I miss my freedom. Does that make me a bad mom? No. I am 100% positive ALL moms feel this way. HELL! I am positive that my mom feels this way at times when I just wanna linger around her. Mind you, I am 31 years old. Sorry mom. 

See, as much as I miss my freedom. I don't. I absolutely look at my son in amazement. I made a little human being. He's funny, smart and incredibly adventurous. I was born for him...does that make sense?

I am LIVING! I don't have the energy to be out at all hours of the night anymore. In fact, I can't remember the last time I was drunk lol. I always tell Daniel, "Im gonna have two beers!" and he laughs because after one, I wanna lay in bed and cuddle with my two boys (Daniel and Noah). 

I know as he gets older, it will get easier for me to get out of the house within 10 minutes...I think lol. But I wish some people knew that as much as I miss my freedom and them....I rather be with my son.

I don't know if this blog even makes sense! Here I am talking about how much I miss my freedom and then I'm contradicting myself saying how much I rather give up my freedom for my son.

Is this motherhood? Lol

REVIEW: ThinkBaby ThinkSaucer Suction Plate

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For the last 15 months I have dealt with my beautiful son throwing his food and plate! I think all moms can relate to this...and the feeling of, "Dodge the plate! Dodge the food!"

I was contacted by ThinkBaby to review this awesome suction plate. I have heard of these, but never tried it. So like any mom, I was stoked when I recieved this product.


 The Suction plate has a quick release that keeps food in plate and not everywhere in your dining room. The push button removable top allows for easy food storage for any leftover. It's super versatile, the removable suction plate allows for usage from new feeds to adults. Not made from harmful chemicals, dishwasher safe and has 2 easy scoop sections - perfect for beginning feeders.

Guess what! My son loved this plate! The plate didn't go flying and he felt like such a big boy eating off a plate that doesn't move lol. It suctioned to his highchair amazingly. Didn't budge and was easy to clean.

I truly recommend this product to parents with children who are beginning to feed from a plate. Great suction and really gives your child the confidence they need. Not to mention the discipline of "Dont throw the plate!" The perks are amazing too: YOU GET A CLEAN FLOOR! Cha-ching!

You can find your very own suction plate HERE






Review: Beessential

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I'm Baccccck! And I am so stoked to be back with this review! I was contacted by Beessential and was sent some awesome products! Okay you guys, I have been using these products for a few weeks now and my skin feels amazing!

They sent me The Foaming Hand Soap in Lavender with a hint of Bergamot. With the coconut, olive and hemp oils combined, it cleans my skin thoroughly and leaves them feeling soft for HOURS! I set this one in my kitchen and the guests love it!





Moving on to my shower, I received The Natural Lavender and Bergamot body wash. This is a great alternative to SLS. Leaves you feeling soft but also makes your showers much more relaxing. Let me tell you. When I get those mommy alone time in the bath, this is EVERYTHING. I am so calm and relaxed after. My family is thankful lol.




I also received a Lemon-Lavender beeswax lip balm. I am super picky about lip balms. I need something that I don't have to keep reapplying. THIS IS WONDERFUL! Kept my lips soft and stayed on. It smells heavenly too!


All in all, These products and plus the ones you offer are a hit. Not only do they produce natural products (from bees) but they also give back to a charity Sweetyear.org and you know a company that gives back is a great company!

Check them out at Beessential.com








Girls' Night In

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Summer is setting in, and for a lot of us that means more darting around to various activities, and more time outdoors. It’s a lovely time of year, and who doesn’t like being outside? Even so, summer can also be exhausting in its own way, and every now and then it’s nice to just calm down and spend a night in.

You can cool off, relax, ,enjoy your friends and some in-home activities, and get back to your busy summer schedule the next morning. Here are a few suggestions of how to have a fun night at home with your girlfriends when the weather heats up.

Do Makeovers

We may as well start off girly, right? A summer night in with makeup kits out and mirrors all around is a nice nostalgia kick to the teenage days when you and your friends were just discovering how to apply your own makeup. Sure it’s silly, but you can have a lot of fun with it if you have the right friends around. Plus, you can add a new component to a home makeover party these days thanks to technology (of course). There are a whole bunch of different makeup and styling apps that are amazingly and surprisingly useful, and can make this kind of evening in even more fun for everyone.

Play Games

To go less “girly,” let’s talk about the idea of having your friends over and playing video games together! A few years ago surveys started to show that more women play video games than men, so maybe this is still on the girly spectrum. Whatever the case, there aren’t many better ways to simply let go of your day-to-day worries and relax than to spend a few hours in front of the PlayStation. Pick your poison: an old Mario game, a competitive multiplayer, a vast open world… there’s no end to the escapism!

Have A Casino Night

Sticking with gaming, but turning off the Xbox, you could also have a fun little casino night with some friends. It’s a good excuse to socialize, and maybe have a drink or two. A deck of cards and some poker chips can go a long way, but these days it’s also pretty easy to tap into some other options. You can find a free slot machine to play on an iPad, and you can even find a bunch of roulette games online where they’re largely popular because they’re accessible to players of any skill level. You can set up different types of games around a living room, and then you just need to decide what to bet with. I’d recommend Hershey’s kisses or M&Ms.

Go Nuts With Treats

A lot of girls’ night in recommendations tend to focus on baked goods, sweet treats, and cocktails. So why not go nuts with all these ideas at once? Put together a list of ingredients and divide them up so everyone brings a few things, then lay it all out and have fun putting things together. You probably won’t want to get into particularly involved baking or cooking, but it’ll be fun to see what everyone comes up with, and you and your friends may end up with new favorite desserts and cocktails in the process! Even better, pick one or two people as judges and turn it into your own version of the Great British Bake Off.

Watch Movies

Is this ever a bad idea? No. The answer is no. The only problem is figuring out what you want to watch, but you can sort of make a game of this. These days there are sites that work like random movie pickers, where you can narrow down your interests and genre preferences, then leave the decision up to chance. If you have some time, it’s a lot fun to do this for a handful of movies and go through three in one night.

You get the idea. This list could go on and on with different ideas of how to spend some fun time with your best friends. Just think about what you and your friends like best, and you'll quickly realize that you don't have to go out or spend a lot of money to have a fun night together. Get creative and you can make sure that your summer will be cool no matter how hot it gets.