Monday, January 14, 2019

My NoSweat Resolution for 2019

Looking back at 2018, I realized I wanted to be outdoors more in 2019.  I think I became a hermit the last couple of years.  It was like I was allergic to anything that had to do with stepping out of my front door.  But I plan on changing that this year.  I want to return to my roots.

Why, you ask?  Well I think it is important for our health to not get into the rut of sheltering yourself from anything and everything.  The world is a scary place but it becomes less scary the more you face it.  I am challenging myself to be outdoors at least once a week.  I used to go outdoors every day in the past.  Somehow I got comfortable just hanging out at home and being a homebody.  Total opposite of my character and how I had lived my life.

Thanks to NoSweat for providing product for review. All opinions stated are my own based on my
personal experience.

The challenge is to step out.  Embrace today.  Do what comes natural.  Explore the unknown.  There are so many things to enjoy and do outdoors:

Ride a bike.  Riding bikes is not just for little kids.  It is the new cool thing to do, actually.

Take a stroll.  Walk.  Have you ever just walked with no place to go?  It is amazing what clarity you get.  How lost in the moment you could be?

Climb as high as you can go.  Try something new.  You may have not thought about rock climbing. Start small and then go big.

Run, forest, run!  You don’t have to find a forest or do you?  The air is so different there.  Find a park.
Let the wind hit you in the face.

Sit and be still.  Just be there.  In that moment.  You and what is in front of you.  Close your eyes and use your ears.

Don’t sweat the small the things. Do more of the big things. Pick a side and just go for it.

Whatever the excuse I will give myself, whether it be working out, traveling, outdoor recreation, or just nothing; the one thing I know is-I won’t be sweating things this year. 

Well, NoSweat has me covered on that aspect.  NoSweat thin, disposable liners stick to the inside of headwear to instantly absorb sweat and prevent odors, stains and even acne.  The liners are soft and lightweight and each one can last up to two weeks.

-Peel it
-Stick It-

NoSweat it!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Let’s Get Ready for Bed

How are your routines and bed times going?  Are you back on track yet?  After long holiday school breaks, routines, schedules, and bed times can get all out of whack with our families.  But the little ones can have a harder time than mommies and daddies.

Thanks to Nurturing Steps for sending sample product for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Healthy sleep habits are learned from a very small age.  I loved receiving tips and tricks from other mothers on what worked for them.  Every story shared always reiterated routine, routine, routine. 

Michael W. Smith has launched Nurturing Steps, an infant and toddler series with the simple mission to enliven a child's journey with hope and faith through music and storytelling.  

Let’s Get Ready for Bed takes children on a journey through Sleepy Puppy’s bedtime routine. And when Sleepy Puppy turns out to be not-so-sleepy after all, his friends Eddie the bear and Lamby the sheep know just what to do to help him drift off to dreamland. Along with read-aloud rhymes and a cover that sparkles with glitter, Let’s Get Ready for Bed also includes an exclusive link to a lullaby by Smith. The song is meant to further help lull young children to sleep.

“One of the greatest joys of my life is being a parent and a grandparent,” says Smith, the father of five, who is called “G-Daddy” by his 14 grandkids.  “I want to serve the next generation well.  That’s why I created Nurturing Steps, to provide stories and songs that will help shape the faith of our newest generation.”

I have been a fan of Michael W Smith since I was a teenager.  I love his music.  And now, I love this book.  It is a cute story that we can share with our kids.  It is not just any story, it has a great message. 

For all the latest Nurturing Steps news, go to  To connect with Michael W. Smith, go to, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Monday, January 7, 2019

LUZIA by Cirque de Soleil Coming to Houston

Happy New Year!  Any Resolutions?  Resolutions to have more fun this year!  Who doesn't like to have more fun?  Life is about moments and being in them.  Laughing more.  Enjoying life.

Disclosure-This is a sponsored post.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to Houston, Texas!  Experience rain inside the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before.  You will be transported to a surreal world of wonders!

The new Cirque de Soleil - LUZIA will have shows going on from January 10 to February 24 at Sam Houston Race Park.

LUZIA "The Waking Dream of Mexico" is sure to bring vibrant, colorful costumes with amazing acrobatic, mind blowing performances that you will not want miss.

I cannot wait to see the story, to join in magic because I am sure the music will be great.  This is a couple's date night waiting to happen or the perfect Valentine's gift for a loved one.  Got some gal pals, celebrate Galentine's Day together while watching some amazing performers. 

Buy your tickets at before they sell out!  You will not want to miss the show.  Click on the link now and save 15% off your tickets today.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Giveaway-SMALLFOOT Movie

In celebration of the start of winter and my daughter’s birthday, we are hosting a fun giveaway on the blog.  Did you know last Friday marked the first day of winter?  Most kids started their holiday on this day.  What a way to celebrate the start of this season!  My daughter’s school actually took the day off.  She said it was an early birthday gift to her and her celebrations could now begin.  We want you to join in the celebration as well with something to get you into the mood for all things winter.

Disclosure-Sample product was received for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

SYNOPSIS-An animated adventure for all ages, with fun new music by Zendaya & Common and featuring an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human! News of the “smallfoot,” Percy (James Corden), throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.  This is an epic story about friendship and courage!  

Get Yeti for fun! SMALLFOOT is out now on Blu-ray or dvd or you can win it here.  Enter below:

Us only.  One (1) winner be be randomly selected.  Prize fulfillment will be done by sponsor.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Flick Friday-Second Act Movie

Do you have career goals?  Or are you where you want to be?  Do you aspire to do more?

My current situation has me rethinking all this and more.  Clearly when I was little I had others trying to push me to think ahead.  All throughout my school-aged years I wanted to be a teacher.  I loved helping others.  One summer in elementary school, I even volunteered to go to summer school and be a teacher’s assistant. I loved every minute of it.

Fast forward to now.  I never finished college.  That decision has been looming over me, more than ever lately.  Do not get me wrong.  I have been very fortunate to have the positions I have had.  I have had wonderful mentors who took me under their wings and were not afraid to teach me their jobs.  With these opportunities I have held coveted positions that I earned not based on a piece of paper but with my experience.

But is it just a piece a paper?

Disclosure-I was invited to an advanced screening.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Life happens sometimes. But most of us will come out in the end the best we can for our situations.

The struggle is real. The decision to leave school was all my mine. I do not regret deciding to provide for my son.

We should not doubt our worth. Experience was earned. You have done your time. But you need to believe that you can do it and be able to sell yourself. Your pitch, your story, and your resume - their
yours. Maybe one place may turn you down but that might have not been the place you belonged. Find your place.

Second Act is a funny movie about life. Follow Jennifer Lopez on her journey to find her place.

Synopsis-SECOND ACT is an inspirational comedy starring Jennifer Lopez as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. As an experienced, quickwitted, perceptive employee, she is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn’t have a college degree. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.

If you are not where you want to be? Do something about it! This is what I am telling myself. Whether

it is another job, another career, or going back to school.

What will your second act be?

Second Act is now in theaters. Find out more at:  Official Website| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter