01 February 2019

Functional Craft/Office Space

  I've been on the search for MONTHS
for something to hold all of my vinyl and such for my business
and let me tell you,
If I had no budget to worry about,
I have plenty of wishlists I could share but let's share the reality shall we? ;)
The I found it!
My sweet friend was cleaning out her garage and had an IKEA
dresser (similar here) that she had made super cute
and just didn't need anymore.
I quickly volunteered as tribute for it!
When I saw it in person I was so happy and knew it would be perfect!
 I got it home and put it in the space I had cleared for it
(the room is super funky in layout,
weird walls and let's not even talk about the horrid colors in here -
they were from the previous owners and we didn't have money
to have them paint before so there ya go!)
and I quickly put everything in the drawers.

(And yes, I've been folding in the Kon Mari style WAY before this year folks hahaha) 
Owning your own small business is no joke y'all.
It takes a lot of time and effort
but is also so much fun!
 I also got myself the Cricut EasyPress 2!!
I bought the 12 X 10 press and the 20 X 16 mat 
that they suggest for it.
I haven't been this happy in a long time!
It's so easy to use and will save me TONS of time and backache! 
If you want to see a full tutorial for how to use it,
stay tuned! There will be a post soon!
If you can't wait any longer because you just love all things crafty,
I DID do a small tutorial on my Instagram Stories
and saved it in my highlights on my profile!

21 January 2019

CariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush by Smile Brilliant!

Who here has an electric toothbrush??
I've had one for about a year or so and I love mine!
And full disclosure:
My mom gave it to me hahaha
I wasn't going to pass up a FREE electric toothbrush ya know?
Then I saw Smile Brilliant came out with their own version!
You guys know how much I LOVE their teeth whitening system,
seriously the best one,
and I was eagerly saving up my pennies to get their brush!
When they contacted me for a trial of their toothbrush,
I kid you not I danced in the car!
My kids thought I was NUTS hahaha
**Post does contain affiliate links and I was given the product in exchange
for a review, all opinions are 100% my own**

I love this toothbrush!!!
I'm not saying it lightly either.
I love this toothbrush,
it is seriously awesome and designed so well to help your oral health!
We all know that electric toothbrushes are better for
oral care than manual brushes which is why I grabbed my old one
before my mom gave it away and it has dramatically helped my teeth.
I had an Oral-B SonicCare toothbrush,
and now with the CariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush my teeth have never been better.
This brush comes with 5 modes of brushing!
Did you even know that there could be MODES?
I love especially that it comes with a "Sensitive" mode
because some days my teeth are just extra sensitive and they need
to be cleaned with a little less vigor.

One of the features is that when you turn it on,
it stays on for 2 minutes with pauses every 30 seconds.
It's designed this way to give each quadrant of the mouth the
time and cleaning it needs to be fully cleaned!
No more needing to sing the Happy BIrthday song or 
setting a timer for it;
the toothbrush does all the thinking for you.
The battery life is amazing!
I plugged it in and didn't need to recharge it for over a week!
 The toothbrush heads can be purchased separately as well
so buying the actual toothbrush only once is required,
then all you need are new heads!
I like their designed heads because I felt like 
they get my WHOLE mouth clean.
Sometimes with these tiny brush heads it's questionable
 if it's all getting cleaned or not.
Wanna know the best part?
That's right friends,
I'm giving away one FREE CariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush to one of you!!
Click the link below to enter to win!! 
If you have any other questions about the toothbrush that I didn't answer,
check out their FAQs for some great info as well!
And for those of you that don't want to wait to get your hands on
one of these toothbrushes I have a discount code for you!
20% OFF the toothbrush which is HUGE guys!!
Use code: ourhappilyeverafterblog20
Good luck to you all!!

14 November 2018

"I'm Gonna Wreck It!!"

 Vanellope and Ralph are BACK!!
I'm so excited that this movie is coming out!!
I won't lie,
I was a little nervous about this one!
We all loved the first one so much,
would this live up to the original?
Would it meet expectations?
The amount of intricate details in the movie are incredible!
So many little things that you find just as you sit there,
some you catch instantly,
others you may miss the first time.
The animation is just as amazing this time around.
Watching Ralph go through the router to the internet was hilarious! 
New characters are here and they make the movie even
richer with their quirky personalities!
Shank (played by Gal Gadot) is
my personal favorite of the new characters.
Yesssss (played by Taraji P. Henson)
is the hype girl we all need in our lives hahaha
When I initially saw the trailer that included all of the princesses
 (and Queen Elsa - let's give her her right title y'all!)
I was so excited to see what they would do!
The way they are incorporated was seamless
and hilarious.
I'm so happy we got a second movie so quickly
and it lived up to the first
in terms of originality and storytelling!
Definitely take your kids this Thanksgiving to see it,
you won't regret it!


12 November 2018

I'm 30!

  30 years of life
have happened for me.
I initially thought I'd do one of those
"30 in 30" things
but I decided to just put out some musings I've had instead.
I am not super woman.
There. I said it!
I am incapable of doing all of the things I'm
"supposed to do"!
And that's ok!
It's ok to not do all of the things.
For example:
this October we didn't do a pumpkin patch, carve pumpkins, 
or anything super fall related other than Trick or Treat.
And my kids are still ok.
So my mom guilt can take a backseat for that thank goodness.
 I have to listen to my intuition/gut
more often than my guilt or what others say.
I don't know if any of you have this happen to you,
but I've learned to mostly be able to say
"No" or "I can't right now".
We're heading into the crazy busy season and
I've already had to say that a couple times to keep my sanity. 
Or if there's a situation that doesn't feel right,
I have to listen to that feeling
and follow through.
It's ok to put yourself first sometimes.
As a wife and mother I am constantly
giving and giving and sometimes I literally have nothing left.

 For me, one of the ways I put myself first is getting my hair done.
I only get it done maybe twice a year
but I feel so good afterwards.
I feel so incandescently happy! 
See this Instagram post for more of that musing!
It's ok to feel emotions.
Feeling sad is ok.
Feeling happy is ok.
Feeling angry is ok.
Feeling exhausted is ok.
You have to give yourself permission to feel your feelings
or you can not heal.
More often than not we're told to
"pull yourself up by the bootstraps and get on with it"
and that's good advice for the most part!
But for some of us, hearing that just makes the guilt worse.
I agree that we have to move on BUT
everyone has their own pace and we have to find
ours and do what's best for ourselves and our families.
It's never too late to start your dream!
It took me far too long to finally
just start doing what I wanted to do:
Open my own t-shirt and vinyl business!
I've always wanted to make shirts at an affordable rate
for ALL sizes and design my own stuff
and it has been such a fun blessing for me!

It has helped my mental health in so many ways
to create custom things for people!
It's stretched my imagination
and skills set.
I've learned new things and can't wait to see 
what next year has in store for the shop!

Life is good!
Even when it sucks,
which we all know it does on occasion,
it is good!

I have my gorgeous girls,
my amazing and supportive husband,
my little business,
a home,
a working car,
etc etc.
How can I not see the good even dealing with the gross??

30 years old.
I remember thinking 30 was so old and wise
and you'd have it all figured out by now.
oh how I was wrong,
but also how much better it is than I thought!
As I say goodbye to my 20s and welcome the next decade
I'm excited to watch certain parts of my life end
and new ones start.
So here's to turning 30 and what a fun decade it will be!