Sunday, July 9, 2017

Being a Goal Setter

   If I don't have a long term goal set in place, it can make me feel worthless. That may sound a little dramatic, but I truly feel like you should ALWAYS have a goal you're working towards achieving. I believe that working towards something helps you grow and become stronger, whether it's a fitness goal, business goal, personal goal....it's all worth it. Choosing to have realistic goals are the key! Making a goal that you KNOW is achievable, is the best way to go! I recently made a new goal that I'm really excited about!





  Sometimes, it can be scary to put yourself out there because you're afraid of failure and everyone witnessing you fail. I have tried so hard to not worry about what others think about me. I've focused more on being the kind of person I want me to be and being the kind of parent I want me to be. It's not always easy because you want to have friends and you don't want people to judge you. If we could all encourage each other, especially as mothers, imagine the impact that could make on society. I can't change the world with one blog post, but I know when I have an opportunity to encourage, support and be there for a fellow mommy, I do it. Whether someone is starting their own business, someone venting on social media, or just someone needing a friend, try and support them. My motto(yes, I have a motto) is, Treat others the way you want to be treated! and while that may seem such an elementary thing to say, it applies to adulthood so much! It is is true!

   So, the new goal I have set, involves me working with my absolute favorite company! Poppy and Dot! Seriously you guys, I'm not lying when I say that they have thee CUTEST clothes! The clothes sell themselves! I have the chance to earn commission through my unique LINK, which also earns me added perks! I'm obsessed with the two owners Instagram stories. @Laylao and @tarathueson Go follow them! You won't regret it! This company is truly unique to work for because they make it so easy for you, that it's hardly a "job". If you wan to join in on this amazing opportunity to work with the best company, please E-Mail me at nyoungclaus@gmail.com, so we can get you on your way to making some money!


  I decided to start working for Poppy and Dot because their clothes had such an impact on my life, believe it or not. After having my second baby and newly married, my confidence wasn't where I wanted it to be. I was actually really struggling with that. It wasn't until I stumbled upon Poppy and Dot's  Instagram and ordered my first piece from them, when I slowly started to gain my confidence back. The clothes are made with the best quality and made with YOU in mind. Be sure to use code 'nicoe10' to get 10% off your order! Layla and Tara describe this shop:


Modern Fashion with a Vintage Eclectic Flair. Poppy and Dot loves bringing you the latest and greatest fashion finds at affordable prices! We love to create style and are inspired by prints, colors and all things lovely!
   I'm completely excited about this goal that I have! I'm so passionate about sharing my love for Poppy and Dot with others! I appreciate every bit of love and support in starting this new goal. I'm so thrilled to be doing something that I love and I look forward to seeing what lies ahead. Thank
you!





Monday, June 26, 2017

How I got my FREE products!

I've recently discovered an App called Influencer, where you do reviews on products, in which you eventually start receiving free product, otherwise called a VoxBox.  I was sooo excited when I received my first VoxBox just last week! I was able to get two Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink liquid lipstick to try out for FREE!



The two lipsticks came in a cute little box where I discovered that I received the colors, Pioneer, which is a deep matte red color, as well as the shade Lover, which is a really pretty matte mauvy color(my favorite).


   I wore this lipstick all day and it claims to last up to 16 hours! After testing that out, I can say that it lives up to its promise of lasting that long! In that time period, I ate, drank, kissed my babies 110 times each and I even took a nap and it didn't even budge! Wow! That's impressive!

  The only complaint I found was that it did have a bit of a sticky feeling on your lips that I wasn't a big fan of. After a while the stickiness wore off.

I loved the sleek packaging and the applicator made it easy to apply. I like to outline my lips first with the tip of the applicator, then fill in my lips using the flat sides of the applicator. I am a big fan of the matte finish on this lipstick. Thanks Influencer for sending me FREE product!

If you want to see what all the hype is and how easy it is to receive free product too, check out their site!

http://www.influencer.com/r/3235754


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Featuring Pink Blush




I have been so obsessed with wrap maxi dresses! This kind of dress is so flattering on all body types in my opinion. When I wear bright and bold colors, it makes me feel more confident. Do any of you feel that way too? The fabric on this dress is so incredibly stretchy, which makes it so comfortable to wear. The dress just flows when you walk, and it's also long and flowy enough, you can't even tell if you've shaved your legs or not! My husband is absolutely obsessed with this dress haha. As soon as I put it on, he couldn't say enough good things about it. I mean it's always nice to get a compliment from your spouse now and again. I love any excuse to get dressed up! This dress is their Navy Floral Short Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress.





 Another great thing about Pink Blush, is that all their clothing is maternity and nursing friendly! I don't think I've ever bought specifically maternity clothes when we were expanding our family, but had I known about Pink Blush Clothing, I definitely would have because They make their clothing so that you can wear it as normal after baby.




 I love that about Pink Blush! They offer 10% off your first order after signing up to their awesome newsletter. So, if you are expecting or planning on expanding your family, or even if you know someone who is, you have to let them know about Pink Blush and their amazingly comfortable maternity clothing. But if you aren't expecting at all, like me, then Pink Blush is for you too and this BEAUTIFUL dress is one that you can't pass up! If this dress somehow does't float your boat, then they have so many other darling options to choose from.


Luckily, I've teamed up with the most Trendy Online Boutique, Pink Blush, to give one of you lucky friends a chance to win a $75 gift card to their shop! Check out my Instagram to enter!




Friday, May 19, 2017

Vauva Backpack Diaper Bag

Vauva Backpack Diaper Bag + Giveaway (Pronunciation: Va-Va)
So we all remember those gigantic, plastic diaper bags people use to use, right? They had just a shoulder strap so when you're carrying your baby in their infant car seat, you're walking through isles apologizing to people for hitting them with your diaper bag. well I'm here to tell you that those days are over! Sadly, I was that person with my first baby, Khloe. I had the type of diaper bag that I was just referring to. It was a hand-me-down, with Winnie The Pooh characters on the front of it. With my second baby, Luke, I still had one of those plastic, one shoulder diaper bags except it was NEW and it had more of a modern design. Finally, with my FOURTH and final baby, my mom got me my first backpack diaper bag! Let me tell you, it was LIFE-CHANGING! If only I would of had this type of diaper bag with all of my babies, my life would have been so much easier! After a while, this bag had become a bit bulky for my busy, on-the-go mom lifestyle. I decided to part ways with it and just use my purse, which wasn't so practical. I discovered Vauva Backpack Diaper Bags and fell in love! They are the world's first minimalist backpack diaper bag! Now that we've got my evolution of diaper bags out of the way, let's get serious. Let's be real. Life with kids can be so hard! I'm so scatter-brained most days, trying to remember all the things I'm suppose to get done. Which usually leads to me forgetting, A LOT. I have worked hard to make my family's life simpler. Instead of having tons of toys, set a goal to get rid of any toys that don't fit into a certain container, or instead of having tons of clothes, have a couple staple pieces and mix it up every time they wear it, with accessories, jackets ect. When we leave the house has always been the most stressful, trying to remember everything we need for the kids, because if we forget Harper's baby doll, it WILL be the end of the world! With my Vauva Backpack, it's easy just to toss it on my back and go! I love how it comes with a changing pad and wet bag. You never know when your kid is going to have an accident or blowout, so the wet bag is perfect for those unexpected occasions. How many times have you gone into a restroom and there is no changing table? Well, if you're around where I live in Central California, then it's probably happened to you more than once. The changing pad is such a life saver! You can practically change your baby's diaper anywhere with the changing pad. Did I mention that it has an insulated cup holder, which is super important! It even comes with a second cup holder for my drink!
If you have toddlers like me who will just run off without warning, this bag is for you. I'm constantly chasing after my kids. I don't have to worry about leaving my diaper bag somewhere when I'm trying to catch my little ones. Not to mention, my Vauva is super light-weight! I dont ever feel like my shoulders or back are sore. In fact, Vauva is putting their bag to the ultimate test. They've hung their Vauva Backpack Diaper bag from a tree with 78 pounds in it, which has included it going though snow and rain and it's still holding strong. You should go follow along on their Instagram to get updates on it! How much longer do you think it will last? Do you think the bag could hold up to the harsh summer sun? I love this bag and I know you will too! I couldn't tell you enough how much easier this bag has made my life. I know that might sound a bit dramatic but it's true. I wish I could give each one of my friends this Vauva bag, but for now I want to do a giveaway so that you can have a chance to see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Good luck!
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Freshly Picked Moccasins






We love our Freshly Picked Moccasins so much! Harper has really chubby feet on top so it makes it difficult for shoes to fit on her little feet. She's now just starting to stand without help and will be walking soon! I'm happy we have Freshly Picked Moccasins to protect her feet as she's becoming more and more curious as she hits these big milestones. For every step she takes, I know that her moccasins are not only comfortable (which I am all about!), but they are just darling on her tiny feet! 

I can't believe that she is our last child we will bring into this earth. It's bittersweet. As Harper just turned one yesterday, it's been a tough realization that this is the last time we will celebrate one of our children turning one. See I think about all the deep stuff when my husband is usually like, "why are you thinking about that?" or "oh, I've never thought about that". So, to go along with my baby girl turning one, I have also weaned her, which has been a very difficult and emotional thing. I had honestly planned on nursing her for a little longer than a year but it just didn't happen that way. We're in a good place now though and I've come to accept it.

I'm really happy to be kicking off the official launch of my blog with a giveaway to one of my favorite shops for my little babes. One thing I really like about Freshly Picked Moccasins is that they stretch as their feet stretch. As fast as baby feet grow, that,s something to keep in mind. In these pictures, Harper is wearing the Platinum moccs,

*Giveaway Policy is that you must not have won a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins in the last 60 days. You will be entering to win a pair of any soft sole moccs. Thank you Freshly Picked for sponsoring this giveaway.





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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Introduction

My name is Nicole. I'm a mother of 4 beautiful children ages, 7, 6, 2, and 9 months. I married the love of my life in 2013. I'm passionate about my family. I'm adventurous and I love trying new things. I enjoy sharing tips and trick that I use in my everyday life to help other people. When I find "Holy Grail" products or already have some, I'll be happy to share with you!