June 19, 2017

10 Month Old Baby Update & Giveaway News


 Hello Everyone!
Please view the video below for our 10 Month Old baby update & for giveaway news from Chewbeads!



Please note that the links below are affiliate links which means I receive a small commission through purchases to help keep this blog running at no extra cost to you










Kendra Scott Earrings from Rocksbox 
***Get a free Rocksbox in the mail by using coupon code lulupearlblogxoxo during checkout

Browse the full collection of  Feeding Items by Chewbeads Baby
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Disclosure:The giveaway items are being provided by Chewbeads for the purpose of this giveaway. All opinions and reviews are my own.Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog! 
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June 12, 2017

PinkBlush Feature Items

Happy Monday,
Just a quick post for you all today! 

I shared this mint pleated maxi skirt that I received from PinkBlush on my Instagram a couple of weeks back and I got A TON of questions about it! I thought I would throw together some details for you all in case you're looking to add to your summer wardrobe.
I also am loving this criss cross top that they sent me along with the skirt! Both items are pictured below


Between chasing our (now mobile!) little guy around, keeping up with errands, cooking & cleaning, I find myself absolutely worn out more often than I'd like to admit. That is why I love being able to share these items from PinkBlush with you all! Sometimes all a girl needs in the midst of the chaos is a few fun items in the closet ;)

Wising you all a fabulous week!
XOXO

Disclaimer: I have collaborated with PinkBlush as a Style Ambassador to review & share their clothing items with the readers on this Blog. All opinions & reviews shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!

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June 2, 2017

Head to Toe Beauty Regimen



Below I have compiled a list of my favorite, everyday beauty items along with their shoppable links! Gonna be straightforward, it's a looonnngg list!! ;)
Please note that the links below are affiliate links which means I receive a small commission through purchases to help keep this blog running at no extra cost to you

Hair Products:
After having my baby boy, I discovered the lovely side effect of postpartum hair. My hair, that had gotten so thick and healthy while pregnant, started falling out! I know that is a pretty typical postpartum experience for most moms. However I also colored my hair for quite a few years, so after having my baby I decided to take my hair back to it's natural color & give it a little TLC.
I currently use a Color Gloss to help deepen my shade back to it's natural color and I have shared that below. It helps to prevent the darker color from fading!
The rest of the items below are what I use for washing & repairing strands & protecting them from heat styling. These products have helped to restore the health of my hair and it is FINALLY back to the way it was pre-baby!
It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Product (I use this sparingly because I have heard overuse can actually cause breakage! I usually apply once a week.)
Teaser Comb (It may just be the pageant girl in me, but the higher the hair the better!!)
Pantene Air Spray Hairspray for brushable, medium hold
 
Self Tanning Products:
I am ALL about tannin' from a bottle opposed to laying out in the sun! I mean I LOVE being poolside but I am terrified of the damage it can do to your skin, so I always use sunblock.
Fake Bake self tanning products have been a favorite of mine since my pageant days! I love their original serum, but if you're not careful, it can be very orange. I am a little bit more fair skinned so that may be why! However for my skintone, this coconut serum I have linked below is perfect because it shows where it goes during application so you can avoid streaks. It is not orange at all and it actually does not have that typical fake tanner smell! 
In fact after putting it on the other day, my hubby walked in and asked if I got a new Bath & Body Works lotion!! It really does smell good :)
I highly recommend using the applicator mit while applying the serum to avoid stained hands. Fake Bake sells an applicator mit, but I just prefer the one by St. Tropez.
I hand wash my mit in cool water after ever use and lay it flat to dry.  I typically apply self tanner 1-2 times per week and I use body lotion to keep moisturized in between applications to extend the life of the color! The color usually lasts about 4-5 days for me.
***If you're looking for great self tanner at a cheaper cost, the option below has been one of my go-to's for years!! It goes on easily and is not streaky! For the quality, you really can't beat the cost :)

Makeup:
So this is probably going to be the LONGEST LIST EVER! I lovee makeup. Back when I was modeling full time, I got to work with some amazing makeup artists  and I got to learn a lot from them! But I love doing makeup so much that I did it myself for my own wedding. I am by NO MEANS a pro, but I just love the process and using different products so whenever I have the option, I opt to do it on my own. I listed the items below in the order that I apply them! So I start with theAnti-Aging Creme, and then I move onto the BB creme and so on :) 

Laura Gellar Blush-N-Brighten(I use this just to highlight my face for a sunkissed look after at the end of application!)
Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray  ***This is always my final step to keep makeup from sweating off or fading

Nails:
Once upon a time I was able to go to the salon regularly to keep up on my no-chip mani & pedi! But as a stay at home mom with a hubby who works long hours, I rarely have time to go in to get my nails done anymore! I love the look of freshly painted nails but I cannot stand chipping so I opt for an at home gel manicure that I can do once my sweet baby goes to sleep at night. The polish below is easy to apply and there is no gel setting light needed! I apply two coats of color (either red, blue or pink because those are my favorites!!) and then one coat of the gel top coat on top. It dries super fast and lasts up to two weeks!!


If you have any questions about the items I have shared or any favorite beauty products of your own, please leave them in the comments below because I always LOVE discovering new items!
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

XOXO


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May 26, 2017

Pureflix Movie Night

Happy Friday Everyone!

These past few weekends have been filled with so much excitement! The hubby and I are standing up in three weddings this coming month & my sister is due with her brand new baby girl in just a few weeks. Between bridal showers & baby showers, a few family birthday parties & a very special Mother's Day celebration, there have been so very many blessings to celebrate these past few weeks!!

As much as we love being on the go, it is really nice to try and schedule in a little down time during our weekends. To kick off this weekend, we are blocking out our Friday evening to have an at home movie night :)

Together with our friends at Pure Flix, I have created a movie night checklist to plan for a relaxing evening in! Pure Flix is a faith based family movie subscription service that not only offers a collection of Christian movies, but wholesome and family-friendly choices too. They even have a special collection of titles created especially for children! You can learn more about the heart behind their services here.


We are excited to kick off this weekend with a movie night & this Mama just might try to squeeze in a little TV series binge watching too, after the boys head off to bed ;) 

Feel free to give Pure Flix a try for your own family with this free, one-month trial offer!
If you or your little ones have any tips on creating a fun family family movie night in, feel free to share in the comments below!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Disclosure: I tried out the free subscription trial that Pure Flix is currently offering to everyone before writing this blog post. All opinions & reviews shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands like them and for supporting this Blog!

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May 10, 2017

Spring Favorites from PinkBlush

Now that the weather is finally warming up, I cannot get enough of all things spring! Getting outdoors has taken on a whole new meaning now that our little man is big enough to enjoy the change of seasons & I just LOVE to see the way he lights up with each and every new experience!


At the start of the season, I joined one of my favorite online boutiques as a Style Ambassador & I am so excited to be able to share with you some of my very favorite items they have in for spring! PinkBlush is a one stop shop where you can find affordable & trendy items. From date night to maternity looks, they carry clothing for every one of life's occasions! Below are a couple of my favorite pieces for this season. Along with the items below, I am still loving the off the shoulder maxi dress I shared from them a few weeks back!  You can shop these items by clicking on the caption placed below each picture :)

Cream Lace Accent Asymmetrical Poncho Top
Pink Printed Tassel Tie Romper

If you have any favorite looks for Spring, feel free to share in the comments below!
Thanks so much for stopping by
XOXO



Disclaimer: I have collaborated with PinkBlush as a Style Ambassador to review and share their clothing items with the readers on this Blog. All opinions & reviews shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!

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May 2, 2017

Aaptiv Maternity & Stroller Workouts




Happy Tuesday, Mamas! I am SO excited to share today's launch of new maternity & stroller workouts, created by Aaptiv, especially for Mamas and Mamas-to-Be! The best part is...these workouts can be completed all while pushing your babes in a stroller!


Finding the time to take care of yourself in the chaos of raising babies can be a bit of a challenge, but it is SO very important for both your physical & mental health!
That is where the specially created workouts from Aaptiv come in! Aaptiv is an audio fitness app that pairs the guidance of a trainer with the perfect music playlist for motivation. With their new addition of maternity & stroller workouts, each week the app shares both strength and cardio exercises for new and expecting moms. Their prenatal workouts have been specifically designed to prepare a woman’s body for birth while their postpartum workouts help new moms to get back into shape after baby. Each one of these workouts have been created by trainers who are certified in prenatal and postnatal exercise!

Some of my favorite stroller workouts included in the app are their Leg Love Stroller workout, which focuses on lower body strength, as well as their Stroller Plyo, which is fast paced & includes burpees! Both their prenatal and postnatal workouts take about 20-30 minutes to complete. Colton and I completed this morning's stroller workout on our favorite walking path. He loved the fresh air & I loved the boost of energy! :)


Throughout my pregnancy I walked about three miles a day & I continued that soon after Colton was born by just pushing him in his stroller. Our stroller walks have become one my favorite parts of the day & I am so excited to include these Aaptiv workouts in our daily routine!

  If you have any fitness tips for new or expecting Mamas, feel free to share in the comments below & be sure to give this app a try here!
Have a great rest of your week ♡

XOXO

Disclosure: I worked with Aaptiv and tried out a  free trial before writing this blog post. All opinions & reviews shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!
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April 21, 2017

Picturesongold.com Mother's Day Locket Review

In honor of Mother's Day, my Blog is partnering with picturesongold.com to share a custom gift idea to honor your Mom! View the video for more details on how you can create a custom jewelry locket plus receive a 10% discount off your total purchase! 


*Create your custom Sterling Silver 2 Picture Heart Locket
***Discount code YOUTUBE10 will take 10% off your order valid thru 5-11-17 ♡

Disclosure: I received a locket from Pictures On Gold in exchange for this review. All opinions & reviews shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!


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April 2, 2017

Spring 2017 PinkBlush Giveaway


If I could choose one piece of clothing to wear everyday for the rest of my life, it would hands down be a maxi dress! As soon as spring hits, my leggings are tucked away till Fall and maxi dresses are all I wear! I recently received this off the shoulder maxi dress from PinkBlush and it has quickly become one of my favorite pieces for Spring!
 

PinkBlush is a trendy online boutique that carries  both maternity and non-maternity wear. Since they are transitional from pregnancy right into motherhood, it is one of my favorite online spots to shop at. They carry a full line of dresses, sleepwear, swimwear, active wear, jeans, tops & accessories for women...with or without a baby bump!

I partnered with them last spring (view that post here) to offer one lucky mama-to-be the chance to win a free gift card and I am THRILLED to be doing so once again this spring! Read below for more on how to enter to win a $50 gift card to shop their maternity or women's line!
 

1. Follow both @misslulupearl & @shoppinkblush on Instagram
2. Like the giveaway photo on my Instagram account & tag a few friends in the comments! Every tag counts as an extra entry :)
3. This giveaway will end & winner will be contacted on Saturday April 8th.
*Winner must not have won a @shoppinkbluh givewaway in the past 6 months otherwise you are no longer eligible for the giveaway!
This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram Inc. By entering entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age and release Instagram from all responsibilities. Giveaway open to US residents only

 If you have not done so already, please be sure to follow this Blog by email! Thanks for stopping by & best of luck 💗

Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided at no cost by PinkBlush. I received free merchandise for the purpose of this review & giveaway. All opinions and reviews are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!
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March 25, 2017

Baby Registry Product Reviews

  This week I am excited to share with you a few full product reviews of some of the items off of my personal baby registry! As always, I have placed the links to either shop the items or add them to your registry below each video ♡

The top I'm wearing in this video (Coupon code Amanda15 at checkout will take 15% off): https://texastwoboutique.com/collections/tops/products/black-floral-cold-shoulder-top 
 
Baby Be Mine Nursing Nightgown-Nicole Print

Baby Be Mine Newborn Gown & Hat-Nicole Print

*Aden & Anais Four Pack Swaddle Blankets: http://amzn.to/2n8rW63

*Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier: https://ergobaby.sagetrack.com/redirect/?cid=97&afid=942&sid1=&sid2=&sid3=

*Modern Baby Moby Wrap in Mint Color: http://amzn.to/2nIVBVY

*Nose Frida & Filters by Frida Baby: http://amzn.to/2mRIopj

*Chewbeads Necklace & Bracelet Set in Black: http://amzn.to/2mxl19f

*Chewbeads Pacifier Clip: http://amzn.to/2nig0jJ

*Itzy Ritzy Teething Necklace in Turquoise: http://amzn.to/2ncLbvd

*Dohm Baby White Noise Machine: http://amzn.to/2nJ7Emd

*Mulit-Use Nursing Cover by Covered Goods: http://covered-goods.myshopify.com?rfsn=262982.31c7a

*Robeez Soft Sole Baby Shoes: http://amzn.to/2ntesno

*Diaper Dabbler Variety Packs: http://www.diaperdabbler.com/?aff=5


*Mamaroo Infant Seat by 4Moms: http://amzn.to/2ncEZDi

*Mamaroo Newborn Insert: http://amzn.to/2nJ2hDG

*Rainforest Friends Jumperoo by Fisher Price: http://amzn.to/2ncJFJE

*Guess How Much I Love You Activity Gym Playset: http://amzn.to/2mYZYIg

Disclosure: Some of the links placed in this post are affiliate links & I receive commission off of purchases made through such links. All opinions & reviews of the products shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!


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February 27, 2017

Ergo Baby 360


I've mentioned before that I'm a HUGE fan of babywearing! Aside from the obvious convenience it provides when the baby needs to be held at the same time that I am trying to do laundry, wash dishes and cook dinner, it is true that babies that are carried cry less. And from a developmental stand point, the emotional benefits of having Mama and baby close to one another are super important in helping babies to develop a secure attachment to parents.

When Colton was brand new, I used the Classic Modern Moby Wrap both around the house and while out & about and I highly recommend it for tiny babies! I mean I wore that thing daily when he was a newborn and I loved that the this wrap was soft, washable and not bulky. However, as he got a little heavier, it just didn't seem to distribute his weight as comfortably for me while I was wearing it and I felt like he just wasn't as secure in it. It is meant for babies to be carried in up to 35 pounds, but I just felt that I needed a little more support when wearing him.

So that's when we tried out the Four Position 360 Carrier from Ergo Baby. Given that it is a four position carrier, it can be used for a back carry, hip carry, front carry facing outward or as a front carry facing inward. At this point, Colton is consistently holding his head up on his own and loves to look around, so we typically face him outward in it. It is great for using around the house, when going on walks and for when I'm out in the barn taking care of our horses.
Another huge reason as to why I chose to go with the Ergo over other brands is because their products are certified as "hip healthy" by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Proper hip placement was a huge factor for me when choosing a carrier, so the ergonomics of the Ergo brings me peace of mind!

We are thankful for adventures that are made so much sweeter thanks to our carrier. Browse all of the Ergo Carriers to see which one is right for you!

Disclosure: Some of the links placed in this post are affiliate links & I receive commission off of purchases made through such links. All opinions & reviews of the products shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!

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February 17, 2017

6 month old baby update



It is hard to believe that baby Colt is already SIX months old...half way to one! I'm not sure if he will ever be referred to as any name other than "Baby Colt" or "my little buddy" because well, he's my baby & my buddy and that's the only way I know him!

But before I had him, all the Mamas I knew told me to cherish every moment because it goes by in the blink of an eye. And it's true. Babies change so quickly and somehow my little man is now sitting up, has two teeth and is (almost!) sleeping through the night.

Now that we've reached the six month mark, I finally feel like we have a schedule down.  We are almost always on the go, so even though it's not very rigid, it is really nice to have a rough outline for how our day is gonna go. Don't get me wrong, I still feel like a hot mess a lot of the time. If we are out of our pajamas, all fed (baby, myself & animals included!) and out the door by 9, I feel so accomplished. ha! & I only have ONE! So I can't imagine how Mama's of multiples do it!

Baby Colt absolutely loves being in our Ergo 360 Carrier. I'm a HUGE fan of baby wearing! Mostly because it keeps him happy and close by while allowing me to tackle all my to-do's. When Colt was brand new, we used the heck out of our Moby Wrap and it was hands down my favorite! As he got a little heavier though, we switched over to the Ergo Carrier & haven't looked back! I usually face him outward in it because he loves to be able to see what's goin' on and it makes getting things done around the house so much easier. (I will be sharing more on why we chose to go with an Ergo carrier next week!)

We have started him on solids and that boy can eat! Teething has been ROUGH but his little gummy smile has officially been changed into a little two-teeth smile and it is my favorite :)
As a SAHM, days can really start to blend so we make it a point to get out of the house atleast once a day. Whether on a walk, to run errands or simply take a stroll around the mall or Target! We also love our Baby Playgroups where he gets to interact with his little friends and I get to sneak in some conversation with the Mamas that have to do with something other than spit-up, diapers and singing the same song for the hundredth time ;)

This season of life is by far my favorite. I know I always say it, but being a Mama is the best thing that has ever come my way. I am so grateful that I am able to share my journey and learn alongside others here who are experiencing the same special moments each day with their little ones. It truly is such a gift!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend & thank you so much for stopping by!

XOXO

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February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Chewbeads Giveaway

As we are approaching the six month mark, our little Colton is teething on everything! Usually my jewelry is the first thing he grabs to put in his mouth as soon as I pick him up, so I recently got some items from Chewbeads for him to use and we are in love with their line!

Chewbeads carries a collection of teething jewelry & baby accessories that are cute for Mama to wear and safe for baby to teethe on! They are:
  • Non-toxic & chemical free
  • 100% silicone teething jewelry
  • Dishwasher safe 
  • Soft to chew on for baby's sore gums
  • Serve as a sensory tool to help babies to focus while nursing
They carry lots of different styles & colors and we love our teething necklace from their Jane Collection!


I am teaming up with Chewbeads to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a free teething necklace in the Jane style, in the color of your choice! Winner will be announced on Valentine's Day!

To enter to win:
1. Follow both @misslulupearl & @chewbeads on Instagram
2. Like the Giveaway Photo on my Instagram & tag a few Mama friends in the comments (each tag counts as one entry!)
3. Stay tuned as the winner will be announced on my Instagram on 2/14
***Giveaway ends 2/14 at 12PM
This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered with Instagram Incorporation. Must be 18+ to enter & US residents only.

Disclosure: I received free merchandise from Chewbeads for the purpose of this review. The giveaway item is being provided by Chewbeads.
All opinions and reviews are my own.Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog! 

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January 25, 2017

Mom Hacks

Hello Mama Friends! In the craziness that surrounds taking care of littles day in and day out, it is SO GOOD to finally have a moment to update this Blog! Mommin' is a full time job and sticking to a regular posting routine has been tough, but one of my resolutions for this year is to be able to commit to a more regular posting schedule...wishmeluck! ;)

Over the holidays, I had a few friends and family members that had big news to share...they're expecting! Having a circle of Mama friends to share in the joys of motherhood with is such a blessing! So with a new year and new babies on the way, I wanted to do a quick share of a few Mom Hacks that have been super helpful for my little family. These items make great baby registry and gift ideas as well!

Hack #1: Multi-use Nursing Cover! We have a four-in-one cover that multi-tasks as a nursing cover, carseat cover, it goes over shopping cart handle bars and it can be worn as an infinity scarf. Its lightweight, easy to wash and we use ours on the DAILY! Purchase yours from Covered Goods here!

Hack #2: Shopping Cart Hammock! Taking a baby to the grocery store can be mission impossible when you're trying to jam an infant seat plus all your items into the cart. Placing your infant seat that is holding that precious cargo on the top of the handlebars (where it is not able to latch) is just not worth the risk of having it fall off either. Our shopping cart hammock has made our trips SO much easier as it makes room in the cart for both your baby and your purchases! Grab yours from Binxy Baby here for 10% off! 

Hack #3: Babywearing! I have used a couple of different baby wearing carriers for Colton, but I absolutely love the carriers by Ergo Baby! I use the 4 Position 360 Carrier and even though our little man is almost 18 lbs, the carrier is super comfortable to wear & distributes his weight well!


Hack #4: Baby Gowns! When we first brought Colton home from the hospital, I was so happy we invested in a few cute but easy to wear newborn gowns for him because they make diaper changes a breeze! We love the newborn gowns from Baby Be Mine! Plus they have an awesome collection of matching nursing night gowns that I adore :)

Hack #5: Cute bibs, because spit up happens and it happens often! My favorites are the bandana bibs from KadydidDesigns, she has the CUTEST prints!

Lastly, you need GRACE Mama, we all do! Build your Mom Tribe so that you can share with and learn from others who are also on this journey through Motherhood! And please please, if you have any Mom Hacks that work best for you, share them with us below!!

As always, thank you for stopping by!
 XOXO

Disclosure: Some of the links placed in this post are affiliate links & I receive commission off of purchases made through such links. All opinions & reviews of the products shared in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!


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