October 15, 2017

Sunday Funday Sale

Happy Sunday Mama Friends!
This is my FAVORITE day of the week because I get to spend the whole day with my boys
Most weekdays are spent keeping up with Mama life, errands, dishes, playdates, trying to tire out my wild little toddler...but Sundays are the one day where I actually get to slow down. They are usually spent getting to enjoy a little hubby time at church followed by afternoons lounging around the house! For any of you Mama's who are around the house today as well, be sure to check out PinkBlush
because they are offering a Sunday Funday Sale, featuring
20% off sitewide orders all day long PLUS they offer free shipping on all US orders!

Today's outfit features this Chiffon Lace Up Bell Sleeve Dress. It is super flowy and the crisscross detail plus bell sleeves add a little fun to this look! It's easy to dress up or down to transition from a daytime to evening look, too. I wore it to church this morning & then came home to snuggle up in this Floral Hoodie. The material is perfect for cooler fall weather and the floral design adds a sweet little touch. Both of these items are from their maternity department but the great thing about their clothing is that it is transitional and easy to wear whether you are newly pregnant, sporting a huge baby belly or just trying to keep up with your little brood :)


If you are not doing so already, be sure to follow PinkBlush on Instagram for a little daily dose of Modern Mama inspiration!
Wishing you all a blessed Sunday

XOXO,
AGM  


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September 19, 2017

Five Fall Favorites

Happy ALMOST first day of fall!
Since fall is officially only a few days away,
I wanted to do a quick share of my top five favorite items for the season

1. Handmade Reusable Washable Snack Bags by One Twelfth Designs
These snack bags are a must have for busy Mamas! They are handmade, waterproof, machine washable & eco-friendly. Perfect to toss into the diaper bag, school lunches or to hold mommy items in your purse. Plus there are SO many cute prints to choose from! Stay tuned on my Instagram later this week for a fun Giveaway from this shop & be sure to check them out on Etsy!

2. This month's Rocksbox
I cannot get enough of the Kendra Scott earrings that came in this month's set! Try out a free set of jewelry using coupon code lulupearlblogxoxo at checkout!

3. Fall clothing from PinkBlush
As sad as I am to pack away my maxi dresses for the season, I am SO pumped to bring my leggings out from the back of the closet!! These two items below pair so well with both leggings or jeans AND the material is soo comfy! Plus they work for women with or without a baby bump ;)



4. Leather Toddler Moccasins by Itzy Ritzy
If you follow along on my Instagram, you may have noticed that Colton lives in these moccs! They are the one pair of shoes that he actually leaves on plus they are super easy to put on and take off.

5. Diaper Variety Packs by Diaper Dabbler

Know any new or expecting parents!? Give them the gift of diapers! Not only are they practical, but these diaper variety packs are high quality and make the perfect gift for new and expecting parents! They are also super convenient if you want to order for your own baby because each order comes with a sample of free wipes PLUS shipping is totally free on orders over $35! Doesn't get much more convenient that having diapers delivered to your doorstep :)

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Thank you so much for stopping by & hope you all are having a wonderful week!
XOXO
AGM  


Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links placed in this post are Affiliate Links.  All opinions & reviews of the items shared  are my own!


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September 11, 2017

Mommy & Me




Is there anything sweeter than a personalized Mommy & Me outfit!?
As a boy mama, I have made it my mission to find a few fun outfits that will allow me and my little buddy to match. Babies are only small for such a short amount of time and I wanna get the matchy outfits in while I can ;)

I discovered this small shop through Instagram called Ice By Issa & I cannot get enough of their matching Mommy/Son tops! The material is soo soft, too!
I adore small shops in general because they tend to sell unique pieces of clothing that are difficult to find elsewhere plus I love that by shopping small, you are helping to support someone's dream. Small shop owners put so much passion into their products and it shows!!
This particular shop sells Mama-Made, custom apparel & jewelry for the whole family & this matching set makes my mama heart soo happy! They also take custom orders!

You can shop this exact set here
& check out their website & Instagram for more




XOXO,
AGM  
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August 30, 2017

One Year Old Baby Update & Itzy Ritzy Mini Haul

Hey Everyone! Please view the video below for our O N E year old baby update along with a mini toddler shopping haul.  Hope you enjoy! XOXO


The dress I'm wearing in this video: www.shoppinkblush.com/p-30262-black-floral-strappy-tassel

Colton's Monogrammed First Birthday Party Onesie & Bib: www.etsy.com/shop/AddiesThings

First Birthday Mudpie Shirt: www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/mud-pie-reg-1st-birthday

Itzy Ritzy Items:
4-in-1 Multi Use Cover in Chevron print

Leather Baby Moccasins

Mini Reusable Snack Bag 

Reusable Snack Bag 

*Links below are affiliate links which means I receive a small commission through purchases. There is no extra cost to you.

All of my Jewelry: www.rocksbox.com
Try your first month free with code "lulupearlblogxoxo"

Today I Eat Cake Bib by Mudpie:  http://amzn.to/2wjEEDr

First Birthday Gifts:
V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker : http://amzn.to/2gl5k2X

Cars 3 Rideon Toy: http://amzn.to/2xt1zfUhttp://amzn.to/2xt1zfU
 


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XOXO,
AGM   

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August 22, 2017

Omni 360 Baby Carrier by Ergobaby



Earlier this year I shared with you all the reasons why I am a HUGE fan of babywearing! I posted all about my experience with babywearing throughout Colton's first year & you can read about that here. 
Babywearing is so helpful as it allows for me to be handsfree around the house so that I can easily clean, do laundry, apply makeup & get things done all while keeping my little one close. Out and about, it makes everything from shopping trips to hitting nearby walking trails SO much easier, too! 

I recently received the Omni 360 Baby Carrier All-in-One in khaki green by Ergobaby & it has been AMAZING! I used it for the very first time while out taking care of our horses earlier this week & Colton loved being able to see what was going on while helping me around the barn!

This new carrier model by Ergobaby:
*is an all-in-one carrier that can be used from newborn-toddler age, no extra inserts needed!
*is adjustable as it grows with your baby from 0-36 months (7-33 lbs)
*is machine washable
*includes baby privacy hood to shield from sun & allow for breastfeeding
*comes with a removable storage pouch to carry necessities such as a cell phone, snacks for the baby, or anything you may need out on your adventure!
*offers lumbar support for extra back comfort while carrying
*has an Ergonomic design which is recognized as "hip healthy" by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute

We also own the Four Position 360 Carrier & there are a few differences between the two carriers. The Four Position 360 Carrier allows for use of all four carry positions, however it does require an extra insert in order to carry babies under 12 pounds. On the Omni 360 Carrier, the strap buckles are located in the front of the carrier, which enables the use of crossable shoulder straps for ease when putting the carrier on & when taking it off. The Omni 360 also comes with a removable storage pouch. All of it's features make this carrier an all-in-one item!


Shop now & receive 10% off all purchases at ergobaby.com!


Have you tried babywearing? If so, feel free to share your experience below! Thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO,
AGM   

Disclaimer: Ergobaby provided me with the Omni 360 All-in-One Carrier for the purpose of this review. Please note that this post contains affiliate links & I receive commission off of purchases made through such links. There is no extra charge to shoppers who order through Affiliate links. All opinions & reviews  are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!
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July 21, 2017

PinkBlush, Rocksbox & Fake Bake Mini Haul










Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
XOXO,
  AGM  


Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are Affiliate links, meaning I make a small commission off of purchases made through the links to help keep this Blog running. There is no extra charge to shoppers who order through Affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!

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July 9, 2017

A few things for Mama & one for Baby

Happy J U L Y! 
July is always a fun-filled month in our home between celebrating the 4th, both mine & my hubby's  birthdays (this weekend!!) & our wedding anniversary, which is at the end of the month. It feels like a month long party! ;)
Lots of new packages have arrived from some of favorite shops as well in the past couple of weeks & I am excited to share these gems with ya!

First Up...This month's Rocksbox! I tend to gravitate towards wearing the same jewelry every.single.day. That's why I LOVE my Rocksbox subscription, it really encourages me to switch it up a little! Each month I add items from their site to my wishlist and they do a great job of sending me a mix of those items along with similar pieces that I may not have picked out otherwise, but I always end up LOVING!
My top pick from my current set is handsdown these Wilde Marrakesh Earrings in Silver & Blue. I am pretty sure I will be keeping these!!
Also included in this month's set are the Aster Willow Pendant & Jill Michael Silver Triangle Cutout Cuff.
Feel free to give Rocksbox a free trial for yourself! Just create a wishlist here & then enter coupon code lulupearlblogxoxo during checkout, which will completely cover the cost of your order!
Once your order arrives, you can keep & wear the jewelry for a month & if you really like the pieces, you can choose to purchase & keep them. If not, just pack up the entire set of jewelry using the prepaid envelope that is included in your shipment & send it back absolutely free!

Next up...All things PinkBlush!  They are my number one online spot to shop for trendy, boutique style clothing. I am all about rompers this season and this Navy Paisley V-Neck Romper  is SO comfy & perfect for hot weather! It was my 4th of July outfit :)
I am also loving their Blue Floral Criss-Cross Dress. This dress is flowy & definitely works with a bump, so it's a versatile piece for both maternity & non-maternity wardrobes! Both items are pictured below :)


This last share I will leave you with is all for b a b y! I love finding unique & custom items for my little guy & Kadydid Designs is one my favorite baby shops for that! The owner, Alyssa, sent me this ADORABLE arrow crib sheet for Colton's nursery & I just had to share! I mean how cute is that!?
Colton's nursery has a Cowboy & Arrow theme & this sheet adds such a fun pop of color to his room! It is super soft too :)
Alyssa's shop also sells car seat covers, bibs, teether rings, blankets & all sorts of baby accessories. Follow her on Instagram to check out her adorable prints & custom order options.
You can feel free to use code LULUPEARL to take 15% off your order from her shop here! *Not an affiliate code

Hope you all had a great weekend & a wondeful 4th of July 

XOXO,
  AGM  


Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are Affiliate links, meaning I make a small commission off of purchases made through the links to help keep this Blog running. There is no extra charge to shoppers who order through Affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting brands that support this Blog!
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June 29, 2017

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Happy almost F R I D A Y!!
I have gotten a few reader emails regarding items from my 10 Month Old Baby Update so I wanted to share a few more items with you here as a follow up to those questions. Feel free to comment below or email me if you have any additional questions :)

**For fixing any self tanning mistakes or exfoliating before/after application
Shop Here: Self Tan Exfoliate & Eraser Mit

**Trial a free month of jewelry from Rocksbox  by using coupon code lulupearlblogxoxo during checkout at rocksbox.com
 
**We are LOVING these silicone bibs by Chewbeads Baby. Lots of color combos available!
Shop Here: Chewbeads Baby Silicone Bib

**This is the cup we use to transition Colton to a sippy cup
Shop Here: NUK Sippy Cup

**The BEST service to gift yourself or a new/expecting parent!!!  Also makes the perfect shower and newborn gift
Shop Here: Diaper Variety Packs by Diaper Dabbler

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If you are having trouble subscribing by email or would like to request specific topics for future posts, feel free to contact me at lulupearlblog@gmail.com!
Thanks so much for stopping by 💗
 XOXO
AGM   
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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
& be sure to give them a Follow on their Instagram!

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! 
 AGM   
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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!

AGM 

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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


 AGM 
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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!

AGM 
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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!

AGM 
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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!
AGM 

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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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