December 18, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide Part Two: Gifts for Him or Her

Welcome Back!
I promised a part two to my holiday gift guide, so here it is! I had every intention of sharing this late last week but due to a water pipe bursting in our home, causing a need for emergency excavators (and new carpeting!), our week got a little busy to say the least.
HOWEVER, we are happy to say we made it through and are back to normal on the homefront.
So without making this post any later than it already is, here goes!

The gifts below are aimed towards any adult on your Christams list...spouses, parents, siblings.
AND if you are last minute like me and rely on Amazon Prime to get your gifts shipped in time for Christmas, breathe easy, because many of the ideas I am sharing are straight from Amazon ;)

*Please note this post contains affiliate links*

For Him

1. Stance Socks- I always pick a couple of these up to throw in my hubby's stocking & he wears the heck out of them all year long! They make a great gift for dads and granddads, too. Their crew socks come in some really fun designs. In fact, my hubby wore this exact pair on our wedding day and finding new designs to gift him each year is so much fun! 

2. Original Penguin Men's Polo- These polos are my favorite..I mean my husband's favorite! He gets a lot of use out of them between work and golf so these are always a staple for gift giving over here.

3. Levi's Men's Henley Shirt- The casual henley tops and t-shirts by Levi's are super soft and you can't beat their price.

4. Smart Key Finder Anti-Lost Tag- Find your keys, find your wallet, find your remote control. This little gadget attaches to valuables and helps you locate misplaced items! This is a GREAT item to have in the house if you've got a toddler because I can't even count how many times in a weekend the husband and I play a game of "tear apart the house to find the remote our toddler walked off with"!

For Her

1. SojoS Mirrored Glasses- These are currently my FAVORITE sunnies! I have the version with the gold frame and light pink lenses. I am sucker for glasses that look glam but cost way less...because babies tend to grab them and toss them and this is just not the season of life for me to spend a bunch on sunglasses. Plus I love having a few different color options on hand so for the price, you really can't beat 'em.

2. Please Hide Packages From Husband Doormat- I think any lady that enjoys some online shopping would enjoy this gift ;)

3. ESV Single Column Journaling Bible- I love to start my day with some coffee & bible journaling! It just helps to start the day on the right foot :) There are lots of journaling bibles on the market but I am sharing this one because it is one that I own and use all the time! I love that the outside is simple & the inside leaves enough column space to take notes and get your creative journaling on. This is something I plan to hand down to my children someday!

4. Ekouaer Women's Pajama Set- I LOVE a comfy PJ set! These are soft and cute and come in lots of colors!

5. Kendra Scott Rose Gold Plated & Iridescent Drusy Earrings- Kendra Scott jewelry is just beautiful. This pair of earrings are studs but they also have a drop version which are just stunning! 

That is all for now & as always, if you have any ideas of your own to add to the list, feel free to share them below!
Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season <3 



December 12, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide Part One: Shopping For Littles

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 
This week I am sharing a two-part post of some quick online ideas for finishing off your holiday shopping. PLUS, I am including as many coupons as I can for you all!

This post entails part one of holiday shopping...which is for any little ones in your life! Stay tuned later this week for an adult version :)

Whether you have kids of your own, nieces or nephews, or are purchasing items to donate to children in need, I have compiled a little list of some gifts based upon development & age group. Some of the ideas below are things that my little guy loves. Others are toys that I utilized when I used to teach and work with young students. Many of them are educational themed because, well, that is just the teacher in me ;) 

For little babes, anything like teething toys, small touch & feel books, or toys that enable interactive play between babies and their care giver would be great! Of course, some snuggly clothes are ALWAYS a fun one to shop for, too! 

This idea is great for parents with small babies OR if you are looking to donate something to little ones in need! Gift them a pack of diapers from 
Diaper Dabbler.
They offer diaper variety packs in all different sizes and I can assure you that ANY parent will appreciate this gift for their little one!

Mulit-use covers by Covered Goods. They are running a holiday special with coupon code HOLIDAY262982 for 10% off all orders.

Check out everything from toys, nursery décor and baby essentials from The Baby Cubby. They are currently offering 10% sitewide orders with coupon code TICKTOCK plus free shipping!

Have a special little boy on your list!? Gift them an adorable clothing subscription from
Subscriptions available for sizes 0-36 months, so this is a good option to check out for infants or toddlers. Coupon code MISSLULUPEARL will take 20% off all orders. They even have a few holiday special gift packages available right now, you can check those out here!

If you have a toddler on your list, cause & effect toys are great, along with simple toys they can use while interacting with loved ones. Musical toys, farm animals, building blocks. Here are some ideas below:

Genuine leather toddler moccasins by
Freshly Picked 

 For young school aged children, anything to help foster play-based learning is great! They love to act out real life situations through playtime as well as work on those early learning skills. These ideas below will help to engage them in all of those developmentally appropriate activities!

This last idea is ideal for any age, really! It is the most magical holiday book I have ever seen! I have read it to Colton and shared it with countless students, my nieces and nephews, and I can honestly say little ones and adults will enjoy this special book as a holiday tradition. We set it out in a special spot in our home every year to read & absolutely love it!

Hope these gift ideas help & if you have any ideas to add to this list, please share them below!
I will be posting part two of our gift guide later this week. 
Thanks so much for stopping by <3


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November 24, 2017

Black Friday Sale

Happy Friday Sweet Friends!
Hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We sure did! Our bellies are full & we are SO excited to officially kick off the Christmas season. Today we are getting our Christmas pictures taken, putting up our tree & breaking out ALL the holiday reheating last night's dinner for breakfast ;)

I am so excited to get a head start on my Christmas shopping, too. 
Today I am scoring a few holiday outfits from PinkBlush, like this

They are offering 40% off site wide today with
code BLACKFRIDAY plus free shipping!
Check them out & feel free to share your favorite sales with us below!
May your coffee be hot & your online carts be full,
Happy Shopping



November 16, 2017

We Went To Disney!

Happy November Friends!
We have just gotten back into town after taking Colton on his very first vacation and between the traveling and unpacking and getting all caught up on things I missed while away, I am one tired Mama ;) It was the BEST week ever though and we were in much need of some time to unplug as a family! 

We visited Magic Kingdom and it truly was the most magical experience. I shared some photos from our trip on my Instagram plus the fun Disney shirts we got from VinylGoodsCo! This Etsy shop is run by one of my friends and she did such an amazing job creating these. Her shop personalizes all sorts of items, so be sure to check them out through the links below! 

We also got to spend some time at the beach and this cold shoulder dress from PinkBlush was the perfect vacation staple! I have shared more details on this dress on my Instagram


P.S. In case you missed the news, I have officially started a YouTube channel! Be sure to check it out here & subscribe to be notified of new posts.
Blogging has been so much and I am excited to continue to share all things Motherhood both on here as well as on YouTube. 
We have lots of exciting brand collaborations & holiday giveaways coming up soon and I wanted to be able to expand our audience outreach! 

Hope you all are having a wonderful week & thanks for stopping by


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



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!

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!


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


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:

Colton's Monogrammed First Birthday Party Onesie & Bib:

First Birthday Mudpie Shirt:

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:
Try your first month free with code "lulupearlblogxoxo"

Today I Eat Cake Bib by Mudpie:

First Birthday Gifts:
V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker :

Cars 3 Rideon Toy:

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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!

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

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!

July 21, 2017

PinkBlush, Rocksbox & Fake Bake Mini Haul

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

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!


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 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 


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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
**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

 If you have not done so already, please be sure to follow this Blog by email! I'll be sharing some more giveaways in the coming weeks that you won't want to miss ;)
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Thanks so much for stopping by 💗
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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! 

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!

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!



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 :)

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

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!


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