Stages of LuLaRoe Addiction…

 

I’m starting to think I have an addictive personality. First it was strollers followed by diaper bags. Then came Sew Sassy pants for little miss….now the addiction is for myself, and it’s called LuLaRoe. A.K.A buttery soft goodness. I guess I could be addicted to worse things so I’ll look at it as a positive… Insert my Husband rolling his eyes RIGHT HERE.

A few months back, a local LuLaRoe Consultant asked me to try out some leggings and see what I thought. I didn’t really think much of it and said sure when she asked. Obviously the first thing I did was google LuLaRoe;  My research turned up one thing: the leggings were, well, loud. I was not used to loud and was not sure how I felt about the leggings but didn’t want to make any assumptions until I got them on my body. I couldn’t find anything on their website so I figured I would just wait for my leggings to arrive and didn’t give it another thought.

Fast forward to the day my leggings arrived. Oh. My. God. are the words that came out of my mouth. In that moment, I knew I would never put on regular pants again…ever! #5weeksandgoingstrong

Welcome to the stages of a LuLaRoe Addict…

Stage 1: What is LuLaRoe? Is it Lu-La-Row? Lu-La-Roo? Why can’t I buy it on their website? This is frustrating…. but I’m in intrigued…How the heck do I buy them!??!

Stage 2: Dude. Who is going to wear leggings with Pineapples on them? Not me.  Do these come in black?

Guess what...I bought Pineapple leggings. #eatingmywords

Guess what…I bought Pineapple leggings. #eatingmywords

Stage 3: ::Mailman arrives with leggings:: These are really soft, I wonder how they fit. Probably awful. ::puts leggings on::  Woah, woah, woah!!!! These are the most amazing leggings to ever touch my body! How are they one size!?! What kind of sorcery is this??

Stage 4: Buy all the leggings.

Stage 5: Who is Irma? Everyone keeps talking about how Irma is their BFF. I need to meet her…

Stage 6: Oh heeeey, Irma. You are two sizes too big. Probably should have listened to everyone telling me to SIZE DOWN. But you are cute…I think I need more of you, and maybe your little friend Cassie too…

Stage 7: Join 450 Shopping groups and the LuLaRoe BST pages and make your mail carrier wish he/she had a different  route…. (the moment you hit “join” is where it all goes down hill… in a really good, expensive way).

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Actual Screen Shot from my phone. I’ll just let you guys think this is all of the groups I’m in… #ineedtochargemyphonebeforethenextpopup

 

Stage 8: What’s a Unicorn? I don’t see a Unicorn on that floral dress? What are these women talking about. Let me do a little research…

Stage 9: HELP ME FIND MY UNICORN!!!!

Stage 10: Find said Unicorn and refuse to pay $150 for it.

Stage 11: Pay $150 for your Unicorn.

Stage 12 a: Learn what pattern mixing is and make it your b****.

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Yep. I am wearing floral leggings and an arrow print Irma… And no, I don’t care if you think it matches or not.

Stage 12 b: Put on your favorite Pineapple leggings and striped Irma you thought were so ridiculous 4 weeks earlier and walk into Target like you’re Bey at the Grammy’s. #whoruntheworld

Stage 13: Sign on to be a LuLaRoe Consultant so your Husband can’t distinguish what’s yours and what’s inventory. #truestory #justkiddingbabe #noimnot

 

Ok, ok, ok. All joking aside, LuLaRoe is AMAZING. It’s so much more than just clothing. The support the women give each other in the groups is off the chain!! There is no body shaming, no worry about size, no judgment because your DISO is the Turdma. We are all there because we love the way we feel in LuLaRoe. I’m in hundreds of groups on Facebook ranging from Mommy/Baby to Garage Sale groups and I can honestly say the LuLaRoe pages are filled with positivity ( Ok, like 90% of the time it’s positive…until Consultants change their group setting and everyone get PISSED) and encouragement to be yourself. I love that. Rock on ladies!! Do you.

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Happy Strolling!

P.S.

DISO = Desperately In Search Of.

Turdma = Irma that looks like it has turds on it.

That is all.

Wait! if you ever want to shop with my addicted self once I make it through the LONG list of Consultants to be, CLICK HERE! 🙂 XOXOX

Ok, that is all. For real this time.

 

Crane Cool Mist Humidifier AND Giveaway!

 

Y’all, I have a confession. I have a slight issue with buying humidifier’s. I was never able to find one that lasts, doesn’t get disgusting mold, and is easy to keep clean and re-fill. Until now. Hellllooooo Crane!!! Where have you been all my life?? Oh, and did I mention our new humidifier is a UNICORN! #iloveunicorns

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Ok, so it all started 3 years ago. I bought B a humidifier and 3 weeks later (even though I cleaned it religiously) I found MOLD! Yuck. This happened 4 more times. Even with a super expensive humidifier from Sharper Image. Maybe it was me, but I don’t think it was because I yet to have a problem with our Crane Cool Mist humidifier. Did I mention it’s a Unicorn already? I can’t even with all of this cuteness!!!!

Why I love it: We live in Chicago and it get’s incredibly dry in the winter. The Crane Cool Mist humidifier increases moisture in the room for the kiddos which gives them a better night sleep. The added moister relieves cough, cold, flu symptoms, etc. and is also amazing for Brody’s  severe eczema! It helps with preventing his skin from getting too dry which is a HUGE deal for us.

What makes it better (in my opinion): Everything I listed above. Plus, It features Clean Control Antimicrobial Material in the Base is proven to help reduce mold and bacteria growth up to 99.96%* and has an Auto-Off function that activates when the tank is empty. It doesn’t need a filter which I LOVE and is easy to re-fill. That may sound silly but I actually tossed a humidifier because it was a giant PIA to re-fill! It’s More energy-efficient than a household light bulb – up to 45W and has a 1 year warranty. I seriously appreciate how easy this is to maintain and use. You will too 😉

 

Why the kids love it: Um, hello! It’s a UNICORN!! Unicorns aren’t your jam? Don’t worry. The Humidifier comes in 23 adorable animals and even a train! Brody requested the “choo-choo” for his room and I can’t blame him. It’s pretty cool! If you want something a little more simple, they have 22 different style to choose from in the Drop humidifier. Something for everything. I’m like a small child and will probably need to buy the Hello Kitty Humidifier for my room because it’s too darn cute! #dontjudgemeyouknowyouwantitoo

How I keep it clean: The best way to combat any ickiness is so clean it a few ties a week. I let the tank soak in white vinegar and water and clean the base the same way. I never let the humidifier sit for more than 3 days without a good cleaning.  Stick to the manual and you will be good!

Con: No white noise setting. The Crane Cool Mist Humidifier is whisper quiet which is awesome, but I also like having the option of some white noise. Besides that, I love it!

 

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Go get a Crane Humidifier!! Like, yesterday. They also have nifty little portable Humidifier’s for your desk, office, or to bring with you when you travel! If this were a political campaign, I would Vote for crane! 😉

 

Happy Strolling!

Contours Baby GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Yes, yes, yes!!!! I love Contours Baby and I LOVE Giveaways!! If you’ve followed my blog and reviews, you know that I love their Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller.  It offers so many great features for parents and has a killer storage basket! You all know how much I love a good storage basket! 😉

ATST Giveaway

I am super pumped because Contours Baby just released the Bliss 4-in-1 in my favorite fashion, Laguna! It’s seriously the most beautiful blue ever and perfect for the warmer months to come! Plus, the canopy has an amaze balls mesh insert for ventilation! Yesssss, honey. Contours knows what Parents want when it comes to our strollers needs. Ok, enough rambling, let’s get to the good stuff!

Want a chance to WIN this sweet ride? Click HERE!!!

If you want to see my full review, click HERE. 

GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Happy Strolling!

Sew Sassy. Stages of an Icing Addict.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me a message telling me to check out Sew Sassy Boutique. I went to the FB page,  thought the pants were super cute, and decided we probably needed to get a pair. I did the same, and passed on this info to my other friend. We quickly decided we needed jump on this whole ruffle pants bandwagon. They are insanely cute, and turns out, highly addicting.

Last week was our first stocking to try and score some Icings (they call the pants Icings). I scored (whoop, whoop!!) because I quickly realized this was like a Tula or Kinderpack situation. You need to bring your A game and cart like your life depends on it. My friend on the other hand, did not score. I had made my purchase, drank a glass of wine, and she was still chatting about what sizes and colors she wanted. I assumed she had just bought all the Icings and was deciding on what she was keeping…WRONG. I am still laughing over when she realized what had just happened. #sewsad #inventoryissues #noicingsforyou

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Harper sporting her Soft White Icings! She’s in size 18months with some room to grow 🙂

In lieu of tonight’s stocking (good luck, Mamas!!) I thought I would post the stages of Icing addiction…at least for us…

This is what my life has come to.

Stage 1: What are these ruffle pants? They call them Icings?? Weird…. But so cute. We might need a pair.

Stage 2: Stocking at 7:30!? What the F is a stocking!? I can’t just buy them? This is ridiculous. We totally do not need ruffle pants THAT bad.

Stage 3: Don’t effing talk to me people! 3 minutes until they stock these Soft White Icings!! I NEED all the Icings!!

Stage 4: Inventory Issues.

Stage 5: Stalk the Buy/Sell/Trade page and pay $50 for Icings because if you don’t get them for your daughter,  you have officially failed as a Mother.

Stage 6: You are going to make this stocking your bitch. Three computers up. Wine in hand. Ready, Set, cart those little ruffle pants like it’s your job!!

Stage 7: Pray to the Icing Gods your Husband isn’t home when 15 pairs of ruffle pants arrive.

Stage 8: Officially replace “so” with “sew” in every conversation. #sewserious

You may be laughing at me now, but just you wait. The Sew Sassy Boutique addiction is real. On a serious note though, these pants are sew AMAZING. The quality is fantastic and they make any outfit just that much more precious! We are totally in love with our Icings! I promise you need some of these in your life.

May the odds be ever in your favor tonight…

 

Happy Carting!