Parenting Hack – DIY mini Lego Table

My son is in LOVE with legos. He is always asking me to bring along his little mini table. It’s a great way to pass the time for him when we are waiting for doctors visits, a restaurant, or even just using his imagination when I am trying to get his sister to sleep.

This is such a simple DIY project you only need three things.

A case( I love using Altoids case because its a perfect size for this project) Legos and a hot glue gun

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First place hot glue around the edges of the lego flat piece. I used two pieces so that it would cover the top of the Altoids Case.

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Once that glue is around the edges then you can go ahead and place the lego piece on the top of the Altoids container and press down so it adheres to the top.

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Once the top has adhered you can then fill the tin container with lego pieces of your liking. I like to put some lego people in there too. This allows for more creativity.

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This is a perfect size to fit in a purse or diaper bag, perfect when you are on the go.

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12 yr wedded bliss.

This past Sunday, my husband and I celebrated 12 years of marriage. We had so many reasons to celebrate this milestone. The last two years have been an emotional rollercoaster and with the help of Jehovah and each other we made it through to the other side. Happy and healthy I might add. My husband surprised me with a weekend getaway to Dinsey with the kids. We had a blast. Xander is now at the age where he is super excited and Kiera was happy looking at the parades and riding rides. So much fun.

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After such a wonderful weekend I was not expecting anything else. Then a wonderful friend watched our two children so My husband and I could have a kid-free anniversary dinner(we haven’t had one of those for the last 4 anniversaries) We got to just laugh and talk about our highs and lows of the year. What goals we have as a couple and individuals for the next year of marriage. It truly was a weekend to remember and one I am so glad we were able to have.

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If you like my hairstyle you can check out the tutorial for it here. 

What have been some memorable weekends that you have had? Share them below in the comments.

Gabrielle Union’s Struggle with Infertility

October is Pregnancy and Infant loss Awareness month. I myself am 1 in 4 who have lost a baby and it is the worst feeling ever. I have also dealt with Infertility because of my PCOS and it took me over 4 years to have my son. That is why I am so happy that people are speaking up about their own struggles. It helps when you realize you are not alone. Gabrielle Union has a book coming out and in her book she speaks about her struggles to have a child.

She gets very candid. “I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” Union writes in the book. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”

Let me just say this is why I find the wuestion “When are you going to have a child?” one that is so invasive to ask anyone. You have no idea what a person is coping with. Gabrielle thank you so much for sharing your story and being brave enough to do so. I am so proud that she did. I know how emotional it can be to share your struggle and still long for a child of your own.

So please be loving when it comes to your friends and family who had losses or better yet don’t even ask when and if they want children because at the end of the day, we never know what people are truly going through

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Perception – Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries Entry

The reality of parenthood is an awakening like no other. You can have an appreciation of what it will entail but no one has the knowledge until you are in the trenches of it. The day I found out I was expecting my second child I was in shock. You ask yourself all the normal questions. “Am I ready for this?” and your conclusion is “How hard can one more be?”

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Nine months and a pregnancy ridden with hyperemesis gravidarum with a dash of PPD and  I realized my perception of parenting a second child was off by lightyears. With the help of my wonderful husband and his support I was able to take that leap into something that scared me to death.

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 I was able to overcome my fears and not be afraid of my imperfections. Those imperfections are what made me love my children immensely, they made me the mother that they love dearly. 

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I learned to let go of the picture of perfection I had in my mind. Its so easy to get wrapped up in the social media image of parenthood. I don’t have everything together(like most parents) I realize that what we see posted is a carefully curated magazine of your life. There are more people like me out there who don’t have it all together. Parenthood is different for everyone, it’s not a one size fit all.  I realize this now as I have entered into my second year of parenting two. I choose to just keep moving and love my children immensely because at the end of the day that is all we can do.

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Fenty Holiday Collection

Rhianna is pulling out everyones edges. She just launched Fenty Beauty a few weeks ago. I was away in KY Visiting family at the time the Sephora Associate told us that the first day in their store(in Louisville, KY) they sold $10,000 worth of merchandise.

I was not surprised.  A line that debuts FORTY shades will def get peoples attention. I was matched and since we were in a big city my shade was SOLD OUT! I had to drive to a small town to get my shade.

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Thank you Elizabethtown, KY for having this melanated girls shade(410 if your are wondering)

I finally get home to FL and start playing around with my new makeup only to go on Instagram and see that a new holiday collection is launching October 1st.

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I mean REALLY, you just gonna snatch all our edges like that Rhianna? Fenty Beauty is not playing. She si coming to slay everyone in the beauty community and I for one am here for it.

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I know where I will be On Oct 1st . Are you interested in any of the holiday collection? Also, if you would like to see my review of the Fenty beauty products I purchased you can see that here.