I am so very thankful for all of my followers: here, Facebook, and Instagram!!! I have hit my most recent goal on Instagram!! 1000 followers!!! I am over the moon with excitement!! As a way to say thank you I am doing giveaway on my Instagram page! It’s very easy to enter!! Just follow me on instagram and that’s one entry. Want more chances to win? You can find the giveaway post on my news feed: like it, tag as many friends you want (each friend is one entry), share my post either on your feed or on your stories, slide the bar in my stories!! So that’s 5 different ways to enter!!!!
So now you know how to enter, how about I tell you what you could win!! One lucky winner will get $50.00 (PayPal, Venmo, or gift card) and 3 Beachwaver products: 1- Shubie Surf Beach Spray 1- Second Chance Dry Shampoo 1- Great Barrier Heat Protectant Hairspray!!
I want to thank Beachwaver for helping me out with this giveaway! This is not a sponsored giveaway! I am paying for the items and Beachwaver will be shipping them out to the winner!!!
Good luck to all who enter!! Thank You for helping me grow! I am loving doing this and hope to keep at it for a long time!!!
Did you happen to notice the new way my address is up top? If not then let me type it out for you!!! http://www.southernmamaofone17.com Yes that is right I have a .com!!!! I am so excited about this!! I have really been loving writing my blogs about the different products I try, the great deals I find, or the latest things I buy!! I am loving getting to know all of the mama’s I’ve meet on Instagram! Taking the time to take set up different shots and outfits takes me back to when I was working at the photo lab taking pictures!
I couldn’t do any of this without you! I can’t wait to keep growing!! My 1000 followers on Instagram – Thank You Giveaway will be live soon!! So if you have Instagram please go give me a follow!!!
Help us donate!! When ever you make a purchase with Beachwaver you can help out. When a you place an item in your cart, you’ll be prompted to donate $2 for a Wrap-Up, which our team will then donate to local hospitals.
The Wrap Up® is made with a soft flexible foam outside and a bendable wire on the inside that provides easy styles in seconds. It bends, molds and forms to create endless looks such as a Top Knot, Chignon, French Twist, Faux Bob and many more! Even use multiples to set your hair at night to get soft waves when you wake up. Available in three colors (Black, Blonde, and Brown)
This is just one reason why I love working with Beachwaver! Donating a way to keep a nurse’s or doctor’s hair out of their face will make their job just a little easier! It may seen like a small thing to us but to those amazing ladies (even men with long hair) it make just be what makes their day!!
Shipping is free with any order over $25 right now too!!! Don’t forget that all of their hair care line is on sale right now! Just $10 for select hair care products – including shampoos and conditioners!! Remember you can use my code: KendraWave to save 10% on your order!
With Easter coming up parents and grandparents are usually out shopping for the all the candy, outside toys and new clothes for our little ones’ Easter Baskets. With most states in a Stay Home order this years shopping will be different for a lot of us. I know for me I’m more of a hands on shopper. I like to the stores but that is just me! I like to look at all the different clothes and toys. But I guess that’s not going to happen this year. So Its online shopping for me!
What are some of things you like to put in your kids’ baskets? Is there something that you put every year? Do you just like to put candy or no candy at all? I’ve only been able to play Easter Bunny for a few years now but I have made baskets/ buckets for my nieces! The last two Easters for Connor hasn’t been much because he was only 7 months old for his first and last year he could have cared less! But this year I know he’ll be excited. So I’m going to make a list and share a few links of a few things I’m getting him and a few other things!
I’m thinking this year he will be getting some sand toys for his sand box he is getting and for when we go in the boat to the sandbars. I also want to get him more craft/ coloring things. Of course he HAS to have a chocolate bunny! What’s your favorite bunnies to get?
Bunch O Balloons – I love to get things for spring/summer for Easter and these fast fill water balloons are so much fun. I mean who doesn’t love a good water ballon fight!
Easter Egg Shaped Sidewalk Chalk – Every kid loves to draw and color with sidewalk chalk. These fun egg shaped ones add that special Easter touch to their baskets.
Beach Sand Toy – Most of us plan trips to the beach for spring or summer. Some even are lucky enough to live near on! These are perfect for those trips. Plus it comes with the storage bag too!
Kinetic Sand Kit – These look like so much fun! And they have different color refills you can always tell the grandparents to get haha!
Kiddie Golf Club Set – I’ve been seeing these around and have been wanting to get Connor on! I think they are so cute and something fun to do outside or even inside if you have the room.
Bubble Machine – All little ones LOVE to chase bubbles! This one is super cool. Its not just bundles but music and it lights up! Yes please. Bounce its a Dinosaur too!!
Water & Sand Table – This will be Connor’s main Easter gift this year. Water & sand in the same place what could go wrong right lol. I the table that way he isn’t at lest sitting it in! It even comes with the umbrella!!
Finger Paints and Paper – Let them make art! You never know one day it make be worth millions, but to you it will always mean the world.
Water Sprinklers – This are the best ways to cool off and maybe even water the lawn at the same time!!
To all the Moms that has been doing thing for a while please let me know if there is something I am missing that is a must for his basket! Here is a few of the other things that might be in his basket that I won’t link!
Play clothes – shorts and shirts
New summer shoes – sandals/ flipflops
A few new pool toys
Some Cars cars
I hope this helps out for a few of you!! I’m looking forward to all of this Coronavirus stuff to be behind us very soon. I’m ready to be back to our normal lives. I miss being able to just go shopping because I want too hahaha. But really we are staying home and I’m praying for our community, state, country and world.
The Deep Dive sale is coming to an end! I know I’m sad about it too! Tomorrow night: Sunday March 22 at midnight will be your last chance to save up to 70% off
Just click here to go right to the sale page. All of the styling tools are certified open boxes! So what does that mean? When a Beachwaver iron is returned, we open each box and hand-inspect each tool. These irons may be cosmetically imperfect, but are certified good as new!
They are also having a sale on all of their Hair Care products. You can get their shampoo and conditioner for just $10 each. When you use my code: KendraWave at check out you will get them for $9 each!
With this time where we are practicing social distancing being able to shop online and saving money is a big life saver right now. I know many of you are either working from home, not working at all, are still have to out helping others. This sale is Beachwaver was to help out!
With there being no school for possibly the rest of the school year (see all the parents looking stressed and crazy.) I know Connor is only 2 1/2 years old and just in pre-k 2 but he is learning sooo much. This is why we choose to send him to school so young. It was either day care where he would have been playing most of the day or school where he will be learning. I’m loving how much he loves his school. I’m blown away everyday when I see how much he is retaining.
So what does any of this have to do with my Dollar Tree fines? Well a lot! I went in yesterday to get a few bottles of Awesome (this stuff cleans everything.) So I went to find a few coloring books, crafts and other things for Connor to do the next few days and I was shocked by all of the learning things they had.
Learning workbooks in different grade levels: shapes, letters, colors, words, numbers. Flashcards for his age group:alphabet, color and shapes. I also seen a lot of other educational things there. If you are a teacher and you didn’t know about the educational things they are please go check it out! I seen lots of thing that would be great for classrooms
The craft selection was so nice too. Lots of color books and drawing paper. I even found Crayola Brand colors. The little green carrier is perfect for his colors and markets. Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, play dough, paints, aprons, stickers and other craft stuff!!
Best part is its all only $1 each!!! You can’t beat that!! We have already gotten in to the chalk and starter coloring. I can’t wait to work in the workbooks with him. He will have so much fun with that modeling clay I’m sure of it!! The fact that they have Disney theme things too are great because he knows who they are!! While I’m typing this he sees the picture and started to name the ones he knew which is all of them!!
If you get the chance to get out and need to pickup a few things for your little ones to do while out of school. Go by your local Dollar Tree and save on learning and fun crafts!
Just like everyone one else we are doing our best to keep our family, community, and county as safe as we can. We are trying to not overreact. But we are taking things very seriously. Cleaning around the house and washing our hands as much as we can!!
Raymond was home when this all first started. I learned after 13 years of being with him that he is a nut hahaha. Not really but when he heard that schools was going to close and that things were about to get a little crazy he went out and make sure we had food! He didn’t buy the store out of toilet paper, paper towels, or lysol but your girl got water and rice!! Connor and I are very well stocked up and taken care of! We are very lucky to have him!!
Now that he is on the boat it’s going to be even harder. I am going to do my best. As most of ya’ll know I don’t work on Fridays so today was my “first day of quarantine.” I’m used to it being just Connor and I on the weekends all day anyway so today was really just the same!! The next few weeks will be the test. I have to fine the best way to still work and make sure Connor is cared for. Why am I not staying home? We’ll I’m lucky enough to have a job that its only a few of us there, and we don’t have lots of people in there at a time. So I can still work. Plus I’ve been in the mechanic shop more learning new things. We have seen a slow down in work but our commercial cutters are still out working and using their equipment. More people are doing yard work right now so there is that. I am keeping busy there!
Keeping my family healthy is the most important thing! So that means making sure Connor isn’t somewheres with a lot of kids or people. When I do have to go to the store I try and have someone watch him or I do pick up as much as I can. I’m not the only one in the boat, the other mom that works in the office is dealing with the same things as me. So she and I will work together taking turns watching the kids and working. Half days are going to be our new normal for a while.
We pray that all of this will end soon so that we can get back to our normal day to days. I am already missing my church family. Connor is a lost without his school friends. With Easter coming soon we are missing out on our family time. So please try and do the best you can to help keep this from spreading even more.
A few things I have planned to do while we are on this stuck at home time!!
Work with Connor on his ABCs
Work on potty training
Find the best app to sale some things on – mostly clothes and shoes
Paint the office and guest room
Get the pool ready
Boat time – when Raymond is home
Repaint my mirror
Try to not shop and spend so much money (hahaha yeah right)
If you are like me (or like I used to be) I’m sure your makeup is all over the place. I used to keep it all in a bag and that was that. I mean all of it, brushes too. I didn’t even have it in a drawer in my bathroom (which I had space for). I would throw away so much of it, I broke so many bottles of foundation and way too many eye palettes. I wasn’t wearing it all the time and I really didn’t care. But now that I’m enjoying doing my makeup and found that its a lot easier and quicker to get my makeup on when its all organized. I wish I would have been keeping it all together. I wish I had a before picture to put right here but I don’t. So you will just have to enjoy the nice picture of it all nice and organized.
I knew what I was looking for when I decided it was time to get it all together in one place. At first I just had a small plastic 3 drawer thing I keep it all in. The down fall to that was I couldn’t see what was in each drawer and it soon began to fill up when I started to buy new makeup. So the hunt was one to found something better. I finally found some that I liked. All of the pieces with drawers came from HomeGoods (which means I can’t link these pieces here.) The Pallet holder did come from Amazon and I was able to find a few drawer pieces that are simpler to mine. I love that they hold so much and I can see what is inside of each drawer.
Along with all the make organizing I have been doing, I have been trying to find a better way to keep the big hair and face items in one easy to find place. I had seen other talk about this Lazy Susan style holder that has four parts on the inside and four holders at the top. It comes with little shelfs you can add to make the spaces fit your needs and also has two holders that fit at the time for small items. This thing has really helped me cut time getting ready in the morning and at night with it all right where I can find it.
If you are like me, a busy mom, and just want to help make things easier on yourself then I’m guessing you will be doing a lot more organizing. This year so far has been the year of decluttering and organizing things. I’ve even brought a few of those half size foldable cube storage bins to put in closet to help keep that cleaned. And some plastic baskets to hold all of my over flow and other products I don’t use everyday. Now that I’m going on my third year of being a mom I am learning that these two things are the key to not driving myself crazy trying to get ready and out the door. I will be on the look out for more pieces just to help make life a little easier. I promise I will do my best to keep you all informed and up to date on how that goes. If you have any items that help keep things organized please let me know.
Beachwaver wanted to share the news that their BRB Blonde Purple Shampoo & Conditioner is a 2020 HelloGiggles Beauty Crush Awards winner! BRB Blonde Purple Shampoo & Conditioner help to eliminate brassy/yellow tones, and will help brighten blondes, silver hair and highlights.
As a special offer to say thank you, Beachwaver is offering $15 off this amazing duo!!! Just Click here and shop, use code BRB at check. This offer is good thought the end of March!!
While you are there check out the Deep Dive Sale that is still going on!! Shop all of their Hair Care products!!
Who else loves March Madness? The Beachwaver is celebrating by hosting a super fun contest called, Beachwaver Makeover Madness that starts NOW!
All you have to do is take a “before” photo (think: air-dried, natural hair) and “after” photo (using Beachwaver products); then, post the photos to your feed with the hashtag #BeachwaverBracket, and list out the products you used in the caption!
You could win a year supply of Beachwaver hair care and a Beachwaver!!!
The top 16 (chosen by Sarah Potempa and @modernsalon) will be placed into a March Madness-style bracket for @thebeachwaver followers to vote on! The winner will receive a year’s supply of Beachwaver hair care.