A mother’s job is never done…and more


HEY YA’LL!!!

I wanted to drop in to say hi and talk about various things. First off I would like to commend all the parents out here that go above and beyond to keep their children safe and who listen to their babies. I’am experiencing some very alarming things myself having a special needs child in the public school system and finding out that when parents are left out of the loop wheter intentionally or unintentionally that it only takes away from a childs best overall experience. I want to take this time to say please parents who bus their children or drop them off and pick them up. PLEASE observe your childs behavior especially if they are non-verbal. Recognize that something may be occurring with them on the bus rides or with them at school to warrant their change in behavior. Get the contacts of all of those OVER the staff at the Dept of Ed or Special Education Office as it may just be that imperative that you speak to those NOT connected to or aka “buddy buddy” with the Principals and AP’s. Utilize the Parent Advocates for Children’s Hotline and even take the free course/class to become a parent advocate yourself. In any case wheter you have taken a class or not YOU ARE YOUR CHILD’S FIRST ADVOCATE!

I just wanted to say that first and formost. And also, when you can drop in to see who and how individuals interact with your child please do so. Get the Parent coordinators info to gather all the dates for meetings and workshops so that you can attend. Ask questions there and network! I’am a Teacher at heart and always will be. And when I became a para as well I wanted to make a positive difference in a childs life. My own child ended up proving to need all that I have to offer and so that has been the case that he is my main priority. Bottom line is that all who work with such children ought to be properly trained. They should have patience and understanding. They should be driven to find solutions to create a better atmosphere for the child. Not to help create the meltdowns but help prevent them. Not to demonize a toddler or adolescent with a disability and push them down some “school to prison pipeline”. But tap into their full potential and help them to be the best that they can be. It pains me to see and know that many schools do not get adequate staffing or training to deal with special needs children. Yet interact with them daily! Also, that IEP’s where Behavior Intervention Plans should be created are not and therefore the staff are running around like chickens with their heads cut off when encountering a child who needs an ACTIVE PLAN AS PER THEIR IEP states. In short parents it’s up to us to protect, ensure of childrens IEP’s are followed and respect is given to our children when we are not present. Now that I have spoke on what is most dear to my heart we can move on to what life offers that counters all the stresses of everyday life….for me that is my love for Organic and plant based skincare lines. My new Vegan lifestyle, Beauty box subscription boxes and Food subscription boxes that makes every month feel like Christmas 😍

We (me and my mini me) are looking forward to recieving our second “Love with Food” box. The link for this one can be found in the prior post! We are also looking forward to the “Degustaboxusa” that rarely dissapoints. Since it is November I have my fingers crossed for some good pumpkin products or cake mix! As far as Beauty boxes are concerned the only one that excites me is the “Onxybox”. Links for this box can also be found in a prior post of mine along with Degustaboxusa! Now as far as new products that I have tried recently and have fallen in love with and may have mentioned in a prior post and will again they are the “Goddiss Yoni Wash” and “Blemishless liquid face mask” by The Urban Goddiss, the “Lanbeli Soap” and lip balm by Senica Naturals , the “Starlightbutter” by Mercuryiii. The “Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse” by DP HUE that I now know of thanks to the October 2017 We Are Onyx Box. Last but not least the “Hemp Heal Hempseed Master Salve” by Natural Mixologist! And if you follow me on IG then you know that there are some new products by different creators that I want to try asap! Im on a budget and actually have enough of what we need and will not be greedy but when Im down to my last plant based bar of soap and moisturizer I will surely be checking the following businesses out! These are their IG accounts and their links. There are some Jewelry and Apparel accounts among them as well! Check them all out when you can!

@thesheabuttercreamdiva The Shea Butter Cream Diva

@dylansdelights___Dylan Delights

@peaceofjewel Piece of Jewel

@monie_skin_care Monie Skincare

@magnitude_mbs Magnitude mbs

@pink_pearl_naturals Pink Pearl Naturals

@ince_apparel_jewelry Ince Apparel Jewelry

@ladyteecollection Lady Tee Collection

@deelioness_jewelry Deelioness Jewelry

@Lavish_eyelashes Lavish Eyelashes

@pppartwork PPP Artwork

@twistbyvee Twist By Vee

On this note Im out. I had a big bowl of Oatmeal with some apple sauce, raw sugar and raisins and I just want to sit and chillax . Ah, and work with my LO on his potty training since he is home today. (School trip today that parents were not allowed on unless they arrived at the site of the trip separately -___-….. smh. Such a shame. We shall take our own trips with family where I can ensure his safety. If you know your child you can relate) Until my next post….stay sweet ☺

November 8th 2017 at 9:32am

Love with Food (Tasting 3 month Sub)

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Hey ya’ll! Been gone a little too long but Im back with goodies to share! Around labor day as you know ALMOST every business had a sale. Well, here’s what I took advantage of primarily for my little one via the Love With Food box!

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Three months worth of boxes for what??? ($13.50) Yes I did take them up on this offer lol!

And here is the first box! Early might I add at that which gets them brownie points for sure!

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I’am very happy I took advantage of their labor day sale on this 3 month subscription now! I have extra treats for my little one and a few pieces for my purse lol.

If I wasn’t so tired I would share some other stuff but if you follow me on Instagram you would already know! In any case I will be back to post again so until then. Stay sweet✌

 

10/13/17 @8:01pm

It’s been a while aye…let’s chat

Hey guys…. scratch that, what’s up my people? 😎

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To all the parents reading how are you doing today? Have your little ones started school already or are they about to? Be it be Homeschool, Public school or Private school the time is upon us lol. I have rather enjoyed the quietness of summer but at last it must come to an end. Im trying to mentally prepare for all the moving and shacking (Literally) I will have to endure traveling everyday and prepare my ear drums for all the shouting or wtmi (way too much info) conversations that will commence by the young in public. The only thing Im looking forward to is my little one’s achievements throughout the year to come and COOLER WEATHER! Let’s talk about this disrespectful weather and how it has played me lol. I have so finally mastered the perfect full face look highlight and all but could barely wear it this summer out of fear of looking like a sweaty hot mess 😂😂😂 Damn it! The only Hightlight of it all (no pun intended) is that I have come to love the no full face look. The simplicity of rocking a cute winged eye, some shadow and a poppin’ lippie! Or just a poppin’ lippie!

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I actually have discovered some very cool new make up goodies thanks to various subscriptions and Amazon. Like this matte lipgloss set by SXC cosmetics that I found on Amazon a week or so ago as a prime deal at $6 and change…

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But I also want to mention that I have tried and retried some food/snack boxes as well! Two new companies were the Tokyotreat box and the MunchPak box. (Im not sure right now if I uploaded pics from our first and last Tokyotreat box from April 2o17 so I will include it here now) But the MunchPak box is from this month August 2017 and our first time trying it. If these are not highlighted link’s right now dont worry they will be later. You should know by now that I type to my hearts content and then come back to proof read. Im honestly hoping that one day I will proof read and find zero errors but ummmm yea not sure when that will occur lol. Anyway, one of the food/snack boxes we revisted (me and my mini me) was the small box by Univeral Yums! I was trying to be frugal so we got the small box and because it was Columbia snacks this month I figured we’d appreaciate it no matter the size/amount of items and we did! Everything was yummy. Let me just insert the pics now… here’s the Universal Yums box (small box)20170817_210540

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And here is the MunchPak Box!

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Here is the Tokyotreat box that I possibly may have blogged about buy dont have time to check so Im just gonna stick this pic here…if I have someone let me know! I have quite a number of posts. And we have tried quite a few snack boxes…

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Until next post stay sweet, Im out…for now ✌

8/22/17 Tuesday @ 3:52 PM

Yay! 3/09/16 this all began…1 year down 👐

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I will be back to chat a bit more in this post but for now I will just ask if you guys would comment below what you want to see posted here most this year! For me it’s food recipes of mine I have yet to share! Anyway, XoXo! Thanks for always checking in. There will still be subscription boxes shared here like my most recent one by the Candy Club!

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March 10th 2017 @9:13PM

 

Snow Storm in NYC!

Hey guuuyyysss! Im talking to you from the comfort of my bed. I have looked outside and seen the accumulation of snow thus far and thought thank goodness I can stay in and rest. It was declared yesterday that schools would be closed today due to the expected snow storm. Meanwhile, parents and others may STILL be expected to head out to work? My little sister has been told by her managers that they are going to open at 3:30pm. That just blows my mind right there but Im not the least bit surprised as some folks/companies only care about profit. Nevermind that they will be wasting electricity and putting their workers in possible danger while they travel back in forth on the road in this storm. To wait for customers who are being advised to stay indoors…..yeeeaaaaa let that sink in.

On another subject, I have receieved the February 2017 Degustaboxusa food box and cannot say it excited me much. It did however excite my LO who had seen an unboxing online prior to us receiving ours last night. He could not wait to open the included Walker’s Shortbread cookies. And they did not dissapoint either of us despite them being crumbs as most of it was broken up. As I already stated I was not excited by this months selection but happy to have recieved an extra item which I received in the past and loved. The Lovely chews! 😍😍😍😍 The other extras were two items I told them in the survey I DID NOT LIKE. The very artificial tasting gummies with yogurt from Welcher’s and the Jolly time popcorn that tasted like a bag of chemicals last month. The items for the February box was a hot sauce, cookies, dark chocolate bar with salt (wwhhyyy), a orange soda by Jones, two small packs of a sauce and a fettuccine package. I may have left one item out but I will simply come back and update this post later with pictures for accuracy! Ah!! As I type this out I have received a message from my sis and apparently after much thought her company will  be closed today. 😒 😂

February 9th 2017 (Thursday) @12:57pm afternoon

“All I need in this life of sin….is the Degusta box” 😁

December 2016 Degustaboxus!

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Hey guys, you should already know my bias for this monthly subscription service. If you dont that means your new to my blog and I want to say welcome and check out their page so you and your family can recieve a box of goodies every month for $19.99! Here’s my referral link Degustabox!(I get points towards a free box if you use it but you don’t have to!)  Now on to the contents of this December 2016 box with photos gallore 😊

Delicious, a couple of these are enough. Go slow lol
Delicious, a couple of these are enough. Go slow lol. Very rich in flavor and sugar!
Mmmm but has a very light orange taste so I was disappointed I had hoped for an stronger orange taste
Mmmm but has a very light orange taste so I was disappointed I had hoped for an stronger orange taste
These should be as good as the above
These should be as good as the above
Cake mix and frosting mix I can't believe it!
Cake mix and frosting mix I can’t believe it!

I will just tell you in writing just in case it is to hard to see the rest. A huge bag of Butter Popcorn by Wise, Smuckers Fruit and Honey spread in Strawberry Jalopeno 😍, Urbane Grain 3 minute meal, A box of GOOD THiNS, A box of Ricola Lozenges 😍,  Kala Beautiful Beans in Simply Peppered and Honey Acres Honey Straws!

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Just an awesome box!!! Every month Im pleased with the items I recieve from them and they have great customer service. I missed last months box then encoutered an issue with my account and they fixed it and sent me three snacks from last months box I have not listed. They are 2 Nib Mor bars in the flavors Dark Chocolate with  Blueberry and the other with Cherry. The third item is Oloves Basil & Garlic pitted olives! Much appreaciated 😊 (p.s. everything has an expiration date in 2017)

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I will share my LO’s Koala Crate for the month of November next post! Until then stay cute/Kawaii Later ✌

Monday 11/29/16 @11:42AM

Hey Guys and Gals!

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Hey everyone! It has been a while since my last post omg Im so sorry I kind of fell off there…😳 BUT IM BACK 😆 I recieved the “MyBestBox” for October 2016, the “Try The World”snack box and the “Loot Anime” box. I have to say I was disappointed in them all. I recorded my unboxings of them and didn’t even bother to upload to my youtube account. I’ll briefly discuss why I was let down. In regards to the MyBestBox which is suppose to be a lifestyle box I got the box for October that was clearly an ALL ABOUT THE FEET box. So the episom salt, gel soak, toeless socks, nail clipper set, foot cream, polish or nail conditioner, toe dividers and snack bar did not blow me away. But they were all useful so Im grateful for that. And believe I should have paid the extra bucks for the clearly exposed boxes other than this one they had to choose from I would have been happier with an variety of useful items without targeting one body part. Due to this I give them a 7 out of 10 with 10 being the best! Packaging, Presentation and the number of items made it worth your wild but I just had other expectations. If you want to see what kind of box you would recieve feel free to check out my prior posts with all their links and etc and enjoy! Sometimes the mystery, suspense and surprise is enough. And they are an box that targets lifestyle so Im sure now that an all about the feet box has been done things will be much more interesting!

Now onto the Try The World box that I recieved earlier today and left a comment on their facebook page regarding my dissapointment. Of course life is not perfect and etc and I did get to order my first box for $4 but that does not mean quality should be compromised! Why did 3 out of 5 of my snacks have a BEST BY 12/2016 DATE and it is a month away from 12/2016…I dont know but that really bothered me. Espeacially when one of them had no best buy date or expiration date at all…. yeeeaaaaa. *(Correction, it did and it was for 2017 so that was a relief!)* Im just going to say that the couple of treats we did eat both in the cookie category were delicious and Im just happy I did not pay $19 or more for this box or I would have been more bothered. Overall, I would recommend them if you don’t mind waiting an additional week or two for your box due to possible customs or whatever reason the box may be delayed. (Trust me I understand things happen but this was just not what I expected for my first box) Getting snacks a month away from being considered NOT so “fresh” or “best tasting” according to the best by date, or being unable to get in contact with someone from their customer care department (If they even really have one) Ah, and paying $19 plus shipping possibly. Im not sure there box every month would be worth it but the experience if the above was improved would make it worth it. Presentation of their box and the card with info of contents in box was a 10 in my book! (10 being the best) Overall, the box was a 7. (Mainly because I know few people would be bothered by the 30 days away from being considered unfresh date.)

Last but not least we have the Loot Anime box! I recieved an apron that will get used, a ramen bowl that has a ton of restrictions and a Manga…thats all I cared about. Everything else was irrelevant to me. I still wish they gave pins like the other boxes vs phone charms but what are you going to do?

Well….that was my brief update of my dissapointment with my October subscription boxes! I shall be back later to insert pics so make sure you check back!

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Crunchy little cookies..
Crunchy little cookies..
Very good!
Very good!
An acquired taste but we enjoyed them
An acquired taste but we enjoyed them
These are NASTY to me!
These are nasty to me!

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Favorite snack from box!
Favorite snack from box!
MyBestBox October 2016
MyBestBox October 2016

01/02/2016

 

“Try the world”…snack box info and Avon Gifts!

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Hey, what’s up guys! So, if you have been following my posts you should know that Im a foodie….. I think so at least lol. So as I scrolled facebook and came across this snack box subscription ad of $4 for your first box (which for the 4 or 5 snack box costs $19) I could not resist! And of course they gave me a referral link to share that gives you the box for the same price or free! Link here Try the world!

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I watched a few youtube unboxings where others unboxed a variety of their boxes and there are different types of boxes from a different country every month! Sounded like Universal Yums but better because if you like to cook they have a box for that with herbs, sauces and dried rice and etc from that months Country! So if you are interested just check it out and do tell me if you gave it a try or not. Also, tell me if you tried their snack box (which size) or the one for those who like to cook box! Of course I’ll be back to review my first box from them when it arrives! (Try the world)

Now onto a different topic but goodie, if you shop Avon they have some great gifts for those who spend $60 or more right now. Just use code VIPSET when you are done shopping to have the below pictured added to your cart as a thank you! And I hope your shopping with me at my Avon e-store! Until next post….✌

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October 10th 2016 a 9:40am


 

Good Afternoon, is your “MyBestBox” on it’s way because mine is 😌

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I cant wait! A lifestyle box for me and my Little one to try out as they sometimes have some very healthy edible goodies in their boxes or smoothie ingredients! Along with some non edible items that are practical/useful! If your interested then use my referral link to check them out My Best Box! You will also be receiving $5 off your first box if you choose to subscribe with my referral link! That takes care of the shipping fee for the most part so that you only pay the cost of the box which is $24.99 and some change. One dollar ($1) to be exact towards shipping. So not bad at all especially for the quality items I have seen others recieve in their boxes via Youtube unboxings.

Also, check out the Founder and her description of the company and more here via Good News Baltimore’s Youtube Channel My Best Box CEO and Founder

Talk to you guys later and thanks for stopping by 😙

October 1st 2016 @ 3:05pm