#Motivation: Introducing #Rewards from #RunKeeper!

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Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 12.26.43 AMYour Workout is About to Get Sweeter: Introducing Rewards from RunKeeper! 

Check out these sweet rewards (discounts, FREEBIES, and other rewards) for your running accomplishments, such as increasing your distance or pace.   (more…)

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Prairie Creek Waterfall

IMG_0031Prairie Creek Park in Richardson, ( located near Campbell Rd and 75)  is great for photo ops and portrait sessions or just a great stroll (once the weather cools down) that includes: bridges, waterfalls, wishing well, trails, and rivers. (more…)

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Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 6.52.31 PMVitruvian Park in Addison has to go on my Top Fav List of things to do.  It’s very beautiful during the day and the night.

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The following are my favorite places to run, not to say that there aren’t more trails, I just haven’t had a chance to try them yet.  Some including Oak Point Nature Preserve and Addison Circle Trail.   Most of these are in North, North Dallas.

Lone Star Ranch Trail- Frisco  (0.5mi) This is a short trail but still located within a subdivision where you can extend your run.  Beautiful creeks, with…

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4th Fireworks on the Beach at Little Elm Park

20140726-004932-2972000.jpg20140726-004931-2971608.jpgMy favorite place to go for the 4th to watch fireworks is on the Beach at Little Elm Park.  This has to go on my Top Fav List of things to do.

 

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20140726-003328-2008371.jpgSession:  Newborn Subject:  2.5 m-o perfect baby boy with a full head of wavy hair and mongolian spots. How cute! Props:     White blankie and a teddy bear Lighting: Natural window light

 

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Baby diaper envelopes

I made these baby diaper envelopes to hold my bay shower thank you cards. I googled a template and used different craft paper to make a variety of diapers and then used multi colored brads to fasten the diaper together.

Cutest grocery cart / high chair cover…. and functional too!  It’s made by A child of…

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Cutest grocery cart / high chair cover…. and functional too!  It’s made by A child of mine by Carter’s.  It has ties that secure the cover to the grocery cart, a hidden pocket for phone or keys, and loop ties that you can attach toys too.  Available at walmart, amazon, etc.   #smartbuy

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Since I’ve permed and colored my hair, I have been trying hair care products for color… http://wp.me/sEaFp-934

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Since I’ve permed and colored my hair, I have been trying hair care products for color treated hair.  Here are some reviews of products I like/dislike.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 1.45.39 AMThe hardest thing and obstacle for me once I got home from the hospital was breastfeeding.  Here are some tips and products that will help with first time moms to make the transition smoother in adjusting to all the new changes.  These products were life savers!

I wish I had someone to tell me what all I would need once I got home from the hospital. Some of these things you wouldn’t even think about getting especially for 1st time moms, because you don’t know what to expect. I know  I didn’t even think about them and it didn’t even occur to me that I would need them until I was home with the baby and actually needed them. I would wait for these items until after your baby shower.  but if you don’t get them, Get Them before your baby is here.  All these items will be great baby shower gifts too.  If you love your girlfriend: please, please, please, ladies, get these to help out your girl!

breast/bottle-FEEDING:🍼

-prenatal/breastfeeding supplement vitamins w/ DHA

-breast pump

-heating pads for let down: decreases time for your let down, great for babies who do not have a good latch and are impatient.

-nipple cream: at first your nipples will be sore and crack due to breastfeeding. This is just temporary. It gets better!

-nursing pads

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-fenugreek, nursing supplements, thistle teas

nursing bra that have holes to hold the flanges/breast shields

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-extra set of nipples for bottles

-bottle warmer

-nipple Guard just in case your baby does not develop a good latch

-nursing pillow (the hoppy, brestfriend, etc)

-nursery water

-formula dispenser

for MAMA:💆

-cocoa butter, belly butter

-post partum belt or girdle (medela, belly bandit, etc )

-exfoliating/moisturizing body wash/lotion

-heavy flow pads, even pads for the bed – you will have heavy, heavy bleeding for up to 6 weeks due to your uterus shrinking back down to normal size.

Pharmacy Items:🏪💊💉

-Colace for mama – it will be hard to have the first bowel movement after delivery because of the pain medicine/anesthesia

-Baby Vicks

-baby saline nose drops – this is basically the only thing besides Tylenol that you can use if you baby gets sick.  

-baby powder

-Dr. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

-NoseFrida, no nasal aspirator bulbs! – they grow black mold/bacteria and you can’t see it! For the same reason the same to bath toys, or humidifiers.  Because of the enclosed constant moisture, it is an optimal environment for mold to grow.

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-free detergent

-swaddles

-baby swing, or bouncer

-baby mittens!!! or socks

-People you have for back-up to cook and clean, drive to/from hospital, pet-sit

-frozen dinners

Sign-Up/Enroll:📲📬💻

-sam’s/costco membership for savings on bulk items: diapers, wipes, formula

-sign up with similac.com to get free samples/coupons in the mail.  I’m still getting samples/coupons in the mail and my baby is 5 months old. 

Hope this HELPS!

📝🚼👣checklist for moms – to – be: the essentials The hardest thing and obstacle for me once I got home from the hospital was breastfeeding.  Here are some tips and products that will help with first time moms to make the transition smoother in adjusting to all the new changes.  

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Just wanted to mention this new website hosting company.  A must to check out!

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Just got my hair colored… and now time for re-hydration and repair.  Here are a few hair products to help maintain hair color, shininess, and healthiness.

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Chobani bite: Mint with Dark Chocolate Chips

and it’s good for you too! great nutritional value.

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