Laundry Day Tips

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Okay, you guys… laundry and I do not get along! I mean, is there any one out there that actually enjoys doing laundry?! If so, I NEED to meet you! Haha. If I had to choose, my favorite part would have to be throwing all the dirty clothes in the washer and… that’s about it. Lol. With a family of 4, laundry piles up quickly and I’m tired of spending hours all in one day washing, folding and putting away tons of clothing.

One thing I have loved when it comes to washing my kids clothes are these Baby Laundry Detergent Strips that Dapple Baby sent to me recently! I literally just have to throw in half a strip or one whole strip into the washer and it will dissolve away as it cleans the clothes. What’s awesome is that these were made for moms by moms so it’s completely baby-friendly. It’s also fragrance free and hypoallergenic. I’m totally going to use these to wash all the newborn clothing for baby #3 too 🙂

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Dapple Baby has been an awesome addition to my laundry life but there were still other things I needed to help lessen the load (pun intended lol) I figured that with all the mommy blogs out there, I’m sure there has to be some tips for this mama! Of course there were soooo… here are my favorite that I will definitely incorporate this week:

  1. Do laundry more frequently. – AMEN to this! At our old condo, laundry would literally be stacked up close to the ceiling (I’m exaggerating but it did get pretty high) and when we moved into a house, I didn’t want a whole day to be consumed by laundry. So ever since we moved in, I do a load every few days. Huge Help!
  2. Keep yourself preoccupied when folding clothes. – Yes! Put on your favorite TV show and fold away.
  3. Invest in a divided hamper/multiple bins and a “right away” bin. – Headed to Target tomorrow to get this done! I currently separate clothes right before I do laundry so this will definitely save me time. Oh and the “right away” bin is genius! I teach dance every day so I constantly need to wash my work shirts and maternity leggings so this would be so helpful.
  4. Have a “socks only” bin. – OMG. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?! We’ll see if this eliminates socks randomly disappearing during laundry time haha.
  5. Get the hubby involved. – I never asked my husband to fold or put away his clothes cause I just wanted to do it for him but as soon as kids came along, it became too overwhelming. I still fold his clothes but he puts them away. Thank goodness!
  6. Try Dapple Baby Laundry Detergent Strips. – It makes it so easy for all the kids clothes and it reassures us mamas that it’s safe for them too! What I love is that it’s great to take on-the-go! They offer a bunch of other cleaning products too.. check them out here!

Am I missing anything on my list?! What helps you “lessen the load”?

*This post was in collaboration with Dapple Baby. As always, all opinions are my own.
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30 Weeks Bumpdate + Landon’s Birthday

MQ_30weeek1MQ_30weeek2MQ_30weeek5^Dress: Forever 21 – Shoes: JustFab

Omg, I can’t believe I hit the 30 week mark in my pregnancy! In about 10 weeks or so, we will officially become a family of FIVE (plus our 2 doggies). Insane. I am so excited though but a little nervous of course! Not much has changed from last week’s bumpdate except that everything that I was already feeling turned up a notch… especially my feet hurting after standing for awhile. Thankfully, I didn’t get any middle-of-the-night leg cramps this week though! 

Scarlett kind of understand that there’s a baby in my belly. I mean, she says there’s a baby in there and kisses my belly but I don’t know if she actually believes it lol. Landon, on the other hand, has no clue… speaking of Landon! He turned ONE yesterday!
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I still can’t believe that he’s been gracing us with his presence for a whole year. His birthday party (lumberjack themed) is in a couple weeks but of course, we still had to celebrate his actual birthday. We went to the San Diego County Fair for an evening of fun with my husband’s side of the family.  We go every year and last year, Landon was only a few weeks old so it was nice to see him actual enjoy looking at everything.

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He is becoming more and more independent yet still attached to me at times. He sure keeps this 30 week preggo mama on her toes which I don’t mind cause I am inhaling donuts like no one’s business… *shoutout to my husband for all the donut runs for me!* haha!

Excuse me while I go run to the kitchen and grab a Krispy Kreme donut from Leo’s donut run last night 🙂 Happy Monday!

P.S. I’m pretty obsessed with these taupe sneakers from JustFab! They’r sold out in the common sizes 😦 Here is a pair that are on sale and look exactly like them… and here are similar ones I love.

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29 Weeks Bumpdate

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Ok guys, I’m 29 weeks and feeling like I’m 35 weeks!! It’s crazy that I literally thought that this pregnancy would be a total breeze… I mean, considering it’s my third one… in a row. LOL. It’s true when they say that every pregnancy is different. I definitely started strong with this one and was dancing rigorously up to 20 weeks but as soon as I entered my third trimester last week, I have just been feeling as pregnant as ever!

Thankfully, for ALL of my pregnancies, I never experienced morning sickness… just nausea at worst. I do, however, currently suffer from fatigue, crazy hormones (sorry to my hubby Leo lol), horrible cravings, shortness of breath, and my favorite (NOT)… leg cramps in the middle of the night! I just gotta keep reminding myself that it will soon be over and I’ll have a newborn to snuggle so all of this discomfort will be worth it in the end.

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Any way, Landon and Scarlett are both so attached to me but I’m not complaining! I’m looking forward to my maternity leave this summer where I can just spend as much time with them as possible 🙂 Here are the most recent pics of my babies *insert heart eyes emoji here*!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! xo
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Ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag Review

MQ_mayipsy1What’s in the Ipsy May 2017 “Summer Friday” Glam Bag?

  1. Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh
  2. Royal & Langnickel MODA Precision Angled Brush
  3. Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash Off Mask
  4. Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
  5. Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette

MQ_mayipsy3MQ_mayipsy2Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh

I was so excited to get this lipstick shade because it’s very similar to one of my everyday colors that I currently wear (MAC – Whirl). It’s a true matte lipstick and I love the smooth application. In the picture above, I put 2 coats on my hand. I wear the MAC Prep + Prime Lip under all my lipsticks and it definitely helps with hydration, smoothening the lines and keeping the color on longer.

MQ_mayipsy4Royal & Langnickel MODA Precision Angled Brush

This brush is not only super cute (love the white tips) but it’s definitely quality too! It’s a multipurpose brush that I mostly use for nose conturing and blending my eyeshadow. Love it! I also found out that this brand has brushes for Art AND Beauty… now that’s awesome! No wonder their make-up brush is legit.

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This is one of those masks that give you an immediate result, which is smoother skin. I loved how my face felt after I washed this off… it felt much softer. When it comes to face masks, I need to feel immediate results so I actually know it was worth the time I left it on my face haha.

MQ_mayipsy6Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Bronzer and Highlighter Duo

When I first saw this in my bag, I assumed it was eyeshadow so I was surprised to find out it was actually a bronzer and highlighter… oops! Any way, when it comes to bronzers, I typically like ones without a shimmer so I actually just used the highlighter on this duo. The light shimmer is really nice outdoors. The palette I use for contouring is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette.

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Yay for an eyeshadow palette! These colors are really pretty although the 3 colors I would use the most are the lightest one on the left and the 2 shades of brown on the right. The product is pigmented and on the shimmery side which I love for the warmer weather. What’s awesome about this brand too is that it’s 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free!

Overall, I was pretty satisfied with this month’s bag. The quality of the products are good and since they’re similar to products I already use, I would probably be using them up. I’m not a fan of the see-through ice cream make-up bag though but I know Scarlett will be and she can use it for her little trinkets. Haha. Any way, Ipsy has been stepping up their game lately and I get more and more excited to see what I’ll get each month. If you’re considering to try it out, don’t hesitate! It’s worth more than the $10/month… click here 🙂

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Shoes Day Tuesday

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Yes!! It’s that time of the year when I can dust off all of my sandals and start wearing them again. Okay, I’m totally exaggerating because I live in San Diego, California where the weather is mostly perf… (am I right fellow San Diegans)?! But any way, it’s definitely the season to splurge and buy more sandals… to make it easier for you, I put together a bunch of super cute pairs that I will have to convince my husband that I NEED to buy lol 😛 They’re all flat because I’m about to be a whale in my 30+ weeks of pregnancy and need to be comfy haha totally kidding, kinda.

Happy Shoes Day Tuesday!!!
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Boho Baby Bump

MQ_boho2MQ_boho3MQ_boho4MQ_boho1MQ_boho5Dress: Romwe – Choker: Cotton On (similar) – Shoes: (old; similar)

Guys, I am officially in my 3rd and final trimester! I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is going. Baby #3 (yes, we still don’t have an official name yet although we do have a couple options) will be here in about 3 months! I’m currently soaking up my time with Landon as the baby before he becomes a big brother. He’s been so attached to me too and I don’t mind at all because… snuggles! As for Scarlett, I’m really excited for her to be a big sister again because she is obsessed with babies so she will love helping take care of her newest baby brother (under my supervision, of course lol). She loved Landon when he was a newborn but now that she’s older, she understands a little more. She even knows that the baby is in my belly… too cute.

Any way, this boho style dress (not maternity) is from Romwe and only $22! Such a steal since the quality is pretty good and the style of the dress reminds me of Free People. It’s the perfect dress during pregnancy, in my opinion, because it’s loose and airy… it’s like wearing a loose sheet haha. I’m really picky when it comes to prints but I like this one, it’s not too out there.

P.S. Landon turns ONE this weekend (his party won’t be until the 17th though but I ain’t complaining cause this busy mama needs more time to finish planning lol)!

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