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Favorite Things Blogger Exchange and Some Confessions


Thursday, July 14, 2016

A few weeks ago, I signed up to be a part of a blogger exchange. I absolutely love these exchanges and getting to know other bloggers. This one was about our favorite things. Have you ever heard of a Favorite Things party? Basically you picked out your favorite item (under $10 for this exchange) and bring it to a party to exchange with other guests. But this time, it is done through the online blogging community.

Jess from Secrets of a Stay at Home Mom and Sarah from Seeing All Sides set up this exchange, so thank you ladies! I had the best time participating in it.

I picked out my favorite face saving make up product. Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser. This stuff cover it all up. I am talking dark circles, puffy eyes and anything that shows the wear of having children or late nights. I use this stuff daily. I sent this to Emily and Stephanie. I hope you ladies enjoy it!!

I received favorite things from Missy (My Shitty Kitchen) and Crystal (Hall Around Texas). Crystal is a huge Amazon shopper (just like me), so she sent me an Amazon Gift Card. This will be gone in no time at all since I order from here almost weekly it seems. I was going to use it during Prime Day, but they didn't have my size in the running shoes I wanted. Boo.

Missy sent me Vitamin C Serum by Pure Body. She swears by this and has been using it for a little over a month now. I just started using it this week and I am loving it. I clean my face every night and put it on before putting on a moisturizer. People swear it helps with dark spots (I have a few from the sun) and smoothing of the skin. Sign me up. I can't wait to report back on my results.

Thank you so much ladies for sending me your favorite things. 

And I couldn't pass up some confessions, so here are a few for the week.

I CONFESS...

/ that I was secretly hoping my sister-in-law had her baby Tuesday or Wednesday because we really want to go visit her, the new baby and the Bay Area. Come on BabyMayer, we want to meet you. UPDATE: she had the baby last night. I am an aunt and I have a nephew!

/ that I got a phone call Monday afternoon and I knew the number...What number you ask? My dentist. With bad news. See I was told I had no cavities on my x-rays, but my dentist would need to look at them when he got back from vacation. Well he did, and I have two micro cavities and another broken filling. And the broken filling needs a crown in the future. So either get it re-filled and wait a few years for a crown or get a crown now. Mama don't have that kind of money, so filling it is. And so I will be getting 3 fillings next Thursday. Lucky me. 

/ that Amazon Prime Day made me so mad. I had all these things I wanted to buy and none of them were part of the deal. No water splash table for the girls, no beach cart/wagon, no ebooks that I wanted and no running shoes that fit. Boo.

/ that I want to cry every month when the daycare money leaves my checking account. This shit is more than my mortgage. Ugh. Can you tell I just paid it?

/ that I have a wedding to attend next weekend (the 23rd) and I still haven't bought them a gift yet. Oops.

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22 comments:

  1. Oooo that concealer sounds awesome!! I need one for my dark circles. They are always there nomatter what. #momlife Boo to nothing being available that you wanted on prime day. I felt the same way. It's so specific. I wish it was everything.

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  2. Luke & I thought Prime Day was terrible, too. There weren't really that great of deals. Oh well.

    I used to work in daycare, so I know just how expensive it is. Thankfully, where we live, the older the child{ren} get, the cheaper the price is. And we used to offer a second child discount. Does your daycare do any that?

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  3. I have that concealer and love it!

    Prime Day totally sucked, they hyped it up so much for nothing!

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  4. I feel you on the day care tuition! Mine is just about half of my mortgage and I die every time I pay it as well!

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  5. I've been getting the itch to go back to work because of really like the $, but then I realize ALL of it would just go directly to childcare and then my car payment...THE WORST

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    1. That is how I feel right now. It all goes to childcare, diapers, car and house. Ugh. But the social interaction is amazing.

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  6. I missed prime day, and man daycare kills us. I love that concealer, Jess from the The Newly turned me onto it.

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  7. We agreed that Prime Day wasn't great! We had a bunch of things on our list that didn't go on sale.

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  8. I feel you on the Daycare bill...this will be the first year in eight years that we will not have daycare. Both kids will be in school and it is going to be a raise in itself. I have been wanting to try that Vitamin C serum. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. That is pretty amazing. That will be a huge raise for sure. You should definitely try the vitamin c serum. I am loving it so far.

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  9. I am so excited about using the concealer. I tried it this morning right before I ran out the door and it was awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with me! I'm so sorry about your tooth...getting fillings is the absolute worst. I have such a fear of the dentist for some reason..i think it's the sounds. they kill me! I can't even imagine having to pay day care bills, times 2! They are so expensive but worth it to have a good daycare for your girls!

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  10. LOVE that dark circle eraser. I wish I had it when I was pregnant with Mila - I got awful raccoon eyes and needed it desperately. Glad I have it this time around! Stuff is amazing! I love that you and Crystal are obsessive Amazon shoppers as well. I can always use Amazon gift cards!

    Congrats on your new nephew, auntie!! I was disappointed in Prime Day as well. There was nothing worth buying. The only good deal I found was that Pampers deal I shared on IG.

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  11. Ooooh I need to try that dark circle eraser! Gosh this favorite things exchange is going to make be go broke because all of the ladies have had SUCH great things that I haven't tried! And BOOOO for more dental work. Jeez, it's always something for you guys lately!

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  12. Dont feel bad - I have TWO weddings on Saturday & still dont have that gift... AND its my MIL's birthday - dont have that gift either! YIKES
    The price for day care is CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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  13. I was very disappointed in prime day as well. I am gald you are liking the Vitamin C, I am about out of it and need to order some more. I want kids more than anything but the daycare money woes make me feel better about not having any. I mean that in a totally non snarky way. And don't you get a year to give a wedding gift? Or did I make up that rule to make me feel okay? Congrats Auntie! Its the best job in the world!

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  14. Oh my goodness, I need to buy your favorite thing. My dark circles these days...yikes! This was such a fun exchange!

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    1. It is the best stuff around and not expensive. Love that part too. I agree. I loved the exchange.

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  15. I am seriously obsessed with that eye concealer now too. Such a great one. Awesome picks, and almost Happy Friday!

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  16. Now I want to try that concealer!! It's going on my next Target list for sure!! I also got Missy's serum gift and I can't wait to start using it! Thanks for participating!

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  17. I use that same concealer every single day. It is my favorite and I can't imagine anything better, especially for that price! One time I went to the dentist [a new one I'd never been to before] and she said I had nine [nine!] cavities!! Say what?! And one cavity that I was already well aware of, but she refused to fill it that day, even though I told them when I made the appointment that was why I was going in - for it to be filled. I didn't have the nine other cavities filled though, I waited and went to my regular dentist, he looked at them and saw what she was talking about and said they were micro cavities and to use ACT Fluoride Rinse each night. I did and the next time I saw him he told me the micro cavities were gone. So, maybe try that first? Or not. I'm not a dentist, but I know how much fillings cost. I know I was happy to give the mouthwash a try before getting those fillings. It worked for me, so maybe it'll work for you too? And getting a crown stinks, it's super costly, but very well worth it, because well, they're your teeth. Maybe you won't have to get that crown if you get the filling now?

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  18. I love that Maybelline product you sent - it's one of my favorites!

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  19. I just came across this at Target last month and I'm obsessed!!!!

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