I hope you are all having a fabulous Wednesday! In all the hustle and bustle of yesterday’s adventures, I forgot to mention an event that I am participating in, and it’s held in Phoenix, AZ. And, I would LOVE to invite all of my GP5 Family and Friends to come take part!
I know, I know — this Kevin Hart meme is totally on point! — Haha, In all honesty, I should’ve mentioned it sooner, but, we were ironing out the kinks for the event. Now, I’ve been mentioning and hinting throughout social media, about my story. And, where many of you have shown interest – well it’s almost time for you to hear it! =D
The Living Library is similar to your traditional library in which a reader will borrow a book for a short period. The only key major difference is that in The Living Library, the books are real people who have agreed to sit down and share their story.
How awesome is this? There are TONS of amazing books to check-out with inspiring stories to share, including mine! ;]
Here are 5 stellar reasons to come to the event:
There are A LOT of amazing books to check-out! From children of holocaust survivors’ to Women’s March Leaders to former Prisoners or hear the stories of those who were once homeless and how they inspired to change and bring hope to those in that situation, and MUCH more!
The Living Library is a two-day event, so if you can’t make the first event, don’t worry you can come to the next one! ;]
The books will talk about their story for an hour, with plenty of time for questions and answers! So, if you’re curious about mine, you should sign-up!
The event is hosted in Phoenix, AZ at Phoenix College on February 27-28 from 10am – 2 pm
Come learn and listen as…
Phoenix College Social Justice Organization presents
I have a vlog going up soon! I just have to edit it. =p On today’s blog, I wanted to chat about an awesome company known as “TeaMi“. For those who followed me for years know that I’ve been a TeaMi Tea Ambassador since the former blog. As a curtsy, I just want to let you know that using the coupon code provided at the end of this blog, I do get a 10% commission. =D This blog is my honest review of the company as well as it’s products. I was not paid to post this. =]
For those who haven’t heard of TeaMi Blends, it is a Florida based tea company created by 3 founders who believe in helping their customers live happier, healthier lifestyles through their products! Their company motto, “It’s not just a tea, it’s a lifestyle”. I dig it!
‘What makes their teas special?’ well, great question! TeaMi teas are made with all-natural ingredients, these ingredients contain a variety of different loose leaf teas. You can find each ingredient for the different teas offered on their website under each product. Loose leaf teas are dried crushed tea leaves, loose leaves are better for brewing compared to regular tea bags. This is because the hot water will infuse every inch of the loose leaf to provide a better quality, with a fuller flavor.
All TeaMi products are all natural, dairy free, soy free, NON-GMO, and vegan! Whew! TeaMi, states they use the highest quality ingredients for their teas! They also ship FREE in the US!
I’ve linked what these ingredients are in full-detail so you don’t have to look it up! ;] According to their website TeaMi Focus has many benefits:
Increase Mental Clarity
Enhance Productivity Levels
Promotes Clear Concentration
Raise Energy Levels Naturally
Suppress Cravings Naturally
No headaches, jitters or crashes!
All-Natural Ingredients – No Chemicals!
This sweet tea has a subtle taste of peppermint, and I personally like to drink my teas with creamer or half and half (whichever is available). The aroma is everything! It smells fresh and minty! I like to make this tea hot with a little bit of agave or raw sugar and of course creamer.
I also use my pink tumblr which is available through TeaMi as well! The tumblrs come in various colors such as: Pink, Green, Black, Purple, Blue, Red, Yellow, White, Grey and Orange. There is also a special edition tumblr that comes in Gold, Mermaid and ROSE GOLD!
They come in various sizes 400 mL and 600 mL — the tumblrs are BPA free, have double layered walls, have an easily removable mesh insert, a sports flip top, and an additional secret bottom compartment to hold (more) tea, vitamins, snacks & more! (WIN!)
TeaMi has also released NEW Tumblr inserts — these inserts would replace your clear insert with designs such as:
Aren’t these super cute?! I think they’re just the cutest! Adds some flair to your tea Tumblr!
Personally, I think the tea tastes wonderful hot, cream or no cream. I’ve also had it iced and the kids personally liked it better cold! Haha! I fill my tumblr about a half way through and that alone gave me a zip of energy for the morning to tackle chores, homeschool, and blog editing! And, its completely safe for children — You can learn more about the safety and age limit, nursing/pregnancy, etc. in their FAQ’s section.
TeaMi is an awesome tea company that provides a variety of different flavors and different health benefits! My personal faves: Focus, energy, and relax! Make sure the check them out and try it for yourself! Here is a 15% discount code to use during your purchase: PINKY15!
It’s the night before Skyler’s first day of preschool and I am honestly anxious! My stomach is in knots, I’m nervous, I feel light headed- just AHHHH! I’ve met the teachers, we did meet the teacher night! And, Skyler didn’t cry going to school but, he cried because he didn’t want to leave! Imagine that?!
I think the whole thing that scares me the most is the whole potty thing & that he will look for me. Just breaks my heart when I can’t comfort him when he needs me. But, I know it’s part of growing up.
I picked out several outfits not sure which one I want him to wear on his first day of school! But, definitely needs to be comfy & easy for him to move in! Ahh! I just hope tomorrow goes smooth! Keep your fingers crossed! I’ll keep you posted, but, for now here is a sleepless night filled with never-ending prayers!
Hello valued readers!
It’s August! (jumps for joy!) oh, let all the birthday festivities begin! My oldest son: Skyler-Ian is turning 3 in exactly a week; meaning 168 hours, 10080 minutes, and 604800 seconds. But, really whose counting, right?! Psh, (insert eye roll).
This year we (Skyler-Ian & I) decided what theme to do this year. Every year I try and base a theme off of what he is into most. Obviously, it isn’t easy because his little imagination gets the best of him & can change themes in a blink of an eye. So, I stuck with his first (of many picks)- underwater adventure! (Aka sharks, dolphins, whales, etc.) I thought this would be a great theme considering I wanted to “handmake” the decorations starting with jellyfishes and fishes!
I’ll post pics of before and after in a new blog! ;] for my craft lovers! I’ll also dedicate a blog to Sky’s birthday & all the materials I used and where I got them!
Anyways, I pretty much have all the necessities minus possibly finding a new cake, I’m not settling with the generic Finding Nemo cake I got.. I want something a little more exciting! (No offense). I want to go out of the comfort zone and venture into local bakeries than you know corporate America. (No offense). With all due respect, I want to also support local businesses! =] (quiet round of applause). I also even contemplated making the cake
Myself- but, never really got around to doing it!
Moving on, I’ll post pics and so on as the party gets closer along with tutorials I did for decors, and dessert!
7 days!!! =D
Definitely moving on, Skyler-Ian is FULLY potty trained! Woohoo! Although he does still need help getting on the toilet otherwise he is good as gold! (oh, and the occasional help putting his underwear back on- sometimes it’s crooked!). But, other than that we are peachy keen!
I have been teaching Spencer to count 1-5, and know where his body parts are. And, even throw in learning his primary colors! But, being still quite young he really doesn’t like to sit still long enough to learn ;] but, we try!
Skyler-Ian learned how to open the small baby gate (ugh!) and unlock/lock the sliding glass door! (double ugh!). I don’t think I’ve never felt so displaced by a two-year-old! But, nonetheless, I need new tactics to keep them out of specific areas! Blah!
Anyways, that’s it for now- check in for Skyler-Ian’s birthday blog!