Live Kindly : Message behind the brand

There are so many brands out there, so when given the chance to bring awareness to a brand that as a humanitarian heart.I am completely onboard. Live Kindly was created by Dave who when he became a dad realized his life mission was to impart as much goodness into his childrens lives and help create a legacy. This is my heart when it comes to raising Isaac as well. Any and everything good in me, I want him to have. I want to be an example of everyday kindness. Whether it be smiling at everyone who passes, giving a compliment to stranger, opening the door for someone, or helping someone put their groceries in their car.

There is something about these brands that truly believe in their brand that sets them apart. Live Kindly is one of those brands. 5% of their proceeds go directly to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training (GRREAT), and the South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE). So make sure and go check out Live Kindly and let them know I sent you!




 

My t-shirt is seafoam color and can be purchased HERE . My hunter green hat can be found HERE .

Isaacs Romper is from Rad Revolution and can be found HERE

This post was in collaboration with Live Kindly. All thoughts are my own.

Making Thieves Cleaner | Is thieves cheaper than store brand cleaner?

Thieves was the third oil we got when we first started out a couple years ago and I refuse to be out of it. Its one of my favorite smells. To me its like christmas. So when I learned they had a thieves household cleaner solution I knew I had to try it.

I have always been frugal and would typically get most of our household cleaners for $1 or under. Even though they retail for $2.99. So I wanted to see if how thieves compared price point wise to my frugal ways.

We would typically get Clorox spray which was $2.99 at Target for a 32 oz bottle.

Thieves is $28.95 (or $22 if you’re a member;) for a 14.4 fl oz bottle.

You use a capful of solution and 2-3 cups of water to make one bottle. Now to make a bottle equivalent to 32oz you would need to do 2 capfuls of Thieves cleaner.

There are 60-65 capfuls of thieves cleaner according to Young Living.

So……

I could make thirty 32oz bottles of thieves cleaner for $24.34 (this includes tax)

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$89.70 for thirty bottles of clorox cleaner.

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Whats that break down to per bottle? (Using  member prices $22)

Thieves cleaner (32oz bottle comparison) $.81 per bottle

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Clorox cleaner (32 oz bottle) $3.25 (thats including tax)

Even cheaper than my couponing ways you guys! You just can’t beat that. And possibly the best part, to store thirty 32oz bottles worth of cleaner takes up space in one bottle. Storying thirty clorox bottles? Um, no thanks.

Ready to make the switch?

Comment or email me and kymberlyjanelle@gmail.com to order your thieves cleaner.

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Mommy and Me Style + some ramblings about raising a boy

teach

love

kindness

acceptance

resilience

we are the future

Little mans ‘we are the future’ shirt from Shop Jumping Jack  got me thinking about raising a little human. Honestly its terrifying at times. I think about how much my parents influenced me growing up and the weight of what it means to be a parents weighs heavy on me. It’s not my words that he will truly remember, it is my actions. In the everyday. In how I spend my time with him, in how I respect and love his father, in how I accept myself. It is those everyday choices and the words I speak that will shape his belief system and outlook on what is possible in life.

I want him to believe that anything is possible. That when you work hard enough good things do happen. I want him to know that when bad things happen, because they will and they do its not because of something he did wrong. Life is not out to punish you. I want to teach him how to love others well. To respect, to pour into, to raise up and call out the good in those around him. My desire for him is for him to know his worth in this world. To know there truly is no one like him, that he has something to offer the world that it so desperately needs. That conforming helps no one, but standing up and staying true to himself helps everyone.

My hope and prayer is that my daily choices add up to something beautiful and impactful in a positive way. I want to be remembered for spending quality time with him, always reminding him of his worth, and never hesitating to give him one more hug or kiss. Okay cue all the tears.

Sidenote, How do some people look so graceful and beautiful when smiling and laughing with their kid? Me, yeah not so much. haha. But he loves me for it. So who am I to judge myself. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You guys I cannot even stand how he looks at me and reaches for me. I’m soaking up every last moment of it because I know when the toddler years come rolling around daddy is going to be his hero.

Shirts: Shop Jumping Jack / Shorts: Forever 21 / Shoes: Target

Isaac Shirt: Shop Jumping Jack / Jeggings: Target

DockAtot review

When I became a mom I was thrown into the world of “you need this, no you need this, no try this product, no try this one”. My goal was to only have what we truly needed. I had been a nanny for 8+ years and had a couple ideas of products that I liked and the kids I nannied all seem to like but none of them had ever had the DockAtot. Yet, every mom around me seemed to have one or was pinning over them. So I was curious. Was it really everything these moms talked it up to be or could I live without it?

So I decided to try it out. When our big black box arrived I’m pretty sure I squealed for joy. You know that feeling when a BIG box arrives with your new shoes or purse? Well thats how I felt. Guess I’m definitely a mom now. I squeal for joy when baby stuff comes. haha.

Little man was super excited to see what this thing was all about when he woke up from his nap.

For those who have never heard what a DockAtot is. Its a multi functional lounger, co-sleeper, and playtime lounger. They’re in Europe, with all natural 100% cotton.

Thats a win, win for me.

 

 

 

 

I had a lot of moms message me when I shared on instagram that our DockAtot arrived asking me how we liked it. Some wondered how I was using it for my 10 month old not knowing they make one for older babies. Yep, the Deluxe is for 9-36 months!! Others wondered if it really was as great as everyone seems to be raving. Yes, yes, and yes. I seriously wish I would have gotten the grand when he was a baby. We had him sleeping everywhere when he was first born (couch, floor, bed…) It would have been so much easier to just pull the DockAtot out and put him in instead of pulling out 3-5 blankets, putting pillows around him and so on. We already had enough baby stuff taking over our house, having the dockAtot then would have created a lot less clutter.

So for those of you on the fence as to whether or not its worth it. 100% It totally is.

To get $10 off your DockAtot click HERE

Our beaches here in the midwest aren’t as dreamy as the beaches in Hawaii where it seems like all my IG friends are right now (trying so hard to not be jealous) so bringing our DockAtot is the perfect solution. It’s big enough for him to play in, and perfect for him to nap it when he’s tuckered out. We simply folded it in half and put it on the stroller. As large as it is, its not all that heavy. So super easy to travel with.

We have the Deluxe Mod Pod for our little guy. Besides bringing it to the beach we use it at home in our living space. I throw toys in it and its his little “playground”. He loves just lounging in it as well “reading books” and drinking his milk.

I will be using his dockAtot when we transition him to a toddler bed as well.

Okay, enough chatting. Now some ridiculously cute pictures of little man in his dockAtot at the beach.


 

 

 

 

DockAtot: DockAtot to get $10 off your DockAtot click HERE // Swaddle Blankets: Swaddle Designs // Baby Swim Diaper: Cheeky Cloth

 

Do you have a dockAtot? Which one do you have? Would love to hear how you use it. 

This was a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Spring Florals

We’re finally getting getting some consistent warm weather here in the midwest so its time for spring clothing. When I was at francescas the other day I saw this floral top and knew I had to try it on. Best part is its under $35.

 

Paired with this cross body saddle bag and its the perfect spring outfit.  When I opened it up my mind was blown you guys. It has a built in phone charger. Ummmm yes please. Its currently out of stock online, so check in store to see if your store has it. I will update with link when it goes back in stock.

My cold shoulder floral top is Small.  (Shoes are from Target.)

Taking time to journal with Prompty Journals

One of my first journals was a pocohantas journal that even came with a lock and key. Journaling for me has always been a way to safely express myself. As I got older blogging  took over and I began sharing my story more openly in hopes it would encourage those around me. As of late I’ve found I take a million pictures but don’t always slow down enough to write down what happened that day. While its fresh in my mind now, and I don’t think I could ever forget it. I am sure one day my memory may go a little fuzzy.

Having lost my mom I understand the importance of journaling, and keeping a record of his life. There are so many questions I never got to ask my mom about me as a baby, growing up, her pregnancy. Having something like this would have been so valuable.

 

My gramme did however give me a book a couple years ago where she kept track of everything I said, did when I was around them. I loved getting to read it. Now thanks to promptly journals I get to do the same thing for my little guy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite spring rompers for Mommy + Me

I love rompers. I love wearing them, and I love them on babies.

For babies I actually prefer rompers without snaps or buttons on the legs. Have you ever tried snapping 10+ snaps on a wiggly little baby? Doesn’t work all that well. This romper is stretchy so its super easy to slip on and off . This henry + claire romper even has a hood you guys!

My romper is Forever 21. I actually got it a couple years back (sorry!) I know it always seems like the favorite clothes are the ones no longer available.


 

Make sure and check out HENRY + CLAIRE . Let them know I sent you too!

Isaacs romper can be found HERE

 

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