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Monday, November 13, 2017

Wine Coffee and Teeth Stains, Oh my! Smile Brilliant will fix all that *Giveaway*

Hey Y'all,

I am back and better than ever :)  I am huge coffee and wine junkie and while I love it my teeth hate it!  That is why I was so excited to partner with Smile Brilliant to help my smile.  There personalized system comes with molding clay to mold your own smile and then you send the mold to them and a few days later --- like MAGIC your own personal trays arrive at your door. 


As you can see the stains around my gum line and in the front teeth were very visible.  I was nervous to begin this process as I do have very sensitive teeth and enamel issue.   After the first application, I noticed white spots on my teeth and had a mini-girly melt down but thank god for great customer service and they explained that I need to use the desensitizing gel before and after application - phew crisis avoided.

I continued my process of daily whitening for one week and my results were out of this world.  I will continue to use this product and recommend it to all my family and friends. Please see my after picture below:

Now for the fun part - Smile Brilliant is giving one of my lucky readers their own kit.  How exciting.  Please enter by using link below.

$20 off trays coupon code: mentormommyoftwo

*open for 1 week (7 days after post date). Open to USA, UK, Australia, and Canadian residents. The giveaway winner will be selected by our engine. They must enter their email to be entered! 

Until next time, C
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Why Cleveland is my home and I love it!

Hi Everyone,

If I had a dollar for every time someone asks me- Why do you live in Cleveland?  I would be very wealthy.

First, I was born and raised east of Cleveland and while growing up - I could not wait to leave Cleveland. I heard from everyone growing up that there were far better places to live.  I started working while in College (in Ohio) and met my husband while I was really young (Hello 20!).   I continued to grow my career at the Company, I planned to be at only while in school.    We got married a few years later.  We were not planning to have a kiddo right away but God had other plans. I gave birth to our first child a  year later.

I still had the itch to leave, not that I didn't like Cleveland but I traveled for a living and people kept asking or saying the following:

Cleveland the mistake on the lake
Cleveland has no jobs
Cleveland will not grow
Cleveland is not a technology driven city (my field is technology)

Before having baby girl, We began looking to move to Nashville, TN (Brentwood) area.  We were very close to moving and my Dad got sick - very sick.  It woke me up that I love my family, I love Cleveland, I love life here - why would I let others change my mind about my CITY!

This was 9 years ago and now I am proud to say I am from Cleveland -  I am Cleveland - I live eat and breath my city!

Here are some amazing things that Cleveland has to offer

1.  Diversity - my children are raised with diversity and this is amazing!

2.  The little nooks and crannies to visit - , Rock & Roll hall of fame, Science Center,  President Garfield's home

3.  Schooling is top notch in Ohio -  My kids go to great schools (public) and we have so many great College options - Hello - Baldwin Wallace,  Ohio State, John Carroll, Lake Erie College, ETC
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4. Best Health Care world wide-  Duh, Cleveland Clinic
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5. Cedar Point - People travel from every state and all over the world to visit this amusement park~  Roller Coaster Coast! :)
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Anxiety Disorder - What people don't talk about?

I have an anxiety disorder and each day I battle with it--- someday's are worse than others.

While others are able to let go and have fun - even in fun situations I am worried about at least 100 other things not related to the task at hand.

There is not a day, I can just relax, watch TV and let the world pass me by.   I cannot sit and relax for more than 20 min before anxiety takes over and I have to do something.

I cry because I can't control things, I cry because I worry about things.

However, I have gotten help for it and I have good and bad days but wish people would understand it is a real disorder.

To hear - I don't know why your upset? I don't know why you are crying?  What is wrong with you?  Why do you feel that way?  Does not help.

I don't wish this on anyone and hope this post helps others with this disorder speak up and feel better!

I am who  I am and I am and anxiety is part of my DNA.  I will overcome it and not be silent about it.

Remember - you can overcome it.  Don't let others tell you differently.

You all can do the same!

Until Next Time - C

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Girls weekends....why are a Mom.

Girls weekends....why are  a Mom.

I had my first girls weekend in over a year this past weekend and it was something Amazing and I come to realize how important you time is.

Let me explain why?😏

1. Your the chef 👨‍🍳 daily. You cook 3 meals a day for your family
2.  You are the maid, I am
Constantly picking up toys, towels, dropped food daily.
3. Your the nurse/doctor!  For every bump bruise and ouchie you are on call
4.  Your a referee (if you have more than one) I have two and I call them the bickersons ...because they will argue, fight and scream with each other over stupid things and it's trying as a mom and I have to fix it without using profanity 😝!
5.  You have to shop and do laundry or you would starve and walk around in filthy all day!
6. Being a Mom is a Thankless, Trying and amazing job every !

On my girls weekend, there were 5 of us from all different backgrounds and ages but somehow the bond, venting and telling stories were all to similar.  We were able to shop, vent, not be politically correct and just channel the women we were before children.

I came home refreshed, happy, and myself! I haven't been me in so long it was so amazing!

I know vow, to do this twice a year and it's okay to put myself first and I will be doing that from now on!

Until next time, C

Monday, June 26, 2017

Classic Fashion with Jord Watches & a Giveaway!

Good Monday! I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend.  I had a fabulous time with my kiddos and extended family with lots food, laughs and fun!

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. My opinion, as always, are entirely my own.

Today, I want to talk to you about my obsessions with classic pieces every wardrobe should have.  A good watch that can be used daily and when dressing up.  Let me introduce you to Jord Watches.

Made of wood and all beautiful materials you can wear this daily with anything.  I love the details in the wood grain and the pop of color. There are so many styles, and colors to choose from.   I wore this watch to a graduation party and received so many compliments.  Jord Watches are sizeable and can be engraved for that person touch.  I know my family would love this personalized touch.

I wore my watch with a basic white top, blue jeans and a cute pair of Tory Burch flip flops.

Review:  I love this watch. It is sustainable, stylish and made to last. I would buy this watch for anyone. They have a great selection for Men and Women.

Please enter the giveaway on my Instagram page .  Make sure to follow me and fill out the link in my bio.   :)

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

I am back!!!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Most of you won't remember but I started this little blog 6 years ago but with a special needs kid and a toddler life took over.

I am back and ready to share my tips on motherhood, fashion and fun!

A little about me,  I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio #theland. I am a fierce Cleveland sports fan and love everything Cleveland.  I have two children and 2 fur friends as well.   I live my days working from home with my family and living my fashion/fun dreams by night.

I hope to entertain you with funny things that no one warns you about when you have kids.  Share products, fashion and things I love.

I will be kicking off my relaunch with a review and giveaway next week.

Look forward to connecting with you all.

Until then xoxox -C