Why I Shop Sseko Designs

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While all opinions and recommendations are my own, the following is a sponsored post. This post also contains affiliate links for the sponsoring consultant. We both appreciate your support to keep our businesses thriving and to allow us to keep doing what we love!

Shopping (one of my favorite things to do)! I’ve always loved finding the perfect accessories but as I grow older, my shopping style has evolved. Before, the most important factor was PRICE. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore a good sale, but lately I find myself caring more about quality. Not just in terms of the product itself but the company that I’m buying from as well.

Rather than going directly for the price tag, I wonder about the company I am buying from. How do they treat their employees? Where do they source their materials from? Do they give back to the community in any way?

So when I heard about this incredible company called Sseko Designs, I had to learn more. It was easy to see at the first glance that this is a company dedicated to ethics and empowerment.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Happy While Running Errands

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Have you ever dreaded going out of the house with your kids? Maybe it’s just a day of running to the grocery store and the bank or maybe it’s so you can finally make it to that dentist appointment you’ve been putting off for 6 months. Either way, you know your little one will be less than thrilled with the less than “kid friendly” activities.
To survive this sort of adventure you’ll need to pack the essentials. Of course, each child is different and there’s a very good chance that there will be some trial and error before you figure out what will keep your kids happy. For my “Toddzilla”, there are 5 ways I tend to keep him reined in during these outings.

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Mom’s Night In: Subscription Box Review

This post was sponsored by Night In Box as part of an Ambassador program and contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always, thank you for the support!


Hey mama! Yeah you, with the messy bun and chipped nail polish. My guess is you’re exhausted and could use a little break, am I right? Me too. Motherhood is a beautiful thing but as fulfilling as it is, it doesn’t leave much time for “me time”.

There are quite a few things I love to do to unwind. The trouble is that most of these are time consuming and often pricey (shopping, manicures, etc.). Honestly, the majority of the time I’m too tired to even go out and do these things. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fairy Godmother appear at times like this? I imagine mine would show up with treats in hand.

I’ve had quite a busy Summer (the blog, family vacations, keeping my toddler entertained…). Then one day I opened my mailbox to find a package marked: It’s You Time. Mom’s Night In Boxes.

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Flying With Kids (the reality)


The first few times we flew with our son, he was young enough to be entertained by the safety pamphlet on the plane. I was sure that flying with him this time, at over a year and a half, wouldn’t be so simple.

You can bet that I planned out the perfect checklist for keeping him happy during our flight from North Carolina to Texas (including one 3-hour Atlanta layover).

Of course, you and I both know, that no matter how much you plan and prep, things can always go a different way. My dream flight turned into reality very quickly.

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6 Tips for Packing for Kids

Hello I’m Jordan. And I’m an over-packer. I’ve always been this way; packing for every type of weather, taking full bottles of shampoo for one weekend, and having my suitcase bursting at the seams when I close it.

(Pictured above: Our trip to Texas the previous Summer where I thought packing a whole separate suitcase would be a good alternative. Try dragging that thing around airport after airport…)

The first trip we took after having our son was hard for me. Not because I was afraid he’d get cranky or because we’d be on a germ infested airplane, but because it meant I would have to pack both my things AND my son’s in ONE suitcase!
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#darlingvoxbox Influenster Reveal

The following products were given to me for my full and honest review via Influenster.

Ladies! Have you heard of this fun app that lets you earn points by writing reviews on products you love? Influenster is a community perfect for the aspiring social influencer. When you earn points you get the chance to be selected to receive a voxbox. This box is packed full of products you actually WANT to try!


I recently received the Darling Voxbox and I’ll be honest, it was so much fun to dig into! I loved it so much that I wanted to share the experience with all of you. If you haven’t signed up for Influenster do it now!

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Nescafé Genio 2 Coffee Maker Review

The following products were gifted to me by Nescafé Dolce Gusto as part of a sampling activation for Crowdtap. I received complimentary products to facilitate my honest review. Target & Amazon links may lead to affiliate compensation. Thank you for your support!


Okay mamas, raise your hand if you love coffee! Did you raise it? Then keep reading. Do you not only love coffee but prefer to order specialty drinks when you go to your local coffee shop (i.e. macchiatos, lattes, hot chocolate)? If you answered yes, keep reading!

I would like to introduce to you our newest kitchen member, the Genio 2. Naturally my husband and I were excited and pulled it out immediately to try it. The first thing we noticed is the chic and futuristic look of the machine, the next thing we noticed was how compact it is! We live in an apartment so space is limited. I also cook a lot so I need my counter space. The Genio 2 fit perfectly in it’s own corner and that is where it continues to reside.
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#RockingMotherhood Challenge


10 Ways That I’m Rocking Motherhood!

I say it all the time…”I’m totally winging this whole motherhood thing.” I spend half of my day trying to get my toddler to eat something other than hotdogs and cheese and the other half arguing about why he needs to keep his diaper on.

When my friend and fellow mom blogger, Little Bit Of Learning, challenged me to write out 10 ways that I’m rocking motherhood, I pushed it to the back of the writing pile. It’s difficult to boast about what you’re doing right when you’re constantly unsure of what you should be doing in the first place. Now with Mother’s Day here, I thought I’d give myself a little gift and brag away.

So here are just 10 ways that I’m rocking motherhood:
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One Comfy Mama: Lularoe by Haley Watson Review


This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own and are an honest review of the products mentioned.

Since becoming a mom I feel like I’m constantly on the go. Our days are filled with appointments, grocery trips, play dates, or park trips. Even at the house we’re either playing or cleaning up!

I’ll be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with clothes. I want to look “put together” but I also want to be comfortable while I’m playing tag with my son or vacuuming the house.

I discovered Lularoe about a year ago and have been hooked ever since. My closet is currently about 80% Lularoe, making me one comfy mama!
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Oven Baked Donut Holes


Binge watching The Flash last night, I realized (at about 10 p.m) that I had an Easter picnic/potluck with my running club in the morning. In realizing this, I remembered I hadn’t picked up anything to make. Sitting there kicking myself for forgetting, I briefly thought, I can just pick something up on the way in the a.m. Then I came back to reality knowing I would never get us ready and out of the door in time.

I would love to tell you all that this doesn’t happen to me often but that would be a lie. I am a last minute kind of girl…but I’m also the girl who loves to bring good food to the party.

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