Children

Dean Haul

I though that I would show you some of the items that I picked up for Dean lately. He is a spoiled boy, so he gets a lot of stuff. I have buying some things for him that he needed for his therapy sessions. He sees a Speech Therapist once a week and an Occupation Therapist twice a week at the moment. He needed some developmental items to help him discover his world ad get out some excess energy. He has some toys that I’m going to consign is my expecting friend doesn’t want any of it.

Nuby Teething Necklace

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Dean really needs something that’s okay to put in his mouth and chew on. I bought him this teething necklace, so he would stop eating his toys. His Speech Therapist Lisa brought over a Chewy, which is a T-shaped tube that is made for sensory oral cravings. Dean loves chewing and sucking on it. Now, his toys are not being tasted. I can actually buy him wooden learning toys now that he has something to put in his mouth while playing. He dropped the binky at 4 months old and wouldn’t go back to it when offered.

I bought this pink bouncing unicorn at Toys R Us. Dean loves to bounce on his unicorn and he looks absolutely adorable doing so. It also helps with his therapy to slow down in order to learn. He needs to burn off energy before you can work with him to learn something. The other option at Toys R Us was a red horse, but this color is brighter and he is attracted towards bright objects. He’s man enough to ride a pink unicorn. 🙂

This is a new type of book that I bought Dean. It is a touch and feel book. He loves looking at the pictures and flipping through the pages. He won’t touch and feel the book yet though. I try to guide his hand to touch, but he isn’t interested. He just likes to look and flip the pages. As I write this, he has all of his books opened around him and he’s giving each of them a turn. Such a cutie!

Sassy 360 Cup

I finally found a sippy cup that Dean can use. Because of it’s grooved design, this cup does not leak. I love it! Dean only uses it when he wants to, but with some new rules, I think he’ll be drinking out of these cups instead of the bottle in no time at all. He gets his cup around the clock and only gets the bottle at his designated times. We let him fuss a little bit, but no full on crying tantrum. He knows how to use this cup and he has drunk out of it. That is half of the battle. This is the first cup that he has learned how to use and it didn’t take him very long. Maybe, because it is more like a cup than a bottle? IDK. All I know is that I want him off of the bottle as soon as possible.

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I saw this at Walmart and I knew that Dean had to have it. His pillow is used in therapy sessions to give him compression hugs and he loves it. He loves the Paw Patrol, so it’s the comfort of pictures he knows and the pressure of the compression. Compression works wonders on calming Dean down from a tantrum and getting him ready to go to bed. Firm pressure gives comfort and relaxes the muscles. I’m learning a lot about my son through his therapies.

I’m thinking about writing a book about dealing with a child who has autism. What do you think? I’ll probably touch up on my life in the first chapter and then, talk about the early months with Dean. Then, to the first time I thought something was wrong, to how Early Intervention was, and his diagnosis. Do you think this is a good idea? I think I’ll write even if no one reads it. I’m thinking about making a separate blog and write chapters there. If I get enough followers for it, I’ll turn it into a book. At least then, I can gauge the public’s interest and possibly help other parents along the way. I can always turn the blog chapters into a book.

With Love,

Selena

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Sephora Play October

Another month has come and gone and this one is almost over. I received my Sephora Play late this month. Maybe it had to do with customized foundation color? I’m not sure if it’s my color, but I’m going to try it out. If it doesn’t work out, I can get a new sample in store with my Sephora Play! card, which is fantastic of Sephora. Everyone is guaranteed a good foundation color, even if it isn’t your perfect foundation formula. Well, as long as that brand in that foundation has a color to match you to. Have you guessed the theme yet for this month’s Play box? It is Complexion Companions.

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I really love this month’s box contents, but I don’t care for the bag to be honest. I thought that all of the products went with the theme. Sephora seems to be getting better at doing these themed bags. I got two items from the same brand in this box, but they are completely different products, so I don’t mind it that much. But come on Sephora! You have tons of brands and I get two from the same brand? Must have had too much samples from that brand. That’s really the only disappointing thing in this box: that I got two samples from the same brand. I absolutely LOVE everything though.

Chanel Gabrielle

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I read Stella’s blog and she wrote about buying this perfume. I can say that this is a beautiful and sweet adult fragrance. It is floral, but sweet. It isn’t musky. It is the perfect day time scent and very office friendly. I wear perfume everyday and I can see this one being a go to staple. When I need to buy a Spring scent, I would consider this one. I need to get myself down to four bottles of perfume: one for every season. This would be a perfect Spring scent. It is fresh and light. I really love it.

MUFE Ultra HD Skin Booster Serum, 0.15 fl for $15.38

I am very surprised at the value of this sample. The full size is a little more than double this amount. That seems like such a small amount for a full size worth $41. I would never send that much for less than 0.5 fl oz of serum. I spent $40 on the Sunday Riley UFO that was 0.5 fl oz of oil and I considered that expensive but worth it. I am already using a hydrating serum right now, but as soon as that one is done (which will be pretty soon), I will be testing this one out. I feel like hydrating serums are very basic. I will probably just repurchase the one that lasted me several months and was very cheap.

Becca First Light Priming Filter, 0.2 fl oz for $7.60

Another expensive brand that I have been dying to try. I say Lizloveshermakeup on Youtube rave about this product and the fact that it is purple has me hooked. I’m so shook to be able to try this out. I haven’t found a primer that I am in love with yet, so maybe this one will be the one? It’s hard for me to find makeup products to be my holy grails. Preferences change all the time and my skin changes as well. Things I used to love, no longer it the bill. Plus, I’ve gone cruelty free, which really restricts my options. I’m pretty sure Becca is cruelty free, so if I love it, I’ll purchase it. Once I’ve gone through my other full size primer. Samples, I can go through, but I need to get my full size out of the way in order to buy another.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight, 2.8 ml for $7.98

Another product that I am super stoked to try. I’ve tried other things from Cover FX, but what I really wanted to try was this highlighter. It is a nice bronzy pink shade and I am so excited to wear it. I want to get the little volt set of all of these mini ones. It blends out like a dream and you can make it look subtle or beam in your face. I like to go a little more subtle for work, but glowing on the weekends. It will be a great versatile liquid highlighter in my collection. If I really love it, I’m going to buy their unicorn shade. Although, I do hear that the full sizes tend to dry out. I’ll stick to buying the smaller size if I really am impressed by this one.

MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in R230, 5 ml or $6.45

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I feel like this will be a good match, even though it is lighter than my Sephora match which is R250. This was the featured product of the month that everyone should have gotten in their bags. I am happy with the shade. In the bottle it looks more on the pink side. I have a yellow undertone, but I like more rosy to neutral foundation colors on me to tone down the yellow in my skin. I like to look healthy and have a good glow. Yellow is very sallow and I don’t need a yellow foundation to emphasis that. I am using a sample of a cushion foundation right now. I will use this to see the color match, but I probably wont break it out until December to use on a consistent basis.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, 0.12 oz for $4.56

Another product that I was excited to see in my bag due to all the Youtube hype. Basically, I was excited with everything in my bag this month. I have run out of all my loose powders, so I am going to be putting back my ELF color correcting finishing powder in cool and putting this bad boy in my cabinet. I am a huge fan of loose powder, even though it is very messy at times. I still love a pressed powder, but loose powder seems to suit my preferences better at the moment.

$41.97 is the grand total of my bag. While I don’t think it was the most expensive bag, I believe one of my bags hit over $50 in the past, I am the most excited about the products in this bag than any other I have received before. It is quadruple the value that I paid for and the fact that I can use every single product on the daily makes this a 5 out of 5 for me hands down. I look forward to what the next two bags have to bring for me in 2017.

With Love,

Selena

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Whipped Radiance

For B&BW True Blue Spa Radiance Whipped Body Cream

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I love the scent of this line and I hope it is still available next year. It smells like a vacation on the beach to me. My bottle states that it is not tested on animals, so I would repurchase, just not this shimmer version. While the shimmer was pretty, I don’t think the cream itself was moisturizing enough. I’m all for the shimmer body lotions in the summer, but I also want it to be a bit hydrating. I might repurchase it next year, because I do like it. I think I would love this if the lotion was reformulated. I still have the wave spray in this scent. This is one of my favorite scents from B&BW. I highly recommend it if you want a light shimmer lotion. It absorbed up really fast, so it was great in the morning.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Animal Crackers

For Gerber Graduates Animal Crackers

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These cookies went stale, because Dean did not like the taste of these. They are very bland and have so much cinnamon that it doesn’t taste good at all. He ate half of them. He likes regular graham crackers or animal crackers, but these do not taste that great at all. These would be great for the less adventurous toddler who likes more mild flavors. The quality was good. He just likes more flavor. He eats adult snacks now (chips, animal crackers, Ritz, etc) so I would not repurchase. I do recommend though.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Fame

For Coty Lady Gage Fame Black Shower Gel

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I love the scent of this shower gel, which is the same scent as the perfume. I hate that this shower gel is black though. It makes me feel dirty using it. I’m glad I used it up, but I would not repurchase it. Out of the whole set, I like the black perfume. Black everything else is just overkill and gimmicky. It did a great job at moisturizing my skin, though. It didn’t feel stripped like with other shower gels.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Banana

For Parent’s Choice Toddler Banana Cookies

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Dean did not like these bland banana flavored graham cookies and I do not blame him. I will not repurchase, because he didn’t like it. He loves the Parent’s Choice pouches, though and I like the diapers and wipes. The new Organics line of pouches are his favorite, but nothing beats the Sweet Potato and Cinnamon pouch. I have been enjoying this Walmart brand, not all of the products can be winners and that’s true of every brand. Every child is different. I think I might try the yogurt drops again, since he is older. He might be able to handle them better. I would say that these cookies are better suited for young toddlers who haven’t been exposed to spices yet. Dean loves my dad’s spicy spaghetti!

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

 

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Turquoise Waters

For B&BW Turquoise Waters 3 Wick Candle

The candle burned well and I will be cleaning up the container to reuse. The scent on this one was way too much and overpowering. I would not repurchase this scent, but I have repurchased other scents from B&BW. I recommend B&BW candles, but I always get them on sale for $10 or $12. I never buy them full price. I’m more of a sweet, fruity, beachy scent girl. This scent was good, but it wasn’t my favorite. I always had the door open (the screen closed) when I burned this one.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤