Children, Collection, Favorites, Haul

Kangacare Haul

I have been buying Dean cloth training pants to use instead of disposable diapers all the time. I found the Kangacare brand through a friend at work. It is the only brand that hold a whole pee accident without soaking through. I need to buy liners for poop incidents, but I am very satisfied with this brand. Dean is in a size medium typically for a three or four year old. He holds his pee, so when he goes, it is massive. Because of Dean’s autism and being nonverbal, I haven’t found a way to potty train him yet. These pants allow him to feel wet, so he asks me to change him. When he is in a diaper, he only asks after a poop. So, I feel like these are teaching him when he goes. It is a step in the right direction. Now, for the cuteness!

I couldn’t resist buying from the Care Bears collection. I don’t think they look particularly girly either, but I have to admit that I bought them for me. I just couldn’t resist them. They are super soft and he looks grown up wearing them. The great thing about them, is when I go to sell them, I will make back a good percentage of what I paid for. Since these are limited edition, I could even make a profit off of them. Honestly though, I’ll see if my friend can sell them for me (she has more connections) and give her 20% for doing the sale and everything for me.

pants

I bought these two Toki Doki sets, too. They are so cute and I am really into them. Look at that baby and mommy unicorn! Again, I think these lean more towards the gender neutral side and I bought them for the cute factor. These will resell well for being limited edition. A two pack is 28.99 for most of the designs. I usually buy when there is a sale. The Care Bear pack was half off. The two above were buy 1 get one 50% off. And there is always free shipping with a $25 order. One pack gets you free shipping. The free shipping is applied before codes as well.

I wanted to share with all of you what I am doing to try to potty train Dean, since a few of you were asking and emailing me about it. I am just trying to raise his attention to his bodily functions and disposable diapers just don’t let him be aware of his pee. The cloth has wet detecting technology, so he feels slightly damp when he goes and the coolness of it. It is helping and maybe it will translate into diapers as well.

With Love,

Selena

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Beauty, Haul, Healthy Living, Lifestyle

For the Sake of Hauling

I told you that there would be many hauls. After losing power for an hour this morning, because something at National Grid overheated in my town, I am ready to write up this blog post and then tackle paying my bills. Probably a lie. Probably going to work on a few blog posts before I do that. I hate watching all of my money disappear. lol. I have a few Dean hauls in the works to write and it is almost April. I am so behind in my mind on the blog posts that I want to write. I am going back to college (online) in the Fall, so my blog will get behind then too. At least, I’ll have a good reason then. Still plan on posting twice a week though during that time. I don’t want to become irrelevant.

treadmill

I bought a Welso Manual Treadmill to get my exercise on. I have only used it once so far but it is very nice. It is quiet and on an incline. The incline makes for short 15 minute sessions in the beginning, but I haven’t exercised in a long time. Having a baby can do that to you. This manual treadmill doesn’t contain magnets, so it isn’t going to break on you. I also bought a warranty on mine in case it does break. Love the compact size and the price point: only $100. Seriously. Will never go electric again. I feel the workout more with the manual than I ever did with the electric.

headphones

These were only $5 at Walmart and I just needed some basic ear pieces. Not much more to say about it. I’ve been loving the color blush pink lately.

conditioner

I did it again! I meant to buy purple shampoo and I bought conditioner instead. When I go back tomorrow, I will grab the matching shampoo as well. I am going blonde, so I need a good purple shampoo when I do. Not Your Mother’s is cruelty free and I have tried a couple of things from them before. Hopefully, it work to keep my blonde from getting brassy.

deordorant

I love this all natural deodorant. It really works and I love the scent. I want to purchase it in the rose and vanilla scent after this one. This one smells like a Margarita and I love it. You have to warm it up a bit in your arm pit first, but really worth it. It does last the 24 hrs that most deodorants claim too but don’t actually last that long. I’ve never felt more confident than wearing this deodorant.

home

I am totally OBSESSED with Pioneer Woman EVERYTHING. I bought these cute doves for my shakers and I couldn’t be happier with them. I want to get EVERYTHING from this brand to build my dream kitchen. For most thing, I will wait until I buy my own house, but if I need things here and there, I will buy what I need from this brand. So far, I just have these and the can opener in that nice blue that the box is except brighter. It is really high quality and I highly recommend. I bough the shakers for $5, because Walmart marked them down. I always check this aisle now for marked down items in case I need something. I saw plates and cups marked down. I could use a few big dinner plates, but no such luck yet.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Haul, Lifestyle

The Haul Of My Life

I thought that I would share a haul that I bought for myself. I am only showing 5 things in this post, so you might see a few haul posts in the next few weeks. I will try to keep them spaced out, but I love sharing what I bought with all of you. I was going to write my Sephora Play! post, but realized that I didn’t take pictures of it yet. So, I decided to do a haul post instead. Kind of a fail on my part but I think you guys will still appreciate a great haul post. I also neglected to take a picture of my manicure for Manicure Monday, so I need to do that as well and have it just go up next Monday. I am starting to get back into painting my nails again. I love how my nails look painted. So pretty!

hair

I bought this deep repair mask at Marshall’s for $22.99. This originally goes for $48, so I know I got a great deal on something that I have always wanted to try before. I plan on bleaching my hair heavily and doing something cool with it. I am putting on a hair mask every week to prep my hair for the intense bleaching session that is to come. My hair is getting a bit greasy from doing a mask every week, but it is worth protecting my hair and strengthening it for what is to come.

bedding

I bought a Tiffany blue ruffle bedding set from Walmart for $40 and I bought the sheet and extra pillow cases separately in a similar color. I love the ruffles in it and the color goes with the theme of my room. It brightens up my room as well and adds some much needed color when all of the furniture is white and the bed is a nice cream.

I bought two pairs of shoes at Walmart for a total of $6 dollars. It was $3 a pair and I am in love with the gray sneaker and the cowboy boots. I just love them both so much especially considering the cheap price. I highly recommend buying shoes during clearance events. Just because they are cheap doesn’t mean they will fall apart quickly. My shoes always last for years after I buy them, never a season, but I also take care of them. I don’t have a ton of shoes, so these really rounded out my collection.

wallet

I needed a new wallet and I thought this one looked cute at Walmart. It also protects against the newest way to rip off people’s credit cards, so I also feel like my cards will be okay as well. It it very roomy and holds my phone. Speaking of my phone, I need to get on the IPhone bandwagon already. I need a new phone.

I bought this mirror for $4 at Walmart in the clearance section, because I needed a mirror to apply my lipstick and gloss at work discretely. I think it is perfect for the job. I can chose the magnification that I want and apply. Best invention ever.

I am sure that I will be back soon enough with another haul, because I am looking through my pictures and still see a lot of items that I have yet to share with all of you. more stuff that I bought Dean than for myself though. That boy is my life and I spoil him accordingly. I’m going to have to start deleting old photos again soon. I have yet to upgrade my wordpress, so I am always deleting photos. I use up all my room. So, if pictures start disappearing off of old posts, you know why. I never delete photos from the current year. So, nothing will be missing from 2018 until 2019.

With Love,

Selena

Haul, Lifestyle

Just Dean Hauling

I told you all that I have been hauling a lot due to tax season and Dean’s monthly stipend. So, I thought that I would share some of this hauling with all of you. There will be tons of hauls going up this month and probably the next. I don’t take pictures of EVERYTHING that I buy, but they have been piling up lately. I also love a good haul and I know others do as well. I recently put in a Macy’s order for clothes for Dean, a Hautelook order for me, and an Amazon order for Dean as well. I bought 4 cute outfits from Walmart today, but I forgot to take pictures before throwing them in the wash. When they are dry, I will take some pictures, because they are too cute not to share.

Paw Patrol Bedding Set

I bought Dean this Paw Patrol 4 piece bedding set from Walmart for about $40. Dean loves it and I am super happy about the quality. I still need to get him something thicker for the next Winter, but this is a great bedding set for the warmer months that are fast approaching. I don’t want anymore snow.

toy

I bought this big wooden block puzzle at Savers for a few dollars. It is something simple for Dean to master and easy for his little hands to pick up. His ABA therapist has a different animal puzzle that he loves, so my boy definitely loves animals.

I paid less than $15 at Walmart for both of these books. One was $8 and the other $5 I think or somewhere around there. Dean loves Paw Patrol so this was a find at the Walmart that I go to. The book section is always in disarray and picked over by the time I get to it at the end of the week. He really loved the Love book from the doctors and I was able to find this love book which is similar.

toy

I bought this at Savers and it has not been a hit so far. His ABA therapist has some thing similar, so I thought that he would like it. Maybe when he gets a little older or has a bit more patience for a toy like this.

toy

Another purchase at Savers that Dean actually likes. His ABA therapist has the exact same toy, which is why I bought one. I like to have toys that he likes at home that his therapist also uses, so I can carry on that teaching and learning process for him. He loves the animal sounds and I am starting to see a pattern of him loving anything that has to do with animals.

I don’t like to write a huge haul post, so I always wait until I have 5 items for my posts. I might make my lap top purchase a separate post, just because I have so much to say about it. I still have to take some decent photos of it as well. I hope you are all having a great weekend. I’m sorry for not posting everyday like I have been doing lately. I never meant for my blog to be an everyday thing, but it has been such a relaxing activity for me lately. I have been making time for it. When I am too busy, I don’t post. I just wanted you guys to know that. The dogs went to the vet yesterday, so I just didn’t feel like posting afterwards. I go to a vet school clinic, so the vet bill was amazing. It was $109 for both dogs that includes two physicals, two 3 year Rabies, 2 3 year distemper, 2 6 month supply of Hartguard, 2 6 month supply of Netgaurd, 2 nail trimmings, and miscellaneous fees. I have to wait until April 1st to book Serena’s dental cleaning which was quoted between $250 and $350 max. Very happy with their clinic. Makes it affordable to have pets again.

With Love,

Selena

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Sephora Favorites Set

My dad gave me some money for Christmas, so I poped into my local Sephora inside of JCP and I found this little gem tucked underneath a table out of sight. I found JCP exclusive Sephora Favorites Lip Kit in nude. I am so happy and excited to show you these. I am a nude or pop of color kind of girl. I hate reds and any kind of really dark and vampy color unless it is a really unique color. This kit is right up my alley, so I thought that I would share all of these with you. I seriously have not touched this kit since I bought it, because I was waiting to haul it. LOL. This is the Sephora Favorites Lip Nude-ist Lip Sampler set. It contains a full size lipstick and 5 minis. It cost me $29.75 with tax.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Sake 0.05 oz $8.67

This is the first swatch on the left in both pictures. The first one is in indoor lighting and the second picture was in natural lighting with my window. This lipstick is a third of the full size and I really loves the deep pink, more berry toned color. Indoors, it looks more pink, but in natural, it pulls more berry. It is a perfect at the office color and for just running around doing errands. I love a good nude and this lipstick is very moisturizing.

Urban Decay Comfort Matte Lipstick Backtalk $17

This is a full size lipstick in a nice mauve pink color. I love the purple tones in this lipstick and I also live for matte lip colors. I am very much into mattes right now, so bring on the mattes! I will get a lot of use out of it and it is another great one for the office. Really, all of these are very office friendly. Nothing is too out there. I think this lipstick would flatter a lot of skin tones, but I think it is definitely geared towards more fair skinned people than darker skin tones. I feel a lot of reds are made for darker skin color than for fair ones. I wish I could find a flattering red.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme 1.5 g $10.50

This is almost half of the full size and the iridescence is SO PRETTY. I will be using this as a night time treatment to plump and smooth my lips overnight.  I love the smoothing my lip lines effect more than the plumping. It leaves a beautiful shine and if I really like it, it comes in a pretty purple tint. I will buy almost anything in purple. It is a problem.

Bite Agave Lip Mask about $10

It is almost half of a full size and I could get a few uses out of each little lip mask. Since I use a balm every night, I can easily use this up in February. I’m going to use it up and share my thoughts on it.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint Bestie 1 ml $3.34

This is a nice deep brown nude with a hint of pink. I don’t know how I feel about this on my lips, but I like the color better than Birthday Suit which is a little too orange looking on my lips personally. It is so small that I used it once and hit side pan. I bet one month of using this at the office and I can have it almost used up. It holds up well throughout the day. Out of everything, it is the most long lasting.

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss 312 Sugar Sugar $9.34

I love this low maintenance nude glitter gloss. It is so smooth on the lips and looks peachy and juicy on the lips. I would buy a set of these lip glosses if I ever run out of lip gloss. I am not going to be buying much makeup this year. I need to use up what I have before it goes bad and I have way too much. I need to make better decisions and spend my money well. I’s rather buy a fancy serum than a $30 gloss.

The total for these items is $58.85 and I spent $29.75 for it. It is double my investment into the lip shaped box. I think this set was worth it and I will use everything.

With Love,

Selena

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New In

I have collected a few new pieces over the course of January and early February, so I thought that I would share what I have picked up. I like writing these posts when I get have a pile of new things to do a haul post with. Most of the time, I pick up things spread out over a long period of time. I don’t do a lot of hauls. I think that I did more hauls in the past. I’m trying to use what I have rather than buy buy buy. I’m being more consumer conscious and I want to move towards being a minimalist. I enjoy the aesthetic and the concept of not having more than you need, use, and enjoy. Less clutter. It will be easier to do once I own my home, but this year I am focused on using up and decluttering.

toy

Dean loves these blocks that were bought for him at Christmas time. His box was defective, so I had to return it and I rebought it at half of the price because it was clearanced. So, I used the extra money on his food for the week: Parent’s Choice fruit and veggie pouches and a couple of cans of beanies.

face

Simple is a cruelty free brand and I was in desperate need of micellar water, but couldn’t find any that were cruelty free. I do not like the Simple brand one. Maybe I should retry it? I think it might be different formula wise by now. These were clearanced down to $2.50 each and I had $1 off coupon, so two for $4 was not a bad deal at all for these. I use these every morning to cleanse my skin and on lazy nights.

dean

I bought Dean a coloring page for practicing how to color with his therapists.

deodorant

I needed a good cruelty free deodorant and I think D recommended this to me. I find that this dries out my underarms, so I apply lotion nightly and sometimes in the morning as well before applying. FINALLY! I have found a deodorant that truly lasts all day on me. It is even making me less wet when I stress sweat, which is AH-MAZING. I love this deodorant, but I want to try Tom’s next. I need to see if I can find something less drying.

Until I can find a better furry white or light blue seat cover, this seat throw will have to do. My dad bought me a black chair, which doesn’t go with my room. Throwing this fur (fake of course!) on the chair makes it look less harsh. If anyone knows a site or place to look for a furry white or light blue cover, leave me a comment and let me know. I want to find something so I can use this as a cute rug under my desk instead.

What have you bought lately?

With Love,

Selena

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What D Gave Me For Christmas

I also have to quickly share what D got me for Christmas as well. She is such a sweet best friend and everything was so thoughtful. I have a deep love for Christmas, probably because Dean was supposed to be born on Christmas. My uterus still hurts just thinking about giving birth again and my boobs still ache every time he cries. They tell me that this goes away with time, but I’m starting to think that my body was just traumatized by it all. At least I have the scars to prove it.

Everything I needed for a cozy night in after Dean had gone to bed. I haven’t had popcorn in FOREVER and Nestle is my favorite brand for hot chocolate. The bathrobe is super comfy and I practically live in it now. I have yet to watch this movie, but I will once I’m able to move the TV from Dean’s room to mine. I need to find the right size mounting equipment. He doesn’t watch tv in his room anymore. I’m actually going to bring back his tv boxes from Charter. It’s a waste of $10 or $20 a month for him to not watch it in his room. You cannot easily reconnect it from my room, so it’s better just to bring it back.

With Love,

Selena