Try It Tuesday

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Hey y’all! Sorry I was MIA last week. It was the last week of school at the Mother’s Day Out I where I work and it was IN-FREAKING-SANE. It was pretty much like there was a full moon, on the day before Christmas break, and it was every child’s birthday.

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But now that we’re out of school, I’m officially on summer mode and I’m back to blogging, yo! And today I’ve got two tasty Try Its to help you stay satisfied and feeling good this summer!

 

I’ve been looking for something to have for dessert that isn’t ridiculously full of calories or bad-for-me stuff. I love Greek yogurt and so when I saw these at Walmart, I had to try them!

 

These little Greek yogurt bars (dipped in dark chocolate–swoon!) are only 140 calories, have 8 grams of protein, and are FULL of probiotics (i.e., they’re good for your gut)!

 

First, I tried the vanilla one:

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It was pretty good! Its vanilla, so, it was a little plain. And you could really taste the “Greek yogurt tanginess” but it wasn’t bad!

 

Next, I tried the blueberry one:

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BRUH. So. Flipping. Good. I devoured this one! It was delicious! I also tried the strawberry one and it was very tasty!

These bars actually come six different flavors, but there isn’t a store near me that sells the espresso, hazelnut, or honey flavors–whomp, whomp.

Have you tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Hey y’all! Today I have two Try Its for you! One is so not healthy and the other is a great way to hit your macros and feel like you’re indulging when you’re really not!

 

Remember when Oreo had the mystery flavor and it was disgusting? Yeah, me too. Well they have officially redeemed themselves because they have a new special edition flavor out–kettle corn!

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I REALLY like this flavor! It truly tastes like kettle corn! I seriously couldn’t get enough of these and had to restrain myself from eating the whole package because they were THAT good! Kettle corn is just one of three flavors the cookie giant has released this spring! They also have piña colada and cherry cola!

 

While grocery shopping a week or so ago, I looked for something that would satisfy my sweet tooth but also had protein and not a lot of calories (I was trying to be good since I knew I was going to pig out for Mother’s Day weekend, lol). My search led me to this:

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One package of Think Thin’s protein cakes touts 12 grams of protein and only 170 calories! I was ready to try these! The other day after the kiddos had gone to bed, I decided to dig in.

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They were actually pretty good! They definitely had that “protein bar taste” but they did satisfy that craving for something sweet and helped me hit my protein goals for the day! They also come in chocolate cake and red velvet!

 

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

Mommy Monday

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Happy Monday, Mommas! How was your Mother’s Day? Great? Awesome? Stressful? I have a feeling most of us woke to messy kitchens, clothes thrown all over the house, and a host of other chores that need to be done since we “took the day off” yesterday (<– that was sarcasm in case you didn’t pick up on that).

Need a little pick-me-up to help you get back in the groove? Take a minute to find a quiet spot (I know, what’s that?!) and watch this video! Then get back up and slay, Momma!

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! Let me tell ya, I don’t know if I have ever felt so ready for the weekend. This week has been insane. Huff the Tot had the stomach bug and this momma’s been scrubbing poo off the carpet for several days. I’m SO ready for Mother’s Day so I can kick back and relax!

Do I note a look of panic in your eyes? Did you forget this weekend is Mother’s Day?! Don’t worry! I’ve got your Mother’s Day gift guide for every type of mom!

 

For the mom who exudes rainbows and sparkles and also likes to power walk at the mall, grab her a pair of these unicorn sneakers from Think Geek!

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What about a mythical creature-loving momma who wants to display the latest novel she’s reading? Get her these a-DORK-able unicorn bookends from ModCloth!

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Is your mom basically a super hero? Show her how powerful she is with this Wonder Woman Funko figurine!

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Did your mom (or wife) raise all boys and live to tell the tale? Snag her this hilarious (and totally true!) tee!

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Does your mom even lift, bro? Dazzle her with this “Strong is Beautiful” necklace!

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Want to keep it simple? Show your madre what you really think of her in the best way possible:

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Happy fangirling and happy Mother’s Day!

Her’s Day Thursday

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On Her’s Day Thursday, I highlight incredible women. And guess what? Today, I’m highlighting YOU. Yep, you, momma! The hard-working, diaper changing, soccer uniform washing, tear wiping, teenage sound board that is YOU. You are amazing!

So many times in this journey of motherhood, we get wrapped up in the stress, worry, and hardship. We think we’re not good enough and spend our evenings before we fall asleep telling ourselves we should’ve been more patient, should’ve read that fifth book, or should’ve allowed our teen to go to that party. We think we’re doing a terrible job and wonder what our kids think of us.

Your kiddos love you exactly as you are, where you are. They don’t care if you didn’t make a Pinterest-worthy snack for after tee ball. They don’t even notice if you haven’t lost the baby weight. And let me tell you that they probably rejoice when you’re too tired to cook and opt for pizza instead.

Don’t believe me? Check out this inspiring video from Care.com:

 

See yourself the way your kids do!

Try It Tuesday

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw a Buzzfeed post in which two ladies tried the Sleep Styler—overnight curlers guaranteed to give you awesome curls or waves without any styling the next day. I wanted to know if these were legit (because, I’m a mom and I don’t have time to do my hair every day) so I bought them for $19.99 at Walmart!

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So, first thing you have to do is wash your hair and let it air dry to almost completely dry. Then, you apply the rollers. It was a little tough for me to do this by myself because I have long, thick hair and my arms got sore super fast. So I enlisted help from Huff the Hubs! He did a great job! I was a little nervous about sleeping on these things all night, though.

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The next morning, I checked to see what damage had been done while I slept.

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They actually stayed in place pretty well!

 

Here’s what my hair looked like immediately after taking the rollers out:

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After a little teasing and hair flipping, it looked like this:

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I LOVED the results! My hair kept the curl pretty much all day (it did go a little flat because of the Oklahoma wind and heat)! Next time I use them, I think I’ll try a product to help keep the hold a wee bit more. The instructions actually recommended to add a product but I literally had none. I mean, I had hair spray but I wasn’t going to put that on wet hair.

Have you tried the Sleep Styler? What were your results? Share in the comments below!