No Spend September: The Most Important Thing You Do This Year

o Spend September_ The Most Important Thing You Do This Year

Are you up for a challenge? How about a challenge that will change the way you view spending for the rest of your life! Then join me…

For the past couple of Septembers I have challenged myself to a No Spend September. Also known as a Frugal Fast or a Spending Freeze. Why September? No Clue. I actually learned about the concept years ago. I don’t entirely remember what the source was, but No Spend September has a nice ring to it.

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Why You Should Always Say Yes To New Opportunities

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What if everyone always said No? This used to be me for so long. Some people might be surprised but not too long ago I would always say No. I said No to countless opportunities or simple outings with friends. It wasn’t until I was frustrated with work that I realized that the people that said Yes all the time were the ones that got ahead. It took some time but I was able to correct my mindset and I began to say Yes.

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Meet Monat Junior at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Cookie Cutters

What a joy it is to announce that it is my turn for MOMtrepreneur May at Cookie Cutters Salon in Manhattan Beach, CA.

In honor of both Mothers Day and their 1 year Anniversary in the South Bay, Cookie Cutter Haircuts for Kids in Manhattan Beach, CA is opening it’s doors to mothers across the South Bay that are working hard to provide for their families.

On each weekend day throughout the month of May, a local MOMtrepreneur was selected and invited into the salon to showcase their business. Everyone in the community is invited to come learn about the business, support local moms, and support Cookie Cutters! The businesses range from beauty, wellness, health, and clothing. All of the weekend dates are listed below:

  • 5/5:  Rodan + Fields / Debbie Presson, Independent Consultant (beauty)
  • 5/6:  LipSense / Georgina Pattison (beauty)
  • 5/12: Luluroe / Julie Strassner (clothing)
  • 5/19: Monat / Julia Burge (luxury hair care products)
  • 5/20: Zooga Yoga / Jennifer Whitaker (health and wellness)
  • 5/26: Dear Gaga / Agnes Depinska (children’s clothing)
  • 5/27: DotDotSmile + St. Littles / Rachelle St. Clair (girl’s clothing)

Additional detail for my May 19th event:
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Defining The New Age Princess The Kiddyzuzaa Way – Episode 5

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Episode 5 was once again super adorable! If you haven’t watched Kiddyzuzaa Land yet check out the link below. In this episode Malice’s real identity is revealed by other other Princesses to be Alice. They discovered her secret in their class Yearbook. Turns out that Alice turned into Malice for a different reason than the Princesses think. Mr. Snuggles plays a large role in this episode which Morgan just loved! She now addresses all of her stuffed animals as Mr. Snuggles.

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Learn How Easy It Is To Experience Screen-Free Fun


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Disconnect and Reconnect is the main objective of this super fun and creative book that I’m reading by Shannon Philpott-Sanders. Screen-Free Fun is a necessity for any family library. It can be pulled out at any time for hours of innovative and imaginative family time.

“Shannon has written extensively about the joys of parenting for local and national newspapers and magazines throughout her fifteen-year career as a freelance journalist. A mother of two, she has dedicated herself to becoming a lifelong learner when it comes to parenting her son and daughter who are now in their late teens.”

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Personalized Jewelry From The People You Love [Giveaway] [Promo Code]

Personal Treasures

Hello to my wonderful readers, I am so beyond thrilled to share this post with you. It involves the most amazing, precious, and sentimental jewelry that I have ever seen. I met Colleen initially when she won a Monat Raffle through a MOMtrepreneur giveaway that I was a part of. Our paths then crossed several times within the next few months. So much so that it was inevitable that we would collaborate.

I would like to now introduce you to Colleen Berg and share with you the story of her jewelry line.

Colleen Berg
Colleen Berg

Colleen Berg started her business over 17 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first daughter. She was working in advertising but wanted to work from home when her daughter was born. She managed to sign several agreements with different ad agencies to work freelance from home. September 11th happened and Sofia was born 3 days later. Businesses were worried about the economy and within a couple of weeks, the jobs she had contracted were cancelled. Knowing her family was a 2-income household, she was still hoping to work from home. Jewelry making had always been a hobby and she decided to turn it into a business.

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Defining The New Age Princess The Kiddyzuzaa Way – Episode 4

Malice lost her evil

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Episode 4 had Morgan and I cracking up! If you haven’t watched Kiddyzuzaa Land yet check out the link below. Morgan is having so much fun watching these short videos. I love how the concepts are simple for her at 2 years old to fully grasp, but are also hilarious for me to watch. The Kiddyzuzaa Princesses really do have something for everyone. Episode 4 was all about how Malice was not a very good evil Princess – or was she? Esme was determined to get Malice to believe in herself once again.

I really like how humor in these episodes is obvious and subtle at the same time. Esme and the other princesses tried to help Malice by using reverse psychology, the concepts really teach a lot to children. Even though the episode was about Malice no longer thinking she could be evil, the underlining plot was one of helping a fellow princess when she doesn’t believe in herself. Malice’s confidence was boosted at the end and off she went to do more “evil” deeds. The dog in the hot air balloon ending was a laugh out loud moment!

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Defining The New Age Princess The Kiddyzuzaa Way – Episode 3

The Magic Weather Machine

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Episode 3 was extremely cute! If you haven’t watched Kiddyzuzaa yet check out the link below. Morgan is having so much fun watching these short videos. I love how the concepts are simple for her at 2 years old to fully grasp, but are also hilarious for me to watch. The Kiddyzuzaa Princesses really do have something for everyone. Malice the “evil” Princess once again stole the show for me. She is witty and amusing.

What I love the most about the Princess concept with Kiddyzuzaa is that they are unlike the stereotypical Princesses that we grew up with. However, they are not too dissimilar either. For instance when the Princesses had their slime battle in Episode 2 it really showed the fun aspect of being a princess, they can get dirty and have fun while at the same time battling the “evil villain” Malice.

It was also extremely fun reenacting slime time with Morgan as we played with the gooey stuff for the first time.

Slime Time
Add Ingredients & Shake It
Add Ingredients & Shake It
Wait For It
Wait For It
Yay Slime
Yay Slime

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Defining The New Age Princess The Kiddyzuzaa Way – Episode 2

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Morgan is absolutely in love with Kiddyzuzaa Princesses. She asks me all day if she can watch her princess movie. This is a perfect cartoon for her age range. She is fully entertained. I’m so excited that Morgan can watch these 15 minute You Tube videos and she thinks that she just enjoyed a full length movie. It can help us with cutting down on screen time thats for sure!

Morgan paying close attention
Morgan paying close attention
Esme is Hilarious!
Esme is Hilarious!

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