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The Small Indulgences + A Luscious Fall Lookbook

This summer went by so fast and I can’t believe my kids are already off to school tomorrow! It’s been eight months since my kids came home on Christmas Eve, which seems unbelievable. Tomorrow, they will start a new chapter at a new school. They are all in first grade, in separate classes, which makes it harder for me with conferences and homework and such, but it’s for the best.

These summer months have been quite stressful for me, just for the simple fact of now having three 6/7 year olds. I knew it was going to be a long summer when that first morning of summer break I heard, “I’m bored!”

I’ve been focusing on a few things lately to get me out of a rut: small indulgences and to live beautifully.

Small indulgences mean for me, something small and simple that bring great pleasure. As a work-at-home mom I am often torn between errands, putting the house back together, getting the kids to and from school and of course, work. Sometimes I forget about those small indulgences that bring me a little joy, but for the next few months I’m going to make them a priority.

A coffee in the morning, a lunch date with a friend, a pedicure, a new shirt, or vanilla bean ice cream with a sea salt caramel swirl dipped in a golden chocolatey coating. Say what?!

Gold dipped Ice Cream

Yes, my friends I have found the sweetest indulgence ever. As you can see, this is a gold-dipped Magnum ice cream bar. They even have these cute little, mini ice cream bars which is the epitome of a blissful, small indulgence.

Mini ice cream bars!

And remember when I said I wanted to live beautifully? What I mean by that is focusing on a few small changes (maybe actually changing out of sweats and putting a real outfit on?) and that will affect my confidence, stress and mood as a word-at-home mom and a mom to three seven year olds.

I’ve put together a cute fall outfit based on the beautiful Magnum ice cream bar colors (Yes, I just called an ice cream bar beautiful). White and cream colors from the Magnum white and pops of gold from my favorite: the Gold.

Neutrals + Gold


Indulgences never felt or tasted so good. You love enjoying your sweets, especially when you look so good eating them! Magnum is the most premium, sophisticated and indulgent chocolate and ice cream experience imaginable, made with Belgian Chocolate, created with pleasure seekers in mind.

Have a toast to blissful, chocolatey pleasure and head into a Safeway and grab a participating box of Magnum for $1 off! Offer valid in-store.

Then Discover your Chocolatey Bliss, by taking the Magnum personality quiz. Answer questions to reveal your Magnum flavor profile, then enter for a chance to win a variety of prizes. I took the quiz and got double caramel as my result. Now it’s your turn – share a link to your e-card result in the comments below.

Take the quiz!

Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

10 Simple, Inexpensive Beauty Tips For Moms

How we look can directly affect how we feel. As a mom to three I often feel like gray hairs are sprouting up daily (and my kids don’t hesitate to tell me that my hair is turning white)! Since I am a stay-at-home mom, I am typically in sweats and my kids have now noticed that I only wear makeup on Sundays. I attribute my frumpiness to stress, but what if I tried to live more beautifully? Would I be less stressed? Be more productive? Be in a better mood? Here are:

10 Simple, Inexpensive Beauty Tips For Moms

Easy Everyday Makeup Routine

Overnight Beauty Tips to Wake Up Pretty

Natural Ways To Shrink Your Pores

Five Minute Braided Bun

New Moms: No Sleep Quick Fix

DIY Spa Day at Home

5 Ways To Makeover Your Look Without Spending a Dime

23 Five Minute Hairstyles for Busy Mornings

10 Brilliant Beauty Hacks to Try Immediately

Hair Care Products that Work Just As Well as The Expensive Brands

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Try some of these simple, inexpensive beauty tricks and see if you are more confident, less stressed and in an overall better mood! Live Beautifully To Live Better.

Suave is encouraging families to live better every day by offering products for the whole family at a great value at Walmart.

Print a $0.50 off coupon for Suave and pick some up at your local Walmart – the one-stop shop for all your Suave needs. And for continued savings, sign up for Suave Family Perks and submit your receipts to accrue points and redeem for Walmart gift cards.

See how you can live beautifully with savings on Suave products only at Walmart.

This is a Lunchbox sponsored post.

Coconut Water Just For Kids!

Ever since I spent time in Ghana and tried the fresh coconuts from the street vendors on a hot, sweaty day, I have turned to coconut water for hydration. There’s just something about coconut water that re-energizes your body. Coconut water is low in calories, but full of health benefits like natural electrolytes, potassium and Vitamin C.

My boys are pretty sports-obsessed and right now they are in the middle of baseball season. I’ve been a little weary of buying those sports drinks because of the ingredients, so they have been drinking Vita Coco Kids. There are no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or preservatives in these on-the-go drinks and the natural electrolytes provide the perfect alternative to sports drinks and juice boxes.


Vita Coco Kids was even hand-picked by Target as one of their “Made to Matter,” products. The Made to Matter program is a collection that brings together 16 leading natural, organic and sustainable brands to introduce families to new products and make them more accessible.

Besides the Vita Coco Kids being a great on-the-go drink for sports or in lunch boxes, they are naturally a great addition to smoothies. Here is one of our favorite after-school snacks!


Banana Berry Vita Coco Kids Smoothie

3 frozen bananas
1 cup of berries, any kind
1/2 cup milk, any kind
(2) 6 oz. Very Cherry Beach Vita Coco Kids

Blend together and enjoy! There is so much healthiness packed into this after school or sports game snack!


Do you want to win with Vita Coco Kids? Follow Vita Coco Kids on Facebook and Instagram and enter the #HydrationEducation social media photo contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card that will help moms stock up on Vita Coco Kids for back to school! (More info here). A monthly winner will be selected during the months of August and September. Also be sure to check out the Vita Coco Kids Family Hits radio station available in August and September!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Viva Coco Kids via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.