It’s the last official weekend of Summer and I’m hardcore celebrating. And by hardcore celebrating, I mean lighting my @raedunn fall scented candles, binge watching Netflix and going to bed before 10pm. 🙌🏻 Remember when our nights didn’t even start until 10pm? I would dance all night, get back home with just enough time to shower and change before heading out to work. AND I could work a full 8 hours without ever feeling the fact that I hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours... Now I’m unable to function if someone wakes me up 15 minutes early. Getting old is awesome. .
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It’s the last official weekend...

I read something the other day on Facebook that said that the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday, defines your life. I googled it, excited to find a message, a sign (I’m a sucker for that sort of thing). Instead, I found it was “Cream” by Prince. 😐 Cream? What does that mean? Ice cream? Coffee creamer? 
So I looked it up... and read the lyrics. "Cream" was meant to mean “cream of the crop”. There are lyrics like “everything you do is success” and my favorite part... “Do your dance
Why should you wait any longer?
Take a chance
It could only make you stronger”  Message received, Prince. Message received. 
What song was number one on your 14th birthday?
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I read something the other...

This girl lost another tooth last week. I’ve been waiting for this toothless smile since she knocked her other one out last year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to last long because her adult tooth is already growing in 😭. (Zoom in to see) Yesterday I noticed both of her front-bottom teeth are peeking out behind her baby teeth too. Does anyone know how to slow down time. A button? A phone call? Maybe a time machine? My baby isn’t a baby anymore. Cue the tears. Have you celebrated any milestones with your kids recently?
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This girl lost another tooth...

I don’t get bouquets of flowers for no reason…. But I do appreciate the flowers that grow by our mailbox, like this one. And it made me realize something this morning.  I’m over it. 
I’m over comparing my life to other people’s lives on social media.
My house might not be as fancy. 
My wardrobe is not as expensive. 
I don't apply makeup as well or even at all most days.
I don’t have beautiful, long flowing hair.
I don’t drive a car that’s worth bragging about. 
We don’t go on lavish trips around the world. 
I don’t carry loads of money in designer handbags. 
Does that make me less of a person? 
Does that make me less of an influencer? 
No. It makes me a regular 40-something Mom who has chosen to open up and share our lives on social media.  It makes me someone who has built this hobby of photography and writing into a business that has solely supported my family for a year and a half. 
I’m proud of that. 
I’m proud that I’m not a follower.
I’m proud that I have worked hard for what I’ve achieved.
I’m proud of influencers like me who are unapologetically themselves.  What are you proud of? .
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I don’t get bouquets of...

F O U R T E E N. 
What do you give your oldest daughter when she turns 14? Well, when you’re me, you write her a poem and post it on the blog for the world to see. Head over to read it and let me know what you think. Then, help me wish Lucia the best 14th birthday ever 👇🏻👇🏻
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F O U R T...

It was just after Iyla's third birthday. She seemed to be on track, at least according to the pediatrician's checklist. She could follow instructions, name most familiar things, knew her first name, spoke in sentences and could carry a conversation, though she was hard to understand most of the time. We enrolled her in preschool that year and she was a little social butterfly. But as that school year went on, her teachers started to notice that she was struggling to get her words out. Most people that know Iyla today, have no idea that she was in speech therapy classes for two years. They have no idea that I fought it for almost 6 months and that I felt a tremendous guilt about it, because I thought it was my fault that she was stuttering as badly as she was. Today on the blog, I’m sharing the mistakes I made, in hopes that if you are ever in this situation, you take advantage of early intervention. .
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Take me back to the time when all I had to do was color in the lines, learn my abc’s and take a long nap everyday. Why didn’t we appreciate what we had back then? .
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Take me back to the...

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How to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day is almost here! Are you ready? What deals are you hoping to snag? Our family will be on the lookout for things like a laptop, a camera lens, an inflatable air mattress (I got a great one last year) and a keyboard with a stand.

Amazon Prime Day 2019

This year, Amazon Prime Day will last 48 hours, from 3am on July 15th – 2:59am on July 17th and will offer more than 1 million deals! Many will be available throughout the sale and some will be featured as Lightning Deals. Lighting Deals only last for a certain amount of time, or until they are sold out. They launch throughout the 48 hour sale.

While they don’t share the deals ahead of time, you can download the Amazon app to find upcoming deals! You can “watch” the items you want and Amazon will send you a notification when the deal is about to go live. You can also ask Alexa to set a reminder for you.

Once a Lightning Deal goes live, you can add it to your shopping cart. You’ll have 15 minutes to complete the order. If the item sells out before you’re able to buy it, make sure to join the waitlist. If for some reason, someone decides not to purchase, you’ll still get the opportunity to buy one.

Can Anyone Shop Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is exclusively for Amazon Prime members. We’ve been Prime members since 2017 and have found that your membership pays for itself very quickly, as you don’t have to pay shipping on any item marked Prime.  You also get things much quicker by choosing Amazon Prime shipping!

If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up here for a free 30-day trial!

Amazon Prime Day is July 15 and 16th this year. Here's what you need to know to be prepared.

What’s Included in Your Amazon Prime Membership?

When you sign up for an Amazon Prime Membership, you’ll take advantage of lots of perks including, fast and free shipping, the ability to instantly stream thousands of movies and tv shows on-demand, ad-free music streaming, free 2-hour delivery with Prime Now, discounts on various family items and more!

Know someone who might like Amazon Prime? Gift the gift of Prime! It’s the perfect birthday or holiday gift!

Good luck getting everything you’re hoping for! Don’t forget to come back and share the deals you snagged!

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  • Quin Cl
    July 21, 2019

    Everyone’s seems to be talking about this, so I think, why not and try this myself too. Amazon offers varieties of products and Amazon Prime is a good deal already.
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  • Mommy Ruby
    July 17, 2019

    I often browse through Amazon since I’ve snagged a lot of great deals there. Some of my friends already posted their finds in Amazon Prime Day and it’s amazing.

  • rika
    July 16, 2019

    I am going to check out the sale! I am in the market for furniture, hope they will have a good sale for it.

  • Stacie
    July 16, 2019

    Amazon Prime day is such a big deal! I know so many people who dove right in and took real advantage! So awesome.

  • Julie Hoag
    July 16, 2019

    This is awesome! I didn’t know about this event. So cool!
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  • Shannon Gurnee
    July 16, 2019

    I love purchasing things on Amazon! So many great deals and even more on Amazon Prime Day!
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  • Erin Tracy
    July 16, 2019

    I love Prime Day. So many great deals. One year I was able to get some really great hiking gear and photography equipment. Can’t wait to see what they have this year.

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    July 16, 2019

    I have definitely already prepared!! I have been buying gifts for Christmas and birthdays!

  • Claudia Krusch
    July 16, 2019

    Love Prime Day! It’s one of my favorite times of year to shop!
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  • Lynndee
    July 16, 2019

    We are still not Amazon Prime members but we’re going to look into it because we love shopping on Amazon. Such great deals on Prime Day!

    • Heather
      July 16, 2019

      Now is a great time to sign up for the 30-Day Free Trial for Amazon Prime!

  • Brittany Limberakis
    July 16, 2019

    One of my favorite days! Lol we bought brand new camping gear yesterday!
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  • Rachel
    July 16, 2019

    Some of those toothbrushes are great deals! I ended up getting a pair of shoes and bedsheets.

  • Maggie
    July 16, 2019

    I’m lovin’ life with all of these deals!!! I do wish Amazon had more competition because it would make the deals happen more frequently but it doesn’t look like anyone can compete – they’re currently the best the US has got!

  • Tess
    July 16, 2019

    I wasn’t going to do anything for Amazon day but now I think I might!

  • Amy-Lynn Denham
    July 16, 2019

    There were some huge sales. I think it’s smart of Amazon to do these enormous sales since they aren’t a small store you walk into.

  • Jeni Hawkins
    July 16, 2019

    I am so excited and ready! Thank you for all these tips! love shopping on Amazon.

  • Danielle Rice
    July 16, 2019

    I didn’t really do any research beforehand but stumbled onto something that I’ve really wanted for years. I saved $90, so I think it was a steal.
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  • Melissa Dixon
    July 16, 2019

    I have purchased a ton of stuff from Amazon just because I had gift cards then when it came time to buy things with just cash, I always seem to find a better deal elsewhere. I just don’t know where all of these great deals are everyone talks about. It seems like Ebay has better deals for what I am buying but I do like prime so sometimes you pay for convenience too. I do need a few things though, maybe I will give them another shot with your tips.
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    • Heather
      July 16, 2019

      I definitely think it depends on the item. I got a $50 gift card to Old Navy for 25% off this morning. I was planning on shopping there anyway, for the girls back to school items. So it was a great deal!

  • Kelsey
    July 16, 2019

    I look forward to this day every single year! Can’t wait – so many great deals!

  • Catalina
    July 16, 2019

    I love Amazon and I do all my shopping on Amazon. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Stephanie Pass
    July 16, 2019

    I can’t live without Amazon Prime. We order something at least 1-2 times a week.

  • Ruth I
    July 16, 2019

    I think there will be a lot massive deals to take advantage. Being a prime member has it’s great perks. This is a time many people many are waiting for every year.

  • Stefani Tolson
    July 16, 2019

    I love having an Amazon Prime membership! I also love Amazon Prime Day!
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  • Katie Clark
    July 16, 2019

    Prime Day is definitely one of my favorites of the year. So many great deals to be found. Thanks for sharing all these great tips!

  • Subhashish Roy
    July 15, 2019

    I always wait for the Amazon Prime Day with a lot of excitement. And now that it’s on, am loving it.
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  • Marysa
    July 15, 2019

    I have been checking out deals all day! Haven’t picked something yet but there are some things I need.
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  • Kathy
    July 15, 2019

    A lot of great info here. I see a lot of great deals too. I love Amazon Prime Day. Lots of amazing deals usually.

  • Angelica Sereda
    July 15, 2019

    You’re onto something. That is a great idea!
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  • keikilani
    July 15, 2019

    Amazon Prime Day has such great deals! I’ve already taken advantage of a few of them. Thank you for the heads up

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    July 15, 2019

    It looks like there will be awesome deals. I haven’t checked if some items I am planning to purchase would be on a discounted price. Thank you for the reminder. I will be busy browsing today.

  • Denay DeGuzman
    July 15, 2019

    I’m loving Amazon Prime Day! I’ve been on my computer checking out all of their specials. I’m attempting to get Christmas shopping done in July. 🙂
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  • Lavern Moore
    July 15, 2019

    I had no idea about amazon prime day until I read this. Just had to report back to say that I found some great deals!

  • Rena
    July 15, 2019

    I have been shopping all day! I love Amazon Prime because it saves me so much money & time.
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  • robin rue
    July 15, 2019

    I just got out of work and I was just about to peruse the Prime Day deals. It looks like there are a lot of good ones this year.

  • Nancy L
    July 15, 2019

    I love shopping Amazon Prime Day! I usually do a price comparison by scoping out the products I need a few days before the sale and then check them again on the day of the sale. If anything, I’ll save a few bucks! 🙂

  • Terri Steffes
    July 15, 2019

    I know a bunch of people who are taking advantage of the many sales. I haven’t went on to look yet.
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  • Tasheena
    July 15, 2019

    These are great tips. I still have to check out the sale. They always have to many great things on sale.
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  • Emman Damian
    July 15, 2019

    Amazon Prime Day 2019 looks so exciting! I really hope I can take part to this. So cool!
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  • Tara Pittman
    July 15, 2019

    I always find something that I need at Amazon. I always need a excuse to save money.

  • Amber Myers
    July 15, 2019

    I’ve been checking the deals, and so far there’s nothing I need to have. I keep hoping there’s an awesome deal on a Xbox, ha. My daughter wants one, but I’m not paying more than $200 because I’m cheap. But I am a Prime Member!

  • Melissa Chapman
    July 15, 2019

    Sadly I am not a member YET, but with these great buys and free shipping I need to rethink this. I would love another streaming service to watch my favorite TV shows and movies.
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    • Heather
      July 15, 2019

      You should sign up for the 30 day free trial! It’s awesome.

  • I still have to take a look at the deals, thank you for the tips
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  • Stacie
    July 15, 2019

    I was ready days ago. I LIVE for the Amazon Prime sale! Woot!
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  • Summer Shores
    July 15, 2019

    I absolutely love Amazon Prime Day! I make sure to stock up on everything I need!

  • Valerie
    July 15, 2019

    I love Amazon! As soon as I got my youngest on the bus this morning I had to see what was going on this year for Prime Day.

  • NatalyaD
    July 15, 2019

    SO many amazing tips, thank you for sharing all the Prime day tips and tricks.

  • Brittany Putman
    July 15, 2019

    I am so excited to sit down and look through the deals. I’m hoping I don’t miss any of the good ones.

  • Steph Social
    July 14, 2019

    I’m a prime member and am absolutely ready for amazon prime day! I have a list of things I’m hoping to score:)
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  • Melissa Chapman
    July 14, 2019

    Amazon is the newest best thing for getting deals. I think having those extra special days for members is amazing. I will look out for some great buys tomorrow.
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  • Heather
    July 14, 2019

    There are a couple things I need from Amazon. I am holding off until I see what they’re offering Monday!

  • Bill Sweeney
    July 14, 2019

    We’ve been Prime members for I don’t know how long, and we take advantage of Prime Day every year. I can’t wait to see what deals we can snag this year!
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  • Valerie
    July 14, 2019

    I love Amazon, I have done a good portion of my shopping there for years now. I’ll be checking in tomorrow to see what deals there are for Prime Day this year.

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