Seeing Clearly Now….

by Lauren on May 15, 2017

My eyesight has always been pretty awful.  I think I am the only one in my family that actually wears glasses or contacts, so I’m not sure how I inherited the gene of bad sight, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve always needed some type of prescription for my eyes.

I started wearing contacts around the sixth grade so I’ve become quite accustomed to placing things in my eyes, but I have never been a huge fan of wearing something on my face so my glasses are worn sparingly.  As I get older, I find myself turning to my glasses more and more, mainly because contacts seem to dry out my eyes and cause problems with prolonged use.

Now as a mom of young kiddos, glasses can be a challenge.  Grayson loves to pull off my glasses when they’re on my face and Isaiah is now doing the same thing.  So purchasing an expensive pair makes no sense to me.  But that being said, I definitely do need to have glasses on hand.

IMG_7454 recently reached out and asked if I would like to try a pair of their stylish eyeglasses in exchange for a review.  It was perfect timing, because it just so happened that my old pair had broke thanks to the hands of a little toddler…I won’t say any names. 😉

All of the options on the site were great but the best part is that they are all super affordable!  Whether you need reading glasses to prescription sunglasses, has you covered.

You can try on your eyeglasses online by using a model image they have or uploading your own profile picture to see how the glasses will look on your face.


I was so pleased when the glasses came.  They were great quality and fit perfectly!


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Frugal Fitness Tips for Moms

by Lauren on May 13, 2017

This is a contributed post. Thank you for your support! 

Exercise is so important to help us stay fit and healthy. After all, it gets the blood pumping around the body and helps us to maintain a healthy weight. But while a lot of us would love to exercise more regularly, we struggle to find the time when we are a busy mom. After all, we spend 24/7 looking after our child. And it’s not just time-consuming; the cost of fitness can also put us off. After all, exercising can often cost more than our small family can afford. But for the sake of your health, you need to try and fit exercise into your life. In fact, here are some frugal fitness tips for moms to get fit for less.



Find free exercises

A lot of moms make the error of thinking they have to go to the gym to workout. After all, it might have been somewhere they used to go before kids. But as you know, the price of a monthly gym membership can be around $50 a month. And this is just a cost you can’t afford to spend after you have a child. However, even though the gym is expensive, it’s not the only way you can get some exercise in your life. There are lots of ways you can exercise for free in your everyday life. And the best thing about them is that you can take your little one along too. So you don’t have to worry about a babysitter like you would with a gym membership. For one thing, you might want to go for a walk in your local area. Put your little one in your pushchair and then walk for at least a mile or two. And walking for just 30 minutes a day can result in weight loss. It can also give you some much-needed energy so that you can feel ready to deal with the rest of the day with your baby. You might want to speed it up and go for a jog or run instead. Both of these can work those muscles and get your heart racing. And doing some exercises in your yard can also help you to lose weight. Even if it’s some lunges and squats, spending 10 minutes working out will ensure you are fit and healthy for longer. And in the comfort of your backyard, it will save you a few dollars too.


Follow exercises on your phone

While buying exercise DVDs can be handy to follow in your home, they can end up costing a small fortune. After all, if you get one which is fronted by a celeb, you can expect to pay a hefty fee when you buy it from the shop. And you might even find it’s not that good when you switch it on. Therefore, skip the cost and follow exercises on your phone instead. For one thing, you can find apps which you can download which have a ton of exercises that you can do in your living room. In fact, they often have example videos so that you do them properly to ensure you get fit. Just look online, and you should be able to find the best fitness apps you can follow. You can also watch Youtube videos which have whole exercise classes you can follow. And it can feel like you are in a real class when you are watching them in front of you! If you do these a couple of times a week, you are sure to have a good figure sooner rather than later.


Buy fitness clothes on sale

It’s likely you will need to get some good fitness clothes that you can wear when you are working out. After all, you need a breathable top and a pair of flexible leggings which will ensure you can workout in style. And you need a pair of trainers which will keep your feet protected while you exercise. After all, you don’t want to end up with blisters as you were wearing incorrect footwear to exercise. But while it’s a must to get hold of some exercising clothing, it can often leave moms feeling the pinch. After all, to ensure you get good clothing which is adequate for working out, it can cost you a small fortune. However, there are some ways to stock up without spending too much. For one thing, you should look in the sales for fitness wear. You are bound to find great clothing for a fraction of the original price. Also, you can hunt down some footwear which has been reduced too. Or you even could get some vouchers similar to Foot Locker coupons which will help you get some new trainers for a lower price. After all, you could end up with a high percentage off some good quality trainers. Therefore, it doesn’t end up having to cost you a small fortune to get some new items.


Get classes as a gift

A lot of moms like to go to exercise classes. After all, it gives you a chance to workout while following someone with experience. And it’s a fun way to meet other people who all want to exercise too. In fact, you might make some good new friends while at a fitness class. But while these classes can be great fun, they can be expensive. In fact, you could end up paying around $15 for an hour’s worth of aerobics. And it might not be a cost you can not afford to pay out for when you have a child to provide for. But it might not be essential that you have to go broke while attending classes. For one thing, you can ask for the classes as a gift when it’s time for your other half to buy you a birthday or even a mother’s day present. After all, a lot of classes are doing vouchers now that you can buy. So rather than wasting money on items you won’t use, get your loved one to buy vouchers for the classes. That way, you can go and get fit without spending a dollar!


And remember to buddy up with someone else to exercise. You will push each other, and it can inspire you to carry on; the same benefits of a personal trainer without the hefty price tag!

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Ramble On – How 30 Minutes Walking Each Day Could Benefit You

May 3, 2017

The following is a contributed post.  Most people spend a lot of money every year on gym memberships in the hope of staying in shape. However, they don’t seem to realize that walking can make a massive difference to fitness levels. With that in mind, I’m going to discuss all the benefits you can expect […]

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Please Don’t Feel Bad For Us: A Grayson Update

April 27, 2017

I realize it has been quite awhile since I’ve given an update on Grayson’s progress.  Truthfully, we’ve just been so darn busy doing life these days that every time I try and collect my thoughts on where he is at, my mind has trouble conceptualizing everything into one cohesive post.  But, I am going to […]

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5 Effective DIY Beauty Tips

April 26, 2017

The following is a contributed post. Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy!    You will be only too aware how expensive it can be to fill your cupboards up with health and beauty products. If there are any affordable shortcuts and solutions that you can take advantage of, you will be […]

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No Gym? No Problem

April 18, 2017

The following is a contributed post.  I hope you enjoy!  If you want to get fit and lose weight, most people will tell you to head straight to the gym. Although the gym is undoubtedly a great place to be if you want to get healthy, it isn’t strictly necessary – there are lots of […]

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Good Things to Come!

April 11, 2017

Hey Guys, I just wanted to quickly pop in to tell you that I am still alive and well.  I know I’ve been super sparse on this page and for good reason.  I’m getting ready to launch a brand new site design and have been working on the backend on a very exciting business project […]

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How to Have a Healthy Day: AM to PM

April 6, 2017

The following is a contributed post. I hope you enjoy!  Let’s be honest, it’s difficult near-on impossible to have the perfect day every day. Sometimes we don’t take enough time for ourselves, we don’t always eat the right things, and we can neglect our exercise. That’s okay. But it’s also important to spend as much […]

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The Ease of Living Your Life

April 4, 2017

This is a contributed post. I hope you enjoy!  Image Source No matter what we do in life, there will always be something to help us do it easier. Think back to the start of the 20th century, when people were still using a mangle to dry their clothes. Fast forward a hundred years and […]

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Let’s Catch Up….

March 26, 2017

Hey there! I am just ending a lovely Sunday with a sleeping baby on my lap and figured I had a few things to catch up on with you guys.  So pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s chat….. Grayson Update Oh this little ball of energy!  We hit the official 2 1/2 year […]

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