Nighttime Potty Training + Family Friday Linkup

Family, Lifestyle

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On Thursday, June 9th I finally decided to start a nighttime potty training process. My son is 2 years and 8 months old, and he was potty trained for over a year now…but not fully. He was wearing pullups when we go out (just in case an accident happens) and at nights. For several months now something inside me has been telling me that he is ready to be completely out of diapers and that I need to start night time potty training, but I’ve been just dragging it…because I didn’t want to wake up at nights (even though I was still getting up to nurse David), and I was scared…scared of what could happen..stuff like: wet sheets, often wakings, crying…I didn’t know what to expect..considering that every morning he was waking up with a diaper full of pee. But then I decided that enough was enough and we just needed to be done with it. I read a couple of articles on this subject, set a date, planned everything in my head, got some necessities, and it was a success!! In fact, I can’t believe how easy it’s been!!

I thought of everything that could possibly happen during this potty training process, and I also knew that if an accident happened at night I wouldn’t have the energy to change the sheets…but what if he had several accidents in one night? I needed to be prepared for the worst. I bought disposable bed mats, and I bought 1 washable waterproof sheet protector.

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I put 1 disposable mat on the sheets, and I put a washable one (since it’s nicer material) on top. That way if Christian peed in the middle of the night, I could just take a washable mat off. His PJs and underwear are always folded in his dresser, so I knew I had an easy access if I needed to change him at night. I also put a potty chair by his bed.

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Chores Toddler Can Do

Family, Lifestyle

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Christian (2 years and 8 months old) likes to help a lot, and I know his willingness to help won’t be there forever (but inside of me I still hope that it will be LOL), so I take advantage of it, and you should too. Here’s the list of what he does regularly to help around the house (and you can watch the video too, it’s cute :-)):

  1. Feeds our puppy every morning
  2. Unloads dishwasher. I take the basket with utensils out of the dishwasher (I make sure to take all the knives out first) and he sorts everything out. Sometimes we do the whole unloading process together, he hands me the plates and everything else out of the dishwasher and I put them away since he can’t reach that high yet.
  3. Helps to cook: puts seasoning on the salad (you should control the process though so that he doesn’t put too much of it LOL), makes easy snacks, cooks oatmeal.
  4. Puts his toys away. That’s a must. We have a rule: if he’s done playing with one toy (or with one box of small toys), he puts it away before taking another toy or another box (the same with books). Sometimes things can get crazy, chaotic and messy like in the video below ↓ (usually when he’s playing with his dad LOL ), but no matter what he cleans his own room.
  5. Puts all his dirty clothes in the hamper. It’s like a basketball game for him, he likes to throw them in the basket, and if he doesn’t make it, he picks it up and tries again until he succeeds LOL. So my point is he loves this whole process.
  6. Does small trash. He just basically takes the trash out of small trash cans that are in the bedrooms and puts them either in the big trash can or by the door, and then Daniel does the rest.
  7. Feeds his little brother. He doesn’t always do that (he would be glad though), because even when I feed David it gets pretty messy, just imagine a 2-year-old feeding a 10 months old baby…yeah, it’s hard to call it help LOL.. I usually allow him to that when I absolutely need it or when it’s not too messy and I know they both are having fun.

Please, share the things that your kids do to help you?

xo JANE xo

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I’m hosting my first Linkup Party. And it’s Family Friday Linkup. It will be up every Friday, so don’t forget to check back and link your family related posts.

P.S. Linking up with these amazing family blogs


Family Morning Routine

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

I enjoyed filming and editing our daily routine. I don’t know if it’s good or bad but I do like the routine, I can plan things better and I can get a lot done if I know how my day goes. We have two morning routines: work day routine and weekend routine. In this video you can see our work day routine, where I get up with kids, make breakfast (3 separate breakfasts LOL :-), and take care of kids, while my husband gets ready for work. On weekends, I get to relax a little bit more since my husband is the one who takes care of the kids. Let me know if you want me to make a weekend morning routine video 🙂 I’ll be happy to!

What time do you wake up in the morning? And what is your morning routine?

xo JANE xo

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April + May Favorite Moments

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

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I’m always excited about this kind of posts because I can look back on the entire month and really appreciate everything we have and the time spent with family and friends.

I started this series of posts in March, but I skipped April because I was just so busy (still unpacking ugh)… that’s why today I’m combining April and May together in one post since we’ve had a lot of good moments in April and I want to share them with you.

Reminded of that we are responsible not only for our kids but we are responsible TO them for our choices, actions, and behavior. We should always be an example of what we want to teach them.

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Reading a lot of health related articles. David was really sick past month for 2 weeks straight, he had a hand, foot & mouth disease, viral diarrhea (therefore really bad rash), allergies and ear infection. It was really tough on him. We were prescribed antibiotics and a lot of other medicines that I didn’t want to give him 🙁 so I started to read about natural approach to treating these kinds of medical conditions and I’m happy to report that it’s been successful 🙂

We’ve watched several movies this past couple of months, but first two movies that come to mind are Legend (based on true story) and The Nice Guys. Both are good!

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Enjoying being a mommy. I enjoy daily cute conversations with Christian, I enjoy seeing how both of my kids develop and grow, I enjoy cooking for them (before it was a struggle because Christian was so picky and David wasn’t eating solids yet).

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Wanting for David to sleep through the night… oh I want it so much LOL. I kinda used to get up at nights, and I pretty much forgot what it feels like to have uninterrupted nighttime sleep, but people say it’s good, so I want to experience it again LOL.

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Listening to Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, it’s Christian’s new favorite song 🙂

Highlights of this couple of months ↓ . Watch my April + May Favorite Moments 🙂 ↓

P.S. Finally caught up with my vlogs, so now they will be up in real time and not 2 months behind 🙂

Has anything exciting happened in your life recently? Please, share 🙂

xo JANE xo

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Fashion, Fashion Inspiration, Lifestyle
Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is finally here and as always it’s a great one. A lot of designer pieces are on sale too: women’s clothing, handbags, shoes!
Don’t know what to get for Father’s Day? Check out menswear and homeware, I’m sure you’ll find a great Gift For Him.
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And if you plan to shop online don’t forget to sign up for Ebates and get 6% cash back when you shop at Nordstrom! Ebates Cash Back + Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale = Unbeatable Prices!
xo JANE xo

 




ATV Tour & Bull Riding | Vlog

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

Everything from planting irises and volunteering at the nursing house to ATVs, Bull riding (which was the first for me) and armadillo race is in this vlog…

So many new experiences in one day! We had an amazing day with amazing people at the Beaumont Ranch, where we enjoyed delicious food, beautiful nature and fun activities.

I absolutely loved the ATV tour and the only reason I chose it over zip lining is because I thought I would just sit in the front seat while Daniel is driving LOL… And when the first group left to do zip lining and I saw that I’m the only girl left to do an ATV tour I got a little suspicious, but it was too late to change my mind. It turned out that ATV tour on 4 wheelers was more difficult and extreme than zip lining…well, I had no idea, but now I’m really happy that I got to do it because I had so much fun riding the 4 wheeler up and down the hills and seeing all the beautiful nature around us!

I knew what bull riding was, though, and I absolutely didn’t want to do that, Daniel just literally dragged me and sat me on that bull (thanks, love :/ LOL). Can’t say that I enjoyed it but I’m glad that I tried it…

Have you ever done any of this stuff? Which one did you enjoy the most?

xo JANE xo

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Who What Wear x Target Must-Haves

Fashion, Fashion Inspiration

Who What Wear and Target partnered to launch an exclusive collection of expensive looking clothes (literally anything you want from t-shirts and jeans to jackets and bags) under $50. You can find a new collection at Target stores or online.

Here are my favorite pieces from the collection:

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I’m absolutely dying over this trench vest. Such a staple piece!! You can wear it with shorts, with jeans, with dresses, skirts, leggings, long-sleeve/short-sleeve/no-sleeve shirts… SERIOUSLY WITH ANYTHING ANY TIME OF THE YEAR!!! <3

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This tee is an absolute necessity in your wardrobe! Comes in 6 different colors! Really easy to style, dress up or dress down! 50563842

Of course, you can never have enough of cute romper dresses! This long-sleeve black romper-dress is an easy day-to-night transition piece!

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This saddle bag is also a must-have! It’s very versatile and will look good with any outfit. Comes in 3 colors! <3
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Foldover clutch comes in 2 colors. It’s great for the times when you just need to bring your essentials, and you don’t want to carry anything heavier than that, plus it’s a great accessory to pretty much any outfit you wear! 50652170

This sleeveless button up  is a definite must-have for spring and summer. Comes in 4 different colors, and all are so different and cute, and all are must-haves!! Seriously, check them out!!!

Have you already gotten anything from Who What Wear Collection?

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xo JANE xo

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PCA Skin Revitalizing Eye Gel | Review

Beauty, Reviews

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Brand claims:

This cutting-edge eye gel strengthens, firms and lifts the skin around the entire eye area. This unique formulation utilizes the latest science, combining proven ingredients in a single formulation that can be applied directly to all areas around the eye, including the eyelid, to treat all the common concerns of the aging eye area and achieve dramatic results rapidly. Its light gel texture is excellent for all skin types.

• One product to treat dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging eyelids simultaneously
• Can be applied directly to the eyelid to firm and lift
• Has a light, silky texture
• Rapid results seen within one week

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My thoughts: 

I’m usually not a fan of gel texture in skin care products. I never feel like they do anything to my skin. But the texture of this revitalizing eye gel is richer, heavier (in a good way) and creamier than other eye gels that I’ve used in the past. It moisturizes the entire area around the eyes, and it’s safe to use right before applying a concealer. In spite of how moisturizing this eye gel is, it has a light silky texture and doesn’t cause a concealer to move or slide.  The packaging is very simple but so convenient and easy to use. It’s not bulky or heavy which makes it travel-friendly as well. I still have dark circles, but with the sleep that I get or don’t get I should say, it would be a true miracle if anything could remove them. I don’t have many fine lines or wrinkles (just yet… Thank God!), so it’s hard for me to say if this eye gel really treats sagging eyelids or wrinkles, but I do really like the way it feels on my skin, and I never forget to use it in the morning and at night.

You can find more info about PCA Skin Ideal Complex Revitalizing Eye Gel here. It was featured in The Oprah Magazine and Allure.

Where to buy: PCA Skin

Size: 0.5. fl oz

Price: $84

xo JANE xo

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*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. The product was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own and based on the experience I had using the product.