This Is A Must Read! November's Book Of the Month Review "Buy Yourself The F****** Lilies"

11/28/2021

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    Have you ever read a book and felt connected by almost every page?


    If you answered yes, then I highly recommend this book to you. Buy Yourself The F****** Lilies is a book that you can't stop reading. It's a self help/ reflection on the life of a young woman named Tara Schuster who decided to shift her mindset from all negative situations into positive ones. This book is a good read because anyone can resonate from it. We all deal with things in our lives, but it's up to us to either deal with it or make some changes to fix them.

    Gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude

    One thing that I can say was very consistent in this book, was the fact that she kept talking about gratitude. She even made it a point to say "try and fake" gratitude until we actually feel it. I love that she expressed showing gratitude. We often fall very short of giving it. It can be something as simple as thanking God for allowing us to wake up and see a new day, or even thanking God for the sun that allows us to receive free vitamin D. 

    Self Love. Self Care. Reflection

    This book also gives tips and strategies on how to incorporate self care, self love, and reflection into your daily life. It helps you navigate through issues even from as early as childhood to see where patterns arise. I think that is dope! Sadly, majority of our negative thoughts comes from within. We are our biggest critics and also we are the frenemies within.

    Grab your copy. You won't regret it!

    I don't want to spill too much tea on this book. If you want to learn some strategies and also be reminded that you are not alone in this shining your mindset journey, I suggest you order this book right now. Buy Yourself The F****** Lilies 

    Shameless plug... I've also written a self help eBook that empowers women to step out of their comfort zone and take that leap of faith I also share tips and tricks on how to deal with life's everyday struggles. I tell it like it is in this eBook. you can purchase it here You Got This Girl!!!

Later Love Bugs,
Elizabeth Jacas


Holiday Gift Guide For Boys and Girls

11/06/2021



       Before you know it, Christmas will be here and if you have young kids then I am pretty sure they already made a list for "Santa" or been telling you what they want. Now, I have a 7 year old girl so creating a gift guide for girls wasn't too hard. Like I said before, you know your child and what interests them, the items in this guide was the "popular" items that I seen that was trending online. Also, if you are a "Boy Mom" my apologies lol, I don't know what else to add to the guide for boys so I hope these items were not too "cliche" lol

  GIRLS

Friendship Bracelet Kit

    I don't know about you but everything with my youngest daughter is "friend this" "friend that" so I thought a "friendship bracelet kit" would be ideal.They can create different color pattern bracelet that matches their friends style/personality. This can help them with their creativity and fine motor skills as well.You can find these on Amazon, Target, Walmart, or your local craft store.

   

Nail Art Kit 

    This is another one I am pretty sure these girls will love. They can create their own designs and as moms, we don't have to worry if they look too grown because these are "kiddie friendly"I remember having something similar to this when I was younger. I think you can find these at the same places I stated above for the friendship bracelets.

    Boys

Basketball/Connect  Four Game

   This game looks pretty cool. I don't know the exact name, but to me it looks like a basketball/connect four game in one. You have to make sure to shoot the ball in the basket and get the same colors in a row like connect four. 

Tool Set
    
    What young boy does not want a tool set like their daddy, grandpa, or uncle right? I thought this was super cute because they can use their imagination around the house and act as if they are building something. This can be found at your local toy or retail store. 

    Transforming Robot

    What is it with boys and robots? Even in the classroom, I always heard them talk about robots lol. So when I seen this robot that can also transform, I was like "how cool is this" I think any boy would want to add this to their collection. 

    Unisex Gifts

    Kinetic Sand
    
    This thing is so satisfying, it looks like sand and playdoh, but has a soft squishy texture. It's super calming in my opinion. You can purchase these on amazon and buy little toys to go in there like mini dinosaurs for the boys and mini princesses for the girls. You can find the set hat has a "sand castle" included. The creativeness is unlimited!

    Nintendo Switch

     Great thing about the Nintendo Switch is that it was made for both girls and boys. If your daughter likes "Pink" she would love the Pink Switch, if your son likes "blue" then you can snag that color for him. Another plus is the variety and genres of games. So you won't have a hard time with finding out which game suits your child. This is a great gift! These can be pricey though. I would look around for the Black Friday deals.

    *I also believe in monetary gifts too. I always give my girls money with their gifts and they know half is saved and the other half can be spent. Another option is that you can open up a savings account or give them money to invest in companies such as McDonald's or Disney (Trust Me) they may not understand now, but it will all make sense when they get older.

Happy Shopping!!!!

Later Love Bugs,
Elizabeth Jacas

Trending Holiday Gift Guide For a Tween Girl

11/02/2021


    The holiday season has officially begun...

        If you are like me, then you like to shop early. My girls are getting older and they no longer want toys. I am almost sure that everything they want this year is on this guide. The past couple of months we have been to different stores and I would always catch them eyeing something... and of course the mommy in me took a "mental note" If you are shopping for a girl between the age of 10+ this post is for you. 

    Tween years is that awkward stage where they are still considered a young kid but still feel like a teen but not quite at that age yet. My oldest daughter falls into that category. I have to remind her that she is still a little too young for certain things that she wants. This guide that I created seems appropriate for girls around this stage.

    Mini Waffle Maker

    These are the cutest little gadgets I have ever seen. You can find these at your local Target, Walmart, or even amazon for the low low.

    Plush Throw Blanket

    What tween isn't going to like a plush throw blanket? They can use it on their bed or even on the couch while they are watching a movie. I am obsessed with these. 

    Apple AirPods

    These are on the bit of the pricier side, however, you can snag good deals around black Friday. I would keep an eye out on the black Friday ads. They should already be out if not maybe in a week or so. 

    Victoria Secret Pink 

    What I like about Pink is that it's kind of a one stop shop. You can get clothing, cute accessories, Water bottles, fluffy slippers, and beauty items such as lotions, spray mists and the list goes on. This store can get pricey as well but they usually have a good sale or promotion. 

    Fujifilm Instax Camera & Film

    This camera has been a hit for awhile now especially on Youtube with these teens promoting it. I have seen these at Target. I also know Walmart will be having a bundle sale which includes the camera and film for Black Friday. They also have a variety of colors.

    Bath Bombs

    Bath bombs are something that these girls will never get tired of using. You can snag these anywhere! I suggest anything fruity and colorful. Be careful when purchasing from a cheap place because I hear they stain the tub. 

        Of course there is a whole lot of things out there. You know your kids and what they would like. I just wanted to be a little help to jump start your early shopping. I will also have three other Holiday Gift Guide posts for little kids, men, and women. So stay tuned for that. 

Later Love Bugs,
Elizabeth Jacas