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My family has always been the key to my success as a blogger, without their support and words of encouragement I don't think that I would have made it a full-time career. My mom has always been there when I need someone to watch Mila, whether it's for an hour or two in the evenings or a couple of days when we get sent on trips. It was nice to finally be able to send my mom and the rest of my family on a trip on my behalf! This time it was to enjoy the South Padre KOA, and let me tell you even I was jealous that I couldn't make it. 

We've always enjoyed camping, ever since I was little. I remember our annual summer camping trips to the river was something I always looked forward to, because it brought us all together in a really care-free way. As we all got older and a little bit busier the camping trips started to get postponed and now we probably do them every couple of years. I was happy that I would be able to send my family on a camping trip to show them something different, and remind my parents how much fun it is.

From all the pictures my mom took, how relaxed & happy everyone looked I can tell they had a blast! We're currently planning our next family camping trip but this time, the whole family is going. Even my little Bella 💓

My family stayed in a Loft Deluxe Cabin. This rental units sleep 8 ppl with a fun loft for the kids.

The South Padre KOA is open year round & have so many activities going on, plus your right on one of the best beaches in Texas!

Do you and your families do any cool annual trips? I would love to know! We're always looking for new places to try. 

We finally made it to the Magical Winter Lights this year and I'm so excited we did! There was so much to do and so many beautiful installations, it's definitely something we'll attend for years to come. 

MWL is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern festival that presents a fresh multicultural take on traditional holiday light shows.

Their hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday: 5PM – 10PM 
Friday and Saturday: 5PM – 11PM
Extended Nights:
                        Thanksgiving Day                         
Christmas Eve – New Year’s Day 
5PM – 11PM 

Of course, Mila's favorite place to be was the dinosaur tent! We had a blast and were tired out but they also have carnival style food & rides that we didn't get to try out because we were exhausted haha. 

The Magical Winter Lights is located at 1000 FM 2004, La Marque, TX 77568. Visit their website for more info. 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by James Avery, however, all the opinions expressed below are my own true opinions!

For the next 6 months, I will be sharing my favorite items at James Avery as a James Avery Ambassador! James Avery is a family-owned company that offers finely crafted jewelry designs. Each timeless piece is originated by skilled artisans in the Texas Hill Country and is created to celebrate life through the beauty of the design. 

I've always loved James Avery for their simple yet beautiful designs in Jewelry. Getting someone a charm bracelet as a gift is probably one of the smartest things you could ever do in my opinion. After that, all you have to do is buy them charms for gifts!

It’s officially the onset of the fall season, and James Avery released new pieces for the new season.
Changeable styles, make it easy to create a new look whenever you wish.

The Honey Bee Ring

I was in love with the whole honey bee collection they have at James Avery but decided that I would get the ring first. This ring always gets me loads of compliments! It's a simple way to make a statement

The Hammered Band 

I wanted this hammered band to add something a little more simple to my jewelry collection. I tend to go with big and bold earrings so the rest of my accessories tend to be a lot more simple, this was a great addition!

Deep in the Heart of Texas Charm

I have wanted this charm ever since I got my charm bracelet & I'm so happy I finally have it! Texas is the prettiest shaped state and anyone born & raise here will let you know just how great it is. This is an amazing gift for literally anyone in Texas.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Johnson’s®, however, all opinions expressed below are my own honest opinions. 

Giving your baby their first bath can be a daunting task, especially for new moms! It’s a new experience for you and baby, and chances are they might hate it and scream the whole time like Mila did or they could spend the whole time staring at you wondering what the heck is going on as Bella did. You honestly don’t know until you try, but I’m here to make sure you’re prepared for the whole thing! 

1.Make sure you have all your supplies close by

There’s nothing worse than having your baby in the water, wailing and realizing you forgot the soap. Here’s a list of things to have before putting the baby in the water:

Soap: A gentle soap that won’t irritate your baby’s skin like my favorite new Johnson’s® CottonTouch™ Newborn Wash & Shampoo! It’s made with real cotton, and it’s clinically proven mild and safe for fragile newborn skin. If you could bottle the smell of a newborn this is exactly what it would smell like, I seriously can’t get enough of it. 

Lotion: Just like with the soap you use, the lotion should be just as gentle.  The new Johnson’s® CottonTouch™ Newborn Face & Body Lotion is a breathable and hydrating water-based formula. I love the lightweight texture that absorbs super quick and doesn’t leave any unwanted residue on my newborn’s skin. 

Diaper: Have this one the closest, you don’t want to get peed on because your baby is cold.

Towel & Clothes: I usually have the towel unfolded and ready to go on the side that way I keep the baby as warm as possible to keep her from crying. Also, don’t forget the mittens & socks.

Pacifier: This helps to soothe baby if they’re crying after taking their bath. We all know how hard it is to get a crying baby’s clothes on.

2. Test the water with your elbow before putting your baby in the water

The last thing you want to do is startle your baby with water that’s too cold or scald their sensitive skin with water that’s too hot. Newborn skin is way more sensitive than our skin, so when you test the water temp use a more sensitive spot like your elbow and not your hand. 

3. Have patience & stay calm

Remember this is your baby’s first bath, and it’s a completely new experience for them. Use a calm and soothing voice and talk them through what you’re doing. Yes, they don’t understand you but hearing your voice is calming enough, and it will distract you from all the nerves.

Make the process as painless as possible by using products that are one-hand friendly like the new design in the Johnson’s® product line. You won’t really have an extra hand to spare, especially when bathing a newborn.

What is your favorite Johnson’s® scent? 
Get the new Johnson’s® CottonTouch™ Newborn Wash & Shampoo and Face & Body Lotion at your local Walmart! 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walmart, however, all opinions expressed below are my
true & honest opinions.

Now that Mila can tell us what she wants, the holidays are a little bit harder to navigate for us. Luckily Walmart is having a super fun wishlist event at a Walmart Supercenter near you! The best part is they’ve also created their very own catalog making it even easier for the kiddos to tell you exactly what they want. 

To celebrate the launch of the catalog, Walmart Supercenter locations across the country will be holding a "Wishlist Event" on November 3, from 1-4pm. At the event, kids and parents can come to get a copy of the catalog, join the fun, play with the hottest toys of the season, and get started on their holiday Wishlist!
You’ll even get to snap a pic with Santa and easily order a printed photo with the Walmart App. There will also be chances to enter to win fun giveaways, like a Nickelodeon poster or a LEGO catalog with stickers. 

Para celebrar el lanzamiento del nuevo catálogo, Walmart va a tener un evento súper divertido mañana 3 de Noviembre de 1-4pm. ¡Los niños y los padres pueden obtener una copia, con los juguetes más populares de la temporada y comenzar su lista de regalos para las fiestas!

Walmart’s new kid's catalog contains hundreds of toys for your kids to choose from & you might spot a few of your favorite influencers (like us!) in there. When we saw it Mila could hardly contain her excitement, and it was so easy for her to pick out the things she wanted that way we know we’re going to get the toys she actually likes! Among her favorites were literally anything Dinosaur, the Rapunzel Vanity, and of course Ryan’s New Surprise Egg! As a lover of Walmart, I love that whatever she picks, I know will be at an awesome price. What are your kids’ favorite toys? ¿Cuáles son los juguetes favoritos de tus hijos en Walmart esta temporada?

Remember to pick up your own catalog on November 3, 2018, from 1-4PM at a Walmart Supercenter, America’s best toy shop, near you!