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Want to help children with food allergies this Halloween?

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Then head to www.foodallergy.org and print out a flyer of a teal pumpkin, or paint your pumpkin teal green!

Food allergies are very serious, and many children in the US have them. 1 in every 13 children have at least one or more food allergies which is alarming!

This Halloween please join me and many others and have non food items for trick or treaters.

Items like stickers, pencils, plastic trinkets, are perfect items for kids!

Target, Michaels, Party City, & the Dollar Tree stores have a fabulous array to choose from if you are stumped.

Take it from a Mom Who is supporting FARE in having fun items for kids this Halloween!

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Want an inside look inside my fab fall beauty event at Saks?

From the most amazing beauty experts from lines Sisley, La Praire, SK-II, Cle de Peau, Bobby Brown, Lancome, Clinique, & Tom Ford, to swag bags and small bites, this event covered it all!

Beauty starts with having a good skincare regimen, which many people don’t realize is so important.

Saks beauty specialists from La Praire & Sisley educated us on, “just right” products for our skin type.

For eyes, La Prairie’s Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare & eye cream is by far amazing, as well as Sisley’s Rose oil for hydration & calming, and their Hydra Global lotion is like putting 8 glasses of water on your face!

Hydrating your skin within is important, as well as using products that lock in moisture is critical for healthy looking skin.

Just as we cover our children in lotion daily, it is just as important to do the same for ourselves!

At my event we got to preview all of the array of palettes for this season!

Fall is full of neutral, plums, deep corals, reds for lips and nail color. For eyes plums, greens, deep hues of blue and metallics make eyes, “POP”.

Celebrity makeup artist Jason Beers of Sisley, gave me and all of the attendees, individual lessons in makeup application and colors.

A fab tip is that if your lip color is bright, then go for a more neutral look on your eyes. Then the reverse, if you have a more dramatic look on your eyes, then use a muted color on your lips. ~LOVE this, thanks Jason!

Saks beauty department is one of my, “Go To” stops, each season, and you too will be hooked on the array new colors & skincare!

Take it from a Mom Who loves looking younger, and staying on top of beauty trends!

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Looking for a great experience at American Girl?

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Then make a reservation with a Personal Shopper at the nearest American Girl Place store near you!

I am always looking for special experiences with our children, and this year takes the cake for our daughter!

Last month I booked both a reservation with a personal shopper and lunch for her birthday.

Many people don’t realize, but American Girl has an AMAZING service which is FREE, that includes complimentary coat check, gift wrapping, and the most knowledgable specialists ever!

As soon as you are greeted, your child is taken to which section they are interested in, and given information about the doll of their choice.

Afterwards he or she is taken back to the personal shopping room to go through their choices of wishes or purchases.

If you don’t see an item you are looking for, your personal shopper can look for it while you hang out in the lounge.

My favorite aspect of this experience was that they were NOT pushy and asked on us on the side what we were looking to do prior to shopping. ~LOVE this!

After your selection, head to the Hair Salon where your doll can get their hair styled like your child, or have their ears pierced within 15 minutes!

Lunch, tea or dinner is also a special treat at American Girl! When the doors open to the dining room, your hostess will offer your child a high chair for their doll. Don’t have a doll? Well American Girl has got you covered with a doll to borrow! ~Too cute!

From dolls to interactive stations, accessories, matching apparel, DVD’s, music and books, this store is a must!

Check out their website, www.americangirl.com prior to your visit, and enjoy my fab tips!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!

Want to know my best kept holiday gift secret?

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Then start shopping now and hide the bags in a garment bag in your closet!

As soon as school begins, it is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping!

Now the shelves are stocked to the ceiling and the world is your oyster!

Before you know it December comes fast, then your choices are limited, and items are gone!

Sales are great, but sometimes by the time you wait, the lines as well as the gas and tolls, it pays to get them now.

Secondly I hide gifts in garment bags in our closets, so that surprises aren’t spoiled! ~LOVE this!

If you wrap as you purchase it is worth its weight in gold!

Enjoy my fab tip, and take it from a Mom who is starting holiday shopping this week!

Calling all Mommanista’s for a fun beauty event at Saks!

With the kiddies back to school, schedules, and after school activities under way, what better way to come together!

Saks and I partnered up for a fabulous beauty event this month. Bring friends and enjoy small nibbles, amazing give aways, as well as preview some spectacular products!

Hope to see you there, & please RSVP to the number on the invite!

Happy back to school ladies!

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Want a few cute ideas to decorate for back to school?

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Then head to the dollar store and the market!

Every year I love to decorate our kitchen for the first day of school.

A few cute ideas are to put a globe, ruler, pencil box, a box of crayons, abacus or blocks on the table.

Last night I took red and green pipe cleaners, and wrapped pencils around them and hung them on our chandler.

Then I took construction paper to use as place mats, bendable rulers, an apple and a book mark for table decorations decorations.

My final touch was a message with Crayola window markers on our mirror and kitchen windows which was a hit!

As I have said before, when you make school exciting, your kids will be excited too!

Take it from a former teacher and Mom who knows! Happy Back to School week!

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