A Dallas Workshop

How great would it be to sit down with a group of moms to talk about life, drink champagne, get pampered, make some crafts and indulge in some delicious finger food (raising hand emoji)? As awesome as that sounds I was lucky enough to do just that!

It was a great experience to meet new people and talk with one another as if we’ve met long before. Thanks to @Theimanproject whom hosted this event to celebrate modern motherhood. 

Theimanproject is owned by Bree Clarke, who plans different events in Dallas such as this one (modern motherhood), Frida Kahlo painting workshop, hand stamp jewelry workshop and much more!

At this mommy mode workshop Theimanproject brought in a few mom ceo’s to make the workshop even more enjoyable. Our first CEO mom is the creator of @Soybarcandles who taught us how to make candles, but these weren’t your ordinary candles. Soybar Candlesare made with 100% soy which means theses candles are made from vegetable oil (soy beans). On the other hand, paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil. So, if you’re a mom these are the candles you want around your home.

Remember how I said we indulged some great treats…well, here it is. Samantha Rush owner of @Rushpatisserie, made some delicious snacks and I mean exquisite to the point where I had two full plates of food. Call me what you want but they were irresistible! And lucky for you Rush Patisserie is located in Dallas, TX so you can try it out too.

On the other hand, we also tasted some great baby food that didn’t even taste like baby food. I literately could’ve eaten a whole jar of it if I could, but that would’ve had some eyes on me. @Twobabesorganics is a locally owned pure organic hand made baby food company, owned by two lovely moms who deliver food right to your door.

If you’re not a stay at home mom I know that finding a babysitter can be difficult and expensive. But that problem has been solved, I am happy to have learned about @smsdallas“Sitting Made Simple” so I can share the deets with you.

Sitting Made Simple is a baby sitting company that hires local college students. Every sitter has a clean background check, driving record, and is CPR certified.

Whether you are in need of a last minute sitter, before and/or after school, part-time parenting, summer sitting, tutoring, pet sitting or help with a special event, they have you covered!

Last but not least, I am obsessed with this bracelet, as I am typing this I have it on me right now. This lovely hand made bracelet is made by @expressionsbraceletsExpressions Bracelets is a hand stamped jewelry company that pretty much can put anything on any piece of jewelry. This is a great gift to give, for any occasion.

If you would like to attend a workshop click here, and tell me how your experience went by commenting below.

Here are the cool items I received in my mommy goody bag. Plus the candle I made ;D

Top TV Shows & Movies To Watch

It’s harder than ever to watch television. There’s too much out there, but after living without cable for the past two years and only watching things through Netflix and Hulu, you can say Hubbs and I have come across some great movies and shows. I would say I have pretty high standards for liking television shows so I really took these lists seriously when putting them together.

The following list below is in chronological order.

TOP SHOWS

  • 1. The Fosters
  • 2. Beyond
  • 3. Pretty Little Liars
  • 4. Younger
  • 5. Devious Maids
  • 6. Awkward
  • 7. Finding Carter
  • 8. The 100
  • 9. 13 Reasons Why
  • 10. Orange is The New Black
  • 11. Shameless
  • 12. American Horror Story – (all seasons)
  • 13. Jane the Virgin
  • 14. Bates Motel

TV SHOWS CURRENTLY WATCHING

  • 1. Shadow Hunters
  • 2. The Bold Type
  • 3. Atypical

TOP MOVIES

  • 1. Marvel Civil War
  • 2. Lovely Bones
  • 3. It Follows
  • 4. Beast of No Nation
  • 5. Hush
  • 6. 21
  • 7. I.T.
  • 8. Tropic Thunder
  • 9. Naked
  • 10. Creed
  • 11. 13 Hours
  • 12. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • 13. The Pursuit of Happyness
  • 14. Knock Knock
  • 15. American Ultra

TOP MOVIES & SHOWS FOR KIDS

  • 1. Sing
  • 2. The Secret Life of Pets
  • 3. Trolls
  • 4. Masha and The Bear
  • 5. Angry Birds
  • 6. Larva
  • 7. Hotel Transilvania 2
  • 8. Minions
  • 9. Super Why
  • 10. Talking Tom and Friends

These shows and movies can be found on Hulu, Netflix and Amazon TV. If you’re not registered in any of these sites you can register for a free 30 day trail below.

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Quench Your Thirst With Flavored Water

Experts say that 8 to 12 ounces of filtered water with fresh lemon first thing in the morning will help jump-start your metabolism. It also helps detox your liver. Moreover, the citric acid in lemons helps with digestion and reduces muscle and joint pain, while the vitamin C helps fight against infections like the common cold and the flu. Pretty impressive for just one fruit!

I like to start my day with a cup of warm lemon water. The zesty smell helps wake me up and it’s a good option if I’m trying to avoid caffeine. I also noticed that I drink more water throughout the day when I add lemon so I keep fresh slices in the fridge at my job.

If you’re not into lemon, don’t worry because honestly you can put just about whatever fruit you like into water and enjoy it, but I think it’s so much more fun (photo worthy lol) to do tasty combinations of fruits and herbs. So, I thought I’d show you six of my favorite combinations today. But before we begin, here are a few notes about infused waters:​

  • The longer they rest, the stronger the flavor. Within about 15 minutes, you’ll get a nice, mild flavor of whatever you’re infusing the water with. The longer it infuses, the stronger the flavor will get.

  • The nutritional benefit is increased hydration. Infusing water with fruit might add a negligible amount of nutrients from the fruit, but the real nutritional benefit is to make you want to drink more water! Hydration is good.

  • Drink it that day. For the best flavor, drink it the day you make it. You might be able to get by with 36 hours, depending on how fresh your fruit is, but it’s best to make it when you want to drink it. For citrus fruits with peel, you want to drink it within a few hours or the water tends to get bitter.

  1. STRAWBERRY,LIME & KIWI
  2. LEMON  & LIME
  3. RASPBERRY & MINT
  4. ORANGE & BLUEBERRY
  5. GRAPEFRUIT & ROSEMARY
  6. WATERMELON & BASIL

If you have any other cool recipes share them in the comment box below, I would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to share this post with your family and friends. 

Last Minute Gift Ideas

I know trying to find the perfect gift can be hard sometimes.

I try to think about what they are into: Do they have a sweet tooth? Are they passionate about home décor? Maybe they love champagne? I also put into consideration if this is something I would like, because we definitely don’t want to buy something we wouldn’t like ourselves. Of course, if you don’t have time to shop, flowers are always a winner.

These are some items I personally would give to a family/friend for a birthday gift, house warming, dinner party, etc. But feel free to go outside of these options, I am here to just make your life easier by simply giving you ideas. You can now take it from here.

-Michaelle

Champagne

$40

Ice Cream + Churro

Scrolling through Instagram on an empty stomach can be risky business.
When hunger gets a hold of you and you’re welcomed by an innumerable drooling shots of what everyone is munching on, it’s just too tempting to drop everything and cram your face full of whatever the latest Insta-craze may be.

One particular item which is making waves on social media is the Ice Cream Churro.

Who would’ve known combining a churro with ice cream would be the best thing ever?

This Ice Cream Churro is what dreams are made of, no doubt about it!

IG: @ChurroAlley

2540 Old Denton Rd. Suite 116,

Carrollton, Tx 75006

Houston, TX

How many cities have we said we’ve “been to” but we really only “passed through” them to get to where we really wanted to go?

Well in this blog I’m calling myself out and admitting that even though I’ve been to Houston thousands of times to see my brother, I’ve never actually “explored” what the city of Houston has to offer.

Now when I go to visit my brother I usually leave Friday night and come back to Dallas Sunday evening. So this past weekend I challenged myself to check out some popular places within the short amount of time that I was gonna be there.

Here’s where all I went! Enjoy!

  • 1. Downtown Houston Aquarium
  • 2. Children’s Museum of Houston
  • 3. The Chocolate Bar

Here is a video and some photos I took of the top 3 places to go to in Houston.

(P.S. my camera died so I wasn’t able to get footage of everything, but I did take photos)

Back to School GRANT

Even though summer is still in full swing, it’s time to start getting supplies together and to be ready once school starts! I have partnered up with Medico M.D. whom have put together a special giveaway to get your little scholar excited about heading back to school.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

ENTER NOW!

Prize Pack Includes:

  • A backpack
  • School supplies
  • A medical exam
  • A dental exam
  • A dental cleaning
  • Laptop – ASUS 11.6incg Intel Quad-Core (provided by Insurance Hub)
  • $300 towards school expenses (provided by The Senior Benefits Store)

Terms & Conditions

  • This contest is open to Dallas – Forth Worth residents only.
  • Winners will be contacted via Facebook comment/message or you may click HERE to see the winner.
  • Limit one share per entry.
  • This giveaway ends midnight CST on August 13th
  • This award will ONLY available to students enrolled in grades K-12.
  • This is a sponsored giveaway.

One winner will be chosen based on completing all entry rules.

Enter now for your chance to hook your kids up with this awesome pack!

Here’s how to enter:

  • 1. Follow IG @Michaellemilly
  • 2. Like Facebook.com/Michaellemybelle
  • 3. Like Facebook.com/MedicoMDDFW
  • 4. Share the “Back to School Grant” AND tag @medicomddfw and #medicomdgrant (don’t forget to tag and hashtag that way we can see your entry).
  • 5. Tell us some accomplishments YOU or YOUR NOMINEE have made!

Winner will be announced August 14th here: Facebook.com/MedicoMDDFW

Good luck everyone!

DRUMMMMM ROLLLLL PLEASE……….

THE WINNER IS….

Congratulations Ciara!

Ciara was nominated to receive our Back to School Grant by her mom, Fredia!

Thank you again to all of our sponsors for participating and thank you to everyone who submitted nominees!