Fashion, Mother's Day

Tough As A Mother Jewelry that celebrates moms on their parenting journey

Tough As A Mother Jewelry that celebrates moms on their parenting journey

Jennifer Cervantes, founded jewelry brand Tough as a Mother Tribe, to help empower and support moms on their parenting journey… ‘to help women, and parents alike, find the strength to endure the real challenges of motherhood, no matter what stage of motherhood they may be in’. This is a perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day for all we have endured with our families this year.

Mom necklace

This necklace is the ‘Good Vibes Mama’ Mom Necklace – Labradorite Stone. The Labradorite stone meaning and benefits include clearing worries, enhancing intuitive abilities, protects from negativity and promotes strength and perseverance.

Good Vibes Neclace

The next piece below is my favorite, ‘Cool Mama’ Mom Necklace – Chalcedony Stone. The chalcedony stone meaning and benefits include calming, reduces fear, anger, guilt and helps with communication and finding balance.

calming stone

Tough As A Mother necklaces comes on an 18″ Chain. Our chains are 14k gold-filled. They also have initial and personalized jewelry options that also make great gifts. This is jewelry that celebrates Moms!

Cool Mom necklace

Give Mom a gift with meaning by celebrating the real and joyous moments of Motherhood in jewelry she will proudly wear. Find her style at the Tough As A Mother Tribe.

Beauty, Mother's Day

Get the Curls You Want with Bombay Hair 32 Rose Gold Wand

Get the Curls You Want with Bombay Hair 32 Rose Gold Wand

I have typically had a hard time getting my hair to hold a curl. I began asking friends their tricks and reading product reviews to see what is working for others and always assumed perhaps I need a smaller wand to try tighter curls. That did not work well. I finally realized that I needed the right spray, wand size and heat. This 32 Rose Gold Wand  from Bombay Hair gets my curls exactly how I want them – just a wave in the end if I take my stylists recommendations on how to hold and curl with it. You can get the curls you want with a few tips and the right hair tool.

Bombay Hair

I hold top sections of my hair up in clips and start with the underneath section. I use large sections and give it a quick spritz with a heat spray first. I alternate the direction I curl – over and under so I get that random wave throughout.

curling wand

I even found a tip in a YouTube video of how to tilt the curling wand up and away on the front hairs to better frame my face. It worked out well. What I love about this particular curling wand from Bombay Hair is how quickly it heats up. I curl at 370 degrees. It does come with a heat glove to protect your hand, but I just find it easier to not wear one so I have the cool tip curling wand option.

32 rose gold hair wand

On an average day I am a jeans and ponytail Mom. It is just easier on days I do not have time to put into my hair. I always thought that styling my hair was better if I had more hours in my day. The reality is that once I got the curling routine down with this wand, I can get through my hair sections quickly, run my fingers through it all and go. No excuses, I do have time to style my hair.

hair curls

Letting the curls fall at my face or pulling the back is both a great look that gives my hair so much body and style. The Bombay Hair curling wand makes it possible to master salon-style from the comfort of my own home.

hair curling wand

The 32 Rose Gold Curling Wand has a 100% Titanium Barrel in rose gold which allows for frizz-free long-lasting curls with a cool tip feature that helps prevent style burns. The temperature adjusts from 150-450 degrees/F. It comes in cute packaging and boxed ready to gift for Mom this Mother’s Day!

Home, Mother's Day

Noot is the secret sauce that keeps my plants alive and thriving

Noot is the secret sauce that keeps my plants alive and thriving.

This front garden bed of mine, ugh! It has been a chore getting it to be what I want. I am not the most plant knowledgable, but the way the builders left this hodgepodge of a bed when we bought the house was too unorganized. My front bed lacks color and I have tried to ‘guess’ my way into the right set up, but then I am left with a mess or just brown and dark green 3 of the 4 seasons. I am finally soliciting my sister to help me design the garden as she has come to love gardening so she can now help me.

Noot mix

She gave me some tasks to do before we shop. I am moving some plants around and even transplanting a boxwood we feel won’t work here in the end, but I love the health of it so I want to keep it. I am adding a few English Daisies for some spring color as I wait for summer plants to be available to buy and plant. To do this, I am using the trusty Noot, where every watering offers no-fuss organic fertilizing that fuels long lasting, natural growth. Noot keeps my plants alive and thriving.

Noot food

Whether planting or transplanting, the nutrients you give your plants to root and thrive in their new locations matters the most. I have old soil on top of clay/rocks, so I have had to add more layers of better soil and really make sure I am giving them the best feed.

plant food

Noot nourishes plants with 18 powerful organic ingredients combined with beneficial bacteria. Noot makes caring for plants easy with monthly delivery and comes in 3 varieties – Noot Mix (standard for all plants), Husky Mix (for root health) and Rescue Mix (for damaged/strained plants). To use, just pour it on the soil and Noot converts ordinary water into a complex nutritional and microbial solution that every plant craves.

feeding plants

With the Noot plan 7 gallons of feeding fits within 2 glass tubes for under $20. Choose how much you need delivered from 3.5 gallons to 300 gallons worth of plant food. Noot Works with most houseplants: tropicals, succulents, ferns, palms, cactus, bonsai, calathea, orchids, anthuriums, monsteras, aroids, and even kitchen herbs. Simply, mix 1 tsp of Noot every 1/2 gallon of water. No PH-ing needed. Learn more at Grow with Noot!