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OUR FAMILY VALUES

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The kids absolutely LOVE going to the park! It’s something that we try to do everyday! I think I need the vitamin D as much as they want to have fun sliding down the slides, swinging on the swings, and going on the seesaw.
Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

It’s so amazing looking back throughout the years and remembering Gracie as a 6 month old (she could barely walk but still wanted to slide down the slide). Now that Donovan is 1 years old, he is all over the place! I bet he would climb on the monkey bars if he could reach them!

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

One of the neatest things I get to experience as a mom is not only seeing my kids have fun and be healthy, but also interacting with other kids. For me, it’s just so important that they get that social element in their early developmental years. And both of the kids continue to shock me when they play with other kids because I get to see sides of them that I don’t see normally.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

I know that the park and friendships are just normal, every day things, but they represent something larger. Our family values consist of doing new things, traveling, and building relationships. And because of that, I always make sure my kids are as healthy as possible. This is one reason why I decided to vaccinate – because for me, it’s a peace of mind knowing that they remain healthy when they are at the park and around other kids. I try to do as much as I can to protect them (I mean I carry 3 cases of hand sanitizer with me at all times – lol) and vaccines are an important part of that. Vaccines make babies and kids strong from the inside out.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

If you have any questions or need any more information about vaccines, you can visit thepowertoprotect.org .

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

So, where will our adventures take us next? Maybe Disney!? 🙂

Thanks for reading!

With love,

Kari

HELLOFRESH IS THE ULTIMATE DINNER HACK

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

This post is sponsored by HelloFresh, but all opinions are mine. We truly love this service!

As parents of 2 under 4, and the owners of a successful social media business – Dave and I are super busy each day. Cooking dinner is usually the last thing on my mind at the end of the night – and that’s because we subscribe to HelloFresh. I don’t think about what’s for dinner because, first of all – I’m too busy to think about it but also because I don’t have to! HelloFresh’s fun and easy to make recipes will change the way you feel about cooking. 

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

HelloFresh’s menu is constantly changing so you always have new dishes to choose from each week. What I love most, is that the recipes take around 30 minutes to make, so you aren’t spending all night in the kitchen. 

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

The recipes come with super clear, step-by-step instructions with pictures, too! Gracie loves helping me make dinner because she actually can read the recipe with the photos! 

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

Another awesome perk about HelloFresh is that the ingredients are all pre-measured. So you only use what you need and there isn’t any waste! This also makes the clean up like 200 times easier. We always keep the HelloFresh bag on the counter and throw in all the scraps right there. It’s super convenient. 

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

If you use my code GRACEFULMOMMY80, you can receive $80 OFF your first month of HelloFresh (WHAT?!? That’s an insane deal!). Click here to sign up!!

Can’t wait to see what meals you get!
The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh The Ultimate Dinner Hack: HelloFresh

PANTENE INTENSE RESCUE SHOTS // THE QUICKEST WAY TO REPAIR HAIR

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Living in South Florida is amazing! However, it does a bit of damage to my hair. I am constantly swimming with the kids and that definitely takes a toll on my hair. It’s also been a while since I got my hair colored or cut, so basically my hair needs help. I started researching something to help my color-treated, rough, and dull hair and I found the perfect solution. Have you guys heard of these?! The Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots are amazing.
 
*This post is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own*
 
Pantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.com
Okay, so I don’t know about you, but I tried a few hair masks and honestly they didn’t work well for me. The thought of keeping my hair tied up for a day “soaking” in stuff was not cool. That’s why I love these Intense Rescue Shots. Because you leave in for 30 seconds and rinse for 30 seconds, but it still works wonders. These just hit the shelves in January of this year and they are Pantene’s most potent repair product yet! The idea for these actually came from a Brazil secret! The single dose-tube contains a deeply absorbing blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, strengthening lipids and natural glycerin that targets the damaged areas to give hair the flexibility and resilience it needs to endure styling and environmental stresses.
Pantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.com
Pantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.com
 
I decided to try these for myself and see if they really worked! And wow, I was blown away. The damage to my hair was NOTICEABLY repaired – it honestly felt like I had just gotten done at the salon. I actually put a little more focus on my ends of my hair with the product so my ends were more resilient and strengthened and it really worked.
Pantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.com
 
The best thing was that my hair was so soft and smooth that I didn’t even need to style it after I blew-dry it. It laid so perfectly.
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Okay, so here’s exactly how you use it:
1 // Wash your hair with a Shampoo – I really like Pantene’s Sheer Volume Shampoo.
Pantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.com
2// Use Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots once a week instead of your normal conditioner.
Pantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.com
 
3// While in-shower, apply generously to fully saturate hair, root-to-tip.
 
4// Consider where your hair sees the most damage and be sure to target that area.The product was formulated to prevent overdosing so unlike other hair treatments, no need to hold back! It is single use!
 
5// Leave in for 30 seconds
 
6// Rinse for 30 seconds (don’t over-rinse!)
I will definitely be incorporating Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots into my routine because I loved the way it made my hair feel. I also think these will be perfect to use after a day in the pool or at the beach!
Pantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.comPantene's Rescue Shots // The quickest way to repaired hair! www.gracefulmommy.com