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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Where to Buy Stalish Face Masks & Masks Became Necessity and Fashion Accessories

It looks like we’re going to be wearing cloth face masks for a while, which is all the more reason to find one that you like. The CDC has been recommending that people wear masks when going out in public for weeks. New Yorkers must wear masks in public places where social distancing six feet is not possible. (Cuomo specified that people would not be jailed for not wearing a mask, but fines could be issued.) Similar orders have been issued in New Jersey and Puerto Rico, but wearing a fabric mask as a civilian is now common sense. So for the foreseeable future, we’ll be wearing masks to the grocery store, on walks and runs, and maybe even after the crisis abates. Given the prevalence of mask selfies, it’s likely that masks will start to become fashion items, rather than merely functional.
The best face masks for civilians to wear are made of cloth. Leave the surgical masks and N95s for the healthcare professionals and essential workers.
I think when schools open back up it will be mandatory for children to wear masks! So why don’t you check out some of these cute masks below!

*When you buy something through my retail links, I may earn an affiliate commission.

Here are 5 retailers that are now selling masks—and whether their face coverings are actually worth buying based on fit and fabric type. 
Some of them are sold out and you have to pre-order!

The Staceface Protective Face Mask is selling for just $10 at Alice + Olivia, and for every mask sold, the company will donate one to communities in need. 

Masks from Vistaprint are fun and bright. The patterns range from solids to playful and fun, and are available in kids and adult sizes. 10% will be donated to small businesses!

Yes, you can now purchase adorable masks featuring your favorite Disney characters like Baby Yoda, Mickey Mouse, Frozen, Black Panther, and more, which are currently only available for pre-order at the Disney Store. Even better, Disney will be donating one million cloth face masks to those in underserved and vulnerable communities across the U.S. that will be distributed and $1 million of the proceeds to MedShare. Each comes in a themed pack of four and follows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations for non-surgical face masks, per Disney. 

ETSY’s landing page has become all about the mask, and the company disclosed that between April 4 and 6, people searched for masks on the site an average of 9 times per second, totaling more than 2 million searches. 


Monday, May 4, 2020

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas πŸ’

Mothers Day Gifts During Quarantine

When you’re stuck in the house for however many days at this point….(I mean…what day is it really?) spa services sound like a dream come true. Even when this quarantine is lifted though, trips to the spa might not happen as quickly as you would hope. 
Regardless, mom deserves a Mother’s Day of pampering, even if she can’t leave the house. Here are some incredible ideas for the mom in your life that wants nothing more than to sink into a bowl full of zen!

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Of course, if mom needs the full body treatment…think homeschooling while trying to run her own business and cooking and cleaning at the same time, plus putting up with her husband on the daily….well, look no further because this is exactly what she needs and deserves. Just because you can’t get her a proper in person massage, doesn’t mean she can’t get the special Mother’s Day treatment!


Gift Cards

Cards say it all! Yes, that means gift cards, greeting cards or both! Check out all of the options below to let the mom that you love know just how much you love her…even if you can’t be together this year during quarantine!
Pick your mom’s favorite and you’ll be good to go!

EstΓ©e Lauder Gift Card - https://rstyle.me/+GLaAmvMRWT7RFfzzmtZNMw

Click here to send flowers!

How To Celebrate Mother’s Day During Social Distancing

Even though we can’t all be with mom this Mother’s Day, sending her a thoughtful gift is guaranteed to bring a smile to her face. Trust me, as a mom, having this holiday robbed from me is pretty damn depressing…even just a card would go a super long way.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there. May you find happiness this day and have an even greater celebration as soon as possible!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Greenlight - How To Teach Your Kids Good Money Habits

Greenlight, The Smart Debit Card for Kids makes it easier to give my kids money and teach them how to make smart financial decisions. Check it out by signing up with my referral link and we’ll both get $10! https://app.greenlightcard.com/hhMotVLcx5 Thank you so much! ANAYAN

How To Teach Your Kids Good Money Habits

As a parent, you want the best for your children. This doesn’t necessarily mean you want them to have the best clothes, the latest toys or coolest gadgets. Most likely, it means you want them to be safe and secure. And you want to lay a foundation that they can build upon to do well in life.
The question, then, is whether you’re teaching your children a key lesson that will impact whether they will do well. That lesson is about money.
“Without a working knowledge of money, it is extraordinarily difficult to do well in life,” 

Money is central to transacting life, day-in and day-out. Where we live, what we eat, the clothes we wear, the car we drive, health care, education, child-rearing, gift giving, vacations, entertainment, heat, air-conditioning...
Yet, plenty of parents aren’t helping their kids become financially literate. Nearly half of parents said they miss opportunities to talk to their kids about money and finances.
Kids, on the other hand, are eager for their parents to share their wisdom!

Anayan's first purchase with his debit card! He saved up for a blender!


Set up weekly and one-time chores and motivate kids to do them by tying completion to allowances or one-time rewards.

Send kids money on the spot no matter where they are.

Receive alerts anytime the card is used. Even when the card is declined.

Greenlight is the only debit card that gives parents the flexibility to choose the exact stores where kids can spend.

Kids with smart devices can track balances in their Spend, Save and Give accounts with a special version of the app just for them. (Kids without devices can still use the card.)

If lost or stolen, parents and kids can turn the card off in an instant from the app.

Set Parent-Paid Interest rates on Save accounts to demonstrate the magic of compound interest.

Kids create saving goals and track their progress.

Kids can receive money from friends and family directly to their card through Greenlight Gift.

Control whether your child can use their card at ATMs and decide how much they can withdraw.

Teens with jobs can set up direct deposit and get paid directly into their Greenlight account.

There are no foreign transaction fees for the 100+ countries where Greenlight works.

Refer a friend (child) to GREENLIGHT and you will both receive $10 on your starting, first kid debit card!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

How To Stay Active During Social Distancing

With social distancing currently enforced and a strict “stay at home order” life is a bit crazy and unsettling right now! To help boost my mood, don’t be bored (honestly, I don’t think I can ever be bored) and keep me mentally strong, it’s important that I physically move my body. I wanted to round up a few ideas specially for families with kids who are also spending much more time at home, to make the time pass and ensure you’re simultaneously feeling more productive! Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy time at home with your loved ones too πŸ™‚❤️
Anayan and I’ve gotten creative and have relied on a few things to keep ourselves healthy and active the last couple weeks. I wanted to share my tips with you today!

With staying inside, and being cooped up, it’s crazy when I move my body physically, I feel SO MUCH HAPPIER and BETTER mentally! 
As always, I share a lot on my Instagram stories, but to get you up to speed here are a few things we have been doing while social distancing!
Roller skating/ skateboarding/ hower boarding - Anayan and I take our roller skates out once or twice a day. It’s a great workout and makes you feel free!
Fishing by the lake, pier or in the middle of nowhere! You can also fish from your private boat or canoe! Or just take your canoe/kayak for spin and have a nice, quiet time with your family away from everyone! 
Or record a workout YouTube video like we did ( keep reading more about this at the bottom)!

There is truly no excuse not to get some sort of movement in your day, whether that’s 20 minutes or one hour, just do it and it’ll reverse your feeling of being “lazy” and “miserable”. Make this part of your daily schedule and it’ll soon become a habit! Schedule it into your day as if you would schedule anything else in.

Another thing that I absolutely LOVE doing to stay active, during these times, and any day really is going for an evening walk or a bike ride! Anayan and I take Scrabbles (our goldendoodle) for walk and either before or after the walk we go for a bike ride. We take our bike out three times a day now. About 3-4 times a week we pack our lunch and ride bikes to the park or lake to have a nice quiet picknick, playing board games away from everyone. It’s a nice break from everything plus you’re having some quality time with your kids! 
Getting outside, feeling the fresh air on your face, seeing other faces (from a distance), and taking in your surroundings, it just feels so grounding.

If you’re not already familiar, the benefits of working out and staying active daily are INCREDIBLE: more happiness, higher energy level, less anxiety and stress, improved sleep quality, and better memory & brain function, are just a few of the many! Few days ago, I shared workout video on my YouTube channel. It’s 15min nice workout with me and Anayan! Anayan is teaching the class, so don’t forget to check this video out! Pick 15min in your day, grab your kids and come to workout with us on YouTube—->https://youtu.be/nmGXKcOGPrU

What are you doing to be productive during this time? Let me know in the comments!


Thursday, March 26, 2020

A few tips on how to stay busy at home with your kids during Quarantine

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is holding up and not letting fear get the best of you. I’ve tried to remain super hopeful and use this time to catch up on housework and spend the time with my family! 
I also want to say thank you so much to the ones who do their part protecting themselves, loved ones and others around us! It drives me absolutely crazy, while walking my dog, seeing a bunch of people socializing at the park playing basketball or tennis! 
We have been social distancing for a while now and Anayan is playing only with two siblings in our neighborhood. Their mom is working from home and doesn’t go anywhere just like us. Seeing other kids not taking it seriously and calling my son “Butthole” just because he asked them to leave is very sad! 
We all are in this together and need to support each other, so please be nice and more understanding of others opinions!
We all have to go to the grocery stores or doctor from time to time, but other close contact with people should be avoided!
Here is a few tips on how to stay busy at home with your kids while in quarantine!

We’re remodeling our bathroom and I’m doing resin on our cabinets, so I had the kids to help out with the resin art! You can collect a bunch of rocks and other treasures around the house and create art on a piece of wood or canvas or anything! It was fun and kept us busy for 3 hours. The bathroom It’s not done yet because I’m out of rubbing alcohol to finish it, but I’ll show you the entire thing once is all done!

I also purchased this kid pool online for $53 and the kids had fun in it for two days straight. I gave them slime to play with and they said it was the best time they have had after a very long time! You can purchase this Zimly Kids slime or jellie beads online and I promise you, the kids will play for hours! Zimply Kids can be safely used at the bathtub too!

Green slime HERE
Pink glitter slime HERE

Another idea is a bike ride around the neighborhood, sightseeing in the middle of nowhere, challenges at home with your family, working out together, cooking together...etc. anything helps!

Everyone stay safe and responsible please! Follow us on Instagram where we share everyday life on our stories @fabulous_torture My son has Instagram if you would like to follow along @anayanjueong Everything he post is approved by me:)❤️
Love you all! Thank you so much for your support!

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