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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Is SANTA real or is it just a Costume he Wears? How to handle the Santa talk with your kids?


Christmas is right around the corner. I’m a mom with an 8 year old boy. At this age some kids still believe in Santa and some no more. For the ones who still believe, usually another kid at school breaks the news! Anayan still believes and I want to keep the magical spirit alive as long as I can! So today, I would like to share with you how I answered the shocking question Anayan asked me out of the blue, “ Is Santa real or is it just a costume he wears?”
 It was a day just like any other! Anayan comes home from school, I made him some food and as he was eating he pops the question! “Mom, is Santa real?
At that moment I had no idea how to answer! I started to sweat as I was searching for a mild believable explanation not to hurt his feelings!

"Pft of course he is! We see him at the mall every year, remember? With all of his little holiday helpers? He brings you hundreds of presents under the Christmas tree. Why do you ask?"
Anayan replied, “ My friends at school are saying it’s just a costume and parents give us all the presents.”I asked him what he told them and he said all the other stuff I said earlier. Some kid told him she stayed awake all night to spy on Santa and saw her parents put all the gifts under the tree.

It literally just broke my heart for him! 
We had a long conversation, I reminded him of all the fun places we saw Santa and things we did with him. I told him that parents give only a few gifts and Santa brings the rest, but only if he believes! If he believes, then he will always have more presents then others who don’t believe.
Ended the conversation by saying that it’s a choice we make!  Even if a real live Santa Claus didn’t exist, his spirit stands for so much more. Santa represents many things to many people: family, giving, love, etc. The idea of Santa doesn't need to disappear with the myth. After all, he is a symbol of giving and joy for the entire season.

Anayan said, “I’m choosing to believe because I want more presents!” He also said he knows mom and dad couldn’t always give him sooo many presents, so he knows he's real because he has a full living room each year, and his friends can say whatever they want!

I’m not an expert! I’m just sharing my story with you in case you run into the same question and don’t know how to answer. Each family makes there own choices, but this is the choice I made that day. I know Anayan is growing and he will find out the truth soon, but I tried to keep the “real” spirit alive at least this year and maybe one more yer after! My kid is not the one (at least this year) getting his heart broken!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Best Dentist - Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry & Gucci Belt Bag Trend




 OUTFIT DETAILS:
CHanel Necklace, Chanel Pendant (great investment and great gift for someone special)

I would love to brag a little on my dentist, Dr. Orr at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, Santa Rosa Beach. In my opinion she is the best dentist in this area. My son has been going to her since he's was three years old. For him it is always something simple like regular check ups, x-ray, cleaning..etc. For us (my husband and I) is always something more complicated.
Growing up I had a very bad dentist. My entire mouth was full of black and silver fillings, yikes! I was constantly complaining about my teeth and the pain I had on and off. I was embarrassed to laugh because I knew people would noticed the black filings.
Dr. Orr fixed all my teeth! The entire process took a year. At this point, I feel like I live at her office, lol! 
I had 8 cavities (I think, maybe more) and she fixed them all. She replaced the nasty black and silver fillings with white ones, and puts me on the schedule for regular cleanings .. the list could go on! Dr. Orr pays attention to detail and takes her time with whatever she's working on, never rushes and is very personable. She would NOT allow me to be in any pain, not even the slightest. She always makes sure I'm comfortable while she is working on my mouth!

I had one tooth hurting for 7 years. I went to 3 different doctors in this area (one in FWB, two in Destin) with my tooth. The dentists either told me my gums are sensitive, or my tooth is cracked and it hurts when the air gets to it. They didn't recognized the cavity!!
After many visits to other dentists, Dr. Orr is the only dentist who new what to do with my messy teeth! I can't THANK her enough! She helped me regain my confidence and I'm no longer embarrassed to smile big! I'm so thankful for her and everyone in her office! 
Suzan (dental hygienist) is so sweet and talented and my son loves her. Andrea is Dr. Orr's assistant and together they're the best duo! Rachel and the girls in the front office are very sweet! Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable. Aww, I almost forgot to mention their miniature poodle, Shae 🐶. She is the sweetest dog ever, and I don't think I have ever heard her bark. 

This is not a sponsored post! This is written from the bottom of my heart! I know there is many people who need a great dentist, so I'm recommending Dr. Orr to all of you!!
Here is her phone number (850) 267-3313 if you want to schedule an appointment:)

Now on to my outfit, this top is an amazing layering piece, perfect for fall! It has the perfect lace detail on sleeves.
There is something groundbreaking about how fanny packs have gotten a serious makeover. Redubbed the belt bag, they're the new "it bag" of the season. Whether you love them or hate them, or somewhere in between, there's no denying they're making waves among fashion.

I hope you all have a fabulous week!  I'm going to be enjoying this cooler weather in Florida!











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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hurricane Michael Donation & Fun Travel Bags and Cozy Dress

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Hello everyone! It's four days after Hurricane Michael's dismay on Panama City Beach, which is only an hour drive from Destin. It's crazy to even think what happened there and what could have happened to Destin. It's such a short distance, but luckily Destin has very minimal damages! Luckily we never lost power in our area. After seeing what PCB went through, my heart just stops for everyone involved! I'm keeping all the people and their families, who went through such a horrible experience, in my daily prayers! 
Below is a link where you can help and make a donation. Little is more then you think. Thank you so much! 
On the other note, this dress is perfect for fall and casual wear. I could travel or sleep in it how cozy it feels! I'm wearing size small, so it's true to size. It comes in five different colors burgundy, black, pink, green and blue. I love it so much, so I ordered it in green also. 


My bags are both fun with a lot of room storage. My purse is Lily Jade diaper bag.
Lily Jade bags don’t look like diaper bags. They look like gorgeous designer leather bags. The kind you would save up months for. The kind people constantly ask, “Where did you get that bag?” And then fellow mamas find out your bag is actually a diaper bag, and they’re demanding answers. I’ve been stopped countless times, just to get the details on my Lily Jade diaper bag. It is so pretty in person, and the fact that it is a fully functional diaper bag, makes it pretty unbelievable.
It really can hold it all and travel with me everywhere!!
The Lily Jade has an adjustable, detachable extra long strap for messenger carry or backpack carry. All of the straps are soft and wide, making it really comfortable, no matter how you carry it. Each bag has a pretty leather tassel with natural stone beads that really dresses it up.
It can be worn as a shoulder bag; probably one of the quickest ways to just grab your bag and go. It can be worn using the long strap as a crossbody or messanger bag and as a backpack = hands free with your babies! 







Thank you all for stopping by!
ANDREA

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