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Usborne Books & More- How I Regularly Earn Hundreds in Free Books

I wanted to share with you guys a little more about how it works as an Usborne Books & More Consultant
Share exactly HOW I’m able to regularly earn free books to give my kids!
(AND… how you can too!!)
The best feeling is helping my own team of girls earn hauls for their own children…
My sister in law JUST joined this month and is about to go on a $220 free book shopping spree!
She does not have a blog.
She is friendly and likes sharing what she loves with her friends on and off Facebook!
If books are something you naturally want to talk about…
it could earn your family books, an income, trips!!
and on top of that you can discover new friendships in our team and be
a part of our mission – to promote a love for reading!
*The $40 Kit Special is for February only!*

Here are some STAPLES or basic info to becoming a consultant:
1. We make 25% commission on all web and party sales, including our own purchases!

2. We have ZERO minimums or quotas.

3. We have TWO starter kits to choose from. One is $75, the other is $125.
Both include books, business supplies, and 6 months free of our websites.
(There is currently a $40 Kit Special for February 2018****)

4. You are never required to carry or hold inventory.

5. There are no hidden fees. After your first 6 months, your
only cost is $8/month to maintain your websites.

Here’s a video showing some sample clips of the welcome to the
team video I share with my newest help them really start well!

Let me know if you have any questions at all!
 You can find more info about the kits by clicking here.

Here’s a video of why we love the books to begin with
and enjoy sharing them with others!

Which are you?
I’m ready to join sign me up – CLICK HERE.
I’m curious but need more info – CLICK HERE.

Rainbow Seeds Printable – St. Patrick’s Day Treat

We have a weeee bit of Irish in us (very little ;) BUT that’s not the point!!)
We love creating little treat bags of Rainbow Seeds for St. Patrick’s Day!
It is so fun seeing the kids’ reactions to the idea that the Skittles are seeds for sprouting up rainbows!
Kids grow up too fast…I want to make it whimsical and fun for them as long as I can.
Celebrating the holidays with our kiddos is very important to me and I enjoy
making the season special with sweet details.
Create your own Rainbow Seeds printable like mine or head
over to my Etsy Shop and AND DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE

I have made these treat bags with all my kids over the years… It’s something that I look forward to whether
we are making them up to gift..or if I’m making them up for my own kids.
It’s a DIY detail that couldn’t be easier.
You can create your own printable for the same idea or download mine here  from my Etsy Shop.

Card stock paper, stapler, skittles, snack size ziplock bags, scissors and.. a rainbow seeds printable!
You can create your own or use mine from my shop ready to go for you!


Asher goes to a little class in the mornings and he’s SO INTO IT.
Which makes my mama heart happy. 
I can’t wait to give him these to take into class. He was so proud of the diapers
and wipes he carried in the other day…
I can only imagine his excitement over these treats that day! ;)

My boys were so excited about this leprechaun hat I grabbed at Target the other day.
I also got them fresh green tees because we don’t want any pinches on St. Patrick’s Day!
These two crack me up. They kept doing a little Irish jig that vaguely looked like they had to use the potty. lol
(Why do kids wait till the last second?! haha)
But they WERE super proud of their dance moves. ;)

If you didn’t know this already…Asher is kind of a ham. ;)
He likes to make us laugh and has learned that his little poses get us cracking up!

I love sharing our printables with you guys and seeing how you make them up and who you give them too!
Tag me on Instagram if you share so I can re-share you!

My Daily Makeup Routine -All Drugstore Products: All from Target

I’m a busy mama with five kids…
all of them usually hovering around me at various levels…
MOST of the day.
SO my makeup routine has to be simple and quick!
I used to have both drugstore and higher end makeup products in my makeup bag for every day…
but I was convinced I could find some makeup dupes to the pricier products I was using.

Honestly, I was looking for a one stop shop for my makeup products.
I can pick them all up when I run in or even better I can order them all, use the free shipping on orders over $35 and call it a day!

I know that the drugstore makeup aisles can be a little overwhelming!
You don’t have to go in blind– Here’s the products I use EVERY DAY and why I love them so much!

Revlon ColorStay Makeup For Normal/Dry Skin, Natural Beige
First things first – Foundation.
I honestly am SO HAPPY with my foundation routine.
That was one area I was a little worried about using a cheaper product for…
But my skin is actually BETTER and the makeup lasts LONGER.
We took all the kids to Disney World recently and I didn’t have to touch up my makeup ALL DAY.
Which was nice because I wanted to look back on our photos and not be a hot mess in them
AND I didn’t have extra time to be powdering my nose in the bathroom lol.

I use this brush to apply it.
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder, Light
I have combo oily and dry skin – so I wanted to find a powder
I could use in my oil spots – I don’t need it everywhere!
I love how this goes on and blends in. Stops the shine without looking heavy!

Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime Primer, Blur + Smooth
Primers are secret weapons! They help your makeup go on smoother and stay on longer!
This was a dupe for my usual smashbox primer and I love it.
It doesn’t make it as matte as the smashbox, but I think the combo of this
and the foundation I use, is why my makeup lasts so long!

Revlon Photoready Concealer, Light Medium
I am a hormonal hot mess right now so random breakouts happen!
I needed a good concealer stick that could blend in well and gave good coverage when needed.
This has been perfect! I went in blind with this product but so glad I tried it out because
it’s a favorite and SO MUCH cheaper than the MAC concealer I used to use.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Sunshine
You know those filters on Instagram that give you some nice contouring??
well this is my real life filter haha.
I don’t have time to do a full out contouring and shading step in my daily makeup…
but I still want to add a little shadow in my cheekbones and around my hair line.
It makes me feel alive! Like I got a little sun too. It has a tiny sparkle to it, so if you don’t like
that I would look for something more matte. But I like how it goes on…
blends in easy and isn’t a weird orange color.

I use the Target brand brush to apply it!
You can also use a similar brush by e.l.f.
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Blending Brush

e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer SHEER
This has been an item in my makeup box for years!
It helps my eyeshadow last all day and I just like how it preps my eyes for the eyeshadow.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects Eye Shadow, Perpetual Nude
I change up my eyeshadows a lot…trying to find a good neutral shade..
and this is the palette I’ve been using the past few months!

I use this brush to apply my eyeshadow
e.l.f. Small Tapered Brush

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, Light
I used to swear by the Mac under eye mineralizer concealer – but this is the best dupe!
A LOT cheaper and it works great.
People comment on my Instagram about how rested I look— it’s all this and a nice filter lol.

NYX Micro Brow Pencil  – Brunette
Probably the question I get asked most, up by what is your wall paint color
(still don’t know sorry! it was on the walls when we moved here! lol)
IS… about my eyebrows lol. Are they microbladed?? what product do you use??
I LOVE this product – would love if I didn’t have to use it at all, but…
with every pregnancy I’ve lost eyebrow hair! Its weird. and frustrating because I don’t even tweeze!
One day I want to try and get them microbladed…but if you are looking for
something inexpensive and gives good results – this is your product!

Carmex Lip Balm
Most days I just use chapstick on my lips and am ready to roll!

Maybelline New York Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara, Very Black
This is another drugstore product that has always been a staple for me. Since high school days!
I’ve tried others..and always go back to this one.
I love how the waterproof lasts all day and it comes off with my Neutrogena face wash easy.

I use a curler before and after I apply it.
I use the Revlon brand but really any favorite eyelash curler will do!
Revlon Extra Curl Lash Curler 

L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush, Pink Lift
I couldn’t find it online – but it’s on amazon and Walmart online!
I like to add a pop of pink to the apples of my cheeks!
Again, another real life filter for you! ;)

I use this brush to apply my blush…nice and fluffy!
Good quality brush. I’ve tried some other brands and they end up falling out!
Real Techniques Blush Brush

I hope you found this round up of my favorite and daily drugstore makeup products helpful!
Definitely give some of these products a try! I think you are going to end up
loving them more than your expensive products…just like I did!
(Great thing about Target is their return policy! You can try and return.)

I linked all of my daily makeup products on Amazon too in case you are an Amazon mama like me!

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