5 Tips for Early Morning Routine for Kids

This post is sponsored by NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Creating a routine for yourself as an adult is pretty easy unless you’re like me who tends to get nights where I can’t sleep so my morning routine gets all screwed up. But when it comes to my kids, that can be hard sometimes, especially in the morning during the summer. Both my boys love to sleep in (I mean what kid doesn’t?). Now that school is about to begin, we are going back to a morning routine.

Why We Decided to Use Artificial Flowers vs Real Flowers

During the wedding planning process, I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I wanted to use real flowers or artificial flowers. After many pro’s and cons, we decided to use artificial flowers. There are many reasons why we decided to use artificial flowers which you can read below. Searching for a vendor who used artificial flowers that didn’t look fake was quite the challenge.

Amazon Favorite Purchases

For the past few months, I have been an Amazon addict. It’s no joke. I shop for pretty much anything on here just to get a good deal because I am cheap. And to have things delivered to my house versus me having to go to the store (I’m just lazy sometimes, don’t judge). I will say that a few purchases from Amazon were a FAIL and the return policy suck (at least I think so with some brands on there), I still managed to get a few items from there I truly LOVED and continue to repurchase. A few of the items are house, beauty, or office supplies.

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer

We only have 415 days until we say our “I Do’s”. So far the wedding planning process has been pretty easy and not stressful. With having over a year to plan our wedding, we are slowly getting to check off things like booking our wedding photographer. Before I even got engaged I knew who was going to be our wedding photographer because I went to high school with her, seen her work and we even did a collaboration session together for my blog plus her portfolio.

Protein Smoothie Bowl for Healthy Skin, Nails, and Hair

Thanks to Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions and thoughts presented are entirely my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support JASMINE MARIA BLOG! I have been really getting into finding ways to improve my skin, hair, and nails. I use to be a nail-biter. YUCK, I know. But up until 4 years ago I actually stopped that terrible habit. I love seeing my nails long but at times I’ve noticed they were so brittle, thin and not strong at all. Which sucks because then they’re constantly breaking. I have been trying to find ways to intake nutrients that are going to help not only with my nails but also with my hair and skin.

Beauty and Office Space in a Small Apartment

As many of you know I live in an apartment with my two boys and fiancé. I don’t have a house yet (those are future goals). Right now financially we can’t afford to buy a house cause we are in the middle of planning a wedding and paying off debt. REAL ADULT PROBLEMS! But that hasn’t stopped me from creating a space for “beauty” and “office”. With living in a 2 bedroom apartment, my space is very limited.

Profusion Cosmetics Siennas Eyeshadow Review + Makeup Look

I recently received the Profusion Cosmetics Siennas palette in one of m y PR boxes this past week. I was really drawn to these colors because it’s warm tone and so my colors. This palette is pretty much summer and fall combined. You are able to create summer looks but also able to transition into fall.