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Discovering WaterWipes+ Babies “R” Us Giveaway!

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.


Calling all mamas!

Have you heard of WaterWipes? It’s probably my new favorite baby item that I do not leave home without!

Everly is almost 11 months now, so we are deep in the throws of crawling all over the place, touching E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G., playing “dropsies”, and eating people food like a Category 5 hurricane….PLUS to top it all off, she’s had a cold with a runny nose for the past week.

There’s been one thing that makes my life SO much easier. WaterWipes!


I’ll be honest, before discovering WaterWipes I was using her regular diaper wipes to wipe everything down with… her dropped sippy cup, her hands, her face…etc. I always felt really conscious about using the regular wipes because I know they have some ingredients in them that I more than likely wouldn’t be happy about knowing they potentially are getting ingested since she puts her hands in her mouth constantly.

WaterWipes are completely chemical free and only contain two ingredients: 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract! They are truly my go-to for a safer, more natural option when it comes to wiping down my little lady.

After getting introduced to WaterWipes, Ever and I headed over to our local Babies “R” Us to stock up. They were fully stocked with different sizes of WaterWipes and very easy to find in the diaper and wipe aisle. Everly is a shopping pro…especially with puppy by her side! 😉 It didn’t take her long to think about the best wipe package to buy…


If you’re interested in purchasing WaterWipes, visit your local Babies “R” Us store. Don’t have a local store near you? No worries! Go HERE to see other locations where you can purchase WaterWipes.


I use WaterWipes for MANY different things:

  • Wiping down shopping cart handles
  • Wiping fallen toys + sippy cups after Everly drops them 1,343,233 times
  • Dirty hands + Faces
  • Diaper changes
  • Wiping counters before placing food on them
  • Her runny nose (SUPER soft on her sensitive skin!)
  • NEWEST USE: Makeup remover…yes…I was too lazy to wash my face the other night and these worked like a charm!



Our newest adventure has been introducing different foods into Everly’s diet. Her current favorite? Pasta and meatballs!…a girl after her mamas own foodie heart! <3

Pasta and meatballs are an epic mess with a 10 month old that is still trying to figure out how to perfectly place food inside of her mouth with her tiny fingers. Usually I just strip her down and run to the bath. But unfortunately the majority of restaurants do not offer this option. :) So WaterWipes it is!

Ever even tries to “help” by using a wipe for herself. Luckily…since WaterWipes are safe and chemical free, I don’t have to worry when she attempts to eat it while cleaning her face.



If you haven’t given WaterWipes a try, it’s so worth it! They are inexpensive and are so convenient for the average on the go mama. I HIGHLY recommend you try them out! and I’d love to hear what you think! So comment below :)

Ready for the giveaway?

You can enter to win one of five (5) $100 Babies “R” Us gift cards! The contest closes August 18th, 2016.

Good luck!

I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes (5 winners).


WaterWipes Babies”R”Us Giveaway

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How I Protect & Repair my hair with Nexxus New York Salon Care

This post is sponsored by Nexxus New York Salon Care, a product of Unilever, as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. 


I have an obsession with changing my hair color and trying out the newest trends. Currently at the moment, my hair is blonde…a few weeks ago it was grey and lavender.

If you’re anything like me and love hair change, we need to make sure to keep our hair well nourished and protected…especially when styling it with different heat products!

Luckily, I partnered up with Nexxus New York Salon Care and I think you’re really going to love the system & products I’m going to share with you!

Understand, I’m no hair pro and usually leave the styling to the professionals. But using these products has truly boosted my confidence and allowed me to manage and style my hair in a way that makes it feel & look “just left the salon” worthy!

Nexxus New York Salon Care provides a truly customized hair care system depending on what your locks are needing. I received the Therappe and Humectress System that is just perfect for my colored, bleached, and damaged hair.


Without further adieu, I’m going to walk you through my process of washing and styling my hair with the beach curls that you usually see in my photos using the new Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe & Humectress System!

One of the first things that you will notice when you open and use any Nexxus New York Salon Care product is the smell. The scent is WONDERFUL and isn’t overpowering.


While in the shower, I shampoo and condition with the Nexxus New York Salon Care THERAPPE Rebalancing Shampoo & HUMECTRESS Restoring Conditioner. This shampoo and conditioner contain Elastin, Keratin, and Wheat Proteins that increase hair strength and manageability. The proteins literally penetrate your hair fibers to make it stronger and help prevent against breaking! Perfect for those of us who use bleach regularly on our hair!

I then use the HUMECTRESS Restoring Masque by scooping out about a quarter size dollop of the masque and spreading it mid-length through the ends of my hair. The container says to leave it on for 3-5 minutes, I always leave it on for 5 so the Caviar Complex Proteins really moisturize. Then rinse!


After stepping out of the shower, I grab my HUMECTRESS LUXE Lightweight Conditioning Mist and spray it throughout my towel dried hair and comb through! I love this product and it really helps assist in the manageability of my hair throughout the day without it feeling heavy and weighing me down.

Last, but not least, in this system is the HUMECTRESS Encapsulate! AKA what I lovingly like to call, magic in a bottle! I place about 6 pumps in my hand and finger it through my hair. This conditioning oil serum is encapsulated in pearls and helps rebuild broken hair bonds. It truly makes my hair so soft and manageable. And again, it doesn’t leave a heavy feeling or like it’s weighing me down!

Now, after going through the Therappe & Humectress System, it’s time to style! Before I blow dry, I place a dollop of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Mouse + Volumizing Foam throughout my hair. This helps to create more body in my hair and also assists in keeping my style fresh throughout the day.


I then blow dry, lightly straighten, and use my wand to create loose, effortless beach curls!

The perfect product to finish with is the Nexxus New York Salon Care Maxximum Finishing Mist. I lightly spray this over my entire head of waves to create a strong, yet incredibly lightweight hold. This product is a wonderful finishing spray in that it doesn’t leave hair “crunchy” but truly provides a touchable manageability to your hair and locks your finished style in place.




If you’re a mama like me and don’t have time to do this daily OR if you are trying not to wash your hair everyday…Nexxus New York Salon Care has an amazing Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist that will freshen up your style in between washes! Score!

I really enjoyed partnering with Nexxus New York Salon Care for this post. Their products are amazing and I love how nourished my hair feels since using this system. They have a new lifelong customer. My goal is to always live a healthy lifestyle, so why not make sure my hair looks and feels healthy, too?




If you’d like to take a look at all of the different systems & products Nexxus New York Salon Care provides, visit HERE. If you’re looking for more hair care and styling tips, make sure you visit their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more inspiration!


Orlando Where to Eat

Dine out for Orlando United!


Attention Orlando & Florida friends & family! The Orlando Hospitality Industry is hosting a statewide community event THIS Thursday, June 30th!

This fundraiser is being led by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in partnership with Visit Florida. Thursday is the day for Florida restaurants, employees, and guests (US!) to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the horrible tragedy that happened at Pulse on June 12th.

All proceeds raised will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund, which is designed to provide a way to respond to the needs of the local community, now and in the time to come.

Here is the complete list of participating restaurants! Last update: Tuesday, June 28th {Restaurants are added daily!}

For more information visit HERE.

Which restaurant will you be headed to??

The 4 Three Nine, Saint Petersburg
4 Rivers Smokehouse, All Florida locations
60 South Restaurant & Bar at the Doubletree By Hilton Orlando Downtown
310 Restaurants, All locations
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Saint Petersburg
717 South, Tampa
1500 South by Chef Art SmithNaples
1884 Restaurant and BarEustis
A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando
Abe’s Place Tap & Grill, Clearwater
Alfies RestaurantOrmond Beach
American Kitchen Bar & Grill at B Resort & Spa, Lake Buena Vista
American Social Bar & KitchenFort Lauderdale
Amigos Original Tex Mex Restaurant & Cantina, Altamonte Springs
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, All locations
Another Broken EggLake Mary & Winter Park
Applebee’sOrlando, Tampa, Panama City, Tallahassee, Gainesville area locations
Applebee’sSouth Florida, Southwest Florida and Jacksonville area locations
Aqua Prime Seafood & Steaks, Indian Rocks Beach
Armani’s at Grand Hyatt Tampa
Asia Kitchen, Winter Park
The Attic DoorWinter Garden
Ava, Tampa
The Avenue Eat/Drink, Saint Petersburg
BackStreets Sports Bar, Cape Coral
Baoery Asian Gastropub, Orlando
Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Winter Springs
Beach Bar at Pier House Resort & Spa, Key West
bd’s Mongolian Grill, Lakeland
Beefy KingOrlando
Bella BravaSaint Petersburg
Bella Tuscany Ristorante Italiano, Windermere
Bern’s Steak House, Tampa
Berties Good Eats, Daytona Beach
Better Than Sex Dessert RestaurantKey West
The Birch & Vine at The Birchwood, Saint Petersburg
The Bistro at Marriott Courtyard Cocoa Beach
BJ’s Restaurant & BrewhouseFlorida locations
Black Sheep Restaurant, Jacksonville
Blaze PizzaGainesvilleJacksonvilleOrlandoSarasota
blu on the avenue, Winter Park
Blue Bamboo, Jacksonville
Blue Door Farm Stand, Chicago, IL
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden, Chicago, IL
Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber, Clearwater Beach
The Boheme Restaurant at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Bolay RestaurantRoyal Palm Beach
Bonefish GrillAll Florida locations
Bongos Cuban Café Orlando
Bongos Cuban Café Hollywood
Bösendorfer Lounge at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Boston Lobster FeastOrlando & Kissimmee
Bowland, All locations
Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Pembroke Pines
Broadway Ristorante & Pizzeria, All locations
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, West Palm Beach
Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant, Santa Rosa Beach
Buffalo Wild Wings, Orlando area locations, Kissimmee, Clermont, Sanford, Viera & West Melbourne
Bull & Crown Public House, Saint Augustine
Burger Craft, Clermont
Café Chardonnay, Palm Beach Gardens
Cafe Gala at the Dali Museum, Saint Petersburg
Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Orlando
Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando
California Pizza Kitchen Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Canvas Restaurant & Market, Orlando
Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort
Carrabba’s Italian GrilleAll Florida locations
Cask & Larder, Winter Park
Catch Grill + Bar at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
The Catfish Place, Apopka
Charlie Mac’s BBQ, Key West
Chick-fil-A, Orange, Osceola, Lake & Seminole county locations
Chick-fil-A, Westfield Sarasota Square, Edgewater, Port Orange Gateway Center locations
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, Orlando
The Cider Press Cafe, Naples & Saint Petersburg
Citrus Restaurant, Orlando
Colorado Fondue Company, Casselberry
Compass Grill at Sirata Beach Resort, Saint Pete Beach
The Coop, Winter Park
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, All Florida locations
Cooters Restaurant & Bar, Clearwater Beach
Craig Miller’s Field House, Orlando
The Chef’s Table at the Edgewater, Winter Garden
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, Orlando
The Crooked Spoon Gastropub, Clermont
Charley’s Steak House, All locations
Chicago q, Chicago, IL
Chuck Wagon Home Cooking, Apopka
Cork & Fork American Grill, Orlando
Crispers, All Florida locations
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Orlando
Dave’s Last Resort & Raw Bar, Lake Worth
Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, Jacksonville
Donatello Italian Restaurant, Tampa
Duffy’s Sports GrillAll locations
Durango Steakhouse, Titusville
EDGE at Epicurean Hotel, Tampa
The Edison, Tallahassee
Elements Bar & Grille at Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
Emeril’s Orlando
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Everglades Restaurant at Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando
Falcon’s Nest at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
The Fat Snook, Cocoa Beach
F&D Kitchen & Bar, Lake Mary
Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse at Hyatt Regency Orlando
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Orlando
First WatchMaitlandLongwoodPlaza VeneziaWinter GardenUCFAlomaMills Park locations
Fish City Grill, Lakeland
FishBones, Orlando & Lake Mary
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, Cape Canaveral
Five Star PizzaCentral FL locations
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarAll Florida locations
Flippers Pizzeria, Orlando, Clermont, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista & UCF 
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, Orlando
Froyo Fresh, Tampa
Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar, Orlando
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Sarasota
Gator’s DocksideCentral Florida locations
Glory Days Grill, All Florida locations
Grandaddy’s, Harmony
GrassLands Brewing Company, Tallahassee
Green Parrot Bar, Key West
Grille 401, Fort Lauderdale
Grub Burger Bar, Tallahassee
Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West
Hamilton’s Kitchen at the Alfond Inn, Winter Park
The Hangar, Saint Petersburg
Harry’s Beach Bar at Sirata Beach Resort, Saint Pete Beach
Hawkers Asian Street Fare, All locations
Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key
Haven, Tampa
HeadPinz, Cape Coral & Fort Myers
Hemingway’s  at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
High Tide Harry’s, Orlando
Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grand Lakes
House of Pizza, Orlando
House of Blues Orlando
Hubbly Bubbly Falafel ShopOrlando
Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, St Pete Beach
ICEBAR Orlando
Icy Paradise, Daytona Beach
IHOPFlorida locations
Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden, Orlando
Island Dogs Bar & Restaurant, Key West
Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando
Jason’s Deli, Southwest Florida locations
Jax 5th Ave Deli & Ale House, Lake Mary
Johnnie’s Hideaway, Orlando
Johnny Rockets The Pointe, Orlando
Jové Kitchen & Bar at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
K Restaurant, Orlando
Kahwa Coffee, Saint Petersburg
Kelly’s Landing New England Seafood, Fort Lauderdale
Kings Orlando
KING’s Street Food Counter, Saint Petersburg
Krispy Kreme DoughnutsKissimmeeOrlandoWinter Park locations
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, All Orlando & Tampa locations
La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami
La Storia Ristorante, Chicago
Larios on the Beach, Miami Beach
Lazy Lobster of Longboat, Longboat Key
Lee Roy Selmon’s, All locations
Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, Lake Mary
Lighthouse Lobster Feast, Orlando
Lofty Pursuits, Tallahassee
Luma on Park, Winter Park
Madison Social, Tallahassee
Mama Della’s Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
MainStay Suites, Port Saint Joe
Margaritaville, DestinKey West, Miami Airport, Panama City Beach
Marche Burrette Deli at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Maria’s Italian Restaurant, Cape Coral
Marina Bar & Grill, Sandestin
Marlow’s Tavern, All Florida locations
The Meatball Stoppe, Orlando
Mediterranean BLUE, Orlando
Mellow MushroomOrlandoWinter Park & International Drive
The Melting Pot, Longwood
The Melting Pot, Orlando
The Melting Pot, Tallahassee
Melts On Main Street, Winter Garden
Metro Diner, All Florida locations
Miller’s Ale HouseAll locations nationwide
Mojo, Fort Lauderdale
MoonFish, Orlando
Morimoto Asia, Walt Disney World
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, Jacksonville
Mulligan’s Beach House, All locations
Murray Bros. Caddy Shack, Saint Augustine
Nature’s TableParticipating locations
Nine 18 at Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando
Noble Crust, Saint Petersburg
Nolan’s Irish Pub, Cocoa Beach
Noodles & Company, Orlando locations
North Quarter Tavern, Orlando
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Orlando Sand Lake Road location
O Bistro, Saint Petersburg
Oasis Restaurant at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center
Ocean Prime, Orlando
Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Columbia, SC
Oleys Kitchen & BBQ, Orlando
Olio, Jacksonville
Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar, Mount Dora
The Other End Restaurant & Beergarden, Destin
Outback SteakhouseAll Florida locations
Oystercatchers at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
The Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen College Park, Orlando
Paramount Fine Foods, All locations
Parkshore Grille, Saint Petersburg
Phat Thai Cafe, Apopka
Pho 88 Noodle Restaurant, Orlando Mills Ave location 
Pho Hoa Restaurant, Orlando
Pieology Pizzeria, Ponte Vedra
Pinon Grill, Boca Raton
PizzAmore, Mount Dora
Pizza Hut, Central FloridaAll Central Florida locations
The Port Inn, Port Saint Joe
Portobello, Orlando
Prato, Winter Park
The Pub at Pointe Orlando
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant, Indian Shores
Raglan Road Irish Pub, Lake Buena Vista
Rainforest Cafe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs™, Lake Buena Vista
Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort
The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park
Rita’s, Orlando East & Apopka
Red Robin, Locations TBA
Residence Inn by Marriott, Amelia Island
Restaurant ASH, Orlando
Ritter’s Frozen Custard, Port Orange
Rose Villa Southern Table & Bar, Ormond Beach
Rum Barrel Bar & Grill, Key West
Rum Runners Bar & Grille at Sirata Beach Resort, Saint Pete Beach
RumFish Grill at Guy Harvey Outpost, St Pete Beach
RusTeak Restaurant & Wine Bar, Ocoee & Orlando
The Rusty Spoon, Orlando
Ruth’s Chris Steak HouseAll Florida locations
Sally O’Neal’s Pizza Hotline, Tampa
Sandy Hook Fish & Rib House, Matlacha
Santiago’s Bodega, Altamonte Springs
Santiago’s Bodega, Orlando
Seafood Shack, Marina, Bar & Grill, Cortez
Shake ShackWinter Park,  I-Drive
Shakers American Cafe, Orlando
Shogun at Rosen Inn, Orlando
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Sarasota
Sinclair’s Ocean Grill at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter
SLATE, Orlando
Smith & Adams Confections, Orlando
Soco Restaurant, Orlando
Sonesta, Fort Lauderale Beach
Souzou, Saint Petersburg
Spatz Deli & Billiards, Winter Park
Spoto’s Oyster Bar, Palm Beach Gardens
Square 1 Burgers & Bar, Winter Park
Stillwaters Tavern, Saint Petersburg
Something Fishy, Apopka
Sonny’s BBQCentral Florida locations
Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Orlando
Starbucks Coffee Company, Participating Orlando locations
STK Orlando
Sugar Daddy Bakery, Orlando
Suncoast Cafe, Venice
Sushi Maki, Miami area locations
Sweet Frog, Altamonte Springs & Orlando Avalon Park
Sweet Frog, Daytona Beach & Port Orange
Sweet Frog, Jupiter 
Sweet Frog, Riverside Jacksonville & Town Center Jacksonville
Swine & Sons Provisions, Winter Park
Taberna del Caballo, Saint Augustine
Taproom at Dubsdread, Orlando
The Tasting Room at The Chef’s Table, Winter Garden
Teak Neighborhoord Grill, Orlando
Tee Jay Thai Sushi, Wilton Manors
Texas Cattle Company, Lakeland & Saint Petersburg
TGI FridaysCentral Florida locations
The Tennessee Truffle, Sanford
The Thirsty Goat, Port Saint Joe
Tijuana Flats, All Central Florida locations
Tommy BahamaJupiterNaplesOrlandoSandestinSarasota
Tony Roma’s International Drive, Orlando
T-REX at Disney Springs™, Lake Buena Vista
TR Fire Grill, Winter Park
Tryst, Saint Petersburg
Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Miramar Beach
Turners Kitchen + Bar, Leesburg
Turtle Kraals Bar & Grill, Key West
Umi, Winter Park
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, Ocala
University Center Club, Tallahassee
Uno Pizzeria & GrillFlorida locations
Uptown Cafe & Catering, Tallahassee
Urban Flats, Winter Garden
Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Vito’s Chop House, Orlando
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
vomFASS, Winter Garden
The Wave Kitchen & Bar at Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, Vero Beach
Which Wich? Superior Sandwiches, Orlando Doc Phillips location
Whirly Dome, Orlando
Windjammers RestaurantClearwater Beach
Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Orlando
WonderWorks Orlando Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show, Orlando
World of BeerAltamonte Springs, additional locations TBA
Yak & Yeti at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Zona Fresca Fresh Mexican Grill, Winter Park