I Love lucy

It’s official – I love lucy!  No, not the one you’re thinking of (although I do love her, too)!  I’m talking about my absolute favorite activewear line.  If you’ve seen me in person, then you know I have been living in all my new lucy gear.  It gives me the performance, style, and versatility that I need.  Plus, their yoga pants are hands down the best ever!  I’ll tell you why in a bit.

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First, let me tell you why I love lucy so dang much.  lucy is perfect for you, the busy woman.  This is for you.  The ones who have it all… on your to-do list.

Personally, my day is jam packed with pickups, dropoffs, sports, playdates, errands, and all life brings.  I can feel a bit lazy if I wear my workout clothes throughout the day.  That’s not the case with lucy.  I don’t have to sacrifice workout time with having to run home to change.  I generally have to give up sleep or a clean house in order to get my workout in.  Now, I can seamlessly go from my daily activities to my workout.

Let’s get to the clothes, shall we?  This Ultimate X-Training Jacket  has been my best friend.  It’s not super chilly here in Cali but sometimes a light jacket is needed.  It’s great for chilly morning runs, errands, and warm ups.  I haven’t even hung it up because I always grab it before I head out.  I mean how gorgeous is that jade color?

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Of course I had to get the matching Perfect Core Halter.  Duh!  Having two kids is the best thing I have ever done but it has done a number on my stomach.  This cutie pie not only wicks moisture while still being fashionable – it also gives you a sleek tummy!  The ruching hides lumps and the built in compression flattens while engaging the core.  I wish all my clothes had this technology!

lucy Perfect Core Halter

At least these pants do!  The Perfect Core Pant has compression on side, hip, and thigh with added compression at the torso to increase core support.  The high rise keeps everything tucked in while still being comfortable for workouts.  Or errands.  Or whatever else because I could live in these.  The hubs says they are his new favorite pants of mine which is always a good sign.

lucy Track Goddess Half Zip

In addition to my rockin’ outfit I also purchased the Track Goddess Half Zip and some headbands.  I had to show you guys this pullover.  I don’t know how but I swear it’s slimming.  Clearly, what I look for in clothes.  Perfect for the weekend, coffee runs, morning walks, and quite frankly life.  It’s just perfect.  And that pop of coral?  To die!

Head over to the lucy Facebook page to enter in the “This Is For You” giveaway.  lucy knows how busy life can be and they want to help!  Each week, you can win a year of house cleaning, babysitting, or meal delivery.  One grand prize winner will receive all three!  Let lucy give you more “you time” to do the things you truly love.  This is a giveaway you need to enter because you deserve it.  It ends December 16th so make sure to enter every week to increase your chances and share it with your friends.

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This is for you.  The ones who have it all…on their to-do list! Let lucy take away the small stuff that stands between you and a good sweat.  

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by lucy through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about lucy, all opinions are my own.

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Review

I am still on cloud nine! As you know, last night we attended the opening of Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at Sleep Train Arena.  It was everything I knew it would be.  The show was fun, beautiful, entertaining, and of course magical!  I was smiling ear to ear from seeing how happy my coconuts were.  Paxton was dancing and Damian was watching in awe.  It’s experiences like last night that will stick with my kids forever.  Memories in the making if you will!

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The show opened with Mickey and his friends followed by Cars, Tinkerbell, and lastly Toy Story.  I totally cried.  Yes, cried.  

If you know me then you know I can not watch the end of Toy Story 3 without shedding a tear.  The show followed the Toy Story 3 movie, and once Andy parted with Woody I felt that big frog in my throat.  Please tell me I’m not the only one!

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As soon as the show started nothing in the world existed to Damian.  There was comedy, drama, flying, pyrotechnics, and of course, phenomenal skating.  The lifts were beautiful.  Although, I have to say my personal favorite part of the show was Ken’s fashion show.  It was hysterical!

Disney On Ice Buzz Laser Arm

My coconut was looking so fresh in his Buzz Lightyear hoodie, and we purchased a Buzz Lightyear laser arm to match.  He has a matching metallic Buzz Lightyear and laser gun from our previous Disney On Ice show.  I feel a collection coming on!  Damian picked a stuffed Alien for Paxton.

Since I was a little girl, the Disney On Ice tradition is to enjoy some shaved ice.  I was able to have one bite before Damian devoured it.  The selection of cups are simply adorable.  We chose the light up Mickey Mouse cup with a Buzz Lightyear straw – duh!  Beautiful Ariel and Tinkerbell mugs were available along with the Toy Story Alien.  So cute!  

Disney On Ice Worlds Of Fantasy

The show is still playing until October 26, 2014!  Don’t miss your chance for a fun-filled night with the family.

Here is the remaining schedule for Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento:

Friday October 24 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 25 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 26 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Don’t live in Sac?  Check out Disney On Ice to see when the show is hitting your hood!  

 I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld Shows.  Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

 

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A Bittersweet Heartbreak

I am completely heartbroken. In past two years, I have been searching for the perfect dog for our family. I have constantly checked the local shelters and rescues and found three dogs that were perfect for us. The first dog was adopted the day before I inquired about him, the second was from a rescue that didn’t adopt to families with young children, and the third completely stole my heart.

A few weeks ago, I found a sweet beagle mix on the shelter’s website. I couldn’t stop thinking about her. We visit the shelter a couple times throughout the week to donate some food and toys as well as give the dogs some love. We never visit looking to get a dog.  I was hoping to see Lucy, the beagle mix, but she was in a foster home. I figured it wasn’t meant to be. This weekend, Sacramento shelters held an event, #EmptySacShelters, to give all of the animals a home at a reduced cost. There was face painting, a raffle, and games for everyone to enjoy.

#EmptySacShelters Lucy

 I originally brought my coconuts there for the fun but then I spotted the sweet beagle mix by the check-in table. I couldn’t help but exclaim, “Lucy!” the second I spotted her. She was everything I imagined she would be: sweet, loving, well-behaved, and great with the coconuts. At the moment, Pat was out-of-state coaching at an away game. I didn’t think it would have been responsible of me to say yes without consulting him. My gut knew he would say yes, but it is respectfully a family decision. I text him right away knowing he wouldn’t be able to respond until after the game. I headed home and anticipated his response for several hours.

Empty Sac Shelters Yolo

Almost immediately after the game ended he sent a text stating to go get her. I loaded the kids in the car praying she was still there. As I pulled into the parking lot I spotted Lucy. I couldn’t contain my excitement but the shelter volunteers had a heartbroken look on their face. She was adopted a minute before I arrived. One minute. Apparently, as soon as I pulled in the parking lot her new family said they wanted to adopt her.

We were told to hang around just in case the interview showed the family wouldn’t have been a match. A glimmer of hope. The coconuts and I hung around for 20 minutes until we were told she was adopted. At that moment my heart sank and my son started crying. He became so attached to her in such a short amount of time. Lucy was the first dog my son wanted to bring into our family. Usually, when we visit the shelter he wants to say hi, give the dogs treats, and we leave hoping they find their families. He always says he wants to visit the dogs again, but he never has wanted to take one home. Lucy was different. As soon as Damian started crying, tears rolled down my face, and the volunteers started tearing up. It was a bittersweet moment. Sweet Lucy finally found a home! She has her own family with another little boy to love her. I am so happy she will be forever loved the way she deserves. I wish it was us, but I have to trust it wasn’t meant to be. We will find our dog when the time is right, and when it comes we will appreciate and love that sweet pup more than words.

 

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One. More. Sleep.

I think I’m more excited than my coconuts!

Don’t judge.

I am one of those girls who will never grow too old for Disney.  Like, never ever.  Tomorrow is the day Disney On Ice opens their shows in Sacramento.  Tomorrow is bound to be a perfect night.  This week is the husband’s bye week so he will be able to come home earlier to watch the show.  That means the whole family gets a night out!  Disney fun!

I can’t wait to see the coconuts’ eyes light up.  We can sing and dance in our seats together.  Isn’t that one of the best parts of being a parent?  To experience every moment with fresh eyes?  I can not wait.  

We’ve been listening to Disney songs in this house on the daily.  Okay, so we listen to Disney songs every day but this time it’s more than usual.

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Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy – Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, comes to Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena from Wednesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 26, 2014!  This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story 3 and Disney’s Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid.

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice.  Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within!  The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever!

Fun Fact: It takes 12 1/2 hours to set up the production for the show.  You just know it’s quality experience.  I can attest to that because I have been attending Disney on Ice since I was a little girl!  

There’s still time to buy tickets!

WHERE: Sleep Train Arena – One Sports Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95834

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wednesday, October 22 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 23 7:00 PM

Friday October 24 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 25 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 26 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

TICKETS: Price range from $17, $23, $42 (VIP) and $70 (Front Row)

Special Opening Night discount tickets are just $12 (select seating only; not valid on VIP/premium levels)

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the venue Box Office.  *tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees

Join me, won’t you? 

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld Shows.  Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

 

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Kate Spade Weekend Sale (Under $100)!

I don’t know about you but I sure love a good sale.  Right now Kate Spade is having a friends and family sale.  All you have to do is enter the code F14FFUS to save 30% off your entire purchase.  Kate Spade always has the most beautiful, witty, and feminine pieces.  I die for the All Aboard collection.  Maybe it’s because playing trains with my coconut is one of the highlights to my day.  Who knows? But I so want these train studs.  I’m pretty sure I’d be the coolest mom in the playground.  

Kate Spade Weekend Sale

1. cheetah skinny bow belt  |  2. keds for kate spade glitter sneakers  |  3. all aboard clock coin purse  
4.  le pavillion thermal mug  |  5. secret garden studs  |  6. pearl place dof set  

Don’t forget to use the code F14FFUS to save 30% off your purchase, but hurry because the promo ends 10.19.2014 at 11:59 pm!

What Kate Spade pieces are you loving?!