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Become a Stella & Dot Stylist

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Imagine owning your own business around your own schedule.  Stella & Dot has amazing jewelry at affordable prices with styles ranging from classic to beachy chic.  Stella & Dot's Stylist program lets you get in on all the photo perfect action with amazing independent stylist signup perks!

Join during this limited time offer—Now through April 30th.

  • - The stylist will automatically get $450 of free accessories.
  • - Achieve $1000 of sales within the first 30 days and get an additional $200 of free accessories.

    How do Stella & Dot Stylists make money?  Well, through their 24/7 online store and trunk shows of course!  If you love to be creative and enhance the style of those around you then the Stella & Dot Stylist program is for you.  It's definitely a fun, flexible, and creative opportunity.



    ILY Family Graphics Tees

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    I've never really envied those families that wear matching outfits for special occasions or family photos. It seems like a lot of work.  However, ILY's family graphics tees are a matchy set that even I like!  It's simple and fun. will probably be worn a ton of times even after I guilt my family into taking a cutesy family photo.  View all of ILY' Family Graphics Tees and more Top selling graphic tops at Ily Couture !

    Mini Blue Tee - Kids (6T)Big Brother Tee - Kids (6)


    A sneak peak at my ILY Couture favs... 

    Embroidered Leather Jacket (Small)

    Floral Back Bomber - Red (Small) 

    Off the Shoulder Tie Sweatshirt (Small)

    Distressed Stripe Tee (Small)

    Mom Life is The Best Life Tee (SMALL / Grey)





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    Show Me Your Nerd!

    This is the Love Story of the Girl and Her Purple Shirt

    The Girl never thought she could find love online, but she did.  She found her match on Merch Nerds.


    When the Purple Shirt arrived, its soft fabric hugged the Girl in a perfect fit.  The Purple Shirt had wit and humor.  "Helloha Beaches," it said.  This Island raised Girl could feel her heart fall in love.

    The Purple Shirt didn't mind that the Girl spent too much time playing Star Trek.

    The Purple Shirt didn't mind that the Girl "needed to shoot all the ghosts."

    Their Love grew stronger after every wash and wear.  The Girl and Her Purple Shirt lived happily ever after playing on snapchat and eating KFC.

    The end. Merch Nerds.  Making Loving Connections.  Find your match today. Lol.

    Merch Nerds have sizes and styles available in Men's, Women's, Unisex, and soon in Kid's.

    These are a few of my favorites:

           My thoughts now...                                                                                                                                                          



    I love Wahlburgers, especially on my 35th birthday! 

    Wahlburgers uses locally sourced fresh ingredients and does not use artificial colors.  They also has gluten-friendly options.  My family has multiple food allergies, the staff is always very considerate and I feel very safe having my family dine here.     



    The onions rings are yummy!  I can never really decide between the Portebello Sandwhich and Jenn's chicken Sandwhich. 


    In front of the Bellagio, we stopped two female tourists on the strip to take our photo.  Coincidentally, they were there to celebrate one of their birthdays too!



    San Diego GF & AF Expo

    I was very fortunate to attend the San Diego GF & AF Expo as a Blogger.  All the bloggers were greeted with a Blogger Breakfast sponsored by BFree.  Our hosts were very welcoming and answered my many questions.  I am very new to the GF world.  Over the recent years I have been learning as I go about food allergies as well as environmental and chemical allergies.  When we learned that my husband's migraines and health issues could be helped by going gluten-free, I knew the GF & AF Expo would be perfect for us to attend.


    After having allergic reactions to food I am hesitant to try new foods, however, I felt very safe and confident sampling foods at the GF & AF Expo.  On all the tables there is a display card that lists the allergens that are present.  The representatives at the booths were also knowledgeable and open about talking the ingredients and processes associated with their food.  I felt very safe.


    My husband attended with me and he loved it.  Our children have multiple allergies so he was very delighted to be able to sample foods and brands that we could add to our safe food lists.  Because of our children's food allergies he had to give up many of his favorite foods, including peanuts.  He was very happy to have found SunButter.  We took a few samples and he liked it so much he actually ate it out of the container, as if it was a container of ice cream.  We entered to win a case of it by taking our photo at the show.  I don't think we won, but SunButter won him over!



    I am not a salad person, but after trying Spinato's Balsamic dressing, I wanted a salad!  Spinato's pizza is also amazing!  This is one of my newest favorite brands.


    Another highlight of the GF & AF Expo was the Enjoy Life Foods booth.  Enjoy Life was the first brand our children loved after finding out their multiple food allergies.  At one point we practically bought all the remaining stock of the Enjoy Life brand products from the Las Vegas stores closing when the Fresh and Easy grocery chain closed.  I was so excited to see their new products and my children were so excited to devour the Enjoy Life samples we brought home. 

    We brought home a lot of samples and learned a lot.  We have added a few new brands and foods to safe list, all thanks to our GF & AF Expo experience.  Our children have added Homefree cookies and Milton's Gluten Free Cheddar Cheese Baked crackers to their favorites list.

    As for my husband and his gluten-free experience the expo was the first time he ever ate so much without feeling bloated or sick.  He has also gone migraine-free since he has gone gluten-free.

    Thank you to the GF & AF community for being so welcoming!

    Learn more about the GF & AF Expo coming to a city near you at








    San Diego GF & AF Expo - Free Ticket Giveaway!!!

    Being that my own family has multiple allergies and we have number of people in our lives that live gluten free, finding quality and new food products can be very stressful.  Finding brands, what to eat, cooking and baking based on dietary restrictions are overwhelming.  I was very excited to learn about the GF & AF Expo. 

    Imagine a place where gluten free and allergy friendly foods all in one place!  I would be surrounded by others who know how important giving attention to food ingredients and food restrictions are!  I would finally feel like I'm not alone!  I can add more options to our family's world of food.

    The GF & AF Expo, I imagine, is an inviting place where gluten-intolerant and allergy sufferers can come together, try new foods, and not be alone in the world of food restrictions!  Throughout both days there will be classes running as well as demos in the vendor areas.

    This will be my first time attending and lucky me I will be joining the GF & AF Expo San Diego Blogging Team!

    Join me at the San Diego GF & AF Expo! Purchase tickets here.

    30% off  w/ code EARLYBIRD (thru 1/10)
    20% off w/ code ADVANCE (thru 2/10)

    February 11-12, 2017

    10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday the 11th

    10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday the 12th

    Del Mar Fairgrounds-Wyland Center
    2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
    Del Mar, CA 92014-2216

    Parking-$13 for weekend pass and is payable by cash or credit card.

    Click HERE to view a map of the grounds. All attendees will enter through the Main Gate.

    I will be giving away 4 tickets!

    To enter, simply comment below why you would like to attend!  Winners will be chosen on Feb 5!

    (I apologize to all, there was an error previously when anyone would comment.  It should be working now.)


    Me + You


    Looking Forward


    Nevada Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker has been a Christmas tradition for so very long.  I am so happy we finally got to witness the magic of the Nutcracker.  It was enchanting as it was beautiful. My family enjoyed it greatly. 


    As a little Christmas token for my two little monsters, this set of Nutcracker wooden nesting dolls awaited them at home.  They loved them!  The Nutcracker allowed us to take time and enjoy the beauty of the season without the overpower of technology.  The Nutcracker will definitely become a must do for our Christmas' to come!