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Motivation | Spring Cleaning | Monday

Happy Monday Why are Mondays always a good day to start a project? why do we mentally associate Monday with starting something we put off forever, Monday, yes I will start on Monday. Well I don't know why we do that but I do know that Spring Cleaning did start on a Saturday in this house and we are in full on GET IT OUT OF THIS HOUSE mode.  This year has been flying by so fast. Spring is almost gone and summer is fast approaching. Do you feel like you still have a ton of spring cleaning left to tackle? I sure do. So this last week my family started the sometimes dreadful but always fulfilling process of de-cluttering the house. We got rid of a ton of stuff. My space feels so much more peaceful now and I am excited to share with you a little Day in the life video from my youtube channel. Hopefully, it will inspire you to get moving and create a lighter space for summer.

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Sunday Funday Bonus Post

Happy Sunday Funday!! Today's video is a bonus vlog. I normally don't post on the weekends, however this is a fun little DITL Vlog where you get to see a little more of my personality that you do here when I am just typing up a blog post. I thought it would be a fun way for you to get to know me a better. In this day in the life vlog I share some fun facts that you might not know. Please join me in my journey and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to see more regular videos. I post videos every week.  Thank you so much for watching. Please leave a comment below with what you would like to see on my blog.  Thank you again for all your support. 

Trader Joe's Favorite Beauty Items

If you have been here awhile you would know that I Love Trader Joe's. They always have new items that are affordable.  It leaves me no other choice than to buy ALL THE THINGS.  Ha Ha but seriously I have tried almost every beauty products that they have to offer with the exception of maybe three items. 
Over on my YouTube channel I share a lot of Day In The Life Videos, Cleaning, Hauls and other mommy and lifestyle related videos.  I started to get requests for a Trader Joe's Beauty Haul video.  
I wanted to also share it here with you in case you also wanted to try out any of the awesome beauty and skin care products that T.J's offers.  

This is in no way a sponsored post or video. Although that would be awesome to work with Trader Joe's, I purchased all the items shown in this video with my own money.  I will also continue to give my money to T.J's because in my opinion they ROCK!!!!
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Taco Tuesday + Homemade Chips

Who doesn't LOVE tacos??
I know, everybody loves tacos. So what better time than now, on a Tuesday (well almost, it's late Monday herein California) to share my Homemade tortillas chips and taco shell recipe. Ok technically it's not a recipe and more of a how to since all you need are tortillas and fry oil of your choice.

If you make these comment below. Also show me pictures on instagram by tagging me @hopebrissette.

Motivational Monday | Weekly Cleaning Routines + Free Printout

Keeping the house clean is something I definitely struggle with. Getting into a grove is so hard. Having routines helps me so much.
One of my goals for the new year is to get organized. I am doing this a couple of ways.
First thing I did was create a Daily and Weekly system to help keep me focused and on track.

Here is my Weekly Routine. I made this to help me out and I want to share with you. Feel free to print for yourself and share for others to use.

Second I started my Youtube  again with my channel focusing on mom and lifestyle topics. I have way to much stuff and I am going to declutter my house on my Youtube as a way to hold me accountable. To Subscribe click the link below.

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I would love to hear and watch how others keep there homes clean or at least in control. So please leave all of your suggestions below.

Much Love πŸ’‹

🌴 8 Reasons I Love Trader Joe's + Mini Haul 🌴

Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to shop. There are many reasons for this and if you have shopped at Trader Joe's you may relate to a few of them.
They always have unique and delicious seasonal items.                                      The people are extremely friendly, they go above and beyond in their Hawaiian shirts. Customer service is top notch.             You can literally ask to try anything in the store and they will sample it for you.                                          Free coffee! Duh.                  Cheap. Inexpensive. A true Bargain. Lots of organic, gluten free and vegan options available at a great price.                         Nostalgia. As the kid we shopped at Trader Joe's. It reminds me of home.          They have a sense of humor and the signs are are all over the store. Literally the have the most unique, creative signs that I find hilarious.   Underrated skincare and wine. Wine is considered skincare. I mean anti oxidants, right??…

♥Natural Deodorants/ My Reviews and My Favorites ♥

Deodorants is a controversial subject. I like to wear a natural deodorant as often as possible. Here are my top ranking as of now.

Click below for details or to buy through Amazon.

Nature's Gate Deodorant, Lemongrass & Clary Sage, 1.7 Ounce

I have been wanting to try out the Primal Pit Paste. Has anyone tried it? Does it work? The creamsicle sounds dreamy...

Primal Pit Paste Natural Deodorant Orange Creamsicle Pack of 2

Day In The Life Of A Boy Mom

Hey everyone, just a
quick check in. I wanted to share the with you a quick Day In The Life. This is our first one so please be kind and comment if you enjoyed watching my mom life.

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Thank You for stopping by. I love to read all your comments so be sure to say hi.

Much Love,
Hope πŸ’‹

15 Date Night Ideas For Valentine's Day Or Any Day

Valentine's Day is almost here. Planing a romantic date can be stressful. Here are 15 Creative Date Night Ideas that you can use for Valentine's Day or any time you need a new idea for you and your love to reconnect. 
I am so excited to team up with a few other bloggers on these ideas. You can find links to all of their ideas at the end of this post. Check them out to get even more unique date night ideas. 

Movie & Dinner                    One person picks the movie the other one picks the dinner. The next time you switch.                   Plan A Scavenger Hunt       Pick 10 items to find. Work together or challenge one another if you are competitive. You could also make this romantic and more personal by creating individual clues and leading your partner on a  exciting scavenger hunt to a romantic location or surprise.       Learn Something New        You could take a class together like dancing, cooking, painting. Want to save money? YouTube has lots of great tutorials…

Platinum Blonde Maintenance

As women we all have certain "basic maintenance" that we need to attend to weekly and monthly. It can get quite expensive if you are paying someone to take off all your beauty grooming needs.

Most of this maintenance has to do with hair. Removing, shaping, cutting, bleaching. Ladies you know what I am talking about. It takes time and effort. I pretty much schedule shaving my legs at this point.

The one and only thing that I do pay for is my hair on my head. I get my roots bleached every 4-6 weeks. I have been platinum blonde for 13 years. In the past I have attempted to do my own hair. It always ends miserably. I am incredibly blesses that my hair stylist has been with me for 15 years and has become an amazing friend as well as my bleach guru!! Even when I moved to the South for 2 years she gave me my hair "recipe" for my new stylist along with her phone number. She seriously rocks.

The number one complement I love to receive on my hair is when people ask if it is …

Monday Motivation

Cleaning is NOT my thing. I am definitely not one of those women who loves to clean their house. It does not Destress me it Stresses Me Out to the fullest.

With that being said it is something that we all have to do. Especially if you are a mother and if you're a mom of boys, bathrooms seem to be the dirtiest room of the house. All the time no matter what. I feel like I clean and wipe down this part of the house multiple times a week.

Since I hate cleaning this can be a awful task. The one thing that definitely helps me clean is products that I enjoy using.

For me this Means they

 Do the job with minimal effort and scrubbing on my part They smell nice. 
If you have been following me for a while you know I'm extremely sensitive to smells. So when I come across a brand with products that smell nice and don't give me a headache, I tend to go out and buy every single scent.

This week I made my first Motivational Monday cleaning video.  I cleaned my upstairs main bathroom. Th…

Platinum Blonde: How I Get My Hair White

Platinum blonde can be quite a hard thing to achieve especially without damaging your hair. I've been getting my hair professionally bleached for 13 years. Over those 13 years I have had many people ask how I achieve this color without major damage. I made a YouTube video about it over a year ago and I thought that I would share it here with you.

 So if you want to see some of my tracks go ahead and click the video below.

 As a sidenote I know I have been absent for quite a while from my blog and my YouTube channel. I will be posting regularly on both of these platforms this year. With that being said I would love for you to subscribe to either or both if you want to see more of me.

Also, I love reading your comments so please feel free to reach out. I would also love to hear any ideas of things that you would like to see on my blog or YouTube.

Much Love,
Hope πŸ’‹