This post was created in partnership of DSW.  All opinions of my own are expressed in this post and not those of DSW.

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I’m always working out, running and chasing Oaks around, or out and about running errands. Life doesn’t seem to get any less busy these days. I always find myself having a hard time finding a good running shoe. DSW has such great budget friendly prices that you really can’t beat. I love New Balance and always have, but I haven’t tried their running shoes until now! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find a nice pair of running shoes. This pair I’m wearing is so comfortable!

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So back to my story: I’m always on the go. You guys know this about me. I wake up at 6am, get ready for the gym and need to jump right back into more comfortable wear. You really won’t find me wearing anything but sneakers these days… that’s mom life for ya, right?




(MY SHOESI love that New Balance has a dressed-up sneaker vibe too, so I can quickly come home, shower and throw them on to meet dad for a quick family lunch. I always need easy and cute, yet efficient and that’s what these are! They’re a pair of sneakers you can wear with something that’s a little more “fancy” like a cute sweater, button up, or pullover sweater. I love the burgundy color I’ve got on!


(OAKS SHOES) And yes, Oaks totally sits up on the table for lunch. That’s toddler life for you. It’s really the only way we can get him to sit still while mom and dad enjoy their lunch! DSW also has cute little shoes for your toddler including these (which Oaks won’t take off because he loves them so much). He’s been running all over the place with them! 


(TJ’S SHOE) Same goes for TJ. He also has been running all over with them like a toddler (haha jk) but really, he loves the pair he’s wearing! You’ve got to check them out. Don’t we all want affordable, yet easy AND cute? That’s a DONE deal for me. The whole fam will enjoy them! 


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I love my lunch dates and days spent with my sweet boys! After this lunch date, we walked around and rode the ferris wheel (which Oaks wasn’t amused and TJ hates heights), but on a good note, Oaks rode up and down the escalators for a good 30 minutes while TJ shopped around. He was running all over the place and jumping on and off the escalators! He honestly loves the comfort of these shoes. They’re all under $100 and the kids’ shoes are under $50 at DSW.

Let me know what you guys think! Do you shop at DSW

Have a great day!









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Thinking back 10+ years ago when I was just a young little pup waking up early, going to cheer practice (at 6am), going to class, getting good grades etc… I can’t help but think I wish I would’ve had the proper nutrition I needed, or better yet, I wish I would’ve known how important it was to take on these busy days and how important it is in your young years to start giving your body what it needs to be able to grow, learn and have the energy.   I’m super happy I get to show my step daughter Halle these tasty gummy vitamins that has all the nutrition she needs to take on her busy schedule, of cheerleading, waking up early, going to class, studying and of course, hanging out with her friends.   Her life is just about how my life was at that age!  So I know how busy she is and what will help her.   Girl Power OLLY vitamins are specifically for young girls.  Here is what they have in them.

5 MUST HAVES; essential vitamins & minerals for daily health & happiness.

ANTIOXIDANTS: Support healthy skin

BRILLIANT B’s: Help boost energy & the good feels.

BIOTIN: Helps keep your hair, shine & nails on point.

They contain Vitamin C which plays a role in collagen production (which she’ll thank me when she turns 30 haha)

Supports strong bodies and bones.  Which she 100% needs with all the tumbling, stunts and stretching she does daily.

Supports energy production in each of her body’s cells to keep her energized throughout her day. I could go on and on about this stuff!  Go check it out for yourself! 

Thanks for reading!