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How to Make a Meaningful New Year’s Wish Jar

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This post was sponsored by BLOT supplies. All content and images are my own.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

I’m one of those people who loves to think about New Year’s resolutions in advance. Unfortunately, I think about them, write them in a pretty notebook, read them a few times during the first month of the new year and then forget about them. Last year I wrote too many on the list, and the whole idea felt overwhelming!

A few months ago, for Father’s Day, Jaxon and I decided to make a wish jar for my husband. We actually named it “building memories” and it was a bunch of legos with all the things Jaxon would love to do with dad during the year. Go camping, watch a boy’s movie together, jumping in mud and things like that were on the list. It was such a simple idea, but a really meaningful gift that my hubby loved.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

For this New Year’s Eve I got the idea of making something similar. I made the whole family sit down and think about 12 things that we would love to accomplish, make, visit, create or experience this year. We made a list and put it in the jar. The idea is that every first day of the month we would take one “wish” out of the jar, and do it!

Go to Ojai, California, bring orange slices to a Jaxon’s soccer game, taekwondo tournament, or other sports thing he can do when he turns three!, run a 5k as a family and things like that are on the list. It’s exciting, and I appreciate that they are specific and easy to accomplish “wishes”.

We can’t wait to start picking one each month, because we keep saying that we would love to do these things, but always forget. This is a great way to push ourselves to have fun as a family in a special way each month.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

Thanks to Blot supplies I could write down these wishes in the prettiest and most colorful way. They have an amazing collection of pens, stickers, highlighters, pencil, tapes, sticky notes and more. You can check out more about BLOT and their products on their site. I’m sure you can find some fun supplies to start a colorful and organized new year! 

PD. I’m using BLOT gel coloring pens and the adorable BLOT great job stickers to check off each item from the list :)

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

Say Adios Piojos in a Safe Non-Toxic Way

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Licefreee and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions, images and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors!

We All Grow Familia event | Live Colorfu

A few days ago I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for the We All Grow Familia event. There I met the Licefreee team and learned so much about their non-toxic homeopathic head lice treatment.

There is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee!, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

I wanted to share with all the moms and dads what I learned because, as you might already know, lice are awful and gross!

A few friends have told me terrifying stories about their kids getting lice at school. Everything about the situation sounded terrible, plus the treatments they found seemed to be extremely toxic and/or too expensive. I remember feeling a bit anxious about the whole idea and Jaxon potentially getting lice when he starts preschool. I wanted to find an option that makes me feel comfortable, so when the situation happens, I don’t panic.

Just like you, I want the best for my kid, and that includes looking for the safest and most natural products to touch his skin. The way Licefreee works is by dehydrating head lice and their eggs using sodium chloride a.k.a. salt to effectively kill lice and their eggs. Because the treatment kills lice and nits through a mechanical action rather than a chemical action, such as using ugly chemical pesticides, lice are unlikely to build a resistance to the treatment.

There is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee!, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

There are also home remedies that you might have heard of, maybe from abuelita? Such as mayonnaise, olive oil, coconut oil and avocado. These are the options a lot of friends have chosen in the past while they were searching for non-toxic head lice natural remedies. Unfortunately, there are a few reasons why these methods of asphyxiation don’t work all the time. Here it goes, the reason, and it’s gross! head lice have a series of breathing “holes” along both sides of their abdomen and sometimes they are able to control these holes and close them off. They can even hold their breath for hours! Trying to smother the nits is an impossible task, as they are protected in their shells. Then there is the well known combing lice method, which can certainly eradicate the problem but, the whole process takes too long and I just can’t imagine my Jaxon sitting down for hours until all lice and nibs are removed. It’s just not going to happen!

After hearing all this information from the Licefreee team at #WeAllGrowFamilia, I’m positive that there is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

There is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee!, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

Licefreee! brand remedies for lice are available at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Dollar General, and other local pharmacies. You can also purchase Licefreee! brand lice treatments online or ask your local pharmacist to order it for you. 

Puedes encontrar toda la información acerca de Licefreee, instrucciones de uso e ingredientes en español también, en Licefreee.com/es y en el empaque. Así no te pierdes de ningún detalle y te sientes 100% seguro al usar el producto!

Say Yes to Colorful Nails! My New Nail Wraps Obsession

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Jamberry nail wraps review. Love the patterns! | Live Colorful

You guys know that I love helping women and moms with their businesses and projects. I’m a huge advocate of finding a passion and making money out of it, and if you can make it work while you stay at home and raise your kids even better!

So when a friend from Mexico, that now lives in Boston, shared with me her new adventure as Jamberry consultant, I got really excited for her. She wanted me to try the Jamberry nail wraps, and I agreed happily because I couldn’t resist the idea of patterned nails, plus as a busy mom, I really need the ZERO dry time and long-lasting wear without chipping, peeling or fading!

Jamberry nail wraps review. Love the patterns! | Live Colorful

She sent me two different nail wrap designs. The first design that I applied wasn’t a total success. I used my dryer to heat the wraps, and that made the process a bit hard. The good thing was that the designs looked great, and that was enough to get me excited about trying again. So, I got a kit with all the tools I needed for a correct application, including the Jamberry heater and wow! the process the second time was easier than ever.

Jamberry nail wraps review. Love the patterns! | Live Colorful

The designs don’t cover my nails completely, but they honestly look pretty good from far away, and even if you get closer. I applied the nail wraps like 5 days ago and they still look complete.

If you ever want to try them, please let me know, or check out my friend’s consultant site here for information and help. She video called me and helped me through the whole process, which was super helpful.

Jamberry nail wraps review. Love the patterns! | Live Colorful