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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Budget Friendly Products ~ Finesse Shampoo

As a mom of three, staying at home, and a military spouse I don't have a ton of time and money to be spending ridiculous amounts of money on most of my beauty products.  I have a few rules about what I do spend money on, but one of them is NOT my shampoo. Stay tuned for more in these series where I'll be talking all about my favorite budget-friendly, mom-friendly products!



Up first is Finesse Restore+Strenghten Shampoo and Conditioner. While I was super lucky to try this out thanks to Brandbacker, I absolutely would recommend this shampoo. I feel like shampoos and conditioners are always claiming to accomplish something and I never see the benefits. Trust me, I'm always looking!! I almost immediately noticed the benefits of this particular one. What I noticed in particular was the softness and life my hair seemed to have, especially after the winter wreaking havoc on my hair. I also noticed that I was able to go a little bit longer washing my hair and having it still look good. I'm only expecting to see even better results as I continue to use it. And if you needed more encouragement, Kendal Jenner and Kim Kardashian use it.....so there you go.

But what's the best part? The price you guys!!! Isn't that whole point of this new series? You can snag these at Wal-Mart for less than $6.00 for the big bottles! What?!!! Online, the price the shampoo is coming up for less than $2. Stop it right now!!! Make sure to catch me on Instagram to see me talking about my hair all this week.


This post is "Powered by BrandBacker" ~ I received product in exchange for this post.
As always my thoughts and opinions are my own. I did not receive compensation for this post.





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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Visiting the Christmas Story House

One could not imagine the sheer joy in my heart when I realized that the Christmas Story House was in Cleveland. You guys seriously?! That movie has been a part of my childhood, a tradition that I have now passed on to my children. I can't believe that I got to go to the actual Christmas Story House! Total nerd status!!!!!

It is nestled in a very working class part of Cleveland and the neighborhood looks like it hasn't changed in fifty years. There is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that has been there since the early 1900s, and opens at 5am for the workers that still live and work in this neighborhood. The desire of the owner of the Christmas Story house moves beyond his own home. He is actually a Veteran, which I absolutely loved hearing that. He also started a foundation, which works to restore the neighborhood that the house is in. You can read about The Christmas Story House Foundation and see the projects that they have helped sponsor here.

I highly recommend making this a stop on any trip to, or through, the area! It was the highlight of the trip.



 There she is people! And that house to the left side of the picture...that's the Bumpus' house!!

 The Old Man's car people!!!!!!









 Daddy's gonna kill Ralphie!!!!!!

 clearly going to be our Christmas card people! And all my kids were totally into it. They are
most definitely our kids!!


 drink more Ovaltine!!!!


you can't go into this house without recreating every scene you can, right?!







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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Why Everyone Should Take a Spontaneous Road Trip to Cleveland


A couple weeks ago we did something a little crazy! We decided to take a last minute trip to Cleveland!! We packed up the kids, rented ourselves a van and jumped in the car after two days of discussion and found ourselves on the road to Cleveland at 10:30 at night. I was cool with it if only because we almost never do anything spontaneous. I married an Air Force guy who is also a boy scout....and who was also born an old soul. So here we were, driving all night to Cleveland. Maybe your road trip isn't to Cleveland...but you should be taking one to wherever you should be going.


We have dear friends who are temporarily living there and that's where we needed to be. There's something about doing something spontaneously, something fun and exciting! You get that giddy feeling, and I for one absolutely love it. If I could live my life that like I would probably do things like this more often. Road trips to Cleveland are long, its a good 5.5/6hrs from here to there. We chose to drive through the night, which left my husband in a red-bull, caffeine-fueled haze. May not have been the greatest idea for the adults in the car, but driving with three kids at night is pretty amazing! I think we should have changed the time just a smidge, but it's been almost six years since we've done a crazy road trip. And if you have kids I suggest you do them! Never stop doing all the things - eating out at nice restaurants, riding buses and trains....and going on road trips!

Places we visited


           1) Great Lakes Science Center - This was such an awesome experience and this is a Cleveland must see. The kids AND US, had a fantastic time. The second level with the hands-on exhibits were the hit of the day and we spent a couple hours exploring and touching everything up there. We loved it!! They currently have a Lego exhibit downstairs, as part of their rotating exhibits. The Science Center is also home to the John Glenn NASA Visitor's Center, which has space exhibits and interactive lessons for the kids.


 learning to land the Mars Rover...



 time to land the Space Shuttle

 learning about how wind affects your plane's movements...

 daddy and his bestie, posing with the boys...





 one of my favorite things to do....I sort of did this one...sort of...

           
2. La Dolce Vita (Little Italy) - I wish would could have spent more time in Little Italy. I wanted to walk around to each restaurant and bakery and taste something, but I'm glad we chose this place. I'm still dreaming of the fruit dessert they brought us. The staff was amazing, a real home-town Italian family feel. I felt right at home! Take me back!!! But seriously, look at this pasta?




I was so full but I couldn't stop eating it!!!

3. Presti's Bakery (Little Italy) - we stopped to grab some Macaroons and some Tiramisu for later! Basically heaven. They also have a fantastic little deli and coffee shop, but I literally had no room.


look at this adorable street and building? I really wished we had had more time to explore.
Check out Little Italy's website for yourself and put it on your list!

4. Geraci's Restaurant - Of course, on our Cleveland food trek we had to find one place on the Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives list. I try to hit up one place whenever we go to a new place. We chose another Italian place, because why not! The place was great, nice atmosphere, super clean bathrooms (an important detail when you have kids), but they are a cash-only business so be prepared for that. I would say overall it wasn't the best place I'd ever been and I probably wouldn't go back. But, in all fairness we just had the pizza and didn't try much else from the menu. Their meatballs, which they are famous for are really good however.



5. Mootown Creamery - And then we had the best ice cream in all the land guys! I mean, seriously this stuff was good!! Go, and you can thank me later.



The next blog post will be all about the

The Christmas Story House and Museum!!
Stay Tuned!!!


Have you been to Cleveland? We are going to head there again soon so we want to hear all the things we should do!!!



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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Still Time To Visit Bunnyville USA


I'm a girl all about tradition, and as along as my kids will play along I'll be taking them to visit the Easter Bunny! And there's not a better Easter Bunny around then what you'll find at Bunnyville in the Fair Oaks Mall. Cammo Style Love was invited out to take a sneak peak and take part in a fun little Bunny Brunch. Most likely I would have been making a last minute visit to the bunny, so if you're like me you might be looking at a last minute run as well.

I would like to thank Fair Oaks Mall and the amazing Kona Grill for the fabulous food! You have until April 15th to see the Bunny. Check the bottom of this post for a special coupon.














And a little extra treat for you all. If you want to make these cute little orange bears yourselves, as my children continually demand, you can learn on youtube! Thanks Kona Grill




Visit Bunnyville USA today!!!








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