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The Pretty Posy Boutique is the newest boutique in town! And they know how to dress everyone, including those of us with mom-bods who refuse to wear Spanx! They open to the public this weekend in downtown Overland Park. Did I mention that they are offering 20% off throughout this weekend! There’s a reason why I love supporting local! 

It was so much fun to attend a sneak peek of The Pretty Posy Boutique, and catch up with owner Erin! Share her vision of all things feminine and sophisticated! She is a former elementary school teacher, who wanted to take her love for all things feminine and sophisticated to a whole new level. You know the owner is a mom when she has a corner dedicated to the kiddos so that the moms can shop in peace. 

They have the cutest Fall outfits and accessories.  I know it's still warm in Kansas City, but we know those cool Fall days are almost here. I tried on a few pieces, and can you guess which one came home.

 Not just that, they have some amazing options if you are shopping for gifts! 

Team KES Studio and Team Pretty Posy know how to throw a party. From booze-infused cotton candy to the cutest bites, it was treats galore.

 Not to mention scoping out trends while sharing a laugh with your favorite blogger babes! 

So make sure you head to downtown Overland Park, Kansas this weekend, for the grand opening of The Pretty Posy Boutique, for 20% , special treats and fun pop ups. Support Local! 



As a working mom, child care is extremely important to me. So with Rii completing a month of being back to school, our friends from Children's Lighthouse surprised us! Rii got busy unboxing her goodies and we were impressed with their child care program. You can watch her Unboxing video Here .

Children's Lighthouse offers early learning and childcare services across the United States. Brothers Mike and pat Brown, recognized the need for quality child care that went beyond playtime and baby sitting. They opened the first Children's Lighthouse in 1997.  By investing in the whole child, they have grown into a leading early education childcare organizations. 

Since many of you are working parents, here’s what Children's Lighthouse is all about : 
Open 6:30AM to 6:00PM
Ages 6 Weeks to 12 Years
CARES Values-Based Curriculum
Family-Owned and Operated
Real-Time Video Monitoring
Secure Keypad Entry
Age-Appropriate Playgrounds
Before and After School Program

They have three locations in Kansas City - Olathe, Overland Park and Gardner. You can find your closest one, on their website. 

Thank you so much Children's Lighthouse and All Points Public Relations!



Go Chiefs! Super excited for the season opener for the home team! So I decided to style this season’s first Chiefs-inspired OOTD. It’s a new series I am starting where I shall continue to style outfits inspired by the Red Kingdom. Throughout the series, I shall try to create outfits that are a mix of local brands and big brands. The idea is to inspire you to come up with outfit combos from your own closet. 

The first outfit features my comfy jogger jeans from Express and my gold teardrops from Nickel and Suede. Don’t know about you, football seasons involve a fair amount of eating, so pants with elastic are a good idea. As a mom, I always prefer jeans as it gives me the flexibility of doing a lot more, with my day. 2021 forced me to think beyond my favorite skinny jeans, and i must stay, I quite like the new cuts of jeans I have tried so far this year. 

Wishing the Chiefs an amazing season. 




“In every job, there must be done, there is an element of fun!” Mary Poppins!

Taking a cue from Mary Poppins, decided to make Rii’s brushing routine more fun. I had some help from Smile Brilliant Oral Plaque Highlighters! Enter my exclusive Giveaway with Smile Brillant - click here . You can also use my Code - journotalk20, if you wanted to try any of their oral health products. 

If you remember in the past, I have reviewed Smile Brilliant's custom-fitted whitening system, and their CariPro Electric Toothbrush and was very pleased with the results.  Over the years, they have introduced their line of oral health products:  

  • Water Flosser - floss teeth more effectively & comfortably using targeted water pressure
  • Custom Night Guard System - custom guard that protects teeth at night from grinding/clenching
  • Oral Probiotics - replace healthy microbiome after oral care to protect & establish optimal oral health

Smile Brilliant Plaque Highlighters have turned my kid’s brushing routine into a fun game! As a mom, I know how it can be a struggle to ensure my kiddo brushes her teeth and flosses them.

Smile Brilliant Plaque Highlighters for Kids are oral-disclosing tablets that highlight tartar and plaque buildup. Everyone has plaque on their teeth. It's natural. But when there's too much plaque or when plaque isn't removed every day, it can build up and lead to some bad news for teeth. An abundance of plaque can easily lead to decay and cavities, as well as gum disease and gingivitis.

Rii decided to give them a try! 

She chewed the Tablet and swished around for 30 seconds. When she spat out the excess liquid, then the dye pointed out the yucky stuff.  

Rinse and smile! And when she brushed, she worked extra hard!

Not only did she enjoy it, we as parents were tempted to try the adult ones for ourselves. Don't forget to use Code journotalk20 for 20% off. Self-care is self-love, and I am glad we follow it as a family.  

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My daughter is a big fan of Kraft Mac and Cheese and basketball! I have fond memories of the original Space Jam movie! So the best way to celebrate the new Space Jam Movie was to enjoy the limited edition Kraft Space Jam Mac and Cheese! We received the new mac and cheese from Influenster, and I must add it has been a huge hit at our house. So much so that, Lil Miss Rii also wanted to try her hand at stirring her mac and cheese, a bit(at least for the photo op)! 

Movie-inspired pasta shaped like Bugs Bunny and Basketball feature in the new Space Jam edition of Kraft Mac and Cheese. Loved how the pasta held its shape even after being cooked. The new boxes are adorned with Looney Tunes character favorites, including Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Tweety Bird, Marvin the Martian, and the basketball star of the movie, LeBron JamesKraft Mac & Cheese Space Jam: A New Legacy is available at all major retailers, across the US.  Kraft Mac and Cheese has no artificial flavors, preservatives, or dyes – just the great taste you know and love. My daughter enjoyed the pasta and I enjoyed the nostalgia, so win-win. Did I mention, the limited edition pack is a family-sized one! 

Disclaimer: I received the mac and cheese complimentary for testing purposes, from Influenster and Influenster Eats!