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27.8.15

Healthy Living Made Simple with Sam's Club!

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FABulites, Did you know that August was Health Awareness Month? Yep you read that right, Because of it being Health Awareness Month it's the perfect time to get your Fitness and Healthy Living Goals in Place. Today I'd like to share with you some of my goals for living a healthy, fit and fab lifestyle and how Sam's Club and Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine are helping me out!

For those who follow me on Instagram you are probably most likely aware that for the last month or so I've traded in my early morning sipping on Dunkin Doughnuts coffee to early morning at my neighborhood park and in house workouts. What you might not know is that I traded in my coffee for workouts because I'm planning on participating in the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon & Freaky 4 Miler! I'm super excited to conquer this fete! It's been on my bucket list for years and I simply made my mind up that 2015 was going to be my year. You see I've trained and participated in other races but for some reason whenever it came time to actually participate in any of the half marathon events something would always happen to prevent it! I would either give up, give in, or just say forget about it. But thanks to all the support and knowledge I've received from Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine I'm' taking  the challenge Head On and learning more and more daily on how Sam's Club is the perfect place to keep me Healthy, Happy, and moving full steam ahead! If you're a member or future Sam's Club Member please make sure to pay a special visit on September 9th for a Free in store Health Screening, Yep  I said Free! Bring all your friends and family out and learn how Sam's Club and Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine can be beneficial to you as well!
 

Sam's Club  has been a huge source of  support, knowledge, and motivation as I prepare for my half marathon. I was able to locate all my sporting equipment need for my training such as my headphones, arm bands, fitbit, protein shakes and more. And its an even bigger help to be able to enjoy a quality magazine such as Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine which provides it readers with pertinent information where we can make smart and informed decisions about health and wellness. So not only is my body getting in tip top shape, so is my brain! Mind over Matter Right? I'm a huge believer in the saying, "Only the Strong Survive", and thanks to Sam's Club I become stronger every day!
 

 Where there are definitely days that I want to give up and throw in the towel, by reading  and staying informed on topics such as fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and community, I am encouraged to keep going. Don't take my word for it, Try it out for yourself, Head to your nearest Sam's Club , pharmacy area, and pick up the latest edition of Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine and let your imagination run wild! I've shared with you how Sam's Club and Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine are helping me reach my fitness goals, now I'm eager to know what fab Healthy Living Ideas you can share with me? 






26.8.15

Lifetime Life Hacks!

FABulites, For those of you who don't know I'm a Mom 0f  3, Wife to 1, Full Time Employee, Business Owning  Fitness Loving Shopaholic who's always on the look out for great deals. Believe it or not that's just the short version of my life! One of the main questions I'm asked is "How  I manage to do it all"? While I'm not completely able to answer that question I can tell you some of my favorite Life Hack's which makes it all easier. Shall we begin?
Cook Enough for 2 Days- One of my favorite most valuable hacks is to make sure I cook enough food for 2 days on the days that I cook. Like clockwork I cook full meals on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursday's and make sure what I cook on those days is enough for us to have the same meal for dinner the following day. Mondays are normally pretty hectic because after having the weekends off it's your first day back at Work and School and dealing with that alone is a job within itself. Having leftovers on Monday gives me more times to do the things I need to do without having to worry about dinner for the day. Luv it!

Make early morning and late nights your best friend- There is always something to be done at home. In order not to lose yourself in all the madness I decided to take full advantage of late nights and early mornings. I get up an hour before anyone else in up in the mornings to work out. It's quiet, peaceful and my opportunity to spend an hour before the madness focusing on myself. After the kids are in bed at night I take the time to focus on my blog and building the Frugal Flirty N Fab brand. Again uninterrupted me time to accomplish what I need to get done. I try to make it a rule to be in bed by midnight and up by 6 am and so far this is one of my favorite life hacks. Maybe this exact plan would not work for you but it's just about finding the times that do.

Make time for Family Meetings-I know its sounds like a lot but with a family of five and everyone having their own agenda it gets pretty easy to get caught up in your own personal doings. Have a brief family meeting and discuss what everyone has coming up for the week. This will help you stay on top of things and also allows you to lend support to your family when they need it the most. Whether it's a sporting event, big test, family trip, or anything else, schedule it in and make sure the family is aware of what's coming up in the week ahead.

Thanks for allowing me to share 3 of my most important Life Hacks with you. What are some of your current most Favorite Life Hacks?

23.8.15

Fab's Top 10 Must Have Flatforms Under $50!

Happy Monday FABulites!  Hope everyone  enjoyed a super fantastic weekend! My weekend was spent getting FabJr ready for the new school year and for his first day of 7th grade which I'm excited to say  begins today! FABulites I have no idea where the time went  considering it feels like just yesterday I was taking him to Pre K for the very first time! Is it too late for a rewind? Enough of my scroll down FabJr  memory lane, Let's get into today's topic at hand which is my Top 10 selection of  Must Have Flatform Kicks Under $50, Let's Proceed!
 
I have to be completely honest with you guys. For the first couple months of  Flatform's existence I thought they were some of the ugliest shoes to ever grace someone's feet. As a matter of fact it was just this past weekend that I began to see the Flatform shoe for what it really is and that's just amazing!  After walking up and down 3 different malls over the weekend the Flatform became my new best friend and I'm sure saved me from hours of pain and discomfort. Who knew there was such great use for all the rubber added to the bottom of most Flatform shoes! Comfortable, Stylish, Trendy and made for Walking, What's not to love?
 
Do you own any Flatform shoes? Which of my Top 10 Flatforms are topping your must have Flatform List?
 
 
 

21.8.15

FabJr. and the Back to School Horror!

FABulites, Can we talk? No really we need to talk! FabJr. just returned from a 2 week vacation visiting his Grandmother in Washington D.C. which meant we missed out on the week long tax break and also that we'd get kind of a late start on our back to school shopping considering school starts on Monday! What I found out on our first day of shopping is what has me in a little uproar tonight, follow along!

 
I might have been a little na├»ve about the joyzapping of back to school shopping for a preteen boy because while I am the queen of finding that all so special deal, teen boy clothing is probably what I would call my kryptonite. For some reason I seem to be straight up clueless when it comes to this. Last year the Hubby and I had a ball reliving our childhood and picking out looks that FabJr basically refused to wear  and I was determined to not let that happen again.   Just like that the horror began.

We decided to hit up our neighborhood mall first. The very first thing I noticed was that the prices were straight up astronomical! It seemed like every pair of pants he liked were above $70 bucks each, OMG was I being punk'd? While I'd love for my kid to be able to express himself  there's no way I'm paying 70 bucks for one pair of basic looking jogger pants! No way I tell you! The second thing I noticed was that there was little to no variety. If it were the ladies or kids department  there would have been a million different options but because it was preteen boys it was more of a find one you like and take 10 of the same in different colors and call it a day! Shame I tell you! As a result of the foolishness that took place today we left the mall with one pair of shorts sending both FabJr and myself into a low key time is running out  Back to school panick! This can't possibly be all our shopping will consists of right? Days of nothing but high prices, stolen dreams and disappointments! Parents of teen boys who have come before me, Is this normal and has it always been this way? I told you I had questions! Where do you shop for your middle school age boys and are any other parents experiencing the madness? Share your back to school experience with the Frugal Flirty N Fab today and somehow someway it'll be a little therapy for us both!
 

20.8.15

Throwback Thursday- Fab's Top 10 Tips to Bargain Shopping!


If there's one thing the Frugal Flirty N Fab knows about it's Bargain shopping! I don't know when it started or how it came about but I pride myself on being a self proclaimed bargain shopping fashionista!  If there's a deal to be found, I'll find it. The best thing about having this gift is that I luv sharing it with others. With these tips anyone can go from retail connoisseur to bargain diva  for sure in no time . Lets get into my Top 10 Tips to Bargain Shopping.


  1. Shop during the Weekdays. On the weekends it's harder to search through racks due to the amount of people crowding the stores, and if you know anything about shopping you'd know that by the time the weekends roll around the best deals have already been purchased.
  2.  If you have certain spots that you frequent, do yourselves a favor and find out what days of the week the new inventory comes in. I know for most Ross stores they put out new merchandise every Tuesday. Tuesdays are also senior discount day so keep your eyes opened and don't be afraid to wrestle if you have too!
  3.  Its one thing to shop clearance items but if you're really looking to get the most bang for your buck shop when you can get an additional discount taken off the clearance prices. I hit up my local 2b Stores last week when they were having take an additional 75% off the already marked down clearance prices and purchased 3 pairs of jeans for an amazing 25 bucks! Jeans never go out of style!
  4. Shop when you have the time to really look through the clearance racks and can devote your time to finding the best deal possible. You're probably not going to make the best purchasing decision when you're in a rush, or have a headache or  a crying toddler in tow.
  5. Hit up end of season sales. Winter may be over but guess what, it'll be returning in a couple months so go ahead and purchase those discounted sweaters.
  6. Shop alone, I've never really shopped with someone who shared my exact taste and there's nothing worst than finding something you really like that your shopping boo hates. Just because it might not work for them doesn't mean it won't work for you. Besides who wants to deal with shopping regrets.....
  7. Shop early, timing is everything and makes all the difference between finding the bargain of a lifetime and just getting the leftovers no one else wants
  8.  Before you even head out or hit up your favorite online shops, look for coupons. I can't even put into words how rewarding it feels to whip out a couple for additional saving on top of your already discounted purchase price. This makes me smile because my son just asked me on Saturday, Mom is there anything you don't have a coupon for....Nope!
  9. Sign up for all the email clubs you can find. Most stores offer  additional discounts to their subscribers that might not be offered to the general public. If they spam you or you find that you can't use what their offering you can always unsubscribe.
  10. Don't be afraid to travel the road less taken. There's always a hidden gem in the rough where you least expect to find it.. True story,  There was this little boutique that I always by passed by because I was never really attracted to any of the items in the window. One day they put a going out of business sale offering everything at 80% off. I went in for the first time and walked out with a $25 authentic Versace dress. I'm not even going to lie, I wore that dress until the seams came off and from that point on I knew, no stores were off limits!

That's it for my Top 10 Tips to Bargain Shopping. I hope you find this information useful the next time you find yourself in search of a bargain!


19.8.15

Party Time at Macy's Back to School Event!

FABulites, It's one of my personal favorite times of year,Yep it's Back to School time and Macy's is kicking it off with the mother of all Back to School Parties! Gather up your family and join me for a day of fabness  Saturday August 22nd at the Pembroke Pines location and get in on the fun!
 
Macy's is your one stop shop for all things back to school and we'd love if you joined us for a back to School party where Macy showcases the greatest and latest back to school fashions! To make it even more exciting Celebrity Vlogger, Lindsey Hughes will be showcasing her favorite styles for the new school year. Lindsey got her start making YouTube tutorials when she was 15 and has since became a well-known name in the fashion vlogging industry amongst teens. She’s currently in school in L.A. studying beauty merchandising and marketing.Lindsey will be appearing at the following locations:
 
o Macy's Southpark - Strongsville, OH - 8/8, 2pm
o Macy's Union Square - San Francisco, CA - 8/15, 2pm
o Macy's Pembroke Lakes - Pembroke Pines, FL - 8/22, 2pm
o Macy's Memorial City - Houston, TX - 8/29, 2pm
o Macy's Willowbrook - Wayne, NJ - 9/12, 2pm

Rest assured that even if Lindsey is not appearing at your location, you'll still be able to see the styles she loves on display throughout the store. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/BTSteens15  Will you be joining me for the Macy's Back to School Party? I'd really love to see you there!



“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“
  
 

17.8.15

Frugal Flirty N Fab's July Income Report and More!

Like you might have already read in my bio, I'm a wife to 1, Mom to 3, and the owner of the Frugal Flirty N Fab! The Frugal Flirty N Fab originally started as a fashion blog. My place where I shared the latest kicks for Fly Chics capable of walking in them. Fast forward 6 years and the Frugal Flirty N Fab has evolved into a full blast monetized Lifestyle Blog complete with fashion finds, parenting tips, deals, product reviews, fitness, family, fun, community, and so much more! I couldn't be happier! One day someone told me after countless hours of complaining that if I did not think it was possible to live the life I wanted to live by working a 9-5 then it was up to me to create the life I wanted to live. From that day forward the Frugal Flirty N Fab was rebranded, and took on a life of it's own and thankfully so, has not looked back!! Let's take a look at my July Review!
http://www.frugalflirtynfab.com/
Before we dive into the earnings let's take a moment to discuss the growth of my social media accounts. Although I was a little disappointed that I wasn't able to exceed June's earnings I am still very pleased with July's results! I'm still grasping the fact that without a doubt it's possible to make money doing something you love and I'm super eager to learn, share and earn more! I'm guessing my Fabulites enjoyed seeing my June Earnings Report  simply based on the increase in my social media stats for July.
 
 

 
Without Further Adieu  ,Shall I Show you the Money?
 
Izea=$204
Linqia=$80
AdSense=$8.00
Private=$84
July Earnings $894.00
 
While I didn't meet my July goal I still think July was a very important month for me. For the month of August I'm focusing on increasing my social media stats while also increasing the number of  campaigns I work on. I know it's a little late in the month to be discussing it but I thought long and hard about if I wanted to share my earnings again. While I greatly appreciated the response from sharing my first income report a part of me also felt obligated to show you monthly improvements but as you will see with July's report that's not always the case. Then I realized how important it is to show you the good with the bad and the challenges that arise from month to month giving my readers a more truthful look at the ups and downs of blog monetization. Will I meet August monthly goal of $1500? Guess you'll just have to stick around to find out!
 
Did you meet your financial goals for the month of July? what are your thoughts on income reports, Really Fab or Super Drab? I share my report in hopes of encouraging someone who needs it like I did when I was looking for a little financial encouragement for myself. Hopefully I'll continue this practice and we can all grow together. In the land of the Frugal Flirty N Fab there's definitely room for us all!
 

13.8.15

ThrowBack Thursday-10 Facts about the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

How much do you know about your favorite Bloggers and how much is too much? This is a fine line that's crossed by bloggers on a daily basis, you know figuring out how much of their personal lives to share and also those times when their not sharing enough.  With that in mind here are 10 little known Fab Facts to keep in mind as you grow with the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

1. Dresses are my favorite things to wear and In my head I'm a dressologist (professor of dresses)
2. One of my biggest regrets is not getting married in a super fab Red dress! Maybe for my renewal!
3. Food, Music, Relationships, and Reality TV, are some things I luv in addition to shopping!
4. For many years of my life I wanted to be a shoe model.....Kinda still do if anone's interested!
5. I want to use my blog to change the way we see, buy, shop, spend, and think of fashion!
6. I'd give my all to spend just 30 minutes in the closets of Solange, Traci Ross and Jennifer Lopez.
7. One of my most memorable blogging moments was taking a picture with Tyson Beckford.
8. Michelle Obama and Beyonce are my everything! Need I say more?
9. I would like to one day host an event where I provide free fashion/beauty makeoevers for MOMS!
10. Two sayings that have forever changed my life are, "You have to find success because it simply won't find you" and "If your dream job does not exist you must then create the job of your dreams".

Share one Fab Fact of your own with the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

Dress Teeque
Shoes Carlos Santana via Ross
Earrings Bakers


12.8.15

Fab's Must Have Fits of the Week!

Happy Hump Day FABulites! Hope your day is off to a fabtabulous start! I'm back again with my must have fits of the week and I can't wait to share them with you! Remember this week is back to school tax relief week which makes it the perfect occasion to pick up a little something for yourselves while getting the kids ready for school. Here are what I believe to be 8 amazing options! Let's  take a look!
 While lately I appear to be obsessed with all things palm tree's I think I gave you quite a variety with this week's Must Have Fits of the Week. Got something for going out, something for play, something for nights and something for day. No matter what your personal style is rest assured the Frugal Flirty N Fab has you covered! Which of my fab finds is topping your must have Fits of the Week?

*Make sure to press the arrow to see all the lovely looks in my collection and as always to get additional details or to purchase any of the above looks simply click on the picture itself*
 

10.8.15

Busch Gardens & Caribe Royale-The Getaway!

FABulites, If your looking for that last minute family getaway, You know that end of Summer trip that signifies It's Back to school time then you definitely want to tune in and get all the details on what happened during my family getaway to Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL and my fantastic stay at the Caribe Royal Venetian Resort in Orlando Fl. Trust me you won't be disappointed!
 
Busch Gardens is a Florida Theme Park providing Florida's best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining! We arrived at the beautiful Busch Gardens site around 11:00 am and from that moment on there was nonstop action!

Unfortunately it rained most of the day and a majority of the roller coaster rides temporarily closed due to safety precautions. One of the most awesome things about the park is that the rain did not ruin our day and because of the multiple attractions our focus simply shifted to the beautiful scenery, captivating animals. the huge variety of different foods as well as the different shows taking place all around the park. We were so captivated by all the activities we hardly noticed the rain.
 
Do you see the size of this crocodile? Earth's beautiful creatures on full display

Busch Gardens set up allows you get pretty up-close and personal with the animals. Safely speaking of course. Beautiful and yet such a thrill!

Gotta Love the Elephant

I was thrilled to find out that we were visiting during Busch Gardens Summer Nights which allows  the park to stay open until Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights for the Summer Months. This was great and allowed us to experience everything the park had to offer without feeling rushed or disappointed due to the rain.

Tiger Display 

Meet Bob! Bob totally reminded me of a small dinosaur! Funny right, but check out my Instagram video and let me know what you think!



 
I greatly appreciated the fact that although the animals were on display lots were done to make them feel as though they were in their natural habitats which is always an important factor. All in all Busch Gardens hands down is now my favorite South Florida theme park and I can't wait to visit again. If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, Busch Gardens is where it's at! You already know the Frugal Flirty N Fab is all about getting her money's worth! It was like spending the day at the fair, your favorite family restaurant, and the zoo all at the same time. We were entertained beyond belief and because we purchased the all day dining passes, stuffed as well!

After a wonderful day at Busch Gardens it was finally time to head to our hotel , Caribe Royal in Orlando, Fl about an hour and twenty minutes from Tampa,  and see if the picture on the internet did it justice! To my Surprise it most certainly did! Check out the view from our Suite!

                                    
After a wonderful day at Busch Gardens it was finally time to head to our hotel , Caribe Royal in Orlando, Fl about an hour and twenty minutes from Tampa,  and see if the picture on the internet did it justice! To my Surprise it most certainly did! Check out the view from our Suite!
                               
    
                                   
To say the Caribe Royal was Beautiful is an understatement! Gorgeous both inside and out and the most perfect Family Hotel I think I've ever stayed in! FABulites the next time you're in Orlando, Caribe Royale is a must. Funny how Royale is part of the Hotels name because that's exactly how they made us feel every step of our stay!

                                  
Sneak Peek at what our Suite was like! It was definitely the little things that made our stay so special such as the chilled cookies and warm milk awaiting us on the table as we arrived. While the snacks were thoughtful and cute the breakfast we were welcomed to the morning after our arrival was simply to die for. I immediately knew I was in for a real treat at the Caribe Royal and Yes, I was SOOO right!
                                   
Lobby entrance fit for a Queen and King!

                                  
Although rain played a large part in our Caribe Royale stay we were still able to enjoy the Hotels features such as this amazing waterfall and slide. I simply cannot say enough about this hotel except for pay it a visit at your earliest convenience. Your family will definitely Thank you! For additional information on Caribe Royale please visit http://www.cariberoyale.com/accommodations/suites/

 Hope you enjoyed my review of Bush Gardens and the Caribe Royale. How do you get your kids ready for a new school year? Could a mini vacay be in your near future? If so have fun and make sure to share it with the Frugal Flirty N Fab!
 

5.8.15

Fitness Fabness with the Help of Jimmy Dean! #JDGreatStart

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Jimmy Dean, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JDGreatStart http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

FABulites, When I came up with the bright idea to begin incorporating my daily workouts in the mornings before work I knew it would be hard, but I had no idea  just how hard it would actually be!With the help of Jimmy Dean Sandwiches and Breakfast Bowls, the things I complete before 9 a.m. is more than most do all day, and based off the positive results I'm seeing, I wouldn't have it any other way!
 
My day normally begins at about 5:45 am when my alarm goes off giving me exactly 15 minutes to brush my teeth, wash my face, get dressed and head to either my nearest park or to my den depending on what day of the week it is. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings I head to my  neighborhood park to get my run on in the great outdoors while the other days I focus on jump roping for dear life indoors throwing in the occasional upper body and core workouts.
 
It might not be the most put together routine but the way it makes me feel is indescribable! Definitely leaves me feeling like I can conquer anything that might come my way throughout the day and in my book that's fantastic. I'm left feeling energized, motivated, and positive for the reminder of my work day and I owe it all to a Great Workout and a Maximum  Tasting Jimmy Dean meal!
 
I normally return or wrap up my workouts at around 7-7:15 and this is normally where the fun begins. At this point BabyFab is up and at em and I have approximately an hour  to get dressed, grab breakfast, drop BabyFab at his daycare and head in to work. How is all that accomplished in just an hour, with the help of Jimmy Dean Bowls and  Breakfast Sandwiches of course! They are the perfect post workout meal on the go and require very little fuss which is what the Frugal Flirty N Fab is all about!
Meat Lovers Bowl

Sausage Egg & Cheese Croissant
 
 
I especially appreciate the fact that Jimmy Dean Bowls and Sandwiches can be purchased at your neighborhood Publix and that they give you a glimpse into a wonderful weekend meal any day of the week! For additional on the go breakfast ideas make sure to check out the Jimmy Dean Pinterest here.  Are you a fan of Jimmy Dean Bowls and Sandwiches? How are they helping you achieve your current fitness goals.
 

4.8.15

Fab's Five Kicks of the Week!

Hey there Hey! Hope everyone is enjoying a Fab day! I had a great work out this morning followed by a fab sandwich for lunch so I guess you can say my day is going pretty well! Im not sure when or where it happened but somewhere within the last past couple months between dealing with the kids and not going out and about as much I seemed to have really lost my love for shoes. Don't cry for me because rest assured that ugly phase is over and I'm back with a vengeance! Take a look at my Top 5 Must Have Kicks of the Week!

Kicks


I feel like I missed out on so much during that awful phase but get ready to see 1 or maybe all of these beauties gracing the feet of the Frugal Flirty n fab real soon! Love may play hide an seek but we all know it never really disappears! What do you do when you no longer feel the need to throw own your hottest heels. How do you get out of the funk? Thanks for listening and as always, Which of my Fab 5 Kicks of the Week are topping your Must Have List?

*all shoes above can be found at heels.com*





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