How to Make a Stamped Library Tote Teacher Gift #Thankorama

May 26, 2016

Mo Willems Thank You Book and DIY Stamped Library Tote

We are big fans of best selling Author Mo Willems at our house, especially my first grader Norah.  She loves the Elephant & Piggie books and is always bringing them home from the school library!  We are so excited to partner with Disney-Hyperion to celebrate the release of the last Elephant & Piggie book, The Thank you Book by showing our gratitude and thankfulness all month long!

Mo Willems Thank You Book

The Thank You Book is all about saying “thank you,” as Gerald and Piggie best friends set out to tell everyone they love thank you!

Mo Willems Thankorama Spinner

We decided to use the Thankorama Spinner that came in our Mo Mail package to pick someone to highlight and focus our gratitude on this month.  We came upon teacher, which was just perfect for Norah since she has had an outstanding teacher this year!

Thank You Bubble ThankoRama Mo Willems

You can download the “I will thank Speech Bubbles” below, and share who you plan to thank on social media using #ThankoRama!  You can also head to for more activities, downloads, coloring pages and more!

Download the Pink Speech Bubble here.
Download the Grey Speech Bubble here.

DIY Stamped Library Tote Teacher Gift

We made a plan, and decided to write a “Thank You” note for Norah’s teacher.

DIY Stamped Library Tote Teacher Gift

Norah also wanted to make something special for her teacher.  She really wanted something that she could make on her very own, so we gathered up a few supplies to make a custom library tote.

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Pampers Easy Ups Party // Potty Training Advice

May 20, 2016

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Party and Potty Training AdvicePotty training is a huge milestone in a both a child, and parents life.  Toilet training toddlers is one of the first real signs of childhood independence, and it is a really exciting time!

I’m excited to partner with Pampers Easy Ups to share with you a little bit of my insight as a mom who has gone through potty training with all of my three kids.

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Party and Potty Training Advice

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Party and Potty Training AdvicePampers Easy Ups Potty Training Kids Party and Potty Training Advice

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Kids Party and Potty Training AdviceI had a lot of fun putting together and throwing a potty training party play date with some of my good friends and their kids!

Pampers Potty Training Party Healthy Meals for Kids


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A Mother’s Glow // Palm Beach Tan Giveaway

May 4, 2016

Mother Daughter

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and I’m excited to partner with Palm Beach Tan!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother Daughter

Mother’s make the world go round, and I owe a lot to my Mother!  I love celebrating my mom on Mother’s Day since she is always serving us.  It is always great to give her a break and celebrate and serve her!  My mom is a mom of six kids all born less than 9 years apart!  And, their are no twins in my family, I don’t know how she did it?!  She has done so much for all of her kids over the years, and she still does so much for us and all her grandkids too!

Grandmother and Granddaugher

Grandma and Grandchild

My kids know that when they go to Grandma’s house, she is going to spoil them rotten with little gifts, and take them to a movie or out for ice cream!

Mother's Day

Some of our best features were passed down to us from our mothers!  I inherited several things from my mother like; drive, passion for cooking good food, work ethic, and determination.  But, I have also inherited a few special beauty traits from my mother.  Even with my father being French, my mother and I still have very similar noses, cheek bones, lips, teeth and skin!

How to Get the Perfect Sunless Spray Tan

My mom was, and still is always teaching me to take care of my skin!  Sun protection was always a topic of conversation, and she always taught me to try to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen and proper sun care.

Sometimes, it’s nice to get that sun glow, but without the dangers of sun exposure.  I recently have been trying some sunless tanning options, and I’m not sure what took me so long!  Having a sunless tan even in the winter months has been so nice, and has made me feel more confident and my skin looks so much better with a healthy glow!  I have made it a part of my regular beauty routine because I just love how great my skin looks with a little natural looking color!

Palm Beach Tan is the largest indoor tanning company with more than 400 locations nationwide!  They offer the latest and best spray tanning systems and skincare products!  They are the world leader in sunless tanning, and offer the latest Mystic Tan, and VersaSpa spray tanning systems.

Sunless Spray Tan Tips

I wanted to share with you some Tips to Getting and Keeping the Perfect Sunless Spray Tan:

  • Before you go: Shower, Shave, and exfoliate your skin.
  • Go Clean: Avoid using any moisturizers and lotions not formulated for sunless tanning before your sunless session.
  • No Barriers: Avoid any perfumes or make-up that are barriers for absorption.
  • What to Wear: Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing to your session.  Anything too tight can rub off your tanning solution.
  • Wait: Be sure to wait at least 4 hours before bathing, swimming, showering or coming in contact with water.
  • Wait to Sweat:  Avoid engaging in activities that cause you to sweat heavily until your tan has fully developed. (at least 4 hours)
  • Moisturize: Moisturize daily with post-sinless products.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be set to get the perfect longer lasting sunless tan!


I’m excited to team up with Palm Beach Tan to offer a free sunless spray tanning session to FIVE of my readers at the Palm Beach Tan location of their choice!  AND, ONE grand-prize winner will receive a free three-month Diamond Premier Membership for themselves, and a beautiful flower arrangement to send to their Mom!

All you have to do to enter is: (Enter in the form below)

  1. Leave a comment and share with me the special beauty traits you inherited from your mother!
  2. Add email and name below to unlock bonus entries!
  3. For additional entries head over to my Instagram (@armelle_blog) and enter there as well!

Giveaway will end May 10 at midnight!  I will randomly pick the winners, and contact them on May 11th!

Best of Luck, and Happy Mother’s Day!!

This post is sponsored by Palm Beach Tan, the world leader in sunless tanning. 

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