Day to Night with Longvadon Apple Watch band

Happy September! It's a new month which means new goals right! I've been working out pretty consistently since January 2020. Once my husband purchased me the Apple Watch for my last birthday - I've been wearing it nonstop. He also purchased 2 additional watch bands - but if you sweat alot during work outs you know how important it is to clean your watch band atleast once a day.

I usually switch my watch band colors once a month which allows me change up my style (From black to pink). With HIIT workouts - the plastic watch bands are great for flexibility and movement. I remember when my husband and I took our anniversary photos last year - my black Apple Watch band stood out like a sore thumb lol! 

At the office or date night - I love to dress up in corporate wear. This luxury apple watch band by Longvadon is a great way to scale up my apple watch from workout mode to date night. 

Before getting the Apple Watch - I'll be honest I didn't wear watches much at all. But having different options in bands are GREAT for different outfit selections. As I was putting on the Longvadon Apple Watch band - I was a bit confused by the butterfly clasp but I followed the simple How-To video on their Instagram Story and slipped my watch on in no time. 

The packaging is A-1 so simple but yet so chic. It's also great for storing your watch band between wears. Now I'm ready for a date night - right in the comfort of our own home with takeout lol! But a girl still loves a pair of heels and a luxury watch band. Use code 'MOMMYPLUG20' for 20% off your purchase. 

Pandemic Beach Trip Necessities with Kids

By the title of this blog - depending on what mind set you're in during this 6-month quarantine you may think I'm crazy.
Yes we took a day trip to the beach. Keep reading if you are in need of a break and a trip to the beach LOL!

Also, this wasn't our first trip out of state. My husband's parents live out of state so in order for us to check on them or fix things around the house it's important that we visit atleast once a quarter. Depending on the ages of your kids I would recommend only traveling to a spot that's AT MAX 4 hours away. Any thing longer - just book a hotel stay sis.

Bathroom trips during the car ride. I would STRONGLY suggest plotting out your stops before leaving your house. We usually stop for gas and also stop at the nearest Walmart or Lowe's/Home Depot. We've found this is the cleaner option vs taking the kids into a random gas station bathroom.

Okay so boom - On the Road necessities:

1. Electronics - ipads or phones (screen time has gone out the window for our sanity lol) 
2. Snacks - Lunchables are easily our favorite with a side of Kool Aid jammers 
3. Portable toilet seat cover - This stays in the car. It's much easier and also cleaner to bring a toilet seat cover with you then sanitize with your Lysol wipes. 
4. Masks + Hand sanitizer - We're still in a pandemic. It's important you protect yourself and your kids. We make sure our kids where masks too.  
5. Gloves - Depending on how much of a germaphobe you are gloves are still a great idea because kids love to touch everything.  
6. Lysol Wipes - Outside of sanitizing every thing when you stop for the bathroom. Lysol wipes are great for cleaning the car as the kids continue to make a mess. 

Beach necessities:

1. Wagon - So you don't have to make several trips to the car while also holding your kids hands. The wagon makes things much smoother. 

2. Tent - This tent is probably the biggest investment but keeps you out of the sun way more than a flimsy umbrella. This was a lesson learned for us. Someone left a tent up at the beach so a family that was leaving told us we could have it lol! Then some random guys came back to get their tent so we were left with our umbrella. 

3. Sunscreen - Keeps the kids skin protected. My youngest has Eczema so we use Aveeno Sensitive Sunscreen. It's pretty sticky but 

4. Pails/shovels - Of course the kids will want to make sandcastles. Bring this stuff with you so you can make less stops as possible. 

5. Snacks/sandwiches/water - When kids are having fun - they forget about food. It's important to stay hydrated and fueled. 

6. Beach towels - Not just house towels. But actual beach towels. They are huge in size and is get for laying on the beach. 

7. Bathing Towels, Bath soap, and Lotion - Sand, sand and more sand. Sand will be every where you can imagine after the beach. It's important to rinse off and also wash the kids down so everyone is comfortable on the ride back home. Then of course moisturize if you have kid with eczema like myself.

Outside of necessities - I would also recommend planning out bathroom trips and also parking. We drove around the parking lot for a solid 30 minutes because it was a public beach. Also, we set up our tent near the walkway for easier access to the bathrooms. 

I hope this guide is helpful! Leave a comment below or hit me up on Instagram @themommyplug.