It Works Wrap Review & GIVEAWAY!

Deb has done it again! Not only is she a Thirty-One Consultant but she also sells the “It Works Collection” She sent me a wrap for a review and is doing a giveaway for all of you readers! I decided to use it on my husband. I’d like to point out that I think he’s the sexiest man alive and in my opinion doesn’t need this at all but I’m his wife and I’m supposed to think that 🙂 The results may be more dramatic on him. Also, I have seen a few reviews of this product but never on a man! So I wanted to give readers a different perspective. Deb informed me that her husband actually lost 8 inches with the first wrap! How incredible is that?  
First of all this stuff smells AMAZING. I’m huge on smells; if it smells bad I won’t use it, eat it, or allow it anywhere near me. If they had a regular lotion in this scent I’d be purchasing it. 
Here is the packaging it comes in. Simple and easy to open. Once opened the wrap was pretty sticky with lotion but in no means difficult to separate and apply. I would recommend having someone else apply it to you. That way it’s positioned correctly and just makes your life easier. 

It says in the instructions that come with the wrap to shower before applying and if possible exfoliate the area well to open up the pores allowing more lotion to enter the body. My husband showered and I made sure he used my girly bath and body works exfoliant; just so I can laugh that I made him use one of my goo’s.  
Yummmm, Now he smells like Mango’s & the delicious It works wrap lotion 🙂 
I decided to get this giveaway up sooner than the 72 hours for optimum results from the wrap I would just go ahead and edit this blog post later with the result photos. 
This is before the wrap was applied. 
During the wrap. As it says in the instructions, we used saran wrap to place over the wrap after it was in position desired. For extra tightness, and a giggle from me, the husband placed one of my tank tops over it. He would NOT let his face be in this. I don’t blame him but it’s not like you guys won’t know who he is from other blog posts. 
Step One is the wrap being placed.
Step Two is with the saran wrap.
Step Three, well that’s self explanatory. 
The it works wrap really does sell itself. The countless amounts of before and after photos from the company are AMAZING. Whether you have a little to tone up and get rid of or quite a bit that you’re unhappy with I really think this product is worth the try! 
This is after just ONE application.
Well this one application can be yours to try! Just enter the rafflecopter below to WIN one and try it out for yourself! 

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*Must be 18 or older to enter. Must reside in the US and have a valid shipping address. Must respond to winning notification within 48 hours or another winner will be randomly selected. Tails from a Not-So-Conventional Mommy is Not Responsible for the shipment of this prize.

Unconventional Mommy Spotlight

Great moms come in all different types

  • The Working Mommy
  • The Stay at Home Mommy
  • The Single Mommy
  • The Foster Mommy
  • The Daddy “Mommy”
  • Ect. Ect. Ect.
Well my post here is about the mommy that doesn’t look like your conventional mom. The mom with tattoos! Although a lot of our own mothers are not covered, tattoos are becoming more and more popular but still not 100% accepted. When I started taking Everett to his swim lessons I had another mother shooting me the absolute dirtiest looks possible; I’m only assuming it was because of the amount of tattoos I have. There have been plenty of other times I’ve gotten negative comments but I’m really not trying to complain.
A close friend of mine, Amanda, has about 300x the amount of tattoos that I have. She’s not only one of the most gorgeous girls I know but she’s a FANTASTIC mother to a beautiful daughter. Her daughter is about 8 months older than my son. She was the one of the first people I would go to with my weird pregnancy questions. Ya know, like, “WHAT THE HELL IS THIS LEAKING OUT” and now she’s defiantly one whose opinion I value on parenting. I’m constantly asking her what to feed, what to do about this and what to do about that. She’s just amazing & I wanted to take this opportunity to tell her that and thank her 🙂  It’s people like this that make living in Texas hard, miss yo’ face.
& Our Adorable Kids Together 

Plexus Slim Giveaway!


Many of you have heard of Plexus Slim. For those of you that haven’t, it s an all-natural, healthy solution to help you lose weight. The synergistic effect of Plexus Slim and Accelerator taken together can help you lose more weight—faster than you ever thought possible! Combined with the other Plexus weight loss products, you can experience quick results and keep the weight off. For more in depth information on the product, click HERE.
So many people are seeing results, and quickly, from Plexus Slim. It is literally sweeping the nation. See below for just a few Plexus Slim Success Pictures.

Plexus Slim sells many other products. Click HERE to find them all. If you’d like to start your weightloss journey now, click HERE to get started. It’s simple. No shakes, meal replacement, or crazy insanity workouts. 

Now for the good part. Our sponsor is going to give a full month’s supply (that includes the pink powder drink PLUS the accelerator) to TWO lucky people!!! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good LUCK!

Must be 18 or older to enter and reside in the US. Must have a valid shipping address. Must respond to winning email notification within 48 hours or another winner will be randomly selected. New Mom Body takes full responsibility for shipment of this prize. Other bloggers are not responsible for the shipment of this prize and were not compensated for this post.

Thirty-One Camo Thermal Tote Giveaway!

I have been working with this awesome lady named Deb who just so happens to be a Thirty-One consultant. She has decided to do a giveaway of a Camo Print Thermal! A lot of you are already familiar with Thirty-One but if you’re not YOU NEED TO BE! They have so many adorable totes, bags, coolers, ect.  You can find their summer catalog here—– Thirty-One Summer Catalog

Just a few of my favorites…. Yup, I love them.

They’re running an awesome special for the month of June only that is truly a steal. So if you’re interested make sure you take advantage of it THIS MONTH ONLY! 
If you have any questions please feel free to email Deb at
AND now for the giveaway. Fill out the rafflecopter. The first entry that is required is that you join Deb’s Facebook group (you must request it). Other than that, follow & like what you choose for more entries. 
Here is the Camo Print Thermal! I love that it’s purple 🙂 
Enter Below & Please share for it would be nice to have lots of entries! 

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*Must be 18 or older to enter. Must reside in the US and have a valid shipping address. Must respond to winning notification within 48 hours or another winner will be randomly selected. Tails from a Not-So-Conventional Mommy is Not Responsible for the shipment of this prize.

Don’t Blink, You’ll Miss Something.

I talk about how I’m in shock that my tiny little bitty newborn has grown up so fast all the time. When people would tell me that I shouldn’t blink or I will miss something I used to think that was a load of BS. Nope, they were totally right. I spent a greater part of this morning packing up all the stuff that is now too small and restocked his closet and dressers with 9 & 12 month clothing. It was really sad folding all those tiny onesies! I feel like I forgot how small he really was and I’m completely blown away by how fast they grow. Next it’ll be 18 month clothing :((((( & I’ll have a toddler! I’m not ready for this!

Papa Bear’s First Post

Hey all! Papa Bear here. Sorry. I’m not very creative; I can’t come up with anything clever like “Tails from a not-so-conventional mommy.” I’ll settle with Papa Bear, because they have tails, right? Anyway, as my son is sitting next to me trying to thwart my attempts to type, I’ll talk about my parenting style. There are a lot of different parenting styles. We have many: authoritative father, the loving mother, the dead-beat dad, the wise man, etc. My wife calls me a great dad. I wouldn’t exactly say that. As I get home after a long day at work, I open the door to the sounds of a shrieking child and an extremely stressed out wife with disheveled hair. “I’ve had to pee for 3 hours, but couldn’t because the baby,” she says as she thrusts the baby into my arms. 30 seconds (and one thankfully empty bladder) later, she walks in the room to a laughing child in the lap of his daddy watching sports. What’s my secret? The art of DISTRACTION! Dads, take notes.

My ultimate goal with my child is to either stop him from crying or to prevent him from crying. Since laughing is the opposite of crying (disagree? Google it. BOOM!), I just try to make him laugh and smile. When he starts to sniffle, I like to throw him up in the air repeatedly until he’s forgotten that he was upset. That way I can keep watching the Cubs lose while he goes and knocks over the cats’ water bowl. I don’t care. He’s not crying, right? Another distracting trick is to shake my head back and forth. He laughs uproariously! His favorite for some reason is when I pretend to be that big black lady with an attitude from that one credit card commercial. The trick is to shake your head back and forth repeatedly and shout “I’m a big black lady with an attitude! NOW HOW CAN I HELP YOU!?” It works, guys. Try it. Seriously. Attention Deficit Disorder is a wonderful thing.

Distraction need not be used solely when the bb is crying. Our little bear cub likes to flip onto his stomach while we change his diaper. At first, I would try to prevent him from doing it. This only made him flip out and burst my ear drums with his deafening shrieks. I then allowed him to flip over, but that led to poop EVERYWHERE. I decided, finally, to try my distraction method. It takes every trick in the book, but it works! The big black woman with an attitude distracts him from rolling, and the… shit. Sorry guys. Gotta go. Baby is crying for some reason. I’ll be back next week.

No Way I’m The Only One Feels This Way! Right?

Not that I have a long list of things I don’t like about being a wife because most of it is awesome but there is one thing that bothers ME when I know it really shouldn’t. I have this weird ideal of what the “perfect” housewife should be. I feel bad if I take a shower in the morning and never make it to the hair and makeup step or I feel crappy if there are dishes in the sink. I know it’s SO STUPID but it really does bother me sometimes! I think it all comes from my mother, she’s like fricken supermom who could wash the floor and blow dry her hair at the same time. But me, nah, I am not that talented.
For example, Everett and I had swim classes this morning. So now, here it is 2:30 in the afternoon and I’ve yet to even shower. Missed the opportunity during nap time because I was doing the other 3,000 things. I just want to be my prettiest for the husband when he gets home. He never never never complains but I do. Hmmmmm, End Rant.

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Wow, What a Week!

Being a military family, one of the hardest parts of being away is the constant missing friends and family. I have only been apart of this lifestyle for a little over a year now and as it does get easier, it still isn’t easy. I feel even worse because of the fact that we do have a baby and I can’t imagine how hard it is for them to be missing a lot of the things that happen during the first year. Meh, it’s what I signed up for. 

Well, this week my parents and younger brother came for a visit. It was my dads first time in San Antonio so we wanted to make sure they got to see a lot. Plus, my dad is the type where he has to stay busy to be entertained. 
One of the first adventures we went on was the San Antonio caverns. My brother is on the left (as if you can’t tell, we’re damn twins that just so happen to be three years apart) I did previously blog all about the caverns so I won’t go crazy posting all those pictures again. 
My oh so pretty momma and myself 🙂 

Caught my dad and Everett off guard here 🙂 
The day after the caverns we decided to try out the zoo. I’ve been several times and always find some enjoyment out of it. This time, sheesh, 90 plus degrees and not a cloud in sight. Lets just say I was over it pretty quickly. 
My favorite was this tree bear who seemed to want to attack us. He didn’t appreciate Everett crying. 
We’re huge sports fans in this house. Our hockey teams have been playing each other in the playoffs. (Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks). We have to try SO hard to be nice. Oh so hard. This photo montage basically sums up what we’re like every time they play. Since my family was here, poor husband had 3 other Red Wings fans in the house. He was a pretty good sport about it, for the most part. 
On Wednesday we decided to go up north a bit and float the river. It’s a super popular thing to do down here. Basically, rent a tube get some beer and relax as you float. I’ve been wanting to do it since I moved down here but it’s very hard to get a babysitter! We actually had the chance to do it this time! My mom isn’t much for water sports so she happily agreed to stay home and hang out with Everett. I obviously couldn’t bring my camera but these following photos sum up the events afterwards. 
NOTE: my dad was driving and NOT intoxicated. I don’t condone drinking and driving EVER!  San Antonio drivers are known for slamming on their breaks. 
NO ONE WAS INJURED. Except the Rental car. Phew. 
As you can see the other car had no damage. Note to self, get a Nitro. 
How cute is my momma and baby?! Right. Glad they weren’t in the car 🙂 
My parents love flea markets. I’m not sure why. They are total bargain hunters and my dad collects all kinds of weird things (animal skulls, zippos, taxidermy). So we went to a HUGE one called Traders Village. I actually really enjoyed myself. Once the rain stopped, a lot of the shops opened and I was able to find a lot of laughs. 
Seniors need self defense, right?! Who even owns a VHS player anymore?! 
I sent this photo to my husband teasing that I was going to buy him these shoes. To my surprise he replied with “those are pimp” and actually wanted them. Oh Matt. No. 
Really really really wanted to buy this. Almost did. Until the dude selling it told me he wanted $45 and I searched it on amazon. $35 and less. Psh, nice try. Looks like I inherited some of my parents bargain hunting. 
I did end up taking home two tin signs for my kitchen. I have a wine themed kitchen and these were just too cute to pass up on. $20 for the pair. Couldn’t help myself. 
It really bummed me out to see someone wasn’t saving these. 

Caught my parents being cute 🙂 30 years of marriage as of this weekend and they still hold hands. 
We also have a fellow marine, our friend Kevin in for the weekend. He brought cards against humanity. If you’ve never heard of it, you like apples to apples, & you’re a total sicko…. YOU MUST play it. MUST. 
I’m really going to miss all the action around the house. It’s been an amazing fun filled week with my family. May has been an awesome month! 
(My in laws were actually here 2 weeks ago- this was before my blogging began) Ill be totally bummed out for the next few days because I just love having them here but then life will resume. Crap, normal life resumes this evening when I go back to work!  Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

San Antonio flooding.

What you’re looking at is an under pass of the expressway, not a river. That’s not a shark. It’s a car. This is what happens in a dry state when it rains. Crazy.