Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind: Spring cleaning – A purchase I wish I’d made sooner

If you know the family behind tatorthoughts at all, & if you’ve been here for a while you do you know that our go to for large purchases or important appliances & electronics is Best Buy. 

This week was no exception. 

After more than 3 years In our all hardwood home with the exception of the plethora of rugs we own I was absolutely burnt out over struggling to sweep.  Those with wood floors know the struggle needless to say sweeping multiple times a day was much more than a chore. 

I headed into Best Buy kid free for a moment 

Which rarely happens with only my husband and dreams of spotless floors in tow. 

I was a mama on a mission:

Obtain the thing that would decrease my ever growing daily to do list by at least 3!

I thought I wanted a bissell to match my hand held pet pro that I’ve loved since I got it only to discover something that better fit our needs & to my surprise at a better price!

This delightful creation being The Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind with Allergen Block

I opened it as soon as the box touched our living room rug

-It was well packaged and in several pieces.

-Smelt very strongly of new plastic and rubber which I didn’t mind because I’m one of the few who enjoy that smell (comparable to the smell of new tires.)

-packaging was informative and attractive on all sides which was a plus for me as someone who values marketing and aesthetic graphics on product packaging. 

-even with my physical limitations and dexterity challenges it took me less than 6 minutes to assemble everything by myself. 

I used it for the first time that same day and was both delighted and oddly disgusted over how well it worked on what I thought to be clean floors.

The cord has an incredible reach, and the fact that it is tangle free and retractable living within the machine is a major plus for us.  It’s a Super convenient feature!

I didn’t find the vacuum to be too bulky or heavy like reviews of others have stated and

I wasn’t too bothered by the noise level although it was louder than I initially expected, both my toddler and preschooler slept through it completely unbothered.

I like that I can change suction and performance type by using a dial and go from rugs to hardwood seamlessly. 

It comes with multiple attachments that work well for their intended purpose and there’s no loss of suction with use. 

It’s easy to empty the contents and allergen filter Maintainance is simple. 

All in all for a $180 purchase I’m extremely satisfied. 

It won’t replace my desire to mop daily with my O-Cedar ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop, but that’s simply by personal preference and the fact that I have small children who spend more time than most in our floors. 

Tatorthoughts is now a proud addition to Hoover nation and the Hoover whole house rewind family! 

Tatorthoughts 2022 Easter Basket Breakdown

This years Tatorthoughts Easter baskets include:

•Two dinosaurs from the target Dollar-spot

•Two grab and go color packs from the target Dollar-spot

•Two Crayola bath books from the target Dollar-spot

•One light up flamingo bubble gun from the target Dollar-spot

•Some bunny loves you book

•Leapfrog Leapland adventures video game

•Two sets of bunny ears from Pop shelf

•Two Usborne phonics books

•everyday kids brand satin-trimmed blanket

•American baby satin-trimmed blanket

•First years Take and toss cutlery set

•Two 2pack sets Chicco Insulated Rim Spout Trainer Spill Free Sippy Cup 9oz sets

•Two pairs of K KomForme Toddler Light Up patterned Rain Boots with Handles

These baskets were SO MUCH FUN to build!

The baskets themselves were made custom by Two incredible small businesses, both previous features on Tatorthoughts.com.

I guess you could say this mama is a little “EGG-stra”, but the way I see it is god gave ME the precious gift that is these incredible kids & I only get so much time with them young. It brings me so much joy to be doing the things I dreamed of and prayed for right now. 

I’m living my answered prayers!

Time moves so quickly and that fact is bittersweet but I’m thankful I get to simultaneously spoil my babies as I savor that precious time with them and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus this weekend. 

To many, it may seem like Easter baskets filled to the brim with small trinkets. For me, it’s a way of giving praise and thanks to the one who made it possible and speaking my love language of gift-giving and acts of service & togetherness to two small humans that light up my life. 

With that being said let’s dig into these baskets.

I chose these four retailers because they met both theme and functionality needs.

As per my latest post you know I’m new to pop shelf so the ears were a bonus but they were included in the baskets so they had to be featured here. 

We aren’t huge Usborne book readers however every once in a while we do make an exciting splurge purchase and I felt these phonics books made a great inclusion in their Easter baskets with “raccoon on the moon” being the phonics book for the letter R and “shark in the park” being the phonics book for letter S

Amazon is my go-to for a lot of things because it comes to me and if I have any issues I can make fairly simple returns so the fact that the majority of these items came from Amazon is a no-brainer.

I have no regrets on quality or prices here and I’ve got to say when it comes to these rain boots these shoes are pretty incredible!

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t trying to figure out a way to wicked stepsister my feet into these boots before my kids saw them I suppose it’s time for me to find some nice glitter rain boots for myself even if mine most likely won’t light up from heel to toe as theirs do. 

my kids love blankets and reading books so you really can’t go wrong there and for some strange reason we can never have enough silverware for adults or children.

I don’t get to shop at Target as much as I would like to but I do try to go at least a few times a year and Easter is always one of them the target Dollar spot is where it’s at for many things but Easter especially. 

We also got our entire family’s Easter outfits from target this year so it was easy during that shopping trip to grab and drop on our kid-free shopping spree to fill out those baskets. 

Don’t worry about the lack of candy pictured here, they will be getting plenty even if it’s not kept inside their baskets or hidden underneath what can only be described as the glitter of Easter decorations also known as plastic Easter grass. 

I guess I should HOP off here now and prepare for everyone’s favorite bunny to make his arrival and take all the credit for this show of love and pride that mom & dad put into things, ah but the years are so short so I digress. I suppose I don’t mind sharing credit for a while longer. 

I just hope I have some very happy grace-filled toddlers on Easter.

*I’ll report back with a quality update on any of these products later should one be needed.*

Happy Easter!

All my love, Tator. 


Pop Shelf : First impression Review

this week I visited pop shelf for the very first time with a really good friend of mine on what we have coined “mom‘s day out”

I had heard little of it before visiting myself, however, I chalked it up to them being fairly new. 

While my day out was fun I was only mildly impressed by this new mystical store I found myself perusing. (Think more colorful version of family dollar or dollar general here.)

Sure their cute seasonal setup was aesthetically pleasing and they have an array of items but I wasn’t immersed in wonder or jumping for joy. 

(To be fair, there is very little I would jump for.)

The item availability and quality seemed nice enough and their prices seemed fair but one item caught my attention specifically. 

Pink tax is real and in this moment that was evident. 

Being that my daughter’s birthday is in June and my son just had his birthday last month; I found myself browsing the party section filled with bags, gift wrapping, sashes, tissue paper, and birthday ribbons. 

The birthday ribbons I felt were a must purchase item until I saw that while one of each was gendered towards a boy and a girl and they were essentially the same generic birthday ribbons in pink and blue the pink one was TWICE the price of the blue for the same item in pink. 

I doubt very seriously it cost them anything more to make the pink ribbon than it did the blue and I found the price hike unfair but I digress.

During this visit, I picked up a few items and collected a very small Pop Shelf Haul. 

The process of shopping and self-checkout was simple enough and it wasn’t overwhelmingly crowded or busy which I enjoyed for my calm leisurely day. 

While my first encounter was brief and left me with a slightly sour impression of the brand I may go back if I’m in the area. 

Don’t get me wrong, Pop Shelf has the potential to be great especially if they start paying attention to slight oversights and gaps in marketing. 

During this trip, I purchased two different print sets of Easter ears to include in my children’s Easter baskets 

An extremely soft cupcake print baby blanket for my daughter because I call her “Cupcake”

*DISCLAIMER: I’ve yet to see how well it holds up after washing*

The Birthday pin Ribbon For her upcoming birthday (only after mentioning the price discrepancy to the employee before my purchase was made)

And a beautiful well-bound journal/ Notebook for myself and upcoming big events. 

In short: yes, I’d go back likely once a season max.. Or if it were the last time simi-decent store on earth. 

Moral of the story; gender price hiking for the same exact item is crap & good friends make even somewhat lackluster things great!  

Be kind today

Xx -Tator

Celebrating a milestone!

Tatorthoughts turns four!

•208 weeks

•1,460 days

•Countless posts

•1 server meltdown (that we survived!)

•More than 200 partnerships 

And thousands of loyal readers and supporters that none of this would be possible without!

Four years of what started as a simple idealistic dream of mine that QUICKLY turned into something I could’ve never imagined with over 20k people reading regularly, people and companies reaching out to me, friends made, partnerships built & so opportunities available to me that I would have never dreamed of. 

To say that I am shocked and thrilled is an understatement, I am so unbelievably blessed to be writing this to an incredible, extremely supportive audience four years to the day from when this all started… all because my husband believed in me and honestly believed the world would enjoy my thoughts on things, thus Tatorthoughts was born!

I am so incredibly thankful for all the wonderful partnerships and friends that I’ve made through this journey I’ve been able to do some amazing things that wouldn’t have been otherwise possible with my family and for myself in the process. I’m grateful that people read and take away good things from what I have to say and that I have a voice that’s bigger than myself. 

In today’s world, it’s really easy to get lost in what you think you should be or rather what others think you should be But if I’ve learned anything in the last four years it’s that embracing Tator (my real-life nickname) and becoming unapologetically her was one of the best things I had ever done because it didn’t matter what I looked like or what I didn’t look like, it didn’t matter that I have CP because I had something to say I had thoughts on a subject and people wanted to know what I thought. I was seen for more than a physical representation. In the process, I was able to break so many stereotypes that people willingly admitted to me that they carried because I don’t judge. everyone has a stereotype at some point that they believe or maybe even Portray and that’s OK because you only know what you know. 

I’m so proud of where I’ve been and how far I’ve come as a writer I truly do believe that embracing who I am and giving 100% authenticity here made me the best mom that I could be for my kids, it’s given me some of the best friends a girl could ever ask for and it’s allowed me to do things for my husband and for my kids that would’ve only been possible in my wildest dreams before I branched out and took the leap of faith it took to start this journey. 

It’s honestly hard to believe that it’s been four years already but what a beautiful four years it has been I hope 2022 continues to bring happiness and health for everyone who reads this and I’m hopeful that I can continue to bring insightful, uplifting joyous content to my platform in the year ahead and for years to come. 

Tatorthoughts has been such a blessing to me and to my family. I’ve received some wonderful feedback as well and that keeps me pushing to do more and to do better for the people who place value in this the way skeeter, myself and our children do. 

My writing has grown in depth and improved over the last four years so much so that I’ve taken the plunge and written & Co-illustrated my book for our children.

It was a daunting undertaking for me but I am so happy to say that I did it! we are currently illustrating the book and will be publishing it with Amazon KDP when complete. 

I can’t tell you how influential all my followers and partners have been In my life since this first began, I can’t wait to see where the next chapter of this journey takes us but I do know that if the last four years have been any indication it will be incredible my goal has always been to bring interesting content to the forefront of my website with the hopes of promoting advocacy acceptance and inclusion in all that I do. 

Representation matters!

Thank you all for making this endeavor possible and worth it!! 

I’ll be forever grateful for the memories 

-Xx Tator

Farewell to a Childhood favorite…

Arthur will officially come to a close after a record-breaking 25-year consecutive runtime this February. Making Arthur the longest-running children’s animated series in history. 

The brainchild of author Marc Brown, 

Arthur is the main character of a book series turned animated show. 

Marc Brown is the author of over 100 books including but not limited to the Arthur adventure series, step into reading books, and Arthur chapter books. 

This Book-Turned-TV series dates back to the 1970s with the earliest original books but As of March 10, 2021, Arthur has aired a total of 249 episodes and 7 specials. The series began airing on October 7, 1996 and will air its final new release episodes in February of 2022. 

they plan to end the 25 year Series with a few all-new episodes one of which including the Ellwood city gang we know & love all grown up!

Over its 25 year run, Arthur and his friends have experienced some pretty heavy-hitting and relatable things The series often deals with important issues families face such as asthma, Allergies, natural disaster aftermath, poverty, sibling rivalry, dyslexia, cancer, diabetes, and autism spectrum disorder.

(Go here to access Arthur health resources for your family! https://pbskids.org/arthur/health/ powered by ABC Mouse)

They also showcase the normalcy of different family dynamics including single children households, large families, children raised by grandparents, and the natural connection to distant relatives. 

if your kids love Arthur and show an interest in discovering their family history for better understand this game on pbs kids also helps! (Can be notified for foster & adoptive families and saved to device of choice once finished!!

https://pbskids.org/arthur/games/family-history-fun#/setup

Yet another way of promoting advocacy, acceptance, and understanding!

Arthur was so successful that it even gained a spinoff series “ postcards from buster” which started as a small Arthur segment, Originally airing from October 11, 2004, to February 20, 2012, has 4 seasons and showcases Buster Baxter’s adventures with his dad and normalized co-parenting and single-parent households through buster’s storyline throughout both series runs. 

They even covered big events such as the Olympics, opera & music, and creative arts!

The Arthur Tv series includes 249 episodes (485 segments)

While no new episodes will be produced or released, All episodes will remain available to stream on the PBS Kids video app as well as games remaining available to play on the PBS Kids website. You can even shop exclusive Arthur and other PBS Kids licensed merchandise here:

http://arthur.shop.pbskids.org/?cid=6202756804f04

You can also still purchase Arthur books and others from Marc Brown from Amazon and other retailers and you can still check out these beloved books for your children or yourself from your local public library 

One bright side to this farewell is not only that The series will still be able to stream on-demand through the PBS KIDS Video app but that beginning February 16 PBS Kids and the PBS KIDS Video app will be running an all-day Arthur marathon for 6 days, featuring over 200 episodes leading up to the release of our last brand new adventure with our Ellwood city friends that we and our children grew up with finally getting to see the gang all grown up!

Is it bittersweet? of course!

However, seeing my children love something that I have loved in my whole life is a feeling that I can’t even describe with words. some may argue that Marc Brown and his messages were ahead of their time but there is no dispute that he and the characters in the world he created for us left a profound effect. everything he wrote was in one way or the other relatable he made sure that most everyone was well represented and could see themself as part of the Ellwood city crew. 

I appreciate his work and art form so much and as a parent who was once an Arthur-loving child, I say thank you. 

It’s an honor to know that as a parent and children’s book author myself that I stand at all in the same category as someone such as him. 

As a man in his 70’s, father of 4 wildly successful Author and illustrator, and executive creators & producer of something so profoundly responsible for breaking so many barriers for children like I was and my own kids I would argue that he’s left an incredible living legacy of magic even if this chapter is sadly coming to an end.  

it speaks volumes that after 25 years people are still not ready for it to end a quarter of a century and somehow it still wasn’t long enough. THANK YOU. 

It’s an honor to know that while I never pictured myself being an author or illustrator as a kid, I stand here today one just the same and I can’t help but believe this man had an incredible impact on me becoming that.

I’ll never forget learning to draw the Arthur character’s straight from marc brown himself as a recorded endcap to episodes over the years, it’s now become a huge skill and great “party trick” among the kids in my life especially my own!

Disney’s Encanto – The groundbreaking first-time experience

My youngest kids are turning 2 & 3 years old in 2022.

(writing that sentence broke my heart a little.. Anyways let’s continue)

Their ages mean that they’ve either never had a life not somehow impacted by the covid 19 pandemic or had very little of one that he probably will never remember. 

This also means their “firsts” look a lot different than most. now that they’re *Almost* to the age where they can sit through a movie we decided to test it out and create a movie theater experience for them at home. I 10/10 recommend doing this! This wasn’t the first movie they’d seen by any means, but this was the first movie we made a huge deal out of and the first one they actually sat through 90% of before getting distracted by their desire for more Snacks. Thank God for a pause button and Disney+!

Encanto broke barriers, my family is Disney driven but I’ve always pushed for Disney to do better & do more in the representation department, and with this movie they did just that, and no I’m not JUST talking about a female character ( Luisa ) with visible muscles and demonstrated strength, but that is a good point too. Let’s not forget this movie showcases STRENGTHS AS GIFTS.  As if to imply anyone’s strong points in life are gifts as well, which I love!

Go listen to the songs, look up the lyrics if you have to. Really understand what they’re saying and look how they are portraying it. 

This movie has deeper meaning and value beyond catchy, well-written scores, accurately drawn characters, and bright vibrant colors. This movie is empowering to Young and old & healing for those who need it most. 

Don’t ask me. if I have a favorite character because I don’t, but if I did we couldn’t talk about him- no-no-no. 

BRUNO… Why can’t we talk about him?!

He’s AWESOME!

A little yuppie sure, slightly superstitious, and a little awkward from being given such a powerful gift no one but Mirabel bothered to look at for more than face value & then living life surrounded by his rodent friends hidden in the shadows in the walls of his family’s magical home for what some might argue was just a “few days” too long. He always had the best of intentions and went away to wage protection. Again the movie is deep but unless you’ve been exiled or looked at differently by your family you may not understand Bruno’s plight. It’s no fun being the one “we don’t talk about.”

I do admire him for looking over his family from a distance and totally vibing in the background of that musical number though!

You go, Bruno! Also, the connection between Mirabel and Bruno is top-notch! 10/10 recommend. 

There are a plethora of gifts graced to the Madrigal family and it simply wouldn’t be a Disney movie without the stereotypical feminine perfectionist Princess – Isabel. 

She’s the less evidently flawed, somewhat full of herself sister who can make flowers bloom. I like beauty and traditional princess types as much as the next person but I gotta say she’s one of my least favorite characters until her attitude changes towards the end of the film. 

Pepa and Félix are Mirabel’s quirky aunt and spunky uncle and are parents to Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio. I love these two and think their bond brings a fantastic representation to the Disney table. 

Pepa’s gift is the ability to affect the weather with her emotions and Felix is her grounding force you never Can tell what mother nature has in store with an absolute certainty but you can be sure that pepa’s emotions swing like shutter doors in a windstorm and can often be unpredictable as well it’s fitting and I found it really sweet that he is the one for her and is simultaneously able to help calm her literal storm. I found it both amusing and wonderful that throughout this movie they normalized such a large range of emotions and you can pause the movie at any point on anyone’s face and see legitimate reactions granted I know that they are drawn characters but for kids to see real emotion is a wonderful thing it empowers them to feel what they feel and expressed that as such and I as a parent am 1000% here for it!

The youngest of the Madrigal clan, Antonio is shy with a huge heart. He has a special connection to Mirabel, relying on her for comfort and courage—especially on the day he is to unveil his gift. I find his connection to his cousin extremely sweet and I can see so many similarities between my son and his character so grateful for large families such as ours and the fact that my children will also know the support of their elders especially cousins! I just found him absolutely adorable throughout the movie and I truly believe that his relationship with Mirabel solidifies that she is the glue to the family and that in and of itself is her gift for me. 

Camilo, Pepa and Félix’s middle child, was born to entertain. Throw in his magical gift that allows him to switch up his appearance to be whomever he wants to be in the moment, he’s definitely the life of any party because he can hold a 17 person play on his own. I admire that as someone who used to be a major part of theater however he does have some typical teenager attributes that had me rolling throughout the whole movie the budding self-confidence was a plus for me though! but this goes back to my comment about this movie being chocked full of legitimate expression, look at this kid every time he changes it is on point!

Dolores is Mirabel’s cousin who’s usually the first to know the town’s biggest secrets, most compelling drama, and juiciest revelations. She can’t help it: she was blessed with extraordinary hearing. Whisper if you will, but Dolores can still hear it!- 

oh, I found it hilarious that she associated Bruno with the sound of falling sand which I understand because I mean look at his room the house is no longer powerful for Mirabel to assist in her journey to find his vision and it’s literally a wall of sand, I guess you could consider that ironic but between Bruno’s living within the walls of the house constantly throwing salt in superstition and complete life of secrecy I found her compelling and her comparison of him to be very fitting. this is one thing my family cannot relate to though because several of us have a hearing deficit as well as auditory processing disorder so as happy as I am for her I wish Disney had more representation for those who are differently able. still holding my breath for a Disney character that uses sign language.

Julieta and Agustín are parents to three daughters: Isabela, Luisa, and Mirabel. Julieta, one of Alma’s triplets, was blessed with the power to heal. Radiating warmth and kindness, her magic is found in the food she lovingly prepares for all who need it. 

They always say a mothers love is healing and I guess that is accurately represented in Encanto. good job Disney moms everywhere are thanking you right now!

Meanwhile, Agustín is somewhat out of place, A man with no gift having married into the magical Madrigal family, I found myself well represented in him. I much like Augustin am clumsy yet well-intentioned always willing to help and doing my absolute best for those I love especially my children. 

That sums up the family Madrigal and briefly explains our overjoyed connection to it. The 1hour & 39minute runtime was one of the best more “normal” firsts we’ve had with our kids and i’ll always be grateful for every second of it. Such precious memories made here and it sounds so refreshing to say that because you often don’t realize you are living the best days of your life until you are long out of them this one I don’t have to wait for. I know today these are the days I’ll consider some of the best of my life. 

now I must say as a lover of the arts, and creative mind and since retired thespian myself this movie shocked me. it was absolutely beautiful in every way so vibrant and full of color and life, loud & booming, with astonishingly breathtaking music so fitting to the film that there was absolutely nothing I would critique or change the musical numbers were powerful inclusive, and impactful I will be singing the scores for years to come and I need this album in my everyday life. not only was the cast star-studded but the musical input and reference points were amazing Lin-Manuel Miranda did an amazing job but would you expect anything less from Hamilton?! 

brava Disney, take a bow!


Supporting something huge – Getting back to real life.

This is out of the norm for tatorthoughts in most respects but in one very important aspect it is not. 

This is real life, this is deserving of notice. So it’s getting a well-deserved spot here. 

Hard work and determination get you a long way in life. Sometimes others take notice. 

These are key aspects we’ve always tried to instill in our family. You could call it a core value for us. 

I say that to say this, #proudauntmoment

My wonderful niece is 15. She’s always been hard working, genuine, one if a kind, and humble in all areas of life. She’s one of the most well-rounded, unique humans I’ve ever met and she’s MY niece that’s a privilege I’ve never taken lightly and I never will.

We grew up together in fact I’ve been an aunt longer in life than I haven’t been, there’s less of a gap between us than there is between my sister & I but we simply see that as an addition to the strength of our bond.  She’s never known life without me and I haven’t known much of one without her and wouldn’t want to. 

She gives 100% daily and she knows what she brings to the table has value. That’s huge for being 15 but it’s even bigger when others see it too!

She was HAND-SELECTED for nomination to attend a Law & CSI trip under NYLF!

this is HUGE FOR HER!

We consider this a blessing in itself as this is and could continue to be a major stepping stone in her ideal career path. 

This young lady wants to make a difference and I have no doubt she will!

She understands that while this is a once in a lifetime opportunity this is also a rather large expense for a 6 day experience. 

In a humble effort to help curve costs we started a bonfire campaign with her own custom designs!

I’m proud of her not only for being nominated but also for stepping out of her comfort zone and creating a fundraiser with her own artwork on several different product options!

With that being said any proceeds raised from her bonfire campaign will go directly to fund her trip

Bonfire campaign QR CODE for scanning

If anyone would like to purchase from the campaign you can do so at the link below or by scanning the Qr code listed in this post, tipping is also enabled & orders of 5+ products ship free!

If you would like to help or show support in other ways you can contact me to do so!

You can read more about the trip and opportunity by clicking this link also. 

https://www.bonfire.com/izabella-davis8217-nylf-law-amp-csi-nominated-trip/

Thank you all for any & all support and for continuing to be a friend of Tatorthoughts.com of which we are celebrating the 4 year anniversary next month! 

New year, Better Skin, SAME GREAT YOU with Seint Skincare

It’s obvious by now that I love Seint and Beauty and that says a lot because I’m just getting started. 

But even with amazing makeup skincare is key and while the whole skin Care line  review is coming very soon I want to speak on one specific thing Saint offers that I have not seen anywhere else

Refresh wipes!

These thin 50 count wipes are TSA approved and travel-ready, they come in sleek desirable packaging and live up to the rest of saints expectations.

In one wipe you get a 2 product combination of their incredible Cleanser & Toner!

I LOVE THESE WIPES! 

The container is top tier as is the product it holds so well. It even has an extra leak-proof cover beneath its twist-tight lid!

These wipes are thin but pack a heavy-hitting punch, One is all it takes for effortless quality skincare and incredible glow at home, and on the go!

These are perfect for makeup removal or to prep your perfect canvas for seint beauty’s makeup application!

Skincare is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and seint makes it easy between this and their skincare line you’ll have skin you don’t want to cover up at all especially not with traditional drugstore or big label makeup. 

Seint makeup doesn’t hide your skin, it accentuates your natural beauty and gives you everything you could need or want in a beauty & skincare regimen in one place!

I’ve been using my wipes daily and can already see an incredible change in my skin, I feel better about the skin I’m in just by making ONE CHANGE!

As of 2022 you get free us shipping with a purchase of $50usd or more so order your wipes and whatever else you need and you’ll automatically get free shipping! Such a great deal!

Your one-stop shop from ANYWHERE IS HERE!

Shop with my favorite seint artist Tammy Minard here: https://tamlynn.seintofficial.com/en

Join our wonderful Facebook community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4262690267081207/

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Happy new year from everyone at Tatorthoughts! May 2022 bring us all health, happiness and, wonderful memories! Thank you all for an incredible year, 2021 was definitely one for the books!

Tatorthoughts Takes on Seint!

Welcome to the first of several reviews that we are calling – “Tator’s take on Seint Beauty”

I recently unearthed the gem that is Seint Beauty, (formerly mascara beauty) but to be completely honest with this one I feel as if I was living under a rock! I’m not sure how it took me so long to discover Seint but now that I have I doubt that I’ll ever go back.

I’m extremely picky when it comes to the feel of product on my face and I can say that  seint sits so well on my face I forget it’s there,  seint is light, smooth and gentle. Created by Cara Brook to accentuate and enhance your natural beauty, therefore improving the lackluster beauty industry as a whole. 

Seint (formerly mascara beauty) as a company is less than five years old, and since it’s a rival has taken the market by a storm!

I have the pleasure of working with an amazing seint artist, Tammy Minard Who prides herself on making the entire process quick and painless. No more trips to the mass market beauty store ladies!

Not only will this save you time, effort and stress switching to Seint saves you money!

Seint products are very affordable in comparison to their counterparts that just Can’t quite measure up. 

It all started with a clean face natural light selfie used for an accurate color match and when I tell you it’s that easy I mean it. 

That’s all I had to do!

And receiving my color match from Tammy opened my eyes to how far off base my traditional makeup colors really were for my skin. 

Your makeup should fit you not the other way around!! Seint is made to enhance your face. Not to hide it.

With that being said you can achieve different degrees of coverage from light to full depending on your needs NOT product specifications like most drugstore foundations. 

Seint gets better with every application! And when you need an adjustment in shades from seasonal changes or just different ways to apply that work for you there’s always a Seint artist ready and willing to help. 

There’s several diagrams & graphics that help as well a few of which I found particularly helpful I’ll be posting below!

Seint is for every age & every stage from professional makeup artists to young ladies just starting out on their cosmetics journey. Seint is ageless!

We all know some makeup brands don’t photograph well no matter what you do but I’m happy to report seint does!

It is the perfect way to ditch the bulky makeup bags and trade in your tubes for tins! Seint is the all in one makeup collection where that once bulky bag becomes a sleek, slim BEAUTIFUL compact that holds all your makeup from eyeshadows to bronzers & contour! Truly becoming grab & go.

Seint offers everything you need in individual items and collections. 

•Brushes

•Skincare 

•Attire (that your artist doesn’t earn on)

& makeup

Seint makes the perfect self care products as well lad incredible gifts!

I started with the basics SPECIFICALLY MATCHED FOR ME!

1 highlight-linen

1 highlight-candlelit 

1 Contour – Astoria

1 Lip + Cheek – Hollywood

1 IIID Palette 12 – Poolside

1 IIID Brush

1 Perfector

1 Eyeshadow Brush

Anyone who is familiar with make up knows, add a major retailer for all that’s listed above you are spending hundreds of dollars well friends I’m here to tell you when I purchased my Saint makeup I spent less than $200!! With my regular use this make up will last me months. This is a very cost-effective move for us. 

I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally be using clean make up, it glides on so smoothly and takes less than five minutes to apply unless you want a higher glam look which I usually don’t. 

The setting spray I won as a prize, got me started on my journey with Seint and I’m so glad it did! It doesn’t mist like most would but it does work better than any I’ve tried before so I just apply it to my perfector and apply to my face from there after I’ve finished my look. 

These brushes are the bomb and the perfector is better than any beauty blender I’ve used, they all come so clean and I love it!

I trust my Seint make up so much that I even had professional pictures taken with Seint instead of my normal go-to And this only scratches the surface! You guys are not going to believe what comes next stay tuned!

(There’s also a review coming on JCPenney portraits too!)

In the meantime, to get color matched just as I did reach out to my favorite seint artist Tammy Minard!

***HURRY! BLACK FRIDAY SALE RUNNING NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST 30% OFF EYESHADOWS AND ILLUMINATORS! ***

CHRISTMAS GIFTS AVAILABLE!

You can shop seint with her here:

https://tamlynn.seintofficial.com/en

Bow Babies: The Showcase & Product Review

Y’all, Tatorthoughts has done it again and partnered with someone so sweet just in time for Halloween!

Mrs. Dametra Thompson-Thomas the owner and operator of bow babies Has partnered with us to bring fashionable hair accessories and infant barefoot sandals with matching bows to our audience’s attention and let me tell you they steal the show!

She’s also been so kind as to create a beautiful hanging now holder to help display her quality alligator clip bows!!

She was so gracious as to send us so many of her amazing creations!

I’ll drop an itemized list here:

  • 1 Breast cancer awareness ribbon alligator clip bow
  • 1 delightfully spooky spiderweb Halloween themed alligator clip bow
  • 1 Cartoon turkey Thanksgiving-themed alligator clip bow
  • 1 Candy cane Christmas themed alligator clip bow
  • 1 cupcake ribbon birthday-themed alligator clip bow
  • 1 Red and green glitter print Christmas bow that I am calling “The poinsettia bow” it also has an alligator clip
  • 1 pair of jeweled light purple flower barefoot sandals and a matching bow headband 
  • 1 pair of red flower & checkered barefoot sandals with matching headband bow that remind me equally of the wizard of oz or something a small child would wear on a Georgia bulldogs game day but since not everyone is a Georgia fan I’ve coined them “Dorothy slippers”. 
  • 1 BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED, initial S letter bow hanger for display, adorned in vibrant rainbow colors and butterflies both hold very significant meanings with us and I love that she includes such special details in everything she does!

Her craftsmanship is incredible these bows are well-made and they will stand up to almost any beating from the most tomboyish of girls, and long outlast any love that they are given! These bows are definitely keepsake worthy and I think I speak for everyone when I say most any bow babies product will be retired once outgrown and passed down when the time comes!

This bow holder will be hung on my daughter’s wall for years to come and fits with anything that her room might change into which we LOVE! Versatility for the win!

Not only are the bows and barefoot sandals well-crafted they’re made with love by a mom herself using high-quality materials, made to last, and made to make a statement!

Moms and their dreams & passions are limitless! Amiright?

Her products however aren’t the only things that make a statement. 

Her incredible customer service, attention to detail, openness to custom orders or ideas, drive and quality packaging & presentation skills are bar none!

When I opened the shipping box that arrived just when expected I was surprised to find a second well-packaged box inside complete with an outside twine tie & rainbow sticker. 

Items on the inside were well packaged & protected neatly ordered together and wrapped in a nice light lavender tissue paper separating item types as to not have the alligator clips scratch the beautiful paint on the bow organizer in transit. 

These products are perfect holiday additions, great gifts for special occasions & birthdays and perfect for everyday staples also!

I’m very proud of this partnership and all the meaning behind it, so thankful for incredible partners like Mrs. Thompson-Thomas. 

I’m extremely proud to associate myself with such kind wonderful people as it reminds me good is in the world and it’s uplifting other moms, other people with real dreams that matter most to me. 

I’m thankful for this opportunity and Tatorthoughts would like to welcome bow babies to the team! I very much look forward to working with this company in the future and showcasing the next & newest of her wonderful creations!

To order your own bow babies creations & start your collection visit the link below:

let her know we sent you!

https://www.facebook.com/mrs.thomaz04/