Function of —tator: The function of beauty shampoo & conditioner product review

So April is C-section awareness month & anyone knows whether they’ve been here for a week or since I started in 2018 that that C-sections are a part of my story. 

I’ve birthed two very beautiful now healthy babies via C-section but, what also goes along with motherhood or at least should is self-care so in honor of my journey and total transparency April is getting real at tatorthoughts.  

I’ll be the first to admit that since having kids anything but them and my marriage has been put on the back burner or labeled as less important including self-care. 

I’m the mom that stares burnout in the face daily and this is why.  I pour all I have into others and have but a few drops left for myself. After more than TWO YEARS of this, I realized that was my problem. An investment in myself is NOT money or time wasted.  So yes. I have been the mom with the chronic hot mess bun, the mom whose skincare routine consisted of baby wipes, the mom who felt soul-crushing guilt for taking 30-minute showers every other day. 

I didn’t feel this way because I was taking things away from my kids, my kids have always had everything that they needed and then some but I felt guilty because the 30 minutes I spent on myself in the shower which was needed believe me it still could have been time I spent with my kids and I’m sure any mom knows what I’m talking about.

but I’ve realized that my selflessness wasn’t doing anyone any favors I was a mess and I knew it I felt bad because of how much of a mess I was, how little of my life I actually had together or felt like I did anyway. all my kids were getting was the burnt-out mom zombie that I had become from such a long time of putting myself last and everyone else first.

so you’re probably thinking “what the heck do shampoo and conditioner have to do with any of that?”

well, a lot for years I have used nothing but the colorful crap you find on drugstore and grocery store shelves I made very little investment in myself because I figured that’s what everybody uses. if they didn’t they wouldn’t make it right?

I was damaging my hair and I didn’t even know it I was just showering because it filled a basic need washing my hair because it needed to be done and thinking nothing else of it. Then I started seeing function of beauty mentioned in YouTube videos of the families that I follow (shout out to Phil & Alex)

and every time I saw it I thought more about it I started looking into the things I was already using but it took me ordering my own custom formula ~introducing function of tator~ to see the real difference and oh my god there is a difference. my hair is lighter, it looks and feels healthier it’s not so oily, it has shine & volume, it’s not dull anymore and all my build up from the years of unknowing damage is gone it turns out I don’t have straight hair at all my hair is wavy y’all!

yes, shampoo and conditioner did this for me!

I love the fact that I get to pick the scent I want! I picked peach (obviously lol)

I can choose to have them colored or have no dye at all. I may do that one day but for now, for the effect, I chose my two favorite colors offered. 

you can even choose scent strength and believe me, I maxed it out because I deserve it. 

honestly investing in myself feels pretty good and I’m thankful that I have a husband that supports it’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever had ordered for me and yes it’s JUST shampoo and conditioner

so here’s to April and C-section awareness month. Here’s to April and self-care. Here’s to a better Tator behind Tatorthoughts.

Goodbye to the mom zombie one day, one step one milestone at a time. I owe it to myself, my kids. My husband to be me in grace rather than a crumbling me in distress. 

This company is great and I can’t thank them enough for giving me part of myself back. Their package is fantastic and the free stickers are fabulous. But let’s face it raiders will end up with those. All in all a total win!

If you wanna invest in yourself and give healthy hair a try use my referral link for 20%off!

https://605cfa53ab50e.functionofbeauty.com

MTAMCHORECHARTS & GIVEAWAY!!!

Guys! I’m back with an awesome collaboration and our very first giveaway!

Tatorthoughts has partnered with more than a memory! I’m excited to bring you a review of a hanging chore chart and 12 magnet set!

Anyone who knows me knows I have lists everywhere, new goals everyday calendars on my fridge, reminders on my phone. THE WORKS! because that’s what it takes to keep my house ticking like a clock instead of exploding into chaos like a bomb. Well let me tell you this hanging chore chart was everything I didn’t know I needed! 

It’s the perfect lively addition to any decor and it’s functional y’all! You even have dry erase options!!

She has errand magnets, picture magnets and even school subject sets! You name it, they’ve got it and I’m willing to bet if they don’t she’s open to the idea!

This thing rocks!

I don’t know what I was doing before this but it doesn’t matter now because seeing task after task be moved to the complete side of my board makes me happy! No matter how small the task it’s a physical representation of how well I’m holding down the fort for my family!

She is the SWEETEST Etsy shop owner I’ve worked with. I was very specific how I liked my board to be and she made it all that and more!!! She even sent a sweet little note with it!

But WAIT.. it gets better!

We’ve teamed up to do our very first giveaway on the site!

Thanks to our friends at MTAMChoreCharts on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/MTAMChoreCharts

We’ll be giving away 3 prizes!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS FREE!

*many will enter few will win*

We will have a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winner!

The giveaway items will be a custom chore chart & magnet set, an errand magnet set and a school subjects magnet set!

To enter this giveaway you must:

•favorite  MTAMChoreCharts on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/MTAMChoreCharts

And subscribe to & hit the notification bell on tatorthoughts.com!

It’s THAT SIMPLE. 

ENTRANTS NAMES WILL BE ADDED TO A WHEEL and WINNERS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED!

Share with your friends! You don’t wanna miss this!!

Once you’ve entered comment done here!!

We’ll have 3 winners but if you don’t win don’t worry! You can get your own customs done over on her Etsy! Tell her tatorthoughts sent ya!

MTAMChoreCharts on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/MTAMChoreCharts

Little yeti review revisit 2020!

There are certain things in life that take your breath away, the birth of your children is definitely a big one.  

I’m back with another review from little Yeti, a wonderful company that makes custom personalized books that follow a baby penguin being told a bedtime story by the moon about their very first day!

Now, you as parents will know this penguin’s story quite well because it is the story of your child! Including all the special little details from birth weight and name to the day of the week, astrological sign, and everything in between!

These books are offered in both hardback and paperback formats with vibrant colorfully printed pages with options for both boys and girls! During customization, you’re also given the option to personalize the dedication of the book with a special note for the recipient.

I personally own both types, a paperback purchased for my son last year and a hardback purchased for my daughter this year. 

These are MUST HAVE BOOKS for any child in any family from all walks of life! 

These are made to fit the child so whether in foster care, in their biological families, or touched by adoption THIS BOOK IS FOR EVERYONE. 

I’m so proud to say that I’ve worked with a company that does something so special. 

Hats off to little Yeti for creating books that are the perfect reminder of how incredible our stories are!  

If you’d like to purchase books for your loved ones or yourself, you can do so here:

https://www.little-yeti.com/en

Custom home decor from Justine’s words that stick!

Double hitter day!

Hopefully my hubby doesn’t see this before I can show him in person & boy keeping this gem to myself HAS NOT been easy!

Justine’s words that stick has hit it out of the park again with my new favorite addition to my home decor! Commemorating the day skeeter & I officially got married! There may not have been a dress, cake or a crowd and we may have gotten married during a global pandemic when I was exactly 12 weeks from giving birth but not even life at its craziest & most unexpected can stop love!

This perfectly done piece captures that & so much more. This is something that will transform any future house into a home, and be in the background of countless more memories made. This beautiful statement piece will one day tell the story of our love long after we’ve gone on to a better place. 

There really are such few limitations on what Justine can do. Let her talents help your crafting dreams become a beautiful reality!

Join her vip group and contact her today!

Justine’s words that stick is Such a personal and artistic place to turn to for unique gift ideas, company needs and all things custom!

Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:

Facebook business page:

https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:

http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

Here’s where new traditions start: a Justine’s words that stick

Hey guys! I’m back with another review with Justine from Justine’s words that stick!

We’re huge on Christmas traditions (really any traditions) around here, so it’s no surprise that I turned to Justine for all our custom one of a kind holiday needs, she made us this custom Christmas ornament of our 2019 family photo, And Raiden’s first Christmas!! I love it, it’s a perfect representation of our personality as a family! It’ll most definitely hang on our Christmas tree for years to come & most likely become one of THOSE embarrassing ornaments as Raiden grows. (I don’t mind that one bit!)

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna have her make one every year, yeah I’m THAT mom & super proud of it! 

It’s almost September, Is it still too soon to break out the tree??! I mean 2020 has been insane so I say I should get a free pass on this one! Who’s with me?!

Go order your ornaments ASAP! Thank me later!

Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:

Facebook business page:

https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:

http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

Custom shirt product review!

I’m back at it again with another reason to love Justine’s words that stick! These shirts are INCREDIBLE.. let me go in on a backstory here.. yes I had her make two shirts for me which one I wear depends on the crowd I’m in. Sure traditionally husband & wife shirts are sold in pairs to match but depending on who you ask I’m someone’s wife but to others I’m wifey- a sarcastically originated comment, turned term of endearment.
Now that you’re all caught up on why there’s three let me tell you how much we love them.. ALOT
you’d think it’d be hard to capture such personality in something so seemingly simple but she’s managed to do it YET AGAIN. SURPRISED?.. I’m not!
I couldn’t capture my own photos to rightfully do her work justice but she exceeded all expectations again!
The vinyl won’t crack and these shirts will last a long long time. There’s no overwhelming smell like some custom items I’ve received which is a total plus because nobody wants to walk around smelling like chemicals even after wash.
Speaking of wash, they do it well (I crack myself up, sometimes.)
If you can dream it she can do it I suggest you reach out! Y’all know where to find her! Go get some gear you won’t be disappointed!

Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:
Facebook business page:
https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:
http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

Justine’s words that stick product review: Custom Printed water bottles

Justine’s words that stick Custom printed water bottle product review.

As I write this I ask myself if there’s anything this woman can’t do.. the answer is probably no.. or at least very few!
We all know there’s epoxy & custom decal tumblers that can be made to order & some look incredible but did you know you could have a custom printed water bottle??! I didn’t before I met Justine but let me tell you this thing is so much better than you can imagine. It’s definitely an epic statement piece that belongs in anyone’s favorite drink wear collection whether it’s for use, display or both!
I want to take this bottle everywhere I go.
It’s unique, cleanly designed, durable and priceless to me because it showcases something incredibly important to me. There’s no denying who this bottle belongs to and to top it off it’s really easy to keep clean!
What are you waiting for? I know my content is amazing but you seriously need to go get yourself one now! You won’t regret it… but your friends might be super Jealous! (They will.)

Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:
Facebook business page:
https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:
http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

also, because I know y’all love custom products so much I’ve dedicated an entire page to all of the collaborations with this incredible lady! There are several to come so make sure you check back often!

Justine’s words that stick custom embroidered Easter basket product review.


I recently partnered with a wonderful Home school mom Justine, business owner of justine’s words that stick!
Not only is she beyond sweet her creative talents are bar none!
I was blessed with the opportunity to review an embroidered and yes I said embroidered Easter basket for her and I’ve gotta say, I’ve reviewed a lot of items.. ALOT quite a few of which never actually made it in front of you guys on the blog because quality didn’t live up to expectations but this basket DEFINITELY DOES!
As you may have guessed I’m a huge sucker for traditions and this Easter basket is one tradition I know my daughter will carry with her for years to come as we celebrate the Easter holiday festivities.
I’ve seen a lot of embroidery.. most leave so much to be desired but the quality of my daughter’s beautifully embroidered name surpassed all expectations I could’ve had.
These baskets are deep, sturdy and spacious. You cannot go wrong!
There’s so much up this creative gals’ sleeve I doubt anyone could put an idea in front of her that she couldn’t pull off, I so look forward to working with her more in the future and continuing to bring you guys the impeccable product reviews you crave I absolutely love showcasing people’s talents and giving others the opportunity to shop small and support dreams.
Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:
Facebook business page:
https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:
http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

(You’ll also soon be able to find all reviews associated with Justine’s products & business on their own page of the site! Stay tuned!)

Cherished custom creations: The Review.

Cherished custom creations: custom headband and name reveal bodysuits review.

The bodysuit design is beautiful and very well done. I have no doubt these outfits will outlast her time in that size and hold up well in her shadow box.

The headband is PERFECTION!
The monogram stands out so boldly and beautifully on the extremely soft purple headband fabric and is fit for a girl of any age.
I’m blessed to say my daughter has a wonderful village of people around her that pour so much love into what they create because they play a huge role in making her arrival even more momentous for us.


Thank you so much cherished custom creations! It has been an absolute pleasure and I look forward to more in the future!

Is there a special little one in your life? Do you have something you’d like to have made?
Contact these lovely folks on their Facebook page here!: https://www.facebook.com/cherishedcustomcreation/
You won’t be disappointed!

Carla’s babycakes product review

I had the pleasure of working with ms. Carla on a beautiful diaper cake for a baby event we held this month!

Her service was fast, efficient and very friendly.  She made sure what she created met our needs and did so in beautiful fashion. 

To my surprise the delivery even came with a beautiful note

Her diaper cakes are well made, thoughtful and packaged with great care. Very portable and absolutely gift-able!

The designs are simple and sleek. Each creation is well thought out and uniquely designed. 

I’m very proud to say that I’ve worked with such a wonderful lady and had a beautiful centerpiece made by her featured at my event. 

I absolutely recommend that anyone who needs anything custom made for a gift or shower centerpiece contact her. She will get you exactly what you need with kindness and efficiency every time. 

You can find her Etsy site here: https://etsy.me/1AYZDoL

And her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CarlasBabyCakes/