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How to Flat Iron and Style Long Hair When You Are a Mom with a Handful of Kids

Salona Titanium lat Iron before and after

I was sent a Salona flat iron to try and review and OMG where have you been all my life?!?!?!?! Seriously, I grew up on cheap curling irons that barely kept a curl and pulled my sensitive hair. As a mom - nobody got time for that! While I did find rollers that work on long hair, they take at least 10 minutes and 2 hands. How many moms with young kids can work with that pressure? I never went out to purchase a flat iron because I didn’t understand how it would offer a benefit more than a curling iron….let me tell you my tune has changed!!!

Straight hair with the Salona Titanium Flat Iron is a fast and easy to get your hair to that finished and polished level you just can’t seem to reach. Ceramic flat irons are generally regarded as the best amongst the consumer crowd, but titanium is utilized by professionals. Titanium is lightweight with a low-density. Professionals prefer titanium metal for the high temperature stability. Compared to ceramic, titanium can heat up much faster, within seconds, while distributing the heat evenly throughout the surface. It also has a higher ionic charge that makes hair straight and sleek in lesser time. Hello moms…did you read that…less time!!!!!!!

Yes, Salona sent me this product and I can completely understand why someone might doubt my written opinion, but oh my goodness! check this before and after picture out. I did that in seconds with this Titanium flat iron. From the time I turned on the flat iron to the time I was done….2 minutes with a baby in my arms on the first time. Bonus points, the styling tool did not pull my hair not once. I’ve been blow drying my hair, brushing and thinking this is fixed and as good as it gets. I was so frustrated thinking my hair was damaged. Now I know that it just needed to be ironed - much like all the laundry in my house. Go figure.

This month, through this challenge, if you see a picture of me with finished beautiful hair - the Salona Titanium Flat Iron was involved. 

Kate Spade Glitter quote

What is your go to hair styling tool? Let us know in the comments below!

*****I received compensation in exchange for writing this blog post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*****

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Carly Waddell from ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Performing at “Carly Tells All…ish” Event April 23rd and We Have a Discount on Tickets!!!

Carly Waddell event in Dallas 25% off tickets

Do you love ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’?

Dumb question, of course you do! And this Dallas girl's favorite character on Season 19 was obviously cruise ship singer and Arlington-native, Carly Waddell, who is performing in a one-of-a-kind ticketed event “Carly Tells All…ish” on April 23rd at Aboca’s Italian Grill in Richardson, TX! Tickets are selling fast and if you call TikTalk Media at  214-235-3951 and tell them Miss Jena sent you, you can get 25% off admission. Or you can order online here too 

So what is the scoop? Carly will be performing original songs about her experience on the show, sharing behind-the-scenes stories about being on ‘The Bachelor’, giving away merchandise sponsored by well-known Dallas brands, with a Q&A and Red Carpet “Rose Ceremony” meet & greet.

More About Rejected Bachelorette, Carly Waddell

Carly Tells All…ish Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 23rd 

Time: Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner Served at 7pm, Show Starts at 7:30pm 

Venue: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080 

Tickets: Tickets available at carlywaddell.com/events

General Admission with Dinner: $75

VIP Admission with Dinner: $100

BUT if you would like the 25% discount, you must order over the phone, calling TikTalk Media at 214-235-3951 and mention Miss Jena sent you.

Venue: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080

More About Rejected Bachelorette, Carly Waddell

Carly Waddell grew up in Dallas/Fort Worth and currently lives in Arlington, TX. She is an accomplished musical theatre performer and song-writer with education credits from The University of Oklahoma and New York University. She worked as a cabaret singer for Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Azamara Cruise Lines for seven years before appearing on Season 19 of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ with Chris Soules. Carly was a top-five contestant on the show. Since the finale, Carly has been focusing on song-writing and collaborations with various regional and national brands. 

Carlly Waddell from the bachelor

Who was your favorite Bachelorette from the show? Let us know in the comments below!

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Day 1 of my Pretty Momma #32BDays Challenge with Edo Popken and Tootsies Derby Day Fashion

The first week of my Pretty Momma #32BDays challenge is off to a good start and I’ve hit a lot of bumps in the road…namely kids and husbands. BUT, I feel tremendously better with each passing day as I spend one month trying to focus more on me. A fellow mother on Facebook was breaking down the other day about how she had lost a sense of self and was going a bit crazy. I relate. I relate on so many levels it hurts to admit. Why do we as women do this to ourselves? 

Edo Popken of Switzerland and Dapper Magazine hosted Lee Park Junior Conservancy’s  Run for the Roses event on Thursday, April 9th that was a must attend event for the Derby Day aficionado. I got all dressed up with actual makeup, in clothes that finally fit again post baby, and finished the outfit off with heels! Love my heels, but not so much when lugging around small children. My daughter joined me for the event and we sped away in the Porsche for a brief moment of fashion frivolity.

Edo Popken event for derby day style in Dallas

Gay Donnell, Executive Director of Lee Park and good personal friend, welcomed the crowd while we guests enjoyed Woodford Reserve mint juleps, Southern bites by Central Market, Cigars by AKA Cigars and a derby trend presentation featuring Lee Park Junior Conservancy members with fashions by Edo Popken of Switzerland and TOOTSIES.

I didn’t stay too long as my husband was sending anxious text messages about a precious baby crying, but the evening was lovely and the quick fashion show was just what this mommy needed.

The Run for the Roses event is in anticipation for the upcoming Lee Park Junior Conservancy Day at the Races derby event on Saturday, May 2nd at Arlington Hall. To learn more, visit http://www.dallasderbyparty.org/.

Seen in the crowd: Natalie Tastle, Kirsten Williams, Greg Mykytyn, Ryan Keating, Peter Swanson, Lauren Ives, Sarah Jones, Tiffany George, Anne DeFilippo, Carey Barnes, Scott Turner, Amon Austin, Taylor Conway, Lauren Conway, Gay Donnell, Dean Driver, Jake Pavelka and Jordan Roberts. Photos Daniel Potter.

Mens fashionable derby day wear by de poplin for the lee park junior conservancy
Woodford reserve for derby day in Dallas with Tootsies and redo popken

Lee park Junior Conservancy Day at the Races
Derby day fashion for women in dallas by tootsiesGay Donnell with Lee Park in Dallas for Derby Day

Will you be attending a Derby Day event? Let us know in the comments below!

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32 Beautiful Days Challenge and Giveaway!

32bdays giveaway with Kate Spade, Younique and Salona

Todays my birthday! 32 years young and it his been one heck of a year with babies, toddlers, teen drama, vacations to Jamaica, and almost 5 years married. I’m ready to download. I’m ready to revamp. I’m ready to celebrate my birthday month with a challenge and a giveaway!

32 Beautiful Days Challenge AKA #32BDays

It is hard to believe I have been on this earth 32 whole years now. I’m seriously an adult now; the one others seek for advice and life experience stories. The one piece of advice that I find myself giving to multiple problems time and time again is to keep improving yourself; make yourself a more beautiful creature every day of the week. Bring on the #32BDays Challenge

For 32 days beginning tomorrow, April 11th, take one image a day showing you focusing on you, improving you, making you a more beautiful person. I am a Stay/Work at Home Mom with 3 kids, a husband and volunteers with the Dallas Junior League. Life gets busy and we as women start focusing on every one else BUT us. Even as young women we are directed to not be selfish and to think of others first. I’m telling you to put you first this month for at least a little bit each day.

What makes you more beautiful? Focus on one aspect all month or something different each day. For the next 32 days I will be blogging each and every day with ideas and sharing my favorite posts. Learn to style your hair, get the dream smoky eye, learn to weave, take an exam - Keep Moving Forward! Focus on a beautiful you for 32 days and create a new habit. Take photos each day and post to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #32BDays

Kate Spade pink purse with white eyelet dress from nordstrom

The #32BDays Giveaway

I purchased a stunning pink Kate Spade handbag with a bow that will add a punch of color to your spring and summer wardrobe! Love Kate Spade colors and classic glam. To compliment your #32BDays beauty regiment, the most exciting lash product I have ever seen in 32 years - seriously - Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes from @hashtag_lashlady. Get the lush faux lash look with the ease of applying mascara. And lastly, you’ll get the Salona Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener; the flat iron that just took my long locks to the next level - the kind my husband noticed!! $400 of “beauty, beauty” delivered to your door. 

How Do You Win?????

1) Participate in the #32BDays Challenge. 2) Tag a friend and Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! and 3) hashtag your challenge on Instagram or Facebook with “#32BDays @MissJenas”. For each hashtag, you are entered to win the giveaway!

32bdays challenge with missjenas and kate spade and younique

What makes you more beautiful? Let us know in the comments below!

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Fashion at Unbelievably Low Prices

Wholesale fashion prices in dallas, texas

Recenly I have been inundated with Facebook ads promoting amazing low prices on highly fashionable items. Obviously these are not Valentino's or real leather/fur/silk - but when you consider the turn over in fashion and how often my clothes are ruined by small children..I'm thinking I might need to try. I found WholeSale7 through one of the adds and they seem to have a good online track record via comments and reviews. 

Check out more videos on their YouTube Channel! You can find WholeSale7 on Facebook and on their website at www.WholeSale7.net

Wholesale7.net fashion in dallas for cheap

Have you ordered from these wholesale companies before? Let us know in the comments below!

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Day #10 of the Pretty Momma #32BDays Challenge and this is my favorite find so far! Flat Ironing my hair in 2 mins with baby Bella in my arms!!!! Oh, I've been in the dark for 3 decades. Titanium puts ceramic to shame on time. The side by side comparison speaks for itself. Thank you Salona for sending me this miracle ððð Sainthood has been earned

#flatiron #Salona #beforeandafter #ad #lillypulitzer #TXWB #hair #Howto #loveit #DIYhair #mommyproblems #prettymomma

Day #10 of the Pretty Momma #32BDays Challenge and this is my favorite find so far! Flat Ironing my hair in 2 mins with baby Bella in my arms!!!! Oh, I've been in the dark for 3 decades. Titanium puts ceramic to shame on time. The side by side comparison speaks for itself. Thank you Salona for sending me this miracle ððð Sainthood has been earned #flatiron #Salona #beforeandafter #ad #lillypulitzer #TXWB #hair #Howto #loveit #DIYhair #mommyproblems #prettymomma

Total Kate Spade quote! Every girl needs a little glitter ððð As a mom, we need it more to balance out the puke and poop.

#glitter #katespade #32BDays #puke #quote #everygirl #mommaneedsabreak #prettymomma

Total Kate Spade quote! Every girl needs a little glitter ððð As a mom, we need it more to balance out the puke and poop. #glitter #katespade #32BDays #puke #quote #everygirl #mommaneedsabreak #prettymomma

Day 9 of the Pretty Momma #32BDays Challenge and way behind! Today was one of THOSE days and reminded me of why it is so important not to forget ourselves. Popping a bottle as we speak of my hands down favorite brand of Champagne, Gruet. Beats Cristal and Dom in my book. And better...made in New Mexico! My fav is a bone dry vintage but since I can't get that local, this will definitely do ð¸ð¸ð¸ Sure @jasontreu would agree: never a bad time for champagne! 
#champagne #neverabadtime #celebratebaddays #gruet #prettymomma #poppingbottles #newmexico #winery #loveit #champagnecampaign #TMNT #DallasGirl #Dallaslife #citylife #hellobeautiful

Day 9 of the Pretty Momma #32BDays Challenge and way behind! Today was one of THOSE days and reminded me of why it is so important not to forget ourselves. Popping a bottle as we speak of my hands down favorite brand of Champagne, Gruet. Beats Cristal and Dom in my book. And better...made in New Mexico! My fav is a bone dry vintage but since I can't get that local, this will definitely do ð¸ð¸ð¸ Sure @jasontreu would agree: never a bad time for champagne! #champagne #neverabadtime #celebratebaddays #gruet #prettymomma #poppingbottles #newmexico #winery #loveit #champagnecampaign #TMNT #DallasGirl #Dallaslife #citylife #hellobeautiful

I need a beach vacation ð¬ð¬ð¬ This mom needs to snorkel and dive and laze around the beach with an umbrella drink in her hand. Missing Sandals Negril 
#beach @sandalsresorts #mommaneedsabreak

I need a beach vacation ð¬ð¬ð¬ This mom needs to snorkel and dive and laze around the beach with an umbrella drink in her hand. Missing Sandals Negril #beach @sandalsresorts #mommaneedsabreak

You're never too young for 2 #TMNT tattoo arm sleeves 
#tattoo #armsleeve #thuglife #nevertooyoung #noregrets #momlife #lovemyson

You're never too young for 2 #TMNT tattoo arm sleeves #tattoo #armsleeve #thuglife #nevertooyoung #noregrets #momlife #lovemyson

We are fortunate to have so much. 
#happy #motivation #quote #worldthoughts #think #thinkproject @typicappofficial #lovethelittlethings #smarterthantheaveragebear #loveit #blogger #TXWB #typic

We are fortunate to have so much. #happy #motivation #quote #worldthoughts #think #thinkproject @typicappofficial #lovethelittlethings #smarterthantheaveragebear #loveit #blogger #TXWB #typic

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