Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kawaii Cloth Diapers Review

Disclosure: I received diapers for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

With my second son, I started cloth diapering him when he was 1 year old. I loved that I was saving our family some money during law school and had a system down that worked for me. I used prefolds and plastic covers which were the least expensive option for us at the time. When I found out that we were expecting again, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to cloth diaper her or not.

When I was introduced to Kawaii cloth diapers, my attitude changed a bit…their diapers are so adorable and I love that they are adjustable in size. They sent me two diapers to review… a Red Pink Stripes Little Green Baby Bamboo, and a Mom Label Minky Bamboo Charcoal.
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Monday, July 7, 2014

How to quickly peel lots of peaches

Peach season is here and during the summer I tend to fantasize about peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top…yum!

Last year my husband brought home a few pounds of peaches and I set off to make my peach cobbler. I tried to make peach cobbler in the crock pot but when we ate it, the peaches were still very tart. A day later, however, it was DELICIOUS!

That’s not the point of this post though. The point is, there’s a way to peel peaches quickly without wasting any of the peach itself. I learned how to from Movita Beaucoup, and here’s how:

  • Put a large pot of water on the stove and turn on high.
  • Wash your peaches
  • Gently score an X on the bottom of each peach, just barely cutting through the skin
  • Put your peaches in boiling water for one minute (less ripe peaches may require a little more time).
  • Remove and put in a large bowl full of ice water to stop the peaches from cooking more.
  • Gently remove the skin, peeling from the corners where you scored the XPeel peaches quickly
  • And, done! Cut, remove the pit and use those peaches for anything your heart desires :).
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Popsicle Stick American Flag Craft

My boys have been begging to do crafts on a daily basis lately and this Popsicle stick American flag was so much fun, and perfect for their ability levels!Popsicle Stick American Flag @ whatilivefor.net You will need 13 Popsicle sticks, paint (red, white and blue), an empty cereal box, school glue, ribbon, and a hot glue gun (optional). I realize these aren’t the shape of the flag, but I thought the symbolism of having 13 stripes was more important than having a rectangular flag.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LEGO® Movie App & Giveaway (Ends 6/23/14)

Disclosure: The sponsor is providing the prize for this giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own. 

We have yet to see the LEGO movie and my boys are sorely disappointed with this fact, but as soon as we can we will get our hands on it to watch it because I have only heard good things about it (plus you all know how much we love LEGOs)! So, first, I want to encourage each of you to have fun with your LEGO lovers and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF movie, and upload it to Youtube.LEGO Movie Blu-Ray giveaway ends 6/23/14
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Seasons of Tomorrow Book Review

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Seasons of Tomorrow is the fourth and final book in the Amish Vines and Orchard Series by Cindy Woodsmall. The story of Rhoda, Samuel and their loved ones/friends continues as they work to build their orchard in Maine.

Books in a series drive me a little crazy because I forget so much of what happens in one book before the next one comes out. I found myself getting frustrated while reading Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall because I spent so much of the book trying to figure out what she was referring to when bringing up events from past books. I think the author could have provided a bit more detail when referencing events from previous books in the series because I felt very lost at times. But then, I can be a bit forgetful.

Other than the lack of detail, I did enjoy the book quite a bit. I loved seeing the development of old and new relationships throughout the book, and felt the ending was a wonderful way to wrap up the series. I read the last page and felt a sense of closure, as opposed to previous books in the series where I was left hanging.

Overall, I thought this was a great read. It is well-written and has an enjoyable story line. I love that Woodsmall's books are clean and wholesome, while entertaining. Pin It

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