Monday, September 15, 2014

Snuggle your little ones with Huggies

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies & Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Prior to July, my husband and I had been out of the diaper game for a few years. It was a lovely break, and now that I am back into full-on diaper mode with our daughter, it's nice to feel a bit more experienced this time around. With my oldest, I used to have to take his socks off at each diaper change because he would inevitably kick the dirty diaper and require new socks as well. Now, I feel confident in leaving baby girl's socks on throughout the diaper change without her kicking the dirty diaper.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Butterfly Mobile

When I was expecting my boys, we were in school and had a very small income. I spent as little as possible and we relied mostly on gifts or hand-me-downs from family and friends. Suffice it to say, decor was basically non-existent for my boys.

This time, however, I have loved decorating a nursery for our baby girl! The room she is in was already painted a sage green and I knew I wanted lilac/purple butterflies as the accent. My husband declared that purple wasn't girly enough and pink needed to be involved, so we ended up with purple and pink, and I love how her little corner of our home has turned out.

After searching for a mobile that fit the style of the nursery and not finding one, I decided to make a mobile for our daughter and here it is:
DIY Butterfly Mobile
I used the butterfly felt soft toy pattern at Sew Sweet to make the butterflies. The only things I did different than she did, was to stuff the wings so they wouldn't flop down while hanging, and I sewed circles/hearts onto the wings. This was a great project for me while pregnant because it kept my hand busy while I was sitting/resting (which I had to do a lot!).

I sewed some purple ribbon to the backs of the butterflies and glued them to the inside hoop of an embroidery hoop I bought at Walmart. I glued more ribbon to the hoop and hung it from a hook. Pin It

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Celebrate fall with Febreze

Disclosure: This is a sponosred post for SheSpeaks/Febreze. All opinions expressed are my own.

Yesterday it was in the mid 90's with a heat index of 105 degrees...way too hot for September! Thankfully, I think we have seen the last of those temperatures and today is supposed to be in the 70's. I love fall; the crunch of leaves under my feet, the sweet smells of pumpkins and cinnamon, the perfect weather for sweaters and hot cocoa.
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Balloon Badminton

This summer was spent mostly relaxing at home, but occasionally I found energy to engage the boys in fun activities, one of which was balloon badminton.

Balloon badminton @ whatilivefor.net
All you need are paper plates, popsicle sticks, tape, a balloon, and something to act as a net (we used kitchen chairs).
Balloon badminton @ whatilivefor.net
Tape the popsicle sticks to the back of the paper plates. Have your kids hit the balloon back and forth, implementing age-appropriate rules. This was a great, practically free activity that was easy to set up and left no mess :).

Thanks Pen & Paper Flowers for the fun idea!

I’ll be linking up to Works for Me Wednesday, Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Share It Saturday, The Mommy Club, We Made That Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday. Pin It

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Orkin Fact or Fake App & giveaway (ends 9/11/14)


Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack for publishing this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

My boys are crazy about bugs...they spent most of the summer outside hunting down different bugs to put in their bug traps for observation. I, however, am not a huge fan of bugs. As long as they are outside, and not landing on me, I am perfectly ok with their existence. I understand that bugs serve a purpose. Thanks to my boys, I have learned a lot about various creepy-crawly creatures, but there is always more to learn. Presenting, the Orkin Fact or Fake app:
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