Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Spellbinders® Celebra'tions Collection Review

Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of the product for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

In high school I got very involved in scrapbooking. I loved cutting paper and making designs. My mom and I would scrapbook for hours, and it was fun to relive memories and we compiled them onto pages. Now, however, the thought of scrapbooking is simply exhausting! I can't fathom pulling out a bunch of paper to cut into small scraps, gluing it, organizing it, and cleaning it all up. There are plenty of other things I would rather do. I prefer to make digital scrapbooks that I can have printed which saves me from all of the clean up!

Spellbinders Celebra'tions Review
Still, nothing can quite replace something homemade. Homemade cards are especially meaningful and cute. There's just that whole time/mess/clean-up issue to deal with. Here's where the new Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection comes in to play. This is a complete collection of stamps, paper, inks, dies, and accessories which are all coordinated to work together so you can make cards, gifts, scrapbook layouts, etc. I made a cute little card to mail to a friend for her birthday with the kit I received and it was so simple to use. Everything was pre-cut and it came with directions in a step-by-step manner. I was able to make a cute, fun card in a manner of minutes! To learn more, visit Spellbinders.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Family First & a giveaway! (Ends 8/6/14)

Disclosure: In exchange for this post I will be compensated, and the sponsor will provide the prize pack. All opinions expressed are my own.

My dad was always my hero. He was in the military and, growing up, I always felt like he was my own soldier; he was there to protect me. No other relationship quite compares to the one I share with my daddy.
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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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