Life and adventures!

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, been busy and sick with everything under the sun. Here are some of our adventures from the past month or two:

She got to explore our jungle of a yard and loved it!

She finally moved to the table wth the the booster seat part of high chair and is so happy about being a big girl!

We went to the park hiking/walking trails. She loved all the dogs she got to see. 

The park has a creek, so it was her first time. Daddy taught her to throw rocks and to splash with her feet.

Mommy made homemade play sand with baby oil and flour. Someone had a blast. 

I decided to do some yard work and made tires into planters and decoration.

Her first official Easter egg hunt at greatgrandmas. She had fun collecting pretty eggs and running around. 


My friend Kathie took amazing Easter photos of bel for easter. Toddlers are crazy and hard to photograph.

Product Review: Teething Necklace and Bracelet


Disclaimer: I received this at a discounted or free price for an honest review.

I will start out by saying my daughter hated teething items except her giraffe and vibrating strawberry. I have been having trouble finding something she likes. She is late getting her teeth and have 4 top front teeth coming in at once. She is miserable.

I looked into different products and found this set. I was worried at first, but figured I would try it.

It is a Silicone Baby Teething Necklace for Mom to Wear. BPA Free FDA approved. Originally $23.99 on Amazon for $13.99 It is a set. It is made by Haidue.

It works Amazon and my daughter steals the bracelet and thinks it hers only (she is 16months and sassy).  We take it everywhere we can.  She is so picky and lucky she is cute.

This a great product!

DIY HE Laundry Detergent 

  
I have been into saving money for a few years and this is one of my favorites. My very first batch lasted almost 2 years!

I buy my supplies at Walmart. Total out of pocket 

Boxax: $3.97

Arm and Hammer Washing Soda: $3.97

Zote Shaved Laundry Soap $2.64

Grand Total: $10.58

I add 1 cup of each until one runs out. I use a 13 qt bucket and this makes 5qts!

You use 1tablespoon for a normal load, 2 for a large load and 3 if you are like me and your husband has nasty work clothes. 

You can add fabric softener if you like. 

It works get in both regular and HE washer and dryers. I have HE and have no problems.

  

Frosty Pillow Gel Mat – Cooling Pillow Mat – Reduces Migraines, Hot Flashes and Fevers Soft & Flexible Slim Design Conforms to Your Body – ADULT SIZE – Includes Storage Cover (12.5 x 22 inches)Make hot nights cooler and more bearable with a cooling gel mat that can even reduce fevers, night sweats and migraines. 

There’s nothing worse than a hot night’s sleep. You toss and turn, only to wake up feeling like you didn’t get any rest and worse, that you could be sick. But thanks to the revolutionary Frosty Pillow Gel Mat, you’re about to get the best, most cooling rest of your life.

Designed using premium, safe medical-grade gel, the Frosty Pillow Gel Mat ensures that you go to sleep on a cool, comforting pillow. Whether you choose to slide it inside your pillowcase or lie directly on top of it, our gel mat is soft, comfortable and won’t interrupt your sleep patterns. With the ability to reduce headaches and migraines, fevers and hot flashes, it’s time you relied on the Frosty Pillow Gel Mat to get a truly wonderful night’s sleep.

Features:

✓ Soothes hot flashes, fevers, migraines, and night sweats
✓ Great for relieving head and neck pain
✓ Soft, flexible and comfortable
✓ Cooling gel within; won’t leak
✓ Adult-sized
✓ Includes a FREE storage cover

 

I got this product for a discount to give an honest review. I personally love this product. Yes it does have a smell to it because it is plastic, but it works as intended. I used it recently when my 16 month old daughter’s fever wouldn’t break. It helped her cool off and helped the Motrin break her fever. You put it flat in the freezer for an hr and it lasts over an hr. at least for us it did. I have no complaints so far.

As a thank you, we have a 30% off coupon: 30TMSN15

Click here to take you to product.

 

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Lunchpal lunch box Review


LunchPal a great product when you have kids or need to bring food with you. It has kept my daughter’s snack cookies perfect for days. It can also hold a cut up sandwich (penguin shaped) with a small snack. This is a small one, so I don’t expect to hold a lot. Plus a toddler like mine doesn’t eat much. She is a grazer.

It is easy to use and fits well in a lunch bag. It can withstand a toddler also. (Has been thrown around a lot.) I love that it is stainless steel. I hate using plastic, but that is what everything is made of when you are on a budget.

Only thing is the latches on sides need to be built stronger. Already had one pop off. Easy to put back on though. Maybe needs a steel rod though that part like a hing.

Love the color and how it is made. Will test with wet food and liquid soup next and update when I do.

Disclaimer: I received this at a discount for a honest review.


  

Free Printables

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DIY Back of Seat Organizer

So since I have a 1 yr old currently, I needed something to keep her toys and things off the floor board. I found this on Pinterest and thought I could make it!

Here is how:

  1. Cut 2 28×20 panals of your main background fabric
  2. Cut 2 11X9 of your pocket fabric 
  3. Cut a 21×5 strip for your strap in either fabric you want.
  4. Sew the one long side of each pocket (which I forgot to do) to have that as the side that will be open. 
  5. Put the Pocket fabric where you want it and then fold 1/4in under and pin to your main fabric all around the 3 sides. Do this for both pockets.
  6. Sew pockets.
  7. Now take your fabric for the strap and fold in about an inch and then pin them together. Sew together.
  8. Now take the 2nd piece of main fabric, choose which side will be inside and pin the strap to it.  I usually keep 1/2-1inch past the top. Just remember that you will need to fold.
  9. Now put both main pieces together inside out and sew. Leave top open so you can turn it right side out.
  10. Once turned right side out sew you top closed.