Pumpkin Painting Fun {with WaterWipes}


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Fall is such a fun time of year - I absolutely love it!  There's just so much to do.. pumpkin patches, hay rides, apple cider, all kinds of fun baking, pumpkin carving, and pumpkin PAINTING!  We opt to do the pumpkin painting instead of pumpkin carving while the kids are little.  It's so much easier, and they have much more fun with it - Clara was not a huge fan of the "pumpkin guts" when we tried carving one year.  ;)  

I bought the kids each one of their own pumpkins.  Clara requested a "big" one and I got Sam cute lil' one.  It was Sam's first time painting on his own and I think he just loved it!  They all spent a good 30 minutes working on their little pieces of art.  I let Clara use the the "grown up" (acrylic) paint.. and Sam, of course, was using the washable finger paints.

As you can ONLY imagine... this super fun activity time.. left me with a huge mess.  But not to worry, WaterWipes made the clean up pretty darn easy.

One of the things that I LOVE about WaterWipes is that it is completely chemical free with only two ingredients - 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapeseed oil extract.   It's perfectly safe and natural.  The perfect thing to clean off all that paint Sam was covered in!

I make sure I have a pack of these wipes wherever I go - the car, diaper bag, at home.  With kids, who knows what kind of messes you'll run into!  I've even gifted them to friends!  It makes a great baby shower gift.  :)

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Keeping it Clean {with WaterWipes}


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WaterWipes!  Who knew there could be a brand of simple baby wipes that I would just love so much.  Have you ever heard of them?  If not, let me tell you a little bit about’em.  These wipes are so pure and so gentle, they only contain two ingredients: 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.  They are completely chemical free, making it the perfect wipe for your babies delicate skin.  If you’re looking for a safer option for your newborn or little one, WaterWipes would be a great fit!

Speaking of pure... This Pure Love video made by WaterWipes is wonderful.  It shows the beautifully unique connection between a mother and child.  Grab your tissues, because if you're like me (pretty much anything with babies makes me cry) you'll need them!

Heartwarming, right?!  Ugh, I just love mushy stuff like that. 

But back to the actual wipes.  These are great for ALL babies, newborn and up.  They are even gentle enough for those with eczema.  I wish these were around or that I'd known about them when Clara was younger because she did have a mild case of it.

We use WaterWipes for all kinds of reasons around our house - to clean up a quick mess, wipe off dirty hands and faces, and of course baby bottoms.  We even like to keep some in the car for on the go, because I swear my kids like to make the worst messes while in the car, anyone else?!

Perfect for situations like shown below.. and this is fairly "clean" compared to most times!  ;)

You can purchase WaterWipes online at places such as Diapers.com & Amazon or in store at Target or Babies"R"Us.  These are the most gentle wipes you could us on your baby - we love them!

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Christmas 2015


I hope you all had a beautiful, wonderful, relaxing Christmas.  The holidays are my favorite time of year - especially now, with two children.  It's more exciting with kids.. seeing their faces Christmas morning and doing all the fun holidays crafts.  I'm always a bit sad when it's all over with, but I'm looking forward to a new year and a new start.  I know it's been quiet around here, but I have lots of plans for 2016 - here's to hoping I can make it all happen.

Tylenol: How We Family


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This holiday season, TYLENOL® is continuing to celebrate all families and how they come together during this special time of the year. The video is a compilation of real moments from real families that showcases joy, laughter, surprise, and unconditional love. 

If this video doesn't get you right in the feels, then I don't know what will.  The holidays have always been my favorite time of the year.  It gives me the warm and fuzzier, thinking of all the traditions and memories I get to carry on with my own little family.  One of those is being gathered in the kitchen with my kids, while they help me cook and bake.  It's something I treasure and something I hope they treasure for the years to come.

How do YOU family?


Say More with Hershey's KISSES Deluxe


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Can you even believe that Christmas is just a couple weeks away?  The same time every year and yet it still sneaks up on me - even moreso now that I'm busy with two little ones this year.  

But today I want to tell you about my new favorite chocolate candies.. Hershey's KISSES Deluxe.  These are no ordinary KISSES.. these, my friends, are twice the size of original KISSES.. with a whole roasted hazelnut in the center, surrounded by delicious and smooth milk chocolate.  My 4-year old found my stash and likes to steal them from me, so good luck keeping them all to yourself! ;)

But you should't just keep them to yourself anyway, these sweet treats are a thoughtful way to show your affection to those around you.  The mailman, a friend, coworker.. I've picked up a few of these Hershey's KISSES Deluxe, as a way to "say more".. to say, "hey, you're appreciated".. because what better way to do that, than with chocolate?  ;)

Hershey’s KISSES Chocolates are the #1 holiday chocolate, helping millions of American families connect with one another through longstanding traditions of baking, crafting and sharing.  This holiday season, KISSES Deluxe will allow people to elevate their holiday season and “Say More,” creating a rallying cry to take the time to talk with friends and family in more meaningful ways. Heartfelt stories will be shared through videos and on Hershey’s social channels, along with information on how to #SayMore to the ones you love.

*I-C will randomly select fifty winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes.

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Peach Lemon Iced Tea with Milo's


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I'm a northern girl living in the south.. and if there's one thing I've noticed.. it's that they drink sweet tea with everything.  All year round.  I've gotten used to keeping Milo's Tea in the fridge at all times for my husband (who is from Arkansas).  We love Milo's Tea because it's all natural - using no preservatives or additives and only fresh ingredients, which is what makes it different than other beverages out there.  They also have the No Calorie or Unsweet option if you're into those.  ;)

Walmart is always my go-to for our favorite tea!
With the Christmas holiday coming up, there's absolutely NO doubt that there will be tea served with dinner.  My husband will more than likely be enjoying his Milo Sweet Tea.  Me, on the other hand.. I always prefer more fruit drinks.  So I decided to try out a new recipe, and I must say, it's a keeper.  

Peach Lemon Iced Tea

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 ripe peaches, sliced (or you can use frozen)
1 lemon
Milo's Tea

Bring sugar, water, and peaches to a boil in a small pot.  Then lower the heat and continue to stir and crush the peaches for added flavor.  Once you dissolve the sugar, cover and remove from heat.  Let the peaches steep and add flavor for about 30 minutes.  Then strain your simple syrup into a bottle.

To serve, I prefer to add it to the glass as I'm drinking.  Pour yourself a glass of Milo's Tea, and then top of with a little simple syrup.  Add some fresh peaches and lemons and stir.  Enjoy!

Buy 2 gallons of Milo’s Tea for just $5 on rollback while supplies last at Walmart!