|My two clearly can’t take their eyes off the movie!!|
Just like so many, I spend a lot of time prepping food for the Holidays, Christmas parties and cookie exchanges. I enjoy the time in the kitchen, whipping together tasty treats my friends and family will enjoy! You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen making things by scratch. There’s nothing wrong with using store bought ingredients like pie filling and pie crust, and just adding your touch to it! Today I’m sharing a simple apple pie recipe and my go-to product for clean up time!
- Buy a training potty and create some excitement about it! Don’t push using it quite yet, we kept it in the kids bathroom so she saw it every time she brushed her teeth and took a bath. I let it peak her interest and use it when she was ready.
- Let them go bare butt! I’m sure some won’t agree with this, but it worked like a charm. No rushing to pull down undies in time and they won’t like peeing on themselves.
- Put the training potty in a place that you spend most of your time, like the living room or playroom,etc. We spend the majority of our time in our living room, so I put a towel down on our tile near the fireplace and kept the potty there at all times. This is what really sparked her using it! When she had the urge to go, she just ran right to it and then just went back to playing or whatever she was doing before!
- Reward them for using the potty successfully! Whether you use a potty chart, give them a sticker every time they go potty or even a small treat will excite them!
- Introduce underwear! She was so excited when we went to the store and I let her pick out her big girl undies! Buy at least two packs, you will thank me later 😉
- After a little time, start to move the potty closer each day to the actual bathroom. Our half bath is on the other side of the house, so it was a long way for her to make it when she was just getting used to using the potty! Now she makes it there with no problem 🙂
- Encourage using toilet paper every time after going potty for little girls and the use of a cleansing cloth after going “no.2” for both boys and girls. Encouraging and enforcing good, clean potty habits are something they will use the rest of their life!
Long story short, the wipes encourage good, clean potty habits and that keeps everyone happy 🙂
I can honestly say after using many different brands of toilet paper, Cottonelle is the best overall! It is soft, strong and affordable!
Head to Walmart and snag yours today! But, before you go, be sure to print off your coupon! Also, when you purchase both items in the month of February (toilet paper and cleansing wipes) from Walmart, you will receive a $5 Vudu offer, woot woot! You can get more information by going to: www.DRVSusa.com/cottonellemovies
This is a product review, all opinions are my own.
As a woman with curves, very rarely do I find something that fits “like a glove”. Can you relate? Clothes fit and yes I’m contented, but nothing feels better than a dress made custom for YOU! That’s what makes eShakti unlike any other! You browse their variety-filled selection and enter your measurements for an exact fit! It won’t be hard for you to find something you adore in their new Fall collection! It’s full of fabulous colors and fashionable patterns.
When it came down to me choosing ONE dress to review, I came across this gorgeous navy sleeveless, embellished with pearls and crystals! I had to gave it!! Navy is one of my favorite colors and I already had a gorgeous pair of suede pumps that would look perfect with it for the Holidays! I decided to give it a “test” wear to a family members wedding earlier this month and just loved the way it fit! I felt like a million bucks 😉
These items are made to suit every woman! The majority of the dresses come with pockets, but you can choose to get them without. Some of the dresses also have the sleeve options. One thing I loved about my dress was it had the bra-strap holder. Could it be anymore perfect?
eShakti has been so generous to give two of my lucky viewers a $30 gift card! This is the perfect time to get a stunning piece for this Holiday season! Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter widget below.
Trick-or-treat comes and goes so quickly, it seems like the little ones don’t actually get to enjoy it much! This year I had the idea of hosting a kids costume party for my little ones, friends and family to enjoy! With that in mind I headed to none other than, Target to get some goodies! While I was there I picked up the new Cottonelle Triple Roll toilet paper to use for decor and for games. Be sure to grab yours too, and take advantage of the promotional offer “Buy Cottonelle Triple Rock 12 pack or larger and receive a FREE box of Kleenex”, while supplies last! Coupon here!
And that brings me today’s post, the games! Of course, this is the best part of the party for the kids!! We had a variety of ages, from 1-12, so I wanted the games to be functional and fun for everyone! The games were played inside the house since it’s like Winter outside (ah!), luckily I planned for that!
First we played pumpkin bowling! I stacked six rolls of the Cottonelle Triple Roll up pyramid style. I glued cute little googly eyes on them so they appeared as “ghosts”! We noticed unlike the picture below, separating the rolls so there is more of a gap in between them is easier for the kids to knock down. I used a mini pumpkin and removed the stem.
Next we played Halloween bingo and did the piñata! Oh, how fun that was!
Next up was the Mummy wrap! It was so much fun to watch the little ones work together in creating their own Mummy in 60 seconds! For this game we used two rolls per team. This was by far their favorite game of the night! After each team finished their Mummy, we saw who could get out of it the quickest! Then it seems we had a slight toilet paper fight, so fun! I will share all the printables I created for each game in another post next week, so check back!
The last game we played was pin the tail on the black cat! I used a black poster board, drew and cut out the shape of the cat. I glued on googly eyes and used different lengths of fish line for the whiskers! I wrapped the cat up like a Mummy too, and it was just adorable!
I also used a few pieces of toilet paper to embellish the sides of my picture frames to “Mummy-fy” them a bit! Who knew with a little bit of creativity and a pack of toilet paper, you could create fun for an entire party?
Fysiko eyelash serum is a daily serum you apply to your eyelashes once a day. I would apply mine each evening once I took my makeup off. I did this consistently for a good three weeks, until I also decided to start applying it to my eyebrows. When I was about 13, I had the brilliant idea of plucking my eyebrows down to very thin little lines. Ever since then, the hair grows back very bare and sparse. After only about two weeks, I noticed the hair growing in where I was applying the serum. Since my hair is a dark brown, I did notice how many new hairs were coming in because they were very light in color. I was really excited that something was finally working!
I’ve used the entire product, between my eyelashes and eyebrows. I did notice that my eyelashes appear longer and fuller since using the product, but I’ve noticed a huge difference in the growing and fullness of my eyebrows!
If you suffer from weak, missing or sparse eyelashes or eyebrows, I would recommend this product for you. However, the cost is a little high if you’re on a budget. The cost of an 8 mL tube is $139. If the cost doesn’t seem too steep for you, I think you will be pleased with the results of this product!
|Prior to first use|
|After two weeks of consistent use|
|After two weeks of consistent use|
|Six weeks in|
|16 weeks of consistent use|
|Here is a side-by-side from the beginning of using Fysiko (left) and the end of use on the right.|
*This is a product review: All opinions are my own.
Chicken noodle casserole, the perfect filling, tasty goodness! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 package of egg noodles
- 1 large can of shredded chicken
- frozen peas and carrots
- 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup and water
- 8 oz. light sour cream
- 1-2 tablespoons original Country Crock
- 1 package butter crackers, crushed
- salt and pepper to taste
I always love to make corn muffins with this meal too and doll them up with, none other than, Country Crock! This makes the perfect meal for Fall coming up and all those busy school nights! I’m sure this meal will be kid and hubby approved 😉
- Country Crock has 0g trans fat per serving
- Contains no partially hydrogenated oils
- Has no cholesterol
- Is 70% less fat than butter per serving
- And has 30% fewer calories than butter per serving
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
With the kids going back to school, comes all new school supplies! Today I’m going to share with you how you can easily personalize your kids supplies using Duck Tape®, in a way they will love!
I don’t shop at Walmart often, but I was pleasantly surprised their craft selection and their Duck tape® selection! My son immediately spotted angry birds Duck Tape® and smiled from ear to ear. I’m sure you won’t have any trouble picking out a favorite, there are so many to choose from!
While we were at Walmart we also grabbed some school supplies we needed, you can’t beat the prices! Once we were home we gathered all the new school supplies we had bought and started embellishing them with the angry bird Duck Tape®! We added a few pieces to his clipboard, pencil pouch and binder. He was so excited with how it turned out, and I was one happy Mama because it was super simple and affordable!
You can also use hole punches or decorative scissors to create some really unique designs or even an initial! My son informed me that it was too “girly” for him 😉
So, let’s review:
- Duck Tape is awesome because you can easily dress up your kids school supplies!
- You have a huge selection to choose from!
- buy Duck Tape at Walmart
- Get creative and have fun!
I could smell it’s amazingness before I even unwrapped it! It smells divine!
Good luck 🙂
Whether you wear glasses because you have to, or you wear them as a fashion statement, I’ve got a little treat for you today! I’ve teamed up with Firmoo to give SIX lucky viewers a $20 e-voucher towards the hippest designs from their Classic Series! If you don’t want glasses, they have fashionable sunglasses too!
A little about Firmoo: Firmoo is the World’s Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. They have always been committed to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store. Furthermore, Firmoo has launched First Pair Free Program for new customers to test their products and service for free by paying shipping only.There’s tons of frames to choose from and you can read customer testimonials of success! It’s a deal you don’t want to miss!!
Here’s how it works: Some of the classic frames are under $20 so you only pay for shipping! If you’re wearing your glasses for fashion, you won’t need the vision lenses, but if you want them with your prescription, it’s only $1.50 per lens + the cost of the frames! If I have 40 valid entries in this giveaway, ONE lucky winner will win a pair of glasses, including shipping, for FREE!!
Good Luck 🙂
**In order for your entry to be valid, you must comment letting me know what glasses you would choose!!**