Thursday, November 19, 2015

SnapPower Guidelight Review

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* I received the following product for free in exchange for an honest review here on my blog.
All opinions are 100% my own and honest.
I do not receive any compensation for clicks on links or if you purchase the product.

We have been hitting some bitter-sweet milestones here at our house lately.
With in the last 3 months my 2 year old has turned into a big boy :(
We got rid of the binky, he is fully potty trained, and the most recent event was taking down the crib and upgrading him to a toddler bed.
To be honest, I was pretty nervous to make the switch to the bed.
To get to our room from his he needs to walk down a hallway and then turn after a staircase down another hallway area.
He doesn't really sleep well through the night and will wake up a couple of times. I was really worried that one of those times, instead of calling me in, he would realize his new freedom and try to come to me on his own. 
I was nervous that he wouldn't see where he was going, because it's so dark, and would fall down the stairs.
Do you see my legitimate concerns here??
Here is where this amazing product comes in to play!
This is the SnapPower Guidelight.
It replaces your old outlet cover and doubles as a nightlight. It doesn't require any batteries or wires, and leaves your outlets free.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Homemade Yellow Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting

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I must start out by being honest here; I've never really been a big cupcake person...
I know.
The only time I will really make them or even eat them is for a birthday party or event, but other than that I don't really think twice about them.
A few weeks ago however, my two boys were begging to bake cupcakes.
I honestly have no idea where it came from, but we were going to have family night and that's what they wanted for the dessert that evening.
I hardly ever have a box of cake mix on hand, which is what I would normally use to just make them and get it over with, so we turned to Pinterest and found a recipe to try.
We didn't have any sprinkles on hand to make them look/taste even more awesome. but they still turned out pretty dang delicious! 
Since we had a success, and we usually have all of the ingredients on hand, these have been added to our 'we will make again!' category.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Bathroom Makeover Reveal

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It's a cold, cloudy, snuggly kind of day today so I thought I would finally get around to posting the full makeover I did in one of our bathrooms.
We've been in our house just over a year now, back when we first moved in we kind of just put up some decor we had on hand and left it at that.
I've been trying to take one room at a time and 'finish' it, and this one was at the top of my list.
Not only is it our kid's bathroom, but it is also the guest bathroom for anyone who might be over as well.
I've got some before and after pictures for you, and I listed where everything came from or how I made it.
Let's see how it all came together!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Learning Journey Color Fun Fish Bowl Review

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* I received the following product for free in exchange for an honest review here on my blog.
All opinions are 100% my own and honest.
I DO NOT receive any compensation if you click the links provided or purchase the product mentioned.

My toddler and I are back with another review for you today!
If that company sounds familiar it's because we also had the chance to review their Alphabet Fish (if you missed that review be sure to check it out as well, you can find it here)
Christmas is fast approaching and I have to say, this fun and educational toy might just have to be added to your shopping list, let's check it out, shall we?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dragon Costume Tutorial

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Well this a close one, no one will probably really be able to use this costume tutorial until next year, but I am proud of myself for getting this posted before Halloween!
Small victory here.
I mentioned this last year, but I will reiterate again for those who might be new.
At the school my son attends the children may dress up for Halloween if they complete a book report for the month.
If they do dress up it can't be anything undead, scary, evil,  etc.
Last year my son wanted to be Dracula for Halloween, but that costume wouldn't cut it for school, so he was Dracula for trick-or-treating, and we made him a spider costume for school. (You can check out the spider costume tutorial here).
This year, again, he wants to be Dracula for trick-or-treating, but knowing the policy of his school he chose to be a dragon there.
Like the spider costume from last year, I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I went a DIY route with it.
Now you may be asking yourself, Why did she go to all this work for one costume to be worn only a couple of hours at school? (Don't worry, my husband asked me the same question...)
My response is, It will be worn/used more than once!
I made the costume specifically so it can be added to our 'collection' of 'dress-up items.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

DIY Candle Holder

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When October first started I had all these plans to decorate for Halloween and make everything look all festive.
And then life happened.
Between school for my oldest, my birthday, an unexpected/last minute vacation for Fall Break, making a Halloween costume, and more, I didn't really get around to everything I wanted to do.
Just this past week though I was able to hurry and whip up some last minute things for the house.
I had wanted to decorate our fireplace mantel with some little pumpkins where one of them was on a candle holder.
The only problem was, I couldn't find a 'candle holder' that I liked, or even one I could re-purpose. Anywhere.
I checked the dollar store, the local thrift store, even Wal-mart.
Thankfully I remembered seeing this idea years ago somewhere, and thankfully this was so quick and easy that I was able to finish it in under 20 minutes!

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Learning Journey Alphabet Fish Review

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*I received the following product for free in exchange for an honest review here on my blog.
I DO NOT receive any compensation for links clicked to the product or if you purchase the product.
All opinions are 100% my own and honest.

My toddler and I had the opportunity to review this Touch Pad Alphabet Fish from The Learning Journey.
Let's take a look at all of the perks of this toy, shall we?
All 26 letters of the alphabet are uppercase with a correlating picture next to it.
The 'buttons' are actually flat and respond easily to a very light touch, which is great for little fingers!

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