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11.7.15

Pest Prevention and Odor Control with @EarthKind

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When one starts looking for household products, many take into consideration the effect the products have on their environment.  If you are looking at Earth Kind, you are looking at a company that stands behind the quality of their products (they offer 100% money back guarantee) and they also promise to strive to be the best for the environment!  Check out a few of the products they offer below: 




Naturally Repel Mice and Rats from Your House and GarageHaving a rodent problem in your garage or home doesn't mean you have to settle for inhumane, hazardous or messy solutions such as pesticides or rat traps. Fresh Cab®Rodent Repellent is the all-natural alternative to rid home and property of mice and rats. Advantages of this patented, proven method of rodent removal include:
  • No guilt:
  • Wild house and field mice are repelled rather than killed
  • Non-toxic:
  • Safe around kids and animals
  • No clean up:
  • Forget about removing mouse and rat carcasses and the nasty odors associated with them.
  • Easy to use:
  • Simply place pouches in the affected area and rodents will flee
  • Biodegradable:
  • Made from 98% bio-based natural ingredients

The Effective Way to Naturally Rid Your Home of Mice and Rats
With Fresh Cab pouches, you'll never have to worry about your rodent problem again. Homeowners across the nation use this natural and safe rodent repellent to keep mice and rats out of garages, homes and other enclosed areas

How Fresh Cab Keeps Mice and Rats Out of Garages and Homes
Fresh Cab pouches are made with a natural blend of plant fiber and botanical extracts that, while pleasant for you, will offend rodents. Simply place four pouches in your garage or other enclosed storage place to immediately start controlling your mouse problem.

For preventative use in non-infested areas, simply place one pouch for every 125 sq. feet, scent lasts up to 90 days. For use in currently infested areas, increase use to 1 pouch per 8 sq. feet of floor space and replace every 30 days.

Fresh Adventure - This nearly neutral-smelling blend offers powerful odor control that’s perfect for problem areas like closets, gym bags, lockers, and other places without adequate airflow.

It features a scent composed of fresh floral, lily of the valley, jasmine and a soft musk— proven to eliminate difficult odors: the very essence of clean, fresh air.

  • Absorbs odors; does not mask them
  • Fresh, pleasant, subtle fragrance lasts for months
  • Safe for children, pets, and the environment
  • All-natural, biodegradable ingredients & packaging
  • Convenient: just hang the pouch anywhere freshness is needed

9.7.15

Remember to Protect the Crib with a baby! #BringingHomeBaby #babyevent

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As Savannah gets closer and closer to being here, I am trying to make sure to have everything we need to make it a smooth transition when she gets home. When Broxton was born, we had a waterproof mattress.  (It was plastic.)  Now, we have a new one for Savannah.  It is a really nice organic one, but the thing is... there is no waterproof protection. I started looking online for a waterproof protector and found one online at Protect-A-Bed.  
The Premium Crib Protector provides all of the standard features and benefits of our Premium Mattress protector. Our Premium line is backed with the revolutionary Miracle Membrane® , which is waterproof while remaining air vapor porous. This means body heat is allowed to easily pass through, and your child will sleep cool and comfortably. The Miracle Membrane® also serves as a barrier for dust mites and allergens, which provides for healthy, irritant-free sleep. The fitted sheet style protector can be easily removed, machine washed and dried.

Nothing should come between your child and a healthy, hygienic sleep. That's why Protect-A-Bed's Premium Mattress Protector should come between your child and their mattress. As the ultimate form of protection from dust mites and allergens, our product is unsurpassed in the industry. With Miracle Membrane®, your child is provided with a complete safeguard from allergens that can cause eczema, asthma and rhinitis.

Premium Crib Waterproof Mattress Protectors covers are:
  • Moderates temperature so it's cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Soft and super absorbent
  • Machine washable on hot, tumble dry medium
  • Ultra thin with 4-way stretch makes it easy to fit, and easy to take off
  • Tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100
  • Effective in preventing bacteria and dust mites from breeding in the crib, which can cause various allergies and side effects




Don't mind the mess, we have been working on getting her room ready.  I got the mattress protector ready to go. It was easy to put on and super soft. I think that the thing I liked most (besides the factor of keeping the crib dry) is that it is really easy to put on.  You know sometimes the sheets are so hard to put on, but this one is a piece of cake!   I just put the cover on, then added the sheet and then boom, threw it in the crib and we were good to go!  

Any secrets you want to share about how you kept the crib dry?

8.7.15

Adorable Clothes from @HallmarkBaby #BringingHomeBaby #BabyEvent

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Remember when I shared with you all of the great baby products from Hallmark?  Well, did you know that Hallmark has a clothing line for baby and I am totally in love????
Yes!!! I have loved Hallmark for as long as I can remember ( it used to be a dream of mine to make Hallmark Greeting Cards one day)  so of course I am on the Hallmark newsletter email list.  As soon as I saw the Hallmark baby clothes, I knew that I had to have something for little miss Savannah!

Do not worry, you will be seeing her in these outfits soon enough, but I had to share with you just how adorable they are!   
Up first - Baby Girl Seaside Village Dress with Capri 
This outfit is just so cute...  Quite honestly it makes me want to load up and us all head to the beach! (and I am not even a beach person!)  


The other outfit?  I am totally in love with it, since it is her first outfit that is monogrammed... and I have now decided that there is something just absolutely precious about seersucker clothes!  It is so soft and I can not wait to see her in it. Being in Georgia, you know it stays hot here for a bit, so this material will be great for her.   I love how the back has a sweet little tie to keep it closed and the font color / style works perfect!   Yes, in case you did not know, Hallmark Baby has several items you can get personalized!!!   


We chose to personalize her dress, but you can also get things personalized such as onesies, bloomers, blankets and more!  Head on over to Hallmark Baby to see what all they carry.  No matter if you are needing a gift to give to a friend or if you are looking for something for your little one, you will love the selection and quality offered from Hallmark Baby!!!
Stay tuned (on instagram) to see when Savannah is wearing hers!   


Let me know which one you like more, the first one or the second one!  

Go Natural with @BurtsBee's Baby Line - #BabyBee #BringingHomeBaby #BabyEvent

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Many years ago (No, I will not disclose how many I mean) I learned of Burts Bees.  At first, it was just their lipbalm.  I fell in LOVE with it and once I was in love, I had to share it with everyone I knew.  I even went so far as to buy like 20 or more tubes and gave them out to some of my co-workers, friends and customers.  It was amazing and I knew I had found a great product.  Then, I started learning of their other products.  What got me was when I could buy a grab bag of goodies for a certain price and then get to try all sorts of things out.
Now that we are having our little girl, I am excited that I will be getting to introduce the baby line to her skin!   Are you familiar with Baby Bee? 



We were sent several products to be able to pamper Savannah when she arrives and I can not wait to try them all out on her!   

The Baby Bee line includes a little of this and a little of that...
Just a few of the products:
* Cream to Powder
* Kissable Cheeks Balm
* Dusting Powder
* Buttermilk Soap
and more.

If you are like me and have a hard time narrowing down what you want to purchase, you can even grab one of the gift sets.
They have a "Sweet Memories with Keepsake Photo Box" for $20 or a " Getting Started Kit" for $13.   They even have a "Baby and Mama Gift Box" for $40 as well as a few others of different price ranges. Sure to fit any budget!   
Did you notice I said a "baby and mama" set?  Yep!  They did not leave Mama out on this special occasion!  From Nourishing Oil to foot and leg cream, mama is well taken care of too! 
As if taking care of your skin wasn't enough... I recently learned that Burts Bees Baby Line also includes clothing / toys and even jewelry!!!   Seriously, learn something new every day!  
Head on over and check out ALL of the baby bee product line!  

Make sure you follow Burt's Bees on their social media, you never know when they will host a great contest!
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7.7.15

Bears and Apes, Oh my! Check out the newest titles from @randomhousekids

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I know it is summer, but it is still a great time to read and work on getting great books in our personal library. I am so lucky that Broxton likes to snuggle up in my lap for us to read and I hope that Savannah enjoys it as well.  We are working on our library for Broxton and then to pass along to Savannah.  Thankfully Random House Kids sent us a few more books to add to our collection!   
 A fun book we just read was Apes A-Go-Go by Roman Milisic.  This was a cute book.  It is a hard covered book with pages full of colorful illustrations.  In this book, we head to a cute little town that is set to win the "tidiest town competition" for the third year in a row... but one thing after another happens and the "tidy town" isn't so tidy anymore! When the Apes call one another, they yell " Bogo! Pogo! Apes A-Go-Go!"  I think that was Broxton's favorite part, when it was time to call more apes to help out!   Grab the book and see what ends up happening to pull the town back together.

I really liked the book, Welcome Home, Bear by II Sung Na.  This is another hard back book that has great illustrations throughout.  In this book, we meet Bear as he decides that his home is not where he wants to live anymore.  He goes all over visiting each of his friends in their home habitat to see if that is where he wants to be...   Up on a cliff to the goat, down deep in the water with the octopus, so on and so forth.  Where do you think he ends up?  You need to grab the book to find out!  

Do you read over the summer? 

6.7.15

Take Care of your Skin This Summer with @ceraveskin

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It is not a secret that Broxton has been dealing with eczema since he was born.  We are lucky that it isn't always an issue, but it does flare up from time to time.  Mostly when it is really cold and his skin gets dried out, or when it is really hot, he gets flare-ups where the knees and elbows bend.  We have tried many products and some work, while others make him scream in pain.  I don't have eczema, so I have no idea what it feels like, but I know that I hate watching him suffer.  We ran out of the product that we had been using and I went to find another.  I could not locate it, so I asked the local pharmacist what they would recommend.  She ended up pointing me to CeraVe and said that it was really great.  I read on the packaging that it was dermatologist recommended.  I ended up buying it (it was on sale) and figured we would give it a try. 
After bath that night, I busted out the CeraVe cream and started putting it on Broxton.  Normally he is crying or saying it burns, but he let me put this on, with no issues.  He actually commented that it felt really good and wanted us to use this on him every night.  Each night as he gets ready for bed, he asks for his cream and we apply it to his arms and legs.  This is the first (that I can remember) that he actually REQUESTS to be put on.  The pack that I bought was actually a combo with 2 jars....  So when we started running low on jar one, he was quick to point out that we needed to go ahead and get another jar, so we would not have an issue in finding it.  When he saw I had a back up jar, he was so excited. 

When we get products for review, he really could care less (unless it is a new toy or something) but when the latest came in... He was so excited! 
We were sent the CeraVe cream that he LOVES and we were also sent their newest product, the hydrocortisone anti-itch cream.  We have not tried it yet, but as soon as I see the eczema flare up, you better believe we will be trying it out! 

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream- for the face and body, delivers vital hydrating ingredients to the skin helping chapped,   cracked,   dry   ski fee renewed   and replenished. MVE® technology provides a controlled release of nourishing essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, water and vitally needed fatty acid esters to the skin, so the moisturizing effects of this cream continue for hours. CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and absorbs quickly and easily into the skin.

Formulated  with  the  anti-itch  ingredient,  hydrocortisone,  as  well  as  three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide,  CeraVe Hydrocortisone Ani-Itch Cream helps relieve itch flare-ups due to eczema while essential ceramides also help to repair and restore the protective skin barrier. It contains Hydrocortisone 1%, the highest strength hydrocortisone available without a prescription to temporarily relieve itching. CeraVe® Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream features Itchshield™ Technology that seals in maximum strength hydrocortisone for 12 hours! Designed for use on the affected area to relieve itch due to minor skin irritation, inflammation and rashes associated with eczema, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, seborrheic, dermatitis and psoriasis. CeraVe® Hydrocortisone Anti- Itch Cream is free of fragrance and contains essential ceramides for extremely dry skin

Make sure you check out the CeraVe website, as of this posting they have a coupon on there for $2 off a product. 

Pajama Styling with Little Twig and Sparrow PJ Sets

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Broxton is getting at the age where he doesn't always want to wear cartoon character clothing.  Now don't get me wrong, he still does at times, but other times he thinks he is too grown to wear them and we have to have other options.  Lucky for us, we were sent a couple cute and adorable (to me) PJ sets from little twig and sparrow.  They look to be super comfortable and they are not covered in characters that make him feel like a "kid."  (Side note, he is a KID to me.. he is 6, why do they need to grow up so fast?) 
We were sent the brown one ( we call it the puppy dog outfit, since the dark brown with light brown patches reminds us both of a cute little puppy) and also the blue one (we have since started calling it the race car one, since he thinks the stripes on there remind him of a racetrack!) 
He loves wearing them and although they are long sleeves and pants, he still loves wearing them in the summer.  I guess the material is light enough that it doesn't get too hot for him. 
I think he is adorable in them and he seems to really enjoy them!  If you are looking for a comfortable and stylish pair of Pajama's, make sure you check out the ones from little twig and sparrow!   (  FYI, they come in a cute little pocket/ pouch bag that is great for gift giving, but also just what a little boy (or girl) needs to hold all of his/her odds and ends one collects on a daily basis!) 
Your Little Ones Will Be as Snug as a Bug in a Rug in Their Modern, Comfy Little Twig & Sparrow PJ’S, Parents Will Love PJs That Are Good For Their Kids & Good For The World They Live In

For families getting a little tired of super hero and princess pjs, this is their chance to give their kids the healthiest possible start in life with pajamas that are exceptionally durable and, therefore, more sustainable for the environment. Meet Little Twig and Sparrow. Little Twig & Sparrow pajamas stand out through modern style, extraordinary quality and in keeping with well regarded values of conservation, frugality-parents wanting to give their kids the very best start in life with only fashions and gear that is good for them and for this world.

These gorgeous contemporary pajamas are made from Peruvian Tanguis cotton (reputed to be one of the finest, most durable fibers in the world, created from a plant that requires very little water, thus being very friendly to our environment) with a luxurious feel and perfect for sleepwear, lasting many washings and many pillow fights:). Mom and dad will likely even be able to pass them down to a younger sibling! Talk about a good investment! The stylish, modern design comes in a soothing palette of colors, soft breathable fabric that is comfortable and stylish, and adored by both girls and boys alike. Truly quality vs. quantity.

We call it Puppy Dog

We call it Race Car
 
Aren't they just soo cute and comfortable looking?  As of this posting, they are on sale at AMAZON for $19.99 (regularly $39.99)  They have sets for boys and girls! 

5.7.15

A few more #InsideOut book titles from @DisneyHyperion

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I hope you have seen the movie, Inside Out.  It is a cute movie and I love the message behind it.  Since it is new and popular, Disney has gone ahead and released several books for all ages to enjoy this story.  I love that they released them during the summer, when some kids stop reading.  Maybe this will be what they need to get those juices flowing!   The two books I am sharing today (I shared two yesterday, go check it out)  are for two different age groups. One is for older kids (9-12) and one is for the younger ones (3-5)  either way, great books and a great message!  Enjoy!  If you haven't seen the movie, I hope you do soon! 


Ages: 9-12
This unique chapter book reveals unseen stories from Inside Out. Each chapter offers a different retelling of the film from one of Riley’s Emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust.
 
Ages: 3-5
 Dive inside Riley’s mind and get to know the Emotions that know her best with this unique format. With five fun storybooks, each devoted to a different Emotion, as well as a die-cut slipcase, fans of Pixar’s upcoming film, Inside Out, will treasure this special collection of Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust.
 
 
 

Unwind and Relax with #Bausch+Lomb Thera Pearl Max

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I love laying down and relaxing when I have time, but having a very active 6 year old son makes it impossible most days.  Yes, I would love to prop up and take a nap from time to time, but how fun is that for the child?  They want to go and do and play and be active.  Now, I can rest and relax and even pamper myself before bed and it works great for me!  
We were recently sent the Bausch + Lomb Thera Pearl Eye Mask and it is wonderful!   I have one and then Marc has his own.  There is nothing like it!   The Eye Mask is plastic with all of these little bead type things inside it. (Hence the "pearl" in the name.)  They are soft enough to conform to your face and be used for many head sizes. 
I have not used it warm yet, although it says it is great for that.  The Heat is good for dry eye, nasal congestion and even to reduce swelling.  I have used it numerous times for the cold.  The cold is for puffy eyes, sinus pressure, brow wax and more!   I put it on my eyes once and it was a bit too cold for my eye lids. I ended up moving it up a bit more and had it on my forehead.  It was great, then once some of the chill went away, I moved it to my eyes and it was great.  Talk about relaxing!
  

Make sure you keep the box that it comes in, so you know how long to heat it or chill it (until you can remember.) 

 
This unique eye mask, which may be used cold or hot, contains hundreds of tiny pearls of gel that contour to the shape of your face, delivering soothing relief from puffiness and “beauty fatigue.”
·         Use the eye mask cold to help relieve puffiness, helping your eyes to look and feel better. The soothing cool should be applied to closed eyelids for no more than the doctor recommended time of 20 minutes.
·         Use it hot to help alleviate tension and deliver soothing relief to sinus headaches. Simply microwave for the time indicated on the package and apply to closed eyelids.*
 

This has been a great product for me to use, not only now while I am pregnant, but also for my husband... Meaning it is great for men and women, boys and girls!  No age limit! 
I think that this would be a great gift to give a mom - to- be, as a little something to treat herself!
 
 
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