These days with so much technology you can take a picture almost anywhere, but one thing I’ve noticed you don’t find printed pictures much anymore. I don’t know about you but I love taking out pictures and going through them or seeing the prints up on the walls decorating the house with beautiful memories. Now that my mom and my grandparents are gone printed pictures are all I have left.
As the mom of four kids, I’m constantly looking to add something new to their wardrobe as someone is always growing out of the sizes they are in. Meaning we are always on the lookout for great prices and great style. I love to give my kids the freedom to have a lot of freedom on how they dress because being little they don’t always get to choose with big decisions but letting them pick out their own clothes is a fun way to let me express their personality.
Fabulous fashion for your kids!
Ever since I was young I’ve always loved Fall, and now that I’m grown it continues to be my favorite time of year. The cool crisp air, the crackling of the leaves, and the earthy colors of browns, oranges, and yellows; they speak into my soul. The small and stillness of the land as it prepares for the cold winter. The temperature perfect for hoodies and snuggly jackets and hats. I just love Fall all around. Now that I have kids I can’t wait for them to love it as much as I do. So I’ve come up with some fun things that can make your Fall a blast.
Let Fall fill your soul!
One thing about fall that is my favorite is the amazing smells. From leaves to treats there are so many scents to behold. So when Bath and Body Works came out with their fall line, I was so stinking excited. Now I can have my fall scents all year long! Leaves is an amazing smelling 3 wick candle, that mixes the smells of Crisp Red Apple, Golden Nectar, Warm Clove Spice. The smell fills the whole room and makes me just want to cuddle up with a blanket and a good book. My other favorite smell is the Pumpkin Cupcake plugin. I have this one in my living room and I get so many compliments on it. Both of these amazing scents can be found at Bath and Body Works!
What are some other ways that I keep Fall fun?
I love to drive up to the mountains and see the leaves change colors! The colors are so vivid and bright, and for me just riding through all the beauty puts my mind at ease, even if its just for a couple hours. It’s nice to just slow down for a while.
Go for a walk, or just get outside. The air seems to fill your lungs with joy as you breathe in the cool air. The crunch under your feet, the chill on your nose. It’s the perfect time to be outside because you don’t have to worry about sweating to death or freezing your toes off.
Now that I have kids, I’ve found that I also love going to fall festivals. Seeing their smiles as they take a hayride or is they try bobbing for apples. Their giggles as the feel the squish of the gords and pumpkins as they create their perfect creation. Having children has made my love for fall grow even more.
All in all, Fall to me is the best time of the year! I love everything about it. Tell me what your favorite thing about fall is.
I’ll be there first to admit that I’m not your typical kitchen friendly person. To be honest most times it is usually safer for me to be anywhere else but in the kitchen. Now that I’ve had kids I decided to work more in the kitchen to try and make things easier and share the workload with my husband, so we have been on the lookout for products that will help our lives be a little easier, and be able to help with dinner.
Your kitchen needs these items!
So with four kids six and under, what is one of the most essential kitchen items that I’m going to need you ask? Coffee and lots of it, don’t get me wrong I love my kids but man do they not ever sleep. So momma turns to coffee. I have been searching for a really good and easy to use coffee system for a while and I’ve finally found one. The Espressotoria System is an amazing cafe grade espresso system, letting you make everything from coffee to lattes to expressos right in the comfort of your own home. Whats the perfect coffee drink without that frothy top? Don’t fear because you also get this in your system, making your coffee experience complete. Unlike other machines you get you only can use up to 16 pods before needing to empty the containment area, making your coffee has never been so fun and easy. From a Brazilian Breakfast Blend to Espresso and more, there is a taste for everyone. All the pods are made to be fully recyclable, what is better than helping the planet and getting your coffee too! This Espressotoria system is easy to use even for kitchen novices like me. For more information visit their Facebook, or get yours at Walmart or Amazon.
This next kitchen item I found makes life so much easier, we recently converted the garage into an studio apartment at my mother in laws house to help keep an eye on her, but we don’t have a full kitchen area downstairs. This means everytime we need to use the oven we have to head up through her house and use her oven, but now that we have found the Power AirFryer Over our lives have become so much easier. This compact machine is a 7 in 1 powerhouse that can replace a deep fryer, rotisserie oven, dehydrator, oven, toaster oven, pizza grill and microwave. This thing is seriously amazing. I honestly was a bit skeptical at first can this little machine do all this, but YES it can. This is so easy to use ( thank the Lord for that one ), it only took me 3 min, this morning to make my three oldest children breakfast, and when mornings are packed and hectic just the smallest win helps us tremendously. Be sure to check out their Facebook, Amazon, or Website.
If you are looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient then these items are for you. I know they sure help my daily life easier. Hope you love these products as much as I do.
What are your kitchen must-have items?
It’s that time of year again, as the summer days draw to an end, for getting ready to go back to school. My oldest is now in first grade, so just like most parents when the dreaded school supply list come in and the struggle of finding the perfect products start. It can be so overwhelming to find where to even start with the list. Office Depot / OfficeMax has come to the rescue, to save the day!
Back to school with a blast!
Office Depot / OfficeMax has so many new ways to make your back to school shopping easier, by starting with access to all your child’s back to school list. With over 1.2 million supply list from around the country, you have all your needs in one place. Click HERE for more information.
Did you know that Office Depot / OfficeMax also helps make sure kids in need have all the school supplies that they need? You can purchase extra supplies and your local store will deliver them to schools in your community in need of help. This is also part of their Give Back to School program. The program gives 5% back in credits to local schools on qualifying purchases for free supplies to their school. How awesome is that?
It’s crazy to think I’m the mom of a first grader, it seems like yesterday that she was just learning how to walk. I used to have so many people tell me when I was first pregnant that once you have children the time just flies by and man were they right. I feel like I’ve just blinked and its seven years and four children later. I’ve been so truly blessed as a parent to have such wonderful children. So when it was time to find some perfect supplies for my oldest I was excited for the big selection that Office Depot / OfficeMax offers. I wanted to find something that was as bubbly and sparkly was my daughter’s personality. I wasn’t disappointed, because I found some great options. From adorable Floating Glitter Binders to fun Fish Erasers they had the perfect assortment of everything she needed to make her year great. Great prices that don’t leave this momma breaking the break, so that always makes my life easier!
I’d personally like to thank all of the amazing teachers out there who put their heart and souls into turning these kids into the brilliant minds of tomorrow. Hope everyone has an outstanding school year.
As a mom, I always try and make sure that my kids always have the best, no matter what, with that being said, most of the time I forget about me. Now I’ve finally decided it is time to take care of myself and work on a better me. I’ve come up with a few things I do for self-care and a few must-have items that every lady needs to keep herself up to par.
Taking Care of Me
As the mother of four little ones, I’m always on the lookout for great accessories that will fit the need of every kid. No matter if its some fun in the sun or back to school I’ve found a great selection of accessories and can’t wait to share them with you. So let’s get started with the top!
As a parent what is one that thing that remains constant? The fact that I will have something to clean, as much as I love him, kids, they sure know who to mess up the house. I also want to make sure especially when flu and cold season hits that we have the easiest and fastest way to keep those nasty germs at bay. I’ve been looking for some new products that will help me keep my house clean and my family from getting sick.
It’s time to clean!
As the mom of four little ones age six and under, I’m always looking for baby products that will fit the needs of all my children. I look for items that will be gentle on their skin but also keep them feeling safe and comfy. With that being said, I always have a hard time finding products that work for my six-year-old because she has such severe eczema and anything with a lot of chemicals and additives really irritates her skin. We finally have a product that is gentle in all ways and keeps her protected.
The last days of school are approaching which means that our kiddos will officially be ready to start summer. With Summer brings new adventures and lots of free time. I have four children ages six, four, two, and six months so let’s just say I’m always looking for something fun to do.