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Thursday, May 28, 2015

DIY Essential Oils Sea Salt Hand Scrub

Need a creative last minute gift idea? You will LOVE this sea salt hand scrub. It's quick and easy to throw together plus it's cheap and makes a large batch (right up my alley!).


All you'll need is a jar of coconut oil, a large container of fine sea salt and your favorite scented oil (we used lemon grass for one batch and a light cucumber for the other):
 

You will use roughly 1 cup of sea salt to 1/2 a cup of coconut oil.


Mix in a large bowl. This is the fun part where everyone wants to get involved!


Check the consistency of your scrub when you have things evenly mixed. We ended up needing to add a bit more salt so that ours wasn't super oily.

Once the consistency is how you like it, add 5-10 drops of scented oils. We divided the batch into two and did half lemongrass, half cucumber. Both smell amazing!

Divide the mixture into small jars and package with a cute spoon.

To use the scrub just take a small amount into damp hands and gently "wash" hands. Then rinse with warm water. Your hands will feel baby smooth and smell amazing!

Have you made your own hand scrub or lotion? Let us know what you think!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Be A Star! Enter BAND-AID Brand's "Stuck On Me" Jingle Contest.

Since we have SO MUCH free time during 'nap time' and after the kids go to bed, we like to make a little pocket change off our blog posts occasionally...to afford lip gloss, wine, and boots=)  So FYI we were given a product and/or compensation and partnering with BAND-AID Brand.  



Do you love to sing??  Want to be a star??

BAND-AID Brand is searching for the next BAND-AID Brand star.  They want to hear you sing!!

Submit a video of your children or the whole family singing BAND-AID's famous "Stuck On Me" jingle and you could win a trip for 4 to the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles, brought to you by the BAND-AID Brand.

Enter to win at www.band-aid.com/stuckonme now through June 6, 2015.


Check out these AWESOME Prizes:

  • 1 grand prize winner will win a trip for 4 to the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles
  • 1st runner up will win a trip for 2 to New York City
  • 2nd runner up will win a guitar autographed by a Radio Disney Music Awards nominee
  • Those who enter could also be selected as a bi-weekly winner of a $150 gift card, a Radio Disney Music Award CD and an automatic finalist spot
Ready to enter??  Here is How:

  • Register for the contest at www.band-aid.com/stuckonme
  • Listen to/download the BAND-AID Brand "Stuck On Me" Jingle
  • Grab your camera or smartphone, and record your children/family singing the "Stuck On Me" Jingle for the opportunity to win a trip for 4 to the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles
  • Complete your registration by uploading your video
  • Once the video is approved, your video will appear with the other BAND-AID Brand starts in the contest video gallery, where the public can vote on your video through June 27
  • Judges will select the top 4 entries and the winner will be announced on July 8.


Rules and Regulations:

  • Entries are accepted from legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C., 18+ (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY)
  • Last day to submit entries is June 6
  • Visit www.band-aid.com/stuckonme for a full list of the Official Rules and more information
  • Entrants must be the parents/legal guardians of any children under 18 years of age shown

We are cheering you on!!





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Braylon is 10 months!

Braylon is 10 months old!

He is cute as ever and I can hardly keep my hands off of him.  

At 10 moths he is:
-Eating soft finger foods
-Eats 3 meals a day
-Nurses 3-4 times a day
-Refuses a bottle and is struggling with a sippy cup
-Wakes up once a night...but I know he COULD sleep through the night.
-Takes two naps a day for 45 min in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon.
-Goes to bed at 7/8pm and sleeps till 6:30-7:30am with one wake up at night
-Crawls everywhere...fast!
-Stands up on furniture and is starting to cruise.
-Bends down to pick up a toy while holding onto furniture with one hand.
-Says "more" as "maaaaaaaaaa" when eating.
-Babbles a lot!
-LOVES "itsy bitsy spider"
-Wears size 3 diapers.
-Wears 12 month clothes.
-Loves when his big sister crawls into the crib with him in the morning
-Enjoys going for walks outside for fresh air!
-Loves snuggles.
-Has had his first airplane ride to AZ for a conference with mommy, Aunt Ashley, and Mawmo





Gosh I LOVE him!!  

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