Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer's End

Our week in phone pics, from New Orleans to Alabama, the gulf coast is simply spectacular.
 School starts back today, but the memories of this summer will last a lifetime.

 NOLA street cars

Sunset on Mobile Bay

Playtime at the park

Our family top pick as the state with the most beautiful beaches.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Live, Laugh and Recycle

We’ve all bought the wrong product, and we know how wasteful it feels to throw it away, so why not instead recycle the unused and unnecessary period pads in light-hearted, fun, and even silly way!

I got a bit crafty and went around the house with a purpose. First thing I did was say no more to the wreath banging on the door every time someone walked in or out of the house. 

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I had it with touch up the newly painted walls from furniture scuffs and it was a great way to stop our table toppers from leaving scratches on the antique furniture.

Kids thought I was being pretty silly but in the end practicality won out. 

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Today’s post is sponsored by brand, by my love for their LBL products is all my own!"

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Keeping up with 24 Paws

It's been 7 years since my days of potty training and like me if you have kids I'm sure your family hasn't out grown the need for Huggies Wipes, they're great for cleaning up after well pretty much everything! From an unexpected pet mess, to teenage makeup, and those ever sticky hands.

But pet care has to be our top reason we'll never stop using Huggies Wipes, with 24 furry paws in our house, I've been know to make a late night trip to the closest Walmart if we run out. 

Our use escalated when we first got our bunnies, cleaning their habitats took half my morning and if you haven't heard already you can't bathe a rabbit, getting them too wet can cause death! Yikes! Rabbits are typically clean animals but our Jelly Bell is one messy bun so those handy must have diaper wipes are a perfect way to cleaning up after not just him but all 5 of our bunnies. Brownie, Jelly, Arrow, Watson and Blueberry are equivalent to 5 teenage boys right now add in molting, fur is flying... everywhere!

I'm going to need more Wipes!

We've recently added a new member to the family, sweet Suki was found wondering the streets and sleeping in the sewer, so sad to think our adorable Italian Greyhound/ Chihuahua mix was living like that. Suki is a born runner so after her daily romps through the dirt, mud and sand we grab some wipes before she make's her way in the door to clean those tiny paws off! 

We live in the rainiest city in the country so taking Suki out in the rain can make for one messy playful pet, Huggies Wipes has been our perfect solution for a quick post-walk clean up and not just for the dog but the whole family, 4 active kids can manage to get into a lot too.

Huggies Wipes has become a huge part of our daily lives and they come in a variety of fun, convenient packaging, so whether we keep them stashed in the living room, bathroom, car or the Lapin Lounge aka bunny room, they've come a long way with stylish designs, which is good. My kids are long past wanting characters dancing around on their stuff.

Many thanks to HUGGIES for sponsoring today’s story and Walmart, my go to place to finding them.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Updated Shabby Chic Kids Bedroom

I love everything vintage, I can't reinvent the wheel but I can give new spin on the traditional shabby chic.
My new favorites are incorporating nature into the room, definitely something shiny and a nice low pile or Kilim area rug and
 a can of spray paint is alway cheaper them buying a new mirror or updating a chandelier.

Chairish not only has the most adorable name, but it's a great site to shop your own style.
Their Shabby Chic furniture will get you headed in the right direction, to creating a fabulous room!

 I was in the mood to update my son's room since he's now growing out of that the little boy phase and
 I'm looking for pieces I can incorporate into my home decor long after he goes off to college.

Our home is all about comfort and family friendly surfaces. Our floors are painted and covered with patterned rugs,
they're are a great way to hide stains and quickly vacuum up a mess. We have many old worn in chairs,
 they make a room a feel well loved, especially on a cool night curled up with a good book and a throw.
Adding in a couple new modern pieces
brings the room back into 2015, I don't want to feel like I've walked into my grandmother's house but I wouldn't mind
one day having the gorgeous mirror that's hung above her sofa for the past 30 years hang above mine.

I was once told by a very wise person, not to worry about whether something will match or go with your other things,
 if you like it everything will fit together. I'm definitely draw towards thing that blend almost effortlessly,
 whether I bought it 15 years ago or yesterday they just go.

Our home is an eclectic mix of things I love and collected over the years, there's stories to be told with them,
 a it makes a wonderful place to rest my feet.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Rolling our way Back to School

This year is going to be more of a challenge than ever! If it wasn't a feat juggling 4 kids in 4 different schools now we added a broken femur into the mix and under strict doctors orders of no crutches, so he can only use a wheel chair to keep the pressure off his leg, it's one heavy cast! 

Now that was tough, we spent the better of 20 minutes just to get him in the minivan and another 10 minutes to get into the store! But the fun a school supply shopping was distraction enough from his perdicament , at least for an hour.

We ended up at Walmart in hopes of finding everything for our Back to School needs. There's no going from store to store like in previous years, he's gets exhausted easily, so we've taken on the challenge and are going Back to School Like A Boss....Walmart look out, here we come!

After making it safely to our point of destination the girls had a great time maneuvering the wheel chair through the store and I don't think he mind a bit being chauffeured around. Pens, pencils, markers, folders, Viva paper towels and Kleenex tissues topped our list. 

The bigger challenge will of course be once school starts and getting to and from classes, being the new kid means he won't have any "old friends" to help out the first couple days, but I'm sure he will make some new ones pretty quick here in Alabama. Plus he's looking forward to filling up his cast with signatures from all his classmates and teachers

. Better pick up some Kleenex, there's bound to be a few tears while he makes the big adjustment and the kids love collecting and bringing in the Box Tops.

 Today’s post is sponsored by Kimberly Clark, but my love for their BTS option is all my own!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Still hanging in here!

Heading into week 4 without of belongings, I knew moving long distance was rough, we did it once before.
 I really had hoped using a moving company would make it easier.
 But instead it's been almost a month and our stuff has yet to arrive. That's 5 1/2 weeks or life has been in boxes.

On the flip side I've had plenty of time to work on the house, especially since we bought a fixer upper. Feels a bit like camping but with air conditioning and bathrooms.

Definitely a chance for us to figure out what things we really need in life. 

Our top must haves are:
Washing machine (clean clothes, please)
Pokemon cards (that's if you're a 10 year old boy)
Beds (across the board, we all miss them!)
and the refrigerator 
(though the kids are enjoy not having a freezer, just means we have to eat all the ice cream at once)

....10 more days to go!!! (I hope)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Let Yourself Be Free

We are so excited for the end of school and summer to be finally getting here!
 This spring has had many summer like days and after the winter this weather is simply delightful and a great motivation to get us outside and have fun!

The kiddos have managed to play in the sprinkler everyday this week, it has to be our favorite backyard activity followed by lunch
 on the lawn and roasting marshmallow. Oh...and eating ice cream!

But keeping the swim suits clean and lasting through the season is always a challenge. So we switch over to all free clear, they have a full range of free clear products makes everything simple. They're free from the irritants and allergens that get in the way of living life without sacrificing a deep clean. What a relief it is to have all free clear for our sensitive skin.

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Thank you to all free clear for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try all free clear!

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