Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Six.

My baby girl is now 6 years old. I'm having a hard time letting that sink in as it just seems so old! I cannot believe 6 years have passed already-I really wish time would slow down.


Madison, you are the absolute sweetest thing on Earth. We are beyond blessed to call you our daughter. You are my little buddy and I love every second I spend with you. You seem so much older than 6 though, because you are so mature and so selfless. You are my best little friend and I appreciate everything you do to help me out. You love on everyone you know and are so patient and kind to your little brothers and sister (whether they deserve it or not!)

Holding baby sister a few months ago
Girls and their chocolate. You didn't know how that chocolate got on Natalie. Hmm.


I am so incredibly proud of you and all your hard work at school. I have to brag on you now because I want you to go back and read this one day-please know that I will always be proud of you not based on your grades, but as long as you do your best and do what's right in the eyes of the Lord. You have such amazing character and an amazing conscious-I think you inherited the conscious part. You are a child of God and that is obvious about you. You do your best and strive for more-you love to learn and you love to help. You got your report card on your birthday and made straight 3's and 3+'s again. You know all your sight words (knew 217 out of 220 at the beginning of the year) and knew all the math you were supposed to learn the whole year at the beginning of the year as well. Your reading is incredible. You are 2 little levels away from being on a 2nd grade reading level. You always set an amazing example for others and especially for your siblings. Your teacher said you have good behavior, great character, go above and beyond, and are a hard worker.

Your 3rd report card ever. All 3's and 3+'s. Again.
You girls are my brownie makers for Tuesday night Bible study at our house. 



God has blessed us so much in giving you to us. I don't know where I'd be without you, especially in taking care of your brothers and sister. I hope you never change, just continue to get sweeter and sweeter (if that's even possible!) You told me that you would snuggle with me forever, even when you're an adult. I just might hold that to you, you know! You are so beautiful inside and out. People and teachers/Sunday School leaders always come up to me and tell me how smart you are or how sweet you are, and strangers compliment your beautiful red hair on a regular basis. You are truly unique. You are still such a petite little thing, not even 40 lbs. yet. You're wearing a 5/6 because you have good height on you, but not much else ;) You are healthy and constantly energetic and I love how "kid-like" you still are. You are pretty girly in most aspects but can still play with the boys when you want. You have a few best friends at school, but 2 of them are boys that you love being silly with.

You were "Missy Mouse" in your Kindergarten Zoophonics parade several months back. All the kindergarten classes marched around the school singing the zoophonics song, everyone dressed as a different animal. Cutest thing ever.
Enjoying our new back deck.
During your Praisentation at E-force Wednesday night. 

You've lost 3 teeth total and have 1 wiggly one. Only 2 permanent teeth have grown in though, because you have such a little mouth. Your dentist wants you at the orthodontist very soon. Sounds like you're taking after Mommy :( I do love your toothless grins though. Your wiggly one is a top middle tooth and I can't wait till you're a snaggle-tooth here soon!

I started posting about when you accepted Christ a few months back, but never finished. I'm just amazed at how much you really understand what it is to be a Christian and how much you "get" the gospel. You can easily tell all about Christ and what He did for us and why, as well as why we take the Lord's Supper. You accepted Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior on September 27, 2014. You were just 5 1/2 years old. I always knew you'd understand and come to know Him at an early age because of how bright you are. We've done our best to teach you at home and have you in church each Sunday and Wednesday as well, for you to learn and grow. I was 6 years old when I accepted Christ and remember that being an emotional moment, sitting on my bed with my parents in Guatemala. Madison, you were emotional too and started tearing up as you prayed to God. We (you, me, & Daddy) were all sitting in Grandmommy and Lito's room while we lived in their house. Such a sweet moment when you walked downstairs and proudly announced to them that you were a Christian now. You call me not only Mommy, but your Sister in Christ now. You truly understand and are excited about it-like every Christian should be. I'm so thankful to God that He has saved you and you will now go to Heaven one day to be with Him forever. You were able to take the Lord's Supper this past Sunday night at church, for the very first time-March 22, 2015. I explained it to you and what the bread and juice meant-you easily explained it to Grandmommy when she asked if you knew. You prayed and thanked God by yourself with us around you there in the evening service in the gym. You kept your little cup as a sweet reminder of it.

Moments after you accepted Christ. So full of joy!

Your first Lord's Supper on March 22, 2015. Proudly holding your cup.

I am so proud of you and I know God has amazing things in store for you-you will do amazing things through Him in your life. There is a reason you are incredibly bright and passionate and kind. You are one of a kind and you've blessed us greatly being our daughter. We love you, Beautiful. Happy 6th birthday!

Pura d'or Premium Organic Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I had the opportunity to try a new shampoo and conditioner by Pura d'or. I love organic products but have always been a little reluctant about shampoo and conditioner, simply because my hair is so hard to get the way I want it. I've tried all natural or organic shampoos in the past, but I never felt like my hair got clean-it still felt greasy and heavy after. It was a waste of money for me and I went back to regular shampoo and conditioner with all its chemicals. Part of my problem was the fact that I typically like foam/suds to feel clean. The ingredient that does that though, is bad for you (hence why more shampoos advertise SLS-free products).


Well, I tried Pura d'or Argan Oil Premium Organic Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo and was intrigued by what it is supposed to help with:
Prevents Hair Loss 
Strengthens Hair
Adds Volume
All Natural and Organic 
Vitamins for Hair Growth 
Paraben, SLS and Gluten Free
12 DHT Blockers

I also got to try Premium Organic Argan Oil Conditioner (Lavender Vanilla). I love Argan Oil so I knew it had to be good as a conditioner as well:
99% Vegetable Base Ingredients
Manages Frizz
Enhances Shine
Argan Oil Based
Paraben, Sulfate and Gluten Free


They both have a great pump that is super convenient in the shower. I used probably 7-8 pumps for my long hair. It lathered well (no foam) and when I rinsed it, my hair felt squeaky clean. MUCH better than others I've tried. I used the conditioner right after and my hair was immediately softer and smelled amazing. It still smelled great after I blow dried it and for some reason dried faster than before--another plus for me! My hair was soft, felt very light, and smelled great. I think I'm hooked.

So I decided to use it on the 6 year old's hair, since she needs a little help with her hair growth (2 trims in her whole life, poor baby). It's organic so I felt good using it on her instead of the chemical-laden stuff that's out there. Her hair dried super fast and felt soft and light also. I'm actually really impressed and I am going to see if the hubby will use it for his hair loss. I'm excited to see what it can do long-term, but for now I'm happy with it to use on a daily basis!

If you'd like more information on this brand, check out their website here: Pura d'or
They have many other products as well, so check it out. You can also buy on Amazon.

Sponsored post by BrandBacker. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All comments are my own. I was not paid to write this post.

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Review



I have recently started taking probiotics again in my quest to get healthy again after all these babies. I've tried differently probiotics in the past but not all have agreed with my stomach. I was lucky enough to be able to try out Hyperbiotics PRO-15 aka "The Perfect Probiotic." It contains 5 Billion CFU (cells) and 15 strains. That's a lot of good bacteria! These are also 15 times more effective than your average probiotic capsules. Not to mention capsules are big and harder to swallow. Hyperbiotics pills come in a little pearl sized ball and are super easy to swallow. The best part is I feel great after taking them, no icky stomach or anything. I truly feel like I'm taking better care of my body when I take these.

Here are a few facts from Hyperbiotics if you are unfamiliar:
  • GET 15 TIMES MORE RESULTS THAN WITH CAPSULES. With superior patented technology, our living organisms reach deep into your intestinal tract where they are needed most. Our formula will even reach your large intestine. See below to understand the Science behind the Superiority.
  • GET & STAY WELL. 80% of your immune system is in your gut, and when probiotics (the good guys) are abundant in your body, it becomes harder for the disease causing bacteria (the bad guys) to settle in. PRO-15 Probiotics help restore beneficial bacteria for optimal digestive and immune health, help control yeast and candida overgrowth and promote daily relief from allergies, gas, bloating and constipation. Life should be easy.
  • IMPROVE YOUR MOOD AND ENERGY LEVELS. Fatigue and irritability are often a result of poor vitamin and nutrient absorption. PRO-15 Probiotics help create a microenvironment inside your digestive system that promotes full mineral absorption so you can finally feel like your happy, energetic and vibrant self.
  • RELIEVE YOUR SENSITIVE STOMACH. Hyperbiotics PRO-15 is released at consistent levels throughout the day and throughout your Gl tract; whereas other capsules more closely resemble a bomb being dropped in your upper stomach - releasing all organisms at one time, often causing upset such as bloating, gas or diarrhea.
  • LOSE WEIGHT. New studies show that gut microflora may improve your metabolism and accelerate fat loss. Get your gut back into equilibrium so your waistline will follow.


It's crazy how many good things probiotics do for your body. I'm pretty excited about improving my energy levels and losing the last of this baby weight. I can definitely use some help in those areas after 4 kids.


Another great thing about Hyperbiotics' brand is the fact that they have probiotics tailored for everyone. For kids, pregnant and nursing moms, advanced strength, immunity, and dental. I'm excited to have the Moms and Kids as well-let me just say they are genius with the little pearl for the kids too. My 4 year old can even swallow it. He said it was super easy and was so proud of himself. In fact he begs for it all day long. It can also be chewed though, which is what the 2 year old does. I'm not sure why but all my kids love taking pills and vitamins!

Anyways I would definitely recommend these probiotics. I've found them to be much better than other brands and I love how natural they are. If you are not taking probiotics, or if you've had a bad experience with others, please give these a try. It's so good for you and I love them. I will definitely buy them when I run out! 

For better understanding of why we need probiotics and why others aren't as effective, here is a great explanation: Click Here

A great video on how they work: Click Here

Here is the link to purchase them on Amazon: Click Here

If you'd like to see what they have and find out more information, go to their page here: Hyperbiotics


 
Sponsored post by BrandBacker. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All comments are my own. I was not paid to write this post.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

goPURE Naturals Youth Glow Eye Gel Review

I'll just be honest here...as a mom of 4, my eyes need some help. I have constant dark circles and a little puffiness. I don't get much sleep lately. On a typical night, 3 out of 4 kids wake me up at some point for some reason or another. Hence why I need some help to not look so tired all of the time. I've always looked for a great eye treatment but had just given up since I was convinced nothing would work.

I had the opportunity to try goPURE Naturals Youth Glow Eye Gel. For one thing, I love natural products and since having kids, I've read more and more about the bad stuff in all our personal care products. I try to use the most natural products as possible on them and on myself, especially since I'm still nursing. goPURE Naturals believes that too. I was very impressed when I read the ingredient list for their eye gel:
      • Matrixyl 3000 - A powerfully effective combination of two top anti wrinkle peptides making eyes look years younger by dramatically reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
     • Plant Stem Cells - Deliver unique anti-aging effect. Reduce micro-inflammations and redness, evening-out the complexion and enhancing skin's translucency and radiance. 
     • Hyaluronic Acid (Vegan) - known natural ingredient for dramatically reducing the appearance of wrinkles 
     • Other ingredients:Jojoba Oil, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acid Blend, Wildcrafted Periwinkle, Organic Licorice, Wild Crafted Eye Bright, Wild Crafted Reishi, Organic Gotu Kola, Vitamin E 
       goPURE Eye Cream Benefits
    • Dramatically Reduces Puffiness Under and Around The Eyes - Look More Refreshed, Younger and More Attractive
    • Reduces Appearance of Dark Circles Under and Around Your Eyes - Making Eyes Look Younger
    • Reduces Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines (aka Crows Feet) so Your Face Looks More Radiant
    • Safe For All Skin Types & Does Not Contain Parabens, Sulfates Or Alcohol.
I've been using this for a few days now and I have to say I've been happy with the way my eyes look without concealer under them. I've actually stopped using it. My eyes are not puffy when I wake up in the morning either. I love the way it feels when I put it on. It's very light, cool, and goes on very smoothly. I also love the pump feature-makes it easy and you can control the amount-no mess either!

I'm excited to see even more of a difference when I've been using it awhile longer. The best part is, I don't feel guilty putting chemicals on my body because this is all natural!

Go ahead and try some-you have nothing to lose! They have a 100% money back guarantee. But believe me, it's good stuff. If you want to read more or see more of their products, here is their company website: goPURE Naturals

To buy goPURE Naturals Youth Glow Eye Gel Click Here



Sponsored post by BrandBacker. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All comments are my own. I was not paid to write this post.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: Radha Beauty Vitamin C Serum

I've been in the market for a good Vitamin C Serum, since any dermatologist or Esthetician will tell you it's a must for your skin care routine. You use it right after cleansing/exfoliating so the serum will sink into your skin more effectively. You need to have one that has 20% Vitamin C.

I'm using Radha Beauty's Vitamin C Serum and so far I'm very pleased. The packaging is great and I love the pump feature. It comes out as a clear liquid and is odorless. It's very easy to smooth all over my face and neck and dries fairly quickly. My skin immediately feels soft and brighter.

This Vitamin C Serum from Radha Beauty is available to purchase here on Amazon. It is also available on Radha Beauty's website here.

Here are some benefits of the Vitamin C Serum from their website:
• Stimulates the production of collagen which makes your skin more vibrant, firm and youthful. 
• Contains Antioxidants that will greatly reduce skin damage caused by the sun, pollution and impurities in the air. 
• Enhances your skins rate of exfoliation for a smoother, brighter and more radiant complexion. 
• Greatly Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
• Has a high percentage of Hyaluronic Acid which deeply moisturizes the skin to reduce skin problems that occur due to age. 

I used this in conjunction with Radha Beauty's Retinol Moisturizer. 

I put on the moisturizer right after the serum dries and my skin feels very soft and not dry in any spots. The moisturizer is very light and not heavy at all. I absolutely love this combination of products as they work really well together!


If you are in the market for a new serum and moisturizer, I highly recommend these!

Sponsored post by BrandBacker. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All comments are my own. I was not paid to write this post.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: 100% Pure Argan Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil by Radha Beauty

Radha Beauty is a leader in natural skincare and organic oils. I was super excited to receive my Argan Oil by Radha Beauty because I've heard so many good things about Argan oil and the many benefits of using it. I'm a huge believer in oils and have used them in the past on my face, body and hair, but I had not yet tried Argan Oil. I love it because there are no chemicals in it so I don't have to worry about any bad effects. It's also safe for my babies so that's a definite plus!

This is from Radha Beauty's website: Radha Beauty

100% Pure Argan Oil
What it is: Argan Oil is a 100% organic, chemical-free oil that truly moisturizes and revitalizes your skin.  It has so much Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that you can immediately feel the amazing healing properties—for skin, hair, feet and nails. 
Why I love it: I can use it on my hair and skin as an everyday moisturizer and it really does wonders for me. I also love argan oil baths which I do at least twice a week. Argan Oil is so subtle that it has no scent and does not have the oily sensation of all other oils. 
What’s in it: Absolutely 100% Pure Argan Oil—organically grown, cold-pressed, and ready for you to absolutely love it.


Radha Argan Oil comes in a very pretty blue bottle. It also comes with a dropper to use, which I think is great and less messy than other oil containers.

I used it in my hair on my ends and I also put it in my daughter's hair to naturally condition and protect it. It has an interesting smell to it which isn't great but isn't bad either. I noticed after applying that the smell was gone though, so no big deal! I used it on my face as a moisturizer at night and my skin feels moisturized and supple. I've also used this on Natalie's little chubby cheeks which get dried out and red often in the cold weather. After putting it on her cheeks, they didn't get dry the rest of the day. Score one for Mommy!

Click here for Radha Beauty's 100% Pure Argan Oil

Buy it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KECCJTY

Fractionated Coconut Oil

This is from Radha Beauty's page on Amazon:
Ready for the BEST carrier oil used for massages, therapeutic recipes, skincare and Haircare??
*Discover the new 100% pure and Natural Radha Beauty Fractionated Coconut Oil
*Try it 100% risk free, if you are not 100% satisfied we will give you a full refund and you keep the bottle.
Our oil is Liquid, Odorless, Colorless, Non Greasy & Non Staining .
It has so many wonderful uses, be sure to read our ebook on uses and benefits once you purchase! (sent to your email)
*Here are some of the amazing benefits
• Excellent on skin, fantastic natural moisturizer 
• Can be mixed with other carriers and essential Oils 
• Predominantly composed of saturated fatty acids 
• Does not go rancid and has a very long shelf life 
Here are some of the amazing uses
• Apply after you get out of the shower/bath and pat dry. 
• Great massage oil that can be mixed with other essential oils such as lavender and peppermint 
• Tames Frizzy hair and also works as a great moisturizer 
• Add some Radha Beauty Fractionated Coconut Oil with a few drops of Radha Argan Oil along with our essential oils - Radha Lavender Oil and/or Radha Peppermint oil to your hot bath and ENJOY!

I love it because not only does it come in a huge bottle so it lasts, but it's also odorless. I mixed it with the Argan oil and some sugar, and used it as a homemade scrub in the shower. I have to say, I'm amazed at how great my skin felt! It was so soft and was still soft the next morning. My skin has never stayed that soft and moisturized feeling for that long. It is so hard to keep my hands moisturized since I wash them so much throughout the day, between dishes, diaper changes, laundry, and cleaning up messes. Four kids takes a toll on my hands! I used to use a very thick gel-type lotion at night because my fingers were literally turning white from dry skin. The thick lotion left my hands very greasy, but since using the Radha Beauty's oils, my hands haven't been dry or greasy at all! Amazing since you'd think oils would leave your skin greasier, but not in this case.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is different than Coconut Oil in the fact that it is part of the oil that has gone through a process to make it more stable-plus it stays liquid whereas Coconut Oil turns to solid at a certain colder temperature. I like this much better because when I used Coconut Oil in the past for my hair, I had to spoon it out of the jar and rub it in my hands to liquify it.

Buy Radha Beauty's Fractionated Coconut Oil on Amazon here

Overall I am extremely happy with both Radha Beauty's Argan Oil and Coconut Oil. I am going to keep using them daily for myself and the kids. I'm excited to start using them in baths in the future as well, once I get a chance to sit down and relax! 5 out of 5 stars for both!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by BrandBacker. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All comments are my own. I was not paid to write this post.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today you can enter to win a free full size Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate ($78 value). 

Retinol is great to use as part of your daily skincare regimen. I just started using some for my skin. 
Here are some facts from the manufacturer about the product:

About Super Retinol Concentrate: (you can buy here)
This unique antiaging nighttime transformer supercharges the proven power of Retinol with our patented NeoGlucosamine®, amplifying results while delivering a gradual, time-released infusion of pure Retinol in a microencapsulated form to maximize potency and tolerability of this high-strength formulation.

Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate takes Retinol to the next level for superior, visible lifting and firming results. 1% Retinol encapsulate helps firm skin while smoothing wrinkles and texture. Combined with our patented NeoGlucsamine®, clinically proven to enhance the volumizing and firming effects of Retinol, this treatment truly defies gravity. 

Widely recognized by dermatologists for its antiaging power, Retinol helps build natural collagen and its surrounding support matrix for plumping and firming benefits, reducing the look of deep-set wrinkles and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from the inside out. Cell turnover is enhanced, revealing smoother skin texture and more even tone with less discoloration. Patented NeoGlucosamine® is clinically proven to work synergistically with Retinol, building skin's support matrix to increase skin firming and smoothing effects versus Retinol alone. As skin becomes firmer and new cells emerge, skin is transformed, younger looking. For an immediate visual boost, optical brighteners provide visual softening. 

Designed for maximum efficacy and stability, the formula contains a retinol-stabilizing complex and utilizes an opaque airless pump-top tube to maintain freshness. This light, serum-like formulation is fragrance free, Paraben free, and oil free.

Studies show after 8 weeks (data on file):
100% reported firmer skin
98% noticed skin is lifted, less droopy
95% observed Wrinkles are less apparent
95% said fine lines are less apparent
98% saw better clarity/radiance
88% noticed brown spots are less noticeable 

Learn about the Brand
the science of skin transformation™ 
EXUVIANCE® is created by Drs. Van Scott and Yu, widely recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology. They discovered the antiaging benefits of Glycolic Acid and created and patented the first Glycolic Peel. Since their ground-breaking discovery, the creators of Exuviance have continued to develop many new patented antiaging ingredients backed by evidence from numerous scientific and clinical studies. Recognized around the world, Exuviance formulas are expertly developed to visibly transform skin by combining their patented innovations with the best, state of the art technologies available in dermatology today.


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Clarisonic Mia 2

I decided to "Treat Yoself" (RIP Parks and Rec!) since for Valentine's Day (aka my husband's birthday) he let me decide what I wanted and order it myself. I'm not a big "flowers" type of girl since they die in a few days and are so expensive. Just not me. Chocolate isn't good for me right now since I still have a little baby weight to lose and no self-control when it comes to sweets.

So after a lot of browsing, I decided to take better care of my skin since I am approaching 30 in about a year and a half, yikes! I've tried special creams, expensive and inexpensive alike, and not much seemed to work. I did a little research and apparently if you don't exfoliate enough on a regular basis, creams, serums, oils, etc. will not penetrate as much as they should which equals money down the train. Enter the Clarisonic:
I of course got pink. It came with cleansing gel, travel case, charger, and a sensitive brush head. It has 2 speeds and a timer that pulses to let you know when to move on to the next section of your face. So far, I love it. It's very gentle and I'm hoping that with continued use, the things I have like mild rosacea, enlarged pores, acne, a few fine lines, and the little bit of Melasma (pregnancy mask) I have left will begin to approve. I wear heavier makeup right now because of it and I'm just not a fan of having to wear much. I bought some Deep Pore brush heads (there are tons of different kinds out there) and am just waiting to receive them. 

I also have Instanatural's Retinol Serum (which contains 20% Vitamin C-great to use after the Clarisonic) so I'm hoping that will improve my skin as well. 

I follow Shay Shull (mixandmatchmama) on Instagram and love her blog as well. She has some great skin care tips here: Shull Family


 

Natalie is 6 Months Old!

Well, here we are, halfway to one! I have tried to soak up the time and make things slow down, but time is flying by and you are getting so big. You just get cuter and cuter each day and you're so fun to play with.

You are eating a few times a day and loving your baby food. You still nurse every 3 hours or so during the day and at night sleep from 8pm-5:30am, eat, then sleep 3 more hours. Your catnaps during the day are gradually getting longer. You love to take baths, play in your exersaucer, or play with toys on the floor. You can sit up now but still fall over some so I have to put pillows behind you and beside you. 

You love sitting in the bumbo watching me do dishes or cook, or even watching your big brothers and sister. They love you to pieces and give you tons of attention. You are definitely not an attention-starved baby.

You are coming out of 6-9 month clothes and getting more into 9 month ones. I have to go ahead and put you in 12 month sleepers because you kept poking holes in the feet of your 6-9 month sleepers with your big toe! You're in a size 3 diaper and you are quickly approaching 20 lbs. (if you aren't yet). You don't have your checkup for another couple of weeks so we will see then.

You are vocalizing a lot more lately and its adorable. You even woke me up one morning at 5am "singing." You laid in your crib for the longest time just listening to your own voice.

You are such a happy baby and have the biggest smile. Strangers love talking to you and you give them a huge toothless grin. Still no teeth yet!
You are such a joy sweet girl!

Changing Things Up A Little (and my new DIY wreath)

I've decided not only to keep family and friends updated on the kids and our big happenings, but also to share some of my passions. I've done this some before and decided I should start again. I've had friends and family ask me about some of the things I've used or created so I figured this would be a good platform to share them.

I did a post a couple years back when Madison was a baby about cloth diapering. This helped a lot of people decide to try it out as well and provided some information about it. I ended up being reimbursed in the form of a lot more cloth diapers by a company that sells them. It was fun for me, helped the company, and helped others learn something new and try with their children. You can find that post here: Cloth Diapering

I'll be sharing new products as well as some I've loved for awhile. I'll also share some DIY crafts if I have a little spare time with these kids ;) I've done a good bit of stuff for our new home as well as some kids' decor.

I posted about my Homemade Laundry Detergent awhile back and through Pinterest I've had over 4,300 hits on that post alone. So I'm excited to share some more stuff with you guys.

Here is one thing I created for our new front door-a burlap wreath. I made it big and fluffy so I used a few rolls of burlap I bought at Hobby Lobby. Bought the wire wreath to slide it through, a white letter "E", door hanger to hang it with, as well as some gray chevron burlap ribbon. Easy! And much cheaper than buying one already made. This was the first time I've ever made a wreath and handled burlap. You have to just kind of guess and you get the hang of it. I attached the E with some white ribbon I had laying around.


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