March 31, 2014

The Dirty Truth - I hate to Clean, so I Cheat!

I treated myself to a new Eureka Airspeed vacuum as part of a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and their advertiser.  Which was kind of awesome.  Even for a woman who hates to clean.  #EurekaPower

I have a few friends who just love to give me a hard time.  No matter how much I confess that my life is more managed chaos than Pinterest perfection, they refuse to believe it.  In fact, they go as far as implying that there is obviously a band of whimsical forest creatures who help me get dressed in the morning. And they think my home is perpetually clean.  Oh how I wish...but here's the truth.


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March 28, 2014

Funny Bunny Poop Chocolate Easter Treats for Kids

I created my bunny poop chocolate Easter treats as part of a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and their adverstiser.  #EatMoreBites

Easter is coming!  Kayla and I are always excited for a reason to decorate, celebrate, make a mess...you get the point.  Easter makes me think of bunnies.  And bunnies?  Quite frankly, they make me think of bunny balls.  Poop.  There, I said it.  Totally adorable and basically little sniffing, hopping, poop machines.

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March 27, 2014

Ergobaby 360 Carrier + Baby Bloggy Boot Camp

I recently checked out the new Ergobaby 360 carrier and Ergobaby swaddler at Baby Bloggy Boot Camp.  This post is written by me on behalf of Liz Lange and ErgobabyProduct was provided. 

A little while back, I had the rare pleasure of attending a conference that didn't require me to travel.  Which was great.  Oh, and it was filled with crazy CUTE babies.  Which makes sense since it's called Baby Bloggy Boot Camp.  I present exhibit A:



March 26, 2014

Create Your Own Fragrance - Tijon Fragrance Lab

Thanks to Tijon Fragrance Lab in La Jolla for allowing me to check out their Mix and Match fragrance class.  I'm excited to share my experience with you!

You've heard me say it before, but I'll say it again.  I'm notoriously hard to buy for.  It drives my family and friends nuts because what I like tends to have lots of contradictions.  I'm girly, but practical and I usually think flowers are silly and joke about the guilt I have when my already dead plant really dies.

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March 21, 2014

Disney FROZEN Popcorn, Parenting and Big Sisterhood

If you love Disney FROZEN then make this FROZEN Ice Princess Popcorn which I made as part of a sponsored post for #collectivebias and their advertiser #FROZENFun 

So I'm not going to act like you live under a rock and have no idea that this week FROZEN was released on DVD.  Cue the flocks of little girls dressed in blue tulle flooding the aisles of big box stores and singing Let It Go at the top of their lungs.  Okay, maybe that was just my kid. On the toilet.  While clutching the DVD case and refusing to...let it go...for even a second.  Sorry, I had to.

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March 13, 2014

Step2 Home Depot Sizzle & Smoke Barbeque Grill

I reviewed the Step2 Home Depot Sizzle & Smoke Barbeque Grill as part of my ambassadorship with Step2 and received a sample before it hit the stores so I could share my thoughts with you!

Spring is sort of here!  For those of you who have been Polar Vortexed or Snowmageddoned, I'm sure you're super excited.  Here in San Diego I'll admit that grilling season has already begun.  Which is why all parties in our home were fully psyched when the Step2 Home Depot Sizzle & Smoke Barbeque showed up at our front door.  Sure, it's a toy grill, but trust me when I say it has a feature that will rock your child's world!

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March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Glitter Dyed Pasta - an Easy St. Patrick's Day Craft

Need an easy St. Patrick's Day craft?  I love this gold dusted St. Patrick's Day dyed pasta.  Okay, so maybe it's really glittery dyed pasta, but it's gold glitter and I challenge you to find a child who will have a problem with that!  I'll show you how to make glitter dyed pasta in just a few easy steps.

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March 9, 2014

DIY Jellyfish puppet craft inspired by Jellyfish Discovery at Sea Life Aquarium LEGOLAND

Recently Kayla and I checked out the Jellyfish Discovery exhibit at Sea Life Aquarium in LEGOLAND California thanks to my friend Xenia and the amazing folks at LEGOLAND.  You can check out our fun girl's night adventure.   We had a blast and did an easy jellyfish puppet craft while we were there.  So I figured I might as well show you my version of it so you can try it at home with your kids.

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March 3, 2014

DIY Disney Frozen Ice Palace Fort with Crazy Forts

I created my DIY Disney Frozen Ice Palace Fort using Crazy Forts.  This is such a fun DIY castle to make if your child loves the movie FROZEN.  Thanks to my friend Rachel of Celebrity Baby Trends for sending it my way!

Are you excited about the release of Disney FROZEN on Bluray and DVD?  Yeah, so were we.  So with rainy forecast a DIY Disney Frozen Ice Palace Fort was the perfect indoor activity to keep my FROZEN fanatic super happy.  Also, did you know you can totally download and watch the movie early? Yep, we did that and it made my little Elsa wanna-be the happiest little girl on the planet.  Anyway, if you want to make your own DIY Frozen ice palace, castle, fort...whatever you want to call it, then here's how we did ours.

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DIY Crayon & Sidewalk Chalk Flower Pots for Kids

I created my DIY art inspiring flower pots - an easy kids craft as part of a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias and their client.

Okay, so who here is totally ready for spring?  If you're like me then all things green, sunny and flowery are currently swirling around in your brain.  However, for many of my friends it seems that more snow, ice and yuck are on their way.  So I made these cute DIY crayon & sidewalk chalk flower pots for kids.  You can break out the fun and colorful feeling of spring when it's still snowing outside. I'll show you how!


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