Friday, April 4, 2014

Life Around Here



 This past week included...

-Feeling under the weather
-Allergies
-Bubbles
-1st visit from the ice cream truck
-Dr. Seuss
-Funny faces
-Baseball


How about your week, what did it include?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's in your Bag?

So I have a question for you? What's in your bag? Mine at the moment it can change at a blink of an eye being I do have a baby who I need to make sure I have what she needs. So would you like to take a peek at what I carry?


YES I really do carry this. I have made it a point that I will be carrying my camera wherever I go. I have been using my Ipod way too much and forgetting the magic I can create when it comes to using my sweet DSLR especailly now that Hubby spoiled me and got me a 50mm 1.4 LOOOOVE it!


Now here we go, I shared a little video as to what it was holding :




This is the picture right before I headed out the door. I love that I can fit everything so comfortable



That's on a typical going out. Baseball is back in the swing of things so you know I REALLY need my camera but I also have a ballerina so I have to capture her as well.

 I can not tell you how happy I am that I have this bag. Not only is it comfy and I love that it looks like a chic bag. I have been able to use it as a mama bag as well.

It's also not to have to carry anything extra with me everything fits SO comfortably in it! This was the bag I needed so I wouldn't have an excuse not to carry my DSLR with me everywhere. You might be thinking well isn't it too heavy. NO it's actually not. It distributes the weight perfectly and I love it.


NOW what if I told you I had contacted Epiphanine and told them how much I love my bag and that I would REALLY love to be able to share the love with one of my readers.

Guess what... WELL I DO have a giveaway for you guys! SQUEAL... One person will get their choice of bag from Epiphanie!!! (as long as the bag is currently in stock) I am BEYOND Excited to be able to share this with you guys.


Now it's your turn to have some fun stop over to Epiphanie and tell me which bag you love & enter below for your chance to win a bag!

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Five on Friday : Baby Edition

Hey all! Happy Friday, Happy Pi Day and everything else awesome about the day! Anyone watch Scandal last night?!?!? OMG... OK got that out my system.

Today I wanted to come and share 5 things that have been making my life oh so much smoother as of late w/our sweet baby girl.  As I know there are loads of sweet babies that were born around when my sweet girl was so I hope that you gals and your cuties will find these few favorites here helpful to you as well.


1. I use this App nightly CAN NOT go to sleep w/out it being on. My Beanie girl loves to :


It's called Relax Melodies you are able to make your own "mix" of melodies you want to hear and go off to bed. The best part FREE app! I love it.

2. Mustela PhysiObebe 



I use this daily for on Beanie Baby because let's face it babies are always getting messy and are we going to be running every time to the bath with them? I love this because it leave her clean and can be used for all parts of the baby and leaves her fresh until it's really time for bath time. Very gentle as well. I love this line and  use the rest of the products as well. Try it you'll thank me later! (bonus smells SO SO good!)

3. NoseFrida



Alright WHY oh WHY didn't I know about this before my baby girl. I could have not tormented my other kids when I had to clean their noses if I had this! I found about this actually on the preemie parent group I am  part of. It is the most AWESOME thing ever. Sure some people might say oh gross but this is my baby and well if I can get everything out well so be it. I know that this has helped her each time she is getting a little stuffy. I know it's stopped it from going any further and God forbid getting any sicker.

 Although I admit I did get sick from one of those "battles" them germs were out to get someone and MAN did they get me! You do have to purchase filters for it but a box holds 20 and they are less them 5 bucks and I just order keep ordering them to keep a stash on hand. Seriously WHY didn't any tell me about this! FYI I also tried another one kind of like this that didn't use a filter but tissue instead but didn't work as well.


4. Sophie




So another thing that everyone knew about BUT me. Sophie has been one of  very loved toy which I can not go anywhere without. Especially now with itchy gums this is the one of those helpers and she loves the squeaks too!

5.Happy Baby Organic Foods



I came around this brand because since my little girl has started to eat foods I wanted to make sure she was able to get something that would not only be good for her but taste yummy. These baby foods have some blends that I really love like Spinach Pear and broccoli. My baby's fav. is Mango and she gets so giddy when she is eating it.



SO hopefully today's post helps some parents out there. How about you what are some of your baby helpers that you use?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SplashMath

Do you have any children between 1st and 5th grade? If so do they frown every time it's time for them to do math. Do YOU frown trying to explain the math in a fun way. I know I do. That's why I was so excited when I was contacted to try out a new site/app called SplashMath.




As all kids my kids love all things that have to do w/games. I love that I was able to make an account for each of my kids where I would I review a weekly report on their process. While they think they are doing games I was looking at where they needed the most help. Where they were improving and what they already knew.

The latest release of Splash Math - Grades 1 to 5 gives children access to grades levels 1 through 5 in one iPad app that syncs with its website. With this launch, we are taking away the dependability on a device for an early quality math education.

Splash Math is priced $9.99 for one grade level and $29.99 for all five grade levels. Also if you would like to try it out it for free & create an account you get to do 20 problems a day! That's a good little exercise.
 

For my Daughter she actually went pretty high because she was just playing and didn't even realize that she was doing math! I tried to control my giggles because I was very happy she was having so much fun learning.


My son who is in 5th grade was curious as to what his sister was up to as well. Trust be told at first he was saying that it looked too "baby" for him but I told him to give it a try.  I gave them each "homework" and they actually thought it was funny that I was almost playing "school" with them but they were getting such a wonderful learning experience.


What I love is that they feel independent while they work and they get rewarded w/cheers and encouragement as they go through the problems.

For me being able to find a wonderful fun way for my kids to work on their math skills really is priceless and am so happy that my kids have the opportunity to try it out.

I would love to hear what your kids think about it. Please let me know if you try it out with your kids.




“I participated in a review on behalf of SplashMath.I received a membership and monetary compensation to facilitate my review as well as and as a thank you for participating but all thoughts were mine.”


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Let's talk Movies

For the past month Sunday night has become movie night for my husband and I after the kids go to bed. I am usually the movie buff around here. My favorites to watch are Bollywod movies. I just can't help it! I also love my romantic movies. Then I got a crazy idea or so I thought and asked Hubby if he would watch a movie that I really loved. He surprised me and  said sure. I was so giddy. What was the movie? "THE Movie"




Guess what he loved it!! Since then each Sunday we have watched a movie. So far these are the ones have watched :








This past week we watched one of my favorite movies.  I love everything about it.

Although I have a confession. I actually fell asleep watching it because the night before the baby was up and all the running about for the day I think got to me, BUT my hubby watched the WHOLE movie.. #LOVE.. sigh... He could have stopped it but NO he watched the whole thing! 

This week we will be watching this movie. Another oldie but goodie : 



Can't wait to watch this w/Hubby. I want to make a list of movies for us to watch. Tell me what are a few of your favorites we should watch?



Saturday, March 8, 2014

All in a Day's Fun



Today was one of those days you wish you could replay over and over again. Full of family fun and togetherness. Perfect weather which we have been missing oh so much. Signing up this sweet girl for ballet class and of doing a little photo shoot outside.

We sure had a blast playing w/the confetti. I'm pretty sure the neighbors must have said what in the world hearing me count down and our giggles afterwards.