Little Book Of You Baby Book Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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As many of you know, my daughter just blessed me with a new granddaughter this summer. I was so excited about making her a book all about her, when she was born and a lot of interesting facts about the day she was born. I thought it would make the perfect gift for my little princess as well as something that she could look back on when she is older and know more about the day she was born.

Little Book Of You Baby Book is a beautifully illustrated book. They have the most adorable characters throughout the whole book that your child as well as you will just fall in love with. It has so many great facts included in the book like how much gas, milk, bread and other things cost on the day they were born. Interesting facts about the state they lived when they were born, who was at the hospital when they were born, who their family members are from Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and more. They get so much information about the day they were born that it will answer all their questions about that special day and they will just love learning all about them.

I showed it to my daughter and she just cried she loved it so much. She now wants one for her other daughter as well. I’m actually planning on getting one for each of my kids and grandkids because they are so cute and make a great keepsake for them. I make many keepsakes for them and have them in a box for each of them. They will receive them at a certain point for them to go through. Till then I keep adding to the boxes for them to have more keepsakes. It will be a wonderful surprise for them to read about the day they were born and what was going on in the world, who was there at their births, and so much information about the day they were born. They will have The Little Book to show their children and compare their books to see all the differences from when each of them were born.

I also love that we can keep passing them down in the family and they can be viewed by all the future generations as well. It can help them to know more about their family and who their family members were and who they are related to. This is the perfect book for any baby that is going to be a new little bundle of joy or for your children you have now. Give them the perfect keepsake for them to have and show their children and their children’s children. A Book that you can keep passing down through the family so that they know where they have come from and who they are. The beautiful illustrations, all the information throughout the book can show them how times keep changing but family always has a part in their lives.

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Skinnies Seamless Skinwear Shirt Review #Christmas Gift Guide

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I can not tell you how excited I was to receive the Skinnies Seamless Skinwear Shirt to try with my son. Now, I must explain why I was so excited. My son has EDS which makes his skin split and bleed and it also makes materials on his skin feel like it’s on fire, he has sensory issues as well so he will only wear certain materials which makes shopping for him a whole new experience for us both. We normally, if we are lucky walk out with 1 item for him out of hours of shopping.

So when the Skinnies Seamless Skinwear Shirt arrived I was hopeful that he would be able to wear different clothing with it and protect his skin at the same time. I had high hopes for the shirt improving his daily life and his health needs as well. When I took it out of the box, my son looked at the shirt and looked at me and made a face. Until I told him to feel it, he grabbed it and started to rub it on his face, he loved the feel of it. It was so soft, he was so excited to put it on. When he did he was instantly in love with it. It soothed his skin, it was soft and he was didn’t want to take it off. You have no idea as a mom of a son who normally fights with me about EVERYTHING that touches his body to find something that he would wear and use under other clothes to be able to have more clothing options available for him.

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This is seriously HUGE for my son to say that he will try to wear other clothes over it now. We of course are still watching what we purchase but I had him try a shirt on that normally bugged him over the top of his Skinnies long sleeve shirt protected his skin and he was thrilled because he loved the shirt he wore over the top of it but because of his skin he couldn’t wear it. I have not seen that big of a smile on my son in a while! We will be buying several more of the Skinnies shirts in long and short sleeves, I will also be purchasing the Skinnies pants for him as well because he has a jeans issue as well. This has been a game changer for my son. He will be able to wear the styles he likes and not have to worry about his skin feeling like it’s on fire, that he has to wear just certain clothing and that is it. He said that wearing Skinnies makes him feel like he can be “normal” like other people and wear what he wants, when he wants. He has never had that so he is so excited! They have a great selection of Skinnies clothing that will be great for the whole family!

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Five Unique Items to Put on Your Baby Shower Registry

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Congrats! You’ve got a beautiful bundle of joy on the way. You may have already taken a look at our ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide, which is a great place to start when looking for ideas on what to add to your registry. Perhaps you’ve even already gotten to work on your baby nursery, and hired a professional painter from Teaberry or another local painting service to help create a beautiful mural or color scheme.

As you know, having a baby on the way requires plenty of planning and preparation. Your baby shower registry can help you streamline many of your current and future tasks. The following is a list of unique items that you may not have thought of, and aren’t on many roundups when it comes to baby shower registry lists. Of course, you want to have all your baby must-haves, which include everything from bibs to a car seat. But it’s always fun to throw in a few key items that are less traditional for your list. Here are five unique items to add:

Fashionable Foam Tiles
You may have already heard of foam tiles, and they’re pretty popular in the world of parenting. These foam play mats are the perfect place for your little one to have fun and grow without hurting themselves. And in a world where wooden floors are the trendy norm, foam tiles are the perfect cushiony alternative. They can be placed and removed easily, and thanks to their versatility, can be taken anywhere in the home, and even to other locations.

Fortunately, you don’t have to invest in the classic multi-colored puzzle piece foam mats that are most popular. There are plenty of modern foam mats that come in fashionable forms. Little Nomad is one of the most popular companies in this field. The company appeared on Shark Tank, and has a tagline, “The most beautiful play foam mats ever—plus play space decor for style-minded mamas.” Choose from a wide variety of play mats that look more like chic carpets than play space for your children.

BabyLit Board Books
It’s never too soon to jump start your infant’s love for literature, so why not start by reading them some childproofed versions of your favorite English classics? The company BabyLit provides beautifully illustrated books that are familiar to parents. These include titles like “Don Quixote”, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and “Pride and Prejudice.” You can find many of the BabyLit books on Amazon.

Toy & Clothes Subscription Service
A subscription service gift is essentially the gift that keeps on giving. Why not put a year’s subscription box on your registry? Fortunately, there are plenty of cool subscription boxes for kids and babies. For instance, Milestones ABC sends out quarterly boxes that are filled with educational toys, clothes, and books for newborns to kids age 10. Then there’s Mac & Mia, a subscription box that sends out fashionable baby clothes for busy moms who don’t always have the time to shop for trendy new baby clothes.

Bath Thermometer
A bath thermometer may not be the first product that comes to mind when creating your baby shower registry, but it’s incredibly useful. Without it, you’ll continuously have to test the water with your hands, going back and forth between the cold and hot water settings, seeking the perfect water that’s “just right” for your little one.

A bath thermometer eliminates the guesswork. The perfect baby bath water temperature is the same as body temperature, and a thermometer ensures you get it right time after time. Check out this list of best baby bath thermometers.

Baby Food Maker
If you’re a health conscious mom who wants the best natural food for their kiddos, a baby food maker is a great option for your registry. Though there are many to choose from (you should do your own research to see which you’ll enjoy the most, and read plenty of reviews), they all perform the same basic functions, which allow parents to turn fruits and vegetables into natural drinks and foods for their infants and toddlers.

Not only is making your own baby food healthy, but economical and easy as well. You’ll save money by skipping out on store-bought jars and pouches, and feel much more confident about the food that goes into your child’s mouth. Some products, like Beaba Babycook, is designed to be easy to use with just one hand, allowing you to multitask seamlessly with your baby still in your arms. Other products, like the Baby Bullet, also come equipped with plenty of complementary accessories, like storage cups and tray.

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Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apples Recipe #SquashRecipe #FallRecipe #Recipes

Acorn Squash stuffed with apples

I just love the fall and all the comfort foods that come along with it. The comfort foods even make the snow a little more tolerable, I did say a little. lol This is one of my favorite squash recipes and I make it frequently for the family because it’s so good and it’s one of the only ways I can get them to eat Acorn squash. It has a wonderful fresh fall flavor that they just can not resist!

The Acorn squash will make a great side dish to any meat or dish that your serving. They may give you a funny look at first like what is that! However, once they taste it the squash will win them over. It has a unique fall flavor that they are not going to want to pass up.

2 Large Acorn Squash
3 Gala Apples
1-2 tsp of Cinnamon
1 tsp Apple Pie Spice
3 tsp Honey
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

You will want to cut the Acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Then place the apples inside and then add the rest of the ingredients. Place 1 cup of water into the pan and then cover the pan with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes till a fork can be inserted into the squash and it’s soft.

Serves 4-6 people

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Special Needs Mom’s Meet Mom’s Just Like You In Your Neighborhood

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Having children who are special needs is such a blessing but it can also be a lot on the kiddos as well as the parents to find others who are in the same area as they are. It’s so beyond helpful to have those people who understand those not so good days and that can celebrate those great days with you as well. However, parents hold on for a minute because I am so excited to tell you about Wolf + Friends app where you can connect with other parents and kiddos that have the same special needs as your child.

We normally do not cover apps but when I saw this app, I had to share it with you all. I know the struggle of having people around you that understand where your going through, that can understand what your going through, what your child goes through, and having a support system of other parents. That can mean so much. I mentor other parents at the hospital that my son’s go to when their Dr’s request me to give them a hand. That support means so much to them, and so I really think this app could be a great way for kiddos to make more friends, parents to have a friend who understands everything about them as well. This could be a great way to meet so many new people right in your backyard.

In a judgement-free space, members will create a peer to peer support system via direct messages and group chats, making connections with new friends and mentors. The community will also have access to a curated content feed where they can read relevant news, shop stylish and developmentally appropriate products, and get lifestyle tips from occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, child psychologists, behaviorists, financial advisors and other experts.

The Wolf + Friends app is designed for moms to connect with like-minded women in their neighborhoods who are also raising children with special needs such as autism, anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing issues, developmental delays, mental health issues, down syndrome, and other learning differences. This app could be a game changer for many parents. It is available on the app store only at this time. Head over and check it out and see what you think of the Wolf & Friends app.

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Family Photo Canvas By Canvas On The Cheap Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received a photo canvas from Canvas On The Cheap to review for our blog. I chose to do a photo collage of pictures instead of doing just one photo. So I used Canva for photo collages to create the photo collage that I used for my canvas from Canvas On The Cheap. I used about 8 photos to create my photo collage of my daughter, her boyfriend and my two beautiful princesses. I couldn’t wait to see the completed canvas.

I have to say that I had so much fun creating the canvas. I was a little worried that I would have a hard time using the Canvas on The Cheap website. However, it walked me right through the site and it was really easy to use. I loved how easily I could upload my photo and I could create my beautiful photo canvas. It literally took me just a few minutes to create my photo canvas and preview my canvas. I just couldn’t believe how easy it was to make and I fell in love with my photo canvas that I made. I couldn’t have been more happy to receive it and it was so beautiful!

Kayla canvas

Now , I have to tell you that I also love the prices on Canvas On The Cheap! They would make a great gift and you can stay within your budget as well! You can purchase the perfect photo canvas for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. It will even be great for the hard to buy for people on your list. It’s also a great time to get a photo canvas done of your family photos that you have done or a favorite fall family photos. The options are just endless! I can tell you that everyone on your Christmas shopping list will be thrilled to receive a photo canvas!

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I have to say that I’m going to be getting the family all together to get some fall photos because I want to have another fun fall photo for my living room. I am also going to be having some made with my son’s when they met some Disney Channel movie stars. I want them to have them in their bedroom and also as a keepsake so they can show their children when they have them. I know everyone else has some great memories, family photos or other photos that will make some great photo canvas’s and great photo canvas gifts.

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EdenPURE OxiLeaf Review Create a Cleaner Home Environment #ChristmasGiftGuide

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The EdenPURE OxiLeaf arrived and it couldn’t have been better timing since we were sick. I opened the box and saw this adorable little leaf. I read the easy instructions and plugged it in. I turned the dial and you could smell it smell it starting to work. I wanted to try to keep the germs to a minimum so that we could get over this cold.

My son’s could smell the EdenPURE Oxileaf working as well. It has a wonderful clean scent and you can adjust it to what your family likes. I love that you can adjust it because some scents can be over powering and you can’t adjust them. You can get the perfect amount for you and your family. While purifying your home, killing germs, freshens the air, and helps with your allergies and other respiratory conditions as well. It’s so easy to use that even my son’s can adjust the dial if I have to run to the store. My older son is very aware of scents and most bother him but he doesn’t have an issue with the Oxileaf.

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I have two son’s who have very low immune systems, my youngest son has Asthma and the boys have allergies as do I. So when the EdenPURE Oxileaf is perfect for all their needs! It has really cut down on my son’s watery itchy eyes, his sneezing, and keeping germs at bay so that we have less worries of people coming over and getting my son’s sick. It’s really been so helpful to my son’s health. I can see this being a better cold and flu year for our family! I also love that if we go to visit somewhere I can bring it with us, plug it in and let it start to work. If we have a time were we are visiting friends and family where we will be spending the night we can put it in our rooms and it will be very easy for us to bring to a hotel if we are on vacation as well.

I honestly can not find one thing that I do not love about the design, the way that the EdenPURE OxiLeaf purifies the house and kills germs and makes the house smell so clean. It is really a great product to have and use with any family and keep any home smelling fresh and keeping it 99.9% free of air pollutants as well. You and your family will thank yourself or if you get it as a gift the person who got it for you! I was wondering how this little leaf could do all the things that they claimed but it has exceeded my expectations! We have a good size living room, dining room and kitchen and I can tell a huge difference in the whole house. It really does what they say! I used it for about 2 weeks before I wrote anything because I really wanted to ensure that this review is accurate and it has just blown me away at how wonderful it really is!

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Bumbleberry Farms Molten Lava, Maple, Sticky Buns, and Salted Caramel Honey Cream Review

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I was so excited when the Bumbleberry Farms Molten Lava, Maple, Sticky Buns, and Salted Caramel Honey Cream arrived. It came in the cutest little box. It just happened that we were sick when it arrived and to boot I had run out of honey from making the whole family Green Tea with Star Mint candy melted in it with honey to get them feeling better. So I was so excited that I didn’t have to run to the store to get more honey. Talk about perfect timing. I had also been arguing with my youngest son that he needed to drink his tea. (He can be a joy when he is sick!)

I was so excited to have the different flavored honey cream arrive when it did. So I took my son’s tea from him and I put in some Molten Lava in his tea and he DRANK it! Thank you Bumbleberry Farms because getting that boy to drink his tea is like pulling teeth! He asked for more with of course the Molten Lava Honey Cream in it! Then he took a nap, so I was thrilled with that! We all loved it, the Molten Lava was sweet, Chocolate goodness! It was just perfect! The boys wanted some toast so I put the Molten Lava Honey Cream on it and they were loving it! It made our whole sick family feel better!

I have to say the flavors for Honey Cream are just amazing! They had a rich flavor and they have such a comfort feeling to them when you put them on toast, in tea or coffee, such a feeling of this is a great comfort food to have in my cabinet! We have tried the different flavors and each tastes so delicious! I can not wait to try even more flavors. We will also be using them in some great recipes as well! We will substitute the sugars in recipes for the Honey Cream. There are so many wonderful recipes, breakfast dishes and drink recipes that you could use the Bumbleberry Honey Cream in!

You can get these great flavored Bumbleberry Farms Molten Lava, Maple, Sticky Buns, and Salted Caramel Honey Cream and find so many new ways to use them. Your family will thank you and wonder where you found these amazing flavors to create your desserts, breakfasts or that amazing tea or coffee they are drinking. Bring your friends and family the comfort of Bumbleberry Farms Honey Creams!

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Tired Of High Cable Bills? Let Google Chromecast Streaming Player Bring You All Your Entertainment! #Ad @BestBuy @madebygoogle

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Are you tired of all the high cable bills your paying and all the wasted money that your giving them? I have to tell you that last year I was paying over $250 a month for Cable, phone and internet. When my contract came up for that year to be done. I changed our cable bill! I was like I must have lost my ever loving mind paying that much for Cable, phone and internet! So I changed what we had, I got rid of the cable all together!
I canceled the cable t.v., I kept our phone and then went with the internet package as well, the rest they could keep!

So I decided that we were going to be streaming all of our T.v. and movie from apps. There are a TON of apps that you can use and many are free! Some of the apps cost a little bit but nothing close to what I was paying for cable! We have Netflix for which I pay $14 a month but there are cheaper plans available. I went with that plan because 4 people can watch different things on their tablet, t.v. or other devices like the Google Chromecast Streaming Player it can bring your T.v. to life and at a much cheaper cost for your wallet! There are so many free apps that you can use with the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player. There is Terrarium TV,YouTube, YouTube Tv, and so many more! I can’t believe how many different apps are free to use! The amount of TV shows, movies and other things that you can watch are amazing!

I love that You can use the Google Chromecast Streaming Player to have all the entertainment you want from music, T.v shows, movies and so much more. The things you can use the Google Chromecast Streaming players has more options than cable ever did! Not to mention the savings for your family as well! I also love that you can talk to the Google Chromecast Streaming Player and it will do what you ask it to from putting on your favorite app to playing your favorite song and all very easily. Your family is going to love that your getting more entertainment for your money! You can purchase Google Chromecast at your local Best Buy Store and get streaming right away! All your entertainment is just one tap away so get your entertainment streaming started today and get rid of your high cable bills!

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