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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Unintentional Co-Sleeper

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My son sleeps in "the big bed" every single nap time and most night times, too. He's not a newborn and I'm no longer breastfeeding. He is four years old.

How did we get here? 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Choosing a Paint Stain for Furniture

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I swear I've been begging Andrew to build me a dining room table for years.  Really, it's only been about a year, however, it's still not done.  Luckily though, we're close.  He started building it back in July!  Somehow, other projects around the house and outside though have made it so it's still not completely finished yet.

Cinnamon Apple Bread

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Fall is finally here and it's the season for pumpkins, apples, mums, and bonfires. This is my absolute favorite time of the year.  Wearing hoodies to keep the chill away...perfection.  We have a tradition of loading up the car and going apple picking.  There is something to be said for picking fresh, fragrant apples right off of the tree.  We spent a good portion of the day trying to stop the little mister from taking bites out of the apples. And now that we're home, with apples coming out my ears, what am I to do with them all?  Apple pie is my favorite dessert, but who has time to make an apple pie with a toddler running afoot?  I sure don't!  

Monday, October 27, 2014

2015 Kia Sorento SX Review



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I'll admit, when this one showed up in my driveway, I knew I was going to have a hard time giving it back in a week.  I was right.  For starters, the color was absolutely gorgeous.  Then, the inside was spacious, and had lots of great features.  Lastly, it drove amazingly.  This is definitely a family friendly vehicle, great for a variety of difference sized families, and at a great price point as well. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kazaz! - A Brand New Storybook App

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I'm constantly looking for great apps to use with Skibbles.  She's not old enough for a lot of them, but it's always great to have them on hand as she gets older.  It's made trips so much easier to have these on hand. Kazaz! is a brand new app from American Story Channel that features a world of interactive, animated original stories.  This is not your typical app though.  There are a series of stories with real learning opportunities and 3-D figures that create a multi-sensory experience geared for ages 3-8. Skibbles, even though she's not quite two years old yet, had fun with this one, and even I had a blast learning about the story!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thrilling Thursdays Giveaway Link-up #3


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VTECH Holiday Toys Kickoff

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Skibbles loves new toys!  What kid doesn't, right?  In reality, she loves playing with new cardboard boxes, but after those are gone, she does really enjoy the toys as well.  I was recently at a holiday showcase where I got to see these new VTech toys in person and I knew that she would loves them!  VTech is a big name in our house because their quality always holds up, their bright colors keep the toddler's attention, but most important, they are always educational.  So she's learning while she plays! Win, win in my book!