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It’s that time again where I should try weening my little one off the bottle. My youngest is about to turn 14 months old and this girl loves her bottle, or as she would say ‘ba ba’. She has an attitude like her mama and she’s already starting with the tantrums if she doesn’t get what she wants. I have a spoiled one on my hands, so taking her bottle way is worrying me a bit.
She loves having her bottle first thing in the morning, before nap time, and before bedtime. We’ve switched out the bottle for a sippy cup when she eats her food. Sometimes she throws it on the ground and wants nothing to do with it and other times she’ll drink it, shortly to realize it’s not her bottle.
My oldest was a little hard to wean off also, but we were finally able too. After going through a handful of different sippy cups, he finally found his perfect cup and it was all a piece of cake from there on out. They didn’t have half of the options they have today back when he was weaning off the bottle.
We discovered the Nuby 360 Insulated Wonder Cup and few weeks ago and we love it. It comes in a variety of colors and designs, so it’s great for any little one learning to drink from a cup!
Little miss independent loves the fact that she can look like she can drink out of the big kid cup just like her big brother does. This nine-ounce, BPA free cup is perfect for little ones 12 months and older. She’s able to drink out of the cup from any side also.
With the weather being very dreary and cold here in the Central Pennsylvania, we were able to get the cup outside on a warm day while visiting the park, and the entire time it stayed cold! As a matter of fact, it can keep liquids cold for up to six hours!
While she hasn’t quite let go of the bottle yet, this cup is helping immensely! She won’t drop it on the ground during meal time and she genuinely enjoys drinking out of it. It’s a step in the right direction when it comes to weaning her. I was excited to discover this cup.
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*I received this product from Nuby as a review, but all opinions are entirely my own*
Hey loves. It’s that time of year again where FabFitFun is sending out their seasonal boxes. I finally received mine on Saturday after it being delayed due to our snow storm. So, as I did last season, I want to share the unboxing with you! If you are not familiar with the FabFitFun box, it’s a seasonal mail subscription. It includes multiple products just for you. From fitness to beauty and more. You take a simple survey in the beginning to help guide them with picking the perfect items for your box. You can choose ‘add ons’ for your box and even decide between a few items you want put in your box for that season. Check out more here! This is my second unboxing that I’ve shared on my blog. Click here to check out my winter unboxing.
When I received my 2018 Spring box, they did not fail to provide me with the most perfect items. This is the first box subscription where I honestly use every single product I receive. Did I mention all the products are full size also? No trial sizes here! I absolutely love it. It’s like my own special mom treat I do for myself each season. A mini Christmas four times a year.
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Okay! Let’s get into the products. I received ten products in this box. Two of them I could choose what product I wanted from two different choices. This entire box was valued between $347-$354.99! All for only 49.99! Plus, here’s a code to get your first box $10 off.
Physique Massage Roller. This roller is wonderful! I’ve already used it on myself and my husband. We both approve. It’s great for sore, achy muscles. It can improve flexibility, break up scar tissue, and keep achy muscles at rest. Just 5-10 minutes a day is all you need! This product was valued at $20.
Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion. I’ve already used this product since my skin has been feeling so dry. Of course, I love it! This moisturizer is oil free and super light. It provides hydration to you skin and even helps moisturize acne-prone skin to help it stay smooth and healthy. It also minimizes the appearance of pores, soothes redness and irritation, and refines texture. This product is valued at $40.
Anderson Lilley Sunset Collection Candle. I received the Super Bloom scent. Smells amazing! It’s made with a hand poured coconut blend and has a leak free cotton wick. It’s in an adorable copper colored vessel. Stylish and smells great! This product is valued at $45.
ISH Lip Statement Palette. I just started getting into wearing lip color and these colors are gorgeous! I am really excited to try them. This palette includes 11 pigmented shades and one balm that will give your lips a beautiful colored pop! They are enriched with rose extract, she’s butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, and aloe vera. You can also mix and match them! This product is valued at $42.
Maya Brenner Designs “Love” Bracelet. This is such an adorable bracelet! I love the simplicity of it, and it’s just enough to pair with any outfit. This product is valued at $65.
Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyes Travel Eye Mask. I used this mask last night and loved it! It’s a vegan leather eye mask that includes a removable non-toxic cooling insert. My eyes felt very refreshed! The elastic strip is adjustable to fit anyone comfortably. This product is valued at $40.
KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask – Set of 5. This lip mask is used to plump and hydrate your lips. They are infused with collagen, rose flower oil, cherry extract, and vitamin E. It is a gel textured treatment to make your lips look nice and fabulous. This product is valued at $25.
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Concealing Ridge Filler. This product is used to conceal nail imperfections with a beautiful natural pink hue. It treats your nails with protein, vitamins, and moisture to keep them healthy, glossy, and smooth. This product is valued at $18.
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish. I love anything Dove. My entire family uses it. This body polish removes dull, dry skin from the surface and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. It’s created with 1/4 moisturizing cream, so it smooths your skin while exfoliating. I’m very excited to give it a try and add it to my nightly routine!
Rachel Pally Reversible Clutch. I received the Paradise clutch and it’s perfect for my style. The bright mint color is a great spring color and with it being reversible, it’s two clutches in one. I’ll take it! I’m excited to pair this accessory with spring outfits. This product is valued at $60.
I highly recommend this box. They never fail to amaze me with their products each season. Go give it a try!
Happy Spring Everyone!
For some crazy reason Mother Nature decided to dump over a foot of snow here in Pennsylvania on the first (and second) day of Spring. Totally not what we wanted, but my oldest got a snow day out of it so we decided to celebrate the spring season inside while the snow falls. Since I knew what kind of weather was headed our way, the little one and I went to Walmart to grab some necessities we needed. I came across this adorable bunny shaped silicone baking mat and instantly thought it would be a great idea to make bunny shaped cake pops! My son is in love with eating cake pops and he always gets one when we visit Starbucks, so why not make our own! I wanted to share the recipe because it’s perfect for the Easter season. Over the weekend we made Spring Flower Chocolate Pretzels. Check those out too!
• Bunny Shaped Silicone Baking Mat
• Lollipop Sticks
• Pastel Colored Chocolate Wafers (however many colors you want)
• One Box of Cake Mix (we went with Funfetti. Make sure you have all the ingredients listed on the back of the box also.)
• Cooking Spray
• Sprinkles (optional)
1. Combine your cake mix ingredients together as directed on the back of the box
2. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees
3. Place your silicone mat on a baking pan and generously spray the mat with cooking spray
4. Fill each bunny with cake mix about a quarter to half way full
5. Bake in the over for 10-15 minutes
6. Let the cake pieces cool for a few minutes then place them on a sheet of parchment paper.
(They should pop right out of the baking mat)
7. Place a lollipop stick into the center of the bunny cake pieces. This could be done before or after you dip the cake pieces in the chocolate. Whichever you prefer.
8. Melt your chocolate wafers in the microwave (or as desired) in a microwave safe bowl. I usually do 30 seconds intervals on defrost until chocolate is fully melted
9. Dip the cake pieces into the melted chocolate until fully covered, let the extra chocolate drip off, then place back on the parchment paper to harden
10. Design the bunny pieces as desired and enjoy! We decided to drizzle a different color on some and add sprinkles to the other. If you are using sprinkles, be sure the add them before the chocolate fully hardens so they stick
These were definitely a hit in my household, and I hope they are with yours also! Enjoy! We sure did! Also, a special thanks to my little helper. We had a blast making these together.
With Easter right around the corner and the first day of spring quickly approaching, I wanted to make something that could relate to both occasions. I have major spring fever. My four year old has been asking for something sweet to eat, so I came across these adorable spring flower chocolate pretzels and I just had to make them! They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet. I could honestly eat the entire batch to myself and both of my kiddo’s loved them! They are only three ingredients and so easy to put together.
It’s the perfect spring treat!
• Pretzel Snaps
• Pastel M&M’s
• White Chocolate Melting Wafers
1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pretzel snaps on the paper topping them with the white chocolate melting wafers
3. Place the pretzel pieces in the oven for only 2-3 minutes. You want to soften the chocolate, not completely melt it.
4. Remove from oven and gently place the M&M’s on the softened white chocolate to form a flower.
5. Let them cool in the refrigerator for a few minutes or until hardened and enjoy!
We love them and already ate just about the whole batch, and they are 100% kid approved! Give them a try! They could be the perfect little treat for Easter Sunday!