Fun Find: Towel Turban

Yay! A fun find for you:) I have been growing my hair out for the past 2 years…since my sisters wedding. Needless to say, it is REALLY long now…well the longest I have ever had my hair…ever! Here are pics so that you can compare:)

Anyway…there are many things that I have never thought of before that have become issues because of my long hair. One of those things is it takes FOREVER to dry and style after a shower. My sister who also has long hair suggested I get a Towel Turban (not exactly like mine, but close). I had seen them many of times while shopping at Ross and TJ Maxx, but thought they looked a little funny! Well, I broke down and decided to splurge and spend the $7 at TJ Maxx the other day. Can I just say…I LOVE IT!! After I towel dry my hair, I put it in the Towel Turban – which you can see you put it on and twist it and attach it with a little rope circle that goes around a button on the back. It is awesome because unlike a bath towel, it stays in place and allows your hair to dry for a little while so that it doesn’t take as long to blow dry:)) So, I don’t know if this will be helpful for you, but I LOVE mine!!

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Summer Fun – Barnes & Noble: FREE book for your kids with their Summer Reading Program!

I am in the process of trying to find fun things to do this summer, so I thought I would share some of them with you since maybe you are looking for fun things to do too!

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Keep your kids reading this summer with this great incentive from Barnes and Noble!

Each child will that completes their Summer Reading Program will get a FREE book!

Just do these 3 easy steps… !

  • 3 Easy Steps: Download this READING JOURNAL and have your children record ANY 8 books they have read this summer.
  • Take your Reading Journal to any B&N store.
  • Your kiddos can choose from a book on their list at the store and get their FREE BOOK!

Let’s Party: Baseball Theme Baby Boy Shower

One of my good friends, who happens to be one of my creative and crafty friends:) is due to have her little boy any day now.  She decided to have a baseball theme for her soon to arrive little boy Wyatt.  So…the research and crafting began!!  I was super excited and found some really neat things…

I cheated and found this picture that she liked off pinterest…I made one that looked similar that sat on the sign-in table and she could also take home for Wyatt’s room.  The table had a little boys baseball glove, miniature Louisville Slugger bat and a baseball for all the guests to sign:)  There was a pennant that asked them to sign their name:)

I found some cute ideas online and created these little pennants with Wyatt’s name on them. I also found a really cute font that looks like the baseball font:)

These are super easy to make…I forgot to take pictures of the process because I am kind of new to this blogging projects thing.  But, I folded a sheet of scrapbook paper to the size that I wanted the pennant and cut the triangle out of both pieces so that they would stay connected and wrapped it around the little wood rods that you can buy at craft stores.  I just added his name to each of them and inserted into some grass decorations I had around my house!

I created some smaller ones and taped them to toothpicks as well as some baseball cut ones to include in the cupcakes!

Lastly, I used the baseball shape and added the letters of Wyatt’s name to include.  Put them on some pennant triangles and strung them together on a piece of ribbon.  It turned out pretty cute I think!  We also did the clothes on the clothes pins…which was so cute.  There is just something about little “men” clothes all lined up!  I think it was a fun shower and a great success!!

Fun Find: Ikea Markers

We had some family come in town for spring break (which I will post on soon) and one of our stops was IKEA!  Who doesn’t love IKEA…well, I actually know a lot of people that don’t…but not us, we LOVE IKEA!  The only thing that I don’t love about IKEA is that we always spend too much money when we go.  We always find something fun to add to our cart!  Well, this trip we found many things including new dish scrubbing brushes (who doesn’t need those), a cheese grader that has a bowl for the cheese to go into, 2 new lamps for our living room, curtains for my sons room, I think there was more, but we also found these cool markers!  My Jude loves to craft and make cards and pictures for people, so this is perfect for him.  They are so neat, one side has a marker tip and the other side is like a stamp (without the stamp pad…way less messy!).  They are super cool and they were like $2!!  So, next time you visit IKEA…pick some up for your kiddos…they will love them!

Fun Find: Pampers Disposable Bibsters

Lincoln has been eating baby food for a little while now, which can be a little messy:)  My sister-in-law gave me a few of these “bibsters” a while back because she didn’t need them anymore.  I hadn’t even heard of them…BUT, they are AWESOME!  You know how when you are feeding your baby and they get food all over the bib and it stains it or makes it REALLY dirty?  Well, these are great because you can just put them over the bib that you have on already or just put it on by itself and it collects all the food…when you are done you just throw it away!!  They are a little pricey, so we only use them when we are out and about…but it is so worth it so that you don’t have to carry around a dirty bib in your diaper bag:)  I haven’t bought any yet, but found them at BuyBuyBaby!