Vtech Farm and Learn Animal Wagon is the MUST Have Toy This Year
Clay’s first birthday is on the 20th of this month, and the other day he got an early birthday present! This Vtech Farm and Learn Animal Wagon, let’s just say he has barely wanted to stop playing with it since we opened it! He is absolutely fascinated with the hay bale. It comes with two goats, hay, a tractor and trailer.
Here is a quick video, I wanted you all to get to see Clay playing with it! He truly is loving this, anything with animals and he is a fan! This is for age range of 1 year up to 5 years, so there is a long time frame! It is a great way for kids to pretend to be a farmer and having fun while doing it! The tractor’s windshield changes to different drivers and the window opens and closes. when you push the top of the tractor a horn blows, which Clay loves!
Works with Go! Go! Smart Animals and Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets
What is really neat about the Go! Go! Sets is they can work together. You can buy the Go! Go! Smart Animals and/or Go! Go! Smart Wheels Playsets and they interact all together! It is neat that you can always buy new sets to play with and keep your child interested! Or if you are buying for a gift, you know another gift to buy to go along with the first one!
Smart Animal Farm by Vtech
Another neat feature on this Smart Animal Farm by Vtech is when you push the moms hair at the top she will talk or sing! Saying things like G is for goat, and so on. When you touch the babies nose to the mama she interacts with baby goat. She gives a nurturing response to her baby goat!
This would make a great gift for a child anytime of year! Great toy to have your child play with and learn while doing it!
When it comes to beauty products I love trying out new things! I watch a lot of YouTube videos and I love makeup tutorials, and a lot of beauty vloggers rave over the LOreal Paris Revitalift line! I am in my early 30’s and I want to make sure I can stay away from those fine lines and wrinkles as long as possible! That is why I bought this anti-wrinkle and firming cream a while back!
I have been using this cream for a little over 5 weeks now, and I really love it. I have super dry skin so anything to help bring my skin some moisture I am all for! The LOreal Paris Revitalift line is innovative, it works with 8 natural lifters to improve the elasticity and reveal smoother, firmer skin! It also provides all day hydration and prevents dryness.
Use every morning, either alone or under makeup.
What I love about this is you can use the anti-wrinkle and firming cream under your makeup if you want. So when you get up apply the cream and wait maybe five minutes and then apply your makeup! I love my Too Faced Born this Way foundation, it has great coverage! It is Fortified with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex, cell turnover is increased, wrinkles are reduced, skin is firmer and hydrated.
Researchers say at the age of 25 you should have already started using a anti-wrinkle cream. It is better to keep the wrinkles at bay instead of trying to get rid of them once they show up! I am not always the best at washing my face at night and drinking enough water, but I am trying to do better!
I am a huge fan of makeup, and I know that every now and again I need to splurge and buy some amazing foundation and that is exactly what I did recently! I bought the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and I am absolutely loving it. I have tried other foundations from the Too Faced line but not the Born this Way, and I am so glad I got this! This is a medium to full coverage foundation, which means it is a little bit heavier. I love wearing this in the cooler months as you don’t sweat as much and a thicker foundation works nicely!
Here is a pic of me wearing the foundation along with my regular makeup. As you can see it does give a nice coverage on the skin. I have some blemishes and show a lot of red on my cheeks and nose area without makeup. I wish I had flawless skin without makeup but I don’t. That is why I like a medium to full coverage, so it helps hide my imperfections a little bit better! The foundation goes on so smooth, I use my beauty blenderor a kabuki brushto apply it, and that seems to give a nice even layer over the skin and doesn’t leave any lines.
It does have a pump top, so you just pump out the foundation vs pouring it out of a bottle which is so nice! One pump is enough to cover my whole face, so it goes a long way! I truly can’t rave enough about this foundation! It is a little pricey but it is worth the money if you want to have a nice foundation! I can’t always afford it, but when I splurge I for sure go for the Too Faced brand, I love their products!
After Wearing the Born This Way Foundation All Day
This is me after the day is starting to come to an end, I had been wearing it for around 7 hours at this point. It did a great job holding up throughout the day! I am very impressed with how awesome this foundation is! If you are looking for a great foundation look no further everyone!
Say Goodbye to Those Nasty Stains with Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner
We all know that cleaning can be so much work! Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner can make your life so much easier. Plus, you will have a friend for life! We were getting ready to remodel our 70’s style kitchen a couple of years ago and my husband wanted a porcelain sink. Almost every home we have lived in previously had a porcelain sink and I hated them all! They would get black and gray marks, rust marks and they just never looked clean. I would bleach them to no end and never could get them to look white. Then one day I was introduced to Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner and I fell in love!
You can use this stuff on so many things and it cuts grease and other unsightly stains like no other. Imagine cleaning your pots and pans and have them so clean they look new again. It works! Clean your bathtub, your porcelain sink, your stainless steel sink and even your glass top stove. I am sure there are many other things you can use it on as well, those are just the way I use it.
As you can see from the photo above, my sink gets pretty messed up! Lots of rusty stains and those awful black marks. Yuck! These types of stains absolutely drive me crazy. If you ask my husband he will say that’s not hard to do!
To use Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner just wet the area down and sprinkle the powder on what you want to clean. They do make a liquid cleaner as well, but I am not as big of a fan. I prefer the powder cleaner so much more. Anyway, once you sprinkle it on you can start scrubbing lightly with a sponge. I prefer the Scotch Brite Sponges for all of my cleaning. Then you just rinse it off. It’s that easy! For stubborn stains you can clean it several times until the stain is gone.
Bring the Sparkle and Shine back with Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner
You can see the difference in these photos. After using the Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner it is like night and day difference. Another way I use it is on my glass top stove. You know how you get that dark ring around the burners? Well, I just use the cleaner the same way and scrub it off with a sponge. It is like magic! This cleaner is inexpensive, so it won’t break the bank and it takes the headache out of cleaning.
It’s important to note if you clean something like a stove, make sure you get all the cleaner off pretty quickly. It can damage the paint finish and you certainly don’t want that.
Hope you can get some enjoyment out of Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner the way I have!
Great Baby Shower Gifts – My First Holiday Belly Milestones Stickers
Look at that handsome boy, ahhh I could stare at these pictures all day! Today I wanted to share these My First Holiday Belly Milestone Stickers and Month by month stickers I have used for Clay! Each holiday you can showcase the My First Christmas, Halloween, etc. And the monthly ones just have how many months they are that month! My sister in law bought these for me when I was pregnant! I have used them through the whole first year, we have this month and Clay will officially be one on the 20th! WOW how time flies!
I love being able to look at the pictures see the stickers and know exactly what month he was or holiday! It is great for the baby books you might create, so you will never forget the day!
As Clay got older, sometimes he didn’t want to have it on his tummy so I would stick it on a stuffed animal, the wall or wherever and it worked fine that way! He always wanted to tear it off when he learned how and eat it! They have so many different designs to choose from when it comes to these stickers, it makes it fit anyones style preference!
I wanted to share some of the ones I thought were fun for both monthly and holidays! They have tons more to choose from, and they are very affordable! As you can see I have used them a lot, and I love to recommend these! They truly do make wonderful gifts for expecting moms!
Clay Loves His New Shake and Sounds Learning Pup from Vtech!
We bought Clay this Vtech Shake and Sounds Learning Pup the other day, and he is really enjoying it! We love buying him new toys to help keep his mind learning! This pup offers over 40 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases! We bought this pup because we want Clay to have toys that are interactive, he can learn from, and help stimulate him. Since I am a stay-at-home mom I want to ensure he has fun toys to play with throughout the day!
Does the Shake and Sounds Learning Pup Work on Carpet
Here is a little video I did to show you the dog in action! If you can’t view the video above, watch it on YouTube right now! Now, we have carpet in most parts on our house, but the kitchen and hallway both have linoleum, and that is where Clay is playing with the shake and sounds learning pup. We have shorter carpet, and it does not work. It won’t move around, so that is a little disappointing. So if your home has a lot of carpet, you might not buy this toy. The pup will not move around, he just sits up, but doesn’t move.
Vtech Puppy With a Bone Makes Playtime FUN!
On the learning pups back you can see little buttons that can be pushed to make him sing melodies, count and more. It is really neat. This puppy comes with a bone that when you shake it, the puppy will then interact with talking, playing tricks and more. Clay loves holding the bone and shaking it, they have little beads inside that make noise when it gets shaken! It also grabs his attention when he shakes it, and then the dog starts talking. He just lights up from ear to ear! The puppy with a bone really does make it a lot of fun!
Make your Eyelashes Big and Gorgeous with Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara
I immediately fell in love with Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara from the first second I put it on. This Mascara is truly amazing and I love it so much, that I had to tell everyone about it! Recently I was invited to a Mary Kay facial party. Trying new makeup is something that I love and couldn’t pass up an opportunity. Before this party I had never tried ANY of the Mary Kay products.
Mary Kay has so many products to choose from. They have a huge line of skin care products for all types of skin and lots of gorgeous makeup. Their colors are so pretty and they have great kits to get you started.
I ended up purchasing the Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara because even though I have long eyelashes, I wanted them to stand out even more. It’s becoming a popular practice for people to get lash extensions and I have even considered it myself. With the Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara, I feel like I get the look of big gorgeous lashes with only a fraction of the cost.
Mary Kay products are so easy and great to use. When applying the Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara, put your first coat on and let sit for about 30 seconds. Then apply a second coat to make your lashes look even fuller and longer. The Mary Kay products I am wearing in these photos are the primer, foundation, concealer and mascara. I am also wearing other products that aren’t Mary Kay, like my lip color and eye shadow.
If you are looking for a new mascara, I highly recommend trying the Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara. You won’t be disappointed and neither will your pocketbook. Find the nearest Mary Kay Consultant near you.
VTech Light and Move Learning Ball Get your Baby Moving!
My sister gave me this Vtech Light and Move Learning Ballfor Clay when her daughter was done playing with it! I wanted to do the short video so you could see the ball and all that it does, by moving around, lighting up and singing to Clay! He has really loved this ball, it is great for babies- ages of 6 months to 3 years!
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As you can see in the video this ball does roll very well on our carpet, it doesn’t seem to get caught or anything which is nice! Also our ball only speaks in English, I know some might be looking for a ball for Spanish or another language.
This Vtech Light and Move Learning Ball is great for teaching babies to crawl and to learn motor skills. Clay got this ball right when he was beginning to crawl! When he would see the ball moving around and lighting up, he was drawn to it! It gave him a drive to try and crawl to the ball. Now if your baby isn’t crawling yet, this could give them the boost they need to want to reach the fun ball! It is very interactive, which I love!
Vtech Move and Learn Ball
Clay’s favorite part on this move and learn ball is the little chicken on the top! If you watch the video it moves around in a circle when a button is pushed, and it lights up under it. He is so drawn to it, he loves holding on to the chicken as it sings the songs!
We have found this is a win for us, and I thought maybe other babies out there might enjoy it light we have! I hope if you buy one, you all enjoy it as well!
Interested in buying the Vtech Light and Move ball, then click here to buy!
Getting Clean with Natural Ingredients and Essential Oils!
Having hand soaps and cleaners in the home that are not full of harsh chemicals has become something I am working towards! I have found the Mrs. Meyers line – the cleaners made with essential oils and plant-derived ingredients! Granted some cleaners I still use but for the most part I lean towards safer products. With Clay I don’t want to worry about him touching something I just cleaned and worrying over if the cleaner will make him sick.
That is where the Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning line comes in! I have been using this line for awhile now and really love them! Their products are full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils! They work great against fighting dirt and grime and leave your home smelling fresh and boosting your mood. I love the Lemon Verbena scent for the summer and spring! I am really wanting to try the Apple cider scent for Fall/Winter! It sounds heavenly! They have a variety of scents and products to choose from!
Multi-Surface Cleaner, Hand Soaps, Dryer sheets , Laundry soap and more they have you covered! I truly love the everyday cleaner, I use it for our kitchen counter-tops, bathroom, and more. I love how you can use this on all different counters and it works wonderfully! I love the crisp scent it has, it does really make the home feel fresh and clean, and puts a pep in my step!
Aromatherapeutic Household Product
Try relaxing Lavender, cool and crisp Basil, energizing Lemon Verbena or uplifting Geranium. The hand soap is really nice as well, it is a nice light scent that just helps boost your moods. It is made with olive oil and aloe vera, it doesn’t seem to dry my hands out like some soaps I have used.
Buying the products on Amazon is a lot cheaper for me then buying them at my local Walmart or Dillons store. Some are a few dollar cheaper on Amazon, so I am always up for saving money! They do have an awesome line that is great at getting your house clean, and not full of harsh chemicals! It is a win-win!
If you are interested, I would love for you to try it and let me know what you think of their products!
Good ol bath time toys, they are great but where do you store them all!? I bought this Hurley Hippo Bath Toy Organizer, and it is perfect for Clay’s toys! He is starting to get quite a few duckies, fishes that squirt water, and more. I thought it was about time we did something besides sit on the floor by the tub!
The neat thing about this bath toy organizer is, that it is a mesh style, so as the toys drain the water comes out, to help reduce mildew and mold build up. It is nice that it can hold quite a few toys in it, as I was worried about the size when I bought it! I will say the suction cups it came with did not work in our shower. They would not stay stuck, so we bought some command ones and now it is perfectly fine. I think our shower wall isn’t quite meant for their suction cups, that was a little disappointing but that is my only complaint!
Bath Toy Organizer
The mesh part where you store the toys does have quite a bit of room like I said above. I wanted to do a closer look at it, so you can see. It does have room to expand out. Granted I don’t have all of Clay’s toys in it in the picture, as he was playing with them in the living room! He is obsessed with those water toy fish! But, you can get the general idea on size. That ducky is a really large duck, and it barely takes up any space!
I hope this can help you to decide if this is a good fit for you or not!