Thursday, April 26, 2012

should have stayed in bed...

So who else has had "one of those days" today?

Had a feeling this morning that I shouldn't leave the house.  Then realized I really shouldn't have. 

Kids spilled milk and apple juice all over the kitchen this morning, we were late for story time at the library, someone backed into my truck while waiting in line at the drive thru, there were no kids at the park for my son to play with by the time we got there, missed our field trip because we had to take the truck to get checked, spent way too much for way too little at the grocery store, and got popped in the face with hot oil while getting the meatballs ready for dinner. 

AND it's not even 5:00 yet.  *sigh*

Crunch

So I don't necessarily "like" to eat at McDonalds. But on the days im running too late to pack a lunch, the $1.99 happy meals are pretty convenient and cheap. Until today....

Thank you, to the guy who thought it was a good idea to throw it in reverse without looking behind him while I was laying on the horn. SMH

New Product Idea

So I have an idea for a great new product.  Wanna hear?

Have any of you tried Avon Bug Guard insect repellant?  I LOVE the stuff!  (And not just because I'm an Avon Rep)
Have any of you tried Coppertone sunscreen?  I LOVE it too! (And again, not just because I'm a Coppertone WaterMom)

Avon has a combo bug guard/sunscreen lotion for kids, which is terrific for those times when they're going to be outside in the weeds, like camping.  However, as anyone who's ever tried to put lotion on a wiggling, hyper 3 year old, it's a little messy and time consuming.
Coppertone has a sunscreen lotion available in a spray can which is perfect for small kids!  No rubbing and my son thinks it's kinda fun to get sprayed!

So here's my idea.....What if Avon and Coppertone joined forces to create a sunscreen/BugGuard combo in a spray?  I mean, how awesome would that be?  Two of my favorite products, together in one easy can!  I would totally buy it!  How about you?

Please note:  To the best of my knowledge, this collaboration is not in the works (but if it is,  WOOHOO).  This is an idea that popped in my head that I thought I would share.  And hey, if any Avon or Coppertone execs see this and like the idea, maybe they'll send me a sample to try. LOL

If you'd like to check out my Avon webstore, please click HERE.
If you'd like more info on Coppertone products, please click HERE.

Disclosure: The thoughts and opinions expressed in this blog are my own.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Have you seen my new blog buttons on the left?  That's right....I'm both a Claritin mom and a Copperton mom.  How exciting is that?!

Stay tuned for more info about what that really means!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Peanut Butter Apple Cupcakes

So peanut butter and apple together in a cupcake may not sound all that great, but they taste pretty darn good! 

I have a TON of peanut butter in the house, so I've been trying to find creative recipes to use it in.  Then I saw a bag of apples sitting on the counter and thought they would go good together.  So I did a Google search for peanut butter apple cupcakes and found this awesome recipe.  I actually ended up cutting back the sugar just a little and they still came out plenty sweet.

I had planned to make a chocolate whipped cream topping for them, but I didn't end up getting to it.  I used a can of milk chocolate frosting from the cupboard instead and it worked out great.  Next time I try them (and yes, there WILL be a next time) I'm going to add in a little more apple and definitely make the whipped cream.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Juppy review

Anyone else have a crawler? 

My daughter started crawling about 3 months ago and boy is she fast!  She has also started “cruising” the furniture and trying to take steps.  But her favorite thing is to come up behind me, pull herself up my pant legs and walk with me.  It was really cute in the beginning, but it got really tiring really fast.   I felt like I was always hunched over (I’m 6 foot tall) trying to hold onto her hands to help her walk.  But not anymore! 

I was recently given the opportunity to review a Juppy baby walker.  When I first heard about it, I thought to myself “hmm…another baby walker.  How different can it really be?”  But it is different!  This isn’t one of those plastic contraptions that you stick your baby into and let her wheel herself around the house.  This is a fabric harness type item with straps for you to hold onto.  You put the baby in the harness, adjust the straps to fit your height, and let the baby walk around with you.  It’s just like when you walk with them holding onto your hands, only it’s much easier on your back!   
I’ve had the chance to test it out for a couple weeks now and I gotta say it’ pretty awesome!  Katy was a little hesitant about it the first couple of times, but now that she’s used to it she seems to like it.  Who would have thought something so simple could be so brilliant!  And it came in pink with her name embroidered on it.  How cute!! 

Please take a minute to go check them out here, on facebook, or on twitter and tell me what you think.  And stay tuned....I'm getting a giveaway set up too!!!


Disclosure:  I was given a Juppy Baby Walker to review in exchange for my blog post.  Any of the opinions expressed in this post are my own.  No monetary compensation was received for this review.