Post updated March 2017
Whenever I tell people I make my own cleaning products, the first thing I get is the Huuuuh? face. As in, why on earth would you do that when you could run to the store and pick one up that’s already made for you?
Let me start by telling you right off the bat that if it wasn’t easy, I wouldn’t do it. I’ve got way too much going on to be bothered with complicated green cleaning recipes. The recipes I use are incredibly simple and nontoxic—in my book, this is key when you have a toddler who not only puts just about anything in her mouth but scales furniture when I turn my back.
The next thought that flickers across a person’s face is usually, How do you know it actually works? Most people don’t ask that out loud but you can totally see that they’re thinking it (my sister, however, absolutely asks it out loud). Once I explain the ingredients I use and their magical powers (which I’ll get to in a bit) the face is usually all Tell me your secrets!
Since I can never remember these magical recipes off the top of my head (I keep them on a card in my recipe box), I thought I’d lay them all out for you right here…
This post is sponsored by Wyatt Lily but opinions are our own.
If, like my girls and I, you’re a sucker for the girliest of girly fashion, you will absolutely love Wyatt Lily. Based out of Scarsdale, New York, this kids boutique carries the fluffiest, frilliest most adorable girls designer clothes on the planet.
Serving girls (and boys!) from newborn to tween, Wyatt Lily not only has a storefront, but they sell their designer clothes, gifts and accessories via their Instagram account as well—which means anyone anywhere can get in on the cuteness! You can scroll through their feed and then call the store to make your purchase without even having to put on a pair of pants. 😉
My husband is one of the trickiest people to shop for. Yes, I live with him. Yes, I know what he likes. But he doesn’t really need anything—and there are only so many kitchen gadgets you can get a guy who loves to cook before it gets old. Enter the RawSpiceBar monthly Flavor Kit, which includes unique freshly-ground spice blends and recipe ideas delivered to your loved one’s mailbox every month. Think spices like German Gingerbread, Indo-French Vadouvan and Peppercorn Chai. It’s an adventurous chef’s dream!
boohoo provided us with clothes for review, but the opinions are our own.
Manchester-based online clothing retailer boohoo recently launched a kids collection to stand alongside their womens and mens lines and it is seriously adorable. The boohoo Kids’ Collection is filled with stylish and adorable clothes for the sassiest girls in your life. I’m particularly feeling all of the sweet pieces that would work for holiday parties.
Before I show you what my girls picked out, I thought I’d pick out a few of my favorite pieces from the collection.
LittleMissMatched sent us products for review, but opinions are all our own.
Tween girls can be so tough to buy gifts for. They’re at an age when they still like things that are childlike but they want to be seen and treated as older. Take my ten year old. One minute she’s using a variety of silly voices while playing Barbies with her sister and the next minute she’s shrieking that she doesn’t want to go to the movies because Moana is for babies (she loved it, by the way. She just would never admit it to you).
It is nearly impossible to purchase solid gifts for such fickle creatures.
But, once in a while, you stumble upon something that balances delicately in the sweet spot between little kid and big girl. The cool personalized stationery from my last post is a great example. Another sure hit? LittleMissMatched’s Colorize Collection. The collection, which includes different sock designs and a headphone set, allows girls to customize them by coloring in the designs themselves. My girls are big fans of LittleMissMatched to begin with, but having the ability to customize their socks took their love to a whole new level.