Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review #103: Kidoozi Garden Fresh Fruits & Veggies

Kidoozi Garden Fresh Fruits & Veggies
My daughter always loves playing with Kidoozi garden fresh fruits and veggies. They are super fun to pretend with since you can "cut" them and "peel" them as they are made in velcro attachable pieces. Each piece is made with so much detail. The peach has the pit on one side, the orange cuts into 4 pieces & peels, and the banana peels like a real banana. The kit even comes with a toy knife and an adorable canvas garden fresh bag!

Organizing a “Home Base” for the School Year

 Organizing a “Home Base” for the School Year

With the start of every school year I find myself overwhelmed with how to organize everything. There are homework papers, classroom newsletters, school memos, fundraisers, party invitations, spelling words, etc etc etc. The list seems to be never-ending. Over the summer I came up with the idea to use our fridge as our “home base” since that seems to be where everything ended up anyways. My next project was figuring out what tools Id need to make this work. After a trip to Target and lots of brainstorming, I have come up with a system that is really working for our family.

The 4 major components. - Each component has a magnetic fridge frame to hold the papers & keep them from falling off the friend

#1 Notes from School. This is an 8.5x11 frame that holds any general notes about picture day, fundraising, etc.

#2 Homework. This is the 2nd 8.5x11 frame and it holds our weekly homework assignment sheet & a weekly checklist her teacher sends home.

#3 Spelling Words. This is a 4x6 frame. Each Monday I write down her spelling words & put them in the frame to practice. Our method of “continuous studying” means that every time she opens the fridge, she must say & spell a spelling word, then move her marking magnet down to the next one for the next turn.

#4 Invites. This is the 2nd 4x6 frame and it holds any upcoming party invitations. 

Other fun features. The “Home Base” and any other frame can also work as dry erase boards. I like to jot down any special messages for the next few days on the relevant section to make sure we remember. We also have a ColorfulCreationsCC Notes to school Magnet. This magnet makes morning notes so much easier! Each frame is decorated with some scrapbooking sticker letters to keep it labeled appropriately, we also added some fun magnets we had to make the whole this look more fun!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Review #102 GB Qbit+

GB Qbit+

We received the GB qbit+ a few weeks ago in exchange for a review. Immediately upon opening the box, I was in awe of the beautiful Capri Blue color. It took less than 2 minutes to assemble and it was very simple. The stroller folds up incredibly compact and can even stand up when folded. Some of the things I love about it, however, are the little details such as the strap covers which attach by elastic to the plastic adjustment pieces to keep them in place. There is also a little lip on the back of the storage basket to keep things from coming out and brakes that only need to be applied to one wheel to activate on both rear wheels. The biggest feature that sets this stroller apart from any I have ever seen is the giant canopy. It is beyond amazing. Overall, I am happy to have this stroller in our lineup and excited to continue using it regularly.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Review #101: Replay Snack Stackers

Replay Snack Stackers
I love any type of snack container that protects the snacks from turning into crumbs while in the diaper bag. After trying many different brands that would either dump out in the bottom of the diaper bag or end up crushed, I purchased a replay snack stacker. Now it is a staple in our diaper bag. Easy to fill, never leaks, and can be stacked with more sets for more snacks or longer days. Also, like all replay products, it's made from recycled milk jugs making it better for the environment. Overall, it's a wonderful product that we love to have around!