Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 DDL Flats and Handwashing Challenge

Two years ago, I participated in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge organized by Kim of Dirty Diaper Laundry. I didn't do it last year because I wasn't sure how well things would go over using flats and my camp wash bucket here at my mom and dad's house. Stupid, I know. I could have just done it. This year, I won't be able to participate because I don't have any little ones in diapers - Baby is due just a month too late for all the festivities. Maybe YOU could give it a try in my place? 

Dirty Diaper Laundry's 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge #flatschallenge

I promise, it's not nearly as daunting as it may at first seem. You can read all about my experience in these posts:

Then, go to Dirty Diaper Laundry to read about THIS year's challenge and sign up for yourself. Keep in mind this event is about education and spreading awareness, but it's also a fundraiser for an amazing organization - Giving Diapers, Giving Hope. Donations can be anything from used cloth diapers and accessories to monetary contributions.

The Flats and Handwashing Challenge was an educational and empowering experience for me, and I would love for you to have that same experience if you haven't already. Please let me know if you do sign up - I would love to hear your thoughts, and I'm happy to share any tips or suggestions along the way! 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Easter Ornaments

I teach a Sunday school class at church with 3 and 4 year old kids. This week, I taught the Easter lesson since we'll spend Easter Sunday busy with our church Easter program. I thought it would be fun to make the kids a little something to take home that wasn't a picture they had to color themselves.

I came across this old post from Design Mom, and decided it might be a fun activity to do with my kids too.

DIY salt dough Easter Ornaments {A Cloth Life}

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mom's Night Out - movie inspired recipe and giveaway

I will be the first to raise my hand in agreement that every mom needs a night out sometime. I'm about a couple years overdue, myself. I honestly even remember the FIRST night out I had after having G. He was probably 2-1/2 years old. Ladies, that is FAR too long to wait. As I'm writing this, I'm thinking it's probably time for me to be planning a night out...

Anyway, there's a movie coming out called Moms' Night Out. I was invited to a screening last month, but it fell on my birthday, and I honestly just wanted to spend my birthday with my family - kids included, so that's what I did. I've heard great things about the movie, though - and who doesn't love Sean Astin, right?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rio 2: movie review

Last weekend, our little family was invited to see an advanced screening of Rio 2.
Rio 2: movie review

This time, we left N at home. She woke up feeling crummy, and when she vomited, we decided it didn't seem like a great idea to take her to a crowded movie theater. Of course, she was fine before we even left the house, but that's another story.

Rio 2 follows up on the story of Blu and Jewel - two macaws believed to be the last of their species. The story takes place 3 years later - the birds are "married" with kids, and their people (Linda and Tulio) are also married.  It is quickly discovered that there are more blue macaws hiding somewhere in the Amazon. Blu and Jewel decide to investigate along with their human counterparts, and the story goes from there.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NW's Biggest Baby Shower!

I'm so excited! I just bought my ticket to the NW's Biggest Baby Shower. This is not a sponsored post, I totally spent my own money on this, and I'm promoting this because I AM JUST SO EXCITED! Seriously.
BabyFest NW: NW's Biggest Baby Shower #NWbabyshower

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