Monday, May 25, 2015

Favorite Things: Hair Products

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It's the last Monday of the month, which means I'm linking up with Andrea about my Favorite Things!  Each month, there's a new topic (all the topics can be found here).  This month, it's favorite hair products!


-A lovely selfie post hair-curling from a few weeks ago-

My hair regiment is pretty easy. I shower and wash my hair at night. I don't to anything to my hair after showering besides combing it out with a wide-tooth comb. If you were to see me in the morning, you'd think I was kind of crazy with how weird my hair looks, but it shapes up quickly.

So, here are the products I use. Nothing breaks the bank. I always stock up on my shampoo and conditioner when there's a coupon in the Sunday paper. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

High Five for Friday 5.22

It's Friday! I've been just chilling a lot this week with the little man, so today's post highlights a few personal events and then some great things that have been going on here on the blog!

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I got a lovely belated Mother's Day gift from my boys.  This is Henry's handwriting engraved on a necklace for me. Cue the tears! I LOVE IT!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Activity Blog Hop: Water Play!

With the birth of my third son just weeks ago, keeping the big brothers happy and entertained self-sufficiently is definitely a topic on my mind as we roll into the summer! Today I'm sharing two activities we will be indulging in this summer that are easy and will keep the big boys busily contained in the fenced-in back yard so mama can rest without worrying about them running in the street! 

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I shared about Bunch O Balloons back in December as part of a post about Kickstarters we've funded, but we hadn't had a chance to try them out yet because it was WINTER. Well, this spring, on a nice warm day, we tried them out with some friends, and they worked just as promised! We filled up 100 balloons in just minutes! Yes, they are significantly more pricey than your typical water balloon, but tying 100+ water balloons takes forever. I'm sharing this product with you for no benefit of my own. No referral link. Nothing. Get them. They work. They make doing water balloons painless! I would not even CONSIDER doing water balloons with my boys this summer if it weren't for these babies. Spending an hour filling and tying them up just for them to be destroyed in minutes? No thank you.

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Get yourself a water table. I don't know why I waited so long to get one. Last summer was the first time we had one, and it was wonderful!  Baby pools are great, but the water table can be filled up quickly. I don't have to worry about the water being too cold. AND the boys don't have to be in full-on swim gear to play in it. It can be an experimentation zone (Add dirt... yep I let them!); it can incorporate other toys that they already have (Hello, swimming Spider-Man!); and it's easy to clean out if it gets messy. Often times you can find these on your local craigslist for cheap, or if you're really crafty, you can make your own!

Easy enough?  What are your fun, easy plans for your kiddos this summer?


Today some friends and I are sharing some of our favorite summer tips, activities, and bucket lists. Hop around and find some new ideas for your summer of fun.


Summer Bucket List from Living In This Season

Also, if you're loving these ideas, but the thought of summer with your kiddos stresses you out, check out Keri's eBook Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive (affiliate link)! 

Dolen Diaries

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cute Little Shop: A is for Antler Giveaway & Tuesday Talk

A little less than a year ago, I shared a wonderful local shop (who also has an Etsy shop!) with you called A is for Antler.  They create some fabulous things, like the headwraps I shared with you last July.

Today I'm here to share another aspect of their shop, cute little baby clothes!



Monday, May 18, 2015

Book Review: Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive

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My friend, Keri, is launching her awesome eBook today entitled Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive!

Click here to visit Living In This Season & Buy the eBook!

 This book is all about making your summers great with your kids! For a mom with three boys 5 and under, I am so excited about this book. I'm a teacher, so I have all summer off, but it can sometimes be stressful figuring out what to do. Keri provides some amazing suggestions. I love that her book doesn't just provide one way but has a variety of suggestions to find what works best for our family.


The chapters include:
Chapter 1: Survive or Thrive
Chapter 2: The Perfect Summer
Chapter 3: Freedom from Comparison & Guilt
Chapter 4: Embracing your Gifts & Season
Chapter 5: Finding a Routine
Chapter 6: Biggest Secret of All
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About the Author:
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Keri Snyder is a blogger who encourages and inspires women to live fully in their current season of life.  Her hope is to create space of beauty and encouragement. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and her three children. You can find her at Living In This Season.
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You can order a copy here, it is by far worth such a small investment! Join us on May 20 for a blog hop with our fun summer activities.  Keri will also be guest posting here next week!