up & up Cleansing Towelettes #FTW!

I’m pretty lazy when it comes to personal hygiene. There. I said it. And on the internet, no less… It’s the truth. Oh, I keep myself clean on a daily basis, for sure. But I hate the whole process of taking care of myself. Washing my face, brushing my teeth, washing my hair… There are just so many other things I’d rather be doing. But, alas, Chris continues to INSIST I bathe, so here I am. Because of this lack of interest in personal care, I like to cut corners…

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Look What I Found! Butt Paste!

One of the first baby products I ever received was a big, giant tub of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. I remember it so well. Ahhh…memories… It was at my very first shower when I was pregnant with Michael, and a girlfriend gave it to me as a joke because it had “butt paste” in the name. (You know you’ve had children too young when phrases like “butt paste” make you explode in fits of giggles!)   Michael hardly ever had diaper rash. Like, ever. In fact, I don’t think he had…

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Fairy Sisters

Two of my favorite things have come together in this review: my sister and Disney. Really. Life doesn’t get much better than that. A few weeks ago, Disney sent me a special sneak peak at their new fairy movie, “Secret of the Wings.” It is a super, super cute movie. Even Gracie, who never watches television, sat through it. † The story is about these two fairy sisters: Periwinkle is a Winter Fairy and Tinker Bell is a Summer Fairy. In the movie, they can’t cross over into each other’s…

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A Rip-ROAR-ing Good Time

When I was asked to review the new VTech Switch & Go Dinos, I thought it would be a breeze. Send me some dinosaur transformers for Bean to play with? Are you kidding me? SIGN ME UP! The dinosaurs are actually transformers that morph into cars. Two of Bean’s favorite things in one toy. This was going to be a breeze. He loved them, and they are virtually indestructible (believe me, Bean’s tried…). Bean likes that the faces of the dinosaurs (or the windshields of the cars, depending on what…

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Country Crock My World

I have a confession. I am a butter lover. I have another confession. I don’t eat enough veggies. I have a final confession. I don’t let Bean eat butter and I make him eat all his veggies. It’s warped, but it’s true. The fact is, I just don’t like vegetables. I’ve tried ‘em steamed, grilled, raw, fried…you name it. I’m not a vegetable person. Which is why one of my all-time favorite comfort dinners to make is a one-casserole dish, oven-baked, chicken and rice number with nary a vegetable to…

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Get Thee to a Borders!

I heard on NPR that Borders Bookstores are closing something crazy, like, 200 locations across the country.  Lucky for me, one of those stores is my local Borders.  While I hate to see businesses go out of business because I think about all those people without jobs, I did do a little happy dance when I heard it was closing.  Bean LOVES books.  He reads them all the time and because of that our books go through a lot of wear and tear.  So, I’ve been thinking for a while…

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