Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DIY Laundry Detergent

This is my favorite Laundry Detergent Recipe! I don't have to worry about my little ones getting rashes or anything. It's very easy to make and I only have to do it every few months. It's awesome!
See recipe below:

Kid Friendly Snack

I made a whole bunch of these yummy frozen yogurt drops and my family just loves them! My 2 year old thinks it's ice cream so it's a win-win:)
Here's the Pin I used:

I took it a step further and did peach flavor too and I made heart shaped ones and I made some in long sticks:

  I ate the heart ones before I took the picture.I'll make a tutorial for it soon:)

DIY Summer Scarf

So recently I found a cool tutorial on Pinterest to make a cute scarf out of a tshirt. Here is the Pin:

Here is my pin of the one I made:

I LOVE it:) I'm going to be doing this to alot of shirts:)

Rexburg Rapids

For those of you anticipating summer and the activities that go along with it here are a few things to look forward to:
Rexburg Rapids  (located on 50 West 2nd North) opens May 26th! Here's the schedule:
  • May 26-June 15  Monday-Friday 2:00-5:30 p.m. Saturday 1:00-8:00
  • June 16-Aug 27  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 1:00-8:00 Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-5:30  
  • If you'd like to see prices, etc. go HERE to there website:)
There is also a free splash park in Porter Park and a Carousel (not sure on pricing) that open in the summer as well! I'm not sure when they open again, the Rexburg site isn't very helpful.

Activities in Rexburg, ID

There is ALWAYS something going on here in little ol' Rexburg, Idaho. At least between 8am and 11pm. But for some reason it's difficult to find out what's going on when and where at online. So I thought I would add things that are going on here in our little community when I can.
Sense Easter is coming up there is ALOT going on around town. Here is a list of things going on in April 2012
At the Quick Ship&Copy (20 West 1st South in Rexburg by Little Caesars Pizza) they have a poster that says the following:
Easter Coloring Contest
Enter to win an Easter Basket full of Candy!

March 6th-April 6th
Age Groups:
1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Winners will be announced April 6th at noon.
Do not have to be present to win

I'm pretty sure you get the coloring page from Quick Ship & Copy but I'm not positive. You'll have to go in and find out:) If anyone knows leave me a comment please.

They also have tons of other posters on the window showing lots of things going on such as:
The Community Easter Egg Hunt!
It is Saturday, April 7th @ 10:00AM at Porter Park (which is across from Jimmy Johns on S. 2nd W./W. 2nd S.)

I went to the city of Rexburg website and they don't show like anything! So I'm adding a few things on here to keep everyone informed.
If you want to see maps, permit stuff, where the parks are, and a few other things the website is

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coconut Oil & Giveaway

So I must tell you about my new favorite thing!
Coconut Oil!!!
It's pretty much the most amazing stuff EVER!
There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil: frying, baking, homemade dips, pie crusts, salad dressings, soups, puddings, cookies, muffins, brownies, cake, candy, body care products, and more. I really want to try to make fudge, make "shell" ice cream topping, and make my husband a coconut oil Italian dressing. To see more uses click here.
And more HERE too!

And want to snag a free jar???!! 
Head over to Erickson & Co and enter to win a free Quart Jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil!!! With all the many uses you can't have too much!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Safety Kids:)

I just thought for my first post I would share with you some of the ways I make our little world a kid friendly world. And show you how much of a death trap my house prob. is at this current moment. I mean, come on, more than one plug in a room would be nice people!

If you walk into a house that has children you may notice a few of these characteristics I am showing you. We all have at least one or two of these and they can be difficult to hide sometimes. That's what closets are for right? No, I will not be showing you the coat doesn't have a whole lot of coats going on right now...

 These are my two adorable little girls! But that's not why I put this picture on here.
Notice the bundle of cords in the right hand corner. Ya, my house is a fire hazard people! Thanks to the fact that all the plugs are in the worst spots and we have a zillion electronic devices. Yaa....I'm working on decluttering and getting rid of a lot of STUFF. Anyway, these are examples of how horrible I am at child proofing:/ Or rather of how small our place is right now and how all daddies things ended up in our daughters room. You do what you have to I guess.

 Above: This shows how I let me children play with things I prob. shouldn't let them just to "keep peace"
 Above was an unedited look at my book shelves. Notice how everything is either sealed or up high? There used to be books on the shelf really. We are moving soon so I packed most of them already. So in there place is daddies school stuff and anything and everything I pick up or take away from my children in order to "child proof" our home. Notice the following:
1) Children's cooks and toys on lower shelves
2)Containers which are an effort to conceal or hide messes
3)How high the important things are that I don't want the kids reaching.
4) The toys which are there to distract them from wanting to touch the things they aren't suppose to
 Above is a genius example of organizing and decorating when you have little ones. The drawers conceal things that I don't want all over and things are somewhat high to where they can't be reached.

 Lock on water in fridge door so little hands don't make a pond on the kitchen floor.
 Okay, above is the genius of my husbands grandmother. She puts yard sticks in her drawers so the little ones can't open them! It has come in very handy let me tell you!

Below is the classic example of child proofing craftiness!

 Above: Notice the concealing containers on lower shelf, and "no-nos" on upper shelves. Also notice my awesome cabinet which both conceals, stores and locks:)
And Below is my awesome example of how I hide the toys in my living room. Walmart baby! Also note the baby bouncer (sanity tool) and princess couch in photo:)

And I would be here all night if I showed you my entire house of child proofing madness but I figured this is all the reality you needed to see today:) So bask in the fact that you are not alone in your attempts to child proof your home in whatever ways you can!
And just so you know I am also showing you these photos to show you that I am in no way what so ever perfect at organizing, cleaning, child proofing, or parenting! If you are a super mom and can somehow manage to keep things clean, tidy, organized and all around sane in your home then you are my hero! And this blog is prob. about you and not me:) So sit back and relax my friends because this is going to be a ride to remember! 
By the way it's 11:28 PM and my youngest still wakes up a few times a night so I am also cutting this short because every minute she is asleep means another min I loose of sleep:/ 

P.S. If you know who the Safety Kids are you are awesome!;)