Making Play Dough

Maggie was so excited about making this play dough. I was super excited that it only called for a few ingredients. We had so much fun making this and I’m sure you and your children will too. 

What you need:

  • 2 cups of corn starch
  • 1 cup conditioner
  • Large plastic bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Rubber spatula
  • Food coloring 
  • A quart size bag for storage

Maggie gives fantastic directions!

You may need to add more conditioner and or cornstarch, to get the right consistency.

You will dye your hands! It’s totally worth it!

The end result.

Hope you enjoyed this play dough recipe!

Cleaning stains in car seats and carpet with Pinesol

This whole inspiration came from my best friend. She came up with this to use for her own car and told me about it. This girl has been my best friend for literally half my life and hasn’t let me down yet. This hack is definitely no different from her! We’ve went from living less than 10 miles from each other to over 600. We’ve been through a lot together and even though we’re so far away, we’re still together in this thing of raising children in messy cars.  

You need:

  • 1 spray bottle
  • 1 part Pinesol (your choice of fragrance)
  • 2 parts water
  • A bowl or bucket of water
  • A cleaning rag
  • A toothbrush or scrub brush

When I first wanted to try this cleaning hack I was just planning on using it on my seats and carpet. There are plenty of stains from spilled coffee to ice cream to only God knows what. I was going to wipe everything down, but all I had with me was the pinesol concoction and quite frankly I was being to lazy to walk inside. 

I sprayed it on my dashboard, doors, middle console  and scrubbed away with Maggies help. I’m not sure what the particular name for the part where the seatbelt comes out of the door, but it was pretty nasty, so I took a picture. Then I cleaned it, woah y’all! I took another picture. So luckily I got before and after pictures. 

Before – After

It was getting dark on me so I’m going to clean the carpet and seats tomorrow. I can’t wait to see the results.

The directions are in the video.

Middle floorboard in the backseat – Before / After

 

Passenger seat – Before / After

Maggie’s drink holder / ice cream disaster – Before / After

Maggie’s reaction! 

Backseat floorboard – Before / After

Coffee stains passenger floorboard/middle – Before / After

After (There was a little stain that wouldn’t come out.)

Pinesol will definitely be my go to for stains in my car for now on! I hope this was helpful. Happy car cleaning.

Ocean Sensory Project

I’m probably more excited about maggie being on summer break than she is. It’s a little disheartening to know I’m about to have a third grader, but none the less we’re going to make this summer one for the scrapbook! We have a few trips planned and a Disney Vacation we’re in the midst of planning. This blog and a few more aren’t going to be about big trips, but the everyday days. 

Maggie and I searched Pinterest to find some fun projects to do. She decided she wanted to do the Ocean Sensory Project first. I ordered the beads from amazon, bought a 16 quart plastic container and toy ocean animals from a dollar store.

You need:

  • Water beads
  • Gallon pitcher
  • Tablespoon measuring spoon
  • Small water safe toys
  • Plastic container

 

Maggie gives you directions.

Things didn’t turn out like we’d planned, here’s more information.

These things are so neat! They’re a little deformed right now.

Before we went to bed.

After we got up the next morning. They grew a little bit more.

Time to play!

We all really enjoyed doing the ocean sensory bin! We think you will too! 

To see how we’re spending our lazy summer days check out the links under Summer Days With Maggie. I’m sure you’ll find something fun to do with your little one or just for yourself!

Saving Professor Moody

Professor Moody is a very large cat, fifteen pounds large. He’s part Siamese and has Tabby markings. He has these beautiful, big, blue eyes and super long claws.

He has a ridiculous meow and loves getting litter everywhere. No matter how amazingly soft you think his stomach looks, I’d advise you to never, under any circumstances touch it to find out. He will growl his growl. If that doesn’t make you stop, I promise you have less than two seconds before he bites or scratches. Hence how he got his name, plus we’re Harry Potter lovers.

He loves boxes and laying on the couch. He’s lazy and doesn’t play often and sleeps most days away getting his fur on everything. If he does play it’s with a hair tie that’s found it’s way to the floor. He likes to knead my blankets and lay in the sun by the back door.

He has a food bowl that has a timer in it that we got off of amazon (PetSafe 5-Meal Pet Feeder). When he hears that thing he will wake up from a dead sleep and go running and sliding down the hall. You can’t open up tuna around him without giving him some or he’ll drive you nuts. 

He loves his daddy the most and tolerates Maggie and I. Okay, he loves us but loves Benji the most. Benji is his person. 

I couldn’t tell you everything I know about this cat if I never walked into the animal shelter that had him. Benji, Maggie and I had been talking about getting a cat. A female kitten to be exact. 

In June of 2016 while Benji was at work Maggie and I went to the shelter. Of course we seen this huge cat with beautiful eyes, almost the same color as Maggie’s. His name was Pedro and seemed really sweet. 

We talked to a lady that worked there and it turns out he’d already been adopted twice and brought back both times. He apparently didn’t like other cats or kids but he let Maggie pet him and even purred. As we walked through the shelter and looked at all the cats and kittens my heart was set on this Pedro. I wasn’t crazy about his name and figured we’d change it. I took some pictures of him and sent them to Benji. Afterwards, Maggie and I went home.

The next day, which was Saturday, we returned to the animal shelter because Benji is allergic to some cats and wanted to see how he’d do. He liked him and thought he was beautiful so we took him to the play room and spent some time with him. Afterwards we went home and talked about it, while Benji took a Zyrtec for allergies from all the other animals. 

Monday Maggie and I went back, to get our kitty! We brought him home in a box and introduced him to his new home. Guys he was so moody! If Maggie walked by him to close he swatted at her feet. If one of us would pet him in a way he didn’t like he would bite.

I’m not going to lie we were a little worried, after all I was warned. We changed his name and gave him some time and space. That’s all it took, he warmed up to us quickly and now knows he’s loved and he no longer attacks feet! We are even given a warning before he bites or scratches.

I’m so glad we adopted him and gave him a chance at life. If we’d taken him back, who knows what would have happened to him? All I know is I wouldn’t have him laying at my feet while I’m laying on the couch or rubbing up against my leg while I’m opening a tuna can. He wouldn’t be our Moody pooty stinky booty. Adopt from your local shelter! You won’t regret it.

Fittin Seamless Racerback Sports Bra (4 pack)

Day 1

I have to tell you about the amazing new sports bras i just got in from amazon today! They’re called Fittin Racerback Sports Bras. You can get four in a pack for less than $30! As if the price already isn’t fantastic, they are also true to size. The colors I got were black, white, teal and gray. They’re super soft. They are fabulous!

I opened the package pulled the teal one out and immediately tried it on. I actually ended up keeping it on. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day with a T-shirt and you or anyone else would never know the difference. No I didn’t workout, it’s Sunday aka rest day.  I’m definitely trying one of these puppies out tomorrow when I start my Jillian Michaels Hard Body dvd and I’ll let you know what’s up.

The coverage is absolutely on point and it doesn’t make my girls flat. I know y’all know what I’m talking about. It’s absolutely ridiculous that most sports bras give you no lift at all and flatten you out like a pancake. Nobody wants that! These actually have cups, you can take them out if you’d want to. I absolutely cannot stand getting a sports bra and having to make sure my workout is so intense, that there’s no possibility that i am going to get cold. Because that’s just a whole other nightmare.

Day 2

I put on my Fittin this morning and jumped on the treadmill while watching a Grey’s Anatomy on dvd, so no commercials! Yay! No, I didn’t run. In fact, I don’t run. Ever. I say, “If you see me running, you should too, because something is definitely chasing me.”

I walked for almost 2 miles. The breathable fabric is fantastic. I sweated a lot and this bra isn’t wet! I’m telling you I love this bra so much! Not only is it a great everyday T-shirt bra, it’s an amazing treadmill bra.

Had to go to Walmart so I can get my husband a yoga mat so he can do Hard Body with me. I took a shower and swapped the teal bra for the black one. It’s just as amazing as the teal one. Pretty sure my mom is getting some of these for Christmas!

Just did Jillian Michaels Hard Body. Only for 15 minutes because she totally kicked my butt! But the bra did great during my workout, me not so much.

I washed my teal bra in hot water with like colors. When I got it out of the washer honestly, I was a little disappointed. One of the cups had moved all the way to the other side. It was a quick fix. I didn’t put it in the dryer. I always air dry bras.

Day 3

The bra is dry! It was actually probably dry yesterday, but I didn’t check on it. It’s just as soft as when I got it out of the package. It’s not deformed at all.

Overall, I think Fittin Sports Bras are amazing and I would definitely order again. I most likely won’t buy another brand unless they look like they’d be better than these and have a better price. If I do decide to buy another brand, I’ll let you know the results. Buy Fittin! You’ll love them as much as I do!