April 10, 2015

Laundry with Persil Proclean

So, laundry is pretty much the NEVER ENDING chore! I swear it's nearly impossible to be completely caught up with laundry. I have to admit, my Mom always did my laundry growing up- until I got married actually! She was the stain remover pro too. Learned it from my Grandma who could always get a stain out! So I was in for a bit of a shock when suddenly I was doing laundry for two (more like 4) because my husband only wears something once and has to wash it! I can joke about it on here because I give him a hard time and he's fine with it. I just don't have as much laundry since I wear things more than once.... Just sayin'!

Anyways, with two babes, a dog, and two adults, you can bet we have massive amounts of laundry these days! 
Spit up, spills, diaper issues, dirt, grass, markers, paint, treats, spaghetti, blueberries, etc. It's never ending. I hate when I pull clothes out of the washer and they need more attention. 

I was so excited to try out the new detergent, Persil Proclean
First off, it smells amazing! I love the smell of fresh laundry, it's almost unmatchable. 

It comes in three different forms

Power Pearls- An innovative new kind of detergent that is loaded with Pro-White technology for dazzling whites.  Also for colors. *my personal fav! 

Power-Liquid – Combination of stain-fighters that help break down stains for an exceptional clean.

Power-Caps - Pre-measured detergent capsule combines Pro-Lift Stain Removers plus a Brightness Formula for a premium clean. I love these when I am in a hurry and just drop it into the load. 

I'm excited to keep using this detergent and to see how it continues to work/wear on our clothes. 
So far, so good! 
+how cute is the little butler bow tie on their bottles?! 

To enter the Persil Proclean Night on the town giveaway!!! 
A year supply of Persil and a Premium night on town includes a $300 Nordstrom.com gift card, $200 OpenTable.com gift card, and a $150 Uber.com card credit. A second place winner will also receive a year supply of Persil®.

This is a sponsored post. Eloise and me has received products/trade and it payment from Persil Proclean in exchange for promoting, however ALL opinions stated are our own. 

March 26, 2015

Sweet strawberry memories

So, Strawberry picking in the deep country of Florida is one of my all time favorite memories.
I will never forget the warm, sunny and perfect days spending hours in the endless rows of strawberries with my Rosie girl. We would always meet up with friends for some pickin' then we would stay for hours after and just live it up together. We would come home dirty and sticky sweet, with sun kissed cheeks. My perfect kind of days. I was so sad to not be in Florida for strawberry season this year. (I tried to talk John into flying us there just so we could keep tradition and strawberry pick together.) So, today the photos from our past picking adventures will have to do.... I am just imagining the sweet smell and unbelievable taste of the berries as we sat in the dirt!
Strawberry fields forever ...... On my mind!
Here's a link to our very FIRST strawberry adventure and the yummiest/EASIEST strawberry jam recipe , And the Link to last years adventures

March 24, 2015

Spring style marshmallow popcorn

A few years ago I made these spring styled YUMMIEST ever popcorn balls .
I keep thinking about them and how I need to make some again reeeeeeeeeeeeeal soon.

(For recipe click link above- "spring styled yummiest ever popcorn balls)

December 31, 2014

New Years Eve crafts

Just working on these fun NYE firework rings with my girl.

Also, a pic of our pipe cleaner crowns from last New Years Eve.
super fun and easy!

December 8, 2014

Kiwi Crate fun

If there's one thing I've learned about raising a very detail oriented + easily bored little one, it's PROJECTS projects projects. When Rosie starts to get restless and bored, which happens a lot,
 I know its time to get started on a project together. She loves to be working on something,
 and I love to watch her personality come out as she creates things.
 Her imagination is unbelievable.
 I could do projects with her all day if it didn't involve cleanup too lol! 
I recently found Kiwi Crate. This is a monthly subscription box. 
You receive projects that are completely ready to go, all the materials, instructions, etc.
 It is so perfect. There are age appropriate and each box has different projects
 just filled for hours worth of creating and learning. I am now a huge fan! 

Today we built a castle with a king and his crew. 
We are starting to build the catapult project and 
can't wait to launch the fun fuzzy balls they sent with it. 

 You can still order the crates by December 15th to receive your first box by Christmas!

November 28, 2014

Scripture advent on tree branch

I have been trying to come up with an advent calendar for the girls involving scriptures and fun little trinkets too. I looked over a bunch and took ideas from all of them to create this fun scripture advent. The daily scriptures are short (the attention span of a two year old) but very sweet and of course tell the story of our Savior and his birth. I remember how much fun it was as a child to pull a special ornament/trinket out of our wooden advent calendar. It was so special and I looked forward to it every year. I can't wait to create those same memories for my girls. 

For these little treats/trinkets I truly gathered half of them through my random craft stash, gift boxes,etc.
I purchased a few of the items and the treats, then used music sheets and paper grocery bags to wrap them up. Rosie and I found the perfect tree branch while on a walk last week and it sprayed it gold of course! I love how it turned out. 

Here are the scriptures with ideas for items representing each verse. 

Dec.1- Luke 1:26-27 ( small angel wings, paper wings, I made my daughter gold paper wings for her doll) 

Dec. 2 - Matthew 1:18 (ring, or ring pop) talking about engaged, Joseph & Mary. 

Dec. 3- Luke 1:46-53 { these are  short verses} Mary's song (music box, any musical instrument, target dollar spot has the cutest little wooden bells right now, sheet music, iTunes card etc) 

Dec. 4- Matthew 1:20- (white angel, anything white, or little trinkets representing dreams) 

Dec.5- Matthew 1:21 (cross, or anything with a world/globe representing the SAVIOR of the world) 

Dec.6- Matthew 1:22-23 (bridge or string, representing Jesse bridging the gap between heaven and earth.)

Dec.7- Luke 2:4 ( house of David- line of lineage 

Dec.8- Luke 2:5 (horse, pony, donkey) 

Dec.9- micah 5:2 (Lion toy- representing Judah or purple stickers, jewels etc. Representing royalty) 

Dec.10- Luke 2:6-7 (baby, anything representing baby Jesus)

Dec.11- Luke 2:7 ( soft cloth, blanket, scarf, cute Kleenex, etc. "Wrap/swaddling") 

Dec.12- Isaiah 9:6 (peace sign anything, prince of peace)

Dec.13- Luke 2:8-11 (sheep, finger puppet, shepherds hook candy cane)

Dec.14- Luke 2:12 ( hay or straw, thin licorice could be straw)

Dec.15- Luke 2:13-14 (bag of small gold rings, halos- the small oranges, representing multitude of angels) 

Dec.16- Luke 2:15-18 (bells, or anything representing spreading the word) 

Dec.17-psalm 95:6 ( pretzels for arms folded or pretty rocks/sand play dough for kneeling on the ground in prayer) 

Dec.18-Luke 2:19-20 , 33-35 (anything with a heart, heart candy, ornament, representing Mary's heart/emotions) 

Dec.19- Luke 2:21 (the name Jesus,)

Dec.20- Luke 2:22-24 (feathers, doves, dove chocolate, anything bird related) 

Dec.21- Luke 2:25-32 (mr. Potatoe head, eyes, glasses, small toy kaliedescope anything representing  revelation of Jesus as Christ the savior to Simeon and all the people )

Dec.22- Matthew 2:1( little note to child rolled up like a scroll, small book, representing the wisdom of the magi) 

Dec.23- Matthew 2:1-2 crown, necklace, representing Jesus being the king of all kings 

Dec.24- Matthew 2:9-10 (star- anything star to represent following the star. Glow in the dark ceiling stars) 

Dec.25- Matthew 2:11 ( three small boxes or bags representing the three gifts of the magi- gold, etc. )