By Ashley Devonish | Category: It Worked 4 Me, Products, Surprize Me! | Posted Monday, February 17, 2014
Dapper Snappers Brand Has Won a 2014 Family Choice Award
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Family Magazine has announced that Dapper Snappers Original Toddler Belts has won the 2014 Family Choice Award. Dapper Snappers is a toddler belt that only goes around the back three belt loops of the child’s pants, shorts or skirt. It consists of high quality suspender elastic and durable snaps. The “Family Choice Awards” recognize the best in children’s and parenting products. Now in it’s 19th year, the “Family Choice Award” is one of the most coveted, family friendly consumer award programs in the nation.
The Dapper Snapper consists of a short piece of suspender elastic with snaps that fits in the back 3 belt loops of the child’s pants and snaps over the outer 2 loops to cinch the pants thereby keeping them from falling down.
The only difference between Boys Belts and Girls Belts is a matter of color choice. Most parents wouldn’t choose to put a pink and brown flowered Dapper Snapper on their son, but it’s your choice. As far as Kids belts go, you can’t go wrong with Dapper Snappers!
Dapper Snappers work on any pants with belt loops, even adjustable waist pants.
- Available in a wide range of colors for girls and boys.
- Recommended for ages 9 months – 6 years old (One size fits all design).
- Ideal for children who are in between sizes or wearing hand-me-downs!
- Convenient – no need to remove for diaper changes and potty training.
- Made in the USA
You can get yours right here for only $13.99 and free shipping.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Favorite Lists, It Worked 4 Me, Surprize Me! | Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014
I am totally obsessed with the new baby collection at Gap. It is their Paddington Bear collection and it is seriously adorable!!!! Trust me I do not get paid by them to blog about this but I just had to because it’s all just too stinkin cute! This is really just a very small peek into the collection. They have tons of stuff so it was hard to pick my favorites.
Here are some of my favorites!!!!
AND Gap always has coupon codes so please try and find one before placing an order. Usually its for around 30% off.
Hope you love these as much as I do!
By Ashley Devonish | Category: It Worked 4 Me, Moneywi$e, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I have naturally curly hair but sometimes when I do a deep conditioning, even I need help increasing the curls and texture. I started doing research on a good beachy texture spray and found that they all are just made with salt so why not do an easy DIY.
DIY Beach Spray Ingredients:
1 cup of hot water (not boiling)- Can also use strong Chamomile Tea as the base if you want to lighten hair or black tea as the base if you want to darken hair, but you will need to keep in the fridge.
2 tablespoons epsom salt (or more for extra texture)
1/2 tsp Himalayan or Sea Salt (optional but adds stiffness)
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1/2 tsp conditioner or a few drops of almond oil or jajoba oil
Optional: a few drops of essential oils or a spritz of your favorite perfume for scent- Lavender and citrus are great options
Optional: 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vodka or alcohol- if you want to lighten hair (the lemon juice lightens and the alcohol preserves)
How to Make:
Get a spray bottle that holds at least 10 ounces. I used a glass bottle made from an old apple cider vinegar bottle and a regular spray top. I also tripled the recipe to accommodate the size of my bottle. Put the hot water (or tea) in the spray bottle and add the epsom salts, sea salt (optional), aloe vera, conditioner, scent (optional) and lemon juice/vodka (if using). Put the cap on the bottle and shake for 1-2 minutes or until epsom salts and sea salt are dissolved. Store in the fridge if using lemon juice or tea base, or at room temperature if you aren’t. Will last 3-4 months or longer.
I found that the spray works great. Be careful though not to spray too much. It almost makes your hair feel dirty, I guess thats to give it some texture but just be careful not to over do it. If you have soft curly hair like me, I just spray near my roots to give me that extra volume boost.
Let me know if you try it!
By Ashley Devonish | Category: It Worked 4 Me, New Products, Products, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, November 8, 2013
I must say that this product is a must have for children when vacationing, especially when visiting crowded places like theme parks or even Holiday parades.
Its called SafetyTat. SafetyTats are temporary tattoos which you can write your phone number on in case your child gets lost or separated from you.
I even used these on my son when we went to our church’s Fall Festival. It gives me great peace of mind in letting him play on the playground or jump in the jumpy house.
Here are some of the great features SafetyTat offers:
Made with proprietary Tateck waterless peel-and-stick tattoo material
Package comes with 6 SafetyTats and a free non-toxic SafetyTat Pen
Fun and colorful, vibrant on all skin tones
Tattoos come blank so you can customize
When applied to the arm of your child or loved one, SafetyTat provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification
Stays in place even when wet at the pool, beach or bathing
Lasts for up to 2 weeks
Medical grade, hypoallergenic and latex-free
Designed by a Mom of three kids
- Made in the USA
You can get yours here, on sale for $8.00 originally $9.95.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: It Worked 4 Me, New Products, Products, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013
So I am super excited to announce that we now carry Woombie and Refresh A Baby at www.Mom4Life.com. I found both of these companies at the ABC Kids expo. Woombie is seriously the easiest way to swaddle a baby I have ever seen. I wish I had known about these when my son Dominic was born. He always found a way to escape the swaddle. These would have been amazing. And I will be giving these away as holiday gifts to all my friends with little ones.
They come in original, organic, AIR, convertible and they also have amazing mesh swaddle blankets and mesh onsies.
I invite you to take a look. Tons of colors, styles and sizes available.
It is a portable and user friendly nipple that simply “pops” onto a water bottle and transforms it to a baby bottle. (and I hear that a Sippy cup nipple is in the works!)