By Ashley Devonish | Category: New Products, Products, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, February 21, 2014
I am very excited to announce that we now offer Tady Totes at www.mom4life.com
If you haven’t seen them yet, Tady Tote transforms from a plush, cushioned mat to a bag—instantly! From tummy time to preschool and beyond, a child will love playing, napping and cuddling on this comfy mat.
Tady Tote provides a large (52” across), cushioned area for your baby to play on, have tummy time, nap or roll around both indoors and outdoors. It is water resistant, making it ideal for play dates, park outings or anywhere you need a clean place to sit and play. And, since it’s cushioned, it’s even great for hard floors.
It’s also quick and easy to clean up because you can leave all of your items on the mat, then simply fold it back into a bag and go. Two roomy pockets let you store necessities and the Tady Tote can be folded closed without having to remove your child’s toys.
You can even remove the plush teddy bear blanket, which your child is sure to love snuggling with, enabling you to launder it alone or with the entire Tady Tote.
The Tady Tote’s patented design was created by a mother of two from Tucson, Arizona, and it has undergone rigorous safety testing by a government-accredited lab. It’s the only product of its kind, making it an ideal and unique baby shower gift.
AND for one week only, the Tady Tote is on sale for $65 plus free shipping! Originally $79.99
Watch this video to learn more:
I truly love this product. It can be anything from a nap mat, to a play area, to just a snugly blanket. What do you guys think?
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, February 14, 2014
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Favorite Lists, Products, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Pink is not a color I usually gravitate towards but for the sake of Valentine’s Day, let’s explore all things pink!
Pretty Pushers Delivery Gown in Pink - $26.99
Simple by Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover in Raspberry - ON SALE FOR $25
Original Woombie in Bubblegum – easiest swaddle ever! – $26.00
Gownies Delivery Gown in Molly – $29.99
Babylegs in Sweetheart – $8.99
Tweetlebug Hospital Hats in The Lila – $16.99
New Native 100% Organic Baby Sling in dusty rose – $49.99
I hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day with their loved ones
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Kids Crafts, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Monday, February 10, 2014
10 DIY Valentine ideas
These are a few of my favorite DIY Valentine craft ideas from around the blogosphere:
- “Doh you want to be my Valentine?” from The Wilson World
- “You’re tops in my book!” bookmark Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
- “I dig you!” Valentine from Family Fun
- Match box Valentines from Inch Mark
- “You’re the apple of my eye!” from Twig & Thistle
- “This is a stick up!” Valentine from My Crazy Life as a Farmers Wife
- Straw bracelet from Living Locurto
- “I wheelie like you!” Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
- “You light up my life!” Valentine from Design Sponge
- Candy rings from Hostess With The Mostess
Hope these ideas inspire you.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: It Worked 4 Me, Moneywi$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!