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    Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub + Free Printable Tag
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  •   If your children have stuffed animals, you most likely know how grimy and dirty they can get. Stuffed animals are a great place for germs to hide, which is why it is important you take the time to properly clean them. Take a look below at some helpful tips on how to clean stuffed… [Continue Reading]

    How To Clean Stuffed Animals
15 of the Best CopyCat Recipes
Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub
16 Water
Candy Club Subscription Box

How To Clean Stuffed Animals

How To Clean Stuffed Animals

  If your children have stuffed animals, you most likely know how grimy and dirty they can get. Stuffed animals are a great place for germs to hide, which is why it is important you take the time to properly clean them. Take a look below at some helpful tips on how to clean stuffed animals easily and effectively. 1. Spot treat. First, spot treat the stuffed animals. Use a damp rag with some gentle detergent on it. Scrub stains in a circular motion. Use a clean rag to rinse and pat … [Read More...]

Lottie Dolls: Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You! + Giveaway

Lottie Dolls for little girls

  I think we've found our new favorite doll! We had never heard of Lottie (or little Biscuit the beagle) before, but since I grew up with dolls I definitely wanted to check her out. Haley was more than willing to spend an afternoon playing! As a mom, what I do, say, and even buy has an effect on my daughter. She's constantly watching me and learning from me, so it's only fair that I set out to be a good example. Growing up, I had a lot of "girl" toys and that included dolls. My dolls … [Read More...]

16 Water: Naturally Filtered Volcanic Water

16 Water

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 16 Water for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm probably what you would call a snob when it comes to bottled water. I judge by the bottle. if it's attractive, I'm more tempted to buy it. I know, "water is water" but I just don't believe that. When I was sent 16 Water, I knew the water would have a "fresher" taste. An ice cold bottle of 16 Water is some of the most refreshing and invigorating waters I've had. I am definitely a … [Read More...]

Candy Club Subscription Box Service: A Sweet Gift

Candy Club Subscription Box

  I love candy. I have, for the longest time (and probably unknown to a lot of people), wanted to own my very own candy store. A bright, colorful, family-friendly place with old favorites and new candies. Walls lined with sweets, cute displays and fun music always playing... a destination, really. If I had the start-up money, I would do it. There is a place right downtown right now with huge windows on three sides, and I can just see it bright and full and sweet smelling. But, until … [Read More...]