MOMMY Monday : Handprint Sun Craft

Hi everyone! My oldest daughter and I love to do arts and crafts during the day. She loves anything having to do with coloring or painting, so we have fun doing little art projects together in her playroom. Today I wanted to show you a cute project we made so you can make it with your kids! She loved making this and I love anything having to do with hand or foot prints- that way you can save it and look back on it and see how little their prints were! So this is just a sun made out of a paper plate and handprints. My daughter absolutely loved making this and has requested that we make a pink one tomorrow. So here’s how you make it!

What you need:

20140727-232632.jpg
-yellow and orange construction paper
-yellow paint
-paper plate
-glue stick
-black marker
-scissors
-paintbrush
-pencil

20140727-234509.jpg

The first thing you’re going to do is paint the entire back of the paper plate yellow. You want to do this first, so that it has time to dry while you make the handprints.

20140727-234621.jpg

Next you are going to trace handprints on the yellow and orange paper. We traced six handprints on each page.

20140727-234840.jpg

20140727-234852.jpg

Cut out all of the handprints and glue them around the underside of the paper plate (by now the paint will be dry).

20140727-235044.jpg

20140727-235102.jpg

Flip it over and you have your sun! But, it needs one last thing- a face!

20140727-235152.jpg

20140727-235202.jpg

How cute is this? Allison had so much fun making this, and I hope your kids do too if you try it out!

Thanks for reading! xx

MOMMY Monday – What’s In My Diaper Bag?

20140720-224621.jpg
Hi guys! Welcome to my first Mommy Monday post. Today I am going to show you what I like to keep in my purse/diaper bag! I hope this is helpful to expectant moms, or moms who need ideas on what they should pack with them when taking the kiddos out.

20140720-224721.jpg

I don’t use a traditional diaper bag, I prefer to just use a really big purse! I am currently carrying the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM as my diaper bag. This purse is just one big tote, so I ordered this purse organizer from Purse To Go, so that I would have some organization and a lot of different compartments. They have a lot of different colors in this organizer, but I chose the cream color so it would match the bag.

20140720-224753.jpg

Changing Pad – this is a plastic coated changing pad that rolls up really small. This is a must have for my bag when I have to change the baby in a restroom or a public place.

Diapers – I like Pampers Swaddlers best for newborns. They have the yellow line in the front that changes to blue when the diaper is wet.

Wipes – I like to buy the Kirkland’s brand from Costco.

Simethicone Drops – these are infant drops for gas, they are good to have just in case Ashley is feeling uncomfortable.

Kleenex – these travel packs of tissues are another must have! I always need to wipe faces or fingers.

Hand Sanitizing Wipes – these wipes from Babyganics come in these nifty little individual wrappers and are alcohol free- so you can use them on faces, hands, even pacifiers.

Pacifier – or Binky as we call it. My 3 year old never used one of these, but Ashley really likes them. These are the Avent ones for newborns with little sheep on them.

Socks – baby feet get very cold, so I like to have an extra pair of socks just in case.

Burpcloth – I like these Gerber brand burpcloths. They are thick and very soft. I use these to clean up any drool or spit up.

20140721-000007.jpg

Giant Ziplock bag – this is a must have also! This is great to have in the bag just in case the baby has an accident and stains their clothes. Just change them and throw the dirty ones in this ziplock so it doesn’t get your bag all dirty. Lifesaver.

Extra Change of Clothes – I just have little floral printed onesie in here just in case.

Snacks – I like to keep a few snacks in my bag just in case we get hungry while out and about. I like these Kind bars, and Allison likes squeezies and raisins.

Activity – I always keep some type of book or activity for Allison in my bag just in case she gets bored and wants something to do. This little pack had crayons, stickers, and a little coloring book to keep her entertained. Perfect!

Wallet – I love this hot pink wallet from Kate Spade. It fits all of my cards and doesn’t take up much room.

Phone, Keys, Sunglasses – pretty self-explanatory there.

Makeup Bag – now for the good part. Haha. I keep this little rose gold colored pouch in my bag with a few makeup/beauty items in it.

-Travalo filled with Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
-Chanel gloss in Eden
-Dior Lipglow in Pink
-Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose
-NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel
-Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil
-Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
-NARS Light Reflecting Powder in Translucent Crystal
-I also keep a few hair ties in case Allison or I need to put our hair up.

So, that’s it for the diaper bag. It is a lot, but I like to be prepared. I hope this helps out other moms, or gals that are just curious! I know I always like to see what other people have in their bags.

Thanks for reading guys, have a great week! xx

I’m a Mom of Two!

Hey guys! So, I have not posted in a couple of weeks and that is because I have a new little baby taking up all of my time! Seriously…I have like 4 UNREAD magazines from the mailbox just sitting on my bedside table. That tells you I’ve been busy-magazines are my weakness.

Anyway, we named our new little baby bear Ashley Elizabeth, and she was born on June 23. She is such a sweet baby and she looks just like her big sis Allie. We are so happy to be a family of four now! I am usually pretty private on this blog concerning my personal life, but I thought it would be nice to share a couple of pictures with you all.

I was also thinking that I could do more Mommy-type posts in addition to my regular beauty posts on this blog, let me know if y’all would be interested in that! Maybe Mommy Monday instead of Mani Monday? Haha 🙂

I hope y’all have a great weekend and enjoy these pictures of my sweet girls.

20140712-133715.jpg

20140712-133727.jpg

Thanks for reading! xx

How To Keep A Toddler Entertained On A Plane

Hi everyone! This post is a little bit different from my normal beauty-type posts, but I want to try and incorporate more lifestyle posts like this into my blog.

20140321-092508.jpg
We took our 2 1/2 year old on her first airplane ride recently, and I thought it would be fun to show you all what I packed for her to keep her entertained on the plane. I know that this post will appeal to my many mommy readers out there, but even if you aren’t a mom, maybe you can share these ideas with moms that you know!

20140321-092545.jpg

Backpack – A backpack is good to have for trips because they are able to just carry it on their back so their hands are free. This one is from Gymboree and has a cute smiling flower on the front.
iPad and Headphones – I have a bunch of educational games on the iPad that Allie loves to play. I also got her these headphones that are little and comfortable for her head. You can also download music or movies that they can watch on the plane.
Notebook, Crayons, Stickers – This is Allie’s little notebook that she likes to color and put stickers in. This can keep her entertained for hours. She loves Dora and Disney Princess, so I brought those stickers along.
Baby Wipes and Tissues – Any mom knows that you ALWAYS need these. Tissues for blowing little noses and baby wipes for cleaning up little faces and sticky hands!
Snacks – I brought along some little snacks for her in case she got hungry on the plane. I made sure to include these little suckers to help her ears to pop, and I brought some fruit snacks, raisins, a squeezie, and some graham cookies.

I was so proud of how well she did on the plane. We got lots of compliments about what a well-behaved child we had! That’s a great feeling.

Let me know if you have any other suggestions for what to pack for an airplane ride!

I hope you guys liked this post; thanks for reading!

xoxo, Amy

Future Beauty Blogger!

20140225-163518.jpg
Hey guys! I just had to share this cute photo with you. I walked into my bedroom and saw that my 2-year old had lined up some lip glosses and was using her Disney Princess pretend camera to take a photo. When I asked her what she was doing, she said, “I’m just bloggin’ Mama! This doesn’t look cute, I need to organize these.”
It was seriously the funniest thing ever! I didn’t even think she ever noticed me always taking pictures of products. Maybe she will have a beauty blog of her own one day!

Hope y’all are having a good day!

xoxo, Amy