Dry Shampoo ROCKS!

If you’re a homeschooling mother of three who barely finds time to blink busy mom like me, you know that you don’t always get to shower everyday. You especially don’t get to wash your hair everyday. I’d always been a little curious about dry shampoo since I first saw it in Sally’s Beauty Supply on one of my many hair adventures. I finally bit the bullet and bought some after it came highly recommended by my dear friend Monica. I picked up some Suave Dry Shampoo at Walgreen’s for $3 but you can get it pretty much anywhere.

This stuff is awesome. It smells really good and it’s really easy to use. It comes in an aerosol can and you spray it on your hair like hairspray. Use your hands to tousle your hair and “rub it in” and VOILA! You have refreshed hair that looks like it was just washed. Easy and Fantastic. We moms need all the help we can get. Go get you some!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 1 Comments | Filed in Handy Things


Though I still am feeling yucky, I can’t explain this need I have to GET THINGS DONE. I can’t really describe it. It’s not so much that I have more energy, it’s just more drive I guess. I’ve washed all of the baby clothes and the various covers for chairs, bassinet and car seat.  I’ve gotten completely caught up on laundry for the rest of the family. Yesterday I actually cleaned and organized the bathroom! Say what???

In the midst of my craziness, I’ve actually been able to do some crafty things. I love to make stuff and be creative. I am often either just too lazy or can’t find the time to make it happen. But I stumbled upon a website - www.homemadebyjill.blogspot.com - and I fell in LOVE! She makes some of the neatest stuff and even had a tutorial on homemade burp cloths.  So I thought I’d try to make some and then I was hooked. I made 16 burp cloths for our baby boy and they turned out awesome! They’re extremely soft and very absorbent. So I made 8 more for my friend who just had a beautiful baby girl!

Then, I found another tutorial on her website for a “car caddy” and I thought it was such an awesome idea. Especially because Holden loves cars so much and we often have to take several with us anywhere we go. I had no other choice but to make one for him. Again, it turned out amazing.

So I re-vamped the idea a little and made a “color caddy” for Lakyn to carry when we go someplace. I think hers turned out great as well and they both love them! They carry them around everywhere.

Lastly, I found a link with an incredible idea for a button flower bouquet. It was pretty easy and only took a couple hours to create from start to finish. It’s nice to have some color that I don’t have to water.

I posted some pics so you could see the finished project but if you’re interested in making any of these things, the links are probably your best bet. They give really great step by step instructions.

Needless to say, I’ve been like the energizer bunny. I can’t explain it except to say that maybe (please!!!) I’m nesting and labor is coming soon. I sure hope so…

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 0 Comments | Filed in Craftsy, Handy Things, Kids, Play Time, Pregnancy

um…ok, it works.

We have been hearing amazing things about the FURminator, but were still skeptical that it was better than the generics. We have a generic brush that we thought did ok. Man, were we wrong. We bought the FURminator and immediately put it to the test. This is from just 30-40 minutes of brushing…not shaving.

Zapf was a champ enduring the brushing (It doesn’t hurt), so we went to the dog park today. He acts like a 4 year old as we get closer to the park. He starts whining and pacing back and forth in the car like we’ll never get there.

Sunday, April 19th, 2009 0 Comments | Filed in Handy Things, Pets