August 26, 2015

Wall Decor Ideas for Boys Bedroom

As you know I have two boys. They are 8 and 2 and they have to share a room. So when decorating their rooms I want it to work for both their ages. I am sharing today ways I decorate and the best thing is this all can be done on a budget.

My favorite way to add some life into a space is with wall art and pictures. 

I recently got these DARLING prints from The quality of the prints is amazing. I did buy the cute van print in a frame. Next time I would just get a print and find a frame somewhere else. Minted has 100's of prints to choose from. There are all different types and styles of prints. There is something for everyone. On the site there is an option to pick prints and create different boards so that you can see all the prints together before you buy. I love that. I had 5 boards I was trying to choose from, because I loved so many prints.

I also love having pictures in every room. Especially in a kids room. They love looking at themselves. 

Just by adding these cute letters it adds a little something extra to the space. 

Adding wall art to a room doesn't have to be expensive. You can get frames from Goodwill or a second-hand store and spray paint them. You can also find prints like these from Minted. 

I have teamed up with Minted for this post. But I truly love ALL their products. If I didn't I wouldn't share it with you.

Wet Brush VS Tangle Teaser

I am not typically a brush kind of girl, but since my hair has gotten long I have to use a brush. I have really fine hair, but I have a lot of it, so it tangles up like crazy. My 7-year-old has the same problem and hates to brush her hair. So I have been on the hunt for a good brush that works for both of our needs. I have been using the Wet Brush and the Tangle Teaser and I wanted to share my thoughts about them with you. 
What they are supposed to do:

The Wet Brush is intended to be use on wet hair hence the name Wet Brush. It's supposed to help eliminate tangles easily and painlessly. You can find them at Target for around $8.  The brush head has the little bristles that have the little ball on the end it doesn't squish down like normal hair brushes when you push on it.

The Tangle Teaser is intended to be used exactly the same way as the Wet Brush. The bristles in this brush though are short and really close together. The shape of the brush fits perfectly into your hand. I got mine at Sally Beauty Supply for $12. (I think)

Pros and Cons:

The Wet Brush is my favorite I just love this brush so much. It works like a charm and does exactly what it claims to do. You can even use it on dry hair. Now the Tangle Teaser oh man... this brush is a nightmare. I don't know if it's just because of the type of hair I have or what, but if I brush my hair or my daughters hair with this brush it makes it so frizzy. Don't even think about using it on dry hair. I can't pinpoint exactly what makes it make my hair a frizzy mess, but it does. I feel when I use it just brushes the top layer and makes the bottom mess. It doesn't brush through all the layers at once. I hope that makes sense. It's more expensive and not as good. So if you have been interested in either I would HIGHLY recommend picking up the Wet Brush. 

This is just my opinion I know there are lots of people who l love the tangle teaser, but for me and my hair I am not a fan. 

August 25, 2015

After School Snack Station

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When my kids get home from school they are starving. They act as if they have never eaten a day in their life. That time of day is usually crazy busy. They have places to go and homework to get done. This year I wanted to be one step ahead and make that time of day not so stress for everyone. So, I created an after school snack station that I can hurry and pull out before the kids get in the door.

It's perfect and convenient for them. They can help themselves to a snack and get going with whatever it is they have going on. 

I wanted to provide them with things that are easy and can be taken on the go. They have several options.

Dannon® Danimals® which are perfect on the go snack to help fuel the kids for their after school adventures. Right now if you find the "gold bongo" bottle you could win a field day for your kids school with NFL players. Doesn't that sound awesome? You can find out more details here about the Play60 contest going on right now. My kids favorite flavor is the cotton candy/strawberry flavor and it's only available through August in select Walmarts.

 I also include a lot of healthy options for them to choose from Mashups, Jammy Sammy's from plum kids,  Annies Cheddars, fruit snacks, fresh fruit, and I couldn't leave out a little something sweet.

I don't keep this on the counter because it would all be gone in a day. I just store in the cupboard and when I see them coming off the bus I set it out for them.

Just one more little way to make the after school crazies a little easier for the whole family.

Do your kids have a favorite after school snack?

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