Tuesday, February 19, 2013

On Repeat

Y'all already know how obsessed I am with Nashville, and I CANNOT get enough of this song!

And I have foung myself singing and dancing along to this a *few* times lately. And yes, I love me some Brit Brit!

And I didn't have the slightest clue who Macklemore was until I saw Young House Love's challenge and realized that I have been breaking it down to this tune in the car for a minute now!!

What songs are you loving right now? My car-radio time has been limited due to a certain two-year old's love of kids music so I always feel like I'm behind on new music!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Great Green Clean

One of my resolutions every year is to try to live a more "green" lifestyle.

I'll let you in on a little back story: this wasn't something that I was always concerned with.

It was when I became pregnant with Trey is when I knew I needed to do some research and start making smart changes around my home.

I knew if he was going to be wearing something washed in it, inhaling it, licking it, sitting or playing on it - "it" needed to be "green".

One of the first "green" products I tried was a Clorox GreenWorks countertop spray! I vowed to never let myself turn into a "Green Housewife" and act "Greener than Thou"like the ladies in this hilarious video!

Going green doesn't have to be difficult - it can actually be really fun. Instead of throwing out all of my non-green products I just waited for them to be used up and as I needed to shop for more I would replace them with a more "green" version! It was easy, I didn't feel like I was throwing away everything that I had and starting from scratch!

And every little bit helps. Do you need to buy everything organic? Absolutely not! Start with your milk and the "dirty dozen" and go from there! It's not an all or nothing!

What are your favorite "green" cleaning products? How did you make the switch? How do you live a more "green" lifestyle?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Friday, February 8, 2013

DIY: Lucky Duck Valentines & Teacher Gifts

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon these cute rubber ducks in the $1 section at Target. I went ahead and scooped up as many of them as I would need for Trey's class hoping that I could think of a fun way to turn them into Valentines!

I grabbed some cellophane bags, put the duck and a lollipop inside, tied it up with bakers twine (also in the $1 section at Target!).

I created the tags on PicMonkey and had them printed at my local printer on a heavy card stock.

Side-note: I feel like getting tags or other party-type goodies printed there or at Office Max (versus at home) is totally worth the effort! It's dirt cheap and you can really tell the difference in person! 

I used a 2" punch by Fiskars to cut them out and used my Cricut for the blue backing and added them on.

Easy Peasy!

And for the teachers (of course we couldn't forget OMGILOVEMISSKATHY his music teacher too!) I found these cute glass jars at TJ Maxx and filled them with Lindt truffles and Starbucks gift cards. I added the ribbons to the side to make them a little more festive!

This is similar to what I did at Christmas for them (Lindt truffles, fuzzy socks from Old Navy and Target gift cards) and they really seemed to like them. I never know what to get for the teachers!! 

Any teachers reading? Suggestions are greatly appreciated!

So there you have it! Our Valentine's Day goodies! I'll be sharing what I picked up for Trey and made for J.D. next week!

You can also see the Valentines that I made last year here