Hi Friends!! Goose has been having to do a lot of spelling homework in 1st grade, and due to her dysgraphia, she has been having some trouble. So, I’ve made some worksheets, and I thought that I would share them with you all incase your little ones are having the same spelling words. Below you will find this week’s list of words, and links to the worksheets.
Calling all my PCOS “cysters”, I have found the best tweezers in the world to deal with our hairy-ness!!
I have been using some cheap ones that I got at walmart for years, and I had no clue something better was out there. The Grooming District ones (my set came with three), are completely awesome!!! They are made from some very sturdy metal, so I don’t have to worry the tweezers bending.
The tweezers also grab and hold onto the hair like no one’s business. So what used to take up so much of my time plucking, I can get done in record time.
My set came with three different tips. There is a straight tip, a slanted tip, and a pointed tip. I tend to use the straight tip more than any of the others. I have found some uses for the slanted tip (like around my eyebrows), but not found anything to use the pointy ones for.
Overall, I am very impressed, and am definitely keeping these around for a long long time.
A few months ago I reviewed some chalk markers for Vellostar. I wanted to share the video I made with you all since I loved these markers so much. They were super smooth markers, and the colors were nice and bright like I wanted. My sister and I used them for an event we worked at, and our project turned out great and had a ton of compliments. These are a must have if you are looking to attract attention to your project.
As most of us know Father’s day is next month, and if you didn’t know, Father’s day is June 19th. I have decided to come up with a few ideas of gifts you can give your dad this year.
The Marky vacuum insulated tumbler is very high on my list for Father’s Day gift ideas. I am in love with this tumbler, and I think everyone should have one.
If you have not heard about the vacuum insulated tumbler craze, here is the deal. These tumblers will keep a beverage ice cold or very hot for hours. With the Marky tumbler, I have been able to keep coffee hot for about 4ish hours!! That is a huge deal when you forget you made coffee to begin with. The tumbler works just as well to keep drinks cold, when I tried it, I took water from the fridge, and it kept it cold for at least 3 hours, beyond that I don’t know, I got thirsty…
The Marky tumblers are 20oz and are made from high quality food grade stainless steel. If you were thinking about getting one of those name brand tumblers, stop, this one is literally more than half the cost of the name brand, and it works just as well. You can find the Marky tumblers on Amazon, and, like I said before, would make an awesome Father’s Day gift.
I recently got to try the coolest thing. Binders that have been laminated in a wood veneered onto the outside and inside. Now, I know this has nothing to do with babies, kids, or parenting, but it does cater to my obsession with office products.
These Naked Binders are really neat. They come in birch and cherry, and are made from eco friendly and sustainably sourced materials. (That makes it fit into this blog right???) There are two sizes too; 1″ d-rings and 1.5″ d-rings. The 1″ holds about 220 sheets of regular notebook paper, and the 1.5″ holds about 350 sheets.
There are tons of ways to use these binders. You can use them for school, work, or home. My sister is actually using them for her photography business and to hold her portfolio. The binders look very professional, and have gained a lot of comments on how good they look.
The only problem with the binders that I have had is one of the binder’s wood veneer cracked at the spine. It’s no big deal, and I wouldn’t have noticed it if I had not heard it pop.
If you would like to purchase some of these Necked Binders, you can find them on the Necked Binders website. The 1″ size will be about $15 per binder, and the 1.5″ is about $16 per binder.
Overall, these binders, although a little pricey, and very beautiful and well worth the cost if you are needing to make an awesome impression.
Back in December “Daddy Marohn” got a new car. It’s a nice car too, leather seats, and the full package. One problem we’ve had though is the mud. It seems like it rained all winter, and the first thing Goose wanted to do when she got in the car is put her muddy little shoes on the back of the drivers seat. And it was a constant battle with her because she didn’t understand what she was doing wrong.
That’s when we decided to look into a kick matt. The child car seat kick mats by Drive™ Auto Products, are really nice. They are made from a 100% fiber reinforced commercial-grade material chosen for its durable, washable, flexible, reversible qualities and luxury appearance.
I liked that these kick mats start at by hooking onto the headrest post and then goes all the way to the bottom of the back of the seat and hook on the springs on the bottom of the seat. It was also very very easy to install, and serves it’s purpose.
One thing that I wish that Drive™ Auto Products would change is the fact that there are no pockets. Yes I know that they like the simplistic design of their kick mats, but I do miss having a spot to keep tissues or toys.
Overall, this is a very good mat, and I am thinking about getting some for the other car, and maybe making my own pockets for it.
If you are interested in purchasing the Drive™ Auto Products kick mat, you can find them on Amazon.
(I tried to get pictures, but they didn’t turn out very well. I am going to try again when it’s daylight out.)
Buying gifts for boys is something that I’ve found to be a challenge since my nephew was born. I grew up with all girls, so I never know what to get him. I want to get him something he likes, but also something he didn’t think to put on his wish list. This year he is 7, almost 8, and I have no idea the sort of things he is into other than Minecraft. I knitted him a hat, but what 7 year old really wants a hand knitted hat for Christmas.
So after doing some looking around and reading what other people recommend, I decided to go with a magic set.
I found this really neat set on Amazon. It comes with a cape, a magic card deck, a magic wand, a magic wire ring, and a coin illusion box.
Here is Goose demonstrating the coin trick with a dime.
The card deck is really neat. They are slightly larger at one end than the other, so as long as the one card you want is the only card facing that direction, and it’s near the middle of the deck, you should be able to find it. Here is a short video.
Overall, this is the perfect gift for my nephew, and I know it will make an awesome Christmas gift for any little kid. It is definitely Goose approved.
If you would like to add this little set to your shopping list, it can be found on Amazon for about $25, the cape alone is probably worth that much, and you get all the other stuff along with it. Very good value.
Essential oils are well, essential for everyone to have around. My favorite is peppermint oil. I love the smell and there are so many things that peppermint oil can be used for.
Two of my favorites is for headaches and tummy issues. For things like sinus headaches and acid reflux, I just put a few drops on my tongue. Peppermint oil is also good for chronic fatigue, which is a common symptom of PCOS. In that case, I just defuse a little in my humidifier.
The Simply Earth Peppermint oil is among the best that I have ever used. It works quickly, and the smell does not dissipate quickly. It is also 100% pure and undiluted.
For a while now I am been taking omega-3 fish oil, and then I heard about omega-6’s. I had no idea that you should be taking a balance of the two. Actually, according to WebMD, you should be taking a ratio of 1:1 or 2:1 omega6 to omega3. The SureKrill by Herbal Gist combines the Omega6 and 3 in perfect balance to omega 9 (which is a fatty acid that does not NEED to be supplemented, but does not hurt).
The benefits of the omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9 are pretty long. They contain DHA and EPA, which help with stiffness in the joints. The omegas can also help with cholesterol (good and bad), brain function, PMS, blood pressure, asthma, and ADHD.
I’ve only been taking the SureKrill for a few weeks now, and I have not noticed any difference from the fish oils I was taking other than the fact I only have to take 1 v/s 3 of the fish oil. My husband took the SureKrill for a few days and he noted that he would have trouble sleeping if he took it at night.
Overall, I like it. I am not sure if I was supposed to notice any difference in anything by now or not. I would recommend based on the fact that everyone needs to be taking omega 3 and 6 daily.
If you would like to have a chance to try the SureKrill for yourself, you are welcome to enter below. There will be three winners this time, so tell your friends and family too!!
We recently moved to a more rural area, and OUT of a subdivision. Which is great because Goose has more room to play and we have more room for our dogs and a garden, and a few other animals. This year we added chickens to our list of pets, and they have the added benefit of providing us with eggs.
I had never had chickens, so I did a lot of research, and I knew that they would need an area to nest, and some bedding type stuff to make a nest out of. We went through A LOT of stuff to find things that they would like to nest and lay eggs in.
They started out laying eggs beside out AC/Heating Unit. That worked until our unit died, and they didn’t like the repairman messing in their area. Next, they discovered that they could lay eggs in the tomato plants. That stopped when I started picking the tomatoes. Finally they decided to start laying eggs in their pen. Mostly in the grass clippings, but once the grass clippings would blow or wash away, they would go back to laying in random spots. So I decided to try some rabbit hay.
I found some timothy hay at rabbitholehay.com that they LOVE. I got a 1lb box to review, and it has held up to my crazy chickens. Now, the timothy hay that I got is meant for rabbits, and though I don’t have rabbits any more, I thought it was worth a try for the chickens.
I got the first cutting, which means the hay is a little more stiff and has more of the seed head things on it. If I still had my rabbit, this would be great for her teeth, and it would provide her with more nutrition than the 2nd or 3rd cutting.
Overall, I am impressed with the quality of this hay. My chickens love it. I do wish I still had a rabbit so that the rabbit could try the hay out, too.
If you have a rabbit or any other animal that would enjoy some timothy hay, The Rabbit Hole and I would like to give one you a pound of 1st cut timothy hay. All you have to do is fill out the form below to enter the contest.
If you have missed the giveaway (sad day), but would still like to check out more about The Rabbit Hole, you can go to their website : http://www.rabbitholehay.com/, and also on the following social media sites: