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FUN FINDS FOR TODDLERS THIS SPRING

By on April 24, 2018

Lately I have been on the hunt for a few new things to keep Lila occupied. I feel like she is growing up so fast and her imagination is getting bigger everyday. I wanted to find things that could be ready to take outdoors but also be played with inside. My main goal is to keep her excited and always have fun things around that encourage her to use her imagination and get big ideas. I love it when she comes to me and says, “Mom I have an idea!” It makes me want to do everything in my power to get her vision to come true. Now without further ado here are some fun finds for spring time. Everything is linked at the bottom of the post.

The Snazaroo Brush Pen is a two-in-one brush applicator and liquid face paint. I was pleasantly surprised how easy these pens were to use. The applicator was so easy even Lila could do it herself without getting frustrated. Snazaroo Brush Pens are also approved to use on sensitive skin- which is the first thing that caught my eye when finding this product. Most face paints can get really irritating, so finding a mess free, sensitive skin, face paint felt like a major mom win! Lila obviously was obsessed with these pens and instantly requested a butterfly. I have a feeling we will be using these every day.

Lila is on a serious dinosaur kick right now so when I found these beautifully illustrated books, they got my attention. Dinosaurs Living In My Hair encourages children to color outside-the-lines and embrace their creative, imaginative spirit. I love the message these books and they gave me and my girl a great talk about imagination. Lila’s favorite part about the books was that they were written in rhyme. She would giggle through practically the whole story. I am now hooked on finding more children’s poetry books for her little library.

Raise your hand if you already have at least one PEZ dispenser at home! (Everyone, right?) Well as I mentioned earlier Lila is loving dinosaurs right now so when she saw these Jurassic World Collection PEZ dispensers she thought they were the coolest thing ever. I don’t think she has a favorite because they all get equal attention. It’s so cute to see her play with PEZ since I totally used to collect them when I was younger. In the collection they have available T-Rex, Blue the Raptor, and Dilophosaurus. Okay, now who is excited to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?

Packing healthy toddler snacks to take on the go is HARD. I am always struggling to find new things so when I found these Sprout Crispy Chews I knew they were going to be a hit. I picked up two flavors, because why not- Orchard Fruit & Carrot and Red Fruit Beet & Berry. Really they both sounded so good I wanted to sneak a few bites for myself. Made with a full serving of REAL fruits & veggies so my job of preparing snacks just got really easy. Lila love love loves the Red Fruit Beet & Berry flavor so I think I’ll be stocking up on these plant powered toddler snacks.

Both of Lila’s grandmas wear glasses so she has developed a fascination to putting on their frames. I am not gonna lie I get a little chill every time she puts on their glasses because I know it’s not good for her. So these Zenni Optical Kids Glasses were very necessary. They are flexible kid glasses for toddlers and kids. So to Lila she can tell they are real glasses and have become quite a hit. They are designed to be played in with no hinges, no metal parts, and an adjustable/detachable strap. There is no perscieption in the lenses so she can play in them for short periods of time and is totally fine. I think they might be her favorite box she ever opened!

*This post has been kindly sponsored by Babbleboxx.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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LAST MINUTE EASTER EGG STUFFERS FOR TODDLER GIRLS

By on March 21, 2018
So the Easter baskets are made and I am putting the finishing touches on the Easter eggs for the big Egg Hunt. Since there is always so much candy I thought I would switch it up this year and add a few items for Lila to find that don’t contain chocolate. I found a few eggs at the dollar store that were huge! So I am using those to put some bigger items in. Plus how fun would it be for her to find a giant egg. Right?! Below are some things I putting in the non candy eggs. I hope it inspires you to create some non candy eggs for your egg hunt too.

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Disney Junior #DisneyJuniorFRiYAY Live Event

By on June 30, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Chances are everyone reading this has heard of Disney Junior. We happen to be huge fans of Disney Junior whether it’s watching shows on Disney Channel or a visit to Disneyland. A few days ago Lila and I had an amazing opportunity to attend a Disney Junior Live Event right here in Los Angeles! So keep on scrolling for behind the scenes photos of the event, inspiration for a pinterest perfect Puppy Dog Pals party, and something exciting happening every Friday all summer long of Disney Junior.

The event was held in a gorgeous home in the foothills of Enico, California. Upon arriving to the entrance of the home was decor ranging from balloons, bubbles, and even paw prints leading up the door. It was so festive and Lila was immediately in puppy dog paradise. Once walking through the door the children got to adopt a (balloon) puppy that would accompany them through the event. Lila loves her’s so much and it is still providing a good amount of entertainment in our living room.

The decor of this event was so creative and detailed. Everything was to theme of Disney Junior’s new show, Puppy Dog Pals. A few of my favorite details were the puppy dog cake pops, Fetch sticks (pretzel sticks), and the bone shaped sugar cookies.

In the backyard was a table for face painting, DIY collar (bracelet) station, and a gorgeous table set up for the children to enjoy their snacks. Lila couldn’t get enough of the toys in the backyard and went down the slide probably 50 times.

Once the children got a good amount of energy out we were invited to the family room for a premier of a brand new episode of Puppy Dog Pals on Disney Channel. I made Lila a special popcorn mixed with pretzels, goldfish, & m&m’s and she sat through the whole episode snacking away.

The best part is the fun doesn’t have to end. EVERY Friday all summer long Disney Junior will be releasing new episodes of your favorite shows airing on Friday mornings on Disney Channel. Now is that a good FRiYAY surprise or what? Below is the full schedule, which show are you most excited for? #DisneyJuniorFRiYAY

FRiYAY, 6/30 – Sofia the First @ 9am followed by an all-new Elena of Avalor
FRiYAY, 7/7 – Back to back Lion Guard starting @ 8am followed by an all-new Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY, 7/14– Lion Guard starting @ 8am followed by all-new Mickey & The Roadster Racers and Puppy Dog
FRiYAY,  7/21 –Lion Guard @ 8am followed by all-new Sofia The First and Elena of Avalor
FRiYAY, 7/28- Mickey & The Roadster Racers @8:30am followed by an all-new Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY,  8/4 – Sofia the First @ 9am
FRiYAY, 8/11 – Lion Guard @ 8am followed by all-new Mickey and the Roadster Racers  and Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY, 8/18 – Sofia The First @ 9am followed by an all-new Elena of Avalor

I love that Disney Junior is offering all new episodes every FRiYAY morning on Disney Channel because who doesn’t love a NEW episode of a show. I seriously get so excited for a new story, especially when I have seen the last season of the show 100 times with my toddler. Her favorite show is Sofia the First and you better believe I can quote all three seasons of the show.

I like that Lila watches Sofia the First because Sofia faces obstacles in every episode and always chooses to do the right thing. She is brave, graceful, and a great role model for little girls. I love seeing Lila completely captivated during the episodes and talking about them with her after. She always tells me, “Sofia is so brave” and when she does something brave she’ll tell me, “Mom, I’m brave like Sofia!” It really is heartwarming to have her learn life lessons from a show and apply them to her life.

This summer Disney Junior is putting the yay in FRiYAY for our family by having a weekly playdate to enjoy the new episodes and while enjoying a special treat like Mickey pancakes or maybe Disney shaped fruit snacks. I am excited to get creative every week and have something to look forward to on Friday mornings. I hope everyone will join me in watching! Leave me a comment with what show you are most excited for.
*Thank you to Disney Junior for generously sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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