December 19, 2014

Mom’s Holiday Picks from Netflix

As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I receive a Netflix subscription and a streaming device. All opinions are my own.

Most of what we watch is for the kids. This time of year, everyone is talking about the movies for kids (and there are a ton of them that we love). I’m going to share some of my favorite movies to watch on Netflix during the holidays once the kids are in bed for the night or on the rare occasion that they nap simultaneously and I’m able to get through a show of my own.

Holiday Movies for Mom

December 18, 2014

Hoodsbee: the hoodie that’s a friend

We received product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.

Getting coats and jackets on isn’t always easy with little ones, but with a Hoodsbee, I’m sure it’ll be much easier! Hoodsbee is a hoodie that transforms into a plush friend! 

This unique patented technology allows your little one to carry their travel plush buddy, put it on when it is cold, fold it back up into a plush and use it as a head pillow for when they are tired. It's as easy as 1,2,3! Fold, roll and snap! Now, not only do you have a pillow and a travel companion, but you also have a nicely wrapped up hoodie that is easy to store or travel with.

We received Anchor the Shark and it’s already a hit with Charlie! He was so excited to put it on, and hated when I had to take it off to show him how it rolled up into a cool shark!

hoodsbee

December 17, 2014

VeggieTales: Beauty and the Beet

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As you’re well aware, we love VeggieTales and I never mind adding a new video to our collection! We were really excited when our copy of Beauty and the Beet arrived!

Charlie wanted to put it in right away and of course, I did so and took advantage of the free time I had. Charlie and Owen both were entranced immediately. I, of course, loved hearing Kellie Pickler sing so many songs! Kellie Pickler stars in this VeggieTales spin on Beauty and the Beast and does a fantastic job.

beauty and the beet

25+ Candy Cane Ideas

I have to say I’m not particularly fond of candy canes, but they’re everywhere this time of year. Go see Santa, get a candy cane. Walk into a small business, get a candy cane. And you know after Christmas, all those candy canes will be on clearance!

I’ve put together some ways for you to use all of those candy canes!

Candy Cane Ideas

Now go get all your candy canes! I’ve got drinks (grown-up and kid-friendly), cookies, candy, crafts and more!

December 16, 2014

Holiday Baking Must-Haves from Love Cooking Co

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Baking up Christmas cookies has been a tradition for years, but I have to admit I’m one of those parents that just gets stressed out while Charlie is “helping”. Yes, I feel awful about it, but it is what it is and I try to cope. He adores helping Mommy bake and decorate, so I just deal and we get through it.

Love Cooking Company teamed up with Mrs. Fields and sent us some fun products to try. Now that Christmas baking is upon us, we made our first batch of sugar cookies this week. I just made them from a bag mix and hoped it would relieve some of the stress. After Charlie cracked smashed an egg on the table, I knew I made the right decision.

Once our sugar cookie batter was ready, I rolled it all out. I have never figured out how to roll out cookie batter correctly, so if you have some magic tips, please share!

making cookies with love cooking co