Homemade Recycled Crayon Tutorial!

Hey guys,

So, we have lots of old crayons lying around our house. Instead of throwing them away, I like to melt them down into shapes and make brand new crayons! It is SO easy, you won’t believe it. Kids love this project, too! I used a heart shaped silicone mold, but you can use any shapes you want. Watch the video below :)

XO

Lisa O


Best Kid’s Lunchbox EVER!

Tired of losing lids to tupperware and having to pack a bunch of different containers for your kids’ lunches? Look no further….PlanetBox is a game changer. A friend of mine recommended these and I am extremely happy with the purchase. They are stainless steel lunch boxes that look a bit like prison trays, but they come with a cute little carrying bag. A bit pricey at between $40-$60 for varying styles, but hear me out on why it’s worth it. For one, you don’t have to buy ANY other containers because this can hold everything. Two, the lid is attached, so you won’t ever lose it. Three, there is no BPA leaching in stainless steel like the plastic containers do. It doesn’t stain if you put spaghetti in it, and you can literally use it for years. It comes with a cup holder and condiment pouch. As a mom, I’m thrilled about it. Added bonus is how aesthetically pleasing and organized your kids’ lunches look. Being as OCD as I am, well, it really tickles my fancy. Get one HERE at their website or you can also order on Amazon.

Pearl’s packed lunch for her first day of school!:

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XO

Lisa O


AWESOME Crib Bedding!!!

My Friend Lindsay Woolf is a genius in many areas, but her most recent development takes the cake. If you are looking for baby bedding, look no further! Her amazing patterns and fabrics are to die for. I have not been able to find stuff this cute at even the coolest stores in LA. She hand makes everything HERSELF in Los Angeles. No factories, just her and a sewing machine. Brilliant! Support a fellow mom & visit the shop HERE!!!

Makes a great, unique, gift as well!

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Click HERE to be taken to site.

XO

Lisa O


Beat the Heat!

If you don’t have a pool, don’t worry! One of the best ways to keep your kids boredom free during the summer is to slap some sunblock on them and toss them out in the yard with the sprinklers. Ok, maybe not sprinklers, but sprinkling water toys. Here are a few fun toys I found while perusing the internet for summer water fun. I’ll post links for purchase as well, to make it easy on you. Don’t you just love me? 😉

1. Wiggling Water Snake

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Pearl has this one, and she runs through the water yelling SNAKE! It’s a lot of fun, and the water pressure can be adjusted from trickle to full blast if you have bigger kids.

2. Slip and Slide!

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This is a classic. Fun for kids, but rather painful for adults, especially us females who have boobs to land on!

3. Geyser Blast Sprinkler

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I can see this one being fun for the 4-7 age group!

4. Soft Sprinkles Tide Pool (babies)

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Here is a really docile option for your tiny tot

5. Hopscotch Water Splash Pad

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An interesting twist on the normal splash pads!

6. Banzai Wild Waves Water Park

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This is pretty much the mac daddy of summer toys, and your kids will go bananas if you get this for them. Even I want to play in it!

7. Ocean Play Center

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A more docile version of the wild waves water park. Looks suitable for toddlers!

8. Mushroom Baby Pool

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Pearl had this when she was really tiny and it was so cute :)

Enjoy! Leave in the comments which ones were your favorites, or if you already own any of these, give some product reviews in the comments!

XO Lisa O