Tuesday, April 30, 2013

031. Ivory's 2-1 Hair & Body Review

Influenster sent me yet another great product to review. I used the 2-1 Ivory hair/body wash as intended for review purposes only. I am very picky about what I put in my hair being I have a salon colored hair. The 2-1 formula smells amazing. It was a great lather for body soap, washed off easily and left me smelling clean. As a hair product it was great as well. I did let the 4 older boys use it and they loved it. Also had them smelling good afterwards, which is hard for boys! Geoff ended up using it and loves it just as well. It can now be found in their bathroom! ;) We will purchase this product as soon as they run out.

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*These products were sent to me free of charge from Influenster for review purposes only!

030. April Cara Box Reveal

I received my April Cara Box the other day and I'm finally just getting the chance to reveal my goodies. Times are busy around here and they're about to get even busier (words for another post). I got paired with Katie over at Don't Call Me Kate. I enjoyed being paired with her this month and can't wait to get to know her better. She got me some really awesome goodies, here they are:

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 Her card made me tear up. Such a sweet note:
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I received the following:
  • a very pretty pink & white polka dot reusable shopping bag
  • reusable travel coffee mug. I'll be using it during May for sure.
  • a Cilantro 'Grow' kit
  • a Alyssum 'Grow' lot
  • Burt's Bees lip balm
  • reusable popsicle molds, the boys LOVE these!

I can't wait to do this again. My box was sent off late but I spent a lot of time on it. I can't wait to see her reveal post. I sent to Kathleen over at Sweetness Hunter, she's a total sweetheart.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

028. Did you know?

Our lil man Zachary has Neurofibromatosis Type 1. He already has facial deformities, which no one really notices but doctors. I would have never noticed it but they did when he was 3 weeks old. It's actually something that could have been easily overlooked. His forehead is more pronounced because of the bone structure on the side of his face. Like I said, not even noticeable. I say our baby is perfect in EVERY single way. He is at risk for so much and there is NO cure or NO medication he can take for this. He's at risk for learning disabilities and being he has a brother with Autism his risk for Autism is even higher.

Our little NF1 bebe.
Zachary just hit the 17lbs mark. He's very much smaller than most babies his age. He doesn't sit up, crawl or walk yet. His balance has gotten better since he's started EarlySteps though. He is the sweetest baby, ever. He is very laid back and' low maintenance'. But he's a total mama's boy. He will be one years old next month. We're hoping that with his physical therapy, he'll be sitting up by his 1st birthday.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

026. So What Wednesday

It's that time again. It's 'So What Wednesdays'. Time to link up with Shannon over @ Life after I "dew"

This week I'm saying SO WHAT if...
  • I set my alarm for 7am but then snoozed it till 7:30am.
  • I didn't flat iron my hair this morning.
  • It's a pony tail kinda day. Actually past few days.
  • It's only 10:53am and I'm ready for a nap.

What are you saying 'So What' to this week!?

So What Wednesday

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

025. It's been a good day when...

(I found this and edited it to our family!)

 1. When the school calls to tell you something actually went very well!
2. When a teacher gives you your child without a negative comment at the end of the day. 
3. School doesn't call you to come get him....again!
4. When there has been no meltdowns.
5. Nothing gets broken and there are no new holes in your walls. We've repaired so many.
6. When at the end of the day he tells me he loves me. 
7. When a parent of a neuro-typical child says something positive instead of negative to or about your child. 
8. You don't cry yourself to sleep... or need a drink by the time 8:00 comes around.
 9. When I get to go to the bathroom by myself!! 
10. The house is mostly clean except for the living room...there has to be a floor under all these toys right?? Something has to be holding them up! LOL 
11. At the end of the day you are able to get in bed before midnight and realize it was a meltdown free day 
12. I don't say, "Get that out of your mouth." 
13. When he doesn't throw something at you. 
14. When the dog hasn't been eaten/tortured! 
15. When you don’t have a headache. 
16. All the furniture is still intact. 
17. When I can actually take a shower.
 18. The house is not flooded, nobody is in the hospital, the contents of the fridge are IN the fridge and the laundry pile is just as high as it was in the morning!! Yess!!! 
19. You have a day when your autistic child was actually better behaved than everyone else's non autistic kids. 
20. When you can figure out what they want on the first try :) now that's a good day :) 
21. When I can get 5 mins to myself. 
22. When the neighbors don’t think your killing your kid and CPS or the police don’t turn up from his shrill screams. 
23. When I've got time to be on Facebook to even see this post. 
24. The couch is still in the upright position and the TV isn't on the floor. 
25. The poop AND pee was in the toilet. 
26. When the kid will actually put on clothes and keep them on for a while. 
27. There is no poop on or in any object where it does not belong... 
28. He hasn't kicked the dog. 
29. When you get to watch a whole video (even if it’s not your video) instead of bits and pieces over and over and over.
30. Food is in his stomach. 
31. When I don’t have to say my sons name 800 times in a day... 
32. There are no drawings on the wall. 
33. When he's actually nice to his siblings. 
34. I can talk on the phone for 5 minutes without him asking to vacuum. 
35. I have time to finish this sentence. 
36. I get more than two hours sleep!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

024. So What Wednesday

I really want and need more blog readers. People who'll actually comment my stuff too. So I decided to hop aboard the blog hop for 'So What Wednesdays' by the lovely Shannon over at Life after I "dew". Check it out. Each Wednesday I'll post this and hope to have a few others join in as well.

This week I'm saying SO WHAT if...
  • I joined a gym on Monday and have gone every day for 2 hours.
  • The tanning beds are what drive me to go to the gym! :P
  • I'm very focused on losing more weight and I'm being hard on myself this time.
  • I'm a very picky eater.
  • I like to spend money at Target.
  • I miss having a certain ex-friend in my life. Real life, not online. Had to clear that up!
  • I'm counting down the days to True Blood season 6.
  • I'm completely content with my life and others have a problem with that.
  • I've already bought all of Zachary's 1st birthday supplies. 4 months ago!
  • I have OCD and clean my house for fun.

So What Wednesday

Sunday, April 7, 2013

022. Joining Hands for Autism Awareness 5k-1 mile walk 2013

The Autism walk was such an incredible experience. There were SO many people there, I was amazed. We met some really awesome people and I'm so glad we were able to be apart of this. Our team, Logan's Puzzle Pack plans to do this every year. Next year we plan to get custom t-shirts made for our team. I had made the design this year but didn't have enough time to order them before the walk. Here is some pictures from the walk. The rest can be found on my Facebook.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

021. Lo's new buddy

Today Lo received his Autism Speaks bear from Build-A-Bear. It's so unbelievably soft and I couldn't wait for him to get home. I ordered him this one. Didn't put his jeans or shoes on before taking the picture. The t-shirt comes off as well and there's a puzzle piece on the left side of his chest. Super friggin' adorable. He named him Logan (how cute is that?!). Tonight we're going to fill out his birth certificate and I'm going to frame it. This bear is going to be very special to him<3

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

020. Summer Fun Swap

I'm so excited about this swap. I love everything summer.
The beach. Tanning. BBQs. Flipflops. Vacations.

Monday, April 1, 2013

019. Easter Blessings

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 I hope all of ya'll had a very blessed Easter, I know our family did. We were divided this year but it was a good one, nonetheless. The older two boys spent Easter with their father and Daniel spent it with his mother. I was generous and let my ex-husband have the boys this holiday. But also because we needed to swap weekend visitations. I need the boys home the weekend of April 6th, which is this weekend coming up. It's the Autism 5k/walk here in Lake Charles, Louisiana and our whole family has a team together for Logan, Logan's Puzzle Pack. We're so very excited as this is our first year walking. It's such a great cause and I look forward to many more years of it. We've also signed up for the NAMI walk and have joined Positive Connections' (his school) team. Looking forward to that as well.
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Easter Sunday we went to my Mom's for lunch. She cooked a yummy gumbo and potato salad. We had cookies and 'dump cake' for desert. She had Easter baskets for all 6 of the boys though only 3 were there. Next weekend, we'll be bringing Daniel, Cameron and Logan to get their baskets. All the kids did an Easter egg hunt and had a blast doing it. I took SO many pictures, which can be found on my Facebook. If you're a friend of mine! ;) I can't wait to venture other blogs and see how everyone spent their Easter holiday. Till next time! xo
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018. April 2013 Cara Box

It's that time again. Go sign up for the April Cara box, box swap. This month's theme is: Go Green!
I'm so very excited to particpate in my 2nd Cara box swap. YAY! :D

Cara Box