July 28, 2014

Jamberry Nails Giveaway Winner


Tiffanee Z. is the winner of the Jamberry Giveaway~
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Boy-Friendly Sensory Activities

I love finding creative ways to keep my little guys busy, and today I want to share with you a few ideas that have been a hit in our house this summer! 
 
At the beginning of the summer, I snatched up a couple of inexpensive ice trays -
Should I be embarrassed that I didn't already own some? Wal-Mart to the rescue!
In each open space, I placed a small plastic bug, amphibian, or reptile - My guys love little critters!
I added water & froze them overnight. (I made sure to include my little ones in this project - so they could see some science in action.
We also did this on a grander scale with a shoebox size plastic container full of animals -
We even included some dinosaurs! You would've thought I hung the moon~
 After freezing all of these goodies, the next day brought lots of fun! The "ice cubes" were dropped in glasses of water...melted on hot pavement...held in little hands until they melted...lots of fun.
 
However, the large block of ice called for a hammer and a screwdriver -
My oldest loved "digging" for the creatures. I just love boys!
 I would highly suggest closely supervising toddlers when they are using large tools made for man-hands....actually, what kind of crazy parent lets their kid use a hammer like this?
*No one was injured in the carrying out of this activity.*
 
Lowe's has been the place for picking up goodies for a few of the other activities we've tackled this summer.
 
When I spotted these lumber crayons, I had to grab one in every color - I think they need to offer more than three colors, don't you? They are so much fun! My hubby had some extra wood in the garage (from Lowe's, no doubt), and I joined in the fun - drawing and coloring all over this piece of wood.
We have used the Free Paint Coupons that Lowe's offers seasonally to gather paint to use for various fun projects. Another great little goodie that coupled with a piece of wood can be a great activity! Also check out their Build and Grow Program. We have not yet attended a class, but we have purchased some of the kits in-store, and they have been great for father/son bonding!
 
Each year, Caleb gets to plant a flower of his own, and then I let him name it.
(Once again, thank you, Lowe's!)
Last year, his flower's name was "turtle". This year? "Jesus".
 
This was not intended to be a Lowe's commercial.
However, it gives you a glimpse into where we spend a lot of our time! *smile*

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July 25, 2014

Potato Head Parades - Our Favorite Rainy Day Activity

We are crazy about Mr. Potato Head! We have them in all sizes, themes, and on and on it goes!
 
While all the little pieces are enough to send a parent in to fits, I must say that we have a lot fun with this classic toy.
(This dollar-store basket helps me keep all of the accessories contained....for the most part. *smile*)
See those big Potato Heads on the end? They're called They're called Super Spuds, and they're awesome! They're really big; They're really, really fun; and they have tons of stuff inside of them - including smaller spuds! *alliteration alert*
We currently love having Potato Head Parades - each family member grabs a potato head and builds it just how he likes it - except Isaac...he just likes to chew on the pieces...like a small dog would do...except he's an almost one year old.
  Then we line everyone's creations up and pretend to have a parade.
 Need a rainy day activity that will bring lots of laughs? This is it!
 I like for my Potato Heads to carry purses and wear earrings...completely normal.
 
  We also love all the fun Potato Head goodies by Play-Doh~


I was also excited to spot this idea on Pinterest.


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July 23, 2014

Introducing Sarah & A Jamberry Nails Giveaway

I am passionate about seeing small businesses grow, and I love to help my readers reach a new audience. I enjoy using social media to promote their hard work, and I love introducing you to great resources! I have featured bakers, designers, bloggers, photographers, etc. and through social media, their name/contact information is displayed for readers/followers who may be interested in their products/services~
 
Today, I want to introduce you to Sarah - a stay-at-home mom who is passionate about a revolutionary beauty product.
**Stay tuned for a super fun giveaway!**

Hello!  My name is Sarah Nadeau.  I am a stay at home momma to two amazing (albeit busy and crazy) toddlers!!  My husband is currently pursuing his Ph.D in History so we are one busy family.  I am passionate about my family and my God. I am a dreamer - I love reading, traveling, and a good conversation. 
 
 
Tell us a little bit about your business:
 
Jamberry Nail Wraps- Jamberry Nails are non-toxic, chip free, no dry time, gluten free, vegan, formaldehyde-free, Made in the USA wraps!  They last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 weeks on toes.  With over 300+ designs - plus a Nail Art Studio - you are sure to find the wrap that fits your style and personality! 
 
What makes you passionate about Jamberry?
I absolutely LOVE Jamberry Nails, the product, the company and the opportunity. Jamberry allows me to stay at home with my kids, pay bills while my husband is a full time student, and meet ladies from all over the country!  I am able to interact with adults, have a salon quality manicure from the comfort of my home, and provide for my family!  My husband and I feel like the Lord dropped this opportunity in my lap and it has been such a blessing!  Talking with other consultants and team members inspires me to keep reaching for the stars and pursuing my dreams!! 
 
 
 
Are there any current specials that you would like to share with "All Kinds of Things" readers?
 
All of our wraps are Buy 3 Get 1 Free (excluding the Collegiate and Sorority Lines)!!  This is the perfect way to choose 4 sheets of wraps (both adult and junior sizes) to mix and match to create the perfect style just for you!! 
 
What is the best way for readers to contact you?
Sarah Nadeau - Independent Consultant, Jamberry Nails
E-mail: sarahnadeau11(at)gmail(dot)com
I would LOVE to offer a sheet of wraps and an application kit to your readers!!
*cuticle oil not included* 
 
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To enter: Comment below with the answer to the following question: What is your go-to nail color?
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The winner will be chosen using a random choice generator - entries will be accepted until midnight on Friday, July 25th.
 
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July 21, 2014

Just a Little This & That

A number of weeks ago, David and I started teaching 2nd grade Sunday School at our church~ We had been substituting/assisting for a little while but decided to take on a full-time summer teaching spot, and it has been so much fun. We have been studying the book of Proverbs...wisdom...choosing what is right and good...what a challenge - not just for the kids, but for us as well!

For the Fourth of July holiday, we stayed around town~ We had lots of things we wanted to tackle around the house as well as some fun things we wanted to do right here in our area. So we decided to stay put this year, and we had the perfect weekend! It was a great balance between productive and relaxing. We tackled some projects - both indoors and out; We made homemade ice cream; We went to an outdoor concert; We went swimming; We grilled out....three or four or five times; We tried some new recipes; We fingerpainted, blew bubbles, took walks, and rode tricycles....Well, Caleb rode his tricycle...David and I are clearly too tall to ride tricycles. The weekend felt like a mini vacation - perfect. Everyone even slept in a little bit here and there. Yes! Yes! Yes!

Some of the new recipes we tried came from our most recent Hello Fresh delivery. Have you given them a try? Check out this post for a referral code that will save you $20 off your first shipment. We love ordering a box from time to time! **You can cancel anytime.**

I'm in the midst of planning a little family celebration for my littlest love - who is turning one in just a few weeks.

Then the next month, we plan to celebrate Caleb's third birthday - at home with family (and food, of course).

I've been dealing with a shattered phone screen...terribly shattered...like I have an old phone on standby in case the entire screen finally gives way...I have even had to pull a teensy tiny little piece of screen out of my finger....that is how bad it is. I'm due for a phone upgrade next month - My fingers are ready - They are tired of being sliced and diced every time I scroll through my IG feed.

Remember this stack of books? These books are what I chose to tackle this summer - I have been wanting to read some of them for awhile, so I am happy to say that I am almost through the stack! I'm reading Sally Clarkson right now, and I'm planning to finish up with Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions. These have been great summer reads! They are all full of little post-it tabs, and I'm looking forward to sharing a little bit about each one with you.
Seven books...hmmm....I used to be able to tackle that in one beach trip...now, this is my reading for an entire summer...I wonder what happened...It may have something to do with these three...my favorite people in the world.

What have you been up to lately?

 
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