April 25, 2015

Confetti Popcorn

Impromptu blog post (let's face it none of them are planned) as I sit here watching 3 kids devour "confetti" popcorn in a blanket fort.

The moment I pulled out the popcorn maker they were squealing and giggling with excitement, which probably had a lot to do with our popcorn popper, because it's AWESOME! (Thanks Mom!) It perfectly distributes the butter, we add a little extra ;), it makes a ton, and it pops right into it's own giant bowl. What more could you want?!?
Here's a link to ours
Or, here's the newer version.

It's probably also because sprinkles were involved. Don't sprinkles make everyone happy?!?

And since we all need more easy and inexpensive ways to have fun, I thought I'd share.
1. Pop Popcorn
**Microwaved, Air Popped, Stove Popped, or Crazy Pop, it really doesn't matter.
2. Melt Almond Bark

3. Drizzle Almond Bark over Popcorn
**I heat water to almost boiling, pop a couple pieces of almond bark in a plastic bag, Place the bag in the water to melt the almond bark, then cut the tip off a corner of the bag (TINY) and use the bag to drizzle the almond bark over the popcorn, it makes it soo easy.

4. Let kids shake sprinkles over popcorn.

5. Let cool for a couple minutes (build a blanket fort while you're waiting)
6. Enjoy :)

April 21, 2015

Let's Talk Boogers

Amazon just dropped their price on one of my favorite baby items. The BabyComfyNose. I haven't seen a price this low in over a year.
Now, I know this sounds disgusting, gimicky, and like an unnecessary expense. I thought so too. Then I became tired of not being able to get all the mucous out of my sick baby's nose, after multiple tries, with him screaming and fighting, so I tried it. Game changer.
Baby ComfyNose Nasal Aspirator Crystal, Clear
You can't stick it too far in, like you can the bulb syringe. You have much more suction power. My baby still screamed, but it was over faster. And if you're worried about mucous getting in your mouth, don't, it often doesn't even hit the tissue. And tissues, unlike the NoseFrida which needs filters, with BabyComfyNose a square of toilet paper is all you need.

I'll admit it's not a necessity, you can do a lot with a bulb syringe, however, it's kind of like a swing, and disposable diapers, it makes life so much easier.
This is up there with the Fisher Price Cradle 'N Swing, the Bath Sponge, the Slumber Bear, a stroller, and a baby carrier as one of my favorite things.

April 4, 2015

April 2015 LDS General Conference

What a beautiful opening line for April 2014 General Conference, over Easter Weekend.
The perfect way to show gratitude to the Savior for his gift of the Atonement.

We'll Ascend Together

Choose to Believe