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My 2nd Pregnancy Essentials…

My 2nd Pregnancy Essentials…

I am 38/39 and currently pregnant with my second baby. This post will be on ongoing list of things I use/used during my pregnancy….and no particular order other than I attempted to sort by trimester. First Trimester Second Trimester

Product discount codes & coupons

Product discount codes & coupons

Hey, I love ButcherBox and I think you will too! They deliver 100% grass-fed beef, organic chicken, heritage breed pork, and wild caught seafood directly to your door with free shipping. I’m giving you $15 off your first box! You can thank me later… Click…

2022 Easter Gifts for My Kids …

2022 Easter Gifts for My Kids …

Below are some of the gifts I have purchased this year and last year.

LCD Writing Tablet Kids Toys – 10 Inch Learning Drawing Board Dinosaur Toys for 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old Boys Girls Birthday Gifts, Toddler Educational Doodle Pad Easter Gifts for Kids
Wooden Montessori Toys for Toddlers 1-3 Years Old, Carrot Toys Shape Size Sorting Game, Baby Easter Toys for Fine Motor Skill, Great Baby Easter Gifts Birthday Gift Toys
BeginAgain Color ‘N Eggs Matching Puzzle – Bilingual Wooden Colors – 2 and Up
Funky Egg Shakers Maracas for Kids – 6 Pack – Natural, Wooden Musical Stocking Stuffers Toy Percussion Instruments – basket Stuffers – Montessori Sound Making Shakers – Easter Design for Girls, Boys
Infantino Lil’ Nibble Teethers Carrot – Silicone Soft-Textured teether for Sensory Exploration and Teething Relief, with Easy to Hold Handles
Crayola Washable Watercolor Paints, 8 Primary Colors 
Crayola Egg Sidewalk Chalk, 6 Count Outdoor Toys, Gift for Kids

Some Easter and Spring Books We Love:

Easter Chunky Lift-a-Flap Board Book (Babies Love) (Lift the Flap) 
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime Board book – Lift the flap
Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny! Board book

Check out my YouTube vlog:

Baby #2 Nursery Tour!

Baby #2 Nursery Tour!

Below are all the items I could find links to that go along with my Baby #2 nursery tour up on my YouTube channel. Link to the video will be at the end of this blog post

Preparing for My 2nd Home Birth

Preparing for My 2nd Home Birth

I am going over everything my Birth Center recommends I have supply wise, and other things I need to do to prepare my space for my home birth this February 2022. Below are links to everything I talk about in my YouTube video: The website…

Revisiting Baby Registry – 2 Years Later

Revisiting Baby Registry – 2 Years Later

Back in 2019 I was an expecting first time parent, and my husband and I created an amazon baby registry of all the things we thought we would need. This blog post goes along with my YouTube vlog which is linked below, and there I talk about all the pros and cons of each product.

Graco Modes Bassinet Travel System

https://www.babylist.com/gp/graco-modes-bassinet-travel-system/15319/252031?utm_source=g&utm_medium=paid-search&utm_campaign=Shopping-Exclusives-Brand&utm_term=130592789014&utm_content=573215625492&gclid=CjwKCAiAxJSPBhAoEiwAeO_fP3yYvFdhjOyhIxxAxyJGlv2jrZxgIdPKxUl82pMtAosEsLapAId4CBoCT9oQAvD_BwE

For my opinions, the good and the bad, on all the products above check out my Vlog on my YouTube channel linked below:

DIY Hand Sugar Scrub

DIY Hand Sugar Scrub

This recipe was inspired by Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone, and her recipe for “Lavender Sugar Scrub”. I love to use this scrub on my hands in the winter to get all the dry skin off, and it makes wonderful holiday gifts! Ingredients 3 cups…

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

This recipe is a hybrid from Karrie at HappyMoneySaver.com and The Chunky Chef. I liked the easy of baking from one and I liked the crisp ingredients from another. This recipe can be easily multiplied for batch baking, and also freezes really well!

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup old fashioned oats

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup of melted butter

3 cups of apples peeled and sliced (I like varieties like golden delicious, pink lady, honey crisp, or granny smith)

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Lightly grease or spray an 8 x 8 pan.

In a bowl add all the ingredients except the apples, and mix to combine. Set aside.

Thinly slice and peel your apples. Place apple slices in a big bowl of cold water with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice added to prevent browning.

Place well drained apple slices into the greased pan, and load on the topping (it might mound over the pan, which is OK it will bake down).

Bake uncovered 30-40 minutes, until crisp topping is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before dishing up with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Notes:

This recipe freezes WONDERFULLY. Before baking the crisp cover tightly with plastic wrap, and a layer of foil. The frozen, unbaked crisp will freeze for about 3 months.

To bake from frozen; place frozen crisp with a layer of foil (remove plastic wrap) into a 350 F oven for 20 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes or until crisp topping is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before dishing up with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pie [Large Batch]

Pumpkin Pie [Large Batch]

This recipe originally came from the back of a can of Libby’s amazing pumpkin puree and I have made it my own over the years. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon salt 8 large eggs 2 cans…

Lois’ Sugar Cookies

Lois’ Sugar Cookies

This is the sugar cookie recipe my Mom always used! She thinks the recipe is originally from the back of a box of cookie cutters from the 1980s, but not totally sure. These cookies taste great, and hold their shape! Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups All…

2021 Fall Freezer Meal Friday’s Open Collab!

2021 Fall Freezer Meal Friday’s Open Collab!

I am so excited to host this collab on YouTube! I love freezer meal ideas and recipes, and I so hope fellow YouTubers decide to share with.