Give Old Picture Frames New Life – Money Saver!

Yard Sale Season- Buy Old Picture Frames for Cheap!!! 

 

Give Old Picture Frames New Life

With yard sale season upon us, I wanted to share one simple way to give old picture frames new life! You can find picture frames everywhere for sale for $0.10-$1! Budget shops, yard sales, and more. So instead of paying high dollar for new ones, why not save some money and do a little craft with some old ones! I am all about having fun things but not breaking the bank!

I was given these frames from my husbands grandma, like a year ago, they have just been sitting collecting dust as you can see! I thought finally I have a little free time why not, grab them and put on a fresh coat of paint! This is a really fast and easy project anyone can do, you don’t have to be a major crafter!

Spouncer

For this I bought some Spouncers, they are little foam brushes you use to paint with. You dab them on to whatever you are painting, so for this it gives it a little bit of a bubble look which I personally like. You are welcome to use a regular paintbrush as well!

Spouncer

This Spouncer Brush gives it a fun little bubbly texture. I did put around 2-3 coats of paint on each of these. I just used craft paint that I grabbed at Walmart! You can buy it pretty much wherever you want!

new life to old picture frame

Paint them any color you would like, do a design, the world is at your fingertips! I just did solid bold colors, and they will go in Clay’s room!!

 

 

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NONE LIKE HIM 10 Ways God is Different From Us + Giveaway

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.None Like Him

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible.

We’re not.

And that’s a good thing.

I received a copy of the book None Like Him, 10 ways God is different from us. I wanted to read this as the title alone sounded really interesting! This is a really great book and it is good for the soul. It brings you an insight on how we are different from God, which is a good thing like is said above.

Anymore we live in such a crazy world and it is hard to stay focused at times. The world is all around us in an uproar from one huge event to another and it is easy to get distracted and lose focus on the true importance of life, God. So reading this book helped me to draw closer, and I learned some stuff for sure!

If you love to read books, or Christian books, you might want to check this one out. I don’t want to go into full detail on book as I don’t like when people tell me so much I already know all I will read! So make sure to check it out if your interested!

Giveaway: 

1 Lucky Reader will Win a copy of the None Like Him book!! This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on 5/8 at 11:59 p.m. Est. I will choose the winner using Rafflecopter, which draws a winner at random. I will contact you via email, and you will have 48 hours to respond with your contact information or I will then choose a new winner. ChicnSavvy Review’s is not responsible for prize fulfillment if the sponsor fails to ship prize. Allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.

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Clay Is 6 Months Old! Here is his 6 month baby update

 

Easter Picture 2016Clay has turned 6 months on the 20th of last month, so here is his 6 month baby update! Time has flown by, you blink and it feels like I just had him! He has brought such joy to our house, I am very thankful each day for him! When he smiles it just melts your heart, and his sweet kisses and hugs are the absolute best!

So I thought I would share what he has been up to these days!

Clay 6 Months He is now eating baby food, right now green beans, apples and sweet potatoes are his favorite. We still have a lot of them to try out but so far those are his top ones! He loves to giggle and he is such a cheeser! He smiles literally all the time, he is a very happy baby, granted if he gets upset he will let you know!

He sits up so well, I was shocked he has been doing it since around 5 1/2 months. One day he sat up wobbled a bit and then bam he is sitting up all the time! He is trying to crawl, but he hasn’t got it down quite yet! But, it is still early so hopefully soon he will be scooting along!

Clay

This was an Easter photo we took, he is truly such a handsome little guy! I loved his little suspenders and bowtie! I got them off of Etsy! He really looked so handsome! It is crazy he was born with black hair and as he has gotten older, he is like a dirty blonde now. His eyes are a mix of blue and brown right now, not sure if they will stay hazel or go brown!

Sleeping is getting better, I really think his steriods for CAH are not helping in sleeping. He doesn’t sleep through the night, but he only eats like once to twice a night now. Granted he doesn’t sleep straight through, he wakes up sometimes and needs soothed still!

So that is what has been going on in our neck of the woods! He is thriving and doing amazing! We are so blessed and thank you for coming by to see what he has been up to!

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Newborn Parenting Advice + Dreft Giveaway #Amazinghood

Some Simple Newborn Parenting Advice from a First Time Mom! 

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine

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I am a first time mom, to my sweet little guy Clay! He just turned 6 months old on the 20th of this last month! The first few months were a complete blur from sleep exhaustion and just all the changes that took place. Our little guy spent a whole week in the NICU as he was diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, he is a salt waster. It can be life threatening, and we almost lost him. He is now doing extremely well and thriving! We are truly blessed to have this little man in our lives!

I thought it would be fun to share some newborn parenting advice to help all you first time parents out! There were so many things I had to learn along the way, it was crazy!

Tips for First Time Parents 

Learn as You Go: I thought reading all the parenting books out there would help me know it all, but there is so much you have to learn as you go. Every child is different so what works for some parents may not work for your baby. So, take a deep breath and you will make it through!!! I promise!

Accept Help: Have you ever heard that saying, it takes a village to raise a child…. that is no joke!! They are a lot of work, especially the first few months. You have all the feedings around the clock, diaper duty, and regular household chores. Accept help from loved ones, it truly will save you! Don’t try and be a hero!

Freeze Meals: This is one I say is a must. You think it only takes a short time to whip up a meal, but when you are holding a newborn and trying to work around naps and feedings you have little to no time. Get some freezer meals ready! It helps so much! I did like lasagna, sausage balls, hot pockets and such. Also if you want buy quick meals that take little to no time.  My little guy made me hold him with every nap, he hated sleeping alone and still does.

Dreft DetergentDreft Detergent: A lot of my niece and nephews suffered from eczema really bad, so that was a big advice tip I received! Buy Dreft for the baby clothes and such! It is the number 1 detergent choice from pediatricians and dermatologist! Their skin is so sensitive, you really have to protect it! As babies grow and develop, laundry needs change for both little ones and their families, which is why Dreft introduced a line of laundry products that are specially designed for different stages of babyhood.

Just Breath: If you are not blessed with a perfectly happy baby non-stop, you might get super overwhelmed at times. I remember days, Clay would  be screaming for hours, as he had colic. I tried everything I found on the web and nothing helped, and I just sobbed. In those moments take a few deep breaths, it will get better and soon he/she will stop crying and it will get better. Or if you feel beyond exhausted, breath because in a few months they won’t eat as often, sleep longer, and you will begin to feel less like a zombie!

Do What You Can: Make sure not to over do it. Having a baby is super hard on your body, and your wore out just from that. Leave the dusting and vacuuming and just rest when you can. Don’t feel everything has to be in tip top shape. People will understand, any parent out there knows how hard it can be.

Zip Up Pajamas: These are my favorite for those late night diaper changes. They are so quick, they beat buttoning up the whole bottom each time. Clay screamed his head off, so being able to unzip and re-zip quickly was a lifesaver!

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Dreft Partnering with Reality TV Couple Sean and Catherine Lowe! 

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Dreft is partnering with popular reality TV couple Sean and Catherine Lowe from “The Bachelor” to celebrate their new role as expectant parents and share their beautiful, messy journey of “amazinghood.” First off let me just say I am a HUGE, I mean HUGE fan of The Bachelor!!! I loved watching Sean’s season, he was one of my favorite bachelors to date! One item on their must have, is Dreft detergent!

Dreft blissfulsI truly love the new scent In Wash Scent Booster, it helps give a nice scent to his clothes! I love pulling his clothes out of the washer and smelling them, they smell like a newborn baby! I know I will always love this scent as the years pass. When you smell something you smelled for so long, it can bring back so many memories by one whiff. Dreft has different stages of detergent, newborn and active baby. Clay uses the stage 2, and it is amazing, really fights those food stains!

Stage 2: 

  • Helps remove 99% of baby food stains
  • Helps remove dirt and grass stains for your crawling baby
  • Specially made for your developing, active baby
  • Baby Fresh Scent keeps your baby smelling like, well, a baby

Giveaway: 

1 Lucky Reader will Win a Dreft Prize Pack, includes 2 detergents, in wash booster, outfit, and bib set ($75 value)! This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on 5/15 at 11:59 p.m. Est. I will choose the winner using Rafflecopter, which draws a winner at random. I will contact you via email, and you will have 48 hours to respond with your contact information or I will then choose a new winner. ChicnSavvy Review’s is not responsible for prize fulfillment if the sponsor fails to ship prize. Allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.

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Sesame Street Sing It Elmo! Releases 5/3

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Look what we got in the mail the other day, Sesame Street,  Sing It Elmo! What I love about Sesame Street is they really work on helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder! This will be available to purchase on dvd 5/3/16 and digital 5/3/16. This is jam packed with over 2 hours of fun musical compilations!

We had the Sesame Street on the other day and Clay was just staring at the tv. I think he is starting to get intrigued by it, so when I saw this was coming out I knew I wanted it on hand for him when he really likes watching shows later. Because I believe if you let them watch cartoons, let it be a learning experience. Plus I grew up watching Sesame Street and I loved Elmo!

Sesame Street Sing It Elmo DVD

In Sesame Street: Sing it, Elmo! Elmo and Rosita have planned a play date, but they keep missing each other! Children join Elmo and Rosita as they search the neighborhood for each other, singing along the way.  Through songs, kids can appreciate music, learn about friendship, and even practice math skills such as number recognition and counting.  Preschoolers will love singing and dancing along with Elmo, Zoe, Grover and Rosita and their new band, “The Cute and Furry Four.” But, when everyone needs to go home except Elmo, what will happen to the band?  This special is one you won’t want to miss!

So if you have a kiddo or know one who will enjoy this, make sure to pre-order or snag when available! It is a fun one for sure!

Did you watch Sesame Street growing up?! 

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