Mommy Monday: Post Round up

Happy Monday!! For today’s Mommy Monday, I wanted to round up all of my favorite mommy blog posts, that I have done since I started blogging a year and a half ago. All these range from simple cleaning tips, holiday fun, to lunch ideas. Links to all the posts are below. Go check them out and let me know which one is your favorite. πŸ™‚

How to get Crayon off of Plastic

Now that I have a two year old, I find myself googling the oddest questions, most in which involve cleaning tips. Cleaning crayon off of plastic was one of them. As you can tell in the picture Maddie went a little cray-cray with her crayons, and I was left to figure out how in the world do you clean this off? So this post shows a few simple steps to cleaning crayon off of toys, that is effective and safe to use around your kiddos.

 

Toddler Girl OOTD

This next post is a simple toddler outfit I shared back in January. This link will take you to the post and show you where I purchased everything. It’s so cute to see this, I loved putting her in those little booties. They’re too small for her now, its so sad. 😦 Oh how time fly’s.

 

6 Lunch Ideas for your Toddler

Here is a post I did back in August, where I show 6 lunch ideas for your toddler that are easy and healthy. I put together lunch ideas that my daughter loves, while still incorporating different fruits and veggies. There is also aΒ  Youtube video, that I did that goes along with this post. It’s crazy that this was almost a year ago. She has changed so much in a year, and eats so many new things. I’ll have to do an updated version. πŸ™‚

 

Toddler Halloween Pumpkin Costume

Last couple of years I had so much fun making my daughter’s costumes. Her first Halloween, she was a ghost, and then this past October she went as a pumpkin. This turned out so cute. Here is the link to how I made her pumpkin costume step by step. I have a feeling this year she’s going to want more say in her costume. #divaintraining

 

Make your own Snow

My next post I mentioning was a fun indoor activity for young kiddos. We did this when it was a bit colder outside. It was very easy to make, inexpensive and a great activity for fine motor development. She had a blast with this, it would really be perfect for anytime of the year. The only thing that would have made it 10x better, is if we added some little toys that she could play with in her tub of fake snow. πŸ™‚

 

Hand-print Christmas Plates

This was my very first blog post ever. I had so much fun making these for all of my family for Christmas. We get to display them every Christmas and I just love them. They are truly the best keepsake. πŸ™‚Β  These were very inexpensive, just using white plates from the Dollar Tree and some acrylic paint. The link above will take you to the post where I show you step by step how I made them all :). The Grinch plates were defiantly my favorite.

 

Homemade Playdough

I love this idea for a fun activity for kids either for a rainy day or even for a birthday party. It’s a great way to build their fine motor skills all while having fun, and who doesn’t love play dough. πŸ™‚ Since it is homemade, it is safe just in case your little one decides to have a little taste test. πŸ˜‰

6 Easy Toddler Girl Hairstyles

I love being able to style my daughters hair, when she let’s me that is. For the blog post I put together 6 toddler girl hairstyles that are cute and easy to do.

 

Doing a little mommy post recap definitely gave me inspiration for future blog posts. I hope this was helpful to any mommy’s out there. Stay tuned for more Mommy Mondays. If you have any suggestions or post ideas you would like me to do, I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

As always thanks for stopping by.

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Mommy Monday: How to get crayon off plastic

Now that I have a two year old, I find myself googling the oddest questions, most in which involve cleaning tips. Weather you are a mother, a dad, a teacher or just work with small children, crayon marks seem to end up in the strangest of places. They end up on the walls, the floors, and even inside their mouths, there is no telling where they’ll end up next. One of the places that crayon marks seem to end up the most in our home is on plastic, mainly plastic toys. So I have been looking for a safe way to get rid of crayon marks while still cleaning that same area. After trying out a few different ways I found what really works and that is still safe to use around my daughter. πŸ™‚
(Here is the link to the easel that is in the pictures just in case your interested)
What You Will Need:
Baking soda
Damp cloth
Β Mr. Clean eraser
Clorox Wipes
Mild dish soap
Sponge
Paper Towels
  • Β Step 1:
    Pour a small amount of baking soda onto the plastic surface and scrub over the crayon with a damp sponge using the scouring side of your sponge. After scrubbing, wipe down the plastic area with a damp cloth to get rid of all the baking soda.

    Step 2
    Rub the crayon marks with a Mr. clean magic eraser.

    Step 3
    Wipe down the plastic surface with a Clorox wipe on any crayon marks that are still visible.

    Step 4
    Most of the crayon should be off at this point, if you still have some that are not completely gone, add a couple drops of mild dish soap and start scrubbing with a damp cloth or sponge. Then wipe away with a dry paper towel.

    Good as new!! Hope this tip was helpful!

    Thanks for stopping by!!
    Caitlin

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Dawn: 1/2 tsp
(for an 8 oz container)
Water: 1/2 of the container
Vinegar: 1/2 of the container
Β This has been a life saver for me these past few months, tackling never ending toddler messes. It cleans almost any surface and doesn’t have any harsh chemicals to worry about (especially around your little ones.) I make sure to always keep this one close at hand. Its’ great for cleaning up spills,Β  car seat stains, and even larger plastic toys. Super easy and affordable!! πŸ™‚
Happy Cleaning!!
Caitlin

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

I’ll be the first to say, that I am a little bit obsessed with makeup. I love taking that little time out of my day to put myself together, and a big part of that is the makeup application. It’s my “me” time, as I like to call it, and a huge part of wearing makeup is keeping it all clean. I have extremely sensitive skin and I stay away from using all different types of makeup brush cleaners. There are so many types of cleaners out there that have tons of chemicals inside them that stay in your brush and eventually end up on your face. So what I like to do to deep clean of my makeup brushes is to use baby shampoo once a week, but for travel or a quick clean it’s good to have a spot cleaner on hand. I put together a simple solution for all those sensitive skin people out there, that really works.
Oh, and did I mention its super affordable!!
What you will need:
Water
Baby Shampoo
Alcohol
Witch Hazel
Travel Spray bottle (mine is from CVS)
-Fill your bottle up with 75% water
-10% alcohol
-10% witch hazel
-add 4 drops of baby shampoo

Now shake it up

To clean you brush spray the cleaner on you paper towel or tissue and rub your brush into the solution for a quick spot clean. πŸ™‚
After a quick clean, that takes seconds, this is my result. I hope this was helpful for some of my sensitive skin people out there. As always thank you for stopping by!!
Β Caitlin