Ok… I know I am SO late with this family favorites post, but I have been crazy busy! Anyway… October was such a fun month! I had a blast decorating for Halloween and making all sorts of fun treats with the kids! Let’s not forget my annual pumpkin carving party! Now its time to reveal our family favorites for this month.
Yes, I know what you are thinking.. Press-on nails? YES! They are awesome and these are not the Lee press-on nails you had as a little kid! (remember those sticky tabs, ugh) My current obsession with press on nails started when my next door neighbor told me about them. (ok, so she is in elementary school, but whatever) I gave them a try, and now I am obsessed. They are perfect for a weekend event when you want your nails to look nice. I have worn them twice this month, once to work just to see what people would say… then again for Halloween since they were a fun black and pattered set. EVERYONE thought I got my nails done, and were SHOCKED when I told them they were press-on and took me like 3 minutes to put on. I like the Nailine and the Fing’rs once best. I have heard you can paint the french ones whatever color you want, but I’m too lazy to try that. The secret is use a size smaller than what you think your nail bed is, since once you push them down they flatten out to fit your nail, and if they are too big they look bad. No one notices if they are a bit too small on the edges though. I especially love these since I hate getting my nails done, and I have very thin nails that always break off. I can’t be bothered getting gels or acrylics, so I am team press -n all the way. For about 6 bucks a box, my Thanksgiving and holiday nails are DONE and DONE.
Mommy’s Helper Slide Lock
So Mila was wrecking havoc on our pantry closet. She was obsessed with getting in there, and taking all the food down. She especially loves to sneak gummy snacks and try to open soda cans. By throwing them. Across the room. You can see where this would be a problem. We had resorted to keeping everything off the bottom three shelves. but it was wasting so much space, so my hubby did his research and found the most amazing solution. The Mommy’s Helper Slide Lock costs like 4 bucks and it will blow your mind with its simplicity. It works like a charm, you can hardly notice it, and our food is once again safe. Everyone who sees it thinks it is the coolest thing and my husband gets all the credit.
Sour Patch Gum
Hudson had an ear infection and a cold about a month ago. He kept saying that he couldn’t hear us and that his ears were messed up because of his cold. The doc confirmed he had fluid in there, and then a pediatric ENT did the same. He doesnt need tubes… yet.. but we have been doing anything and everything to get this fluid out of his ears. In addition to the nasal spray suggested, we have been letting him chew gum since that can help him pop his ears. (which helps to let out the fluid) He is LOVING this, since I never really let him have gum very much. His favorite gum is the Sour Patch gum, since he loves anything sour. Hopefully his ears clear up soon… wish us luck!
This was part of a set that Hudson got for Christmas a few years back. For some reason she is beyond obsessed with it. She plays with it in the house, drives it around the garage, and it always ends up in her room… which annoys the crap out of her brother. He says the jet and the truck are supposed to stay together, but she want nothing to do with the jet. However, he is very nice and has agreed to let her do whatever she wants with the truck, since as he says, ‘I’ll let her have it, since she’s a baby and babies get everything.’ (he kind of has a point there) I think Santa will have to put some new toy trucks under the tree for Miss Mila since they make her so very happy.
Nothing in this post is sponsored or was given to me for free.