Tuesday, October 6, 2015

What's in my… Diaper Bag

As a working Mom of three littles I have multiple bags I use throughout the week. I typically don't have to go into my diaper bag until the weekend. When the weekends come we are usually on the go and the diaper bag needs to be packed and ready for us to head out the door. Here is what was in my diaper bag when I dumped it out. 

1. Of course the number one thing we have in our diaper bags are diapers and wipes, shocker, I know. We have two different brands because Ashlyn is sensitive and Everly isn't so Ev gets the cheaper brand, sorry girl! 
 2. Ace always ends up throwing toy cars in my bag because he has to take them everywhere. This one was randomly in the cup holder. Glad I found it! 
3. Another must for my pale kids is sunscreen. I prefer the sticks because it's easy and we are less likely to get it in their eyes. Everly is the worst at letting us put sunscreen on so this makes it somewhat doable. Ashlyn likes to steal these and rub them all over so that's super fun too. 
4. Since Ashlyn's hair is wild we keep a comb and some type of headband or clip in there. Branden is really particular about keeping her hair from being crazy because it gets so knotted. 

5. Snacks are a must with three kids. I usually keep cheerios, crackers or raisins for the kids and a Perfectly Simple nutrition bar for me and Branden. I am really particular about any kind of snack bars because I have had some that are chalky and these aren't. They are the perfect on the go snack. My favorite is the oatmeal chocolate chunk. They are the easiest options and don't take up much space. 
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6. Nose & Face wipes are just nice to have in case we have runny noses or messy faces. 
7. We have an extra paci hanging out in there in case someone really needs one. They usually don't use them during the day anymore but it's definitely a must have just in case we have serious meltdowns. 
8. When I actually wear my contacts I have to wear sunglasses. My eyes are so sensitive that I need them! If I forget them I am so miserable and have to squint to block out the sun. I try to stash a pair in each of my bags. 
So that's it! Obviously we throw in some sippy cups, wallet and keys last minute but overall I try to keep the other things in there at all times so I don't have to pack too much in a rush. It works out well and we rarely forget anything. 

So what do you keep in your diaper bag? 
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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Morning Link Up #3

Another Sunday Morning and another day to be grateful. 
Today we are taking the kids to a Fall event near us. I can't wait to bring the girls this year. They are so fun and their reactions to things are adorable. 

We are meeting up with our friends who have a little girl the same age as Everly and all the girls will be dressed alike. Talk about nerds but we love it. 
Who is ready for Halloween? Not me! The girls costumes are going to be Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake. I am going to put them together so it should be interested. Ace wants to be Captain America so he is set. I got his costume at H&M a couple weeks ago. 
I seriously can not wait for Halloween. Our neighborhood is the mack daddy of neighborhoods when it comes to trick or treating. Everyone goes all out and it reminds me of when I was a kid.

 And can we talk about these pumpkin patch pictures from last year? I can't believe how much they have all changed, especially the girls. 

Anyone else have any exciting plans this month to celebrate Fall and Halloween? And join the link up! Share with your friends.  
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Saturday, October 3, 2015

EAT: Game Day Chili Cheese Dip + GIVEAWAY

When I was growing up my Mom always made this super easy Chili Cheese Dip for any party we had. It would be gone in a hot minute so it's definitely my go to now that I am in charge of Game Day dishes. Did I mention it's super easy? 
What you need…

Progresso Smokehouse Pork and Bean Chili*
1 Cup Cream Cheese softened 
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 

1. In a glass bowl or casserole dish you will spoon in the cream cheese and evenly disperse it over the bottom of the dish. 

2. Next pour the chili over the cream cheese, again evenly dispersing it.
3. Cover the chili with the shredded cheese. 
4. Place dish in microwave for 2.5 minutes or until shredded cheese is melted. 

Optional: Mix everything together to make it more of a queso style dip over a layered dip. 

Easy right? It's guaranteed to be a fan favorite!
Pair this delicious dish with chips and you are ready for any party. 
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*For a Vegetarian option replace with Roasted Vegetable Chili.
Today’s post is sponsored by brand, by my love for their Progresso™ stew is all my own!

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 Easy Game Day Chili Cheese Dip
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Today’s post is sponsored by brand, by my love for their Progresso™ stew is all my own!