Friday, December 16, 2016

It's the Simple Moments

Can you believe Christmas is next weeks? Rex and I are trying to get our house ready for Christmas Eve, since our families Christmas party is being hosted this year at our house. Since this year is our first year in our house I feel the need and of course me being a Christmas lover, to have our Christmas tree completed and lights up outside! I know I'm not the only one and i know there's several others; personally knowing some people close to me, where the holidays have now become a time of stress. I realized that even though it's our first Christmas in our house and of course Little Mason's first Christmas that I should take a step back and not stress and enjoy the simple moments in our life. This weekend and even last weekend it was pretty cold here in Utah and it even snowed a little. So we got to work, we vacuumed the rooms, cleaned and put away the dishes and did laundry. Since we have tile and our dirty little shoes have been covering it with dirt I felt the need to mop and of course sweep the floors. I used the Bona MicroFiber Floor Mop with their wet cleaning pads. Their cleaning pads are safe and make cleaning your wooden, laminate or even  tile floors easy, and you all know when you have kids you love knowing that the item or product you are using are safe for your little ones!

Our home was filled with Christmas music, Christmas lights, and made cleaning our home easier and more fun (then it usually is). We also used our Bona Disposable Duster, which not only holds every dust and dirt you could possibly image! We have a ceiling fan and since we've moved in, we've only cleaned it once... I know gross, but can you image the dirt we picked up?! Seriously it was all gone! You can attach it to your Bona Mop and get in those hard to reach places and we all know theirs always a spot that we can't just reach to clean. I used it under our fridge, in between in, underneath our floor cabinets! The areas are endless that you and reach! Oh did I mention that it only took me 15 minutes max to do all this. I mean doing laundry can take anywhere from 15-25 minutes but this took less than 15 minutes! We sat mason in his little chair and just cleaned the areas the needed some attention. Mason just laughed and smile as we made silly faces while cleaning. When I see our little boy smile at the simplest of things it bring me so much happiness. He was so calm through out our cleaning time and even decided to act like he was cleaning the table as he also tried to put a napkin in his mouth. Our cleaning time with Bona reminded me to see things like my son does, to smile at the little things, to enjoy every second and to love those around you.

You can find any Bona Products online or at your local Bed Bath and Beyond, Target or Home Depot. What's even greater is the they are hosting a giveaway on Facebook for $100 worth of Bona Products or a $150 SpaFinder gift card! Enter below for your chance to win and choose to see and enjoy the simple moments in your life !

Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy 6 months!

Can you believe that my little Mason is already half a year old! Where did time go!? Mason has grown so much in these 6 months! I feel like in a blink of an eye a month passes and he's a month older! Mason is such a good baby, I don't know how I got so lucky with such a happy calm little boy. Seriously our next child won't be this chill haha. We took our Christmas photos almost a month ago and we took some photos of just Rex and I and so what did Mason do? He just laid on his blanket looking out and just chilling. He's just like daddy in that way! Mason has learned so much since lasts month!

  • He's grown a tooth!
  • Loves making the fart noise
  • Loves smiling (like always)
  • 20 pounds
  • 96%tile for height
  • Loves reaching for mommy (most of the time)
  • Loves trying new foods like carrots!
  • Loves putting everything in his mouth
  • Has these little inhaled laughs he does

These are all big moments in just a month! On thanksgiving week he had my finger in his mouth and I felt something sharp, and when I looked , there it was! I had no indications of it! He's not fussy or crying or even seems bothered by it. Oh and I was finishing this post I looked in his mouth to see another tooth!!! Again how did I get so lucky!? Mason has always shown an interest in food, even at 4 months old he would try to grab at my spoon. Now that's he's old enough to try new textures and can digest other foods, he's become quite in love with his new food. We just tried had him try carrots and he loves them! I'm trying to go a year with breast feeding but I love seeing him so interested in this different yummy food! His fart noises crack me up. Last Sunday at church , it was during a quite time and all of a sudden your hear this baby making farting noises haha. I still cannot believe Mason is 6 months. He shows his personality more everyday ; I see Rex's calm and my social side in him. I don't think I've ever seen a baby smile so much like the way Mason does. He loves meeting and being held by other people and especially loves hanging out with babies his age! Also tell me your heart didn't just melt of Mason in this Santa Claus outfit!! I got this at target and had to get it, haha yes I am that mom but I couldn't resist! Baby Mason please let these 6 months go by slower! I love you and can't wait to see you grow more !

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Giving Back-Light the World!

Since I could remember my family has always loved giving back to our community especially in the holiday season! Since getting married, Rex and I have continued the tradition to give back to our community or to our state, Utah! With Mason added to our little family, I feel it's my responsibility of mine to show him and be an example to him on how he can serve those in need or do a random act of kindness. I've grown up with the biggest example in my life and that's my savior! He truly is the biggest example to me of selfless and love. Whether your LDS, religious or not, I think it's important we do selfless acts of kindness to our fellow friends, family, neighbor , or just simply a stranger. It's not meant for thank you's, or a physically reward back but the feeling that person your affecting gets by your act of kindness. Just seeing their smile or even them paying it forward bring such happiness. I've come up with some simple easy ideas for ways you can give back!

 I also include my church's calendar on examples of what you could do to #LightTheWorld! 

Remember it doesn't have to be anything big, even the smallest things, can leave a huge affect (I truly believe in that statement!") This campaign is for anyone and a little goodness goes a long way This fun and beautiful campaign started today so don't worry you have plenty of time to spread some good whether it's the 1st or the 16th! I love this because even though it's almost Christmas and we can't wait to open present on Christmas Day, to me the true meaning of Christmas is helping, being selfless, sending happiness , and loving one another! I can't wait to get started and I hope you join in on this as well! Don't forget to hashtag on  social  media #LightTheWorld .

  • Make Lunch to someone in need
  • Shovel someones snow drive way
  • Give toys or books to Toys for Tots
  • Give Canned Goods to your Local Food Bank
  • Call a long distant relative or friend
  • Donate beds,food,or toys to your local Humane Society
  • Compliment Someone
  • Write a sweet note
  • Help an elderly person with their groceries
  • Buy Donates for your local firefighters or police officers
  • Give a gift to your teacher
  • Attach change to a vending Machine
  • Pay for a family meal
  • Give Blood