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Friday Faves: Backyard Fun for Toddlers under $50.

Dear Love bugs,

Today I want to talk all about Backyard fun for toddlers. Since we are all going to be spending our days at home for a little bit longer I figured this was the perfect start to my Friday faves. I picked my top five favorite things- best part is they are all under $50.

In my many years of parenting expertise aka 2 just 2 – I have quickly come to the conclusion that every kid loves to be outside. If it was up to Ollie we would never come inside as my neighbors can attest. She screams bloody murder when it is time to come in. However in Michigan it just now starting to get better and I am so happy. Mother Nature finally decided to let us enjoy something out of life haha. We are already stuck in hell from Covid and the fact that the weather took extra long to be normal was really weighing on my sanity. Any who Let us talk about fun things! Here are my TOP 5 UNDER $50: (it’s actually more than 5)

  1. Be Good Company Sandbox: Bring the beach to your backyard with this sandbox not only looks fun but its super affordable and comes in a few days with prime. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of Ollie playing in hers.
  1. Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk: I don’t know if your kid is like mine but Olive just loves chalk. At home we even made a cabinet into a chalk board for her. So when I showed her we could write on our driveway SHE WAS IN HEAVEN!

There is just something with kids and water! The next three items will all use water for fun!

  1. Step 2 Springtime Splash Water Table: This will for sure keep your little one entertained for a long long time and you can enjoy a cup of coffee. Here is a picture of Ollie Playing with her version last year. I didn’t link that one because it is not under $50.
  1. Bubble Anything: Play Day Bubble Mower & Light Up Bubble Machine It’s bubbles – who doesn’t love bubbles. However with these two toys and toys similar your toddler wont spill the bottle in 2 seconds and then cry. Also bottles of bubbles come so cheap I have seen them at the dollar tree or target for a buck so you can keep filling the machine over and over again. Olive loves pushing the mower and she loves go nuts trying to pop the bubbles from the machine.
  1. Inflatable Pool from Intext: They have so many different ones and most of them are all under $40. I got two last year for Olive and she couldn’t even walk yet but enjoyed it so much. You could also get a kiddie pool I obviously couldn’t take a picture of her in it this year because it has yet to be pool weather – hopefully this week but Michigan is very touchy. haha You can tell her excitement in this picture.

I would also like to add an honorable mention:A kiddie pool. They are so cheap I found two different ones here and here. hope this helps you guys make staying at home a little better. If you do not have a backyard I do recommend a water table and bubbles. You can use the water table for all sorts of sensory activities if you look it up on Pinterest.

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Monday Motivation: I am back! For real this time

Dear Love Bugs,

I know I took a long long super long break from blogging. The last post I did was Olives Baptism part 1 I didn’t even do the part 2. This time the longest I ever have. We all know that ever since I became pregnant with Olive I have been struggling with getting my mojo back. Everyone told me it would take time a few people even said it would take 2 years. I would look at them like what do you mean I need to feel like myself RIGHT NOW! Low and behold we are coming up to her second birthday and here I am starting to feel like myself!

A few days ago while discussing my friend Susan’s business webpage (she’s an event planner – check out her site here and instagram here– yup that’s a shameless plug for my friend hahah) with her all of a sudden I got a rush of ideas and the need to do them. So, with Ollie on my lap (she is currently sitting on my lap as I type this) I dusted off my laptop and signed into my site. It had been so long since I signed in they changed the whole set up that I was so confused I had to call someone to help me figure out how!

Had to add a pic of my family 🙂

Where do we go from here:

So, here we are a Monday motivation for ya! The day after Mother’s Day felt fitting to start this up again. I have changed tremendously since that girl who use to blog about shoes. The blog will not just be about clothes and shoes anymore but more about my life now. What interest me now. Being a mom is a huge part of it it wont be all of it but it’s a big part! To be totally honest I wondered if it was even worth it . . . is blogging dead? will anyone stick around? Then I thought – Let’s face it I never did this for anyone else but myself. What you can look for now is 2/3 post a week about mom life, hacks, cleaning, style and TODDLER LIFE!

Currently I am working out a schedule- what I am thinking goes as follows:

Monday: Motivation of any sort may it be cleaning, DIY, Room reveals etc.

Wednesday: Will be my style days. We all know I could never stop posting about style.

Friday: I will be doing Friday Faves like most bloggers do. Probably stick to a theme each week.

I have already worked on a few post that will go up later this week and next. Hopefully if you are reading this you will stick around and maybe I can give you a few ideas and you can give me a few. I love to interact in the comments or send me a DM on instgram. You can find that here.

Cheers to Monday and getting back in this!

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