Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Outdoor Adventures with Nuby


Summer is over (finally), but we are still getting some high temperatures. Since we love the outdoors it is normal for us to carry water everywhere. We have tried lots of different bottles trying to find the best "fit" for Mikey. We found the one! 

Nuby's Gator Grip Pop-Up Sipper is a great bottles are suited for ages 24 months+. Kiddo is 4 and loves it. The colors are vibrant, the rubber grip is great for tiny clumsy hands, the tag is great if you have multiple kids or for day care, and rubber the cap opens and closes easily. 

Kiddo loves to drink water from the Gator Grip Pop Up Bottle, we use it at home, when we go hiking, camping, any kind of travel, and it's great to have in your kid's pack/diaper bag. The only thing I wish was better about this bottle's great design is its width. Unfortunately the base of this bottle is too wide for our cupholders, and that frustrates Kiddo because he loves to put his soppy cups with water in the cupholder of his car seat (Nautilus).

Other than that little detail we love everything about these bottles. You can choose from many colors and they are available in stores (or online


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Favorite Items for the Back to [Grad]School

As you all may now know, I started my Master's Degree this year in January, and one of my favorite things in the world is shopping for supplies. Whatever I bought this year was a WIN. I loved and used everything that I bought (not like past years that I go crazy buying and then use only 50% of the stuff).

Who doesn't like shopping for school supplies? When I go to Staples, Office Max, or even Amazon.com, I go crazy like a kid in a toy store. I absolutely love everything that has to do with school, office supplies. It makes me sooooo happy haha! Anyway, less talking more showing…

Here are my favorites for school!

1. Swissgear ScanSmart Backpack - This backpack in particular is really convenient for me because I can use it for school, but also to travel. The main compartment is spacious and it has a social pocket for MP3 players (perfect for my iPhone 6) with a small opening for wire head/earphones. The backpack also features a pocket for sunglasses, one for supplies with pen holders, keychain and ID holder, an open-viewing compartment that fit laptops up to 17" with a strap to keep it in place, and it also has a padded pocket for tablets. On the sides there are mesh pockets to hold water bottles and also zipper pockets that are deep great for more pens or umbrellas, like I use it for.


2. Multiple Subject Notebooks - These are the ones I use (Mead Five Star). It is much more organized to only have to carry one notebook, versus 2-4 depending on how may courses you are enrolled in. Another option is binders, but I prefer the classic notebooks for taking notes. One of the pros of this particular notebook is that you can rip the pages, remove the border and you end up having a nice ruled sheet that doesn't look like it was originally ripped from a notebook.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Splash into Summer GIVEAWAY!!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gardening Favorites

As you all may know, we love gardening. By "we" I mean the three of us: Mommy, Daddy and Kiddo. Growing fruit and vegetables in our backyard has been one of the best decisions we have made. Not only gardening is fun, relaxing and rewarding, but kids tend to eat more vegetables and fruits when they grow them themselves. Kiddo has never been a picky eater, but now he doesn't hesitate to try different vegetables after seeing them grow. 

Some of the vegetables and fruits that he loves freshly picked are: tomatoes, green beans, carrots, cilantro, strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers… He has noticed the difference between store bought produce and homegrown. It's quite amazing. I encourage you all to try growing at least grow veggies in pots and see if growing your vegetables makes any difference in your kids eating habits.

Well, since we are in mid Spring and 'tis the season for gardening, I decided to tell you all about my favorite things for gardening. Including tools, fertilizers, and even plants. 


1. SOIL: Nothing is going to work in your garden if you don't have a good fertile soil for your plants to feed from. I have had great luck using a mix of 1/3 topsoil and 2/3 compost. My local transfer station has a program for residents in my city to get free compost. No limit. It is amazing! I have also noticed that my herbs, carrots and onions prefer well drained soil, so I plant those in a box which is 100% manure. So, yeah, remember compost and manure have great nutrients for the plants. 




2. FERTILIZER: My husband bought me a fertilizer at Home Depot that works wonders with my plants and it is organic. The name is microrganite and it is around $12 for a 36lbs bag. I always feed my plants every 3-4 weeks to keep them healthy.




3. TOOLS: I had the opportunity to review a tool set from ROCA Home and OH EM GEE! I am not saying this because they provided me with the tools, but these are the best tools I have ever had. They are stainless steel, sturdy and ergonomic. They are truly a treasure, I hope ROCA Home doesn't change the way they are making it because these are my favorite!




4. PLANTS: You can never go wrong with tomatoes. I heard somewhere that 93% of gardeners grow tomatoes. No matter what type of tomato you grow, it will always taste 1000 times better than store bought, and the plants are not that hard to grow. Staples in my garden are: tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, onions and strawberries. 




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5. SEED SHOPS: if you were curious, I get all my seeds from SEEDSNOW.com (organic and non-GMO). They have a large variety of seeds and they have packets that cost as little as $0.99 each! SeedsNow is my favorite website ever! One of my favorite things about SeedsNow is that you can find links in their website with grow guides that help you to know how, when and where to plant our seeds depending on the plant. 


6. PROTECTION: I have had a big problem with neighborhood cats. They all think that my raised beds are litter boxes and have destroyed many plants while digging. This problem was solved by adding PVC arches to my boxes and throwing wildlife netting over them. Consider this net if you have problems with other pests like birds, moths, squirrels, etc…



If you have any questions or advice for us and fellow gardeners let us know in the comment section. We would love to hear from you!

Happy Gardening!