Cleaning and Organizing – Update Part One

So far this series has not turned out how I wanted it too. It is not that I do not want to post. The problem is I do not have my phone with me all the time to take photos. I always think about it after the fact. I want to catch my daughter growing up and I never have my phone to take those pictures either.

Not going to lie; I have no clue where my phone is at the moment ha-ha.

I also organize things as I go along. While something works in theory, it may not work in practical. This means systems need to change until it works the way it should. If it takes too much effort to put things back where they belong, than the system does not work.

An example of this would be my cookie sheets. I did have a system that worked. I have since consolidated three drawers into two. I needed a drawer for ‘healthy’ snacks that would be in reach of Missy. In this case unless I add another set of drawers in the pantry I will just get over it. It really is just a pain in comparison. So this one does not have an end yet. Until I find my happy place the sheets just keep getting shuffled around.

Another example would be….who knew this would be so difficult. I am having trouble thinking of a decent example. Even from the duplex before this place was purchased.

I will have to come back to finding an example. Rather than trying to do the full room, I am going to split some of the areas in to parts. I also have to go back and change what I have organized in the first place. I do not want to go over the entire room again if I have only touched a small area (which usually has a large impact). Breaking things up to simply just what I have done, if there is enough content, will make me feel less overwhelmed. It will also keep you feeling good about your place compared to mine.

Shop with Me – FindersCreepers

While on my bath product shopping spree I ordered from a few Etsy shops. This order comes from FindersCreepers. I have had their shop listed as a favourite for quite a while because the idea of horror bathbombs was incredible to me.

Is her logo not simply adorable?

This is a nod to the movie mean girls. The pictures online made me expect it to be much more pink but for me that is a whatever thing. As for the flavour; it smells pink… I think it is suppose to be candy flavoured but if pink had a flavour this would be it. Purchased for $13.00CAD.

The Redrum bathbomb. I should have a TV in my bath; that way I could watch The Shinning while soaking it Redrum. The claim is that it will not stain the tub, skin, or hair. I will test out the tub theory since I have red hair and I am sporting a beautiful constant sunburn. The flavour is blood orange and strawberry. I do pick it up and it may be better once put in the bath. I think that blood orange and cinnamon would have been nice though. I purchased this for $7.00CAD.

The terror clown from ’31’. I was so hyped for this movie and became obsessed about it. Somehow I have not watched it yet. Besides I really enjoy clowns, even more so is killer clowns. Either way I win. It is flavoured in funnel cakes and cotton candy. I can pick up on the cotton candy but I have no idea what a funnel cake smells like so I will just agree with the listing. I purchased it for $9.00CAD.

Rosemary’s baby is a much more down to earth flavour despite having such a dark colouring. I pick up on the lavender. chamomile, and rosemary. It is a very relaxing smell. I purchased this for $8.00CAD.

So this is inspired from one of my FAVOURITE movies. Which explains why I bought two of the ‘Hello Clarice’ bathbombs. Silence of the Lambs is just to die for….ha-ha? No? Alright, it have a very fruity flavour. Almost like a fruit punch with out the berries. I purchased these for $7.00CAD each.

Fancy Dead B*tch bathbomb is massive and pretty much the only reason I bought it. Great summer flavour in raspberry lemonade. It also says that it is full of sea salt and coconut oil. Yes, I do plan on using it all in one bath because what else would be fun. I purchased this one for $12.50CAD.

My total order came to $78.50CAD.  I get 7 baths out of this. I have gotten better deals yes but I will admit  I am in love with the novelty.

As always I will update as I use the products. So, please check back.23

Bumble Box (Canadian) – 6 to 9 Months

I have received the Bumble Box for 6-9 months. The last box was a little off with the pricing so lets see how this one does.

I paid $229.50CAD for three boxes (prepaid). Each box costs $84.99CAD.

We have a wet/dry bag. It is not very big; it can fit one or two suckies or a teether. The print is cute and I like to bright yellows on it.

I stand corrected these are actually snack bags. Which I find much more useful for their size. This is by MD Handmade (you can find them on Facebook). The Etsy store is set to a way and I could not find a set price. I found a a couple different ones. We will say $5.00CAD.

Lemon yellow slippers by Romirus in size 3. As you can see in the second picture there is an insole missing. I can fix this myself but not what I was expecting to see.

Now it just might be me but I cannot seem to find their website. I do however see this brand is for sale everywhere. Including on Chinese websites that we regularly shop from. This makes me even more disappointed in a missing insole. I cannot say if this is a Canadian company or even choose a price for them. My hype was moms helping moms when it came to this box. This product does not really seem to fit that.

Please correct me if I am wrong though.

Ice cream teether by Love & Chew Kids Boutique. Now I could not find this exact one in her store I they are all priced at $25.89CAD. I also say a very cute teether with a rainbow cloud on it. I think I may be purchasing it.

Now I had these in the last box. These wash clothes are by Mellow Mama Organics. These clothes come in packages of 8 for $10.00CAD making each cloth $1.25CAD. We have a total of $3.75CAD.

I will be using these in a gift basket at the beginning of next year.

Lavender baby powder by Brindlewood Soaps. This is talc free and made with arrowroot powder. It smells pretty good too. It retails for $14.99CAD on their website.

I am not sure if this will be something that we use. Missy has not had to much of a problem when it comes to diaper rashes. I am also not sure about its shelf life either. Besides I have a tried and true system when it does happen on occasion.

A slouchy beanie by Love Squared Kids. I really like this colour. I know it is just a basic brown but still. They retail for $15.00CAD on their website.

‘Strong and Free’ onesie byuth JR Athentics. This is made from organic cotton and regular retail is $28.00CAD on their website.

The onesie and slouchy beanie will look adorable together!

So, the same as last time I want to see what we have for value vs what was paid. This time around we have a total of $92.63CAD not including the shoes since I was not sure what price to use. The value is here this time and I am really happy to see that. Everyone has off times and I hope to see value in the next box.

Oatbox – July 2018

I received July’s box not too long ago. I have more granola then I know what to do with at the moment. I gave my Mother a bit out of each bag so she could give them a try. The cost is $20.00CAD per month and you get two new flavours to discover each month.

The first we have is peanut butter and banana. I am quite extided about this one because who does not like this combination. Plus, I would have never thought about doing it as a granola. The recipe include is for a Breakfast Banana Split. This sounds like a blast and I kind of wish Missy was bigger because I think this would be a very healthy and fun break to breakfast.

Here we have mixed berry. Now this one I know we can all find in the grocery stores but sometimes something familiar is a nice surprise. The Very Berry Breakfast Cake is the matching recipe. It sounds interesting and I will give it shot but not until I have some company.

I have tried this one. It was the closest to me in the pantry. I cannot say it is anything special but I am not mad about receiving it at all. It does have blueberries though, so I probably would not have purchased this in the store myself.

As always I will come back and update as I go try out the products.

Oatbox – June 2018

This is my second month of Oatbox (and the review is a month late I know). I loved the idea of this box. It makes breakfast that much more fun and with two new flavours every month there is something to look forward too. It is a flat rate of $20.00CAD per month ($10.00CAD per bag).

These are made with clean ingredients right here in Canada! The company is based out of Montreal, Quebec. Offering unique flavours/pairings.

I had ordered their jar with the first box and it unfortunately broke while in transit. The company was very quick to rectify and sent a new one out with my next box. Huge kudos to them, customer service is a very big deal to me.

Here we have pear and red quinoa flavours. Every month there is two recipe cards included. While this one here does not specify to use the pear and red quinoa; it would work perfect in it.

Here we have the almond and mango flavour. The matching recipe is for Coconut Snow Balls. I probably will not use this granola for the it but I will try the recipe out soon.

I will update with pictures and the recipes as I try them out.