Bath Time Must Haves

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all are having a fantastic week.  We’ve got a little bit of a “heat wave” coming through this next week (40’s + 50’s), so I’m looking forward to opening a few windows and getting some of that fresh air!    

Speaking of fresh, I want to share a few of our favorite bath products for the littles!  

#1 – SheaMoisture Eucalyptus & African Wild Water Mint Baby Breathe Free Wash & Bubble Bath
This bubble bath/wash smells like a spa!  I also like the fact that SheaMoisture products are made with natural and certified organic ingredients.

#2 – SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Shampoo & Bath Milk
After washing my baby’s hair with this yummy shampoo, we will never go back to any other brand!  It has a very calming scent, and cleans her hair very well.  Sulfate-free & made with natural and certified organic ingredients.

#3 – Boon Odd Ducks
My daughter loves having lots of ducks in the tub.  These ones are so fun!  These ducks are brightly colored and all different shapes/sizes.  PVC-free, and they do not hold water (they won’t grow mold).

#4 – Tubby Todd Everyday Lotion
If your kiddo has sensitive skin, look no further!  Little miss H has eczema on her cheeks & arms and this lotion has been wonderful for her skin.  It is packed with natural extracts and plant-based ingredients, no harsh additives that will irritate her skin. 100% natural ingredients.

#5 – Tubby Todd Dream Cream
This is an intensive, rich cream to soothe even the roughest dry patches.  I use this on Hadley’s cheeks and any dry patches on her arms & legs.  It makes a big difference and really helps to calm her skin.  It is formulated with 100% natural ingredients, safe for sensitive skin.

Have a great weekend friends!  

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Highlights From This Week

Hello lovelies!  Our week has been pretty mellow here.  The hubby has been sick and working from home, and even though I feel bad for him it’s nice to see his face more!
I thought I would share with you a few happy highlights of my week. 

First of all, I am loving the above freezing temps we’ve had this week, and it looks like they will be continuing into the next.  I’ll take it!  Spring can’t come soon enough.  I’ve been daydreaming of playing outside with little miss H, going on family walks, and BBQing!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of helping pack meals at Feed My Starving Children.  I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had never been there before, but it was oh so much fun!  I went with a friend who invited me and a few other people.  Our night was filled with lots of laughs, music & singing, all while doing some good to help children in need.  If you haven’t volunteered lately, I encourage you to.  Giving your time doesn’t cost a thing, and you will feel great knowing you are able to help fill a need in someone else’s life.

Orange!!  This probably my #1 favorite oil.
The smell is amazing, and I use it just about every day. I love adding a few drops to my Thieves Household Cleaner. It also pairs well with so many other oils; this week I have been diffusing it along with Thieves oil since Kyle has been fighting off the flu.

There is nothing that makes my heart happier than watching these two form a bond that will last a lifetime.  Hadley looks up to her brother ever so lovingly, wanting to follow his every move.  They are full of belly laughs daily, music to my ears.  I adore them!

Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!!!

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Busy – My word of the week last two months.  My oh my, the more your family grows, the busier the holidays get!  Between the family get togethers, cleaning, shopping, cooking & baking, decorating…this mama could use a vacation.  I’m thinking Christmas in a beautiful cabin decked out for the holidays, no where to go, just relaxing by the fireside ( a girl can dream, right? ).  Anyways, onto something festive…

Ugly Christmas sweaters.  You guys.  I’m kind of OBSESSED with tacky holiday wear.  It’s fun, it’s festive, and it’s usually comfy; what’s not to love?  I currently own 4 ugly sweaters, but it’s my dream to own at least 25…one for everyday in December leading up to Christmas!!!  Here is some fun ideas for the whole family!
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One Piece | Reindeer Sweater | Snow Flake Sweater | Merry Sweater | Slippers

Snowman Sweater | Christmas Print Sweater | Elf Sweater | Santa Hat

Hair Bows | Tree Hat | Boys Holiday Print | Girls Reindeer | Boys Hooded Reindeer
| Baby Holiday Print Outfit |

I hope you all have a great weekend!
The hubby and I have plans to see A Christmas Story: The Musical.
I’m ready for this much needed date night!  
(Our fun Christmas card photo from last year)



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Top 8 Halloween Movies

We’ve watched a couple of these so far, and are looking forward to more this Halloween weekend.  While this list is more family friendly, I do enjoy a true horror flick from time to time! 

 1. Hocus Pocus
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2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
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3. Casper
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4. Edward Scissorhands
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5. Beetlejuice
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6. The Addams Family
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7. Corpse Bride
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8. Room on the Broom
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I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend filled with lots of Halloween festivities!

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Short & Sweet

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This weeks Friday Favorites are short and sweet.  With one child recovering from sickness, and the other tearing apart the house as usuall, there hasn’t been much time for this mama to blog.

When the chilly weather starts creeping in, sweatshirts become a staple in my wardrobe.  This one from Lakeside Clothing Co. is oh so soft, and I’m loving the stripes!  Find it here.MamaGroveBlog | LakeSide Clothing CoP.S. Their raglan tees look super comfy too!

I’m a sucker for a pretty mug.  You won’t find a matching set in our house, no sir.  Just an eclectic mix of randoms found while shopping & traveling.  Find this ‘hello gorgeous’ mug here.MamaGroveBlog | Hello Gorgeous Mug

I will never tire of watching little babes sleep, especially my own.  So peaceful, so innocent, & their whole lives ahead of them.  I wonder what they dream about.  ♥  MamaGroveBlog | Friday FavoritesMamaGroveBlog | Friday Favorites





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Fall Must-Haves | Twenty-sixteen

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It’s Friday!  I’ve decided to start Friday Favorites, so I’ll have a designated spot to share my most liked things for the week.  These may be products, pictures, songs…who knows!  This week I thought I would share my must-haves for this fall.MamaGroveBlog | Fall Must Haves 2016

1. Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap in Apple Cider Scent: Oh. My. Word.  This stuff smells ahhmazing!  Who wouldn’t want a pleasant fall scent to fill the air as you’re cleaning dirty dishes?  Also, it is 97% naturally derived & free of icky things like phthalates, formaldehyde, artificial colors & parabens.  Win/Win.  You can also find their Apple Cider scent in hand soap and all-purpose cleaning spray (This scent is limited edition, so stock up while you can).

2. Bath & Body Works Wallflower Refills | Leaves | Autumn:  These are the perfect for making your home more inviting.  They fill they air with wonderful scents, and there are so many choices, you are bound to find one you like!

3. L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask (Detox & Brighten):  I have used this mask a few times now; it really does what it says!  It makes my skin so smooth and brightens my complexion.  I love the fact that this mask comes in a jar, so you can take however much/little you need (no product wasted like with those little packet masks).  It smells good too!

4. MAC Matte Lipstick in Mehr: Looking for the perfect fall lip color?  Look no further.  I picked this up a few weeks ago and fell in love!  Such a flattering shade.

5. Ideology Stretch Active Leggings: Leggings are a staple for me in the fall/winter months.  These ones are great; they fit well, they keep their shape through wear & washing, and they aren’t see through!

MamaGroveBlog | Fall FavoritesMamaGroveBlog | Fall FavoritesIf you make your way to Bath & Body Works, make sure to pick up one of these lovely
Wallflower Plugins to go with your scents!
Seriously though, is there even a way to make a pretty face while wearing a mask?? MamaGroveBlog | Mask


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