Sunday, November 30, 2014

Jingle Georgie is BACK! #ElfSurgery

It is that time of year and I am one of THOSE moms! 
Our elf has come back and he is waiting to surprise Sammy and Jayson. 


     However, before he could start to ice skate into the room, he had to have surgery. Jingle Georgie needed to have bendable arms and legs to fully participate in his winter games this year. So with the help of a few mini paperclips and some patience, our Elf on the Shelf can now pose for his shenanigans. I used one mini paperclip for each appendage. Just straighten the clip out and then carefully inert it into the seam. Be careful to not rip through the material. Jingle Georgie does not have thick skin. Once his surgery was done, he was ready to play. 


Our Elf had recently gone shopping to take advantage of the Black Friday sales. He came home with some treats for the boys including pajamas, slippers, mini coloring books, chocolate gold coins, M&Ms candies and most importantly; a new scarf and some ice skates for himself

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf at your house? What traditions does your family participate in for Christmas? My boys loved having Jingle Georgie join our family last year. Here are some of the things our Elf did last year while he visited.


(Click on the link to see more pictures of Jingle Georgie)


Our Elf's Arrival 2013
(original blog post from 2013 Christmas season)


Sugar Crash! CoCa Cola and Oreo Cookies led to snow angels on the kitchen counter.
The Grinch and Max have captured Jingle Georgie!
Sledding with his Polar Bear friends.


EDITED TO ADD: (12/1/14)

The boys thought an ice skating Elf was super cool. We re-read the book and talked about the No Touching rule. Sam wanted to know if the elf can really hear him and know what is going on. They both wanted to tell Jingle Georgie about what presents they were hoping for under the tree. So after his nightly report to Santa, JG came back to our home. This is where the boys will find him.



Jingle Georgie has a list in his hands started with Christmas wishes.
He also left a note with new slippers. 
He knew their teacher gave them permission to wear slippers in the classroom during the winter.

Where will we find him for Day 3??

No, really! I need more ideas.

Comment here with your best idea from last Christmas. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pulling My Hair Out? NO! My Secret to Fuller Hair



As a single mom to twin boys life can be pretty hectic. Some days I feel like pulling my hair out! Unfortunately my hair falls out on its own due to thinning hair. I really am too tired to do it anyway... I have tried so many fixes to have fuller hair. I have gotten it cut, styled differently, hair bows, barrettes, and headbands. New color, high lights and low lights. Volumizing shampoo, conditioner, spray, gel, foam, etc. I have a ton of products in my bathroom that never seem to get the job done.




Then I heard about Rogaine for Women. It is super easy to use. After you shampoo, just towel dry your hair and apply the foam at the roots. One Step! It really helps out this Mom when my boys are up to mischief on the other side of the door. I just blow-dry my hair and I am ready to go. I don't use any other styling products. Nothing to weigh my hair down. Nothing else to buy at the store. This product is dermatologist recommended. You will see the best results using it once a day as part of your beauty routine. My hair feels fuller and I have had more good hair days since I started using it.

My boys and I go to Wal-Mart once a week for groceries and bribes rewards for good behavior. I can easily grab Rogaine for Women in the Health & Beauty department of the store. At my store, it is next to the frozen food. I can swing by for some ice cream as a reward for myself!




Do you know someone with thinning hair? 
Do you want thicker hair, fuller hair, more volume? 
Wal-Mart carries Rogaine products for both men and women. 

Did you see my teaser video on Instagram?   http://bit.ly/1xdvbZG