Sunday, April 23, 2017

Easter Time At Hagerstown Park

Many beautiful Sunday afternoon's you will find us wandering around at City Park. The Sunday before Easter was no exception and we ended up catching the end of a petting zoo that had been set up that day. Sheep, goats, ducks and a calf!! Levi loved it!!



This sweet baby was all tuckered out!! 


Playtime at the park is always fun!! 


And we saw the first baby ducks of the season! 


Pretty areas by the Art Museum! 

 





The Art Of Eating A Chocolate Pig

A friend bought Levi the book Small Pig for his birthday and a very important thing came along with the book - a chocolate pig!! We had so many birthdays in March (lots of cake and sweets) that I just finally let him eat the pig last week...

The art of eating a chocolate pig can be very complicated... Especially the first part where you have to sit through your Mom taking a million pictures of you smiling!



But finally permission is granted to eat the pig and you chow down! You don't stop until every last bite of chocolate has been demolished! 


Next challenge is the art of eating a chocolate bunny!! 







Monday, April 17, 2017

This Is Us - Life Puppy Sitting

Levi LOVES dogs and I always think how nice it would be if Levi could have his own puppy. So when a co-worker of mine needed someone to watch their puppy for the weekend I thought - PERFECT!! Just the thing to see what it would be like to have a dog without actually committing to a dog. And as it turns out I don't think Levi will be getting a dog any time soon. Milo was adorable and fun to have around for a couple days but I think we'll wait until Levi is ready for the responsibility of owning a pet or maybe longer... ;-)





So glad I captured these giggles!! 






Thursday, April 6, 2017

Spark Naturals 5ml Essential 4 Pack

I try not to bombard my blog readers with too many sales posts but this one is too good not to share!! 

Whether you are NEW to Essential Oils, or have used them for years, this week's special is for YOU! Spark Natural's 5 ml Essential 4-Pack Kit with Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, and Peppermint is only $15!!! And...FREE SHIPPING! $15 to get quality, pure essential oils into your home is a GREAT DEAL!!! Sale runs until April 9, 2017. Save an additional 10% off your entire order (making the kit just $13.50) when you use coupon code: simplyhealth

You can shop at: www.sparknaturals.com to take advantage of this special! 



Lavender has a balancing and healing effect on the nervous system, reduces emotional tension and is used in the treatment of tension-related illnesses. It offers a soothing and antispasmodic effect on tight muscles, digestive problems, spasmodic coughs, menstrual cramps, insomnia, and tension headaches. Great for restless leg syndrome. Because of it’s anti-inflammatory, skin-healing properties, Lavender will help heal burns, bug bites, wounds, bee stings, rashes, acne, and skin irritations or infections.

Lemon is often used in household cleaning products due to it’s great antibacterial properties and is even an excellent degreaser. It is an immune system stimulant, protects and nourishes the liver, and is good for reducing nausea, especially when combined with Peppermint.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree) is used most often for fungal infections and works great when combined with other antifungal oils such as Eucalyptus Citriodora, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ho Wood Lemongrass, Patchouli, Spikenard, and Palmarosa.

Peppermint is antifungal, anti-inflammatory, stimulating to the circulatory system, and analgesic. It can be used to aid digestion when diluted and rubbed on the stomach. It is also used in cool compresses for nausea, headaches or travel sickness, and is excellent in reducing acute, hot pain. 

This sale ends April 9, 2017 so get your Essential 4 pack kit today!! 





Sunday, April 2, 2017

Baker Park Frederick MD

Anytime the weather is beautiful over the weekend we are always looking for fun places that are not too far away that we can go to and walk and play. Last weekend was one of those weekends. Mike found Baker Park in Frederick, MD and wanted to go check it out. I grabbed a few non-cooperative pictures of the little man before we headed out...


It was an easy drive and finding the park wasn't difficult. There are no parking lots so you have to rely on street parking. Fortunately there seemed to be plenty of nearby streets with free parking which is always a plus! And there were plenty of areas for us to walk and explore! First up a quick Mommy & Levi selfie! 


Levi can find benches to sit on and rocks to climb on no matter where our travels take us! 


Culler Lake 


Homes and buildings we saw while walking...

Mike by the Skaters Shelter at Culler Lake 


The walk ended up connecting us with Carroll Creek Canal which is a place we normally end up at in Frederick so that was a nice surprise! Mike and Levi along the Carroll Creek Canal

 

Beautiful Baker Park! Apparently they have a children's theater here in the summer!


Playing at the one playground and then supper at Red Robin (where Levi ate most of my hamburger)!

 


We had a great time exploring Baker Park in Frederick, MD and definitely recommend it anytime your looking for something to do on a weekend. Next time we are packing a picnic lunch and getting ice cream along the Carroll Creek canal! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

This Is Levi

I failed to keep up with my weekly updates already. But here are some pictures that were taken at the end of February/beginning of March.

We all piled in our bed and watched a movie a couple Friday nights ago. 
And I've already forgotten what it was... 
Levi would probably remember but I'm not waking him up to ask... ;-)


After eating breakfast at Crackle Barrel Levi got to pick out Jelly Beans because he was so good! He was also gifted a dollar bill from an elderly gentleman who was seated at a nearby table. This is the second time this year that someone gave Levi a dollar when we were out! 


A little science experiment that was a big hit! More on this later! 


Posing with his jelly beans! 


This was supposed to be another little experiment of ours. We picked this egg out of the dollar section at Target and it was supposed to "hatch" after being placed in water. However a certain little someone broke the egg before it managed to get into the water. He ran upstairs excitedly telling me that there was a butterfly in the egg. We put it in the water anyway and watched the butterfly "grow". 


Helping me make some spring decorations... I am not good at craft time around here but I'm trying!


This was obviously a busy day! He also finally enjoyed playing with a home made gift that was given to us a year ago. He couldn't get the clothes pins opened up before to match the colors but he figured it out now and did a great job! 


And as always the art of eating a donut. This one was thoroughly enjoyed! 


All children so adorable when they are sleeping. I caught Levi like this and just had to take a picture. My sweet little man and his Peanuts friends. You can't go wrong with Snoopy. :-)  


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lemon & Lavender Disinfecting Cleaner with Essential Oils


SPRING IS IN THE AIR! From spring cleaning, to the wonderful flowers that are starting to bloom the smells are amazing! Below is a recipe and deals to enjoy as the weather warms up!

Lemon & Lavender Disinfecting Cleaner

1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol (for germ killing)
1-1/2 cups of water
10 drops of lavender Essential Oil
10 drops of lemon Essential Oil
Combine in spray bottle and shake to combine ingredients. 
Spray on surfaces and let sit for a few minutes before wiping. 
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1. LemonLemon oil has been used to fight infections, soothe headaches and migraines, improve muscle problems and helps the digestive system.

2. Citrus KitThis kit is the best of the citrus oils! It includes, 5ml Grapefruit, 5ml Lemon, 5ml Lime & 5ml Wild Orange

3. Wild OrangeWild Orange has been used to promote good feelings and mood and may help relax the body and help children sleep at night.

4. BergamotBergamot may help reduce the common fever, digestive aid, sweat reducer, when used aromatically Bergamot oil may also help build confidence, uplift spirits, relieve depression and anxiety.

5. Tangerine Soothing to the nervous system and has a tonic effect on the digestive system. it may also help wit flatulence, diarrhea and constipation. People have also used it to help with stretch marks, increased circulation and reducing fluid retention

6. GrapefruitGrapefruit has a fresh citrus aroma, which is refreshing yet not too sharp. It is rich in antioxidants and a powerful skin ointment. The Spark Naturals Grapefruit oil is cold pressed from the rind. 

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Essential Oil Deals This Month! 


Oil of the month: Citrus Kit - $15.99 (Free shipping)


Premium oil of the month: Carrot Seed Essential Oil - $24.99 (Free shipping)