Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Textile Trolley Bibs Review

*Products I'm reviewing were paid for by me. All opinions are my own. 

When you start shopping on Etsy.com it doesn't take long to discover how many great shops there are that sell adorable products. I'm not even sure how I originally ran across Textile Trolley. I think I may have been looking for a cute bib for my son's second birthday. The Textile Trolley bibs looked adorable, the prices weren't bad and the reviews were great. So I decided to get the Airplane bib and the Tractor bib(top row). Beyond just being just plan cute these bibs are 100% cotton and tripled layer for absorbency! I also love the cotton toweling backing that is used on the back of the toddler bibs. I've had them since March and they've been sprayed with stain remover and thrown in the washer/dryer many times and have laundered well and are in great shape.

The bottom row of bibs is for baby girl(due in January). I can't wait use these on our newest baby. Like the toddler bibs these are also made with 100% cotton and are tripled layered. The difference being that the two layers after the designer cotton are both a soft cotton flannel instead of the cotton toweling that backs the toddler bib. Once again super adorable prints that just can't be found at your local Target... and trust me, I'm a huge fan of Target! ;-)

Top row shows the cotton toweling, bottom row the soft cotton flannel. 

A few shots of the bibs in action on my two year old! 

If you're looking for a durable, quality bib to last through the toddler stages give Textile Trolley a try. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!! 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My Favorite Quick and Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Everyone likes pizza right? For me it's something that is easy to make at the end of a workday when you don't really feel like ending up with a lot of dishes to wash(or for your husband to wash!). However I don't want to wait around forever waiting for my dough to rise. That's where this fast rising dough comes in! Very easy and always a hit with family and friends! 


1 cup warm water 
1 tablespoon honey 
2 tablespoon oil 
1 tablespoon instant yeast 
1 teaspoon season salt 
2-­3 cups flour, I normally end up using about 2 3/4 (1 cup white flour and the rest white wheat flour)


1. In a large bowl or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the water, honey, and yeast. Let rest for 5 minutes. Add oil and salt. Add the flour gradually until a soft dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The exact flour amount will vary so go by the touch and feel of the dough versus the exact cup measurements in the recipe. The dough should be soft and smooth (not leaving a residue on your fingers but not super stiff, either). 

2. Knead the dough(via your mixer) for 5 minutes. This can also be done by hand. 

3. Let the dough rest, covered, for 10 to 20 minutes. Shape the dough into pizza(s), spread with sauce and toppings, and bake at 450 degrees about ­10 minutes

4. Let rest 5 mintues before serving.

5. Enjoy!! 

Recipe Source: Recipe slightly adapted from a recipe at Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Why Don't I Blog More??

There just aren't enough hours in the day. If I were to be honest I'm supposed to be working on our monthly budget right now. Instead I've been distracted by all the fun things on the internet. Including my blog that I hardly every visit...

So here's a little something. The little man that brightens each day. Who loves to go outside to play and cries when it's time to come in. And who isn't afraid of a little dirt!! :-)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Spark Naturals Pure Essential Oils Under $7.00

So I think everyone knows that essential oil are a big thing right now. And while I don't think they'll heal you from every ailment you may get during your life I do love using them for DIY projects, balms and salves, cleaning and yes even medicinal purposes! However some brands are expensive, leaving you super discouraged because you can't afford them. But seriously guys - pure essential oils don't have to break the bank! Here are 22 essential oils from Spark Naturals that are $7.00 or less!! And that's BEFORE you use the 10% off your entire order coupon code: simplyhealth

So if you've been unsure about starting to use essential oils, try a few out and see if you like them. I'm pretty sure you'll be hooked by the quality and affordability this brand has to offer! 

ALWAYS save 10% off your entire essential oil order at Spark Naturals when you use coupon code: simplyhealth