Tuesday, September 17, 2019

little leightons’ fav #4!

Today, I’m sharing FOUR of my girls’ most favourite items from Trader Joe’s! (They are, obviously, all gluten-free!)

First up—Little Leighton LOVES these tortilla chips. They have a hint of lime and pair perfectly with guacamole.

Second—The TJ’s version of “Pirate’s Booty.” We ALL actually prefer this to the name-brand. It’s puffier and cheesier!

Third—These taco shells ROCK. Bonus? They’re only $2!!! Bake them in the oven, versus microwaving. They are legitimately so delicious.

Fourth—STOCK UP. I literally just bought FOUR boxes of this GF Pumpkin Muffin Mix. Both of my girls LOVE muffins for breakfast. If we ever had a lot of leftovers, I would freeze them. They are so quick and easy to heat up before school.

Y’all know Trader Joe’s can be hit or miss for me. What I love? I LOVE. I especially love TJ’s during the FALL, though. It’s MY most favourite.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

little leightons’ fav #3!

I’d first like to comment on TLC’s last post. When I first started reading it, I wanted to call her and tell her she got an “F” on this assignment. This month is to be The Little Princesses’ Favs. Not hers. But as I read it, I remembered that Little Leighton and Elle have both told me they really like that spray. They actually asked me, the last time they spent the night with us, why I didn’t have any of it at our casa. So I calmed down and knew TLC had presented the “fav” accurately.

Also, I immediately recognized the fact that she’s transitioned from calling Baby Belle to Elle. And I’m still saying Belle. For Baby Elle. Elle is My Sweet Hubby’s and my youngest grandchild. Of seven. I’ll try to switch to Elle. (I think I’ve done it in past posts. I’m not consistent. I’m 65. It’s part of aging. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.) After today? I can make no promises. She's THE BABY!!!

Now their Fav #3!

This game is SO MUCH FUN. Elle loves Olaf. She’d been seeing a picture of this game for several months when we played the Princess Cupcake game. Grammy finally got Mom TLC to order it for my house a few weeks ago. 

This is another game that says 3+. Elle mostly loved the little Beanie Olaf you hide. The actual game? Notsomuch. But I LOVED IT!

I CAN’T WAIT to play it with Little Leighton this weekend! She and Elle are spending Saturday night. She is going to ADORE it!

Happy Friday Eve, Friends EVERYWHERE!

Be safe. Be happy. Be kind. Put up your cells. Turn off your iPads and the TV and PLAY A GAME!


Sunday, September 8, 2019

little leightons’ fav #2!

Okay, so technically this might be a favorite of mine for my girls. Potato. Pa-tah-toe. I read about this online sometime over the summer and quickly hit “Add to Cart” via Amazon. Y’all. I’m downright scared of lice. Little Leighton sleeps with approximately nine million stuffed animals. The time it would take me to rid my house of bugs? I might as well just burn it all down and start over. I think I have pre-post traumatic stress just thinking about it.

BONUS: This is Gluten-Free!

Now that Elle is in school, as well, I spray them both. After I’ve fixed their hair in the morning, it goes something like this:

Me: Time for your magic hair spray!

Them: Ugh. Let me cover my eyes and hold my breath!!!

Me: Spritz. Spritz. Spritz.

Me: DONE. Now you have your Fairy Shield to protect you from bugs!

Honestly, they’re not huge fans of the smell. Personally, I think it’s delightful! It’s very herbal. Clean. I dig it. This also legitimately holds their hair in place, without it being crunchy! (You know what I mean by “crunchy,” right?)

While we haven’t been using this long, I’ve put all my hope, faith and trust in this product! It certainly can’t hurt.

Happy Monday Eve!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

little leighton’s fav #1!

Nearly three years ago, I found this game. For Little Leighton. At Walmart.

She fell in love with it immediately! And, frankly, so did Grammy. (It’s also major hilarious when a Dad or Granddad plays.)

If you like Disney Princesses and cupcakes? It’s. Just. Simply. Fun.

The box says 3+. I want to suggest this: With some help, I guess 3-year-olds can (semi) successfully play. Little Leighton was probably getting close to 5 years old when I found this. Belle is now 3 years and 5 months old now. When she plays? It’s an iffy situation. Just bein’ real.

WARNING: The cupcake “toppers” are tiny. I actually mean they are TEENY TINY. So keeping them from being lost (especially if your child wants to play “cupcake store” and borrow said cupcakes from this game) might be a challenge. (Once I open most children’s games—out come my sandwich and snack Ziplocs to attempt to keep the game in tact.)

ALSO: You don’t get that pretty pink cupcake plate-stand. It ain’t in there. Or it wasn’t in the three games we’ve bought.

By the way: TLC has given this game a few times for a birthday gift! It’s $16. Ish. So a great price for a great gift.

Belle will be up next...this Grammy can’t wait!

Happy Friday Eve, Sweet Friends Everywhere...