Ta-da! Crisis averted! After blogging yesterday I continued to think of places to look for the beloved Baby Magic, and came across Babies R Us. On their website they didn't have the yellow kind, but they did have some other ones, so I decided that warranted further investigation. I hadn't been to Toys or Babies R Us since moving here, because the closest one is about a half hour away. I routinely drove that far to them in Utah, but, well, everything was pretty much that far. Here there are so many options so close (Last week I drove to the store, bought eggs, and was back home in EIGHT minutes!) that I haven't felt it worth the drive. But I was seriously panicking about the potential lack of Baby Magic, so I hurried and got ready to go and headed over.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh! Okay, so we LOVE Baby Magic baby shampoo. It's what we have always used on our kids, exclusively. I love the smell, and, maybe more importantly, so does The Daddy. He really doesn't have an opinion about many baby-related things. He doesn't care which brand of diaper (although he did comment when I tried out some really cheap-o ones) or anything like that. But one time I tried buying a sweet pea scented baby shampoo, and he was really sad/mad. You just do NOT mess with the Baby Magic!
We always buy the big bottles of it, so they last quite a long time. Like many, many, many months. I finally was due for a new one while we were living with my parents just over a year ago, and my mom bought one. When it was time for us to move out I asked if I could take it, and she said no. :( So I dumped some (okay, probably like half of it...) into our container, to tide us over until I got some.
I've checked at Walmart a couple times with no luck.
I asked my mom where she got hers, and she said she thought it was Target.
Yesterday Katy & I went to Target. We couldn't find any. More upsetting? We couldn't even find a spot where it should've been!
I woke up thinking about it this morning, and went online to see where I might be able to find it. And I found this that says that IT ISN'T MADE ANYMORE!!!!!
Posted by Rachel at 10:03 AM
Friday, March 19, 2010
So I've been seeing pretty Easter wreaths all over the place lately. Nice, elegant looking ones with the eggs painted to look like real eggs. I thought about making something like that. But first of all, it sounded like quite a bit of work for something that could only be up for a couple weeks. Second, there was a good chance I'd screw it up, and it would look like I tried to be elegant but failed. And third, there just wasn't enough color for me! So I decided that instead of trying to make something that looks pretty according to the current decorating standard, I would just make something fun that I like! And I did!
I bought this grapevine wreath a few weeks ago for $3.50 during a fit of "I need to learn how to decorate." It's been sitting on the piano, waiting for inspiration to strike. So I busted out the bin of Easter stuff, stuck Easter grass all over the wreath, and hot glued on some plastic eggs. Then when I was running to grab another glue stick, I saw a bag of pom-poms in an open container (yes, sitting in the middle of the floor...see, something good came from me being homemakerly challenged!) that matched perfectly, so I added those as well. Then I stuck it on the wall! And it makes me really happy!
Posted by Rachel at 4:11 PM
Sunday, March 7, 2010
First off, I must say that I LOVE living in the Pacific Northwest again. There are MANY things I like better here. Maybe I'll blog about that later. For now, here's a (short) list of the things I miss most about Utah:
This was our house. There are a few things I miss about it. I miss the newness of it. It's going to take a lot of time & money to make our house here have pretty white baseboards & doors, nice new carpet, nice kitchen appliances, etc. And I miss having a central vac.
I miss some of my friends, especially Gayelinn. I really enjoyed walking with her, doing fun things together (this picture is from Cornbellys), and just spending relaxing time together. I've had many friends before & since, but nobody I feel as totally comfortable with as Gayelinn.
I miss being close to most of Dan's family. Not that we saw them all that often, but at least the option was there, right? Look at all those cousins (okay, so a few of them aren't from Utah, but they visited fairly often) to play with!!!
I miss Thanksgiving Point! We loved the Farm Country! It was like going to a little, close zoo with slightly less exciting animals. It was great for stopping by for an hour, not a whole day ordeal like the real zoo. And riding the ponies was FUN!!!
The other part of Thanksgiving Point I miss is the Dinosaur Museum. It was really well done for kids, lots of fun hands on stuff! And lots of fun activities on Monday evenings, like the Halloween one we went to in this particular picture!
I MISS Burgers Supreme. It is my all time favorite place to eat. They make my favorite cheeseburger, my favorite french fries, and my favorite fry sauce! All at one place! Mmmmmmm...
Posted by Rachel at 10:59 AM
Monday, March 1, 2010
Posted by Rachel at 1:32 PM