Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Lil’ Meal

For Gerber Graduates Lil’ Meals Mac & Cheese w/Chicken & Vegetables, Spaghetti Rings in Meat Sauce

Two of Dean’s favorite foods are Mac & Cheese and Spaghetti, so he ate these two 6 oz bowls in two sittings. He ate 3 oz at a time. He can really pack in the pasta. He loves anything in a sauce or cheese. I will not repurchase these, because he eats the “adult” version just as well. He doesn’t need the toddler version. I like to expand his taste buds with these Gerber meals and if he does well with them, he can “graduate” to adult food from the table. These meals are fortified and sneak in veggies, which I like. I will be repurchasing other kinds of these lil’ meals, just not these particular ones. I highly recommend these for convenience, when you don’t want to cook a separate meal for your toddler. When we have pork chops, these come in handy, because that meat is too tough for him to eat and chew.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Pasta Pick-Ups

For Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick-Ups Cheese & Spinach Ravioli

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Dean is not ready for these yet. They went to waste for the most part. He’s not ready to eat this kind of food yet at this size. He gets bored easy with food also. I might try these again in a month or so. I feel like these are for two to three year olds. My son is just not there yet to eat these. He likes to eat the filling, but doesn’t really finish the pasta part. He will eat four whole pieces of ravioli before he gets full and starts only eating the filling. I like these packets for a quick meal, when what the family is eating is a little too advanced for him.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Fruit Pick-Ups

For Gerber Fruit Pick-Ups Diced Apples

Dean really loves these cut up apples. I will not be repurchasing again, though. Dean eats pieces of fresh cut up apples now. I am not afraid that he will choke on a piece anymore. These bowls had two servings of fruit and he generally ate these in four sittings. I like that there aren’t a ton of preservatives in Gerber foods and I feel like Gerber wasn’t always like that. I have only seen the apple option at all of the stores that I shop at, so I am unsure if they make anymore kinds of diced up fruit. I highly recommend these, because they are soft, easy to mash up, and swallow. They are great for early chewers.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Children

Dean’s Half Birthday Haul

I set aside $100 for Dean’s 1st birthday. Since his birthday is the day after Christmas, I like to just buy him a cake and a card for his birthday. I saved the gifts for June 26th. He loved everything that I bought him. I bought him jumbo crayons and a jumbo Paw Patrol coloring book. I got him a plain poster board to scribble on. I also purchased a two pack of training pants that are reusable/cloth underwear. Basically, it’s the toddler version of cloth diapers, except they are pull ups. He also got a big block puzzle, flash cards to learn colors, animals, and ABCs. I bought him training pants that go under diapers to help him learn when he goes to the bathroom and asked to be changed. He got bathtub paint and I bought him carrot cake to celebrate.

I forgot about the cute owl ice pack for booboos! I also bought him a mask, since he loves to hide behind them for the 4th. His birthday lunch was grapes and cheese and yes, I shared this yummy lunch with him. Although, he did hog the cheese!

I enjoy celebrating his birthday this way. I feel like Christmas should be it’s own thing and I give him something to look forward to next year. I think he’ll appreciate it when he gets older. For his third birthday, I will be taking him to Storyland the following summer. The year after, a vacation to Maine. He’s still too young right now to appreciate birthday/vacation trips. I feel like a memory is worth more than gifts and toys. If he doesn’t like it when he gets older, I’ll tweek it a bit. For now, it is perfect. I think it’s hard for many families when a birthday lands in the same month as Christmas. Funds are tight, so  it’s nice to save his birthday for at least January when he gets older and doesn’t want to wait until summer.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Children, Empties, Food

June Empties

Another month gone and another month of empties. June was a light month for me and I didn’t really use up that many products. I did use up a few products that I haven’t reviewed before so as usual there will be a lot of product reviews this month. I’m going to try to have a post up everyday in July. Hopefully, I can keep this up the whole entire month. I plan on heading out to swim after I write this, so I’m glad it was a short month!

  1. 2. 3. 4. Gerber Lil’ Beanies

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5. 6. 7. International Delight Coffee Creamer

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8. Sundown Naturals Calcium Gummies

vitamins

9. Nickelodeon Minions 3-In-1 Strawberry Banana

shampoo

10. 11. Pantene Miracle Protecting Shampoo & Conditioner

samples

12. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

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13. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

cleansing

14. Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse

mouthwash

15. Swisspers Cotton Rounds 100 ct

cotton

16. New England Coffee Colombian Supremo

coffee

17. Papermate Ink Joy Penspens

18. Sharpie Highlighters

Sharpie Highlighters

19. B&BW Candle

20. Walton Wood Farm Week From Hell Bath

bath

21. Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials 48 H Deodorant

deodorant

22. Reviv Serums HA7X Multi-Molecular Hydrator Serum

serum

23. 24. 25. Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Shampoo, Conditioner, & Styler

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26. Gerber Pasta Pick-Ups Cheese & Spinach Ravioli

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27. Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb

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28. Shiseido Ultimune Eye Concentrate

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      1. Perfume Samples

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32. Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in Pink

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33. Equate Acetaminophen

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34. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream

moisturizer

I’m actually surprised by how many things that I used up. I guess everything adds up. I hope to have the same amount in July, but I have a funny feeling that I will have a lot more samples cleared out by then.

With Love,

Selena

Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Lil’ Meals

For Gerber Graduates Lil’ Meals White Turkey Stew with Rice & Vegetables

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Dean was not a big fan of this one and only ate half of the container before I had to throw it out. For reference, I keep these containers for about a week before tossing them if he doesn’t finish them. It is a 6 oz meal that he just didn’t like the taste off. I have since backed off of the little meals and have been feeding him more from the table. I think I might pick up a few meals now, since he has had a break. He’s been eating the fruit and veggie pouches good. He can finish off a pouch in two to three days. He loves his fruit and veggies. I think he might have not been ready for a soup, when I tried this one. I will probably repurchase and try it again, but I will definitely buy some of the other kinds.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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May Empties

I have a whole lot of empties this month that my basket was overflowing. I had to photograph everything and start this post in mid-May. That is how many empties I have this month. I actually even cut May a few days short. I’m writing this on May 28th, because the basket filled up good again. It’s close enough to the end of May and it will just give a little bit of a boost to June. Although, I don’t have anything really close to being empty yet, which is why I just decided to do my count today.

1.2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Gerber Lil’ Beanies

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10. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol 3-in-1 in Blueberry Bark

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11. Tresemme Curl Moisturizing Shampoo

shampoo

12. 13. International Delight Coffee Creamer

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14. 15. Softsoap Coconut Butter Body Scrub

soap

16. Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks

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17. Jimmy Dean Stuffed Hash Browns in Bacon & Veggies

food

18. Parent’s Choice Toddler Cookies in Bananafood

19. Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters Body Lotion

lotion

20. Ecowix Candle in Ocean Breeze

21. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask

face

22. Lush Snow Fairy Body Wash

body

23. Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor Head 4 pack

razor

24. New England EyeOpener Coffee Blend

coffee

25. Cover Girl Loose Powder in Translucent Fair

26. Marc Anthony Beach Spray

hair

27. Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in On What Grounds?

nail polish

28. Teething Toothbrush

tooth

29. Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Paw Patrol Themed

tooth

30. Wen Sweet Almond Mint Styling Creme

hair

31. Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap

soap

32. Equate Acetaminophen

meds

33. Nuk Tooth & Gum Cleanser

toothpaste

34. Cotton Rounds 100 ct

35. Scented Secrets Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion

lotion

36. Clarisonic Acne Brush Head

brush

37. Maybelline Dream Velvet Gel-Whipped Foundation

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38. Avene Intensive Cream

face

39. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

eye

40. BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Moxie

41. Goodie Hair Tie

hair

42. Versace Eros Perfume Sample

perfume

43. Stilla Lip Glaze in Sparkling Grape

44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens and Sharpie

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I think 51 empties is enough for one month. I’m happy ending it here early. This was such a heavy month. I look forward to seeing what I can accomplish next month. You’ll be seeing plenty of reviews for the next few months to come. I’m behind in my product reviews. I have so many prewritten on paper for my blog. I probably have 50 reviews right now, waiting to be featured. I continue to write them throughout the month as well on paper. I tend to review around 40 items a month on paper, but there is not that many days in a month. Naturally, I got behind. I hope you don’t mind seeing reviews 5 days a week and my more unique posts on the weekends/holidays.

With Love ❤

Selena