Disney Junior’s “Sofia The First” Movie Night

We had a wonderful themed movie night for the premier of Disney Junior’s new show “Sofia The First.”

…an ordinary girl from the village that became a real life princess.

To start off our night we needed to dress in appropriate attire…

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& we needed our tea set & snacks. (We substituted tea with hot cocoa)

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& then we just enjoyed the premier & family time!

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True story:

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Click Here for Disney printables for “Sofia The First”

Visit Disney Junior to find out when they will replay the premier & then tune in January 2013 for the new series. You don’t want to miss this!

We enjoy the “Sofia The First” Facebook pagee, go “like” it!

Laundry Tips For 1 Load a Day

Tell that laundry pile GOODBYE!

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I’ve successfully been doing 1 load of laundry per day for the last 6ish months. It’s amazing not to have the laundry to-do pressures weighing on your shoulders. We are a family of 5 with 2 girls who have been known to change clothes up to 12 times a day (NOT JOKING!) and a newborn. We are also a paper towel/napkin free home so we use a drawer full of hand towels towels in about 2 days.

Laundry Tips:

1. Get rid of all the laundry hampers throughout your home and keep only 1 hamper beside your washing machine to hold dirty items such as curtains, sheets and blankets or special wash items. When that hamper gets full wash it, meaning you may was 2 loads in one day every so often. Mr. B’s clothng requires baby detergent so his room contains a basket collecting his dirty clothes which I was once it gets full.

2. THE BIGGEST TIP: When you have dirty clothes don’t throw them in a hamper or on the floor, immediately put them to the washing machine. TRAIN YOUR FAMILY TO DO THIS! Yes, this means I do not separate laundry into piles (whites, colors, jeans, etc.) and no, I have never noticed a difference in our clothing. Immediately start the washing machine when you have a full load, when it’s done washing immediately transfer to the dryer so that you can start filling your washing machine once again.

3. Fold your washed and dried laundry the day you wash it to avoid it piling up. I promise a basket full of laundry takes 5 minutes to fold and 3 minutes to put away. That’s not even 10 minutes of your day!

4. Use the same towel from getting out of the shower for 2-3 days then wash that towel and get another. Doing this will cut down on your daily laundry dramatically.

5. Stick to these tips! Follow through and you will always be laundry stress free.

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My laundry room always looks like this, where as before sometimes it was tough to even get the door opened.

Oh, and I couldn’t tell you the last time I had to add a sock to the missing sock bag. Immediately tossing the laundry into the washing machine has eliminated our missing sock issue.

Growing Grass

Miss Grace started her first year of the AWANA program in Puggles this year. One of her lessons was “God Made Grass!” In class they planted grass seed in soil in a Dixie cup to bring home and take care of. Miss Grace just babied her grass always making sure she watered it and that the blinds were open for it to get sunlight.

& it began growing & growing until her grass needed to be cut. What better way for a toddler to practice using scissors?

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This is an easy hands on activity engaging my toddler to be responsible for taking care of her grass and practicing her scissor skills. So, plant some grass!

I’ve got big plans for some indoor grass growing here soon 😉

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