Tuesday, October 27, 2015

How to Chose the Right Indoor Airer

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     If there’s one thing that parents across the world know, it’s this; the laundry is never done. If you’re a parent, you’ll have nodded in agreement at that statement, where as non-parents may find it a little harder to believe.
     However, it’s completely, utterly and undeniably true. As soon as you have children the washing machine is never off and the house quickly fills up with clothes that need to be washed and dried. While radiators are great for drying clothes quickly, indoor airers are the best and most useful gadget for helping your laundry dry quickly and safely at home. 
     But, which style should you buy? Here is the tried and tested mom method of choosing an indoor airer. 

The Heated Airer 
     If you want to be all fancy and get the neighbours talking (especially that stuck up lady that lives down the street, you know the one) you can get a super fancy heated rail. This, as the name might suggest, has a heating element inside it, so it can dry your washing more quickly. 
     But this style of indoor airer is usually smaller, with some models only being able to hold 10kg of laundry. These models tend to fold away really nicely. 

The Tiered Airer 
     This multi-level airer is sometimes referred to as a ‘clothes horse’ and is the most popular style of airer. 
     As well as having up to three tiers, it also has useful hooks that can act as hangers for shirts or bibs and it’s great for when you have limited space, as it doesn’t take up much floor space. This style is also remarkably strong and won’t collapse under the weight of a full load of wet laundry.

The Extending Airer
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     If space is limited, or if you just don’t want to look at your airer all the time, go for a foldaway model that fits right onto the wall. Designed to be discreet, this style of airer also features wooden hooks, so it can also be used for storing useful things, like keys! 

The Radiator Airer 
     Perfect for your unmentionables... this airer clicks onto your radiator and dries smaller batches of clothing, like hand washes.
     While it can’t take a full load of laundry, it lets more air circulate around your intimates than simply drying them on the radiator would, which helps minimise mould spores and dust mites too. 

The Drying Rack
     Your grandmother might have had one of these: an airer that is fixed to the ceiling and can be lowered using ropes. 
     These airers are long, usually a metre and a half long, so a whole load of laundry will fit, and as the washing will be above your head you won’t have to look at it either.

Which indoor airers do you like to use? Is anything missing? Write your thoughts in the comments.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throw the Perfect Halloween Bash With Oriental Trading

     I am beyond excited that the holidays are finally coming back around! From parties and gift, to tricks and treats Oriental Trading is always my go to company for a good time. This year I have gathered up some of my favorite Halloween goodies from them and I wanted to share with you. After all it never hurts to squirt a little more fun into a holiday does it?


Of course having 3 children my favorite part is seeing them happy. Treats for them, they seem to always say at least, and who can blame them! I love candy as much as the next guy, but I hate shopping in stores.lol Oriental Trading offers candy in bulk of some of your favorite varieties! From Gummy Bear to Taffy, and Tootsie Rolls of course. What makes it even more fun is I can always find a cute container that is just perfect for serving my guest. I absolutely love these little pumpkin buckets. I use a couple just for my goodies, and since they come in a 12 pack I have plenty left for our smallest party guests. Gummy Eye Ball anyone??

 

From the scary to the silly Halloween guests come in all frights..So I decided to pick up table wear to please all the little ghouls in my house. The Frankenstein cups come in a 12 pack with 6 different colors and the silly monster plates have 4 silly friends to join your frightening feast.

 

As a mom we know that parties aren't all about what is going on at home, school brings tricks and treats and fun galore. This year instead of candy we decided to send a frightening cup of festive pencils, a cup for each teacher and a pencil for all. These will be sure to please, and are allergy free ;)


So remember when it is time for your little Ghouls to celebrate and go batty, Oriental Trading is filled with fun gifts, games, treats, and more. You can see them all HERE. Don't forget you get free shipping on orders over $49.


**I received these products in exchange for my true and honest opinion. All opinions expressed here were those of my own and were in no way influenced**

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Becoming a Beachbody Coach

      I have to admit my whole life it was never really the weight I struggled with. Of course after children I gained more the I wanted to, but by all standards I was not obese and if you ask the doctor, while I have a little extra love around the middle. I have never been "fat" What I have always struggled with is my health and fitness. A couple months ago a friend sent me a program by Beachbody called 21 Day Fix and I fell in love. From learning the proper way to eat, and the things that my body loves and doesn't love, to fitness that not only didn't take me all damn day, but was fun and encouraging! After a couple months on the program and a lot of thought and talking with friends I decided that helping others feel the way I feel was what I wanted to do!

      Now don't get me wrong I still have some distance left in my journey, but I feel better then I have ever felt. I am sleeping 8 hours straight instead of 4. I have the energy to wake up early and work late, and of course with 3 kids that is one of the most important things. Old back injuries are starting to not hamper my ability to do every day tasks any more. Now I would be lying if I said this part of my journey has been easy. I have stumbled and fallen, but after picking myself back up I see progress and hope. I am starting to love who I AM for probably the first time ever in my life. Beachbody has given me not only the physical strength to do what I thought I never could, but the emotional strength to do what I thought I never could. 

     I will be posting a whole lot more on the topic in the coming days, weeks, months and years! I can't wait to see where this journey takes me and I hope that some of you will come along with me. Please feel free to learn more about Beachbody on my page and on my facebook page.