Toddler Diaper bag Must Haves| Everyday Essentials|Summer Edition

Good morning friends!

Happy Saturday to everyone, how have your week been so far? This has been a laid back week (I’m NOT complaining) for me here at the house.

Not to long ago I uploaded a vlog showing y’all what I keep in my toddler’s diaper bag. Today I thought I would write a list and provide links to almost every mentioned in that vlog.

Before we get into what I keep in my son’s diaper bag, let’s have a little chat about the bag itself. I was gifted this diaper book bag from my Nana during my baby shower. I have used this bag every day sense I’ve had my son. It’s just a basic diaper book bag that allows me to be hands free while I chase my son around in the stores. Ken loves this diaper bag just as much as I do. It’s not too big, so I don’t over pack it. Its the perfect size for everyday trips. We have taken this bag on the plane with us as a carry on and it fits just fine under the seat in front of us. Keep in mind that I only have one son and if you have multiple children under the age of 3 this probably won’t work for you.

Here is a list of what I keep in my in my Toddler’s diaper bag;

Diaper book bag

Extra change of clothes

Sun hat

Cloth diaper

Wipes

Changing pad

Change of clothes

Sunscreen

Bug spray

Thermometer

Nose Freida

Hair Brush

Snacks

Water cup

Bib

Chap stick

Travel size body wash

Hand sanitizer

Lotion

5 Indoor Activities that You Can do With Your Toddler on a Rainy Day

Good morning friends!

How are y’all doing today? I’m feeling really productive today which makes me super excited for this weekend! Today we are going to talk about screen free rainy day activities that you can do with your toddler.

I honestly love staying home on a rainy day. My perfect rainy day agenda would include me sleeping in, sewing, binge watching YouTube, taking a long hot bath while reading a book, etc.. however that doesn’t work for a part- time stay at home mom with a toddler.

Below is a list of my favorite top 5 rainy day screen free toddler activities;

1.)Indoor Trampoline park

*In the vlog below you will see me taking my son to Sky Zone which is a indoor trampoline park in my area. We like to go during Toddler time so he didn’t have to worry about the big kids running into him. He loves running around and jumping on the trampoline. I get to jump on the trampoline too and get some exercising in while my son plays.

2.)Library

*Most libraries have some sort of story time and they also have a play space that’s appropriate for toddler age children. I love that the play space at my local library is close in so the kids can’t run off. I like to bring a book and read a couple chapters while my son plays.

3.)Mall Play Yard

*Best invention ever! My son loves to run around and climb on all the fun things that they have in the play space. I like to treat myself to almond pretzel and green tea before we go inside to play.

4.) Chick fila

*Do I really need to describe how awesome this place is? Nope I think y’all already know where I’m going with on this one.

5.) Dance Party

*To be completely honest we do this All of the time. We love using Alexa or our record player to play music and DANCE! Its good for you and your toddler to move around and its always fun to be silly. We like to dance with scarves in our home.

I hope y’all enjoyed watching us have fun at the trampoline park. I hope those 5 tips were helpful to y’all too as well. Let me know in the comments what do you do with your kids on a rainy day.

xo,

Marion

Toddler Toy Storage Solutions

Happy Thursday friends!

This week have been super busy for me but I was able to film my very first collab vlog with another YouTube Mama Brittany Lynn! I found her on YouTube through searching for homeschool vlogs and ended subscribering to her channel as well as following her on Instagram. She is such a fun person to watch and her to girls are really adorable. I’m so excited to call her my friend and hope that one day in the near future we could meet in person.

We decided to collab on a organize playroom/ play space idea vlog for y’all. We thought it would be fun to share our toy organization in hopes that it would give you guys ideas if you feel your self at lost on what to do with all your kid(s) toys.

I like to keep this cube self that I got from Target in my son’s room to help hold his extra toys that are not currently in rotation (inside the grey bins). I’ll talked about toy rotation in another blog post but for more you can see how I easily store them away. The top shelves are reserved and quiet play toys in his bedroom.

I love using this toy organizer to hold all of his toys in our living room that he is currently playing with. I like that it’s super easy to clean up and easy for my son to pull toys out without my help. This also encourages independent play.

What child doesn’t like throwing things? Having balls are a must have in our house. My son loves to throw everything! I’ve been encouraging him to throw balls and not his hard cars πŸ™„. I currently keep his balls in this basket out of the way in the corner.

This is what is currently working for my family in our home. I do like to change things up as I see fit, and as my son gets older his interests changes.

Please watch my vlog to see my toy storage tips and also check out Brittany’s vlog too. I have a bunch of links down below for y’all to check out. I couldn’t find the exact ones that I have but these are close to it.

Book rack

Toy storage organizer

Toddler saucer chair

6 cube shelf

Fabric bin (for cube shelf)

xo,

Marion

PE800 Brother Embroidery Machine my NEW love πŸ˜

Hi friends!

I got a new toy this past Christmas and I’m finally able to share it with y’all. Its the PE800 embroidery machine by Brother!!! Oh my goodness!!!! I can’t believe I got this for Christmas! I have the best man EVER (love you Ken)!!! I’ve been practicing sewing names on t-shirts for awhile now. I think I got a handle on how to use the embroidery machine.

In a previous vlog I did a very detailed walk through the entire machine. I showed you all the pieces it came with, all the embroidery designs that is on the machine, and I showed how the machine works.

Below I included a few links to some items that have been helpful to me. If you have this embroidery machine please leave me a comment below on your opinion of this machine and any machine embroidery tips that you find could helpful.

Brother pe800 embroidery machine

Tear away stabilizer

Machine embroidery thread

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Please come back and join me next week for another blog post. I would love for you to subscribe to my email list (its FREE) so you will get notified when I upload another blog post.

xo,

Marion

Spring & Summer Budget Friendly Outdoor Activities for Toddlers

Happy Spring friends!

This is such an exciting time in the year. If you are a stay at home mama or papa, preschool teacher, or even a nanny and you are looking for fun outdoor activities for little ones this is the blog post for you!

Tripp and I LOVE being outside and I love being able to incorporate learning through play. I think its important to get your kids outside and moving. Why have them watch kids on TV playing when they can have fun outdoors themselves.

Today Tripp I went to the park and had a picnic under the trees. I along with plenty of snacks, I brought a ball, books, stickers, and crayons to keep him busy before heading to the playground area.

I record a quick vlog showing y’all our set up at the park. Check out my vlog and continue to read, to find a list of more outdoor activities that you can do with your toddler(s).

Budget Friendly Toddler Activities:

1.) Park

Bring toys from home such as a ball or bubbles to play with in an open field. Remember to pack plenty of water and snacks!

2.) Kiddie Pool

I got my pool that Tripp uses for really cheap at Walmart. I even seen the blow up kind at the dollar store if you don’t have the space to store the hard plastic kind.

3.) Backyard Camping

Our backyard is super small and is not suited for this. However if you have a larger backyard you could eat dinner outside like you are camping. You don’t have to sleep outside all night but wouldn’t it fun to show your little one the stars and let them explore their surroundings with a flashlight?

4.) Fly a Kite

It’s such an easy art activity and its inexpensive to make your own kite. This is a fun activity that could be made and played with outside.

5.) Farm

Its strawberry πŸ“ picking seasoning and what toddler wouldn’t love picking their own snack to eat. There are other fruits that y’all can pick together at the farm too as well. This it s a great opportunity for them to see how food grow. Not only can you pick your own food but you can look at all the fun farm animals that live at the farm.

6.) Side Walk Chalk

There are so many things you can do with chalk out side, you can draw shapes and talk about colors. I’ve seen people create a life size board game using chalk for the whole family to enjoy. You can create a car track for his/ cars.

Chalk is super easy for your little ones to hold in their fingers. I like to let Tripp get use to making strokes on the ground. This is also great fine motor skills and eye hand condition practice.

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I hope you enjoyed my blog post and consider coming back again. I enjoy spending extra time with my little guy and hope you find this blog post helpful. I’ll see y’all here again soon!

Xo,

Marion

2019 Easter Celebration πŸ°

Happy Monday Morning y’all!

How was your Easter weekend? We had so much fun this past weekend and my 17 month old son. He got to experience his 1st Easter egg hunt on Saturday! I also put together his 1st Easter basket this year!

My son really enjoyed picking up the eggs and putting them in his basket. I purchased his bunny ears and basket from Target.

I recorded a vlog (I have the video link at the bottom of this blog post) on my YouTube channel of me putting Tripp’s Easter basket together. I also showed y’all what we wore for Easter Sunday.

I love how both of my boys had vests on for Easter Sunday 😍 they looked so handsome! I got my super comfortable dress and shoes from Old Navy. They were having a 50% sale on EVERYTHING this past weekend. I got my son’s outfit and shoes from Buy Buy Baby.
We tried to get a picture of him but he kept running in the church parking lot πŸ˜‚!

We had a large crowd over for Easter dinner and I didn’t get to take to many pictures but I did record a quick video clip showing y’all most of the food that we serve before or friends, neighbors, and family came over.

Three generations πŸ€—

Thank you so much for coming by my little corner of the internet. Leave me a comment below telling me about your Easter weekend.

Xo,

Marion

Sewing Corner Tour| Marie Kondo method| Spring 2019

Hey y’all! Today I have uploaded a new vlog on my YouTube channel showing my new sewing corner. I no longer have a sewing room (#momlife). I have struggled in the past on how to incorporate my sewing space in my kitchen. Well I have finally figured it out and decided to record a vlog showing y’all how I did it.

I went through a good majority of my craft supplies and only kept the things that I love and will actually use. The only thing I bought was the wooden thread rack for my machine embroidery threads.

I’ll list some links below if you are looking for similar items. I’ll also add pictures of my set up.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section. Also give me your recommendations on what I should put on my walls.

*sewing cabinet

*ladder bookshelf

*wooden spool rack

My new sewing cornerπŸ€— @marionlovenotes
I love being able to see all the pretty colors that I have @marionlovenotes
Look how clean and organize everything is! @marionlovenotes
I love having all my needles, pins, etc. in one basket. @marionlovenotes

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope y’all have a great day.

Xo,

Marion

Welcome to Blog!

Hi my name is Marion and this my little spot on the internet. I’ve been working on creating more content on my YouTube Channel (I uopload every Tuesday) and now want to get back focus to creating more content on my blog.

As my life changes the topics that I want to share with you all changes too. I will contuine to share crafty content and yummy recipes, however I want share my experiences of being a new mom too. As well as our journey into toddler homeschool.

I hope you contuine to join me on this new journey of mine. Let me know if you have any blog topic requests that you want me to cover in the comment section below.

Xo,

Marion

{2018} 12 Days of Christmas turned into Vlogmas posts

Good evening friends!

So I tried to keep up with 12 Christmas themed videos and blog posts. However life happens and I wasn’t able to do that. So I changed my 12 Days of Christmas videos and blog posts to Vlogmas videos. I will leave links below to all of my Christmas themed content below as a reference for everyone to refer to.

Christmas Hot Cocoa Station

2018 Christmas Tree

New Christmas Topper & Yummy Soup

Christmas Gifts for my toddler son

My Favorite YT Hoilday Vlogs

Grinch Cookies

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas theme videos that I have been posting and blogs that I have been writing. I’m trying to do so much better with keeping up with my blog posts. I would love to get to a point where this is what I am doing full-time, which is creating content for y’all to enjoy. I have some fun crafting videos coming up for you guys in the new year. If you like what I do please follow me on my social media sites subscribe to my Vlog and my YouTube channel.

Xoxo,

Marion