Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Eco-Friendly Wool Dryer Balls (Woolzies)

I have a child with sever allergies such as eczema and to certain fragrances and such. I am always on the look out for allergen free or fragrance free. When I came across the opportunity to review this product I jumped on it. 
They are said to reduce static, reduce drying time and do everything a conventional fabric softener will do. I have found this all to be true. First thing you would think 6 balls in a dryer would make horrible noise. Wrong, they are actually pretty quiet. I mean you can tell there is something else in the dryer other than clothing but you can not tell it is 6 balls! 
My sons skin does not break out by using these. He does break out if I use any sort of dryer sheet or softener that has any sort of fragrance or color so that is an A+ on my end. If my son can handle it will be used again. 
Yes it does reduce static. I despise static! Not being able to use my traditional fabric softeners or dryer sheets static in our clothes was horrible. The first thing I washed and dried to just to try out this theory on the static was my fleece blanket. You should know as well as I am but these are like a home for static. HaHa I was so happy. Barely any static. Another win win for me!
The other thing was decreasing drying time. I set my dryer on timer with everything, 60 minutes and more times than not they are never completely dry and I have to run it for another 30 minutes. Since I have started using Woolzies Dryer Balls I only have to do the 60 minutes. 
Good news, this product is supposed to last up to 1,000 loads. Now I have not dried that many loads yet so I can not say whether or not that is true but so far this is a product that I recommended for anyone. 

Please visit Woolzies Dryer Balls to make your purchase today!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Homemake Monday--August 20th 2013

This Monday was the start of a new school year for the kiddos. I guess its not a huge deal around here considering my Logan goes year round and our 15 year old that lives with us started today. So far it has been quiet. Nothing to special or out of the ordinary. Just one of the first days I have actually had a morning to myself. Just me. 
I hope you join the rest of us for Happy Home-maker Monday. It is a fun post and I like to join every week (when I can). You can find it on my links page.

Anyway on to it

The Weather: We are still having an unseasonably cool August Summer. Yesterday it barely made 80 and today we are looking at 77 at the moment. This brings me to something I seen on some classified ads. It was a pool that was for sale and it stated "Do not use it as much as I thought" well no crap, we have barely had a summer, of course you have not used it much. I myself have missed my pool. I have not been in it in over two weeks. I could have gotten that tattoo I wanted :-)

Right Now I Am: Sitting in silence typing up this post. Well besides all the noises I can hear outside. Sometimes I do enjoy the silence. No t.v.!! I can concentrate and think much better this way.

On My Reading Pile: Nothing. I am not into novels but I can tell you what tabs are open on my pc as of right now. Blogger dashboard, Diary of A Stay At Home Mom, and season 3 episode 6 of the walking dead just begging to be watched.

On My T.V.: As stated above, nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Just a black screen

On The Menu For This Week:
Chicken and more Chicken, my honey has some recipe he is going to do that he swears is really good called Mayo Chicken. Sounds kind of gross to me but I will give it a shot. I also have him talked into trying this recipe I found called spinach and pepperjack chicken. You can find the recipe HERE but I have asked him to take out the cajun seasoning and add something else. I am not a fan of spicy. Neither is my body

On My To Do List: Oh I am not so sure. Get organized some more :-) I am some what OCD when it comes to certain things and tomorrow I have a conference with Logans school so I am sure I will have more paperwork to organize considering I want copies of everything such as evaluations and his IEP

In My Craft Basket: Embroidery Floss as always. I am steadily working on all these friendship bracelets that I hope to sell for purposes of donating the money to Logans school and other local programs that help children with special needs. If you would like to check out our online store please do so and make your purchase!! 
Arkansas Riders For Autism--Storenvy

Looking Around The House: Ugh did I really have to do that? Pile of laundry that needs to be folded and put away sitting on the recliner. I despise laundry and want to avoid it like the plague. Then I see my girls (dogs, missy, Zuri and Lola) just being lazy mutts and resting. 

From The Camera: I thought it would be fun to post the very last picture I took or saved from my phone. I have not had the Nikon out lately. Just use my phone constantly. 

My sweet little Logan waiting for his bus this morning for another fun filled day at his school with lots of therapy and play time!

Everyone have a wonderful Monday and feel free check out some of these other websites to benefit myself and others
My Facebook Fan Page
Arkansas Riders for Autism
Our Online Store

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Some People Are Not Cut Out For This and Some Are

I hear people say all the time how hard it is to be an austim parent. I guess it is to a point but I thoroughly enjoy my ASD son and some days are harder than others but most of my days have been fairly simple. Then I get to thinking, maybe I was cut out for this, maybe my son was meant for me for a reason, maybe some parents can not handle having a child with special needs. 
My ex husband (Logans Dad) I think has a hard time with it more than I do. Even though he only sees him one weekend out of every two or three months. He tells me how he can not even take him to a restaurant or certain stores because he has fits. I myself don't see this. We have no trouble out of Logan going out to most public places. When we do attend a restaurant we request sitting in the back and try to be away from the crowd because Logan has a tendency to throw things. When he is happy he screams and flaps his arms. This to me is acceptable. More than an unhappy child. His father can not even handle this. He says its rude and will disturb other people. I have caught myself apologizing to other people when he does this just because of how Logans father would be. I have never gotten someone being upset about it. Usually people tell me its just fine. Its music to their ears to hear a happy baby. And Logan is happy most of the time. Or at least with me. When I was with his father he would get embarrassed about Logans loud noises. It really hurt me and caused problems in our marriage with the way he was with Logan or about Logans behavior. 
Now my Eric (my fiance) is so caring when it comes to Logan. He knows how to handle it. He loves hearing Logans screams of happiness and could care less if he does this in public. He is happy that he is happy! 

Logan and I are both so lucky to have him in our life!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Arkansas Riders For Autism Online Store

I have been so caught up in doing other things that I have neglected my blogging duties. I have several reviews coming up that I need to post and possibly another giveaway? My last one did not do so well :( only ended up with 26 entries. I get discouraged sometimes with blogging that I do tend to neglect it. By that I am meaning by not seeing my followers go up in numbers or my comments being empty. I get sad and move on to other things. 

In the light of things I have now opened up an online store. This store is for bracelets that the S.O. and I make. 80% of the proceeds go to helping our local special needs school. My son attends one that does so much for the kids that I think it would be nice if some regular people such as myself could help them out financially. Getting started is the hard part. I'm trying to get stock built up so that way we can attend flea markets and craft fairs. 
This started out as my honey and I wanting to start some sort of riding group. We are motorcycle enthusiasts and love to ride, problem is that all the clubs around here are not what we are looking to join except maybe with the exception of BACA which is Bikers Against Child Abuse. We decided to set up our own group. Not a club but a group of riders who are wanting to give to the local schools, charities, therapies etc.. We came up with Arkansas Riders for Autism. 
This is our own design and hopefully in the near future we will be wearing these patches proudly. It is slow going when you have limited funds. We are slowly getting started, hoping others will want to join us and help the special needs children and schools. Funds are limited so it is very very slow going. 

If you would like to check out our work and online store please do so!!! And make a purchase. We make everything we sell. 
80% of the proceeds will go to our local community schools that help children with special needs such as the one my little Logan attends. They do so much for the kids its time someone gives back. So go check it out and support this cause!! It will make you feel good. I promise

You can also find our FB page