Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Slice of Pie! #actsofkindness



We were recently at the beach and had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Hoskins. They have delicious food (look for it in my beach restaurant review coming soon) and their desserts are out of this world.  I hear about acts of kindness happening all the time, but I don't witness it often.  There was an older couple and a single lady at the table next to ours.  They were finishing up with their meal and the waitress came out and asked if they would like dessert.  It was chocolate pie.  The couple turned it down but the lady said that was her favorite but she better pass this time.  There was a young family at the table next to them with a little girl who was probably around 12 years old.  She overheard the lady turn down her favorite pie and the little girl asked the waitress to bring the lady a piece of pie as she pulled a small change purse out of her bag.  She paid the waitress for the piece of pie for this sweet little lady that she didn't know.  The lady told the little girl that she had just made an old lady have one of the best days of her life.  She asked if she could hug the little girl.  It took her a minute to get her cane and get from her table to the little girl and when she did she gave her the biggest hug.  We were all watching with tears in our eyes at the selflessness of the little girl.  She really did make the sweet little ladys day.  I'm so glad that we were there to witness this small act of kindness that was huge to a little girl and a sweet little lady.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Go Big Or Go Home This Spring Break!


A lot of parents absolutely love the prospect of the upcoming Spring Break. School can be so difficult on kids with the pressures of homework and social hierarchy, so the time off is a time to breathe. For parents, it’s a time to get stuck into some quality time with their children that they don’t often get due to their own jobs and lives outside the home. The kids are also always excited for the prospect of no school, no homework and no teachers for a week and it truly depends on the age of the children as to what you get up to with them on their time off. Older teens sometimes prefer to sleep the days away and relax in the privacy of their bedrooms. Younger kids tend to need continued stimulation to burn off that childish energy.

Weekends with the Wigglesworths- Going to School on the Weekend


Happy Saturday! 

Our week was pretty hectic, but we made it to the weekend, and I am so glad about it. This weekend, both D and I will be heading to school. I'll be taking a Coupon Class at a local middle school today and D will be heading to her school for an all-day play rehearsal tomorrow. 

I am hoping that at some point during our weekend, we will be able to rearrange the living room a bit. We are still working on moving our old entertainment center. We have no idea what we are doing with it (since it is so large), so it has just been sitting in the same spot, even though the television has long been moved to its new spot. I do have an idea for the space, once it is moved, so I hope it happens sooner rather than later! 

IKEA hack! Billy bookcases turned cubbies!:
Matt's cousin, the ridiculously talented Suzanne, used Billy Bookcases from IKEA to set up these awesome cubbies. I have been pretty much OBSESSED with the idea since I saw her picture. 


Friday, March 24, 2017

Meet Your Child's New Favorite Treat: TEDDY Soft Bakes! #MBPEGG17

Thank you to TEDDY for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

What kinds of snacks do your kids like? My son has inherited his mom's sweet tooth, and at the moment, he's like a bottomless pit. When he gets home from school, he wants a snack... and then maybe one or two more until dinner is ready. He's a growing boy, and he's the tallest kid in his kindergarten class. I want to give him wholesome snacks that are made with real ingredients, and that he'll really enjoy.

Travel Tips [wanted]

HELP WANTED:
TRAVELING SOON WITH BABY!

My husband, daughter and I will be taking our first family of three vacation together in May of this year! Our little girl will be 8 months old when we go on our trip, so I know I will need to be prepared in all kinds of ways! Because, let's face it... she's super cute but girlfriend is needy! (And do I ever love being her mommy and providing for all those needs!!) 
Our Super Cute Girl

We have decided to travel to Washington DC for a couple of reasons.  First of all, it has been on our list for a while because my husband has not been since he was a child.  Secondly, I feel like it is a great place to travel with a baby because there are a lot of things to do for free! And if an afternoon goes south in a hurry due to a nap protesting 8-month old, we don't have to feel bad, or like we wasted any money on buying tickets to whatever we have planned!

The White House, Washington DC
So, not having ever traveled with a baby, we would love some advice! What are the must bring essentials to make baby and momma and daddy's trip enjoyable?

I know for certain I will have my breast pump, Tula baby carrier, stroller, and diapers.  We usually cloth diaper, however I think we will use disposables for our trip. 

Being able to wear Ruby in our Tula will be really convenient walking around DC!

Breast Pump = Must Take

As you can tell, by my extensive list of 4 items, I am super prepared for this upcoming adventure! This is why I am coming to Mommy's Block Party to ask for some guidance! Any help would be much appreciated! I would also love to hear about your favorite things to do in Washington DC!

Washington DC


So help a momma out in the comments below! 

I will write about our adventures and let you all know how it goes after our trip in May! Thanks for your help!

~Ashley~
*All photos except the second (super cute baby shot) are NOT my originals and were found on Google*






Thursday, March 23, 2017

Renovation Revelations: Things To Be Aware of When Restoring a Property


Looking to achieve your dream home? Buying a cheap, run down property which has potential and then doing it up yourself is a good way to go about it. You can transform it into anything you want, and have a say over everything from the layout to the finishes. It’s far cheaper than buying a house that’s ‘move in ready’ so you’ll get more for your money. Or perhaps you’re looking to get in property, ‘flipping houses’ can be very lucrative, and done well can seriously line your pockets. However, renovating isn’t without its risks. Not only do you need to have patience and creative vision when working on transforming a home, but properties (especially older ones can) contain all kinds of hidden secrets. These issues than can put a dent in your budget or even cause you to lose money overall. Here are some of the common issues to watch out for when you’re renovating a property.