I Got Roses From a Man That Isn’t My Husband!


Today I got a dozen beautiful roses – and they weren’t from my husband.  Now before I set the rumor mill on fire, they were from one of the Customer Service Agents at the Honest Company, Nick S.


I’m not exactly sure what I did to deserve these flowers but I will certainly take them and enjoy them – they are beautiful!

Even before my flower delivery, I was a huge fan of the Honest Company and their products.  We have been using their diapers and cleaning supplies for almost two year now and I can’t imagine going back to our old products.

They run a lot of fun promotions, too!  Around the holidays they tend to offer a free item for each bundle you have (I have two – diapers & wipes and household essentials).  This year I got a really nice tote and a HUGE zipper pouch that I plan on using for diapers and wipes.  And they always include a little something special in their holiday bundle shipments.  This year it was organic sugar cookie mix and a snowflake cookie cutter.  I can’t wait to try these out with Lucas!


Aren’t these awesome!? And they were FREE!

Not only are their products amazing (the only product I haven’t cared for is the shampoo/body wash,  I didn’t like the way it made my hair feel) but their customer service is outstanding.

I “met” Nick S. – the sender of my amazing bouquet – earlier this month when I had an issue with my latest bundle order.  My laundry detergent had leaked and there was a gross orange “liquid” on one of my diaper packs.  Nick was great!  He sent me out new products to replace the damaged ones right away.  He also applied a 20% off credit to my account for my next order. He did ask that I email a few photos I had taken of the diapers so they could pass it along to their quality control department.  I did that and in his response he told me I could email him personally with any issues I had instead of taking the time to call.  The only other place I’ve ever received customer service like that is the Walt Disney Travel Company.

So now I have this beautiful bouquet of a dozen pink and yellow roses and a very warm and fuzzy feeling toward a company I already really loved!  Well played, Honest Company, well played!

Have you tried any Honest Company products?  Would you like to?  Just click here to sign up for a free trial of their diapers, essentials or vitamin bundles.  Please note though that unless you  notify them, requesting the free sample will enroll you in their bundle service.  But like I said, their customer service is great so if you’re not happy with the product it will only take a few seconds to unsubscribe!


Christmas Tree Pom Painting: A Fun Toddler Craft


I’m always looking for fun crafts to do with Lucas – and the holidays give me that extra push to do something he’ll really enjoy – and it’s something that I can keep forever, bringing out every year until he is well past 30!

Painting is big in our house right now and Lucas loves to “dab.”  I thought Pom Painting would be the perfect activity for him.  Hopefully your little one will enjoy it too!

What you’ll need:

Pom Painting Christmas Tree

  • Construction Paper
  • Paint (I used red, blue and yellow)
  • Poms
  • Clothespins
  • Empty egg carton (or something else to hold the paint)
  • A pen
  • Scissors


First, fold your construction paper in half lengthwise and draw half of a Christmas tree along the folded edge (I am SO not an artist!).

Pom Painting Christmas Tree

And cut out your tree(s).

Pom Painting Christmas Tree

Clip a pom with your clothes pin.  I matched the pom color with the paint because Lucas is super into naming colors right now (and hearing him say “yell-yow” is just precious!).

Christmas Tree Pom Painting

Next, place some paint in the cups of the egg carton.

Christmas Tree Pom Painting

Use the pom, dipped in paint, to create “ornaments” on your tree.  Lucas LOVED this part!  Look at that concentration.




Christmas Tree Pom Painting

Once your paint has dried, glue a yellow pom to the top of your tree as as star.


Lucas was so proud of his finished product.  And this was an easy but fun craft for us to do together!

What are you creating with your little one’s this holiday season?  I’d love to see what you’ve been working on.  Share in the comments!


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