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As a kid I loved dressing up for Halloween.  I usually knew well ahead of time exactly what I wanted to be.  But now that I'm an adult I feel a little different.  I dread spending my hard-earned money one something my daughter will wear for one night.  So, we've come up with a compromise--she can be whatever she wants to be, but we're buying things she can wear again.

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Product Review:  Daddy Van's Furniture Polish | Higdons' Happy Home

Disclaimer:  I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

We are getting a late start on 'Spring Cleaning' here at the Higdon home.  We decided to convert the spare bedroom into an office for my husband so things have been extra chaotic the last few weeks!  We've shampooed the carpet, set-up some new office equipment, and even polished some of the furniture.

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Normally when I review a book on my blog it's because an author or publisher has sent me a free copy to read so I can share my opinion of the book with you.  This time though, that's not the case.  I was scrolling through my newsfeed on LinkedIn and saw that Pastor Andy Addis had written a children's book and I was curious, so I bought a copy.  I've heard Pastor Addis preach to adults and families on Sunday mornings, college students on Wednesday nights at Christian Challenge, and youth at our annual InDepth conference, so I wanted to know what he would have to say to a slightly younger audience.

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As one of only two female firefighters in my class, I couldn't wait to get this book to read to my daughter!  My husband asked me once why I bought so many "boys" clothes for my daughter.  I would look at the pjs with the police cars on them and the jacket with the firetruck, then I would look at my husband and remind him, "Only one of us has ever driven an ambulance and, it isn't you."

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Shop the Little Golden Books Collection at Gymboree!

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Grab your little one and curl up with a good book!  That's what you'll want to do when you see Gymboree's new Little Golden Books Baby Collection!  Based on the classic children’s books we know and love, Gymboree has a whole line of baby clothes featuring “The Poky Little Puppy”, “The Fuzzy Little Duckling” and “The Shy Little Kitten”.

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Anyone who has tried to feed their child applesauce understands that dinner is probably going to go one of two ways:  1) your dining room looks like an apple exploded, or 2) you end up spoon feeding your child their entire meal while yours gets cold and soggy.

But there is also a third option:  you can put that applesauce into a BasicsBest reusable food pouch and your child can feed herself without the mess!

The first time I saw someone using a food pouch I thought it was silly, but I got caught out on a shopping trip and needed something to feed my kid fast.  I grabbed a pouch of pureed spinach and pears off the shelf.  My daughter loved it!  She goes crazy for food pouches like most kids do for candy.  And you know what?  She's getting excited about fruit, vegetables, and yogurt!

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This post is sponsored by Gymboree, however all opinions are my own.

I love finding cute new clothes for my daughter, but no matter how big she may get, there's something special about newborn outfits.  Gymboree's Newborn Essentials collection is no exception.

Although the alphabet themed outfits are cute, my favorite has to be the bears!

Let's start with the gray-and-white striped body suit.  The long sleeves are great for winter, and the little pocket is a nice touch.

Gymboree Striped Bodysuit, Newborn

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Product Review: Babyola Bath Time Toy Organizer | Higdons' Happy Home

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Look familiar?  Some mornings when I go to take a shower I find my bathtub has been invaded by rubber ducks!  So I decided to try the Babyola Bath Time Toy Organizer (affiliate link) to corral all of my daughter's bath toys.

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Diaper Brands You Can Count On . . . Or Not | Higdons' Happy Home


My Go-to Diapers

These are the diapers that my husband and I prefer!



These diapers are reasonably priced and very absorbent.  As a bonus, they have a nice baby powder scent which makes our nursery smell good.  Occasionally our grocery store will run a sell on Luvs which makes them the same prices as Comforts For Baby.  In that case, we stock up!

Plus, I'd like to give a shout-out to whoever runs Luvs' Twitter account.  You make my day!


Comforts For Baby

This was the big surprise for us.  These diapers are the best deal for your money.  Some off-brand diapers feel paper-thin, but these are absorbent, without being "poofy".  I give these a lot for baby showers just to show moms that they have low-priced options that work!  Note:  These diapers run a size smaller than most.  So if your child wears a size 1 in other brands, you're going to want a size 2.


Up & Up

Don't let the way these diapers look fool you.  They are very absorbent, they just don't look or feel like it.  My husband and I like these diapers (especially the price), but the fact that the diaper turns yellow when it's wet grosses other people out.  Target tends to run some pretty good sales on these diapers, but we don't really have a Target close to us.  My husband and I thought about ordering them online in bulk and taking advantage of their free shipping, but it's a lot more convenient for us to pick up diapers when we're grocery shopping.

Note:  When Target runs a really good promotion on their diapers, expect them to sell out quickly!


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Exciting New Seven Slings Patterns!