I have been working along side Dr. Maggie for a couple years now. She is technically one of my bosses, but has become a mentor and a friend over time. I am so excited for her as she is about to embark on her journey as a mom in the next few weeks. It is a tad bit bittersweet, because as soon as that precious boy arrives, that means she will not be working with us for some time, but I have no doubts that he will be cute enough that it just won’t matter! I was trying to think ‘outside the box’ as far as baby gifts go…I knew that they already had been given a plethora of baby blankets, and an excited grandmother had purchased pretty much everything off the registry list. Seeing as I know her quite well, I figured getting her ready with home made baby wipes would be right up her alley of all natural baby products! I headed to Walmart and purchased the stuff that I needed (plus some extra goodies as well), you can see my shopping trip HERE.
I looked up several recipes and they were all basically the same with a few variations. Since this was my first time doing this, I went with the easiest one:
Homemade Baby Wipes
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp of baby oil
1/2 tsp of baby wash or shampoo
1/2 roll of paper towel
1 container with tight sealing lid
First you add all of the liquids into your container. I started with the water.
Then I added the baby oil.
Lastly I added the baby wash. It was already smelling so good…Some of the other options were to add lavender oil, or tea tree oil, but I honestly don’t think they need that.
Gently ‘swish’ the liquids together. You don’t want to stir them and make it all bubbly, so I just moved the container with my hand enough to mix them together.
Now for the most difficult part (which really isn’t all that difficult at all)! Cutting the Scott Paper Towel Roll in half! Make sure you use a really sharp knife. I ended up using my serrated knife because in my mind that made sense. However, I am seriously wondering if using a regular knife would have worked better.
Back and forth, back and forth…it also made just a little bit of a mess.
Here is the roll after I split it. I tore off a few of the loose ends and then placed half of the roll into the container with the mixture. I know for sure that you will want to use the heavier duty paper towels, the cheap ones will just fall apart. The Scott Paper Towels fit the bill easily and are going to work great!
It said to wait 10 minutes and then flip the roll in the container, but I found that it went a lot quicker than that!
After about 3 minutes, I flipped the roll. It had soaked up all of the liquid in the container and it only went part of the way up the roll. No longer than 5 more minutes and the roll was completely soaked through. I easily removed the cardboard center…
I then had no problem whatsoever pulling up the first wipe from the center of the roll! Start to finish it took about 10 minutes total. Plus I felt SO accomplished and proud of myself!
My daughter let me use one on her cheek…she said they smelled wonderful and then took it from me and proceeded to use it to wash her entire face!
My son came in the kitchen as we were finishing up and was like, “Hey, what are you making that smells so good?” I told him baby wipes and showed him. He was very impressed and said, “We can totally use these if we eat something messy! Make us some!” I wrote the recipe right on the lid so that it would be easy for Dr. Maggie to make more when she ran out. Due to the fact that there are no preservatives, I kept the ones that we soaked and wrapped up the container with a dry roll in it plus all of the stuff she needs to make more when she runs out. I even cut two more rolls in half for her to save her having to do the ‘difficult’ part! I am sweet like that…
Baby Gift…CHECK! Now for my gift! The $4 credit on VUDU. I went to the website that they stated to go to on the coupon… I was able to redeem TWO coupons because I also purchased Scott Toilet Paper! Check out your local Walmart and look for the packages of Scott Brands with the $4 VUDU coupon on them! You won’t be disappointed!
I easily added an account by linking my Facebook (and just for signing up got 10 FREE rentals)! How awesome was that? Here is what I ended up putting in my proverbial cart…No judgments, I watch all kinds of stuff. I am partial to the original “Red Dawn” however.
I would love to stay and chat with you guys, but I have some movies to watch! I am having dinner with Dr. Maggie tomorrow and will be giving her the gift…I will let you know what she thinks! Oh, they also said that you could just use the liquid mixture as a diaper spray, OR even use cut up cloth diapers and have ‘reusable’ wipes!
My kids and I have attended Razorfest in the past…and by Razorfest, I mean we showed up in time for the Red vs. White football game and avoided the craziness of the pre game festivities. With that being said, this year we did something different! We were invited to participate in the 1k Fun Walk in honor of our favorite charity, the Williams Syndrome Association!
We were some of the first people to arrive.
We started our day at 8 am! Soon, OUR celebrities arrived! I might need to apologize for the amount of photos that will be included in this post, but I won’t…there were too many to choose from, and some awesome things that I want you, my readers, to feel like you were a part of!
Bear and Bug were SO excited to be a part of the festivities! When the Chick-fil-a Cow and Coca-Cola Bear showed up, you would have thought we brought their best friends to the party!
We had already registered for the race on line, and quickly received our ‘race packet’ which included an awesome t-shirt, and bags for each of the kids (which was REALLY nice for them to carry around their own stuff)! Donating on line was easy too, and it was a breeze to pick the charity of your choice!
Champions for Kids hosted the event along with some of their sponsors, and we had a really great turn out! There were over 15 different charities that were there to be supported! Remember the Simple Service Project I did for CFK? Go here to see that! The Champions for Kids website has all sorts of different service projects that you can do right in your home town!
I was honestly amazed by the different charities out there that I wasn’t even aware of! So many needs to be met, so many opportunities to give and help out! It was an awesome experience and I am glad that it was an event that was on a kids level to help them see the benefits to helping others!
We gathered our groups up on the field…Check out our adorable bell ringer for the morning!
They gave away several gift cards of $50 to the organizations that participated. A couple were for team spirit, and one was for our team for having the most ‘walkers’ registered! We were very happy about that!
This was a great walk! It was short, just a 1K, but they did something really different. Four times they blew the whistle as we slowly walked around the field, and each time, someone from the group shared part of their story. Each group gathered in a circle to listen to their storyteller share.
This young man shared about participating in the Special Olympics and how much fun he had running with other kids, and how we needed to get involved and help make a difference. He was so sweet and VERY excited about running!
This is Easton and his mom. She talked about finding out that he had Williams Syndrome, and how very helpful and encouraging the support group was to them through that difficult time.
When we finished the walk, we had some local celebrity help calling the hogs!
(Current and previous Razorback Athletes who came out to support their favorite charities!)
Woo Pig Sooie!
Afterwards, some group/family photos. First, our very own Williams Syndrome group with just the families!
Then the kids with our very own Razorback, Jonathan Luigs We were so appreciative of him coming out to show his support!
This is Paige and her precious family! We are very thankful for her and the hard work that she put into helping make this happen!
No event is complete without this family! My boys want one of these uni-tards SO bad!
My precious nephews…eager to get to the bouncy house!!
The Spirit Buses taxied us over to the rest of the festivities happening at Razorback Stadium! They dropped us off right at the stadium, no parking hassle, or a bunch of walking to the event…We got front door service!
Most of the charities from the ‘Fun Walk’ had booths set up over here to raise awareness and educate people! There were so many games for the kids to play and win prizes at…it was overwhelming, but very organized and not at all the chaos that I had assumed for all these years (and thus avoiding this part of Razorfest altogether)!
Bear, Bug and Heidi waiting to get into the bouncy house…The boys were so excited, and I am pretty sure that Heidi was wishing she could go too! Oh, and don’t you just love the sweet t-shirts we got? I love mine!
All kinds of fans came out to celebrate and show their support! This was just too cute not to take a photo of! She also had two other dogs in a stroller with ball caps on, and decked out in Razorback gear!
The Razorback Cheerleaders were ‘in the house’, getting everyone revved up for the game! Of course we had to call the Hogs!
Red VS White…I don’t think I will be spoiling it for you if I tell you the Razorbacks won! ;-)
The girls were insistent on standing in line to get autographs from the players…I was worried only because we didn’t have anything for them to sign, but I didn’t need to worry…
The great folks from Abbott Nutrition were passing out footballs to get signatures on! We all got one and were really excited about seeing the players!
This was the line up…not too shabby if you ask me! We made it through the line in time to hit the first group!
The guys were all very friendly, and seemed like they genuinely cared about the fans…that is always a nice feeling!
My favorite autograph was by far the one I got from this adorable kid! I asked him if he would sign my ball and his eyes lit up and he looked at his dad who said, “Do you want to?” He shook his head yes and scribbled on the corner of the football for me. . .
Made my day…and I think it made his too!
I am so very thankful to be involved in such a great community, who loves their football team, but also involves us in helping out! There were food donations being made, donations given to charities, and an overall sense of us being part of something bigger.
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