Braun Forehead Thermometer

Being sick is no fun. Especially having a child with a fever. I was given the honor the other day by Influenster to check out and try the new Braun Forehead Thermometer. This thermometer tells you the temperature digitally and the screen shows green, yellow or red for different temperatures along with your temperature.  If your temperature is high the background shows red. For a low grade fever the background is yellow. If there is no fever green is the background color. This thermometer is very fast and easy to use. You get accurate readings within seconds. I love that you can see the screen in the dark, so no more having to turn on a light to read the temperature and waking up your precious little one. I really like this thermometer, to me it is one of the best digital thermometer I have used.

There is a $10 rebate for buying this product on the Braun website.

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

The outfit I designed from ModCloth

I entered into a contest hosted by the store ModCloth to design an outfit using their Heart and Solar System Dress that is one of ModCloth's favorite pieces. The rules was to pick out up to seven items to wear with the dress from their website After reviewing their site many times I finally came up with how I would wear the dress.
Here is what I would add to the dress to make it pop. 
I would wear the Flair-y Tale Boot in Cognac for my shoes. 
I would pair that with the Room and Bordeaux Bag in Cognac. 
I would put on the Shine is of Essense Earings. 
And I would top off the outfit with the Countryside a Stroll Hat. 

Hopefully my design will be featured on the ModCloth's site. If not I had fun picking out items to go with this awesome dress. You should check out their site and the items they sell. I believe there  is still time for items for Christmas if not there is Valentines Day around the corner.

Christmas Table Center Piece

If you are still looking for a Christmas table center piece look no further. This center piece did not cost me anything to make, because I had all the items already laying around my house. 

Items you will need:
Cupcake stand- I used Wilton's brand
Ornaments - small and large
Wired ribbon- any color

To start just make a bow out of your ribbon and wrap it around the inner part of the stem for each layer. The object of the ribbon is just to hide the gaps. Then just place your ornaments on the stand. I layed the ornaments on their sides to hide the tops. 

When you get to the top hook the ribbon around the top. This will help hide the eye of the ornament and help hold the top ornament in place.

There you have it. This center piece took me about ten minutes to make. I just love it. 

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Where Isabella the Elf has been hiding

Isabella the Elf has been very active at our house here lately. That elf has been getting into some serious mischief. There was one day that I forgot to move Isabella, but it worked out to my advantage. See my daughter the day before was was not being very truthful and she was also not grateful for a star that Isabella brought from the North Pole, that was placed on the top of my daughter's Christmas tree. Isabella was sitting there all day holding that star. I think she was proud of it. My daughter did not like the star and told all of us that. The next morning I forgot to move Isabella from the star and my daughter wanted to know why Isabella did not move. I told my daughter, I guess you hurt her feelings for not liking the star that she brought from the North Pole. I also threw in there, that I believed that Santa had one of his toy working elf's make that especially for her. Isabella also did not place any checks on the Isabella Naughty List that morning either. I went on to tell my daughter that maybe if she apologized to Isabella that she might move while she was at school. I told my daughter that this needed to be a good lesson for her to be grateful for any and all gifts she receives this Christmas season. I did move Isabella while my daughter was at school. I also placed her boarder line check between Good and Naughty on Isabella's Naughty List and wrote she should never be untruthful to Daddy and Mommy.
Here is the star that Isabella brought.
I moved her to the canoe of snowmen that day after the apology.
I had a basket of ornaments that I had not placed anywhere yet. I am starting to grow fond of the basket with ornaments in it. I guess Isabella thought they were a ball pit. We found her playing in the basket.

I guess Isabella was missing Santa this day.

An outside hot tub in a make believe forest.

What a mess, Isabella was playing in the potty paper and fell down the stairs.

What elf ,does not like green milk?
 That's all of the stuff Isabella has done so far. Do you have a Elf on the Shelf? I would love to hear from you, please feel free to offer some suggestions on where I can hide Isabella next.  If you missed my last post about the first week Isabella arrived you can find it at Our Elf on the Shelf Isabella.

Our Elf on the Shelf Isabella

Our Elf on the Shelf Isabella came last week. She came just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving and to bring a special gift to my daughter. I guess our Elf is very smart because she knew my daughter was going on her first snow skiing trip over Thanksgiving.
Isabella entered our house this year by sitting on the side of our refrigerator. Our daughter had not been minding to good, so Isabella brought a naughty list.
Every morning our daughter gets up and runs to find Isabella and then  looks to make sure Isabella gave her a good check from the day before. As for the other name on the list, he is so small he could care less about the naughty list. But his name had to go on there to or big Sister would ask questions.  I tried to make the list look like an Elf made it that night. So the lines ran together in some places.

The second night that Isabella was at our house, she was caught playing in the children's Christmas tree. It would have been nice if Isabella would have brought a star for the top of that tree.
The third night was the night before my daughters big trip. Our Elf brought her much needed snow goggles. I loved the note that Isabella the Elf wrote to her. She really thinks those goggles came from the North Pole. 

The day we left on our trip I forgot to take a picture of where Isabella was hiding out. I made sure we brought her on our trip by placing her in the front zipper of my daughters suitcase. Since we were driving I placed her to where her head and arms were out of the suitcase. This way Isabella the Elf could hear and see if either one was acting up. It really worked on our road trip.
Once we got to our destination the next morning we found Isabella the Elf sitting on top of the fire extinguisher in the living room area of our condo. Leave it to me to forget to take a picture of that. 

On our second day there we woke up to find Isabella hanging out in the hallway next to our snow gear and ski's. I guess she wanted to go play in the snow with us. 
Our last day of our vacation we found that silly elf in a box of Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes that I had packed in a plastic bin.

Stay tuned for more places Isabella the Elf hides.