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First Birthday Garden Party

Here is our little one's First Birthday Garden party we threw for her a couple of weeks ago. I was really nervous that all the decor I had collected over a the weeks leading up to it was not going to go well together, but everything seemed to fit like little puzzle pieces! My daughters birthday is at the end of April, so having a garden themed birthday party seemed very appropriate. Can you say Easter clearance?! It was such a beautiful day, and we spent it with a bunch of good friends, and lots of yummy treats!

We decided to do flowers for the favors, since it was a garden themed party. The majority of the decor was from Target, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby. The flowers and birdcages were reused from a friends wedding. I decided last minute to order the cake instead of make it myself, and boy am I glad I did! I totally didn't need an extra project on my hands!!!

Overall, we were so incredibly happy with the outcome of the party. It was the perfect day to celebrate our sweet girl's First Birthday!

I'd love to hear what Ya'll think about our little bunny's Garden Party! Comment below!

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Our Simple Coffee Bar

Check out our Simple Coffee Bar I have been working on! Our house has been a work in progress the last year. We are coming up on one year of moving in and finally I am starting to love how it's turning out. We are really trying to downsize and live a simpler lifestyle, and coming from an entire life of borderline hoarding, it has been quite the challenge.

I have started putting together our simple coffee bar and as you can see, this is the first stage of it. I am still trying to figure out what to put on the top shelf and in the cabinet. Although, right now, it's bare because we have sneaky little fingers that like to rip things off shelves.

So this Ninja coffee bar machine has been amazing. I'm still trying to figure out the perfect recipe for my beloved White Chocolate Mocha addiction, but I get closer and closer every day! Stay tuned for more photos on our home transformation!

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I'd love to hear some suggestions on possible decor for this coffee bar! Share some design wisdom in the comments!

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Holiday Themed Meal Plan Printables

Happy Hump Day! Check out these Holiday Meal Planning Printables that are sure to keep you organized this season for all of the yummy meals you will be making for your family! It's finally starting to cool down here in North Carolina, and I am loving every second of this Fall brisk weather! Hope you all are having an awesome week! Let me know what ya'll think in the comments 🙂

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Favorite Products Nest

Fresh Wave | All Natural Odor Remover

It’s always exciting for me when I find a product that is not only made with natural ingredients, but is actually safe to be around my children. Although they have never been super sensitive to any type of detergents or chemicals, it’s important for me to reduce any type of interaction I can on their contact with toxic chemicals. Even if it’s in the smallest amount. One product we have completely stopped using since having kids is Febreeze. Although it is oh so nice to walk into a room and get a wiff of the fresh Alps mountainside in mid spring, it makes me entirely uncomfortable just thinking about the amount of chemicals that goes into air freshening products like these; which will have direct contact with my babies skin as they crawl all over my rugs and couches. It’s funny how you become so aware and mores paranoid of these things when you become a parent! If you would like to see the full list of UNDISCLOSED ingredients in Febreeze, this is a great source. Caution: It may be very eye opening for you if your love Febreeze products.

Introducing Fresh Wave!

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If you aren't familiar, Fresh Wave odor eliminators use the power of nature to actually remove odors.  No harsh chemicals. No harmful ingredients.  No masking fragrances.  Just water and natural extracts of lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedarwood — to get rid of organic and inorganic odors. Basically, Fresh Wave products are environmentally friendly, and most importantly non-toxic.  When Fresh Wave first contacted me to try their products, I was instantly excited. Finally a odor eliminating product I can trust around my babies! But you always have that doubt in the back of your brain when trying a new "All Natural" product. The question is, Will it actually work? 

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Over the last month, I have been using Fresh Wave as much as possible. I really wanted to test out and get to know how well it actually works before writing a review about it. I have definitely fallen into the trap of reading a sponsored post about a product only to find it a disappointment. That always leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. How could someone say something was - oh so great - when the product actually kinda sucked!? So for a little over a month, I have been using Fresh Wave in every way that I possibly could. And here is the honest truth.

I actually really really like Fresh Wave Products.

In my sample package, I received a bottle of the Odor Removing Spray, Odor Removing Gel, Odor Removing Packs, and the Odor Removing Laundry Booster. The two products that have been the most effective for me have been the Odor Removing Gel, and the Laundry Booster; although all of them have been revolutionary in our home.

Lets face it Messy Haired Moms, your babies are cute, but they stink like hell sometimes! We just started feeding our little one solids, and things have really changed in the diaper department. As some of you may know, we are a cloth diapering family and this change can be much more of a transition than if we were using disposables. I have definitely been having a lot of second thoughts about this whole cloth diapering thing lately. The Fresh Wave Odor Removing Laundry Booster has been a godsend. Sometimes it's tough to get those stinks out, but since using Fresh Wave, our little peanuts diapers have been coming out of the wash odor free. It's been truly helpful in our wash routine.

Aside from cloth diapers, sometimes you need a little booster in your laundry if you have something that was a little mildew-y smelling. (Yes I just made up the word mildew-y.)  The best part about Fresh Wave products, is that it doesn't mask the smell. It truly eliminates them.

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Next, I tried the Odor Removing Gel and Travel Gel Packs. These are awesome. Literally, I am constantly moving them around the house if I smell something icky. The travel ones are great for the car, but I have found them THE MOST effective in our cloth diaper pail. It has been revolutionary.

Next comes the Odor Removing Spray. So our living room rug has taken a bit of a beating in the last 3 years since my son was born. Although it's a great rug, it's gone through pets, spilt milk, and god knows what else. About every 2 months, we really give it a good wash outside. Of course the night we had washed it and left it out to dry, it ended up raining and sitting there wet for a day or so. Long story short, the rug ended up smelling terrible. I gave my husband a capful of Fresh Wave, along with some other soaps and cleaning products and it really helped. But after it was dry, it still had a slight odor. In came the Fresh Wave Spray. It sprayed and sprayed and sprayed away. Odors Gone. BOOM. Mind Blown. I literally was talking with my husband about just getting a new rug and tossing it. We were really close. Now it's good as new, except for my son spilling chocolate milk on it as we speak.

HONEY, WHERE'S THE FRESH WAVE?

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In all, we have really loved all of the Fresh Wave products we have tried. It's really refreshing - no pun intended - when I find a product that I actually like and that WORKS that is made with all natural ingredients. Fresh Wave also offers vacuum beads, PET SHAMPOO, and candles. All three products I definitely will be testing out. Oh and by the way, Fresh Wave Products are available at Target. You're Welcome 😉

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fresh Wave Odor Eliminators. All opinions of the product are on behalf of Messy Haired Mom.