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Summer Essentials for Rough & Tumble – Awesome Boys | Original Blends Styling Gel Giveaway

Summer Essentials for Rough & Tumble, Awesome Boys. Boys of Summer. Must Have Summer Products. Stuff for boys. Moms of Boys. Gifts for Boys. Original Blends Styling Gel. Boys with Mohawks. Tough Kids. Aviators for kids. I happen to be the mom of a very rough & tumble, totally awesome boy. Many of you know my son Wyatt, who is 2.5 years old. He has his own hashtag on Instagram… Last week he held a 30-second plank, took a bite out of his brother and did a major face plant on his bike, then hopped right back on it.¬†{wearing a helmet of course} He is one tough cookie. I confess, some days it is hard to be his mom, but he is everything I want in a son, brave & fearless. As we head into summer I plan a little differently for Wyatt than I do for Cash. His Summer Essentials are a little more “fitting” we could say to his personality.

Wyatt’s Mohawk

It came time to cut the boys’ hair. Cash got the clean cut that he usually does, but we went a new direction with the Wy-Guy. In preparation for Summer, we decided to give the little daredevil a perfect haircut that reflects his personality. It may or may not also serve as a warning to those who approach… ūüėČ

Original Blends Styling Gel

To pull off Wyatt’s Mohawk all summer I knew I would need a pretty decent stock of Styling Gel. Enter, Original Blends Styling Gel. Their gel¬†is a vegan hair product that is never tested on animals. It is made with flaxseed and soy protein which provides shine and hold. {We have never had a flaky residue on Wyatt’s Mohawk!} I love that it doesn’t contain alcohol which can dry out hair and cause breakage.

It smells like Heaven…

Among all these great product¬†qualities that I can tell you about forever, I cannot share with you over the Internet how amazing it smells. It looks like honey in a jar, although it is so smooth, and it smells like a field of tropical flowers. When Wyatt has it in his Mohawk I carry him around a little extra and cannot stop kissing his precious {badass} head. As they say on their website, “If the honey-like appearance doesn’t get you to try it, then as soon as you smell it you’ll be sold.”

Summer Mohawk Action

We’ve been putting this product to the test for a whole month now and I am very impressed. Wyatt loves to talk about his mohawk, “Daddy cut it and Mommy styles it” he gleams. The smooth texture doesn’t bother him and he can touch it all he wants without messing it up. He actually loves to comb it! One mohawk¬†even lasted through a whole naptime and bedtime! And, there was no flaky residue.

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Let’s enjoy some Mohawk Summer Action:

I have so many more picture¬†of the Mohawk but I thought I’d keep it short and sweet and to the point. ūüėČ This Styling Gel is our Ultimate Summer Essential for this rough & tumble two-year-old!

Yes, I just wrote a whole post about my son’s Mohawk #bloggermomsrock. But clearly, you can see that this kid needed¬†one!

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Don’t you think your kid needs a Mohawk¬†now though? I mean seriously, how awesome does this kid look? This mohawk¬†keeps us smiling all week which does make it a little easier for me to handle his crazy. I know the next mom I see with a kid wearing a Mohawk will get a high-five and a head nod¬†from me! #imomsohard

Enter to Win a Jar!

I’ve teamed up with Original Blends Styling Gel to give one lucky winner their very own jar of this amazing, heavenly smelling product.

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*Giveaway begins Wednesday, June 7th and ends at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 14th.

**Giveaway is available to anyone within the United States. Must have a valid shipping address.


 

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**This post is a product promotion collaboration between A Cotton Kandi Life & Original Blends Styling Gel. All opinions are my own and I have used this product myself. This content is not sponsored beyond a product exchange and it contains no affiliate links.


 

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Toddler School

How to Set Up your Home School Classroom for Pre-K Kids

How to set up your Home School Classroom for Pre-K Kids. Homeschool Preschool. Home Classroom. Home School Organizing. Educational Gifts for Kids. How to make a home classroom. Preschool Classroom Ideas. Classroom Organizing. Home School Organizing. Must Haves. Top Home School Ideas. Home School Desks. Deshs for kids. How to Home School. I am beyond grateful for Cash’s Pre-school teachers and the experience he had his first year. He was the youngest kid in the building and he came out walking and talking like a Kindergartener… He still has 2 more years before he actually gets to go to Kindergarten though, since he’s still only three. In my humble opinion, I think he was prepared to start Pre-K so young because we had set up a Toddler Classroom at home, The Mess Mat, which many of you followed on Instagram with our Sensory Play and beginning developmental lessons.

Since Cash had entered Pre-K we really pulled back on the academic lessons at home so as not to overwhelm him. We did a lot more art and science while leaving the reading and writing to his new teachers. This change in my goals leads to a change in our Home School Classroom. In fact, now that Wyatt is also older, no longer a Mess Mat Baby, we’re graduating to bigger pieces of kid furniture. Many of these items overlap our previous Mess Mat structure, but they’ve been adjusted as you’ll see…

Setting up your Home School Classroom for Kids

Goodbye Toddler School! {as I cry a few soft tears acknowledging that my babies have outgrown it} and Hello to the Kid-Friendly version of a Home School Classroom where these Pre-K¬†giants are free to roam the house and express themselves as they please… intellectually of course.

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I requested this Art Easel for Christmas from the¬†grandparents and it has not disappointed. We use it everywhere. Last summer for our Composting unit I moved it outside so the boys could paint their garden discoveries. Now that they’re older we use it to write names and words. I love that it is 2-sided for them and it is so lightweight that I can move it around all day!

 

 

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Graduating from The Mess Mat brought us up off the floor and onto a Teaching Table. We’ve found a pretty awesome spot in front of our window to keep it. The boys do quite a bit here during the day and we’ve deemed in our Social Studies Center ūüėČ

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Occasionally we’re still on the floor, especially Wyatt. On the wall, I have a nice big Letter Line from Dollar Tree with the Alphabet and call it the Writing Center. The boys will use the Lap Desks with the Floor Seat {see below} and post up to do a writing activity. Our Easel is stationed in front of the Alphabet Letter Line too most of the day!

 

Floor Seat Back Rest

This beauty is a relic from our Mess Mat days where I would use it to be on the floor for Sensory Play. But now, since they’re so grown up, the boys prefer to use it in the Writing Station. They also use it to watch their Guitar Lesson Videos! I’m pretty glad I bought mine a few years ago. Everyone sort of looked at me funny when I asked for one, but as soon as they come over… it’s pretty obvious how much I’ve used it and how much it’s saved my back!

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My ultimate appreciation goes to my storage containers. These beauties have helped keep me sane for many years including those BK. {before kids} I use the storage tower in the former Mess Mat area which is now known as the Art Center to store all of our art supplies. The absolute best feature is that each individual drawer closes so that the supplies can travel around the house contained. The lid stays shut while the boys bring it over to the table or take it outside, etc.

Storage Bins

If you ever come over to my house you’ll see a ton of these, everywhere. I probably own 100+ and use them in the bathrooms, my office, the closets, everywhere. I love how the provide the perfect nesting area to stack them so they can stack high and still be controlled. If I had to pick one organizational favorite of mine for overall life organizing, it would be these bins! *And don’t forget your label maker! ūüėČ

These products are all amazing and are available on Amazon. I obviously use them daily and am glad to review them on my own with my completely genuine opinion. I have included my Amazon Affiliate links to all of these products so that you too may begin building your Home Classroom environment. Thank you for reading!


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Wife, WAHM and mother to 2 Hooligan boys, sharing my Sweet & Sticky Story of Motherhood and taking my Boys through Toddler School. We love to learn with Sensory Play, Discovery Learning and our favorite Subscription Box, Kiwi Crate! Join us for the fun!

 



Product Reviews

Top 4 Father’s Day Dad Mugs on Etsy

Top 4 Father's Day Dad Mugs on Etsy. Funny Dad Mugs. Father's Day Gift Ideas. Father's Day Coffee Cups. Dad Coffee Cups. Coffee Cups for Dads. Dad Mugs. Dad Gifts. Gifts for DadsFather’s Day is just around the corner and your special dude obviously needs a new Dad Mug. Dad Mugs are the perfect way to give him that sarcastic, proud, or even simple iconic coffee cup that sums him up in a quick proclamation. I jumped on Etsy {where else?} to pull for you some awesomely¬†Father-worthy Dad Mugs he might like. I know mine would!

 


My Top 4 Father’s Day Dad Mugs

If you have been searching the interwebs tirelessly looking for the perfect Dad Gift, search no further. Even if these 4 aren’t just right, Joyful Maehem as over 60 Mugs available. Mom and your grad might even want one too! This post does contain my affiliate¬†links as I am very proud to promote this shop. You can see how often I use all of my own Mugs on Instagram!

Top 4 Father's Day Dad Mugs on Etsy. Funny Dad Mugs. Father's Day Gift Ideas. Father's Day Coffee Cups. Dad Coffee Cups. Coffee Cups for Dads. Dad Mugs. Dad Gifts. Gifts for DadsSawdust is Man Glitter

For that “crafty” Dad who might spend just a little too much time in the garage. I present to you the perfect amount of sarcasm and perhaps even a little snark for the Moms who are covered in glitter to make their point….

 

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This one is a bit more on the serious and proud side. I am proud to know so many veteran dads who made sacrifices and yet still never run away from a challenge. These Dad Mugs are not only a great gift but a simple gesture of thanks.

 

Top 4 Father's Day Dad Mugs on Etsy. Funny Dad Mugs. Father's Day Gift Ideas. Father's Day Coffee Cups. Dad Coffee Cups. Coffee Cups for Dads. Dad Mugs. Dad Gifts. Gifts for Dads‘Merica Donut

My passions for America and Donuts combine forces to assemble the ultimate coffee cup… The Game Changer of Dad Mugs. It is available in both styles of just the donut and then also with the caption ‘Merica for your Get-Er-Done Dads. Who doesn’t love a donut with their coffee? I might as well get this one for myself!

 

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My husband is a camper. He is also very serious about his camping coffee. If you too have dads in your life who can set up a tent in the dark… these Dad Mugs are for them!

 

Shop Joyful Maehem on Etsy

We actually own a few of these. Joyful Maehem on Etsy is one of my all time favorite shops and I own plenty of Mom Mugs. That is exactly why I figured the Dads needed a few too! Thank you for reading and I hope one of these beauties or even others makes it into their coffee craving hands!


 

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Hi There! I’m Kandice
Wife, WAHM and mother to 2 Hooligan boys, sharing my Sweet & Sticky Story of Motherhood.
Life changes after 2 Toddlers {obviously} so now I’m sharing how I turn those every day #MomProblems into a Story of #MomWinning by building new Small Systems, Organizing Mom Routines and Making Mommy Money Online by Blogging.