New Year, New Baby Gear

With each coming year, you can bet your baby is going to need a whole new set of baby gear. Whether it’s new baby clothes, new toys, new eating utensils, and even new gadgets to help mom, your research of what’s new on the market will never end as your baby grows. You’ll notice your baby getting busier with each coming year, as will you. Whether it’s helping you or helping your baby cross a new milestone, here is a list of products to keep an eye on for the both of you. 

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Shopping cart covers

At some point in the coming year, your little one will no longer need to lay down as she’ll master the skill of holding her head up. Once she can hold her head up, life will get a little easier because you’ll be able to have your hands free more. Errands such as going to the grocery store will feel like a breeze when you use helpful gadgets such as a cart cover. You’ll avoid germs with shopping cart covers at Binxy Baby as they keep your baby safely in the shopping cart face-to-face with you while having a little cushion for comfort. 

Utensils

If your baby is going to be introduced to solid foods this year, you can bet you’ll need a table setting for her high chair along with some bibs to help with the mess. Plates that come with suction cups are great at keeping the messes to a minimum since they hold the plates in place and avoid them getting bumped or knocked off. Also, ergonomic utensils can teach your baby how to feel comfortable holding a spoon now rather than later. Even if she’s not feeding herself, you can start teaching her how to coordinate between her hand and mouth. 

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One Word for 2016

Happy New Year, y’all! 2016 – I can’t hardly BELIEVE it!!! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe celebration with those you treasure!

I started doing this “one word” thing a few years ago. Basically, instead of a “New Year’s Resolution”, per se, you choose one word and speak it over the year to come. I really liked the idea. So I’ve kept on doing it.

This year the word I’m choosing is “well”.

And it goes back to this:

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I love the line that says, “Whatever my lot…it is well with my soul.”

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7 Ways to Lower Your Budget in 2016

Well, here we are! You now officially have 2 days of 2015 left. TWO DAYS, PEOPLE!!!

And you KNOW I had to post about budget.

If you’re hoping to be more financially responsible in 2016, you may be searching for ways to lower your budget, as well as stick to it, throughout the coming year.

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Thankfully, there are many methods you can follow to do just that and put more money aside in savings if you need to.

Check these out…

1. Start Saving Energy Around the House

From making it a point to use less water and simply turning off the light when you leave a room, there are plenty of easy ways to save money on your energy bill at home. Start by replacing light bulbs to LEDs that are the most energy efficient option out there. If you have the money to install a programmable thermostat, you can do so as well, as this will help you maintain the optimal temperature at all times, even when you aren’t home. And seal up any gaps throughout your home so you can reduce the amount of cold or hot air that enters and forces your thermostat to work harder. 

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On Packing Up the Holiday Decor

Well, good morning, all! And Happy New Year to each of you!

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Can you believe it’s 2014?! I’m having a hard time with this one! (I’ll be writing 2013 on everything for a while yet, so y’all will just have to bear with me, I’m afraid!)

We had a little party last night, so not too much is on the docket for today except to put away the Christmas decor! The house is gonna look so weird…

And, considering I JUST finished packing up the Fall stuff last week (HA!) I thought I’d share my method (and a couple of free printables!) with all of you!

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