Who likes free clothes?

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Need clothes for your kids?

or even want clothes for yourself?

Free  or inexpensive clothes at that?

 

Well I know how you can do this! A good friends of mine introduced me to the website Schoola! At first I was unsure about it thought free clothes must be too good to be true but I followed my friends instructions and before I knew it I had a  $30 credit on my schoola account! plus also was able to get clothes at 50% off so I got $60 worth of gently used clothes for $0 I spent absolutely nothing so I’m wanting to pass on the wealth! Here are Steps!

 

Step 1. For Amazing savings on quality clothes and 40% funds school programs for our kids. Use my link and get $20 free! Set up a Schoola Account.

https://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3X3cdhC9G

Step 2. Create a Collection and you will get a $10 credit on top of your $20 for following my link and i get $20 for you following my link .

 

Step 3. SHOP SHOP SHOP… lol pick out clothes for yourself , your little ones or your significant other!

 

Step 4. Go check out and use the coupon code Delighted and get 50% off your order!

 

Step 5. Check out and Share this blog post with your Mommy Friends! Its a great way to support schools and get free clothes!

 

Hope you enjoy! and are able to get some nice clothes!

 

Manic Mommy of 4, Crystal

 

Here’s a Post just for the Mama’s!: IPSY

 

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Do You love makeup?

Do you need to treat yourself?

Do you like feeling good about yourself?

Do you like getting surprises?

IF you answered yes to any of those you just might be interested in this post!

Us Mommy’s are ALWAYS putting our babies first like good Mommy’s and I know myself and I Rarely splurge on myself UNTIL I heard about IPSY!

Honestly I at first I was skeptical… $10 a month for and adorable bag plus 4-5 makeup Items worth approx. $30-$40…

I thought it had to be to good to be true but my Husband insisted I should try it out cause lets face it I RARELY RARELY spend money on myself.

AND…

I am so glad that I decided to spend the money on myself!

Now let me ask you this how would it feel to get a little something for yourself every month? I know personaly to me it feels AMAZING!

Are You Interested?.. if so let me tell you a little more about it! When you sign up Ipsy gives you a little quiz to help personalize your bags to you and your liking making it more likely for you to get items that you would use… Here let me show you a couple of my bags!

glam bag 2<-November Bag

Glam bag 1

June Bag->

 

If you Decide to sign up, you will be put on a “Waiting List” to get off this “Waiting List” It is EXTREMELY EASY!

ALL you NEED to DO is FOLLOW and LIKE A FEW YOUTUBE CHANNELS, INSTAGRAMS AND FACEBOOK PAGES! Its pretty simple!

 

Once you subscribe they won’t charge you till the first or Second of the month then you will get the bag mid month! Then you can try out ALL your NEW make up!

glambag 1 makeup 2<-Makeup done with November glam bag!

 

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Makeup done with June glam bag! ->

AFTER you try out your makeup you can go to the IPSY website and review your items you got which… in return you will earn POINTS … there are multiple ways to earn points too… Doing reviews , sharing posts , and referring people to join ipsy!

Just a few items that I got with my redeemed points!

 

Now a few of my favorite products from my two new favorite brands thanks to IPSY!

 

 

                   SMASHBOX                                    TRI’STIQUE

Well If you are like me and would occasionally like to get a little something for yourself and love make up… Then do yourself a favor and sign up and Try Out the Ipsy Glam bag. If you can sign up before the month starts you can get Decembers Bag! Here’s a link for you to get started and sign up! If you decide to sign up come back and let me know how you like it!

https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=2ml5b

 

 

 

 

10 Car Seat Safety Tips you wanna know!

Hey Everyone  I had a friend ask to make a post about car seat safety so here it goes.

So I’m just gonna say it … I’M A CAR SEAT SAFETY NUT! Car seat safety is one of the most important things to be up to date on when you are a parent! So I’m gonna give some tips on how to keep your little ones safe!

SAFETY TIP #1

For REAR FACING straps MUST to be AT or BELOW shoulder level. For FORWARD FACING straps need to be AT or ABOVE shoulder level.

SAFETY TIP #2

CHEST CLIP NEEDS TO BE ON CHEST easiest way is TOP of CHEST CLIP to be EVEN with ARMPITS!

SAFETY TIP #3

HARNESS needs to be SNUG! Do the PINCH TEST at childs SHOULDERS try and PINCH the harness if you CAN PINCH the HARNESS it IS NOT TIGHT ENOUGH! tighten till you CAN NOT PINCH ANY SLACK!

SAFETY TIP #4

REAR FACE TILL AT LEAST 2 YEARS OLD AND NO BOOSTERS TILL 5-6 YEARS OLD! Forward facing before 2 puts your child at risk for more injuries than keeping them rear facing such as broken legs, broken neck, and worst of all internal decapitation. Children aren’t mature enough to sit properly 100% of the time and need to stay harnessed till around 5-6 years old and should be in a booster till they are old enough and mature enough to keep the seat belt across them properly and sit properly.

SAFETY TIP #5

NO AFTER MARKET PRODUCTS ADDED TO YOUR CARSEATS. This means no added strap covers, no aftermarket cute car seat covers, no aftermarket head rests. ANYTHING that comes BETWEEN YOUR CHILD and the HARNESS or YOUR CHILD and THE CAR SEAT is a BIG NO NO! If you need extra support rolled up receiving blankets on either side of baby is perfectly fine not over the top of head though just like this.

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SAFETY TIP #6

DO NOT USE LOWER ANCHOR LATCH AND SEAT BELT AT THE SAME TIME! When installing your car seat you want to only use one or the other never both. Car seat techs will tell you to look at it this way its like wearing your contacts or glasses they work great when wearing one or the other but when you wear both at the same time they don’t work so well.

SAFETY TIP #7

WHEN FORWARD FACING ALWAYS HAVE CAR SEAT TOP TETHERED!

SAFETY TIP #8

NEVER BUY a CARSEAT USED. you never know the history whether they gate checked car seat, the seat was in an accident, if the seat was treated or cleaned properly or anything else. Which if the car seat was cleaned improperly it can compromise the safety of your seat, or if it was gate checked you don’t know how they handled the car seat it was likely thrown around like other luggage. Buying a used car seat is like putting your child’s life in someone else’s hands and lets face it in this day and age you never know who you can trust and if they are just out to make a buck.

SAFERY TIP #9

READ YOUR MANUAL FOR CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR CAR SEAT BEFORE CLEANING and NEVER SUBMERGE YOUR HARNESS STRAPS. Certain cleaners and submerging your harness straps can weaken the integrity of your straps which can cause them to fail in an accident.

SAFETY TIP #10

NEVER GATE CHECK A CAR SEAT ON AN AIRPLANE ALWAYS BUY A SEAT FOR BABY AND BRING YOUR SEAT ON BOARD AND USE IT. Gate checking your car seat can result in an unknown history also can result in it being lost or damaged they treat your car seat just like any other luggage… baby needs their own seat on the plane lap babies are a potential projectile in the case of a runway accident or turbulence and baby could end up hurt or hurting someone else if a coffee pot on a plane needs to be strapped in so does your baby.

IF ANY MAMAS NEED ANY SUGGESTIONS ON CAR SEATS FOR THEIR CHILDREN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT OR MESSAGE ME ON THE MANIC MOMMY OF 4 FACEBOOK PAGE AND I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP YOU FIND A SEAT THAT IS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET, WILL FIT YOUR CAR, AND YOUR CHILD !

Manic Mommy of 4, Crystal

 

Introduction from a Manic Mommy of 4

Well Hello Everyone!

Me This Is me.

 

Just a little about myself to start off My name is Crystal,  I’m a young (24) stay at home mom of 4 amazing children who may or may not drive me slightly CRAZY at times 😉 and I an a wife to an Amazingly supportive Husband. Since i was about 9 years old my dreams have always been to be a Mommy of a LARGE family 4 kids is kinda big but not LARGE but after 3 out of 4 pregnancies ending in preeclampsia, We have decided 4 is all we will be having Our oldest Daughter is Dakota (6 Years), Oldest son is Johney (4 years), Youngest Daughter is Alleana (3 years), And our Youngest Son is Hunter (7 months). My kids are my absolute world and I’m very passionate about being a mommy, breastfeeding (this does not mean i’m against formula I Just want to be a lactation consultant one day) , car seat safety, and baby wearing! I love being a Mom but I’m by no means close to Perfect I have flaws, I have made my fare share of mistakes, this entire parenting thing is a learning experience if there is one thing I’ve realized about parenting is there is no perfect way to parent there is no perfect parent there are no perfect children! You have to experiment and figure out what is best for you, your children, and your family! Parenting is about living and learning and DON’T FORGET LOVING! In the future I plan on posting posts about FEEDING, CAR SEAT SAFETY, BABY WEARING, POST FOR MOMMIES, ADVICE POSTS AND MORE! So if you’re interested FOLLOW ME!

Here are a few pictures to put faces to names

My Beautiful Babies

My babies
From left to right Alleana (3 years), Johney (4 years), Dakota (6 years) and the baby is Hunter (he’s currently 7 months but in the picture he was 4 months)
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Right to left Alleana, Hunter, Dakota, and Johney

 

 

Me and my Love
My Husband Dale and I