Alright ya'll... If you are anything like me, it looks like you live out of you car. I know. It's so hard to keep the car clean between all your errands, and kids and husbands. I swear, if I had a dollar for every time food was left in the backseat of my car... I would be rich. Well, Confachi was nice enough to come to my rescue. This company makes an amazing product that not only helped me organize my car, but also keep it clean!
The material is super well made and easy to clean, as well as easy to assemble. What I really like is that it isn't bulky and doesn't take up too much space in my crossover vehicle. It has so many compartments for storage which makes it easy to take all the 'on-the-go' necessities we mama's need, but without the disorganization it normally comes with.
Where I put Amelia and Ethan's Books, is a clear plastic screen that is perfect for your electronic devices. I was also able to store tissues, wipes, a changing pad, extra onesies, hair ties, pens, extra binkis, extra toys, hand sanitizer and bug spray all in this amazing organizer. I still had room for more! I do have to be honest though, my favorite part about this is that you can't really see any of the items. This product is so sleek and stores all my go-to's in such a clean and effective way.
This is my favorite part you guys. This trashcan is life! It can go over your seat like pictured or it can go on the floor in front of your center console. It is leakproof you guys! Yes, leakproof!!! I used to use a plastic grocery store bag and we all know that they are definitely NOT leakproof. The top is designed like a lid so that your trash wont come back out or stink up your vehicle. Let's be honest, how many of you have had to change a diaper in the backseat of a car? Isn't this just perfect for diapers?
I am so thankful that Confachi sent me this item to review. My family loves it and I know yours will too. Visit here to order your Confachi Backseat Car Organizer + Car Trash Can and use my coupon code 20strongmom to receive 20% off your order! P.S - It's an amazon prime product!
Enjoy and your welcome!
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron
I remember being about 11 years old when my grandpa said to me "when you read, you can imagine your own world". or something like that... I wish I remembered exactly what he said, but the gist of it was that when your reading you design the set in your mind. You can imagine it how you want to.
I absolutely love to read. It is the best escape from our sometimes (mostly) hectic lives. It is the most relaxing thing I can think of. Reading is a lost art, in my opinion... well, actual books that is, Most people read from their laptops, tablets and e-readers, but I still love an 'old fashioned' paper book. I love to smell the pages, to flip the pages, to actually hold it in my hands and feel how far I have read and how much more there is to go. I hope Amelia gets this characteristic from me. I really do.
In any case, I have put together a list of my ten favorite books for you guys. Some are classics, some are not. You may have read some, but I doubt you have read all ten. If you decide that one (or more) of these books is worthy of your time (and money) please feel free to comment or email me and tell me what you think! Also, if you have any recommendations, I am all ears!
If you click on the title, it will direct you to Amazon, where you can purchase the book.
1, Broken -
Until that fateful afternoon, Skunk Cunningham had been a normal little girl, playing on the curb in front of her house. Rick Buckley had been a normal geeky teenager, hosing off his brand-new car. Bob Oswald had been a normal sociopathic single father of five slutty daughters, charging furiously down the sidewalk. Then Bob was beating Rick to a bloody pulp, right there in the Buckleys' driveway, and life on Drummond Square was never the same again.
Inspired by Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird, Clay's brilliantly observed and darkly funny novel follows the sudden unraveling of a suburban community after a single act of thoughtless cruelty.
2. Of Mice and Men -
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.
Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.
"A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick." --The New York Times
3. The Woman in Cabin 10 -
In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…
With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.
4. And Then There Were None -
"Ten . . ."
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen."
"Nine . . ."
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.
"Eight . . ."
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die.
"Seven . . ."
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
5. The Book Thief -
When Death has a story to tell, you listen.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” --The New York Times
“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” --USA Today
6. A Stranger in the House -
Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.
There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.
The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good.
Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions.
Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.
7. Eat, Pray, Love -
In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.
8. Girl, Wash Your Face -
As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.
With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.
With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.
9. True Believer -
As a science journalist with a regular column in Scientific American, Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural-until he falls in love with the granddaughter of the town psychic.
When Jeremy receives a letter from Boone Creek, North Carolina, about ghostly lights appearing in a cemetery, he can't resist driving down to investigate. Here, in this tightly knit community, Lexie Darnell runs the town's library. Disappointed by past relationships, she is sure of one thing: her future is in Boone Creek, close to all the people she loves. From the moment Jeremy sets eyes on Lexie, he is intrigued. And Lexie, while hesitating to trust this outsider, finds herself thinking of him more than she cares to admit. Now, if they are to be together, Jeremy must do something he's never done before-take a giant leap of faith.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes a love story about taking chances and following your heart. True Believer will make you believe in the miracle of love.
10. The One Man -
American Intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum routinely decodes messages from occupied Poland. Having escaped the Krakow ghetto as a teenager, Nathan longs to do more for his new country in the war. But never did he expect the proposal he receives: to sneak into the most guarded place on Earth―the notorious Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz―to find and escape with renowned physicist Alfred Mendl, the one man whom the Allies believe can help them win the war.
If your anything like me, your just as cautious about what you put on your body as you put in your body. I am no different with Amelia & Ethan. I am about whole foods and whole products. The less the ingredients, the better. I also live in a household where we try to use as many 'cruelty-free' products as possible.
When I researched mogimogi baby's products, I immediately knew that I wanted to give it a go. It's all natural, fragrance free, cruelty free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist recommended and plant based. With only three ingredients, this product is supposed to be great for dry skin, sensitive skin, eczema, rashes.... etc. It's soothing, moisturizing and cleansing.
The three ingredients are organic oats, organic yomogi and sea salt. What is yomogi? It's a plant that can be ingested (they use it in mochi dough). It is known to have anti inflammatory properties as well as prevent certain types of cancers. It is predominantly used in Asian countries and has been used medicinally for ages.
The product comes in an organic pouch. When added to water and squeezed, the nurturing properties of the oats & yomogi are emitted into the water. The pouch itself can be used as a wash cloth. Ya'll, its fragrance free and yet smells so freaking delicious. Amelia seemed to really like it. Her skin was nice and soft after the use and it seemed to clear up her baby acne (on her bum bum) over night.
If you are out of frozen breastmilk, but want the same benefits for bath time... I highly recommend this product for occasional use. Its calming and soothing and effective. Spa day for baby? Click here to shop!