Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to get a pee stain out of a mattress

As a mom of two,with hopefully another on the way soon, I've had my share of bed wetting. Four o'clock in the morning changing jammies and sheets are never any fun!! My five year old has never had any problems with wetting the bed. He potty trained really easy and never peed the bed. We don't even put plastic on his mattress! However, he's five. He still has the occasional accident. I'm talkin' maybe once a year he'll sleep too heavy and pee his bed. Not anything to be concerned about. Well, since school started back up his sleeping habits have changed. Drastically! During summer break he would stay up until about 10:00 PM and sleep until about 10:00 AM. The kid loves his sleep! He easily wakes up at night if he needs to relieve that tiny bladder of his up until about two weeks ago. Now that he's in school he goes to bed at about 8:00 and wakes up at 6:30. He's not used to waking up so early, going to a full day of school, coming home and playing hard and then crashing. And because he's so exhausted by the time he goes to bed, he's been sleeping very heavy which has caused him to pee his bed, twice!

So what did I do? Took it to google! Because that's my answer for everything!! Every website I looked at offered two solutions. One was to rub Borax on the stained mattress and one was to make a concoction and spray it on it. I obviously wasn't going to put Borax all over my son's mattress so I went with option number two! And you guys, it worked amazingly!

Here's what you need:

a measuring cup
spray bottle

8 ounces hydrogen peroxide 3%
3 tablespoons of baking soda
1 drop liquid hand dish soap


Pour hydrogen peroxide into the spray bottle, add the baking soda and wait for it to dissolve. Then add the drop of dish soap. Swish the ingredients and start spraying that stained mattress! I'm not sure if you're supposed to but I used almost the entire concoction on the mattress. It said to be generous, ha! Anyways, the best part about it is there's NO scrubbing involved!! Simply spray and walk away! Scrubbing? Ain't nobody got time for that!

The mixture only works if you use it immediately, because the byproducts are active for only a short amount of time. You should see the stain start to lift and disappear in 5-10 minutes. But to be honest it took a few hours for it to completely disappear. Once the mattress dries, if the baking soda film remains just vacuum it up! Voila!! 

Don't worry, those brown spots are just chocolate milk stains, I promise! And the solution even removed most of those chocolate milk stains.


That'll do pig, that'll do.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Presley: 11 months

-Presley has started mirroring everything we do! If we open our mouth real wide, she;ll open her mouth wide. If we start clapping, so will she. If we laugh, so will she. Everything we do, she's doing to and it's the cutest thing!

-Presley eats a lot these days! For about a week she refused to chew any kind of food. If she had to chew it, she's take it out of her mouth, throw it then proceed to get mad. I posted that piece of info on Instagram then the next day she was back to eating normal! Take that mom!

-We are in the middle of weaning her from her binky and it's surprisingly going real well! She lost interest in her binky on her own so we took advantage! There are still times when she wants it but it's getting less and less often!

-Presley is a pro at walking along furniture now. I'm not sure when she'll actually be walking but I don't think it's too far away.

-She still wears 6-9 month clothes. She has a couple 12 month outfits and I just realized about a week ago that she has a couple 3 month sleepers and onsies that she still wears regularly. 

-We babysat a dog for a few days a couple weeks ago and Presley loved that dog!! She would climb all over that poor dog but the dog really didn't seem to mind. I think she's already a dog lover!

-Presley gets really excited when she plays on my bed! No matter how mad she is if we put her our bed she instantly gets happy. She loves to flop around on it! I think she likes how soft and big it is and she definitely loves all the fluffy pillows. She'll throw her arms in the air and then belly flop over and over and over!

-She's discovered Strawberry Shortcake Goldfish and the girl loves them!! And yes, they are as good as they sound! Her favorite foods are raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, bananas, corn and obviously ice cream! She likes macaroni and cheese, broccoli cheese soup and bread. But really she'll eat anything you give to her!

-She has eight teeth and I'm 90% positive she's starting to teeth again. Yaaaaaay.... :(

I cannot wrap my head around the fact that she's a month away from turning O N E!!! I'm not ready for that! My baby will no longer be a baby, but a toddler! I love you my little Presley, you'll forever be my baby!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Military Style photos pt 2


Thank you so much Shalyn for our pictures. We love them, obviously!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Sometimes the best thing about getting family pictures taken are the bloopers. There's just something about looking back at a stressful situation and just laughing about it. Especially when there's pictures to laugh at!
Presenting, our family pictures bloopers!

Always bring a comb to photo shoots!!

 Well, Presley and I were ready. And we got photobombed!

 Um, where did my chin disappear too? And in case you were wondering, Kyson did cough all over me!

 Oh ya know, just running to keep my daughter from falling off a giant metal word.

 Making a run for it!

 Are we done yet?!

 This is when you know it's time to go home!

 What's the best way to make a cranky kid happy?

 It's definitely not tickling them...

 You just let them strip down and play in a dirty pond with cousins.

Works every time!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Glow Run

We did a Glow Run over the weekend, as a family! I love 5K's but when I get to include my kids in the run too, it's even better!! Kyson and Presley were both mesmerized by the glow sticks and the black lights. We got there a little early so we could enjoy the concert before the actual run. A bunch of local artists were there performing for the fundraiser. Kyson loved the concert! He wanted to go into the very center of the crowd and party it up! The 5K was fun because you couldn't see anyone, just their glow sticks. It was kind of cool and really creepy, especially since the trail was on this creepy path with tall trees, rickety old bridges and a dark pond next to it. It's a perfect setting for a horror movie! We mostly walked the whole way. We did some running but Kyson got tired, a lot so we spent most of it walking and talking. It was kind of relaxing! Overall it was a really fun night as a family!