Let’s Talk Car Seat Safety (Plus a Giveaway of the New Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat)

This post is in partnership with Britax and SheBuysCars. Ready to #TestDriveParenthood? Let’s talk car seat safety and giveaway the new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

Things have changed a lot the past 3 years since I’ve had Addie, but one thing has not changed for our family- our love for Britax. Britax is an industry leader in safety and quality, and as I researched car seats for Addie before she was born, their name just kept coming up. Soon enough, we bought a car seat and stroller from Britax, and both have gotten LOTS of use the past 3 years. We have a great system when it comes to Addie and all her equipment, and I’m thankful that Britax covers all our needs for our family.

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

If you didn’t know, September is Car Seat Safety Month, and I’m thankful for it because even though I think I’m a stickler for car seat safety, there’s always information that can change. It’s always good to brush up on your info, right? Crazily enough, I recently found out that every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt. Lastly, children should ride in a vehicle back seat until they are at least 13 years old.

As a mom, those statistics are terrifying. As a special needs mom, it’s even more terrifying because I think of Addie’s equipment and what would happen to her and that equipment if we were in an accident. There is great news though- you don’t have to be terrified. Later this month I’ll be at the Britax Test Drive Parenthood car seat event where you can have a child passenger safety technician show you how to properly install a car seat, you can check out the brand new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, as well as provide other helpful safety tips. It’s a great opportunity to have a professional make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly! Not only that, but you can come meet me and we can hang out together!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

Britax recently announced their newest arrival, the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, which includes a steel Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB) for extra rear-facing protection and a European Belt Guide that provides a safe, easy installation without the base. With the addition of the Endeavours, the Britax line of infant and convertible car seats offers the ultimate in rear-facing safety. You definitely don’t want to miss out on getting a first look at this incredible car seat and all of its features. 

I can’t wait to meet you all at at Park Place Lexus in Grapevine at 901 E State Hwy 114, Grapevine, Texas 76051 on September 20th from 11 am til 2 pm to check out the all new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat and have your child’s current car seat inspected. Make sure to RSVP here so we know to expect you! Don’t live near Dallas? That’s OK! Check out She Buys Cars to find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours is the perfect new car seat for your child. If you are interested in winning one of these incredible  Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seats, you have DOUBLE the opportunities to win! I am giving one away below AND don’t miss the giveaway widget beneath that one for the She Buys Cars giveaway!

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This is where you enter for the She Buys Cars giveaway for a chance to win one of eight (8) Britax Endeavours infant car seats. More information on the Britax Endeavours infant car seat can be found here!

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Blue Bikini Wax Blend

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Have you ever had a bikini wax? What about waxed your upper lip, brows, or arm pits? It’s not a pleasant feeling one bit. I don’t know about you, but my body is super sensitive to any kind of hair removal process, and I found my saving grace- the Blue Bikini Wax Blend using Young Living Essential Oils from Lucy Libido (author of “Lucy Libido Says…There’s an Oil For That!“) and I couldn’t help but share it with my Young Living team members and all of you! It helped my face feel soft, soothed, and took the redness away, and now I’ll never be without it.

The Blue Bikini Wax Blend is definitely something you’ll want to have on hand at a waxing or after a good threading! Make it ahead of time so you can put it on immediately and not be embarrassed with redness or bumps!

Products mentioned in the Blue Bikini Wax Blend: 
Vegetable Glycerin
Fractionated Coconut Oil 
Glass Pump Bottle
Plastic Dropper Bottle
Blue Cypress Essential Oil
Valor Essential Oil
 Young Living is such an integral part of our lives and it would bring me such joy to have you as a member on our team. I would love to chat one on one with you about your health goals so we can get you started with Young Living as well. Just leave a comment and I’ll email you back and we can schedule some time to talk and answer any questions you may have. Want a good starting place to learn more about essential oils? Check out the Young Living tab  at the top of my blog to get a glimpse into the amazing benefits of Young Living. You’ll find more on why I began using Young Living, info on Seed to Seal, how to join my team, and more great ways to use Young Living essential oils!

Making Our Easter Eggstra Special: A Sensory Filled Easter Hunt

This post on Making Our Easter Eggstra Special: A Sensory Filled Easter Hunt was sponsored on behalf of H-E-B. All opinions stated are my own.

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

I remember 2 years ago when Easter was swiftly approaching and I sat in Addie’s hospital room, depressed. The PICU room Addie was in overlooked the front of the hospital where kids from the community were having an Easter egg hunt. I so desperately wanted Addie to be able to participate in the hunt but she was stuck in her hospital room, and she had finally come off her paralytics for a couple weeks. I cried. I wanted Addie to have an Easter egg hunt. I wanted Addie to get a picture with the Easter bunny. I wanted our family to experience holidays the way other families did. We had spent Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s Day, and now Easter in the hospital. It wasn’t fair.

The Child Life team came to our room every so often to see if we wanted goodies for Addie, and I had a heart to heart with one of the sweet staff members. I told her my hopes and dreams and even how I “felt stupid” for wanting Addie to get an Easter bunny picture just like all my friends’ kids on Facebook. I wanted us to have some normalcy somehow through all the craziness of our situation. Addie had been in the hospital since August and we were oh-so-tired of hospital life. A few days later, I found out the Child Life team had taken the bunny costume to be dry cleaned so it would be perfectly clean for our girl. They let us know they would be coming before Easter weekend to visit Addie, and so Mathew and I decorated Addie’s hospital room and got all dressed up to have pictures with the Easter bunny.

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

It was wonderful. It made hospital life SO much easier to have something so silly as the Easter bunny bring some normalcy to our lives. I will forever be grateful to the sweet woman that took the time out of her day to get the costume cleaned and then she dressed up just for us.

Since that Easter in 2015, Addie has been home for what will be 2 Easters now. Last year we didn’t have an Easter egg hunt, but this year, I have big plans for our girl. We are making our Easter eggstra special by having a sensory filled Easter hunt! I ran to our local H-E-B because they always have everything I need for my fun ideas. I’ve been a customer at our location for 8 years (and a loyal H-E-B customer since I was born!) so I know many people by name. Before I grabbed my groceries, I went to the floral department and asked a sweet partner, Leticia, if she could blow up 12 balloons for me in fun Spring colors and I would come get them once I was done grabbing my things. It was no problem and I went off to shop of our sensory filled Easter hunt.

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

Addie doesn’t do chocolate because of her epilepsy, and I wanted to get things to fill her eggs that would be so much fun for her senses since she’s getting her cochlear implant in just a couple weeks! Plus, it’s also great for her occupational therapy and fine motor skills. I grabbed fun puff balls, finger paint, and Model Magic in the art aisle. I went to the baby aisle and got Addie’s favorite- Plum Organics puffs, hit up the Seasonal/Easter aisle for cascarones (aka confetti eggs), plastic Easter eggs, and a fun book, and then went to the Entertainment aisle to get Addie a Peppa Pig DVD. Then, I swung myself around back to the Floral aisle and grabbed my balloons. Leticia had just bagged them all up!

H-E-B is my favorite because I can get everything I need all at once and quality is top notch. The partners are always incredibly friendly at every location, and I got all the fun things I needed without having to go somewhere else for our sensory filled Easter hunt.

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

At home, I filled the plastic eggs with fun all my different sensory filled Easter goodies (I also had some rice that I scented with Young Living essential oils and food coloring), and hot glued the balloon strings to the eggs. We placed them all over the yard for Addie to get. You might be wondering why the balloons. Well here’s why- Addie isn’t mobile outside other than being in her stroller because we have to have something hold her ventilator and all her cords. My thought process was- the balloons are BIG and easy to see with all their bright colors. She could grab the balloons as we wheeled her by in order to allow accommodations for her to do it more on her own.

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. This was our test run for the hunt (I wanted to make sure my plan wasn’t flawed!), and I’m excited to see how Addie enjoys it on Sunday. I think it’s going to be so incredibly special for her not only to be able to grab the Easter eggs herself, but to get all the fun goodies inside to touch and explore! I’m so glad H-E-B had everything I needed to execute this awesome idea!  I will probably cry with joy for my sweet girl to be able to participate in this sensory filled Easter hunt and really enjoy a holiday in such a unique way. This is such a difference from that Easter 2 years ago. We didn’t get an Easter bunny picture yet this year, but we’re hoping to later this week at a special egg hunt the local kid’s therapy place is holding! Make sure you’re added on my Instagram and Facebook to see that picture whenever we take it!

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

Here’s a little close up of Addie’s basket for Easter. Lots of fun goodies, and all from H-E-B. She’s going to LOVE everything! We plan on doing more arts and crafts projects together too, so this basket will be such a great way to start implementing that!

We are making our Easter EGGstra special with a sensory filled Easter hunt!  With such fun ideas, you won't want to miss out! #heb #ad

What will you be putting in your child’s Easter basket? What do you think of this fun sensory filled Easter hunt with balloons?