50 Uses for Huggies Wipes

In just two weeks, I will celebrate my 6 year anniversary of changing diapers every single day. When we had our first child six years ago I had no idea we’d be in the diaper world so long, so it really DOES feel like a bit of an accomplishment. We’re quickly approaching an end to that era this summer as our youngest is just about ready to potty train, thank goodness. While I’m happy to kiss the diapers goodbye, one product I don’t intend to let go of are my Huggies® Wipes

50 Uses for Huggies Wipes 

Over time, I’ve learned that there are so many more uses for those baby wipes than just cleaning a baby’s bottom. I keep baby wipes in my car, our bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and my purse. 

I also asked my Facebook friends what uses they had for baby wipes, aside from baby bottoms. I loved hearing their answers and with their ideas and a little research of my own, I came up with a list of 50 uses for baby wipes. The first 20 ideas are directly from my friends’ comments. :)

50 Uses for Baby Wipes

1. I carry them in the small pack in my day bag when I camp. Easy way to clean up a bit before meals, to wipe off a cut or scrape, etc.

2. I actually use them on my leather sofa. I used to buy the expensive leather wipes, but I’ve found the baby wipes do just as good a job for much less!

3. I occasionally use them to wipe countertops or other quick cleaning at home.

4. Easy to use to clean the inside of the car, like the dash. Better to use that time at a red light productively, instead of on your phone. ;)

5. To clean stamps while crafting…. Works the best to get ink off.

6. I also use them to clean up kids’ muddy feet & other small messes the kids make around the house.

7. I use them when painting a room to clean up drips.

8. I wipe down my vanity daily (then use a standard cleaner weekly).

9. I use them for cleaning out my purse (picture wiping make-up containers, etc.).

10. Cleaning up after messy arts and crafts, messy hands and faces.

11. Kids use them to clean desks at school.

12. Popsicle in one hand and baby wipe in the other. All summer long.

13. Clean the kids’ feet when they refuse to keep their socks on at restaurant playgrounds.

14. My child insists on using them to blow her nose.

15. They get stains out of shirts!

16. When I was in Iraq they were my bath!

17. Military use them to get sand off of their gear.

18. I have wipes in my tack room and in my first aid kit at the barn. It’s hard to wash injuries with a water hose when it comes to a horse or other animal so these help with cleaning wounds without scaring the animal.

19. I keep baby wipes in the seat bag of my bicycle. If you have to stop and repair a flat tire, etc., you have a way to clean up.

20. Removing makeup from your face. {This is my all time personal favorite use!} 

21. Remove hair dye stains from forehead and neck.

22. Cool down in the summer by putting a few in a baggie then throw them in the cooler to cool off during a day at the beach, lake, or pool. Or just throw some in the refrigerator for those sweltering summer days at home. 

23. Wipe down leaves of houseplants. 

24. Attach to dust mop to pick up extra dust.

25. Remove pen, pencil, crayon, and paint from most surfaces, even skin.

26. Hunters can use them to get waterproof face paint off or blood off of their hands. 

27. Get bird poop off of the windshield.

27. Get deodorant off of dark clothes.

28. Clean muddy puppy paws.

29. Wipe down your cat or dog to get rid of excess hair that would normally find itself on the rug or furniture.

30. Soothe your skin by temporarily cooling a sunburn.

31. Clean your hands after pumping gas.

32. Use them as a flyaway hair tamer.

33. Wipe down restaurant tables, especially to get rid of allergens that may be left on the table, like peanut butter, etc.

34. Wipe down high chairs or grocery carts.

35. Wipe down toilet seats or changing tables in public restrooms.

36. Clean hairspray off of wood surfaces.

37. Use them to shine leather shoes.

38. Wipe a white sole of a sneaker clean.

39. Wash baby doll faces clean and other kid toys.

40. Use it to moisten glue of an envelope. Yay! No more licking or paper cuts on your tongue!

41. Clean tablets, monitors, or phone screens. The baby wipe is soft enough to not damage the screen, yet wipes the fingerprints away.

42. Clean a chalkboard wall. 

43. Clean baseboards.

44. Get stains out of the carpet. 

45. Remove grease from stove top.

46. Clean outdoor grill.

47. Wipe down door knobs.

48. Wipe down alloy wheels.

49. Wipe down your exercise/yoga mat after each session.

50. Clean off DVDs and CDs.

I’ll be honest. When I’ve thought of baby wipes, babies have always come to mind. But now, my eyes have been opened to all of the possibilities and I’m pretty sure I’ll never carry a purse without them in there. ;) Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes.*

Huggies® Wipes are best because of their TripleClean technology that no other wipe can tout. And for a fashionable mom, you’ll love to hear that Huggies® Wipes come in a variety of fun, convenient packaging, so whether you keep them stashed in your living room, your car, or bag there is a design to suit your needs. The designs are stylish enough to suit any fashionable mom’s needs.

You can always find Huggies® Wipes at Walmart for every little need in life!

Take a look at these cute videos showing different ways you can use Huggies® Wipes, here and here.

What uses for Huggies® Wipes could YOU add to our list?

Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Now Available at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. However, opinions are always 100% my own.

With five kids, two adults, and a dog in our house, it’s inevitable that messes will be a plenty in our house! It feels like it’s constant, especially since three of our kids are five and under and our two teenagers love filling our house with their friends. I love seeing their happiness through play but I hate the work it involves when it comes to the clean up.

But, when a Dyson enters the picture, I kinda get excited about the thought of cleaning. Seriously. I’m not a cleaner but I LOVE these machines and I love to see how well they work! I’ll never forget how excited I was when we bought our first one 8 years ago, right after we got married. Our house didn’t look like we had pets anymore because our vacuum was THAT amazing! I’ve been in love with Dyson ever since. 

So ask me how excited I was when I was asked to review the new Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum from Best Buy?!?

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Let’s Play Brings a New Playground to a Deserving Community

A big thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple Group for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

I vividly remember the day when each of my kids were able to play on the playground without me chasing them around with my hands hovering over them. I was free to sit back and watch them and they were free to play without worrying about what I might tell them they couldn’t do. It was glorious, really! ;)

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Making Travel Easier With CLEAR

For my entire life, I have always loved traveling. My parents traveled with me a lot when I was a kid, and it sparked enough interest in me to do a little on my own. For a semester in college I lived in Costa Rica, traveling around the country and living with a host family. I honestly believe travel is the best education and one can learn so much more from those life experiences!

As a parent, I love taking my kids to see new things and visit new places, but hauling five kids around to make experiences for our family is far from easy. And, a lot of times, it leaves me not wanting to do it. It’s just one of the things that leave me frustrated when it comes to traveling. 

How about when you walk in to the airport running a little behind to catch your flight and you see the security line that seems to be a mile long. Talk about frustration!

CLEAR wants to change all of that and might quickly become your favorite tool for travel.

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Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage

If I had it my way, we would eat mexican food for every meal. I love it that much! The only problem with that grand idea is that mexican food is really not good for you. I don’t know many fit people who eat mexican food every night for dinner. It’s a shame, actually. ;) So, I reluctantly have to make other choices. But, I love when I make something that makes me feel like I’m eating my beloved mexican food, yet doesn’t make me feel like I’m adding a few pounds on the scale. That’s why I love this Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage dish!

Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage

It’s quick, easy, and perfect for an easy family weeknight dinner. 

I needed a quick meat to add to our dish and since Hillshire Farm smoked sausage is cleaner and easier to work with than chicken, I knew it would be perfect. 

Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage

Aside from cooking this meat separately in it’s own dish, everything else was made in one pan, which I LOVE! Less clean up for me!

Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage

Once I covered the dish, I could set it and forget it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Those types of meals are perfect for us since I rarely have time to spend an hour over the stove. Those are usually the times when my little people decide to destroy the house. ;)

When I came back to check on my Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage, the quinoa was fluffy and perfect! All I had to do was add a few spices and mix my smoked sausage in. Oh. my. word. was it good!!

Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage

My husband and I LOVED the flavor and even my two year old daughter couldn’t get enough. This will be a staple in our recipe rotation, for sure! 

Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 cup quinoa
  6. 1 cup chicken broth
  7. 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  8. 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  9. 1 celery stalk, diced
  10. 1 cup corn kernels
  11. 1 tsp chili powder
  12. 1/2 tsp cumin
  13. salt and pepper to taste
  14. 1/2 avocado, diced
  15. Juice of 1 lime
  16. 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Instructions
  1. 1. Heat the sausage up according to directions on the package and set aside.
  2. 2. In a large pan, heat olive oil up over medium high heat. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook until fragrant, about one minute. Be sure to stir frequently.
  3. 3. Stir in quinoa, broth, black beans, tomatoes, celery, corn, chili powder, and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. 4. Bring to a boil and cover. Reduce heat and simmer, allowing it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, or until quinoa is soft and fluffy.
  5. 5. Stir in avocado, lime, cilantro.
  6. 6. Add sausage and serve immediately!
  7. 7. Enjoy!
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Mexican Quinoa with Smoked Sausage

If you love it, which I know you will if you try it ;), feel free to give it a pin!

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Entertaining Teenagers With Walmart’s Stock and Save Event

With warmer weather in our forecast these days, our big and inviting pool is starting to heat up and for our family it can’t happen soon enough! We can’t wait to spend our days in the backyard with fun family time.

I should also point out that we have two teenagers in our family. Do you know who teenagers love most? Their friends. It stings a little, but we’ve come to accept it and their friends. We actually love their friends and it’s a good thing because one or more are always at our house.

You can imagine what our backyard will more than likely look like this summer. I’m guessing the pool will have a teenager or 10 in it on any given day. I’m ok with that but those kids have to eat and I have to put my house cleaning mojo in overdrive, which is super hard because I hate cleaning house. :)

This past weekend, our 16 year old asked if she could invite a few friends over. It makes us happy that she would rather bring friends in to our home instead of finding somewhere else to go. Let’s be honest, we like to be able to keep an eye on what she’s doing. ;) But, we also like her friends, and so do our little ones, so we were all for it. The only problem was I knew we needed to stock up on a few things for the house. 

Thanks to a Walmart gift card provided by P&G, I was able to do a little shopping during Walmart’s Stock and Save event which lasts until April 30th. We obviously needed food, but there were a few P&G items on my list for this crew, as well. 

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Honoring Those Who Keep Us Safe



Other than a grandfather who passed away when I was young and my husband’s World War II veteran grandfather, my experience with the military has been very limited. Well, until about a year ago. We have family members with season tickets for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. They’ve always been very generous with their tickets and give them away most of the time. 

Last year, they decided to change it up a little and bought a suite at Globe Life Park where our beloved Texas Rangers play. Only, they didn’t really want it to be used for themselves. They wanted to use it as a gift to veterans, active duty military, first responders, and their families. My mom had the pleasure of being the suite hostess, which meant arranging all of the guests of the suite and attending all of the home games. That also meant that anytime she was unable to attend the game, I was able to go in her place. The suite owners, who we refer to as the donors, because they are the most giving people you might ever know, wish to remain anonymous. How cool is that?!

We saw dozens and dozens of military families throughout the season and fell in love with so many of them. 

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All Day Comfort with NEW Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®. All opinions are 100% mine.

From the day my babies were born, I knew it was job to comfort and protect them. When my babies cried, I swooped in to make them feel better and remind them I was there to comfort and make them feel safe again. Truth be told, I enjoyed being that person.

My youngest baby is two, so I’m not necessarily swooping in to cradle her anymore, but this girl LOVES the power of a hug.  

In spite of my best efforts, I can’t comfort them in every way possible. I can’t protect them from everything and I have to rely on other things to help me. For instance, diapers. I’ve been changing diapers for the last 6 years and they still remain one of the best ways to keep my kids protected and comforted.

I was so excited to hear of the NEW Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers. Ultra Protection and Ultra Value, available only at Walmart.

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WIth their unique quilted liner, they can locks away wetness better than regular HUGGIES® Snug & Dry Diapers sizes 3-6. The best part is they have a trusted Leak Lock System with quick-absorbing layers for up to 12 hours of protection! My girl drinks a lot, so we NEED good overnight protection and so far, we haven’t had any leaks!

And, who doesn’t LOVE Disney characters scattered across a cute baby booty!?

That hug my daughter so genuinely LOVES? Well, Huggies® is helping moms harness the power of that hug to make life better today for her and her baby with the introduction of Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers at Walmart.com.  They’re calling it an “Ultra Hug.”

I think we could all use an “Ultra Hug” every now and again. ;)

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Bacon, Mushroom & Onion Grilled Cheese

April is National Grilled Cheese month and in my kids’ minds, that’s pretty much the best month ever! They LOVE a good old fashioned grilled cheese dinner. I did when I was a kid, too, but now that I’m an adult, I like to try to find a more sophisticated version. After a little experimenting, the hubs and I fell in love with this Bacon, Mushroom & Onion Grilled Cheese!

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Easy Turkey & Bacon Sandwich Lunch With Hillshire Farm Naturals

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My kids are think they could live off of bread and occasionally like it topped with peanut butter and jelly. As a matter of fact, they eat that most days for lunch. We eat together and although I try to limit my bread consumption and usually go for a salad, sometimes it’s easier to just whip up a sandwich. Not to mention, they always LOVE when I’m eating something just like them.

But who says a sandwich has to be boring? I mean, if I’m going to go for the bread and have a sandwich with them, I might as well make it interesting.
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