I learned about Qeepsake after seeing it on Shark Tank and I thought “Wow! That’s an awesome idea for saving memories for my girls!”
Anyways, I decided to try it out!
Side note: if you are looking for a good physical baby book, I’ve had several people recommend “My Baby Book” from Amy Krouse Rosenthal to me. It’s super cute and has some fun features if you do still want a physical book to write in!
So what is Qeepsake?
Qeepsake is a service designed to send you routine text messages (or Facebook messages if you prefer) asking short questions about your children. You simply reply to the messages and your answers are stored in your account!
Here is a sample of the questions it will ask you and save your answers. It’s all pretty seamless and simple!
Even better, you can make an actual printed book later of the answers and photos you share, or you can just enjoy looking at it online for fun!
I know I’m not the only mom who would love an easy way to keep track of all the funny sayings and memories of my kids… but let’s be real right?
Qeepsake Lite is free but doesn’t have all the available features. If you find you like it, there are plans from $1.99 a month to $7.99 a month that unlock photos, multiple users, and more. I ended up going ahead and going the premium route because it works so nicely 🙂
Pro Tip! Qeepsake has the ability to connect to your Instagram and Facebook accounts and directly add a post you share to your account to save for later. You just use #qeepsake and it all works perfectly!
Have you tried Qeepsake or another online baby book option? Share your experience with us so others can make an informed decision!
Plus, you really don’t know what you are breathing in when you burn a conventional candle. Most are filled with artificial scents – and I’m just not sure I want to be breathing that in all day.
So, this is a really fun and memory filled DIY idea to keep your favorite holiday scents in your home without worrying about chemicals or anything else scary, lol.
DIY Holiday Scented Pinecones
1 – First, go on a nature hunt with your kids
We brought our Halloween buckets along for extra gathering fun! What you want to look for is any pinecones you can find… They can be small, large, closed or open.
Of course, we collected some really fun colored leaves too (and I may get another activity out of those later.)
2 – Bake Pinecones
Bake your pinecones in the oven heated to 200 degrees. This will help any closed pinecones open further and prep them for the essential oils.
3 – Prepare Essential Oil Solution
When you use and store essential oils, you should always use glass. You can buy glass bottles or you may can find an empty glass bottle you can re-purpose! (We used an old olive oil glass bottle and just cleaned it well and found a spray top that fit it)
My girls (especially my oldest) LOVE science and experimenting at home. My mom gave us a book full of science experiments to do together this year and it is one of their favorite things.
Whether you homeschool or not, This saline solution slime is perfect for kids as a science and sensory play activity.
I get stressed out easily when my kids are making a mess in my kitchen (which happens often, haha!) But this is pretty contained in one big bowl (and as you can see, you can bring the fun outside too).
TIP: After you mix in everything, Use your hands to really kneed it to make it come together well.
One thing that can be frustrating with at home experiments is the ingredients – Right? The recipe may call for some weird thing that you have to special order or something. No need for that! It is easy to make this slime with common ingredients like glue, shaving cream, and saline solution.
Christmas is the perfect time to get the whole family together and make really fun crafts to give. I found this Snowman Essential Oil Air Freshener from Designs by Miss Mandee and I just knew it would be a big hit!