Friday Finds and Favorites #61 D’s Reptile Koala Crate

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Hello Friends!

It’s been a rough week with my health. I’ve spent many days curled up in bed (when able) with a heating pad. I’ve kept up with pilates to the best of my ability, but it’s not easy. Spring is very difficult for most ICers. I’ve read that there is a link between seasonal allergies and interstitial Cystitis and I completely believe and agree with that. (I feel that I’m living proof of that!)  I’m doing my best to balance rest and living. It’s so difficult when you want to be somewhere, but your body is telling you not to over do it.  #justkeepswimming

So let’s talk about something I love right now. D’s Nana (my mom) bought him a subscription to Koala Crate. If you have never heard of Koala Crate, it’s awesome! Each month you get a box with 3 projects to complete, as well as a magazine, and everything you need for each craft. D had a blast completing his and I believe if I hadn’t split it up, he would’ve tried to do it all in one day! This month’s theme was reptiles! So we were able to learn some new things about some of D’s favorite creatures.

Please note that this review is just for fun and I was NOT compensated in any way for it.

D’s first project was making this cute chameleon. It changes color when you touch it! It came with three bugs to try to knock over/catch with the chameleon’s tongue.

We had the best time making this stuffed snake!

Our last project was making this Turtle box. This one was especially awesome because we received velcro like material to put on the feet and head, so that you can make the turtle hide in his shell. So creative and educational!

My plan was to break this up more to show you the specific items, such as the magazine, but unfortunately, my phone had other plans. :/ Hopefully, I’ll be able to do a better break down next month with D’s second crate. This phone thing is crazy! First, D drops my best phone and destroys the screen in the Aldi parking lot, so I go back to using my pink phone that had already took a dive into a toilet. It lasted a few days before it’s time was up. So I’m now back to my super old 4 and the phone doesn’t want to charge. We are hoping that it’s just the charger. John’s co-worker gave us a charger to try yesterday, so here’s hoping it works! I’m so over phone issues.

Now on to the Friendly Fill-in’s for this week!

  1. My favorite cereal is G free granola from Aldi. They have three different kinds and are all under 10 grams in sugar. There’s cranberry, honey and almond, and apple. They are tasty and I don’t feel as bad as I would eating those packed full of sugar cereals. I use these during flares when the thought of food is just too much.
  2. My prom was a different experience each year. My sophomore year I was invited to prom by an upperclassman. It was a fun night, but ultimately was cut short because I had a very strict and narcissistic stepfather. He was very controlling and didn’t want other boys to give me attention. My junior year, I went solo with a few of my girl friends. It was a fun experience. I didn’t attend my senior year and I have no regrets about it. When I attended college, my now husband and I agreed that we wish we could attend prom together after having an amazing night at our college formal. <3
  3. The funniest thing about our cat Sasha is that she loves to look out the window and watch us when we are outside. She also enjoys watching the birds and has crashed into the window trying to catch them on more than one occasion.
  4. I cannot help getting commercial jingles in my head. Sometimes it can be annoying, but most of the time they are pretty catchy at least. :/

Our Sasha

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Wishing you all a safe and wonderful weekend!

<3 Anna

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11 Responses to Friday Finds and Favorites #61 D’s Reptile Koala Crate

  1. Ellen Pilch says:

    The Koala Kit sounds fun, I may get this for my great niece when she is older ( she is 1 and a half now). Your son is cute and so is your kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I get those jingles in my head too. Have a great weekend and I hope you feel better.
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  2. Vicki says:

    I’ve never heard of Koala Kit, but think it’s a great idea! I’ll have to check out the cereal from Aldi.

    • Anna says:

      We loved ours! 🙂 The cereal is really good. We try to stick to 10 grams of sugar or less and these fit the bill and taste great!

  3. Great answers. It is nice getting to know you! Thanks for joining us. Happy Mother’s Day.
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  4. It is always interesting how jingles get in our heads and won’t get out. I still remember many from my childhood. Have a great weekend.

  5. I’m sorry that you’ve been having a difficult health week. It has been difficult here, too. I hope you will be okay.
    I’m sorry that your step-father was a bad experience for you. I wish that you and your husband could have gone to the prom together, too.
    Those cereals that you mentioned sound like they would be pretty good!

    Have a blessed weekend. 🙂
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    • Anna says:

      Hi Suzanne!

      Thanks! The whole family has colds today, but it could be worse.

      That is so sweet of you to say that. I’m glad that I’ve moved passed that time in my life.

      They are really good and we shoot for 10 grams of sugar or less and it fits the bill. 🙂

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