Bongo Fury Review and Giveaway

Mommy and I have been experiencing a busy couple of months. There have been several projects on the go and many issues to take care of. We’re still trying to sort our way through it all and the process has been exhausting and sometimes stressful.

When mommy feels stressed she likes to read and I am already an avid reader even though I’m not even 2 years old yet. Reading is a great way to decompress after a long day. Books can be playful, exciting, or soothing but they always offer a wonderful escape and an excuse for some quiet time.

I always make sure that I set aside some time for reading. There is a point in every day that I can be found in a quite corner of the house flipping through a book and reading out loud. Mommy thinks I’m not doing it quite right and that the words come out a bit wrong. I’ve seen mommy read enough times to know that I’m doing it the way it should be done.

Peachy reading her book

Carving out some me time

Lately during my reading time mommy has been doing a bit of reading of her own. She has been working on a two-part book called Bongo Fury. Last week mommy finished the first book and I can tell that she enjoyed it. Mommy hasn’t been reading this book out loud like she does so many others, but she did tell me a bit about it. From mommy’s description I think I might like to read it myself.

Bongo Fury is the story of a man named Jimmy Black who is in the midst of turning his life around while doing his best to take care of his family. Just when it seems that his life has found the balance he has been looking for, what should have been an innocent favour for a friend takes an unexpected turn. Jimmy finds himself catapulted back into the lifestyle he has been trying to leave behind. Will Jimmy find a way out of this mess or is fate conspiring to drag him deeper into a life of crime?

Bongo Fury was written by Simon Maltman. He is a best-selling crime fiction author from Northern Ireland. Simon’s other books include Return Run, A Chaser on the Rocks, and More Faces: Crime Short Stories from Belfast. If you’re looking for more information you can visit Simon on Facebook or on Twitter.

Bongo Fury sounds like an exciting story full of action and dark humour. While the story does appeal to me, I’m not sure if I can relate to the main character in Bongo Fury. Clearly I am in my prime and not ready to settle down and fly straight. I’m a rebel looking for trouble and whether I’m leaping head first off the couch or running out into the road, danger doesn’t deter me.

The first book in the Bongo Fury series leaves off on a bit of a cliff hanger and mommy has been eager to get started on the second book. Perhaps I should give the book a chance and find out what the hype is about. What do you think? Does Bongo Fury appeal to you? Is it a book you would be interested in reading?

Simon and I are partnering up to give you the opportunity to win your own copy of Bongo Fury. With Simon’s generosity, I am able to provide you with the best odds of winning than any of my previous giveaways. One lucky winner will receive the grand prize of a signed copy of Bongo Fury, while five runner-up winners will get their very own e-book. That’s a total of six winners all in one giveaway! You’re almost guaranteed to win!

Bongo Fury Book 1 Cover

Click here to enter.

Open worldwide. Must be 18 years of age or older. Winner will be notified by email. Accepting entries until November 30, 2017.

Check back often for my review of Bongo Fury part two to find out more about Jimmy Black and where this story takes him. You don’t want to miss it!

We were given a digital copy of Bongo Fury for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and our own.

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Trick or Treating with Peachy

Yesterday was Halloween and what an exciting day it was! This was my second Halloween but it has been my favourite one so far. Last year I dressed up and gave out candy with mommy and daddy. This year I was right in the center of all the Halloween activities.

It all started the night before when mommy, daddy, and I carved our pumpkins. Last year I slept through all of the pumpkin carving fun, but this year I was able to see it all happen. My favourite part was using the pumpkin like a drum, but stealing mommy’s stencil and chasing wayward pumpkin seeds was fun too.

At the end of the pumpkin carving daddy put a candle in each pumpkin and turned the lights down low. This made the pumpkins glow strangely and I was a bit hesitant to approach them at first. Mommy turned the lights up just a little and that helped me feel more confident.

Halloween pumpkins

A bit spooky.

The next day was Halloween but the morning was rather uneventful. Daddy went to work and mommy and I had our usual routine. The afternoon was a bit strange because rather than heading up to my room for a nap, I had a short snooze on the couch with mommy. I woke up just in time to see daddy come home.

Mommy fed me a good meal while daddy set up our pumpkins on the porch and put the finishing touches on our Halloween decorations. Then it was time to put on my costume and it started to feel like a special day. Mommy put me in a gray shirt with long sleeves and black pants to keep me warm, and then my costume went on top. I think it worked out quite nicely.

After a quick photo shoot I was ready to go see what Halloween is all about. We went to visit all of our neighbours and we even walked up and down our street a little visiting everyone who had their porch light on. All of our neighbours commented on how big I’m getting and everyone thought I looked adorable in my cowgirl costume.

At first I was a bit puzzled by tick or treating. We walked up to a door, mommy rang the doorbell, and when the door opened I naturally began to head inside. That’s generally what we do in that situation. This time mommy held me back and instead she made me hold my pumpkin bucket. Then to make things more confusing, the person on the other side of the door began to put candy in my bucket!

I looked in my bucket and then I gave the person a good look too. Before I could react mommy turned me around and we were heading back towards the road again. In no time we were at another door and the same thing happened again. This time I had the sense not to bolt inside the house but I still stood in awe as candy was dropped into my pumpkin bucket.

At the third house we had to wait a moment before the door opened and I took that time to rummage around in my bucket. After that mommy carried my bucket for me. By the next house I knew what to expect and I was trick or treating like a pro. All you have to do is show up and people give you candy. Why don’t we do this every night?

Peachy ready for Halloween

I could do this every day!

Overall I had a wonderful time even though it was a bit cold. People often wanted to talk to me and I got several extra pieces of candy for being so adorable. I wasn’t even afraid except for just one time when a large monster tried to eat me.

At first it seemed like a regular house until we were halfway up the driveway. I spotted a large glowing monster standing by the stairs and I started to slow down. Mommy said it was just a Halloween decoration and that it was full of air. If you were a monster wouldn’t you pose as a Halloween decoration on the one day you could hide in plain sight?

Mommy held my hand and I took a couple more steps but then I decided that was close enough and I sat down. I started to get quite concerned and mommy saw that I had my super sad face on. She scooped me up and held me close but I still didn’t want that monster any closer. That monster wasn’t going to fool me.

Since I didn’t want to walk past the monster, the nice lady who was standing on the porch came down to see me. She said I was being very brave and she gave me extra candy. At that point I felt alright about standing there on the driveway as long as that monster didn’t try anything funny. It all worked out and soon we were walking away leaving the scary monster behind us.

After a while of trick or treating I was truly getting the hang of things. I knew to walk up to the door and wait patiently. After the candy was safely in my pumpkin bucket I understood that it was time to leave and head over to the next house. My bucket was just about full by the time the cold started to bother us and we decided to head home.

The Halloween festivities weren’t over. Other trick or treaters continued to come to our door and I helped mommy give out some candy. I was becoming quite good at getting the candy into the bags and buckets and by the end of the night I could do it all by myself.

When trick or treaters weren’t at our door, I was examining my Halloween loot. I got cookies, chocolates, candies, lollipops, and bags of chips too. I was very happy with my stash and I spent a long time sorting and organizing my goodies.

Peachy with her Halloween loot

Look at all the goodies I got!

Of course it wouldn’t be Halloween without eating some treats. I ate more candy than ever! It made me feel funny and I spun in circles for a while and then raced around the house. As I was beginning to tire out, it was time for a late dinner which perked me up a bit. After dinner I was allowed another piece of candy and then some relaxing time in front of the TV.

Soon it was time for bed and although I was a bit wound up from all that fun and all those treats, I was also quite exhausted from my busy day. As mommy rocked me gently in my room, I thought about all the fun things I did this Halloween. I had a great day and soon I felt myself nodding off.

After a good night’s sleep we’re back to just another regular day except that we still have lots of candy sitting around. So far I only managed to convince mommy to give me one piece of candy today but there’s still time. It was the best Halloween ever and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

Dry Leaves and Flashy Trees

Autumn brings us fickle weather. This year we have had unseasonably warm temperatures. Up until a week ago it has felt like summer was never going to end. Then, suddenly and without warning, the cool weather has descended upon us and it really does feel like a different season now.

The green trees have suddenly changed colour and dry leaves have appeared on our lawn overnight. Mommy, daddy, and I spent the week visiting some of our favourite parks to enjoy the fall colours while they last. The show that the trees put on every autumn is spectacular and we managed to take some very nice photos.

Peachy posing for a photo

I’m ready for my closeup

I was somewhat surprised to be stuffed into a sweater and warm pants for our first outing, but by the time we arrived at the park I was glad to be bundled up. There was quite the nip in the air and I could feel the cold on my hands and face. I had grown accustomed to the warm air of the summer months and this new development was not something I was expecting.

Luckily I was much too busy to allow the cold to bother me. There is no time to be cold when there is exploring to do. Our first stop was one of my favourite wooded areas which we frequently visited in the summer to feed the ducks. It is full of trees and there are a couple of small ponds which I love to explore. I am forever tempted to stick my hands in the water but mommy is always watching closely and she is there to stop me in time.

Peachy at her favourite park

I’m so close to the water!

Even though I didn’t manage to get near the water, I still had a lovely time with mommy and daddy. We took a nice stroll and there were plenty of things to catch my attention as well as plenty of opportunity for running around. I was a very good girl that day and I paid attention to mommy and daddy while straying off the path only a couple of times.

Since I was so well behaved and I always came back to the path when asked to do so, I was allowed full freedom to explore without having to hold anyone’s hand. I loved it and after such a positive experience I was quite inclined to be a good girl more often. On the way back to the car we walked near a road and of course both of my hands were firmly wedged in the palms of mommy and daddy, but I didn’t mind since at that point my hands were quite cold.

The next outing was to another park area with a large grassy field surrounded by trees. It was getting later in the day and the sun was beginning to set. The lighting only served to bring out the orange colours in the trees. It was very pretty and the open field gave me a lot of space to run around.

Peachy running at the park

Look at those colours!

Since I was being a very good little Peach once again, mommy and daddy brought me over to a little playground around on the other side of the trees. It’s tucked away and not many people seem to know that it’s there. I had the whole place to myself and I made the most of it by going down the slide as many times as I could.

It was another chilly day and mommy put my hood up to keep my ears warm. The hood helped but by the end of it my hands were cold once again. Even though they were cold, I wasn’t quite ready to leave and I was very glad when a bunny popped out of the bushes causing mommy and daddy to stop and watch for a while.

Peachy sitting on a rock

I could stay here all day

I could have continued to play well into the night as the park is well lit but I must admit that my cold hands were glad to be back in the warm car, even if the rest of me was less enthusiastic to be leaving. On the way home my tummy began to complain of hunger but luckily dinner was ready for us when we walked through the door. All that fresh air had worked up quite the appetite and I ate a good piece of roast along with a decent helping of potatoes and some vegetables too.

The trees are shedding their leaves every day and it looks like autumn won’t stick around for very long. Soon the rustling of dry leaves under my feet will be replaced with the crunch of snow. It’s a shame the fall doesn’t last longer. I’m glad that we are making the most of this beautiful time of year.

I have a little gift for you which I hope will remind you to get outdoors and relish the colourful trees while you can. It’s a fun activity that you can download, print, and enjoy. I hope you like this autumn themed printable.

Autumn Maze

Click here to receive the Autumn Maze download.

This activity was sent to us by our friends at Education.com. Fall into learning with this fun Autumn Maze worksheet! For more activities for preschoolers, go to Education.com.

A Day at the Beach

Although we’ve had an unseasonably warm September and October, the signs that summer is turning into autumn can’t be ignored. I’m generally an optimist and I don’t mind the changing of the seasons. It gives me an opportunity to experience something different and the changing landscape keeps things interesting. Green grass and heatwaves are giving way to cool mornings and rustling leaves.

As much as I am interested to see the trees change colour and I’m looking forward to going hiking in the woods and stomping through piles of dry leaves, there are things about summer that I will certainly miss. Those hot days were the perfect excuse to venture to the water park and pool days in the backyard aren’t very likely to happen now.

What helps leave summer fun behind is the fact that I really did make the most of the summer months. Mommy, daddy, and I had plenty of summer activities on our calendar and we squeezed as much fun as we could out of the warm weather. One of my favourite days was my first ever outing to the beach.

Peachy's sand castle

The beach awaits!

It happened in August during our summer holidays. Mommy and daddy had been planning our beach adventure since the beginning of summer. On a beautiful summer day we packed up the car and hit the highway in search of adventure. The drive was over an hour long and I was very thankful to have my tablet in the car so that I could watch my favourite shows.

Thanks to the on-board entertainment, the drive didn’t seem all that long and before I knew it the car pulled into a parking lot and mommy and daddy began unpacking the car. We parked right next to the beach and soon I had my toes in the sand for the very first time. It was a bit difficult to walk on at first but I quickly learned how to compensate for the sand shifting under my feet.

A short walk later and I was on the beach with the water stretching out before me and glistening in the summer sun. The water that I could see is part of Georgian Bay. The name of the beach is Wasaga and it is located in Simcoe County. Stretching for 14 kilometres Wasaga Beach it is the longest freshwater beach in the world. It was beautiful!

We found a good spot on the sand and set up our little camp with a blanket, a small tent in case I wanted shade, my stroller, and all of our beach gear within easy reach. Mommy got me changed into my bathing suit and as soon as she released me I jumped up and ran down the beach to explore with mommy in pursuit behind me.

Peachy at the beach

Splashing in the shallows

I ran up and down the beach for a while before heading for the water. I dove right in with no hesitation and splashed in the shallows. Then I took off to where the water was deeper but mommy stopped me insisting that I don’t know how to swim. How do we know that I can’t swim if I’ve never tried? Maybe I’m an excellent swimmer. Mommy was insistent that I stay in the shallows and I eventually agreed.

After a good deal of splashing about mommy and I played with a ball for a bit. After more running around and visiting our beach neighbours I sat down to play with my bucket and shovel. I have a good assortment of buckets, rakes, and shovels so mommy, daddy, and I were able to build some sand castles together.

Peachy playing in the sand

Sand castle in progress

Then more running around and back in the water. This time daddy came with me and I brought my surfboard. It was impossible to stay on it and the surfboard seemed determined to escape. I spent a fair bit of time chasing after it. It’s a very good thing that it floats and is bright coloured for easy retrieval. Next came more running around and then mommy said I had enough sun for a while and that it was time for some food.

I sat in my stroller to eat and mommy put the top down so that I was in the shade. I had a grilled cheese sandwich with potato wedges and a refreshing drink from the cooler. I’ve had this meal before but somehow it tasted better than ever and I ate a lot. After a good meal it was time for a little break and I leaned back in my stroller and watched the people walk by on the boardwalk.

Peachy relaxing at the beach

People watching

After letting my tummy settle I was ready for more running around. Mommy said I could have a bit more fun in the sun but that I had to make the most of it because it would soon be time to head home. I didn’t waste a moment and packed in as much running around, splashing about, and playing in the sand as I could.

Then daddy took me down to the water and gave me a good rinse. He carried me back to the blanket where mommy was waiting with a towel, a clean diaper, and a fresh change of clothes. Soon I was clean, dry, and ready to go. We headed back to the car to prepare for our departure.

Peachy going surfing

Hitting the waves once more for the road

I got comfortable in my car seat and watched while mommy and daddy loaded our stuff back into the car. Mommy said that she would get my tablet out so that I could watch my shows on the way home. I never did see that tablet. I was asleep before the car started moving and the next thing I remember daddy was carrying me into the house.

I loved my beach day! Sand is fun to play with, water has always been one of my favourites, and the beach has ample space for running around. I can’t wait for my next beach adventure.

#LinkUp2Win 2017 Linky Party

October is here and for us that signals the beginning of the festive season. It starts with Thanksgiving which is a time to come together and count our many blessings. At the end of the month we have the excitement of Halloween. November is the month that we begin our holiday preparations. Then comes December and we all know what that means. Christmas!

Now is the time to come together and be thankful before the holiday rush sets in. Mommy and I wanted to do something special for you because we are thankful for all of our blog friends. We thought long and hard about the things you might enjoy this time of year. So we invented #LinkUp2Win.

#LinkUp2Win

What is #LinkUp2Win? Excellent questions. It’s a brand new linky party! It’s much like your standard linky party except that we will be giving away a prize to the blog with our favourite post. Mommy and I hope that #LinkUp2Win will become an annual tradition and this is the first year that we will be hosting this event.

I’m sure you’re all wondering what the prize will be for this year’s #LinkUp2Win. Mommy and I put our thinking caps on for this one too. The holiday season is fun, exciting, and expensive. What could possibly help our visitors have a happy holiday season? We think a $15 gift card at Amazon might be useful. Buy yourself a little something nice on us!

$15 dollar Amazon gift card prize banner

What else do you need to know about #LinkUp2Win? The linky will be open for the entire month of October. We will read and comment on every post that is added. When the linky is over we will select our favourite post. The winner will be announced the first week of November.

Anything else you need to know? Well, we do have a few rules. Rules are no fun but we need them to keep things fair.

Make sure you follow these rules to be eligible to win.

  • We made a special banner for our linky party. Please put the banner at the bottom of the post you are submitting, or in your sidebar if you prefer. All you need to do is copy and paste the code.

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  • You can add up to 2 posts. They can be old or new. All topics are welcome but please keep it PG.

  • For every post you add please read and comment on the post before yours and one more post of your choice. Don’t forget to include #LinkUp2Win in your comment so that we know where you came from.

  • This post is the host post. Please do leave a quick comment to show us that you have read all about our brand new linky. Don’t worry, the host post is not eligible to win the prize.

  • Make sure that you enter your correct email address. If we can’t find a way to contact you we can’t tell you that you won.

  • For an RT please tweet your post to @peachy_diary with the hashtag #LinkUp2Win.

Share your posts, find new blogs, receive more comments, and get a chance to win a prize! You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Mommy and I can’t wait to start reading your awesome posts so get linking today!

We would love it if you took part in our #LinkUp2Win linky party and help us make it a success. We are hoping to start a tradition of annual prize giving but we need a good amount of participation to keep things going. Help us spread the word and add your posts so that we can have an even better #LinkUp2Win event next year.

Thank you all for being here, being amazing, and being you.

Lizzie Vintage Review and Giveaway

I’m not a typical girly girl. I like cars, playing in the mud, and all sports that involve a ball. That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy girly things. I like to play with my dolls, and I love to dress up in pretty clothes. A nice outfit with well chosen accessories just makes me feel good.

A little while ago I was contacted by Lizzie from Lizzie Vintage with a review collaboration proposal. Lizzie makes handmade custom items for babies and toddlers. I was quite excited to have some new clothes. Every fashionista would love to have an outfit made just for her.

Lizzie’s store has a number of patterns to chose from. Mommy and I took some time browsing through the options. There were several items that caught our eye but in the end we chose the reversible crossover dress with a matching hat to complete the outfit. We settled on the dress because it was adorable and weather appropriate for the time of year.

The next step was to submit our choice to Lizzie along with my size. Then we discussed fabrics and our colour and pattern preferences. We decided to go with blue and since the dress we chose is reversible it would be blue on one side and a delicate blue floral print on the other. With all the important decisions made there was nothing left to do but wait.

We received our notification that the outfit was ready and we began to anxiously wait by the mailbox. It didn’t take long for a pretty package to arrive and we rushed home to open it. It’s always so exciting to bring a parcel home not knowing exactly what we will find inside.

The packaging was really very pretty and thoughtful. The outfit was wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a fancy plastic film envelope to keep it safe. There was even a sweet card included written by Lizzie herself. The attention to detail and care in putting the package together was apparent.

Peachy in her new outfit from Lizzie Vintage

My new outfit

The outfit itself was equally impressive. Good quality fabrics stitched with care to produce a one of a kind piece. The overall quality of the garment is what you might expect to find in a high end store. The look and feel of the dress and hat that we received speaks of carefully crafted items by someone who cares. There was only one thing left to do, try it on!

The dress has snap buttons on the front of the shoulder straps. The back consists of two pieces the cross over each other without actually being joined. The section that overlaps is quite generous and the design allows for a lot of movement and flexibility without showing too much skin.

The hat is reversible too and it comes with generous straps that tie under the chin. If I wear it on the floral side it is a plain bonnet, but if I wear it on the blue side it has adorable ears with the floral fabric accents. The fabrics match the dress and I can wear the outfit several ways.

Peachy in her new outfit from Lizzie Vintage

I look extra cute!

After trying several variations, I settled on wearing the dress with the floral pattern showing and the hat with the blue side that has the ears. The little floral details pull the outfit together and the ears are too cute to hide. I added a pair of white shorts for modesty and comfort, plus my white ruffle socks to pull the outfit together. Adorable, isn’t it?

Lizzie and I want to give you the chance to win some custom items of your own. The winner of this giveaway will get to choose the same reversible crossover dress and hat that I picked out, a reversible romper with matching hat, or a garland for the nursery. Each option comes with your choice of fabrics and the clothing can be made in sizes to fit up to 3 years old.

Click here to enter.

Open worldwide. Must be 18 years of age or older. Winner will be notified by email. Accepting entries until October 31, 2017.

We were given the described outfit for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and our own.

Guest Post: Toddler Friendly Cleaning

Our home may not be tidy but it is clean. While mommy has given up on keeping all of my stuff under control, the war on germs continues. It looks like chaos but it’s a safe place to play.

I’m a toddler and it’s my job to explore. I wouldn’t be doing a thorough job if I didn’t chew on the couch cushions and give the floor an occasional lick. That’s just what toddlers do. Mommy’s job isn’t to stop me, but rather to make sure I can explore safely.

Peachy needs a clean house to explore.

I think I’ll explore under the fridge today

Keeping things germ free is important but it is also important that germs aren’t being replaced with harmful chemicals. Many commercial products leave residue behind that isn’t safe for a thorough explorer like me. Luckily, there are alternatives.

Mommy and I recently received an email from Nicole from Dream W2 EOT Cleaners. Nicole is an avid supporter of going green and she was interested in submitting an article with tips for a safer way to clean. While these ideas are geared towards safe cleaning around toddlers, they can really benefit anyone who wants to limit their exposure to harsh chemicals and toxic fumes.


Toddler Friendly Cleaning. What To Avoid.

Kids will be kids. They are used to getting into mischiefs and surely they enjoy making a mess in our homes. However, involving your children in helping you with the chores is not that easy. Anyway, I am not here to share my opinion and tips on how to encourage them to get a chore done the way you would want them to. I am here to make the cleaning safer for them. Hopefully, you will benefit from my solutions.

There are many store-bought cleaning detergents and agents which contain harsh chemicals and toxins. They appear to be powerful against all forms of grime and stains but are they really safe for you, your children and pets? I was really suspicious about their safety. That is why last year I decided to go for the green cleaning. I browsed a couple of web sites and a few home made cleaners really attracted my attention. Since then these cleaners are the only cleaners I use. At least I am sure that my little ones are safe.

These alternative cleaning products, about which I will tell you, are green, inexpensive and easy to make. Do you know what is the best part? I bet that you already have most of the necessary ingredients in your kitchen! So lets begin.

White vinegar and baking soda

vinegar and baking soda

If you are a diligent and caring housewife, then you are definitely familiar with this mixture. Perhaps because it is highly efficient…and natural. No matter whether you are cleaning a dirty and sticky counter top, disinfecting the toilet or sink, or re-freshening the fridge or trash bin, this powerful mixture will come to the rescue. You can use white vinegar and baking soda separately or in combination. Either way you choose, there are never ending benefits and uses.

This home made product is outstandingly toddler-friendly as both products are used daily in our kitchens. So if your children accidentally swallow this mixture, your biggest problem will be listening to their complaints and whining. I am sure you can live with it. You can ask your kids to prepare the solution by themselves by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and baking soda, and then put it on your crusty bakeware or cookware. Your toddlers will be impressed at the bubbling reaction without having a clue that they are actually helping you. If this is not a win-win situation I do not know what else could be!

Essential oils

Lemon essential oil

I have been using essential oils for over a year already because they contain natural and safe ingredients. Plus, they leave an incredible aroma in my home. There is a wide range of essential oils you can choose from- tea tree oil, citrus oil, eucalyptus oil, etc. As well as refreshing your home, they can also be used for disinfection of counter tops, furniture and even repelling insects. The most important thing is that they are absolutely toddler-friendly!

My favourite one is the citrus oil. Nothing smells fresher! It is not a coincidence that a lot of store-bought products are masking the harsh chemical smell with citrus. No matter whether it be a lemon, lime, or orange, all of them are antibacterial! Arm yourself with a spray bottle and fill it with one part water and one part white vinegar. Then add a few drops of essential oil and… perform your magic. You can use it for disinfecting counter tops, furniture…and even plastic high chairs or toys.

If you want to protect your children from harsh chemicals, then my advice is to avoid using store-bought cleaners which are not only expensive, but dangerous as well. Go green, go toddler-friendly!


This is a guest posts from Nicole Gardiner. She is a manager of a small cleaning company called  Dream W2 EOT Cleaners. Nicole is a mother and truly believes that going green is the right way.

Do you want to submit your own guest post to Diary of a Little Peach? We would love to hear from you!