Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Good Nights Sleep with Matys!

Sleep is something I miss oh so dearly. It is honestly the only thing I truly miss before my parenting days put it to an end. There is absolutely nothing more satisfying than a good nights sleep. So when you already rarely get any sleep, it gets 1000x worse when they can't get the sleep they need because of a consistent cough. That cough that just wont seem to go away no matter what you do. Its the most uncomfortable feeling in the world. Wanting to rest, but having it keep them up and irritated. Its so important to be able to find something to soothe it as soon as possible, so that everyone get the rest they need.

During this time of year a cough is the main thing that goes around in our home. We all seem to get it at the same time, and we feel great - but it's just a cough that we cant shake off no matter what. Thanks to Matys we were able to try out their Children's Organic Mucus Cough Syrup, and we automatically found comfort in it. Most importantly I was very happy that I knew I was not harming my child while giving him this cough medicine. As you know for the most part most pediatricians will tell you to not use medicine for a cough, and to let it take its course, but with Matys I felt reassured that this was all natural and healthy for them to intake. Made with Organic honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, lemon oil, clove, etc. All pure and wholesome ingredients to help calm and sooth little irritated throats, plus clears out all of the yucky stuff. No alcohol, no drugs, no sweeteners or artificial preservatives! You can even use the cough syrup as a daily immune booster too, just like you do with vitamins. And yes all you expecting mommas out there can take these when your so sick and nothing else is safe enough for you to take!

We also started using Matys All Natural Vapor Rubs - Petroleum free! Which also helps relieve coughs, and stuffiness. Made with Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Globulous Essential Oil, Pine Essential Oil and Sunflower Wax.  Purely good ingredients that all work together to help your child get a good nights rest even when they aren't feeling entirely great. We really love this stuff and use it every single day during these cold winter nights. I usually rub it all over their chest on the bottom of their feet and cover them up with socks. If you have never tried this vapor rub on feet technique before - you must. I even do it myself on nights when I am feeling a bit under the weather. Its helpful for many other things to like being used as bug repellent, to help clear acne, and to eliminate aches and pains. I fully approve of it, and highly suggest it for all children and adults.

You can find Matys products just about anywhere - Target, Walmart, Amazon and even at local pharmacies like CVS, or RiteAid. 

* These products were sent to us for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are 100% honest and I used it for many months before reviewing them! *

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Last week we attended an early screening of the new SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE movie from SONY Pictures. It was action packed, and filled with many surprises for sure. We really enjoyed the animation, and all the details that made it very different from all the other SpiderMan movies. 

Here's a small synopisis of the film below:

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Miles Morales is an Afro Latino Teenager, and to celebrate his hispanic heritage roots we decided to make some yummy puerto rican shortbread cookies  called Mantecaditios, to get into the spidey spirit. We did change it up a little as we did not have all the regular ingredients to make them. 

Here are the ingredients, and directions if you would like to make them with your little spiders too!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup unsalted butter, cool to touch1/2 cup vegetable shortening, cold1 teaspoon almond emulsion or almond extract1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch of salt
Sprinkles or guava jelly cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  1. Line an ungreased cookie sheet with parchment paper (optional).
  1. With a hand or stand mixer, cream butter and shortening until creamy and well combined (about 2 minutes).
  1. Add sugar and mix till creamy and fluffy (about 1 minute).
  1. Add the pinch of salt, vanilla and almond extract. Mix to combine.
  1. With mixer on medium low, mix in the flour by ¼ cup.
  1. The mixture will look coarse and that’s what we want!
  1. Take a tablespoon of the cookie dough and form it into a ball and place it on the cookie sheet.
  1. With your thumb, press on the cookie to flatten it slightly and create a little “well.” Don’t worry if they crack on the sides, they will turn out pretty.
  1. In the little well, drop a piece of guava paste or sprinkles.
  1. Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. After 10 minutes, check the cookies for doneness. The cookies will not brown on top, but the sides will get golden brown and that’s what you want.
  1. Place them on a cooling rack for 5 to 10 minutes.

- You can also find this super cool SpiderMan cookie cutter that we used on Amazon, to create them just like we did!
Dont miss out and go watch SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE in theatres TOMORROW!