The Children’s place kids clothing haul summer 2021!

My friends at the children’s place set the bar high for summer vacation style!

My family is no stranger to Children’s place as we’ve always loved their styles & durability not to mention how affordable they are!

For this haul, we got 18 items, well over $300 USD in merchandise for less than $80! And free shipping thanks to their always free shipping 24/7 365 guarantee with no order minimum EVER!

They always have sales running especially online so quality for a great price is always consistent! 

These clothes always wash and wear super well, my kids love them and they fit true to size on my tiny but tall daughter and my off-the-charts two-year-old son!

They also offer mommy & me and daddy & me matching dresses & shirts as well as countless family wear opinions to make sure your whole crew; parents, grandparents aunts & uncles included! Show up in style!

Got kids in schools that require uniforms? 

Do kiddos need a new backpack & lunchbox? No problem Children’s place is a one-stop shop for back-to-school apparel!

Need church or special occasion dress clothes for your littles? They got you covered there too!

We love children’s place from head to toe! (Literally, from hats & headbands to socks & shoes)

They also have accessories to match their pieces and even display combinations on their website for paring inspiration!

We needed birthday party shirts for Sawyer’s first birthday they had us covered!

Kids all grow super fast, why spend a fortune when you can get clothes, shoes & accessories you and your kids will love? When you can shop with children’s place for a fraction of the cost for the same (sometimes better quality than you would at high-end department stores 

To top it off every dollar you spend works in your favor! Earn points for the money you’re already spending and cash in those rewards for money off your next purchase, and you’re not paying to ship so that means FREE PRODUCTS, just for spending what you already do!

Their customer service is great, if you ever have a problem you can reach out and they’ll handle it, AND if you get something for your kids or yourself that doesn’t fit or you don’t like it as much in person you can return in for free in-store, you really can’t lose! RUN! Download the my place app on iOS or Android and create an account. Shop those deals y’all! 

Back to school deals coming soon that you DON’T wanna miss!

https://www.childrensplace.com/us/home

Thank me later.

Xx -Tator

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat Product Review!


When you hear “fisher price” what’s the first thing to come to mind?

It may be your own memories of childhood toys, their commercials, or their quality but the company founded more than 9 decades ago is so much more than the toys they develop that surely became a staple in most of our lives as parents and children ourselves. 

In honor of fisher prices 91st anniversary on June 19th I’m showcasing two incredible FP products that aren’t toys! Are they a toy manufacturer? Absolutely, are they education & development oriented? Of course! But they’re also makers of baby & toddler gear such as swings, high chairs, booster seats, bath tubs & so much more!

My son and daughter who most of you know are 14 months apart used the same multi directional swing made by none other than Fisher-Price! 

Having kids so close in age has its perks for sure & was perfect for our family although it’s not for everyone, but just when I thought our house couldn’t be more overrun by at least 1 of everything Fisher-Price I realized, we NEEDED something that Raiden & Sawyer didn’t have, high chairs we could take on the go!

Don’t get me wrong we had high chairs, Three of them to be exact. before we ever purchased our take along set however they were at home seats Two Graco brand, one of which is a multi piece table height adjustable traditional high chair that is portable but not small space friendly we learned this the hard way hauling it to and from Raiden’s first birthday party at almost 7 months pregnant  and one 6-in-1 high chair, booster and table combo which Raiden got at his first birthday party that very same day. Both are great but have their drawbacks and they’re more suitable for at home use, at least for our family specifically.  Sawyer’s home high chair however, was a baby shower gift and it’s a fisher price in chair booster too! But that’s not the one we’re featuring today.. as great as it is and as much as we love it it wasn’t feasible to transport that seat everywhere we went either. The fabric seat cover would get easily dirty, it’s bulky and doesn’t make sense to drag it everywhere we went either especially not during a pandemic. 

We needed something safe to use at home as well as something sturdy, compact, and lightweight for on the go once we  re-emerged after a year inside but easy to clean was also a must to cut down on germs. 

Which brings me to today’s review! 

(Finally right?! Tator get to the point!)

I found everything I was searching for and then some! And it’s no surprise they’re FP products!

**Below I will include stock product photos and IRL use photos taken of my kids, living their best lives thanks to FP. **

Fisher-Price® Healthy Care™ Booster Seat (Sawyer’s on the go seat)

Product#: BMD93

Released in 2013

The Fisher-Price® Healthy Care™ Booster Seat has a feeding tray you can sanitize right in the dishwasher, all of the surfaces can easily be wiped and disinfected, there are no crevices to hide crumbs or spills therefore the seat harbors no bacteria! Front and rear seat straps adjust to help you fit the seat on almost any chair! Folds compactly for portability, with a carry strap so you can take everywhere baby goes and this Tray and seat back remove for easy conversion to a portable toddler booster seat! 

•A great fit for most dining and kitchen chairs.

•Dishwasher-safe feeding tray. 

•Adjustable 3-point harness, so your precious little one is always snug!

•Folds for portability with convenient over-the-shoulder carry strap, which comes in handy especially when you’re carrying more than one seat, or child! (speaking from experience here!)

Item arrives in frustration-free, easy-to-open packaging that’s 100% recyclable. which I think is great but the packaging appearance leaves something to be desired, but recyclable cardboard is cardboard so I really can’t complain. It definitely doesn’t take away from the item itself or the gift ability of the item! These things are a baby shower staple gift now, coming from someone who’s had multiple showers herself!

This seat is perfect for Sawyer, gender neutral colors, easy to clean, set up, & fold down and it’s even better for accommodating her size! Sp is a very tall yet light and small statured baby girl at 19lbs and more than 32 inches. (she turned ONE, the day before FP turned 91!)

Fisher-Price® Healthy Care™ Deluxe Booster Seat 

(Raiden’s on the go seat)

Product#: BMD97

Released:  2013

The Healthy Care™ Deluxe Booster Seat has a feeding tray you can sanitize in the dishwasher, with a snap-on lid so the tray stays clean wherever you go! Three height adjustments allow for a custom fit to any table; front and rear seat straps adjust to fit almost any chair! Folds compactly for portability, with a carry strap so you can take it anywhere. Tray and seat back remove for easy conversion to a portable toddler booster seat. 

•Snap-on lid keeps feeding tray clean.  

•Built-in cup holder.  

•Removable compartmented serving space. 

•3 height adjustments. 

IN  ADDITION TO all the qualities listed for Sawyer’s seat! 

These seats are essentially the same, one just has additional features and therefore is the upgraded version but for all intent & purposes we got both!

we love Raiden’s seat because like Sawyer‘a booster accommodates her the deluxe booster accommodates Raiden! My nearly 4-foot-tall, almost 40lbs 2 year old. (27 months to be exact)

we love that these boosters are versatile and either seat can be used by either child!
we used them multiple places & events in addition to the fact that my wonderful mother in law currently has the seats so that the kids are 100% prepared to go hang out with Mimi & papa at any time!

I’ve made a lot of great purchases as a parent but I have to say, these are probably two of the best products we own for them!

This just proves fisher price has been on their A-Game for a very long time! Yes these seats were released in 2013 but they have stood the test of time! And yes we have family members that had these seats as well as earlier models so clearly they’re worth the $27 & $35 USD respectively! 

If you’re interested in purchasing either model you can find them both on Amazon and at target as well as directly from

Fisher-Price.com!

You can find these boosters and several other models including sp’s at home booster by clicking on the link below! ⬇️⬇️ (You’re welcome!)

https://www.fisher-price.com/en-us/shop/category/baby-gear/high-chairs-and-boosters

Grove collaborative subscription product review

Y’all I have got to rave about Grove collaborative! This is one bandwagon I had to jump on and let me tell you why, wow our family is very blessed we still have some serious obstacles we have to maneuver around unfortunately cleaning products that are available on the open market such as the ones you find in your grocery store or other big box stores are not friendly to our lungs I am heavily asthmatic, my son has had collapsed lungs and my daughter has an upper airway condition that we have to closely monitor so that complicates things in the cleaning department (not that I would have it any other way, because I obviously love my kids and sometimes myself.)

but that got me looking into other options I kept seeing commercials for Grove Co. and I finally just caved and said what have I got to lose?! The answer of course was absolutely nothing let me tell you this was probably one of the best choices I could’ve made for my family. Now, this is not me saying that it works for everyone I’m just speaking from our experience and what works for my household. but when I caved I caved big my order had so many things in it, SOO MANY!

my order included;

  • 1 grove co matte cleaning Caddy {$14.95}
  • 40ct unscented seedling by Grove tree-free compostable kitchen wipes 100% Bamboo. {$3.95}
  • 2 Grove go reusable glass cleaning spray bottles with silicone sleeves (cream & light blue) {$14.95 each}.
  • *2ct Grove Co multi-purpose cleaner concentrate {$6.95}.*
  • *1 Grove co glass cleaner concentrate streak-free formula refill {$3.95}*
  • *1 Grove co all-purpose household cleaner concentrate refill {$3.95}*
  • 1 set of Grove co microfiber cleaning cloths in cream {$7.95}.
  • 1 pack 2ct Grove co walnut scrubber sponge {$4.95}.
  • 1 Method brand 24-ounce toilet cleaner spearmint scent {$5.49}
  • 1 Method brand citron scented 28 ounce all-purpose + anti-bac spray cleaner {$3.99}.
  • 1 16 ounces Mrs. Meyer’s brand Lemon verbena scented Multi-surface cleaner {$5.30}.
  • 1 method brand all-purpose cleaner 28-ounce bottle in lavender scent {$5.49}
  • 1 Mrs. Meyers 8 ounce room freshener in geranium scent {$5.49}.
  • One package seventh generation brand 35 count disinfecting multi-surface wipes In lemongrass Citrus scent {$4.49}.

**Items marked with an(*) we’re all purchased in the same scent, Orange & rosemary.**

14 items = $106.90 USD before tax. I know it sounds like a lot and believe me it is I now have a favorite cabinet in my house!

It’s of course in my laundry room way up high and baby-proofed so no toddlers or infants or curious monkey children can possibly harm themselves or waste product. 

Of course, we all know I am an advocate for doing whatever works for you and your family just as I advocate and do what works for myself and mine. 

But I can honestly tell you these products I would definitely order again maybe not on the frequency they suggest because I don’t run out as quickly but definitely keeping them on my roster of favorite things to use! I like that most of these products are safe to use in kid-centric areas, And so far none aggravate my asthma. I don’t think anything will ever change the fact that I’m a huge fan of cleaning with white vinegar but this grove subscription is a trick to keep up my sleeve it’s been a blessing to my family and I love being able to clean without putting myself at risk or potentially harming my children’s airways. Thanks to Grove I no longer have to clean while my children are out of my home or completely separated from the rest of the house. 

These things are even safe to use on their highchairs. We even use the geranium scented room spray as my son’s calm-down spray! Bye-bye multicolored single-use plastic bottles from the supermarket the Warren‘s won’t be needing you anymore! I love that grove is sustainably friendly and eco-conscious not only am I providing my family with a clean home I’m also leaving my kids with a better earth! Little steps like that we can all take & they make a huge difference!

They’re always running promotions for free/reduced-priced products and their customer service is top-notch if you have any questions feel free to reach out!

Grove Co. brings the clean to you! We could all use a little more sanitation in our lives especially amid a global pandemic so why not start somewhere that is kinder to the earth we leave behind, those we love the most, and to ourselves?!

Tatorthoughts has gone Grove and we are not looking back!

Go do something great today!

XOXO Tator. 

Lyons Den Designs – custom timeout chair product review.

Tatorthoughts recently collaborated with Samantha from Lyons den designs and y’all have got to see the magic she’s got up her sleeves!

I had the pleasure of working with her to customize two IKEA MAMMUT Time out Chairs.  They are ADORABLE! Samantha did her thing and took two basic white chairs and make them something any parent could be proud for their child to have even if it is for time out. 

Fear not, these chairs are a blank slate for Lyons den designs you can personalize them to fit your child’s interests, if you can think it Samantha can make it. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Her dedication to her work is top-tier! But just when you think it can’t get any better it does! Her customer service is incredible, seriously one of the best I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. 

Assembly was a breeze. 

It took me less than 12 minutes to assemble both chairs even with my dexterity and coordination that more often than not leaves much to be desired. 

No tools required, they truly are align, click & go. 

If these chairs can fairly comfortably hold a 5”5 adult woman I have no doubt they’ll take almost any beating a child of time out chair age (let’s say 2-8 years old for the sake of the review) can deliver. 

These are chairs any child would be proud to own. Though they may be for time out they don’t have to be ugly. 

Unlike Agatha Trunchbull, we don’t believe time out should be in a dark damp corner or the infamous “chokey.”

Timeout is a time of self-reflection used to discern how a child can make better decisions but it surely doesn’t have to always be an ugly or even a completely negative thing. After all, children are just small people, learning to navigate the world the same way we as adults do. 

Around here we do 1 minute for every year of age for the length of timeout. We explain, sit and explain again. It’s more of a constructive teaching opportunity than punishment.  Samantha has you covered though! With the option of a removable, working timer you can set it without worries of forgetting it! She went so far as to include velcro command strips in our package! (Talk about customer service!)

Cut, peel, stick DONE! 

We’ve placed ours on the back of the chair, out of sight and fairly well out of reach of those that will sit in these little seats. 

They’re sturdy, visually appealing, super easy to assemble, and a constructive learning tool for growing minds and big hearts with big emotions. These are a perfect addition to our quiet thinking spot & you really can’t go wrong. You can personalize them any way you like to best fit your family’s needs. Send her a pm.

But these aren’t all she makes! Head on over to Lyons Den designs and let her make you something fabulous, tell her Tatorthoughts sent ya!

https://m.facebook.com/lyonsdendesigns/

As always my email is open, let me know what YOU guys wanna see from Tatorthoughts next!

Function of —tator: The function of beauty shampoo & conditioner product review

So April is C-section awareness month & anyone knows whether they’ve been here for a week or since I started in 2018 that that C-sections are a part of my story. 

I’ve birthed two very beautiful now healthy babies via C-section but, what also goes along with motherhood or at least should is self-care so in honor of my journey and total transparency April is getting real at tatorthoughts.  

I’ll be the first to admit that since having kids anything but them and my marriage has been put on the back burner or labeled as less important including self-care. 

I’m the mom that stares burnout in the face daily and this is why.  I pour all I have into others and have but a few drops left for myself. After more than TWO YEARS of this, I realized that was my problem. An investment in myself is NOT money or time wasted.  So yes. I have been the mom with the chronic hot mess bun, the mom whose skincare routine consisted of baby wipes, the mom who felt soul-crushing guilt for taking 30-minute showers every other day. 

I didn’t feel this way because I was taking things away from my kids, my kids have always had everything that they needed and then some but I felt guilty because the 30 minutes I spent on myself in the shower which was needed believe me it still could have been time I spent with my kids and I’m sure any mom knows what I’m talking about.

but I’ve realized that my selflessness wasn’t doing anyone any favors I was a mess and I knew it I felt bad because of how much of a mess I was, how little of my life I actually had together or felt like I did anyway. all my kids were getting was the burnt-out mom zombie that I had become from such a long time of putting myself last and everyone else first.

so you’re probably thinking “what the heck do shampoo and conditioner have to do with any of that?”

well, a lot for years I have used nothing but the colorful crap you find on drugstore and grocery store shelves I made very little investment in myself because I figured that’s what everybody uses. if they didn’t they wouldn’t make it right?

I was damaging my hair and I didn’t even know it I was just showering because it filled a basic need washing my hair because it needed to be done and thinking nothing else of it. Then I started seeing function of beauty mentioned in YouTube videos of the families that I follow (shout out to Phil & Alex)

and every time I saw it I thought more about it I started looking into the things I was already using but it took me ordering my own custom formula ~introducing function of tator~ to see the real difference and oh my god there is a difference. my hair is lighter, it looks and feels healthier it’s not so oily, it has shine & volume, it’s not dull anymore and all my build up from the years of unknowing damage is gone it turns out I don’t have straight hair at all my hair is wavy y’all!

yes, shampoo and conditioner did this for me!

I love the fact that I get to pick the scent I want! I picked peach (obviously lol)

I can choose to have them colored or have no dye at all. I may do that one day but for now, for the effect, I chose my two favorite colors offered. 

you can even choose scent strength and believe me, I maxed it out because I deserve it. 

honestly investing in myself feels pretty good and I’m thankful that I have a husband that supports it’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever had ordered for me and yes it’s JUST shampoo and conditioner

so here’s to April and C-section awareness month. Here’s to April and self-care. Here’s to a better Tator behind Tatorthoughts.

Goodbye to the mom zombie one day, one step one milestone at a time. I owe it to myself, my kids. My husband to be me in grace rather than a crumbling me in distress. 

This company is great and I can’t thank them enough for giving me part of myself back. Their package is fantastic and the free stickers are fabulous. But let’s face it raiders will end up with those. All in all a total win!

If you wanna invest in yourself and give healthy hair a try use my referral link for 20%off!

https://605cfa53ab50e.functionofbeauty.com

Welcome 2021!

Welcome to 2021 everyone! Let’s start this year off right with something personal and perfect for you!

I’ve teamed up with Bella from Bell’s dream customs to bring you all that your dreams desire!

If your new year’s resolution was to drink more water hook yourself or a loved one up with a custom tumbler or water bottle! (Your organs will thank you!)

You name it Bella makes it!

Coasters, cups, lipgloss, shirts! You dream it she does it. 

RIGHT NOW THROUGH 1/26/21 you can BOGO 50% off custom tumblers!

This deal is a steal! 

Click this link to snatch it up before it’s gone!!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Bellsdreamcustoms/photos/

Go get your new favorite cup y’all!

You’ll be seeing lots from Bell’s Dream Customs this year so stay in the loop! Subscribe for post updates and check back often to see what’s been added to the BDC product page right here on tatorthoughts.com!

Custom home decor from Justine’s words that stick!

Double hitter day!

Hopefully my hubby doesn’t see this before I can show him in person & boy keeping this gem to myself HAS NOT been easy!

Justine’s words that stick has hit it out of the park again with my new favorite addition to my home decor! Commemorating the day skeeter & I officially got married! There may not have been a dress, cake or a crowd and we may have gotten married during a global pandemic when I was exactly 12 weeks from giving birth but not even life at its craziest & most unexpected can stop love!

This perfectly done piece captures that & so much more. This is something that will transform any future house into a home, and be in the background of countless more memories made. This beautiful statement piece will one day tell the story of our love long after we’ve gone on to a better place. 

There really are such few limitations on what Justine can do. Let her talents help your crafting dreams become a beautiful reality!

Join her vip group and contact her today!

Justine’s words that stick is Such a personal and artistic place to turn to for unique gift ideas, company needs and all things custom!

Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:

Facebook business page:

https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:

http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

Custom shirt product review!

I’m back at it again with another reason to love Justine’s words that stick! These shirts are INCREDIBLE.. let me go in on a backstory here.. yes I had her make two shirts for me which one I wear depends on the crowd I’m in. Sure traditionally husband & wife shirts are sold in pairs to match but depending on who you ask I’m someone’s wife but to others I’m wifey- a sarcastically originated comment, turned term of endearment.
Now that you’re all caught up on why there’s three let me tell you how much we love them.. ALOT
you’d think it’d be hard to capture such personality in something so seemingly simple but she’s managed to do it YET AGAIN. SURPRISED?.. I’m not!
I couldn’t capture my own photos to rightfully do her work justice but she exceeded all expectations again!
The vinyl won’t crack and these shirts will last a long long time. There’s no overwhelming smell like some custom items I’ve received which is a total plus because nobody wants to walk around smelling like chemicals even after wash.
Speaking of wash, they do it well (I crack myself up, sometimes.)
If you can dream it she can do it I suggest you reach out! Y’all know where to find her! Go get some gear you won’t be disappointed!

Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:
Facebook business page:
https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:
http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

Justine’s words that stick product review: Custom Printed water bottles

Justine’s words that stick Custom printed water bottle product review.

As I write this I ask myself if there’s anything this woman can’t do.. the answer is probably no.. or at least very few!
We all know there’s epoxy & custom decal tumblers that can be made to order & some look incredible but did you know you could have a custom printed water bottle??! I didn’t before I met Justine but let me tell you this thing is so much better than you can imagine. It’s definitely an epic statement piece that belongs in anyone’s favorite drink wear collection whether it’s for use, display or both!
I want to take this bottle everywhere I go.
It’s unique, cleanly designed, durable and priceless to me because it showcases something incredibly important to me. There’s no denying who this bottle belongs to and to top it off it’s really easy to keep clean!
What are you waiting for? I know my content is amazing but you seriously need to go get yourself one now! You won’t regret it… but your friends might be super Jealous! (They will.)

Check out her Facebook page and vip group here:
Facebook business page:
https://m.facebook.com/justineswordsthatstick

VIP group:
http://Facebook.com/groups/justineswordsthatstick

also, because I know y’all love custom products so much I’ve dedicated an entire page to all of the collaborations with this incredible lady! There are several to come so make sure you check back often!

Cherished custom creations: The Review.

Cherished custom creations: custom headband and name reveal bodysuits review.

The bodysuit design is beautiful and very well done. I have no doubt these outfits will outlast her time in that size and hold up well in her shadow box.

The headband is PERFECTION!
The monogram stands out so boldly and beautifully on the extremely soft purple headband fabric and is fit for a girl of any age.
I’m blessed to say my daughter has a wonderful village of people around her that pour so much love into what they create because they play a huge role in making her arrival even more momentous for us.


Thank you so much cherished custom creations! It has been an absolute pleasure and I look forward to more in the future!

Is there a special little one in your life? Do you have something you’d like to have made?
Contact these lovely folks on their Facebook page here!: https://www.facebook.com/cherishedcustomcreation/
You won’t be disappointed!