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Prepping the nursery & eco-friendly Schick giveaway

Posted Jun 19 2012 10:08pm
Home Baby Prepping the nursery & eco-friendly Schick giveaway

4 comments Jun 18/12 Baby, Beauty, Giveaways, Pregnancy

Happy Monday!

Did everyone have a good weekend?  Mine was pretty low key given my last minute change of plans, but it did allow me the opportunity to watch one of my Lionel Richie DVDs,  spend some time with Emma (a short update on how she’s doing will follow in a separate post probably later today),  and visit with my dad on Father’s Day.

Usually, I’m away at the beach on Father’s Day weekend, so it was really nice to spend the actual day with him this year.

Speaking of my dad, he’s upstairs right now working away in the nursery!

Just a little back story on the baby’s room…

Because it was the model home in our neighborhood, our house was full decorated and furnished when Michael and I moved in.   While we’ve definitely put our own personal touches on it since moving in two years ago, we kept the bedrooms mostly the same.

One of the bedrooms was fully decorated in a pirate theme.  Sure, it was cute for a little boy, but in my opinion, pirates are scary (even ones who look like Johnny Depp).  I’m sure they’d be especially scary for a baby.

Since trying to scare babies isn’t really my thing, my dad is stripping the wallpaper and removing all traces of pirates, parrots, and booty.

I pretty much emptied out the entire room beforehand, but here’s what part of the room looked like this morning.


This little project should keep my dad out of trouble for awhile. ;)

Michael and I are so excited to see the finished nursery with all of the beautiful furniture we purchased.  It will make everything feel so real.  Honestly, I still don’t think it’s all hit me yet- even with this belly!



Totally changing topics…

As you probably know, I try to use natural, eco-friendly products whenever possible.  You’ve seen  some of the makeup, shower products,  and body lotions that I use, but I never covered the topic of shaving.

Up until recently, I was using my awesome paraben and phtalate-free EOS shaving cream and some cheapo, no-name brand razor from Target.

When Schick contacted me about trying their new Schick Xtreme3 Eco razor, I was really intrigued.  While the whole eco-friendly aspect is awesome, I was also a little worried that the razors would be flimsy and that they’d cut my legs up like mad.


I am naturally very pleased to report that the razors are not only great quality, but they give a clean, smooth shave as well.   The best part is that I haven’t gotten a single scrape or cut.   That’s actually saying a lot since shaving my legs becomes more difficult each day with this baby bump!

Using an eco-friendly razor was never something that was even on my radar before, so I’m really thankful that I was introduced to these.

Some interesting facts about the razors from the company’s fact sheet:

  • The handle is derived from plastic clothing hangers and made of recycled plastic #5.
  • The packaging is made of 100% consumer paper that can be recycled easily with other paper goods.
  • By using recycled plastic, Schick will rescue 103,000 pounds of virgin material from landfills and dumps in the first year of production.

They are also extremely affordable at $7.50 for a 4-pack and can be found in stores, such as Wal-Mart and Walgreens.

If you’d like to try the new Schick Xtreme 30 razors too, you can enter to win a pack here!  To enter, just leave any type of comment at all on this post.  For an extra entry, follow Schick on Facebook and then leave a separate comment back here to let me know that you did.  The winner will be announced on Friday.  That’s all, folks!

Have a wonderful day, and as I wrote above, I’ll bring you a little Emma update later on…




  1. Can’t wait to see what you do with the nursery. I’d love to win some razors!

  2. Cannot wait to see the finished nursery. Have a Great Day!

  3. Christy

    Wow, these look awesome! I’m going to have to try these razors. And yes, please post more pics as the nursery construction continues. :)

  4. Christy

    I like/follow Schick on facebook :)

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