Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Menstrual Cups and Sponges


Menstrual Cups Menstrual Sponges
 A 20 minute video below, but it covers 2 types of menstrual cups and sea sponges!

Times are below, if you would like to skip to a particular topic.
Beginning- Overview
1:20- Diva Cup
3:28- Moon Cup
7:45- Inserting the Cup
12:25- Sponges
14:15- Inserting the Sponge
16:05- Cautionary Tale :)

It's so important for women to share with other women, our daughters, sisters and friends about these types of topics. I hope this helps someone starting out and if you have been using cups and/or sponges and have some tips or your experience to share, please do so below!



Sea Sponges: Plant or Animal? Sea Sponges are technically classified as animals. However, they do not have brains, central nervous, circulatory or digestive systems. In fact, they even survive and reproduce as other plants do. For these reasons, I am okay using sea sponges as a vegan. If this is something that you are not okay with, please do your research and decide for yourself.
Be sure to use sea sponges from a reputable source that harvest the sponges sustainably without harming the eco system.

Special Thanks to Glad Rags for introducing me to the Moon Cup!



3rd Annual Sonoma County Veg Fest, Aug 20h 2016

Sonoma County Veg Fest

The 3rd annual Sonoma County Veg Fest was great! To read all about it and see pictures of the vegan yummies we enjoyed, check out my recap on KimberlyElise.com!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Non Toxic Slime for Sensory Play

non toxic slime recipe

Super Easy and Super Fun Non Toxic Slime! 

Use equal parts cornstarch and water.
Mix the water into the cornstarch slowly.
This is done easiest with your hands. 
You can use a spoon or spatula, but it's much more difficult.
*optional, add color of your choice.
 
non toxic slime recipe
 
non toxic slime recipe

non toxic slime recipe


Play Ideas:
Add in figurines and let the kids dig them out.
Experiment with items to see which float and which sink.

non toxic slime recipenon toxic slime recipe

 Try different amounts of water to change consistency.

non toxic slime recipe

Take it outside or in an empty tub and let the kids slime their feet, arms, legs...

non toxic slime recipe

Have fun!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Kid Licks, Edible Nail polish, Review

kid licks

I discovered Kids Licks Nail Polish at Expo West this year and was immediately intrigued!

My oldest, K owns a few non toxic nail polishes, or I should say the least toxic we could find, until we found Kids Licks. Commercial nail polishes generally contain acetone, toluene, formaldehyde and other chemicals known to be carcinogenic. Even the polishes made for children or those that claim to be natural, contain artificial dyes and ingredients you wouldn't want your little ones ingesting.

kid licks


Kids Licks is actually edible! It's food based, made of fruits, veggies and plants, and washes off with soap and water. They are also Organic, Vegan, and Cruelty Free! Amazing, right?

kid licks

kid licks

K has been trying out the Beet Red. They also have Barley Grass Green and Sour Carrot Orange!

kid licks

S joined in too. He had to have his toes painted!

kid licks

Yes, we did actually try it and it tastes like bbq sauce! lol!

kid licks

kid licks

Completely food based coloring and so very vibrant!

kid licks


We really love it! I am so pleased that I don't have to worry about them breathing in toxins or accidentally getting some on their face or in their mouths. I wish I had this when the littles first started wanting to paint their nails!

What makes me love Kid Licks even more is hat they are a family owned company. They saw a need for a food based nail polish with their own children and created an amazing product for all us to enjoy. Thank You KidLicks!

Visit KidLicks.com to find out more and try some for yourself! 






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