Friday, June 24, 2016
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.
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?
K has been trying out the Beet Red. They also have Barley Grass Green and Sour Carrot Orange!
S joined in too. He had to have his toes painted!
Yes, we did actually try it and it tastes like bbq sauce! lol!
Completely food based coloring and so very vibrant!
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!
Monday, May 23, 2016
I have breastfed for a total of 6 years and trying out the new Bamboobies Nursing Brahhh was a treat! It's super soft and breathable! The Nursing Brahhh is seamless and made out of rayon from bamboo fabric. It has no under wire for comfort and soft support. This is a great bra for everyday wear!
I generally wear a 36 DD and I used the chart to select the M/L size. When it first arrived and I looked at it, I thought it wasn't going to fit, but I was so wrong. It fit perfectly and the fabric molds around your breasts to create a very nice support without being too stiff or painful. A huge plus for me was the thick band, so there is no digging into my sides or back.
I also love the fuzzy backing of the hooks, so the hooks and band does not irritate your skin.
I self wean my babies and my youngest nurses less and less these days. He is 3yrs old and that is the same age that my daughter weaned as well. When I first started breastfeeding, I thought I would get away with using my old sports bras. I soon figured out having easy excess, more support and comfort made nursing much more enjoyable. I would have loved to have the Nursing Brahhh then and will definitely recommend to newly nursing Mamas.
I just wanted to hop on my phone and show you a quick video of the Nursing Brahhh as well! Hopefully, it helps you see how super soft, stretchy and supportive it is!
To check out the full Bamboobies line, including the Nursing Brahhh, Nursing Tank, Nipple Balm and Nursing pads, visit BuyBamboobies.com
Some of the Bamboobies line can also be conveniently found at Target!
Friday, May 20, 2016
Join me at the Great Big Family Play Day this Sunday, May 22nd!
I'll be there with my littles enjoying all of the fun activities and entertainment!
Just a few of the highlights are:
- Live Music & Entertainment from Lisa Loeb, The Beat Buds, The Autry and more!
- Interactive Fun & Experiences from the best local kids entertainers including face painting, tattoos, balloon art, princess meet & greets, bubble making, music and more
- Arts & Crafts, Create & Build, Imagine & Read
- Kids Fitness Fun
- Toddler Camp
- Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Snacks, Drinks and amp; Cookout with Fork in the Road
- The Great Big Raffle!
- And More!!
Last year the play day sold out, so get your tickets in advance!
Monday, May 9, 2016
For the cake portion, I used this coconut cupcake recipe with whole wheat flour and minus the nutmeg. I used a sheet cake pan and cut into rectangular layers.
The Happy Birthday topper and figurines are from Target. The sprinkles are from Let's Do Organic. Hopefully your decorating skills are better than mine! I put the fudge on the sides and the green tea whipped cream on the top.
The frostings I winged, but hopefully the following gives you a good idea, if you want to try something like it.
vegan margarine, cornstarch, powdered freeze dried strawberries, powdered coconut palm sugar. I grind the fruit in a coffee grinder until powdery.
add into your buttercream for flavor and color!
vegan margarine, cornstarch, powdered freeze dried blueberries, powdered coconut palm sugar
semi sweet chocolate chips melted with coconut milk
Green Tea Whipped Cream:
whipped coconut cream, matcha tea powder, powdered coconut palm sugar, vanilla
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!