Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nana's Bottoms Review

So I recieved my fluff mail the other day, and I was sooo excited!!! It was my first review diaper...and it is from Nana's Bottoms diapers... and I have to say THEY ROCK! If your LO is like mine (E is tall and skinny), you know how hard it is to find a good diaper with a long enough rise to them...well NB has a medium/long size diaper that has an extra rise...LOVE it! My LO finally has a diaper that doesn't leak out of the top :) And I got it in a super vibrant royal purple color, and it has the softest fleece (Hello Kitty!) is an AIO dipe, and I am hooked on my AIO's...another pro I found is that it doesn't take as long as my Bumgenius AIO's to line dry...LO wore it out and about for about 3 hours and it was just starting to get the damp PUL feeling, so it holds alot (LO is a super soaker, LOL) the only thing I would have to do differently for E is add an extra soaker inside for overnight since she pees A TON at night...if you have a normal wetter, it should be ok as is...and I'm not too worried about added bulk at night since the Nana's Bottoms are super trim to begin with! I'll have to add some action shots when LO wakes up!

And thank you sooo much Nana's Bottoms...the WAHM behind the shop is super nice and easy to work with, ALWAYS a big plus with WAHM mommas!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Post

So, I haven't updated in a WHILE, but I have been spending tax money on new diapers (I am an addict, haha) and getting ready for our upcoming trip to DISNEY! Yay! We leave next Wednesday for 5 days, and I have been busy planning snacks to take and car trip entertainment...which I'm slightly nervous about since L is 2.5 and E is 9 months...I hope we make it there sane :) Any tips or tricks on getting through an 8-9 hour cartrip with little ones?

Friday, January 28, 2011

So much fun today!

So, my SIL, her kiddos and another friend went to one of those jump castle places about FUN! I didn't realize I could jump in there with my kids...I was bouncing L all over the place, and we had a major workout...E was "napping" (well, resisting sleep) the whole time, but she was still a good girl...and I can't believe my little L...she is 2.5 and was climbing up the giant 30ish foot slide all by herself! All in all, a very fun day, that we will definately be doing again!

Monday, January 24, 2011


So I finally have a few minutes to update, LOL...I've been battling a tummy bug (uck) and LO has been teething like CRAZY! I got my Amber teething necklace in the mail (from Inspired by Finn) and it has been great! It's so beautiful and looks so cute on her! I'm going to test it for the next week and see how much of an improvement we see...(although I've already noticed a difference!) I'll have to post pics soon, as soon as I find out what L did with my camera...She's been into hiding stuff lately, (insert eye roll here)

And I have been pooped since Friday night...I went to a "Club Zumba" event with my momma...she is the Zumba Queen around here, haha...And let me tell you, that was FUN! And exhausting! If you are looking for a great way to work out (and I mean WORK out!) you should def. try Zumba! It's amazing and fun...I hate going to the gym, it's so boring and I have no motivation...but Zumba is a different story, it's like a fun dance class that totally kicks your booty!

Monday, January 17, 2011


The Clothspring is having a great giveaway on her blog, go check it out!

Amber Teething Necklace

So E is finally getting some more teeth...and teething has to be the WORST thing in the world for mom and baby...I hate giving tylonol and I have been looking to find something a little more "green" to help out my poor baby...Enter Inspired by Finn at Hyena Cart She makes the most amazing Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces I have found anywhere...I ordered one today and I am sooo excited for it to come! I hope it does the trick for E!

Here are some of the benefits of Baltic Amber taken from Inspired by Finn

Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin.
Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.
When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.
Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.

How can baltic amber help us?
  • Pain Relief -
Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.

  • Strengthens the body's immune system -
In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.
  • Restoring Energy –
The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
Succinate is a raw material and a catalyst in the Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.
  • Maintaining Wellness -

When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic.
Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood ph helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.

  • To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation -
Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.
When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.
While wearing a piece or two of baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you, it has been a proven benefit to many!
Be sure and check out our testimonials by clicking on the link below!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fun Recipes...

So I was facebooking it yesterday, and I happen to be a fan of My Baby's Green, LLC...awesome blog by the way...well she happened to have this up from and I thought it was skin is so dry right now from the winter air (and I am, unfortunately, one of those pasty people who peel and flake) I tried this sugar face feels so great...and it fits in with my principles as well, it's healthy, natural, and CHEAP! Most of these items are staples in my house, so I didn't have to spend any money...

1. Avocado mask. My kids think this is hilarious, but after you eat an avocado, rub the skin lightly against your face. Leave the leftover avocado bits on for skin for about ten minutes and then rinse.
2. Sugar scrub. A few years back, I used a sugar scrub at a friend’s house – it was amazing! But, when I found them in the store, I suffered a bit of sticker shock. It seemed like an easy enough product to make at home and it turns out it truly is. I found dozens of recipes on-line - the simplest is 1 cup sugar, ½ cup olive oil, and a few drops of essential oil (optional).
3. Regular rejuvenation. Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt, and ½ teaspoon of olive oil. Apply mixture to your face for 10 minutes and rinse. Weekly application rejuvenates the skin.
4. Hair care. Dry, damaged hair? Mix ¼ cup plain yogurt, ¼ cup mayonnaise, and 1 egg white. Apply to hair and comb through for even coverage. Leave for 30 minutes and then rinse.
5. Eye De-puffer. You’ve seen it before. It really works. Put a slice of chilled cucumber over your eyes for 10 minutes.
6. Detoxifying bath. Mix ¾ Epsom salts, ¼ cup baking soda, and a few drops of whatever essential oil you like (or none). Add to bath water and relax.
7. Under eye eraser. Apply thin slices of potato under your eyes for 10 minutes to fade dark circles. Great for sleep-deprived moms!
8. Lip gloss. Soften and condition your lips while adding shine by rubbing olive oil on them. Add a bit of beet juice for color if you’d like.
9. All over moisturizer. Olive oil with a few drops of essential oil. (These two ingredients, as you can tell by now, are the power players in your DIY spa kit.)
10. Coffee scrub. Another fantastic pick-me-up for tired out mamas. Make your morning cup of joe. Mix 3 Tablespoons of the used coffee grounds and 1 Tablespoon salt in a bowl. Use as a scrub in the shower within 20 minutes (before the grounds start to oxidize).
I love how easy all of these are, how most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, and the peace of mind that comes with pampering naturally.
How about you? Do you have and tips or recipes for DIY beauty treatments?

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