Bubbles are Back! @Adenandanais Bubble Bath

This post about gentle baby bubble bath was brought to you by aden + anais, who provided a sample product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest.

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 12.13.17 AM You may remember that we’re currently in the midst of a bathroom remodel. I’m working on another post that tells the whole story of that neverending DIY project, but for now, I’m just reveling in the thrill of a new family milestone: my kids’ first bubble bath in our new tub! The project is far from finished, but we do have a brand new tub and tile surround, so for the first time since little Elliette was born, I can now put both kids in a tub full of bubbles and let them play together! Continue reading

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A Greener Spring Clean: Wash Windows with Cloth Diapers!

Cloth diapers are even more affordable when you keep finding uses for them long after potty training is over!

Keep using your cloth diapers long after potty learning is done. Spring clean those windows with an insert, a mop, and 2 rubber bands!

 

Do you have a favorite green clean tip to share? What do you do with old cloth diapers?

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Sensitive Skin? The Solution is Simple! #SimpleSaturdate

This post was sponsored by the Global Influence Network.

I’ve had problems with my skin on and off for years. About 6 years ago, I went for a series of chemical peels that caused my entire face to turn red and slough off. It peeled badly enough, in fact, that I had to schedule them on Fridays so I could hide all weekend. In the end, I’m not sure that they worked, but I did find out some good information in the process. My skin is pretty sensitive, and my cells turn over slowly, so I need a mild scrub to help them along. Continue reading

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Help a new mama fluff her nest with the gift of “gentle clean”! #PampersWipes #DDDivas

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided with the featured item free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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What’s up with moms not getting baby showers after the first baby? I guess that’s a thing, but I think ALL pregnant moms deserve to be celebrated, whether it’s the first baby or the tenth. I have one friend in particular, Jennifer from This Crunchy Life, who is expecting her third baby this summer, and I definitely want to do something fun to celebrate her newest addition! Continue reading

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Easter Snack: Toasted Coconut Hopcorn! {Recipe}

What could be more fun than a sweet, salty, crunchy, coconutty popcorn treat? For this year’s Easter snack at daycare, we’re making HOPcorn!

And, as always, it’s 100% free of artificial food dyes. Happy snacking!

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Toasted Coconut Hopcorn

  • 7 cups air-popped popcorn (or 2 bags if using microwave popcorn)
  • 1 generous pinch sea salt
  • 12 oz. white chocolate, chopped for melting (We love Callebaut!)
  • juice of one carrot
  • 2 cups coconut, lightly toasted
  • 1 bag (5 oz.) SunMaid Strawberry Greek Yogurt Raisins
  • 1 bag (5 oz.) Simply Balanced Blueberry Greek Yogurt Raisins (Find them at Target!)

After popcorn is popped, spread it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the coconut. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave (if using microwave, melt in 30 second intervals to prevent scorching.) Once melted, drizzle half of popcorn mixture with white chocolate using a spoon or piping bag.

Add just a touch of sea salt to the whole sheet. Sprinkle with more coconut and both types of raisin while chocolate is still wet. (You may not use all the raisins. 2 whole bags is a lot.)

Add carrot juice little by little to remaining white chocolate until you reach your desired shade of orange. Again, drizzle chocolate over popcorn mixture using a spoon or piping bag. Top with any remaining coconut.

Once dry, break up into pieces. Enjoy!

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