We are very excited to announce our 2016 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. This fall's line up includes natural body products, universal baby gear, moms essentials, and items for improving your home, solving a problem, and making life easier for families with kids.
I'm kind of obsessed with glitter, sparkles, color, ruffles and shoes. Put all those things on a cute little girl and I'm in mommy heaven. Of course I teach our girls that they are most beautiful when they are kind, gentle, and generous, but it's lots of fun to dress them up too! Here are some of our latest findings for little girl fall fashion!
The TYME Iron is one of the best inventions in hair care that I have ever had the pleasure of using. It's efficient, multipurpose, and (once you get the hang of it) easy to use. All of which are important components for a morning beauty and hair care routine, especially for us moms! The TYME Iron is such a simple, yet brilliant ergonomic design for a universal hair care tool. I didn't even realize when I first used my TYME Iron that it is not only a curling iron, but also a hair straightener. And not only that, but the best hair straightener I have ever used! The TYME Iron actually straightened my naturally curly hair the first time around, without me having to blow dry it first. Win!
On busy days is definitely tempting to throw a bunch of junk food in your grocery cart that doesn't require cooking or peeling. It's also tempting to buy your baby those tiny tubs of baby food, and I have bought them on several occasions. The other day I loaded 10 tiny tubs of baby food into my shopping basket, only to look down and evaluate the small amount of baby food I was paying $12 for. I put the baby food tubs back, went to the produce aisle, and instead spent about $15 on a whole acorn squash, a bunch of bananas, several sweet potatoes, apples, and whole carrots. I got a lot of fresh produce for my $15 and best of all, my baby got to enjoy healthy baby food purees that were straight from raw fruits and veggies packed with nutrients and even a little fiber. Happy baby! Don't miss entering our Yummi Pouch reusable food pouch giveaway below!
We recently celebrated our little 2 year old's birthday, complete with cupcakes, twinkle lights, and fairies. No one ever needs to convince me to whip up a cute little birthday party, I kind of love it. Fortunately my two girls' birthdays are spaced out in the Summer and Fall, and my little guy made his entrance into the world between Christmas and the new year, so I get to plan a fun little birthday party every few months. This time around we kept it fairly simple; cupcakes, a tiny birthday cake that my daughter helped me decorate during nap time, and pretzels dipped in candy melts. We had a blast! Happy 2nd Birthday, baby girl!
Fixer Upper designer Joanna Gaines has partnered with Matilda Jane Clothing for the upcoming Sweet Girls' Collection release. She might as well, since her daughters, 6-year-old Emmie and 9-year-old Ella, seem to have wardrobes comprised of mostly Matilda Jane. Isn't that what the collections are all about though? Timeless farmhouse style with a touch of modern twirl, loved by little girls? I especially love the new color palettes featured in the Once Upon a Time Matilda Jane clothing collection (Fall 2016); rosey hues, lavenders, dusty aquas, and pinks. LOVE
If you're a football fan, you've most likely caught your fair share of games this season. I couldn't tell you many of the rules of football, but I've even watched a game or two, mostly for the social interaction and delicious food of course. Good games usually accompany good food but you don't have to bend over backwards to score a touchdown with your game day appetizers. Here are some of my favorite football snacks that are pretty easy to make!
With school back in session and the weather turning colder, it's tempting to refresh your wardrobe. Somehow when you have kids though, it's a lot easier to spend money on clothes for your kids than yourself! I justify buying clothes for my oldest girl because she has a younger sister, and I'm tempted to buy clothes for my little girl because she rarely gets anything new. Let's just be honest, mommies love buying clothes for their little girls! I recently discovered some adorable casual outfits that are perfect for dressing up to play. My girls LOVE to dress up, especially when they dress up together. My baby girl just turned 2 and she's just now able to play with her big sister. These beautiful outfits from L'ENFANT D'OR are stylish and perfect for running around the backyard or dressing up for an outing. I love the beautiful fabrics and gorgeous lace trim and edging on these L'ENFANT D'OR dresses for girls.
I love making creative desserts that are yummy and beautiful. I especially enjoy decorating, although icing roses and designs aren't the easiest things for me to accomplish. I was excited to check out a set of Russian piping tips that make creating frosting flowers a whole lot easier once you get the hang of it, requiring a motion that's a lot like stamping them out. You can decorate your cakes, cupcakes, even muffins and scones with these beautiful flower icing designs. Each piping tip makes a different kind of flower.
You know how it is, you get to the end of the day, finally get the kids to bed and then evaluate your list of things you still need to do. I find myself drinking a cup of coffee most nights to power through my To Do list before bed. I like coffee, but sometimes I'd like a change of beverage. Plus, excessive cups of coffee can stain your teeth. Introducing DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drinks, subtle fizzy energy for weary moms (and everyone else). I'm actually not a huge fan of the energy drinks I've tried in the past, so I was pleasantly surprised that DARK DOG fizzy drinks are pretty tasty. The fizzy flavors are subtle and not at all overpowering, nor do they leave an after-taste in your mouth. I drank one of these DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drinks the other night and I was pleasantly energized and was able to power through several hours of work. I also had no trouble falling asleep several hours after drinking these naturally-caffeinated energy drinks.
Do you ever wonder what your little one is thinking? #ConfessionsOfaWeeOne combines hilarious photos with babies' proposed internal thoughts about life.
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