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Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks
My children have always loved those fruit chewy gummy snacks. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? Well, I think my kids have always loved them because they feel like they’re eating candy. The issue is, the sugar content and ingredients for some of those fruit chewy gummy snacks aren’t so good. In fact, some of them are...
The George Foreman Contact Roaster Review
I’m not one to have 100 appliances stuffed away in a closet. I like to have a kitchen counter that’s neat and tidy and if I have an appliance, I want to use it. I want to use it often, like my crock pot. When the George Foreman™ Contact Roaster arrived for me to review, I was skeptical. I...
Quick and Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love ice cream? How about frozen yogurt? I’m a fan of both. This is why I screamed Y-E-S when Stonyfield Farms asked if they could send me a YayLabs! SoftShell Ice Cream Ball™ to make some delicious frozen yogurt and ice cream with! I let this be a surprise for my kids and they were thrilled when it...
DIY Wood Scratch Remover
We've had our bedroom dressers and end tables for almost 11 years. They’ve been beaten up over the years, like most furniture. Scratches, dings and marks from who knows what. I’ve done a good job at covering up most of the damage with “stuff” but I know what’s hiding under my pile of books and it bothers me. This...
Unique Gift Ideas and Eco-Inspiration This Holiday Season
The clock is ticking and if you’re like me and you don’t like to wait until the last minute, your making your shopping list and checking it twice. I like to be organized during the holiday season and make the month of December as stress free as possible. I’ll never forget the Christmas Eve my sister called me frantic...
Petoskey Stone Gift Ideas #Michigan #Petoskey #Gifts
The Petoskey Stone is Michigan’s official state stone and a stone you’ll only find in Michigan. The rock is actually a piece of fossilized coral from over 350 million years ago! You might have heard of this stone because of the notorious photo of President Obama, holding a Petoskey Stone while on the phone, at least that is the reason...
Minute Maid Juice Bars Review
This summer my family has been taste testing a variety of frozen treats to help fight off the heat. We’re even making our own and having fun experimenting with different recipes. The kids love to see whose tastes better, or worse for that matter! Time To Try Minute Maid Juice Bars I was recently asked to review the Minute Maid Juice Bars. After...
I have some holiday money that has been burning a hole in my pocket and believe it or not I keep eyeing a Dyson vacuum. You’re probably thinking I’m nuts. I've been drooling over one for some time now. I've read the reviews; I've asked on Twitter and talked to other mom’s about them. Honestly, I felt guilt paying...
Children tend to break things. Just the other day my daughter dropped our Xoom tablet and broke it. We went 2 years without a protective case and it withstood several drops and bangs but I should have known that there would be a final drop and a new tablet on our horizon. There tends to be very little built...
I don’t have a baby anymore (Sniff! Sniff!) Though I've expressed my desire to maybe have another one (Shhh, don’t tell my husband!) I'm without a baby on my hip and no longer carrying a diaper bag. When I received the Green Label urban style bag by LASSIG I knew immediately that my sister, Amy and her daughter Cora...
Women love shoes. Women love to wear shoes that are stylish and comfortable. At least this woman does. I am notorious for packing shoes that will look great with my suit, dress or outfit when traveling and end up with blisters, sore legs and my feet up at the end of day. I can’t even tell you how many...
Over the years I've come to meet some very inspiring, educated and determined women. Donielle Baker, she is one of these women and I've watched her blog grow, her audience and community blossom and now I’m truly excited to announce to the world she is the author of, Naturally Knocked Up. A book dedicated to helping women understand natural fertility. Quoted directly from...
Have you heard of Moringa oleifera? I had not but I guess it was featured on the Dr. Oz show so this got my attention. I recently tried Moringa Oleifera from Morninga Source™ and after doing some research and reading  the facts and how the products work; I was interested in the potential health benefits. According the Morninga Source™: Moringa oleifera...
Summer is officially here!! It took a little longer to arrive here in Northern Michigan but this week confirms summer is here and hot hot hot. Keeping cool can be a chore for some but at our house it turns in to Clean Water Fun!!! When the weather gets warm the water comes out. Our daughter loves to run...
5 Steps for Day Cares and Schools to Promote Sun Safety
It’s been a rainy and unpredictable summer in Northern Michigan but on occasion we’ve gotten some warm and sunny weather.  As we all know it’s extremely important to protect ourselves from sun damage but the hard part is choosing which sun screen to use.  As the EWG states, “the best sunscreen is a hat and shirt” but for those...
My children have always enjoyed bath time. When they were little I used to look forward to sitting down next to the tub and reading a magazine while they played. Now they’re older and they can shower by themselves and even though I’m proud of their independence and grateful that I don’t have to sit and wash them, I...
Household cleaning product –related injuries happen on a daily basis with calls to poison control centers, visits to urgent care, family doctors and to US emergency departments. The number of household cleaning product-related injuries treated in US emergency departments are estimated to be 267 a year and mostly for those under the age of 5. Bleach was the product...
Does anyone suffer from allergies? I don’t but my daughter and husband sure do. I never thought that when I had my daughter I would have to go to extreme measures just to keep her comfortable from the irritating and sometimes painful symptoms of allergies and asthma. My daughter has suffered from severe eczema which is in part caused by...
I love everything about my little girl but when she was a baby my favorite part was her chubby hands and cheeks. I don’t know if my sister knew that or not but she captured that moment in time for me perfectly. My sister took a close up picture of my daughters chubby hands while she was wearing several...
This is the time of year that my daughter always gets sick and comes down with croup. This year isn’t any different but maybe next year will be. I contribute her illness to her allergies and the change in the weather. We are cooped up inside during this time of year because it’s typically cold out. Now I am...