And The Natural Bath and Beauty Winners Are…

Congratulations, Vonda, Carol and Nicole! You’ll each be receiving Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter and Dry & Cracked Skin Balm by Earth’s CareDee will be washing her hair with a Shampoo Bar with Tea Tree Oil and Lavender and conditioning it with Pure Coconut Conditioner by Good Earth Beauty. Cali gets to try three different Tallow Balms by Creatrix Solutions.

We hope you find these Natural Bath and Beauty Products as gentle and effective as we do!  If you’re just tuning in, check out our review of these products and a few others on our shelf right now!

A big thanks to all our readers for supporting our blog and taking the time to enter our giveaways, and to our Natural Bath and Beauty Product Sponsors, Earth’s CareGood Earth Beauty and Creatrix Solutions!
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And The Frego Winner Is…

fregoCongratulations, Kristen!  We hope you appreciate the unique features of the Frego Storage Containers as much as we do!

From the glass insert that keeps foods fresh in the freezer or fridge, to the silicone sleeve that protects the glass insert, to the airtight silicone lid, it’s one of the most versatile storage containers we’ve come across.  It will even keep dry goods fresh in the pantry. Check out our full review for all the details on what makes Frego different from other freezer-to-oven storage containers!

Thank you to everyone who entered, and a big thanks to Frego for sponsoring the giveaway!

Be sure to check out our current giveaway of Natural Bath and Beauty Products!

Natural Bath and Beauty Products Reviews and Giveaways!

Earth’s Care Sweet Almond Oil

Earth's Care Sweet Almond OilIf we could pack only one item in our toilet kit, it would be a high-quality cold-pressed oil.  Our favorite this summer is Earth’s Care Sweet Almond Oil. This 100% natural oil is expeller-pressed from dried almond kernels and is rich in Vitamin E, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc.

Earth’s Care Sweet Almond Oil is a great facial (and whole-body) moisturizer not just because it is light and absorbs easily, but the Vitamin E helps protect against UV radiation damage and can even reduce the appearance of sun spots and wrinkles. To maximize the moisturizing benefits of the oil, we apply it to wet skin before toweling off.
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And The Silikids, Kangovou and Justin’s Winners Are…

Congratulations to our winners!  We know you’ll love these Picnic Essentials, and don’t forget to check out our review of these and our other top picks!

Silikids

siliskin-silicone-straw-cupsilikids-silicone-spoonsDulce won the Silikids set containing a Siliskin Silicone Cup with Universal Silicone Lid and Straw and two Silispoons.

We would love to hear what you and your kids think of these diswasher, microwave, and picnic safe products!

 

Kangovou

kangovou-compartment-platekangovou-snack-bowlNoreen gets to pick out the color of the  Kangovou compartment plate and snack bowl they’ll be using this summer (and school year!): Frosted Blueberry, Iced Mint, Lemon Zest or Peaches and Cream.

The big question is, what color did you choose and what do you think of the three-part construction??
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Frego Glass and Silicone Food Storage Containers Review and Giveaway!

fregoWe made the switch to glass storage containers years ago, so we’ve had a chance to try all the usual glass brands.  Now it looks like there’s a new kid on the block, and this one comes with an outer layer of silicone!

Each Frego Storage Container has three parts: the glass insert that holds the food; an outer silicone layer that cradles the glass; and an airtight silicone lid.

Not only does the silicone sleeve protect the glass container from breaking, it also protects your fingers from the hot or cold contents.  We appreciate that feature because both the silicone and glass are oven, freezer and dishwasher safe, top or bottom rack.
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Picnic Essentials and Giveaways!

Whether it’s at the park, beach, river or forest, we love summer picnics!  Our kids jump at any chance to get away from home, even if it’s just for an hour or two.  The break in routine alleviates summer boredom and they get to run wild without wrecking the house, which makes mom (and therefore kids) happy.

The best part about picnics is that you don’t have to go very far to enjoy fresh air and a bit of nature.  Oh, and all that running around wears the kids out while we get to relax in the shade on a blanket!  With the right essentials, a picnic can be a quick and low-stress activity for the whole family to enjoy.
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And the Weleda White Mallow Diaper Cream Winners Are…

weleda-white-mallow-diaper-rash-creamCongratulations to Amy Z., Sarah S. and Julie!  You’ve each won a tube of Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Diaper Rash Cream!

If someone in your family suffers from eczema, we recommend trying out the White Mallow Body Lotion and Face Cream.  They are also perfect moisturizers for summer because they are lightweight and absorb quickly.

You can find our original review of the White Mallow Diaper Rash Cream, Body Lotion and Face Cream here.

A big thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, and to Weleda for sponsoring.  Stay tuned for another giveaway soon!

Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Collection Review and Giveaway!

We’ve been using Weleda’s Baby Products on our kids from the start, and have really liked their Calendula Line.  Well, we might have found a new favorite in Weleda’s White Mallow Baby Derma products!

The Organic White Mallow that sets this line apart from others was first used medicinally by the Egyptians.  Topically, it soothes irritated skin and helps moisturize sensitive skin.  All of the Weleda White Mallow products are safe on newborns, too.

Weleda White Mallow Diaper Rash Cream

weleda-white-mallow-diaper-rash-creamOur kids have both been susceptible to diaper rashes, so we’ve tried all the different creams.  Weleda’s White Mallow Diaper Rash Cream is one of the best we’ve come across, and clears up rashes with only a single use or two.  It has a consistency that not too thick or thin, and it glides on smoothly and evenly.
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Product Review: Peppy Pals App and Free Download

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Reggy’s Play Date

In May I was given the chance to try out a new app for kids by the Peppy Pals company. The ‘Reggy’s Playdate’ app was described to me as an opportunity for kids aged 2-8 to “learn about emotions”. Since both of my lovely daughters fall into this age range, and could probably benefit from a little education in this department, I went ahead and downloaded the app and let them try it on my iPhone.

Reggy’s Playdate has turned out to be one the best apps we’ve tried! Besides the fact that I’m now letting them play with my phone, my kids love tending to Reggy and making sure he’s happy, fed, well-rested, and not bored. Reggy lets you know what he needs by using his facial expressions and his doggie vocalization powers.
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And The Summer Must Have Winners Are…

Congratulations to our Summer Winners: Alison, Anna R, Tyneisha, Lisa F. and Debbie! If you missed out on our review of products we think everyone should have on hand this summer, be sure to check it out!  And stay tuned for more giveaways to come.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors, Stephen Joseph, Nixall First Aid Solution and Salonpas.

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Stephen Joseph Hooded Towel

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Stephen Joseph Beach Tote and Toys

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Stephen Joseph Flip Flops

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Nixall First Aid Solution

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Salonpas Pain Relievers