Our children have always loved playing in the leaves in the fall. When they were really little they had to go to grandma’s or the park to play in them. This year is no different even with a few of them in their teens! They have just as much fun as they did when they were younger. Our boys pretended the leaf pile was a ship today and used the rakes poking out of the leaves to be their cannons or guns. Pretty clever. Glad they still have an imagination!
P.S. They appear closer to the road than they actually are because there is a dipped stretch of grass between the lawn and the shoulder of the road. Our children are usually not allowed to play out in the front yard. However, we have more trees out front than out back so for fall fun and under supervision they can.
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My children’s skin is very important to me. I always try my best to use the most gentlest of products on their delicate bodies. Finding all natural products are always a challenge. When I heard of Baby Mantra products I couldn’t wait to try them. Their all natural, cruelty-free, and gluten-free products are all made in the U.S.
I have two children, an 18 month old daughter and an almost 5 year old son. Both of them have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful with what I use. Each night they both get a bath individually. Typically I add soap to my daughter’s bath and use that to wash her. For my son, I put soap on a washcloth and wash him at the end of his bath. Then I thoroughly rinse him so he doesn’t get a rash. Immediately after I dry each of them, and then give them a massage with soothing lotion. Baby Mantra’s products fit very well into my routine.
I absolutely loved using the 3-in-1 Bubble Bath + Shampoo + Wash. A little goes a long way. I put in a few drops for my daughter’s bath and it created lots of bubbles; she loved it! The smell was very calming and relaxing, not overbearing at all. The soap made her skin feel very soft. For my son, it worked better when I just put it on a washcloth and washed him. I tried adding the wash to his bathwater since sometimes he likes bubbles. Unfortunately he broke out in a rash the next day. As long as I rinsed him after washing, there was no problem. The 3-in-1 Bubble Bath + Shampoo + Wash is made with natural ingredients including Aloe Vera and Lavender.
Baby Mantra’s Calming Lotion was my favorite. Massaging my children’s skin with it after baths was a very relaxing time. The lotion was very creamy and the smell was wonderful. A little went a long way with the convenient pump feature. It made my children’s skin feel nice and soft. Even the next morning their skin was still soft. Baby Mantra’s Calming Lotion is made with natural ingredients including Shea Butter, Lavender Oil, Olive Oil, and Sage Oil.
Baby Mantra offers a variety of skin care products for babies, kids, and adults. Some of their other products include Calming Massage Oil, Newborn Shampoo & Body Wash, and Detangling Conditioner. All of their products contain natural ingredients such as Avocado, Sunflower Seed, Mango Butter, and Wheat Germ.
Baby Mantra products are available at the following stores:
This is a wonderful company providing organic products to consumers! We were very pleased that Just Natural let us review part of their product line!
The company offers a wide array of effective, powerful, hair and skincare products with formulas inspired by nature. Most importantly … NO GMO’S…Eco friendly and NOT tested on animals!
The Just Natural Line stated the following about their ingredients:
I know I have mentioned this in a previous post… but it is WORTH repeating!!!! *** This is such a wonderful list it makes my heart smile knowing that I can bring healthy non-chemical laden product to my family! ***
We were pleased to be able to review two products specially formulated for children.
The Boys 3 in 1 is an AWESOME product! This is a great product for boys because it can be used as shampoo, body wash and conditioner…WOW! This product is just right for kids on the go who need to grab and go and not worry about fussing with extra body washes or conditioners! We found that this product works well when we go to the indoor swimming pool and shower afterward… it works great for the whole family to use as a 3 in 1 for a quick shower after swimming! We also love that it is specially formulated for children because as we all know children’s skin is more delicate than an adults skin. This product is made from the mildest plant based ingredients!
Although we wish there was a 3 in 1 for girls… we DID LOVE the Girls Shampoo! This was such a nice fragrant shampoo… that is specially formulated for young ladies hair! I have two daughters and this was a treat for them to use. Both of my daughters thought their hair felt smooth and soft after use! Again we love that this is formulated for children and made from the mildest plant ingredients as to avoid irritation, which is important to us!
What about price? The Just Naturals line of products are VERY well priced for organic/natural products… they offer larger sizes for a great price! At a farmers market or retail store you cannot get the larger sizing or the QUALITY!!!
Please take a moment to visit justnaturalskincare.com you will not be displeased! Their products are SO awesome I cannot wait to try other items from their product line.
Our new calf went missing for 24 hours over the weekend. Thankfully, we found him and brought him back safe and sound. The “crew” found him at our neighbors 3-4 houses down. Not a mark on him. But what a scare! Now he and his mama are locked in their stall until we can get the electric fencing fixed, powerful enough and calf proof.
Then our older cow, Miss Moo, went into heat about a week early. We had someone tell us that the smell of Comet (our heifer that gave birth) could have triggered her heat. The farm who is willing to take her to their farm for a date with their bull could not come and get her due to their trailer being full of hay. So in two weeks Miss Moo will get her date with a bull! Anyhoo, this heat made Moo crazier than normal. She has been charging through fencing, chasing cars – our pasture runs along a busy rural road and she was running with the cars back and forth! She was trying to mate anything and everything not tied down or so it seemed. We had to separate her from Comet so Comet and the calf wouldn’t get hurt.
We really think Miss Moo has calf fever! She really wants a calf it seems. Here’s to hoping her date with the bull goes very well in a couple of weeks! Had an online friend call both these situations “cowrazy” funny or what?!
Original Spout provides Worry – Free Luxury in their products. All products are 100% Vegan and are free and clean! No parabens, nanoparticles, lavender, Tea tree, petroleum oils, musk, propylene glycol, gluten, soy or dairy! Wow! Original Sprout uses only the safest, soothing, organic and natural ingredients.
Original Sprout has a great line of products that include, shampoos, conditioners, styling aids, sunscreen, body wash and more! We were fortunate enough to review 4 items from Original Sprouts line of products. All of the products we reviewed can be used on babies and up, which means safe for the whole family!
We LOVED the Hair & Body Babywash! This was such a great product! My children are older 6, 8, and 10…but it worked wonderfully on them and myself I might add! This really is a product that you can use for the whole family. It is very gentle. My daughter has eczema so I am always cautious of what I use on her skin and this product is so gentle it did not cause flare ups ! The pump spout is a great addition to the product as it makes dispensing easy…I always like a pump spout better than a flip top!
Say goodbye to Cradle Cap and Eczema.
Leaves Hair & Skin Clean & Ultra Soft
Gentle pH for Skin & Hair of 6.0-7.0
Naturally Helps Clear Cradle Cap
The Natural Shampoo is a great start to any hair regimin for children and adults! The shampoo has a great lather and performs well on hair. My children have very thick hair and it is often hard to get natural product to wash out of their hair. This product washed out nicely and left the hair smelly and feeling wonderful! AS an added bonus for us it also provided great conditioning and detangling too!
Gentle pH of 6.0-7.0 to Help Retain Hair Color
For Babies, Children & Adults
Detangling & Conditioning
The deep conditioner boasts soft, strong, healthy hair….and it does live up to its claim! This conditioner is wonderful. Again … I have had so much trouble in the past rinsing out natural products from the hair…but this conditioner goes on smooth and rinses out nicely…leaving hair soft and manageable! This is a great addition to your hair care routine!
For Babies, Children & Adults
For All Hair Types & Textures
Rich in Moisture & Protein
This is by far our favorite product from Original Sprout! This product truly makes combing effortless! We love using the detangler on wet hair right after the bath…but found it works EXCELLENT on dry hair too! So often my daughters go to bed with wet hair only to wake up looking tangled and disheveled in the morning. Just a spritz of this detangler and a quick comb/brush through makes their hair look sleek again and well groomed!
Another plus to the miracle detangler is that it has this nifty pump spray! This spray is so nice … simple and easy to use…much nicer than a cream detangler that has to be applied with the hands. The pump makes dispensing effortless!
For Babies, Children & Adults
For All Hair Types & Textures
Helps Prevent Breakage
All Original Sprout products we reviewed come with the Worry-Free claim below!
Deceived is another romantic suspense novel written by Irene Hannon. I have read several other books written by Irene. This particular novel is a heart wrenching. Every parent’s worse nightmare, actually.
Have you seen MTV’s new TV series “Finding Carter”? If you have and liked the basis of it (minus the teen-agey stuff), then you will like Deceived, even with its Christian overtures. I do not usually watch MTV and thought it was mostly music videos but when I found this series I was intrigued.
The romantic side is a little sappy but the story of Kate’s first love was endearingly sad. I felt her grief over the loss of her husband and her son. I was pulled in by Kate spotting a child who looked strikingly familiar to her own son, in a chance encounter on a mall escalator of all things!
I did not want to put this book down. I wanted to read it and follow Kate as she followed her instincts. I enjoyed the twists and turns, as well as the grand conclusion. I would have liked to have seen more of a development between Kate and the child she thought she saw. But overall, I was not disappointed in Deceived. I am rather sad the Private Justice series has come to an end, but am excited to see Irene has a new series coming out in 2015 called Men of Valor Buried Secrets.
The Kupp’ is an innovative way to help your children drink from a cup effectively and easily. This 6 ounce cup is glass and surrounded by a silicone sleeve. It is designed for ages 3 to 10. It comes in 4 colors to designate Kupp’s in your home. The silicone sleeve is removable from the glass for better cleaning. It will take a minute or two to put the silicone sleeve back on the glass. The glass used for The Kupp’ is imported from Poland.
Just the Facts!
“ The Kupp’ is made in the USA using imported glass, all materials are sourced from environmentally-friendly manufacturers that adhere to EU and US regulations”
“ The grip-friendly silicon sleeve is BPA/BPS free and made with medical and food grade silicon to prevent damage. The sleeve does not have to be removed when washing, which makes cleaning your Kupp’ very simple.”
“All glass is recyclable, certified lead and cadmium free and is made from a pure soda-lime formula. It is also dishwasher safe!”
My daughter’s Kupp’ responsibility is after dinner my daughter is expected to take her cup and plate to the counter after dinner. It has gotten to the point where do don’t even need to ask, she does it right away. She really enjoys using the Kupp’ and I enjoy that she likes it. It’s great she is using a glass cup. I always worry about those plastic cups.
You can learn more about The Kupp’ and see their latest products at thekupp.com. You can also get exclusive access to discounts and special offers! Don’t forget to check them out at their social media sites too!
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Oh that OUCH when you eat something cold or hot. Perhaps you ate something too sweet or acidy. Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are here for you! Just open up the strip and apply it to the sensitive area. It will give you instant relief and you will get up to a month’s protection.
How do they work, you ask?
“Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are thin, flexible strips that contain dipotassium oxalate desensitizing gel on one side. “
It goes on to say the strip makes a barrier that helps to stop the pain by blocking tubules. They will last up to 1 month and many people find relief when they first apply the strip.
My husband has the sensitive teeth in our family. He was quite impressed with this product. His sensitivity is toward sweet foods. He found relief quickly after reading the directions and applying the Crest Sensi-Stop. It also made me happy that after the strip is applied you are able to use your regular toothpaste.
I am not ashamed to admit that I am not the most fashion forward person. My sense of style is determined by my comfort IN clothing. A couple of my girls definitely have their own sense of style. It is fun to watch them grow and develop in this area. Sometimes it is hard to keep my eyes from popping out of my head at some of the outfits they come up with! Enter LittleMissMatched!
LittleMissMatched started with a very simple mission: Build a girls’ clothing brand that is FUN, inspires CREATIVITY, embraces individual STYLE and CELEBRATES SELF EXPRESSION.
LittleMissMatched carries girls clothing in sizes 4-12, including: pjs, socks, undies, clothing and accessories.
Our Review of LittleMissMatched Zany Sneakers
I let my daughter pick out a pair of sneakers and she picked what I thought she would: LittleMissMatched Zany Sneakers, which retail for $39.00 and are on sale $23.99. They are pink with silver rhinestones. They are lace up so be aware in case you have a child who does not yet tie their own shoes.
She really likes her new sneakers. She loves the pink and shiny colors! She says they are comfortable. So far they are holding up pretty well, though she is using them for going out sneakers NOT for around the farm.