Monthly Archives: May 2011

Friday’s Food For Thought: What If?

Last week while all the “rapture” buzz was happening, I got to thinking about “what if” it really was my last day on this earth. How would I spend it? With who? My last meal? Last words? Last touch? (I never for a second beleived this was actually going to happen) But the mere spark of imagination had my mind flowing. Did I tell the people I love, I love them? Did I kiss my husband goodbye that morning, my kids? The simplest things that we so often take for granted are the purest and most joyful things in this life. So even though I never thought the end of the world was upon us, I realized that acting like it was, was the best way to live my life to the fullest that day. What would you do?

A summer must have!

Scotch Naturals nail polish is right on point with these fun summer colors and we’re just in love with how fresh and happy they are! “Scotch Naturals is a line of water-based, non-toxic polish that is free of the harsh chemicals found in most solvent-based polishes. Designed to nourish and strengthen nails with repeated use, it is non-yellowing, and requires no base or top coat. The line currently includes 17 vibrant colors and a polish remover.”

Motivating shop alert.

I always like to start my Monday’s with something a little motivating and today I stumbled across this super adorable etsy shop called Happy Deliveries and Happy deliveries they are! Perfect for an office, bedroom or kitchen. So stinkin’ cute! Happy Monday everyone!

Organic for Mama and Papa

We’ve got you covered when it comes to dressing your little one. But what about for you? Alternative Earth, a branch of Alternative Apparel offers some of the comfiest, stylish basics that we’re just gaga for. The line is 100% certified organic and manufactured with organic cotton, recycled polyester and man-made fibers. There’s nothing I love more than slipping on THE PERFECT worn in tee and looking good at the same time.

Pssss, someone’s talking about us….

The beautiful, talented AND NEW MAMA, Alicia Silverstone! Here’s what she’s saying…..
“My husband and I welcomed our baby boy, Bear Blu Jarecki, into the world last Thursday morning. We are all in love and can’t believe the insane, ridiculous love and cuteness happening over here!

I am extra careful to make sure Bear is only exposed to the gentlest, most natural things possible. I am really liking these adorable bodysuits from B Nature. Unlike many baby clothes that can contain harsh dyes and synthetic fibers, these 100% organic cotton bodysuits are naturally dyed so there’s nothing but pure goodness next to a baby’s skin.

They’re the perfect baby shower gift or present for the new mom in your life!”
To receive a special B nature offer log on to Open Sky and sign up as a new member- so easy and sooooo worth it. Congratulations on your new baby boy, Alicia!!

Monday Motivation: MOMS!

Hope all you wonderful moms and mommas to be had a wonderful mothers day yesterday. Someone once told me you don’t realize how important your own mother is until you have kids- So true. Don’t take your mom for granted. If you are not on good terms, find a way to make things right. If you are on good terms, call and tell her how important she is to you. It’s never too late to tell the most important woman in your life how needed they are. Home really is where your mom is :) Have a great week!

Friday’s Food For Thought: Breastfeeding

We’re starting a new Friday feature and we’re excited. We hope you will use Friday’s food for thought as a forum and as a way to raise questions and concerns. This is a community and we’re glad you are a a part of it. So here we go….

Is breastfeeding for everyone? Are there major health/behavioral problems for baby if not breast fed? I’m always seeing/reading arguments for and against this topic. What do you think? Linked via Rookie Mom are some awesome breastfeeding sources. You be the judge….

Bamboo Swaddles by Aden and Anais

We absolutely adore the swaddle blankets from Aden + Anais. The best part is that after each wash, they get softer and softer! An essential for every baby and new momma!

“muslin swaddling blankets made using rayon from bamboo fiber. aden + anais wraps are the ultimate in breathability and softness. The lightweight muslin permits air to circulate around the baby’s body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather. It is gentle on baby’s skin and durable for everyday use. The more you wash aden + anais® wraps, the softer they get.”

Swaddle Love Book Written by aden + anais CEO and co-founder Raegan Moya-Jones,i s an entertaining and practical guide full of candid storytelling and heartwarming humor that explores the history, science, and techniques of swaddling. It’s a joyful celebration of babies, parenthood, and sleeping eight hours a night.”