This past week I read two articles about how one person blogs so she can have memories for her kids and another was someone who was very sick and wanted to know what sorts of things she should write in letters to her children. This really really struck me that I want to at least try to record a few things for my kids about what happened when they were little.
Last Sunday we spent a lot of time working in our yard. Our new rental had a pretty nasty yard with a ton of weeds and a garden box – full of mostly dead plants. We finally got everything dead pulled out. Then we bought some new potting soil and planted some wildflowers and sunflowers – a favorite of Hannah! We also used some egg crates to try and start some seeds for spinach and zucchini! I tend to have a black thumb but here’s hoping we can get something to grow!!
Then our week kinda flipped. I woke up Monday very sick with a stomach bug. Like I couldn’t get out of bed until almost noon! Thankfully hubby was able to stay home and watch the kids. They had a blast playing legos and matchbox cars! But then this bug went through the house. We had a good and easy Tuesday and Wednesday so I could recover. Wednesday evening Teddy decided was the perfect time to get sick. So long night there. We took it easy Thursday. Friday on the way home from the gym Hannah started feeling bad and poor girl got sick during her nap.
Floor cuddles (I have shorts on don’t worry!) on a towel with our bowl nearby…
The stomach bug is no joke. My essentials this week were the following: Gatorade, bread, crackers, cheerios, Diaper sprayer & SprayPal , shout stain remover, and Norwex. My diaper sprayer and spraypal were awesome for cleaning off all the blankets, sheets, clothes, animals that became casualties of this bug! My shout was to try and keep everything clean!! and my Norwex was to first clean everything up ( they hold so much more and clean up better than any number of paper towels) and then since they are antibacterial I used them to clean my whole house!
This may not be the happiest Mommy and Me Monday but hey we got through a week of the stomach bug so that’s a win in my book!
Sadly my dear hubby got the bug Saturday so we had a low key weekend with lots of downtime and cleaning. Now we are all feeling better so its time to ramp up for a new week! Do you have anything special planned this week?
I’m so excited by the latest LILLEbaby carrier!! They have brought back the Complete Organic! On top of that its YOUR lucky day as the LILLEbaby ambassadors are teaming up for a giveaway! I’ll cover the details about the new Complete Organic and then the giveaway!
This luxurious Organic carrier is a new version of the original LILLEbaby organic! It has all the current features of LILLEbaby Complete Carrier – 6 carry positions, 2-way adjustable straps, large pocket, flip up next support, and weight range 7-45 pounds! Made from 100% organic cotton for you and your little to explore a beautiful tomorrow. It comes in 4 beautiful colors – Blushing Pink, Sea Glass, Powder Blue, and Blue Moonlight! The Complete organic retails for $170. There is a surprise 5th color for a limited time- the Original LILLEbaby Green Meadow!
Here are Emily and D modeling the Green Meadow! They have quite the history with green meadow that started way back when D was little!
The Complete Organic is super soft &snuggly and is sure to come with lots of sleepy dust! It is the same style as the Complete Original carrier. Want to know more about the LILLEbaby features and carry positions? Here is our Complete All Seasons Review and our Essentials Review! Check out the adorable Blushing Pink! Who else wants another baby after seeing this picture?
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Tell me – Where is your favorite place you have taken your Lillebaby on an adventure! Or where would you take this Complete Organic if you won it in the giveaway below?
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Hey Friends! I’m teaming up with Mama Banana’s Adventures for this awesome Summer Fun Giveaway! Join us for some great summer products! While summer is nearing the end and everyone is prepping for going back to school, these are some great products that can be used year round – especially here in SoCal and other southern places where its still going to be warm for a few more months! We love to play outside and so great products like an Anti-UV Suni sun tent from bbluv, sun protective cream from Les Produits De MaYa will help keep your kids protected and having fun. One lucky USA or Canadian resident can win below:
The bbluv baby and kid sized Anti-UV tent
Suni pops up and folds back down into a disc. It’s lightweight and protects from both UVA and UBV rays, as well as wind. With a vent flap in the back, a carry bag, and 3 pegs to secure in the ground, this super lightweight tent is easy to carry to the park or beach. You can get one on Amazon
with prime today and be ready for this weekend!
Swim diapers are one of my favorite summer items! They prevent anything unwanted from making it’s way into the water. Bummis
, offers swim diapers in a one-size design, fitting babies from approximately 10-35 pounds, and multiple patterns and colors these are great for cloth diapered and non-cloth diapered babies alike. You only buy one and easy to wash and reuse it! With a snap-closure and double gussets, these swim diapers
are accepted by swim classes and pools.
Time in the sun wouldn’t be complete without baby safe sunscreen
. This sun protectant cream by Les Proudits de MaYa is made from natural, organic and whole ingredients safe for kids and babies. With zinc oxide as the sun-protecting ingredients, this blend is made from organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic yellow caranuba wax, organic shea butter, zinc oxide with no nano and Vitamin E for preservation, this cream smells great and protects well too. It is great for little ones sensitive skin!
For the giveaway- One lucky USA or Canadian resident will win all of these items. Legal, 18+ residents, void where prohibited. Good luck and thank you for stopping by! Please make sure to show some love to the participating bloggers, your facebook likes and follows on our accounts mean the world to us! Good luck!
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Snacking is hard! You are hungry but maybe want to eat junk – maybe you don’t! You want to snack healthy but want yummy treats! Protein superfood pudding to the rescue!! This yummy treat is simple, dairy free, & filled with nutrient dense plant-based protein!
I am working with Amazing Grass to share about their new Protein Superfood! It has 20g of plant-based protein, 7 alkalizing greens & 2 servings of fruits and vegetables! If you are in a rush or even just lazy (I know it happens!!) Then this all-in-one superfood will help you be fuller & healthier! Plus the flavor is Chocolate Peanut Butter so I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong!!!
Protein Superfood Pudding
- ¾-1 c Almond Milk (or other milk)
- 1 serving Amazing Grass Protein Superfood
- 1 frozen Banana
- up to 1 TBSP Cocoa Powder (optional)
- Add all ingredients in the blender & blend until smooth.
- Chill for 30 mins or until time to serve
- Top with chocolate chips or sprinkles for a fun treat!
I love having this in the evenings. As a nursing mom, I always get hungry about 10 pm! I really struggle with finding something yummy to eat! Sometimes I have apple & almond butter or just a little protein and milk, but this is totally going to be my new go-to evening snack! Its so filling as well! Best of all – my kids both LOVED this! What is a better snack than something which already has fruits & veggies in it PLUS chocolate? I can’t think of much else!
How do you like to snack? What is your favorite snack?
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Helllooo!!! Remember me? I’m still here… been plugging along and finally back to running! You can see my updates on my Instagram!
I need to do a ‘catch up’ post of what I’ve been doing because its really important in general for my health and wellness and I want to share it with you mostly for your learning!!
For now though – I finally went to the local running store and got NEW shoes and a new pair of socks!
These are the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 and Balega hidden comfort socks. I love these socks – they are made in South Africa and super soft! I usually get a neutral shoe, but the guy at the store was noticing a little pronation in my right foot so we went the safe route. Bonus is that local running stores have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee! I love getting personalized shoe fitting!!
So what is the plan? Well the plan is to RUN. ha. My current goals are:
- Sprints 1x per week. anywhere from 6-10 30 second sprints.
- long sprints/mini tempo. 400-800 tempo intervals for now.
- Working up to a 5k. nothing strenuous but run/walk build up.
I have been doing some sprints off an on the last few months but am going to start tracking my progress. I would love to do a couple 5ks this summer, so we will see if I can slowly build up to that. I don’t really have bigger goals than that at the moment. I want to see how it goes getting back to running and how my body feels. its been about 3 years since I have run consistently so I want to take it slow! Plus I’m a few pounds heavier than I was a few years ago! My goal isn’t to compete right now. It is just to have run being back to running and getting my endurance built back up and helping myself get healthier!
Have you returned to running after a hiatus?