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MommyCon Recap

If you were keeping up with my Instagram page, you would know that I was a Scene Reporter for MommyCon San Jose. I posted photos of the event all day long and had a great time with the sponsors and vendors. I was able to catch up with old friends and make some new! For those that don’t know, MommyCon is a nation-wide convention for natural parenting. It’s for parents and parents-to-be. There are panels and workshops, and a showcase hall of exhibitors. They touch on natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. I checked in at 8am, with my two littles…

Review: Emmeline Textiles Eleanor Pearl

Emmeline Textiles Eleanor Pearl 100% cotton – 315 gsm $$ Machine woven Support: Above average Best for: All babies Carries: Great with all! Thanks to a great friend, I was able to test Emmeline Textiles Eleanor Pearl. Emmeline Textiles is run by two sisters. They use small business mills and dye houses. Everything else is done in home, by them. Eleanor Pearl was the first in their Ribbon Collection. I am a huge fan of undyed wraps. I’ve been in the natty (natural) phase for a while. When I first saw EP in a photo, I thought it would be…

Review: Apple Blossoms Wovens Under The Sea

Apple Blossom Wovens Under The Sea 75% cotton, 25% linen – 292 gsm after a hot wash $$ Machine woven Support: Above Average Best for: All babies Carries: Good with ALL! Thanks to some awesome people, I was able to test ABW’s Under The Sea! Under The Sea was first available at IBC (International Babywearing Conference) in two different wefts and additional wefts were released over the summer. I have fallen in love with ABW – their wraps look handwoven, but they’re all machine woven. Their wraps are all gorgeous. UTS is no different. The colors are gorgeous. I love blues and greens, so this…

Happy International Babywearing Week!

Hey there! It’s IBW this week. It runs from October 5th-10th, this year. It’s an event run by Babywearing International. It is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing. I talk about babywearing constantly on this blog, so I just wanted to highlight that IBW is this week. There are events running in most major cities (even some in smaller cities!). We have some fun games going on. Check out their Facebook page and group, if you’re interested.

e-cloth Kitchen Pack Review + Giveaway

I got the opportunity to check out e-cloth’s Kitchen Pack and I can actually say that I had fun cleaning. I hate to clean. Not the act of cleaning, but all the chemicals and smells. I hate it. I try to find things that smell better, but then they don’t clean as well. I clean with bleach, everything is perfect, but then the smell sticks and I have a headache for days. I don’t win. So I got to test their kitchen pack and it’s my new favorite. You don’t have to use soap, just add water and clean! You save…

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In house dyed wrap by @emmelinetextiles⁣
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  • My review of @waywardwovens Everdeen is up on the blog! We loved having this Tencel and Bourette silk tester for a few days. ⁣
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  • Bring me back to Christmas Day dinner 🍴 I wish I could have some lobster tails 🦞 almost every day. This was such an awesome meal. ⁣
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What do you eat when you celebrate for different holidays?  We do ham on Easter, turkey on Thanksgiving, and callaloo for New Years. I can’t wait for Chinese New Year - that’s my favorite meal 🧧 ⁣
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  • The rain is gone! It’s so sunny ☀️ And it’s supposed to be in the high 60s for about a week - so excited 🎉⁣
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The older kids got electric scooters for Christmas🎄 but haven’t been able to take them out because of the rain. Now we are going out multiple times a day. It’s good exercise. No major injuries, yet. ⁣
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  • Checking out this bourette silk tester, Everdeen from @waywardwovens has been fun. I love checking out new fibers and seeing their wrap qualities. I’ll  have a more in-depth review on the blog later this week 💕⁣
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The #naturalaquacuregel has been amazing with this winter weather. My skin has not been agreeing with it. It’s so dry and flaky - which has really ceased with the use of the #gentleexfoliator. ⁣
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  • Happy Holidays! 🎄  I hope everyone is having a great couple of days off. ⁣⁣
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Yes, the bottom of our tree isn’t fully decorated. #ToddlerProbs⁣
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We had a fun Christmas! It’s always wonderful to get together and see everyone. A is already back at work and the kids have cabin fever. They want out, but it’s rainy and wet. They want to play with their new toys 😂🤷🏽‍♀️ ⁣⁣
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We are completely obsessed with ours. They have been coming along for every adventure in our pockets and hanging onto our fingers (and toes!) every chance that we get. ⁣
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